Category Archives: paper piecing

Free Pattern Friday – Let Me Give You a Hand!

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Welcome back for a BIG Free Pattern Friday.

Today I’m sharing several patterns in a theme!

If you’ve ever met me in “real life” or watched my Talk to Me Tuesday videos, you’ll know that I express myself with my hands. I’ve been known to accidentally smack unsuspecting passers by with my exuberant communications. Oops!

Last week, a request took my fancy (something that doesn’t happen very often) and I decided to give it a try. The result is a new hand-themed design, but it certainly isn’t my first!

I also have a guest designer this week, fellow Talk to Me Tuesdayer and Fandom in Stitches Designer, Vanda Chittenden!

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First up is this 5″ paper pieced Hand. It’s a fairly simple design with a very simple name. I’ve seen it adapted for many, many quilts, including some fun fandom-themed ones! Somewhere out there is a four-fingered version that was added to a Lord of the Rings quilt. If you anyone knows where I can find that photo, please leave the link in comments. 😛

Get this free pattern on Craftsy

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Save/Print from Google Drive

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Created by request many years ago, ASL I Love You is a 6″ paper pieced pattern. I’d say this one is self-explanatory. ♥

Get this free pattern on Craftsy

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Save/Print from Google Drive

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Created by request just last week, this 10″ paper pieced pattern symbolizes strength and solidarity.

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Save/Print from Google Drive

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Like most things fandom, I LOVE Star Trek. I asked Vanda Chittenden if I could share this awesome  10″ pattern today because it just makes sense to include it in a post all about hands! Find it on Fandom in Stitches under Star Trek, on Vanda’s website, Quilt in Piece, or go directly to the pattern with the link below.

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Last but not least, is one of my own patterns from Fandom in Stitches, the Hand of Glory. Adapted as an option for my Harry Potter Bookcase Quilt, The Project of Doom, this is a 5″ pattern to paper piece.

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Need more help paper piecing? Check out this page of resources I curated just for you!

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

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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!

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage and other Sewhooked projects? 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 not required, but it is fun!

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Free Pattern Friday – Giraffe

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Hello, friends! Welcome once again to Free Pattern Friday!

It’s been a fun month of sharing free patterns and I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have.

Today I’m sharing a pattern I designed for a friend ages ago. This was one of the first paper pieced patterns I incorporated embroidery into. See those tiny horns and the eye? French knots! You can also use a dot of fabric paint or marker if you’re not a fan of embroidery.

Pattern finishes 5″ or can be enlarged using Adobe Reader.

 

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Get this free pattern on Craftsy

or

Save/Print from Google Drive

Pro-Tip: Add-A-Quarter & Add-An-Eighth rulers are SUPER helpful when paper piecing a block with tiny pieces. The video above shows the new Add-A-Quarter Plus.

Need more help paper piecing? Check out this page of resources I curated just for you!

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

 

 

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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!

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage and other Sewhooked projects?

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 not required, but it is fun!

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Free Pattern Friday – Woven Heart

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Hello, friends! Welcome once again to Free Pattern Friday!

I am so glad you enjoyed last week’s pattern, Mug O Love!

In honor of Valentine’s Day next week, and because I’m loving your response to Free Pattern Friday, I have a brand new freebie for you: Woven Heart.

This is a 6″ pattern to paper piece. It includes instructions to create a Woven or Checkered effect. Enjoy!

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Get this free pattern on Craftsy

or

Save/Print from Google Drive

Need help paper piecing? Check out this page of resources I curated just for you!

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

We also have a special bonus free pattern from Designer Anita McDowell (aka QueenOfCreative)! When she shared this block with me, I couldn’t help but notice how great minds think alike, so I asked if I could share her design today along with Woven Heart. Enjoy!

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Patch Up My Heart

5″ or 10″ paper pieced

by Anita McDowell

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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!

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage and other Sewhooked projects?

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 not required, but it is fun!

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Free Pattern Friday – Mug O Love

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Hello, my amazing friends! Thank you so much for your very positive response to Free Pattern Friday!

I’ll keep at it as long as you continue to enjoy it. 🙂

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Mug O Love is a 5″ pattern originally designed for the Beat the Winter Blues Blog Hop + Giveaways hosted by Michele from The Quilting Gallery. It still makes me think warm thoughts of my favorite beverages.

Get this free pattern on Craftsy

or

Save/Print from Google Drive

Need help paper piecing? Check out this page of resources I curated just for you!

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

2017 quilt along.jpg

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!

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage and other Sewhooked projects?

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 not required, but it is fun!

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Free Pattern Friday – Perennial Pleasures

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Over the years, I’ve designed a lot of patterns, some for myself, some for friends or events. If I were to guess (which I totally am!), I’d say I have as many (or more!) free patterns as I do for sale patterns. It might not be the best business strategy, but it satisfies my need to share. Your pattern purchases keep me in fabric and out of trouble, so I don’t have much to complain about. 😉

To make a long story short, I thought it would be fun to feature some of the many, many free patterns I’ve designed over the years, with a smattering of new ones thrown in. Because I’m a sucker for alliteration, we’ll do it on Fridays.

Free Pattern Friday has a nice ring to it!

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Originally designed for the Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Garden Party Blog Hop, hosted right here on Sewhooked back in 2012, Perennial Pleasures seems like a great place to start. Originally shared on my birthday, this 10″ block includes pattern pieces for a butterfly or a glass of wine, the choice is up to you!

Get this free pattern on Craftsy

or

Save/Print from Google Drive

Need help paper piecing? Check out this page of resources I curated just for you!

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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!

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage and other Sewhooked projects?

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 not required, but it is fun!

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PPV 2017 Quilt Along Block 2

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Welcome back to our Paper Piecing Vintage Quilt Along (#PPV2017)!

A little explanation::

PPV was my 2014 Block of the Month. This project was inspired by old-fashioned, hand-pieced quilt blocks. Because I LOVE paper piecing, I couldn’t help but create my own versions of traditional patterns I love using my favorite technique.

Quilting along with us is easy! The Paper Piecing Vintage quilt pattern already exists, so you don’t have to anxiously await each pattern to be released.

We’re making this quilt together, one block at a time, as a group. We’ll be making two blocks a month. I’ll prompt you on the second and fourth Monday to remind you which block to work on next. With a little work and a little luck, we’ll have a finished quilt top by the end of June!

Get the completed quilt pattern (more info below) from CRAFTSY or ETSY for $10 (previously $12). If you already own this pattern, you are ready to go!

You’ve asked, and it’s happening…if you want to make just one or two blocks from the set, I am releasing these patterns individually as we go. (Link to purchase Block 2 below.)

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The following is the February block (Block 2 for us) made for my 1930’s vintage fabric-inspired version of this quilt (above).

See a video about the original PPV!

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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Today’s pattern, Block 2 (February 2014), is Come Fly Away. You can find it beginning on page 7 in Paper Piecing Vintage, or you can purchase JUST this block pattern here.

All patterns for PPV are 6″ & 12″ (w/o seam allowance). The size you make is up to you.

The vintage version (above) is from my 2014 PPV.

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My 2017 PPV Halloween quilt block.

This week’s block includes some Halloween scraps I’ve saved for ages! If you look closely at the green fabric, you’ll see that there are witch’s undergarments in there. Do I love this version of Come Fly Away? YES I DO!

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This is my color inspiration, created in EQ (subject to change as I quilt along!).

Since I’m using a lot of Halloween scraps, I’m also cutting the piano keys as I go from the leftover fabrics from each block. It will be a huge time saver at the end!

If you’d like to do a little planning, too, there is a coloring page included in the complete pattern on page 64.

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

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

What do you get for your $10?

  • Updated for 2017
  • 12 vintage-inspired block of the month designs (6″ & 12″ paper pieced patterns included)
  • piecing instructions for each block
  • 3 bonus patterns (2 available only in the set!)
  • layout instructions for two quilt sizes using all 12 blocks (in either 6″ or 12″)
  • Bonus instructions for the optional piano key border (shown).

Quilt sizes:

  • 12″ blocks with 2″ sashing – 44″ x 58″ (with bonus border – 56″ x 70″)
  • 6″ blocks with 2″ sashing – 26″ x 34″ (with bonus border – 32″ x 40″)

Fabric Amounts needed for this project (this information is also in the BOM pattern):

For 12″ blocks:

  • 1 1/2 yards Background Fabric
  • 1 1/4 yards Color 1 Fabric
  • 1 1/4″ yards Color 2 Fabric
  • 1 1/2 yards Sashing Fabric (for 2″ sashing), optional
  • 1 1/3 yards (total) of multiple fabrics for optional piano key border (divide the amount across the number of fabrics you wish to use)

For 6″ blocks:

  • 3/4 yards Background Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Color 1 Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Color 2 Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Sashing fabric (for 2″ sashing), optional
  • 3/4 yards (total) of multiple fabrics for optional piano key border (divide the amount across the number of fabrics you wish to use)

 

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage? Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will my awesome pattern tester Amber and many friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is not required to quilt along.

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

Happy sewing! Let me know how it goes for you and I’ll see you tomorrow for Talk to Me Tuesday!

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PPV 2017 Quilt Along Block 1!

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Welcome to the first post for the Paper Piecing Vintage Quilt Along (#PPV2017)!

A little explanation before we begin…

PPV was my 2014 Block of the Month. This project was inspired by old-fashioned, hand-pieced quilt blocks. Because I LOVE paper piecing, I couldn’t help but create my own versions of traditional patterns I love using my favorite technique.

Quilting along with us is easy! The Paper Piecing Vintage quilt pattern already exists, so you don’t have to anxiously await each pattern to be released.

We’re making this quilt together, one block at a time, as a group. We’ll be making two blocks a month. I’ll prompt you on the second and fourth Monday to remind you which block to work on next. With a little work and a little luck, we’ll have a finished quilt top by the end of June!

Get the completed quilt pattern (more info below) from CRAFTSY or ETSY for $10 (previously $12). If you already own this pattern, you are ready to go!

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage? Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will my awesome pattern tester Amber and many friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is not required to quilt along.

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

You’ve asked, and it’s happening…if you want to make just one or two blocks from the set, I will be releasing these patterns individually as we go. (Link to purchase Block 1 below.)

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The following is the January block (Block 1) made for my 1930’s vintage fabric-inspired version of this quilt (above). I used reproduction vintage fabrics on a solid white background. It was a lot of fun to make and this is still one of my favorite quilts!

See a video about the original PPV!

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Today’s pattern, Block 1, is The King’s Crows. You can find it beginning on page 4 in Paper Piecing Vintage, or you can purchase JUST this block pattern here.

All patterns for PPV are 6″ & 12″ (w/o seam allowance). The size you make is up to you.

Since I’d done a vintage version, this year I wanted to do something a little different…

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My 2017 PPV quilt will be Halloween themed!

I’m more than a little excited about this! I’ve been collecting Halloween bits and pieces for years and had planned to start a Halloween quilt in 2016. To make a very long story short, I had surgery last year and it pushed the Halloween quilt right off the To Do list. I already knew I wanted to revisit PPV this year (lots of you have asked for it!), so it only made sense to combine the two projects and create a fun, whimsical version for my Halloween-loving self!

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This is my color guide, created in EQ (subject to change as I quilt along!). If you’d like to do a little planning, too, there is a coloring page included in the complete pattern on page 64.

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

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

What do you get for your $10?

  • Updated for 2017
  • 12 vintage-inspired block of the month designs (6″ & 12″ paper pieced patterns included)
  • piecing instructions for each block
  • 3 bonus patterns (2 available only in the set!)
  • layout instructions for two quilt sizes using all 12 blocks (in either 6″ or 12″)
  • Bonus instructions for the optional piano key border (shown).

Quilt sizes:

  • 12″ blocks with 2″ sashing – 44″ x 58″ (with bonus border – 56″ x 70″)
  • 6″ blocks with 2″ sashing – 26″ x 34″ (with bonus border – 32″ x 40″)

Fabric Amounts needed for this project (this information is also in the BOM pattern):

For 12″ blocks:

  • 1 1/2 yards Background Fabric
  • 1 1/4 yards Color 1 Fabric
  • 1 1/4″ yards Color 2 Fabric
  • 1 1/2 yards Sashing Fabric (for 2″ sashing), optional
  • 1 1/3 yards (total) of multiple fabrics for optional piano key border (divide the amount across the number of fabrics you wish to use)

For 6″ blocks:

  • 3/4 yards Background Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Color 1 Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Color 2 Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Sashing fabric (for 2″ sashing), optional
  • 3/4 yards (total) of multiple fabrics for optional piano key border (divide the amount across the number of fabrics you wish to use)

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes!

Happy sewing! Let me know how it goes for you and I’ll see you tomorrow for Talk to Me Tuesday!

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