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Video tutorial: 2 English paper piecing projects

Video tutorial: English paper piecing projects to make

Scrappy hexagon quilts are great for several reasons.

You can sew hexies virtually anywhere, for instance when travelling or on holidays.

It is good to go back to your hexagon quilt when you feel like you need a break from other types of sewing, when you are between big projects or just for a relaxing day.

It is also a good way to improve your stitching skills.

Learn to make English Paper Piecing with these two projects:

Download template

Download the hexagon template (google doc).

Print on thick or plain paper and cut. Then make a hole in the centre so that it is easy to remove. There are about 16 hexagons per A4 sheet so print a few copies. Before printing make sure you’re printing at 100%.

Some projects to try:

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2-minute video tutorial: Half rectangle triangles

2-minute video tutorial: Half rectangle triangles

The internet is full of half square triangle tutorials, but how many half rectangle tutorials have you seen?

How to make a half rectangle triangle in 2 minutes

This is how you make half rectangle triangles quickly. You can make them any size.

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Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope blocks

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt blocks

This block gives an impression of curves but all blocks have straight lines. This kaleidoscope block is quick and easy to make and it makes great quilts.

I chose to make this block with paper piecing because it has many points and it’s easier to sew accurately with this technique.

Download template

Print the template twice for 1 block. Alternate the colours to make 2 different blocks.

Learn to make a kaleidoscope block in just over 2 minutes