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Free Pattern Friday – Virtual Hugs!

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Surprise, it’s a Free Pattern Friday!

As a person who loves to give and receive hugs, I have found the current social distancing a little trying.

Without being to give out REAL HUGS, I’ve decided to share with you, my online friends, Virtual Hugs!

Make the size you want and give yourself a Virtual Hug from me to you. Share them with your friends and family, too. We could all use a few more hugs right now! ♥

Print or Save Virtual Hugs (Google Drive)

The pattern includes both 6″ & 12″ (finished)

Massive thanks go out to my dear friend and long time pattern tester Amber for getting this super simple pattern tested and for always, always being a fantastic proof-reader!

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Amber’s 6″ Virtual Hugs!

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Amber’s 12″ Virtual Hugs!

 

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sewhooked sew along 2020

Join us for a free sew along and safe socializing over in the Sewhooked Facebook Group! Patterns and other details are available when you join us!

 

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Facebook Group Sew Along

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Hello, dear friends!

In this crazy time when many of us find our usual activities canceled and ourselves restricted to our homes, I thought a fun, free entirely-online social activity might help us all continue to feel active and connected.

I’m hosting a very informal quilt along over on the Sewhooked Facebook Group.

There are three projects to choose from but there is no schedule and there are no assignments. You pick your project from the three below and we’ll all of sewing along together while sharing our photos and discussion in the Sewhooked Facebook Group.

Participants can choose from the following projects:

Frosted Firs Title

Frosted Firs
(pattern available for free when you join the Sewhooked Facebook Group)

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Happy Hour 1 & Happy Hour 2
(pattern available for free when you join the Sewhooked Facebook Group)

Clover All Over quilt in fabric
Clover All Over
Find the free pattern in on the Sewhooked Free Pattern page.
Also available via the Sewhooked Facebook Group.

I hope to see you there and that sewing with us will bring you some cheer in this strange, strange time.

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Free Printable Paper Piecing Tutorial

Hello, my friends!

Many years ago, I wrote a full-length tutorial that has been available for sale in my various online shops.

Since I’ve retired from selling, but not from my love of paper piecing, today, I offer it to you for free.

Learn to Paper Piece with Sweet Skating Sue is now available as a FREE printable PDF download.

The step-by-step tutorial includes 23 pages of paper piecing goodness perfect for beginners.

You get photos and easy to understand instructions for paper piecing Sweet Skating Sue.

The pattern is also included in the tutorial, so you get everything you need to get started on your paper piecing adventure!

Once you learn the basics using Sweet Skating Sue, you can tackle any project that includes paper piecing. There are thousands of patterns out there, making the possibilities of creating a special quilt project just for you absolutely endless.

Prefer a video approach? Paper Piecing Art: Beginner and Beyond, is a full-length class I created for a subscription-based platform back in 2012. Both the class and the pattern are absolutely free.

Need more? I have a whole page about paper piecing!

See you on Tuesday!

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Warm Holiday Wishes from Sewhooked

A very happy Christmas from my house to yours!

Hello, dear friends.

I hope this message finds you healthy and happy and that you’re getting to spend time with the people you love.

My family and I had an absolutely wonderful Christmas Day. My daughter had to work until after 6 pm, so we had a bit of a delayed start, but it was wonderful just the same. We had a house full of people, including both of our kids, and two dear friends of our family.
After lots of thinking, I've closed my #craftsy pattern store effective immediately. You can still find all of my free patterns on sewhooked.com under Free Patterns on the main menu. Paid patterns will continue to be available in my @etsy shop while I con

A quick reminder: my Holiday and Winter themed patterns are on sale through December 31. You can find those in my Etsy Pattern shop. I’ve decided to stay parked on Etsy for a while now that my Craftsy shop is closed. This will give me time to update patterns to reflect that change and to decide what’s next for Sewhooked.

Want some holiday freebies? I have those, too!

Have a wonderful rest of December. I’ll see you on January first for a Talk to Me Tuesday 501!

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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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4th Annual Fat Quarter Lotto!

Hello, my friends!

Just checking in to say that there isn’t a free pattern today. I’m working flat out to finish my Rainbow Cascade so that I can have it to show off in April for our final quilt along post.

Even though I don’t have a new freebie to share, it is time to make one of my FAVORITE announcements!

It’s time for the 4th Annual Fat Quarter Lotto!

2018 Fat Quarter Lotto

April is my birthday month and you’re invited help me celebrate by participating in the 4th Annual Fat Quarter Lotto! 

It’s super easy – send up to four fat quarters & I’ll draw a winner (or winners) “live” on Talk to Me Tuesday on April 24, 2018. There will be 1 winner per 50 fat quarters. Last year we had two winners with 50 fat quarters each!

Want an extra entry? Include orphan blocks for The Linus Connection! The Linus Connection is an Austin, TX-based blanket making charity. I use orphan quilt blocks to make quilts to donate. I also share orphan blocks with fellow volunteers to make quilts. Any orphan quilt blocks collected will be turned into quilts for kids in crisis in Central Texas. This collection is personally done by me, Jennifer Ofenstein, and is not sponsored or endorsed by The Linus Connection.

The Sewhooked Fat Quarter Lotto is not a sponsored event and I am not eligible to win. This is just my way to say Thank You for another fun year of sharing! There is no purchase necessary and no obligation to play. I will pay all return postage.

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All entries must be received by April 21, 2018.

 

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TTMT #456 – Pocketses

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Block set assignments by color & quilt size on the

second and fourth Mondays through April. ♥ 

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