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Pat Sloan’s Mega FUN Book Tour


We’re big fans of everything Pat Sloan does! As the host of our weekly quilting podcast and a regular designer with American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, we get to work with Pat a lot and know what an amazing force of creativity she is. She’s also a designer who works hard to inspire and teach in our industry — and her “Teach Me” series with Martingale does just that! Her latest book Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt, is an amazing addition to the series (and we loved it so much, we’re featuring it in our February issue — on newsstands December 6).


We know lots of quilters (both beginners and advanced) struggle with machine-quilting. Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt helps take the fear out of the process.


Here’s what you’ll learn in Pat’s book:

  • Preparing your quilt top
  • Piecing your backing fabric
  • Choosing batting
  • Basting your quilt sandwich
  • Choosing thread
  • Starting and stopping your quilting
  • Marking your quilts
  • Machine quilting with a walking foot: tips for straight-line, curved, circle, and decorative machine quilting designs
  • Free-motion quilting: tips for meandering, loops, swirls, and geometric designs
  • How to quilt applique shapes
That’s A LOT! And Pat does an amazing job of sharing step-by-step photos of the process, so you feel like you’re right there learning from her.
The best part? Pat also has coordinating how-to videos for some of the techniques you’re learning, so you can get even more information and tutorials. Sometimes, you just need to see it in action to truly understand!
Once you’ve practiced quilting using Pat’s tips, you get to move on to the fun part — quilting! This book has nine quilt patterns that let you practice your skills! Detail shots of the quilting designs, tips for which designs to use, and multiple quilting options for some quilts allow you to personalize your quilt and explore your favorite types of techniques.



Now, visit Pat’s Giveaway Page to enter to win one of the 5 copies of her ‘Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt Book’! There are physical Copies for U.S. residents and digital copies for all other winners. Be sure to enter by midnight, December 1.


Follow along with the rest of the book tour here: 

Nov 18

Nov 19

Nov 20

Nov 21

Nov 22

Nov 23

Nov 25

Nov 26 – My Birthday!!!

Nov 28

Nov 29

Nov 30

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6 Responses to “Pat Sloan’s Mega FUN Book Tour”

  1. I love the Monday podcast/radio show! This looks like a great book. The Teach me to Applique was awesome, and this seems to be set up in a similar format.
    Mary /

  2. I have a lot of projects ready for machine quilting, your book inspires me . When I get these wrapped up I will for sure start one of yours, I would like to try the placemats, Maybe with a little applique on them. Not sure if it would be to much on them, but want to see. I saw some that had little ice cream cones and balloons.

  3. I’ve visited all of today’s websites. Just want you to know that Pat Sloan and Christa Watson are my favorite quilt teachers!

  4. This would be a great book to add to any quilter’s library.

  5. I would love to add this book to my library, it can sit beside your Applique book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Thank you, it is great to have Reviews and insights into the new book! It is a must have !