English Paper-Piecing with Marianne Fons, Part 1

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Marianne Fons joins Mary to give you a step-by-step demonstration on how to English paper-piece. This decorative pillow, Fab Fleur, is featured in Quilty July/Aug ’14. In the first of this two-part series, Marianne uses Fons & Porter’s hexagon ruler to make the hexagon template and traces it to freezer paper. What she does next is the brilliance of this technique.

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Fons & Porter Hexagon Ruler        Out of Bounds digital pattern          Ingrid’s Garden digital pattern



  1. I think your pillow came out great. Making one will be a great way to see if I enjoy making them. It’s easy to give it a try on a small project first… Thanks for another great Quilty episode.

    Lauren, 9 months ago Reply

  2. I don’t understand why anyone would sew hexagons in this way. It seems like a lot of extra steps and time. I made a bed quilt with 2″ hexagons (grandma’s flower garden) and just sewed the pieces together without paper. I cut them of flannel with a quarter inch seam allowance. I “eyeballed” the seam allowance as I sewed. The quilt turned out great. What happens to the paper? Do you cut the basting and remove it? That’s another unnecessary step.

    Karen, 6 months ago Reply

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