A Quick Guide

How Do I Use Paper Piecing?

If you are unfamiliar with paper piecing, google “paper piecing tutorial”, and you will find many people who have made helpful tutorials and videos on how paper piecing works. I feel like I’d just confuse people if I tried to explain it myself.

What Do I Need to Know About These Patterns?

The downloadable patterns are reversed, which means that you don’t have to flip them over to use the back of the pattern. Some tutorials show patterns printed in reverse and some don’t. When the pattern is already reversed, the wrong side of the fabric will face the back of the pattern.

I’ve made some sub-sections for more complicated patterns, which I think will help in the final assembly. On the smaller sections, sew the dotted lines.

When you’re ready to sew the entire piece, start with piece #1 and go in numerical order. The circled numbers indicate a pre-pieced sub-section. Everything is color-coded, so I’m hoping that this will all be self-evident. White sections are your background fabric.

How Do I Download These Things?

Hooray, WordPress is now allowing me to store PDF files in my media library. All you need to do is click on a picture or link and it will open in a new window where you can save it.

What If I Don’t See What I’m Looking For?

This project came about when I was looking for letter patterns and couldn’t find any free patterns like the type I was looking for. It’s a work in progress, and I’m not sure how much I’ll work on it in the future. If there’s a letter that’s missing, ask for it in the comment section and I’ll see what I can do.

Note: I’m not asking for anything for these patterns, but I do ask that you don’t take the patterns and pass them off as your own. Feel free to link your heart out, but don’t plagiarize. If you want to use the blocks as part of a larger project that you’ll share with others, please just give credit for the parts that aren’t of your creation.

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4 comments

  1. When I click on a pattern to download, I get an error screen saying that I need to login to OpenDrive, but when I do, it says it’s not available to anonymous users.

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  2. My sincere apologies to anyone who has tried to download patterns and not been able to reach the file. I just don’t have the kind of traffic needed for a file storage service to hold on to the files, and so they kept being deleted. WordPress now allows me to store and link PDF files, which wasn’t possible when I started this blog, so everything should now stay stable and available for download.

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