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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!

Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler 2 Pat Star light

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,'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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January 1, 2019
Build – Day 1 from Terificreations's Weblog

Over the last few days I’ve been in my sewing room making four patches from Northcott Microchips, 2 1/2” squares, and piecing a quilt top using some Michael Miller 5” squares. I’m not quite sure yet what I’m doing with the four patches or the small quilt top but what I do know is that… Continue reading Build – Day 1

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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  If you are new to my sew alongs, read at the end to learn how this one works.

Pat Sloan Out of This World block 1 button

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

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

Pat Sloan FQS red banner

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

Pat Sloan FQS red 1

Here they are .... so yummy!

Pat Sloan FQS red 3

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

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December 14, 2018
A Nod to The East: Silkroad Fusion Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers!

If you have been following AGF for a while, you would know that we don't often focus on contrasting colors of black, red, and white in our collections. Well, we decided to do things a little different this time and this time, and bring them to center stage in our latest collection! Inspired by what you’d discover while traveling the trading route that connected The East to The West, AGF created its latest collection, “Silkroad Fusion.” This fabric line celebrates the emerging trend of Asian influences in textiles with designs from ancient techniques of brushwork that ...

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November 26, 2018
Practical and Easy Project PouchWe always need something to... from Living Water Quilter

Practical and Easy Project Pouch

We always need something to carry our “stuff”.  Recently, a fellow Fredericksburg Modern Guild member posted a cute vinyl project pouch. She used the free pattern by Kristina Brinkerhoff.  Find the pattern here.


I had fun making the pouch with some modifications in size and design. Instead of the 2-inch pieced fabric grid in her pattern, I choose to add ruler quilting to a 15-inches square piece of fabric.


Several Spin an Echo templates were used to create the above designs. The designs are surrounded by free hand free-motion quilting.


This was also an opportunity ...

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November 18, 2018
Behind the Scenes on my Antique Memories block + a Bonus Layout! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I'm so excited to tell you the story behind my Splendid Sampler 2 quilt block today.

Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler 2 Antique Memories pic 1

First the block!

It is a traditional log cabin in the Court House Step Setting.

Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler 2 Antique Memories pic 2  Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler 2 Antique Memories pic 3

Because it's an easy block, I decided to try out 2 colorways for my 100 block quilt. 

I really love the taupe, it's soothing and I could see a whole quilt like this. I've never done one in all taupe. You can see them together at the end and tell me which you would use!

The Design boards help ...

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2019 Mystery Project Announcements!! Are you ready for the fun? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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This post is FULL of things!

  • My 2019 Mystery BOM theme & Fabric
  • My First Weekly Mystery for 2019 Theme & Fabric
  • Let's Go Camping Quilt Show! Enter your quilt at the end to be in the running for a prize!

Pat Sloan Lets Go Camping top

I actually have the quilt quilted, but no binding on it yet.  I will get that done in December and take photos!

At the end, share your quilt (tops are ok!) so you are entered into my giveaway

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November 3, 2018
The story of our backyard transformation, DIY retaining wall, sprinklers, and sod from edeenut

It's been years since I've had a house to settle in and make some changes to. Our house we own in Riverside, California that we lived in for over nine years is now a rental. We moved to Orange county and rented for 3 years and now we are renting in Arizona. We have been pretty content with the way the rentals were set up design wise. But in December we get to move into our newly purchased house and I'm so giddy to be at the point where I can make changes. Paint, new flooring, new ...

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October 19, 2018
Dramatic Opulence: "Virtuosa" Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers,

Do any of you LOVE going to see plays or performances?!

It's such a fun event! Getting all dressed up in a nice outfit, entering the theater and taking a seat, waiting for those red curtains to lift up and for the show to begin! From the introduction of the characters to hearing their stories be told through action or songs, the lightning, the set design, the costumes, and overall mood is just incredible, especially from a production point of view! Theater reminds us to be in the present and to be fully immersed in what's ...

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October 11, 2018
Fabulous Fabric Series - Kitties & a Jelly Roll Quilt from Pat Sloan's Blog

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My 'Fabulous Fabric' series continues with Halloween fabric in another few designs of mine, lets start with kitties!

Pat Sloan Halloween Kitties pic 4

I want to show you how to use that fabric you love.  Instead of putting it on a shelf, get out patterns and make up things! I love making simple fast projects to showcase these cute bundle, so I can enjoy the fabric in a quilt. 

Today is

  • Tips on Kitty making
  • A bonus layout of multiple kitties
  • And my 'Go To' Jelly roll' pattern at the end!

Pat Sloan Halloween Kitties pic 1

I applique using Heat n Bond lite to do my raw edge fusible applique ...

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October 10, 2018
Barely Controlled Chaos from Becca's Crazy Projects

Anyone that has been in my sewing space knows that some parts of the space are neat and tidy. Others, are piles of barely controlled chaos. This is what my cutting table looked like on Saturday morning. No room to get anything done. I had to tidy just so I could get started.
The serger was still set up from my last project. Complete with a pile trimmings.
During the week I made these somewhat lumpy arm warmers using leftover fabric from last week's Halloween project. I haven't given up on arm warmers. I just don't think ...

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October 6, 2018
Friday Fives, favorite fabrics memes from edeenut

Fabric is one of my favorite things ever! There are so many memes that make me laugh out loud literally because I can totally relate. Do these make you think I'm crazy or are you just as crazy as I am? The bottom two me laugh especially because my husband is the same way!
Enjoy my five funny fabric memes.

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October 3, 2018
Fabulous Fabric Series - My Halloween Boden w/videos! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I'm kicking off my new series 'Fabulous Fabric' with Halloween fabric. We all find fabric we love, then we have to figure out a project to make. I love making simple fast projects to showcase a cute bundle, so I can enjoy the fabric in a quilt. 

Pat Sloan Fabulous Fabric Series Halloween Boden

For my first Fabulous Fabric I selected a Halloween fabric line and bought the following

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Introducing AGF Curated Bundles! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers!

Happy October! This month is my absolute FAVORITE month since it's officially fall and Halloween is SOON!

To make this amazing month EVEN MORE EXCITING, here at AGF we're going to launching several new products for you! We've been secretly working on some things the past few months, and now the time is finally HERE to share it all with you! Drum roll, please!


 The secret is out! AGF NOW HAS BUNDLES!       

We’re so SUPER thrilled to introduce you to a new way of sewing, AGF CURATED BUNDLES! This amazing sewing community is always ...

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September 24, 2018
Large Format Printing from Becca's Crazy Projects

I recently ordered large format printing for a pattern I ordered online. In the past, I've done the print on my printer using letter sized paper and taped it all together. Many independent designers also offer their patterns as A0 size. That means you can print most of their patterns on three or four large sheets, very minimal or no taping required.
After doing a little bit of homework, I decided to go with PDF Plotting. I discovered they have super-quick service (they printed my pattern the day after I ordered it and shipped it the same day). Even ...

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September 19, 2018
Summer shirt favorite from Old Navy, sewing hack for a perfect fit from edeenut

For summer I pretty much live in t-shirts. I do like to break up the knit shirt with other options that are cool and comfortable if I find some.
This was a recent find from Old Navy that fit the summer comfy requirements. It is a very lightweight woven cotton rayon blend, but not thin or sheer. Yes! It defeats the purpose if I have to wear an undershirt or tank top underneath in the hot summer.

The back has a gathered detailing, as well as the front shoulders. The crop sleeves have a tiny cuff which I love, but ...

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September 18, 2018
#AGFMakerMonday - Our First Feature! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers, 

HAPPY MONDAY! I'm sure we all can use some "Monday Motivation" today! Here at AGF, we started a new way to feature  our inspiring makers' work that allows them to also win our fabrics, but THE BEST PART is that we all get to know a little more about you! We encouraged makers to post their sewing projects using our fabrics via their social media using the hashtag #AGFMakerMonday, so we could see how talented you are and the amazing work you all do! Once we decide on the winner for the month, the maker receives a ...

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September 14, 2018
Inspired by Rococo Art: Decadence Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers! 

Besides being all about fabric, are you also an "art lover?!" I'm definitely one! From an early age, my parents introduced me to many art museums near and far around the world where I had the incredible opportunity to see so many types of art. It was during this time I was introduced to the "Rococo Period." This art movement consisted of highly ornate and a extravagant style of architecture, art and music that flourished in Europe in the 18th century. I fell in-love with all of it! 


As I grew older and went to art school ...

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August 30, 2018
tutotial for envelope pillow cover, beginning sewing class project from edeenut

As promised from my earlier post this week, here are the instructions I provide with my envelope closure pillow kits for Pinners Conference. The handout is made to accompany the instructions I give in person during the class, so the written instructions are very simplified. I provide more direction in person.
Be sure to sign up early for my next class in November 2018 in Arizona because this class has always filled up online in advance. Registration should open in a couple months.

Our fun Bright fabrics were from Premier Prints and they were a huge hit! Everyone loved them ...

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