Beginning Paper Piecing

Beginning Paper Piecing

Come join us as we cover the basics of paper piecing. If you know how to sew and cut fabric, you are halfway there. We will also complete a paper pieced block in class which will be a part of a 4-block wall hanging or pillow top. You may enjoy it so much that you decide you want to keep making the same block in order to sew an entire quilt.

After completing this class, you will have a good understanding of how to paper piece and how to follow any paper piecing pattern. You will be glad you learned another quilting technique to expand your creativity.

Class Supply List

Bring your fabrics to class already pressed, cut, and ready to go!


Sewing Machine 
Please bring your sewing machine in well working order – oiled, cleaned and ready to go.  You should have a good working knowledge of your sewing machine. 


Small thread cutting scissors


100% cotton 50 wt neutral color sewing thread 
Aurifil is preferred but not absolutely necessary.  Sewing machine should be threaded along with a filled bobbin with the same thread.


Small Rotary cutting mat 
If you do not have a small mat, you can use one of the large mats from the quilt shop – just know you will have to get up and down from your working space.


Rotary cutter with a FRESH blade installed
We will be using this to cut both fabric and paper so it must be sharp


Finger Presser Tool  (Optional)
Also known as a quilter’s wooden iron


Either the 6 inch or 12 inch size is fine


Ruler (for rotary cutting) 5 inch Square approximately
Or approximate size – i.e. 6x12 ruler is fine


Flat-Head Pins


One package of 90/14 sewing machine needles
Sharp is preferred, but Universal are also fine.  Make sure you have one in your sewing machine when class starts and bring extras in case your needle breaks.


Post Card
Must be a stiff card stock.  If you don’t have a post card, find something similar that is stiff but also thin.

4 Coordinating Fat Quarters
Choose whatever colors you wish that coordinate (r
efer to SAMPLE in picture)
You may choose a 5th fabric for your border


Please use a plastic bag or Clip pieces together for each set and LABEL with #

    • CUT:  8 pieces measuring 3 inches by 5.5 inches - LABEL #6 & #7
    • CUT:  8 pieces measuring 2 inches by 4 inches – LABEL #2 & #3
  • RED
    • CUT:  4 pieces measuring 2 inches by 4.5 inches – LABEL #1
    • CUT: 4 pieces 2 inches by 5.5 inches – LABEL #5
    • CUT: 4 pieces 2 inches by 4.5 inches – LABEL #4


Bring your fabrics to class already pressed, cut, and ready to go!


Cost: $ 30.00
Cost covers price of class instruction, please bring all items on Supply List
Requirements:See Supply List
Instructor Name:Maria Nelson