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Free Pattern Friday – Sweet Sue Tops The Tree



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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31 Days of Halloween – Mummy!

31 Days of Halloween on

Happy Friday and welcome back to 31 Days of Halloween!

Each Friday in October, I’m featuring some of my Halloween-inspired patterns that are available for sale in my Craftsy shop.

Free Halloween goodness returns tomorrow!

I Want My Mummy

I Want My Mummy

5″ paper pieced

Say hello to I Want My Mummy!

This guy is a supplemental pattern for Monster Madness, featured right here on October 2.

I Want My Mummy with Monster Madness

If Frankie, Wolfie, Vlad, LIttle Reaper or Zombie are feeling a bit lonely has a fivesome, I Want My Mummy can be purchased from my Craftsy shop for a mere $2.95!

How much do I love Sunbonnet Sue?

I have an entire page of patterns dedicated to she and her friends!

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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31 Days of Halloween – Trick-or-Treat Sue


31 Days of Halloween on

Welcome to October 3, Day 3 of 31 Days of Halloween right here on Sewhooked!

Thanks for joining me for another fun day of Halloween goodness!

Trick or Treat Sue

Trick-or-Treat Sue

a free 10″ pattern to paper piece!

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Today, I share another favorite, Trick-or-Treat Sue! Originally designed for a Halloween blog hop, Sue has stuck around as the official Sewhooked Trick-or-Treater!

She makes up at 10″ (10 1/2″ unfinished), but you can have her in any size you like by using my handy dandy Enlarging and Reducing Tutorial (get it on Craftsy!)

How much do I love Sunbonnet Sue? I have an entire page of patterns dedicated to her!

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!

See you tomorrow for more spooky scary goodness!


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Hello, boys!

Monster Madness!

While working on another project this morning, I needed to delve into one of my many sample boxes.

The gents from Monster Madness were on top and I could not resist getting them out for an impromptu photo!

Originally intended for a book that I wrote in 2008 – 2009, these handsome fellas are available as the Monster Madness set or as individual patterns on Craftsy!

I Want My Mummy

Also be sure to look for their bonus buddy, I want my Mummy!

Stop by on Saturday to see the November installment of Paper Piecing Vintage! Still haven’t signed up? You can do that now! Don’t forget to share your photos for a chance to win the October prize: October 2014 Pick 3 Giveaway!

Stop by the Sewhooked flickr group and share photos of your quilt blocks & projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage or any other pattern (free or for sale) designed by me. You will each photo you share (one entry per project), you will be entered to win your choice of THREE individual block patterns ($2.95 or less each) from my Craftsy Shop!

Click on the banner to go Sewhooked flickr group. Winner to be announced November 3, 2014!








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Learn to Paper Piece with Sweet Skating Sue!

This one is by request!

Learn to Paper Piece with Sweet Skating Sue is now available as a printable PDF download on Craftsy for just $3!

Get the tutorial!

What do you get?

The step-by-step tutorial includes 23 pages of paper piecing goodness perfect for beginners.

You get photos and easy to understand instructions for paper piecing one of my most popular free patterns, Sweet Skating Sue!

The pattern is also included in the tutorial, so you get everything you need to get started on your own Sweet Skating Sue!

Once you learn the basics using Sweet Skating Sue, you can tackle any project that includes paper piecing. There are thousands of patterns out there, making the possibilities of creating a special quilt project just for you absolutely endless.

Sweet Skating Sue is part of Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends, found only on Sewhooked!

Mustachio 2.0


I’ll see you on Monday with the final installment of Name That Mustache! Don’t miss your chance to win fun prizes by helping me name the mustaches in my Mustachio! pattern!


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Featured Set: Holly Jolly, just $6 on Craftsy!

Crafts of Halloweens Past: Quilty Goodness!

Trick or Treat Sue

Let’s be honest, most of you are here because of the quilts.

I’m totally okay with that.

While I do have many for sale patterns, I have many, many free ones.

Whimsical, fun, happy patterns are my favorite to create. To be frank (or Jennifer, as the case may be!), I make what I like. It’s as plain and simple as that. Making what I like makes me happy, and hopefully, you will feel that when you’re working on a pattern that I designed. If not, then I’m clearly doing it wrong!

Trick-or-Treat Sue, up at the top of this post, was created for a blog hop hosted by Soma over on Whims & Fancies last October.

She’s 10″ paper pieced and can be downloaded right here or over on Craftsy. This sweet Sue is just one of the over 50 magical Sunbonnet Sues that I’ve designed over the years. You can find all of her Magical Friends right here!

If you’re looking for even more quilty goodness for Halloween, try one of these blasts from the past, designed by me and available on the Harry Potter page over on my other site, Fandom In Stitches (click the image for the free pattern!):

Pumpkin cauldron

There are many, MANY more where these came from!

To make reliving the Crafts of Halloween Past even more fun for you, I’m offering a challenge with a prize!

Quilts from 100 Blocks, Fall 2013

Make any of my Halloween projects or patterns posted during the course of the month and post a photo to the Sewhooked flickr group tagged “halloween.”

At the end of the month, I’ll draw a winner to receive a free copy of Quiltmaker’s Quilts from 100 Blocks, which includes my pattern Corn Maze!

Heck, I’ll even sign it, if you like! ;)

Mustachio 2.0

Don’t Miss Week 3 of Name That Mustache, posted this Monday!


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Featured Pattern: Two Little Hooters

I Want My Mummy

I Want My Mummy on Craftsy

Nah, I’m not having a nervous breakdown from all the stuff on my proverbial plate!

It’s the end of September, which means my favorite month, OCTOBER, is almost here! Cooler weather, soup, the possibility of wearing my favorite sweater and and and…HALLOWEEN!

After the recent epic revamp of Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends, a few “friends” seemed to be missing! Notably among them was a mummy for Monster Madness.

So here he is as a bonus pattern not included in the original set: I Want My Mummy!

Monster Madness on Craftsy

Now, the question is, what other Magical Sue is still wandering around the ephemeral parts of my noggin waiting to come out?!

Reminder: ALL Sewhooked printed patterns are 1/2 price on ETSY (no coupon needed) and will be gone after September 30. That’s a week from yesterday…eek!

Have you made any of my patterns? I’d love to see them! Share a link or better yet, add them to the Sewhooked flickr group!


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Featured Pattern Fortune Teller, just $2 on Craftsy!

part of the Busy Bodies set