It's party time for all you English Paper Piecing lovers out there because we've got a brand-new Block of the Month series coming your way you won't want to miss!


Starting from issue 123, every issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting will feature a new block from Karen Lewis' EPP Party Block of the Month.

What can I expect in this Block of the Month series?

This Block of the Month series will run from issue 123 until issue 132, with ten different English Paper Pieced block designs to build your skills.

We started things off in issue 123 with Block 1, a simple hexagon block made up of smaller hexies to help you learn the basics of English Paper Piecing.

How to do English Paper Piecing

If you're new to the technique of English Paper Piecing – not to worry! We've got this handy step-by-step guide which will walk you through the process and help you get to grips with the technique. Once you've got the hang of it, you'll be raring to go and get started with Karen's Block of the Month series!

Download our free English Paper Piecing tutorial as a printable PDF here.

Or, you can find this tutorial in issue 123 – buy a digital copy here.

english paper piecing Fig

Where can I find the EPP Party English Paper Piecing templates?

You can find all Love Patchwork & Quilting templates, including the English Paper Piecing templates for each block in the EPP Party BOM series, on our templates page.

What does the finished EPP Party quilt look like?

Below you will find the finished Layout Diagram – you can follow Karen's layout or mix and match your blocks as you please.

The finished quilt measures 60 inches square, with each block measuring 10 inches square (10 1/2 inches unfinished).

You can always sew one block and turn it into a cushion or tote bag… or make even more of each of the blocks to piece a larger quilt! The simple block layout makes it easy for you to go with the flow and size up or down, depending on your preference.

english paper piecing quilt layout diagram

How to make the entire EPP Party quilt

You will need...

  • Fabric A (dark blue): ¼yd
  • Fabric B (dark turquoise): 1yd
  • Fabric C (light turquoise): 1yd
  • Fabric D (light blue): 13/8yds
  • Fabric E (dark purple): ¾yd
  • Fabric F (light purple): 15/8yds
  • Fabric G (dark pink): 3/8yd
  • Fabric H (light pink): ½yd
  • Fabric I (red): 11/8yds
  • Fabric J (orange): ½yd
  • Fabric K: (mustard) 2yds
  • Fabric L (cream): ¾yd
  • Fabric M (grey): ½yd
  • Fabric N (white): ¾yd
  • Batting: 70in square
  • Backing fabric: 4yds
  • Binding fabric: ½yd

Catch up on all the blocks so far

Missed a month and want to catch up? Each month we’ll update this post to include the latest blocks so you can use it as a design library. Find all the blocks and get the instructions for the months you’ve missed in our past issues (which you can buy digitally or from our online store!).

Block 1: issue 123

english paper piecing block of the month 1

Block 2: issue 124

english paper piecing block of the month 2

Block 3: issue 125

english paper piecing block of the month 3

Block 4: issue 126

English Paper Piecing Party Block of the Month 4

Block 5: issue 127

English Paper Piecing block of the month block 5

Block 6: issue 128


Join our EPP Party adventure!

Sewing along with a BOM series like this is a great way to motivate yourself to quilt regularly. It's especially perfect for anyone who's in a bit of a funk when it comes to their creativity, or in need of some quilty inspiration!

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Sophia CanoProduction Editor, Love Patchwork & Quilting

Keen crafter and editing aficionado Sophia loves to keep tabs on the latest trends in modern quilting and work with leading quilt designers worldwide to produce top quality content for Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine. Sophia feels at home in the crafting community, having successfully run an indie biz on Instagram (@sewphiacano) selling hand-embroidered hoops, t-shirts and tote bags alongside studying for her degree from UCL in History of Art & Philosophy and running her university magazine as editor-in-chief. When she’s not busy editing, she’s probably embroidering at home, snuggled up in a jumper knitted by her abuela, or a blanket crocheted by her mum (evidence of her lineage from a long line of amazing crafty women).

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