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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!

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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

☘ Printable copy of CLOVER ALL OVER ☘ 

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.

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  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

Find the Tutorial here on Sewhooked

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

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

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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 – Crazy Cakes!

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Today is my birthday!

*throws confetti*

I recently spent a whole lot of time cleaning up the hard drive on my computer. During this adventure in bytes, I found tons of unfinished patterns, sketches, doodles, and whatnot, all of which I’d never shared.

At some point it the distant past, I sat and doodled a slew of cupcakes with personality for hand embroidery. Why? Not a clue, but when I rediscovered these designs, it occurred to me that nothing could be more perfect for my birthday post!

I hope you enjoy these personality-filled cupcakes to hand embroider. Happy birthday to me!

Crazy Cakes by Jennifer Ofenstein

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Pro-Tip: I use Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy for all of my hand embroidery projects. Print designs on this water soluble fabric using your printer, stick it on your fabric and stitch! It rinses away cleanly when you’re done. Easy, peasy perfect transfer every time. This isn’t a paid endorsement, but the above is an affiliate link. I really do use this stuff all the time! 😉 Check your local quilt store or order online.

Want a different size? Check out how to enlarge & reduce quilt patterns using Adobe Reader!

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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)!

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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

CRAFTSY or ETSY

 

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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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Curly Swirly Butterfly!

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Curly Swirly Butterfly is now available for just $2.95 in my Craftsy Shop.

I drew Curly Swirly Butterfly a couple of weeks back when I was sick and didn’t feel like doing much but doodle. In this case, my doodle turned into something so fun, that I even made it available as a t-shirt and bought myself one, too!

This fun pattern can be backstitched, stem stitched, or finished using your favorite embroidery stitch.

GREAT BIG THANKS to Robin & Rainey for stitching this sweet design up for me. (Click the links to check them out on Instagram!)

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The prize includes 20 cotton fabric pieces ranging in size from 5.5″ x 8″ to 10″ x 11″.

Visit Vanda at Quilt in Piece.

Entering to win is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. You’ll have one chance to win for each photo you share!

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31 Days of Halloween – All Hallow’s Eve

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We’re back again with another fun and free project for 31 Days of Halloween!

Get ready to hold your breath, because we’re going way outside my comfort zone today!

It’s…

*gasp*

APPLIQUE!

All Hallow's Eve by Jennifer Ofenstein (2)

That’s right, friends, today we’re turning our paper piecing brains towards applique.

You see, many years ago, my hubby and I were on a super tight budget with one toddler and a baby on the way.

In an effort to make our little home festive for Holidays, I would make decorations for our front door out of supplies I had on hand.

All Hallow's Eve 1997

In this case, those supplies included my little sewing machine, black felt and, no kidding, orange denim.

I remember painstakingly sketching a witch on a broom onto felt with a piece of chalk I’d sharped as much as possible.

The result was a not-terrible banner that we used for many, many years.

That was 1997.

As you can see, the banner (above) has seen better days!

All Hallow's Eve by Jennifer Ofenstein (1)

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Don’t want to applique? You can also hand embroider or even stencil this pattern!

My opinion of the traditional Halloween witch has changed greatly since 1997, so our new friend here is much cuter and definitely curvier. I imagine she’s wearing her Halloween best as she rides her trusty broomstick to a fun party, perhaps in Hogsmeade!

The pattern prints at approximately 7 1/2″. If you want something bigger, try out my tutorial for enlarging/reducing patterns!

Omni Arc for Circles

If you are lucky enough to have an OmniArc Ruler, try using the 8″ circle guide to create your moon.

I ironed my fusible webbing in place first and then folded the orange fabric before cutting with my rotary cutter. Follow the instructions as printed on the ruler.

Your moon will be about 1/2″ bigger than the one in the pattern, but it will still work great for, oh, say a 12″ quilt block or fun Halloween cushion!

No such luck? You can also cut around a ceramic plate with your rotary cutter!

Need fusible web? I recommend Misty-Fuse, Steam-A-Seam 2 or Heat’n Bond Light.

Are you making projects from 31 Days of Halloween? Share your photos with my flickr group! There will be a fun surprise after Halloween for one lucky winner!

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