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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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I have 'Quilting Your Own Quilt' on my brain! There are so many ways to finish a project and I know many of us want to do the whole process ourselves. So I gathered a few of my videos together, one is brand new! This video is a tip about the pins I use for pin basting Here is my video on how to close pins easily when basting I LOVE this took. Links at the end on where to find them. I made this video a long time ago, but it's how I work and it's my most watched... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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When my friends write a book I am VERY excited for them, and when they send me a copy I just might let out a little squeal when I open it! Barb and Mary of Me & My Sister Designs have a new book published by 'It's Sew Emma' that is oh so clever! Precut Primer is based on the 12 grades of school! Some are easy, some are more detailed, and all use precuts. Barb, Mary and the FatQuarter Shop are running a tour with 12 of us sharing a grade and I'm First Grade!! I just love this... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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And just like THAT... it's September! Time for my Mystery block and honestly I'm loving this one so much I might have to make a whole quilt of them! We are going to the FAIR in September with my Ferris Wheel block. Over at FreeQuiltPatterns.info I share why I love the Ferris wheel. They spin, they are round, they have lights! I have not gotten to a fair yet this year, but my friends at Rosebud's cottage are vending at the Minnesota State Fair!! how fun! You know Roseann, that chats with me on my podcast? Well since they are... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe MY Podcast Guest List! GET the APP to listen on your Android Pat Sloan: Free patterns from my guests Heather Jones and a quick and cute project from the American Patchwork Archives! The love of the story behind a quilt maker is something Linzee McCray and I share. As a freelance writer, she regularly writes articles for American Patchwork & Quiltings' family of magazines and also writes for other companies like Moda, and the Etsy blog. Linzee's book 'Art Quilts of the MidWest' are stories from quiltmakers about how their surroundings have... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
Time for my Fall 2015 Quilt Challenge! My challenges this year have been to use up your SCRAPS.... this is a GOOD thing right? Because then you have more ROOM for new things.. like my fabric... wink! My family has a fall tradition. We take time to go outside in the evening and look at the night sky. Once the air becomes crisp and clear, pull on a sweater and stand out under the stars, then Make a Wish! 'Little Wishes' is the name of my Scrap Happy Star block! Fall is a GREAT time to dig into your scrap... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Pat Sloan: Free patterns from my guests Heather Jones and a quick and cute project from the American Patchwork Archives! The love of the story behind a quilt maker is something Linzee McCray and I share. As a freelance writer, she regularly writes articles for American Patchwork & Quiltings' family... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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I'm off to North Carolina to teach for Jennifer Roycroft at We're Sew Creative! If you are reading this as an email notice, click the banner and come over to my site.. I hope I'm going to see you! But if you can't be there, I'll be sharing photos from my presentation and my classes right here! So come back often through the weekend. 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 7 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
Diana I think blue and white would be AMAZING!
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Sitting at my computer I look out over the top to see out my sliding door to my deck... and I see over to the side my project rack. This is my view every day while I write. Sometimes I need a little inspiration break. I need to look at something beside letter or words... and today as I was looking over there I started to think about a box on that shelf. The one that says Moda Modern Building Blocks. You know I've talked about this when i got the kit and you know that I want to make... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Grace I don't have the issue, but I think you can make a lot of blocks, then add in.. i think you will get quite a few from that!
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I have a quilt in Love of Quilting, plus I wanted to show you ALL the fabulous quilts that have been in magazines recently using my fabric lines! I have the BEST friends EVER... I designed this quilt for the Sept/October 2015 Love of Quilting! It's a quilt you can make over and over again. From this wall hanging size to a bed size. PLUS what a great house warming gift or a quilt for newly weds. All these quilts us my fabric 'The Sweet Life' .. list of stores that had it online here By Sara Maxwell found in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 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 Free patterns from my guests Jennifer Heynen, Erin Harris, and Cheryl Arkison, links are at the end! Author, fabric designer and amazingly creative, Jennifer Heynen designs fun things for her company Jennifer Jangles. Her newest book is Stitch Kitchen, 44 Happy Sewing projects for home and accessories. Plus she promised me her best pincushion making tip! See ALL the cute bags, eyeglass holders and such from Jennifer jenniferjangles.com/ Erin Harris is the author of a wonderful book called Quilt Essential.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Free patterns from my guests Jennifer Heynen, Erin Harris, and Cheryl Arkison, links are at the end! Author, fabric designer and amazingly creative, Jennifer Heynen designs fun things for her company Jennifer Jangles. Her newest book is Stitch Kitchen, 44 Happy Sewing projects for home and accessories. Plus she promised... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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I am very excited to be working with Craftsy to review the quilt classes for you! I have a SUPER FUN set of classes to reveiw for August.. ALL by instructors whose first name starts with an 'A'!! And I nuts? Nope... because I secured a limited time discount for you on EACH ONE! I'm so passionate about learning and teaching. I have taken many classes at Craftsy since and I've interviewed many of their instructors. Let's get to it! I wanted to review a great beginner's course. So many quilters are learning, and many start out with a simple... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Sally Fester if you go to the MQG Guidelines it explains how to make an improvisational quilt. here is the link again http://quiltconwest.com/get-involved/member-charity-challenge/
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When I first joined a guild over 20 years ago, the way I got involved was to work with the Charity Quilt Bee. At that time we made quilts that were given to an organization to raffle for funding. It was a wonderful way to support the community I lived in and a wonderful way to meet my new friends in the guild. At the end i have a discount for you.. read on! I have continued to make quilts for charities over the years. Usually to be raffled, but I've also donated in other ways. When the Modern Quilt... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Carole thank you! The batiks have been out since February! Check your local shop
The Anchor quilt is not available yet, so stay tuned!
Thank you so much for keeping up with me while I traveled to Dallas TX and back for the Moda Shop Owner Open house. I want to give you a bit more info AND a whole folder of photos you can visit HERE at my Flickr page This is where I was going, ModaLand!!! The Moda Warehouse and offices facility. This my quilt friends, is what Heaven looks like, right? The quilt on the LEFT FRONT is mine.... StarGazer.. so exciting to see it hanging! Buy the Digital Version or the Printed Version My trip started out a BIT slow.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 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 It's August and time for an encore so you can catch up with my shows! This is an encore. Download it and enjoy~ Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior shows! Kathy Brown from Teacher's Pet is so full of fantastic quilt ideas! From patterns, to books to rulers to that get the job done, Kathy is always creating. Today we are going to talk about her books, her fun rulers and she has some super... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Hold onto your hat, I'm heading to the Mother Land.. better known as MODA land! I'm spending 3 days in the heart of Texas as the Moda Warehouse... which really is the HEART of quilting .. right? I'll be posting a TON of photos while I'm at the Shop Owner Ope house. Just come to this page Sat/Sun and Monday for updates! If you are reading this in your email NOTICE, click the banner and come see the photos. Check back OFTEN and Refresh to see the newest photos! If you are reading this in your email notice, click the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
When Nancy Rink sent me her pattern I might have squealed! I am very fond of basket quilts, and her Aurifil Mini Quilt is SO adorable! Nancy is a clever designer and I know you are going to love the interview I did. But first let me show you a little tip. Ok this isn't the tip, but this is how I work! All my fabrics for the mini's are together as I'm making them so they can go into one quilt. (Pattern link is at the end) Nancy creates an oversized handle unit. I made mine even a bit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Margaret you will learn a ton!! And thank you for being a loyal listener to my Podcasts!
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I am very excited to be working with Craftsy to review the quilt classes for you! Here is my 2nd August class reveiw with Annie Unrein .... in August ALL the instructors have a first name starting with an 'A'!! And I nuts? Nope... because I secured a limited time discount for you on EACH ONE! I'm so passionate about learning and teaching. I have taken many classes at Craftsy since and I've interviewed many of their instructors. Let's get to it! Annie Unrein is an expert in bag making. Not only does she design bags, totes and containers we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog