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December 5, 2019
FREE Wreaths for Everyone! (pattern that is...) from Pat Sloan's Blog

Pat Sloan Nov Button club pic 1

*** Project ***

My FREE wreath pattern is very quick to do!  And I must say I gave myself a challenge with this one that I'll explain below.  The Fat Quarter Shop's button club kit is called 'Jolly' so I used the letters on the sashing! Then decorated the wreath with the super cute buttons. 

My Pattern Download is after my tutorial below along with the fabrics and supplies I used

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*** Fabric ***

  1. I started with this Fat Quarter bundle of Winterberry
  2. There were so many cute options! The text print is amazing.  But I had to narrow it down to ...

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December 4, 2019
A Catch-Up & something new... from Threads On My Socks



   Busy getting carrot noses stitched on to these snowman blocks. This quilt  top has been sitting and waiting patiently. I just might get this one done for this year. Winter here is almost over but we had snow again today, February is supposed to be that way. March is soon to come and always brings a bit of surprise.


  I got some clay out and started dabbling with it. I made these fun pin toppers....because I just love carrots. For some reason carrots & pumpkins draw me in, it's got to be the color....so cheery!
I'll be ...

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Strawberry Sewing from Threads On My Socks




Strawberry Makin' Today!

I had visions of strawberries all over my work table and wala...there they are. I love making them in pinks and reds. These were made with the sweetest little berry pattern and you won't need much fabric either, which always makes for a nice, easy & fast project.




So, Sew, Summery! The plan for this .... a 24" SQ mat for a table in my sewing room. I still need to cut fabric for sashing and the binding but I put that aside and made more pink berries! That's the best part of strawberry making...they ...

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DEEP discount on Oliso Irons and How are you doing as we end November 2019? from Pat Sloan's Blog

I have a great Friday Roundup of things, Deals, Finishes, and blocks to do! Then a preview of what is coming up

Purple iron
If you really want to try the Oliso Iron but want to spend less, you can purchase the blue model for 20% off and FREE Shipping. Blue Blue iron has a different sole plate and a few less features. It is still an amazing iron and a chance to try it for 20% off is a great way to see if you like using it! There are mine so you can see the difference is material. 

Use my ...

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December 3, 2019
Fireside Chat with Pat, with a Goodie bag! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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!

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Cyber

*** BEST Deals today and Tues***

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December 2, 2019
Celebrating the Art of Embroidery: Meriwether Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Today is a lovely day here in south Florida because currently, the temperature is in the 60s! That's pretty cold down here considering we are pretty used to 90-degree weather almost all year round- it's nice to have a break from the rain too. When there is not a single cloud in the sky, the sun is out, and there is a cool breeze, it's the perfect recipe for making me happy! Which brings me to today's latest AGF collection release, Meriwether

Meaning "happy weather" in Middle English, this collection is available in 16 prints ...

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How to Make a Quilted Shower Curtain from Patchwork Posse

Making your own shower curtain with a quilt is pretty simple! Learn how to make a quilted shower curtain with a quilt top. No batting is required and it’s easy to clean.

In the kids bathroom, the shower curtain is a quilt that I made many years ago. It was actually a quilt block swap type of deal. I made 12 of the same block and then we each swapped the blocks, getting all 12 from others. So much fun!

This crazy dog quilt was perfect for a fun addition- and the bathroom is where it went.

Materials needed ...

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How to Make a Quilted Shower Curtain from Patchwork Posse

Making your own shower curtain with a quilt is pretty simple! Learn how to make a quilted shower curtain with a quilt top. No batting is required and it’s easy to clean.

In the kids bathroom, the shower curtain is a quilt that I made many years ago. It was actually a quilt block swap type of deal. I made 12 of the same block and then we each swapped the blocks, getting all 12 from others. So much fun!

This crazy dog quilt was perfect for a fun addition- and the bathroom is where it went.

Materials needed ...

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

We have been ‘falling’ for our November box since we selected the fabric collection. This box is sure to inspire you to create as we’ve included all your favorite things! We’d love to know what you thought about the contents. Comment on this blog and let us know!

Harvest Road Charm Packs by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics

Let Lella Boutique lead you down Harvest Road, a path strewn with fallen leaves and acorns alongside cool streams and towering oaks. Nature in autumn is the thumbprint of this collection from Moda Fabrics, and you can enjoy every facet ...

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November 29, 2019
Black Friday Bundle from Patchwork Posse

IT’S FINALLY HERE!!!

the Black Friday Bundle

3 NEW PRODUCTS

VALUED OVER  $44 for $23.99!!!

Is your sewing room filled with piles of projects?  A little overwhelmed at where to start? 

Let’s kick off the next month with the Orphan Project Challenge! You can use the Orphan Project Ebook for inspiration, ideas and projects to use your orphan blocks with. 

And then let’s hit the year running (or quilting) the 2020 Patchwork Planner *digital edition will keep you on track for a year full of finishes!

WHAT ...

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Black Friday Bundle from Patchwork Posse

IT’S FINALLY HERE!!!

the Black Friday Bundle

3 NEW PRODUCTS

VALUED OVER  $44 for $23.99!!!

Is your sewing room filled with piles of projects?  A little overwhelmed at where to start? 

Let’s kick off the next month with the Orphan Project Challenge! You can use the Orphan Project Ebook for inspiration, ideas and projects to use your orphan blocks with. 

And then let’s hit the year running (or quilting) the 2020 Patchwork Planner *digital edition will keep you on track for a year full of finishes!

WHAT ...

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November 27, 2019
a little book of sewing [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

a little book of sewing

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November 26, 2019
Japanese Sewing Patterns from Thread Head

This weekend I sewed a tunic-


The pattern is from this Japanese book-


The book is roughly translated as Basic Adult Clothes, and it contains all these patterns-


I bought this book in Japan for 1400 Yen - about $14 Can, which is about the price of one pattern here. The patterns come in four sizes - small to extra large.
I made this tunic-


With the collar from this dress-


As you can see the sewing patterns are super simple. I used the Google Translate app on my phone to translate the instructions.
I made some changes to the pattern-


I ...

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Are you a Birthday Cake or more of a Pie Person? from Pat Sloan's Blog

Cake or Pie.. Pie or cake... and on your birthday does it have to be cake? 

Cake Or Pie

I've been a Birthday cake person most of my life but you know, I really love cherry pie!  

So this year.. I'm having pie today instead of cake. Anyone else have something beside cake on your birthday?

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Pat sloan mom with her quilt

When you plan to give someone special a quilt do you tell them in advance?

This November we took a trip down to Florida to visit my family. My mom flew in on her way to Greece and we all ...

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November 25, 2019
17 More Projects to Sew for Your Kitchen from Jacquelynne Steves

Looking for a quick project? Want to use up some of that super cute fabric in your stash? Need a quick handmade gift? Look no further! In our last post, we shared 17 Free Projects to Sew for Your Kitchen. Guess what? Today, we have 17 MORE Free Projects to Sew for your Kitchen!! These make wonderful gifts that anyone would love to receive, or you could sell them at craft shows. Have fun!!

 

*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 ...

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November 24, 2019
little book of sewing [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

little book of sewing

karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/2019/11/a-little-bo...

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November 21, 2019
Meet the 2020 Aurifil Design Team! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Pat Sloan here and I'm excited for you to meet this crazy talented 2020 Design team! Each month you'll get to know one of them, take a peek inside their creative world and then make a block they designed just for us! Are you ready for the next fun Aurifil Designer monthly challenge?

0 Aurfil 2020 Design Team

Great! Let's get to know our 2020 team! Our team this year is from around the world and they work in many different style. It's going to be so exciting each month! Keep reading... at the end I reveal our Theme for the ...

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How to Clean your Quilting Iron with magic eraser from Patchwork Posse

Is your iron dirty and not so new anymore? Learn how to use the magic eraser to clean your iron and get it back to clean!

After a long time of using my iron, I have decided that enough was enough.

Occasionally I would take a look at the iron plate and think– what is that stuff?!

If your iron looks the same way, here’s a quick way to clean your iron using magic eraser. You’ll just be swiping, swiping, swiping until the plate is clean. It works great!

Supplies

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How to Clean your Quilting Iron with magic eraser from Patchwork Posse

Is your iron dirty and not so new anymore? Learn how to use the magic eraser to clean your iron and get it back to clean!

After a long time of using my iron, I have decided that enough was enough.

Occasionally I would take a look at the iron plate and think– what is that stuff?!

If your iron looks the same way, here’s a quick way to clean your iron using magic eraser. You’ll just be swiping, swiping, swiping until the plate is clean. It works great!

Supplies

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November 20, 2019
Perfect 5 LUCKY #13 a BONUS & #14! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** My Blocks *** 

These were both super fun blocks from the Perfect 5 book!  On the left is the Fortune Cookie that uses 5 charm packs for the quilt. The block on the right is the Frosted cookie using 4 charm packs, i really want to make this one! Remember a Layer cake is 4 charm packs if you have one of those.

Scroll down for tip on making an extra star block & then my full quilt made with the book's Snickerdoodle pattern if you missed it last week.

  • I'm making one of each block from the bonus sampler ...

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