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Regarding Changes at Craftsy

Big changes are afoot at Craftsy, and if you are following any independent designers on social media or via their blogs & websites, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about it over the last few days.

For those of you who haven’t heard, Craftsy sent emails to all of their designers, including me, on December 19 to let us know that they are drastically changing the platform.

Many designers are losing their shops entirely. No questions, no ability to petition for a second chance.

Other designers, like me, received a message saying that we can keep our shop, but that some of our patterns may be deleted. There is no list of patterns that may be excluded from our shops.

Stores will be purged or locked down on December 28, depending on whether or not designers are being cut. My understanding is that the remaining shops will be frozen until some time in 2019, meaning those designers who do make the cut won’t have access to change their stores.

We were hit with this all at once. No chance for input, no time to process with just Dec 19 – 28 to figure it all out.

Here is the FAQ they have created for this change.

Because of the past ease of using Craftsy, most of my paid pattern business was built on their platform. Losing control over my pattern business is not an option. I am an independent designer and have been since I started down this path many years ago. I do everything myself from designing, writing, communicating with pattern testers, editing, publishing, promoting, etc.

Effective immediately, my Craftsy shop is closed. 

As of the writing of this post, I have deleted 261 patterns from my Craftsy pattern shop, both free and for sale. There is a lot of work ahead of me to remove & change all the links on Sewhooked and to find appropriate new homes for all of my patterns. Please know that I will get all of this sorted out, but it is going to take a considerable effort and a lot of time.

On that note, Craftsy says on the FAQ linked above that customers will continue to have access to purchased patterns which have been purged will be able to print or save those PDF files. However, if at some point this because an issue for you, please feel free to send your receipt to me at sewhooked@gmail.com and I will be happy to send the pattern or patterns you purchased to you directly.

All of my FREE patterns are still available right here on Sewhooked. You can access them to print or save. See FREE PATTERNS in the menu above. There are several menu options to choose from.

For the time being, all of my paid patterns will be in my Etsy shop. If you’re looking for a pattern not currently listed, please get in touch and I will add it for you. I am looking into several other possible platform options as I decide what to do next.

As of right now, my Craftsy & Share-A-Sale links no longer work. If you need help finding a pattern, please contact me. Be patient as you wait for replies. 

Sewhooked is no longer a Craftsy affiliate effective December 22, 2018.

For the time being, I’ll be enjoying my family as much as possible for the holidays and I hope you get to do the same.

In Stitches,

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Half-Price Poppies

Poppies From The Past - 2012

With all the preparation for the Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Garden Party Blog Hop,  I’m in a flower kind of mood!

Now through Friday March 30, Poppies from the Past is half price (that’s just $4!) with coupon code SPRINGPOPPIES.  Not valid on etsy or craftsy.

This offer can be combined with the 15% off coupon (see below).

Happy Spring Shopping!

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Poppies From The Past

Reminders:

In honor of my participation in the STITCHED Tutorial Blog Hop, get 15% off your TOTAL PURCHASE from the Sewhooked Shop during the month of March with coupon code MARCH15. Not valid on etsy or craftsyENDS MARCH 31.
Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Garden Party Blog Hop

The Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day blog hop is coming April 1, 2012! We have a full compliment of designers ready to share awesome Garden Party-themed FREE paper pieced patterns with you!

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Half Price Happy Tree!

Tree Trimming

Feel like making something Tree-ish?

Tree Trimming has been one of the most fun patterns that I have released “into the wild,” and certainly one of the most fun patterns that I’ve presented as a class!

The creative interpretations have been many and I never ceased to be amazed by the creative choices of fabrics and embellishments!

In the spirit of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, how about Sewhooked Saturday? My most popular pattern, Tree Trimming, is on sale now through November 30!

$8.00 $4.00 through Nov. 30, 2011

with coupon code HAPPYTREE

This cheerful tree combines tradition and whimsy in the color palette of your choice. Add buttons, beads, embroidery or quilting to make it your own!

paper piecing, strip piecing
14 1/2″ x 21 1/2″ finished size


Includes paper pieced patterns, fabric requirements, cutting and piecing instructions.

Instant Download PDF pattern  Add to Cart

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Tree Trimming - Honey Bee Quilt Store Kit

Here are some great examples from the Sewhooked flickr group:

Tree Trimming

by liljabs

Tree Trimming Outside

by shaebay

Tree Trimming

by hermione_jean

 
Happy stitching!

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Fairy Tale Femmes

Fairy Tale Femmes

Fairy Tale Femmes

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Also available on Craftsy!

 

It took me by surprise to realize how long it’s been since I’ve shared a new pattern from the Sewhooked Shop!

These lovelies are my own interpretation of some of Fairy Land’s most popular pretty ladies: Rapunzel, letting down her hair; Little Red Riding Hood, off to visit Grandma; Snow White, contemplating the poisoned apple; The Princess and the Pea, trying to get comfy; A Little Mermaid, dreaming of a human Prince; and Cinderella, fleeing at midnight.

As always, all Sewhooked Shop patterns are available as instant PDF download with Secure PayPal Payment through E-Junkie.

Just a reminder, in honor of my participation in the Quilting Gallery’s Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along, right now through November 1, get  Holly Jolly as an instant PDF download pattern for half price using coupon code CELEBRATE or get 10% of your total Sewhooked instant download purchase instead with coupon code QUILTOBER!

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Happy stitching!

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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….

sewing machine
Peace, Love, Sewing

Zombie
Peace, Love, Zombies

fangs
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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Fabulous Fanciful Fairies

We’re still moving right along, as I share the designs from my erstwhile book in the Sewhooked Shop.

New for 2013 – Also available on Craftsy!

Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends (Set 3) Fanciful Fairies might just be the sweetest set in the bunch. They’re just…nice. Happy. Whimsical.

Of course, if you make them in some awesome dark and moody fabric…Boom, emo fairies!

Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends are inspired by the classic Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam blocks, with a fun, whimsical twist.

Fanciful Fairies includes 6 patterns: Rose Fairy, Daisy Fairy, Tooth Fairy, Fairy Godmother, Flower Fairy and Tulip Fairy.

5″ finished
patterns can be printed in color or gray scale

Included: 6 paper pieced block patterns with sewing order.

With your PDF download, you receive a 6 paper pieced patterns with seam allowance and stitching instructions.

Get a sneak peak at the rest of Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends.

Set 1 – Monster Madness

Set 2 – Wand Wielders

Want to learn to paper piece? Check out my free paper piecing resources and text tutorial or take my Introduction To Paper Piecing class at Honey Bee Quilt Store (new dates coming soon)!

If you make a Sew Awesome Craft or any pattern, craft or recipe from sewhooked,  I’d love to see a photo. Email me or add it to the sewhooked flickr group.

Happy crafting!

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Floating Mariner

Floating Mariner

The Floating Mariner, by Jennifer Ofenstein (hey, that’s me!)

It’s always fun for a quilt designer to play with a traditional block. I really enjoy stars and Mariner’s Compass is an all-time favorite for it’s striking geometric design.

A number of students in a class I taught earlier this year urged me to add a Mariner’s Compass to my class rotation. I loved the idea and decided that if I was going to include a Mariner’s Compass, I had to go all the way and create my own version to share with my students!

When I started drafting my pattern, I was unsure what direction I wanted to take with such a traditional block. After some trial and error, the Floating Mariner emerged.  I love how the smaller stars echo the center motif.  Taken singly, the block is a stunning 16″ wall-hanging.  Combined with more Floating Mariners, a stunning quilt layout emerges.

Floating Mariner

Floating Mariner

Detail of Floating Mariner, with echo quilting…my favorite!

Use it as a single block for a wall hanging, or make multiple blocks for a breathtaking quilt!

The Floating Mariner is now available in the Sewhooked Shop for just $6 as an instant PDF download with PayPal payment – completely secure shopping through E-junkie!

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Floating Mariner 4 x 4

4 blocks x 4 blocks, using The Floating Mariner

approximately 62″ x 62″

The PDF download includes paper pieced patterns and piecing instructions for the Floating Mariner block.  The block is simple enough for an advanced beginner to tackle, but rewarding for quilters of all skill levels!

Now available through the Sewhooked Shop as an instant PDF download with PayPal payment (completely secure shopping through E-junkie!).

$6 – PDF Instant Download Add to Cart

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Want to learn to paper piece? Check out my free paper piecing resources and text tutorial!

Shop Sewhooked and help keep the free patterns free!

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Happy crafting!

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