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!


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.


(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 (

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

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!


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

17 thoughts on “My Favorite Things – January!

  1. Cynthia Prater

    Having printer problems, mine is 1/8th off no matter what I do. I will have to investigate or take up street and have printed. I think it is time for a new printer. At least I have it saved. Love the first block.

    1. Jennifer Ofenstein Post author

      Well, boo on printer problems. Neither my tester or I had any issues. 😦

      The upside with this particular design (and rest of the blocks, too), is that it can be squared up to the correct size and the difference should be completely unnoticeable.

      I’m glad you’re joining us!

  2. Bessie

    I’m new to paper piecing. So, I don’t fully understand what to do, maybe during this month, I will ‘get with it’. Love the sewing machine.

  3. Steph

    Thanks for yet again another wonderful pattern. Will be sewing along as well (in between finish up my POD).

    1. rgarone

      first: i have never seen a pattern posted for 1 day.secondly, there are so many FREE patterns out there why in the world would I pay. NO THANKS!

  4. Gaye Paquet

    Only ONE day to get it free?!?!?! No other site does this. Either give it free, or make it a paid pattern.

  5. Debbie Rogowski

    yeah I missed the free day too I suppose lol I only get to see these emails a few times a week and I’m so backed up

  6. M Gracer

    Jennifer…you sent me the sewing machine pattern (thank you btw) and I was unable to print it because of a printer problem…so i saved it. I was unaware of the 24 hour policy. Is it possible you would give me permission to make the print? Sincerely Pege’ Rogers

    On Fri, Jan 1, 2016 at 7:00 AM, Sewhooked wrote:

    > Jennifer Ofenstein posted: ” 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 favori” >


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