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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 been thinking about this ever since the pattern came in my Sew Sampler box... Making a Strawberry quilt! The shipping department and I have been enjoying the most AMAZING strawberries this last week, they are so yummy and rich. I finally decided that I might as well give in, pull fabric and start cutting tonight! Because the Birthday Savings ends TONIGHT... where you Use the code Lucky13 at check out for an added discount..I wanted to get this out to you incase you love this as much as I do! The great part is this is available as... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
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It is Chris!!! Let me know if you do, i love just looking at it!
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I am really looking forward to my monthly Sew Sampler box now.. when that aqua box shows up my heart reaces a bit.. what will be in it! Each time they have gotten better and better! 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 $60.38 and you got it for $24.95 + shipping.. pretty darn awesome! The Adorable Crayola Box of solids. I saw these in May at the trade... Continue reading
Posted 2 days 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 Barbara Cline, Charise Randell and Sherri McConnell I am so fascinated by Barbara Cline's quilts! She has such an eye for creating designs that look complicated but are not! Her new Triangle stars book is packed with great project ideas, and she is going to give us some tips today on fabric picking and working with templates. BUY Barbara's Books http://www.delightfulpiecing.com/ Sherri McConnell does incredible work and I'm smitten... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
this is the BEST!! So excited for her!
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deanna7trees there is no requirement to be a user of anything. so try again sounds like you click something wrong.
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Time to sew rows my friends... that is the best part.. where it starts to come togetehr Plus having video directions.. and it's FREE?? yep... let's get sewing! Watch Kimberly demo Part #3..I love how when you cut the extra tips off they line up so nicely.. Next I'll give you a few tips that I discovered..and a use for any extras you might have that don't make it into the final quilt! These are my test units and I LOVE THEM, but they didn't go into the quilt... so i thought.. what can I do with them? First.. audition... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
Pat i gave you a link to a FULL tutorial.. not sure why that didn't help? http://blog.patsloan.com/pat-sloan-how-to-share-a-photo-tutorial.html
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A few years ago I did a sampler sew along called the Sugar Block Club with my friend Amy Gibson, it was a blast! She does really interesting blocks and I had a great time.. it was.. a .. few.. yrs.. ago... fast forward.... My quilt top as been at the PinkPaw Studio 'Spa' waiting for me to say 'yes' quilt it! Cindy and Dennis did an amazing job and it came back the other day...ummm... few weeks ago... I'm feeling the need to finish it as I love it so much! I am OFFICIALLY, because i don't do anything... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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FIRST the weekend sale has some great deals... These are my favorites!. The AMAZING Flag kit is 45% off HERE! .and the beautiful Blue and yellow is 40% off HERE ALL discounted Kits HERE . Notions at super Discount HERE, Also Thread. blades & batting or grab a cute travel iron!. Fabric on sale HERE . Go do a bit of shopping then come back and make the next section.. I'll be here! My Hometown Charm sew along is a unit every other week.. this allows us to step out of your busy life, pick a section of a quilt... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Splendid Sampler™ Block 38 is designed by the Amazing Pam Vieira-McGinnis, usually known as Pam Kitty Morning! Pam has been sewing since she was a small child. I did a bit of hand sewing (self taught) then didn't take it up again until highschool home-ec class. And quilts? I never heard of them until I was an adult. This means I had a lot of catching up to do when I became mildly... massively obsessed with making quilts. I wanted to know all the history, and see all the old quilts, it's my favorite part! Pam fashioned her block after... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
Roxanna I still have a row to do on the back side, then make it large enough.. it's 2 sided. I know I need to get it out.. wishing i had 2 design walls!
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So two things happened... I'm getting over a cold, that means my brain power is not quite what it normally is.. ha! To compensate for that lack of mental capacity today, I got out my Boden blocks to decide exactly how big I should make this quilt. I have 5 blocks that are be 16" finished So I could make it a lap size, or go BIG for a bed. While contemplation this, and blowing my nose, I looked at my process for making this quilt. What I've been doing is making a few HST units, then laying them out... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 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 Linda Thielfoldt, Annabel Wrigley, Amy Smart and Nicole Young Linda Thielfoldt of The Quilted Goose is an award winning quilter, a contributor to American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, and her newest release for us to enjoy is her book 'On my Way to Baltimore'. You know that Baltimore Album quilts and those inspired by the antiques beauties are my all time fabrics. Linda's fresh take is spectacular and she... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Splendid Sampler™ Block 30 is designed by my good friend Amy Ellis, and it's exactly Amy's style! Simple with options. As I make my blocks, I think about the designers story. Do I have a similar one, or does their story take me on another path? Amy said about her block " I’m a big fan of quilts and quilt blocks that look more complicated than they actually are. Taking beautiful pieces of fabric and sewing them together in a way that creates movement and depth within a quilt is always rewarding. Having a secondary design element is even more... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Block 5 of our Charity project 'Crossroads' is the beautiful Friendship block, my favorite theme! The 5th block is called 'Intersection'. The Theme this year, Crossroads, is a reflective. I love that about a project. Where each month i take a moment to think about thing. Listen to Joanna, who designed the quilt, talk with Kimberly Jolly of the Fat Quarter shop about what Instersections have happened in her life that changed the course of what she did. Then the 2nd half of the video they show you how you can make the block . I want to share an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I love the 15th of the month! Time to reveal the Aurifil Designer and the monthly Block challenge. Jacquelynne Steves and I are kindred spirits. We both applique, love embroidery and want to show you as many options as possible so you find the fit that works for you! PLUS her block is inspired by Holland, and you know how I LOVE Holland!! Go ahead and DOWNLOAD the pattern at the interview.. but come back! I switched up my block colors so much it's hard to tell it's the same exact block as Jacquelynne's! I decided to do the center... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Tomorrow is the June Aurifil Designer of the month interview and Challenge block I'm getting the May block finished but have a question for you... not all the flying geese are done yet, but you can see at the top what it will look like. What Center fabric would you go with? A dark center.. floral or words The center the same as the middle (which was like Amy's) A Peach center with flowers or more peachy with the print. Or word print which has some others colors in it. Get the past block links and see mine at my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 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 Chris Hoover, Dr. Ariel Plotek, Susan Nelson, and Elizabeth Dackson Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs makes fun quilts that look more intricate than they are. And she going to tell us how she uses some rulers you might already own! http://www.whirligigdesigns.com/ It's very exciting when Quilts are showcased in a museum. The San Diego Museum of Art has a display of quilts from the collection of Pilgrim & Roy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Now the FUN begins, sewing up the units!!! Plus having video directions.. and it's FREE?? yep... let's get sewing! Watch Kimberly demo Part #2.. there are a LOT of great tips in here so watch it all the way through. Next I'll give you a few tips that I discovered.. The best part of these rulers are how simple they are to use. Kimberly explains how to line it up and i found I can put that bottom right as FAR over as humanly possible ... Then when you cut the triangle your rotary cutter goes right into that custom... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I was sorting things and found a bag of squares ready to sew for HST. These were left over from a project, so they are perfect for using as a start and stop for chain piecing other projects. But there is a problem This whole stack was cut 1/2 shorter than the rest. I now remember that happening as I cut 2 strips 4.5" instead of 5"... bleh! My idea had been to make a red and white with just HST.. play around with the layouts.. etc... which I still will do but that stack of smaller squares is quite... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Barbara the lower one is longer so you'll trim it off at the top. Hope that helps!
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I am working on projects today, but I made sure to check out the great deals on classes, and want to share some of my favorites with you! All the classes are on sale this weekend, woohoo! time to pick up that class you were wanting to try. The BEST thing about the classes are that you can find what you need to know, and then watch that part over and over. Each class has projects and techniques and are chock full of tips. I did a recap of all the classes given by our Splendid Sampler™ Designers and wanted... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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My Hometown Charm sew along is a unit every other week, .... I LOVE to make a quilts with others, to sew along and share as we go. It so great to see your versions of my designs!. AND it's motivating to know that we are sewing as a club.. fun fun fun! My Sew Alongs are designed to let you step out of your busy life, pick a section of a quilt and accomplish JUST that one piece. It's a GREAT feeling to select just a single unit to make with no expectation that more HAS to be done... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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We are on final for a completed Farmer's Market Quilt! How have you been doing? Are you done? have some blocks made? want to finish up soon? Time to dig deep and get your project sew up! The next bock is the Posies! I want to tell you about the first flower I purchased myself. When I was in Highschool I lived in Brussels and the Grand Place has a market on summer weekends. I decided that i wanted to grow flowers. I walked to the Tram, Took the tram all the way downtown (a tram is a trolley) and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog