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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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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior shows! Jennifer Keltner and Jody Sanders chat about Stash RX and studio reorganization in this tip filled show! They recorded the show at the American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine office in Des Moines Iowa. Listen ON YOUR COMPUTER or... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior shows! Jennifer Keltner and Jody Sanders chat about Stash RX and studio reorganization in this tip filled show! They recorded the show at the American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine office in Des Moines Iowa. 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 yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
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It's time to make blocks! Hopefully you have bought the pattern (HERE) and have picked, repicked, mulled over... made a fabric selection. Remember I challenged you to FINALLY use that fabric you've been saving? The good stuff? Yes? Are you finally going to use it? The first version I'm making is with my new fabric line that I am showing to stores in May so they can order (CLICK HERE for the sneak peek) I'm making the block with MORE parts first That way they are done.. the second block goes faster! Here they are in Red and cream.. yes..... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Let's Talk Un-Finished Objects... UFOs Be honest.. do they cause you guilt? Like when you start a new project.. do the others give you a dirty look... make snide comments about how you like the NEW one better? Guilt It's not pretty. Let's be honest.. sometimes the reason we don't work on an older project (UFO) is that we are just not feeling it anymore.. Maybe you no longer love that fabric from the early 90s with the gold in it.. or maybe you've done 4 blocks and got it out of your system. So the poor pitiful thing is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I'm making a Never Enough Chocolate with my new fabric line showing in May at the trade show (SNEAK PEEK HERE).. and I am going to make one with some scraps too! And since I don't like to sew alone... The Sew Along Time line! (remember you can buy the pattern AND NOT sew along... but isn't it more fun to sew with friends?) April 18 - Apr 23 - Buy your pattern (HERE) and pick fabric Share your fabric at my Facebook Group, My Flickr Pool, or at my Online Quilt Bee Apr 24 - May 1 - Make... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I had several people ask if my pattern 'Never Enough Chocolate' can be done scrappy Well yes it can! There are many 5" squares and 2.5" squares So if you have left over charm squares. Leftover jelly roll strips. Or have been cutting scraps to these 2 sizes you are ready to roll! You will need an alternate fabric to set each block, I'd suggest one fabric if possible.. but scrappy that too if you are in the mood. The outside triangles are a bit bigger, but I bet you have some LARGE scraps.. right? Let's audition! Take some large... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Start sewing as soon as you can Tracy! yes It will continue to be on FB. i've already posted about it twice .. both pages.. and I'l be sharing here I only have paypal... you do not need to have a paypal account to use it. Just say you are using your own credit card it is NOT designed for a jelly roll.. those are BIG hst
Donna we start sewing now... the new fabric I'm showing is not out until the end of August. My fabric in the stores now is 'Bobbins and Bits'
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Time for a fun Sew Along using My 'Never Enough Chocolate' pattern! Do you have a favorite fabric that you really want to use, but just haven't yet? Not the right project, not sure, can't bare the thought of cutting into it (oh yeah.. been there!) I would like to challenge you to use that fabric in my Never Enough Chocolate Sew Along! I have made my pattern in many fabrics and here are four of the versions! You can see how different the quilt looks with different fabrics, yummy right? It's not a Sew along unless I ALSO sew!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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My NEW Digital Pattern Store is OPEN! CLICK HERE to go to the pattern page SCROLL DOWN for the Latest BLog Post Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
fixed the link, thanks everyone! Those containers come in different sizes too
Daynora there is no Amazon link, just a link to my store, i just tried the link and it works for me. .. are you on a phone or a tablet? http://www.patsloan.biz/product/pat-sloan-s-50-wt-perfect-box-of-neutrals-12-spools-of-aurifil-thread-pspbn5012
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I'm putting a section in my next book on thread and was doing a photo shoot of my samples and thought you might like a Quick Tip! I store my thread in these awesome containers and stack them on my shelf. I got them at Amazon. I have 6 shallow ones and 3 deep ones to hold LOTS Of thread! yummy right? Romanoff 5" Stowaway® Letter Box Red For this aqua fabric I selected sevearl threads to try. Pulling a single strand out I set all the spools to take a look at them. I like seeing several threads at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior shows! Amy Friend and I meet during some Therm-o-webs design team chats. Many of the designs for Therm-o-web are paper and mixed media artists. So whenever a I have a chance to chat with another quilt person on the team I'm excited! Amy is a designer, one of the founders of the SeaCoast Modern Quilt Guild and involved with the 'To Boston with Love' banner exhibit. http://duringquiettime.com/ Post on To Boston with Love http://duringquiettime.com/2013/05/to-boston-with-love-installation-complete.html Carla Crim of the Scientific Seamstress has a book called 'Essential Sewing Reference Tool'. You... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior shows! Amy Friend and I meet during some Therm-o-webs design team chats. Many of the designs for Therm-o-web are paper and mixed media artists. So whenever a I have a chance to chat with another quilt person on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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I couldn't stand it... at my Facebook group I shared some fabric for making a single Spring chick. And that pile of fabric has been sitting on my cutting table... looking so nice and spring like! So I did it! While I was working on other projects today I cut into my precious stash of Kate Spain fabric for the background. This blue and white is so fresh and clean! And yellow dots.. oh the dots!! A perfect chick right? The original pattern is a table runner, which gives you 3 places to find and use awesome chick fabric. But... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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thank you everyone for helping me figure out what the tree is! here is a wiki entry for the Magnolia Liliiflora http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_liliiflora
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The work I'm doing these few days is kind of fiddly... and I have to stay super focused to keep it all straight.. kind of like doing taxes.. only not so bad... Since the beginning of the year I've used a LOT of this And now I'm doing a Lot of this... taking photo step outs and having to mark everything just so ... So when I need a break... I go do this... WALK!!! yes... we FINALLY have spring... geezz it took it's sweet time getting here this year. My sympathies to those of you with snow on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I hope you don't get tired of hearing about my Scrap Happy ShooFly quilt! To say I love this quilt ALMOST as much as I love coffee is telling the truth! (you know I love coffee!) I am doing a lot of writing.. and when I'm doing a lot of writing my brain shifts gears and can pretty much either write.. or surf the internet.. yes.. that's how it works. But I WANT to sew and I find doing little bits of my shoofly blocks is the perfect solution! This is the last photo I took of all the blocks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Emily that was handmade hostess book. Show aired march 24 ... book was from Kelly Lee Creel .. here is the link, there is a link to the book at amazon under her photo http://www.creativetalknetwork.com/2014/03/pat-sloan-kristin-roylance-amanda-carestio-kelly-lee-creel-and-the-american-patchwork-quilting-edito.html
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I have had a lot of people asking me how I am keeping my scraps under control. They know I'm not big on having LOTS of scraps around. I have a small home and studio space so I have to work very smart. I can't keep lots of bins of scraps.. and honstly i don't want to. I love NEW FABRIC... so my scraps are little treasures.. but treasures that need to be USED. First I do not keep tons of scraps. I enjoy what Joan Ford told me, she only keeps so much then she makes quilts with it.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior shows! Heather Valentine is the voice behind the website The Sewing Loft Blog. She has loads of fun and informative tutorials for everything from Clothing to décor. I'm excited for you to meet her! http://thesewingloftblog.com/ Art Gallery Fabric Designer Bonnie Christine creates beautiful goods for us to use. She has a lovely blog where she writes about creating and simplifying .. I always feel refreshed after a visit (and want to try new things!) Bonnie is visiting with me to day and sharing a little insight into her creative... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior shows! Heather Valentine is the voice behind the website The Sewing Loft Blog. She has loads of fun and informative tutorials for everything from Clothing to décor. I'm excited for you to meet her! http://thesewingloftblog.com/ Art Gallery Fabric Designer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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Only about a month until I head out to the trade show to see all the quilt shop owners and share with them my next fabric line and patterns! Time to give you a peek at what's been going on here at Pat Sloan Quilt Camp! My new fabric line is called "One for you, One for Me'... it's what I said to my mom when I gave her flowers (or weeds) from the yard... did you do that too? The fabric is in Cottons and Batiks and works so well with my 'Eat Your Fruits and Veggies', and my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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