#EPPwithme no.3 kit

Pluses!  This just might be my all time favorite shape.  When I first started quilting I fell in love with plus quilts. So why EPP pluses when you can sew this design easily using a machine?  Wellllll, two words - FUSSY CUTTING.  

As always, refer to the color sheet included in your kit for the pattern for this block.  TIP:  There are 12 full size plus shapes and 8 single pieces that will fill in the sides.  This layout will give you the 13.5" x 13.5" size that we are aiming for.  

Before cutting into your fabric, plan your block (use the color me sheet!).  The 'flag' or 'house' paper pieces are a great shape for beginner fussy cutting.  Want to learn more about how to fussy cut fabric for EPP?  Check out this fantastic post over on Flossy Teacakes:  How to fussy-cut fabric for English paper piecing (EPP)

Also check out how @jeanaschaaf on Instagram fussy cuts.  What a FAB tip!  

Once you've figured out your fussy cuts, it's time to start piecing the blocks together.  This shape is most easily assembled (also gives you a perfect point!) by sewing 2 pieces together first.  Once you have both halves of the plus assembled, then join.

Don't forget to tag your projects with #EPPwithme !  Each month there is a giveaway and each pic tagged is an entry.  

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