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Free Pattern Friday – Clover All Over Quilt

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66” x 82” pieced (plus binding)

Blocks are 14” (14 1/2” with seam allowance)

Clover All Over was designed to use a custom jelly roll that my friends over at Talk To Me Tuesday and I created for our 2019 swap. We each shared 2 1/2” fabric strips we loved, and then sorted them all into new jelly rolls for each of us to share!

Clover All Over quilt

☘ Printable copy of CLOVER ALL OVER ☘ 

Watch my video about this quilt top!

Clovers fabric pull

I used the fabric received from my jelly roll swap, plus a variety of fabrics pulled from my stash for backgrounds. 

Clovers Pre Cut

My fabric, cut and ready to go!

Clovers cornerstones These blocks go together VERY quickly. I sorted and chain pieced everything to make it go faster!

☘ Printable copy of CLOVER ALL OVER ☘ 

Clover All Over is a super simple quilt to make. It requires one block that is repeated, sashing, and cornerstones. Make it solid or make it scrappy! An optional coloring sheet can be found on the last page of the printable instructions.

Clovers All Over not scrappy

These instructions only use a few colors for simplicity in explanation.  Use the fabrics that speak to you!

Adapt as needed for your own use.

Clover All Over 66 x 82 fabric requirements

Clover All Over

Note: For my own version of this quilt, I used a jelly roll for the petals, block centers, and cornerstones. Each 2 1/2” strip should make enough cut pieces for two petals, plus four 2 1/2” squares.

Cutting Instructions for ONE BLOCK

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Clover All Over Block Cutting

To make a 66” x 82” quilt as shown, you’ll need to make 20 blocks.

☘ Printable copy of CLOVER ALL OVER ☘ 

For 20 BLOCKS, Cut:

Background

  • 180 – 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”

  • 80 – 2 1/2” x 4 1/2”

Petals

  • 160 – 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”

  • 80 – 2 1/2” x 4 1/2”

  • 80 – 2 1/2” x 6 1/2”

Center

  • 80 – 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”

For sashing for quilt assembly, cut:

Background

  • 49 – 2 1/2” x 14 1/2”

Cornerstones

  • 30 – 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”

Clovers piecing block

☘ Printable copy of CLOVER ALL OVER ☘ 

For Block Assembly

Clovers Chain Piecing 2

Use 1/4” seam allowance throughout.

You can make multiple blocks at once and all steps can be chain pieced.

four patch detail for web

  1. Make a four patch using 2 – 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” PETAL fabrics and 2 – 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” BACKGROUND fabrics.

  2. Press four patch open

  3. Stitch 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” PETAL fabric to four patch unit, making sure that the PETAL fabric aligns as shown in the photo above.

  4. Press.

  5. Stitch 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” PETAL fabric to four patch unit, making sure fabric aligns as shown in the photo above.

  6. One petal is complete.

  7. Repeat for remaining petals. Want to go faster? All steps can be chain pieced!

  8. FOR BLOCK SASHING – sew together 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” center fabric with 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” background fabric.

  9. Finish block by stitching together the following, making sure that the four patch units are aligned to the OUTSIDE of the block.

    Petal > Block Sashing > Petal

    + Block Sashing > 2 1/2” background > Block Sashing

    + Petal > Block Sashing > Petal

For ROW ASSEMBLY

row assembly

Assemble rows by piecing 2 1/2” x 14 1/2” BACKGROUND with BLOCKS as shown above. Rows include four blocks and five background sashing units.

For SASHING ASSEMBLY

sashing assembly

Clover Sashing

Assemble Sashing by piecing 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” CORNERSTONES with 2 1/2” x 14 1/2” BACKGROUND as shown above. Even your sashing can be chain pieced (see mine, above)!

For QUILT ASSEMBLY

Sewing from top to bottom stitch Sashing > Row of Blocks > Sashing. You should have 5 rows of 4 blocks each and six rows of sashing.

☘ Printable copy of CLOVER ALL OVER ☘ 

I’d love to see your version of this quilt! Share a link in comments or post about it over in the Sewhooked Facebook Group!

Happy stitching!

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Free Pattern Friday – Smiling Santa Gift Bag

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

I’m doing something a little different today and sharing an updated version of a tutorial I wrote years ago.

Smiling Santa Giftbag was a “Way Back Craft” in 2008, originally created by me for my previous website in 2000.

2000. Wow!

This easy-peasy tutorial that can be completed entirely by hand or with a little sewing machine assistance if you’d like.

I’ve added a face shape template or you can wing the shape for your own unique Santa!

Smiling Santa Gift Bag Tutorial

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Free Pattern Friday – Groovy Mushrooms

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

I always look forward to getting to share with you. ♥

Groovy Mushrooms

Today I’m sharing an old favorite.!

This was my very first hand embroidered pieces made in 2010 or 2011. This was early in my days of learning to hand embroider. This little hoop hangs next to my desk as a reminder that we’re always learning. Also, I think it’s sweet. 🙂

Groovy Mushrooms was inspired by a vintage hand-drawn pattern that came to me in a pile of other things. Date and original designer unknown. I can tell you that the original version was brittle with age and practically fell apart in my hands when I held it. This is my own take on that original doodle.  I share with you now in homage to the unknown, but obviously groovy, artist!

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Free Pattern Friday – Coconut Candy Crochet Baby Blanket

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Today is the final freebie for the month of May designed especially for The Linus Connection.

In the distant, far, far away time of 2005, my website was called Jen’s Crochet & Crafts. There were at that time, way more crochet than crafts, and the very beginning of my quilting adventures!

Coconut Candy was posted to that long ago web site and has been along for the ride ever since. I’ve made several for The Linus Connection over the years, some multicolored, some not.

Working on today’s post led me to revisit my Ravelry page, something I haven’t done in a long, long time. I spent a little time there updating links and making sure all the patterns actually went somewhere. It seems a long time ago that I was almost exclusively designing crochet projects!

I hope you’ll enjoy today’s yummy pattern. ♥

Coconut Candy Crochet 2005 title update

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Are you quilting along with Paper Piecing Vintage? Share a Signature Block for the PPV Signature Quilt! This special project is a for a commemorative signature quilt that I will keep after Paper Piecing Vintage has concluded. Find this block on page 21 of Paper Piecing Vintage. If you’re only making a few blocks, you can also find the Signature Block Pattern right here.

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Free Pattern Friday – Strawberry Ice Cream Baby Blanket

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Last week, I mentioned I would be sharing patterns created for my favorite blanket-making charity, The Linus Connection, during the month of May.

Take a deep breath and prepare yourself. Today’s free pattern is crochet!

Whaaaat?!

That’s right, in a former life, I spent quite a lot of time working up my own crochet patterns. That’s where the “hooked” in Sewhooked comes from!

This pattern is a little extra special because it has gone on to have a life as a Knit Picks pattern. Quite an honor!

strawberry ice cream baby blanket

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Also available on Knit Picks!

This pattern uses a Magic Ring (aka Magic Loop). It’s an easy peasy way to start a worked-in-the-round project.

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Are you quilting along with Paper Piecing Vintage? Share a Signature Block for the PPV Signature Quilt! This special project is a for a commemorative signature quilt that I will keep after Paper Piecing Vintage has concluded. Find this block on page 21 of Paper Piecing Vintage. If you’re only making a few blocks, you can also find the Signature Block Pattern right here.

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Stop by Sewhooked on the second and fourth Mondays of every month through June for the Paper Piecing Vintage Quilt Along (PPV2017)!

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Free Pattern Friday – Big Linus ♥

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

After an April that was all about ME, I wanted to share some fun charity projects in May!

First up is a child-sized quilt pattern I designed inspired by the heart logo of my favorite blanket making charity, The Linus Connection.

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Made of 5 1/2″ squares and half square triangles, this is an easy peasy quilt to chain piece. Make it for a wee one you love or for your favorite blanket charity.

Bonus points if you make one for The Linus Connection!

Get this free pattern on Craftsy

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Save/Print from Google Drive

This is a quick to watch tutorial on chain piecing from Shiny Happy World.

signature block

Are you quilting along with Paper Piecing Vintage? Share a Signature Block for the PPV Signature Quilt! This special project is a for a commemorative signature quilt that I will keep after Paper Piecing Vintage has concluded. Find this block on page 21 of Paper Piecing Vintage. If you’re only making a few blocks, you can also find the Signature Block Pattern right here.

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Stop by Sewhooked on the second and fourth Mondays of every month through June for the Paper Piecing Vintage Quilt Along (PPV2017)!

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

Get the complete Paper Piecing Vintage quilt pattern for $10 from…

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Happening now on Fandom in Stitches!

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Do you enjoy my free content? Consider Becoming a Patreon Patron and help keep me keep creating and sharing!

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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