A Note From Your Creative Spark Instructor!

English paper piecing is a traditional sewing method where paper pieces fit together like a puzzle - add fabric, stitch them together, and you have a quilt! EPP is sewing that can go with you anywhere.

In this class for all skill levels you will learn how to print and cut your own EPP papers which opens up major design possibilities. 

The class includes lessons on color and design, 3 different kinds of stitches, how to hold your sewing (which is more important than you might think), and much more.

EPP is a perfect for on-the-go sewing project!

Right- and left- handed videos included. Becky

Your Course Includes:

  • 135 minutes of video to build your quilting skills and confidence...step by step

  • Get ready to play with color! Becky shows you how you can change the colors and values in the star blocks to achieve a totally different look. The trees don't have to be trees - change the colors and the center becomes a whirling center medallion. It's exciting!

  • Becky teaches you how to cut your EPP papers in a way that puts you in charge of the pieces in the block. You can combine shapes in a variety of ways to make the block more, or less, complex. Once you see how it works, it opens up a world of design possibilities.

  • Fabric can be basted to the papers with needle and thread or with glue. You will learn the pros and cons of both so that you can make the best choice for your quilt.

  • You will learn 3 variations of the most common EPP stitches: the traditional whip stitch, the angled whip stitch, and the flat back stitch. You may find that you like and use all 3 stitches in different situations and that is perfectly fine.

  • Holding EPPing can be tricky, especially as the blocks get bigger. You will learn several ways to hold your block to keep your hands happy.

  • Becky shares tips on matching points, clipping shapes together, easing as needed, and figuring out how to hold the growing block. All of the sewing lessons are available in both right- and left-handed versions!

  • Ask Becky questions in Lesson-by-Lesson Discussions

  • FREE eBook included with other Downloads & Supply List

  • Full access to the class for 1 year

Let's Get To Piecing

This self-directed course is supported by lively discussions with Becky Goldsmith. 1 year of access to videos. Free eBook.

And because we love a cherry on top - let's talk extras.

  • FREE eBook: Hand Sewing, A Journey to Unplug, Slow Down & Learn Something Old ($23.99 value)
  • Exclusive block pattern not found in the eBook
Hand Sewing, A Journey to Unplug, Slow Down & Learn Something Old

Hear from Becky's Skillful Students

Great for All Ages

My mom and I took an appliqué class of Becky’s at the 2010 NQA Quilt show in Columbus, OH.

It was such a delight to see all those instructions in the Piece o Cake books come to life!

It was a very informative class....and taught by a very personable instructor!  For us, that class was the high point of the show!!!

Trust a Pro

Becky is not only a friend but one of the best teachers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She is upbeat and always supportive of her students. She offers help and encouragement to everyone in her classes.

Becky gives clear and easy-to-follow instructions in class and she shows you exactly what you need to see to be successful. She listens to her students, and answers questions thoughtfully. Becky’s students finish class with big smiles on their faces and confidence in themselves.


Becky is a warm, informal speaker, and at the same time very organized. We were impressed with her careful allotment of time to each phase of building our Bullseye panels, giving clear instruction, then having you come back together for each section to be fully explained and questions answered.

You come away with confidence to finish your Bullseye, but also collect so many tips and suggestions from her lifetime experience as an educator, author and business owner.

A thoroughly positive experience!

Course Curriculum

  • # 1: Welcome to Stars & Pines!
    2 Videos 3 PDFs 1 Download
  • #2: Color and Design
    4 Videos
  • #3: Prepare the Papers
    1 Video
  • #4: Cut Your Fabric
    2 Videos
  • #5: Baste Your Fabric to the Papers
    3 Videos
  • #6: EPP Stitches
    8 Videos
  • #7: Sew Blocks Together
    6 Videos
  • #8: Hand Piecing & Finishing Tips
    2 Videos
  • #9: Before you go...
    1 Video 1 Survey

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