EPP for Beginners

English Paper Piecing is EASY! Use my handy guides below to help you navigate your first EPP projects. From choosing fabrics to enjoying your stitching, you'll find the help you're after below.

Which tools do I need

for English Paper Piecing?

I use a small selection of EPP tools every day, and a large selection less often. Click below to read my extensive EPP supplies list so that you can decide which to buy and which to leave on the shelf,

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EPP Hexie Banner

You'll love this small, beginner EPP project. Enter your details below and I'll send you the complete pattern, including printable templates, colour photos, and EPP tutorial.

How to choose Fabric

for English Paper Piecing

There are so many big beautiful florals and fun little critters out there, but do you actually use them? Click below to read my helpful guide to buying fabric you'll use all the time.

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How to cut fabric
for English Paper Piecing

There's nothing like that new project feeling! Click below to find out 4 different ways you can cut fabric for EPP, and choose which works best for you and your project.

Simple, Beautiful Hexagons

There's a reason hexagons have been the cornerstone of EPP quilts for generations. They're easy to sew with, look beautiful, and offer a huge array tiling patterns. I've chosen my three favourite hexagon designs, made a timeless and easy quilt for each, and bundled them together in this PDF pattern.

Small Change Quilts PDF Pattern
Small Change Quilts PDF Pattern
Small Change Quilts PDF Pattern
Small Change Quilts PDF Pattern
Small Change Quilts PDF Pattern
Small Change Quilts PDF Pattern
Small Change Quilts PDF Pattern
Small Change Quilts PDF Pattern
Small Change Quilts PDF Pattern
Small Change Quilts PDF Pattern

Small Change Quilts PDF Pattern

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New Updated Pattern!

Three hexie quilt patterns in one! Inspired by the popular hexagon quilt designs of the 1930s, the Small Change quilts include all the fun and beauty of hexagon blocks, without the sometimes tricky, and always long job of sewing the blocks together! Just applique the blocks onto background squares/rectangles and machine sew to finish!

Named after old imperial coins, Florin, Tuppence, and Haypenny are perfect for using little bits of your favourite prints, or for scrap busting.

Finished quilt sizes:

  • Florin (small hexie flowers): 50" square
  • Tuppence (large hexie flowers): 60" square
  • Haypenny (hexie diamonds): 56" x 60"

This PDF Pattern includes:

  • beginner EPP and applique tutorial
  • shape and fabric requirements
  • clear instructions and diagrams
  • colouring pages of each quilt for planning
  • printable hexagon templates.

You'll receive your download link immediately after purchase.

Purchase the Paper Pieces here, and the acrylic template here

Baste your way

Glue or Thread?

There's no right way to baste your shapes for EPP. Read my guide to glue and thread basting and experiment which which suits you best!

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How to
whipstitch

Stitch your quilt your way! Here, I show you how I whipstitch my English Paper Pieces together, and link to tutorials of other types of stitches used by quilters.

My Top 5 EPP Patterns

for beginners

I've listed my 5 favourite EPP quilts for beginners and why they may be perfect for you!

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How to
finish an English Paper Pieced quilt

You've stitched a beautiful English paper pieced (EPP) quilt top, now let's turn it into an actual quilt! I'll walk you through my best tips and tricks for pressing, trimming, how to make a quilt backing, basting, and binding! It's your final stop for all things related to finishing your quilt.