A large English Paper Piecing (EPP) project can seem daunting. But a small project, such as an ornament, lets you try the technique on something easy. And it’s something that you will actually use! Not naming names, but some people always have a portable EPP project ready to go. Ahem.
English Paper Piecing is an old technique that stabilizes and stitches two pieces of fabric together. Our EPP Hexagon Flower Garden Table Topper provides an overview of English Paper Piecing.
There are lots of options for diamond shapes that allow you to makes stars with just the number of points you want. For a 6-pointed star, we’ll use 60-degree diamonds. Six of them fit together perfectly, and make a nice, balanced star. The most challenging part of working with diamond shapes is taming the fabric at the acute angle of the pointy end, but we’ll share tricks for achieving nice, sharp points.
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Ready to give it a try? Or already know how to EPP and want a relaxing TV project to add some holiday joy? Let’s make an EPP Star Ornament with Diamonds!
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Ready for more English Paper Pieced ornaments? Try this cute little EPP tree ornament with hexies!
Or, make his quick and easy EPP wreath with hexies. A perfect beginner project!