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English Paper Piecing: Beyond the Basics

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Go beyond the hexagon and see how fussy cutting takes your piecing to the next level.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and the Lallybroch quilt pattern, complete with assembly instructions, coloring page and piecing templates
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Helen Stubbings

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Hexagon Motifs
4. Center Motif
5. Jewel Star Motifs
6. Finishing

Taught by

Helen Stubbings
Helen Stubbings
Helen Stubbings is a passionate stitcher and pattern designer. She owns and operates Hugs 'n Kisses, a pattern and teaching business, and Pattern Press, a publisher and distributor for Australian and international designers.

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