Foundation Paper Piecing Basics: New Jersey, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Maryland & Washington


This summer, we’re making our way through the Quilt USA quilt! We have 50 states block patterns all ready to go, and an applique center proudly displaying the USA. Click Here for all the blocks and goodies including fabric requirements. To help you along, we’re bringing you a different technique each week that will help you with different blocks. This week, we’re working on Foundation paper piecing.

Practice foundation paper piecing with these fun state blocks. Gather your fabrics and use the links below to access the patterns. Let’s get started.


New Jersey block pattern – click here


Rhode Island block pattern – click here


Minnesota block pattern – click here


Maryland block pattern – click here


Washington block pattern – click here

To begin your foundation paper piecing journey, take a look at this step-by-step tutorial, then watch a couple helpful videos. Then you’ll be all ready to take these state blocks!

How to Foundation Paper Piece


Watch as Emily shows you the basics of foundation paper piecing along with some treat tips!

Take a look at these helpful tips…

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