The paper piecing technique might seem like magic when you look at the intricate patterns you can work with it. It would be extremely difficult, if at all possible, to create such patterns without the help of the paper templates used in the piecing method. Here are some gorgeous paper piecing patterns along with instructions for those interested to explore the possibilities of this wonderful stitching technique.
Just look at all the tiny pieces in this one and you are sure to fall in love with the pattern. Just follow the link and you will know how to achieve this one.
A rather simple looking pattern, this one would look absolutely stunning when made into a full-sized quilt. You can also try it in a more vibrant color combination to bring out the star design.
As you can easily see in the picture, this interesting star design has been created by joining four symmetrical blocks to form a bigger, complete block.
One of the most popular and simple patterns, the flying geese looks amazing on anything from a quilt, a cushion or designer sofa covers. The colorful patterns of the fabric scraps make the pattern even more attractive.
Yet another pattern for a more conventional looking star, this one has a Christmas feel to it.
Follow the link provided to find the instructions for colorful paper pieced blocks to make the gorgeous quilt.
This one does look pretty intimidating, especially if you are a beginner in the world of paper piecing. Don’t let the picture discourage you – just check the pattern and you’ll learn the trick in no time.
It is difficult to believe that you can actually create such a stunningly detailed pattern with such textures yourself and then put it in any of your stitching projects. Try different color combinations to see how the star turns out.
The textured lupine flower and leaf pattern is sure to draw everybody’s attention to your expert handiwork. It is perfect for matching sofa and cushion covers and pillowcases.
A pattern with true Christmas spirits, there is no beating this one if you are looking for a festive design for a holiday project.
This pattern is a further proof of the fact that you can achieve any design or picture with the paper piecing method.
The fascinating use of different colors makes this eight-point star pattern even more interesting as its appearing as if one four-point star is peeking from behind another one.
Now that you are more or less familiar with the basic steps involved in paper piecing, try your hand at any of the following patterns. You can go for the simple two-color patterns while those with sufficient experience may opt for the more complicated heart, storm at sea, pine tree and fish patterns.
So, have you planned your next paper piecing project yet? Despite mainly being considered a quilting method, the paper pieced blocks look amazing on other handmade items as well, such as designer organizers and pouch bags to keep your art supplies in order. These can also make excellent gift ideas.
Published on April 1st 2015 by Daphne Bennette