Free Paper Piecing Patterns

Below is links to free paper piecing patterns I have designed or used to make quilts on this site.  Just click on the picture of the pattern you are interested in and it will take you directly to the pattern, either on this site or on outside sites.

Some of the patterns are JPEGs that you can just pull off to your desktop and others are PDF’s that you can download.  Have fun with them.  Create beautiful things.

butterfly block 1

Butterfly block by Lillyella

paper pieced star pattern

Star String Paper Pieced pattern

grey white block

Atlantic Sea by Quilters Cache

square in square modern scrap quilt block

Square in Square Paper Piecing Block

modern scrap quilt take on gretchen block pattern

Gretchen block by Quilters Cache

WQ chocolate shoo fly block

Fly Foot 2 block by Quilters Cache

purple & grey arrow quilt block

Arrow paper piecing block by Christine Thresh

paper piecing pattern stick something in the middle quilt block

In the Middle Paper Piecing Pattern

paper piecing night & day quilt block in modern grey & green

Night and Day block by Quilters Cache

hunter star block pieces

Hunters Star by Quilters Cache

paper pieced flying geese mini block

Mini Flying Geese Block by Wombat Quilts

Ellens Snowball block

Ellens Snowball by Wombat Quilts

pinwheel snowball quilt block

Pinwheel Snowball by Wombat Quilts

Cactus Snowball block

Cactus Snowball by Wombat Quilts

Spikey Snowball

Spikey Snowball by Wombat Quilts

free paper piece pattern

Snowballs and Stars by Wombat Quilts

Fireworks pinwheel block

Fireworks Pinwheel block by Wombat Quilts

special spin block

Special Spin Block

fractured star

Fractured star by Wombat Quilts

free pape pieced pattern

Stripey Star by Wombat Quilts

free paper pieced star block

Turning Star by Wombat Quilts

free paper piecing pattern

Alternating Star by Wombat Quilts

8 inch paper pieced star

Inner Star by Wombat Quilts

lonely star quilt block

Lonely Star block by Wombat Quilts

modern scrap star quilt block

Sunny Star block by Wombat Quilts

8 inch star quilt block

Nick’s Star by Wombat Quilts

free paper piecing block

Star petal by Wombat Quilts

swirling star quilt block

Swirling Star by Wombat Quilts

WQ Sharp Star

Spikey Star by Wombat Quilts

Starrry Night block 1

Starry Night block by Wombat Quilts

Triforce star

Triforce Star by Wombat Quilts

stamp star

Stamp Star by Wombat Quilts

Straight star block

Straight Star by Wombat Quilts

Twisting Star block

Twisting Star by Wombat Quilts

fan star

Fan Star by Wombat Quilts

Crest star

Crest Star by Wombat Quilts

opgivewarmth may block 3

ET Phone Home by Lily’s Quilts

free paper pieced star block

Lone Starburst block on Craftsy

WQ House block 2

WQ House Block No. 2

House quilt block

WQ House Block No. 1

free paper pieced star block

Atomic Star by Wombat Quilts

free paper piecing pattern

Lost Geese Block by Wombat Quilts

Neon squares block

Neon Square block by Wombat Quilts

Neon Marley block

Marley block by 627Handworks

WQ Neon Block 2

Neon snow ball block by Wombat Quilts

paper pieced star block

Neon Star by Wombat Quilts

paper pieced star block

Starry Night 8 inch block by Wombat Quilts

paper pieced star

Twinkle by Quilting on the Square

free paper pieced star block

Diamond in the rough by Quilting on the Square

Starry night Cactus Compass block

Cactus Compass block by Quilting on the Square

Braided star block 2

Braided Star by The Quilted Snail

paper pieced star quilt block

Rolling Star Pattern by Quilting on the Square

Paper pieced fox block

Paper pieced fox from Forest QAL

scrap modern paper pieced block

Circle of Geese by Piece By Numbers

modern scrap paper pieced star

Penny Lane by 627Handworks

Paper pieced block

Icky thump by 627Handworks

Free paper piecing star block

Global Concepts by 627Handworks

modern paper piecing star block

Mercury Block by 627Handworks

free paper piecing pattrn

Zeppelin paper piecing pattern by 627handworks

Garfunkel paper pieced quilt block

Garfunkel paper piecing block by 627Handworks

bright modern paper pieced block

Bowie paper piecing pattern by 627Handworks

final paper piecing star  block

Feathered Compass block by Quilting on the Square

red aqua paper piecing star quilt block pattern

Flying Home by Quilting on the Square

paper piecing star block 1

Spinning Points by Quilting on the Square

Paper piecing star pattern red aqua free

Celebration by Quilting on the Square

Paper piecing star pattern red aqua free pattern

Kaleidoscope by Quilting on the Square

Paper piecing star pattern red aqua

Wheel of Fortune by Quilting on the Square

Paper piecing star pattern red aqua

Compass of many colors by Quilting on the Square

Paper piecing star pattern red aqua modern free

Holiday Compass by Quilting on the Square

finished paper piecing star block

Snow Crystals Star by Quilting on the Square

Paper Piecing star 2

County Fair Compass by Quilting on the Square

paper piecing star block 1a

Which Way North by Quilting on the Square

226 thoughts on “Free Paper Piecing Patterns

  1. Thank you wonderful patterns. Was looking for the orange and blue design, but can not find it. Wonder if you might add this to the site as mentioned by free. Love all the colours you use as I too like bright colours. Have pinned some too, so I will make sure I find your site again.

      • Where do we buy or get the numbered patterens in Full Size to print for a lap quilt.
        Carol has a lot but I have only seen the mini size patterens in her book.
        I am really new at this and I cant get enough of the patterns to make much.

      • Carol Doak has some wonderful books which have large size patterns. Here 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Star book has 12 inch blocks and some quilt layouts. There are some wonderful books and patterns out there that give you layouts for larger quilts. I have made big quilts using the Icky Thump block and sampler quilts using a variety of the patterns.

  2. Hi. Love the quilt you made for your mum! I would love to have the star pattern from this quilt, second row third block. I find all the free downloads but this one. Can you please tell me where I can get it. Thanks so very much. Bev Dziwenko

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  4. Hello,
    Math teacher here. Doing an interdisciplinary lesson on Colonial Times & Quilting. I have been able to bring the beauty of your craft to many 13 year old’s and they see it as mathematical transformations. They see the Pythagorean theorem. The wonder and the beauty of it all. Thank-you for the free patterns, they work well wit the technology. 🙂

  5. Do you have an actual tutorial on how to paper piece? I would like to design some of my own blocks (trout) for a fly fishing quilt I am making, but I don’t understand paper piecing. Thanks!

  6. Your patterns are so motivational. I can’t wait to try paper piecing, but am forcing myself to finish 4 unfinished quilt before starting something new!

  7. I love your patterns! They’re incredibly easy for a beginner like me. For the Fan Star pattern, there aren’t any numbers assigned. Do you have a list of the order of sewing?

  8. Thanks very much for posting these patterns. I need another hobby like a hole in the head but I’m really looking forward to trying foundation paper piecing. I’ve wanted to try quilting and the paper piecing process appeals to the engineer in me. Well, that . . . and the straight lines. 🙂

  9. Thank you for being generous enough to share your knowledge . You have inspired me to try paper piecing. Am now gathering orange and navy fabrics. You have made them look so stunning.

  10. Thanks so much for your amazing patterns. I have wanted to try paper piecing for a while but have been really intimidated. I used your swirling star pattern and it’s absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Can you recommend one over the others for a beginner?? I’d like to try but am pretty unsure of myself and this process. Thanks!

    • Cheryl if you are interested in the stars I would start with some of the simpler ones. The 8 inch green stars are good… Nicks, swirling, stamp or stamp are a good place to start. If you want to do a couple of really simple blocks to start the purple arrows and square in a quake blocks are a good basic start. Please do not hesitate to fire me any questions you have.

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  13. These patterns are great! I’m looking for some examples of the quilting used when you assemble several blocks into a mini quilt.

    • Diane

      I have not used any of these patterns in a mini quilt yet. The mini quilts I have quilted I tend to use simple straight line figurations because the quilt tops are so detailed. I do not want to distract too much from the piecing. The larger quilts I have made with star blocks I have had professionally quilted…though I am about to quilt one on my home machine this week. My hope this helps.

  14. Please post the pp pattern of the red and turquoise star. It’s beautiful but I don’t find it in the FREE pattern list. Thank you kindly.

    • Debe the pattern you are looking for are from the book 50 Fabulous Paper Piecing Stars by Carol Doak. It is a great book full of amazing stars and is well worth the purchase of you are making a star quilt.

  15. Wow! I love your page! All the free pattern blocks are awesome! Thanks for taking the time to do that! It’s so nice when fellow quilters share their ideas and patterns!

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous patterns – I am looking forward to playing with them.
    I really appreciate the time and effort that you have put into making and putting them online.

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  19. I was downloading the pattern Ellen’s Snowball and it said 4 of this page and 4 copies of Pattern Section “B” needed to make one block. Where is section “B”

  20. I love paper piecing – thank you so much for sharing these patterns. I am going to have heaps of fun playing with these.

  21. You have just made an amateur quilter very happy – I may never have to buy a paper pattern at all, looking at this beautiful list.

  22. As I am just learning I REALLY appreciate the ability to practice and love the blocks you are sharing. Thank you for making my learning process FUN!

  23. I’m new to sewing and am really excited to get into quilting. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work and thank you even more for sharing your patterns! I’m really inspired and excited to get started!

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  26. OMG! I just found everything I could every want in a paper piecing pattern on this page! Thank you so much!!

  27. I have a pile of copies of a paper piece design but lost the picture. Top says Spinners Quilt and bottom says Laurie’s Block BB24. How can I get a pic of this so I can plan and do the quilt?

    • Pat this is not one of my patterns and not a pattern I am familiar with. I would suggest googling the key words and seeing if you can find what you are looking for that way.

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  31. Hi Cath. Love your quilts!! You’ve posted so many awesome patterns here I hate to ask for one I cannot find but you call it a modern Ohio star pattern and it is featured on your blog in dark blue and acid green on 20 February 2013. Is there a pattern somewhere for that? Love it and I’d like to make a tabletop quilt for xmas for my mom, in a red and green pathway. I just love the way that pattern makes your eye jump around . Thanks so much !

    • Hi Jen. That pattern is from Carol Doak’s book “50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars”. The book is a great resource that I use all the timeand it is available on Amazon. There are 50 patterns in the book but the patterns can be mixed and matched for amazing results. Hope that helps.

      • Hi Cath : thanks. I was able to find that book in the library and it does have an Ohio block in it, but it sure doesn’t look like the one I am referring to on your site. The finished quilt is called citron-arrow quilt, if that helps clarify?

  32. I’m a little slow but just found the perfect pattern for my granddaughter. Your Modern Star paper piece. Am excited to try it. She’s a different child in her own right as being very independent. I truly believe this would capture everything she loves She wants to be nothing like anyone else and that is fine by me. Am so happy to have found your site.

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