Ashley Hough

English Paper Piecing

with Ashley Hough

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.

  • 6 Sessions
  • 1h 10m
Ashley Hough

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.

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