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English Paper Piecing (EPP) mini quilt

English paper piecing (EPP) tutorial

If you’ve never done English paper piecing or EPP this is an easy project to start with.

For this I printed a few sheets of 1 inch hexagons (pdf), but if you prefer to start with larger pieces, you can use up 1 1/2 inch or 2 inch hexagons. You’ll find those two sizes on the pdf download as well.

This mini quilt is 29 inches wide.

How to make English paper piecing (EPP) hexagons

This is a beginner’s project.

You can see that the quilt starts with a hexies flower and then hexagons are added in rows.

English paper piecing (EPP) tutorial

English paper piecing (EPP) tutorial

English paper piecing (EPP) tutorial

English paper piecing (EPP) tutorial

This is it.

English paper piecing (EPP) tutorial

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block video tutorial (Hidden wells)

Vídeo tutorial: make a block out of 5 strips of fabric

A while ago I made a similar block with 4 fabric strips of the same width. This time I tried with 5 fabric strips of different widths and this is one of the blocks I got.

The choice of fabrics is important. It works best with high contrasting fabrics and colours.

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How to make this block from 5 fabric strips

Learn how to make this block in 2 minutes:

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Materials

  • 1 red 1 3/4 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 light green 2 1/2 inch x 10 inch strip
  • 1 yellow 3 1/2 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 light red 2 1/2 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 dark green 1 3/4 x 10 inch strip

Block size

12 3/4 inch square.

Arranging the block

After the tutorial you get 4 pieces, two of each:

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

Arrange the 4 pieces to make the block:

Video tutorial: make a block out of 5 strips of fabric

 

Quilt layouts with this block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From strips to quilt block: two blocks and the same

2 strip blocks to make with jelly rolls

These two quilt designs are made with the same block. Can you believe that?

Both are made the same way though he result is quite different.

This is how you make them:

Block 1

Block 2

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Block 1

Easy block tutorial - from fabric strips to quilt block

Block 2

From strips to quilt block tutorial
From strips to quilt block tutorial

You can see more quilt designs for these 2 blocks on these posts that I wrote a while ago: