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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...
Make this beautiful EPP-inspired ornament from Jennifer Strauser. What a beautiful handmade gift!
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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