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Paper Piecing - Beginner's Tutorial

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : Paper Piecing - Beginner's Tutorial
Paper Piecing - Beginner's Tutorial
Paper Piecing - Beginner's Tutorial

Pattern Description:

There are some really terrific classes here on Craftsy on how to paper piece, also known as foundation piecing. But maybe you haven't had time to take a class yet, or you just want something you can quickly refer to from time to time as a refresher.

My FREE! beginner's tutorial on paper piecing may be just what you're looking for. Using the 6 inch (15.2cm) House and Pine block shown above, the tutorial's text and photos will guide you step-by-step as you recreate this cute little block at home. The shapes of the fabric pieces and their sewing progression will give you a good range of experience in this first paper pieced block.

Also included are 3 pages of my favorite tips and tricks which will help you perfect your paper piecing technique. Once you learn how to paper piece, you'll find out just how addictive it is!

Paper piecing tutorial, house quilt block design, and all incorporated text and graphics are copyright by Piece By Number. Please do not copy, reproduce or redistribute any portion of this tutorial without prior permission. Thank you!


  • fabric scraps
  • sewing machine
  • iron and ironing board
  • rotary cutter, mat, and ruler
  • standard sewing notions