I cannot express enough how happy Mathew (aka Mister Domestic) and I are for the #EppParty !! So many of you had been waiting for this event to begin and I am so happy that we can finally start the party and show you the first Epp block!
Did we tell you that we are going to glue, piece and sew together 12 blocks for this party? Great, right? Every two weeks you will have 1 new block and at the end we have an amazing surpise waiting for you!
If you post your work in progress or finished block within the 2 weeks of the duration of the block with the hashtag #EPPParty, you can win an amazing prize each time. We got you covered!
prizes for week 1
- Mischief Quilt Kit by The DIY Addict
- 24 Fat Quarter Bundle of my fabrics from different collections curated by me
My adorable and always fabulous Mister Domestic and I wanted to start the party with the most beloved epp shape of all times. Yes, for week 1 we will have hexagons! We cleverly named it: HEXIES MADNESS!! It's super easy to do, kind of piece of cake! Don't worry, we'll show you how...
choice of templates
For templates, you can go two ways: you can buy already pre-cuts or you can print your own. Hexies are 1" if you plan to buy, you will need 68 templates to complete the block. If you want to print your own, you will need Card Stock 67 lb. Here's the template to download. Print your own and you are done! Template 1
We are offering the choice of printing your own because we want to share with you the entire process from the very beginning, but you know, it's a matter of personal preference.
UPDATE: the amazing people from Paper Pieces have made a kit contaning all paper templates to make the first 6 blocks! Isn't this great? So, if you want to go with pre-cuts, here is the link to buy the kit.
finished size of the quilt and choice of fabrics
For the finished quilt you have two options: with or without sashing. The quilt without sashing will measure around 48" by 48", and then you can make it as big as you want if you add sashing.
For the small version 1/2 yard each of 20 fabrics will do very well. I will be doing mine with my newest collection Indie Boheme, but you can use any other fabric you prefer. For this party is all about freedom of choice, a zen experience and all the fun of doing something together!
style and layout
We love scrappy scrappy, don't you? On my WIP sample block, I am using all 20 fabrics because I love the look of tiny hexies made in multitude of fabrics. Very colorful and yummy. This is also a personal choice, you can do it with less fabrics, like picking a group of six or a group of eight fabrics. The steps to construct this block are simple: after you glue all the templates lay them out randomly to piece them later making a square of 12" ( don't worry if it's bigger).
techniques on how to construct the block
If you really want to learn to sew hexies like a pro, Mathew and I have all the videos you need to watch in order to glue and sew your best hexies ever. Go to his blog to watch them all there or click on the links below.
epp tips and tricks for week 1
I have so many EPP Tips and Tricks to share with all of you! So, each week I will be explaining more in detail the information about each tip and trick that are shown below or on a separated post. Stay tuned!
For week 1, I have some tips on glue choices and thread conditioners. Click on the images below to watch the videos I've prepared for you.
Remember! Just by participating, you will have the chance to get awesome gifts from our sponsors! How? Simple, you only need to show your WIP block on Instagram using the #EppParty. The lucky winner will be announced the last day of the 2 weeks!