11 English Paper Piecing Patterns Perfect for Beginners

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These free English paper piecing patterns are perfect for beginners who are first learning how to English paper piece. Using basic English paper piecing (EPP) techniques, you can create a variety of projects to show off your new skills.

These patterns all incorporate EPP by using hexagons, pentagons, or other shapes to add a lot of interest to your final design. There are patterns for pincushions, tote bags, coasters, mug rugs, and even full-sized quilts that are great for the beginner.

A lot of the free English paper piecing patterns include the templates you need for each project, but there are plenty of free hexagon templates available if needed. Simply print and cut them out to use.

Use these instructions for learning how to English paper piece to create some fantastic free projects.