Today is an exciting day! My Sew Tiny Sampler pattern, a foundation paper piecing pattern that includes foundation templates for 16 of the most-oft used blocks from my 100 Days of Sew Smaller project, is now available for purchase from my Payhip shop.During my 100 Days of Sew Smaller project, quite a few people asked about the patterns I was using to make my tiny blocks. Many of my blocks were based upon well-loved traditional blocks, but I created foundation paper piecing templates in Inkscape as I went along. After many requests, I’m happy to finally be able to make the templates and pattern available publicly.
The pattern includes foundation templates for the 16 blocks shown on the cover, plus assembly instructions for putting them all together into a mini mini sampler that finishes at a whopping 7 1/2″ square. Each block measures 1 1/4″ square finished, and 1 3/4″ unfinished. The pattern includes tips on tiny piecing in general, links to resources on foundation paper piecing (FPP) basics and using fussy cutting in your FPP blocks, as well as a long list of project ideas for your tiny blocks. To help conserve paper when making LOTS of blocks, I also included bulk printing pages for each block design.
I had fun playing with Quantum fabric by Giucy Giuce for Andover Fabrics for my cover blocks, and of course used meticulous cutting in every possible location. I stitched all of the blocks using 50wt Aurifil thread in 2600-Dove, which is pretty much always in my machine for piecing.
I highly recommend reading my tutorial HERE and using the fussy cutting FPP tips in your tiny blocks. As you can see, it really adds a special touch!
I’m looking forward to seeing all of the tiny blocks created by all of you, and will be sharing some of the blocks some of my friends are making to help celebrate the pattern release soon. In the meantime, you can head over and read about Yvonne’s blocks and what she made out of them here, or check out the hashtag #sewtinysampler on Instagram to witness the miniaturization of March.
Head over and get your Sew Tiny Sampler pattern here to join the fun. I can’t wait to see what block you make first!!
16 thoughts on “Sew Tiny Sampler Pattern Release”
This project is adorable, can’t wait to give it a try!
Congratulations! I’m going to get the pattern, but I didn’t realize the blocks were that tiny. Wow.
Well, it’s official. You are simply having too much fun. Thank you for sharing it; I love it!
Kitty, I so enjoyed seeing your 100 day exhibit at QuiltCon and excited to give tiny piecing a try!
Adorable! Isn’t it amazing how precise one can be with FPP.
I just purchased it Kitty! Can’t wait to work on my tiny sampler this weekend. Sending you hugs from Mexico! Alejandra
Just got AQ Sept 2019 issue. Loved the article about you & had to immediately make the Minnie Pinnie! It was a little tricky lining up the pieced sections but turned out great! Your directions were very good! Thanks for sharing. Now I guess I’m gonna have to buy your book cuz I’m hooked! Lol
I am writing a web article about micro mini quilts and want to include information about your blog (you were one of the first bloggers to comment on this trend in 2015) and a link to this page.
I never comment or link to anyone without their explicit permission.
Email me back to let me know. I will give you my phone number in an email in case you want to discuss this.
Thank you, Brita! I just emailed you 🙂