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Free Pattern Friday – Hearts Go Round

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

February is here and I’m feeling the love!

I have had a long romance with heart-themed quilt blocks. Today’s free pattern is no exception!

Hearts Go Round is a 10″ (10 1/2″ with seam allowance) block to paper piece. Made from 4 – 5″ hearts, this sweet floral design is easy to piece and easy to put together.

I’ve added some fun photos for inspiration, too!

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Repeat the 10″ block for a fun secondary pattern!

Hearts Go Round Clover

Hearts Go Round Clover for my bff, Jewells!

Hearts Go Round 30s

How wonderful does Hearts Go Round look in reproduction 1930s fabrics?!

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Thank you to my Patreon Patrons for making it possible or me to share patterns like this for free!

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.

Quirky Qwerty Alphabet - Now available!

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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Quilt along or work at your own pace.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as with many 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 – Sweet Reflections Quilt

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Years and years ago, I put aside a box of fabrics I’d made from my kid’s clothing to eventually make a quilt. This was SO long ago, I wasn’t even a quilter yet.

Flour sack 9 patch

My Grannie had done something similar. She’d cut the fabric scraps from flour sacks and worn out clothing into 2 1/2″ patches (with a template and scissors!) and those would go in a cardboard box to make nine patches (above).

Grannie's Nine Patch

After Grannie passed away, I inherited the treasure box full of nine patches, eventually making the quilt you see here.

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My own 2 1/2″ patches are a bit lumpy bumpy, because at some point in the past, long before I was a quilter, I sewed the fabrics together in irregular chunks, with the idea of eventually making a quilt. Instead of picking all those pieces apart, I cut them, as they were, into 2 1/2″ pieces.

It’s all part of the story.

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Sweet Reflections is a traditionally pieced quilt made from two simple blocks. You’ll get a continuous checkerboard pattern when the two different blocks are used together.

Now, I obviously didn’t invent patchwork quilts. I’m not in any way taking credit for reinventing the wheel, but I do hope you find these simple instructions useful and maybe even inspiring!

This pattern is dedicated to Jennifer Rowles for her accidental reminder on Talk to Me Tuesday that some really special fabrics were waiting for a little love!

I’m planning to make a couple of these blocks per week, in between all of the other crazy things I’m working on. It’s a peaceful, easy to make block and I hope very much that you enjoy it as much as I have!

The blocks are 10″ (10 1/2″ with seam allowance), traditionally pieced. Chain pieced if you like! Make one, or make a whole quilt. Directions to make a 56″ x 66″ quilt included.

I’d love to see how you use Sweet Reflections. Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes. It’s a great place to share!

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This is, more or less, my goal, just a bit more scrappy!

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Thank you to my Patreon Patrons for making it possible or me to share patterns like this for free!

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.

Football With LacesFootball with Laces is just one of the many patterns in my Craftsy Shop!

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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Quilt along or work at your own pace.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as with many 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 – Fall Placemat Projects

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

I often share optional quilt layouts and other suggestions with blocks for inspiration.

For this’s week’s freebie, I jumped in my TARDIS and I traveled in time to a few years ago when I shared the following ideas, as ideas only, for a blog hop.

These fun fall themed placemats are now together in one complete pattern! Pattern document includes project instructions, 2 different pumpkin patterns, maple leaf pattern,  paper pieced nine patch (because it’s way easier than cutting out 2 3/16″ squares!), and layout charts for both projects.

Enjoy, and don’t forget to share your photos with the Sewhooked Facebook Group!

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Turkey Talk from Sewhooked

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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See the first post here!!

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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Free Pattern Friday – As You Wish

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday! Today, I thought we’d do something a little different.

In a shocking turn of events, today’s patterns are not paper pieced!

As you’re probably already aware, in addition to living it up here on Sewhooked, I also run Fandom in Stitches, a fandom quilting website.

One of the best parts of Fandom in Stitches are the awesome quilt-alongs that we host there!

What makes a quilt along different from the multitude of individual patterns we share is that an event includes not only the blocks to make the quilt but also instructions for putting the quilt together, what I think of as the “final layout.”

As You Wish: A Princess Bride Quilt & Stitch Along took place on Fandom in Stitches in 2014. We had lots of amazing designers contributing patterns to hand stitch and paper piece.

As You Wish had two final options, both designed by yours truly.

Both quilt patterns can be used with any 7″ (7 1/2″ blocks). You can even fussy cut a fun fabric or use pre-printed fabric book pages.

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Open Book Quilt

Save or print from Google Drive

For 7″ blocks

Includes block and layout instructions

Part of As You Wish: A Princess Bride Quilt & Stitch Along on Fandom in Stitches

Free Princess Bride Patterns are here!

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Amber, my fabulous pattern tester’s, finished Open Book quilt.

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Four Patch Pieced Quilt

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for 7″ blocks

Includes block and layout instructions

Part of As You Wish: A Princess Bride Quilt & Stitch Along on Fandom in Stitches

Free Princess Bride Patterns are here!

Progress! #AsYouWish #princessbride #fandominstitches

This is my own quilt top was made using the Four Patch pattern. After a couple of false starts, it is officially the next of my UFOs in line for me to quilt (hence the not-so-fabulous photo!). Thinking about quilting this is what inspired me to revisit these two layout patterns I created for As You Wish. 🙂

2017 Fat Quarter Lotto

April is my birthday month and you’re invited help me celebrate by participating in the 3rd Annual Fat Quarter Lotto. It’s super easy – send up to four fat quarters, I’ll draw a winner* “live” on Talk to Me Tuesday on April 25.

It’s free to play. I am self-disqualified from playing. This is my way to say Thank You for another fun year of sharing!

*1 winner per 50 fat quarters!

Click for Details!

All entries must be received by April 24, 2017.

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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.

(Save on postage and mail with your Fat Quarter Lotto!)

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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!

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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Galaxy 1824

Galaxy 1824 by Jennifer Ofenstein of sewhooked.com

Several of you lovely people have asked for a photo of Galaxy 1824 that you can share. I am flattered and honored that you’d want to do so.

This is the quilt I made for my son to take for his freshman year of college. He’s studying Physics and asked for a spiral galaxy. I used a NASA photo for inspiration and figured it out one pixel at a time.

If you’d like to know more, I talk lots more about this in last week’s video.

Have a great day!

 

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

The August 2016 sewhooked.com participation prize is a digital copy of my pattern set, Jack’s Lanterns: 9 Halloween Patterns to Paper Piece!

Entering to win the 201 6 monthly prize 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!

Want to sponsor a prize? Please drop me an email!

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Free Pattern Day is the first of every month during 2016!

Next Free Pattern day is September 1, 2016.

TTMT #382 – Galaxy 1824

This week, I brave the rain and humidity to share my biggest finish of the year! Watch my makeup slowly melt off of my face as I talk about the quilt I made for my son’s dorm room: Galaxy 1824.

Happening NOW on fandominstitches.com

Coming October 2016 to fandominstitches.com
Jack's Lanterns, 9 Patterns to Paper Piece by Jennifer Ofenstein

The August 2016 sewhooked.com participation prize is a digital copy of my pattern set, Jack’s Lanterns: 9 Halloween Patterns to Paper Piece!

Entering to win the 201 6 monthly prize 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!

Want to sponsor a prize? Please drop me an email!

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My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Free Pattern Day is the first of every month during 2016!

31 Days of Halloween & TTMT #341 – Qapla’!

31 Days of Halloween on sewhooked.com

There’s a lot more Tuesday than Halloween going on today, but I do talk a bit about my favorite holiday and the 31 Days of Halloween in today’s TTMT!

Also, WORF!

All Hallow’s Eve (witch applique)

2015 UFO List, Updated
(with pictures & video here)

  • As You Wish – at the quilter
  • Frogger – done, donated to Linus
  • Orphan blocks for Linus – ongoing
  • Harry Potter Swap Quilt – partially quilted
  • Vintage Quilt Top – needs to be basted & quilted
  • TABABOM – basted, to be quilted
  • PPV Signature Quilt – needs to be pieced
  • Embroidered Flowers Quilt – needs to be basted & quilted
  • Topsy Turvy – needs to be basted & quilted
  • Australian Fabric Quilt – now a quilt top, needs to be basted & quilted
  • Carol’s Quilt – completed and given to Amelia (added to the list in April)

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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