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Free Pattern Friday – Holiday House 2017

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

After a week away from Free Pattern Friday for charity work, I’m back with a fun favorite, Holiday House!

Holiday House was first shared as part of a blog hop back in 2011. I’ve updated the pattern for 2017, adding a 10″ version for your piecing pleasure!

I can’t help but think that Holiday House would make a fantastic block swap!

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Get it Free from Craftsy

Holiday House Quilt

Even with a single block repeating, Holiday House would make such a fun quilt!

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Like my free content? Consider being a Patron! Find out all you need to know on my Patreon page. $10 Patrons receive new paid patterns for free as they are released. Details on Patreon.

On, Dasher! A paper pieced pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein

Want to support my work but Patreon is not for you? You can still help support my free content and keep me creating by purchasing a pattern. Buying patterns gives you something tangible for your money and helps me keep doing what I do! However, you choose to support me, whether it’s Patron, purchases, or by sharing my work with your other quilty friends, I appreciate you. ♥

This is just one of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

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We begin on Monday!

PDF pattern sale in my @etsy shop! All downloadable patterns are 20% off now through Sept 9. Offer only good on Etsy. Get #paperpieced patterns, block sets, past quilt along #patterns and more! 💜

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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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!)

Also in this video:

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Coming September 11!

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Stop by Friday for another fun free pattern! Click here to see free patterns from Fridays past!

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Sewhooked Patron Pattern Club!

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I’m thrilled to announce something entirely new:  the Sewhooked Patron Pattern Club!

Here’s how it works:

When you become a $10 Sewhooked Patreon Patron, you will be added to the Sewhooked Patron Pattern Club!

Pattern Club members will receive newly released for sale patterns designed by me, Jennifer Ofenstein, that are regularly sold in my Craftsy shop. You will receive these at no additional charge. Think of your Patronage as a monthly subscription to receive my new for sale patterns.

$10 Patrons will receive new patterns via email directly from me after the monthly pledges have gone through. As with Patreon pledges in general, you’re free to cancel at any time.

August $10 Patrons, check your inbox for your very first pattern, French Macaron!

Disclaimer: I will do my best to provide at least one Pattern Club pattern each month, but I can’t guarantee it. Some months may have several, some none at all. Club Members do not have access to all of my paid patterns, only new or newly reissued paid content. I retain the right to cancel Pattern Club at any time. If that is the case, members will be notified prior to the end of the month in time to cancel or change their Patronage.

(The $10 tier was formerly Pattern Dedication. Updated August 2017)

Questions? Comments? Let me know!

 

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New Pattern! French Macarons to Paper Piece or Hand Embroider

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Fresh from the Sewhooked Suggestion box, with BIG thanks to Robin B for the idea, I’m pleased to share French Macarons, a new pattern now available in my Craftsy Shop.

This pattern is dedicated o $10+ Patron Susan Pepper. Thank you for your support, Susan!

This $2.95 pattern includes:

  • 6 – 4” x 6” individual Macarons patterns to make a 12” pattern to paper piece (12 1/2” unfinished)
  • 10” design to hand embroider (stitch on 12 1/2” or larger fabric)

Get it on Craftsy

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Robin’s suggestion was for French Macarons to paper piece. I wanted a simple way to make as many of these delectable treats as you wanted for your quilt, so instead of designing an overall block, I went for something more modular. Make as many as you like. Make them one color or mix it up for a fun, colorful selection!

I’ve also been wanting to include more hand embroidered designs in my patterns. The embroidery is included here as a bonus to see how you like it as an option. If hand embroidery is something you’d like to see more of my patterns, let me know!

 

 

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Coming in September!

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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TTMT #425 – Rainbow Labyrinth

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Coming in September!

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Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

Final 2017 post next week!

Block 11 - Vestibule

Get just the eleventh block for $2.95 on Craftsy

OR

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

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Happening Now On Fandom in Stitches!

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Stop by Friday for another fun free pattern!

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First Patreon Goal Achieved!

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Thanks to our latest Patron, Bobbi, we have reached our first goal!

Waiting for Rain, the tree pattern to paper piece with my free full-length YouTube workshop, is now FREE for everyone!

*throws confetti*

THANK YOU to everyone who has pledge so far! By doing so, you are helping me to share more free content with our awesome quilting community!

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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…

CRAFTSY or ETSY

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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