Monday, August 1, 2011

English Paper Piecing

 I've found a new craft. I'm learning how to English Paper Piece. It's so much fun. You use paper patterns. I went on line and found a site that you can copy the patterns for free. Let me know if you want it.
 Cut the fabric 1/4 inch larger than pattern.
 Tack fabric around the edge, sewing through the paper pattern.
 You need six to make the star, and six for the boarder.

Sew diamonds together to make a star. Then you sew a boarder around the star to make a hexagon. Another blog said you need to make 240 blocks to complete the quilt.
I have this cute clutch a friend gave me that I am using for my supplies. This is such a fun take along craft. Also I love that you don't have to think when sewing.