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Surprise! New pattern – Signs Signs Signs

Surprise!

Guess who has been working on a new pattern in between all the other craziness?!

You guessed it!

Some time ago, Robin B. made an amazing suggestion that I have had in the back of my mind ever since – a multi-directional signpost.

With all the travel I’ve been doing this year, I absolutely could not resist designing this one. I did a little research and a little sketching. I worked up a pattern and sent it off to my pattern testers.

It is now tested and ready to share!

This awesome, versatile pattern is perfect to express your wanderlust or to point to where your loved ones are, or maybe share your favorite fandom locations. Think fabric with existing text, hand or machine embroidery, stenciling, fabric markers, the list goes on!

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Find Signs Signs Signs in both of my online shops:

$3.95 on Craftsy

or

$3.95 on Etsy

10″ x 30″ (10 1/2″ x 30 1/2″ with seam allowance) as shown, made using three paper pieced blocks.

Need more signs? Duplicate and rotate the center block! Add to larger projects or make as is for a fun wall hanging.

Includes full-color instructions with fabric amounts, suggestions, and paper pieced pattern.

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And here is Amber’s fantastic tested version! She has big plans for this and I can’t wait to share what she does!

If  you try your hand at this pattern, I’d love to see what you do with it over in the Sewhooked Facebook Group! Not on Facebook? Tag me on Instagram (@sewhookedjen) or Twitter (@sewhooked)!

Thank you for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend! 😀

See you soon!

 

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New Pattern – Braided Confetti!

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I’m delighted to share a new(ish!) pattern!

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A version of this pattern (above), originally known as Braided Kaleidoscope, was published in a magazine many years ago. The magazine went out of business and the copyright has reverted to me. Because it’s not been available for some time, I thought it would be fun to update the pattern for 2017 (almost 2018!), turn it from a single block into a quilt, and share it with you!

While the piecing hasn’t changed, the color HAS. The new version is colored quite differently to create a new effect. It’s also designed to make a 46″ quilt.

 

Make it scrappy, soft, or bright. Whatever works best for you!

Pattern includes fabric amounts, paper pieced pattern units, coloring page, and instructions to make the quilt shown here, all for just $4.95.

Get Braided Confetti on Craftsy.

Get Braided Confetti on Etsy.

Members of the Sewhooked Patreon Pattern Club should already have a copy in their inboxes. Thank you so much for your support!

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Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will many other friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is never required, but it is fun!

 

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New Pattern – Frosted Firs

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I debuted Frosted Firs in yesterday’s Talk to Me Tuesday because I just couldn’t wait for the official pattern release!

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Frosted Firs was inspired by my family’s winter trip to Utah in January 2017. We rarely get winter weather in Austin, and snow was high on my adult children’s wish list. There is a point when they don’t really need “stuff” anymore, so we gave them a snowy experience instead!

Frosted Firs Sample Block

The Frosted Firs block can be paper pieced as a 6” block or as a 12” block.

Frosted Firs quilt

Quilt instructions & fabric amounts are included in the document to make the 46″ x 64″ quilt shown here. Quilt layout uses the 12″ version of the block.

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Bonus updated version of  Holiday House to mix & match with Frosted Firs.

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Frosted Firs is a very versatile block and can be mixed & matched any way you choose for a variety of fun wintery finishes!

The pattern includes a 6″ & 12″ pattern for Frosted Firs, quilt instructions for a 46″ x 64″ quilt using the 12″ pattern, a coloring page, more idea suggestions, and an updated version of Holiday House as a bonus. The complete pattern is $4.95 and is available on either Craftsy or Etsy.

★ Frosted Firs on Craftsy 

★ Frosted Firs on Etsy ★

Members of the Sewhooked Patreon Pattern Club should already have a copy in their inboxes. Thank you so much for your support!

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Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will many other friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is never required, but it is fun!

 

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Free Pattern Friday – Sitting Hen

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

I’m still in the mood for Spring, so I thought we’d continue with that theme and share a fun, sweet pattern designed as a Mother’s Day freebie some years ago.

Sitting Hen is 5″ paper pieced, and can be easily enlarged using this tutorial.

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Get this free pattern on Craftsy

or

Save/Print from Google Drive

Chick and Sitting Hen

Remember the sweet chick from the Spring post a couple of weeks ago? Enlarge Sitting Hen to 10″ (link below) and pair with Pecking Check for this sweet Mini.

Need more help paper piecing? Check out this page of resources I curated just for you!

Want a different size? Check out how to enlarge & reduce quilt patterns using Adobe Reader!

2017 Fat Quarter Lotto

April is my birthday month and you’re invited help me celebrate by participating in the 3rd Annual Fat Quarter Lotto. It’s super easy – send up to four fat quarters, I’ll draw a winner* “live” on Talk to Me Tuesday on April 25.

It’s free to play. I am self-disqualified from playing. This is my way to say Thank You for another fun year of sharing!

*1 winner per 50 fat quarters!

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All entries must be received by April 24, 2017.

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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.

(Save on postage and mail with your Fat Quarter Lotto!)

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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)!

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

Get the complete Paper Piecing Vintage quilt pattern for $10 from…

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Happening now on Fandom in Stitches!

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage and other Sewhooked projects? Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will my awesome pattern tester Amber along with many other friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is not required, but it is fun!

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Quirky Qwerty Alphabet!

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I’m pleased to present Quirky QWERTY Alphabet, a set of  56 easy-to-piece paper pieced patterns.

Blocks are 6″ blocks (6 1/2″ unfinished). Get the entire set in my Craftsy Shop for just $9. That’s right, 56 patterns to incorporate names, emoticons, birthdays, anniversaries or whatever else you like into your quilt projects for only $9!

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The pattern includes a table of contents, character chart for easy reference and a link to my (free!) tutorial on resizing patterns, the full alphabet (A-Z), numbers (0-9) and lots of great keyboard characters to make emoticons, web addresses and more. See the full list below.

Quirky Qwerty Alphabet!

Included patterns are:

  • A-Z
  • 0-9
  • Period
  • Question
  • Exclamation
  • Comma
  • Semi-colon
  • Colon
  • Quotation Mark
  • Plus
  • Minus
  • Slash
  • Angle Bracket
  • Percent
  • Equal
  • Asterisk
  • Pound (Hash Tag)
  • Parentheses
  • Underscore
  • Dollar (U.S.)

My patterns are designed in EQ7!

Be sure to share photos of projects made from my patterns with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win the monthly Sewhooked prize (January prize to be announced!).

My patterns can be found on Craftsysewhooked.comfandominstitches.com,  & Quiltmaker. Photos must be shared with the Sewhooked flickr group to be entered to win the monthly giveaway.

Happy stitching!

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Touchdown!

Football with Laces

6″ pattern to paper piece

$2.95 on Craftsy

Football season is here and that means a busy season for any family with kids who play, cheer, dance or march!

I’m a marching band mom and go to as many of the games as I can to see my kiddo out on the field during half-time. While I haven’t been a big football fan in the past, I am trying to learn, and with that in mind, have designed this new pattern, available exclusively through my Craftsy store!

How to Enlarge & Reduce Patterns using Adobe Reader

Like the pattern but want a different size? Don’t miss my tutorial, How To Enlarge & Reduce Patterns!

We have a new prize for September! Share your projects made from any Sewhooked pattern with theSewhooked flickr group, including Paper Piecing Vintage, and you’ll be entered to win a free copy of Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends, Set 1: Monster Madness. The set includes 5″ patterns for all the classic monsters shown…just in time for Halloween!

Free Patterns: All About Sewing, Revisited

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These three sewing-themed blocks were some of my first ever paper pieced blocks to draft. I had just started designing my own patterns and really wanted to make something that said “sewing.” I had seen similar blocks, of course. Jars and spools are pretty classic when it comes to quilting, but having just learned to draft, I wanted to draw my own versions.

The original pattern are six or seven years old, and have gotten their first revamp in a long, long time. Compare the original version of the Sewing Machine with the new version, and you can really see how much cleaner and easier to read my patterns have become over the years. It’s cool to me to have this documented evidence of my own evolution.

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Sewing Themed Wall Hanging: Donated to a JDRF fundraising auction several years ago

As time goes by, I plan to update as many of my older patterns as possible. Who knows, maybe even some of those patterns that have been locked away in the Sewhooked Vault will see the light of day again!

I hope you enjoy these patterns for what they are: classic, simple and representative of the craft we love!

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Trying out different fabrics in EQ7.

Free Patterns:

5″ Classic Sewing Machine

5″ Classic Spool

5″ Classic Jar

Lots more on the free pattern page!

Spool Quilt

A quilt layout created in EQ7  using just the Classic Spool pattern.

You still have time to comment and be entered to win a free copy of Polaroid My Memories Suite! Can’t wait for the drawing? Copy and paste STMMMS23344 to get $10 off the My Memories Software Suite. I’ll be announcing the winner on Wednesday!

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