I am looking for advice/opinions on whether/when it is necessary to use
English paper piecing as opposed to regular hand piecing.
I'm thinking about doing a quilt of half hexagons - it will be a
take-along project (I'll be at camp for 2 weeks with no responsibility
for kids after 5pm!).
I thought I'd use English paper piecing for this, but wonder if it is
needed at all? Jinny Beyer says in her book that she thinks that when
working with regular quilting cottons, it is a waste of time - at least
that is how I read it.
I intend to use only regular quilting cottons. But of course, all those
bias edges in zip lock bags are a bit scary, and the units might keep
their shapes better if I use English paper piecing?
Does anyone have any experience on this?
I've never done English paper piecing before, but I can do a reasonable
seam using regular hand piecing.
Hanne in London
- posted 12 years ago