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Design your own English Paper Piecing (EPP) project

Design your own English Paper Piecing (EPP) project

I’ve made a few hexies projects over the last few years but it was only recently that I discovered Gridpaint. This is a Google application and as well as hexagons it has two types of triangles and squares.

Gridpaint is a great tool for English paper piecing design or for traditional and modern patchwork.

With Gridpaint You get to play easily with the design colours and shapes before you embark on a new quilt. You can see some examples of the designs below.

If you’ve never made any English paper piecing, learn with these 2 very short tutorials:

Some example patterns I have been playing with:

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Design your own English Paper Piecing (EPP) project

Quick and easy bow tie quilt block with rounded corners

Video tutorial: bow tie quilt block with rounded corners

In this tutorial you’ll learn to make a quick and easy bow tie block but also how to add a rounded corner to any block.

Sewing curves is a bit fiddly but at the same time it’s quite straight forward.

The trick to sewing curves is using lots of pins to make sure that both fabric edges remain flat while being stitched so that you don’t end up with puckering.

How to make a quick and easy bow tie quilt block with rounded corners

Learn how to make this easy block in just over than 2 minutes:

Pattern download

Block size

9 1/2 inch square.

This is the block you can make with this video tutorial.

Quick and easy bow tie quilt block with rounded corners

This quilt design is like something from the 60s, don’t you agree?
Quick and easy bow tie quilt block with rounded corners
Quick and easy Bow tie quilt block - video tutorial

Quick and easy square in a square video tutorial

Video tutorial: quick and easy square in a square quilt block

How to make a square in a square quilt block

This is the easiest way to make a square in a square quilt block:

Block size

5 1/2 inch square.

These two blocks are made with this tutorial:

Video tutorial: quick and easy square in a square quilt block

Video tutorial: quick and easy square in a square quilt block

Square in a square quilt ideas

Video tutorial: quick and easy square in a square quilt block

Video tutorial: square in a square

Square in a square with rounded corners

Video tutorial: quick and easy square in a square quilt block

This quilt block is perfect to showcase your favourite fabrics.

Video tutorial: quick and easy square in a square quilt block