Piecing with Templates: Missouri, Nebraska, Georgia, New Mexico & Massachusetts


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 piecing with templates.

Practice piecing with templates with these fun state blocks. Each block represents a different challenge.  Gather your fabrics. Use the links below to access the patterns and let’s get started.

Missouri block pattern – Click Here


Georgia block pattern – Click Here


New Mexico block pattern – Click Here


Massachusetts block pattern – Click Here


Nebraska block pattern – Click Here

For some of the blocks like Missouri, Foundation Paper Piecing templates are provided. You may wish to traditionally piece these units instead. To convert a Foundation Paper Pieced template to traditional pieced, follow this handy guide:

How to Make Templates from Paper Piecing Patterns

Georgia and New Mexico have piecing templates. Here’s a guide for creating accurate templates from paper patterns:

Template Technique

Nebraska and Massachusetts don’t use templates, but are included this week due their tiny pieces and the additional attention to detail required. Here are some great tips for helping you negotiate those tiny pieces:

Tips for Tiny Piecing

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