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Free Pattern Friday – Let Me Give You a Hand!


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!


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. 😛

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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. ♥

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

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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.

Vulcan Greeting

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Hand of Glory 2014

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!

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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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P.S. I love You

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ASL “I love you”

Free 6″ paper pieced pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein

The free pattern that I have received some of the most heart-felt emails and comments about over the years is the original 5″ “ASL I Love You.”

For some time, I have been thinking I’d like to update that pattern. For one, I never gave the original a thumbnail, which kind of made me crazy. Details count, you know? I also though this one pattern should be a wee bit bigger.

I present it to you today, version two of ASL (American Sign Language) “I Love You”. This is a 6″ (6 1/2″ unfinished) paper pieced pattern, in both color and black and white for your printing convenience.

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You know I can’t play with a pattern without creating some fun layouts in EQ7! What’s a girl to do with spiffy quilting software if not share ideas with her friends?

The cornerstones above were inspired by Cat Magraith’s free heart pattern.

ASL I Love You quilt mock up 1A simpler layout, with the block as the center piece. I really like this one. I think it would make a great cushion cover!

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Have a very happy Saturday!


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