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The patterns on this page are 100% free for your personal and/or non-profit use as per the copyright information on individual patterns. Patterns designed by Jennifer Ofenstein unless otherwise noted. Other Designer’s patterns reposted with permission.I'm a Craftsy DesignerFor the most recently updated and accurate patterns, please use the Craftsy download wherever possible. (Patterns without Craftsy icons are in the queue to be updated!) Craftsy is free to join and you will receive updates for every pattern you save to your account there! Find a mistake? Let me know and I’ll correct it asap!* – Denotes a pattern that is hosted on another website, image/link shared with permission. Happy Stitching!   ♥ Jennifer

Events & Holidays | Animals |  Plants

People, Places & Things | Stars, Hearts & Shapes

Cat Magraith’s Patterns | Harry Potter | Fandom In Stitches

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Click on pattern name for printable PDF patterns. Click on craftsylogo to go to the pattern on Craftsy.

For best result, set scaling to “none” when printing.

Holidays, Events & Causes

Holiday House

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Garden Party Blog Hop - Day 28: It's My Birthday

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Heart With A Cause

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Heart With A Cause

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Animals

Sea Turtle

 Bats

  • Bats*
  • 5″ paper pieced

Turtle

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 Giraffe 2012

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 Batik Snail

  • Snail
  • 5″ paper pieced

 Lamb

  • Lamb*
  • 5″ paper pieced

Grumpy Kitty

 

 Happy kitty

 

Tabby Face

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5 Inch Chick

 Cat's Rooster (right)

Sitting Hen

three eggs

 Howling Wolf

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Plants

Tree @ Sunset

Sasha's Tree

batiks on black apple

  • Apple*
  • 5″ paper pieced

Pumpkin

  • Pumpkin
  • 3″, 5″ & 6″ paper pieced

 Maple Leaf

  • Maple Leaf
  • 3″, 5″, 6″ paper pieced pattern

Shamrock

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Pineapple...The Fruit

Embroidered Mushrooms and French Knots...Yum!

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People, Places & Things

Scales

Pretzel

Clapboard

Book

box of crayons

paper pieced bra/bikini top

sewing machine

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Classic Spool of Thread

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house v1

House v.2

button jar

  • Jar
  • 5″ paper pieced
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Jar, version 2

  • Jar 2
  • 5″ paper pieced

Jar, version 3

  • Jar 3
  • 5″ paper pieced

ASL I Love You

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paper pieced hand

  • Hand
  • 5″ paper pieced

Tire

  • Tire
  • 5″ paper pieced

   
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Stars, Hearts and Shapes

slightly twisted

Wonky Log Cabin

Wonky Log Cabin

7 Point Star

oh my star, no border

6 in two tone star 2

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Chubby Star

 

arkansas snowflake

 

Contessa's Canoe  - 2013 Update

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patchy heart

The Linus Connection Heart

Broken Heart

scrappy heart

 

braided heart

less than three

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Bee-Treat

 

Heart With A Cause

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a simple heart

log cabin heart

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a simple heart scrappy heart

 

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dollar sign

 

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Patterns by

Catherine Magraith


Cat is a good friend of mine and has given me permission to post her patterns here.

CAT_2 chicks_pic Chicks
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced

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CAT_Hen with chick_pic Hen with Chick
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced

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CAT_Rooster_pic Rooster
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced


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CAT_Pecking_hen_pic Pecking Hen
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced

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CAT_Hen_pic Hen
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced

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2 fish_pic_hardharcat Two Fish*
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced

TWI_BOM_Beg_block09_pic Paw Print#1*
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced

TWI_BOM_Adv_block09_pic Paw Print#2*
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced

Daisy Daisy
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced

wolf Wolf*
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced

TWI_BOM_Beg_block01_pic Apple*
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced

ShootingStar Shooting Star
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced

TWI_BOM_Beg_block011 The Forest*
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced

rose_pic_hardhatcat Rose*
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced

TWI_BOM_Beg_block02_pic Sheriff Star*
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced

TWI_BOM_Beg_block04_pic Hearts*
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced

TWI_BOM_Adv_block04_pic Diamond Heart*
Catherine Magraith
5″ paper pieced

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Find HUNDREDS of free patterns designed by fans, for fans on my other blog, Fandom In Stitches.
Included are my own Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Star Trek patterns as well as MANY, MANY more!

Looking for The Project of Doom? Get it on Fandom In Stitches or download all thirty blocks plus piecing instructions in one ZIP file on Craftsy!

86 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2011 09:37

    Wouldn’t you know it the one I would like to download it doesn’t work. I wanted the Asl I love you design but the link does not work to download the design. I have a daughter that is deaf and I would love to use this design on a quilt for her. My blog is not finished yet if you go there but please email me about this design.

    • June 10, 2011 14:50

      My apologies for that, the link is corrected and you can now download the pattern.

      Jennifer

      • February 3, 2014 15:46

        Is it to late to get this pattern? In the past I worked with handicapped people and hearing impaired.

        • February 3, 2014 20:50

          It is definitely not too late! You can get any pattern on this page by clicking on the pattern name. :)

    • Eileen permalink
      October 22, 2011 10:43

      I also love the ASL pattern. I work in an Autism class with some non-verbal students. Is there a way to download it?

      • October 24, 2011 07:38

        Hi Eileen,
        Thanks so much! If you’ll just click on the name of the pattern, it will open the pattern file for you in a new window.
        Jennifer

  2. June 13, 2011 10:30

    Thank you very much. I am going to use the love sign and the scrappy heart and scrappy heart2 to make a quilt for my daughter that is hearing impaired. Thanks so much.

    • June 13, 2011 10:47

      It’s my pleasure! I would love seeing a photo when you’re done. If you post it to your blog, please let me know. :)

  3. M.Dorah permalink
    July 31, 2011 18:22

    Muito lindo seus trabalhos!!!

  4. Rena Balla permalink
    August 29, 2011 09:44

    OMG! I absolutely LOVE this site…thanks so much for many anticipated hours of paper piecing in my future… Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    • August 29, 2011 09:47

      You are so very welcome! That’s just the kind of thing I love to hear!

      Happy stitching,

      Jennifer

  5. marilee botos permalink
    September 3, 2011 17:35

    Thank you very much for posting these patterns. there are many that I have been searching for! I am making a measuring quilt–it is a fabric tape measure with simple boy or girl blocks on either side. You hang it on the wall and measure the kids as they grown instead of a paper strip. However, finding small, paper pieced blocks that are juvenile and free is not an easy task! Thanks, again!

    • December 12, 2011 08:18

      What a beautiful idea! I’m sorry I didn’t reply sooner…I hope your project came out wonderfully!

  6. Dolly permalink
    October 6, 2011 12:48

    I could not find the paper pieced free pattern for sweet sue tops the tree on the blog. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

    • October 6, 2011 13:04

      Hi Dolly,

      The pattern link is the title right under the block photo in the main Sweet Sue post. You can also get to it by clicking right here.

      Happy quilting!

      Jennifer

  7. mary beard permalink
    October 28, 2011 20:17

    would like to meet you – this is mary beard from austin area quilt guild and just stumbled on your site…you have a great site with fun stuff!!

    • October 29, 2011 14:00

      Hi Mary! I think we might have met before, or at least said hello. I taught at the gift of quilting and I’ve been to several meetings (I just joined the Guild this year) with my good friend Osie. I should be at the November meeting and would love a chance to say hello!

      Jennifer

  8. November 8, 2011 18:43

    What a wonderful blog and site. I can’t wait to start the Hobbit blocks. My son is a huge fan of the whole series of books and movies and I know he will love this quilt. Loved looking thru your patterns.

    • November 8, 2011 20:47

      Thanks! I’m so glad you enjoyed checking out the patterns! :)

  9. Shirley permalink
    November 18, 2011 22:45

    Thanks so much for sharing. My 5th graders will really enjoy making some of these patterns for the holidays.

  10. Jeanann permalink
    December 3, 2011 16:19

    I am sooo pleased to win a copy of your kitchen window pattern!

    I love your paper pieced designs, be they tantasy, whimsical, juvenile, or traditional ones.

    Thank you,

  11. Jeanann permalink
    December 3, 2011 16:20

    Oops! Of course, I MEANT to say “Fantasy.”

  12. ReaderWoman permalink
    December 11, 2011 12:13

    I was absolutely thrilled to find the book pattern. I have dabbled with quilting for years – but that one (see my user name) really rang some bells for me! Do you have other (free or otherwise) patterns that are reading &/or book related? Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    • December 11, 2011 12:15

      Oh, do I ever! I did an entire Harry Potter bookcase quilt this year!

      • ReaderWoman permalink
        December 11, 2011 12:43

        I saw it! OMG. I said OMG so many times I thought my husband was gonna use a book to smack me up side the head! :)

        • December 12, 2011 08:18

          THAT is a good reaction! I’m glad you like it…it was my pet project this year. :)

  13. myra permalink
    February 3, 2012 16:09

    Wow! This is so impressive. I’ve got to try more paper piecing this year! Thanks for making so many available for free :)

    • February 3, 2012 16:16

      Thanks, Myra! I’ve been building my free pattern collection up for years and it’s nice to have it better organized for everyone to use. :)

  14. cherylmonica permalink
    February 3, 2012 17:18

    I’ve just learned how to do the paper piecing and love it. Your site is the best and has the best of all I’ve seen. Thanks so much for providing the free patterns. Your site has really motivated me to learn this technique.

    • February 4, 2012 10:11

      I am thrilled to know that you’re motivated to paper piece! I would love to see anything you make.

      Happy stitching!

      Jennifer

  15. Pat permalink
    February 9, 2012 22:29

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful patterns !

  16. February 27, 2012 11:15

    Hey Jen, Do you have a Dollar Sign $? or money? or something to that affect?

    Thanks. Contessa

    • February 27, 2012 13:36

      Hum, I used to have a dollar sign, I’ll see if I can dig it up for you.

  17. Bren permalink
    March 8, 2012 09:15

    Oh no, I thought I saw several patterns of books – as if in bookshelves. I swear they were your patterns, Jen? Being a librarian and beginner paper piecer, I thought ‘What a ‘novel’ idea to make for my colleagues!’. I appreciate any hint as to where I saw them – they were your patterns, right? THANK YOU!

  18. Jean S. permalink
    April 5, 2012 11:51

    Well, poof…..I get only a black screen when the PDF won’t come up for any of the vampire series of patterns.
    Any solution?

    • April 5, 2012 15:56

      Hi Jean,

      It should be all fixed now. Let me know if you’re still having issues. Sorry about the inconvenience!

      Jennifer

  19. Jean S. permalink
    April 5, 2012 16:48

    Thank you for replying so very quickly.
    My daughter and I are thrilled to have found your patterns. They are so unique & wonderful.

  20. cherylmonica permalink
    April 10, 2012 17:31

    Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for The Garden Party Blog Hop. I’ve recently become addicted to paper piecing and looking at the new pattern each day is like getting a present each day. Thank you so much for having such a great site. I love that you also provide the free patterns.

    • April 11, 2012 08:35

      Thank you! Paper piecing is my addiction, too, and I couldn’t think of a better gift than sharing a whole month of free patterns with my readers. I’m so glad you’re enjoying it, too! :)

  21. April 17, 2012 13:46

    I´m going to make the monsterbook. I love your quiltblocks of Harry Potter. I saw a couple af days ago a bigger pattern of the monsterbook.

  22. Barbara MacKay permalink
    April 28, 2012 15:46

    I love paper piecing and just found your patterns. They are wonderful and I am ready to make more scrap quilts using your patterns. Thanks so much. Grandma

  23. Maria Rosa Gomez permalink
    May 14, 2012 14:28

    me encantan tus trabajos mil gracias por compartirlos

  24. August 7, 2012 00:38

    Your I Love You in sign language are very special. I lost a daughter two years ago–she was 24; she had lost most of her hearing in infancy due to an illness. I’m trying to build up the courage to make a memorial quilt from some of her clothes I have kept (and wear). The I Love You hand signs will be perfect. Now I have a pretty good reason to learn paper piecing!

    • August 7, 2012 08:40

      Hi Linda,

      I’m so sorry for your loss and I hope you find the courage you need to make your memorial quilt. It’s such a beautiful idea and I’m honored that you would choose one of my patterns as part of your project.

      Jennifer

  25. Maria do Carmo Pezzuto permalink
    August 21, 2012 12:16

    Muito Obrigada por se desprender e nos liberar padrões livres tão bonitos.Acabei de te descobrir por Amy,em uma colcha pipa.Só vou fazer em uma toalha de banho para o meu neto.Deus te abençoe sempre.Felicidades.

  26. August 23, 2012 16:46

    you know I love your patterns, but I am making giraffe 2012 and cannot get it together. The sewing order indicates E>F, but I cannot figure out where they go together… Please help, I am having a brain lock down on this.

    Joanne, aka sewingjo on LJ

    • August 24, 2012 09:34

      Well, that would be because I made a mistake! The pattern should read D>E, DE>F. Oops! I’ll correct it and get it re-uploaded. Thanks Joanne!

  27. August 24, 2012 19:27

    Thank you, I thought I was losing my mind on this and making it too hard. I will post a pic on LJ when I am done

  28. Darcy permalink
    August 29, 2012 13:01

    Hi Jennifer, I just started paper piecing and I find it to be a lot of fun. The patterns on this site are so cool! My husband is even getting into it (a little) and, of course, now he has a request that I can’t find. He would like me to make something with the Green Bay Packers logo…do you know where or how I can find one? Or how to make a pattern? Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks for the site…I have sooooo many ideas now!

    • September 1, 2012 10:48

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying yourself!

      I personally don’t know of a Green Bay pattern, but I have added it to the Request list on my other website, Fandom In Stitches. We have a lot of volunteer designers, so there is always a chance someone will draft it for you!

      Happy Stitching!

      • Darcy permalink
        September 1, 2012 16:28

        Thanks for taking the time to do that for me…in the meantime I am enjoying many of the other designs! Thanks again Jennifer

  29. January 2, 2013 15:28

    I love your site. You are very talented. I am new to paper piecing. You have a lot to teach us new people. Thank you
    Stephanie

  30. Chris Flynt permalink
    April 8, 2013 00:22

    I made this as the center piece of a quilt I made for my friends who are rabid Penn State fans. I sent you pictures. Very tedious work but worth the effort.

  31. April 29, 2013 13:35

    I think I have been under a rock. I would like to make all the sun bonnets. I need to go get a wireless printer. A 73year old trying to keep up with her grandchildren. Can’t wait to keep reading and sewing with your ideas

  32. yericka permalink
    May 4, 2013 17:50

    gracias, todo esta precioso

  33. May 11, 2013 02:02

    Luv your patterns .only been quilting since October last year. Like paper peiceing so much neater.

  34. Lynda permalink
    June 21, 2013 04:38

    What a wonderful site you have and so generous to share with us. Thank you so much!!
    Lynda

  35. July 2, 2013 10:07

    Hi, wonderful patterns and thanks so much for sharing them. I wanted to do the Sitting Hen but I find the pattern confusing. Do you have one that has the coloration like so many of your others? I figured out most of it except for the hen’s head, not sure which little bits should be yellow and which need to be background. Just thought I’d ask.

  36. Carol permalink
    November 5, 2013 15:11

    I’ve never done piece work before , it looks awesome, thanks for the blocks to start on!

  37. November 7, 2013 10:05

    Thank-you so much for sharing your patterns. I really appreciate it, and enjoy making them.

  38. January 12, 2014 02:14

    Ho Jennifer!!! I’m sorry for my english, but i’m italian!!!!
    Your patterns are wonderfulllll!!!!!
    Come to see my wonky log cabin!!!
    http://ilgomitolodimokymoky.blogspot.it/2014/01/wonky-log-cabin.html
    Thank you so much!!!!!!

  39. January 24, 2014 16:51

    I’ve never paper pieced is there any particular place you would recommend for me to get instructions? I downloaded your 7 point star to make a Quilt of Valor. I would like to pair it up with a simple large 9 patch block and practice a quilt as you go method for this QoV quilt since we have a lot to get done for the big presentation in Austin in Feb. Thanks,

  40. Kathy Treece permalink
    February 1, 2014 09:19

    I found your website today. I have always wanted to do paper piecing but when my friend was showing me how to do it, it seemed too nerve-racking and complicated. You have made it so simple and fun! I am in the process of doing the tree. And then I think I’ll tackle something harder, like the Harry Potter bookcase!

    • February 1, 2014 13:33

      That’s wonderful to hear! I love to paper piece and being able to spread the love makes me very happy. :)

  41. Joyce Ellis permalink
    February 6, 2014 08:16

    I just found your site and was so happy with the wealth of information you are so generously sharing. Thank you so much!

  42. Carolyn Champion permalink
    February 11, 2014 17:10

    Thank you for all you share with us…love paper piecing and you have so many things and unusual things too. I love to see you on Craftsy too….we’re so lucky to have such great classes etc available and at a reasonable price. Keep up the good work ( but I can tell you love what you do) Isn’t that wonderful!! Smiles Carolyn

    • February 18, 2014 12:12

      It is my great pleasure to share, Carolyn! I absolutely do love what I do and love the opportunity to share! :)

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