Flossie Teacakes’ Guide to English Paper Piecing

Exploring the Fussy-Cut World of Precision Patchwork

Florence Knapp

For those of us who love quilting, but can’t cut or sew a straight line, English paper piecing is the answer! The description of “fussy-cut” is both accurate and misleading. While English paper piecing does require more steps, it offers the precision that so many of us desire, and rarely achieve.

In essence, paper piecing requires you to create a “backbone” of paper for your quilt pieces. You can design your quilt on a computer, or hand draw the pieces. The paper pieces are wrapped or fabric-glued or tacked in place. When hand-sewn together, these pieces create perfect and sharp seams.  Once the quilting is finished, the tacking stitches are removed and the paper bits flipped out.

This book not only has step-by-step instructions, but a collection of amazing quilts made by paper piecers, plus lots of suggested products to make the quilting even easier and more productive. You too will be able to make the neat, sharp, exact and amazing quilts you’ve always hankered after.