Category Archives: improv patchwork

Video tutorial: Hexies pincushion – English Paper Piecing (EPP)

PINCUSHION

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

For this I printed a sheet of 1 1/4 inch hexagons (pdf). You will only need 8 templates.

How to make English paper piecing (EPP) hexagons

This is an EPP beginner’s project.

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Video tutorial: improv patchwork projects- quick and easy quilting

I’ve made a few improv projects over the years.

Do you have a lot of scraps you don’t know what to do with? Here is how you can use them.

Learn to do improv patchwork in 2 minutes

This is is just one way to do improv patchwork but quite an easy one.  You can use a piece of paper as stabiliser or nothing at all.

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Improv projects tutorials

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Semi-improv 9-patch quilt

Quilt-as-you-go patchwork school bag

Urban garden iPad carry case



Reversible tray cover using improv piecing and embroidery


Improv patchwork headboard makeover



Spanish lace bobbins holder



Improv/free form quilt series



Free form patchwork mini quilt – visual creative process



Free form, free motion patchwork trial

 

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