Category Archives: paper piecing

TTMT #355 – Birthdays & Surprises (and a free pattern)

Today, I share some gifts made for the hubster as well as hinting at some secrets in progress and talking about an upcoming DIY project.

Cross My Hearts

In honor of the memory of my mother-in-law, Carol, who we lost one year ago today, I please enjoy my pattern, Cross My Hearts (previously $2.95) for free. ♥

This block is 6″ paper pieced (6 1/2″ unfinished).

Want a different size? I have a tutorial for that. :)

Cross My Hearts

Quilt idea using Cross My Hearts

Our February drawing will be for a custom quilt label professionally embroidered by Sarah’s Sewing Studio (photo soon!). Entering to win is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. You’ll be entered to win for each photo you share!

Want to sponsor a prize? Please drop me an email.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, fun and support! This is absolutely optional and not required to participate in the BOM.

Happy stitching!

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I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

My Favorite Things – January!

My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Welcome, welcome to 2016 and the very first day of My Favorite Things, my 2016 Block of the Month!

My Favorite Things includes 12 brand new patterns to paper piece in both 6″ and 12″, as well as a number of bonus blocks to mix and match your own favorites!

These patterns are MY Favorite Things, but I hope you will find some of your favorites along the way, too!

***IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT HOW THIS BOM WORKS***

The first day of each month in 2016 is FREE PATTERN DAY. At that time, you can download the monthly BOM pattern for free from 8am CST on the 1st to 8am CST on the 2nd.  After that time, each pattern will be available for a $2 from my Craftsy Pattern Shop. The the set will available for sale by December.

My Favorite Things BOM: January (Sewing Machine)

First up in My Favorite Things might be a bit obvious, but it’s an absolute necessity: A Sewing Machine!

I had a great deal of fun designing each and every pattern for My Favorite Things. My goal is fun, cute, versatile patterns that are are easy to piece.

***GET THE JANUARY PATTERN***

(valid 8am CST on the 1st to 8am CST on the 2nd day of the month)

Pattern included 6″ & 12″ fully color paper pieced patterns with My Favorite Things details as well as sewing instructions.

From January 2 on, get this pattern from my Craftsy Shop!

My Favorite Things: January Block made into a wall hanging (sewhooked.com)

FABRIC AMOUNTS (this info is in the pattern)

  • Background Fabric for 12” blocks only = 3 ½ yards
  • Background Fabric for 6” blocks only = 1 ¼ yards.
  • Small amounts of other fabrics needed to complete each block.
  • (yardage includes bonus blocks).
  • Suggested sashing/border amounts will be shared with final (optional!) layouts in December.

NEED PAPER PIECING HELP? I have a page for that!

Every pattern for this BOM has been tested by both myself and Amber Lowery, friend and awesomesauce pattern tester!

January 2016 Flickr Prize for sewhooked.com

Want a chance to win a fun, free prize each month during 2016? It’s easy! Make today’s pattern (or any pattern designed by me) and share it with my flickr group. You’ll be entered to win for each photo you share! Winners to be announced on the first Friday of each month.

Want to sponsor a prize? Please drop me an email.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, fun and support! This is absolutely optional and not required to participate in the BOM.

Happy stitching!

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I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

Happy Holidays, My Friends!

2015 card for sewhooked

Hello, my friends!

As you may have guessed, I have decided to forgo Talk To Me Tuesday today.

Even so, I wanted to stop by and wish you all a very happy holiday season!

Whatever holiday you and your family are celebrating during this lovely time of year, I hope it is full of family, friends, fun and laughter.

Still hot butter toffee covered in chocolate.

In case you missed it, I shared my family’s favorite Chocolate Covered Butter Toffee recipe last week. It’s one of the easiest and yummiest candies to make!

Need a free festive pattern or two? Here are some of my favorites! Just click on the image to go to the pattern download page!

Sweet Sue Tops The Tree

Holiday House

Sweet Skating Sue, Purple and Green

Find all of my free holiday-themed patterns here!

Holly Jolly Set

Need more holiday happiness? Get Holly Jolly on Craftsy OR Etsy!

SALE! SALE! SALE!

Treat yourself! Now through December 31, everything in my Etsy shop, patterns, magazines & original handmade items, are 20% off your total order over $6.99!  Just enter coupon code HAPPYDECEMBER when you check out to receive your discount.

 

Coming in January 2016!

My Favorite Things 2016 Block of the Month sewhooked.com

I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

Two New Freebies!

The very lovely and talented Jennifer Rowles put together the amazing Smartphone Quilt Along, now in it’s entirety over on Fandom in Stitches.

As with many of our events on Fandom in Stitches, we ended this one by throwing out an invite to our community to share supplemental designs for the project.

I thought it would be fun to design two of my favorite crafty apps to share with our community.

Both of these patterns are free and can also be found on Fandom in Stitches today as part of the #SMQAL Design Invitational!

Robert Kaufman Quilt Calculator is my go-to app for calculating binding. It has oodles of other features, but that is definitely my favorite!

This free pattern is 10″ Paper Pieced.

Robert Kaufman App pattern tested by Vanda

Tested version by Vanda Chittenden. Thanks, Vanda!

The Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store App has been a lifesaver! I used to always forget my coupons, but now they are always available at the touch of a finger. Woo, technology!

This free pattern is also 10″ Paper Pieced.

Jo-Ann App pattern tested by Vanda

Tested by Vanda!

Want to make a Smartphone quilt? Find more awesome patterns here:

smartphone quilt along

 

Coming in January 2016!

My Favorite Things 2016 Block of the Month sewhooked.com

I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

 

31 Days of Halloween – Witches’ Brew

31 Days of Halloween on sewhooked.com

Happy Thursday! We’ve got just a few more days left in our 31 Days of Halloween journey and I do hope you’ve enjoyed every step of the way!

Today, we’re revisiting more fun patterns from the massive collection I’ve created over the years and turning their original Harry Potter-ish intention towards things Halloween!

Cauldron 2014 Update

First, we have the humble cauldron, a staple in any witch’s pantry!

Get the free, 5″ paper pieced pattern here.

Want to Enlarge or Reduce this pattern? Find out how here!

Simple Witch Hat 2014 Update

And, of course, a witch’s wardrobe would not be complete without her hat!

Get the Simply Witch Hat, free 5″ paper pieced pattern

Cauldron Quilt Idea using sewhooked.com free patterns

I’ve taken these two simple patterns, added in Moody’s Magical Eye and my Paper Pieced Bat Pattern, both featured earlier in the 31 Days, and created this fun quilt layout using EQ7!

Are you making projects from 31 Days of Halloween? Share your photos with my flickr group! There will be a fun surprise after Halloween for one lucky winner!

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31 Days of Halloween – Mummy!

31 Days of Halloween on sewhooked.com

Happy Friday and welcome back to 31 Days of Halloween!

Each Friday in October, I’m featuring some of my Halloween-inspired patterns that are available for sale in my Craftsy shop.

Free Halloween goodness returns tomorrow!

I Want My Mummy

I Want My Mummy

5″ paper pieced

Say hello to I Want My Mummy!

This guy is a supplemental pattern for Monster Madness, featured right here on October 2.

I Want My Mummy with Monster Madness

If Frankie, Wolfie, Vlad, LIttle Reaper or Zombie are feeling a bit lonely has a fivesome, I Want My Mummy can be purchased from my Craftsy shop for a mere $2.95!

How much do I love Sunbonnet Sue?

I have an entire page of patterns dedicated to she and her friends!

Are you making projects from 31 Days of Halloween? Share your photos with my flickr group! There will be a fun surprise after Halloween for one lucky winner!

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31 Days of Halloween – A Little Haunted

31 Days of Halloween on sewhooked.com

Welcome back to 31 Days of Halloween!

First thing is first, a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my best girlfriend, Jewells!

*throws confetti*

Now, on to business!

Each Friday in October, I’ll be featuring some of my Halloween-inspired patterns that are available for sale in my Craftsy shop. Free Halloween goodness returns tomorrow!

A Little Haunted Wall Hanging

A Little Haunted – now just $2.95 on Craftsy!

9 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ finished

Today, we’re revisiting one of my first-ever patterns made for sale, A Little Haunted.

halloween drawing by comic_day

This wonky little haunted house was inspired by a piece of artwork drawn by my son when he was still a little kid.

My little kiddo turns 18 in a couple of months, so that was some time ago!

A Little Haunted with owls

A Little Haunted includes all the directions and pattern pieces you need to make the haunted house with boarded up windows or this simplified version, perfect for fussy cutting!

Want a different size? Try out my tutorial for enlarging/reducing patterns!
@ QuiltCon, 2013

Spotted in the wild! A Little Haunted in the BabyLock Booth at QuiltCon 2013!

Quiltmaker's Quilts from 100 Blocks Quiltmaker's Quilts from 100 Blocks

I still have a couple of copies of Quiltmaker’s Quilts From 100 Blocks in my Etsy shop. Included in this magazine is my quilt pattern, Jewels of the Wind. This quilt was inspired by the birthday girl herself. Thanks, Jewells, for always being an inspiration!

Are you making projects from 31 Days of Halloween? Share your photos with my flickr group! There will be a fun surprise after Halloween for one lucky winner!

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