If you are looking to add an interesting flare into your work of quilt or sewing projects, then the English paper piecing is definitely something that you should look into. In this method, you get help from paper templates to take the shape.
The good thing about this method is that it is largely easy to learn and does not require you to go through a lot of trial and error to properly learn this either, and since it is paper, even if you do mess up, there is nothing wrong with it either. The best thing is that you can even use paper templates to make your experience a lot better.
If you are willing to learn how to do it as well, below are some handy tips.
Have All The Supplies Ready
The first step involves preparing all your supplies. This includes the materials you are going to require as well as the tools that you are going to need. Once that is done, you really should not run into any issues whatsoever.
Pick The Template
The next part is that you pick the template that you want. With so many options available, you really have to choose the one that you need to use. The good thing is that since the whole project is so flexible, you will not run into any Issues with it either, and will handle it successfully, and with finesse.
The next process involves preparing the templates, and since you have a lot of options to choose from, you can legit choose whatever template you wish to, and be done with it. The next step would involve cutting the fabric, and then attaching the template to the fabric.
This is a bit complicated, however, with enough tries, you can finally get your hands on the proper method.
Folding The Fabric
This step involves the folding of the fabric around the template. I know it might sound complicated, but you can start folding along the sides, and it will be done in no time. Just be careful and you would be good to go without any issues coming in your way.
The next step involves the basting of all the fabric pieces to the paper pieces. The process is rather easy and can be done with either a glue stick or a needle and thread. If you want the best possible structural rigidity, I would suggest going with needled and thread as that result in a more permanent and natural look.
You will now have to start sewing the pieces together. Perhaps the easiest step is this one. Just be very careful to make sure that you do not make any uneven crosses because it would make things look weird and awkward.
Once everything is done and you are done sewing the pieces together, simply go ahead and remove the paper pieces and you are good to go.