English Paper Piecing

English Paper Piecing

I use plastic folders to make patterns for English Paper Piecing. Instead of making piles of patterns out of card stock, I only need to make a few of these and use them over and over again. Trace the pattern, cut it out, and punch a hole in the center. Then fold the fabric over the plastic template, and take a stitch at each corner. To remove the template, insert an orange stick or small dowel into the hole, and pull up until the plastic piece comes loose.

Gail Schermer, Mannford, OK

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  1. covers from old calendar pages also work for templates. Hole in the template is essential. I have made several of these – it is so addicting. Can also be easilydone with diamonds or squares