Book Review ~ Learn How To English Paper Piece

Have you ever wanted to learn to English Paper Piece but didn't know where to start? Trying a new sewing technique doesn't have to be complicated. Especially if you find easy to understand instructions. The book I'm reviewing today makes English Paper Piece (EPP) sewing easy and fun.

Step By Step Tutorials to EPP sewing book

I received a copy of this sewing book in exchange for posting an honest review, all thoughts are my own. Sponsored by Nancy's Notions with Carolina Moore. This post contains affiliate links.

I have a quilting confession for you. Up until this week, I have only sewn squares and rectangles for quilt blocks. I was intimidated by triangles, circles, and especially hexagons. I've really enjoyed the quilts I have made in the past, but wanted to try something new.

When I was offered the opportunity to help promote fellow blogger Carolina Moore's new book, I jumped at the chance. I knew that writing a review of Learn How To English Paper Piece would nudge me into trying something new. It's been fun and I can't believe how long I waited to try it!

Learn How To English Paper Piece by Carolina Moore

English Paper Piecing Book by Carolina Moore

In Learn How To English Paper Piece, Carolina shares detailed instructions how to make hexagons and diamonds, and provides tutorials to make 10 fun projects. I couldn't decide whether to make the Hexi Placemats or start on the Grandmother's Flower Patch Quilt. I think I'll make both!

Synopsis of Learn How To English Paper Piece

Learn and practice the technique of English Paper Piecing with this exclusive book from creative blogger and award-winning quilter Carolina Moore. Includes 10 start-to-finish paper piecing projects and the techniques to make each one on the go.  Has detailed instructions so you can start small with easy patterns and build your skills from there. Book only available through Nacy's Notions. You can purchase a copy using this link.

Book Review of Learn How To English Paper Piece

Learn to English Paper Piece sewing book by Carolina Moore

If you want to learn to English Paper Piece, or want to try some new projects with the skills you already have, Learn How To English Paper Piece is a great book for you. For beginners, it has supply lists, instructions on how to make the hexagons in multiple ways, and projects with easy to follow tutorials. For someone that has made hexies before you will enjoy the more advanced projects included in this book.

I am a visual learner. I enjoy having photographs to help me with new concepts. This book includes photos of various stages of each of the projects, as well as images on how to make each individual hexie or diamonds. There are also extra tips and tricks included in the book to make your journey into English Paper Pieceing an easier one.

When I received this book in the mail, I didn't know if it would really be easy to make these cute projects. They weren't squares with straight lines that are easy to put together! How was I going to make sure the fabric stayed in the correct shape? Was it going to be actually possible for me to stitch the hexagons together?

book review step by step tutorials for EPP

Let me tell you the truth - it was easy and I really liked it! The hexagons are quite simple to make (especially since I used my Cricut to make the templates), and it didn't take long at all. You can even sew on the go because you don't use a sewing machine until the end. Sewing together my hexies was easy to do while watching a show and following the great step-by-step instructions in the book made piecing the hexies together a snap. It wasn't stressful at all!

I'm in the middle of making a quilt block with lovely Riley Blake fabric that I found at one of my local quilt stores, American Quilting in Orem, Utah. I'm using the tutorial for the Grandmother's Flower Patch Quilt to make a block. When I am finished making my block, I am going to frame my cute quilt block and use it as wall decor for my craft room. What fun inspiration it will be to look at, as well as a reminder that I can try new things and be successful!

I think you will really love this book showing you how to EPP. It was easy to follow and the terms aren't too technical for someone that hasn't done EPP before. This is a wonderful sewing resource to help you start on a new sewing adventure!

If you want to see other projects people are working on with inspiration from this book, check out these other blogs that are helping promote this book!

Friday, January 25th: Carolina from Always Expect Moore
Saturday, January 26th: Linda from Linda B Creative and Havalah from Sisters, What
Sunday, January 27th: Teresa from Sewn Up, Teresa Down Under and Stephanie from Modern Sewciety
Monday, January 28th: Jen from Faith and Fabric and Alicia from Sew What Alicia
Tuesday, January 29th: Sherry from Powered by Quilting and Marie from Underground Crafter
Wednesday, January 30th: Brooke from Brooklyn Berry Designs and Melody from Two Maker Chicks
Thursday, January 31st: Ali from Home Crafts by Ali and Sarah from Quilted Diary
Friday, February 1st: Bobbie from the Geeky Bobbin and Gemia from Phat Quarters
Saturday, February 2nd: Beth from Garland Girl Quilts and Bobbi from Snowy Days Quilting
Sunday, February 3rd: Kirsty from Bonjour Quilts and Simone from Charmed Life Quilting
Monday, February 4th: Aimee from Things Small and Simple and Mathew from Mister Domestic
Tuesday, February 5th: Kathy from Kathy’s kwilts and more and Kim from Stitched in Purple
Wednesday, February 6th: Audrey from the Cloth Parcel and Anorina from Samelia’s Mum
Thursday, February 7th: Laura from Slice of Pi Quilts and Lauren from Molly and Mama
Friday, February 8th: Sarah from Saroy and Stephanie from Swoodson Says

easily learn to sew hexagons and diamonds and 10 project tutorials

1 comment

  1. I love American Quilting. It has been a while since I have been down there. I love that this is a portable project.


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