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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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It's time to enter YOUR quilt top (or quilted quilt!) in my 2015 String Bean Quilt Challenge! I have seen some AMAZING pieces over the last few weeks, now it's time to enter! This is my quilt, done to use up pink and green scraps and have some fun. I love this quilt a LOT. It's been so wonderful to share it with you for the challange! The Challenge Details were.. Cut a lot of scraps into strips. Use my block pattern for this Logcabin block (see below) THE ONE CRITERIA to be edible to win my prize.... you must... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
awesome that you love my Aurifil Rosalie, thank you! And Aren't the boxes to keep your thread in amazing?
Thank you everyone! I can't wait to see your mini!
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Sometimes a little retail therapy is needed. Have you been checking the deals over at craftsy? Never? Well let me show you what I spotted My current favorite Moda line is Aloha Girl! I love the blue and green in this line, paired with that yummy peach.. yeah! BUY a jelly roll HERE to try it out, how fun! What I love about the kits is the ease. Everything is selected for you and all you have to do is open the package and sew! I was really excited to find this 'Vintage Quilt' in a Kit from Moda featuring... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
I LOVE my job!! I have so much fun interviewing designers for Aurifil. This month is my friend John Kubiniec.. let's take a look at my version of his mini. If you are reading this in your email notice, click the header to come to my page to see all the photos! When I get ready to quilt I think I am going to use my variegated thread from my latest Aurifil Kit (buy here .. it's a limited edition!) This is such a GREAT mini. I love the inspiration behind it, John's so creative! And my full mini!! I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I wanted to share some of the ADORABLE Let's Go Sew quilts that people sent me recently! If you are reading in your email, click the banner to come see all the photos. The notice only shows you one and NO links.. don't miss out! Quilts left to right by KS, Sherry, cover by Rhonda, and Fiona Quilts left to right by Dianna, Debra, Nancy and Julle (love that stripe stem!) Quilts left to right by Lynn, Rhonda, Elaine, and Anna Rhonda W. shared her version with my custom Hanger, isn't it adorable! BUY the Hanger Printed Pattern Digital Pattern... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Error: Please contact the site admin. ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe MY Podcast Guest List! GET the APP to listen on your Android Pat Sloan: Free pattern from my guests Holly Holderman, Lori Holt and Joan Ford! All the links are at the END to FREE patterns and tutorials from my guests! Holly Holderman is the amazing designer and owner of Lakehouse Dry Good fabrics. Holly has more creative ideas before lunch than most of us have in a year! She has creates super creative fabric lines and I'm excited to have her tell us about the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
can't wait to chat!!
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Pat Sloan: Free pattern from my guests Holly Holderman, Lori Holt and Joan Ford! All the links are at the END to FREE patterns and tutorials from my guests! Holly Holderman is the amazing designer and owner of Lakehouse Dry Good fabrics. Holly has more creative ideas before lunch than... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
Hi BettyLou! So GLAD you found me! There is no kit for my Mystery Quilt Vacation time, and a lot of the fabrics were bought up at the online Stores in Early December when the supply list was released. I do have a list of shops with my fabric so if you hunt around you can find some of them and then substitute. Or contact one that has some of the teal and ask them to put together a package for you http://patsloan.typepad.com/quiltershome/pat-sloan-fabric-lines.html/ Please join me at https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuiltWithPatSloan/ and https://www.facebook.com/PatSloanQuiltFun where I do all my quilt chat! and sign up for my newsletter at http://mad.ly/signups/99771/join
Are you ready to sew Block 2 of my quilt The Sweet Life? A Tisket A Tasket, I've always loved a Basket! And one filled with flowers is EVEN better! I started my first garden in High School. I bought plants for my room from the huge market in down town Brussels. Then I planted flowers outside and even did a small vegetable garden. Remember I'm a City Girl, NOBODY gardened in my family, not my parents, grandparents or great grandparents. It was something I just love to do! I want to tell you a bit about thread color. I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I had a great time visiting the quilters in NY! A packed class learned fusible applique. This is a technique based class that goes with my new book! Then I did a talk about my quilting journey full of laughs and tips. During show and tell I got to see several of my designs these wonderful quilters did. If you are reading in the email notice click the banner to come see all my photos! Pat Sloan www.PatSloan.com 'The Voice of Quilting' article continues below ad Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I took all the left over trimmings and made 2.5" half-square Triangle units. Then I added some borders, I like it! If you are reading this in your email notice, please click the banner to see my quilt. Each dot border is cut 2.5" wide. All works out perfectly! Do you think I should use the Lobsters for the back? Or cut up scraps from the blocks and make a Scrappy backing? What do you like my Crush Pattern? Buy the Big Dots Buy the Small Dots All SweetWater Fabrics, look for Boathouse for some I used article continues below... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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When I first learned to quilt I joined a guild. And the very next thing I did was volunteer to be in the Charity bee. Making quilts for charity is in my blood, just like it is for so many of you. I loved giving back with a quilt, something made by me to give a person comfort, or to raise money for an amazing organization. I decided 2015 was my year to do another charity piece to benefit an organization. When I saw that the Fat Quarter shop is again hosting a sew along to raise funds for St.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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My AMAZING partners at Thermoweb are giving away a copy of my book!!! If you are reading this in your email alert, please click the banner to come to my page to see both photos and get the link Enter to win a copy of my book..... woohoo! And over the next few days the Therm-o-web design team is using my fabric with Therm-o-web products and sharing FREE patterns! How cool is THIS! Amy's Design is first.. be sure to check back each day. Download Amy's design HERE ENTER HERE.. good luck! article continues below ad Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe MY Podcast Guest List! GET the APP to listen on your Android Pat Sloan: Free pattern from my guests Penny Layman, Julie Wurzer, and Helen Stubbings Join me today! And the END are links to a FREE patterns from my guests! I have been a big fan of Penny Layman's projects for years. She writes at Sew Take a Hike about sewing with a specialty in paper piecied images. And now she has a book called The Paper Pieced Home jammed full of super cute projects. We are going to hear some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I think we broke all records at my publishers site.. and we made three quilters very happy.... That is the best part of a giveaway, making people happy! Thank you so much for entering my publisher's drawing! The winners are: Myra, who says: “I’ve tried all three but like machine and fusible the best. I hope I am one of the lucky winners.” (You are, Myra!) Sharon, who says: “Love to do by hand, and I’ve used the fusible ala Eleanor Burns to make nice neat appliqués, but I still do it the old fashioned way: needle turn and embroidery... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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A couple of super cool things have been going on... let me share! My Wonderful friend Jacquelynne Steves has a digital magazine full of super yummy things... like free patterns, recipes, decorating ideas, and stories! In her Spring issue she interviewed me, what fun we had!! Head over to her site and Subscribe to Jacquelynne's free magazine The ladies behind Cat & Vee are just incredibly creative... they have surprised me with a t-shirt.. So it's For the times when you are at a loss while sewing, stop and think 'what would Pat Sloan do?' in their etsy shop now.Www.etsy.com/shop/catandvee... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Pat Sloan: Free pattern from my guests Penny Layman, Julie Wurzer, and Helen Stubbings Join me today! And the END are links to a FREE patterns from my guests! I have been a big fan of Penny Layman's projects for years. She writes at Sew Take a Hike about sewing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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Are you ready to sew Block 1 of my quilt The Sweet Life? The Sweet Life has 12 blocks and I'll be telling you about one block a week until we are done! I am a huge Coffee and Tea drinker. I started with tea, hot and iced when in high school. It's what my mom drank. She and I would make a cup of tea and sit and chat a the end of the school day. It was nice to have that time to tell all about life.. wink! When I started working I eventually was introduced to coffee,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
This is the post for sharing your April Vacation Time Mystery blocks! Everyone started out so great this month! Blocks were being made like CRAZY! article continues below ad Time to share your APRIL block with me.. click the BLUE BUTTON at the END of ALL the photos and that takes you to the page to enter your quilt photo. You do NOT need a website, that is optional. Don't know HOW to share a photo? See my photo loading TUTORIAL DownLoad the supply list and Patterns See ALL my Vacation Time Articles Share at the FreeQuiltPatterns Flickr! Join me... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Block 4 of my FREE Block of the Month ready!!! I hope someone makes a whole quilt with this block, maybe I will! You have LOADS of design Opportunities with this one. I changed out the Center. You can really spiff up the block and make it scrappy in the small squares! Read to the end for the link! Here is one block with a back drop of my 'The Sweet Life' fabric, in your stores now! See a list of shops that have it HERE Over at FreeQuiltPattern.info I have a video telling you about the name 'Penny Arcade'.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Lynda you can start anytime! The instructions are ONLY in the pattern you purchase, this will be a link party and a story here at my website. Also join my newsletter so you don't miss out on the start date next time.
Diane the first block is Sunday, but you have time to catch up, it's just one a week.. order tonight!
Are you READY for my 'The Sweet Life' Sew along? Today is get your supplies together together so you are READY to stitch! ** IF YOU ARE reading this through your EMAIL NOTICE... click the BANNER and come to my site to see ALL the photo and get the links! ** The fastest way to get my news is to subscribe to my articles HERE We are going to have SUCH FUN! There are 12 applique blocks and then a set of pieced blocks for setting. I will be sharing One block a week and telling you a little story... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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