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PatSloan
Virginia
Quilt Designer and Host of the only all Quilting Radio show, Fabric designer, teacher, author and obessed with quilting.. you too?
Interests: Quilting!
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That counter is VERY effective Wendy! keeps everyone motivated.
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Today I want to share about the upcoming 24 hour Pillowcase Sew-a-Thon with my good friends at American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine! Almost from the time I started to work with the magazine, they have done amazing charity projects. And I'm happy to be involved with each and everyone! The 1 Million Pillowcase project is unique. You make pillowcases to donate to a charity of your choice. then you go to their website and log in how many you donated. Once a year a international Sew-A-Along takes place. Plus many times throughout the year, the magazines "Pillow Squad" takes to... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I'm getting ready to bind my Crossroads quilt that will be auctioned off for charity.. woohoo!! I took a few photos while I was getting things ready the other night and did a little slideshow for my classroom. You can Watch the Slideshow HERE. Learn more about the Crossroads Charity Sew Along Project Hosted by The Fat Quarter shop. I am also going to be 'one of those people' and do some hexies on the road using Helen Stubbings techniques and papers. The papers are SUPER thin, have a fusible on one side and you leave them IN the hexie...... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Posted 2 days ago at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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Free patterns!.. My guests today are Kori Turner, Kimberly Bourne, Amanda Niederhauser, and Andy Knowlton! SHOW #313 with Pat Sloan Your browser does not support the audio element. LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. Prior Shows can be Listened to at MY Podcast Guest List page! ITUNES subscription available - Subscribe HERE GET the APP to listen on your Android I have friends that travel a lot, and some had stopped at Kori Turner’s shop, Olive and Grace. Then I saw her quilts at the trade show and was very excited she is able to talk to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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FIRST the weekend sale has some great deals... These are my favorites!. There are so many great supplies on deep discount, the scissors are 40% OFF! Hurry to get some HERE Have you been wanting to try batiks? There are a TON of great kits and batiks fabrics at super prices to try them out. The one above is only $27.50 and there are more in that size to try out. SHOP ALL the TONGA Batiks HERE ALL discounted Kits HERE . Notions at super Discount HERE, Also Thread. blades & batting or grab a cute travel iron!. Fabric on... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
You can enter just a top, but why not go Big and Finish it!
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What a FUN weekend this will be, Black Friday when you really need it! All kinds of great things, i'll share a could of favorites below PLUS my extended discount for you, a chance to win fabric and thread from my favorite people, AND a free pattern I am in love with.. what a GREAT Friday this is!.. let's go! When you want a classic to make, a blue and yellow quilt says it all. This Carolina Blue kit is 50% off and that makes it a really sweet deal! The reproductions fabrics are the perfect shades of china blue... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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The next section of our Charity project 'Crossroads' is the Chain that beautifully sets the whole quilt! The Theme this year, Crossroads, is reflective. I love that about a project. Where each month I take a moment to think about things, think about what I'm grateful for. Listen to Joanna, who designed the quilt, talk with Kimberly Jolly of the Fat Quarter shop about how she designed the setting.Then the 2nd half of the video they show you several techniques including how to use triangle papers, which is fun to learn! The BEST NEWS is that we've met our initial... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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SHOW #313 with Pat Sloan Your browser does not support the audio element. *** Free pattern at the END.. guests are the really fun American Patchwork & Quilting Editors! ITUNES subscription available - Subscribe HERE MY Podcast Guest List! GET the APP to listen on your Android On this week’s American Patchwork & Quilting podcast, the editors celebrate quilters and the ways they’re giving back to the community! They share stories of both big and small ways individuals and quilting groups are supporting the community, donating to charity, and inspiring quilters each day. Share your own quilting charity stories with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Sherrie and Deb did you already buy one class at 19.99? Because i see all those classes at 19.99. email if you think you did not order a class since Friday.
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I love the 15th of the month! Angela Walter's is the Aurifil Designer and the month for August. Let's see her Block for our challenge. I've known Angela a long time and when I saw her block I loved it right away. Angela is a longarm Artist. I think Quilter doesn't describe her work accurately enough. And since her art work needs a fabric canvas, this block is perfect! Go ahead and DOWNLOAD the pattern at the interview.. but come back! I decided to keep mine just two colors like she did. But that was a hard decision. WHICH too... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Part of being a quilt maker is learning new things... I want you to try one of the free classes, this link goes to the quilting ones, but there are free classes in every topic! Knitting, crochet, cooking... DOWNLOAD ONE FOR FREE Time for my Scrap Busting challenge! My challenge are simple. I give you ONE BLOCK and you use up your scraps! I will have more details on when you have to have it done to enter my challenge (about 6 weeks from now). BUT you can make this quilt any time for anything! It's the Courthouse Steps block... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Diane that is a US Dollar price as it's a US company. When you do the exchange rate calculator for Canadian dollars it will tell you the price. If i were purchasing an item in Canadian dollars I'd have to do a conversion to what I would pay. I think that is pretty standard for purchasing items in a currency other than your own Here is an exchange rate calculator you can use http://currency.wiki/19-99usd-cad
glad to hear!!
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I think I've mentioned this a few times, it's my year of learning and trying new things. Maybe because of the The Splendid Sampler™ sew along that Jane and I are hosting.. maybe it's just 'that year' for me, whatever it is, I'm trying lots of new things and taking a class is one way to really pump up your skills fast! I negotiated an Exclusive Discount for us so you can get a new class to try.. woohoo!! You can buy one quilt classes for just $19.99 until Aug 14, at 11:59 pm MT! USE THIS LINK to get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Awesome Michelle!! i would do the same, I want to get more!
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Splendid Sampler™ Block 52 is Me! Jane and I each have about 9 blocks in the quilt, we are so thrilled to have about 30,000 of you sewing our Splendid Sampler™ with us! Since our project theme is memories of sewing, quilting, community... my block this time is .... One of my all time favorite flowers, the Coneflower! Why do I love this flower? Besides the obvious ... stunning beauty of it.... and that I have many many many of them in my garden.... My first project with American Patchwork & Quilting magazine were these Coneflower pincushions! I went hunting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Vicki it is perfect.. Of course it is not thick and it IS cotton. You can't expect a cotton to be like a poly. Do you normally use cotton? if you do, you will be pleased with it
Ferne I did use it in the bobbin as well.
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I think is my year of learning new things! It might be spurred on by the wonderful design team I'm working with for The Splendid Sampler™ project... but whatever happened, I'm trying all kinds of things! Let's take a look at this one, which I can say I'm pretty darn excited about! This is the new Aurifil 80wt thread. It's much finer than 50wt, which is the 'go to' wt that I use for piecing, machine applique, my hand applique, and machine quilting. I've been waiting since I first heard about it to share!! I did product testing for them... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Free pattern at the END.. My guests today are Cheryl Brickey, Nancy McNally, Tammy Silvers, and Kate Henderson! SHOW #312 with Pat Sloan Your browser does not support the audio element. LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. Prior Shows can be Listened to at MY Podcast Guest List page! ITUNES subscription available - Subscribe HERE GET the APP to listen on your Android I first got to know Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist designs when I saw some articles she did comparing products. She did such a great job I started to follow her site. When she... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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If you are visiting from the Splendid Sampler 50 block Celebration, so happy you are here! I've been running a Sew along for my Hometown Charm quilt and today is the next block to sew.., so read on as I have a giveaway of the pattern + Fabric + thread! Section number 9 is the easy peasy rectangles and squares chain block!! easy summer sewing?? ............You are welcome.. wink! The great part of about my Hometown Charm Sampler quilt is that you can use blocks as stand alone small quilts or table mats. This has to be one of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Day 2 of our Celebration for reaching 50 blocks in The Splendid Sampler™ means more Designers to visit! But first you need to leave a comment below to be in the running..... .... to win this yummy FatQuarter Bundle!! Anne Sutton really wanted to join the party but was not able to, so the next best thing is for us to giveaway her Darling FQ Bundle of Spooky Delights fabric! ************************* Enter to win by Monday night by leaving me a comment way at the bottom telling me... "What part of the Splendid Sampler has surprised you the most?" hey..... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Today is the day!! Block 50! Why is that so exciting? I think most of us love milestones, we like to measure progress and keep track. 50 of 100 blocks is... well.. it's a lot!.... My friend Joanna Figueroa of Figtree Designs is our block 50 super star! I have followed her work for so many years, more years than she may realize! I use a LOT of Joanna's fabrics in my project, the Reds and the Aqua with the cherry are her Farmhouse line (HERE) and i put in mine plus that funky 'washing instruction' fabric I had been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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