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Video tutorial: English paper piecing (EPP) mini quilt

Video tutorial: English paper piecing (EPP) mini quilt

This is the perfect project to learn English paper piecing. It’s small enough to get results straight away.

I like the zig zag pattern too. You don’t see it very often but in a large scale, and if you choose your fabrics carefully, the end result can be spectacular.

How to do English paper piecing mini quilt tutorial

Learn to do English paper piecing in just over 2 minutes:

There’re only 3 steps to start doing English paper piecing:

  1. Download the hexagon template (google doc).
  2. Print the required size  (this project uses the 1 inch pattern) on thick or plain paper – I used plain printer paper.
  3. Cut the patterns and get sewing

Two important points to make:

  1. Before printing make sure you’re printing at 100% to avoid surprises.
  2. Leave the paper template in until you have finished sewing all  hexies together

Mini quilt instructions

Print 60  hexagon templates (Google doc).

Make 30 yellow hexies and 30 blue hexies as shown on the video tutorial.

You can make this EPP piece into a mini quilt.

Stay tuned for a tutorial where I will be using this piece to make a cushion cover.

Two buzz saw quilting blocks – video tutorials

2 buzzsaw quilt blocks - free video tutorials

These two blocks are quick and easy to make.  Both are made in a similar way but the blocks are slightly different.

How to make variation 1 of the buzz saw block

Notes

You may find that if you cut your strips at 2 1/2 inch intervals, the last strip will be less than 2 1/2 inches. You can see that on the video. That’s because the half square triangle is 9 1/2 inches square not 10.

That doesn’t affect the end result. Just sew the narrower strip with a scant 1/8 inch seam allowance to compensate a bit.

Get the materials, block size, and the like for this block.

How to make variation 2 of the buzz saw block also called Delectable mountains

Get the materials, block size, and the like for this block.

Both blocks can be made scrappy.

Video tutorial: Learn Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) quilting

Quilt-as-you-go (QYAG) tutorial

How to Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) – narrow sashing

The finished sashing width for this project is 1/2 inch but it can be adjusted to a wider or narrower sashing. Learn the  technique in under 3 minutes:

Materials

For the block sandwich

  • A piece of backing fabric the same size as the block
  • A piece of batting 1 inch larger than the block
  • One finished block

For the sashing

  • One strip of sashing fabric 1 1/8 inch x the length of the block side
  • 1 strip of sashing fabric 1 3/4 inch x the length of the block side

Do you like this quilting technique? Check out my other Quilt-as-you-go video that uses 2 inch sashing strips:

Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) - video tutorial