The quilting community is one of the most generous communities I’ve seen on the internet. If it wasn’t for the time and skill of many quilt pattern designers who made many of the free Foundation Paper Piecing Patterns out there, I would not be here making and sharing my own art in this medium. It is also because of them that I want to pay it forward by occasionally creating my own free designs that others can enjoy or even learn how to quilt from!
This week I am participating for the first time in Quilt Block Mania. This is a monthly event where various designers create a free 12″ quilt block pattern according to the current theme. For the month of December the theme assigned was “toys”. Books are often incorporated into these collections, even if they aren’t necessarily toys. Seeing that I draw much of my own inspiration from literature, a book would be the perfect pattern to share with all of you.
How to get the pattern:
To get the pattern simply sign up for my email newsletter below. In the welcome message you will get a link for the PDF pattern of the How to Thread a Book quilt block pattern for FREE. In addition you will still receive a link for the Modern Fox Pattern. If you have already signed up for the email newsletter, I will be sending out an additional email with a link to get this pattern. If this is your first experience with Foundation Paper Piecing I encourage you to head over to my Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial for a three part series detailing the basics of this unique piecing method. I truly hope you enjoy making your own version of this block!
More Free Patterns!
As this block is part of the December Quilt Block Mania, there are many more free patterns to download! Simply follow the links below to find out how to download them from these talented designers!
If you enjoy these patterns consider joining the Quilt Block Mania Facebook group too!
Puzzle Cube Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Swirlybirds by Scrapdash
Rocking Horse by Appliques Quilts and More
Old-fashioned toy by Blockofthemo.com
Wooden Toy Blocks by Penny Spool Quilts
Xylophone by QuiltFabrication
Stacked Rings at Patti’s Patchwork
Toy Truck at Blue Bear Quilts
Bullseye at Pretty Piney Quilts
Toy Plane by Mom and Me Quilting Co
Nutcracker by Inquiring Quilter
Water Colors at Perkins Dry Goods
How to Theread a Book by Craft Towards Joy
Sling Shot by Faith and Fabric
Candyland at EvaPaige Quilt Designs
Shape Sorter Block at Patchwork Breeze
Colorku at Love to Color My World
Toy Wagon by Cristy Fincher
Baboushka dolls by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Baseball by Masterpiece Quilting
Come say Hi!
If you would like to share your pictures please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or either tag or DM me over on Instagram. I look forward to getting to know you and seeing your creations!