Howard Block
Intermediate | 9 min 12 sec
Howard Block
Learn how to make this architectural block with paper-piecing expert, Carolyn Friedlander. This simple process makes it easy to achieve precise, linear piecing—perfect for this geometric design. Make one paper pieced block or several, playing with pattern and color to see how it changes the overall effect. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • PDF Template
  • Sewing machine
  • Table extension for sewing machine (optional)
  • Sewing machine foot with good visibility of sewing area
  • Matching cotton thread (50wt)
  • Cutting mat
  • Rotary cutter
  • Iron/ironing surface
  • Marking utensil (optional)
  • Quilting cotton fabrics key:
    • 1. 5” x 5” (bias)
    • 2. 1 ½” x 6” (tri)
    • 3. 1 ½” x 6” (tri)
    • 4. 4 ½” x 7 ½” (blue)
    • 5. 3 ½” x 6 ½” (blue)
    • 6. 3” x 8” (tree)

Finished Block Size: 7 1/2" Square
Learn how to:
  • Use a paper template to sew a quilting block
  • Trim the edges of a paper pieced block

What you'll get: 
  • Instruction on how to make a paper pieced block
  • An HD video lesson you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list and a PDF template ($16 value)
  • Step-by-step iexpert instruction from Carolyn Friedlander
  • The ability, to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
296 users recommended this class to a friend
Chris Edell
Quick refresh if you are familiar with paper piecing.
March 3, 2023
Maureen Mann
Carolyn explains a simple method and I plan to give it a try. Please make additional videos on these custom pattern paper piecing!
February 4, 2023
ShirleyA. Tomany
Very nice as an INTRO to paper piecing.
January 30, 2023