Sunday, August 25, 2013

English Paper Piecing

Recently, my time has been spent preparing and fine tuning a workshop on English Paper Piecing. I will teach 5 different ways to experiment in English Paper Piecing. The goal of the class is to do my best to make sure the students leave with at least one method of enjoying EPP!

Most people think of Hexies when you say English Paper Piecing. I have moved past just the traditional shapes and use the technique for any block I wouldn't enjoy making by machine. If you have read my blog long, you know I'd rather sew by hand than machine so I use this technique often!

The class is in Rogers, AK at The Rabbit's Lair. I'll be doing a casual trunk show and visiting with customers in the morning and teaching the English Paper Piecing class in the afternoon. I'm looking forward to it very much. If anyone lives near Rogers, I'd love to meet you there at the store. The Rabbit's Lair is a wonderful store! They have a great selection of fabrics, wools, threads and yarns! Swing by and see me on September 7th... :-}. Check out the store web sight for info, The Rabbit's Lair. If you don't live nearby and want to give English Paper Piecing a try, I have several patterns on my website on the Quilt Pattern page.
For those of you waiting for the wool scrap freebie, I have been collecting email addresses to send the pattern in one try. Thanks for being patient and waiting! I'll be sending it out as soon as I feel like most of the hits on that post have stopped. Thanks again and it will be soon! We will have a great time working together on this little project. I hope to post lots of pictures about what everyone makes with it.
Have a great week and take care,


  1. Nice blocks, and I love those fabrics! Wish I could go to your class, but maybe next time!

  2. The Arkansas ladies have no idea what a special treat they are in for! Have a wonderful time! Love the block you posted!

  3. I too would rather hand stitch than machine stitch, and would love to learn how to paper piece different shapes (other than hexies and diamonds)! Sure wish I lived closer because I'd love to take your class. Can't wait to see what the wool scraps project is!

  4. It is amazing what can be done with paper piecing. These are beautiful blocks. Wish I was close enough to enjoy the class.

  5. Oh, wish I lived closer! I would love to take this class from you.

  6. Beautiful blocks Missie! If I lived closer I'd sign up for your class in a snap!