EPP Party Block 4 – Plus and Plus

Block 4 is here!!!! Woop woop! We are continually inspired by what y’all are doing with these shapes and we can’t wait to see what you do with this one.


If you got the first 6 blocks pack from Paper Pieces, there are 45 house shapes in there, so find them and get ready to play. If you’ve been using our templates, head over to Pat’s blog for the free one.


Now for most of you, the house shape is 1/8″ too long. We wanted to use preexisting shapes for the first six blocks, so if you used our template or got your pieces from Paper Pieces, the base of the house is 1 3/4″ but the sides are 1 7/8″. Measure yours and then make a couple pluses and put them together to see. In the picture below, look near the glasses icon and you can see that there’s a smidge of excess.


So from each of the houses, trim 1/8″ like this.

Since the overall block size for the quilt is 12″ x 12″, you’ll need to either cut the papers before you baste or use the method I shared in a YouTube Video to square off he block after the fact. If you want to cut before (which I did), here are a couple pictures to show you what I did.

The natural edge of the papers when you put them all together is 12.25″ x 12.25″, so you’ll need to cut 1/8″ off that natural edge to get to the 12″ x 12″. If you do this, just make sure to keep track of where the piece go. I taped each plus together in the layout before I cut them, which made it easier to keep track for basting.

Check out these blocks made by the EPP Party-goers using Art Gallery Fabrics.




Congratulations to @rhondawilhite for winning Block 3’s bombtastic prize! Woohoo! For Block 4, part of the prize is this Patchwork Collection Piece Pack from Paper Pieces.

In addition to this pack, I have curated a FQ bundle of Art Gallery Fabrics that is based on the Dare to be Funky half of Dare Fabrics by Pat Bravo. 

If y’all have any questions or comments or tips, feel free to leave them in the comments. And don’t forget to use the #eppparty on Instagram to be eligible for the prizes! Happy stitching!



  1. Mathew Boudreaux

    hi ive been following along and done all the hashtagging along the way but none of my images are being acknowledged!! 🙁 ive been checking out other peoples accounts that are also part of this sew along and they are all getting likes by misterdomestic or pat bravo!!! help what am i doing wrong??? really wanna chance to win a prize xx

    1. Mathew Boudreaux

      I’m thinking that your profile is probably private. That’s the only reason I can think that I wouldn’t be able to see your work.

      1. Mathew Boudreaux

        yes it is private as i get far too many spam requests, i guess while i’m doing this ill have to suck up the spam requests in a hope of winning a prize which i want soooooooo bad lols xxx

  2. Mathew Boudreaux

    Are the templates on Pats blog the correct size or do they have to be cut down?

  3. Mathew Boudreaux

    Hi Mathew! What is the best order to stitch this block together? I call it ‘the bitch’ allready without even started sewing 🙂

    1. Mathew Boudreaux

      Omg you’re adorable. I sewed all the pluses together first and then sewed them to each other.

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