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English paper piecing vs.paper piecing

Old 01-24-2015, 09:40 AM
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Is it same thing? I see it referred to both ways. Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:44 AM
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English paper piecing is done by hand, regular paper piecing is done by machine
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Here's a site with a definition of both. They are quite different techniques:
http://quilting.about.com/od/foundat...aper_piece.htm
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crashnquilt is correct. They are very different. PP done by machine is sewn on a DSM with your pattern printed on a piece of paper with your sewing lines. You do what is know as flip and sew. I make my mug rugs using this technique. (1st+2nd photo)

Usually hexagons are used with English paper piecing when you take a hexagon cut from stiff paper and gather up the edges of the fabric around the paper template that is then later removed when all 6 sides have been attached to other hexagons. This is what I have been working on. (3rd photo)
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