Foundation Paper Piecing Patterns

Have you ever tried foundation paper piecing? It’s my favorite craft technique that I’ve discovered this year! If you’re looking for some free paper piecing patterns, I’ve got you covered. I’m particularly drawn to modern shapes and graphic animals, so you’ll find a mix of those in this collection.

Tutorials for Paper Piecing

Before you start sewing with one of these free foundation paper piecing patterns, it’s helpful to gather some resources. Here are a few tutorials that you might find useful:

  • Polka Dot Chair has some general tips for foundation paper piecing.
  • Sew Hooked provides a tutorial on how to enlarge and reduce a pattern.
  • Blossom Heart Quilts offers a free pattern with a handy tutorial.
  • Sew What Sherlock has a “lazy way” tutorial that includes tracing the pattern on both sides.
  • Sandi at Piecemeal Quilts shows how to use freezer paper as a foundation.

Different tutorials may recommend different tools, but I personally love using a rotary cutter and quilting rulers. If you’re interested, you could also try using a Clover finger press for added convenience.

Free Paper Piecing Patterns

Now, let’s get to the good stuff – the free paper piecing patterns! Here are some of my favorites:

Feather Paper Pieced

  • Feather style pattern from Blossom Heart Quilts

Foundation Paper Piecing Bees

  • Bee hive pattern from Love Patchwork & Quilting

Cassette Tape Paper Pieced

Paper Pieced Pumpkin

  • Pumpkin pattern from 1/4″ Mark

Airplane Paper Pieced Block

  • Airplane pattern by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Art Gallery Fabrics

Abstract Modern Paper Pieced Blocks

  • Abstract Modern Blocks pattern from The Long Thread

Herringbone Quilt Block

  • Herringbone Block pattern from Quiet Play

Paper Pieced House

  • Tiny House pattern from VeryKerryBerry

Paper Pieced Cow

  • Cow pattern from Piecemeal Quilts

Paper Pieced Heart

  • Concentric Heart pattern from The Tartan Kiwi

Paper Pieced Fox

  • Adorable fox pattern by Stars & Sunshine

Mermaid Paper Piecing Pattern

  • Mermaid pattern from Sewing Under Rainbow

Paper Pieced Pinwheel Block

  • Pinwheel Block pattern from Ellis and Higgs

Paper Pieced Flamingo Pattern

  • Flamingo pattern from Sew What Alicia

Free Geometric Foundation Paper Pieced Blocks

  • Geometric patterns from 3 and 3 quarters and sewn by me

Paper Pieced Carrot Pattern

  • Carrot pattern on Diary of a Quilter

Paper Pieced Palm Tree

  • Palm tree pattern from Love Patchwork & Quilting

Paper Pieced Sunshine Pattern

  • Cheery sunshine pattern from Polkadot Chair

Paper Pieced Cat Pattern

  • Cat pattern from Sew Under A Rainbow (Please note that the link may not be accessible anymore.)

There are also some free paper piecing patterns that couldn’t be featured in this article. They include a gnome pattern, a candy cat pattern, a penguin pattern, a flower pattern, and a geometric pattern, among others.

Paper Piecing Books & Online Classes

If you prefer to learn from books or online classes, here are a few recommendations:

Foundation Paper Piecing Books

  • “Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects: 37 Graphic Designs & Tips from Top Modern Quilters” and “Paper Pieced Modern: 13 Stunning Quilts • Step-by-Step Visual Guide” are two books that you might find interesting.

There are also two Craftsy classes worth considering. “Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing with Carol Doak” has over 100 positive reviews and includes a free e-book with 50 patterns. “Start Foundation Paper Piecing with Elizabeth Dackson” is geared more towards beginners.

Lastly, I couldn’t resist mentioning a few paper piecing patterns for sale. These patterns caught my eye, and I’m having trouble deciding which one to buy for my next project. The options include a cow pattern, a butterfly pattern, a llama pattern, a unicorn pattern, a sewing machine pattern, a kestrel pattern, a little bear pattern, a gemology block pattern, and a variety of dinosaur patterns. Additionally, there’s a heart sewing pattern available.

Modern Foundation Paper Piecing Patterns

If you’re feeling ambitious, there are also some incredible quilts available for purchase. The “Forest Abstractions Quilt” and “Jungle Abstractions – The Lion Quilt” are particularly stunning.

Sharing is caring, so go ahead and explore these amazing foundation paper piecing patterns. Enjoy your quilting adventures, and don’t forget to check out Quill And Fox for more creative inspiration!