Hi ! I have been ON A ROLL the last few days! I'm in design mode, Sketch book out first, then onto my computer for designing quilts. I've designed

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Hi !

I have been ON A ROLL the last few days! I'm in design mode, Sketch book out first, then onto my computer for designing quilts.

I've designed and selected the fabric for
* My 2016 Mystery BOM which will run similar to this year and last
* New patterns for my fabric line that I'll show you in Oct. I've have 3 patterns coming out, and I love them, so excited!
* Quilts for my next book

I've spent a lot of time sitting at my computer. But to prepare for sewing, I emptied my table top trash bin and trimmed a few bits.. don't you love filling up a clean bin, or is that just me being weird?

Remember I'm running a giveaway that celebrates YOUR favorite quilt shop! Read what it's about and enter, leaving either a comment OR a photo!

If you missed it... You can Read my last newsletter online

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Spread Sunshine

I usually say my favorite flower is the coneflower, until I seen a sunflower, then I am all swayed over! I think they are BOTH my favorites!

We are having a super mild summer by Virginia standards, so I'm able to walk at all times of the day. This beauty is on a stalk about 8 feet tall at someone's MAILBOX! Yes... I live in a very urban area where people plant things.. well.. wherever! Each time I've gone by the seed head as a bee on it.. funny!

Be sure to Join me in my Virtual Classroom

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pat sloan upcoming events

We are traveling up and down the east coast and south... so if you want me to visit... send a request via my Event page for more Information
If you didn't get into my class, then be sure to attend the talk I give... I want to meet you!

July 20/21 PA -Wellsboro, PA
July 27 - Aug 1 - Mississippi Quilt Association
Aug 16 - 17 Dallas TX The shop owner open house at Moda!! Ask your favorite shop if they are coming, I'd love to take a photo with them
Aug 28-29 Concord, NC WereSewCreative Quilt shop
Sept 18-19 Lewisville NC - Sewingly Yours Quilt Shop
Sept 26 Egg Harbor City NJ Lafayette Quilt Guild
Oct 2-3 Forked River NJ - Quilting Possibilities

pat sloan My featured projects
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Sometimes a quilter just needs to do a bit of shopping, fabric enchancement, stash building, are you with me? Here are 3 collections I'm adding in ...
This Mochi has the most adorable rabbits! The phases of the moon are sweet and I have someone in mind for this one.

Craftsy has the FQ bundle on sale
And you can get yardage and other Precuts HERE

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I seriously could not buy this fast enough.. if you have hung out with me for awhile you KNOW I love novelty prints! And snowglobes?? Oh my they are my fav!! Plus the glasses.. did your grandmother have those? I think jelly came in them .. then my Na-Na washed up the glass and we used it for juice!

You can find yardage and precuts here, I left you some, your welcome!

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In the category of JUST BECAUSE this line called Tokyo Train Ride is SO FUN! I love the images, the colors... and hey.. more bunnies!

Craftsy has a great price on precuts HERE

And yardage is here, the town fabric is so neat!

There are also great clearance items, including Mystery Boxes (do you like those?) at Craftsy

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I have my next review of Craftsy classes ready AND *there is a 50% discount for a limited time!

Sometimes there is a quilt we really want to make, but maybe something holds us back. My good friend Joanna has a wonderful classes that walks you through making a series of quilts..

My Review of this class is HERE

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Class Reviews

I have expanded my Class Review page! I have a banner for each class I've reviewed, then at the end of the page are recommended classes

And I added a few more Recommended Classes, check out the bag ones, last time I checked they were on sale for $19.99!

See them All right Here and let me know if you like this new review page! Just hit REPLY to this email to tell me


FREE Pattern, Do you Sew with Me?

I am a TOTAL sucker for CUTE! The Fat Quarter shop is running this Christmas in July Sew along 'Little Joys'. The pattern is free for a VERY short period of time. The tree block is published now

Go see MINE then link over to get the FREE block and order a kit if you like!

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This week I chatted with
*Rebecca Silbaugh on precuts, The quilt to the right is a free pattern from her!
* Lee Monroe is FULL of great tips and trick, her tip tuesday is fabulous!
* Heather Spence told me about her mystery quilt for charity, she has a free pattern, and we talked about how to prepare your quilt to send to a longarmer!

Listen to my show and download the FREE patterns from my guests

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Sew Alongs

Start collecting your fabric, my Farmer's Market Sew Along has started! I did a little slide show for you, let me know what you think!

The 2nd Wed of each month for a year, I'll post about a block and then you'll sew it. Are you ready? The quilt is in my Applique book.

Current Challenge

Table runners are being shared at my Facebook Classroom!! Make one using a pieced or applique patterns of mine.. see some at my Classroom photo area!

Get the Challenge Details.. it's an easy one!

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Goings On

Read them all!

1- Sometimes I get a big surprise! My wonderful friend Jenny Doan (yes THAT Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Company) made my Let's go Sew quilt! Isn't it cute? She told me it will be hanging in the store.... yeah!
Buy the Digital HERE
Buy a print copy HERE

2- Tons of you have been sharing your July Vacation time Block, The Hot Dog Stand! Did I tell you that my mom said she remembers cooking the hotdogs, slicing and putting cheese in them? See the July Quilt Show HERE

3- Visit my tutorials at my site

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A few tips from you this week!

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Added my own twist to someone's suggestion of using a tissue box to hold unruly and long bindings. I added a pencil and taped end of binding on pencil. Now I can roll up binding while ironing. I place box on floor when attaching binding to quilt. No more struggling with those long bindings. Hope this helps!

Tip of the Day
"Use a dry, nylon kitchen scrubby to clean you cutting mat. It will clean away all the lint and threads and help heal the mat as well."

Join me at my online Quilt Classroom at Facebook for great ideas!
Did you know that if you go to my page, on the right sidebar is a tab called 'Recent Group Photos' ... when you click that you see all the photos in chronological order!

You can follow me at
* my Page at FB - Click FOLLOW do not send a friend request
* Or my Quilt Page at FB ... you MUST set it to NOTIFICATIONS
* or at Instagram
DO YOU HAVE something you want to share with me, a Question I can answer, or a fun quilt story?
Send your question to me by simply hitting REPLY to this newsletter!

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