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Free Pattern Friday – House Unity


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.

Back in April, I was tagged on my personal Facebook to share 7 quilt photos for 7 days by my friend Shelley. I don’t usually participate in chain-letter type projects, but I couldn’t resist this one!

This is one of the projects I shared. It’s not something I’ve talked about much, and it gives me warm fuzzies to get to do so now. 🙂

House Unity Banner made for JKR

Made in 2007, this is far from the best quilt photo I’ve ever taken. I call this little guy House Unity.

What’s important is not the quilt itself, but who I made it for.

At the time that I created this little quilted banner, I was a moderator and contributor at The Leaky Cauldron, under the awesome crafty leadership of Josée Leblanc. She organized a gift-giving effort between we crafty types as a thank you to the one and only J.K. Rowling.

Harry Potter has touched and changed my life in many ways. My kids grew up with Harry and Fandom has given me some of the best friends I've ever had. There aren't enough ways to say than you to #jkrowling for the gift #harrypotter has been in my life. #ha

Not only did Jo receive our gifts, but she sent us each personal thank you notes. According to her letter to me back in 2008, this wee piece of my art would go on to hang on her office wall. In case you’re curious, the letter is framed and hangs in my living room. It’s one of my prized fandom possessions!

I’m asked fairly regularly if I ever wonder if Jo Rowling is aware of my work and the answer is that I know that she was, at least for a moment.

Until now, I’ve never shared a pattern to make this mini quilt/banner. It’s been ten years, and well, I feel like it’s time.

I don’t have the original measurements from when I created this project, and I tweaked the colors a bit so your banner will be a tiny bit different from the one I made for Jo all those years ago.

As you might expect, this mini quilt/banner uses Crest patterns designed by yours truly. You can find links to those, as well as everything else you need to know to make your own House Unity banner, in the pattern document.

House Unity Finishes 15″ x 25″.

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Coming in September!

Happening Now on Fandom in Stitches!

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Free Pattern Friday – As You Wish


Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday! Today, I thought we’d do something a little different.

In a shocking turn of events, today’s patterns are not paper pieced!

As you’re probably already aware, in addition to living it up here on Sewhooked, I also run Fandom in Stitches, a fandom quilting website.

One of the best parts of Fandom in Stitches are the awesome quilt-alongs that we host there!

What makes a quilt along different from the multitude of individual patterns we share is that an event includes not only the blocks to make the quilt but also instructions for putting the quilt together, what I think of as the “final layout.”

As You Wish: A Princess Bride Quilt & Stitch Along took place on Fandom in Stitches in 2014. We had lots of amazing designers contributing patterns to hand stitch and paper piece.

As You Wish had two final options, both designed by yours truly.

Both quilt patterns can be used with any 7″ (7 1/2″ blocks). You can even fussy cut a fun fabric or use pre-printed fabric book pages.

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Open Book Quilt

Save or print from Google Drive

For 7″ blocks

Includes block and layout instructions

Part of As You Wish: A Princess Bride Quilt & Stitch Along on Fandom in Stitches

Free Princess Bride Patterns are here!


Amber, my fabulous pattern tester’s, finished Open Book quilt.

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Four Patch Pieced Quilt

save or print from Google Drive

for 7″ blocks

Includes block and layout instructions

Part of As You Wish: A Princess Bride Quilt & Stitch Along on Fandom in Stitches

Free Princess Bride Patterns are here!

Progress! #AsYouWish #princessbride #fandominstitches

This is my own quilt top was made using the Four Patch pattern. After a couple of false starts, it is officially the next of my UFOs in line for me to quilt (hence the not-so-fabulous photo!). Thinking about quilting this is what inspired me to revisit these two layout patterns I created for As You Wish. 🙂

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!

Click for Details!

All entries must be received by April 24, 2017.

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.

(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…


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!



Aces High

Aces High
Aces High is my fresh-off-the sewing machine pattern, available in PDF or hard copy.

I love this design. Seriously, love it. The idea came from my very best friends, Jewells. I drafted the whole thing during an email conversation we had, while we went back and forth making her idea a reality.

It’s now tested, proofread and ready to roll!  This was the most natural-feeling design I’ve worked on in a while for Sewhooked. Natural meaning…it just flowed. It worked. And I love the outcome. I hope you do, too. Don’t you just think this would look great in a game room or be a fantastic gift for a poker player?

Aces High

19″ x 22″ wall hanging

Paper Piecing and Strip Piecing

Includes four original paper pieced patterns, cutting and piecing instructions.

$8 – PDF Instant Download
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$8 (plus S&H) Hard Copy via Etsy.

You can also find Aces High, along with all of my other for sale PDF patterns right here on Sewhooked.


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Peace, Love, Pi

Peace, Love, Pi

During the craziness that was getting sewhooked.org and blog.sewooked.org consolidated into the Shiny New sewhooked.com, one of my newest designs, Peace, Love, Pi, slipped through the cracks of blog posting.

This spiffy new design was created to entertain my husband and son, both who love math and have great senses of humor. They love the design and once it’s quilted, it will quite possibly end up hanging in my husband’s office where he does magical things with computers all day long.


9 1/2″ X 21 1/2″

Includes 3 original

paper pieced patterns

plus sashing instructions.

One of the best parts about this pattern is it’s construction. It’s super simple, with 5″ (5.5″ unfinished) paper pieced patterns and simple sashing.

Pi 5" paper pieced pattern
Added March 2012 – By popular request, Pi is available as a single pattern for just $2 on Craftsy!

Not into math but love the “Peace, Love” part of the pattern? Replace the bottom block with any 5″ square of your choice and create a statement about what you love!

How about….

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Peace, Love, Sewing

Peace, Love, Zombies

Peace, Love, Vampires

Tree @ Sunset
Peace, Love, Trees

Lil' St. Nick
Peace, Love, Santa

HP Snitch
Peace, Love, Harry Potter

The combination is endless with the variety of both free and for sale free patterns available through Sewhooked, Fandom In Stitches and many other great online sources!

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Bother, Bother, Bother

For those of you that don’t follow my quilting adventures over on Harry Potter Paper Piecing, I could not resist sharing our “week off” patterns.

Members voted to have one week of the Project of Doom, our HP block of the week. That doesn’t mean, of course, that my brain turns off or I stop drafting new patterns!

Here for your entertainment are The Trio – Harry, Ron and Hermione…as Potter Puppet Pals. Each pattern is 5″ (5.5″ unfinished).

Potter Puppet Pals Harry

Potter Puppet Pals Ron

Potter Puppet Pals Hermione

I have long been entertained by (read: giggled at) the work of Neil Cicierega, creator of the Potter Puppet Pals. I think part of what I love the most, aside from the humor and general cuteness is the fact that his mom made the puppets for him.

Looking for The Project of Doom? Week 15 is right this way! There are links to all previous weeks in each post.

The Project of Doom resumes next week on Harry Potter Paper Piecing.


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Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends – Monster Madness, from the Sewhooked Shop

St. Patrick Shamrock!

Shamrock Sample

Are you wearing green today? Even more importantly, do you have green fabric?

Good, because I have a brand new free paper pieced pattern to share with you!

I thought a fun and simple Shamrock pattern would be just the thing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

5″ paper pieced Shamrock Pattern

After years of hand-drafting all my patterns in Photoshop, I’ve been learning  EQ7. The learning curve is finally getting smaller and I still prefer to color and number my own patterns in Photoshop, but I have discovered that one of my favorite things to do with EQ7 are fun quilt layouts! This one is super simple, but I hope it inspires you to create a little Shamrock quilt of your own!

shamrock quilt mock up

Happy St. Patrick’s Day…and happy quilting!


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Classic Film

Classic Film


What a relief that this pattern is finally created for your enjoyment!

Saturday Morning Monster Movies
Saturday Morning Monster Movies,

created with Monster Madness and Classic Film

When I first drafted this pattern back in 2008, it was strictly as a prop for my then-book. Once my contract was canceled, this piece sat in closet with the rest of the finished Magical Friends projects.

When I made the decision to literally bring them out of the closet and add the patterns I had worked so very hard on to my infant Sewhooked shop, showing off Saturday Morning Monster Movies garnered an immediate response. You wanted the layout pattern and you wanted it yesterday! Well, of course I couldn’t find my original notes anywhere. So, guess who drafted this pattern all over again, just for  you?

I am so excited that I can finally share the newly drafted, tested and altogether fun-to-make Classic Film pattern. I hope you have as much fun making it as I had drafting it…both times!

Classic Film was created specifically to display 5” (finished) quilt blocks, which is by far my favorite size block to design. All the Magical Friends are 5″ in their original size, as are most of the free patterns available on Sewhooked.

Classic Film is available for only $6 from the Sewhooked Shop as an instant PDF download with PayPal payment – completely secure shopping through E-junkie! If you feel more comfortable shopping through e-junking, you can go straight to my storefront there.

Use your favorite paper pieced patterns, applique or fussy cut to create a striking film layout to show off your favorite blocks!

Finished size – 12″ x 31″
Techniques – Traditional and Strip Piecing

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Happy crafting!


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