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Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow!

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

Tomorrow is the very first day of My Favorite Things, my Block of the Month (BOM) to be hosted right here on Sewhooked!

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!

On the first day of each month, you can download that month’s pattern for free from 8am CST on the 1st to 8am CST on the 2nd.  After the first day, each pattern will be available for a $2 from my Craftsy Pattern Shop. The the entire block set will available for sale by December.

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.

See you tomorrow for the FREE January pattern!

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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

 

My Favorite Things 2016!

My Favorite Things 2016 Block of the Month sewhooked.com

I’ve been teasing the 2016 Sewhooked project for some weeks now and I just can’t wait another day!

Beginning January 1, 2016 and each month for the rest of next year, I will be sharing My Favorite Things!

My Favorite Things will include 12 patterns to paper piece in both 6″ and 12″ as well as a number of bonus blocks to mix and match your own favorites.

On the first day of each month, you’ll have the opportunity to download that month’s pattern for free. After the first day, each pattern will be available for a small fee from my Craftsy Pattern Shop, with the entire block set available for sale by December.

I plan to include instructions for at least one possible layout to create a quilt from your blocks, but knowing me, I will have more than one by the time we get to December!

I hope you’ll join me in 2016 for what I hope will be a super fun event!

My Favorite Things 2016 Block of the Month sewhooked.com

Plan to play along? Copy & paste to your blog!

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group to Quilt Along with our community in 2016!

I am currently looking for sponsors for monthly giveaways for participants. If you’d like to sponsor a month, please drop me an email.

Happy stitching!

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

Coming January 2016

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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31 Days of Halloween – Bats!

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Happy Saturday! Here we are again with another fun, free pattern post for the  31 Days of Halloween!

Today, I’m sharing a fun favorite that is both fandom and very Halloween.

It also makes me think of Sesame Street…

Bats 2014 update

Paper Pieced Bat Pattern

5″ finished (5 1/2″ unfinished)

OR

Get it on Craftsy!

Bat Quilt Idea

How about a fun quilt layout idea? I couldn’t resist!

Yeah, my kids are pretty much grown and I still love Sesame Street. ;)

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As a special bonus for my readers, get 50% off Machine Quilting: Free Motion & More until October 15, 12015! Original price is $39.99, get it now for $19.99! Offer good until 10/15/15 @11:59pm MT.

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 – Jack Leaves The Lights On

31 Days of Halloween on sewhooked.com

Welcome back!

It’s October 9 and we’re well into our 31 Days of Halloween!

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

Not to worry, free goodies return tomorrow!

Jack Leaves The Light On by Jennifer Ofenstein, sewhooked.com

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack’s hanging out with the candle sticks!

Today we’re visiting Jack Leaves The Light On, a versatile pattern set that includes two block patterns plus piecing instructions for this 12″ x 28″ table runner, all for just $6 on Craftsy!

Want a longer runner? Add more blocks!

Jack Leaves the Light On - Quilt Variation by Jennifer Ofenstein

Jack Leaves The Light On would also make a great quilt!

Jack Leaves The Light On - Vertical Option with added sashing

Need a wall hanging? Just piece the blocks vertically!

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As a special bonus for my readers, get 50% off Machine Quilting: Free Motion & More until October 15, 12015! Original price is $39.99, get it now for $19.99! Offer good until 10/15/15 @11:59pm MT.

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 – Vampires & Werewolves

31 Days of Halloween on sewhooked.com

It’s Monday, October 5, and that means another fun post for the 31 Days of Halloween right here on Sewhooked!

Today, I thought I’d share two free paper pieced patterns that I designed for fandominstitches.com, but that work beautifully well for Halloween, too!

Vampire Fangs Paper Pieced pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein, sewhooked.com

The first up is my Vampire Fangs pattern, designed with my vampire-loving friends in mind. I still love those chompers!

Vampire Fangs is 5 1/2″ (5″ finished) paper pieced and absolutely free!

Get the pattern here.

Prefer Craftsy? You can download it there, too! Team Jacob howling wolf pillow made for archerprenNext, how about a spooky Howling Wolf? While I imagine him as a werewolf, use your own imagination as to where he might fit in your Halloween plans. He’s shown here as part of a cushion I made for a friend ages quite some time ago. I still love that circle fabric in the border!

2004 - Frodo and Werewolf

Here is my own Howling Wolf, along with her little brother, Frodo, from way back in 2004!

The Howling Wolf pattern is 5 1/2″ (5″ finished) and absolutely free.

Get the pattern here.

If you prefer, download the pattern from Craftsy!

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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!

See you tomorrow with Talk To Me Tuesday and more Halloween fun!

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smartphone quilt along

Visit Fandom in Stitches for the Smartphone Quilt Along happening now!