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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: 447
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 Marguerite (Peggy) Rodgers Oct 11, 2014. 17 Replies

half inch hexies

Started by leah anderson. Last reply by chris estrada Jun 12, 2014. 8 Replies

Piecing my first log cabin block...

Started by Yanic A./Quebec Canada. Last reply by Marguerite (Peggy) Rodgers May 16, 2014. 1 Reply

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Comment by Vilma/AR yesterday

I would like to try that folding method of hexies.  Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Janet/MO on Sunday

I saw that tutorial, but she makes hers slightly different than the other way.  The other method has you fold your circle in half and then in half again to find the center.  With the right side of the fabric facing toward you, you insert your needle up through the center.  You then take a tiny stitch about 1/8th" in from the edge using the fold lines as guides.  Your fabric will automatically fold over toward the center.  Just keep repeating this until you have a hexagon.  The method this woman shows is similar except I would be afraid I would be constantly stabbing myself with straight pins!  I have wondered how it would work if a small dab of glue was used to hold the folds in place rather than thread.  It would probably work so long as the item was not going to be laundered.  

Comment by Patte/TX on Saturday

Here is a tutorial on the hexagon made from a fabric circle:


Comment by Janet/MO on Saturday

Vilma, the segment on Quilting Arts is called Quick + Easy Hexagons and was project 1308-2. You can go to QuiltingArtstv.com and pull up the instructions by typing hexagons in to their little search box.  I also tried to find some UTube videos that showed this technique.  I found one, but it was so poorly done that I thought it might be more confusing than helpful as the woman's hands were constantly in the way of what she was doing.  I have not taken the time to try this out myself, but I plan to do that soon.  

Comment by Vilma/AR on Saturday

I have made 3 GFG this month so far.  Kinda slow this month.  Busier that I don't know what. 

Janet,  I need a picture of that pattern to see. 

Comment by Janet/MO on Friday

Have any of you tried the method where you start out with a circle, but still end up with a hexagon?  I saw it on Quilting Arts and am going to try it one of these days.  Another woman in my quilt guild has gotten seriously "addicted" to this method so she brought some darling tablemats for show & tell to our last meeting.  

Comment by Janet/MO on Friday

Vilma, now that you have reached the half way point, maybe it will go faster.  

Comment by Myrna on Friday

Just think, Vilma, you are half way there.

I always take a hand project with me; knitting, applique, some type of hand sewing such as a binding or cross stitch are my go to projects as I leave the house.  right now I am knitting socks for my DH and me as well as I am knitting hats for the Purple Days of Crying for Children's Hospital.  Each ball of yarn gives me two hats and I have some of the other quilters doing the same.  Another project in knitting that is good to take along is an Izzy Doll.  You can check that one out on line.

Comment by Vilma/AR on January 18, 2015 at 6:15am

I was checking on my 1" GFG,  I have made 55 flower already and I have 55 more to go.  So I will be on it for a while. 

Comment by Vilma/AR on January 18, 2015 at 5:47am

Patricia,  me too.  I have to have something to work on.  


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