Paper Piecing ~ Free Butterfly Pattern + Tutorial

on March 23 | in Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 16 Comments

Rumi designs some incredible patchwork patterns, and today she’s sharing a free Butterfly Pattern + Tutorial with you. Rumi is based in Bulgaria and shares her quilting and more at 3patchcrafts. You can find Rumi’s patterns in her 3Patch shop, including this fun Alphabet Picture Pattern Quilt design.

Rumi has a couple of resources she finds very helpful to learn more about paper piecing: Paper Panache, and YouTube videos like this one. You might also find our collection of Paper Piecing Resources useful.

Download your free Butterfly Pattern + Tutorial PDF today. Rumi walks you through the design step-by-step so you can make a pretty coaster like the one shown above, or an entire butterfly quilt!

Comment in any post this week for a chance to win one of three $20 gift certificates! Don’t miss our Ringo Pie Bee Interview with Ayumi + Penny, the Sprout Block and Juice Glass Block Tutorials, and Kristin’s fabulous Video Tutorial for Paper-Pieced Origami Animal Blocks.

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16 Responses to Paper Piecing ~ Free Butterfly Pattern + Tutorial

  1. Weterynarz says:

    Im doing a school project and its on “african animals a to z”?

  2. Susie says:

    I can’t wait to try this. I am just learning to sew (with the help of my brilliant mother) and I’m always thankful for simpler patterns to try out. So cute!

  3. Jacque says:

    I’ve tried paper piecing before but not had such good results! LOL I’m tempted to try again with this cute pattern!

  4. Marie Leighton says:

    Nor am I a quilter but this looks doable. I love butterflies and this one is so nice – I want to embroider antennae on it though! :>)

  5. Suz says:

    Great pattern! Love it for it’s simplicity!

  6. Alice says:

    Oh wow, i’ve been pretty intimidated of paper piecing for ages, but i think this looks so cute and fun, i’ll give it a try.
    http://www.pinwheelblog.blogspot.com

  7. Bianca says:

    How pretty! This seems like a great block to incorporate into a fabric book/journal cover or folder.

  8. Now I really like this one! Thanks.

  9. MarciaW says:

    This is so very cute for coasters. Thanks for the pattern.

  10. MissMary says:

    I put it on my “to do” list to find a butterfly block for a baby girl quilt. Thanks for making it so easy to check that item off!

  11. Beth T says:

    How cute this is. Today is our first sunny day in a long time, so this spring-y blocks is well-timed.

  12. Catherine says:

    I’ve never been brave enough to try paper piecing – this lovely project makes it seem totally achievable!

  13. Jenny MacDonald says:

    I’ve been doing spring cleaning of my stash, what a nice way to use the little scraps I’ve been reluctant to throw away:))the design is awesome and the tutorial is so good! Thank you, Rumi!

  14. Ellen Ban says:

    I really need to learn paper piecing because the blocks are amazing!

  15. Talyn Landry says:

    I have been scared to start taking up quilting, but this is so cute and simple that I think I will start with this project.

  16. Nana (Patty Cowherd) says:

    I love this butterfly. My grandchildren go to a school which has the monarch butterfly as an emblem. I can’t wait to make them some shirts with this butterfly on them.

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