English Paper Piecing Pattern: La Passacaglia

Welcome to the last day of EPP Week! today, we’re talking about  maybe one of the most impressive examples of English Paper Piecing– the La Passacaglia quilt. The pattern is from Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein, and has a corresponding pack of paper pieces. Here, I’ve rounded up some La Passacaglia quilts in progress from Instagram so you can see how amazing they look at each stage.

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English Paper Piecing Tutorial: Fussy Cut Hexagons

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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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