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TTMT #278 – Short & Sweet!

September 16, 2014

I don’t have a lot to share today because of the flurry of designing and updating of older patterns that has me in it’s grips.

Enjoy this one, it really is short & sweet!

I'm a Craftsy Designer
If you love my free patterns, then I’d ask if you’d very kindly considering buying a pattern or two from my Craftsy shop. Selling patterns is how I am able to continue to do and share all the things I do and I appreciate each and every sale!
Share your projects made from any Sewhooked pattern with the Sewhooked flickr group in September, including Paper Piecing Vintage, and you’ll be entered to win a free copy of Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends, Set 1: Monster Madness. The set includes 5″ patterns for all the classic monsters shown…just in time for Halloween!

Jack and Few Other Thing

September 14, 2014
Union Jack, paper pieced

Union Jack

5″ x 8″ paper pieced

a free pattern designed for Fandom In Stitches

 

One of the great joys of running a fandom website like Fandom In Stitches is the never ending variety of requests. On any given day, there are over 100 requests in the spreadsheet that the FiS Designers share.

This freebie is one such pattern.

I have to admit, the Union Jack, as well as a whole slew of other flags, is included in the patterns that come with EQ7, the design software that I use to design most of my patterns. There are actually a ton of patterns in the software that can be used, adapted, etc. What I did with this was to change the size, color and number the pattern and make it available as a PDF so it’s free and easy to use.

The Union Jack is just the tip of the iceberg for my recent free design work. I’ve been furiously going through my older patterns and updating them one at a time. You’ll find those under Free Patterns with the notation “updated 2014.”

I started designing at the end of 2004 or so, and many of my patterns haven’t been updated since then. Back in those days, I drew everything out in Photoshop. Those early patterns are still quite usable, but they aren’t as clean and easy to read as my current patterns. I suppose it’s obvious to say that I’ve improved a lot in the ten years I’ve been designing quilt patterns! With that in mind, I’m updating everything to fit with my current style and to make it much easier for you to use.

Here are just a few of the updates you’ll find. Click on the image to go to the pattern. For even more updates, check out Free Patterns . These will also be added to Craftsy, as time permits.

Sea Turtle 2014 update Bats 2014 update Happy Bee, 2014 simple apple 2014Turtle inspired by queenmlv
There are more pattern updates on the way, posted as I have time to get them online!
I'm a Craftsy Designer
If you love my free patterns, then I’d ask if you’d very kindly considering buying a pattern or two from my Craftsy shop. Selling patterns is how I am able to continue to do and share all the things I do and I appreciate each and every sale!
Share your projects made from any Sewhooked pattern with the Sewhooked flickr group in September, including Paper Piecing Vintage, and you’ll be entered to win a free copy of Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends, Set 1: Monster Madness. The set includes 5″ patterns for all the classic monsters shown…just in time for Halloween!

TTMT #277 – Holding Out for a Hero

September 9, 2014

Share your projects made from any Sewhooked pattern with the Sewhooked flickr group in September, including Paper Piecing Vintage, and you’ll be entered to win a free copy of Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends, Set 1: Monster Madness. The set includes 5″ patterns for all the classic monsters shown…just in time for Halloween!

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Touchdown!

September 6, 2014

Football with Laces

6″ pattern to paper piece

$2.95 on Craftsy

Football season is here and that means a busy season for any family with kids who play, cheer, dance or march!

I’m a marching band mom and go to as many of the games as I can to see my kiddo out on the field during half-time. While I haven’t been a big football fan in the past, I am trying to learn, and with that in mind, have designed this new pattern, available exclusively through my Craftsy store!

How to Enlarge & Reduce Patterns using Adobe Reader

Like the pattern but want a different size? Don’t miss my tutorial, How To Enlarge & Reduce Patterns!

We have a new prize for September! Share your projects made from any Sewhooked pattern with theSewhooked flickr group, including Paper Piecing Vintage, and you’ll be entered to win a free copy of Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends, Set 1: Monster Madness. The set includes 5″ patterns for all the classic monsters shown…just in time for Halloween!

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Summer 2014, Stitched

September 5, 2014

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com

The Summer of Stitching has concluded on Fandom In Stitches!

Next week, there will be a BIG wrap-up post that includes the winner of the Free FiS t-shirt as well as every pattern submitted for the event. Be sure to stop by Fandom In Stitches on Wednesday for that!

At the beginning of the summer, I challenged to design one new pattern for each SoS theme. There were 12 in all, and in the end, I’d designed 15 patterns, though I only stitched 14 of them.

Underachiever, right?! ;)

All of my designs are entirely free, all are hand embroidered and each design works up to approximately 7″ (my blocks are trimmed to 8 1/2″ after stitching).

I hope you find one among the lot that you’ll enjoy!

All of these patterns and more can be found under Free Fandom Patterns:

Kiss The Girl (embroidery)
Kiss The Girl
from The Little Mermaid
Week 12:  I <3 Disney
Game of Thrones: The Eons
C3P0 - We're Doomed
C3P0 – We’re Doomed
(with bonus quote – “Let the Wookiee Win”)
Week 10: Star Wars
Mos-es Sup-pos-es
from Singing in the Rain
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain.
from Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets
from Star Trek: The Next Generation (t.v. & film)
Week 7: Star Trek
Aslan: Not A Tame Lion
I see, said the vampire thoughtfully
“I see,” said the vampire thoughtfully.
The first line of Interview With The Vampire, by Anne Rice
Week 4: I <3 Books
Our Little Infinity
Our Little Infinity
inspired  by The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
Week 4: I <3 Books
from Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Week 3: Monty Python
from Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Week 3: Monthy Python
from The Dresden Files: Storm Frontby Jim Butcher

 

Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

Smoke Me A Kipper
From Red Dwarf
Week 2: I <3 Sci-Fi & Fantasy
untested pattern /not yet posted on FiS

Holmes Has A Look
Holmes Has A Look (Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes)
Week 1: Sherlock Holmes

We have a new prize for September! Share your projects made from any Sewhooked pattern with the Sewhooked flickr group, including Paper Piecing Vintage, and you’ll be entered to win a free copy of Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends, Set 1: Monster Madness. The set includes 5″ patterns for all the classic monsters shown…just in time for Halloween!

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TTMT #276 And A Flickr Winner!

September 2, 2014

 

Thank you thank you for sharing photos of your quilt blocks & projects made from Sewhooked patterns with the Sewhooked flickr group, including Paper Piecing Vintage.

Today’s winner is Debra Visser

 

Debra receives a copy of Jack Leaves The Light On ! Congrats Debra, thank you for sharing your photos! Look for a flickr message from me on how to claim your prize.

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by Amber L

Once again, big thanks goes out to my pattern tester, the lovely and every helpful, Amber!

Wonder photos from the Sewhooked flickr group

PPV June 2014

PPV July 2014

PPV August 2014
by Debra Visser
PPV-BOM August block
by TweLoQ
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by Agnes Sabel
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by lunaneela
PoD so far
by francesca8788
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by amy robles
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by Paula Li Mandri

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Paper Piecing Vintage: September

September 1, 2014

Paper Piecing Vintage: September

 

Hello, September!

We’re nearing the end! With this installment, there are only THREE more months to come in Paper Piecing Vintage!

Today, I share a very traditional design, Beggar’s Block. If you’ve ever pieced this block before, you will find the paper pieced version goes together a bit differently, and I hope, easy peasy to get all those points!

As with all the blocks from PPVBeggar’s Block is entirely paper pieced and both 6″ and 12″ patterns are included.

Paper Piecing Vintage: September

Beggar’s Block by Jennifer Ofenstein (sewhooked.com)

Already registered? Download your updated BOM file now!

Save some time by following these bonus directions:

  • For both sizes, save time by cutting strips of fabric 1/2″ to 3/4″ wider than the template. You can then sub-cut pieces a little bit longer. For example: for the 12″ block, cut 2″ strips, sub-cut into 2″ x 5″.
  • Triangles can be sub cut from squares. For example: for the 12″ block, cut 16 – 2 3/4″ squares, sub-cut into half-square triangles (32 sqt).
  • Save time by chain piecing!
  • When piecing final pattern, line up the center square to get perfect points.
  • Have fun!

Paper Piecing Vintage Signature Block
Don’t forget to sent in your 6″ signature block for the Paper Piecing Vintage Signature Quilt! Lots of great blocks have already arrived…a bit thanks to everyone that has already sent in their block.

If you have not yet shared yours, I will be accepting Signature Blocks until December 31, 2014. See your pattern for details and check out our Facebook Group for photos of blocks received so far!

Haven’t signed up for Paper Piecing Vintage yet? Registration for the entire year is just $12. That’s 12 patterns in two sizes (plus the occasional bonus!), entirely paper pieced for one awesome price! All patterns for the year to date are included when you download. Upcoming patterns will be added for you to download the first of each month in 2014.

Sign up for Paper Piecing Vintage now!

Today is your last chance to share photos of your quilt blocks & projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage. Photos enter you to to win a copy of Jack Leaves The Light On (one entry per project or quilt block)!  Be sure to share with the Sewhooked flickr group today for your chance to win…winners announced tomorrow!

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