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TTMT #362 – X Marks the Spot

In this video:

sewhooked.com March Flickr Prize
Our March drawing is for a fun set of fabric from the fabulous Vanda, all the way from South Africa!

The prize includes 20 cotton fabric pieces ranging in size from 5.5″ x 8″ to 10″ x 11″.

Visit Vanda at Quilt in Piece.

Entering to win is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. You’ll have one chance to win for each photo you share!

DRAWING to be on MONDAY, April 4, 2016. 😀

Want to sponsor a prize? Please drop me an email.

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Have a great day!


Sneak Peek!

New Project Sneak Peek

Despite my more-hectic-than-usual schedule, I have managed to squeeze in work on a new design! This is a sneak peek of what I’ll be showing in tomorrow’s TTMT!


Remember to use coupon code BUYHANDMADE now through December 18 in my Etsy shop for 20% off your total purchase! This includes printed patterns, blank greeting cards and more!


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Featured Pattern – Wee Lil’ Penguin, now a stand-alone pattern for just $2 on Craftsy!

Something (not so) Wicked…

Welcome friends, old and new!

Halloween is one of my favorite times of year…




Scary movies!


Wait, did I already say that? 😉

TODAY is particularly special to me because it is my very best friend’s birthday!

*throws confetti*

Happy birthday, Jewells!

Trick or Treat Sue

>>> Trick-or-Treat Sue <<<

10″ paper pieced
free for your personal & non-profit use

In celebration of Soma’s fabulous Halloween-themed hop, I’ve created a pattern just for you in one of my absolute favorite themes: Sunbonnet Sue!

I love her so much, she and her friends have their own page here on Sewhooked!

This little Sue has dressed up like a witch and has headed out to trick-or-treat!

Is that candy I see in her pumpkin?

Trick or Treat Sue - EQ Version Trick or Treat Sue

From concept to block: EQ7 version on the left, in fabric on the right!

Tip: Reduce your pattern by 50% to create a 5″ block!

Spiderweb Sue Purple Trick or Treat Sue

How fun is she with a variety of different patterns?

Tip: Want your Sue to face the other way? Just print your pattern in mirror image!

Something Wicked This Way Comes Blog Hop Prize

Make Trick or Treat Sue and share her with my flickr group for a chance to win this fun prize pack! Winner receives Pumpkin Coasters donated by Jewells, an autographed copy of Quilt Sampler magazine, courtesy of Honey Bee Quilt Store, a featured store in this issue and a sweet Halloween bag of fat quarters!

Winner to be announced on Tuesday, October 30, 2013. Only photos shared via flickr are eligible to win.

More haunted fabric-y goodness…

A Little Haunted Wall Hanging
A Little Haunted, also available on Craftsy!


Zombie!  Part of Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends, Set 1: Monster Madness. Also available on Craftsy.

This complete set is one of the featured blog hop prizes on Whims & Fancies! Be sure to check out the details there.

Have a very Happy Halloween season…and thanks for stopping by!


Santa and His Bag

Featured Pattern: Santa and his Bag, just $2 on Craftsy!

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Garden Party Blog Hop – Day 28: It’s My Birthday!

Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Garden Party Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 28 of Sewhooked’s Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Garden Party Blog Hop!

Hey, ho, it’s my birthday!

This is a post full of PARTY and PRESENTS for both you and me, so make sure you read all the way to the end!

What to get the girl that has everything.

It’s been quite a birthday month for me, what with the amazing-ness of the Garden Party, being part of the Ties That Bind Blog Tour (giveaways and coupons, oh my!) and Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and the 100 Blocks Blog Tour both on the way!

TODAY, my original quilt The Project of Doom, is on display at the Pflugerville Area Quilt Show hosted by Hennig House Quilts! If you are in the Austin area, please stop by for this super fun outdoor, non-juried show!

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol 5 will be available for sale on May 8. Please support your local quilt shops and go pick up a copy! You can find me on pages 22 and 31!

If you will be in the Austin area on May 12, please stop by Honey Bee Quilt Store to see me! More information on that right here.

And now…what you came for…Garden Party!

My block, Perennial Pleasures, is a reminder to myself to take a few minutes to sit and do nothing, something a dear friend of mine has reminded me on occasion that it is OK to do! We’ve broken out the wine, the table is decorated and the sky is lovely and blue, how relaxing!

For those non-wine lovers out there, I’ve included alternate pattern pieces for a sweet butterfly.

Garden Party Blog Hop - Day 28: It's My Birthday

Download the free pattern for Perennial Pleasures

10″ paper pieced, all pieces include seam allowance

Directions for both layouts (wine and butterfly) are included in the free pattern.

 Garden Party Blog Hop - Day 28: It's My Birthday Garden Party Blog Hop - Day 28: It's My Birthday

Perennial Pleasures with Wine; pattern pages 2-5

Garden Party Blog Hop - Day 28: It's My Birthday Garden Party Blog Hop - Day 28: It's My Birthday

Perennial Pleasures with Butterfly, pattern pages 4 – 7

I cannot thank you all enough for making this April one I will never, ever forget! Because of this, I have something to give back to you…

Each and every person that makes a block from my Garden Party pattern, Perennial Pleasures (wine or butterfly), and posts it to the Garden Party flickr group will be entered to win a copy of Electric Quilt 7, courtesy of The Electric Quilt Company.

Yes, you heard that right.

I’m giving away A FREE COPY Of EQ7, the design software that I myself use!

The winner of the drawing will be announced on Monday, May 7 and will be chosen via random drawing using random.org.


Don’t forget, you’ll get one entry for the last Sewhooked prize pack (below) for each Garden Party Blog Hop block you make and share with our Flickr Group. Winner to be chosen in a random drawing on May 1 and the winning photo will be featured right here on Sewhooked! All winners are chosen with via random.org.

Garden Party Week 4 Prize Pack - Fruit & Flowers!

Week 4 Prize Pack: Fruit and Flowers Fat Quarters plus The Angler 2!

Previous Blog Hop Posts:

  1. Soma, Whims & FanciesMusic Notes
  2. Jennifer, All Things BelleSummer Sweetness
  3. Aalia, Joy of StitchesGarden Gate
  4. Schenley, Margaret’s Violet
  5. Megan, Monkey BeansGarden Party
  6. Lilja, liljabsBluebird
  7. Jill, Apple Avenue QuiltsBloom
  8. Dolores, A Labour of LovePimm’s Garden Party
  9. Kari, Fresh Cut Quilts: Let Them Eat Cake!
  10. Cindy, Quilt Doodle Designs: Spring Time Blooms
  11. Amy, During Quiet TimePick Violets
  12. Cat Magraith: Garden Party
  13. Susan-Claire, GourmetQuilter: Garden Party Munchies
  14.  Cyrille, Bubblestitch QuiltsYummy Cupcake
  15. Missy, GraceParfait CreationsBirdhouse
  16. Gaya, borsedigayaPosh 20s Lady
  17. Jessica, Plum PatchworkGarden Topiary
  18. Diane, From Blank PagesPotted Roses
  19. Cherry, Cherry Blossom Quilting StudioGeorge
  20. Vanessa, Crafty GeminiMod Mushrooms
  21. Sonja, ArtisaniaVintage Mason Jar Lanterns
  22. Michele, Quilting GalleryPatio Umbrella
  23. Alma StollerColorful Pinwheel
  24. Benita, Victoriana Quilt DesignsCroquet, Anyone?
  25. Charise, Charise CreatesHello Spring Tulip
  26. Jen, A Quilting JewelGarden Party Block
  27. Denise, Garden Cart

Whew, what a month! Please come back tomorrow for another free Garden Party pattern!


Coming to Sewhooked on May 3!


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Ready To Play!

Ready To Play - Nick
Ready To Play - Dean Ready To Play - Alex
Nick, Dean, Alex

Just to clear the air, this is not the big secret. That’s coming soon…but not today!

Since I first shared All Dolled Up back in January, Ready to Play! has been on my mind.

If I was going to make little girl dresses, obviously I needed some boy clothes, too!

Meet Nick, Dean and Alex, named, slyly, after three of my favorite people. They know who they are. 😉

Ready to Play 6 x 6 versions

Here’s how it works?

There are three paper pieced patterns in two sizes each:

  • 3 – 6″x6″ (6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ unfinished) patterns
  • 3 – 9″x9″ (9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ unfinished) patterns

Like Julia, Catherine and Amber from All Dolled Up, the patterns from Ready To Play! not only come in two sizes (6″ x 6″ and 6″ x 9″) but the tops and bottoms are interchangeable. That makes 18 total outfit variations all in one pattern set!

Ready To Play patterns are interchangeable!

This super fun, super simple pattern set is available right now as an instant download PDF right now through The Sewhooked Shop, powered by e-junkie, for safe and secure PayPal payments.

Ready To Play Pattern Set

$6.50 PDF  Instant Download

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This pattern is also available on Craftsy!

Ready To Play 6 x 9 versions

Now I have the urge to shout, “But wait! There’s more!”

Not only can you swap Ready To Play! patterns with each other,  you can also swap them with All Dolled Up for even more pattern combinations…how fun is that?!

Mix and match All Dolled Up & Ready To Play!

I’ve had a blast creating these tiny outfits, and I hope you enjoy them, too!

Selling my patterns is what enables me to keep Sewhooked and Fandom In Stitches running, as well as allowing me to be a full-time crafter/quilter, something I’d very much like to continue doing.  Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support of my work!

Reminder: Use coupon code QUILTMYPHONE in the Sewhooked Shop to receive the Floating Mariner instant download PDF pattern for half price as an instant PDF download with PayPal payment – completely secure shopping through E-junkie.  This price is only good right here on Sewhooked during the month of February.

Shop Sewhooked and help keep the free pattern page free! (Craftsy Shop)

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Happy Stitching!


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Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Garden Party Blog Hop  

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All Dolled Up!

Julia Catherine Amber

 Julia Catherine Catherine Amber Amber Julia

Julia Amber Catherine Julia Amber Catherine

All Dolled Up Pattern Set

Oh my, have I ever been busy!

Earlier this week, a message dropped in my inbox from Ann-Marie S., asking about paper pieced dress patterns. She wants to turn her daughters’ toddler dresses into quilt blocks and was looking for patterns to help her do that.

Well, how could I resist such an adorable request?

In exchange for her idea, Ann-Marie received a free copy of this fantastically fun set of patterns, which I have dubbed All Dolled Up.

Here’s how it works:

There are three paper pieced patterns in two sizes each:

  • 3 – 6″x6″ (6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ unfinished) patterns
  • 3 – 9″x9″ (9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ unfinished) patterns

The tops and bottoms are interchangeable with blocks of their own size, which gives you 18 total dress variations!

This super fun, super simple pattern set is available right now as an instant download PDF right now through The Sewhooked Shop, powered by e-junkie, for safe and secure PayPal payments.

All Dolled Up Pattern Set

$6.50 PDF  Instant Download

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All Dolled Up

There are three basic patterns; Julia, Catherine and Amber. The top from each dress can be paired with the skirts from the other two dresses, giving you nine different dresses!

All Dolled Up

Each pattern is also printable as a 6″ x 9″ (6 1/2″ x 9 1/2″) pattern, for a more “grown-up” effect!

All Dolled Up

Confused? Here’s an easy chart to get you on your way! The top row shows the base patterns: Julia, Catherine and Amber. The next two rows show each tops with a different skirt. For example, J+C = Julia (top) + Catherine (skirt). Easy!

All Dolled Up

All Dolled Up Pattern Set

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How’s that for a new pattern? I’m so in love with this set and can’t wait to piece my new little dresses into a quilt!
You still have time to get the PDF download of Floating Mariner for half-price (that’s just $3!) through January 15 with coupon code BEINSPIRED.
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Doing The Things You Do

Christmas Scrappy MugRug - made for Quiltinkimmie
by sewtobed

There’s nothing quite as fantastic as popping over my flickr group and seeing new photos made from Sewhooked patterns! I just love sewtobed’s mug rug, made by combining Sweet Sue Tops the Tree and Santa’s Helper (from Holly Jolly) ! It’s absolutely inspired and made my day to see it!

Marjon Savelsberg has also been super busy and has posted lots of new Christmas blocks, including a super sweet original design for a stack of gifts. I love the way she’s using a variety of patterns and I can’t wait to see what is sure to be a very festive quilt!

Next block-to-be
Wonky Lil’ Tree (from Holly Jolly) and House 1, by Marjon Savelsberg

Oh My Star and 7 Point Star by Marjon Savelsberg

Presents :-)

Check out these sweet gifts, an original design by Marjon Savelsberg

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Guess what I’ll be doing starting December 9?

Be sure to come back for my fun giveaway!

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Registration is open!

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There’s Always Room for flickr

Before I share the awesome goodies that have been popping up over in the flickr group, I have to tell you about the last couple of days!

Before I knew about Lily, I was at home, my head stuffy as can be, feeling a bit sorry for myself that I didn’t have the energy to get up to my sewing room.

One phone call and a couple of text messages from my sister changed all that. There was a kitten, abandoned and injured that needed a home and medical attention. My sister and her husband would take her home.

I wanted to help, so I started brainstorming…what could we do to help this baby cat? How could we raise the kind of money it was going to take to get her on the road to wellness? My sister and her husband are doing the amazing part, taking her in and giving her a home and making sure she receives she love and care she needs.

I would help with the money, that’s the easy part. I checked my pockets, and a few moths fluttered out. So much for that.

Enter you guys…

Help Lily (post 1)

Lily Update (post 2)

Fortunately for me, I have AMAZING friends and am a part of online communities that always come through when needed. Since Saturday night, we have raised $465 of the $2000 Lily needs, which is simply AMAZING.

To help make it the rest of the way to our goal, my fandom friend suggested that I have an auction on Livejournal, something that happens from time to time when there’s a good cause or friend in need.  With their help, encouragement and participation, I’ve started Love For Lily:

Donations are still being accepted on Lily’s behalf, right at Love For Lily. As a bonus, fun handcrafted items, supplies and more are being offered for the highest donation “bid.”  As of this post, we have Harry Potter fabric, a custom crochet scarf, a Molly Weasley sweater (made to order), custom graphic logo design by a professional graphic artist, blown glass art, and custom fan art!

You can read all about how it works here.  Any funds earned past her actual surgery amount will be donated to the Humane Society of Williamson County, Lily’s new home county in here in Texas.

Subject change….fabulous flickr photos, all using patterns from Sewhooked!

Paper Pieced Elf Christmas Hanging Decoration
by sewtobed, Santa’s Helper from Holly Jolly

Quilting for Christmas
by Marjon Savelsberg, Sweet Sue Tops The Tree

by Marjon Savelsberg, Mrs. Claus, Wonky ‘lil Tree and Lil St. Nick  from Holly Jolly

Classic Sewing Wallhanging
by aalia7 (pockets for sewing supplies!), Classic Sewing

Tree Trimming - Honey Bee Quilt Store Kit
Reminder! Tree Trimming, is on sale for half-price now through November 30, with coupon code HAPPYTREE.

Are you one of the Faces of Quilting? Share your story and let us know right here!


Registration opens Dec. 1!

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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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Feeling Harvesty!

maple and pumpkin 4 x 4  quilt mockup
Feeling Harvesty quilt layout created in EQ7

Some days, I just want to try something new.

That, my friends, is what free patterns are great for!

The “something new” in this case, is pattern presentation.

Generally, my free patterns are individual blocks presented as a 5″ pattern. 5″ patterns are easy to fit onto one page and they are easy to enlarge or shrink, if that’s your fancy. I’ve been designing 5″ patterns since the very beginning of my paper piecing adventure.

Most of my patterns are also in color because I like working with colored patterns and it’s simple enough for you to print in black and white if that doesn’t work for you.

So here’s the new part…

I have two free patterns for you today, one brand new, one an updated version of an older one. Both are presented in black in white, using texture instead of color to represent fabrics. In addition to that, each document includes 3″, 5″ and 6″ versions for creating different sized blocks.

Hey, that’s fun!

I can’t promise I’ll do this to all of my patterns, or that I’ll even do it again, but it was a fun little experiment for me and I’d love your feedback on pattern size, color and what you like best.

As ever, my free patterns are for your personal or non-profit use. Please enjoy!

Maple Leaf
3″, 5″ and 6″ Maple Leaf Paper Pieced Pattern

3″, 5″ and 6″ Pumpkin Paper Pieced Pattern (updated)

Original Pumpkin Block and pattern

maple and pumpkin wall hanging mock up
The same blocks as a wall hanging.

Layout created in EQ7.

Sewhooked Coupon Craziness…good through Nov. 1!

Holly Jolly for 1/2 price – CELEBRATE
10% off your entire PDF order – QUILTOBER
Free U.S. shipping on etsy – HAPPYHALLOWEEN

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