Click on the categories at left for nearly 40 free paper-pieced block and quilt patterns
that you can print yourself and start piecing right away! The patterns are free for
your personal, non-commercial use.
Many of the patterns are offered in 6-inch block sizes. Click here for a table of
percentages to use when enlarging or reducing 6-inch blocks. For help with resizing
other size blocks (including rectangles) or resizing to metric sizes, click here.
Haven't yet tried paper piecing (also known as foundation piecing), or need a refresher
how-to lesson? Click here for links to some of the best paper piecing instructions
on the internet.
Most of Piece By Number's blocks require several sections to complete the designs.
For patterns not already separated into sections, the separate sections are marked
on the pattern by heavy dotted lines, and each section's pieces are noted with their
own letter. You'll need to cut the paper foundation pattern into sections along the
heavy dotted lines.
Foundation piece each section, following the numbers in sequence. For example, when
piecing Section A, start with piece A1, then A2, A3, etc. A word or two in each piece
(e.g. "petal" or "leaf") tells you what part of the design that piece is, so you
can select the right color easily.
BE SURE to leave at least 1/4" of fabric around ALL section edges (not just those
with the marked seam allowance) for sewing sections together. On some patterns, small
diamonds will help you match sections properly.
Any special instructions will be on the pattern page for the block.
How to Sew Piece By Number's Free Paper Piecing Patterns