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TTMT #387 – Going Places!

 

My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Free Pattern Day is the first of every month during 2016!

 

Coming October 2016 to fandominstitches.com!
Mustachio!
The September 2016 sewhooked.com participation prize is a digital copy of my pattern set, Mustachio! 12 Mustaches to Paper Piece. Just in time for Movember!
Get it on Craftsy or Etsy!

Entering to win the 201 6 monthly prize 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!

Want to sponsor a 2016 prize? Please drop me an email!

 

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TTMT #371 – Quilty Confessions & My Favorite Things Reminder

Edited to add: Quiltmaker magazines are here at last! If you placed an order through my Etsy shop, your magazine is on the way!

This is a friendly reminder that FREE PATTERN DAY for My Favorite Things is Wednesday June 1, 2016, 8 am CST (U.S.) until 8 am on June 2.

Be sure to save or print your pattern on Free Pattern Day. The pattern link will expire at 8 am on 6/2/2016.

Need to catch up? Patterns are available in my Craftsy Pattern Shop!

My Favorite Things BOM: January (Sewing Machine)

January 2016 Pattern

02 February

February 2016 Pattern

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MARCH 2016 Patterns

04 April

April Pattern

05 May Favorite Things

May Pattern

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sewhooked.com May Flickr participation prize
We have a fun new prize for May: a charm pack of Moda La Belle Fleur by French General with two, fun, Texas-themed charms! Big thanks to Susan & Janis for sharing these goodies.:)

Entering to win is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. Once a month, I’ll share your photos right here on Sewhooked and announce that month’s winner.

You’ll have one chance to win for each photo you share!

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

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My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Free Pattern Day is the first of every month during 2016!

My Favorite Things – January!

My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Welcome, welcome to 2016 and the very first day of My Favorite Things, my 2016 Block of the Month!

My Favorite Things includes 12 brand new patterns to paper piece in both 6″ and 12″, as well as a number of bonus blocks to mix and match your own favorites!

These patterns are MY Favorite Things, but I hope you will find some of your favorites along the way, too!

***IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT HOW THIS BOM WORKS***

The first day of each month in 2016 is FREE PATTERN DAY. At that time, you can download the monthly BOM pattern for free from 8am CST on the 1st to 8am CST on the 2nd.  After that time, each pattern will be available for a $2 from my Craftsy Pattern Shop. The the set will available for sale by December.

My Favorite Things BOM: January (Sewing Machine)

First up in My Favorite Things might be a bit obvious, but it’s an absolute necessity: A Sewing Machine!

I had a great deal of fun designing each and every pattern for My Favorite Things. My goal is fun, cute, versatile patterns that are are easy to piece.

***GET THE JANUARY PATTERN***

(valid 8am CST on the 1st to 8am CST on the 2nd day of the month)

Pattern included 6″ & 12″ fully color paper pieced patterns with My Favorite Things details as well as sewing instructions.

From January 2 on, get this pattern from my Craftsy Shop!

My Favorite Things: January Block made into a wall hanging (sewhooked.com)

FABRIC AMOUNTS (this info is in the pattern)

  • Background Fabric for 12” blocks only = 3 ½ yards
  • Background Fabric for 6” blocks only = 1 ¼ yards.
  • Small amounts of other fabrics needed to complete each block.
  • (yardage includes bonus blocks).
  • Suggested sashing/border amounts will be shared with final (optional!) layouts in December.

NEED PAPER PIECING HELP? I have a page for that!

Every pattern for this BOM has been tested by both myself and Amber Lowery, friend and awesomesauce pattern tester!

January 2016 Flickr Prize for sewhooked.com

Want a chance to win a fun, free prize each month during 2016? It’s easy! Make today’s pattern (or any pattern designed by me) and share it with my flickr group. You’ll be entered to win for each photo you share! Winners to be announced on the first Friday of each month.

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

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, fun and support! This is absolutely optional and not required to participate in the BOM.

Happy stitching!

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I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

TTMT #322 – Cat Cameo

In this video:

Mehandi – the website I ordered the henna/indigo kits from. The sample kits I ordered are on this page

Juki 2010Q... the new machine I ordered will be in tomorrow! SO EXCITED!

Sewing Parts Online is where I found the part for my Singer 301A.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol 11. This is my sixth isssue!

I’M DOWN TO MY LAST COPY! Get it now in my Etsy shop!

Have a crafty day!

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There She Sews!

There she stitches!

 

 

 

Remember the lavender Kenmore?

The bobbin case came in the middle of the drama of my week, and there it sat for almost 36 hours before I had the wherewithal to even look at it.

Fortunately, I had one whole bobbin in my collection that fit the machine and it turns out, she sews just fine with all her pieces back together!

Bobbin

Lost & Found

 

 

My next simple piecing project is going to be the true test for this old gal. I can’t wait to really put her through her paces!

 

Use coupon code TACKETT right here on Sewhooked and in my Etsy Shop for 25% off your total order until August 31. This special coupon has been created as a fundraiser for my beloved and sick kitty, Tackett. Tackett is a regular visitor to Talk To Me Tuesday and even has his own Facebook page. The great majority of the patterns I’ve designed have come into life with Tackett sitting in my lap or on my feet.

 

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Lavender Love Affair

Kenmore 158.523My spiffy “new” Kenmore 158.523

I spent almost 24 hours resisting the siren song of the lavender sewing machine before heading back to Goodwill to see if she was still there.

It was…I bought her.

Her…because she’s lavender!

Boy, does she ever weigh a ton! The machine came with a plastic case in good condition and has the power cord/foot control, but was missing a presser foot/screw and the bobbin case.  There was one cam already in place, but no other accessories. I have oodles of old Singer supplies, so I’ll have to see if I have any that will work with this beauty.

When I got her home and plugged in, the light didn’t come on and I got no response from the motor. I didn’t have time to play with, so I just set everything aside until I a little more time. Goodwill has a 48 hour return policy on electronics, so I figured, worse case scenario, I could take the lavender lady back.

After a little fiddling, I ended up cleaning the contacts for the power supply and the motor absolutely purrs! She needed a new light bulb, and I happened to have the right one on hand, so I popped it in.

I found a presser foot in my sewing stuff that fits just fine. All she needs now is a bobbin case and  I think we’ll be good to go!

With a little Google-fu, found the exact (and vintage!) bobbin case on Mule Wagon Sewing for $9, half of the cost of the actual machine! Once it gets here, I’ll let you know how she sews!

From the research I did online today, I think she’s from the mid-1960s. If anyone knows for sure, I’d love  a definite date!

 

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Lavender Temptation

Kenmore Sewing MachineI freaking love old sewing machines.

LOVE.

I have three vintage Singers, and have had as many as five at one time.

What? I gave two of them away…and they have all been unbelievable bargains I found at thrift shops.

I saw this lavender Kenmore beauty at Goodwill today, and boy did I want to buy it.

I really, really did.

It was missing it’s foot & foot screw as well as the bobbin casing, so I didn’t buy it. I promised myself no more machines unless they came with all their parts. That followed buying a machine with no power cord and no foot control…

For $20, though…SO tempting.

So tempting, in fact, I’m contemplating checking in again tomorrow, just to see if it’s still there.

Seriously, folks, a lavender sewing machine! It was even cooler in person…

What do you think? Should I break my promise to myself and “adopt” this little beauty?

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