Is it just us that long for summer all year round? In a bid to bring the sunshine into our sewing spaces, we've worked with the talented designer Jo Hart to create six cheery Foundation Paper Piecing patterns featuring our favourite summer must-haves.


Pick a cactus, camera, cocktail, suitcase, ice cream or watermelon as your ticket to sunny sewing.

New to FPP?

If you've never tried Foundation Paper Piecing before, check out our beginner's guide for a step-by-step introduction. While it may seem fiddly at first you'll be hooked in no time when you see the crisp, intricate patchwork shapes you can create!

How to do Foundation Paper Piecing step 3

The printed version of these paper piecing patterns was featured with issue 74 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, along with a handy booklet to take you step-by-step through the foundation paper piecing technique and how to piece each individual pattern, as well as a full-size template for every block. As a special treat for our website readers, you can also download a PDF version of these foundation paper piecing patterns for free below!

Summer Foundation Paper Piecing patterns

Scroll down for the full set of templates in this set...

And if you want to give paper piecing a go, but you're not quite ready to dive into foundation piecing, you can always start small and try our free hexagon templates for English paper piecing instead.

Your summer foundation paper piecing patterns...

All this sewing is thirsty work... cocktail sewing pattern

Paper piece the prickly plant trend with our free cactus sewing pattern

Ice Cream foundatino paper piecing template

Ice cream sewing pattern: Kick off your stitching with this sweet treat

Luggage foundation paper piecing template

Piece a stylish luggage and label combo with our suitcase sewing pattern

Watermelon foundation paper piecing template

Watermelon sewing pattern. Feeling fruity? This block is for you!

Camera foundation paper piecing template

Make the most Insta-friendly of blocks with our camera sewing pattern

Palm Tree Foundation Paper Piecing template

Find our bonus palm tree sewing pattern and instructions here.


Alice HadleyFormer Editor, Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine

Alice is the former Editor of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine and is obsessed with all things quilt-related. She’s worked with a whole host of the world's leading quilt designers. You can often find her flicking through the very latest fabric collections or testing out exciting new notions. She’s also the office EPP queen, stitching her way (slowly!) to gorgeous quilts with impeccably embroidered details. Unusually for a quilter, Alice operates a no-scraps-allowed policy at home and curates a very modest fabric stash.

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