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July 3, 2019
Christmas in July: Merry & Bright Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Anyone else preppin’ for the "most wonderful time of the year," a.k.a. Christmas in July?! 


I know a lot of us get a jump start on holiday sewing this month which is definitely a fun way to take a break from the summer heat, cool off in the air conditioning and get ahead on that big gift list. Handmade gifts definitely take time, especially when it comes to quilting! If you're searching for some fabric to use with your holiday-inspired projects, look no further! We got you covered with options. 


Introducing our first ever, holiday-inspired collective, “Merry ...

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July 2, 2019
Sewing with AGF Canvas! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Let's talk AGF canvas! Okay first off, have you ever sewn with our canvas?! 

I remember the first time I touched our canvas, I was instantly surprised by the softness and lightness of it. It didn't feel like your typical rough and heavy material that often comes to mind when you think of this substrate! 


Our canvas fabric comes in a wide selection of colors and designs, and is ideal for upholstery, home decor, garments and much more! Did you know AGF canvas fabric is sturdy enough for structured projects yet soft enough for apparel?! From classic florals ...

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Free Merry Mini Sew Along Block #1! from Pat Sloan's Blog


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

This is the first block of ...

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Fireside Chat on UFO organizing, Olfa Rotary cutter Features and a Giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

I have some new.. so let's get chatting!

If you are reading this in an email, CLICK THE TITLE or the SEE MORE at the end to come to my website to watch my video!

Thank you for using my links, they support my small family business.

Enter my GIVEAWAY at the end

This week I chat about staying organized or why you stop working on project, the difference between the Olfa Rotary cutters, a new Christmas in July Sew Along starts 7/2 and UFO busting. 

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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 30, 2019
Sew Sampler June 2019 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

You are invited to ‘be our guest’ this month in our June Sew Sampler Box. This box is jam packed with brand new and exclusive products that will certainly make you feel ‘at home’ in your sewing space. Please help yourself to all the fun and unique products this month brings!

Strawberry Jam and Walkabout Charm Packs by Corey Yoder and Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics

This month, enjoy charm packs from TWO dazzling collections that are the epitome of Summer fun! Both Moda collections make a refreshingly sweet duo. The reds, pinks, blues and greens create bright harmony, while ...

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Creating a House Quilt from StitchinGirlMary's Blog

Over the next few months I will be giving talks and teaching classes about my quilting process. I thought it may be helpful to break it down here so the people attending my classes can get a heads up on the steps I take to create my quilted home portraits.

It all starts with a photo of the home you wish to recreate in fabric. This is the most essential step . As an example, this is a view of my home that I love –it is what I see each day when I come home from work.

However, it is ...

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June 28, 2019
UFO Friday and Some other cool stuff from Pat Sloan's Blog

Welcome to our first UFO Friday!  I talked about this idea of mine on my Fireside chat this week about having 1 or 2 days a week where I plan to work on something specific. I don't want to be TOO crazy by having each day be a scheduled task, that doesn't work for my brain. But maybe Tues and Friday will be a day I plan to work at least a little bit on a specific category, like UFOs (which is an UnFinished Object) . Friday is UFOs. So if nothing else but 10 minutes on a UFO ...

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Boo! A Bunting from Joy Studio

B U N T I N G   M A K I N G

with the

Costume Makers Ball

Bunting Panel


Riley Blake Designs

makes this project so quick,

so easy,

and so FUN!


Of course there are several ways that you can use this bunting panel.

I chose the no sew approach for a super quick finish.

For this you will need:

• One Costume Makers Ball bunting panel – 24″ x 43″

• Backing fabric – approximately 22″ x 43″

• Black 3/4″ wide gross grain ribbon, approximately 10 yards

• A medium weight, double sided fusible web product – approximately 22″ x 43 ...

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June 27, 2019
Don't MISS OUT On 25% off discount for the Die cut machine! from Pat Sloan's Blog

I'm so excited to partner with my friends at Crafter's Companion on the Gemini die cut machine. I have a 25% discount for you on a the Gemini machine + the build a block set of dies that I use the most with code PATJUNE. But wait.. there's more!

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Besides the machine and build a block, there are 5 sets of dies on sale! And you can get a discount on additional metal and plastic plates, plus a few other useful tools. 

Use the code PATJUNE at checkout at

I want ...

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DIY Basketball Jersey with the Cricket Maker from Patchwork Posse

Learn how to DIY basketball jersey with the Cricut Maker Video tutorial.  I’ll walk you through the steps so your jerseys come out great and everyone will be happy.

I had an opportunity to make the basketball jersey shirts for my two boys for their team they put together this past year.  It was a rec-team, so nothing terribly fancy.  They had the name for the team picked out—  TRAPPERS —

After doing a bit of research as this was the first time I’ve made a jersey, I was able to figure things out and the basketball jerseys came ...

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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.  


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

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Beginner's Journey: First Time Sewing with Canvas from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello again, makers!

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Today I’m excited to have started a new chapter in my sewing journey, and it was to use another substrate I wasn’t familiar with. I really wanted to learn more about our canvas substrate, so what better to make a project with it? First thing, I thought of sewing was a tote because I wouldn’t be afraid of cutting a lot of pieces, and it could also be simple enough for any beginner to make! I started this project on the first day of summer so I was inspired by the summery canvas print ...

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Fireside chat about timing, needles and a bit more from Pat Sloan's Blog

I have some new.. so let's get chatting!

If you are reading this in an email, CLICK THE TITLE or the SEE MORE at the end to come to my website to watch my video!

Thank you for using my links, they support my small family business.

Enter my GIVEAWAY at the end

This week is an update on my podcast, chatting on a UFO day, needles and my project updates!


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* Gemini Die Sale ...

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June 24, 2019
Some changes to the podcast from Pat Sloan's Blog

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 425 last show

Today I'd like to share that next week the editors of American Patchwork and Quilting will be starting their own brand new editor podcast. It will have a new format and will run the same time as my show did.

This is my last podcast with with the magazine. For my 10 yrs of producing my podcast I loved meeting not only designers and people from different parts of the quilt industry, but also every day quilters. For my last show I interviewed the companies I'm working with so you get to meet all the fantastic people that ...

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June 21, 2019
London Calling with Bari J.'s Bloomsbury from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


For our latest collection, we're transporting back in time to the early 1900s in London, England. In the west end of the city, lies a district called "Bloomsbury" that was (and still is) a fashionable residential area where various intellectual and cultural events took place. During the turn of the century, a group of artists and writers gathered in this district and called themselves "The Bloomsbury Group." English writer Virginia Woolf was one of the most notable members of this group. The other members included Leonard Woolf, Vanessa Bell, E.M. Forster, Lytton Strachey, Roger Fry, Clive Bell, John ...

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Video: Singer 127 and Singer 128 Threading and Identification Guide from Craftcore

In this video threading guide, I’ll be showing you how wind the bobbin, how to prepare the shuttle, and how to thread the Singer 128 and Singer 127 sewing machines. If you have a knee pedal version, I’ll also show you how to to install the knee bar lever. I’ll perform the demonstration on my model 128. The model 128 can be considered the little sister of the model 127, which is the same machine except at ¾ the size.  There are another pair of similar machines, model 27 and model 28, which are often confused.  If ...

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June 19, 2019
Free Summer Couture Embroidery Pattern from Jacquelynne Steves

Do you have any special memories associated with Summer?   One my favorite and most precious memories is the adorable sun dresses and accessories, like matching pocketbooks, that my Grandmother and Mother would sew for me. I can still remember sitting in my Grandmother's sewing room, watching her cut and sew the patterns. You can reduce or enlarge this to any size you want for any project- it would be great on a tea towel, or so sweet as an embroidered embelleshment on a little girl's dress or pocketbook. (Hand embroidery pattern only, this pattern not available for machine ...

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Blog Remix – Road Trip Pillow from From My Carolina Home

Today I am pleased to be a part of The Fat Quarter Shop’s Blog Remix event.   This pattern for a Road Trip Pillow Bag was originally posted on Jolly Jabber in May of last year.  It is sized on their pattern for a child’s pillow, and shown with a bedtime story book in the pocket.  I usually take my own pillow when traveling if I can, and made a Travel Pillow Case for mine some time ago so I would be better able to see it in the hotel room and not leave it behind.  This one was ...

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