Category Archives: Free Patterns

Free Pattern Friday – Stars For Linus

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

In keeping with our May theme, today’s pattern was created especially to make quilts for The Linus Connection.

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Stars for Linus is a personal project I created in 2011 during a wildfire crisis here in Central Texas. We were in great need of extra blankets to help the affected children, many of whom were made homeless.  I put a call out to my online quilting friends to make this simple paper pieced star with sashing.

We were able to create several quilts made from blocks that had been sent from all over the world!

Stars For Linus

I’ve continued to collect Stars For Linus ever since, expanding the project to accept ANY 12″ star block contributors might like to make. Find out more here.

All quilts made from these blocks are finished by myself or another Linus volunteer and goes to a child in crisis in Central Texas.

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Below are just a few of the quilts made from your donated 12″ Star blocks over the years. As the years have gone by, I’ve incorporated more star variety and occasionally even a random orphan block!

All finished quilts were donated through The Linus Connection to children who needed them.

Find out more about Stars for Linus and get links to even more awesome Star patterns right here on Sewhooked!

Stars For Linus

Stars For Linus

Stars for Linus February 2012  Stars for Linus ready to donate tomorrow!  Wonky Stars for The Linus Connection

One more Stars for Linus!

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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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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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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.

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…

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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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Happy Star Wars Day!

#doublebuns and my #spacetavern tee. Happy #starwarsday! #maythe4th #maytheforcebewithyou

Hello, friends!

One of my first fandom loves was Star Wars, so of course, I must celebrate May the Fourth, aka, Star Wars Day!

When I was little and Star Wars was entirely new, I’d play Millenium Falcon with my cousins and fight for the right to be Han Solo. I’ve seen the movies an uncountable amount of times since then.

I’ve seen the movies an uncountable amount of times since then. I was lucky enough to have kids that loved it and they played Star Wars, too!

Enjoy some of the Star Wars freebies I’ve created over the years. And may The Force be with you. ♥

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General Leia Organa

Hand Embroidered

Carrie Fisher Tribute on Fandom in Stitches

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R2D2 – Beep, Boop-Beep

Hand Embroidered

Brand new, never before released design! He was designed for my brother-in-law to go with his C3P0 cushion. I’ll stitch him up as soon as I finish my Labyrinth blocks.

C3P0 - We're Doomed
Hand Embroidered
(with bonus quote – “Let the Wookiee Win”)
Vader 2015
5″ paper pieced
Millennium Falcon 2015 Update
5″ paper pieced
Yoda
5″ paper pieced
R2D2 silhouette
5″ paper pieced

Death Star Canteen

Death Star Canteen

Updated for 2017. With special thanks to Eddie Izzard for the inspiration!

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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…

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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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Free Pattern Friday – Icy Goodness!

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Today, I’m sharing a new to you pattern, never before posted by me anywhere online.

Icy Goodness is a pattern to paper piece and includes both 6″ and 10″ patterns. This design was requested by a publisher some time ago but was ultimately not used for the publication and has been sitting in my “unused” folder ever since.

“Unused” is a much better choice of words than “rejected,” now isn’t it?

I hope it brings a smile to your face. 🙂

icy goodness 2017

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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!

 

2017 Fat Quarter Lotto

LAST CALL! All entries must be received by April 24, 2017.

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!

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.

(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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Free Pattern Friday – Sitting Hen

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

I’m still in the mood for Spring, so I thought we’d continue with that theme and share a fun, sweet pattern designed as a Mother’s Day freebie some years ago.

Sitting Hen is 5″ paper pieced, and can be easily enlarged using this tutorial.

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Chick and Sitting Hen

Remember the sweet chick from the Spring post a couple of weeks ago? Enlarge Sitting Hen to 10″ (link below) and pair with Pecking Check for this sweet Mini.

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!

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.

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.

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

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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