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with Helen Stubbings
Online Class

English Paper Piecing: Beyond the Basics

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Itching to build your English paper piecing (EPP) skills with a more advanced project? EPP aficionado Helen Stubbings shares quick and easy techniques to help you piece a large quilt by hand. Learn how to fussy cut to dramatically maximize the impact of your quilt, plus see how to work the quilt in sections, keeping the project portable and fun! Discover how to sew various shapes beyond hexagons, including diamonds, trapezoids and jewels. Finish your work by appliquéing it to whole cloth for an eye-catching quilt that's sure to be the perfect accent in any room of the house. With Helen’s step-by-step guidance, you’ll combine EPP and fussy cutting to transform your quilts into dazzling works of art.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h49m

Included in this Class

1. The Basics

1. The Basics

Meet Helen and start with a brief overview of English paper piecing. Helen shares a few ways to prepare your templates and fabric pieces. Then she goes over the fabric and tools you'll need for your quilt. Throughout class, she uses her preferred method of gluing the edges to iron-on paper, which you don't have to remove when the quilt is finished.

2. Fussy Cutting

2. Fussy Cutting

Learn how to maximize the visual impact of your fabric by fussy cutting: deliberately cutting specific areas of fabric to feature each shape. Understand what kinds of fabric work best for fussy cutting, and how to use tools to make the process easier. Plus, explore mirrored fussy cutting for truly fabulous results.

3. Hexagon Motifs

3. Hexagon Motifs

Dive into your project, starting with hexagon motifs. Helen shows you how to efficiently sew smaller units together, and rotate focal units as desired to achieve the look you want. After that, add kite and diamond shapes to the hexagon motifs.