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10 English Paper Piecing Tutorials to Try

EPP Projects

I shared my new, year-long experiment (Try Something New Every Month) with the first month’s trial being EPP, or English Paper Piecing. While my mug rug wasn’t a work of art, I enjoyed the process and plan to keep trying EPP! This is a round-up of different ways you can use EPP to make something smaller than a standard quilt.

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Hexagons seem to be the most popular by far, but I hope to also experiment with other shapes. Here are a few examples I found:

Different EPP Shapes

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

Hexie Coasters

1. 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!

Hexie EPP Headband

2. Hexagon Headband from Hugs are Fun

This would be a great gift, I think my nieces would love them.

Mini Hexie Necklace

3. Mini-Hexie Necklace from The Zen of Making

These teeny tiny hexagons are awesome, you could add embroidery to personalize it too.

EPP Stocking

4. EPP Stockings from Messy Jesse

These stockings look like a great way to put UFOs or tester blocks to good use!

Mini Hexie Quilt

5. 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.

Hexie EPP Organizer

6. 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!

Hexagon Tote and Keychain

7. Key Chain & Tote from Sewing by Stephanie

This looks like a great teacher gift! Coordinating sets are fun.

EPP Organizer

8. 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!

EPP Placemat

9. Fruity EPP Placemats from Wild Olive

These are so summery and happy.

Patchwork Ball Free Pattern

10. Patchwork Ball from While She Naps

You know I love toys; what better way to use up scraps than a fun ball! Abby has a great EPP Pinterest board, too!

Interested in EPP (english paper piecing) but intimidated by making a whole quilt? With only 17 hexies, make a simple pincushion with this easy pincushion tutorial! This is a great first quilting project and scrap buster tutorial. The post was sponsored by Maker Mountain Fabrics, where you can find this adorable Cotton + Steel Kujira fabric!

Bonus! I have this bright, cheery pincushion tutorial to share now, see the post here

EPP Book

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.

English Paper Piecing Tutorials

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  1. 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

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