Category Archives: paper piecing

New Pattern – Braided Confetti!

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I’m delighted to share a new(ish!) pattern!

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A version of this pattern (above), originally known as Braided Kaleidoscope, was published in a magazine many years ago. The magazine went out of business and the copyright has reverted to me. Because it’s not been available for some time, I thought it would be fun to update the pattern for 2017 (almost 2018!), turn it from a single block into a quilt, and share it with you!

While the piecing hasn’t changed, the color HAS. The new version is colored quite differently to create a new effect. It’s also designed to make a 46″ quilt.

 

Make it scrappy, soft, or bright. Whatever works best for you!

Pattern includes fabric amounts, paper pieced pattern units, coloring page, and instructions to make the quilt shown here, all for just $4.95.

Get Braided Confetti on Craftsy.

Get Braided Confetti on Etsy.

Members of the Sewhooked Patreon Pattern Club should already have a copy in their inboxes. Thank you so much for your support!

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Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will 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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Rainbow Cascade – Nudge for Set 7

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Welcome back to the Rainbow Cascade Quilt Along!

This is your Set 7 nudge – a friendly reminder to help keep you on track with your Rainbow Cascade Quilt Along!

SET 7 IS THE ONLY SET WE’LL BE WORKING ON IN DECEMBER. Our next nudge will be January 8, 2018. 

Remember, Rainbow Cascade is made from a single block repeated in a rainbow of colors!

Need to learn to paper piece? I can help with that!

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Blocks to Make December 11 – January 8

Set 7

This information is also included in the pattern.

The amount and colors of blocks you will make will depend on the size you quilt you choose to work on.

Color listed below indicates MAIN COLOR. See pattern for details.

30″ x 40″  1 Yellow
40″ x 50″  1 Green  1 Blue
50″ x 60″  2 Blue
60″ x 70″  3 Indigo
70″ x 80″  4 Violet

Total Block So Far

Includes blocks this week and previous sets. 

See quilt images below to see where we’re going!

30″ x 40″  1 Red 2 Orange  3 Yellow
40″ x 50″  1 Red 2 Orange  3 Yellow  4 Green  1 Blue
50″ x 60″  1 Red 2 Orange  3 Yellow  4 Green  5 Blue
60″ x 70″  1 Red  2 Orange  3 Yellow  4 Green  4 Blue  6 Indigo
70″ x 80″  1 Red  2 Orange  3 Yellow  4 Green  5 Blue  6 Indigo  5 Violet

★ Get the FREE Rainbow Cascade Pattern! ★

or Download Via Craftsy!

Want to choose your own colors? Here’s a fill-in-the-blank color chart!

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I highly recommend using an Add-A Quarter-Ruler during paper piecing to minimize bulk AND to press seams open when piecing paper pieced sections together. You’ll find more instructions in the pattern document.

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What can you make out of these fun blocks?

Why a Rainbow Cascade Quilt of course!

Fabric amounts and instructions are included for the following quilt sizes.

Feel free to add or remove rows as needed for your own personal use.

30 x 40

30″ x 40″

40 x 50

40″ 50″

50 x 60

50″ x 60″

60 x 70

60″ x 70″

70 x 80

70″ x 80″

70 x 80 black background

70″ x 80″ with black background fabric

I’m sure it’s easy to see where the name Rainbow Cascade came from!

★ Get the FREE Rainbow Cascade Pattern! ★

or Download Via Craftsy!

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Free Pattern Friday – Santa’s Hat

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Once again, I dove into my multitudes of partially designed pattern to pull a hat out of the hat!

Santa’s Hat is 10″ finished, It’s paper pieced and easy peasy!

I can’t wait to see yours!

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Download from Google Drive

or

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Want something a little different? Try making a candy cane version!

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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.

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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.

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 – 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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Download Tutorial from Google Drive

or

Get it on Craftsy

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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.

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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.

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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New Pattern – Frosted Firs

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I debuted Frosted Firs in yesterday’s Talk to Me Tuesday because I just couldn’t wait for the official pattern release!

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Frosted Firs was inspired by my family’s winter trip to Utah in January 2017. We rarely get winter weather in Austin, and snow was high on my adult children’s wish list. There is a point when they don’t really need “stuff” anymore, so we gave them a snowy experience instead!

Frosted Firs Sample Block

The Frosted Firs block can be paper pieced as a 6” block or as a 12” block.

Frosted Firs quilt

Quilt instructions & fabric amounts are included in the document to make the 46″ x 64″ quilt shown here. Quilt layout uses the 12″ version of the block.

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Bonus updated version of  Holiday House to mix & match with Frosted Firs.

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Frosted Firs is a very versatile block and can be mixed & matched any way you choose for a variety of fun wintery finishes!

The pattern includes a 6″ & 12″ pattern for Frosted Firs, quilt instructions for a 46″ x 64″ quilt using the 12″ pattern, a coloring page, more idea suggestions, and an updated version of Holiday House as a bonus. The complete pattern is $4.95 and is available on either Craftsy or Etsy.

★ Frosted Firs on Craftsy 

★ Frosted Firs on Etsy ★

Members of the Sewhooked Patreon Pattern Club should already have a copy in their inboxes. Thank you so much for your support!

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Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will 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 – Sweet Sue Tops The Tree

 

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Happy Friday, friends!

Today, we’re getting a bit nostalgic and I’m sharing Sweet Sue Tops the Tree, designed back in 2011 for the Celebrate Christmas Quilt Along hosted by Michele Foster. You can find all the blocks from a variety of talented designers here.

Sweet Sue is 12″ paper pieced. Enjoy!

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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.

Holly Jolly Set

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.

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 – All Hallow’s Eve

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Back in 2015, I hosted 31 Days of Halloween here on Sewhooked. During that month, I posted 31 different projects, patterns, & recipes.

It was a crazy month of posting, but so, so fun!

This little pattern is one of the only applique pieces I’ve ever designed. (Gasp…applique, me?!)  I love it still and thought it would be fun to share it again today.

All Hallow’s Eve is 7 1/2″.  Don’t want to applique? You can also hand embroider or even stencil this pattern!

See the original post here.

All Hallow's Eve by Jennifer Ofenstein (2)

Download from Google Drive

or

Get it on Craftsy

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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.

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.

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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