English paper piecing is such a fun way to sew! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite english paper piecing small projects that are great for beginners (like me) in the hopes of inspiring someone to try it. It’s super portable, the pieces themselves are sewn by hand, and great for using up fabric scraps. This is a round-up of different ways you can use EPP to make something smaller than a standard quilt.
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Please pin this collage pin of english paper piecing small projects instead of individual image, here:
There isn’t a tutorial, but just in case you want some inspiration for a project beyond the beginner level, check out the EPP hexie quilt my mom sewed!
Isn’t it stunning? You can see more pictures of the EPP hexagon quilt here.
Hexagons seem to be the most popular shape to paper piece by far, but I hope to also experiment with other shapes. Here are a few examples I found:
Short Diamonds from Bijou Lovely, & Triangles from Townmouse, Honeycombs from Sew and Sow Farm, Squares from Fabric Mutt, Coffins via S.O.T.A.K. Handmade, & Diamonds from Messy Jesse
If you’re new to paper piecing, why not try a kit!
- A basic hexie starter kit with all the tools
- Four fun floral shape kit
- Intricate geometric flower kit
13+ english paper piecing small projects
Bold Hexie Coasters from Diane/CraftyPod for Swatch & Stitch; I love how bright and modern these are, I need more coasters so this is going on my project list!
Hexagon Headband from Hugs are Fun; This would be a great gift, I think my nieces would love them.
Mini-Hexie Necklace from The Zen of Making; These teeny tiny hexagons are awesome, you could add embroidery to personalize it too.
EPP Stockings from Messy Jesse; These stockings look like a great way to put UFOs or tester blocks to good use!
A Mini Quilt from Modern Handcraft; This would be beautiful on a wall! She has since made a bigger version that I’ve been drooling over on Instagram.
Little Organizing Basket from Lilla Luise, I’m a sucker for bins, baskets, and organizing stuff and this would be a great way to see your handiwork all the time!
Key Chain & Tote from Sewing by Stephanie- This looks like a great teacher gift! Coordinating sets are fun.
EPP Organizer from Fabric Mutt; Right now all my stuff is in a plastic baggie; this organizer for EPP, with EPP on the front is perfect!
Fruity EPP Placemats from Wild Olive; These are so summery and happy.
EPP patchwork ball from While She Naps, my kids would love playing with this.
Super simple EPP pincushion tutorial here on Swoodson Says
Perfect beginner EPP coaster tutorial here on Swoodson Says
Bonus! I have this bright, cheery pincushion tutorial to share now, see the post here
Craftsy also has several EPP classes* if you’re a visual learner – and I just requested this book, ‘Quilting On The Go: EPP Projects You Can Take Anywhere’* from my library.
Wednesday 14th of January 2015
Thank you so much for the shout out! I have been away from the internet for a day or two. So many inspirational projects. Love those placemats! May have to give those a try! Thank you for sharing! xo jan