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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hocus Pocus Quilt Along - Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of A Hocus Pocus Quilt Along

Between now and the end of December, we'll be making the quilt you see below, designed by Daphne Seymour, with help from Jo Minvielle, and the wonderful Fandom in Stitches pattern testers!

We are VERY excited to share this extra special quilt along with you!

Before we begin, a little About this EVENT:
  • A Hocus Pocus Quilt Along (#hocuspocusqal) was designed by Daphne Seymour with help from Jo Minvielle. It is hosted on Fandom in Stitches by Jennifer Ofenstein of sewhooked.com & fandominstitches.com.
  • Pattern testers for this event include: Daphne Seymour, Jo Minvielle, Missy McKenna, & Lydia Goode
  • The event is September - December 2018.
  • This event includes free patterns as well as piecing instructions for the quilt top.
  • All patterns are paper pieced, a couple have optional embroidery.
  • Find a pattern overwhelming? Feel free to substitute a solid piece of fabric or another block of your choice.
  • The pattern sizes for each block corresponds with the layout shown (assembly to be included at the end). 
  • Sizes are listed as finished (without seam allowance) and unfinished (with seam allowance added).
  • Patterns are rated 1 out of 5 by difficulty (1 being the simplest, 5 being the most complex)
  • Use fabric colors that work best for you. See fabric amounts below.
  • The finished quilt is 58" x 58"
  • Patterns are archived in Holiday Favorites - Halloween.
  • Want to design a pattern for this quilt? Please save it for the Design Invitational, coming in December!

designed by Jo Minvielle
tested by Daphne Seymour
5" (5 1/2" unfinished)
2 Pumpkins photo 2 pumpkin_zpsycyrqw0p.jpg

designed by Jo Minvielle
tested by Daphne Seymour
5" (5 1/2" unfinished) paper pieced
2 Pumpkins photo 2 pumpkin_zpsycyrqw0p.jpg

Background Blocks

At this time, we recommend that you cut the 4 background squares you'll need for the final layout and keep them with your other blocks.

This will ensure that you have these pieces set aside and ready to go into your quilt top at the end of the event.

Background Fabric
4 - 5 1/2"x 5 1/2"
1 Pumpkin photo 1 pumpkin_zpsduzfa6ts.jpg

How to Enlarge & Reduce Patterns using Adobe Reader

Want to make your quilt a different size?
Enlarge each week's pattern by the same percentage to get a larger  (or smaller!) quilt!

More Helpful Information:
  • These patterns are free for your personal and NON-profit use only. Not to be used for manufacture or distribution. Sale of these patterns or quilts made from these pattern is prohibited. No infringement of any kind is intended. Please support the official release by watching the movie!
  • For best results with paper pieced patterns, print with NO SCALING. In Google Drive, uncheck “fit to page.” See your printer instructions for more details if needed.
  • Fabric amounts are estimates and are provided as a courtesy. Actual amounts may vary depending on your paper piecing technique.
  • Need to learn to paper piece or hand embroider? Check out our Quilting Help page for lots of awesome tutorial links!
  • Join A Hocus Pocus Quilt Along Facebook Group for community, support, & more!
  • Posting on social media? Mark you photos #hocuspocusqal!


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  1. Is anyone else having trouble printing the patterns out? I am wondering if its on my end or not.

    1. Click on the picture of the block and it will open up the paper piecing pages (3). Then go to the next block piocture, click, it opens and prints. I would also download it to your computer in case you need to reprint. HTH

  2. I did a shut down, walked away for a bit and was now able to print it correctly. Yay!!! Thanks so much for the patterns!

  3. I'm having trouble. The pattern won't center on the page and is cut off on the right side.

    1. Hi, Ava. Have you tried downloading and then printing the pattern? That has helped several other people with a similar problem. If that doesn't help, please email me, ofenjen@fandominstitches.com.

  4. Going to make this for my daughter. Is there a way to get the instructions in PDF form too? Thanks, can't do this now, but will definitely be downloading and making the quilt for next Halloween. :) This is awesome! I also snooped around and found MY absolute favorite...LOTR pattern's!!! Thanks so much!

    1. Hi, Barabara. When you click on the pattern link, look for the down arrow in the top right hand corner. That will allow you to download the pdf file. Happy stitching! ~Jennifer

  5. Hi to everyone.

    I just found this qal and am hoping to be able to join.

    Is that possible, and what do I need to do?