Hi -- I do a lot of paper piecing but don't what English is? I have also done the kind where you use freezer paper and sew with no thread with the design on top and the seweing perferates the freezer paper -- then it is iron on each piece and sew next to the perferated line. I'm not sure if I am explaining this, but there is no picking out of paper and very easy.
To answer your question, some of the patterns are definitely easier with paper pieced, some are appliqued and some are just regular piecing, depends on the block. I have over 100 of the little buggers finished, but no boarders yet.
Hope that helps, or probably maybe. LOL
Sharon in Colorado