Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pat Sloan's MEGA FUN Book Tour!

Piecing quilt tops is my hands down favorite!  I LOVE to make blocks.  I have hundreds of blocks and some quilt tops to prove how much I love to piece...LOL!

When it comes to the actual quilting, the dragging of the feet starts.  How to quilt, how not to quilt, how the HECK am I going to fit all of that through my machine starting playing in my already overactive brain and makes it next to impossible to go any further.

Pat Sloan to the RESCUE!

If you have not heard, Pat Sloan is having a MEGA FUN Book Tour to celebrate the release of her book Teach Me to Machine Quilt!



Make sure to also check out her other fab "Teach Me" books  Teach Me To Applique and Teach Me to Sew Triangles.

I am always on board when Pat has any event because she is SO MUCH FUN and she makes learning easy!  If you ever hear of her speaking at a guild near you...GO!  Pat is a great speaker and makes everyone feel at ease when quilting!

Pat is aka "The Queen" in my house as she IS the quilting world!

With 30 books, a podcast for American Patchwork and Quilting, more patterns than I have fingers and toes, fabric lines with Moda Fabrics , multiple Aurifil thread collections and her own shipping department ( her husband Gregg is the BEST) anyone would be hard pressed to find a better teacher than Pat!


Here we are at a shopping trip to IKEA!





Teach Me to Machine Quilt is filled with great projects to get your creative juices flowing and jump start you on your way to making a quilt from start to finish!


Included in the book are nine quilting projects for every sewing level. Pat is honestly the most passionate person I know when it comes to quilting! She wants to teach the world to quilt ( I am singing the Coke commercial in my head) and she is definitely the right person to do it! You will love the ease in which each quilt is explained in this book!  

Pat and I share a LOVE of the color red!  This Mini Charm Star Quilt is a wonderful way to work on a smaller scale while learning how to quilt with your machine.


Photo courtesy of Martingale


When you are ready for a larger project, Pat's Cherry Pie Quilt is an absolute beauty! This would be stunning in any color but I am really in love with the red.

Photo courtesy of Martingale




The book is filled with everything you need to know for successful machine quilting!

Not sure of the proper threads to use?  Pat provides details on what her favorites are for machine quilting.

I am going to ruin the surprise on this one...AURIFIL threads are her favorite! If you have never tried the different thread weights, Pat gives a overview of what threads to use for either low, medium or high impact quilting.


Photo courtesy of Martingale



When I was a beginning quilter, I was a straight line only quilter.  If you are hesitant to try free motion quilting, Pat shares her tips on how to make this technique stress free and more fun!



Pat is also hosting a fantastic giveaway for you to WIN a copy of her book ( there will be FIVE winners) !!!!  To read all of the details and enter for your chance to win visit HERE!

Photo courtesy of Martingale 





And because it is not a party without TONS of friends ( Pat is friends with everyone she meets), make sure to visit all of the PARTY Hosts and hostesses:
Nov 18 
Nov 19
Nov 20
Nov 21
Nov 22
Nov 23
Nov 25
Nov 26 - My Birthday!!!
Nov 28
Nov 29
Nov 30

4 comments:

PatSloan said...

Thank you so much for sharing my book!!! And we need another trip to Ikea sweet pea!

Pam McDonald said...

This is a great tour. I am a big fan of yours Kim!

OhioLori said...

Awesome Tour!! & How coooool that you have hung out with her!!! Know I Neeeeeed her Book...and have the other two you mentioned also on my Wish List, with this new one!! :D

Rosa said...

Wow, love both projects and they are stunning.The book looks great!

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