Ashley Hough

English Paper Piecing

Ashley Hough
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Meet Ashley Hough, get a brief overview of what English paper piecing is, see what some of the common pieced shapes are and learn what supplies you will need.
Learn about the paper templates needed for English paper piecing and see how to either get them pre-cut or cut your own.
Ashley 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 11  mins

English paper piecing is a method of quilting done entirely by hand, making it a great project for quilting on the go. Learn everything you need to get started from quilter Ashley Hough.

Ashley 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 are 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. Ashley 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 stitch your pieces together and remove the paper. You can then practice your English paper piecing with a fun, easy pattern download.

Ashley Hough

Ashley Hough is a quilt designer, pattern maker, instructor, and lover of all things quilting. After learning to sew at the young age of 6 years old, she later discovered the joy of quilting and has grown her skills over the past 15 years. "I love quilting because I love the design process—being able to start with a blank page and essentially create whatever I want." Ashley's designs and patterns have been published in a variety of magazines and her work can be found on National Quilters Circle.

Ashley Hough

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