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Crafting The Holidays

It’s officially the day after Thanksgiving here in the U.S.!

The leftovers are in the fridge and the countdown to gift giving for many people has begun.

Black Friday? Nah, I don’t do that. I advocate a Handmade Holiday season!

Want to shop handmade? Etsy is a great place to start. There are loads of talented crafters, makers and artisans selling their wares.

You can even find a few goodies made by yours truly. I’ve got quilted items I made myself, magazines my patterns have been featured in and I’m regularly adding scrap bags of fabric from my own stash that are perfect for paper piecing (for a limited time, of course…even Tribbles stop breeding eventually!).

Here are a couple of the goodies currently in my Etsy shop:

Sweet Skating Sue
Sweet Skating Sue is just $19.99 and comes ready to hang.
OR you can make her yourself for free.
Never paper pieced? This $3 tutorial includes complete instructions and the pattern to make Sweet Skating Sue yourself!

In A Castle + Fairy Tale Femmes
Fairy Tale Femmes + In A Castle, $99.95
This sweet quilt is 30″ x 37″ and come ready to display or snuggle. Includes a sleeve for hanging.
OR You can buy the Fairy Tale Femmes and In A Castle patterns and make your own!

Find more ready-to-gift items right here in my Etsy shop!

 

Still have plans for making lots of gifts but aren’t sure where to start? Check out all the awesome projects and patterns here on Sewhooked and my fandom website, Fandom in Stitches!

Free Quilt Patterns

Tutorials and More (this page is undergoing an update, so it’s a little crazy over there!

Yarn (mostly crochet) patterns

HP Snitch

By popular demand, all of my Harry Potter patterns are now back on Sewhooked! The people have spoken and I listen. ;)

For more fandomy goodness, including even more Harry Potter, be sure to visit Fandom In Stitches. You’ll find designs by myself that are not here on Sewhooked and lots of awesomesauce stuff from many other talents designers.

I'm a Craftsy Designer

Many of my Sewhooked patterns and a few of my tutorials are now available on Craftsy for easy access! One of my goals for 2014 is to get ALL of my patterns and tutorials, both free and for sale added to Craftsy so you will always have an easy way to find them!

Go straight to the Sewhooked goodies on Craftsy!

Craftsy

Want to learn something new and WOW your friends and family with your awesome craft-ability? All Craftsy classes are on sale for $19.99 or less. Woo-hoo! Remember, the super cool thing about Craftsy classes is that once you buy a class (and remember, some of them are FREE), it’s yours forever. Watch any time, day or night, as many times as you like. Cool, huh?!

Do you sell your handmade goodies? Share a link to your shop in comments and I’ll put together and epic post next week to share with all my readers!

Paper Piecing Vintage: Sign-ups start December 3!

Make this one for yourself or as a gift and have it done by the end of 2014!

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Coming January to Fandom In Stitches!

Only two more days! Remember, I’m donating $1 to Movember for every Mustachio! pattern set sold during November! You’ve got until Saturday to buy your copy and help with a great cause!

That’s it for me for today! I have a full day of spending time with my family and enjoying the heck out of having my daughter home from college to look forward to. :D

Happy crafting,

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Featured Pattern: Tree Trimming, $8 on Craftsy!

Some Real Things

In an effort to 1) clean out my overflowing sample bins and 2) help my kiddo pay for her college expenses, I’m doing something I rarely do.

I’m selling stuff I made.

Patterns? Sure, I sell those all the time, and nothing gives me more pleasure than being able to share those with you.

There’s something just a little different about selling projects that I worked on with my hot little hands. Everything I work on evokes memories and feels like a little piece of me.

My kiddo is worth it and I have far more samples than I will ever, ever need. Most of these things are one of a kind and the grand majority of them were for The Book That Wasn’t. It feels good to share them with you and move on to new things!

These are the first few goodies I’ve got up for offer:

Tooth Fairy Door Hanger

Tooth Fairy Door Hanger

Dollar included…because why not?! I came up with this idea after the Tooth Fairy was constantly misplacing the pillow each of my kiddos used to put their lost teeth in.

Garden Fairy Tote

Garden Fairy Tote Bag

I seriously love this bag…click through to see the inside and back. Inspired by fairies…and fabric!

Saturday Morning Monster Movie Wall Hanging

Saturday Morning Monster Movie Wall Hanging

A combination of Monster Madness and Classic Films…love this piece. As a kid, I loved watching black and white monster movies on Saturday morninings.

Three Witches Log Cabin Table Runner

Three Witches Log Cabin Table Runner

If Mrs. Weasley was going to have a table runner…

Sweet Skating Sue

Sweet Skating Sue Wall Hanging

She really is sweet…I loved quilting her, too!

Finished projects not for you? The block patterns used in these projects are available here.

Reminder: ALL Sewhooked printed patterns are 1/2 price on ETSY (no coupon needed) and will be gone after September 30.

Have you made any of my patterns? I’d love to see them! Share a link or better yet, add them to the Sewhooked flickr group!

Back to work for me! Have a fabulous rest of your day!

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Featured Pattern: Broomstick Witch, just $2 on Craftsy!

TTMT #228 – Weird Lighting

 

 

 

Hogwarts Sue

The Winner of the Hogwarts Sue Challenge is TweLoQ! She wins the Sunbonnet Sue Magical Friends set of her choice! Every set is listed in this post. Yay!

Stuff on Etsy:

All of Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends can now be found on Craftsy!

 
Have you made any of my patterns? I’d love to see them! Share a link or better yet, add them to the Sewhooked flickr group!

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Featured Pattern: Broomstick Witch, just $2 on Craftsy!

Adios Printed Patterns!

After several years of selling my patterns through a variety of sources, I’ve made the decision to phase out hard copy (printed) patterns.

The simple truth is that they just don’t sell very well. Most of my customers are internet-based and when you guys are ready for a pattern you want it right now and PDF patterns are the best way to do that.

I still have some hard copy stock left and I’ve decided instead of letting them collect dust, I’m going to take the month of September to clear them out!

ALL Sewhooked printed patterns are 1/2 price on ETSY, no coupon needed,  and will be gone after September 30.

As of October 1, all Sewhooked my patterns will be available exclusively as PDFs! Want PDFs now? The best place to shop Sewhooked is on Craftsy!

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Join me for my next class: You Can Stencil A T-Shirt!

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Friday, September 6, 9 am – 12 pm
$30 per person, pay online or RSVP to pay at the door.
You will receive handout upon registration.
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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 7 Blog Tour!

Welcome to Sewhooked and thanks for stopping by for the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour! I’m thrilled to get to share my newest Quiltmaker offering… Lemons Into Lemonade!

Be sure and stick around to the end…I have TWO fantastic giveaways!

Lemon From Lemonade block

Lemons into Lemonade was inspired by one of my favorite warm weather drinks. Mmm…lemonade!

Lemons into Lemonade

You can make it too… block #623 on page 33 of Vol. 7!

Lemonade sketch...figuring out the block!

I design most of my quilt patterns in EQ7, but I still tend to start with a doodle!

Lemon from Lemonade Block

EQ7 rendering of Lemons into Lemonade.

Make Lemonade quilt with hand embroidery

You’ll also find this fun table runner, Make Lemonade, on page 10!

Make Lemonade Quilt

Here’s a fun close up…hand embroidered and free motion quilted. :)

Now…let’s GIVE STUFF AWAY!!

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I am absolutely thrilled to announce that as part of this very special day, I’m giving away a FREE Craftsy class!

One lucky winner will win Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing with Carol Doak!

It’s super easy … just click here and you are registered to win! The winner will have Carol’s Craftsy class added right to their account! Classes never expire and you can access them anytime.

Important stuff: Must have a Craftsy account to enter (it’s free!). One entry per person. Having trouble seeing the entry page? Try using Firefox.

There’s always something to learn over on Craftsy…be sure to check out all the great patterns (here are mine!) and don’t miss the fun quilting classes!

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In addition to giving away an awesome free Craftsy class, one lucky commenter will win a FREE copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 7. All you have to do is tell me what your favorite warm weather drink is in comments and you’re entered to win!

Winners to be announced Tuesday, May 7! 

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 7 will be available at your local quilt shops and bookstores and I will be selling a limited amount of signed copies in my etsy shop, so be sure to check back for that!

Love fun blog events? Here are some more:

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We’re collecting blocks for a great cause…you can help, too!

Between Heaven and Texas Blog Hop

Click for full Blog Tour details! Visit Sewhooked May 9 for my post! Wanna win a book? I know you do!

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Doctor Who? Stitching? Free patterns? What’s not to love?! Only on Fandom In Stitches!

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TTMT #189 – Saying Howdy

Howdy, friends, it’s Tuesday…betcha thought I forgot, huh? Not a chance!

Jennifer & Sue at Honey Bee Quilt Store

Thanks to everyone that came out to Honey Bee on Sunday!  This is me with the lovely and super-supportive Sue! She has taken two of my classes and is one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever met!

 

Texas Twofer Collection

By popular demand, Texas Twofers are now available as a printed collection. Find it in my Etsy shop! Visit Craftsy for individual pattern sets.

Wee Lil' Penguin Quilt Idea

I’ve had many, many, MANY requests to split up my pattern collections for individual sale.

No single pattern has been more requested than Wee Lil’ Penguin. You can now find him for sale as a stand-alone pattern on Craftsy for just $2! Wee Lil’ Penguin is part of Holly Jolly, one of my Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends series.

You can see all my Sunbonnet Sue inspired patterns here.

Last, but definitely not least, use coupon code BUYHANDMADE now through December 18 in my Etsy shop for 20% off your total purchase!

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Featured Pattern – Wee Lil’ Penguin, now a stand-alone pattern for just $2 on Craftsy!

Even Sweeter Sue

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by Midge

I’ve been what you might call a little busy here lately, and I’m feeling the stress of Too Much To Do. While I love being busy, it can be too much sometimes, even for me.

Enter flickr.

When I saw Midge’s Sweet Sue quilt top over in the Sewhooked flickr grouop, it was a rush of pure happiness! I love that she made the block into a quilt top and used such fun fabrics to do it.

That’s what this post is for today, just to say thank you to everyone that has made projects from my patterns. You give me joy and inspiration and the drive to keep designing.

Sweet Sue Tops The Tree
 Sweet Sue Tops The Tree – a free 12″ paper pieced pattern

For best results, print with scaling set to “none.”

Original Sweet Sue Post

See more wonderful Sweet Sue blocks

Through November 1 you can get Holly Jolly as an instant PDF download pattern for half price using coupon code CELEBRATE or get 10% of your total Sewhooked instant download purchase instead with coupon code QUILTOBER!

And…spiffy and new as of today, use code HAPPYHALLOWEEN for free shipping to anywhere in the United States on any item from my etsy shop.

Why all the coupons? Because I love you all and quilting is always, always more fun together!

Add your Sewhooked-related photos to my flickr group and you might be featured in a future post.

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