English Paper Piecing Tutorial: Fussy Cut Hexagons


One of the most fun things about working with small pieces like 1″ hexagons is they are perfect for featuring just one motif from your favorite fabrics. Where large cuts allows you to see “the whole picture,” a little fussy cut allows one element to shine and really lets you appreciate the artistry of the fabric.

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English Paper Piecing Hexagons Tutorial

EPP Week at Pink Castle Fabrics

For EPP Week day 2, we have an English Paper Piecing hexagons tutorial! Hexagons are the most popular shape for English Paper Piecing, so let’s start by talking about what a hexagon is.

What is a hexagon? 

1" Hexagon  A hexagon is a polygon with 6 sides that are all equal in length.
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English Paper Piecing Supplies to Get Started


EPP Week at Pink Castle Fabrics

Welcome to EPP Week day 1, the begining of a series of posts all about English Paper Piecing! Today, we’re going to start with the basics– the English Paper Piecing supplies you’ll need to get started, plus a few extra supplies to make the process more fun.

The Basics 

1" Hexagon Paper Pieces

Precut Paper Pieces

The idea of English Paper Piecing is you are covering a paper shape with fabric, sewing the shapes together, then removing the fabric while the fabric shape stays intact.

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Free Quilt Patterns for Beginners Round-Up: June 2017


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Hello readers! 

There is certainly no shortage of amazing quilt patterns out in the world, which can make the search for the perfect one intimidating and overwhelming. To make the process a little easier, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite free quilt patterns from around the web! 


Photo credit: Suzy Williams of Suzy Quilts

This design from Suzy Quilts was inspired by tartan plaid, and would look equally striking in prints or solids!

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