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New Pattern- Pumpkin Patches

Meet Dottie, Lottie, Slim and Squatty, the hexagon pumpkins who started my designing journey.  Right after kiddo #4 was born, I remember sitting with her sleeping in my arms.  I was thinking of quilt ideas.  I had been working on a hexagonal table runner, and was about to start on a machine applique pumpkin for my mom’s birthday.  Wishing I could figure out a way to hand stitch it, I suddenly wondered if I could English paper piece it with hexagons.  The rest, as they say, is history.   I can’t help smiling when I look at these little guys.

This pattern has several variations.  It looks cute as well without faces on the pumpkins, or you can use the instructions for Squatty to make an apple coaster.  Are you thinking teacher gifts yet?  I know I am!

As always, this pattern includes comprehensive diagrams and directions, so even if you’ve never English paper pieced before, you’ll be sewing along in no time.  This pattern includes template pages for the various shapes for you to copy and cut out, or you can buy 1″ hexagons and half hexagons from Paper Pieces.

You can purchase Pumpkin Patches from my Craftsy store and start making your own pumpkins immediately!

Happy Stitching!


  1. Elizabeth says:

    I love Dottie, Lottie, Slim, & Squatty!!!! I was impressed when I first saw this stroke of genius. It is especially wonderful to share it with the world. You are incredibly creative! Thanks for helping us look at shapes in a new way. Excellent work!

  2. Elly D says:

    Emily, do you know if there’s a shop in the UK that sells your patterns? I really like the pumpkin ones. Do you have an Etsy store where I may buy a pdf of the pattern? The link you have only sells to retail.

    • Emily says:

      You guys have been awesome encouragement. Stay tuned, hopefully I’ll have something along these lines ready for you very soon 🙂

  3. vonda says:

    I love the pumpkin and have got it down but how did you do the little sides, I am having a hard time figuring that out? Could you please email me how you did them. Thank you.

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