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August 19, 2017
Print Shop Tote II from Liz Makes Crafts

I'll admit it ... I bought my plane and hotel tickets to QuiltCon 2018 way back in May of this year, before I even knew I was going to be able to get into any QuiltCon classes I want. (But I did!). I was so upset that I missed out on the QuiltCon East show in Savannah that I knew I was going to plan way, way ahead for the Pasadena show. So ... Pasadena, here I come!

I decided to make my own patchwork tote bag for the show. After all, I know I'm going to be shopping. A ...

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August 18, 2017
Notions, Notions, EVERYWHERE! Episode #78 from Hobbies Up To Here

Welcome back! We sit down and share some of our favorite notions, both new and old! We’ve got some YouTube videos sharing what’s in my sewing/quilting kits. Definitely check those out and don’t forget to subscribe! Here is the list of the new items we spoke of today! Finger Cots Machingers Needle Minders Dome Threaded … Continue reading Notions, Notions, EVERYWHERE! Episode #78

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Take the Roundabout Sew Along - Sew Part 6! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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When I design quilt patterns I put my heart and soul into the design. For my fabric line Sunday Drive, I designed 'Take the Roundabout' in my signature multiple size block format. You've been doing my solstice, so you have an idea of how much fun it is do multi size blocks for one quilt! 

Pat Sloan Take the Roundabout sew along button

Twice a month, the 1st and 3rd Friday, I'll assign a section of the quilt to make. If you are just joining me, there is loads of time to jump in.

This is created with a mix ...

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August 17, 2017
a little English paper piecing episode from Frayed Edge

Don't ask me why - I've got a couple of new handwork projects started.
I guess I have very little resistance to something eye catching!
It doesn't help that I have a group of like-minded people at Bear Patch!  We have our monthly Paper Pizzazz group, plus I have co-workers who aid and abet me!

The blocks you see below first caught my attention in a quilt called Floating Colors that I saw on the Paper Pieces website.  It is from a book titled Millifiore Quilts.
Later, I saw another quilt called Quatro Colors by Sue Daley, and ...

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And the WINNER of the ABC Bundle Is… from Cultured Expressions

So of course, as I was basking in the glow of our easy-breezy summer SewJourn Colorado Mountain Retreat, I forgot to publish the winner of this mini ABC Bundle giveaway! Thanks for all of your great comments, they were fun to read.  And now, without further delay, the winner of the ABC Mini Bundle is…

Vanessa Peters of Houston, TX!

Congratulations to Vanessa…If you weren’t as lucky as Vanessa this time around, you can visit the CE Shop online for your own ABC fabric bundle.

BTW, the blocks from my garage session are coming along.  I was able ...

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August 16, 2017
Nursery Rhyme Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern from Made By Marney

You probably know how I design in tangents…well lately I’ve been on a nursery rhyme obsession. I was inspired by a very old Richard Scary “Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme” book.

This paper pieced pattern has nine different nursery rhymes…can you figure out what they are by the images? Here are a few:

This one is pretty easy…The Cow Jumped Over the Moon from the nursery rhyme “Hey Diddle Diddle”.

This one is perhaps not as well known, “The Owl and the Pussycat”.

These blocks were so much fun to put together. They remind me of reading ...

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SEWING: Pincushion-mania from Samelia's Mum

Raw Edge Applique Pincushion by Anorina Morris (

It’s pincushion-mania around here lately. I joined the #PinnieParade challenge on Instagram, expecting to be completely inspired for the first few days, but for my interest to wane... well, I’ve not only amazed myself with keeping up with the challenge, but I’ve even got a buffer for a couple of days worth of pincushions at the ready.

I posted about the pinnie challenge the other week and have a few more pincushions to share here today. You can never have too many pincushions, right? Well, perhaps you can... but I won't let that thought stop me ...

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WATERMELON POTHOLDERS - OVEN MITTS from Creatin' in the Sticks

This watermelon shaped potholder doubles as an oven mitt.

 There is a pocket between the red watermelon and the green rind. 
This quick project celebrates the end of summer and would make a great hostess gift for your Labor Day gatherings.  

 The watermelon slice finishes at 13" x 13" to fit any size hand.
 The double layers of HeatNBond fusible fleece will keep the heat away.

Find the full tutorial to make your own watermelon potholder on the ThermOWeb blog today.

The full pattern is also available in my Craftsy pattern store HERE.
click on this button.

May summer ...

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August 15, 2017
Kristyne Czepuryk, Christopher Thompson, Emily Breclaw & Janet Clare Chat with Pat + my Weekly Deal! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Kristyne Czepuryk, Christopher Thompson, Emily Breclaw & Janet Clare Chat with Pat!

WEEKLY DEAL at the end!

SHOW #349 Talk Show with Pat Sloan

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 349 Kristyne Czepurykv2

My friend designer Kristyne Czepuryk has a new section of her business, she is now a Moda fabric Designer! Kristyne does amazing projects, she did one for our Splendid Sampler book with gorgeous stitching. Her fabrics are ...

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Aurifil BOM Challenge, Block 8 by Brenda Ratliff - Enter your block! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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My Favorite day of the month is Aurifil Designer Challenge day! Our theme this year is the rainbow of colors found in the color wheel. Each designer is assigned a color going around the wheel and August is Brenda Ratliff, owner of Pink Castle fabric and great designer!

Pat Sloan block 8 aurifil

Brenda's color is ...Yellow/Orange and I LOVE her block made in her fabrics.

 DOWNLOAD the pattern at the end of the interview and come right back!.

Read on to enter your block for a chance to win! >>>


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Tutorial: Patchwork Rainbow Cloud wall hanging from The Village Haberdashery

Earlier this week we posted the images of our Great British Summer Outing shop display and as promised, here is the tutorial for how to make the patchwork cloud that features in it.

Patchwork Cloud Tutorial

I have to admit, when I was making this I was just kind of making it up as I went along! As this is a project you can make in any size I have not given and exact measurements.

What you will need:
A plain grey fabric for the background and the backing. (I used Manchester Yarn Dyes – Steel)
Long strips of fabric in rainbow colours (skinny ...

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 2 Plus Prizes from Quilt in Piece

I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 2 Plus Prizes Wow! I was completely blown away by everyone’s Snowflakes these past 2 weeks. And I am so glad that some of you are quilting as you go with me. Super awesome. Before I get to block 2, did you know! Beside the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block ...

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August 14, 2017
making for selfsewn from Charm About You

What do you make your quilty friends? One you've never met? One whose work you love and admire?

It's a tough decision but then I thought about Clare, things I know she loves, the things I think she does beautifully and I put a lot of thought into it.

It started with a challenge. Metallic thread + cork fabric. I wasn't sure it would work, honestly it wasn't easy, especially since it also had a layer of Bosal and lining fabric too. I also sew really fast and metallic thread doesn't like that, after asking advice ...

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Big Damn Tote from Becca's Crazy Projects

As some of you may know, I'm a big fan of the television series Firefly. The single season was a great time and I was sad Joss Whedon had only that one season and one movie to tell us a small piece of the story of the 'verse and "them that choose it".

Spoonflower is a great place to find custom print fabrics to create fun projects. This Firefly themed print is one of those fabrics that makes a Browncoat smile. This is the second time I've used this print. The first time I used the Eco Canvas ...

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Put a Quilt on it Giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Kristi at 'Put a Quilt on it' has a wonderful business making barn quilts. I think she has a fabulous style and eye for color. Her Barn quilts are bold, graphic, and so fantastic! She and I have partnered up to host not ONLY a giveaway, but over the next 4 days you can buy a Barn quilt of your very own with my exclusive 'save10' discount ....woohoo!  

Pat sloan barn quilt button

You KNEW I'd have a red and white Barn quilt, right? 

Being that I'm a city girl, there is no barn in my yard ...

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My New Sewing Space from Allen Quilts

We moved into our new home in January, and I only recently got my sewing machine set up and going in it’s new location. At my old house, the only place I had to set my sewing machine was on our dining room table. Thus, … Continue reading My New Sewing Space

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August 13, 2017
Dresden Plate Quilt, Selvages, and Garden Update with Zucchini Report from caledonia quilter

The Dresden Plate is at the top of my FAVORITE QUILTS LIST.

I have made two of my own and I have a third in progress.  This quiltmaker repeated all of the fabrics identically in each plate, and also positioned them identically in the background square.  She used different fabrics for the centers.

I quilted S.I.D. around the sashing, outside of the plates, and around the inside circle.  Mauve thread was used in the sashing and inside the plates; the rest was white thread.  The maker requested feminine quilting, so I went with flowers.  So pretty.

One of ...

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little llama softie from Ellyn's Place

A couple of weeks ago, Jennifer Jangles had  a sew along with her little llama softie pattern. Since Ally loves llamas, I had already purchased the pattern. Naturally I decided to sew along!
What a fun pattern, and easy too! I used sherpa fur for her body. I hadn't sewn with fur in a long time, but Jennifer gave great tips and it was easy to do.
Wool felt for her muzzle. Also, I used the black safety eyes, not that Ally needs them, ha! something new for me. They worked out great . I put a bow on her ...

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August 12, 2017
bits & pieces from Frayed Edge

I'm having a cactus moment!
This plant has been living with us for over 2 years.
It showed no growth at all.
I thought it might be dead, I couldn't really tell if it was growing or had become petrified.  Not petrified as in scared, petrified as in dead and turning to rock!  Still, I watered it, wiped off the cobwebs, kept it in a sunny spot, and figured that even if it was going to die, it was a unique specimen.  Then, I started noticing something funny going on up on top.
Now it is sprouting out ...

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August 11, 2017
Greek Cross Quilt ✚ Anna Maria Horner from Charm About You

What an exciting time I'm having! Today I got to meet Anna Maria Horner who made a special guest appearance on Sewing Quarter. She was genuinely so lovely, it was a thrill to meet her and see her beautiful quilts up close because I have long been a fan of her designs and work.

Of course I was there demonstrating projects I have made using her latest collection Floral Retrospective.

This quilt is made up of 12 traditional Greek Cross quilt blocks and you can click here to get the block instructions

I fussy cut the larger flower prints ...

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