English paper piecing

Happy Wednesday readers!

A couple of weeks ago, a saw a really cool post on Kais (Empress Fibres) blog: a tutorial to English paper piecing! I have always been intrigued by this and the tutorial was so well done that I decided to jump right into it! I first wanted to use scallops shapes but I realised that I was way over my head with the curves πŸ˜…Β Maybe when I get a bit more practice!

So I ended up going for a jewel shape, I really like it and it’s only straight lines, so manageable for a total beginner!


I decided to print out my own shapes, I printed them on carboardy paper, and they’ve been holding their shape quite well! I used a free template I found on Google with a bunch of shapes, so I’m prepared for the years to come!


I just really enjoy it, it’s super relaxing and there are so many possibilities! This is what I’ve got so far.


Do you see the hearts?

I wish you guys a great end of the week! ❀️



Filed under Sewing, WIP, Work in progress

32 responses to “English paper piecing

  1. This is something I have wanted to try, looks good Emma !

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  2. That’s lovely, Emma! πŸ˜€ I’m looking forward to seeing this project progress.
    Yes… I noticed the hearts right away 😊 It’s so cool how they appear by placing the same fabrics together…very clever 😍

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  3. I enjoy your posts! What an inspiration you are. And an excellent teacher. Thank you.

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  4. I DO see the hearts! I learned EPP when I did the Splendid Sampler last year, they are relaxing and enjoyable handwork. I actually did some hexies last night for a project in a future post. 😍 w

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  5. I see the hearts! This is very cool, thanks for sharing!

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  6. Thats reaally pretty !!

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  8. That’s so cool! I love the pattern πŸ™‚

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  9. Love it! So glad you liked the tutorial and it helped πŸ˜€ your Piecing looks great, love the fabrics!

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  10. isn’t it refreshing to try something new? Sort of gets the brain THINKING! I like the idea of working with paper.

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  11. Lovely. Took a minute but yes I do see the hearts!

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  12. I have a box full of little EPP hexagons that I know I will eventually find the right project for. It’s a fun thing to do and very portable for taking on holiday, train journeys or anywhere you know you’ll be hanging around waiting for a while.
    Found the hearts on the second look.

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  13. I had to take a second look for the hearts but I found them and they jump right out now. Before I saw the hearts I thought it was a beautiful grouping of shapes all on it’s own. Once I spotted the hearts though – wow!!! Even more beautiful! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  14. I love the look of paper-piecing but hated having to tear out all that paper. I finally found some that was water-soluble and it completely changed everything! If you haven’t tried it, I highly suggest it.

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    • That’s a super interesting idea! I’ve just been carefully removing my paper from the shapes and reusing them and so far it’s worked quite well but I will look into water soluble paper πŸ™‚

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