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TTMT #598 – Window Seat

How about a (minor) change of scenery?!

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TTMT #597 – It’s A Theme Now

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TTMT #596 – Beyond Spoiled

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TTMT #595 – Mail & My BFF’s Birthday

It’s a LONG video today because I had rather a lot to share! I hope you’re all well. ♥

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TTMT #594 – Positive Attitude

A number of people have reached out and asked how I’m managing my repetitive stress injury (RSI) with all the crocheting. Early this year, my primary care physician recommended fish oil to help keep my cholesterol in check. It has had the rather amazing side effect of REALLY helping with my RSI and with arthritis in general. I’m not recommending it to you because it’s also a blood thinner (see cholesterol comment above) and I’m obviously not a doctor. That’s my secret, though, and I have no complaints about that!

Correction from last week: I think I told you all that the hats I’ve been making start with an 8″ circle and go from there. They do not! They start with a 6″ circle. Sorry about that.

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Halloween Round-up!

Hello, my dear friends!

I haven’t shared anything aside from Talk To Me Tuesday since having surgery, and since it is October, my favorite month, I couldn’t resist doing a roundup of my own Halloween and fall patterns and tutorials!

I’ve included both Free Patterns & Retired shop patterns below. As a compromise for those who want access to my previously for sale patterns, I will share the pattern of your choice for a small donation to a local-to-you non-profit. More info below with the Retired Patterns.

To date, wonderful quilters have donated over $300 to a wide variety of charities, donated food, clothing, and hundreds of masks to those who need them. Your charitable efforts make my heart swell with happiness and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

What are your favorite things to make for Halloween? I’d love to see! Let me know in comments or share over in the Sewhooked Facebook Group! You can also tag me on Instagram – @sewhookedjen.

FREE PATTERNS

Nothing But Sincerity (Peanuts Stitch) by Jennifer Ofenstein
Nothing But Sincerity, free pattern to hand embroider
Simple Witch Hat 2014 Update
Paper Pieced Simply Witch Hat
Fall Placemat
Fall Placemat Project Version 1 (both are in the same document)


2015 Placemat made with PoD 2015 Pumkpin (week 30)
Fall Placemat Project Version 2 (both are in the same document)

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RETIRED SHOP PATTERNS

I retired my online quilt pattern shop December 31, 2019 but I still receive quite a few requests for retired patterns.I decided the best way to address that was to have those interested in a retired pattern make a small donation to a local-to-you non-profit of your choice. Email your receipt and I’ll be happy to send the pattern. Please, only one pattern per receipt. 

If you’re unsure if a pattern is FREE (I have loads of those, check out the main menu on sewhooked.com), or RETIRED, just drop me an email or comment and I’ll let you know.

A Little Haunted Wall Hanging
A Little Haunted – Retired Pattern
Monster Madness!
Monster Madness – Retired Pattern Set
I Want My Mummy
I Want My Mummy – Retired Pattern (supplemental pattern to Monster Madness)
Two Little Hooters
Two Little Hooters – Retired Pattern
Jack's Lanterns, 9 Patterns to Paper Piece by Jennifer Ofenstein
Jack’s Lantern’s – Retired Pattern
Jack Leaves The Light On by Jennifer Ofenstein, sewhooked.com
Jack Leaves the Light On – Retired Pattern

If you make these or any Sewhooked craft or pattern, I would love to see it in the Sewhooked Facebook Group! You can also tag me on Instagram – @sewhookedjen.

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TTMT #585 – Cushy Job

I apologize for the background noise. Our a/c compressor was on almost the entire time I was recording and I didn’t notice at all. I’m totally a professional. 😛

 

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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

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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

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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

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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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Get it on Craftsy

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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.

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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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Get it Free from Craftsy

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Like my free content? Consider being a Patron! Find out all you need to know on my Patreon page.

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!
Jack Leaves The Light On

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Coming in September!

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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