English Paper Piecing for Beginners

Are you new to English Paper Piecing? You've come to the right place. Here at Paper Pieces, we want to make sure you have everything you need to put the peace in piecing.

 What is English Paper Piecing?

English Paper Piecing (EPP), also known as Mosaic Piecing or Mosaic Patchwork, is a method of hand piecing using paper templates to stabilize fabric. Historically the technique originated in England in the 1700s and was brought to the United States out of popularity and necessity. Fabric is basted to paper shapes using thread or glue and the pieces are then stitched together, most commonly using a whip stitch. It is a precise method, allowing the quilter to create accurate shapes, whether simple or complex.

Who is Paper Pieces®?

Family and woman owned, we are the worlds leading manufacturer of pre cut Papers for English Paper Piecing. We offer precision and consistency in over 10,000 shapes and sizes. 

Keep Reading to take the first steps in learning how to EPP, it's addicting and contagious, in a good way!

  • English Paper Piecing Tutorial

    Learn the Basics

    Watch as Jess & Erin walk you through the basics of English Paper Piecing. Once you learn the the foundation, you can make anything!

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  • EPP Community

    Join the Community

    You are NOT alone in your journey through handwork! There is a brilliant community of quilters on social media sharing tips, advice and inspiration!

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  • Get Started

    Our EPP Starter Kit has everything you need to get started and try your hand (literally) at hexies!

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    There's no such thing as a silly question! We've made a list of the most commonly asked questions about Paper Pieces® and English Paper Piecing!

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    Learn the ins and outs of our website and how to find what you're looking for!

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