Week 1 of Bat EPP Along

Bat EPP Along

Week 1 of Bat EPP Along and it is all about fabrics and tools! 

we're just gathering up our tools and getting prepared! Always preparing! 

TOOLS 

Grab pattern here!

First let's talk about that paper weight. I use a Canon Pixma Pro printer to print all of my patterns and I use 90-110 card stock weight. I like the thicker yet still pliable paper. You can use the lower weight papers those work just as well, those will be a bit more bendy and flexible. Cereal boxes and snack boxes also work for EPP, there are lots of options! It's just finding one that works for you and your project. 

 

Tools to sew - 

Needle- I like to use milliners needles size 10-11. 

Thread- If you are worried about your stitches showing the important thing here is to use a thread color that matches the fabric. I use Auriful 40 or 50 wt thread. 

Scissors 

Fabric- Go ahead, reach for that scrap bin! This project is perfect for it! 

 Optional tools- 

Thread wax or Balm 

Glue 

 

FABRIC AND COLORS 

This pattern is perfect for scraps! Check that scrap bin before cutting into the bigger cuts of fabric! 

If you're feeling stuck on which direction to head in, I like to check out Pinterest! Search for color combos or color inspiration and find a color combinations that inspire you! If you still feel stuck, use color combos you know are good and you enjoy! My go to colors are gold and pink! 

 

Fabric combos for Bat English Paper pieced Along Fabric combos for the Bat English paper pieced along

Keep it simple and grab 4-5 different fabrics, keeping two of them in some contrasting colors, so it all doesn't blend together. Unless thats what you're going for. ;) 

Because the paper pieces are smaller small prints work really well for this pattern! 

Prints that show movement are always fun to use too, like those Rae Ritchie prints below. Fussy cutting a piece is always a fun idea, I've been known to add a strawberry print on a few of my epps!   

Fabric combos for the Bat English paper pieced along Fabric combos for Bat English Paper Pieced Along  

Let me know how your fabric pull went this week! Tag your pull with #BatEPPAlong to share! 

September 27, 2021 — Laura Ryan

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