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April 23, 2019
Pat's Fireside Chat & Giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Thank you for watching my Fireside Chat, I taped this on April 22, 2019, I'm so happy to have you as in my quilting neighborhood! LISTEN to the end for my GIVEAWAY and leave your comment below.

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General Store which I'll be using a FQ bundle plus other fabrics for the ...

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April 21, 2019
Beautiful Double Wedding Ring, updated to-do, and blah, blah, blah from caledonia quilter

As you may or may not know, I have been working on a double wedding ring quilt for several years.  I complete one row per year when I'm on retreat up in Tobermory with the Beach Girls.  Every once in a while the Universe teases me, and has a customer bring one for quilting.

This is so pretty.  I just love these quilts and look forward to someday completing my own.

Nice plain back that shows off the quilting.

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embellishing an edge to finish a wrap [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

embellishing an edge to finish a wrap

short video on my blog

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Shopping bag from Granny Maud's Girl

I started sewing the little patchwork panel for this shopping bag in June last year. Why did it take me so long to finish?

Foldaway shopping bag made by Granny Maud's Girl

The handle features a traditional patchwork star.

All was going swimmingly, but as I was about to sew closed the turning opening in the rectangular panel that makes up the handle, I did a test fold and discovered that it was too small to wrap around the bag, no matter how tightly I folded or rolled the bag. I realised that I would have to unpick the handle and make the background panel larger. It was ...

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April 20, 2019
Week 13 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads |Highway of Flying Geese from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 13th week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders.

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Blending Episode #101 from Hobbies Up To Here

Hey hobbyists and crafters! We’re back with a new episode sharing our thoughts of blending multiple crafts to complete a project. Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below or on our Instagram! Mother’s Day is coming up soon and if you have a crafty momma in your life, check out our … Continue reading Blending Episode #101

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

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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

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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.


Do you have problems ...

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April 16, 2019
20 Free Succulent & Cactus Patterns To Embroider, Sew, Quilt & Craft from Jacquelynne Steves

Cactus and succulents have been trending for awhile, and they are STILL hot, hot, hot (no pun intended!)  If you a looking for a decorative pillow, some quirky cute embroidery hoop art, or a quilt featuring cactus and succulents, you are in the right place! We have gathered 20 Free Succulent & Cactus Patterns to Embroider, Sew, Quilt & Craft. There's a little something for everyone here! **Please note that at the time of this writing, all links are correct. If you have a question about a particular project, please contact the owner of that particular blog. To find the projects ...

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Quick and Easy Hot Pad Tutorial from Patchwork Posse

This quick and easy hot pad tutorial is great for using those leftover scraps from other projects. Make something useful out of leftovers!

The other day I decided to use up a few scraps from the scrap bin….well bag really.  It’s getting a little out of control and I thought it would be a fun idea to make it a little challenge- use what I had!!

I was looking to make some hot pads- they are super simple and so useful and who doesn’t love a new hot pad in the kitchen!


Materials Needed:

fabric scraps – anything ...

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April 15, 2019
Have you ever heard of Manx Quilting? Learn about that & MORE on my show today from Pat Sloan's Blog

Guests Denniele Bohannon, Sharon Wasteney, Julia Wentzell and Amy Smart join Pat for a chat!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 417 -- My favorite find at the end!

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 417 Denniele Bohannon

It is so fun to contact someone for the show and find out they took a workshop from me years ago! Denniele Bohannon of Louanna Mary Quilt Design made my day when she told me that! She has a wonderful design sense and I love the stories behind ...

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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! 


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 14, 2019
A Touch of Elegance from Heart Desire Creations

Retreat info

Several years ago I made a pretty set of pillowcases for our bed and hubby loved them. How disappointing when one met its demise. He asked for another set! What a nice break to do some easy and quick sewing. I did them on my Jazz because it sews really fast – 1,000 stitches a minute!  The first set I did is rather bold  and fancy and goes with our burgundy set of sheets.

PC 4 (Medium)

Next I chose a print to go with our turquoise set. It seemed a bit plain until they were all together and on the bed – a ...

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April 12, 2019
A Modern Kids' Collection: SISU! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Happy Friday, Makers - 

Hope you all had a fabulous week!

We were super busy here at AGF Studio, putting the final touches on our latest lookbook for our latest collection, SISU! This bold, bright collection is so so soooo cute and was made just for kids and their imagination. While designing this collection, we collected a lot of inspiration from our own childhood with primary shapes, colors, and memories! We love putting our own little personal stories into our designs, and this time around, one of the prints that feature a little dog flying on a glider is based on ...

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

Let's make TulipFest blocks this week!


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...

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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 10, 2019
Finley Tote (new pdf pattern) from Sotak Handmade

Happy Wednesday friends!

I have a new pattern to share with you today and I think you're going to like this one :)

Finley is a super useful everyday tote bag, perfectly sized to fit all the necessities one might need to carry plus a bit of room to spare, of course. 

The addition of adjustable removable strap gives you a few options so you can wear it as a crossbody bag, shoulder bag, or a simple tote bag

interior zipper pocket

Finley features a large exterior zipper pocket plus a pleated slip pocket and another zipper pocket in the ...

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April 9, 2019
Free Embroidery Pattern- Springtime Butterfly! from Jacquelynne Steves

It's Springtime here! The weather is warm and sunny, and we look forward to longer days, bees buzzing and butterflies flitting around the garden. This Springtime Butterfly Free Embroidery Pattern would be lovely on a tea towel, or make several blocks in different pretty pastel colors and create a table runner to welcome Spring. You could also try printing or tracing it onto cardstock, and coloring with colored pencils or markers, to make a nice thank you or birthday card. Get creative- how many ideas can you think of?? Click here to download the free PDF pattern. Getting creative ...

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April 8, 2019
Editor Show this week! from Pat Sloan's Blog

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 415

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 415 Editors

Hit the Road with the American Patchwork & Quilting Staff

This is the time of year where the weather’s getting nicer and everyone starts planning their summer vacations! Whether you’re planning a big getaway with the whole family or just want to fit in some smaller day trips with your girlfriends, we have some suggestions for how to fit sewing ...

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April 6, 2019
Pincushions with Butterfly Garden Fabric (sewing) from France Nadeau

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Butterfly Garden fabrics

Butterfly Garden fabric in my SpoonflowerShop.

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

Let's make TulipFest blocks this week!

Pat sloan tulipfest day 2

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.

Pat sloan tulipfest day 2 pic 2

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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