A note about Black Friday: We’re once again passing up the opportunity to host our own Black Friday sale this year. Instead, we’ll cheer on the thousands of independent quilt and yarn shops hosting special sales, including Small Business Saturday, this weekend. Why not give your local shop a call and find out what they’re offering? They likely carry the newest book from the fabulously fantastic Pat Sloan—and that’s who we’re celebrating today!
We’re thrilled to be participating in Pat Sloan’s blog tour for her latest book, Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt. With a quilting celebrity like Pat, you know her tour is going to be filled with fun—there are a whopping 41 stops on the tour!—so stop by the blogs, get to know someone new, and discover how Pat’s new book is influencing the quilting influencers.
You know it wouldn’t be a Pat Sloan event without lots of fun surprises along the way, including giveaways, freebies, and a whole lotta good quilting karma. In fact, you can head on over to Pat’s blog and enter her big giveaway right now (and we’ve got a giveaway of our own at the end of this post ).
The third book in Pat’s “Teach Me” series is an all-inclusive guide to machine quilting: you get a reference guide + a project book + exclusive video tips, all with Pat’s smart, no-stress approach to learning. She covers everything you need to know, and she’ll cheer you on from first to last stitch. We’re convinced—everyone who quilts needs Pat’s new book!
Pat will guide you through both walking-foot quilting and free-motion quilting, step by step:
Got tension troubles? Stitching-speed woes? Not sure what quilting designs to use? Pat’s got your questions covered (with close-up photos of techniques, see right). And when you buy the book, you’ll gain instant access to bonus video tutorials starring Pat herself. You’ll be proud of all the machine quilting you can do right at home!
Here’s a peek at one of the helpful videos you’ll get access to when you purchase the book:
Reading this post in email? View the video here.
And then there are all the pretty projects inside:
See what we mean by gotta have it? Pat’s thought of everything you need to know and she shares it all in Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt!
Now, if you’re a first-time visitor here at Martingale’s Stitch This! blog, you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to keep in touch. You can even get our blog posts sent directly to your email. Let’s be quilty friends!
If you already know us well, you know what you need to do for a chance to win our giveaway—a copy of Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt in instantly downloadable eBook form! Just answer the following question:
How long has it been since you started dreaming of machine quilting your own quilts?
a) I’m a quilting newbie, so not too long.
b) For a while, now that I’ve honed my piecing skills.
c) For as looooong as I can remember.
Tell us your answer in the comments—we’ll choose one lucky winner one week from today and contact you by email if you win.
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Thanks to all who entered the drawing. The winner is Anna, who says:
“i have always quilted my own quilts I am no expert mostly stitch in ditch and meander.right now i am trying cross hatch. i am eager to branch out I watch as much videos as possible. i do this on a machine with less than 9 inch throat. i have quilted a queen on that machine. always love to see new techniques.”
We’ll email you about your prize, Anna—congratulations!
Here are links to everyone participating in Pat’s blog tour—thanks for stopping by, and have fun!
Pat’s Mega Fun Book Tour!
Bonnie Hunter quiltville.blogspot.com
Pam Vieira-McGinnis pamkittymorning.blogspot.com
Alyce Blyth www.blossomheartquilts.com
Kimberly Einmo www.kimberlyeinmo.com/blog
American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine www.allpeoplequilt.com/blog
Mathew Boudreaux misterdomestic.net
Moda Fabrics with Carrie Nelson blog.modafabrics.com
Amy Smart www.diaryofaquilter.com
Katja Marek www.katjasquiltshoppe.com
Lee Monroe www.maychappell.com
Jacquelynne Steves jacquelynnesteves.com/blog
Stephanie Palmer latenightquilter.com
Mary Abreu instagram.com/thatcraftaddict
Sarah Maxwell www.homesteadhearth.com
Debby Brown higheredhands.blogspot.com
Jane Davidson quiltjane.com
Linda Thielfoldt lindathielfoldtthequiltedgoose.blogspot.com
Janet Clare janetclare.co.uk/blog
Cheryl Brickey meadowmistdesigns.blogspot.com
Helen Stubbings hugsnkisses.typepad.com
Kimberly Jolly fatquartershop.blogspot.com
Sherri McConnell www.aquiltinglife.com
Julie Karasek of fabricjules.blogspot.com
Ebony Love lovebugstudios.com/blog
Martingale blog.shopmartingale.com (that’s us!)
November 26 (everybody go wish Pat a happy birthday!!!)
Scott Hansen bluenickelstudios.com
Victoria Findlay Wolfe bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com
Amy Friend www.duringquiettime.com
Heather Valentine thesewingloftblog.com
Melissa Corry www.happyquiltingmelissa.com
Amy Ellis www.amyscreativeside.com
Aurifil’s Erin Sampson auribuzz.wordpress.com
Christa Watson christaquilts.com
Nancy Zieman www.nancyzieman.com/blog
Amanda Niederhauser www.jedicraftgirl.com
Kim Niedzwiecki www.gogokim.com
Karen Miller karensquiltscrowscardinals.blogspot.com
Wendy Sheppard ivoryspring.wordpress.com
Brenda M. Ratliff of Pink Castle Fabrics visit www.pinkcastleblog.com