She Wraps Fabric Around A Piece Of Cardboard And What She Makes Is So Beautiful!

English paper piecing is one of the most well-known quilting techniques. This smart, time-saving and always lovely type of quilt is created by using a handful of hexagons to make a design.

These hexagons are often combined to make a full quilt pattern, floral themed applique, or the components of a quilt block pattern.

The most common quilt patterns that employ English paper piecing are Grandmother’s Flower Garden (which many of these were often pieced with silk and velvet scraps). Each is a one-patch quilt made up of one shape, a hexagon and diamond, respectively. Other shapes, like triangles, can be pieced this way, too, as long as they fit side by side.

The pieces are small, so it’s a great way to use scraps and sew them randomly together. But, of course, you can build a design into the quilt by using three or four different fabrics in a repetitive pattern.

Once I started cutting and sewing these little shapes together, I was hooked! It’s a great take-along project. Today’s fabulous fabrics give it a modern twist, and you don’t have to do a whole quilt—you can create smaller items like a table mat.

Learning how to paper piece is easy with this step by step english paper piecing tutorial provided by Laura Coia, with Sew Very Easy.

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