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I’ve recently had a lot of requests for patterns formerly in my pattern shop. I retired from selling quilt patterns on December 31, 2019. If you would still like one of my retired patterns, I will offer it in return for a small donation to a food bank, non-profit, or other similar charity in your area. Volunteering your time, of course, counts! Email your receipt or photo (for me only, I won’t publish or) and I’ll gladly send the pattern. One pattern per donation. ♥

Closing Reflections

It’s been two years today since I closed my pattern shop and stopped teaching and I have had no regrets.

(If you are reading this on Facebook, the entire post is at the link.)

See the closing announcement here.

I spent about fifteen years designing, teaching, and selling: to stores, quilt guilds, magazines, & digitally. I wrote a book that was bought by a publisher and then canceled. Trunk shows, events, & classes were all part of my life. The decision to “retire” was the culmination of many things, not the least of which was my mental & physical health and the overwhelming feeling that *I* was the product. I have the utmost respect for designers who can hustle day after day, year after year. In the end, I realized I’d grown in a different direction and it was time to move on. I still love designing, I will always love quilting, and I still share my retired patterns in exchange for a small donation to a local-to-the-quilter non-profit (monetary, material, or time). (Email me with your receipt or proof of volunteering – sewhooked@gmail.com. One pattern per donation.)

My free patterns continue to be available here on sewhooked.com & fandominstitches.com.

It’s on my list for 2022 to put together a list of retired patterns. I meant to do that in 2020, but here we are.

Make what you love and if all possible, love what you do.

All the best for a safe & happy New Year.


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Halloween Round-up!

Hello, my dear friends!

I haven’t shared anything aside from Talk To Me Tuesday since having surgery, and since it is October, my favorite month, I couldn’t resist doing a roundup of my own Halloween and fall patterns and tutorials!

I’ve included both Free Patterns & Retired shop patterns below. As a compromise for those who want access to my previously for sale patterns, I will share the pattern of your choice for a small donation to a local-to-you non-profit. More info below with the Retired Patterns.

To date, wonderful quilters have donated over $300 to a wide variety of charities, donated food, clothing, and hundreds of masks to those who need them. Your charitable efforts make my heart swell with happiness and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

What are your favorite things to make for Halloween? I’d love to see! Let me know in comments or share over in the Sewhooked Facebook Group! You can also tag me on Instagram – @sewhookedjen.


Nothing But Sincerity (Peanuts Stitch) by Jennifer Ofenstein
Nothing But Sincerity, free pattern to hand embroider
Simple Witch Hat 2014 Update
Paper Pieced Simply Witch Hat
Fall Placemat
Fall Placemat Project Version 1 (both are in the same document)

2015 Placemat made with PoD 2015 Pumkpin (week 30)
Fall Placemat Project Version 2 (both are in the same document)

how to enlarge reduce patterns


I retired my online quilt pattern shop December 31, 2019 but I still receive quite a few requests for retired patterns.I decided the best way to address that was to have those interested in a retired pattern make a small donation to a local-to-you non-profit of your choice. Email your receipt and I’ll be happy to send the pattern. Please, only one pattern per receipt. 

If you’re unsure if a pattern is FREE (I have loads of those, check out the main menu on sewhooked.com), or RETIRED, just drop me an email or comment and I’ll let you know.

A Little Haunted Wall Hanging
A Little Haunted – Retired Pattern
Monster Madness!
Monster Madness – Retired Pattern Set
I Want My Mummy
I Want My Mummy – Retired Pattern (supplemental pattern to Monster Madness)
Two Little Hooters
Two Little Hooters – Retired Pattern
Jack's Lanterns, 9 Patterns to Paper Piece by Jennifer Ofenstein
Jack’s Lantern’s – Retired Pattern
Jack Leaves The Light On by Jennifer Ofenstein, sewhooked.com
Jack Leaves the Light On – Retired Pattern

If you make these or any Sewhooked craft or pattern, I would love to see it in the Sewhooked Facebook Group! You can also tag me on Instagram – @sewhookedjen.


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