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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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And what a fun theme this year, it's plus-sign quilts!! I've wanted to do a plus sign quilt for a LONG time! It is called “It All Adds Up.” These are the inspiration projects You pick one to make, honestly i want to make them all! But first... i did the one on the table.. "Plus Postage" quilt from designer Susan Ache i REALLY love her version too, mine is with my fabrics A mix of all my Moda Iines and putting a light cream '+' in each one Peeking over the top This was so fun to do! With... Continue reading
Posted 22 minutes ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Error: Please contact the site admin. ITUNES subscription available - Subscribe HERE MY Podcast Guest List! GET the APP to listen on your Android *** Free pattern at the END.. guests Michelle Bartholomew, Casey York, and Nancy Mahoney I spotted Michelle's work when she was featured on a project called 52 quilters. I love her story, her quilts and her great photography! Michelle is going to tell me about the 52 quilter project and share some photo taking tips with me today, I'm pretty excited! www.michellebartholomew.com/ . It's a joy to have Casey York back to talk applique! It's one... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
Last day of the trade show and tomorrow I'll be all day teaching and visiting with the wonderful retreaters at the event hosted by My Girlfriend's Quilt shoppe! ... follow along 'semi live' at my photos I'm sharing here! Find this page again by using the 'daily shares' tab on the right sidebar to get to this page! and if you want to read more or see the videos I share GO HERE! Check back OFTEN and Refresh to see the newest photos! If you are reading this in your email notice, click the banner and come to the page!... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
I'm at the trade show next few days then off to teach ... follow along 'semi live' at my photos I'm sharing here! Find this page again by using the 'daily shares' tab on the right sidebar to get to this page! and if you want to read more or see the videos I share GO HERE! Check back OFTEN and Refresh to see the newest photos! If you are reading this in your email notice, click the banner and come to the page! article continues below ad Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Sign up for my classes HERE Now sign up for my Chat with Pat Club Newsletter so you hear about a special event you can join .. reveal as we get closer! article continues below ad Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I'm on the road heading to Salt lake City for the Trade show, you can follow along at my personal Facebook page and this page will show photos from the show and the class i'm teaching.. through to Tuesday! This is SO adorable.. make as a table runner, banner, or a whole quilt of kitties! DOWNLOAD the free kitty Pattern check out the 50% off classes.. until Saturday! Find this page again by using the 'daily shares' tab on the right sidebar to get to this page! and if you want to read more or see the videos I share... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Block 4 of our Charity project 'Crossroads' is the beautiful Friendship block, my favorite theme! The 4th block is called 'Family'.. look at how pretty it is with the rose in the middle and the yummy strawberry fabric. It's awesome to listen to Joanna, who designed the block, talk with Kimberly Jolly of the Fat Quarter shop. Then the 2nd half of the video they show you how you can make the block . I am making a full size quilt to auction for the charity with the fabrics above. Am I'm also making a smaller veriosn with my Hometown... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe All NEW Podcast from the American Patchwork and Quilting editors! I shared this at my online classroom and everyone went nuts! if you missed it.. you can still download this FREE totebag DOWNLOAD HERE . For a full list of my Show guests CLICK HERE to my Podcast page ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe APQ FACEBOOK page CLICK HERE to Join My FACEBOOK Online Quilt Classroom CLICK HERE to Join APQ magazine online www.allpeoplequilt.com/ article continues below ad Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I love the 15th of the month! It's like Christmas to reveal the Aurifil Designer and the monthly Block challenge. This one has a funny little twist..... Here is gorgeous block from Amy Friend, I had such fun opening the packages to receive the blocks.. yes.. I get to have all of them at my house! I have been getting the interview ready, looking at all the blocks from the other designers and all of a sudden I noticed something... DOWNLOAD at the interview.. but come back! So I got out the prior block and put them side by side.... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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What an exciting adventure the Splendid Sampler is! Each and every day I'm so excited to see your excitement for it, your joy (and not) of trying and learning new things... and your support and love that you are giving Jane and I over this project! As I write this I'm on my way to the trade show and it will be one year since Jane and I saw each other and came up with this plan... we can't wait for our reunion! Block 27 is the sewing machine, because for me, and most of us, our machine is an... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Do you find you get more done during a Sew Along? I know I do! Sew along with us to make My Hometown Charm! with a unit every other week, and we are now on Unit #3! It's so motivating to know that we are sewing as a club.. fun fun fun! I am working us roughly across a row. We did the Orange peel block first, which was multiple blocks. Next we did the Churn Dash Star, a nice fun .. BIG block! Onto the Baskets! There are 3 of them. You can sew ahead, i know sometimes we... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I love a birthday party where we get the deals!! Plus at the end is a link to a class that is rarely free... LOADS of amazing sales... you can get to them all .. RIGHT HERE at the top level to pick what you want to shop for Have you always wanted to do a Lonestar quilt? This kit is HALF off.. wow! All the fabric selection has been done for you and all the color placement, so you can just sew like the wind and make this timeless classic. I know there are not a lot of kits... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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It's fun to get boxes in the mail... yummy quilt surprise boxex! The Fat Quarter shop has a new Sew Sampler box that is pretty darn cool.. let me show you what's in it They have collected a 'Sampler' of items that will introduce you to new things, give you something to sew and includes a block recipe card to collect! It has The Sampler inventory card ... this box value is 47.00 and you got it for 24.95.. pretty darn awesome! The Strawberry pattern I've been eyeing.. is so darn cute .. i squealed when i opened the box!!!... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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A little walk through of how to sew the roof... i knew you'd want one! The pattern has ALL the sizes and Directions, so follow in the pattern for that (you get it here) In order to avoid flipping a triangle around the wrong way, lay the block out next to the machine as you sew Sew one side Press, this is important. If you don't press, you block is not flat so you create issues when you sew on the next triangle. Did you ever sew on that next triangle and find you were not on the straight and... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I am pretty much a city girl, but I have great dreams of big gardens with flowers, vegetables and fruit trees. I even bought a book on how to do canning from Ball Jar company...... But decided that I liked reading about it more than I actually wanted to learn to do canning! Although making jam or pickles seems like such a fun thing to do.. it is one of the things I buy when I go to Farmer's markets, and put an adorable label on it and I'm sold! Block 10 is a GREAT time to dig around in... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Part 3 of our Halloween sew along and now I have a table runner.... all ready to quilt up for fall.. how COOL is that! My friends at the Fat Quarter shop joined up with my buddy Anne Sutton of Bunnyhill for a super fun table runner project, perfect for decorating this fall, and gosh.. we have TONS of time to get it done! Anne has the MOST ADORABLE fabric line called Spooky Delights from Moda and there is a kit link at the end for the project in her fabrics. I'm doing a slightly different version, I'm making BOO... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
wow Ruth!! that is pretty neat!
Barbara I don't have any children
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Error: Please contact the site admin. ITUNES subscription available - Subscribe HERE MY Podcast Guest List! GET the APP to listen on your Android *** Free pattern at the END.. guests Karen Miller, Nicole Morgenthau, Mary Abreu, and Jo Morton Karen Miller's Redbird quilt is one you will recognize! She has been designing and teaching machine quilting for years, today we are going to learn some great new tricks for freemotion designing! BUY Karen's Pattern http://karensquiltscrowscardinals.blogspot.com/ Nicole Morgenthau is the owner of Finch Knitting and Sewing Studio in Leesburg Virginia, just a few towns over from me! This is one... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Yippee ... skippee!! It's a awesome Sunday all around the world... as we celebrate Mother's day! Our Splendid Sampler project is honored to have the incredible Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill as our guest designer today! Anne created the most adorable bunny block for us called Sunday Best. She also has amazing tips. I have my block ready for the stitching today. Let me ask you something.. do you feel like your hands get tired when doing a lot of cutting? Go get your scissors.. are they heavy? clunky? stiff to open and close? mmmmm.. Then today you should treat... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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You LOVE my quilt challenges! It's so fun to have that 'challenge' of making a quilt to deadline, it's very motivating to get it done! This year my Challenges are ALL quilts in my Triangle book, it's all about Triangle love!!! Challenge #2 is Dandoy Delight. This is the photo my amazing publisher put in the book, so inviting and fun! I used some of my coveted Janet Clare fabric for the original and I am officially hoarding.... collecting all her fabrics The Challenge Details To enter the Challenge # 2- make the Dandoy Delight quilt from my book. The... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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It's a SPLENDID Day! First let's look at block 24.... This is from my long time friend Michele Foster of Quilting Gallery! I just love her story and I need dig up some photos of my inspectors to share when I make my block. Today is 'Block Analysis Day'. I want to look at color and talk about what that DOES for us. Look at how the original Large block and the bottom left block make a '+' with the color placement. Now look at the bottom center.. this block floats ... Then the bottom right and the red block... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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here is Spooky Delight part 2 http://blog.patsloan.com/2016/05/pat-sloan-spooky-delights-sew-along-part-2-of-3.html
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American Patchwork & Quilting magazine is running a survey about podcasts to let us get to know you better. Plus when you do the surve, you are entered to win a gift certificate! It doesn't take long and I'd really appreciate if you would do it for me! Start right Here My Kit of the day are these beauties! The fabrics are designed by my friend Nancy Rink and at 50% off they are a tremendous good deal. Both feel like spring to me... plus I have a lot of little girls that the pink one would be perfect for!... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I was asked to repost this oldie but goodie.. so here it is! I have altered tshirts for years and years! You can alter a t-shirt neckline with a easy little 'x' stitch. Have your needle (a chenille is good), Aurifil 12wt or another thread of similar weight You are folding the neckline in half then making 'x' stitches. Pretty much all it is! For the collar, fold the ribbing to meet the seam. Start at the side. Hide the knot in the fold. Stitch 'x's.... until done! I try and keep the thread inside the ribbing so it doesn't... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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