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June 9, 2020
Sleeping Away, Going Home from From the Strawberry Patch...

We had an overnight visitor on Friday night. Lynnleigh arrived in the afternoon and promptly removed the clothes that she was wearing and pulled on her new sundress which I had just finished. (the link to the pattern was in a previous post, but here it is again.) I can't say enough good things about the fit and the ease of wearing, no buttons or zippers. Once you figure out the method (not hard!)

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June 8, 2020
How I Sewed This Navy Star Infant Dress from Craftcore

Last week, I sewed up this infant dress for my two-month-old daughter. No pattern; I just measured around her and cut and sewed. All the fabric stores are closed due to COVID-19, so I pulled all the fabrics from my stash:

Baby Abigail wearing her new grey and navy dress!
  • The grey fabric is quilting cotton. I had jussssst enough for this project with this little scrap piece. I’ve used this fabric often as an accent fabric, and I’m a bit sad that it’s all used up! Of course, I’m happy to use it up on ...

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June 6, 2020
Perfect Seams? Try a Magnetic Seam Guide from Craftcore

Magnetic seam guides are super handy tool for keeping your fabric aligned to help make perfectly straight seams.

Typically, sewing patterns mention a seam allowance that should be used for the project. Quilting patterns often use a quarter inch seam allowance while fashion projects often use three eights of an inch or maybe half an inch. Lining up these standard seam allowances with a custom sewing machine foot or the lines on the sewing machine make it fairly easy to get a consistent seam. However, if it’s a non-standard seam allowance, it may be more difficult to keep your ...

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June 4, 2020
Christmas In July, it's going to be fun! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Who love a GREAT Christmas in July project?? Me.... Me.... ME!!

In this article:

  • NEW! July 2 - Jelly Snowflake Mystery
  • Daily Videos - June is Quilt your Own Quilt
  • June 24 - Block Wednesday 'Going on a Picnic'
  • June 29 - Jolly Bar Sew Along
  • July 23 - Good Morning Mugs Sew Along
  • Fabulous National Park Panels!
  • Status of 'Bring Home the Tree' Sew along

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*** Jelly Snowflake - The Schedule & Fabric ***

Every Thursday In July starting with July 2, which is my day to kick it off! Then you'll visit my friends, Bev ...

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Jelly Roll Fabric Key Chains from Creatin' in the Sticks

Whether you call these key chains or key fobs
I've been having a blast using up jelly roll scraps
by making these.


The Thermoweb Blog is featuring projects with pre-cuts
this week.
 I am thrilled to have this
free tutorial featured on their blog


If you have any jelly roll scraps,
you will love this tutorial.

I used my favorite Tula Pink jelly roll strips.

You only need a few supplies.



Head on over for the tutorial and make yourself a bunch of these.


Have fun making them and giving them!


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June 2, 2020
My Pattern Design Business Experience - Part Six! from Quilting Affection



Welcome back to my blog series on starting and running a quilt pattern business. If you have missed any of this series, be sure to check out Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4, Part 5.

Last week, I started to highlight a few of the unexpected benefits of starting and running a business and focusing on building.  Showing how my self-confidence has grown from facing the challenges of running a business. This week, I want to focus on a few of the challenges and how I have dealt with them.

There are a lot of challenges to running ...

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Quilt Your Own Quilt! Our June Challenge Kick off from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Woohoo! It's time for our June Daily challenges to quilt your own quilt!

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!

** Fireside chat topics ** 

  • Video is June 1, 2020
  • A kick off to June and Sew Sampler Unboxing!
  • ENTER the GOODIES bag giveaway at the end 
  • Quilt share at the end to show me the panel and your ...

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June 1, 2020
COOL way to do Star points for the Charity sew along Section #9 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** Bloom-Topia ***

I love that the stars have scrappy points, now I want to do a whole quilt like that! I've never played around with them that way. SO FUN for busting scraps!

Here is what you'll find below on the 1st and the 15th of each month until we finish:

  • My blocks each week
  • See a mock up of my blocks together
  • My Daily Video
  • My cross stitch progress on the Bloom-topia Cross stitch, the next part is so cute!
  • AT THE END is the link to donate & to download the Bloom-topia patterns.  There is a video too ...

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May 30, 2020
Sew Sampler May 2020 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Be inspired to cultivate something beautiful with our May Sew Sampler box! This box will help you to grow to learn new skills like free-motion quilting! Let’s dig right in and see what we included. Watch Kimberly reveal this box here.

Petite Bloomington Layer Cake by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics
Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive

Welcome to a verdant valley of wild blossoms, lush meadows and sweet clover. This collection captures the rich and pure notes of Spring, with all the promise of Nature’s bounty.

In this curated selection of 20 Layer Cake squares, vivid blues, greens and ...

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May 29, 2020
FRIDAY FUN! JUNE Calendar and Studio tours! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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** June Calendar **

It's ALL about Quilting our own quilts in June. I'll have daily prompts, challenges, and tips!

IN this Post:

  • Quilt your own quilt = the basic stuff you need
  • Download the June Calendar
  • Morning Mug sew along
  • Let's Be Real Studio Tours with my friends!

New here? Enter your email to get notices https://madmimi.com/signups/354180/join

Join my Quilting community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuiltWithPatSloan/

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Celebrating Sunshine with Placemats from Creatin' in the Sticks

We are celebrating the sunshine over on the
today.

I have a free tutorial and pattern to share.



These will brighten any table and bring lots of sunshine too.
In fact, I may just hang them on the wall for sunshine every day.


I made these with yellow Island Batik fabrics which are perfect for sunshine.
Little mini quilts of sunshine!



I used a couple of my favorite HeatnBond products,

HEATnBOND® FUSIBLE Medium Weight Interfacing
and
HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

plus Aurifil 50 wt. thread (#1135).

I just love to dress up a table
and
what's ...

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Don't Blink Poncho #2 from Becca's Crazy Projects

I recently shared my first Don't Blink Poncho. After looking at it for a week, I decided I needed to make another so at least some of the wording would be right-side up.

While the fabric has that tossed/scrambled look, I think it looks better on this one than the last.

Here they are side-by-side. The left is the first one I made (I think the words look upside down). The right is the second one (I think the words look right-side up). Now I have to figure out what to do with one of them. I certainly ...

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Triple Play! 3 Yard Quilts from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Join Jenny, Natalie and Misty once a month for a Triple Play!

This month’s Triple Play tutorial is a mathematical delight: 3 gals + 3 yards = 3 gorgeous quilts! 

Jenny’s Design

The Jacob's Ladder 3 Yard Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

It’s true! Jenny, Misty, and Natalie are whipping up 3 quick and easy quilts.

The Jacob's Ladder 3 Yard Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Misty’s Design

The Jigsaw 3 Yard Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Each of these patterns is from “Modern Views with 3-Yard Quilts” by Donna Robertson for Fabric Cafe.

The Jigsaw 3 Yard Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Natalie’s Design

The Dominique 3 Yard Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Click HERE to learn how to make the Jacob’s Ladder, Dominique, and Jigsaw quilts—each from just 3 yards of fabric!

The Dominique 3 Yard Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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May 27, 2020
Back to Basics: Hourglass Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Welcome back, fabric friends!

Since being home, I've been having a lot of fun practicing some basic sewing techniques. Last week you joined me in some Strip Piecing, but today I wanted to talk about two ways of constructing an Hourglass Block.

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Throughout my practice, I found two ways of making this block useful but you may have a preferred preference when it comes to techniques.

So, I took some of my leftover fabrics from Amy Sinibaldi's collections, Mayfair and some matching Pure Solids


Untitled-1 copyFabrics used: Shepherd Market, Royal Arcade, Tender Green, and Mauvelous.  

I decided to add ...

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May 26, 2020
My Pattern Design Business Experience - Part Five! from Quilting Affection



Welcome back to my blog series on starting and running a quilt pattern business. If you have missed any of this series, be sure to check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Last week I continued to talk about the commitment to starting a business, focusing more on the time commitment. This week, I want to highlight a few of the unexpected benefits of starting and running a business. These benefits are not centered around just a quilt pattern design business. Still, I believe it would come with running almost any small business.

When I was ...

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May 25, 2020
Yes there is a video tonight, Join me! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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We are remembering and missing my Father-in-law this Memorial Day.. he served in both WWII and Korea. 

Flag Pattern is free from me to you at https://www.ilovetomakequilts.com/2017/07/pats-free-grand-ole-flag-is-done-binding-on-happy-4th-of-july.html

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!

** Fireside chat topics ** 

  • Video is the  May 25 challenge
  • A great sit and chat about what is ...

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Out West - The Layout! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** Time for the Layout! ***

This month is the layout. Remember this when you write me in October asking for the layout.. wink! I'm also putting it on the project page at https://www.ilovetomakequilts.com/out-west-sew-along.html so you can always find it there along with any blocks you need to download. 

In this article:

  • Daily Challenge Video 
  • Tips
  • The download in PINK 
  • Share your block photo at the end!

*** Video ***

Make a pillow today! Or share the photo of one you have made

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My Pattern Design Business Experience - Part Four! from Quilting Affection



Welcome back to my blog series on starting and running a quilt pattern business. If you have missed any of this series, be sure to check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Last week, I talked about the commitment to starting a business. First, I hit a little upon the research that should be done before starting, then the financial and time commitments that may be required. This week I want to focus on what my average day looks like and the type of work I am doing.

Now to start with, not every day is the same; it ...

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Quick Laundry Bag from Becca's Crazy Projects

We have quite a collection of face masks. These little bits of  fabric end up in pant legs and trapped in bed linens. I wanted a way to keep them all in one place both once they've been worn and when going through the laundry. I grabbed this piece of fabric, a 16" zipper, and got sewing.
This project took about 20 minutes from start to finish. Fabric is cut 16" by width of fabric. I left the selvages on so I wouldn't have to hem before adding the zipper. I used french seams to finish the side ...

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Singer 6215C Sewing Machine Showcase from Craftcore

How to Thread the Singer 6215C Sewing Machine

According to the manual, the Singer 6215C sewing machine is from 1984, so it was one of the newest sewing machines in my vintage collection. According to the International Sewing Machine Collectors’ Society, the Singer 6215 models were produced in Brazil between 1985 and 1989. It features the free arm sewing machine bed option, 8 built-in stitches, buttonholes, and a drop in bobbin.

I won this item in an auction for 1 whole Canadian dollar – approximately $0.70 US.  I couldn’t resist when no one bid on it. It was described ...

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