Foundation paper piecing (FPP) and English paper piecing (EPP) are two well know techniques in the quilting world.

They both use paper, their names sound alike, so what is the difference between these two techniques?

The video below explains the two techniques:

I have never tried EPP myself, but luckily Ange and Lou allowed me to show you their work to illustrate what you can make with the English version of paper piecing.

You can find their Instagram accounts over here:

Isn’t that pretty? I loove those colors and the tiny polka dots used by Alittlepatchwork. And these racoons by ImstudioLou! Fussy cutting heaven.

So those are two examples of blocks you can make with EPP.

Foundation paper piecing is something I do almost every week. I love that technique! FPP allows me to draw something and turn it into a pattern to quilt.

I even wrote a book about it, collecting all the patterns I designed: the Sugaridoo Sampler.

If you would like to learn all the basics of Foundadtion paper piecing, go take a look over here: FPP tutorial.

Hope this explains the different about these two techniques!


Comments (1)

  1. It looks like paper piecing is stiff and foundation piecing is soft. Wouldn’t it be difficult to hand sew on the paper in English paper piecing?

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