About

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Piece By Number is my web and shop name, chosen to indicate the simplicity of paper piecing – just follow the numbers to sew your way to a great quilt project!

I’ve been quilting forever, and designing paper piecing quilt patterns for over 15 years. I first built this site in 1998-1999, as a stay-at-home mom newly relocated to Switzerland, simply as a way to connect with other quilters back home in the U.S. and around the world.  I quickly discovered the joys and rewards of offering my patterns and ideas when quilters sent notes of appreciation and photos of projects they’d made using Piece By Number designs.

The process of developing unique and non-traditional designs for paper piecing still continues to fascinate me after all these years.  But it’s the connection to people like you that keeps me inspired to offer new patterns both here on the Piece By Number web site and in my Etsy and Craftsy shops.

If you’d like to send me your thoughts on the site or patterns, I’d love to hear from you!  Please click here to contact me, and I’ll reply to you as soon as possible, usually within 1-2 business days.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you find plenty here to stimulate your creativity!

Beth