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Learn the Basics of English Paper Piecing (EPP)

English Paper Piecing, called EPP for short, is a hand sewing technique used in quilting. It features using shapes of card stock to keep the fabric in the correct sizes and shapes.

If this is your first time trying English Paper Piecing, this video might help you see the two main types of stitches you can use. I’d suggest you try out both and see which way you prefer.

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A Beginner’s Chain Sewing Guide to Quick Piecing

chain sewing quilt blocks, quilt piecing quickly

If you’re new to quilting, there’s a chance you aren’t yet familiar with the concept of “chain sewing”. Chain sewing is one of my favorite techniques for quickly piecing many blocks at one time. To put it simply, chain sewing saves time & thread! To chain sew, you simply sew a bunch of pieces one after the other without snipping the thread in between until you’re done.

If you want to see chain sewing in action, check out this fun video:

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Make Flying Geese with this No-Waste Tutorial

Flying Geese Tutorial

Learning how to make 4-at-a-time Flying Geese using this no-waste method was like magic for me in my early quilting days, and I hope you love it too! Flying Geese are featured in my upcoming quilt pattern Reverberate, which will be available in my pattern shop starting on October 29th.

If you’d like to watch a video to see this Flying Geese Quilt Block Tutorial in action, check it out on YouTube:

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How to Make Magic 8 Half Square Triangles

Magic 8 Half Square Triangles Quilting Tutorial with video

If you’ve never learned how to make 8 Half Square Triangles at one time you are missing out! This super magic skill is essential for any quilter, and is even called the Magic 8 HST method! This 8-at-a-time HST technique is a great shortcut for beginners, and is featured in my beginner-friendly Solitaire Quilt Pattern.

You can learn how to make 8 Half Square Triangle Quilt Blocks at one time by reading the step-by-step instructions below, or by watching this quick video:

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How to Make Scrappy DIY Fabric Coasters

Got fabric scraps? Learn how to make fabric coasters as a set of 4!

As a long time quilter, fabric scraps are in no shortage in my house. Fabric coasters are one of my favorite scrappy projects to make. Making quilted fabric coasters is super fun, pretty easy, and fabric coasters make amazing gifts too.

This DIY fabric coaster tutorial will show you the step-by-step process for making 4 coasters using wonky improv quilting techniques with scraps from your fabric stash.

Are you ready to make DIY Coasters with Fabric? Making quilted fabric coasters is fairly simple. Learn how to sew coasters in this video quilting tutorial:

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4-at-a-time Half Square Triangles

Half Square Triangles can be made lots of different ways, and this post will show you a step-by-step guide to making 4 Half Square Triangles at one time.

I personally prefer the 4-at-a-time method for making Half Square Triangles because it does not involve sewing on the bias. That does however mean that you still need to be careful while pressing your blocks, as to not stretch or distort them later on.

This post will show you what steps to take to make 4 Half Square Triangles at one time, as well as two different methods of trimming Half Square Triangle Quilt Blocks, and even how to calculate what size starting square to use when using the 4-at-a-time HST method.

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