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Product Review – Eppiflex Templates from The Quilting Patch.
Every once in a while you find a gadget that just WORKS. The Eppiflex templates from Danni at The Quilting Patch is one of these.
I LOVE English Paper Piecing. I’m currently working on La Passion, La Passacaglia and The New Hexagon.
I also love fussy cutting. The problem with traditional papers is that after you have painstakingly fussy cut them, you have to turn them over and glue or stitch then down. When you do that you only see the paper not the fabric underneath.
This is where Eppiflex templates come in! They are clear so when you lay them down onto the fabric you can see through them, ensuring that your fussy cutting remains accurate.
You can see above and below I was working with the tiny pinwheels on this fabric from the Gooseberry range from Moda.
I road tested the diamonds and received a pack free of charge.
I found these templates so easy to use. Of course you can’t thread baste with them but I’m a glue baster anyway so that was not an issue. As with paper templates, I only needed a sliver of glue to secure my fabric.
It was actually easier to stitch than paper templates. The edge of the template is very clear and my needle glided over it neatly. The templates were also very easy to remove.
One of the other great things about Eppiflex templates is that they are washable – just pop them in a lingerie bag and into the washing machine.
As well as the templates I received, I have bought the New Hexagon and Passacaglia sets as well as a heap of ¼” hexies for La Passion – suffice to say I’m definitely a convert!
Eppiflex templates can be purchased from The Quilting Patch at Nowra, or from their online store. Danni has also been doing the show circuit – I was so pleased to be able to finally meet her at the recent Canberra Craft and Quilt Fair.
There are a number of packs available – you can purchase shapes by themselves as well as kits for The New Hexagon, Lucy Boston, La Passacaglia and many others.
I hope you enjoy using these as much as I did.