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English paper piecing

Star shapes made by paper piecing

English paper piecing (or paper piecing) is a method of attaching and stabilizing pieces of fabric together, based on foundation piecing.[1] The practice's name comes from the fact that it was, and still is, popular in Britain. The technique used to paper piece involves wrapping paper shapes in fabric and then stitching the fabric together. Once a shape, bloc, rosette, or finished piece has been made, the papers are removed, leaving the fabric as the remaining item. The technique has been dated back to January 1889 and when the papers had been left on.[clarification needed]

Carol Doak was known[by whom?] for being one of the modern teachers at the 1992 Quilt Festival, though not[clarification needed] her now popular foundation piecing classes of today. Doak's book, Easy Machine Paper Piecing: 65 Quilt Blocks for Foundation Piecing has sold over 127,000 copies worldwide. She helped to coin the term "paper piecing" from the root of "paper foundation piecing".[citation needed]


  1. ^ [ "The History of Modern Foundation Piecing"] Check |url= value (help).