Paper Piecing Patterns for Quilters

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Here you'll discover some great ideas for using the free block patterns, new possibilities for quilt designs and tips for perfecting your paper piecing techniques.  

 

Also included are a few tools to help out with some of the math of quilt-making, plus a few other things just for fun!

 

 

Fun Stuff for Paper Piecing

 

Table to Resize
6-inch Block Patterns
to Various Sizes
INCHES
Resizing 6 inch Blocks
MS EXCEL Calculator:
Convert Square and
Rectangle Blocks
INCHES
Block Resizing Calculator_INCHES_PiecebyNumber.xls
PDF Table to Resize
6-inch Block Patterns
to Various Sizes
METRIC
Resize 6inch blocks to METRIC - Piece By Number.pdf
MS EXCEL Calculator:
Convert Square and
Rectangle Blocks
METRIC
Block Resizing Calculator_METRIC_PiecebyNumber.xls

Below are some tools to help you resize quilt blocks to the size you need, both in the Imperial (inches) and Metric (centimeters) systems.  

 

Many of Piece By Number’s patterns are provided as 6 inch (15.2 cm) blocks, so as to fit easily on standard computer printer paper.   However, your local copy shop can easily enlarge or reduce patterns to the perfect size for your project.

 

Below left are two simple tables to help you convert 6 inch square blocks to other block sizes, either in inches (lavender) or centimeters (aqua).

 

Below right are two Microsoft Excel files which will calculate the conversion of both square and rectangular blocks to whatever size you need.  The INCHES version (lavender) simply converts original block sizes in inches to other block sizes in inches.   The METRIC version (aqua) converts original block sizes in inches to other block sizes in centimeters.

 

 

Need a Certain Size Quilt Block?

Hint:  If you don’t have access to Microsoft Excel on your computer, you can also upload Excel files to Google Documents. Click on the button for whichever calculator you need and save to your computer.  Open Google Documents and upload the Excel file.  You’ll need a Gmail account first to set up your free Google Documents account.

 

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