@gillianstitches EPP and Embroidery

Hello. I’m Gillian, mom of two girls and needlewoman! When I’m not sewing for work, I’m sewing for pleasure! Mostly english paper piecing (EPP) and embroidery because I can stitch away from my machine while my girls play! Follow me on Instagram: @gillianstitches to see what I’m working on.


EPP 3-Inch Apple Core Template For You!

I’ve just started stitching apple cores!!! Yay!!! After scouring the internet for small – medium apple core templates that I could print and cut out and finding none, I made my own 3″ apple cores!!

Feel free to print these out and use them too! Sharing is caring! And don’t forget to give yourself at least a 3/8″ seam allowance when cutting your fabric! I tend to do more of a 1/2″ allowance to glue baste this shape: 3InchAppleCore

Recent Projects and Sew-Alongs

garden box hand embroidery

Stitched these garden boxes on a 1100 mile road trip with the fam in June. My calm place!

app star block

English Paper Pieced Star from the EPP Party hosted by Pat Bravo Designs and Mister Domestic

English Paper Piecing with Triangles

Prepping for the About The Town Stitching Club with Mollie Johanson from Wild Olive

Sewers Gonna Sew

I love EPP because I can sew beautiful pieces anywhere… the breakfast table, the backyard while the girls play, in the car…