English Paper Piecing is a fun easy
way to make complex patch work quilts by hand. You use precut
paper pieces to baste your fabric around. After basting, the
pieces are whip stitched together with the paper inside to hold
the accurate shape. Once a shape is completely surrounded by
other shapes the center paper piece can be popped out and reused.
great thing about English Paper Piecing is that it is very portable.
It is easy to carry a project with you in your purse or a small
bag. You can piece on airplanes, in waiting rooms, at hospitals,
and traveling in the car. My favorite time to paper piece is
during TV time.
The die cut Paper Pieces are reusable.
Quality card stock paper (not freezer paper) allows you to reuse
each piece a number of times.
The size of a
shape is determined by the length of its edge, shown as
distance "S" below. This makes matching of shapes
very easy. A 1" hexagon goes with a 1" diamond, which
goes with a 1" triangle, etc.