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.
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Thank you for your time and patience to share your love of quilting with us.
You are a blessing! 🙂
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Thank You for all these pattern .I’m french and don’t speak very much but I’m really enjoyed to see what you do. It’s wonderfull !!!
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Wow what a great collection. Thank you. I am making a King quilt for my brothers 60th birthday with a star theme and your collection will be great using different colour schemes.
Thanks! I grabbed your swirling star. Awesome!
Thanks–Just what I was looking for
Love your page, awesome designs! Fun and colorful, inspirational!
I am aw stricken by the beauty of these blocks!!! amazing thank you for sharing the patterns
I love your blocks and your choice of colour and fabric! I must try these! Thank you for your generosity!
Thank you for the wonderful collection and for sharing with us all.
Thank you for these beautiful patterns, I hope to do them justice in my quilts. Your color selections were so special. Thanks Again!
how do you get the pattern ,id like to do one of them.i like to have the feathered compass lone star pineapple ,
Wow love your use of printed fabric your work looks so fresh and modern in style. I am fond of paper piecing just have to decide on which pattern to piece
You are so gracious to share. I am a beginner and so much appreciate the chance to try to do this. Thank-you
I’ve just discovered your blog this morning by following bread crumbs that started in Pinterest. I love to paper piece, and this is an amazing array of possible blocks. I’ll be using some in the future. Thanks for your kindly sharing of patterns, and colour combinations.
Maureen I am glad you found me…
Awsome paperpiecing! I’m so glad I stumb;ed onto your site!
Your color selections are incredible. I am feeling inspired after seeing all these luscious patterns!n
Thank you-love your site!
Oh Wow! I can hardly wait to get started! How will I choose which ones to do first? Thank you for sharing these patterns I know must have taken a great deal of time! I hope your recovery is going well.
How can I increase to a 12″ block?
What is the size of the block you want enlarge?
8 inch. One of yours.
Helen. Here is a link to handy chart that easily shows you what you need to do to enlarge or shrink a pattern… https://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/support-files/proportional-scale.pdf
I am not very adept at using paper pieced patterns, but I love your collection of patterns. I printed the Holiday Comapss pattern which I will make in teals and reds mainly, for the Teal Mini Swap to raise money for Ovarian Cancer this fall. Going to enjoy challenging myself on this one! thank you for the lovely pattern. Catherine
Have you written a book?
How do you keep the seems from getting bulky?
Robin I will butterfly my seams and/or press them thoroughly & immediately add a clapper or weight to the seam. When there are 8 or 16 seams meeting there is going to be bulk no matter what….but it is usually worth it for the wonderful star blocks.
I recently found a tutorial on Pinterest for how to make those pesky seems lay flat. I’m not prefect at it, but it’s making a huge difference. Ill see if I can find the link.
This helped me.
Thank you for sharing the link.
Thanks for the information
Thanks Cherie for the link.
Love your patterns! Have you a book w/ instructions that I might purchase? Thank you! Jackie
I am sorry no book yet but there are a couple out there I can recommend… in particular Carol Doaks 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars.
Thank you! I’ll look for one of Carol Doaks books.😊
I love your blocks, they’re awesome! Do I really need to download them, or will printing them be okay? (some suggest they be downloaded) Thanks.
Hi Marlene. To get accurate sizing you need to download the pattern. If you print from the browser window the patterns will print slightly smaller than needed. This is a good rule for all digital paper piecing patterns. And remember to double check that your pattern has printed properly by measuring the printed pattern sheet.
Hi i just found your patterns, do i need to add 1/4 inch to the pattern pieces ?
Thank you for making them available to everyone 🙂
Some of the patterns have the 1/4 inch marked around it and some the dotted line is not as visible. Make sure there is a 1/4 inch from the solid line of the pattern.
Ok thank you , I have the Lone starburst pattern, I will try it out and hope it works for me 🙂
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“toad in a puddle” is my signature block. I’m so happy to find a paper pieced version! 🙂
i love your stars.. I am using one as a sun in a paper piecing toddler quilt that I am making.. each square is 8.5″ cut and 8″ sewn.. i know there is a method to resize the blocks.. can you tell me what that is if you know it? I plan to use 4 block space for the sun.. so it will be 16″ total.. thanks in advance..
Just found your site today! All I can say is WOW! I know I will be making some of your designs. Thanks in advance.
Thank you for sharing your unselfishness. I see all the hard work in the photos. Kudos for all your hard work. I’m not a fan of paper piecing plus I make all of my clothes. I have a important trip this summer and I need to clad a compass design. If it doesn’t turn out then nothing ventured nothing gained. If it does I’ll send you photos to share. Thank you again for sharing your creative spirit
Thank you for all of these beautiful blocks! I’ve included Ellen’s Snowball in a project for my BFF’s birthday next month and am working on your 8″ blocks in a project for myself. I need to ask you about your Starry Night block. It says it’s 6″ yet it is included with all the other 8″ blocks done in greens. Is it really 6″? Or is that a typo? I’d like to make it but need it to be 8″ like the rest. Thanks!
Hi Rosemary. I am not sure what block you are referring to but if it is green it is 8 inches. If it is blue and yellow it could be a variety of sizes. You could always do a test print and measure the block just to check.
I did as you suggested and did a test print. Even though your STARRY NIGHT block is done in greens and is included with the other 8″ green blocks, it does indeed measure 6″. Didn’t want anyone else to be confused.
That’s an amazing collection! You are more than generous. Thank you.
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HOLA, YOUR PAGE IS VERY BEAUTIFULL. ME ENCANTA. GRACIAS POR ESTAS.
Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing these beautiful patterns. ( I like to use light Vylene in place of paper.)
Hi Jude. I have never heard of the paper you use. Where do you get it from and is it like tracing paper?
No it’s not paper, but interfacing. (There are about three grades, light, medium and heavy.) You leave it attached. Looks a little like Tear Away.
Amazing…Love your choice of fabrics and color… you are very inspiring…Barb
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I am looking for Block # 6 in the Compass Collection….I have downloaded 11, but can’t find # 6. Help please and Thank you.
I absolutely love all your patterns, thank you so much for sharing.
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These are simply amazing! Dreary Erie here needing something to perk up the month! Thank you SEW MUCH!
I am always very impressed with both your work and your kindness in sharing with us. Have a list of things to show my Guild: Rose City Quilters in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Thanks, so very much for your wonderful site.
Thank you so much for sharing these patterns. I really must give a few of them a try.
They are amazing! The Braided star pattern isn’t working though 😦
Your work is outstanding. Thank you for generously sharing.
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