Monday, 28 September 2015

Sew & Quilt giveaway!

**giveaway now closed**

I am excited to share a lovely giveaway from Sew and Quilt, a beautiful online shop full of gorgeous fabric, a great range of English Paper Pieces and much more... in fact everything you need to make your own fabulous EPP creations. 


Here's a little bit more info about the English paper pieces from Jessie:

Prices start at just £2.25 per pack, with bulk packs available in most shapes/sizes with a 10% discount applied. Each pack comes with basic instructions and tips for beginners. Paper shapes are made (in England! yay!) using FSC certified paper, which ensures our paper products come from well managed forests that provide environmental benefits. I'm in the midst of adding my 'EPP basics blog series I did last year on the Sew and Quilt website so there will be a complete guide for newbies in a easier to find location, just have to get round to finishing it! :-) 

I also stock supplies for EPP including the popular Superior Bottomline threads which are ideal for EPP! Tulip Hiroshima needles (I use the size 10 Milliners for EPP) Clover wonder clips and of course Sewline! Here's the hashtag for people to share what they're up to: #SewandQuiltPaperPieces

The Sew and Quilt Paper Pieces are excellent quality and come in useful shapes and sizes. Jessie sent me some to play with and it was great creating different shapes and ideas for quilt patterns. With so many quilts on the go though I decided to create some fun designs to appliqué on tea towels, after all I can never have enough tea towels and it's more fun when they look cute!

I was in a sweet summery mood and made some ice cream cones, then I thought why not be greedy and have a whole bowl?!


The paper is nice and strong, more like thin card actually, so the shapes can be reused at least a couple of times. I only used a few to make these designs but have saved them all for a bigger project in the future!


Since it is clearly actually autumn now I also created a little pumpkin. Ok I have to admit I sewed the stalk on upside down and it looked like an apple but with some green tendril stitches it's a bit more pumpkiny!


So would you like to get your hands on some English paper pieces?

Sew and Quilt is kindly offering UK and European readers a chance to win these packages of triangle and kite shapes:


**the giveaway is now closed**

You have two chances to win (and you must be in the UK or Europe to enter):

1. Leave a comment on this post, you could tell me what English Paper Pieced project you're working on, what you love about it and why you would like to try it!

2. Sign up for the Sew and Quilt newsletter HERE and then leave another comment telling me you subscribe to the newsletter.


The giveaway is open until 2/10/15, the winner will be chosen by random.org and announced on the blog.
Please leave your email in a comment so I have a way to contact you! e.g. ilovepaperpiecing (at) quilting (dot) com

Good Luck!



55 comments:

  1. Lovely cones and the pumpkin is super cute! I rarely do EPP but it is great if you have to wait in the car for any class to be finished. Thanks for the give away :)

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  2. I am currently working on some 3/4 inch hexagons which are my first EPP project, and hoping to try some different shapes next.
    Jodie (at) Tawn (dot) co (dot) uk

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  3. Nice ice creams :D I've got my everlasting blue hexis project, which I might do a couple of hours on every few weeks. I'm out of blue scraps though! I've just got a friend of mine started on her first ever EPP project though, which was been lots of fun.

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  4. I subscribe to the Sew and Quilt newsletter
    Jodie (at) Tawn (dot) co (dot) uk

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  5. I've subscribed to Sew and Quilt. Lovely to have somewhere to get papers from! I often print and cut my own, but I'm not quite as accurate as I'd like :D

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  6. At last, EPP supplies from England! I am working on 2 EPP projects, one is a variation of GFG and the other a medallion quilt, with diamonds, hexys and stars.

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  7. I have just signed up for the newsletter!

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  8. I have two EPP projects on the go - the La Passacaglia and the Carnival Kaleidoscope cushion cover in Christmas fabrics.

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  9. I am working on a quilt using 3/4 inch hexaons

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  10. I received a quilting book for my birthday from a friend, and promised myself I would attempt to make something by the end of the year - time is ticking. I think EPP will help me along. Currently I am working on sewing a collection of Christmas coasters.

    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

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  11. I have signed up to your newsletter
    Gardenteacakesandme(@)gmail(.)com

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  12. I love EPP and am very slowly working on a Liberty hexagon quilt. Thank you for a fun giveaway. x

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  13. I have happily signed up for the newsletter, and I already follow her blog. x

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  14. I'm working on my Sweet Tea and Green Beans sampler and slowly (more then slowly lately) I'm finishing it. What i love on EPP is that I can easily carry my project around with me:-)

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  15. I've signed up for the newsletter a while ago because it's a great shop:-)

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  16. I've just started EPPing the 1930s Farmers Wife quilt and I'm loving it so far!

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  17. I already subscribe to Jessie's newsletter :)

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  18. I've a long term project of a quilt with 5/8" hexies. Given the current rate of progress, it may end up as a bed runner instead.

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  19. Already signed up for the newsletter.

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  20. I love to do EEP. But I don't do it very often though recently. I have plans to join in the millefiory quilt wave ,lol! Sometime....

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  21. Oh i just hoped over and found out, that they will have the acrylic set for the millefiory! Now, that is why I signed up for the newsletter too!
    Thanks so much!

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  22. Already signed up for the newsletter. I would love to try EEP ,however; I think this giveaway is over it says 2/10/15

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  23. Already subscribed to the newsletter. I have never tried these before always having made my own. Would love to try though.
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  24. I love EPP. I have two quilts in process now, a GFG in 1930's repro fabrics and Tula Pink's Marquise quilt.

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  25. I'm subscribed to the mailing list.

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  26. I already subscribe to Sew and Quilt and am thrilled we have another UK supplier of quality pre cuts.
    I love your pumpkin!!
    I wouldn't have thought to use those shapes for it - what fun!
    I have been making the The New Hexagon Millefiori rosettes and cut my own shapes,
    but oh its so much nicer to have clean cut pre cuts!
    I also am hooked on hexis but adore the kite shape too.

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  27. oops I do already subscribe to the newsletter : )

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  28. Currently making a Patchwork of the Crosses mug rug! Thank you for the giveaway.
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  29. I'm currently stitching hexies with no particular project in mind!!

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  30. I already subscribe to the newsletter!

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  31. I am currently working on 2 pieced hexies for placemats. I also have a quilt top partly done with hexies in a diamond shape.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    :)Carol

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  32. I am already subscribed. my email is mcnabca(at)firehouse(dot)net. My email is not on my other entry. That is #33.
    :)Carol

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  33. They have great customer service! I'm finishing up a start flower quilt!

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  34. I have a quilt waiting for quilting, a kind of quilt as you go blocks of hexies. And I am in a hexie flowers swap... I need to try another kind of shapes ;)
    I love that is a portable project.

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  35. I just have signed up to their newsletter.
    ehodasz at yahoo dot com

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  36. I have a quilt which is waiting for its border (hexagons), and some small projects. Unfortunately do not have much time to sew.
    ehodasz at yahoo dot com

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  37. I love your ice creams. I'm still holding on to summer! I've never tried epp but I keep meaning to, I could do with a project I can sew in the evenings and epp seems easy to work on your lap rather than at a desk.

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  38. I'm subscribed to the newsletter.

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  39. I have just today finished a magazine project using Jessie's Clamshell papers as it happens!

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  40. I just subscribed to the newsletter

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  41. I love EPP. And Iam currently making a hexagon throw for my lovely Mum to keep her warm in the coming months. It is so nice to have a UK giveaway, as so many of the lovely giveaways are for overseas entrants only. I have subscribed to the Newsletter. Love Sue xx

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  42. I have just subscribed to the Newsletter 😀 x

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  43. I'm afraid that I've started a lapas! Don't plan on finishing it this decade though.

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  44. I already subscribe to Jesse's newsletter x

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  45. I'm working on hexagons for the centre of the Brinton hall quilt in Quiltmania magazine and waiting for supplies to start La Passacaglia. Those will keep me going for a while!

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  46. I also subscribe to Jessie's newsletter x

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  47. Hi there Jessie! I'm already subscribed to the newsletter. The EPP project I'm thinking about starting is My Little Pony https://liljabs.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/my-little-pony.pdf This is my first project of this complexity.

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  48. I love doing EPP being small, I can take to my sewing club and work without lots of equipment. X

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  49. I also subscribe to Jessie's newsletter. x

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  50. I love your ice creams! I'm working on some EPP embellishement bands to jazz up some tea towels x

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  51. Presently working on a hexagon quilt called Stars and Diamonds

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  52. Just signed up for newsletter. Thanks
    Carol

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  53. I am working on some hexagons very addictive
    doyleajackie AT gmail DOT com

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