All Sorts of Nifty EPP-Related Goodies

24 May 2015

All Points Patchwork - my forthcoming book!Last week was a big one around here – All Points Patchwork launched at last, and I transitioned to a full-time day job. Which is why I'm only getting around to blogging now! But for the past few weeks I've been busily writing and making some fun stuff for other blogs, so I wanted to share them here.

All Points Patchwork Website

So first, the book now has its own website, You can see more of the book there, and link out to many of my favorite patterns and tutorials you can use with EPP to make all kinds of projects.

Scrappy Flower Coasters

Next, I created an original EPP pattern for the lovely Sew, Mama Sew. This coaster makes up surprisingly quickly, and it's a nice way to dip your toe into English paper piecing beyond the hexagon. That center section turns fussy-cuts into wonderful kaleidoscopic designs. Get the PDF and a photo tutorial over at Sew, Mama, Sew.

A Patchwork Map of Your Life

For my publisher's blog, Inside Storey, I wrote a little meditation on how slow hand-sewing projects can be a kind of map of your life. I know quick and easy crafts tend to dominate the landscape, and with good reason, but I strongly believe in making that takes time. Read the whole post at Inside Storey.

How to Enjoy English Paper Piecing Without Making 1,000 Patches
Images above are Copyright by Alexandra Gralbewski, used with permission.

…And for Fabric Depot's blog, I wrote about How to Enjoy English Paper Piecing Without Making 1,000 Patches. The title says it all. And in that post, you can preview a bunch of the project ideas in the book!

I have an awesome series of EPP blog hops coming up, and more pattern and tutorial plans. But I'm still re-learning how to work 40 hours a week while maintaining a semi-full refrigerator and semi-empty laundry basket, so bear with me. :-)


so looking forward to my book arriving, think it will be a couple of weeks yet as I am in the UK. May I wish you great success with this enterprise.

Good luck with the new job, and congrats on the book - it is awesome & very pretty!

Getting my copy in today's mail... very exciting!!

Just received my "all points patchwork" today.
Thumbing through it, it was definitely worth the wait. A lot of tips, great photos and ideas to delve into.

This is the best EPP book ever! I wish the book was available last year, but I'm glad it's available. I wanted to learn technique and obtain ideas, not follow specific patterns or create specific projects. You have given the EPP world a priceless gift.

Kudos to you for such a nice book showing and sharing all those details, I'll be watching out for it when it hits my local quilt shop. Thanks!

Diane, I ordered your book about a week ago, it should be in the mail soon, but looking forward to using it to make some EPP's for my blog, would love to participate with your blog hop. Hoping you are able to find time to read these comments, I just love EPP and have only made one small table runner or centerpiece as some might call it. Congrats on this book!

Hi, Caroline - I left a comment on your blog, too, but just in case... I have some spots open in a couple of the upcoming blog hops, and would love to have you! Will you please email me at diane dot gilleland at, and we'll work out some details?