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Free Pattern Friday – Sea Turtle

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Did you know I have a thing about turtles?

I love turtles. I have turtle fabric, plush turtles, turtle doo-dads, and turtle geegaws.

Thanks to my sister, I even have a turtle niece!

Also, turtle patterns!

I originally created the cleverly-named Sea Turtle for a swap back in 2007. This sweet guy has been updated for 2017 with more defined flippers and a new (optional!) two-tone look.

Sea TurtleOriginal Sea Turtle from 2007

The new version of Sea Turtle can be made as a 6″ or 10″ finished block. Make him one color or use the pattern shading to make him a lovely two color turtle.

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Get this free pattern on Craftsy

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Save/Print from Google Drive

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What can you do with a sea turtle? How about making several in 10″ and combining them with a simple pieced block for a sweet child-sized quilt?

This quilt was mocked up for your viewing pleasure using Electric Quilt. 🙂

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Stop by Sewhooked on Monday for the next to last PPV block reminder!

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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

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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 never required, but it is fun!

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Free Pattern Friday – Throwing Stars

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

I have a fun new pattern to share with you today. It’s made a little extra special because this is my first new pattern since I added a new gift for $10 Patreon Patrons: New Pattern Dedication!

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Today’s pattern, Throwing Stars, is dedicated to the following $10 Patrons:

Irene Beattie

Bobbie S. Piland

&

Cynthia Prater

Thank you for your amazing support!

Throwing Stars is a deceptively simple block made of just one paper pieced unit repeated throughout the block.

This pattern went through several iterations before I settled on the final version. BIG thanks to my BFF Jewells for the awesome name idea!

Pattern includes instructions and patterns for a 12″ finished or 24″ finished block.

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Get this free pattern on Craftsy

or

Save/Print from Google Drive

There are infinite patterns out there and it can be hard to know if some other designer has already created what I’m working on. I’ve been using Google Image Search for quite some time to help with that.

Click the little camera image (see below) and upload the image you want to search. I usually search quilt, quilt block, paper pieced, etc. Then I look through the similar images to make sure I’m not re-inventing the wheel!

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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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Stop by Sewhooked on Monday for the next to last PPV block reminder!

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!

 

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 never required, but it is fun!

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Free Pattern Friday – Chocolate Box

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

As promised, we’re back to quilt patterns this week!

Today’s freebie, Chocolate Box, is a larger, simplified version of a traditional Garden Lattice block. It includes instructions for both a traditionally pieced 14″ finished block and a 6″ paper pieced pattern that can be enlarged if desired.

I’ve included everything you need to use directional fabrics for fussy cutting. I’ve made two quilts using this pattern so far and both were fussy cut to feature fun fabrics!

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Get this free pattern on Craftsy

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Save/Print from Google Drive

14″ pieced &  6″ paper pieced

Includes instructions to create a 70″ x 84″ quilt (below)

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!

First #finish of 2016! I started to make my #ufo2016 list yesterday and couldn't bear to have this one on there once again. Beautiful Australia themed fabrics were a gift from my friend Cat. I paired them with #benartex Fossil Fern and used my Chocolate B

I created this 70″ x 84″ version for myself using fabrics from Australia that the lovely Cat Magraith gifted me over several years. I added Fossil Fern to create a lovely, snuggly quilt. The instructions to make this colorway are included.

Quilt for Tara (Chocolate Box)

This little quilt gave chocolate box its name. It was gifted to my friend Cat’s daughter.

 

 

 

signature block

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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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…

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I’ll be participating in the Choose Your UFO event on Fandom in Stitches!

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Do you enjoy my free content? Consider Becoming a Patreon Patron and help keep me keep creating and sharing!

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 never required, but it is fun!

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Happy Star Wars Day!

#doublebuns and my #spacetavern tee. Happy #starwarsday! #maythe4th #maytheforcebewithyou

Hello, friends!

One of my first fandom loves was Star Wars, so of course, I must celebrate May the Fourth, aka, Star Wars Day!

When I was little and Star Wars was entirely new, I’d play Millenium Falcon with my cousins and fight for the right to be Han Solo. I’ve seen the movies an uncountable amount of times since then.

I’ve seen the movies an uncountable amount of times since then. I was lucky enough to have kids that loved it and they played Star Wars, too!

Enjoy some of the Star Wars freebies I’ve created over the years. And may The Force be with you. ♥

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General Leia Organa

Hand Embroidered

Carrie Fisher Tribute on Fandom in Stitches

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R2D2 – Beep, Boop-Beep

Hand Embroidered

Brand new, never before released design! He was designed for my brother-in-law to go with his C3P0 cushion. I’ll stitch him up as soon as I finish my Labyrinth blocks.

C3P0 - We're Doomed
Hand Embroidered
(with bonus quote – “Let the Wookiee Win”)
Vader 2015
5″ paper pieced
Millennium Falcon 2015 Update
5″ paper pieced
Yoda
5″ paper pieced
R2D2 silhouette
5″ paper pieced

Death Star Canteen

Death Star Canteen

Updated for 2017. With special thanks to Eddie Izzard for the inspiration!

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Patreon!

This is a little long, so please bear with me.

I LOVE TO SHARE:  my once a week crafty show & tell via Talk to Me Tuesday, free patterns here on Sewhooked or over on Fandom in Stitches, quilting communities on Facebook, photos on Instagram, quilt-alongs. giveaways, swaps.

I love it ALL.

Over the years, I’ve tried many ways to keep my patterns low cost and to make them as easy as possible to share with you all while still providing an income for me. I’ve published printed patterns, sold to quilt stores, sold patterns to magazines, published online both individually and through various digital media, and I’ve participated in all kinds of events.

After more than a decade of self-publishing, I am currently barely making enough to cover the costs of creating my patterns.

The funny thing is that this hasn’t discouraged me at all. I love doing all these things and I don’t want to stop. I know you all enjoy my work because you tell me with your emails and comments and you show me with the photos of the projects you’ve created from my patterns, both free and purchased. I feel your love every time I post a new video or pattern. You are my online family!

With that in mind, I’m going to try something completely different.

Patreon.

If you’re a fan of YouTubers, PodCasters, or other online creators, then Patreon probably isn’t going to be news to you. For those of you who don’t know what it is, Patreon allows fans of internet creators like myself to support their work directly by becoming their Patrons. You’ll find YouTubers, podcasters, artists, musicians, and more on Patreon.

And now, you’ll find a quilter

pa·tron
/pātrən/
noun
1. a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity.

I’ve joined Patreon as a creator with the goal of eventually being able to share all of my new content for free.

Yeah, free. That means patterns, too, and not just on Friday, but always.

How can you help make this happen? For as little as $1 per month, you can help support me as I dip my toe into uncharted territory. Over the course of an entire year, that’s the price of purchasing a single yard of quilt store quality fabric or a single quilt pattern.

Do you have to? Absolutely not. Sometimes, a dollar a month is too much to ask. Any of the content that I release for free will be free to everyone, just as it has been in all the years I’ve been sharing.

If this little experiment works out, my plan is to host an absolutely free quilt along right here on Sewhooked during the second half of 2017. This QAL will include an entirely new quilt design by me. It’s fun and versatile and, in my own opinion, not like anything I’ve done before. I can’t wait to share it with you!

Have experience with Patreon? Suggestions? Ideas? Leave them in comments!

Want to know more? Check out my Patreon page!

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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…

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Happening now on Fandom in Stitches!

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Stop by on Friday for a brand new free pattern!

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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Free Pattern Friday – You are my Sunshine

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Welcome back for Free Pattern Friday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Need some green? Check out last week’s Free Pattern Friday!

There is nothing I love more than a clear blue sky and some spring sunshine. Having my kids home from college for Spring Break has made even the cloudy days feel clear and blue!

Today, I have a sweet 5″ pattern to paper piece. Want a different size? I can help with that.

you are my sunshine 2017

Get this free pattern on Craftsy

or

Save/Print from Google Drive

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 quilt along.jpg

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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Free Pattern Friday – 16% Irish

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Welcome back again for Free Pattern Friday!

Let’s get a little bit personal.

For my birthday last year, I ordered a DNA kit from Ancestry. I’ve dabbled in genealogy off and on for years and I grew up hearing family stories, but there wasn’t much about where our family immigrated from before landing in Texas. I had always been curious, so DNA!

As it turns out, my ancestors were Very British, and Little Bit Irish, with a dash of Scandinavian.

Do you think they make a “Kiss Me, I’m 16% Irish” tees?

Today, in honor of my 16%, and of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 (a week from today), I have two Ireland-inspired free patterns to share.

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.

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Shamrock 2017

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.

Get this free pattern on Craftsy

or

Save/Print from Google Drive

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 quilt along.jpg

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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