Sew with Pat Sloan: new QAL is underway!

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Pat Sloan's Farmer's Market Sew-Along

Who’s hiding behind that lovely “Farmer’s Market” quilt? Why, it’s bestselling author Pat Sloan—and she’s inviting YOU to join her for some summer quilting fun!
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Pat Sloan's Farmer's Market Sew Along

Ready to make this “Farmer’s Market” quilt and make some new online quilting friends in the process? Pat makes it easy to join up and share your quilt’s progress through her Facebook group. Best of all, when you buy Pat’s book Teach Me to Appliqué—which includes the “Farmer’s Market” quilt pattern—you’ll learn her easy fusible-appliqué technique as you make each block. By the time you sew your final block, you’ll be a pro!

Sewing block #1 starts on Wednesday, August 12. Here’s how to join:

STEP 1: Get your copy of Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Appliqué. Purchase a copy from Pat here and she’ll autograph it for you! Or, you can pick it up at your local quilt shop or purchase a print or eBook copy at ShopMartingale.com.

STEP 2: Once you have your book in hand (or on screen), start gathering your fabrics! Pat says, “I’d love for you to make this quilt your own using your very favorite fabrics. How about using some of your precious scraps for the appliqué, the ones you’ve saved for something special? A unique fabric for the apple or those wee scraps for the leaves?”

STEP 3: Meet virtually on the 2nd Wednesday of each month to start the next block. The first block to make is the squash block at the top left of the quilt.
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Squash quilt block
Squash quilt block from Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Appliqué

Pat has promised a yummy recipe to go along with that block!

See more about getting started in this blog post from Pat.

Never done fusible appliqué? Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Appliqué will guide you step by step. You don’t have to settle for fusible appliqué that feels stiff as a board; with this technique your appliqué will feel soft and cuddly—just like a quilt should feel.

Pat’s spent years refining her approach, and you’ll be amazed at how quick and easy her “doughnut” method is to master. Learn all about it in Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Appliqué.
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Farmer's Market quilt

Want more details about Pat’s method? Check out her blog post that shows you a peek at the process.

We’d love to see (and share) your progress! Tag your “Farmer’s Market” quilt photos with #farmersmarketsewalong when you share them on Instagram and Pinterest.
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Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Applique

With this creative, enthusiastic woman at the helm, you know it’s going to be a stitchin’ good time!


Who’s ready to “sew-along” with Pat? Tell us in the comments if you plan to join her!

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