Free foundation piecing projects
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.
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).
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!
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 https://lillyella.com/tutorials/ to browse and download them.
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.
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.
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.
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.