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August 23, 2016
In the Studio with Pat see what I'm working on! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Pat Sloan Crossroads Binding 1

I'm getting ready to bind my Crossroads quilt that will be auctioned off for charity.. woohoo!!  I took a few photos while I was getting things ready the other night and did a little slideshow for my classroom.  You can Watch the Slideshow HERE.

Learn more about the Crossroads Charity Sew Along Project Hosted by The Fat Quarter shop.

Pat sloan hexie on the go

I am also going to be 'one of those people' and do some hexies on the road using Helen Stubbings techniques and papers. The papers are SUPER thin, have a fusible on one side and you leave them IN the ...

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In the Studio with Pat see what I'm working on! from Pat Sloan's Blog

1 PrecutoftheWeek-header

Pat Sloan Crossroads Binding 1

I'm getting ready to bind my Crossroads quilt that will be auctioned off for charity.. woohoo!!  I took a few photos while I was getting things ready the other night and did a little slideshow for my classroom.  You can Watch the Slideshow HERE.

Learn more about the Crossroads Charity Sew Along Project Hosted by The Fat Quarter shop.

Pat sloan hexie on the go

I am also going to be 'one of those people' and do some hexies on the road using Helen Stubbings techniques and papers. The papers are SUPER thin, have a fusible on one side and you leave them IN the ...

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{ A Recent Bigfoot Sighting } from {The Sweetest Dreams}

I'm getting a start on Christmas sewing. The last two weeks I've been working on Legendary by  Elizabeth Hartman.
This pattern makes me smile.




Linking up with 


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Lynn & Minka – the Backstory from Patchwork Posse

Today’s stories are from Lynn & Minka- (they are both members of the Quilt Group)

Lynn’s backstory-

I started quilting about 10 years ago after my Sister found quilt blocks made by her mother-in-law after she had passed away. They were hand embroidered children’s blocks on blue cotton.

As they were expecting their first granddaughter she asked if I could please make a blanket with them for her. I did and took it to our Sunday School class to show them and one of the ladies exclaimed, Your A Quilter!

I said No, this is just a baby ...

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August BOM! Finally sorry about delay folks! from Wehago Desings

Hello everyone!  I am so sorry for the lack of posts lately but lots has been happening and is coming in the future.  


I will write a post with lost of lovelies in the next few days to show you a few things that have been keeping me so far away from you all.  So now let's get down to business since we are a little later than normal.

You will need two colours this time for our Block of the Month.  I decided since you have all been so patient and so many of you have been sending ...

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5 Reasons I think a Sampler Quilt Will Make You a Better Quilter from Adele Mogavero

Want to be a better quilter? May I suggest a sampler Quilt?

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August 22, 2016
Listen Learn Sew - An All Quilting Talk Show with Pat Sloan + Free pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Free patterns!.. My guests today are Kori Turner, Kimberly Bourne, Amanda Niederhauser, and Andy Knowlton! 

SHOW #313 with Pat Sloan

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 
American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 313 Kori Turner

I have friends that travel a lot, and some had stopped at Kori Turner’s shop, Olive and Grace. Then I saw her quilts at the trade show and was very excited she is able to talk to ...

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Starting the Skirt (Finally) from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Skirt Cut Out, Ready to Sew
My mom came over a few days ago to help me overcome the inertia, procrastination, and confusion that has prevented me from making any progress on the OOP(Out of Print) New Look #6708 skirt that I started at the beginning of LAST summer.  Ahem. 

When I abandoned set this project aside back in July of 2015, I had purchased the fabric, lining and notions, and prewashed the fashion fabric and lining (both cotton voiles).  I had sewn up a muslin, which was good because I discovered that the size corresponding to my measurements ...

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Observer Fabrics: The Beauty of Textures & Surroundings from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey, Everyone!

Lately, I’ve been thinking how in today’s society it’s so easy to live life on auto-pilot. We wake up, drink our coffee, get the ready for work, come back home, try to take five minutes to sew something (if possible), go to sleep, and then start all over again. Sometimes we get stuck in our routines and we don’t realize how beautiful our surroundings can be. We forget to admire the glistening morning dew on our gardens or how cute the buttons on our favorite shirts are.

I know it sounds silly, but we ...

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Registration open for Patchwork in the Peaks! from Charm About You


There is something so special about quilters coming together to inspire, learn from each and sew together. Even better when it's in stunning surroundings and I am super excited to share that I will be teaching at Patchwork in the Peaks 10

September always feel like a new start for me, as an ex-academic and now mother, it is the beginning of the school year and a time for fresh starts, setting goals and opening up to insights and creativity.

The lovely Elita of Busy Needle Quilting hosts this semi-annual quilter's retreat, a four day weekend in the ...

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August 20, 2016
HomeTown Charm Sew Along 10 of 12 + a HUGE Sale! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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FIRST the weekend sale has some great deals... These are my favorites!.

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Shorts! A thrifty refashion from Nita Dances

As you may have figured out, I love experimenting with non-traditional fabric choices, and I love a good thrift store find.

I found these goddess-sized stretchy jeans at the thrift store for $1.50. They didn’t look like they’d ever been worn. I loved the yoga-style waistband. Well, I could use an extra pair of shorts, so home they came.

pants before

First I cut off the waistband and set it aside. Then I used my handy Christie Brinkley shorts pattern as a template. I had to fudge a bit here and there, but I made it work.

pants after

Finally, I ...

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August 19, 2016
AGF Sewcialite Spotlight: The Stella Weekender Bag from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello fabulous fabric friends!

I hope you all had a great week! Earlier this week I showed you two adorable outfits that our AGF Sewcialite, Mister Domestic made for his little girl Helena. Now just a few days later he’s back with another stunning project! Let me tell you, I think Mister Domestic has few clones of himself in his sewing room!

His newest creation is the Stella Weekender Bag by Swoon Patterns featuring Pandalicious by Katarina Roccella. What’s even more amazing about this project was that this was the first time he ever made a bag! I ...

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Sewing DO's and DON'Ts - Ola Makes a Clutch: Part 1 from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Sewing-dos-and-dontsHello AGF friends!

Do you remember last quilt market ? Who doesn't right? It was so much fun and there was tons of excitement around the new AGF collections. I spent most of my time in the AGF Studio booth where we presented gorgeous clutches among other cute projects sewn with AGF denim and a variety of collections. I have to admit, I could sit there all day long and admire the clutches. They were simply delightful! Meli - one of our product designers noticed how amazed I was and she kindly offered me a sewing lesson, so I could make ...

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How to Trim Hourglass Blocks- tutorial from Jacquelynne Steves

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I am really fan of making units a little larger than you need them, and then trimming them down to size- I find that no matter how careful I am with cutting and sewing, it’s hard to get them perfect. I like to do this with flying geese units, HSTs, and hourglass squares.

It is important to get your units accurately trimmed- if they’re not accurate after you trim them, then what’s the point, right? For hourglass squares, you really need those diagonal seams to be lined up in the corners of your squares, or your block ...

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Smock Apron Tutorial from Patchwork Posse

After trying a few different kinds of aprons, I have found that I love the smock apron!  This apron will hang on your shoulders, cover your tops and with two large pockets you can pack around anything!

This summer was the first summer in the new home that has fruit trees.  It’s been quite a few years since I’ve had fruit trees… I have forgotten how crazy it gets with canning!

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There is more fruit than meets the eye!

Of course this would mean that I needed a new apron.  The ones I have just weren’t cutting ...

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August 18, 2016
Round up for deals and giveaways! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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What a FUN weekend this will be, Black Friday when you really need it! All kinds of great things, i'll share a could of favorites below PLUS my extended discount for you, a chance to win fabric and thread from my favorite people, AND a free pattern I am in love with..

what a GREAT Friday this is!.. let's go!

Lauras kit

When you want a classic to make, a blue and yellow quilt says it all. This Carolina Blue kit is 50% off and that makes it a really sweet deal!  The reproductions fabrics are the perfect shades of ...

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Pat Sloan: Crossroads Charity Quilt For the Finish! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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The next section of our Charity project 'Crossroads' is the Chain that beautifully sets the whole quilt!

Pat Sloan crossroads charity quilt along for the finish

The Theme this year, Crossroads, is reflective. I love that about a project. Where each month I take a moment to think about things, think about what I'm grateful for. 

Listen to Joanna, who designed the quilt, talk with Kimberly Jolly of the Fat Quarter shop about how she designed the setting.Then the 2nd half of the video they show you several techniques including how to use triangle papers, which is fun to learn!

The BEST NEWS is that we've ...

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Modern Sewciety Podcast Feature from Patchwork Posse

Hey hey– I’m so excited about this!!!

A couple of weeks ago I was able to sit on the phone with Stephanie of Modern Sewciety.  She runs an awesome podcast- where she interviews other awesome designers and talented quilters & entrepreneurs like me!

Here it is!!

Check it out– Podcast on Modern Sewciety

Recently I have been having a bit of fun being the interviewer of the guest designers for the quilt group!

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We chatted it up about the blog– how it started, inspiration, the quilt group and building a community.  For me, it was just as fun to be ...

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August 17, 2016
Make This: Burrito Pillowcase with One Way Fabric Tutorial from The Cloth Parcel

Many of you have probably heard of the magical burrito pillowcase method.  We love how quick and easy it is to make a beautiful designer pillow with this method, but there is one place the regular tutorial falls flat, or should we say, sideways.  Of course, we are talking about when using one way, or […]

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