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Other free paper piecing quilt block patterns

Tea and Coffee Cups free paper pieced blocks

Here’s a collection of easy-as-pie tea and coffee cups to paper piece – each of the four designs is pieced as a single unit.  One 8” (20.3cm) or 10” (25.4cm) block makes a nice potholder or mug rug.  Piece a grouping of the four designs in different fabrics for a small hanging for your kitchen.  The patterns as given make 4” (10.2cm) cups, but you can easily enlarge or reduce the patterns when photocopying.

Tea & Coffee Cup quilt blocks

Tea & Coffee Cups

Several years ago, a group of friends and I each pieced 3 blocks for our coffee-klatch girlfriend Julie, who was moving away. The others had sewing but no paper piecing experience.  After a short demo from me, they were off and stitching cups for our mutual friend. I sewed our 6 blocks together into a mini hanging and machine quilted it, complete with steam rising from the cup tops, and it all turned out fabulous!  Julie was completely amazed and deeply touched by her very personal going away gift.

Download the free PDF Tea and Coffee Cups patterns and coloring pages (416K). 

 For more quilt-y tea party fun, download the free Grandma’s Tea Party mini-quilt pattern!

Jump For Joy! – a paper pieced quilt block pattern

jump for joy left and rightJump For Joy! is a terrific design for those unusual fabrics — batiks, ethnics, jazzy geometrics, or vintage ’50’s and ’60’s prints. Black will often make the perfect accent color. Try using multiple prints within the figure or within the background. Maybe you’ll even find a fabric with faces just the right size to fussy cut.

 Choose either a square block (full pattern) or rectangle (trim off the 1″ side pieces along the vertical dashed lines). Click here for the mirror image block

Just a few fun layout ideas, below, for using Jump For Joy!  Note that for many of these designs, you’ll need both right and left facing block designs.