Author Archives: Jennifer Ofenstein

About Jennifer Ofenstein

Owner of sewhooked.com and fandominstitches.com... Quilt designer, instructor, Talk to Me Tuesday founder & contributor, and craft enabler.

Free Printable Paper Piecing Tutorial

Hello, my friends!

Many years ago, I wrote a full-length tutorial that has been available for sale in my various online shops.

Since I’ve retired from selling, but not from my love of paper piecing, today, I offer it to you for free.

Learn to Paper Piece with Sweet Skating Sue is now available as a FREE printable PDF download.

The step-by-step tutorial includes 23 pages of paper piecing goodness perfect for beginners.

You get photos and easy to understand instructions for paper piecing Sweet Skating Sue.

The pattern is also included in the tutorial, so you get everything you need to get started on your paper piecing adventure!

Once you learn the basics using Sweet Skating Sue, you can tackle any project that includes paper piecing. There are thousands of patterns out there, making the possibilities of creating a special quilt project just for you absolutely endless.

Prefer a video approach? Paper Piecing Art: Beginner and Beyond, is a full-length class I created for a subscription-based platform back in 2012. Both the class and the pattern are absolutely free.

Need more? I have a whole page about paper piecing!

See you on Tuesday!

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TTMT #555 – Let’s Get Going

Thank you, thank you for all the kind remarks last week! Together we can make this world a better, happier place. ♥

Also, a quick note about WordPress ads: I’m aware that many of you see ads included in my blog posts. Please know that these are because I don’t pay the upgrade fee on WordPress to NOT include them. Affiliate links on my website are being phased out and are always links that I included myself, not visual ads. Thank you for understanding that I have no control over WordPress ad placement.

 

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TTMT #554 – Hindsight

In which I have a surprise, talk about some charitable projects, and share my 2019 finishes!

I’d also like to clarify that I am not retiring from the internet or from TTMT OR from Fandom in Stitches. I’ve had lots of questions about that since announcing the closing of the Sewhooked shop. The shop is closed, but I’m not going anywhere! Sewhooked.com will continue to exist, but instead of pursuing quilting as a business, I am now doing it just for charity and for fun! This doesn’t mean there will never be a new design from me, there just won’t be any new ones for sale. If you have any questions, please do ask!

 

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TTMT #553 – Ready for Something New

Thank you for accompanying me down the many roads I have traveled. Here’s to a GREAT 2020! ♥

 

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Last Call

This is the last call for those of you who would like to purchase from the Sewhooked Pattern shop.

I will be permanently closing my shop TODAY, December 31, 2019, at approximately NOON Central Standard time.

I’d like to share a huge thank you to everyone who has supported my efforts and independent design over the last decade and a half.

As a reminder, my free patterns will continue to be available, but I will no longer be selling patterns and my current For Sale patterns will no longer be available. Sewhooked will continue to be my crafty home, but will no longer be a business. For more information, please see last week’s Talk to Me Tuesday.

See you later today in my video. Love and best wishes for a Happy New Year! ♥

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Closing Time

Dear friends, in case you missed my last video, this was my big announcement: I will be closing up the Sewhooked Pattern shop, hosted on Etsy, on December 31st.

I’ve had a blast designing and selling over the years. I registered Sewhooked as a business back in 2006 and I’ve been working at it ever since. I’ve sold patterns to magazines, & websites, but most of all, I’ve sold them independently through a changing landscape of internet sales and to a variety of quilt stores.

A lot has changed, both personally and in the quilting world, since I first started in this business as an independent designer. What has become increasingly clear to me is that it’s time for me to move on to other adventures. I’m not leaving quilting or crafting, but I am closing up shop and will no longer be actively designing and I will no longer be selling patterns. There are lots of reasons, some of which I talk about on last week’s Talk to Me Tuesday.

Some important points: I’m not “leaving” or going away. Sewhooked.com will continue to exist and will still be a quilt and craft blog, but it will no longer be a business.

My free patterns, including all of those on Fandom In Stitches, will continue to be available. I will still run fandominstitches.com, but will be looking for more help to keep the website up-to-date and the Facebook communities blossoming.

2020 will be a year for contemplating what’s next and how to best be the person I choose to be.

Now through noon on December 31, 2019 is your last chance to purchase the patterns listed in my shop.

Thanks for the love and support all the years! 💜

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Sewhooked Pattern Shop

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Sewhooked Facebook Group

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TTMT #552 – Shifting Gears

It’s the end of an era for me. Thank you for being along for the ride! ♥

 

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Sewhooked Pattern Shop

My Quilty Facebook ♥ Sewhooked on FB

Sewhooked Facebook Group

Instagram

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