Thank you to everyone who read and downloaded the templates in last month’s blog – apologies for there being confusion over the photos in the blog – we all love an IT mishap right!?

In the second part of my series of tutorials on making this lovely curved English paper-pieced flower cushion, I’m going to show you how to hand-piece your shapes together using a so-called ‘flat whip stitch’. As you will see, working with curves means that you can’t really place your shapes right sides together and sew over the top as you would with traditional EPP. Instead, we place the shapes adjacent to each other and sew across the seam allowances. This also means that as you’re not taking the thread through to the right side of your sewing, your stitches will hardly be visible from the front.

If you missed the first part of my tutorial covering the fussy-cutting and glue-basting, as well as the materials list for this project, click here to read last month’s blog. There is a free template sheet to download which you can find in my shop, where you will also find here a couple of kits for these cushions, one in the Red Rose featured in this tutorial, and the other in lovely soft Liberty blues, so if you just can’t find the right fabric to fussy-cut in your own stash, why not treat yourself to a kit?

So, back to the tutorial, and this time I’m on the biggish screen!!

Next month, I’ll be showing you how to appliqué your pieces flower onto the background fabric.

Happy EPPing!