Printable Graph Paper (Grid Paper)
Graph or grid paper is used for many types of craft projects. It can be used for creating designs for needlepoint, cross-stitch, or quilting. The uniform squares make a perfect place to draw designs. Add the colors in and then stitch out a project.
The graph papers for quilting include not only square blocks, but triangles, diamonds, and hexagons. These types of graph paper can be helpful when designing quilt blocks.
This Graph or Grid paper can also be used for school math assignments when graphing is required.
Below we have many sources for free printable graph paper. Print some on your own printer and never run out of graph paper.
What is a Grid or Graph Paper?
Grid and/or graph paper is a paper that is printed with horizontal and vertical lines that form squares or other shapes on the paper. The lines are quite fine in order to allow for drawing on the page. The lines section the paper which makes it perfect for designing quilt patterns.
This paper is also used in engineering and math problems. It's wonderful for Art projects too.
It is also known as Axis Paper since it has lines going on both the X & Y axis making it easy to draw graphs.
Graph papers are printed with a certain number of squares per inch.
How do I use graph paper for making quilting designs or patterns?
Find a free printable graph paper from the links below. The paper can be printed with your home printer.
Each block on the paper can be used to draw quilting blocks and represent different fabrics. Draw on your paper the blocks you would like to make. Indicate which colors to be used by using different colored pencils. Another way to indicate different colors is to use a code for each color and then provide a legend/decode on the page.
Once you have the drawing finalized, the pattern can be used to calculate the fabrics needed for blocks and the size of the fabrics.
We also have a printable graph paper to use for beading projects and for cross-stitch and needlework projects. Click the links to find these other types of graph papers.