Free foundation piecing projects

Free patterns for foundation paper piecing

Free foundation paper piecing projects

We have been doing a lot of foundation paper piecing lately to test out our new foundation paper. Whilst doing so we found several free free patterns that we thought we would share. If you are new to foundation piecing we have a free tutorial with a beginner’s block here

Free foundation pieced penguin pattern

Unicorn Harts

Unicorn Harts have several free foundation paper piecing (FPP) patterns in their shop, as well as paid ones. Many of them are cute animals. I recently made the penguin block and turned it into a cushion (shown above). 


Free Star Wars quilting patterns

Quiet Play 

Quiet Play are well known for their rainbow geometric foundation pieced patterns. But you can also find some brilliant free Star Wars patterns in their Payhip store too, these are next on my to make list! 


Free patterns for foundation paper piecing


The chances are if you use Instagram you’ve probably seen Lillyella’s popular undercover maker mat, which is a brilliant free pattern. That project incorporates a paper pieced butterfly block. But on her blog you’ll also find the butterfly charm blocks shown above, foundation pieced humming birds and other free foundation pieced patterns too. Pop over to to browse and download them. 


Foundation pieced quilt blocks from Wombat Quilts

Wombat Quilts

It’s easy to think that foundation piecing is only using for pictorial quilt blocks as there are so many of them out there. But it’s also a great technique for making stunning, often complex, non pictorial quilt blocks that would be very tricky to make without foundation piecing. Wombat Quilts have a stunning selection of free FPP quilt blocks on their site. 


School house FPP quilt block

Very Kerry Berry

Kerry Green, who wrote our introduction to foundation paper piecing, and tested our foundation paper for us in the design stages, has some foundation pieced patterns free on her blog. We especially love these mini house blocks which would look great on a mini quilt, a pouch or a pincushion. 


Foundation pieced lone star quilt block

Six White Horses

This lone star foundation pieced quilt block from Six White Horses is the ultimate scrap busting block. All those tiny off cuts you considered throwing a way would be ideal for this pattern. Browse their sidebar to find other FPP tutorials too. 

Foundation pieced bird block

Sewing Under Rainbow

There’s lots of gorgeous foundation pieced quilt blocks available for free on the Sewing Under Rainbow blog. Although the author is Polish she has kindly provided English versions of all the patterns too. We especially loved the woodpecker shown above, but the mermaid block is pretty epic too. 

Free Disney Foundation pieced quilt block patterns

Fandom in Stitches

Fandom in Stitches have hundreds of free foundation pieced patterns for TV, movie and video game characters including Disney characters, Harry Potter, Minecraft, Superheroes, Star Wars, X-Files, Dr Who and many, many more.  Browse them all at


Free weather themed foundation pieced quilt blocks

Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine

We love this set of free weather themed foundation pieced quilt block patterns from Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. There are lots of other free foundation pieced patterns on their site too including this adorable sausage dog! 


Free foundation piecing pattern downlaods

Sewn by Leila

Leila Gardunia has a full year long scrappy triangle foundation pieced pattern available with 52 different blocks. That’s enough to really help you get to grips with foundation piecing and to burn through your scraps. Download the full pattern here. 

Best foundation paper for foundation piecing

We have designed a new foundation paper which is made in the UK, semi transparent for easy fabric placement and tears easily for removal after sewing.  Find out more here. 

Best paper for foundation paper piecing