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Learn how to english paper piece with this doll quilt- it has extra long hexagons! Perfect hand sewing project for traveling with.
In the quilt group this month the doll quilt pattern is an english paper pieced quilt.
In truth, I have to really pat myself on the back with this one. I have been working on this little quilt for around 6 months. It’s all hand done. I hand made the hexagons. I stitched them into rows– then hand stitched the top together and if that wasn’t enough I actually hand quilted it as well!
That is a lot of hand work. Good thing this is 22″ X 20″ or I would have not finished until the next century. You know how it goes….if the quilt isn’t moving along fast enough…it’s outa here. It’s on the shelf with the other forever projects.
I was sooo determined to get this done though, so let me now show off a few things I’ve learned and a few videos that might help you on your own English Paper Piecing journey. Whether you are working on a hexagon project, or an elongated hexagon like this project, or tumbler, apple core…or whatever shape! These videos will help you with the basics.
1- sewing the shape with the template, 2- sewing them into rows, 3- adjusting your template size, 4- spray basting for when you are finally done and ready to hand quilt, but don’t want all those safety pins!
There might be other videos in the series….I think I have one showing you how to stitch the top to the backing as well– so make sure you subscribe to the channel so you don’t miss it!
So- let me introduce the doll quilt…..
finished size 22″ X 20″
The pattern is available to quilt group members– check it out here to login or sign up.
Check out this video for making your own stretched hexagons.
How to English Paper Piece- Video Tutorial
How to use Spray Basting:
How to Sew your Hexagons strips together Video:
Don’t forget to subscribe to the youtube channel— new videos out every week!
Here are some other great resources to check out:
Hexagon How To’s
Have any tips for English Paper piecing…especially for Hexagons?