Our Beginners Guide to English Paper Piecing by Cathy Perlmutter – Sewing By Sarah

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Introduction: What Makes EPP Excellent

Wrap fabric around paper (or cardstock) shapes, and sew the edges together - that’s the simple idea behind English Paper Piecing, a 400-year old technique that really did come from England.

EPP requires no pinning, no math, and imperfect seam allowances are usually ok - the paper shapes make it accurate. Complicated-looking stars, kaleidoscopes, and Y- seams are all accomplished more easily than with traditional piecing.

And as if that wasn’t enough, EPP is portable. Fill a lunch box with EPP papers, needle, thread and a glue pen. You can do it on airplanes, subways, beaches, any place with adequate lighting! For all these reasons, EPP may be the most addictive of all quilt-piecing techniques!

English Paper Piecing doesn’t require a big investment in materials.  If you’re a stitcher you probably own most of them!  If not, we have an amazing starter set here.

Check out our full e-book on EPP free here....

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 And check out our entire collection of EPP projects including Cathy's amazing BOOK! 

 


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