Scrap Flower Quilt – A Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial

If you are anything like us, you are drowning in little scraps of fabric. You hate to throw them away, but what are you going to do with all of them? We now have a solution for you. We designed this little flower as the perfect scrap buster. It uses up all your little scraps that aren’t really usable in other patterns.

For this project, you are going to need background scrap ranging from this to this, green scraps for the leaves and stems ranging from this to this, and a variety of colored scraps for the flowers ranging from this to this. You’ll also need your free template which you can download in our subscriber library. Not a subscriber? Sign up to the right.

After you have your template, print it out (we used 72 flowers for a throw sized quilt, and you’ll need 1 template printed per flower you are making), and follow along with our video to create your own colorful flower garden. I’ll warn you though, these little flowers are so quick and easy that they are addicting. As you are posting photos of your quilt on social media, please tag us @onwilliamsstreet. We’d love to see what you are working on!

67 Replies to “Scrap Flower Quilt – A Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this. I always wanted to make this roses, but neve found a pattern that I liked. I loved these. ?

    1. You are welcome. I’m so glad we could help!

      1. Hi I have subscribed to the llibrary and confirmed my email address but have not received the code needed to access the library. Am I doing something wrong. TYIA

        1. I’m sending you an email!

          1. Brooke Reidelberger says:

            Having the same password issue as many others. How can I get the printable template for the paper piece Rose please?

          2. I’ll send you an email!

    2. Lesley Kinder-Browne says: Reply

      Hi. I can’t find where to download the pattern. Would you please let me know where I can find it please? Thank you in advance. Kind regards Lesley 😊

      1. It’s located in our subscriber library. If you sign up for our emails you’ll get the link and password!

        1. Susan Cunningham says: Reply

          I signed up but no link and password given. I confirmed my email.

          1. I’m going to send you an email and we’ll get this sorted.

        2. hi I am having the same issue please done everything It says but no password

          1. I’ll send you an email!

        3. I just signed up tonight but didn’t get an email either.

          1. I’ll send you an email directly!

  2. Great tutorial. Can’t wait to try this. Thanks for the free pattern!

    1. Thank you! You are very welcome. We can’t wait to see what you create with it.

  3. Thank you so much for the template and tutorial. I’m going to make these out of batiks as quickly as possible. These are just stinkin’ CUTE! So very creative and beautiful!

    1. You are welcome!

  4. Michelle Cano says: Reply

    I wanted to make this as soon as I saw it!!! Thank you!!!

    1. Yay! I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

    2. I need this pattern!!!! I’m love it. Thanks

      1. Yay! I’m glad you love it. You saw where to download it right? Make sure to share pictures when you make your blocks, we’d love to see!

  5. Sandra Roberts says: Reply

    Lovely pattern and excellent instructions. Thanks.

    1. You’re welcome!

  6. I am FPP challenged, but am going to give it my best – it’s too cute and my scrap bin is overflowing!

    1. Let us know if you have any questions while you make them! Yay for using up scraps!

  7. Thank you so much. I’ve been wanting to try this technique for a long time. Got down to do it this afternoon and I actually managed to turn out a finished block !Yey. The only step I added, was copying the printed-out pattern on transparent “sandwiches” paper. It’s fairly sturdy and crisp. Only took a minute and has the benefit you can see your pieces. Easy to remove as well. You got me hooked….

    1. That is a fantastic idea and one we will have to try! Where do I get “sandwiches” paper? I’m so glad you are hooked, I LOVE FPP!

      1. I live in Europe, so I can only speak for my continent… The transparent paper I used is one we can use to pack bread sandwiches in for lunch or picknick. We actually call it butter paper, as it is also used for packing butter. I guess you find it in the kitchen supplies. I think it looks a bit like your cookie sheets. Here we can buy it in rolls – like the aluminium baking sheets…

  8. Joyce Ursino says: Reply

    Thanks….can’t wait to try this!

    1. You’re welcome! If you post any pictures on facebook or Instagram, make sure to tag, we’d love to see them!

  9. […] the mug rug together. If you need a tutorial on how to foundation paper piece, you can watch our FPP Scrap Fabric tutorial that walks you through each […]

  10. Lisa Huffer says: Reply

    I can’t find the printable pattern.
    I subscribed to the library and searched flower foundation paper piecing and did not get it
    Help!!!

    1. After you subscribe, you’ll get an email with the password. Login using that to https://www.onwilliamsstreet.com/subscriber-library/. After you are logged in, you’ll see a photo with the flower pattern. Click directly on the photo to download the pattern (it will start automatically, if you don’t see it, make sure you don’t have a pop up blocker on and check your downloads folder).

  11. Hi!
    Just made my first FPP flower. So much fun and very satisfying to do! Thanks for the great tutorial!

    1. Aren’t they fun? You are welcome and we are glad you enjoyed it.

  12. KAREN DILGARD says: Reply

    Hi I can’t find the link for the scrappy flowers can you help

    1. I responded to the email you sent and hope you found it, if not, let me know!

  13. Veronika says: Reply

    Hi, I subscribed, but get no password in my mail (

    1. I’ll send you an email!

  14. Florence McDougall says: Reply

    I’d like to join but can’t find anywhere that says follow to become a subscriber. Love your flower design and would love to have a go. Please help.

    1. It’s the orange box to the right of the post on a computer, or scroll down and it will be under it on a mobile device. You can also head straight to our newsletter sign up page at https://www.subscribepage.com/onwilliamsstreet. If you have any other questions, let us know!

  15. […] you’d like to make your own scrap flower quilt, get the block instructions here and find the free pattern in our subscriber […]

  16. Love this quilt! What is finished size of block(s) and finished quilt size? What did you use for your quilt backing? Thanks for the pattern, Kimie!

    1. The blocks finish at 7″. We used a Kona solid in bright blue to match the flowers on the front.

  17. I also signed up and confirmed my email, but never got the password.

    1. Check your spam and promotion folders for the welcome email. If you don’t see it, please send us an email so that we can get that to you!

  18. […] If you need more help with foundation paper piecing, watch our full tutorial here: Foundation Paper Pieced Tutorial […]

  19. Nadine Camara says: Reply

    Hi there I e signed up and have received confirmation that I’m in but no link and password as yet.
    Thanks, Nadine

    1. I’ll send you an email!

  20. Hello I just found you on YouTube. I have subscribed and confirmed my subscription but have not received the email with the access code. Can someone help me? Thanks

    1. I’ll shoot you an email!

  21. Hi.cannot get into finding pattern. No emails or anything and I have subscribed.

    1. I’ll send you a email!

  22. Dolores Leatherwood says: Reply

    I have subscribed but I still have not received a password to access the library. Thank. D

    1. I’ll send you an email!

  23. Tana Steward says: Reply

    Outstanding pattern. I posted it and have over 1000 likes.

    1. Thank you for sharing!

  24. Eva m Kaustinen says: Reply

    SO excited to try this, I’ve tried a few times with paper piecing and gave up, but your tutorial was great, and I LOVE the modern look of the blocks.

    1. If you have any questions while making it, don’t hesitate to reach out.

  25. Are you using your walking foot? I never thought of that – does it help on the lumpy seams? Love the blocks – can’t wait to try it!

    1. Yes! It’s just on our machine most of the time and we use it for piecing our tops as well as lots of other projects. I can help on lumpy seams as it moves both layers of fabric together, just remember to go slow.

  26. I need a password please to access subscribers library. Thank you.

    1. I’ll send you an email!

  27. Ghislaine Chartier says: Reply

    I cannot found the flower pattern,

    Je ne trouve pas le patron de la fleur

    1. It’s located in our Subscriber library. The link is under the blog header and you should have received the password when you subscribed to our list. If you click the photo of the flower, it will download the pattern automatically. Shoot us an email if you need help locating the password.

  28. […] Don’t worry, we include instructions in the book and you can also watch our video tutorial: Learn the Foundation Paper Piece. Each block is also labeled with a difficulty between 1 and 3. Start with the level 1 blocks, then […]

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