English Paper Piecing- Tracy Style- Part 1

I started on my friend’s baby quilt today, and since I am using the English Paper Piecing method to put it together, I thought this would be a great opportunity to show a step-by-step of paper piecing.

Disclaimer- I learned this method by looking at articles online and trial and error. I am sure that I am not doing everything “the proper way” but this is what works for me!

1) Pin the cardstock pieces to the fabric:

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2) Cut the fabric, leaving at least a 1/4 inch seam allowance:

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3) Fold the fabric over the paper and baste around the edge:

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4) Place two completed squares face to face and whip stitch them together:

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Here is the completed sample:

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When I get farther along, I will demonstrate joining rows and corners!

Here is an example of a completed quilt top made entirely with English Paper Piecing:

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About 12months12quilts

I am an educator and sewing teacher, crafting away in The Bay Area, CA.
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One Response to English Paper Piecing- Tracy Style- Part 1

  1. garden2day says:

    It looks like you have been keeping busy. Lovely quilts. You put so much love and effort into each one.

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