Paper piecing is just what it sounds like — building beautiful quilted designs using paper as a guide. Once you have the basic paper piecing technique down, try your hand at these free patterns.
1. Rainbow Mug Rug
2. Log Cabin Heart
Use scraps to stitch this little 5″ block into a table runner or pillow. It’s the perfect project for Valentine’s Day, and you can even combine it with other blocks like a strippy heart or pixelated heart.
3. Classic Sewing Machine
Real talk: there’s no better pattern for a stitcher than this classic paper pieced sewing machine. Stitch one up and frame it for your craft room, then make some for a friend!
This sweet little bluebird will brighten any quilt! Though the bird is so realistic in its dimensions and shape, you can have some fun and use polka dots or stripes and create quite a fantastical creature, too! Measuring in as a 10″ block, the pattern works great as a center for a wall hanging.
5. Mug O’ Love
Hey caffeine-lovers, this one’s for you. This block is the ideal addition to any table topper or mug rug so you can enjoy your tea or coffee in style.