Blog Hop Party & And Free Fall Goodies

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Welcome to Sewhooked and my post for the Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways hosted by The Quilting Gallery!

This is one of my favorite events to participate in! Not only do I get to visit loads of gorgeous and inspiring quilting blogs, but I get to give away free stuff, one of my all-time favorite things to do!

Make sure to read all the way to the end for a free project,

a fun giveaway, a special discount and mustaches!

Fall Placemat

This year, I’ve worked up this fun seasonal placemat to share with you. It’s EASY peasy.

To create it, you need the following:

  • 1 pumpkin, pieced at 10 1/2″  or 10″ finished (copy the free, 5″ pumpkin pattern below & enlarge at 200%)
  • 2 maple leaves, pieced at 5 1/2″ or 5″ finished (free 5″ pattern link below!)
  • 2 – 5 1/2″ squares of background fabric
  • 2 – 2 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ strips of background fabric (stitch top and bottom)
  • Piece as shown above to create a 20″ x 14″ placemat. Embellish & quilt as desired.

Maple Leaf Pumpkin
FREE – 3″, 5″ and 6″ Maple Leaf Paper Pieced Pattern (get it on Craftsy!)

FREE – 3″, 5″ and 6″ Pumpkin Paper Pieced Pattern (get it on Craftsy!)

Fall Placemat

Feeling ambitious? Add some nine-patches or other 5″ blocks of your choice! This layout also includes a 1″ strip of background fabric between the pumpkin.

Blog Hop Party Giveaway, Nov 2013

For my Blog Hop visitors, I offer this special giveaway:

Just comment below with your favorite technique. Paper piecing? Embroidery? Hand quilting? I wanna know!

On Wednesday, November 27, I’ll announce one winner who receive everything seen here. Can’t wait? Click the link for each pattern in my Craftsy store.

etsy coupon

Not only do I share my free and for sale patterns via Craftsy, but I also sell one-of-a-kind handmade items and magazines where I’ve had patterns published in my Etsy shop . Just for you, my  Blog Hop visitors, between now and November 26, receive 20% off your total purchase of $8 or more with coupon code QUILTING, only on Etsy!

Proceeds from my online business help off-set my daughter’s college expenses and every single purchase is greatly, greatly appreciated!

For those new around here, I’m donating $1 to Movember for every Mustachio! pattern set sold during November!

Thanks for hopping, I hope you’ll stop by again soon!


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99 thoughts on “Blog Hop Party & And Free Fall Goodies

  1. Rubye

    Hey, Jennifer,
    Love the Pumpkin/Leaves placemat!! Think I’ll use the 3″ size and make a mug rug!!! My favorite piecing technique is paper piecing!! Love it!!!

  2. Becky Coyle

    Thank you so much for you leaf and pumpkin patterns! I’m making a fall table runner for my SIL and will add them to make the gift even more special. Right now I’m adding hand embroidery to my quilts but I go through spells. I also enjoy paper piecing and appreciate the hard work you put in your patterns. Thanks for the chance. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

  3. Alida - TweLoQ

    Such a nice placemat!! I will definitely make that for next year 🙂 And about my favorite technique… mmm… let me think… hard to say… just joking 😉 obviously it is paper piecing!!! 😉 Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Beth Strand

    I love paper piecing (I always think it should have a hyphen, though…paper-pieced?) Anyway, I love your patterns and I love how paper piecing helps me get some unusual shapes and points without math! I also love the quilting part. After matching everything in the piecing, it’s fun to relax and let my machine wander around creating surface designs! Thanks for hosting!

  5. Candy S.

    Yours is one of my favorite blogs to follow. My favorite technique is paper piecing. And I try to spread the word wherever I go about my favorite hobby.

  6. Peggy Simpson

    Paper piecing is my favorite way to do small projects. Your patterns are too cute! Love the Hooters!!!!

  7. Debbrah

    Jennifer, thank you for your inspiration and the patterns you offer us! I love paper-piecing and using all kinds of embellishments to make each piece extra special. The pumpkin and leaves is one I can’t wIt to do.

  8. Mildred Plaskett

    Love your patterns. I always had a difficult time paper piecing but after watching a few tutorials I finally caught on and now it is one of my favorite techniques. Thanks for the free patterns.

  9. Cindystraw

    Paper piecing all the way! It is the ultimate paint by number with plenty of room for creativity. Adding embroidery on and around the design makes it a full meal deal with no calories. : ) Your designs are the perfect format. Thanks for them all.

  10. Pat V.

    I love to paper piece, but just now I’m doing quite a bit of traditional piecing. The placemat pattern should get me back to my favorite method in a jiffy!

  11. Gwen

    Hi, Jennifer
    Thank you for the pumpkin/leaf pattern. I am addicted to paper piecing, I love the “precise results” paper piecing brings to a pattern. Your designs are fabulous. Love your TTMT’s.

  12. Terry

    Love your pumpkin and leaf patterns and that adorable placemat! I’ve only just started paper piecing and I’m hooked!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway 🙂

  13. Lia

    I absolutely LOVE and adore paper-piecing…foundation paper-piecing that is. Don’t have the patience for EPP, although I do take my time with FPP, lol. Strange, I know. But the hand-sewing is what throws me off EPP…I do like applique, but only with machine.

    Thank you so much for this giveaway, love your fall themed patterns and decided to follow your blog, can never get anough of paper-pieced patterns!

  14. Tammy Frietsch

    When I want to make something especially nice, I like to use hand applique. I prepare the pieces by ironing on freezer paper (cut into sections if necessary) and basting the edges down. Then I hand stitch around the piece until only a small opening is left. At that point I remove the basting stitches and the freezer paper. Even complicate shapes (like a treble clef) can be done with this method if the paper is cut into sections after it is ironed on.

  15. Amy C

    Yes, I am now a paper piecing addict and raw edge applique!! I ADORE your patterns and have a one or two of you free ones (thanks!!). Have just signed up to your blog 🙂

  16. Lori Smanski

    I have only so far done piecing and paper piecing. I LOVE paper piecing. I love how I can put little pieces of fabric together and make a “picture”. Thanks for a chance, these are wonderful patterns. Oh thanks for the pumpkin and leaf pattern.

  17. Bonnie Pfrimmer

    I like paper piecing! Thank you for all you do to inspire us to keep on sewing. I love my blog reading.

  18. wigglypup

    Thanks for sharing the leaf & pumpkin patterns with us! My favorite is paper piecing & applique. thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Kathleen

    What an awesome prize pack! I think I even have one of those patterns on my Craftsy wishlist! And also thank you for the placemat tutorial.

  20. Cheryl

    I like lots of different parts of the quilting process. It’s more fun to ‘jump around’ and do different things to keep from getting bored.

  21. connandvansmom

    Oh thank you so much for the fall placemat. It is gorgeous. I can definitely see me making this for next year. I love to hand embroider, machine embroider, sew, quilt and hand quilt too. I like to do a little bit of everything. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. Your blog is new to me . I have signed up to follow your blog via Bloglovin. conn_and_vans_mom atyahoodotcom

  22. Kathie

    Lovely patterns. I love applique’. Come by and visit me at Prairie Cottage Corner when you have a minute. We can have a warm cup of something and a scone and talk about…..anything!

  23. Vicki H

    I like traditional piecing best only because it’s what I’m used to. I have made a few paper piecing blocks and have enjoyed it after changing my thinking process. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  24. DebV

    Paper piecing is great! Love getting accurate points in difficult looking patterns. Thanks for the give away. Going to check out Etsy – understand the college costs for sure.

  25. Joan H.

    I haven’t done a lot of paper piecing but I really liked the precise results. I plan to follow your blog as I believe I could learn a lot here. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  26. Charlene McCullough

    My favorite technique is embroidery. I’ve done this for over 35 years. I would love to try paper piecing though. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome giveaway.

  27. Kathy h

    I love to paper piece. It’s the best way for me to get those precise points. I also really enjoy embroidery lately. It’s nice to have a small project ready to go all the time. I want to try hand quilting one of these days but haven’t had the time yet.

  28. Nan G

    Thank you for your ideas, I am a new quilter and would love to try paper piecing but I am currently learning to free motion quilt so it is my fav

  29. hanke

    I love paperpiecing, applique, handquilting, hexagons, the only thing I need is time 😉 Thanks for the chance!

  30. Kathy

    Paper piecing is my favorite which makes me a big fan of your website and patterns!!! What a fantastic prize package. Thanks for the chance to win it!!! Love, Love the Two Hooters and Holly Jolly!

  31. Laura G

    I’m just getting into paper piecing but when it works it is very fun. I’ve been following you on Craftsy for a while. Great Patterns!

  32. Denise F

    As a fairly new quilter, it is all I can do to get through traditional piecing but I can’t wait to try paper piecing. It looks like it would be a lot of fun.

  33. Sheila Ivany

    I find it relaxing to work on my Grandmothers quilt because I can do it anywhere. Thank for a chance to win. Happy Quilting:)

  34. Marie Kissinger

    My favorite is paper piecing. Creating a design from almost nothing is wonderful. The fall patterns you have created are wonderful and exactly what I have been searching for in stores and on the internet. Have a great Thanksgiving and giving everyone a chance to be a great creator.

  35. stephanie

    I love machine piecing. I know I know but I am new. It relaxes me and I just get caught up in the piecing part and making the top. The rest of it is ok but that is my fav!

  36. Judy

    Thank you so much for the patterns. I don’t have a favorite technique as I have liked every part of the quilting process that I have done so far.

  37. Jane Freeman

    Paper Piecing! I am just now starting a paper pieced Harry Potter Bookcase from Fandom, for my granddaughter.


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