Friday, 12 June 2015

Sugar Loaf Block [A Free Pattern]

Sugar Loaf Block... Free pattern

My first downloadable pattern is ready to share! It's a super simple foundation paper pieced pattern for the Sugar Loaf block that I first used here in a pillow. You can find the pattern in my brand new Craftsy Store. And best of all, it's free!! I'm a little excited to have finally got to this point!

The pattern is for a 4" finished block, but because it's paper pieced you can easily enlarge or reduce the pattern on a photocopier. Just remember to adjust the seam allowance back to 1/4".

I'm written a foundation paper piecing tutorial to go along with the pattern  (find Part One here and Part Two here). I use a technique that I learnt from my friend Merran, it's a brilliant way to paper piece, especially if you're making the same block over and over. It involves making reuseable block templates out of freezer paper. The best thing about the technique is that there is no paper ripping. Once you've sewn the block it's ready to use.

If you make this block, I'd love to know! Tag me on instagram (I'm rachelwoodenspoon over there) and use the tag #sugarloafblock. I've also overcome my shyness and created a Flickr group so if you're on Flickr you can add your photos to Wooden Spoon Quilts.

sugar loaf block pillow

9 comments:

  1. Yay for you. This is a great little pattern and I look forward to trying it!

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  2. Thanks so much! Looking out for the tutorial. Sounds like a great idea.

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  3. Congrats Rachel on your first Craftsy pattern! I love it and sure will give it a go! I love the freezer paper paper piecing method!

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  4. Hooray for you! It's a great block - I may just have to wonder over and grab a copy!

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  5. So glad you shared this! Thanks for taking the time. :)

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  6. Neat! What a pretty little block to make! Love your version!

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  7. Congrats! I've got it downloaded and can't wait to give it a try!

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  8. Love this block Rachel - really versatile. Thanks for the paper piecing tutorials too - I have them saved to browse through later :-)

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  9. Love this block - it's perfection!

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