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Free Pattern Friday – Poultry Update!

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Earlier this week and as a favor to my BFF, Jewells, I added 10″ versions of two existing free patterns, Sitting Hen and Cat’s Rooster.

I have to say a big thanks to Jewells for giving me a project that I can do while I recover from my ankle sprain! As she said in her TTMT earlier this week, I am NOT good at sitting still!

Find updated versions of both poultry patterns below and on my Free Quilt Pattern page.

Both are paper pieced and both include 5″ and1 10″ finished patterns.

 

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Cat’s Rooster

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Sitting Hen

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2019 Fat Quarter Lotto

REMINDER! April is my birthday month and you’re invited to help me celebrate by participating in the 5th Annual Fat Quarter Lotto

It’s super easy – send up to four fat quarters & I’ll draw a winner (or winners) “live” on Talk to Me Tuesday on April 30, 2019. There will be 1 winner per 50 fat quarters. Last year we had two winners with 50 fat quarters each and one winner with 25 fat quarters!

Watch last year’s live drawing!

Want an extra entry? Include orphan blocks for The Linus Connection! The Linus Connection is an Austin, TX-based blanket making charity. I use orphan quilt blocks to make quilts to donate. I also share orphan blocks with fellow volunteers to make quilts. Any orphan quilt blocks collected will be turned into quilts for kids in crisis in Central Texas. This collection is personally done by me, Jennifer Ofenstein, and is not sponsored or endorsed by The Linus Connection.

The Sewhooked Fat Quarter Lotto is not a sponsored event and I am not eligible to win. This is just my way to say Thank You for another fun year of sharing! There is no purchase necessary and no obligation to play. I will pay for all return postage.

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All entries must be received by April 29, 2019.

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Revisit – Free Pattern Friday, Irish Style!

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Hello, my friends! At the moment this was posted, I’m on a Quilt Bus to the Dallas Quilt Show with my awesome quilty friend Dominae!

Because I’m out of town today, it’s easy to admit that I’m recycling an old Free Pattern Friday. 😉

I’m anxious for spring and was going through all my patterns to see which ones use GREEN. I found a lot, but nothing was more obvious than these two patterns.

Enjoy! ☘

irish flag 2017

A 6″ x 8″ pattern to paper piece, this little flag is SUPER fast and easy. It would also work for a variety of other flags by simply switching out the colors as needed.

Check out this Flags of the World Factbook from the CIA. Seriously, it’s really neat!

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Check out the fun fabrics in this Irish Flag made by Abbie D.!

shamrock 2019

Whatever you call it, this shape is kind of everywhere and on everything during March. I have found one four-leaf clover in my life. Also, I kind of love the word Shamrock. It’s a good word! 5″ paper pieced and one of my older patterns, the original version dating back to pre-2010!

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Check out these two beauties made by the wonderful Susan I!

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!

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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!

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Download Winter Mittens from Google Drive or Get it on Craftsy

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Sweet Skating Sue – download from Craftsy!

Friend Gnome title

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holiday house 2017

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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. ♥

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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

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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!

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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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Pre-cut your fabric squares to save time.

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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.

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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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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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