English Paper Piecing Workshop
Learn the fun, addictive, and surprisingly easy English Paper Piecing quilting technique in this 3-hour workshop!
What is English Paper Piecing? It's a clever way of making precise geometric shapes from fabric, using paper templates as a base. The resulting shapes are then sewn together by hand to create amazing modern patchwork compositions, and finally the paper is removed from inside the stitched piece. It's a little bit magic and a lot of fun! No sewing machines are used, this is all hand sewing -- which makes English Paper Piecing a great project to take on the go.
In this class you'll learn:
- How to cut and prep the fabric for your project
- How to glue baste and fabric baste each fabric hexagon onto the paper template
- How to join the individual hexagaons together to make a larger piece, using special thread to achieve invisible stitches
- How to make neat, invisible hand stitches, plus special knots to use in English Paper Piecing
- How to remove the paper from within your project at the end.
Class fee includes a fabric bundle which will allow each student will make the rainbow hexagon piece shown here, which measures about 18" square and can be used to make a pillow, mini quilt, tote bag, or anything you like!All necessary tools and materials will be provided. Just bring yourself and get ready to stitch!
Please note this is not a learn-to-sew class. Students must have basic hand-sewing familiarity. We will not be using sewing machines in this class.
Fabric will be provided to students as part of the class fee.
Date & Time: select above
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company (here's where we're located)
Cost: $65.00, includes all materials and tools
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
Meet Your Instructor
Giuseppe Ribaudo (AKA Giucy Giuce) learned to sew from his grandmother at a young age. In 2008 he began quilting and has never looked back. Giuseppe resides in Sunnyside, Queens and is an avid modern traditionalist quilter. He has a great passion for simple design in bright, bold colors. Check out his colorful quilting work on Instagram here!