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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 getting CLOSE to Valentine's day!! I made this quilt and love it dearly. You can do the whole thing, make just one block, customize the words, or leave them all! The pattern for the quilt and a full alphabet of letters are Free, one of my gifts to you. I really hope you love this as much as I do and make one.. then send me a photo! See All my Free Patterns! post continues below ad Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I have a few machine quilting video that you might not have seen, you can watch them right here! Quilting Bubbles How to move from one spot to the next Fast action basting! What do you most want to know about for machine quilting? post continues below ad Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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My 'Go To' pattern is 'Stitched' for jelly rolls! I have a Kiss Kiss from Moda that is just so adorable, and has Eiffel towers on it, you know I'll love it then! When I collect to make a quilt I pull everything together to see how it looks. This is my FAVORITE view of a Jelly roll, I NEVER tire of it! Pair this one with the dots from the same collection, Lipstick RED... and yummy Aurifil colors. I am thinking that pink variagated might be the quilting thread, or the red, really pop it! Here are all the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
How do you think about quilt backings? When I was creating my last set of quilts for my latest book delivery, I got to thinking about quilt backings. I really wanted the backing to have some relationship to the front of the quilt. And then it hit me, when did I change what I thought of backings? Have you read the story of my 'First First' Quilt? If you want a giggle, go read it and come right back, I'll wait. From that first quilt to my official class room 'first quilt', I was not that concerned about what I... 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 All NEW Podcast from the American Patchwork and Quilting editors! This is one of my favorite quilts at the magazine's website done is soft pinks called Spun Sugar designed by my friends Sarah Maxwell & Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth! Download for FREE 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 Quilt Community CLICK HERE to Join APQ magazine online www.allpeoplequilt.com/ post continues... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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All NEW Podcast from the American Patchwork and Quilting editors! This is one of my favorite quilts at the magazine's website done is soft pinks called Spun Sugar designed by my friends Sarah Maxwell & Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth! Download for FREE For a full list of my Show... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
I've decided I really want to take a handwork project with me to Florida. I love how wonderful it feels to sit and stitch. This Thimble wreath project has been hanging around waiting it's turn. I've actually DONE a whole bunch of them. This chocolate with the aqua dots makes my heart swoon, what is it about dots? So my bag is packed and ready to take along Here is what they look like. I'm using my fabrics and scraps in this aqua and orange colors. My plan is for a bed quilt, because ...well... why not! What type of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Thank you!blocks are from Amy Gibsonhttp://shop.stitcherydickorydock.com/collections/shop-home/products/2014-sugar-block-club-sampler-series
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Judy I already share that method in a full tutorial in my down by the boardwalk block for my vacation time BOM. Check it out in the pattern
Barbara it's different to show you how to do one at a time. there are many ways to do the same unit
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I want to show you how to make flying geese one at a time with a super simple and effective sew and flip method. You will make perfect geese every time! Also I want to give you the Flying geese one at a time 'formula'. Rectangle = finished size of the unit + 1/2". Squares = half of the finished size of the unit + 1/2". Here are some examples A 2" x 4" finished Flying Geese unit has a Cut 1 rectangle 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" Cut 2 squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" A 3" x 6"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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It was such fun to have you help me select the borders for my 'Smore's' quilt! Ta-Da! In the end I selected an option that was a bit different than from where I started. Let me tell you about it. I cut long strips the width of the samples. I put them up, took a photo. I didn't like them.. at all. Nothing was clicking. So i just took other fabrics and started to audition them. When i put up the yellow on the outside i knew I'd found the combo. The dark fabric will be the binding! When i... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Thank you everyone!! jane that is AMAZING!
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Thank you for ALL the wonderful suggestions for which fabrics to use for my Aurifil Mini! I so wanted to do red and white, Gudrun's is pefect! I went another direction, just to be different! Here is my mini, i really love it! If you are afraid to do a mini i have some tips Cut carefully Sew slowly Press after EACH SEAM and be sure it is pressed open perfectly. Sew Slowly Measure your units so they are correct at each stop. have fun! The next decision is do I quilt it with lovely 12 wt Aurifil? Or do... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Error: Please contact the site admin. ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe I chat with Kathy Cardiff, Meg Hawley, and Trish Bowman today! You have seen Kathy Cardiff's designs in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, and you might even have her patterns and books. I'm excited to chat with Kathy today about wool applique, I hope to learn a few new tricks! www.thecottageatcardifffarms I think every person has purchased at least one Crabapple Hill Studio pattern, and even made them! Meg Hawkey is the designer extraordinaire that creates sitchery we can not resist. Add to that her amazing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I chat with Kathy Cardiff, Meg Hawley, and Trish Bowman today! You have seen Kathy Cardiff's designs in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, and you might even have her patterns and books. I'm excited to chat with Kathy today about wool applique, I hope to learn a few new tricks!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
There are a LOT of squares being busted for my Hip to Be Square challenge! It's time to see some blocks and show off what we've been doing so far this month! You are having a lot of fun getting those scraps cut into 2.5" squares and sewn up into FREE quilts.. I wish I could spend 3 days in a row doing this, then I'd REALLY make a dent! Today is show your quilt day, any quilt you've done or are making this month!! I want to show some of the Hip to Be Square blocks and let you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Craftsy is having a 'Flash Sale' this weekend and the class i reviewed on Creative Quilting with your walking foot is on sale... plus a ton more! I want you to be able to pick this one up on sale because I think it's a super good class filled with techniques for using your walking foot more creatively. ALL the quilting in this class is done with your walking foot, which comes with most machines. And your feed dogs are UP so there is NO free-motion involved. Here is part of the class roster. Exploring the Basics - Even if... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
The other night I started cleaning up from months of projects for books, for patterns, other things that just got stacked and stored in my studio. I unearthed a box of blocks that were never completed from a sew along called Sugar Block Club with the adorable Amy Gibson. I love the blocks as they started by having this super fun charm pack of fabric. Everything about this line is happy and I wanted to use it in a quilt. I even bought lots of yardage to go with it! Here are the blocks I found. I decided there was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I only made 4 blocks Elaine! I have to get ahead as I am on the road teaching so much.
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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 Jan 15, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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My wonderful friend Gudrun Erla is Aurifil's January designer with the very first MINI quilt of the year! I am VERY Excited about the mini's this year! You can read my interview ith Gudrun and pick up the free pattern at my interview. Then come right back and help me decide what fabrics to use! This is my favorite photo of her! Since this is a mini with tiny squares, I want to keep the fabric pattern tiny. You'll see that is what Gudrun did. So I looked at 2 of my red fabrics. one has a tonal design, the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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so awesome to have you all join in my challenge!
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LISTEN right here at the player above! Then ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe or at Stitcher I love Janice Ryans designs and her tag like at 'Better off Thread' is a Pennsylvania Dutch girl living on the West coast makes me smile as I'm a PA Dutch girl too! Janice is going to talk to me about color, design, paper piecing, and medallion quilts (she has a book on them coming out this spring!) http://betteroffthread.com/ Download her FREE PATTERN from the Moda Bakeshop I am in love with text, letters, words, and the alphabet. When I first... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
"Let's Go Sew" has really spoken to a lot of you, I'm getting great photos of your versions! Time for a little sharing of your quilts! So many of you LOVE the polka dot I used. It is the Moda Basic dot that is available at FatQuarter shop The quilt uses 1/2 yard.. but get more, you'll use it! Quilts by Dianna, Debra, Nancy, and Julie Quilts by Lynn, Rhonda, Elaine and Anna Carol Ann, x, Christina, Janet, and Sarah Vee Cher, Cindy, Lyn and Patricia Only $9.00 for INSTANT digital download fun! CLICK the 'Buy Now' button to pay... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog