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 Pattern Friday – Saving it for a Rainy Day!

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Back in July, I shared a Harry Potter inspired pattern each week. Today’s pattern was on my mind, but never quite made it to full pattern status!

For years now, I’ve had multiple people asking for a pattern for Hagrid’s Umbrella to supplement the Project of Doom. Quite a few people have made their own versions for their own Bookcase quilts, but we’ve never had a pattern submitted for sharing.

Sewhooked Suggestion Box (for non-fandom pattern suggestions)

Fandom in Stitches Pattern Suggestions

Since it kept coming up, I designed one for you! Do I want to make another Harry Potter quilt now? Yeah, I kinda do. Do I have time? Absolutely not!

I present Hagrid’s Flowery Pink Umbrella, 10″ x 25″ paper pieced, designed by me, tested by Loretta Sitkiewicz Nardi & Jo Minvielle.

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Get the Free Pattern from Google Drive

This is my daughter’s umbrella. I borrowed it for a little photo shot and then asked my fellow designers & pattern testers which photo they liked best. This one won by a long shot.

Notice my Arthur Weasley stitch in the background. Pattern available on the Harry Potter Archive on Fandom in Stitches under Quotes. 😛

This gives you an idea as to how this pattern can be used. I hope you enjoy it!

Get these patterns and more:

The Project of Doom, a Harry Potter Bookcase Quilt

on Fandom in Stitches

I had two wonderful testers for this pattern!

This one was made by Loretta Sitkiewicz Nardi.

This one was made by Jo Minvielle.

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#MyFavThingsBOM popped up in my feed today. It really has become one of my favorite things! #quiltstuff #tools #sewinggoodies #craftdoodads

Want to support my work but Patreon is not for you? You can still help support my free content and keep me creating by purchasing a pattern. Buying patterns gives you something tangible for your money and helps me keep doing what I do! However, you choose to support me, whether it’s Patron, purchases, or by sharing my work with your other quilty friends, I appreciate you. ♥

This is just one of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

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Happening now! Quilt along or work at your own pace.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will my awesome pattern tester Amber along with many other friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is never required, but it is fun!

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TTMT #443 – Baskets & Tees

Oh, I’m so chatty today! Must be the caffeine I’m substituting for sleep. 😉

T-shirts, & baskets, & Linus stuff, oh my!

 

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Block set assignments by color on the second and fourth Mondays through April! 

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Stop by Friday for another fun free pattern! Click here to see free patterns from Fridays past!

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Free Pattern Friday – Awareness

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Hello, my friends.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but as anyone who has ever been affected by breast cancer or literally any other kind of cancer knows, you don’t need an official calendar month to be aware.

There is so much more I could say here, but suffice it to say, that this is a battle we all share. ♥

I share today’s patterns with that in mind.

Some years ago, a lovely woman named Grace asked if I could design a bikini top for a quilt she’d be donating to a fundraiser to support Save the Tatas.

Below, you’ll find an updated version of the Bikini Top, plus my Heart with a Cause pattern. Both are 5″ and can be easily enlarged if you so choose.

Free on Craftsy

or Get Print from Google Drive

Heart With A Cause

Heart With A Cause (free on Craftsy)

or Print from Google Drive

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Like my free content? Consider being a Patron! Find out all you need to know on my Patreon page. $10 Patrons receive new paid patterns for free as they are released. Details on Patreon.

Mustachio!

Want to support my work but Patreon is not for you? You can still help support my free content and keep me creating by purchasing a pattern. Buying patterns gives you something tangible for your money and helps me keep doing what I do! However, you choose to support me, whether it’s Patron, purchases, or by sharing my work with your other quilty friends, I appreciate you. ♥

This is just one of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

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Happening now! Quilt along or work at your own pace.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will my awesome pattern tester Amber along with many other friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is never required, but it is fun!

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TTMT #442 – Meet Me in November

There’s a lot of stuff going on, including a meetup in November!

 

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Reminders on the second and fourth Mondays through April!

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Stop by Friday for another fun free pattern! Click here to see free patterns from Fridays past!

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Rainbow Cascade – Nudge for Set 3

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Welcome back to the Rainbow Cascade Quilt Along!

Rainbow Cascade is the single 10″ paper pieced block you see above, made in a literal rainbow of colors, all put together to create one stunning quilt!

The free pattern includes complete paper pieced patterns in shaded & unshaded versions, 1″ scale for proper printing, suggested cutting instructions to make piecing (and chain piecing!) easier, Coloring Pages for all quilt sizes, fabric amounts needed, and printing permission in case you’d like to print at a copy shop.

Need to learn to paper piece? I can help with that!

On the second and fourth Mondays of each month through April, I’ll be sharing a nudge and letting you know which blocks to make next.

To make this as easy as possible, and to not tie you down to a single quilt along (because we all know that never works!),  you will never need to make more than four blocks in a two-week period.

Zazzle Rainbow Cascade T-Shirt
You asked for it and I couldn’t resist!

 

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Blocks to Make October 9 – October 22

Set 3

This information is also included in the pattern.

The amount and colors of blocks you will make will depend on the size you quilt you choose to work on.

30″ x 40″  1 Orange
40″ x 50″  1 Yellow
50″ x 60″  2 Yellow  1 Green
60″ x 70″  3 Green
70″ x 80″  2 Green 2 Blue

Total Block So Far

Includes blocks this week and previous sets. 

See quilt images below to see where we’re going!

30″ x 40″  1 Red 2 Orange
40″ x 50″  1 Red 2 Orange  2 Yellow
50″ x 60″  1 Red 2 Orange  3 Yellow  1 Green
60″ x 70″  1 Red  2 Orange  3 Yellow  3 Green
70″ x 80″  1 Red  2 Orange  3 Yellow  4 Green  2 Blue

★ Get the FREE Rainbow Cascade Pattern! ★

or Download Via Craftsy!

Want to choose your own colors? Here’s a fill-in-the-blank color chart!

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I highly recommend using an Add-A Quarter-Ruler during paper piecing to minimize bulk AND to press seams open when piecing paper pieced sections together. You’ll find more instructions in the pattern document.

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What can you make out of these fun blocks?

Why a Rainbow Cascade Quilt of course!

Fabric amounts and instructions are included for the following quilt sizes. Feel free to add or remove rows as needed for your own personal use.

30 x 40

30″ x 40″

40 x 50

40″ 50″

50 x 60

50″ x 60″

60 x 70

60″ x 70″

70 x 80

70″ x 80″

70 x 80 black background

70″ x 80″ with black background fabric

I’m sure it’s easy to see where the name Rainbow Cascade came from!

★ Get the FREE Rainbow Cascade Pattern! ★

or Download Via Craftsy!

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Like my free content? Consider being a Patron! Find out all you need to know on my Patreon page. BIG THANKS to all of my current Patrons for helping make Rainbow Cascade a reality!  $10 Patrons receive new paid patterns for free as they are released. Details on Patreon.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will many other friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is never required, but it is fun!

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Free Pattern Friday – Nellie Narwhal

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Today, we delve back into the Sewhooked Suggestion Box!

This one comes from Kristel, who you may know from Talk to Me Tuesday. You can also find her on Instagram as @clumsykristel.

Kristel requested a Narwhal to paper piece.  She also tested this fun pattern for me!

A narwhal is basically a unicorn whale. I know!! It’s absolutely real and very unusual looking. I couldn’t resist making it just a little cutesy!

Nellie Narwhal (named with the help of my daughter) is available to paper piece in 5″ and 10″. There are two versions of the 5″ pattern, one with embroidered face and one with paper pieced face. Make whichever size and version will work best for you!

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Save/Print from Google Docs

OR

Get it Free from Craftsy

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Nellie Narwhal, Tested by Kristel

narwhal mini quilt

How about a mini quilt?

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Like my free content? Consider being a Patron! Find out all you need to know on my Patreon page. $10 Patrons receive new paid patterns for free as they are released. Details on Patreon.

Jack's Lanterns, 9 Patterns to Paper Piece by Jennifer Ofenstein

Want to support my work but Patreon is not for you? You can still help support my free content and keep me creating by purchasing a pattern. Buying patterns gives you something tangible for your money and helps me keep doing what I do! However, you choose to support me, whether it’s Patron, purchases, or by sharing my work with your other quilty friends, I appreciate you. ♥

This is just one of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

rainbow cascade badge.jpg

Happening now! Quilt along or work at your own pace.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will my awesome pattern tester Amber along with many other friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is never required, but it is fun!

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Craftsy Pattern Shop ♥ Etsy Shop

Facebook ♥ Sewhooked on FB ♥ Sewhooked Facebook Group

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TTMT #441 – Subdued.

It took a lot to get in front of the camera today. Wherever you are, I hope you’re okay. ♥

 

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Reminders on the second and fourth Mondays through April!

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Stop by Friday for another fun free pattern! Click here to see free patterns from Fridays past!

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Craftsy Pattern Shop ♥ Etsy Shop

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