Nothing compares to the accuracy you get with paper piecing – and it’s never been easier to learn! Choose from these paper pieced quilt patterns that appeal to the modern aesthetic featuring clever color placement and unique settings.
With blocks that range from easy to more challenging, there’s something for every skill level.
Paper pieced quilts are on the rise, which isn’t all that shocking given the rush of new sewists and quilters we’ve welcomed to the fold since the pandemic shut us all indoors.
It’s an easy way to begin your adventure as a quilter! These designs below are fresh, crisp and make for a quilt full of impact!
1. Heart Paper Pieced Quilt Block Pattern by Kohatu Patterns
Broken Heart need mending? This Paper Piece Geometric Heart quilt block pattern is here to help. Piece your heart together again using this Broken Heart Quilt Pattern!
It is great when used on a tote bag or mug rug, but also fantastic as part of a larger patchwork quilt using coordinating paper piece or applique quilt blocks.
Using this heart paper piecing quilt pattern you could make also fantastic Love Heart Quilt for Valentines Day! Plus its great for using up fabric scraps in your stash for a beautiful scrappy quilt!
2. Snail Paper Pieced Quilting Pattern by Proto Quilt
Whether you tend to finish a quilt quickly or at a snail’s pace, this block is something you can be content with for a long time. This Snail block is perfect for children’s quilts, pillows, bags and purses, dresses, or any other project.
You can also frame a single block, and it will make cute wall art for your room or office. Have fun with your color and pattern choices to make it personal and unique for you.
3. Hello Rain Paper Pieced Quilt Block Pattern by Center Street Quilts
Bring on the rain with this cute, rainbow umbrella foundation paper pieced quilt block pattern! This Hello Rain block finishes at 6″ x 6″ (6.5″ x 6.5″ unfinished) and would be darling as part of a supply case, pillow cover, tote bag, pouch, or quilt.
4. Flutterby Free Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern by Fabric.com
This Flutterby Block is a foundation paper pieced and sews up quickly with just three simple sections. This free paper pieced quilt pattern includes the butterfly as shown and reversed so your butterfly can head East or West!
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5. Beach Cottages Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern by Piece By Number Quilts
Paper piece a tropical vacation with this fun Beach Cottages quilt pattern. Choose fabrics reminiscent of your favorite beach – South Pacific batiks, Caribbean brights, Bermuda pastels, African prints, or Californian/Mediterranean white, terracotta and turquoise.
Personalize your house quilt with novelty fabric faces in the windows, embroidered flowers, fish in the ocean, shells on the sand, novelty buttons – your imagination is the only limit!
6. Diamond Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern by Sarah Rose Quilts
This simple block is fun to make and the possibilities of color for each gem are endless! You can turn your blocks into a small wallhanging or a a full size quilt.
The pattern comes with two different size blocks (6″ and 8″ finished) for you to choose from to create and use in any layout your heart desires. Of course, feel free to size the block up or down as you desire for any application to any project you’re working on.
7. Hexagonia Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern by Piece By Number Quilts
With its traditional square format, the Hexagonia Square block is easily used in many types of quilting projects.
Using the Hexagonia Hexagon block is a bit more challenging, but more creatively inspiring! A single enlarged block of either version would make a fabulous table topper, baby quilt, or pillow cover.
Sew the celtic knot-style Hexagonia in two colors (with a light and dark of each color) to create a “folded” effect. Or go totally scrappy!
8. Ballerina Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern by Tartankiwi Patterns
This foundation paper pieced ballerina quilt pattern is a quilt block that dancers and ballet loving little girls will adore. It produces a 14 inch finished quilt block.
9. In A Snap Polaroid Camera Paper Pieced Quilt Block Pattern by Kitsch Empire Co
Showcase your favorite fabric with this fun photography-fanatic paper pieced block. The finished block measures 12in by 12in and is perfect for fussy cutting!
10. Home Paper Pieced Quilt Block Pattern by Hopeful Homemaker
Make a unique house quilt block that combines log cabins, pineapple blocks, and house blocks all in one! This block can be used on it’s own to create a quilt, or added to other projects. It comes in 3 sizes: 4″, 6″, and 10″ square.
11. Rainbow Paper Pieced Quilt Block Pattern by Kohatu Patterns
Seriously, who doesn’t love a rainbow! This pattern makes a pretty rainbow coming out of a cloud, and is great for embellishing bags, cushions or making a pretty wall hanging.
12. A Girl And A Boy Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern by Proto Quilt
There are many ways to dress up little pals with this pattern. Change their hairstyles, clothes, and shoes! You can insert this girl & a boy pattern into a quilt, wall hanging, pillow, purse, and more projects.
It’s a great pattern to represent both children and lovely grown-up couples. If you want to customize, you can choose to make only boys or only girls. Have fun with your color and pattern choices to make it personal and unique for you.
13. Cheeseburger Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern by Quilty Pie
This would be a super fun block to use with your scrap stash! Just imagine a whole row of scrappy hamburgers, that will really get your appetite going!
14. Scrappy Mountain Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern by Leila Gardunia
These mountains are designed to line up and create beautiful mountain ranges. These would make a stunning row on your next quilt! These patterns are scrap friendly, and since they are foundation paper pieced, the piecing is easy and always perfect.
15. Palm Tree Free Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern by Gathered
Get set for some totally tropical piecing! All you need is a few scraps of your favourite solids and this free pattern to whip up your very own palm tree quilt block.
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16. Easy Striped Paper Pieced Quilt Block Pattern by Sew What Alicia
Learn how to make an Easy Striped Paper Pieced Quilt block with this tutorial. It’s a great beginner quilt project and an even better way to use up a lot of your fabric scraps!
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17. Heart Of The Home Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern by Twiggy And Opal
These are trying times for everyone and it isn’t always easy. While we shelter in place, why not make a tiny house for friends and loved ones letting them know you are thinking of them and they are not alone?
This block comes in three (3) sizes: 4″, 6″ and 8″ and features a large heart centered in the house. You can customize your home by the fabrics you choose. Scraps of prints or solids is all you need!
18. Cactus Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern by Proto Quilt
This potted cactus needs no water to stay alive. It is a great pattern for paper piecing beginners.
With it, you can frame a single block or insert multiple of them into a bigger quilt or any other project you are working on. It would be cute for a pillow, a purse, a pot holder, or even a dress.
19. Warsaw Mermaid Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern by Jednoiglec
Reimagine the beauty of Warsaw with an iconic figure by creating this Warsaw Mermaid Quilt Block. Fans of paper piecing are n for a real challenge with quilt block patterns containing a series of intricate cuts that you will coordinate with your fabric to create your own mystical mermaid.
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20. Free Apple Paper Pieced Quilt Patten by Gathered
Transform solid fabric scraps into crisp and colorful patchwork apples with this Apple Quilt Pattern – perfect for teacher gift or modern quilt makers on the hunt for fun quilt ideas.
Why not use a sweet apple printed fabric for your backing fabric to complete the fruity look? A good tip is to mix and match the shades of solid scrap fabric you use to sew each apple – to create a subtly varied look which still stands out as one block of colour when you step back and look at the finished quilt from afar.
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21. Pennant Parade Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern by Kitsch Empire Co
Celebrate any occasion with this fun, modular paper pieced quilt! Each flag type can be inter-mixed to create your own custom banner or bunting quilt. You get three different 6in by 10in paper pieced flag blocks styles that you can put together to form tons of different combinations!
TRY THESE PAPER PIECED QUILT PATTERNS TO HONE YOUR PAPER PIECING SKILLS!
Your biggest decision will be deciding on which project to make first. If this doesn’t get you interested in paper piecing, we don’t know what will! When done, don’t forget to show your makes by sharing some pics on our Facebook Page.
For more fun quilting tutorials, why not browse though our massive collection of quilting projects here. Or if paper piecing is really your thing, check out these round up for 30 Paper Piecing Patterns.
Whether you’re just starting out on your paper piecing journey or you’re already completely hooked, making these paper pieced quilt patterns is a real game changer for your quilting. Happy making!