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Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.

On the Radio with Pat Sloan

  Pat Sloan American Patchwork and Quilting radio Nancy Rink july guest
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Tweet Friends Quilt Along Post 5: Freezer Paper and Starch Applique

    Technique: How to use freezer paper and starch for applique'   Here is what you need: Freezer Paper Starch (I prefer Best Press because it leaves no starch residue or flakes) Paint or stencil brush.  A cotton swab also works in a jam. Sharp pencil Highlighter Awl or something pointy Mini-Iron Firm pressing surface Glue (Aleene's glue pen or Roxanne's with an applicator)   Here is what to do:   1. Using a...
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Tweet Friends Kits now available

Our Fabric has Arrived!  Hurray! Our Tweet for Two fabric has arrived so we can start putting together kits for the Tweet Friends Block of the Month . Our kit will include the Tweet Friends 10-month pattern set and all of the fabric to make the quilt as shown, including the binding. The kit price is $142.50, plus shipping. 4 1/2 yards of backing in your favorite print is $45. Get your kit while supplies...tweet-friends-photo2
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Tweet Friends Quilt Along Post #4: How to Make Skinny Legs

  Technique: How to make the skinny bird legs in Block #4: Feathered Friends   1. Cut a double layer of freezer paper that is approximately 1" x 8".   2. Take a small chunk of fabric. I used a piece that was about 6" x 10".  Because the bird legs look like sticks, we can cut them on the straight of grain.  When I want narrow stems that will curve, I use this same...
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Family Time at the Reno Show

This wonderful young man is our son David who joined us for a weekend of fun at the QSC Reno show this past weekend. I was teaching three classes, so he decided to lend his Dad a helping hand in the booth.  I am sure it is not often that booths are literally MANNED at quilt shows! We had a great time and David and Oliver now have some new stories to tell. A thank...b2ap3_thumbnail_8586_10200847146694070_1705772276_n.jpg
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