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November 18, 2017
Trim the Tree with the Button Club & my Free Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Finally it's here, the Christmas buttons!! I' can't wait for you to see them and make my mini quilt to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club! 

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The Christmas Button collection has a stocking and wreath, lights, a wee tiny bird and a coffee cup just for me!

I am using Aurifil floss and they look amazing in my granny's white poinsettia bowl, which chocolates, have to have chocolates.

I'm using Berry Merry fabric, LOVE it!

Pat sloan coffee button

This job needed a iced Americano with a splash of soy to finish it off

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November 17, 2017
it's almost a wrap.. + I have a Spelling Bee PLAN!! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Two updates today, because I got an idea for my Spelling bee quilt!! But first... It's ALMOST a wrap on the Charity quilt along for 2017.  Block #11 with just block 12 to finish up.

I  joined the Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics to sew to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation! For each block, we encourage you to donate just $5 for the use of each pattern! Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will match up to $20,000 of the donations raised, a goal we reached and hope to continue to raise more through the end of the ...

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November 16, 2017
Time to Enter + The 2018 Mystery BOM theme sneak peek! from Pat Sloan's Blog


My fourth yearly Mystery Block of the Month is done and it's time to wrap up this really fun Children's Library quilt along with a show of finished quilts!
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With my Quilt is back from 'The Spa' where Cindy & Dennis did a fantastic job (like always!)  I enjoyed seeing all the unique design they did in each block. They put a spiral in the settings blocks and then straight lines for the sashing. I put on red binding and she is done!

At the end of this article is the Quilt Show where you can share Your gorgeous ...

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November 15, 2017
Aurifil Block Challenge, Block 11 by Heather Givans - Enter your block! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Block #11 for 2017 is from the talented Heather Givans. She is a talented designer and also has a fun quilt shops!  Our Aurifiil Designer challenge theme this year is the rainbow of colors found in the color wheel. Each designer is assigned a color going around the wheel and November is Green.

Block and thread

Since I'm designing & setting the final Designer block quilt, that means I get to see ALL the blocks in person and Heather's is amazing! I LOVE the teeny little flying geese.  But if that is not your jam, I ...

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All In A Row Again Tour + Prizes.. LOTS of prizes! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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When the awesome team at Martingale books & Moda fabrics asks if I'd like to join them to support a charity, I say YES!  Not only do the designers and the publishing team have a LOT of fun working together, we create amazing collaboration books with Moda that support a charity. For this book it's  Give Kids The World

Pat Sloan all in a row tour day

The tour is Nov 4 to Nov 24 and there are LOADS of fun websites to visit and prizes .. lots of prizes!

My row is the camper, or really 'glamper' on the cover. Because I think 'camping' is the Hampton ...

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November 14, 2017
Tiny quilts, Fancy Stitches and the joys of teaching plus my Weekly deal! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Kathy Tracy, Nancy Scott, and Janice Vaine Chat with Pat!

WEEKLY DEAL at the end!

SHOW #358 Talk Show with Pat Sloan

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 358 kathy tracy

Kathy Tracy has a love of quilts and reproduction fabrics are her paint. She always adds in a bit of history to her quilt patterns and books, which is an awesome connection to the past. We are going to ...

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November 12, 2017
Blackbird Quilt Episode #81 from Hobbies Up To Here

Welcome back to Hobbies Up To Here!! In this episode we sit down and share the life and process of The Beatles quilt! It’s gone by many names (all Beatles titles) and it’s currently being called The Blackbird Quilt. No matter how it has been known, it’s now got a reputation that precedes it. And … Continue reading Blackbird Quilt Episode #81

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November 9, 2017
Meet the 2018 Designer of the Month team! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I’m excited for you to meet the 2018 Design team! So are you ready to meet new designers and see amazing designs?  Are you ready for the next fun Aurifil Designer monthly challenge?

Great! Let’s get to know our 2018 team!

This is my 9th year running the Designer of the Month program for Aurifil and I don’t know who has more fun, me or the designers! I love a great story and interviewing the design team each month is a highlight for me. I also select the theme for the ...

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November 8, 2017
Is Starch Bad for Quilts? Podcast Episode #34 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I'm weighing in on another Great Quilting Debate - is starch bad for fabric and quilts? Listen to my take on this hotbed issue in this new podcast episode:


You can also watch the podcast and my progress painting over my ruined button mosaic here:


It's been a wonderful week and I want to start by saying thank you so very much for supporting our new book Explore Walking Foot Quilting with Leah Day. The response has been tremendous and wildly exceeded both Josh and my expectations!

The preorder for this new book will ...

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Guest Designer Podcast with Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs from Patchwork Posse

Cheryl and I haven’t met in person, but it was a serious joy to chat quilting with her.  She is one smart cookie and her designs are fun and fresh.  I find that she has a modern feel to her designs but they also are very patchwork based…..perfect for someone looking to explore that area a little bit but without a lot of fuss and background space.

Every year she hosts a quilt along on her blog and she is currently looking forward to her book being out in early February of 2018.

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About Cheryl-  I am an ...

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November 6, 2017
Quilt as You go, scraps & fun projects + my favorite storage cart deal! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Jera Brandvig, Victoria Gertenbach, and Melissa Mortenson Chat with Pat!

WEEKLY DEAL at the end!

SHOW #357 Talk Show with Pat Sloan

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American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 357 Jera Brandvig

The talented Jera Brandvig of Quilting in the rain is a fabric designer and author. She love quilt as you go and her new book is wonderful and full of tips! We are going to talk about color ...

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Do you want to quilt your own quilt as a sew along? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I have been thinking about this for a LONG time.. so here we go!

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DO YOU WANT To Quilt your own Quilt?

I think it will be fun to do a sew along to quilt our Grandma's Kitchen..

LET ME KNOW in the comments if you Want to do this with me!

**What you NEED**

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November 5, 2017
Back In The Saddle Episode #80 from Hobbies Up To Here

And we’re back! We’ve missed podcasting and after two months of an unplanned hiatus, we’re sitting and chatting again about our lives and all our crafty projects. We’ve got projects galore on Dori’s craft table and I’m still battling my way through a few UFOs and WIPs. Check out our Instagram feed for updated pictures … Continue reading Back In The Saddle Episode #80

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November 3, 2017
Sew Sampler finds + A Fabulous Friday Giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I really love the fabrics in my Sew Sampler this month, and the exclusive project is really cool!  

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I was thrilled with the Tula Pink fabrics this month, plus you get a discount code for her tools. nice!

Have you ever tried the Poke-a-dots?  They are stick on's for your finger for doing binding or applique to save your finger from getting a hole

Containers are my favorite things, this one is great with just the right amount of items. I think it's a perfect gift!

Get the Goodies!

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November 1, 2017
How can it be.... from Pat Sloan's Blog

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How can it be November 1, do we all say this? November is my favorite month of the year. With the change of seasons, crisp air, Thanksgiving and my Birthday towards the end, I love it! 

I had an encore radio show week as I was at the trade show, new talk show next week!

Pat Sloan birthday block quilt button

I like to have Goals.. big ones, small ones. 

Work goals and personal goals.

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1 Goal is to Finish My Birthday Quilt. 

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Pat sloan birthday quilt aug 8 2014 pic 12

I have gorgeous blocks and so many there is a full top

and a back almost full of ...

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October 28, 2017
Pat Sloan: How to make Scrappy Quilt Binding from Pat Sloan's Blog

We are having a super lively discussion OVER HERE and how to make scrappy Quilt binding came up. I so happen to be finishing a UFO with scrappy quilt binding.. so I thought I'd share what I do!

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I am doing single binding, straight of grain, cut 1.5" wide. BUT you can do this with any width binding. 

I am using random lengths. I do happen to have more of the paisley fabric. So I have cut that into chunks so they will be set every other one with the other fabrics. I don't want a ...

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October 23, 2017
Meet the owner of Riley Blake fabrics, hear an amazing story + a pretty great rolling cart deal! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Cindy Cloward, Kathy Flowers & my Q&A on Chat with Pat!

WEEKLY DEAL at the end!

SHOW #356 Talk Show with Pat Sloan

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 356 Cindy Cloward

Cindy and Bret Cloward are the owners and amazing team to bring us Riley Blake Fabrics. Starting just about 10 years ago, they have a diverse selection of fabric style and share wonderful technique and process videos ...

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October 21, 2017
Charity Sew Along Block #10 & Sewing Bee idea! from Pat Sloan's Blog

After this block for the Charity sew along there are only two more! I'll do a 'reveal' of my whole quilt next month. And today I also have the Spelling Bee post.

Pat Sloan Patchwork Charity block 10pic1
 
The Fat Quarter's shop quilt is so beautiful... soft and pretty. 
Block #10 is 'Country Roads'  and mine are made with My fabric and a navy solid 

I  hope you will join me, the Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics as we sew this darling quilt to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation! For each block, we encourage you to donate just $5 for the use of each ...

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October 20, 2017
Fall Leaves with the Button Club & my Free Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I had loved designing with vintage looking fall fabrics this month for my mini quilt to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club! 

Pat Sloan Oct Button free fall leaf pattern

The fall Button collection has darling pumpkins, a chunky acorn, cute sunflower, and an OWL!! I love owls! 

The classic leave blocks is really fun and fast to make, now I want a whole quilt of leaves.

I'm posting the pattern PRIOR to the buttons arriving from the club, that way you are ready to just stitch them down when you find them in your mailbox.

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Each month I'm using a layer cake ...

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October 19, 2017
Fabulous Friday... On a Thursday Giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I have another project on the calendar for Friday, so my Fabulous Friday Giveaway is on Thursday!  I am hosting TWO giveaways each month, because life is more fun this way!  This time I've partnered with one of my talk show guests and I am delighted with this prize, it's SO COOL!!!

Pat Sloan Yucata 2

I love meeting and getting to know people who are passionate about making quilts. I found that in Patricia Belyea of okanarts. Patricia opens her about page with this “Every quilt is a gift to the world. For the maker, it ...

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