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Free Pattern Friday – Clover All Over Quilt

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66” x 82” pieced (plus binding)

Blocks are 14” (14 1/2” with seam allowance)

Clover All Over was designed to use a custom jelly roll that my friends over at Talk To Me Tuesday and I created for our 2019 swap. We each shared 2 1/2” fabric strips we loved, and then sorted them all into new jelly rolls for each of us to share!

Clover All Over quilt

☘ Printable copy of CLOVER ALL OVER ☘ 

Watch my video about this quilt top!

Clovers fabric pull

I used the fabric received from my jelly roll swap, plus a variety of fabrics pulled from my stash for backgrounds. 

Clovers Pre Cut

My fabric, cut and ready to go!

Clovers cornerstones These blocks go together VERY quickly. I sorted and chain pieced everything to make it go faster!

☘ Printable copy of CLOVER ALL OVER ☘ 

Clover All Over is a super simple quilt to make. It requires one block that is repeated, sashing, and cornerstones. Make it solid or make it scrappy! An optional coloring sheet can be found on the last page of the printable instructions.

Clovers All Over not scrappy

These instructions only use a few colors for simplicity in explanation.  Use the fabrics that speak to you!

Adapt as needed for your own use.

Clover All Over 66 x 82 fabric requirements

Clover All Over

Note: For my own version of this quilt, I used a jelly roll for the petals, block centers, and cornerstones. Each 2 1/2” strip should make enough cut pieces for two petals, plus four 2 1/2” squares.

Cutting Instructions for ONE BLOCK

☘ Printable copy of CLOVER ALL OVER ☘ 

Clover All Over Block Cutting

To make a 66” x 82” quilt as shown, you’ll need to make 20 blocks.

☘ Printable copy of CLOVER ALL OVER ☘ 

For 20 BLOCKS, Cut:

Background

  • 180 – 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”

  • 80 – 2 1/2” x 4 1/2”

Petals

  • 160 – 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”

  • 80 – 2 1/2” x 4 1/2”

  • 80 – 2 1/2” x 6 1/2”

Center

  • 80 – 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”

For sashing for quilt assembly, cut:

Background

  • 49 – 2 1/2” x 14 1/2”

Cornerstones

  • 30 – 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”

Clovers piecing block

☘ Printable copy of CLOVER ALL OVER ☘ 

For Block Assembly

Clovers Chain Piecing 2

Use 1/4” seam allowance throughout.

You can make multiple blocks at once and all steps can be chain pieced.

four patch detail for web

  1. Make a four patch using 2 – 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” PETAL fabrics and 2 – 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” BACKGROUND fabrics.

  2. Press four patch open

  3. Stitch 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” PETAL fabric to four patch unit, making sure that the PETAL fabric aligns as shown in the photo above.

  4. Press.

  5. Stitch 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” PETAL fabric to four patch unit, making sure fabric aligns as shown in the photo above.

  6. One petal is complete.

  7. Repeat for remaining petals. Want to go faster? All steps can be chain pieced!

  8. FOR BLOCK SASHING – sew together 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” center fabric with 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” background fabric.

  9. Finish block by stitching together the following, making sure that the four patch units are aligned to the OUTSIDE of the block.

    Petal > Block Sashing > Petal

    + Block Sashing > 2 1/2” background > Block Sashing

    + Petal > Block Sashing > Petal

For ROW ASSEMBLY

row assembly

Assemble rows by piecing 2 1/2” x 14 1/2” BACKGROUND with BLOCKS as shown above. Rows include four blocks and five background sashing units.

For SASHING ASSEMBLY

sashing assembly

Clover Sashing

Assemble Sashing by piecing 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” CORNERSTONES with 2 1/2” x 14 1/2” BACKGROUND as shown above. Even your sashing can be chain pieced (see mine, above)!

For QUILT ASSEMBLY

Sewing from top to bottom stitch Sashing > Row of Blocks > Sashing. You should have 5 rows of 4 blocks each and six rows of sashing.

☘ Printable copy of CLOVER ALL OVER ☘ 

I’d love to see your version of this quilt! Share a link in comments or post about it over in the Sewhooked Facebook Group!

Happy stitching!

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L’amour sous la Tour Eiffel, updated

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Hello, dear friends!

I’m happy to share that I’ve updated one of my most popular patterns, L’amour sous la Tour Eiffel! I’ve had a number of requests to add fabric amounts and to color this pattern. For your sewing convenience, both of those things are now done! I have also tweaked the pattern to make it a bit more symmetrical.

Originally inspired by my daughter’s international travels, L’amour sous la Tour Eiffel is available on Etsy for $2.95.

Have you already purchased this pattern? Download the update for free right from Etsy! If you bought this pattern on Craftsy, email your receipt (or a screencap of it in your Craftsy library) and I will happily send this updated version right to your inbox! As a reminder, my patterns are no longer be available on Craftsy. Here’s why.

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One keen quilter asked for a sample rainbow quilt inspired by L’amour sous la Tour Eiffel! How fun is that? You could go much bigger if you desired (see link below!). This simple version includes multiple colors of the Eiffel Tower with 2″ sashing and cornerstones.

Are there other patterns you’d like to see updated or would like to see a quilt mock-up for? Let me know!

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FYI – The Sewhooked Suggestion Box is temporarily closed as I work my way through my inventory of patterns to update links and remove Craftsy badges.

A quick reminder: my Holiday and Winter themed patterns are on sale through December 31. You can find those in my Etsy Pattern shopWant some holiday freebies? I have those, too!

Talk to you again soon!

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Free Pattern Friday – Applique?!

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday! I’m back today with something ALL TOO SHOCKING – A free applique pattern!

Holly Jolly Christmas

REMINDER: All of my for sale Winter and Christmas themed paper pieced patterns are on sale in my Etsy shop through the end of December! Please note this is ETSY only and not available on Craftsy.

Check out the menu on sewhooked.com for ALL of my free patterns!

Smiling Santa Gift Bag Tutorial

If you’ve been around a while, you may remember the Smiling Santa Gift Bag tutorial I shared some time ago right here on Sewhooked.

Years ago, I would make these sweet felt gift bags for the kiddos in my life. Santa was one of my favorites, but I also made quite a others, too!

Here’s a photo from WAY BACK in 2000. Whew, thank goodness that Millineum thing turned out okay. 😉

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For this design, I’ve taken my hand drawn Rudolph templates, played with them in EQ8, and created a 10″ pattern to share.

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Please be gentle with me. Designing applique using software is brand new to me.

Make a quilt block, or use some felt and the Smiling Santa tutorial to make your own Rudolph bag! Want a printable Gift Bag tutorial? Get it here.

>>>Download or Print Young Rudolph to Applique<<<

Like this pattern? Let me know and I might create more fun things for you to applique. 🙂

Here are some of my previous winter freebies! Enjoy!

Sewhooked Snowflake Title

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Download Winter Mittens from Google Drive or Get it on Craftsy

mug-o-love-free-pattern

Get Mug O Love on Craftsy or Save/Print from Google Drive

santa hat title

Download from Google Drive or Get it on Craftsy

Sweet Sue Title.jpg

Download from Google Drive or Get it on Craftsy

Sweet Skating Sue – download from Craftsy!

Friend Gnome title

Save/Print from Google Docs OR Get it Free from Craftsy

holiday house 2017

Save/Print from Google Docs OR Get it Free from Craftsy

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Free Pattern Friday – All About Winter!

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday! It’s been awhile, my friends!

Holly Jolly Christmas

Now through the month of December 2018, all of my for sale Winter and Christmas themed paper pieced patterns are on sale in my Etsy shop! Please note this is ETSY only and not available on Craftsy.

I thought this would be a great time to revisit my FREE winter and Christmas themed patterns, too. My freebies can be mixed and matched freely with the paid pattern sets.

This is a round of up patterns I’ve shared over the years, all paper pieced, all free plus one brand new pattern to share with all of my Sewhooked friends!

If you enjoy my free patterns, I encourage you to purchase a pattern from my Etsy or Craftsy shop. Please do the same for any maker you enjoy who shares free content. It’s how we are able to keep sharing. ♥

Check out the menu on sewhooked.com for ALL of my free patterns!

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First up, we have a brand new pattern from the Sewhooked Suggestion Box! I’ve had multiple requests for a snowflake pattern. This was the result of a lot of sketching and tweaking and I do hope you like it!

Sewhooked Snowflake is 10″ paper pieced.

Download Sewhooked Snowflake from Craftsy

or Save/Print from Google Drive

Here are some of my previous winter freebies! Enjoy!

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Download Winter Mittens from Google Drive or Get it on Craftsy

mug-o-love-free-pattern

Get Mug O Love on Craftsy or Save/Print from Google Drive

santa hat title

Download from Google Drive or Get it on Craftsy

Sweet Sue Title.jpg

Download from Google Drive or Get it on Craftsy

Sweet Skating Sue – download from Craftsy!

Friend Gnome title

Save/Print from Google Docs OR Get it Free from Craftsy

holiday house 2017

Save/Print from Google Docs OR Get it Free from Craftsy

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Free Pattern Friday – Metroid Charts

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At last and as promised, the Metroid charts are here!

metroid quilt final

Earlier this month, I finished the quilt above, dubbed “Quilt-Roid.”  See my Talk to Me Tuesday about it here.

Below, I share the charts for Samus (the tough lady shown here in yellow) and the Metroid (the creepy little critter in the top right).

Please note, this is NOT a pattern for the entire quilt. These are charts to piece the two characters with some additional suggestions and information. You can use this to make something similar to what I did or use the charts in your own creations.

I’m planning to use just the head part of the Samus pattern sometime soon to make a cushion for my Metroid-loving daughter.

Find my Fandom-themed patterns here on Sewhooked under Free Quilt Patterns: Free Fandom Quilt Patterns. I will also be posting this to Fandom in Stitches in the near future. It’s in the rather long queue!

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#notahalloweenquilt

Pre-cut your fabric squares to save time.

#metroid progress! #samus

I like to print my chart and then break it into smaller chunks so that I don’t get overwhelmed.

I start from the left and work my way across, marking off what I’ve done as I go so I don’t get lost.

Some tiny #chainpiecing! #metroidquilt

Chain piecing is EVERYTHING.

After a week of not much sewing I've made some good progress on the #metroidquilt! I'm keeping the wrap up a surprise until it's complete and gifted to @spleenarinobambino. I hope to have it ready to quilt today. #tinypiecing #solids #chainpiecing

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I chain piece from the top down, keeping the threads between the rows intact so that nothing will be out of place. When the rows are together, go back and sew together the horizontal seams, matching seams.

It's time to make #homemade spray starch! My preferred recipe is 1/4 cup liquid starch, 2 oz vodka, 10 drops of lavender and approximately 4 cups of distilled water. #spraystarch

Use my homemade spray starch for a smooth, flat finish. I find this especially useful when working with solids. Recipe adapted from one shared years ago by my friend Linda.

  • 1/4 cup liquid starch
  • 2 oz plain/non-flavored vodka (If you don’t have vodka and don’t want a whole bottle, a sample size bottle works great!)
  • 10 – 12 drops of lavender
  • approximately 3.5 cups of distilled water in a 32 oz spray bottle

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Free Pattern Friday – Satia’s Shuriken

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Back in 2012, when Fandom in Stitches was in its infancy, a friend and then-TTMT video maker, Satia, shared a drawing for a pattern idea:

Original drawing by Satia Schutz. Used with permission.

Shuriken

Using her Naruto-inspired drawing, I turned her design into a pattern to paper piece.

Today, I’m sharing this pattern once again. No updates are needed from the 2012 version because it is a clean and simple pattern, with pieces to make a 6″ or 10″ block.

You can see the 2012 blog post from Fandom in Stitches here.

Enjoy!

 

shuriken satia block

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shurken satia

Don’t you just love the repeat?

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Free Pattern Friday – Diamonds in the Rails Quilt Pattern

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A few weeks ago, I shared the wedding quilt I designed for my husband’s brother and his new wife. I dubbed the quilt “Diamonds in the Rails” because of the diamond pattern inside of the more traditional rail fence.

This was supposed to be a tutorial, but I guess I should know myself better than that! I started writing and what began as a tutorial ended up as a full-blown pattern. Oops!

It’s been a while since I had a Free Pattern Friday, so why not?

My version is made using Northcott Stonehenge for the “rails” and Northcott Artisan spirit (I sadly can’t remember the specific print name) for the “diamonds.” All of this fabric was left over from my Project of Doom 2015. I talk more about this quilt and it’s design in this TTMT.

Diamonds in the Rails, as shown, finishes 76” x 88” (plus 1/2″ for binding). I’ve included some ideas for variations in the pattern including how to make a smaller version as well as a coloring page for those of you who like to plan your fabric placement.

Diamond in the Rails is an easy peasy pattern you can crank out in no time. Use strip & chain piecing to make it go even faster. If you make your own version, I’d love to see it!

Enjoy! ♥

Diamonds in the Rails by Jennifer Ofenstein

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