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Open and download these fab free patterns with a simple click on the image. The patterns include all the templates you need, diagrams and full instructions with links to my tutorials that’ll get you going from start to finish.  And if you need a little helping hand, I’m always here for you so just drop me a line in the comments below and let me know how I can help! Oh, and hey are you on Craftsy? Come on over and follow my pattern store, there are so many great things going on over there that I’d hate you to miss out.  It’s So. Much. Fun!

Flying Geese – a foundation pattern

Foundation piecing is a great way to make very accurate patchwork blocks and if you download this free pdf and follow my tutorial, you’ll undoubtedly have the most perfect points you’ll ever sew! You can use flying geese for borders or to make blocks themselves (Dutchman’s Puzzle for one!). If you’re looking for inspiration have a look at my Scandinavian inspired pillow where I used this very pattern to make the flying geese borders. Download the pattern by clicking on the image below.

Free flying geese foundation paper piecing pattern. © Stephanie Boon 2014

English paper pieced cushion

You’ve heard of Grandma’s Flower Garden quilts, well here’s my zesty modern version to excite the senses: A pillow of perfect proportions! If you’ve ever longed to try English Paper Piecing but have been daunted by the prospect of hand sewing an entire quilt, this pillow pattern is for you. Try your hand sewing skills on an achievable project that retains the desirable heirloom quality that only hand sewing can give. I give recommendations for choosing your fabrics to keep the modern look, but you could use any fabrics you prefer to make the cushion just right for your room. Read more about this project here: Grandma’s Hothouse Cushion, or for more ideas see what one of Dawn Chorus Studio’s readers made with the pattern here!  Simply click on the image below to download the free pdf pattern now!

Grandma's Hothouse Cushion (pillow). A free patchwork and quilting pattern. © Stephanie Boon, Dawn Chorus Studio, 2013

Hand sew these mug rugs!

Download one or download them all! Coasters are a great small project to try out hand piecing and applique. These designs are based on traditional blocks and use simple sewing techniques that anyone can do and achieve great results. You could choose one design and make four mug rugs the same, or mix and match designs – maybe trying one of each. Whichever you decide you’ll have a great place to rest your coffee mug when you finish! Read more about these projects via the links below and click on the images below to download the pdf’s straight away.

Free patchwork and quilting pattern: star mug rug. © Stephanie Boon, www.DawnChorusStudio, 2013 Free oak leaf mug rug pattern, © Stephanie Boon,, 2013
Free patchwork and quilting pattern: the hexie mug rug. © Stephanie Boon, Orange peel patchwork and quilting free mug rug pattern © Stephanie Boon for

Happy sewing!

Signature: Stephie © Stephanie Boon, 2015