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TTMT #428 – A Few Steps Forward

Whew, I apologize for my very tired appearance! I haven’t been sleeping well the last few nights. The upside is that I’ve been getting a lot of things done leading up to my break next week! ūüôā

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Coming in September!

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TTMT #423 – All Over the Place

Apparently, I need more sleep. I had lots of trouble staying on topic today!

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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! ūüėČ 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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TTMT #383 – Medicine Head

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My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Free Pattern Day is the first of every month during 2016!

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Jack's Lanterns, 9 Patterns to Paper Piece by Jennifer Ofenstein

The August 2016 sewhooked.com participation prize is a digital copy of my pattern set, Jack’s Lanterns: 9 Halloween Patterns to Paper Piece! Winner announced next week!

Entering to win the 201 6 monthly prize is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. You’ll have one chance to win for each photo you share!

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TTMT #364 – Things!

April 2016 Sewhooked PrizeWe have a fun new prize for April: A Patchwork Journal by Jinny Beyer, ‚ÄúPerfect Ten‚ÄĚ by Swirly Girls Design and Moda Juggling Summer Mini Charm Pack!

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My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Curly Swirly Butterfly!

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Curly Swirly Butterfly is now available for just $2.95 in my Craftsy Shop.

I drew¬†Curly Swirly Butterfly¬†a couple of weeks back when I was sick and didn’t feel like doing much but doodle. In this case, my doodle turned into something so fun, that I even made it available as a t-shirt¬†and bought myself one, too!

This fun pattern can be backstitched, stem stitched, or finished using your favorite embroidery stitch.

GREAT BIG THANKS to Robin & Rainey for stitching this sweet design up for me. (Click the links to check them out on Instagram!)

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Our March drawing is for a fun set of fabric from the fabulous Vanda, all the way from South Africa!

The prize includes 20 cotton fabric pieces ranging in size from 5.5″ x 8″ to 10″ x 11″.

Visit Vanda at Quilt in Piece.

Entering to win is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. You’ll have one chance to win for each photo you share!

DRAWING to be on MONDAY, April 4, 2016. ūüėÄ

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31 Days of Halloween – Nothing But Sincerity

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A very happy Halloween my friends!

We made it, it’s the final day of¬†31 Days of Halloween!

Over the last month, we’ve stitched, pieced, cooked and prepared Halloween costumes! We’ve revisited old favorite crafts and discovered new ones. I hope that at least one of my Halloween¬†projects caught your fancy and gave you something fun to work on during the month.

If you’d like to revisit our month of Halloween, simply scroll back through Sewhooked¬†starting with this post or click the banner above for a summary of each day and links to all the Halloween goodness.

Thank you, thank you for sticking with me until the end!

I have one last Halloween-themed craft for you today. It’s ¬†a little something to keep your hands busy while you enjoy watching Halloween movies and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.

Let’s start with this little clip from one of my all-time Halloween favorites, It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

I watched this Halloween gem when I was a child and then shared it with my own kids. It’s still a favorite in our house.

Nothing But Sincerity (Peanuts Stitch) by Jennifer Ofenstein

With Linus’ optimism about The Great Pumpkin in mind, I created a little hand embroidery pattern for you that I’m calling Nothing But Sincerity.

This sweet stitch is 7″ x 10″, perfect for a 12″ (12 1/2″ unfinished) block.

My version is entirely backstitched, but feel free to use any stitch you like.

Won’t it make a lovely pillow or addition to a Halloween quilt?

Download Nothing But Sincerity

Want to Enlarge or Reduce this pattern? Find out how here!

Need embroidery help? Try the Quilting Help page over on Fandom in Stitches! We have lots of great links to useful tutorials.

Nothing But Sincerity (Peanuts Stitch) by Jennifer Ofenstein

The pumpkin was inspired by the scene in the clip above. 

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Are you making projects from 31 Days of Halloween? Share your photos with my flickr group! There will be a fun surprise next Tuesday for one lucky participant!

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31 Days of Halloween – All Hallow’s Eve

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We’re back again with another fun and free project for¬†31 Days of Halloween!

Get ready to hold your breath, because we’re going way outside my comfort zone today!

It’s…

*gasp*

APPLIQUE!

All Hallow's Eve by Jennifer Ofenstein (2)

That’s right, friends, today we’re turning our paper piecing brains towards applique.

You see, many years ago, my hubby and I were on a super tight budget with one toddler and a baby on the way.

In an effort to make our little home festive for Holidays, I would make decorations for our front door out of supplies I had on hand.

All Hallow's Eve 1997

In this case, those supplies included my little sewing machine, black felt and, no kidding, orange denim.

I remember painstakingly sketching a witch on a broom onto felt with a piece of chalk I’d sharped as much as possible.

The result was a not-terrible banner that we used for many, many years.

That was 1997.

As you can see, the banner (above) has seen better days!

All Hallow's Eve by Jennifer Ofenstein (1)

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Don’t want to applique? You can also hand embroider or even stencil this pattern!

My opinion of the traditional Halloween witch has changed greatly since 1997, so our new friend here is much cuter and definitely curvier.¬†I imagine she’s wearing her Halloween best as she rides her trusty broomstick to a fun party, perhaps in Hogsmeade!

The pattern prints at approximately 7 1/2″. If you want something bigger, try out my tutorial for enlarging/reducing patterns!

Omni Arc for Circles

If¬†you are lucky enough to have an OmniArc¬†Ruler, try using the 8″ circle guide to create your moon.

I ironed my fusible webbing in place first and then folded the orange fabric before cutting with my rotary cutter. Follow the instructions as printed on the ruler.

Your moon will be about 1/2″ bigger than the one in the pattern, but it will still work great for, oh, say a 12″ quilt block or fun Halloween cushion!

No such luck? You can also cut around a ceramic plate with your rotary cutter!

Need fusible web? I recommend Misty-Fuse, Steam-A-Seam 2 or Heat’n Bond Light.

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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Making Picard So

Stylized TNG Uniform

a free ¬†6″ x 8″ paper pieced pattern

If you’ve been keeping up with my weekly¬†Talk to to Me Tuesday videos, then you know that I recently¬†had the great pleasure of creating a surprise swap for Vanda, TTMTer and Fandom in Stitches Designer. Because she and I are both big Star Trek fans and I decided to create a fun wall hanging out of one of my favorite hand embroidery pieces, the Picard Quote Sampler.

Picard Sampler for Vanda

I designed¬†a simple paper pieced block to combine with my Picard Quote Samper. The two blocks together create a stylized Captain’s uniform for a simple but effective wall hanging. Ack! I love it so much!

Picard Sampler (Summer of Stitching)

The Picard Quote Sampler was originally designed for the Summer of Stitching on fandominstitches.com.

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Free Pattern: Three Patronuses

Three Patronuses Stitched by Jennifer Ofenstein

Three Patronuses

7″ embroidered

It’s been quite some time since I’ve shared anything other than Talk to Me Tuesday¬†here on Sewhooked and¬†Project of Doom updates on Fandom in Stitches.

Unsurprisingly, I still have Harry Potter on the mind!

Today’s offering is a free pattern that comes from a sketch I did years ago when imagining Harry, Ron and Hermione’s patronuses.

I love it so much, I’m thinking it might go in a frame.

My version is entirely backstitched. I do hope you’ll enjoy!

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