5 Free Paper Piecing Patterns Hand-Selected for You

log cabin heart paper piecing pattern

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

rainbow mug rug

Make your mornings so much more colorful! Print out our free PDF template, piece the pattern from scrap fabric and you’ll have the perfect mug rug for your morning cold brew and croissant.


2. Log Cabin Heart

log cabin heart paper piecing pattern

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

paper pieced 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!


4. Bluebird

paper pieced bluebird

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

love mug paper pieced pattern

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.

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