English Paper Piecing Tutorial Series

English Paper Piecing Tutorial Series | The Zen of Making

Just in time for the weather to turn cooler, all three parts of my English paper piecing tutorial series are live and ready for budding quilters. I’m really pleased with how these tutorials turned out, and I’m so excited to share them with you!

Are you ready to try your hand at quilting? (Get it? Hand? Quilting? Hand quilting? Sorry. I couldn’t help myself…) This tutorial series will take you from paper templates to a finished project in three fully-photographed posts: In part 1, you’ll learn the addictive art of stitching hexies. In part 2, you’ll join those hexies into a flower-shaped quilt block. Finally, in part 3, you’ll use your blocks as the basis for a handy English paper piecing travel kit so you can bring your projects anywhere!

English Paper Piecing Tutorial Series | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: English Paper Piecing, Hexies Part 1

Got fabric scraps? Get quilting! Jumpstart your hexie obsession with my free 1" hexagon template and part one in my English paper piecing tutorial series! [Read More]

English Paper Piecing Tutorial Series | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: English Paper Piecing, Hexies Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of my English paper piecing series! In this tutorial, we’ll be joining seven of the hexagon pieces that you made in the first part of the series into a pretty and varsatile flower-shaped quilt block. [Read More]

English Paper Piecing Tutorial Series | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: English Paper Piecing Travel Kit, Hexies Part 3

Designed with mobile crafting in mind, my English paper piecing travel kit has two main compartments—one for holding fat quarters and spools of thread and the other for organizing stitched hexies and finished blocks—plus an outer pocket that’s the perfect size for two Altoids tins—one for paper templates and one for sewing supplies—and a pair of scissors. [Read More]

Tutorial: Pincushion for English Paper Piecing Travel Kit | The Zen of Making

English Paper Piecing Tutorial Series

Love your English Paper Piecing Travel Kit? Enhance your on-the-go quilting experience with a handy little pincushion designed specifically to snap onto the pocket of my popular hexie-inspired pouch! [Read More]

Happy quilting, my friends! I hope you have as much fun using this series as I did making it.

Before I go, I’d also like to say a special thanks to my dear friend Diane at CraftyPod. Without her generous skill sharing, this series would not have been possible.

8 thoughts on “English Paper Piecing Tutorial Series

  1. I am starting to teach my children to sew, and this whole series is perfect! We travel 4 hours a week for music lessons, then sit and wait until it is their turn (5 kids, that’s a lot of waiting!). Can’t wait to start them on this project! Thank you!

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