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Turkey Talk Sale!

Turkey Talk from Sewhooked

One Day Only, get Turkey Talk for just $4.00 (regularly $6.50)!

Includes a 12” (12 1/2”) paper pieced block pattern with instructions to make this cute embroidered turkey wall hanging.

Turkey Talk alternative blocks

Sale ends 9am CST, Monday November.

Get it here!

http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/
Stop by Sewhooked on November 20, 2014 for my block and a fun giveaway! Looking to buy Quiltmaker Magazine? Here’s an easy link for current and past issues! I will also signed copies for sale in my Etsy store once this issue has been released.

sewhooked.com October 2014 Pick 3 Giveaway!

Stop by the Sewhooked flickr group and share photos of your quilt blocks & projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage or any other pattern (free or for sale) designed by me. You will each photo you share (one entry per project), you will be entered to win your choice of THREE individual block patterns ($2.95 or less each) from my Craftsy Shop!

Click on the banner to go Sewhooked flickr group. Winner to be announced tomorrow, November 3, 2014!

 

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Paper Piecing Vintage: November

Paper PIecing Vintage - November 2014

November, November! How did you get here so fast?

It’s hard to believe, but this is the next-to-last installment of Paper Piecing Vintage! The December update will include not only the final pattern, but the finishing instructions to turn each size block into a quilt (see the layout below).

Today we have Vestibule, a vintage inspired block. I really love this one, partially because it looks complicated, but it really isn’t!

As with all the blocks from PPVVestibule is entirely paper pieced and both 6″ and 12″ patterns are included.

Paper PIecing Vintage - November 2014

 Vestibule by Jennifer Ofenstein (sewhooked.com)

Already registered for PPV? Download your updated BOM file now!

Paper PIecing Vintage - November 2014

Save some time by following these bonus directions:

  • Both 6″ and 12″ blocks will stitch up even faster if you pre-cut (amounts are generous to allow for wiggle room)
  • For the 12″ block, you’ll need the following:
    • 4 – 4 3/4″ squares (background)
    • 8 – 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ rectangles (background)
    • 4 – 2 3/4″ squares (star centers)
    • 16 – 2 3/4″ squares sub-cut into 32 triangles (star points)
  • For the 6″ block, you’ll need the following:
    • 4 – 2 3/4″ squares (background)
    • 8 – 1 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ rectangles (background)
    • 4 – 1 3/4″ squares (star centers)
    • 16 – 1 3/4″ squares sub-cut into 32 triangles (star 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…huge thanks to everyone that has already sent in their block!

There’s still time to send in your Signature Blocks! All blocks received by December 31, 2014 will go into a keepsake quilt that includes the 2014 PPV Participants. Won’t you join us?

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.

http://www.quiltmaker.com/100blocks.html
Exciting news! I have a block in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 10!
http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/
Stop by Sewhooked on November 20, 2014 for my block and a fun giveaway! Looking to buy Quiltmaker Magazine? Here’s an easy link for current and past issues!

sewhooked.com October 2014 Pick 3 Giveaway!

Stop by the Sewhooked flickr group and share photos of your quilt blocks & projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage or any other pattern (free or for sale) designed by me. You will each photo you share (one entry per project), you will be entered to win your choice of THREE individual block patterns ($2.95 or less each) from my Craftsy Shop!

Click on the banner to go Sewhooked flickr group. Winner to be announced November 3, 2014!

 

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Hello, boys!

Monster Madness!

While working on another project this morning, I needed to delve into one of my many sample boxes.

The gents from Monster Madness were on top and I could not resist getting them out for an impromptu photo!

Originally intended for a book that I wrote in 2008 – 2009, these handsome fellas are available as the Monster Madness set or as individual patterns on Craftsy!

I Want My Mummy

Also be sure to look for their bonus buddy, I want my Mummy!

Stop by on Saturday to see the November installment of Paper Piecing Vintage! Still haven’t signed up? You can do that now! Don’t forget to share your photos for a chance to win the October prize:

sewhooked.com October 2014 Pick 3 Giveaway!

Stop by the Sewhooked flickr group and share photos of your quilt blocks & projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage or any other pattern (free or for sale) designed by me. You will each photo you share (one entry per project), you will be entered to win your choice of THREE individual block patterns ($2.95 or less each) from my Craftsy Shop!

Click on the banner to go Sewhooked flickr group. Winner to be announced November 3, 2014!

 

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Craftsy’s Halloween Flash Sale!

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Most of you know by now, because I mention it often, that I share many of my patterns, both free and for sale, via Craftsy (see them here!). Craftsy is a great portal for so many things, including classes, fabric and oodles (and OODLES!) of patterns (both free and for sale) by indie designers like me.

Right now through Friday October 24, 2014  you can take advantage of the Craftsy’s Halloween Flash Sale for up to 70% off good savings on select fabric, yarn and kits. 70% off! Just think of what that will me for your holiday crafting budget!

The flash sale only lasts until 10/24/2014 at 11:59 PM MT, so now is a great time to shop: You can check out Craftsy’s Halloween Flash Sale by clicking right here.

The penultimate installment of Paper Piecing Vintage is coming soon! Are you all caught up? Don’t forget to share your photos for a chance to win the October prize…

sewhooked.com October 2014 Pick 3 Giveaway!

Stop by the Sewhooked flickr group and share photos of your quilt blocks & projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage or any other pattern (free or for sale) designed by me. You will each photo you share (one entry per project), you will be entered to win your choice of THREE individual block patterns ($2.95 or less each) from my Craftsy Shop!

Click on the banner to go Sewhooked flickr group. Winner to be announced November 3, 2014!

 

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Jack and Few Other Thing

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!

Touchdown!

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!

Mo-ses Sup-pos-es

Mos-es Sup-pos-es
7″ embroidered

When I shared the Kitty Vending Machine on Friday, I mentioned back to school and all the busyness that entails. Well, it seems that during the crazy last week, I forgot to share my Summer of Stitching design for the I <3 Musicals theme!

I now have one kiddo back to university for her second year and one about to return to high school for his junior year, so life is starting to calm down a tiny bit. Now I’m here at 7:30 in the morning to share!

I had a lot of fun stitching this one and have been singing Moses Supposes off and on ever since! Singing in the Rain was a favorite of both of my kids when they were little and it’s still one of our favorite family movies.

Need a song stuck in your head today? Here you go!

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

I’ll be back tomorrow with Talk to Me Tuesday and (hopefully) my new design for this week’s theme on Fandom In Stitches… Star Wars!

 

This month, ALL photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage, shared with the Sewhooked flickr group will be entered to win a copy of Jack Leaves The Light On!

 

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