How to make your own English Paper Piecing Papers

Learn how to make your own English Paper Piecing (EPP) Papers. Once you see how easy it is you'll be able to make your own custom shapes and patterns. Find out more on

Have you ever wanted to know how to make your own English Paper Piecing papers? I have and you know why? Because if you know how to make your own English Paper Piecing (or EPP as the cool kids call it) you can make your own EPP based patterns! (Did your mind just explode with the possibilities???)

EPP (lets just keep calling it that so I can pretend I’m one of the cool kids) is a great way to make some really tricky blocks. It’s also going to be one of the techniques that we use as part of the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along so learning how to make your own papers is going to come in handy – and I’ll cover how to make pattern specific papers as part of the sew-along but for today we’re going to cover making generic shaped papers.

I’ve been toiling away on my 15th Brother International Quilt Contest Quilt and I’m going to let you in on a secret today; I’m going to paper piece it.

For those of you that don’t know about the contest here’s the details in a nutshell:

Create an “Eco” themed quilt (sized at 70cm x 70cm) and enter the competition for your chance to win a Brother Innov-is NV1800Q (RRP $1,799) and a revolutionary Brother ScanNCut CM550DX (RRP $699). Entries close 31 October 2015 and are open to Australians only. You can find out more by clicking here.

Amazing right! Not only will you win $2,400 in Brother prizes but the top 10 of the Australian quilts will travel to Tokyo and may hang at the Tokyo Quilt Festival. That’s huge!

But back to the handy paper piecing trick. To make your own papers you’re going to need 3 things; a Brother ScanNCut, some paper or card stock and 5 minutes….

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Tips, Tricks & Tools for Long Term WIPs (Works in Progress) by Angie Wilson of - Filled with storage solutions and ideas for those long term craft projects. Get organised with style and have some fun keeping on track.

How to Store and Organise Your Works in Progress

Have you ever wondered how to effectively store and organise your works in progress (WIPs)? If you’re like me you probably have a few projects on the go and with the upcoming Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along I’m going to be working on something over a year long in the making and so I’ve…

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Top 10 Tools for Beginners Patchwork

I get asked a lot about what a beginner should buy or what tools are essential for quilting and I’m going to provide you with my Top 10 Tools for Beginners Patchwork. Now, patchwork is different from quilting, although both skills fall under the general term “quilting”, and so while the tools will cross over there’s…

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The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew-along: Learn to sew the 99 Blocks from Laurie Aaron Hird's book The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt" with Angie Wilson of, Fat Quarter Shop and From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates. Find out more here:

Announcing the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along

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Vintage Daydream - Patchwork by Angie Wilson of Quilting by Gemma Jackson. Pattern, Vintage by Camille Roskelly. Feature fabric Daydreams by Kate Spain. Background fabric, Kona by Robert Kaufman. Quilting in Aurifil. Edge-to-edge pattern by Karlee Porter.

Vintage Daydreams Quilt Reveal

In May 2104 I wrote about starting my version of Camille Roskelley’s Vintage quilt from her book Simply Retro. I was supposed to finish the quilt in that month, but I’m ashamed to say it took me 12 months to finish. I hand stitched the binding down in May 2015 and it’s taken me this…

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X Plus Quilt Block Patchwork by Angie Wilson of

X Plus Patchwork Top

Is it just me, or does it feel like it’s been ages since I shared what I’m working on? I have this big bundle of finished quilts sitting beside me at the moment that I’m impatient to share and I just can’t seem to catch a break in the weather department to be able to…

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Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair Adventure

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Monday is here and I’m not ready…

I’m running behind today, which is becoming a bit too regular for my liking at the moment. June was such a full on month and I’ve done so much in the past couple of months that the wheels have just come off the wagon and I’m struggling to get them back on. I’m not sure…

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