english paper piecing





I have this little folder on my computer called “weekends with Katie” it was her idea that I start saving projects, places to go, baking, and general things I’d like to share with her. We like to get crafty together and some times we are sitting there thinking “what was that project we talked about?”. Well one of the things I had in this folder was english paper piecing.

Well I couldn’t stand the wait any longer (sorry Katie) and had to just try it. It was one of those things you keep thinking about, and longing to do. I have to say I love it! The only thing I do differently from the instructions is I only stitch on the back fabric, not through the front. I think these are so beautiful. I also like that it is the perfect work for sitting and chatting with someone. There is no loud sewing machine, its a very sociable craft.

I’m just planning to use all my scraps and see what I come up with. For now I am enjoying the little piles of hexagons. They make very pretty stacks.

I will actually have another blog entry later today with a giveaway. Remember the Spoonflower fabric I had ordered, well it is all here. I am going to be giving away some, and then selling a few fat quarters in my webshop on the 1st.

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12 Responses to english paper piecing

  1. Bobbie Lynn says:

    What a great project. Love another idea for using fabric scraps. It’s a great wall hanging in a craft area for inspiration and a neat way to remember those great projects there you did too. I’m sure your friend Katie will not mind.

  2. Angie Palin says:

    this is SO Cool….I’m off to read and learn how to do it!

  3. Orjana says:

    Thank you for that, I will have to give this a go, good use for all the wee scraps as well because I hate throw them out!

  4. Lisa says:

    ooh! I have one of those, my mom gave me!! Cool! I’m printing out that how-to pattern to make more!

  5. I’m super obsessed with hexes too!!! I can’t get enough of them!

  6. Lyn says:

    These are so lovely!
    And the cuter the prints, the lovelier they are! I’m so tempted to try this now =D

  7. Mal* says:

    There is a major hexagon fever going around the internet. I’ve been on a mini-hex kick for some time and I think the fever is contagious!. Awesome project, yours are lovely.

  8. Rebecca Nia says:

    I must try this! I’m always wanting more crafts I can just do anywhere.

  9. Rebecca Nia says:

    I must try this! I’m always wanting more crafts I can just do anywhere.

  10. Rebecca Nia says:

    I must try this! I’m always wanting more crafts I can just do anywhere.

  11. JM says:

    I might have to try this! I love the way it looks!

  12. karlee Fuchs says:

    I LOVE THIS! I must Try!!