New Free EPP Project!


If you're on my mailing list, then you most likely know that I recently mentioned I was working on a new project for you. Since making that announcement, my life has taken some interesting turns which delayed me.

First of all, I was working on completing my certification to teach Color Confidence for Quilters, a holistic approach to learning about color that supports all learning styles and preferences.

I had color wheels and fabric on the brain for months as I studied the curriculum and learned how to teach it.


A color wheel of fabric is so beautiful.


After grasping the content, I then had two major exams in which I had to present the curriculum back to my mentor and classmates.

So when it came time to present for my exams, preparing for them took all my focus for a few weeks.

Then kidding season went into full swing here on the farm...

Caring for baby goats became the priority, as we had some complications with one of our doe's kids. After kidding, it was crucial each one received the nourishment they needed.


This goat had triplets!


Unfortunately, we ended up losing one of the kids about ten days later. It was heartbreaking, to say the least, as she was the one I invested so much time in helping to milk. But I'm okay now.

Soon after the tragedy, we adopted four new little ones from another farm. They had been orphaned during kidding when the doe died after bringing them into the world.

Man, farm life is rough sometimes. It's a much simpler life, but life, as well as death, is a reality here.

Then, just as I was preparing to publish this project, I came down with an intense head cold that knocked me down for a week!

Needless to say... I'm SUPER excited to finally be sharing this new English paper piecing project with you today!


Introducing the EPP Hexie Chair Pad:


Over this past winter, I often found myself feeling cold here in my studio. I was doing whatever I could to warm myself. I began with the obvious - cranking the heater up. But no matter how high I set the heater, my feet seemed to always be freezing.

So I decided to bring in a second heater and set it up next to where I sit at my desk to warm up my legs and feet as I sat at my desk. (We live in a house that was built over 100 years ago and the floor is not insulated, unfortunately).

One morning, I very abruptly realized that my wooden desk chair was so cold it gave me a chill up my spine as I sat down on it. I knew I needed something between myself and the chair to prevent this.


It might look like the perfect sewing chair but don't be fooled. This chair is COLD in the winter.


At first, I grabbed a piece of knit jersey fabric I'd had lying around waiting to be made into a dress. It was a bulky piece of fabric that moved around every time I got up. Not very comfortable to sit on, either.

I knew this wasn't going to be a long-term solution.

Then one morning, the idea hit me. Why don't I make a custom chair pad using EPP? And that is how the idea for the EPP Chair Pad was born.


The finished chair pad on the chair I use at my vintage sewing table.


I documented the entire process of making the project just in case you would also like to try making one for yourself. You can watch the video tutorial here.

It's such a simple project, I think anyone can make one who has basic English paper piecing skills. You might even like the project so much that you'll want to make more than one like I did!

I hope you'll try it out.

Happy stitching!



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