Traditional hand piecing over papers with a whip stitch to finish.
English Paper piecing is extremely portable and a great use of scraps. It is traditionally worked by hand over papers and the Hexagon shape is the most popular.
In this workshop Carolyn shows you how to make the individual hexagon shapes, whip stitch them together and then join the flower garden rosettes into a quilt.
A simple project, though, would be to make two rosettes and turn them into a pincushion.
Pre-cut papers are available from most good quilt shops, for various sizes of hexagon and other shapes.
If you are having problems locating, go to Creative Quilting at www.creativequilting.co.uk. for these and other paper piecing products.
Carolyn is the author of several books and patterns, which feature through the site – quick search her name – and you can enjoy meeting her by clicking here:
Stop Press:We are thrilled to tell you that Carolyn will be joining us at a quilt retreat for a scrappy weekend in February 2018 at the fabulous Aztec Hotel and Spa in Bristol and if you would like to learn more about this – just click here.
Carolyn is an accomplished quilt maker, teacher and author of several books and patterns. Carolyn has been sewing quilts for over 20 years and just loves using up scraps. She is constantly inspired by vintage quilt blocks she finds on her travels and she brings them up-to-date with modern construction techniques – stitch n’ flip and Quilting on the Go are two of her favourites.
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