Birdie Bird patternSpark Your Quilt-Making Creativity

Here at Piece By Number, you’ll find fun, unique paper piecing designs for your quilts and other projects. What is paper piecing?  For quilters, paper piecing (also called foundation piecing) is a very popular and versatile technique in which pieces of fabric are sewn to a foundation surface (usually paper, but not always) in a specified order, to create a patchwork design.

Why is paper piecing so popular? Because beautiful, fascinating designs can be sewn without templates, with an accuracy unmatched by other quilting techniques. And it’s great fun!

My focus as a designer is on new, non-traditional designs and ideas — in short, this is not your grandmother’s quilting. Not that Grandmother didn’t make beautiful quilts — she certainly did! And so can you, with a fresh contemporary style that reflects today’s spirit. After more than 15 years of pattern designing, I’m still enchanted with the endless possibilities of paper piecing and want to share my enthusiasm with you.

As you browse this site, you’ll find:

  • a wealth of free quilt and block patterns under Free Patterns
  • hints, how-tos, and tools under Fun Stuff
  • blog posts on various facets of paper piecing and general quilting under Articles

I hope you’ll also take a minute to visit my shops on Etsy and Craftsy, where you’ll find endless possibilities for all your holiday quilting and patchwork projects!

Are there specific paper piecing patterns or quilt-making topics you’re hoping to find? Please take a minute and let me know!

Piecefully yours,

Beth, owner and designer of Piece By Number