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TTMT #480 – Next Subject

I apologize for the All Over The Place-ness for today’s video. Take insomnia, add an all-day road trip, and being busy all around, and this is, apparently, what happens.

 

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TTMT #479 – Paper Flowers & UFOs

 

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Free Pattern Friday – Metroid Charts

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

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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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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.

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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!

 

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Don’t you just love the repeat?

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TTMT #435 – Lions, Take 2!

My tripod decided we’d have a weird angle for today’s video. Time to tighten it up so it will stop veering off to one side!

In the video, I said something about driving to Dallas tomorrow. Tomorrow is actually today. I recorded on Monday. 😉

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TTMT #433 – Warhol Meets The Lion King

Lion King finish, some Groovy Mushrooms, and a little about the Sewhooked Patron Pattern Club!

Gracie King/Queen video from the manufacturer (not a paid endorsement, I just love my frame!)

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Free Pattern Friday – Harry Potter Chapter Stars

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

In honor of twenty years of Harry Potter and my ongoing love of all things Harry, I’m celebrating with Harry Potter-inspired fandom patterns through July!

All of my (always free!) Harry Potter patterns in one place.

Chapter Stars

Today’s pattern comes directly from the Fandom in Stitches Suggestion list! The Chapter Stars from the U.S. Edition of Harry Potter have been requested many times over the years. I’ve had this pattern ready to go for a little while now and am happy to share it with you today.

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This pattern is paper pieced & finishes at 5″. Want to make it bigger? Click here!

You’ll also find today’s pattern posted to Fandom in Stitches, sister-site to Sewhooked exclusively for free fandom patterns designed by a plethora of amazing designers!

Did you know I’m now accepting pattern suggestions? Check out the Sewhooked Suggestion Box!

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