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English Paper Piecing is a hand sewn quilting technique that dates back to the late 1700s, and early 1800s. It is based on the concept of creating stabilised fabric shapes (most traditionally the hexagon) using paper, and hand stitching them together. Traditionally, women would reuse old love letters and recipe cards as paper was considered a luxury! This is a great technique if you like to take your time over a crafting project as, inevitably, it takes a lot longer than machine sewn quilts. It is also a good one to do if you aren’t that confident on a sewing machine or maybe don’t own one yet. You can also take this project out with you to easily craft on the go. It’s a great way to use up those scraps of fabric you have laying around too. The preparation work for a paper pieced quilting project can take some time but the beautiful results are worth it!