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English Paper Piecing Group


English Paper Piecing Group

This age old technique is making a huge comeback. It’s addictive and beautiful!

Members: 422
Latest Activity: yesterday

Join this group to help each other along with this fun and creative art form. Here is Vicki Bellino’s free tutorial to get you started. No purchase is required, but here is one of Vicki’s kits that feature paper piecing.

1. Timeframe: this is an ongoing group with no defined end time.
2. If you are not a member of our Quilt with Us Community yet, click the "Signup and Join" box in the upper-right corner. Once you're a member, you will see a green plus sign and a link to "Join English Paper Piecing Group" in the upper-right of the group page. Clicking on the link will allow you to join this Quilt Along.
4. Post questions, project feedback, and pictures of your progress.
5. Cheer on your fellow quilters as you go!

Discussion Forum

Patchwork of the Crosses

Started by Linda J. Last reply by Linda J yesterday. 10 Replies

half inch hexies

Started by leah anderson. Last reply by chris estrada Jun 12. 8 Replies

Piecing my first log cabin block...

Started by Yanic A./Quebec Canada. Last reply by Marguerite (Peggy) Rodgers May 16. 1 Reply

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Comment by Janet/MO on Monday

Linda, I had her name spelled wrong.  The class is "Pieced Hexies" with Mickey Depre.

Janis, it didn't take any time at all to do the piecing & I think it adds a lot of pizazz to the hexies.  Mickey's directions are based on using a 1-1/2" hexie.  She has a total of 3 piecing diagrams, but each one can be laid out several different ways.  The class is very inexpensive and I think it might be on sale today. 

Comment by Linda J on Monday


I went over to craftsy and searched for Mickie Dupree and hexagons, search could not find any classes w/her....

How would I find her?? 

Thanks sew much,

Linda J

Comment by Janis B / OH on Monday

Janet, that's really cool. Did it take long to piece the petals first?

Comment by Janet/MO on Monday

Here is a pic of my 1st rosette from the class I took on Craftsy by Mickie Dupree.  I really enjoyed making this and will definitely make more.  I also bought the papers to make some Lucy Boston blocks so am anxious to get started on them.

Comment by Vilma/AR on June 30, 2014 at 8:15am

Janis, I machine quilted it by sewing 1/4" for the seam on the beige hexie.  Since it is a small wall hanging, it does not need to many quilting.

Linda, I took a picture of the back where I basted the fabric on the paper template by tacking the corner fold in the back.  I popped the paper template and left the basting threads in the back.  I used hand quilting threads as my basting thread since I don't hand quilt anymore.  

Comment by Linda J on June 26, 2014 at 7:54pm

Vilma,, very nice and looks like tedous work, I was reading where you put/sew the hexies together with a longer stitch,, not quite understanding that one..

Janet, I found the POTC kit among other EPP projects, patterns etc. Years ago I belonged to CDdesigns.com and each week she posted the next step, I could only find one and I decided to work on that with 1 inch hexies,, a table runner, doing it mostly in Batiks, I started yesterday and have been enjoying the relaxation and it's therapy for me....Take care...

Comment by Janet/MO on June 26, 2014 at 6:01pm

Vilma, I love your Christmas wallhanging.  Wow, that is a lot of hexies for such a small quilt! 

Comment by Janis B / OH on June 26, 2014 at 5:28pm

Vilma, very pretty.  How did you quilt it?

Comment by Vilma/AR on June 26, 2014 at 4:38pm

Here is the back of the GFG EPP (hexies and half hexies). the hexies are 1 inch.  The whole quilt is 14" x 16" wall hanging.  The paper template is still in.Close-up of the backDone!!!!I put my Christmas pins as embellishments.  Merry Christmas!!!!

Comment by Janet/MO on June 26, 2014 at 1:03pm

Chris, instead of putting the hexies right sides together, she butts them up to each other and then stitches with a bit longer stitch.  You would not think the stitches would be hidden, but they were.  I tried it her way and also tried it the other way again and did find I was able to do it the other way better.  I think the difference this time is I'm using silk thread instead of cotton thread so it is thinner.  That is what I prefer for hand applique so I figured it would be the best for this as well. 


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