English Paper Piecing

English Paper Piecing

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English Paper Piecing
  • Removing English Paper Piecing Papers from Nancy Adamek

    Nancy just loves English Paper Piecing and wants you to do the same. This is a really simple tip that we have extracted from a longer workshop called Diamond English Paper Piecing.

    Click here to learn more about Nancy Adamek.

  • Dresden Plate Plus with Sue Rhodes

    Sue shares with us this clever modern interpretation of the traditional Dresden plate petal. She designed it and she enjoys sewing together with the English Paper Piecing method.

    Each petal is split into three pieces. There are 12 petals in total in both the smaller and the larger plate size. ...

  • City Lights 3D English Paper Piecing Patchwork with Nancy Adamek

    The Inner City block is created by having light or medium and dark tonal values in your fabrics. And they don't have to be plain to do this.  Nancy guides you through how to make this 3D block using half-hexagons and English Paper Piecing.

    Nancy has some great tips on how to cut these shapes f...

  • Tudor Rose Table Runner: Part 3 Finishing your Project with Nancy Adamek

    We are in the final stages of making this English Paper pieced table runner.
    Your last pieces
    In this section you get to add 45 degree diamonds that join the blocks together. You'll also some kites that join the blocks and then you need to applique the whole table runner onto the background fab...

  • Tudor Rose Table Runner Part 2 Curved Pieces with Nancy Adamek

    Nancy talks you through cutting out the fabric from strips. Jelly rolls would work well if you aren't working with Fat 1/4's. She focusses on using a slightly larger seam allowance than the traditional 1/4 inch as this is more helpful on curves.

    She also talks you through the type of needle sh...

  • Tudor Rose Table Runner - Part 1 - with Nancy Adamek

    Nancy has designed this lovely table runner to be created with four blocks. The blocks contain some lovely new English paper piecing shapes. In this part of her workshop she takes the 45 degree jewel and sews it  around an octagon to create the star.

    Nancy takes you through the type of fabric ...

  • Tudor Rose Table Runner Project with Nancy Adamek

    Enjoy learning about this lovely new EPP table runner project from Nancy Adamek - the queen of English Paper Piecing. Nancy will be sharing the 'how to make one yourself' with us over a series of workshops.

    The table runner uses a variety of shapes, which include the octagon, the jewel, drunka...

  • Robin Christmas Decoration with Nancy Adamek

    The decoration comes as a complete kit, which means papers, fabrics, and embellishments.

    Nancy guides you through all the stages of making this delightful little bird. She starts with simple cutting out and tacking over the papers using contrasting thread. Then she moves on to how using a 3/8"...

  • Using the EZ Quilting Long Hexagon Shape with Jennie Rayment

    Jennie shows how this long hexagon can replace the regular hexagon shape and then creates interesting variations to traditional patterns.
    She also shows how to sew these together without the ‘Y’ seam, simply by adding 60 degree triangles you get a lovely straight seam to sew, whether by hand or b...

  • How to Sew Hexagons Together with Jennie Rayment

    If EPP (English Paper Piecing) isn’t your thing then Jennie shows you how to create this traditional Grandmother’s Flower Garden patchwork block entirely by machine, it is a bit fiddly but worth the effort.
    This comprehensive workshop includes some great tips on how to consider the grain of your ...

  • English Paper Piecing Tip from Nancy Adamek

    This brillilant tip is taken from a much longer workshop with Nancy about English Paper Piecing which you can enjoy by clicking here.
    It is just part of a series of workshops with Nancy on English Paper Piecing.

    Click here to learn more about Nancy Adamek.

  • Lone Star Diamond English Paper Piecing Workshop with Nancy Adamek

    Nancy shows you how to create this lovely star quilt using diamond papers; the 6 pointed star uses 60 degree papers and of course if you wanted to have an 8 pointed star then you would need 45 degree papers – but method of sewing the colours into strips would remain the same.
    Nancy also talks abo...

  • English Paper Piecing Corner Catching Technique with Nancy Adamek

    In this workshop Nancy shows you a great idea when using mini hexagons. You no longer have to tack through the papers. Instead you can just catch the corners. Nancy in fact is using 1/2″ hexagons to create the lovely butterfly that is on the thumbnail.
    Not only is this faster, but you can also le...

  • Diamond English Paper Piecing with Nancy Adamek

    Passionate about English Paper Piecing, Nancy guides you through the various angles of the diamond.
    No need to panic about maths though, Nancy supplies the accurate di-cut papers that you need. Don’t forget that you can take some of the papers out as you are working, so you don’t have to buy enou...

  • Finishing Your English Paper Pieced Quilt with Nancy Adamek

    Lots of lovely hexagons sewn together, sometimes in strips and sometimes in rosettes and then what? How do you finish the project? What do you do about the borders?
    Lots of questions, but in this workshop Nancy gets to give you the answers. Her personal preference is to add a nice border and she ...

  • Cutting Fabric Hexagons with Carolyn Forster

    Carolyn loves English Paper Piecing and hexagons are obviously the bedrock of that. Here she shares with you her easy method of cutting several hexagons simultaneously, with scissors, from strips of fabric.
    This tip has been extracted from her longer workshop on Hexagons, which you can find by cl...

  • Hexagon Patchwork with Carolyn Forster

    English Paper Piecing
    English Paper piecing is extremely portable and a great use of scraps. It is traditionally worked by hand over papers and the Hexagon shape is the most popular.
    Great for Recycling or using scraps of fabric
    In this workshop Carolyn shows you how to make the individual hexago...