Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Winter Woolies Pattern

Thank you for such supportive emails yesterday.  Putting myself out into the commercial world even with one little paper piecing pattern is a stressful experience but now it is done I am so happy- you can find it on etsy here.  It is just turning chilly in the UK- I have put away all my summer footwear and got out my many boots, so timing couldn't be better!  I made a wall hanging with my block, it is now just by our front door as a subliminal prompt to my husband and daughter to maybe even put a coat on?
I have put a new page  here with paper piecing links,  so if you want to know the basics before you embark on a pattern like this there is some great help out there.  The best tip I can offer is one I read at The Sometimes Crafter, use an old needle without thread and machine stitch through the paper pattern on all the lines.  The perforations make the paper easier to fold its removal so much easier.  You do not need special paper just something lightweight.  I bought a pack of 70 gsm from the classiest stationery shop- Poundland.  Another tip is to print a second copy of the pattern pieces on to card- use these as a rough guide to the fabric shapes you will need.  With foundation piecing you always need bigger fabric pieces than you think! 

If you are lovely enough to purchase, you know I am here for help!  If it is sold, I will renew as soon as I can so be patient, it will be back up there!  More patterns are coming, I just need a little photoshop tutorial from my much in demand brother - I have booked him and if he wants a birthday present he knows he has to come, big sister has spoken.  Christmas themes are next- presents and candy canes I hope...
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31 comments:

  1. This is so great! Thanks for the info on the basics, I'm just starting out on paper piecing, but I can't wait to be able to do yours!

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  2. looks great!
    i need to learn photoshop too :)

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  3. Oh, the details really put this over the top!! It's so sweet!

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  4. What a sweet pattern! I love the stamping and the couching stitch mitten cord. Lovely work.

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  5. Congratulations!! It's already sold but if I'm quick enough I'll snatch up the next listing.

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  6. I just adore this (and YOU) and cannot wait for more!!

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  7. thankyou Maggie, Andrea and Suzanne- no email adresses, but such kind words x

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  8. Kerry! LOVE this! I meant to comment yesterday on the block and got sidetracked. I am linking back to my blog. Can I use a pic?

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  9. So cute, Kerry!!! I already loved it when you previewed the design, but with the stamping and stitching this is SUPREMELY CUTE. My machine needs a tune-up and repair, but I hope I have it back soon and will then buy a copy of your sweet pattern.

    I can't wait for the book...I think that's the path you're on, my friends....

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  10. Beautiful pattern - good luck with it!

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  11. That is really beautiful and cute! I love the details you have add, stitiching, button, printed letters and the metallic 'holes' for hanging! I still haven't tried paper piecing but with your great help I think I should start!
    Good luck for your patterns!
    xxx Teje

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  12. Awesome!! I will have to hop over to your shop and do some shopping :)

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  13. That is so cute! Congrats!
    I have yet to try paper piecing but its on my "one day" list!

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  15. good heavens Kerry! this is so absolutely adorable. I'm imagining it on handmade Christmas presents....

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  16. Well done Kerry, this wee wallhanging is adorable! I'm sure you will have lots of demand for your patterns. Best of luck! Jxo

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  17. I loved it so much I bought the t-shirt, um, I mean pattern! Encore!

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  18. Congratulations Kerry!
    yay! so exciting!
    Thanks for all the links & your tutorial too - I really need to put my big girl pants on & try my hand at paper piecing ;)
    x

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  19. Beautiful pattern, love your results! I'm still not a huge paper piecing fan but your instructions in the tutorial make it easier to be brave enough to work with those itty bitty pieces! I will anxiously await your sewing machine pattern, hint hint... :)

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  20. Eeekk! I love this! And it will be great for Christmas presents!!

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  21. Kerry...This is SO ADORABLE!!!!!!!
    I like paper piecing and this one is the cutest pattern I have ever seen.
    I will stop by your shop very soon.
    :)))

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  22. yay hurray! congrats again Kerry, looks totally amazing. :)

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  23. It's absolutely adorable, Kerry! Your piecing patterns are always so creative and your finishing touches take them over the top. I can't wait to try your pattern!

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  24. Congratulations, Kerry! I'm loving this so much! Love the curvy stitching and the stamps you added too! Now I want to make mine!!

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  25. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [18 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  26. Suuuuuper fun, Kerry!!! Congratulations, I know there will be plenty more equally amazing patterns!

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  27. It's beautiful! I have to say a big thank you also, a friend of mine (brand new to quilting) is doing a quilt along at a local fabric store and this month's pattern was quite confusing so she came to me for help. I know about sewing but nothing about quilting but I knew you did and I followed your guidelines and the links for paper piecing and we cracked it! Yay! Thanks.
    Kandi x

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  28. love it! congrats kerry! i hope you sell a million of them!

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  29. This is so cute!!! Love your text, too!
    ; )

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