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July 15, 2019
Free Aurifil Designer of the Month July Sew Along from Pat Sloan's Blog

Our July Aurifil Designer of the Month is the super talented Carl Hentsh!  

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This is my version of Carl's block. With our theme of Traditions, Carl based his design on a place. I had a lot of fun with his paper pieced block. See my tips below. 

Remember to make and enter your block at the Aurifil site for a chance to win a box of thread! 

My Interview and block are At the Aurifil Website, read and come back!

The fabric I'm working with

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July 11, 2019
Are you ready to make pumpkins? Witch's Night Out Block #1 from Pat Sloan's Blog

Here we go for a Fun Witch's Night Out Sew Along!

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I am making my Witch's Night Out with  the fabric in the book. I had the fabric sent in advance so I was ready to host this sew along.  Below I will show you which pieces I'd use from the starter and I'll make one pumpkin, not all of them, in the fabric from the starter.  Remember you need to add a bit more to the starter bundle, dig in your stash!

On my Project page I show you the block order. I'm mixing ...

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July 9, 2019
Free Merry Mini Sew Along Block #2 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Do you love Christmas in July? That means getting a project all done in time to use this winter!

If you’re joining me for the first time visiting for the Mini Quilt Christmas Quilt Along, I'm so excited you are here! I'm Pat, and I’ve been quilting 'online' since 1999!  I write quilt books, do videos and tutorials, host sew alongs, design fabric for Benartex, and share it all with my worldwide online neighborhood of quilters. Find out more about my sew alongs HERE and join my online neighborhood HERE

Block #2 is wonderful, are you ...

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July 1, 2019
FREE block #7 for Out of the World BOM from Pat Sloan's Blog

If you have not done it yet... 

Pat Sloan Out of this World block 7 button

For my Block #7 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the First Moon Walk, July 20th, 1969. Do those moons just make you SMILE?? They are perfect for the Moon Walk block, had to use them!

**CLICK HERE to Download at Free Quilt Patterns, read my article, then come back to watch the videos on Karen!

**Share a photo of your block #7  below by Aug 1, 2019 and I ...

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June 27, 2019
Winter Wonderland Block #2 and catch up with #1! from Pat Sloan's Blog

I'm in love with the fabric kit we have for Winter Wonderland's books cover quilt, the Sleigh Bell Sampler!

At the end I've included the sew along information on Witches night out and Summer Celebrate the Seasons 

Pat Sloan Sleigh Bell block pic 1

Block #2 is the Scotty dog and it's so darn cute!!  I have a few tips and a short video for making this block below. There is one section you need to be sure you don't have your pieces turned, rest is regular sew and flip!  

The ...

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June 25, 2019
Celebrate the Seasons Summer Edition Sew Along! from Pat Sloan's Blog

I'm a bit late getting our Summer Edition of my Celebrate the Seasons kicked off, sorry about that!

Pat Sloan Seasons Book tour

In the Spring we made the Tulip Quilt. For Summer it's smaller project option from my book.

Project Options:

  • Summer Sky - Pieced pillow or use bonus layout below for a table topper
  • Summer Nest - Mini quilt
  • Sail Away - boat mini quilt or use the bonus layout below for a table runner

Book Required - CLICK for 20% off

Make one of the project and enter a photo of the top by Sept 1.  

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I love this Summer Sky pillow!  I'm ...

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June 15, 2019
The FREE JUNE Aurifil Designer of the Month Block from Pat Sloan's Blog

Our June Aurifil Designer of the Month is the wonderful Annette Plog. If you have not meet her yet, you are in for a treat.  And if you like scrappy, you need to start following her!

Pat Sloan Aurifil DOM block 6

This is my version of Annette's block. Her block is really scrappy and wonderful!  And I love her family tradition that sparked her block, I need a tradition like that!  Today I have a family portrait of both  my 6 blocks and the Designer's 6 blocks. Plus my thoughts on fabric/color for my blocks. 

Remember to make and enter your block ...

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June 10, 2019
Christmas Fig Final Quilts! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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So many of you asked where to get the pattern for the Tisket Tasket baskets I made, they take 2 Fat Quarters and are so darling!

** BUY HERE where you can get a PDF or a print copy**

Article continues below these Amazon Goodies

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig red green quilt 4

The Christmas Fig Book Sew Along is done!

I was a crazy person and did both the red and green just like the book, and I did one in blue and cream. Both tops are done, the red/green is quilted by Cindy and Dennis Dickinson of Pink Paw Company and they will quilt the ...

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May 31, 2019
FREE Block #6 Out of This world! from Pat Sloan's Blog

If you have not done it yet... 

Pat Sloan Out of this World block 6 button

For my Block #6 I want to celebrate the many books about Space.

There are so many types of book, you'll find I focused on just 2 types. Research for the article I came across Stan Lee and had such fun learning about him. own below I share some links. 

**CLICK HERE to Download at Free Quilt Patterns, read my article, then come back to watch the videos ...

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May 25, 2019
Drum Roll please.... Christmas Fig Block #20! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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So many of you asked where to get the pattern for the Tisket Tasket baskets I made, they take 2 Fat Quarters and are so darling!

** BUY HERE where you can get a PDF or a print copy**

Article continues below these Amazon Goodies

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 20 pic 2

The Christmas Fig Book is Required

And.. Block #20 for the win!! All the blocks are done.  This has been so exciting to do!  I will do one more article when I get photos of both my quilts. Sometime later in June. 

I am doing the tips with Something Blue Fabric  as I make a ...

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May 3, 2019
Are you ready to quilt your Tulip Fest? Enter the Giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

On this gorgeous May day I'm so excited to have a new purple tulip wall hanging! I also have 2 videos for you on the quilting of it and some other tips.  This has been so fun to do!  

Pat sloan tulip fest done button

Do you remember my debate when we started? I made a few options when I announced the sew along  and needed to pick one to work on. I'm so happy I went with the 4 block tulip wall hanging from my 'Celebrate the Seasons' I was debating with myself and I'm happy this quilt won.  I have a ...

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May 2, 2019
Christmas Fig block 18 and 19 ... we are almost done! from Pat Sloan's Blog

** FIRST ** 

Februrary favorites american jane

There are still kits if you want them, just want to be sure you know that, wink!  Also the pattern

** BUY HERE **

Article continues below these Amazon Goodies

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 18 pic 2

The Christmas Fig Book is Required

We only have 3 blocks left, I have 18 & 19 ready so we'll do both today! My schedule is a bit crazy coming up so I'm trying to get Block 20 done soon too and we can move onto the next sew alongs!

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

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 18 pic 1

TIPS for Making the Blue ...

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April 19, 2019
Christmas Figs Sew Along Block #17 from Pat Sloan's Blog

** FIRST ** 

Februrary favorites american jane

I have fallen in LOVE with quilt from my good friend Sandy of American Jane!

There is the kit, pattern and her wonderful fabric line

** BUY HERE **

Article continues below these Amazon Goodies

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 17 pic 2


The Christmas Fig Book is Required

After this block there are 3 more to do in my Christmas Fig Sew Along!  I have another winter theme book sew along coming up, stay tuned for details

For each block I've got tips with Something Blue Fabric  as I make a 2nd quilt

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 17 pic 1


TIPS for Making the Blue version

  • I am using a darker contrast to the ...

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Tulips and TWO GREAT 20% off coupons for you! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Today I have My purple tulip top with a tip on auditioning  the stripe, and a Fantastic Site Wide 20% off coupon, if you were thinking of a die cut machine, this is the time to do it!  Let's get started...

Pat sloan gemini discount

I'm so excited to have this special offer of 20% off everything at Crafter's Companion with code PSLOAN at checkout! 

It is for the next 4 days, ends at midnight (eastern time) on Monday.  If you have wanted the Gemini Die cut machine and dies this is the time to do it.

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Do you have problems ...

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April 15, 2019
FREE beautiful Aurifil Designer of the Month block & the next Charity block! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Double the fun on the 15th, Aurifil day and Charity block day, So Let's get to it! 

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My Aurifil designer this month is the dynamic duo of Kristy Wolf and her daughter Shayla Wolf of Sassafras Lane!.

Did you make and enter your block yet this year? You should! this is the perfect one to start with and you might win a box of thread! 

My Interview and block are At the Aurifil Website, read and come back!

Pat Sloan Aurifil 2019 block 4 pic 1

I always select a different color group to make my blocks in and this year I'm having a blast with ...

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April 12, 2019
Tulipfest Sew Along - Gnomes and Tulips are darling! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Let's make TulipFest blocks this week!

But FIRST

Februrary favorites american jane

I have fallen in LOVE with this quilt from my good friend Sandy of American Jane! My kit arrived, I'm thinking I need to make the flag first.. or...maybe get one of the basket made as a "May Day" basket.. mmm. decisions decisions...

** BUY The pattern or Kit HERE **

Pat Sloan Tulipfest Sew along pic 2

I've made my 4 purple tulip blocks. I still think I'll do this one with just the 4, but I could change my mind, we quilters are like that!

This Weeks Assignment

  • If you are making the full ...

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April 5, 2019
TulipFest - Tips for Making blocks! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Let's make TulipFest blocks this week!

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I'm going for a 4 block purple quilt.  So this week I'll get at least another block done. I really do love the yellow and gingham so I'm keeping that to think on what to do!

I have tips on Sew and Flip and HST this week. 

If making the full quilt make 6 blocks this week. ...or start.. or do the table runner.. or the placemats.

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For the sew and flip I want to share with you how the amazing Frixon pen line will iron away. These pens are ...

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April 3, 2019
Christmas Figs Sew Along Block #16 a bit early! from Pat Sloan's Blog

** FIRST ** 

Februrary favorites american jane

I have fallen in LOVE with quilt from my good friend Sandy of American Jane!

There is the kit, pattern and her wonderful fabric line

** BUY HERE **

Article continues below these Amazon Goodies

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 16 pic 2


The Christmas Fig Book is Required

I'm doing this post easy as I have have some fun book tours on Fri & Saturday for you! And with Block #16 we are almost done, so I think we can do the next blocks a bit quicker and I've updated the schedule to every other week.  I've also started sewing my rows, I'll show you ...

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April 2, 2019
No FOOLING Charity Block #5 is ready & Block #4 of Out of this World! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Some people are SO good at April fools things.. me.. not so much.. so you might have lucked out as I'm not playing any tricks today.

There are 2 articles today, this is the Charity sewa along. And  there is also one later in the day for my FREE Block of the Month Out of This world. 

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Block #4 is Space Crazy!

When we love something we put it everyone!! Space is no different. I image it started during the 50s when the spac shows came out. You'll see my lunch box at the article.  From party themes ...

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March 30, 2019
TulipFest - Make a block! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Today for my TulipFest Sew Along it's time to make a block. 

Pat sloan seasons book tulip fest sew along

I just got my quilt back from my publisher and went outside to take this photo, just in time for today!

During this sew along you can make the quilt. Either this size, smaller or larger!

Pat sloan tulip runner

Or you can make a table runner.

I LOVE how this turned out and the quilting my friends Cindy & Dennis did for me is perfect. 

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Maybe you want to add some placemats?

They are one of my favorite things to make to change out the seasons!

Pat sloan tulip fest full

The main quilt has 3 ...

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