Don’t worry if you struggle to get your points sharp or curved piecing seems a bit daunting. The wonderful thing about Foundation Paper Piecing is that it’s a great technique to use when working with unusual or awkward shapes while achieving crisp, clean lines.
If you’re new to FPP, or would like to refresh your skills, read our free Foundation Paper Piecing tutorial before you begin piecing these taster FPP patterns, from our Foundation Paper Piecing Supplement with issue 27 of Today’s Quilter magazine.
Checkerboard Dresden Quilt Block
Download your free templates below so you can start creating the blocks featured in the supplement.
This set of free foundation paper piecing templates includes the patterns to sew 8 quilt blocks:
- Radiating Sunlight Quilt Block
- Simplified Georgetown Circle Quilt Block
- Turning Squares Quilt Block
- Exploding Star Quilt Block
- Flying Geese Circle Quilt Block
- Checkerboard Dresden Quilt Block
- Harlequin Star Quilt Block
- Mariners Compass Quilt Block
Mariner’s Compass Foundation Paper Pieced Quilt Block
For the full set of quilt block instructions for these designs – including how many of each template you’ll need, you can get Lynne’s full supplement with digital issue 27 of Today’s Quilter magazine, available through the Today’s Quilter app – just search Todays’ Quilter into the Apple or Google Play app stores).