Introduction to English Paper Piecing



Sunday, May 19th from 12:30pm to 3:30pm - registration closed

 

$75 plus supplies

 

Join us for some fun and scrappy patchwork, led by Chel!

 

English paper piecing, or EPP for short, came about in the 18th century, and its popularity has ebbed and flowed throughout history since. In particular, it was a useful craft for using up small amounts of fabric at a time for quilting in times of scarcity. Nowadays, it's a relaxing method of slow sewing that's portable, and results in precise piecing.

 

 

If you're comfortable with sewing by hand and machine, then this workshop will be a breeze! The coasters and mug rugs students will be making will be hand pieced and then finished up on provided sewing machines.

 

 

You can definitely raid your fabric stash for this one, and you likely already have a lot of the other supplies you'll need. Anything you don't have will always be available for purchase here before the class. Paper hexagon pieces (1" & 1.5"), batting, and washable glue for basting will be provided for all students.

 

Here is what you'll need to bring with you:

 

Fabric

• 7 - 10 fabric scraps in dimensions of at least 2.5" x 2.5" or 4" x 4" (all 7/10 must be the same size, so please choose one)

• one single piece of backing fabric at least 8" x 11"

 

Needles

• any small hand sewing needle (for thread basting)

• thin needle for piecing

 

Thread

• old, ends of spools/bobbins, that contrast with the chosen fabric (for easy-to-see thread basting)

• 1 matching or neutral spool of thread for piecing

 

Other Supplies

• thimble

• thread snips & fabric scissors

• pins

• heat erasable pen/marker

 

Optional but Helpful Supplies

• Wonder Clips

• SewTites

• small needle minder

 

We're looking forward to seeing you for this workshop! Before registering, please be sure to view our class policies here.