Must-Have Tools for English Paper Piecing
Our staff shares a few of their favorite tools and notions when doing English paper piecing (EPP).
1. Thread: A fine, neutral color thread works well for sewing pieces together
2. Paper scissors: If you are tracing or printing templates, use paper scissors to cut the pieces apart.
3. Fabric scissors: Cut fabric using a sharp scissors.
4. Template: Cut several layers of fabric at a time by using a plastic template.
5. Fabric glue pen: Use a water-soluble glue stick to temporarily adhere fabric to paper pieces.
6. Window template: View patterns in the open window. Mark along the outside edge with a pencil and cut on the drawn lines.
7. Precut hexagons: Speed up the process by purchasing precut paper pieces. Or cut your own with a die-cutting machine.
8. Paper punch: Make your own templates using a paper punch and recycled file folders.
9. Clips: Mini clips hold multiple layers together.