Whether you’ve tried English Paper Piecing (EPP) before or not, you’re going to want to play with this fun technique. Use it on any EPP project and you’ll have it finished in a snap.
First, pick a size for your pattern. We have some handy templates here for you to print and use:
Next, collect some scraps and give this method a try.
Prepare the seam allowances by pressing alternating seams to the template. For the colored thimbles we pressed the side seams, for the background thimbles we pressed the top and bottom.
Glue the overlapping edges to the pressed seam allowances.
Continue adding piecing until you have your piece the size you want.
Layer the glued top with batting and backing fabric and top stitch around each piece to secure and quilt it at the same time.
Trim the piece and bind.
This is just a sample of Karen Stone’s amazing EPP technique. Her iquilt class is full of tips and tricks for doing all sorts of pieces from simple to complex.
If you thought this was fun, you’ll want to learn more with Karen.
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