We’re on to Week 4 of the Typecast of Characters Blog Tour and it includes pouches and framed blocks. Check out what Molli, Nicole, Scott and Pat made with my latest English Paper Piecing pattern, Typecast. Be sure to read all the way to the end to enter for a chance to win a Warm & Natural Batting and Flatter, sponsored by The Warm Company and Soak.
Did you miss Week 1 projects (featuring A, B, C and D), Week 2 projects (featuring E, F, G and H) or Week 3 projects (featuring I, J, K and L)? Click the links and get caught up!
M is for Molli (and Marvelous)
The Typecast of Characters Blog Tour is officially international. Next stop: Australia! The marvelous Molli Sparkles paired a Typecast letter M with super special Liberty of London and Alison Glass fabric from his stash to make a magnificent pouch for all of his EPP sewing tools and supplies. Head on over to Molli’s blog to get all of the details about his project and love of glitter.
N is for Nicole
Nicole, the queen of English Paper Pieced Hexies, made this super cute Typecast letter N using Liberty of London fabrics. I adore her idea of making blocks and framing them as gifts. She has big plans to make them for all of her family members and other holiday related projects. Head on over to her blog, Modern Handcraft, for lots of visual eye-candy and project ideas!
O is for Ocean Park
Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios used his new Ocean Park batik fabrics to make a Typecast letter “O”. Head on over to his blog to see an EPP Grandmother’s Flower Garden blocks that he started back in the late 90’s and how he overcame his anxiety of sewing curves by hand. (Spoiler alert, it was the easiest part for him!).
P is for Pat
Pat Sloan sewed up this sweet Typecast “P” block. Head on over to her blog to read about how her block came together and her “Confessions of a Wanna Be EPPer”.
the tour and giveaways continue…
TYPECAST OF CHARACTERS BLOG TOUR hosted by Whole Circle Studio:
• Wednesday, March 27: Tour Introduction by Whole Circle Studio
• Monday, April 1 — A: Kate Brennan of Aurifil
• Tuesday, April 2 — B: Mathew Bourdreaux of Mister Domestic
• Wednesday, April 3 — C: Tara Curtis of Wefty Needle
• Thursday, April 4— D: Leah Day of Free Motion Quilting Project
• Friday, April 5 — Week 1 Wrap Up featuring A-D and GIVEAWAY at Whole Circle Studio
• Monday, April 8 — E: Erin Bay of Paper Pieces
• Tuesday, April 9 — F: Sylvia Schaefer of Flying Parrot Quilts
• Wednesday, April 10 — G: Giuseppe Ribaudo of Giucy Giuce
• Thursday, April 11— H: Hilary Jordan of By Hilary Jordan
• Friday, April 12 — Week 2 Wrap Up featuring E-H and GIVEAWAY at Whole Circle Studio
• Monday, April 15 — I: Kim Soper of Leland Ave Studios
• Tuesday, April 16 — J: Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting Jetgirl
• Wednesday, April 17 — K: Karen O’Connor of Lady K Quilts
• Thursday, April 18 — L: Kristy Daum of St. Louis Folk Victorian
• Friday, April 19 — Week 3 Wrap Up featuring I-L and GIVEAWAY at Whole Circle Studio
• Monday, April 22 — M: Molli Sparkles of Molli Sparkles
• Tuesday, April 23 — N: Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft
• Wednesday, April 24 — O: Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios
• Thursday, April 25 — P: Pat Sloan of Pat Sloan
• Friday, April 26 — Week 4 Wrap Up featuring M-P and GIVEAWAY at Whole Circle Studio
• Monday, April 29 — Q: Joanna Marsh of Kustom Kwilts
• Monday, April 29 — Q: Lindsay Széchényi of Lindsay Széchényi (and Patchwork Threads)
• Tuesday, April 30 — R: Andrea Tsang Jackson of 3rd Story Workshop
• Wednesday, May 1 — S: Sarah Thomas of Sariditty
• Thursday, May 2 — T: Rachel Rossi of Rachel Rossi
• Friday, May 3— Week 5 Wrap Up featuring Q-T and GIVEAWAY at Whole Circle Studio
• Monday, May 6 — U: Kitty Wilkin of Night Quilter
• Tuesday, May 7 — V: Jenn McMillan of Fabric, Ink
• Wednesday, May 8 — W: Jenny Meeker of Bobbin Roulette Studio
• Thursday, May 9 — X: Stephanie Kendron of Modern Sewciety
• Friday, May 10 — Week 6 Wrap Up featuring U-X and GIVEAWAY at Whole Circle Studio
• Monday, May 13 — Y: Debby Brown of Debby Brown Quilts
• Tuesday, May 14 — Z: Nisha Bouri and Kim Martucci of Brimfield Awakening
• Wednesday, May 15 — Week 7 Wrap Up featuring Y-Z, Tour closeout and GIVEAWAY at Whole Circle Studio
Pick up your Typecast Guide and Paper Pack and make something great with us!
… and now, for the GIVEAWAY!
I use The Warm Company cotton batting (usually Warm & Natural, so I have a roll of it) in all of my quilts. I occasionally use Warm & White and Warm 80/20). The Warm Company makes a great batting and I love how it looks with my quilting. I’m also a big fan of Flatter by Soak to get wrinkles out of my fabric before I begin piecing.
Enter for your chance to win a Queen Size package of Warm & Natural and a bottle of Lacey Flatter (sponsored by and mailed directly from The Warm Company and Soak). Because of shipping logistics, only residents of the United States and Canada are eligible to win.
How to enter:
1. Leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post to enter. Make sure your contact info is in your profile or that you leave your name and either email address/Instagram handle in the comment. (I need a way to get in touch with you if you win!)
2. In your comment, answer: What’s your favorite tool or supply for handwork/hand sewing?
You have until 8pm EST on Monday, April 29, 2019 to enter.
One lucky winner for each prize will be selected by True Random Number Generator.
GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner: Mary Hawthorne. Thank you to all who left a comment!
Good luck and go make something great,
My favorite tool for EPP is silk thread. It is thin but strong and melts in to the fabric.
My favorite tool is a wide eyed needle for hand sewing.
Chocolate and since the made homemade chocolate covered candy for Easter I’m set for awhile(buttercream, coconut and peanut butter)
My favorite supply varies depending upon what I am doing. For hand binding, my preference, I love the wonder clips—they are my favorite and always in use! For applique (and piecing too) I love my wool mat!
Wonder clips are the way to go for bindings. I also have a small pincushion the fits in the top of a spool of thread.
A must have tool for hand applique’ is the Bohin Applique’ needle. It doesn’t bend out of shape or cut the thread in the eye even after many hours and days of use.
Love using Sue Daly Milliners needles #9 and 60 wt thread for my EPP. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com
My favorite tool for hand sewing are straight pins, especially when I am sewing on a binding to a quilt I have made.
I love Warm and Natural batting. Only brand I use.
My favorite tool for any type of handwork is my purple Clover needle theader/cutter!
My favorite tool for EPP is a needle threader! 🙂 I do a lot of sewing while riding in the car around the state (PA) with my hubby. It takes about 6 hours to go across the state, and the roads aren’t the greatest, so having a needle threader is essential!! Trying to thread a needle would otherwise be next to impossible!! Ask me how I know!! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!!
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I must say a needle threader is important, and some really good thread of course!
Love the tips
My favorite tool for sewing and EPP are my Tula Pink snips!! Love…love them!!
DMC floss. I love all of their colors and the thread sews beautifully for embroidery.
my favorite tool for hand sewing is my open top thimble and thread heaven for the thread.
My favorite tool for hand sewing is the flexible rubber thimble with metal ridge top. It comes in sizes, too!!
I’m still a beginner at EPP, but I like my fabric glue pen from Sewline.
“Flatter” sounds like l need to try this out.
I’m not sure I have a favorite tool for hand sewing. I guess it would just be needle and a large variety of thread and some fabric that is plain enough to be able to see the stitches.
I absolutely can’t do hand sewing without my thimble. It is a must
My favorite hand sewing tool is my self threading needle for hiding the ends of my threads.
I always seem to go to a lot of trouble to find my thread snips on my lanyard when I get ready for hand sewing, so that must be what I feel I can’t do without. Thanks for the giveaway!
My favorite tool for hand sewing is a good quality needle. I like to have several sizes on hand to pick the one that works best for the project.
A sharp needle and if hand-quilting, beeswax for the thread.
I love Superior Bobs donuts filled with Bottom Line thread for applique. If I’m stitching at home, my Daylight floor magnifying lamp or if in the car, a good needle threader.
Love the nest needles for my projects! Thanks for sharing a great giveaway!
I meant to write “the best needles” !
Best tool or supply, is my little Ott light magnifying glass that you wear around your neck for handwork. Can’t do without it!!!
I love great lighting when I am working so I have a slimline LED floor lamp that I can position around my table – makes it so much easier to sew!
My favorite tool is a thimble. Without a good thimble, I would find little specks of blood on white fabric. Then I would have to do applique to hide my blood covered speck! “If you give a mouse a cookie” comes to mind!
My favorite tool for EPP are small appliqué pins to hold everything together while I sew. The thread doesn’t hang up as bad on them!
My favorite tool for hand stitching is a lighted magnifier since it is getting harder to see stitches these days.
I have a spray bottle of water and Flatter on my ironing board. Nice to know someone else is using my method. Iuse Niagra, also.
My scissors are a high priority for me. I use a small one at my sewing machine for snipping threads and another on my ironing board. I have a large ironing board!
My favorite tool for hand stitching is my ott light. I really need that extra light.
I don’t do a ton of hand sewing but I think which needle you use is pretty improtant.
I cannot do hand sewing without my thimble.
My favorite tool is a needle threader – various with what I am sewing, but I always use one!
I love my thread snips! Always there when I need them.
My favorite tool for hand quilting/sewing is definitely a needle threader!
I love to use thread magic, it keeps my thread from tangling, glides through the fabric, and strengthens it a bit.
My favorite tool for any hand sewing is my leather stick on thimble dots from Thimblepad. They stay where I want them, protect (mostly) my fingers from accidental needle sticks and are reusable!
I love my Stripology ruler!!
I have so much trouble threading a needle these days that a needle threader is an absolute must for me when hand sewing. I also am a fan of Warm and Natural and haven’t used anything else for years … since I discovered it!!
Good quality needle and thread are my favorite supplies for handiwork.
THE PERFECT OTTLITE !!! HELPS ME SEE MY WORK CLEARLY ALONG WITH SEEING THE COLORS SO CLEAR AND CRISP.
NO STRAIN ON THE EYES
Since I like to do back basting applique I keep a spool of of wierd color hand quilting thread or heavier thread to do my first basting. The Flatter sounds like a great product, I hadn’t heard of it before. Thanks Kathy in colo
My favorite tool is my Sewline blue pen and my aurifil !!
My favorite tool is my Sewline glue pen and my aurifil !!
Besides the obvious tools, I really appreciate a lint roller to get all my German Shepherd’s gorgeous (and everywhere!) fur off whatever I have on my lap!
I love my new precision scissors when doing handwork…Tim Holts Tonic Studios…fabulous
I like the waxy stuff I run my thread thru. Can’t think of the name. It really helps the thread to slide thru the wool a lot easier.
I love wonder clips for sewing the binding down on quilts.
I really dislike hand sewing, but when I must, I love my stick-on circle thimble. That little circle of what feels like suede leather, makes the whole ordeal much easier.
My favourite item is a medium length, sharp needle. It’s not too ong or too short…like Goldilocks, it is just right.
I love using aurifil thread. Then I have to have a needle threader. I love the one by clover
My favorite tool for hand sewing is my seal skin thimble, purchased from a Native craftsperson in Nome, Alaska
a thimble, quite an old one that fits just right, cannot
imagine had sewing without one!
Also a great cup of coffee.
I love,love, love my wonder clips for keeping binding lined up correctly while hand sewing it on.
Flatter really sounds good. Where do we get it? Might be my new best quilting friend.
Absolutely my needle threader, within reach at all times!
A good leather thimble and silicone needle puller.
I just discovered Bohin needles for hand sewing recently, and I LOVE them!! They glide so effortlessly through the fabric and feel so amazingly smooth: I feel so spoiled using them!!
My favorite tool is tweezers. It’s the only way I can thread a needle consistently. And the mini clover clips, with the small tip.
My favorite tool is a thimble. I try to save my fingertips being a pianist.
There are so many great tools that are indispensable but for hand quilting straight lines, I can’t do it without masking tape as a guide.
My favorite tool is Thread Magic. It keeps my thread from tangling up & getting knotted.
Don’t do a lot of hand sewing, but I am beginning to learn. Just got my first thimble! Game changer!
My favorite tool for quilting is my soft thimble, finally found one that stays on and doesn’t bother my finger.
I’m not sure that it counts as a tool, but the container that I use to hold my EPP is my favorite thing to use for hand sewing. It is a small souvenir popcorn bin that I got at Epcot Center in Florida when I was chaperoning my son’s band trip to Orlando. It has a handle and a lid, and all my papers, fabric, pins and needles fit nicely inside. I take it with me when I know that I will have some waiting time, and it always draws comments!
My favorite tool is a hoop. I have always found them very helpful since sixth grade.
My favorite tool is my small pair of scissors. Easy to clip threads! Of course chocolate is the second best necessity!!!
I am new to epp and have been doing a lot of research, maybe stalling, before I make my first stitch. Looks like the glue pen is extremely useful.
I have done a lot of EPP, and my favorite tool has to be the Wonder Clips.
My favorite tool for EPP, a large eyed needle , for binding wonder clips
A milliners needle. It’s hard to thread but much easier to see with!
Sew with, I mean!
Believe it or not, my favorite tool for EPP is scotch tape. I lay the pieces to be stitched side by side and tape over the top then I sew them together with a ladderback stitch. It helps me to keep my stitches from showing on the front and makes for perfect seams.
My favourite items for hand work are my Roxanne applique needles, which are so fine and sharp. Super fine Aurifil thread and my Nimble Thimble (I have big hands and that leather fits so well!).
My absolute favorite item for hand-sewing is my “Goody Goody Binding Kit” a free pattern from Lella Boutique that makes a perfect roll up where you can store your handsewing tools. I like to keep my sharp Tula Pink microsnips, Hiroshima Tulip needles, Aurifil thread, needle threaders, and more in it. It’s always ready to throw into my bag with a project to take on the road!
My favorite item for hand sewing is my needle threader & a sharp needle, I also love my wonder clips to hold things in place!
My favorite item for hand sewing is my Ott Light. I can work late into the evening with proper lighting.
Thimble, needle threader, good light, binding clips- all essentials!
My favorite item is my wonder clips. They help hold everything tight.
My favorite item is Thread Heaven, or whatever the name of the stuff that is taking its place. That and my decades-old swan-shaped snips are my constant companions; I wouldn’t know how to begin without them.
My favorite tool is my thimble.
I love using the wonder clips when I am sewing down the binding on a quilt.
My favorite tool is my sewing nippers that belonged to my mother.
Very sharp scissors!!!
Wide eyed needles, glue and wonder clips.
My favorite tool is a stork–special little scissors given me years ago by my paternal grandmother.