Big Top FPP Quilt Block Pattern - PDF Instant Download

Big Top FPP Quilt Block Pattern - PDF Instant Download

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Step right up for thrills, magic and daring feats! The circus is in town!

The Big Top quilt block is a fun modern quilt block pattern perfect for everyone, big and small.

The Big Top quilt block is a beginner-friendly foundation paper pieced quilt block pattern that finishes at 12" x 12". Prior knowledge of FPP is assumed.

This block was originally designed for Quilt Block Mania. Check out this blog post for tips and more colouring options.


  • Block size 12.5" x 12.5"
  • Skill level: beginner
  • Technique: Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP)
  • Pattern assumes that the quilter has prior FPP knowledge, technique is not explained.
  • Includes full-size templates with seam allowances
  • Colouring diagrams to help keep track of your colour choices
  • Easy to read with detailed assembly instructions & diagrams
  • Fabric requirements: this pattern is designed for scraps and as such does not contain fabric requirements or a cutting chart. A maximum of 1 FQ is needed for the background.


  • This is a PDF instant download at checkout
  • The download link will also be emailed to you, make sure you enter a valid email address at checkout
  • PDF can be viewed on your device or printed at 8.5in x 11in (will also fit A4 paper)
  • Limited number of downloads, please save it to your device
  • Pattern is one person use
  • Do not copy, sell or distribute without written consent
  • License to sell: You may sell items made from this pattern as a small, independent business. Please credit Penny Spool Quilts as the pattern designer.


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