Most EPP projects end up with an uneven edge. Cut your batting the size of your finished EPP quilt top. Do not put glue too close to the edge of your paper template as this will making sewing the pieces together difficult.
English Paper Piecing is excellent for having an excuse to fussy cut your favorite fabrics. I am using a size 7 Quilter's Between needle and Gutermanns cotton here. To applique your finished project onto a border, leave the precut papers in the outer edge of your finished EPP work.
Add a facing is another method of finishing an uneven EPP edge. Hexie bag made by Sharon at Lilabelle Lane for a hoop swap sweet, right. I must admit, hand-piecing has never been my favorite thing to do-I love my sewing machine.
Since I wrote this post originally, I tried a few different ways to secure them and have also fallen in love with these teeny tiny ones I found in the scrapbook aisle. We always suggest clear templates over colored ones as they are easier to see your fabric with when you are fussy cutting.
You can now hand applique your finished EPP edge onto the border. Press the seam allowances to the inside over the interfacing.
If you grab lower like I do below. Can fit up to 10 threaded needles at a time of any weight. After you secure your template. Do not sew the ears down or cut them off. This way the ears will nestle into rosettes on the back of the block after the diamonds or triangles are sewn together, keeping the bulk of the fabric down to a minimum.
That way you can easily remove individual shapes later if necessary. If you are planning a large project, you can purchase plastic and cardboard templates in many stores and online. If using a whip stitch, place basted pieces face to face with wrong sides facing outward, align the pieces up evenly, and stitch along the edge.
Start at the center and begin sewing the hexagons together. English Paper Piecing Patterns and Fabric = English Paper Piecing Kits! An English paper piecing kit is an excellent way to get started with EPP.
EPP kits offer great value and ease of use. Some people think English paper piecing is just for quilt blocks, but an instant-gratification project like this nautical tea towel will help you hone your hang piecing skills without the commitment to an entire quilt.
English Paper Piecing Instructions & Hexagon Fun On this page you'll find tutorials, instruction books and links related to my previous posts about English paper piecing, hexagons and diamonds.
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New To English Paper Piecing: Learn To EPP HERE! Back to Top. The most common quilt patterns that employ English paper piecing are Grandmother's Flower Garden (I love this sweet example at Pink Lemonade Boutique) and Tumbling Blocks (which was often pieced with silk and velvet scraps).
Each is a one-patch quilt made up.English paper piecing instructions