Archive for the ‘English paper piecing’ Category

Holidays stitched up… it’s back to quilting

Holidays stitched up… it’s back to quilting Well… Christmas, New Year and the holidays have come and gone and I hope you all had a wonderful time doing whatever you enjoy doing with those you hold dear… and for most of us that would mean making some time for quilting and quilting friends. Unfortunately I […]


Dear Jenny

A few months ago a quilting friend called me to ask if she could send Jenny along to the Studio. Jenny, a beginner quilter, was having trouble with a block-of-the-month quilting project and needed some help. Sure I said, not asking anymore questions. Jenny walked in the door with the Dear Jane book under her […]


Fran has been busy fussy cutting

Have you tried fussy cutting? My quilting friend Fran recently went north to escape the Melbourne weather and took some of my templates along to do a bit of stitching, wow what a result. Fran has some wonderful fabrics in her collection ideal for fussy cutting. She used my 1½” English paper piecing hexagon templates and […]

Uses pieced hexagons

Pieced Hexagon Blocks

Playing with Pieced Hexagon blocks. It’s great fun playing around with the 1½” Range and 2″ Range of English paper piecing templates. I am always amazed at the number of different designs that can be created from just a few geometric shapes. The following links show examples of small and large pieced hexagon blocks using […]


English Paper Piecing – hand & machine techniques

When some quilters think of English paper piecing they fondly think of the time spent relaxing in their favourite armchair hand sewing, others… just think of the time spent. I enjoy hand sewing and always have some next to my armchair, but I hate spending more time on something than I need to. If I can […]