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February 4, 2019
UFO Busting for February - Tip #2 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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So you have spent the last month, few days, what seems like a lifetime.....

  • digging in boxes....
  • sorting through bags...
  • looking under the beds in the spare bedroom...
  • and some of you even got your family to bring boxes down from the attic or up from the basement! It is very brave to invovle 'the family'.. I applaud you! Unless of course you told them you were sorting your Christmas decorations, in that case you are VERY creative.. wink!

You have been reporting at my Internet group on how many projects you found, your categories.. or in some cases you ...

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February 2, 2019
Are you ready to sew along? + a deal on the lights I use in my studio from Pat Sloan's Blog

First let me tell you about my lights...

Pat Sloan Stella Light

Just this weekend, or until they are gone, the Fat Quarter shop has $25.00 off the Stella lights I use in my studio!

I have 3 of these and use them everyday. 

Features I love

  • When doing close up work, or by your machine, you can direct the light exactly as you need it. See the post shows you how flexible the arm is.
  • There are easy to use touch buttons on the base. you just tap to turn on, turn off.
  • You also just tap to change to one of ...

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February 1, 2019
Out of this World FREE Block #2 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Block #2 of "Out of this World"... My Space theme this month is....

Pat Sloan Out of This World block 2 Button

Block #2 is about the Space Show!

TV shows... The Jetsons, My Favorite Martian, how about Mork & Mindy? 

Then on the 'Big Screen' we have so many incredible shows, any Star Wars or Trekkies sewing along?

** LINK at the end...

Pat Sloan 2019 out of this world pic 2

There are still a JUST a few kits left, if you want to use the same fabric as I am. Links below to individual pieces if you just want to pick up a couple...

BUY A KIT.

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JUST IN!:

Once you ...

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January 28, 2019
what’s new our quilting neighborhood + a Giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

I had a fun fireside chat over the weekend and I want to be sure you had a chance to watch. That got me to thinking, I need a 'Just for Fun' giveaway too!  

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There are so many things that get shared online in my quilting neighborhood, I'm always afraid you'll miss something good! Here is a run down of what I don't want you to miss out on.

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I love all your Oh My Stars quilts ...

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Do you need some storage tips? from Pat Sloan's Blog

The Magazine Editors Takeover on my Podcast today!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 408 -- My favorite find at the end!

CLICK TO LISTEN at the station 

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 408 editors

A few times a year the amazing team of American Patchwork & quilting editors take over the podcast to share tips and insights. Like you and me, they are all quilters!

Reader Tips:

Editor Lindsay shares reader-submitted tips about storage ...

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January 25, 2019
Christmas Figs Sew Along Block #11 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Block #11 will show off a pretty piece of fabric with Birds in the Air

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The Christmas Fig Book is Required

The Red & Green is just like the quilt in the book.

I am doing the tips with Something Blue Fabric  as I make a 2nd quilt

Pat Sloan Christmas figs blue block 11 pic 1

TIPS for Making the Blue version

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January 24, 2019
Hello Luv! A new free table mat pattern from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Love is in the air.... 

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Can you feel it? 

A little Hug... sprinkles with hearts

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A stolen kiss.... 

Oh so warm.... 

Pat Sloan Hello Luv full pic 1

The January Button club from the Fat Quarter shop has these delightful buttons! I decided to go for a table mat to celebrate Valentines day.

Hugs and Kisses...  XOXO  ... one of my favorite ways to sign off.  And this darling Hello Sweetheart is perfect!

Pat Sloan hello luv mug rug bonus 2

You make the shapes with sew and flip.  I trimmed sewed those trimming to make 2" HST for finished 1.5" HST. 

Turned them into bonus mug rugs! I ...

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January 22, 2019
Have you got a question on color? from Pat Sloan's Blog

Guests Kerry Foster, Babara Cain, and Christopher Thompson join Pat for a chat!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 407 -- My WEEKLY DEAL the end, it's a great one!

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

Enjoy my Fireside chat with a recap of my show plus some goings on in Pat's Quilting Neighborhood! 

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American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 407 Kerry Foster

Kerry Foster of Penny Dog Patchwork is a self professed serial crafter, I ...

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January 20, 2019
My Dutch Treat And my New book! from Pat Sloan's Blog

FIRST.. so excited to share with you my news book that is coming soon!!! 

Pat Sloan Celebrate the Seaasons

I can FINALLY tell you about my "Celebrate the Seasons" book!

It's my 37th book and I can't wait for you to get a copy. I created a full book of quilts, pillows, table runners and mats to decorate for each season. They are fun and can be tailored to fit you beautiful home. 

You can see the quilts and Pre-order HERE. 

My New book ships in March and then the fun begins!

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Some of my books Projects for Spring and Summer

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And Fall ...

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January 18, 2019
What's your UFO Status? Mine is..... from Pat Sloan's Blog

Kicking off the 2019 Charity Sew along today that I do with The Fat Quarter shop & Moda Fabric. 

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I am joining the 2019 Charity sew along, I think it's my 5th year

Kimberly tells you about the project and Charity she selected this year.

This year’s charity quilt along will benefit Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas! The Fat Quarter shop is offering all of the patterns to make this quilt for free, they just ask that you donate $5 per pattern download to this amazing organization and 100% of the proceeds from the pattern downloads will be donated to ...

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January 15, 2019
FREE Aurifil Designer Block Challenge, 2019 Block #1 from Pat Sloan's Blog

I love starting the Aurifil Designer of the month each year! This is my 9th year hosting it. 

Aurifil Quilt Block (1)

Each year I pick a theme and give the designer a set of color criteria for their challenge block. Then I interview the monthly designer at the Aurifil  blog.

Our January designer is my friend Beverly McCullough of Flamingo Toes!  You got to know her during the book tour I did for her the other week. This is her block, isn't it gorgeous! 

And each month share your block at the Aurifil interview page to be in the running to win ...

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January 14, 2019
Do you have UFOs? you'll want to listen to week's show! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Guests Barbara Persing, Debbi MacInnis, Nancy Halvorsen, and Rosenn Kermes join Pat for a chat!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 406 -- My WEEKLY DEAL the end, it's a great one!

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

Enjoy my recap of my show plus some goings on in Pat's Quilting Neighborhood! 

PLUS LISTEN for TWO discounts!!!  

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 406 Barbara Persing

I first meet Barbara Persing over our love of Aurifil thread. I have always ...

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January 13, 2019
My Birthday Quilt is done! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I think the angels sang!

Pat sloan birthday top nov 2017 lrg

It took a little while to get from the last photo I shared of the top. 

Pat Sloan Birthday Quilt Done Jan 2019 pic 1

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To my finished quilt!

A few years ago I put a call out to quilters to make a block for me to put into a memory quilt. I called it my birthday quilt as I put the call out on my birthday.

I had very few guidelines

  • Mail me a block you made for me that was red, white, aqua with a splash of black
  • No size limit ...

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January 11, 2019
Christmas Figs Sew Along Block #10 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Block #10, time to build a forest, are you ready?

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The Christmas Fig Book is Required

The Red & Green is just like the quilt in the book.

I am doing the tips with Something Blue Fabric  as I make a 2nd quilt

Pat Sloan Christmas figs blue block 10 pic 2

TIPS for Making the Blue version

  • I tossed in an extra blue fabric again this time to make it scrappy.
  • I also used one less white, going with just 2
  • IMPORTANT - I cut just what is needed. I do not subcut as the book does because my fabric is not an exact ...

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January 7, 2019
Charity work, other uses for our thread, wool talk on my Podcast today! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Guests Kimberly Moos, Angela Smith, and Bonnie Sullivan join Pat for a chat!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 405 -- My WEEKLY DEAL the end, it's a great one!

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 405 Kimberly Moos

Kimberly Moos is the person behind Cottoncuts company. She has created a fun multi-faceted business with a very neat charity portion, subscriptions boxes, and she’ll tell us about a brand new feature too! And she ...

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January 4, 2019
UFO busting for 2019 ... are you ready? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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My 2019 Resolution is to do something with all the UFOs. 

Many times over the years I've done a series of posts on UFOs. I'll be bringing those back and freshen them up so that we can enjoy more of what we love to do without having guilt attached to it.

Today I have Step 1 for you.. which is my Step 1, funny how that works out perfectly for us!

Pat Sloan 2019 UFO busting 1 binding stack

You've heard me say that I have 800 quilts to put binding on.

That might be a wee exaggeration, but it sure FEELS like 800 when ...

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January 3, 2019
Are you ready for another of my Splendid blocks? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Today is another of my Splendid Sampler 2 blocks. And I have a bonus mini quilt layout of them and a photo of my blocks so far!

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This week there are 4 blocks for you to stitch up

I had this stripe (still available HERE) that seemed just perfect to add into my quilt. I'd used it for my bees on the Honey bee block. Now I wish I'd used it sooner, but..it's not in the mix!

Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler 1 to 37 blocks pic 1

Here are all my blocks. I'm sewing ...

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December 31, 2018
Out of This World FREE Block #1 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I am SO excited with my 2019 Block of the Month theme "Out of this World"!! Today is the day for Block #1..

Did you know this is my 6th year of designing, writing  and hosting a Free Mystery Block of the Month (BOM) for FreeQuiltPatterns.info.  If you are new to my sew alongs, read at the end to learn how this one works.

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Do you have a love of all things Space like I do?  

Did you watch the moon landings and get hooked? Do you work in the space industry? Do ...

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My 2019 Word of the year from Pat Sloan's Blog

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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(FREE pattern DOWNLOAD - My Splendid Sampler Bonus blocks)

On the first of the year I do things I want to be doing all year. Like quilting, exercising, travel, and today.. living my Word of the year. 

 *** My word last year was Make ***

So how did I feel about that word? Well since I consider myself a 'Maker' I LOVE that word very much.  I make a lot of things. But had I fallen off a bit on making joyfully.  For the joy of it. I make a lot for work. Which is fun, but also everything has ...

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December 28, 2018
A fun FREE small quilt to make! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I'm the last month of the Fat Quarter shops year of color bundles, and my bundle is, I'm sure you know.... 

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Red!! I was so excited when the color choices came out and I was able to select the red month, yeah! I have a project you can do super fast to enjoy the bundle. Also it's fabulous to add to your collection to enhance your red stack. Mine seems get used up so quickly. Red Fat Quarter Bundle

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Here they are .... so yummy!

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For my project I'm pairing the red with ...

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