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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!
Recent Activity
Ready for my second 2015 Quilt Challenge? Most of my challenges this year will involve using up your STASH.. this is a GOOD thing right? Because then you have more ROOM for new things.. like my fabric... wink! The last challenge was called 'Hip to be Square'... I'm taking you from square to strips this time with my 'String Bean' challenge! So why the name? As I am typing this it's snowing, and this is a variation of a logcabin block in a quilt I made that is LONG and SKINNY... so I thought String Bean was a fun way... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Use http://www.picmonkey.com/ to resize And the blocks are all here .. link is IN this post too.. http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/2015-vacation-time-mystery-bom.htm
Sometimes you need to help out a friend, know what I mean? My buddy Stephanie was destashing.. and she has ADORABLE things.. like.. REALLY adorable.. so I decided to help her out, because I'm a GREAT friend like that.. wink! Stephanie has a GREAT eye for color combos. Look at this amazing bundle.. well it was TWO bundles, but whose counting? Let me show you what I got ... above is awesome rick rack, and a bias tape trimmed with teeny lace edge.. adorable! And corduroy! It's not your 5 yr olds is it? yes.. that lime really that.. mmmm.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Error: Please contact the site admin. ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe Pat Sloan chats with Krista Hennebury, Sue Reich, and Cindy Taylor Oates! And the END are links to a FREE pattern from EACH of my guests! Most of us love to sew with friends, be it at a bee, or a retreat. When I read the intro to Krista Hennebury's book 'Make it Take it' I saw that she has been running retreats for quilters for 10 years! I thought it would be fun to learn about retreats from an expert and chat about her book... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
Pat Sloan chats with Krista Hennebury, Sue Reich, and Cindy Taylor Oates! And the END are links to a FREE pattern from EACH of my guests! Most of us love to sew with friends, be it at a bee, or a retreat. When I read the intro to Krista Hennebury's... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
this is the link for The Sweet Life Kits http://www.homesteadhearth.com/shop/About-to-Arrive/Pat-Sloans-Sweet-Life-Sewalong-Kit--Supplies.htm
Let's see how many different fabrics can be done with 'Surf's Up!'... so many options for your blocks.. it's EXCITING for me to see my project done 'Your Way'! article continues below ad Time to share your MARCH 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... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Jennifer thank you for the sweet note!
So glad you do!
Block 3 of my FREE Block of the Month is waiting for you to make it! A stroll down the beach is what vacation is ALL about. Growing up near the water seems to have come full circle back into my life with Vacation Time! Block 3 is the SAME fabrics for my Aqua and my Navy quilts... scroll down to see all three blocks together! We all find different ways to relax and restore ourselves. I like to take time to get way to the ocean. Usually aboard a floating hotel.. wink! This was taken during my last trip,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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So many of you want to learn to do a t-shirt quilt that I have reviewed this craftsy class by Winnie Fleming. She is a great instructor and you will learn a ton about how to turn your t-shirts into extraordinary memory quilts. Cutting the Logo - how to handle those special parts that we really don't want to mess up. There are amazing tips on how to think about these parts to combine them in the most effective way. Handling the shirts - From cutting, to stabilizing, to sizing the blocks we are given step by step directions. Have... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
So glad you enjoyed my round up!
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2015 on Pat Sloan: Pattern Round Up at Pat Sloan's Blog
Big hugs Margie
Penny the thread is NOT sold separate for this, it's a limited edition kit
Fantastic.. right?
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2015 on Pat Sloan: Art is amazing at Pat Sloan's Blog
Amy Ellis has a new book called 'Think BIG' ... Quilts... Runner... and Pillows from 18" blocks. When she invited me to review the book and come on her tour I said yes! I LOVE big blocks and what's even better is I love Amy! This is a very clever book.. let me tell you about it. Her book has each quilt in FIVE sizes, which makes it so useful. How often do you find a quilt you want to make and it's not the right size? She has taken all the guess work out of changing the size and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Error: Please contact the site admin. ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe Pat Sloan chats with Sara Lawson, Roseann Kermes and Valori Wells! And the END are links to a FREE pattern from EACH of my guests! Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness is a bag making expert! She give us some great tips for adding hardware to your project... some that I didn't realize were so easy! Below is a link to a free pattern for small bag above. sewsweetness.com Have you ever wondered about hiring speakers and teachers for your event? Roseann and I give you tips... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Pat Sloan chats with Sara Lawson, Roseann Kermes and Valori Wells! And the END are links to a FREE pattern from EACH of my guests! Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness is a bag making expert! She give us some great tips for adding hardware to your project... some that I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
Diane make my 'Stitched' with the jelly roll! http://blog.patsloan.com/2014/10/pat-sloan-stitched-the-fall-version.html
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Sometimes we need a bit of retail therapy, right? I spotted these at Craftsy ** IF YOU ARE reading this your EMAIL NOTICE... click the BANNER and come to my site to see ALL the photo and get the links! ** subscribe to my articles by clicking HERE I am In LOVE with Moda's Summer Breeze... the classic blue and yellow is so beautiful, don't you think? Buy the Fat Quarter bundle HERE Lakeside Gatherings is a Moda line with a classic blue/white/grey with a touch of yellow.. and nautical! My friend Lisa is the designer. You can pick up... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I am always amazed and INSPIRED by the art of others. Joy Pitts, from Nottingham, UK, is a gifted artist. She turns thousands of unwanted clothing labels into delightful art! She collects labels from charity shops and then turns them into beautiful pictures. See more, with detailed photos, at this article, they are incredible! article continues below ad Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I'm always excited to create a new Aurifil thread kit, and my Candy Dish is a new Limited Edition kit! ** IF YOU ARE reading this your EMAIL NOTICE... click the BANNER and come to my site to see ALL the photo and get the links! ** subscribe to my articles by clicking HERE I have these adorable little mini charm packs.. a stack of 2.5" squares of the whole line! So what do we make with these? I played around and thought the minis could be sewn 2 x 2 to create fun blades for a dresden plate. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I was chatted with several quilters recently about quilt kits, we love them! Even if we adore the process of selecting fabric, having a kit that we LOVE is instant gratification .. right? Open it and sew! I selected a few of MY favorites.. and then a link to all the kits available.. take a look ** IF YOU ARE reading this your EMAIL NOTICE... click the BANNER and come to my site to see ALL the photo and get the links! ** subscribe to my articles by clicking HERE I found a few kits that I think are amazing..... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I want to tell you a bit about how my quilt along for 'The Sweet Life' is going to run! ** 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! ** subscribe to my articles by clicking HERE My amazing friends at Homestead Hearth have been providing kits for my quilts for many years. They are true experts at kit making! I asked them to put together a kit for my quilt The Sweet Life, using my fabrics by the same name! There... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Pat Sloan's Blog
The free bag pattern link is right under the photo of the bag