What I have learned already from my research is that EPP is also referred to as mosaic patchwork. A fabric that’s a quarter inch bigger is wrapped around a paper template by tacking/basting down and then oversewing or whipstitching the shapes together by hand. Once the quilt top is complete the papers are then removed. Initially, English paper pieced designs primarily featured squares and half square triangles, but in around 1790, geometric shapes such as hexagons, octagons, and diamonds started to appear. This method was popular because it allowed for greater accuracy than regular piecing and these shapes tessellate beautifully, often creating intricate and secondary patterns. For this reason, many of these shapes are still used today.