Workshop | Beginners | Introduction to English Paper Piecing with Lorena Uriarte

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Join Lorena for an English Paper Piecing (EPP) Quilting workshop at Fabric Garden in Neutral Bay, Sydney.

Tutor: Lorena Uriarte

Time: 10:00 am - 15:00 pm (includes 30 minute lunch break)


  • Sunday, 5th May 2024
  • Sunday, 1st September 2024
  • Sunday, 3rd November 2024

Skill Level: Beginner

Topics Covered in the workshop:

Introduction to English Paper Piecing

  • Overview of EPP and its historical significance
  • Introduction to various patterns: Blissful Abandon, Honeycomb Studs, Hexie Name Badge, Opal Essence EPP
  • Discussion on the choice of patterns and kits

Fabric Selection and Fussy Cutting Techniques

  • Understanding fabric grain and quality
  • Techniques for fussy cutting to enhance pattern aesthetics
  • Practical exercises with different fabrics

Essential Tools for English Paper Piecing

  • In-depth exploration of templates and their uses
  • Overview of papers and cutting tools
  • Selecting the right needles and thread for optimal results

 Basting Methods

  • Comparison of thread basting vs. glue basting
  • Hands-on practice with both techniques
  • Tips for efficient and secure basting

 Stitching and Technique Refinement

  • Detailed instructions on stitching techniques
  • Troubleshooting common stitching issues
  • Fine-tuning your skills with guided practice

 Tracking and Storing Your EPP Project

  • Organisational tips for managing multiple pieces
  • Project tracking tools and methods
  • Proper storage to prevent damage

Completing Your Masterpiece

  • Tips for completing and finishing EPP projects
  • Squaring up designs
  • Irregular edge designs
  • Make a bag, cushion or quilt coat 

Considerations for quilting and binding your EPP quilts 

Note: Participants are encouraged to bring their own EPP patterns or choose from my patterns and kits (Blissful Abandon, Honeycomb Studs, Hexie Name Badge, Opal Essence EPP) for a personalised learning experience.


Morning and afternoon tea are provided. Please advise of any dietary concerns!


The class is capped at 12 students.

Please do not attend if you have any covid symptoms.

Cancellations Policy

Please refer to our refunds and cancellations policy before making your booking. 

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