Paper pieced schoolhouse?

Posted by on June 5, 2012 in block lotto community | 3 comments

Has anyone tried the paper-pieced pattern? I think it’s backwards, at least compared to how I would usually do paper piecing by sewing on the printed side. This would end up being the back of the block, in which case the pattern should be reversed. Does that make sense?

I’ll give it a try and see how it comes out.


  1. I still don’t have my printer out of the box at home, but I just printed the pattern at work (shhh…) and you’re right, the paper foundation pattern is WRONG and, if used, will produce a mirror image of the block with the school house facing the wrong direction.

    If someone can easily create mirror images of the foundation patterns for us (so the blocks will match the traditionally pieced ones), I’ll upload them here for everyone. Otherwise, I will figure out something for us as soon as I can and make them available.

    A manual workaround would be to print the (bad) patterns and then put them print side down on a lightbox or against a sunny window, put a clean sheet on top and trace the lines to make your own mirror image.

  2. I gave it a try and they did come out fine. Because the pattern was simple, I sewed it from the wrong side of the paper after folding it to create a line. A little harder, but at least they are facing the right way. I’ll try to reverse the pattern and post it if I succeed.

    • Yes, the first “roof” part I did was backwards. Then I just flipped it around and did it on the back As Laurina said, the pattern was simple and it was just as easy as to have to reverse the pattern to have it printed.

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