Warning: these paper-pieced blocks are just TOO cute (+ giveaway!)

We’ve been in love with Charise Randell’s work ever since she debuted one of her paper-pieced blocks in The Splendid Sampler—if you followed the quilt-along, you’ll remember her delightful design:

Stitching Fashion block
Stitching Fashion block

It’s just so cute!

We knew Charise had more sweet sewing to share—and that’s why we’re thrilled to be the publisher of her debut book: Super Cute Paper Piecing. Get ready to smile, giggle, and marvel at Charise’s paper-piecing prowess!

Super Cute Paper Piecing

Combine absolute adorability with unbelievable accuracy in 10 paper-pieced blocks; then sew them into 10 delightful projects. Photographs walk you through the technique, so you’ll be paper piecing like a pro in no time. Don’t fear the paper-piecing path—Charise has got you covered from first to last stitch.

Projects from Super Cute Paper Piecing
Projects from
Super Cute Paper Piecing

Feature motifs in a pillow, wristlet, cross-body bag, coasters, pouches, and a mini-quilt. Or, sew these happy little blocks into any project you like!

We’re excited to have Charise as a guest writer today, here to tell us more about how Super-Cute Paper Piecing came to be (and how her designs came to be so darn cute!).


Charise RandellSewing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mom taught me how to sew doll clothes when I was six years old, and I’ve been sewing ever since! I studied accounting in college but always dreamed of being a fashion designer. I made the switch to fashion and never turned back, having a successful career designing women’s clothes for almost 20 years.

When I left my day job to stay at home with my young boys, I discovered a vibrant online sewing community. I joined an online paper-piecing group and was hooked!

Apple Wristlet
Apple Wristlet

I love the results you can achieve with paper piecing. Once you learn the technique, you can easily make intricate and precise blocks. In Super Cute Paper Piecing, I share step-by-step instructions for how to paper piece. If you have never tried paper piecing, I will help you master the technique in no time! I also share my favorite tools, as well as tips for matching seams and fussy cutting motifs for your blocks. Fussy cutting is such a fun way to add a unique and special touch.

Colored-Pencil Pouch
Colored-Pencil Pouch with fussy-cut lettering

Because I like to make useful items, I designed a project for each paper-pieced block in the book. I love to have cute sewn items surrounding me, and you will find lots to surround you in Super Cute Paper Piecing. From zipper pouches to purses, a fabric bowl, coasters, and a mini-quilt, there are many fun projects to make.

If you haven’t tried paper piecing before, I hope you love the projects in the book and are inspired to start. If you’re already an experienced paper piecer, there are lots of fun projects for you to try.

Happy sewing!


Super Cute Paper PiecingCharise, thank you for sharing your super cute book with us!

We’re giving away an eBook copy of Super Cute Paper Piecing to one lucky winner today! To enter, tell us:

What’s your experience with paper piecing?

  • I paper piece all the time!
  • I’ve paper pieced a few blocks.
  • Never tried it—but these blocks are just too cute not to try!

Share your answer in the comments to be automatically entered into the drawing. We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you’re ready to try some of Charise’s blocks and projects now, order Super Cute Paper Piecing at our website and instantly download the eBook for free.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Kalen, who says:

“I have paper pieced a couple of blocks. These blocks are so cute they inspire me to do more paper piecing!”

We’ll email you about your prize, Kalen—congratulations!


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