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English Paper Piecing

English Paper Piecing enables quilters to sew together unique shapes with ease. Check out these projects and tutorials for all kinds of EPP fun!

With just one shape, you can make a unique quilt! For centuries, quilters have been switching up the colors of their pieces for a wide array of effects. AQS Vintage One-Patch Block #4 is the Kite Block. Have some fun with this unique shape!
With just one shape, you can make a unique quilt! For centuries, quilters have been switching up the colors of their pieces for a wide array of effects. AQS Vintage One-Patch Block #3 is the 60° Diamond Block. It has been the source of countless classic patterns.
Take one shape, use one template, add many colors, and create a uniquely beautiful quilt! Vintage One-Patch Block #2 is the Thimble block. It's a natural for quilters!
The equilateral (all sides the same) triangle was a popular shape in quilts dating from the 1700s and beyond, including Hour Glass designs from the 1700s that can be found in museums today.
Do you enjoy English paper piecing on the go? Here’s a simple (and brilliant) tip from award-winning quilter Cheryl See. What is she making? Watercolor and appliqué on hexies? Yes! Learn from Cheryl’s course, Hexie Daisies, on iquilt.com as she demonstrates her watercolor technique. Watch the fabrics gradate seamlessly into the next color. Appliqué comes...
Here’s a beauty of an ornament from Jennifer Strauser that is fun to make. It can be crisp, fanciful, or flowery, depending upon the fabrics you choose. What a beautiful handmade gift!
English paper piecers are patient. They love order and pieces that fit together perfectly. They are the sort who appreciate a good puzzle and a kaleidoscopic array of colors. Needles and threads make them happy, and they are prone to lose track of time when engaged in their favorite hobby. I know. I am one....
My Quilt Place is an online community of quilters who gather to share knowledge, ideas, photos, and fun! There’s a lot going on at MQP, and you’ll always find someone there who likes to talk about quilts as much as you do. Besides the blogs, forums, and photo galleries you’ll find at My Quilt Place,...
These days, with electronic designing, rotary cutting, and machine quilting, our favorite projects are often done individually. But wait! What about all of the buzz that quilters used to create when they got together? Welcome to The Bee, with a nod to quilting bees that are (sadly) not so common any more. It’s a place...
About ten years ago, I bought a little set of papers from Paper Pieces at the AQS “Quilt Show” in Paducah, before we called it QuiltWeek, and long before I started working here. It included hexies (before the hexie craze), squares, and tiny triangles. I found a little stack of charm squares, cotton prints in...
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