English Paper Piecing (EPP)

EPP Techniques

English paper piecing is a hand-sewing technique used to maximize accuracy when piecing complex angles together. A paper shape is cut with the exact dimensions of the desired piece. Fabric is then basted to the paper shape. Adjacent units are then placed face to face, and the seam is whipstitched together. When a given piece is completely surrounded by all the adjacent shapes, the basting thread is cut, and the basting and the paper shape are removed.


Here are a list of links to get you started. If you have a tutorial you would like to share, contact us and we will add to the list.


All People quilt – EPP Comprehensive Tutorial

For great Craftsy classes visit:

Craftsy Pieced Hexies: Beyond English Paper Piecing Class


Helen Stubbings –  Quick and Easy English Paper Piecing.

EPP – Lori Holt Part 1 – Hexie Flowers

EPP – Lori Holt Part 2 – Hexie Flowers

Missie Carpenter’s Starch Basting Technique for EPP