Paper-Piecing for Beginners









I have always loved Judy Niemeyer designs but didn’t have the time to make many of her larger projects.  That is why I am loving these smaller ones that showcase one technique and, in some cases, can be done in an afternoon.

My Two Baby Sisters showcases two six inch blocks and a twelve-inch block which use the exact same technique to create this eight pointed star.  What a great class!  Who doesn’t want to learn how to make these blocks without fussing with inset and Y-seams? Additional papers are available because you know these will become go-to gifts.

This Poinsettia design makes piecing circles simple – and at 30″, is the perfect centerpiece for a round table.  Once again, additional papers are available.









Fractured Star in an 80″ square.  In Judell’s words:  The Fractured Star was designed as a beginner pattern to introduce quilters paper piecing. The project is fast, uses only 1 foundation block, employs simple cutting techniques, and is an affordable and fun way to jump into your first paper piecing project. It is meant to make those new to the process find confidence, understanding, and success.

I can’t say it any better than that so why even try???









These patterns are due to arrive in August so consider them for your Fall series of classes!

2 thoughts on “Paper-Piecing for Beginners

  1. Judy’s newest patterns are designed specificially for the beginning foundation paper piecer although everyone will enjoy these fun projects. As an “almost” Quiltworx Certified Instructor — I know how much work and thought has gone into the Quiltworx project design. From well written instructions to super helpful graphics to the wonderful smart corners and registration and transition points noted on your foundations — you, too, will fall in love with Quiltworx patterns!! What are you waiting for! Pick a pattern and jump in!

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