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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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My super good friend Michele Foster of the Quilting Gallery is the August Aurifil Designer! I AM THRILLED to interview her and adore her block! You might need a tissue for the story behind it. I decided to adjust my outer border due to the limited colors I'm using and placement so far. My outer borders, Letter 'J' in the pattern, are done as follows. I cut 8 cream rectangles 2" x 4 1/4" I cut 4 green squares 2" x 2" Sewed 4 borders alternating cream and green Rest is the same! Sew Slow and you will do JUST... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Each month during Globetrotting I've shared a city. And when I say 'Globe' I mean GLOBE! This month we head to Europe... You knew this was coming didn't you? Paris France, what woman wouldn't put Paris on her travel agenda? I have been to Paris twice, both times I was a teenage girl living in Belgium. I took the train from Brussels to Paris with my girlfriends. The first time was very magical. I went with 3 other girls and we had a hotel for 2 nights. We walked the city, I bought a scarf that I still have somewhere.... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
TRUE CONFESSIONS... When I'm on travel to teach at your guilds and shops I am not able to get in much sewing. I take along a project but I don't usually sew on it much. I'm now home for a few days before I leave to Ohio to teach. I decided that I am going to get in my 10 minutes a day for the rest of the month.. THEN see if I can do it for EVERY day in August. What do you think? In August I'm home more, so that will be perfect for getting my 10 minutes... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior podcasts! Sometimes we read something, learn something, hear some one speak on a topic that I like to call 'right place, right time'. When I invited Joan Ford on the show 6-10-13 it was at the exact time that my interest in 'taming' my scraps came about. Her way of thinking was at 'ah-ha' moment for me. Joan is back today to talk in more detail about scraps.. something we all have! hummingbird-highway.com Author, fabric designer and quiltmaker Karen Combs creates quilts that are masters of illusion. But easy... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior podcasts! Sometimes we read something, learn something, hear some one speak on a topic that I like to call 'right place, right time'. When I invited Joan Ford on the show 6-10-13 it was at the exact time that... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
Are you a digital book person? I've written 30 books, many are now out of print, which is how it works for quilt books. But I still have many that can be purchased as digital books from my publisher! CLICK HERE to see all my books that you can get as digital copies. Tell me, do you LIKE Digital books? Digital Patterns? CLICK HERE for my Digital pattern store, many more will be coming in August! post continues below ad Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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CLICK HERE to read my latest Newsletter Online Be sure you have signed up for your own copy at my right side bar, under my photo! downton abbey winner Magazine 1 went to Sue G. who wrote "I'm loving the costumes- the rich silks, the tiny buttons, all of the beautiful details that our modern clothes don't have. And the jewelry they wear with the clothes. And the hats! And the beautiful outdoor scenes of the English countryside! And Maggie Smith!! I'm a big fan. :)I'm loving the costumes- the rich silks, the tiny buttons, all of the beautiful details... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
My friend Gina has an amazing business. She does digital embroidery designs and she helps people to earn a living.. When I was in Abilene TX Gina came to my workshop, as this is her guild, so exciting to be in HER home town! She brought me one of the wood block stamps that she manufacturers and sells. The one she selected for me is the spool block, and it's BEAUTIFUL! CLICK HERE if you would like one email Gina if you don't see what you are looking for CLICK HERE to Listen to Gina tell us about the story... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
I had a huge debate with my friends on the wisdom of an icecream holder - some of them liked the idea as their hands get cold, others wanted their hands to get cold so it might stop them from eating the whole thing. What do you think? http://byanniecom.blogspot.com/2014/06/just-desserts-pint-sized-ice-cream-case.html a very clever binding technique http://www.52quilts.com/2012/05/tuesday-tutorial-susies-magic-binding.html I adore this flag quilt! Everything about it is wonderful and I really light the lighter red/white/blue. http://cornbreadandbeansquilting.wordpress.com/category/parade-day-sew-along/ A perfect project to make for those kids going to college next month! http://imaginegnats.com/everything-body-pillow-case-tutorial/ Violet craft watercolor http://content.janome.com/index.cfm/ProjectCenter/Project_Detail/Watercolor_Heart_Block This is such a sweet summer sail boat wallhanging.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
LIFE with PAT ... my road trip to teach in Texas was a blast! Gregg and I have so much fun seeing the country and meeting people. During the trips I share a lot of photos at Facebook and Instagram ... here is a little recap! The first day was a drive south for the prettiest drive in Virginia! This included an ice-cream stop where they served up the most perfect cone I've EVER seen.. right? I couldn't resist putting my 'name' on that travel trailer.. as there were many discussion about the NEED for one for these trips. Some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
This Camera fabric has been calling my name.. and calling and calling.. until finally I went and got a 1/2 a yard. It also comes in Black/white.. which I'm SURE I also need. We are a HUGE Camera Family. I take photos .. my dad, his wife, and husband have all been photographers for ever.. for fun, but they are all really good with a fancy camera. I'm learning that part, but as I share in my Life with Pat series.. awesome photography is a huge inspiration to me. Do you see the adorable stars in some of the lenses?... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior shows! The Editors of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine Have a FULL show of tips for you today! Listen ON YOUR COMPUTER or download the PODCAST after the show! The recording is available after 6pm eastern. ITUNES subscription available... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior shows! The Editors of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine Have a FULL show of tips for you today! Listen ON YOUR COMPUTER or download the PODCAST after the show! The recording is available after 6pm eastern. 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 below ad Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
The other day on my facebook group Heather shared a Thread cone hack... it is great!! Use a travel cup that is wide enough for the thread cone and feed the thread out the straw opening! Brilliant! She had spotted this tip online, tried it then shared with us! Someone else pointed out that you do need a cup that won't tip over. So other suggestions went on for using a coffee can, a canning jar, maybe an pasta jar when you are done with it. Any container that will stay upright! I LOVE my quilt along group, there is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Morning routines. I find morning routines interesting. I've been reading about them a bit as some people that write about the simpler way of life. And ones that remind me to enjoy what I'm doing not always zoom zoom right onto the next thing (my preferred work speed is about Mach 3). Somehow I found my way to a photographer's site. She had this really nice article on her morning ritual, her routine. http://cortneelorenbrown.com/creating-your-morning-ritual/ So that got me to thinking about how much my morning routine has changed over the years, I bet you have changed yours too. When my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Did you ever make miles and miles of binding..... because you didn't want to stop to figure out how much you needed? So you guess-timated and then added on a few extra strips? for good measure and because it totally sucks to not have enough yeah.. I thought you might have done that Me too So what do YOU do with the extra binding? Visit my Digital pattern store CLICK HERE post continues below ad Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I am asked often what is the deal with the thread weights? Luckily it's easy to understand and I have a video that explains it all! Four Thread weights. From the thinnest 50, to a bit thicker 40 to a nice 28wt up to the thick 12 wt, all the weights come in all the amazing Aurifil colors. CLICK HERE for my Youtube channel post continues below ad Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I have been in love with Star Quilts for a Very Long time... and I think most quilters have made a quilt with a star or two on it. My Stepping Stones is a go to for me... I have a zillion ways it can look and I plan another one very soon! CLICK HERE for my Stepping Stone Pattern This Free Quilt Pattern Round-up are quilts that I would love to make! I think many will be great in scrappy versions.. hello Scrap Bag these are calling you! super easy.. super fun… tutorial too! HIT SHARE to save this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Sometimes I'm asked to do a challenge. Maybe a full quilt, maybe a block. I find a challenge to be a super fun way to experiment and stretch my fabric choices.. or maybe not! Depends on the challenge doesn't it? I was asked to make a block to go into a quilt to be used as a fund raiser. I was given this fall fabric with the paint swatches. All thing i could not do was use pure white fabric. I could live with that.. not sure I even OWN pure white fabric. The swatches were pretty fun as they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Don't you LOVE the name? Makin it CUTE Tour! Brought to you by the Fat Quarter shop and my good friends Barb and Mary of 'Me and My Sister'. So what's it all about? Barb and Mary as the sisters behind the design company Me and My Sister. They are a very fun and creative duo! They came up with this 'Makin It Cute' idea!! Create adorable flowers with their templates and attach to just about everything! I am one of many stops on the tour hosted by Fat Quarter Shop. They challenged us to use a flower on a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I'm working out of town today and I am running a favorite encore show during the LIVE time slot. But you don't need to wait! CLICK HERE to listen on my player. Just scroll to Sept 10, 2012. Today is a perfect day to catch up on past shows! Downloaded... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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I'm working out of town today and I am running a favorite encore show during the LIVE time slot. But you don't need to wait! CLICK HERE to listen on my player. Just scroll to Sept 10, 2012. Today is a perfect day to catch up on past shows! Downloaded to your player and listen when you can. Did you know...... I have a lot of recorded shows before I worked with American Patchwork & Quilting magazine? CLICK HERE to listen or download those shows And it might be eaiser if you are looking for shows you missed, to download... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
I had several emails recently asking me how I do what I do. How do I run my quilt business, what's it like, how have things changed, do I like it... etc.. etc... Would you like to know a bit about my background? How I got started my design firm and how it works now? Read on! I have always wanted my own company. I remember thinking up businesses as a child. And in my first 'real' job, I was planning how to leave and start my own company. I was young, I didn't quite know what kind of company... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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As I see things, think of things, I'm sharing my Every Day Life, my WHOLE life in my "Live with Pat" articles. Recently on instagram and Facebook I've seen a lot of people with a heavy use of hashtags. You know.... where at the end of what they share it says..... #quilt #patchwork #iamsobusy #summer #blahblahblah What is the purpose of them? They allow you to search that keyword. The theory is that I want to see 'quilts' on Instagram so I search by #quilt. And anyone who used that has the post show up. They are to be funny.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
I'ts ROAD TRIP TIME! I'm on the road several times during the year.. ok.. it's more like a LOT of times during the year. This July and Sept I'll be traveling to visit quilters and I thought you might like to know a little bit about what it's like and what I share. I'm on my way to Texas as you read this (see the end). All these photos are from a trip this past March that I shared on Instagram and Facebook. I will also be posting them here for this trip! What happens on a road trip? I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog