Ashley Hough

English Paper Piecing

Ashley Hough
English Paper Piecing
  • In-depth Instruction; over 72 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
In this session you will get a brief overview of what English paper piecing is, see what some of the common pieced shapes are and learn what supplies will be needed.
In this session you will learn about the paper templates needed for English paper piecing and see how to either get them pre-cut or cut your own.
Watch Ashley as she shows you how to baste a small hexagon shape using a hand sewing needle and thread. You will also see how to baste a larger hexagon, again using the hand sewing method.
Ashley will show how to baste a clamshell shape using a glue pen. Glue pens can be easier to use when working with rounded edges.
In this session you will learn how to baste a diamond shape. You will also learn what to do with the points of the diamonds, depending on whether that point will be covered by another piece in the final assembly process.
Now that all of the pieces are basted we are ready to assemble the basted fabric pieces. You will also learn how to remove the paper templates whether they were glued or stitched in place.
6 Lessons
1  hrs 12  mins

English paper piecing is a method of quilting that is done entirely by hand, making it a great project for quilting on the go.

Your instructor, Ashley Hough will show you all of the materials you will need for English paper piecing, including; fabric, a hand sewing needle and thread, and both paper and plastic templates- which will be used for cutting out the fabric.

This class will cover some of the most common shapes used when doing English paper piecing, including the hexagon, clamshell and diamond. Ashley will show you how to cut out your fabric using a template and ensure that it is larger than the paper template that the fabric will be sewn to.

You will learn how to baste your fabric onto the paper using both a glue method and a hand sewing method. She will teach you how to baste different shapes, including those with straight edges, curves and sharp points. Once you learn how to baste your fabric shapes, you will be ready to assemble all of the pieces together and remove the paper. You can then practice your English paper piecing with a fun, easy pattern download.

Ashley Hough

Ashley has sewn for years. Her mother taught her at a very young age. When first starting out, she stuck to mastering commercial patterns before venturing into creating her own. Her patterns have been featured in Sew News, Sew It All, and she has even been on Sew It All TV. Quilting is somewhat new to Ashley, but she dove in head first – coming up with an original design for her first quilt that included curved seams and hand appliqué! She was even lucky enough to have it featured in one of Quilty’s “This is My Quilt” episodes. Ashley loves all things crafty, from sewing to knitting, crochet to quilting, and everything in between. When she isn’t working on a new project or learning a different technique she loves teaching her passion to others.

Ashley Hough

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