Introduction: Quilting Techniques- English Paper Piecing

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Rob meets up with quilting and painting artist extraordinaire, Caroline Hwang, for a tutorial on English paper piecing. Easy to do and beautiful- see how Caroline interprets it into her artisitc and modern quilts.

Step 1: Setting It Up

Cut out a hexagon of paper and a piece of fabric. You can use any kind of fabric for this project, any recyclable material, which you'll also cut out in a pentagon but with a quarter inch seam allowance on all sides. After that, pin the paper to the fabric and try to center it closely as possible.

Step 2: Sewing the Corners

Your going to fold in two of the sides, make sure the corners are folded in as neatly as possible. Take your threaded needle, you don't have to knot it and at each corner your going to do one stitch- for every corner. When you get around all the corners, you're done with your first piece. Repeat for as many pieces as you want.

Step 3: Attaching Them Together

Next is sewing the pieces together. Place them face to face, line up the sides together and sew a whip stitch very close to the edge so you don't see the thread when it's fully opened up. Repeat to every edge, it's ok to fold the paper and manipulate the pieces to sew them together.

Step 4: Finishing It Up

Once, finished take out the paper and attach the pieces with a basic applique technique and you're a quilting genius! Visit for more tutorials and lessons!