I am a huge fan of the accuracy and creativity that foundation paper piecing patterns provide for my quilting. I have been a member of a foundation paper piecing bee called Wombat Stew for two years, and it’s been a wonderful journey of challenging myself as a pattern designer and as a paper piecer!
Foundation paper piecing patterns are almost easier than normal piecing as you have actual lines to sew along. Get started with beginner-friendly patterns that go with the season!
Here are five Christmas paper piecing patterns to inspire you!
Sew Seasonal Advent Calendar
See all the adorable Christmas icons and objects in my Advent calendar sprinkled amongst the normally-pieced ornaments? Paper pieced! Finishing at 5 inches or 10 inches, these Sew Seasonal Christmas patterns by Quiet Play come as a bundle and are not only perfect for this time of the year, but also very beginner friendly. A bundle like this helps you cover a range of techniques starting from straight line sections to joining angled sections.
Paper-pieced stars would have to be one of the most versatile and most popular designs! They can be very complicated, but starting with an easier-but-still-effective pattern like Something Springy from From Blank Pages will get you well on your way to paper piecing confidence.
Are you feeling inspired by winter or want to create your own white Christmas? This snowflake foundation paper piecing pattern by During Quiet Time is suitable for beginners and comes in three sizes, so you can choose which one you feel most comfortable trying.
Challenge yourself to go one step further and make this Cozy Cabins block by Piece By Number. The pieces are a bit smaller, but it’s straightforward piecing. These kinds of patterns are great for having fun with fabric placement to personalize each house and tree.
A Christmas wreath is a great pattern for beginners, and another good design to have a play with fabric placement. A small block like this one by 3patch is great for turning into table runners, coasters or tree skirts.
Get the Christmas Wreath pattern here.
Don’t just admire quilts with perfect points — create your own! Learn paper piecing with step-by-step instructions and simple techniques in Bluprint’s Start Foundation Paper Piecing class!