How to Paper Piece Diamonds

The English paper piecing technique is a must-learn for quilters. This tutorial walks you through the process for diamonds.

Updated April 15, 2022
How to Paper Piece Diamonds
How to Paper Piece Diamonds

When it comes to making quilt patterns it is also about creating looks blocks that will look elegant and beautiful.

This Paper Piece Diamond Sewing Technique is a fantastic sewing video to show you how to get that perfect star shape. You wouldn't believe how easy this DIY quilt pattern is to make!

Whether you are new to sewing or have been sewing quilts for a long time, this quilting video shows you just how easy it is for you to achieve this pattern!

Plus, you can show off how great you are at making stars to all your friends.

By the way, if you're looking for a lesson on paper piecing hexagons, check out our tutorial here.
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Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteUnder an hour


Materials List

  • Fabric
  • Sharp fabric scissors
  • Blue basting pen
  • Water soluable marker
  • Coordinating thread
  • Needles
  • Comfortable thimble
  • Paper pieces
  • For Fussy Cutting: ruler, card stock, pencil

Paper Diamond Pieces Quilt Pattern

Instructions for How to Create Paper Diamond Pieces

  1. For Fussing Cutting: Trace your diamond onto your cardstock

  2. Use your ruler for your seam allowance.

  3. Use paper scissors to cut around the edge and a craft knife to cut down the center.

  4. Use your template to find the design you want to use on your fabric.

  5. Use your pencil to make registration marks on your template so you can line it up each time.

  6. Use your water soluable pen to trace your template.

  7. Cut the fabric with your fabric scissors

  8. After you have cut your pieces you can glue them to your paper shapes using your glue pen.

    Tip: make sure your fabric has a little bit of tension but do not make it tight.

  9. Make sure your paper shapes line up and then put them together with the patterns facing each other.

  10. Stitch three stitches in place right at the tip.

  11. Continue to stitch along the edges with stitches between 1/8 and 1/4 of an inch apart.

    Tip: Do not go through the paper.

  12. Add three stitches in place at the end of your seam, and ring it underneath the seam allowance and cut the thread to bury it.

  13. Add a third diamond to create a half star, and create two half stars.

  14. Place your two half stars right side together and stitch them together using the same method as above, starting in the middle.

  15. Be sure to tuck in your dog ears at the points of your stars before you applique it down.

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