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Quick & Easy English Paper Piecing

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Take a tour through time-saving English paper-piecing techniques, and learn why this portable process has become a quilting craze!

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a detailed supply list and a sampler quilt pattern with templates
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Helen Stubbings
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Join designer Helen Stubbings for step-by-step guidance through English paper piecing hexagons, diamonds and more. First, learn how to wrap fabric around paper templates, gluing and stitching each piece to quickly create precise hexagons. Helen will reveal the simple swap that virtually eliminates the need for time-consuming paper removal, before helping you whipstitch your hexies to one another. Next up: appliqué! Follow along to secure your hexagons to background fabric using the appliqué stitch. Then, apply your new skills to create a range of versatile shapes, including pentagons and clamshells. Along the way, you'll discover tried-and-true tips for hiding fabric tails, avoiding gaps and achieving professional, polished results. You'll finish class with the confidence to apply English paper piecing to all your favorite patterns and projects!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to English Paper Piecing
Meet pattern designer Helen Stubbings. Helen kicks off the class with an overview of English paper-piecing basics and walks you through the process of creating hexagons. Plus, she shares the simple material that makes this technique faster than ever.
2. Stitching Shapes Together
3. Applying Shapes to a Background
4. Exploring Other Shapes
5. Working With Curves
6. English Paper Piecing by Machine

Included Patterns

English Paper Piecing Craftsy Sampler

English Paper Piecing Craftsy Sampler

English Paper Piecing Craftsy Sampler

English Paper Piecing Craftsy Sampler

Recommended with this class

  • English paper piecing iron-on pre-cuts or appliqué paper and the provided pattern templates
  • Lightbox, lightpad or other light source
  • Open-toe embroidery foot

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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