English Paper Piecingcomments (9) May 28th, 2008 in gallery
English paper piecing is a type of patchwork where fabric is basted around a piece of paper at the size and shape desired. The fabric pieces are then whip stitched together. The paper is removed once the piece is completed. Although, in Victorian times they often left the paper in for added warmth in their final quilt.
A fantastic illustration of how this type of piecing is done can be found on flickr.
You can buy precut templates but, so far, I have just cut my own. A tip: staple the printed sheet on top of two other sheets and cut three hexagons at once (I don't recommend using more than three sheets total).
You can find great instructions and FREE hexagon templates here.
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