By cutting the desired shapes from paper, basting the paper to the back of your fabric, and then hand-sewing the pieces together, you'll ensure perfectly matched points every time. This complete course in English paper piecing takes you far beyond traditional hexagons with step-by-step photos showing you how to connect triangles, octagons, diamonds, jewels, triangles, tumblers, pentagons, and curved shapes. It even provides dozens of ideas for incorporating the pattern designs into clothing, pillows, quilts, and home decor items!
The key to perfect patchwork is getting all of the points match up - which is no easy feat! Thanks to the rediscovery of a traditional technique known as English paper piecing, success is now possible for quilters of all levels.
"All Points Patchwork" is like an extensive technique manual, a resource to help you dream up thousands of different English paper pieced projects! You probably know all about English paper piecing (EPP) in terms of hexies, but Diane s book teaches you how to do this technique with diamonds, triangles, octagons, pentagons, curved-edge shapes and more. The book features nearly thirty project inspirations, 84 pattern diagrams and over 300 detailed images. Sew Mama Sew This is the book you"need"for everything English paper piecing, with gorgeous projects to accompany the how-to sections. It'll be a book you refer to for years to come! Katy Jones, author of "25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks" A beautiful and comprehensive guide. Diane leaves no hexagon or clamshell unturned in demystifying English paper piecing. Florence Knapp, www.flossieteacakes.blogspot.com Thoughtfully written, expertly pieced.A perfect resource for the crafter who likes to take inspiration and run with it. Jessica Alexandrakis, author of "Quilting on the Go" "This really is the English paper piecing book I've been looking for. Diane's clear instruction and beautiful designs are helpful and inspiring." Mollie Johanson, author of "Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small" Part detailed technique manual, part delightful showcase of colorful inspiration, "All Points Patchwork"is one of those rare books that will be every bit as useful to absolute beginners and seasoned stitchers. Haley Pierson-Cox, The Zen of Making "Taking the mystery out of a technique is Diane's strength. This is a book for any stitcher's library. Well done!" Pat Sloan, author and Host of American Patchwork & Quilting Radio"