Best book for beginning quilters? Pat’s where it’s at (+ big giveaway!)

Think back to when you were a beginning quilter (or maybe that’s right now). Wh0 do you wish you’d had to help you as you started on this whimsical, wonderful journey? After reading the new book we’re sharing with you today, we know wh0 we wish we’d had:

PAT SLOAN!

Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Make My First Quilt

If you want to learn how to quilt—or help someone who wants to learn—Pat Sloan is the perfect teacher. She’s made quilting a lifelong passion for thousands of her students by showing them the ropes, and she’ll do the same for you (or your wanna-be quilter friends). In the latest book from Pat’s “Teach Me” series, you’ll first learn to sew nine classic quilt blocks:


Just knowing how to sew nine quilt blocks right out of the gate is a great start for any beginner! But Pat goes one step further: she shows how to use those blocks in nine beautiful projects that any quilter will be proud to show off.


We’re thrilled to have Pat as a guest writer at our blog today to tell us more about her special book for beginners—welcome back, Pat!


Writing the fourth book in my “Teach Me” series was exciting to plan, write, make, and now share with you!

I learned to quilt by taking a 12-week, all-by-hand, cardboard-template class in a quilt shop. At the time that was the only way you could learn in a classroom. When I started to teach beginners, I looked back to how I learned then, and how people learn today.

Today we have a lot of self-taught quilters because of amazing tutorials, easy-to-do projects, and the internet! One of the things I’ve noticed is that often when we are self-taught, we might miss things that would truly help us enjoy quiltmaking more. (I talked about this topic recently on the American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast, which I host weekly. You can listen to the episode here.)

Let me tell you about the important features I share in the book, which many self-taught quilters can use to fill in those “information gaps” about how quilting works.

  • In the first six sections of the book, I introduce the basics—prepping fabrics, pressing blocks, and assembling quilts.
  • I include nine block patterns, and I walk you through making each one with step-by-step photos that you can follow.
  • My approach is to make a block, and then repeat that block in a project. That way, you practice a skill and still have a project when you’re done.
  • As you work through each block, I add new techniques. By the end of the book, you have a whole new toolbox of skills.

My favorite part about writing this book was to include all the tips I know for how to spot and correct problems. Troubleshooting isn’t hard once you know how to check for issues as you go along. My biggest tip is to check for accuracy as you sew and not wait until the end. I wrote an article about this very topic that you might find helpful.

I’ve fine-tuned what you need to know, so you’ll be successful and also have fun!

Collect the other three books in my “Teach Me” series to have a full reference guide to use over and over again.

Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Machine Quilt Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Sew Triangles Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Applique

Now Let’s Go Sew!


From essential tools, sewing-machine advice, and common quilting terms to rotary cutting, machine sewing, and quilt-top assembly, Pat’s included all the tips and tricks that her newbie students love. More than 140 photos in the book make learning easy—and Pat’s you-can-do-it style of teaching makes it fun.

And speaking of fun . . .

BIG GIVEAWAY!

Pat’s rounded up some of her industry friends who’ve generously donated wonderful prizes for FIVE beginners and beyond to win!


FROM MODA: A fat-quarter bundle of Quill by 3 Sisters plus a Layer Cake of Grunge by Basic Grey (because well, you just gotta have great fabric!).


FROM OLFA: a 12″ x 17″ Olfa Folding Cutting Mat, a 45 mm Splash Handle Rotary Cutter in Emperor Purple, an Endurance 45 mm Tungsten Tool Steel Rotary Blade, AND a 6″ x 12″ Frosted Acrylic Ruler. WOW!



FROM FAT QUARTER SHOP
: Fat Quarter Shop’s exclusive line of batting is Happy Cloud, and that’s exactly what it feels like. Win two 60″ x 60″ throw packs: one in 100% cotton and one in a 50/50 cotton blend. Nice!

FROM SCHMETZ NEEDLES: A Sew Essentials Combo Value Pack featuring Schmetz Needles and a Grabbit Magnetic Pin Cushion. Also includes a useful informational card with needle tips and the Schmetz Color Code Chart. Awesome!


And last but not least, FROM OLISO: A limited-edition Oliso TG1600 Pro Smart Iron . . . in PINK! With Oliso’s patented iTouch® technology, you simply touch the handle and the iron lowers, ready to work. Take your hand off and the patented scorchguards lift the iron off the board preventing scorches, burns, and tipping. Sweet! (Bonus: when you buy the Oliso TG1600 Pro Smart Iron on Pat’s website, you’ll get a 15% discount and free shipping—thanks, Pat!)

And you can bet with each winning prize, you’ll also get your own copy of Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Make My First Quilt from Martingale!


Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Make My First QuiltTo be automatically entered in the giveaway, tell us in the comments:

What do you wish you’d known when you started quilting?

  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing.
  • I wish I’d had a crash course in knowing how a sewing machine works.
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.
  • I’m a newbie—I want to know more!

We’ll choose five random winners one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you’d like to start learning with Pat right now, you can order Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Make My First Quilt at our website and instantly download the eBook for free.

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2,105 Comments

  • I wish I had known more about the basics when I started. I have been quilting for 25 years, and my niece is getting ready to start her first quilt! I know Pat’s book will be a good resource for Danielle!!
    cork@pa.rr.com

    —Carol Nelms on August 16, 2017
  • Oh what fun prizes!

    I wish I had understood how to get an accurate 1/4″ seam and how it affected my blocks when I first started quilting. Also, how the weight of the thread I used affected it, too!

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more basics about cutting, piecing, pressing, and the sewing machine!

    —Angela on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing & pressing!

    —Heather V on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known about rotary cutting. It didn’t exist when I made my first quilt as a young girl!

    —Karen Watkins on August 16, 2017
  • Oh, so many things I wish I’d known! Binding had always given me nightmares, so I wish I knew how to make the perfect corners. Back then, there was no YouTube to watch someone help you. I’ve got it down now!

    —Kathy E. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known I’d need more room for fabric! And the space to store everything 😉

    Jocelyn on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing.

    —Carol W on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about ways to cut fabric and sew 1/4″ seams accurately. These are such important fundamental steps that make final projects look amazing.

    Now I’ve been approached by a ‘newbie’ who wants a good foundation to begin making ‘grandbaby quilts.’ Pat’s book should be well worth her investment of time as a beginning step. Hopefully I’ll be able to help her too along the path to enjoying our creative and fun craft.

    —luvmylogcabins on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much I would have grown to live quilting. I would have started years earlier!

    —Ruth Chapman on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting, how many times have I folded the fabric in half and found that half my cut pieces are the wrong way round!

    —Liz on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew where to buy good quality of fabric!

    —Helen on August 16, 2017
  • I am in the process of teaching two grandchildren age 6, and 13 how to quilt. I welcome more tips as we enjoy this adventure. I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.Thank you for an amazing giveaway.

    —Janie McCombs on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about accuracy of cutting and 1/4 inch seams. Also had no idea my stash would grow to the proportions it has, definitely need lots of storage.

    —Beth Andrepont on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more. Also about the scant quarter inch, my first quilt would have worked out so much easier had I known about that scat 1/4! Lol

    —Laurie on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had understood that fabric patterns are printed in short runs and that I couldn’t expect that a fabric I liked would be available for me to add to a year after I bought the first piece. I completely missed this point while painstakingly assembling my first quilt. I had less than I needed to finish my project and was affronted that I couldn’t match my first choice exactly The concept of scrap quilting and ‘making do’ to give a quilt ‘zing’ was the second step….

    —Louise H on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known how important it is to get an accurate 1/4″ seam. Would sure have made joining that first quilt together much easier.

    Had to laugh about this one:

    "I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more."

    How true!!!

    —Joan K on August 16, 2017
  • This is how I learned to quilt, really good books. Now when I take classes its to learn new ideas but I still love a good book to help when I’m stuck:)

    —Mary on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known easier ways to assemble blocks with triangle pieces. Who knew you could make them without ever having to worry about the bias?

    —Jodie S. on August 16, 2017
  • I started quilting to use up inherited fabric. I wish I’d known I’d need more room for fabric. I have more now than ever!

    —Jane on August 16, 2017
  • I wish i would have learned more about squaring up the quilt. It took me alittle bit to get it right!!!!

    —terry phelps on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how much more pleasurable sewing can be when things are cut and sewn accurately. I was a little slapdash in the very beginning!

    —Karen in Breezy Point on August 16, 2017
  • I really wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. My first quilt took me way to long because of not knowing enough.

    —Elaine Luxton on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing.

    So basically, it sounds like I wish I would have had this book instead of hours and hours of watching youtube videos…

    —BJ Jibben on August 16, 2017
  • Just getting started and find that I have SO much to learn. Pat’s books sounds like a good start.

    —Elaine on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about color and fabric selection.

    —Carol on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d had a crash course in knowing how a sewing machine works.

    —debbie on August 16, 2017
  • Definitely cutting, piecing and pressing!!!

    —jackie norwood on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I’d known how much quilters like to share and support other quilters. Great group of craftsmen
    !

    —Claranne on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting and piecing; what a difference that makes!

    —Donna Netoskie on August 16, 2017
  • I definitely wish I’d known more about the basics, but that’s all part of being self-taught. I’m glad I didn’t know how expensive or how much space this great hobby takes up. 🙂

    —Karen Seitz on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to be entered in the giveaway. Pat’s book is one I’ll be sure to recommend in my beginning quilting classes.

    —Melissa on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basic techniques. I would especially liked knowing about rotary cutting. I looked at one of my earlier quilts the other day and realize how much I’ve improved.

    —NancyB on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.

    —Regina Arlauckas on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more, when I first started quilting. My sewing room is getting full but there is still room for more. I love the fat quarters and the grunge grey, the Olfa products, the sewing machine needles..always useful, the quilt bats, and the iron!! WoW! What a giveaway!!

    —Marg on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, pressing and accurate 1/4″ seams.

    —Colleen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how truly addicted to quilting I would become and how my "need" for fabric would grow.
    Fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —LynneP on August 16, 2017
  • I wish Id known about rotary cutters, mats and rulers. (Oh noooo, I’ve given away my age, huh?)

    —Robin Withrow on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known that accurate cutting and accurate 1/4″ seams were absolutely necessary. I started quilting 25 years ago. Seven years ago I had a stroke and am starting all over again. I had to learn to read again. I discovered Pat’s online sew along and found I could read and understand her instructions. I own her other 3 Teach Me books and would love this new one.

    —Gayle on August 16, 2017
  • oh geez, I wish I knew more about squaring up the blocks. However, I think I finally found my niche. I’m starting out slow and making what I call Grandma Quilts for all my girlfriends who are becoming Grandmas!

    Nancy Jo on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew not to back stitch when piecing! I started out sewing clothing and this was a small but major difference!

    —Helen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew I would need lots more room for fabric! I would love to win this book. I am an experienced quilter, but I have a couple sister-in-laws who want to learn. Sometimes it’s hard to explain "basics" when I’ve been quilting for so long. I’d love to be able to refer to Pat’s book as I teach them.

    —Darlene B on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I’d known more basics (cutting, piecing, pressing)!

    —Ashley on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d had a wonderful person to teach me how to do bindings easily and beautifully. I still wish for that!

    Robin on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about the basics . . . and still struggle sometimes getting my seam allowances scant and my blocks to be the right size.

    —MARSHA RANSOM on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much time I needed to devote to getting a quilt done!

    —Lynne on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known to be more precise.

    —Ann R on August 16, 2017
  • when i first started i wish someone had told me to slow down, relax, and press, press, press.

    —carolyn montgomery on August 16, 2017
  • I remember my first quilt, I used scissors to cut out the squares, using a tape measure. Didn’t know how to sew on the binding, hadn’t heard of the term ‘mitre’ for the corners. And this was 5 years ago. This book would have been a godsend, it will still be for my daughters who are newbies to quilting.

    —Hedda Boon on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that I would need (a lot) more room for fabric. I actually went out and bought a large book case to store (showcase) all of the fabric that I bought.

    —jo on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known much earlier, the importance and value in sizing/starching the life right into the fabric! What a great giveaway for a quilter of any skill level, but wonderful for someone just starting this journey.

    —Gail on August 16, 2017
  • I wish that I’d taken a color theory class or something like it first. I have an awful time picking out fabrics for quilts. It isn’t like I can’t match things, it’s the color when mixed with the scales of the patterns on the fabric. I often pick out one that I love and then want to pull my hair out when it comes to choosing complimentary fabrics and absolutely refuse to cheat by picking kits or a specific fabric line. Hence, I usually stick with modern style quilts, basic color blocking, I can handle no problem.

    —Gwen Stackler on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the accuracy in the cutting, thread weight and it’s affect on the 1/4″ seam as well as the nesting and the difference it all makes in the finished product.

    —Pauline Simpson on August 16, 2017
  • There weren’t many beginner books when I started quilting. I taught myself with the one I did find. Lack of good rulers and rotary cutters would have been nice.

    —Melinda Harman on August 16, 2017
  • What I wish I had known? Importance of changing the needle, needle size, thread facts, seam size. I it’s all important. I did succeed and love quilting in spite of my on the job learning experience. I think Pat’s book is exactly what a newbie to quilting needs.

    —Kathy on August 16, 2017
  • What super prizes! I wish I had known I’d need more space for fabrics and more time to sew it up!!!!

    —kathy on August 16, 2017
  • All of the above…I went into quilting completely naive knowing only that I wanted to learn to quilt. Such a struggle! But what a wonderful book by an outstanding teacher! I’m certain that the answer to many of my frustrations will be found within!

    —Linda B on August 16, 2017
  • I was lucky. My Mom and Gramma taught me to sew. They just never told me it would be addicting and yes more room for more fabric and ‘stuff’

    —Maryann on August 16, 2017
  • I wish someone had told me that not all cotton fabrics are equal. Some of the projects I made are worn out before their time. Now I use only good quality fabrics and when I teach, that is the first thing I teach them. Your quilt is only as good as the worst fabric in it. The quarter inch foot is wonderful too. Your blocks go together much easier when they are cut and pieced exactly.

    I also tell new sewers to make easy quilts for gifts. They only see the love that is in it and the color. I’ve made more than 100 Irish Chain quilts.

    —Kay Menefee on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie—I want to know more!

    —Kristine R on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about using rotary cutters and rulers. I made some blocks and then when I squared them up, I didn’t do it right and the squares were almost an inch smaller than they were supposed to be. I liked how the wall hanging turned out, but I was upset about losing so much of the outer edges of the squares.

    —Angela Bowling on August 16, 2017
  • Two things I wish I had known-how to keep a consistent 1/4 inch seam and how much room I would need for fabric! Such a wonderful prize package!

    —Debbie Miller on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about all the basics. Considering I’m self-taught, looking back I didn’t do all that bad. But something else I wish I would have known is how addictive this craft is, how much I love it and now wish I had a bigger studio to hold all my fabric!! I’ve been approached to help out a newbie and this book would really come in handy. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —krafty kc on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about chain piecing and cutting more than one layer of fabric at a time! Oh the time I would have saved….

    —Stephanie Wilkes on August 16, 2017
  • Well, I was able to take a great beginner quilt class when I first started so I’m not sure what I wish I knew more about but maybe it would have been to use some of kind of machine tool to sew that accurate 1/4″ inch consistently.
    I do wish I’d known how much room I would need to store fabric 🙂
    That quilt class and a new Bernina was life changing!

    —Loris Mills on August 16, 2017
  • *I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more. Lol! My family is kind when dealing with the fabric stash… They also know I am gaga over the material and gift me with more as presents!

    —Stephanie L. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know more of the basics; cutting, piecing, pressing….and so much more. I started with some fabric and a magazine!

    —Lin H on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about the basics of cutting. I had great teachers, but I didn’t pay close enough attention when it came to squaring up blocks or adding borders properly – little did I realize how important that is. I look forward to this book to help myself sharpen skills and help others learn correctly the first time.

    —Roberta S on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew about squaring up my blocks

    —Marsha Houk on August 16, 2017
  • I wish that I knew more about the quality of fabric as I totally finished a quilt only to have it ravel apart during its first washing!!!

    —Lynne Hanson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how addicting quilting would become…but also I would have wanted to know more about colors and how they play together.

    Cheryl Zehms on August 16, 2017
  • • I wish I’d had a crash course in knowing how a sewing machine works.

    —Rose on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about seams and pressing. I am still new but I guess it is like anything else. You learn from others or your mistakes. I like to learn from others so I won’t have to make the same mistakes. Thanks for writing your books to help, us beginners.

    —Kathy J on August 16, 2017
  • I wish someone had taught me to square up each block as I progressed.

    —Carol on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about accurate 1/4″ seams and accurate piecing. I was fortunate to join a guild soon after I began Quilting from whom I learned a great deal about all aspects of quilting.

    —Christine M on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.

    —CHRISTINE ROBINSON on August 16, 2017
  • I have been quilting for a few years and consider myself a beginner, knowing some of the finer points of quilting like importance of thread weigh, needle size would have been helpful. This book will be on my to do list.

    —Linda Brennan on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about choosing fabric and making sure it was 100% cotton.

    —Janna on August 16, 2017
  • Accuracy! Cutting & sewing 1/4″ seams. And choosing colors that make a quilting project look great.

    —CAROL L. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics. I took a beginner’s sampler course years ago and while it showed me the ‘ins and outs’ of quilting it didn’t show me how to fine tune those skills. My biggest thing I have learned from Pat is to check accuracy as you go – don’t wait until the block is finished. Looking at all the beautiful quilts that Pat has made and seeing how polished and precise they look – well my dream would be to have finished products that are even close to her skill level. Thanks for the opportunity to win some really amazing prizes.

    —Lynn Darcy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know more of the basics. I’ve got some pretty wonky quilts from that time!

    —Robin M. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have had all of the gadgets that there are now when I first started quilting years ago. I only had scissors and a measuring tape. Also I wish I would have known all of the easier ways to sew different quilt blocks. These days quilting is fun with rotary cutters and mats, quarter inch feet and Go cutters.

    —Cynthia Fedak on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to have perfect corners on my bindings.

    —Susan Linder on August 16, 2017
  • Would love to give this book to a new sewer who is 11 years old. Wish I had a book with the fundamentals when I was learning to quilt!

    Flo Boule on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much space I would need to store fabric. Right now I’m trying to reorganize my sewing room and create more storage space for my fabric. I keep finding stuff I had forgotten about and would like to use or finish.

    —Mary Beth McKelvey on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known quilting was going to be addictive when I started. I have gone from a little sewing spot to taking over a bedroom. But I love it!

    —Deena Drevs on August 16, 2017
  • I’ve sewn for years, read books about piecing to learn tips, and this year did my first "outline" quilting with my sewing machine. I haven’t learned to use a rotary cutter as yet (although I did purchase one and a mat), so I bought some pre-cut fabrics (strips, squares, and charm packs). I’m not certain I will ever attempt Free Motion Quilting; I know practice would help me learn those skills, but I’d like to get some projects finished this summer!

    —Marty on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known more about my sewing machine. Knowing about the different feet and the uses they have would have helped me.

    —meg summers on August 16, 2017
  • I am new to quilting and I wish I had more time to quilt! My mother was a beautiful seamstress, never caught my interest until I found quilting! Now I am hooked and have so much to learn.

    —Susan on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had more teaching with cutting and placement. Since I no longer live near family members who quilt, its very difficult to learn all the tricks.

    —DesiRae on August 16, 2017
  • I am pretty new to quilting. I learn from Pats page and YouTube. I still have so much to learn! I think the book would help me so much. Need an iron too. Mine is 25 years old. Ha. Thanks for the chance to be entered.

    —Elizabeth Edwards on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known I’d need more room for fabric. A lot more!!!!! 😉😱 I have a room I need a whole house.

    —Joy Dickson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have had more knowledge of colors as I struggled with that.

    —Loretta Thomason on August 16, 2017
  • Would love to learn any new ideas you have on making these blocks!
    Your patterns have been easy to fllow and fun!

    —Donna Lawson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. Also, more about bindings. I’m getting there, but still have a ways to go.

    —Cindy Fraher on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known about piecing, cutting and sewing with the quarter inch appropiatedly in between the sewing of pieces,also about amount of fabric needed for different sizes of quilts.

    —celine-x on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had learned more in-depth techniques for accurate cutting and the importance of an accurate (consistent) 1/4 inch seam!

    —Jan Morton on August 16, 2017
  • i wish that i had known how to butt row seams together to avoid so much ripping. 🙂

    —dac on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that when it comes to pressing seams, it is more important to think about how flat the block will lay when it’s all done. Not all seams have to be pressed towards the darker fabric. It’s OK to press seams open!

    —Chris on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important squaring up your blocks at each step is. Also, starch is my favorite helper.

    —Susan Lee on August 16, 2017
  • I’m totally new to quilting. I sew a little but still have so much to learn.

    —Denise Morgan on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how much fun and relaxing quilting is! I would have started years ago!

    —Sheila Yeske on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would of known it was easier than it looked. I was so intimidated with the easiest of quilts. Once I knew the basics (which I had know idea), it was an enjoyable experience putting a quilt together – in most cases. I have had those challenging ones, however!

    —jana marsh on August 16, 2017
  • I am a long time sewer but working on my first quilt now so I have lots to learn. I wish I knew faster ways to cut, that’s the tedious part for me.

    —Shirley Bonsell on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. AND how to ensure I am sewing a scant 1/4 inch!

    —Martha Morgan on August 16, 2017
  • I was lucky and had an expert quilter to be my mentor and teach me…. I WISH I had paid more attention to how important perfect SCANT 1/4″ allowances are! Even after 30 plus quilts I’m struggling with that occasionally. I LOVE this book idea and hope I can get one to help me teach a beginner quilt class in Sept. I can’t recommend my student buy from a certain place…but I can recommend certain books! 🙂

    —Cindy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric! But seriously, I wish I had know the importance of getting the 1/4″ seam correct. That would have eliminated much frustration when the block did not turn out the right size.

    —Shari K. on August 16, 2017
  • I am new to the quilting world. I am wanting to make a quilt for each of my children. I had been browsing books to help me learn and this giveaway is just what I need. Thanks for the chance and goodluck to everyone.

    —Melissa T on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about squaring up half-square triangles! Would have saved me from losing points and the weird sizes I got on a finished block!

    —Sheila Boser on August 16, 2017
  • When I started quilt making, I wish I had known to square up as I went along so I would not end up with this wonky mess that I tried to piece together!

    Anita Jackson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had someone early on to teach me do’s and dont’s and maybe a few shortcuts. I have always sewn/quilted alone and it’s been trial and error for me. But sometimes that makes you a better seamstress!!! I have been sewing / quilting for over 45 years and still wish I had someone to show me all about new technology we use for quilting and embroidery like EQ7 and Embrillance Thank God for instructional books and websites; and YouTube!!!

    —Charlotte Keene on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known about squaring up blocks as I go and about different thread weights.

    —Connie Herbert on August 16, 2017
  • I"m really new, I need to learn everything!

    —Melissa G on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d used better cottons and preserved my quilts. So many quilts that just didn’t last!.

    —Marie Finstad on August 16, 2017
  • I’ve been quilting for years, and find I still have room for learning more!

    —Deanne Corrie on August 16, 2017
  • Oh my gosh, there are so many things I wish I’d known. I wish I knew to snip the seams to make a flatter quilt top, I wish I would have know there are certain fabrics that really need to be washed, flannel is one, because of shrinkage. This package you are offering is wonderful. There are so many of us that would love to win.

    —Barbara on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about machines, accurate cutting, piecing, pressing, and how addictive it is.

    —Janet Seymout on August 16, 2017
  • When I started quilting I didn’t know anything about quilting. I had done a lot of sewing, but it would have been good to know more about everything to do with quilting.

    —Peggy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much space I was going to need for constructing full size quilts! I started with pillowtops.

    —Judy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to keep track of all my quilting adventures. I didn’t even imagine having a ‘Quilter’s Log’ or a journal. At least now I have facebook to post blocks and quilts. I now keep a notebook to keep up with my adventures…

    —Vickie Mone on August 16, 2017
  • What I wish I had learned when I first started quilting is how very important it is to have all your "squares" be the right size!

    —DIANA DUNHAM on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known to use quality fabric and thread. And also that a 1/4″ foot was available so I didn’t have to draw a line on every piece before sewing!

    —Kathy Poole on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to iron all the fabric pieces so that everything stays flat and square.

    —CariAnn kampen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to accurately get a scant 1/4 inch seam and now I wish I would know how to make accurate flying geese!

    —Jenny Spielman on August 16, 2017
  • I am a semi newby right now my problem is getting the blocks to measure correct. I don"t get that scant 1/4 inch. I would love to win a copy of your new book .

    —Beth Schlotte on August 16, 2017
  • My fear of failure kept me from taking a class or seeking other quilters to learn from. I had some books but had no clue how to start. This is why I love Pat Sloan, her videos and her weekly blocks makes Quilting and learning so much fun and little mistakes are learning tools not failures! When people ask me "which is your favorite tool" my reply is simply mistakes, because if you do make a mistake you learn from it! Thank you Pat, keep being awesome!!

    —Alice Olivares Chawk on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how important pressing is!

    —Jane on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. Definitely!!!!
    Trying to whittle it down, but it keeps growing.

    —Cindy French on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how important it is to be consistent with cutting and sewing.

    —Barb Jenson on August 16, 2017
  • When I started quilting I would have liked to know the different piecing techniques and when to use them. I would have loved to know about the different feet for quilting when I started out.

    —Connie Rine on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would’ve know that quilting was such an addiction. Oh my!

    —Teresa Salash on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing.

    —Meo McIntyre on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had more room for more fabric. Trying to get hubby to build me new house. He just laughs and says it still wouldn’t be big enough… I can dream.

    —Sue wells on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance of accurate seams. I am now teaching six grandchildren to quilt and this book would be a wonderful resource for them. Pat’s instructions are so clear, simple and easy to follow.

    —Susan Ball on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the importance of pressing after each step and how to make half square triangles without cutting triangles.

    —Mary Lou Palmer on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about color selection and fabric quality.

    —Laura on August 16, 2017
  • I would like to know more about 1/4 inch seam

    —Elisa on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more of the basics when I started quilting. Also wished I had known how addicting this hobby is, definitely need a bigger room for all my goodies. This book would be great, I’m hoping my daughter will someday want to learn to quilt, also my grandchildren.

    —Laurie Glos on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know about cutting and about fabric quality. I have been quilting a little under a year and feel I have so much to learn! I love it – it’s addicting

    —Susan Roma on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known the importance of a scant 1/4 inch seam!

    —Kathy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have had a better understanding of the MATH involved. The amount you lose when you sew pieces together, making HST to fit with a single piece, how much backing you will need, etc.. Math was never my strong suit but I struggle through it when making a quilt which sometimes results in wasted fabric, but eventually I get it done.

    —Dee Dee Orsak on August 16, 2017
  • I have only been quilting about a year and I still have so much more to learn! I wish I knew more about cutting and pricing and also that I’d need more room for fabric! I am steadily collecting more and more fabric!

    —Emily McCullars on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known to sit with my grandmother and great-grandmother when they were making these wonderful quilt tops that have been passed down through the years. Then maybe I would have gotten started with this wonderful passion a lot earlier in life! Tools and techniques have improved, but love of quilting hasn’t dwindled with the generations.

    —Sheryll Foye on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would know more about basics, batting and pressing. How to quilt my first project from A to Z and to see the project completely finished.
    A kit could be available to buy and will help me to start 🙂
    Thank you for this opportunity 😉

    —Sabine on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the different kinds of rulers.and accurate cutting and 1/4 inch seams.

    —Kim Leachman on August 16, 2017
  • I am always looking for more knowledge about the basics of quilting. I love your work and your books.

    —Teresa Wood on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that you don’t have to be perfect to make a quilt. I didn’t quilt for many years because I thought everything had to be nothing less that perfect. I have sewed since I was 10 and made doll clothes till this last fall. I have now made over 11 quilts. Two are more pieced than just squares. I am still learning and looking forward to leaning more and making more quilts.

    —Pat on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie, and want to do it right to begin with ! Following my great Grandmothers footsteps!

    —Alix reville on August 16, 2017
  • having more space for fabric that’s the one for me!

    —Kathy Luehrs on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how much joy collecting fabric would bring even if the intended project never got made.

    —Liz F. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known someone to teach me "hands on" that I could go to to ask questions. I will be buying Pat’s book so that I can refer back to it (I seem to forget very easily) lol

    —Rose on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known that I’d want to make all the quilts and that quilting is addictive!! It’s amazing how a few pieces of fabric can turn into such a beautiful quilt made with such love!!!!

    —Melissa Wheeler on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known to measure things along the way – it would have saved me a few unintended surprises at the end of my first few quilts!

    Carolyn on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more of how to lay out, and cut fabrics, matching seams, …I am buying this book!

    —Diane keely on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew about squaring up blocks and the whole quilt. I still struggle with this and I knew I just need to take that little bit of extra time.

    Joey Patrucco on August 16, 2017
  • I am a newbie. Want to learn, not confident enough to start.

    —Kyle Naue on August 16, 2017
  • I am truly a self-taught and it shows (though I’ve gleaned a bit through the years ). Thankfully I didn’t have time to really get into quilting before now. I have much to learn and I am looking forward to sharing this love with family & friends. Either by gifting them a quilt or teaching what I’ve been learning… I would love this book to fill in some of the "gaps" in the quilting process and to also share.

    —Cheri Arnold on August 16, 2017
  • I’m an absolute beginner- I need to know everything, but especially how to get the seams to nest properly, how to calculate how much of each fabric to buy, and how to plan a color scheme for a quilt. And maybe a good way to avoid fabric addiction? LOL I’m half way there already!

    —Kathy Rinehart on August 16, 2017
  • Wished I would have known more on all sides of sewing and making quilts of all kinds. I’m still learning

    —Cheryl on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how important being accurate was when cutting! And how important 1/4 inch seam accuracy is!

    —Joan Buchholz on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about color values. It us still hard for me to pick fabric.

    —Jackie Baird on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that quilting involved self control. I don’t have much when it comes to buying fabric. So addictive!!

    —Judy Anderson on August 16, 2017
  • I started with cardboard templates. I wish I had known more about rotary cutting and how importantvpressing can be. Eye spy a perfect iron! Oh my!

    —Cindy Tinsley on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that it is usually better to decide on a pattern first then buy the fabric. I see fabric that calls to me and buy it. Thenwhen I find apattern I don’t always have enough. Still haven’t changed and buy what I like.

    —Nancy Alves on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much fun and rewarding quilting would be❤️

    —Carol Wright on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I new more about cutting. I’m teaching my daughter how to quilt. I think this book would be very helpful.

    —Kathryn Ashwander on August 16, 2017
  • I am new, wish I had more instructions in a book. This sounds like a great way to learn. Thank you.

    —Judy Allred on August 16, 2017
  • I am self-taught, and I wish I had known earlier how important precise cutting is! I can’t flub my way thorough quilting. Pat, I have learned so many valuable lessons from you in such a short time. I’m thoroughly enjoying the grandma’s kitchen project!

    —Julie Sims on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew some of the terms, like a finished measurement, or the square with 2 lines, the basics of reading a pattern. Some are so well done but others I have done some googling! I also wish I knew about the difference in fabrics and their quality.

    —Stacey on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had your books when I started quilting. I was working full time then, money was a little tight so I was t able to go to classes. I started by winging it & for the most part I’m still doing that. Having your book to refer to would be so helpful.

    —Anne Garnett on August 16, 2017
  • I learn something new everyday, and I love reading quilt books before bed.

    —Angie Little on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about why and when to use different threads and different needles on my machine and how to organize my fabric hoard better to be able to see everything……I have a small bedroom, but my fabric has runneth over!!!

    —Karen Ferguson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting I never knew so much math involed

    —Rhonda Rolison on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had of known how addictive it is …of course that doesn’t matter at all ..lol

    —Sheila I. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had been introduced to quilting much earlier in life. I always felt I could never do it, but loved quilts! So thankful my sister encouraged me to try and instructed me!

    —Machelle on August 16, 2017
  • Just getting into quilting but love been sewing for years

    —Wesey on August 16, 2017
  • I’m self taught at quilting and I had to learn the hard way how important it is to have a consistent 1/4″ seam allowance. I once made an on point quilt where every other block was pieced and other was plain. My pieced blocks were an 1″ smaller and I had tried to work all that extra in. Took to an experienced quilter and she told me to rip it all out and cut my solid blocks down and re-piece. Lots of hours were wasted but I learned a lot on that quilt. 🙂

    —Jody Randall on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how important labelling and photographing my projects would be. Keeping a record of what I have done as most completed projects are given away.

    —Jill DePee on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the basics before jumping into it. I know your book will be very inspiring

    —Jody Robinson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing!!

    —Deb Guy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish my first quilt class had shown many types of blocks, and especially simple quilting to have a finished project.

    —Sharon Dunlap on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know how valuable a design wall is. Until mother’s day last year, when my husband and son built a design wall for me, I had always used the floor for viewing my quilts. The wall makes creating quilts so much easier!

    —Robyn Gronning on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing plus I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more, I took over the front living room.

    —Kim Linder on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I could have know the importance of the 1/4 inch
    Hem line, cutting skills, I am still not sure of myself
    About cutting. I just don’t want to Ruin my material.
    Using a pattern, picking out material can be really
    Hard. Really need help with all.

    —Jamie Mendenhall on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known the importance of accurate cutting and quarter inch seam allowance , and pressing at each step of the process

    —Doris Weldon on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had understood the "scant quarter inch". It would have saved me much frustration.

    —Colleen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how to be accurate – consistent 1/4″ seams, when to use scant 1/4″ and how cutting accuracy plays in with piecing success! Then there is also learning how therapeutic quilting can be, even when you get frustrated.

    —Deborah Tell on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have met a mentor to teach me and guide me. I eventually joined our local guild and have learned so much from all the ladies!

    —Cheri Hanschu on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important squaring up each piece was. It would have made my finished products so much nicer and eliminated so many headaches.

    —Teresa Leslie on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics when I started quilting. I love learning new ways of creating and improving my work.

    —Jan Marshall on August 16, 2017
  • Quilting was always fun but since I had a stroke and had last the use of my right hand which was the hand I wrote with, I have had to learn how to quilt differently. I also rely on my husband, my daughters and my sister to do some of the cutting for me. I still have lots of fun!!!!!

    —Brenda McKeon on August 16, 2017
  • I was a newbie and I just wanted to learn more and more! I couldn’t wait until my next weekly class to learn the next step! Now, five years later, I’m still going strong.

    —Susan Stanton on August 16, 2017
  • Would of liked more instruction on cutting with rulers

    —Kim peszat on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about the entire process, but particularly how to minimize cutting and also binding process. I would also like to know more time saving tips. This is a fabulous giveaway, btw.

    Lolalo on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known I’d need more room for fabric. My grandmother taught me to quilt when I was little. I value those lessons and have sought to build on them they the years Now I’m passing those skills to my granddaughter.

    —Leisa Arnold on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known I would have loved it so much, I would have started quilting long ago! It is so rewarding!

    —Judy Dunn on August 16, 2017
  • I’m very new, so far I’ve only made two rag quilts. I wish I’d know how addictive this would be and that its now made me want to learn to make other styles of quilts and all of that wonderful/mesmerising free arm stitching I’ve seen in videos. love learning new projects now that I’ve just recently retired.

    —Rosalie on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about rotary cutters. I learned by using cardboard cut outs too.

    —Heather Shimkus on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that fabrics don’t stay around very long, and that you had better "get while the getting is good"!

    —Melinda on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that using quality fabric was important. My first quilts did not last because I used cheaper fabric.

    —Carol M on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about quilting before I started – I wish my mother had been a quilter – she was a sewer but she did not make quilts. I am truly a beginner. My first and only quilt was made from leftover drapery material I used for window toppers in my craft room. Picking the correct fabric would’ve made a big difference in the outcome of my quilt. I want to learn but need guidance.

    —Martha on August 16, 2017
  • As a interested beginner, I see there’s a lot to learn,there’s basics to learn… Cutting, blocking, squaring up a block,pinning and sewing. It would be nice to win these items to have some of the right tools right off the bat. I’ve yet to go shopping because when you’re a beginner, one of the first questions is…where do I start? Thank you!

    —Donna Sweet on August 16, 2017
  • Gosh! This is a tough one for me because my quilt angel 😇 that taught me at the beginning was so good! I can’t thank her enough for setting my feet down on the ground to sew my heart out! Only, believe it or not, even just 20 years ago, we didn’t have some tools I find invaluable today. Plus, trying to get accuracy with my left hand has been a challenge for me. Although my quilt angel 😇 was left handed too. Thankfully, she was a big Pat Sloan fan way back then and like I said, really set my feet on the ground to grow! And Pat Sloan has definitely nurtured that growth! I am so thankful for all my quilt angels.

    —Dianna on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I knew the importance of accurate 1/4 seam allowance….would have stopped lots of headaches!

    —Dawn Ecker on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.

    —Debra McDaniel on August 16, 2017
  • When I first started I wish I had a better knowledge of using my Rotary cutter and the rulers to cut my fabric. And how to get an accurate 1/4 inch seam.

    —Annette Ackley on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting and pressing!

    —Ginny Stokes on August 16, 2017
  • I wish i had been better with my 1/4 in seams. I still learning about what happens after the quilt top is made.

    —Alma on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known about how a 1/4″ seam allowance is very important. Also to use the lines on the ruler not the cutting mat to cut my fabric. But most importantly to have fun and when you can share what you know and help someone else learn our craft.

    —Deneen Taylor on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known how to select fabric and pick designs to make them look great. Also how to get accurate 1/4 inch seams.

    —Sally Layman on August 16, 2017
  • I wish that I had the opportunity to learn step by step at my own pace.

    —Ellie McGettigan on August 16, 2017
  • I have a closet full of fabric, but once you are a quilter you can always find room for one more pile of fabric!

    —Debbie Eide on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much space you need to have for all your fabric and quilt supples! My living room is over run, ha ha!🤣 Plus I could always stand to learn better ways to do things that I taught myself to do 3 years ago. I’m still a newbie and am so thankful for the chance to win some of the things that I don’t own! 😃👍

    —Jennifer A on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew to pay more attention to what my grandmother already knew and was trying to teach me.

    Debbie on August 16, 2017
  • i wish I had known how to put a binding on more easily

    —Colleen Weber on August 16, 2017
  • I’m new but still want to learn how to make better corners on my quilts and anything else that would help me become a better quilter

    —Brenda jumper on August 16, 2017
  • I wish there had been more books out when I started quilting in 1999. Thanks to my neighbor who taught me to hand quilt first with templates and then I took my first machine class in 1980. I am still hand and machine quilting today.

    Thanks to all the wonderful teachers

    Edwina Parsons

    —Edwinda on August 16, 2017
  • I wish i knew how fun and addictive it was before i had kids. I just don’t have the time I would like to do it!

    —Alicia Round on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to win this

    —Deborah mawson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known what pleasure and purpose I would achieve from quilting. I would have started sooner! It is a hobby that has helped strengthen my friendship with a special friend. ❤️

    —Becky Rust on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how terribly addicting quilting would be…I’d have retired years ago so I could have made every quilt that has tickled my fancy over the years!

    —Debbie on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics, especially ironing properly! It’s all about pressing not running your iron all over the place! Lol! Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous prizes!

    Kerry

    —Kerry Linklater on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known anything! My mom did not sew so I didn’t grow up watching amazing quilts being made. We did though grow up near the Amish in Pennsylvania and I so admired their beautiful, all hand made quilts and knew I wanted to learn. I’ve taken some classes but still consider myself a novice. I’d still like to learn better cutting and piecing skills. Quilting is a beautiful art!

    —Mary Anne on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much room my quilting would take. I have a sewing room, a storage room for my stash and now I have taken over the basement family room with a long arm quilting machine!

    —Betty Anne Alexander on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I new how important pressing is to getting perfect blocks

    —Michele Piper on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how great it is to have a group like Pat’s for quilting information. She has tips and tricks, great deals on fabric, awesome group sew a-longs and tutorials and just all the connections these groups bring. If you need help with a technique, need an extra fat quarter, can’t remember or lost a pattern or looking for a new fabric store while on vacation just post to her blog and you will get not one but many responses. Thanks Pat for all you bring!

    —Chris Hawkes on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had better knowledge of my sewing machine, needles and other tools — and the importance of accurate cutting and accurate seams.

    —Carol Schon on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to do all the little things it takes to make a quilt!

    —Stephanie Coriale on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much quilting would mean in my life, I would have started a lot sooner! It has taken me through fourteen grandkids, lots of happy times, some sad times and keeps my hands busy. I need to be sewing something every day. Thanks for a chance to win, I really love that pink iron, so pretty!

    —Marsha B on August 16, 2017
  • First a crash course in my sewing machine ( which is offered if you buy from a good sewing center!! AND you actually go!) Then shortcuts, shortcuts, shortcuts!! in cutting your required shape….and quilt as you go may be of interest too…..so basically everything quilting!! Oh and colour and patterns…yes, deffinatly fabric help!!

    —Donna Chartrand on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting it right the 1st time

    —Renee on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d had a crash course in cutting quilt pieces with the rotary cutter.

    —Vicki Streich on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I understood about the quality of fabric when I first started quilting. Too many of my first quilts are long used up because the fabric just didn’t hold up. I also wish I had understood about the necessity of an accurate quarter inch seam. Thanks for the wonderful give away!

    —Kathy Swanson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew I’d need a bigger house…for fabric, more sewing machines, display space, etc, etc, etc!

    —Colleen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more basics. I look back at my earliest quilts and wish I had more instruction.

    —Kathy h on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that it was going to be addictive! Now, when I’m not actually quilting, I’m looking up patterns on Pinterest! 😀

    I also wish I had known about the importance of squaring up blocks as you piece them! My first log cabins were…. wonky!

    —Ana Olson on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie—I want to know more!

    —Sasha Farnsworth on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had more mathematical skills and accuracy in measuring and cutting! Learning the hard way 🙂

    —Deborah Sitter on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I could just get started and finish just one. Everyone else makes it look so simple.

    —Maria Fleischmann on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known more of the basics when I started.

    —Linda on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how addictive it was especially for fabrics.

    —Vickie on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew better how to pick fabrics and coordinate them as well as picking out a pattern. I also, would love to know more about backing, how to make the backing piece, especially if the quilt is larger than the material is wide.

    thank you for offering this give away.

    —BONNIE HUFFORD on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew as much then as I know now an I wish that I knew as much as I still need to learn LOL

    —Barbara Noel on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d realized how to nest seams right off the bat (this was something I learned after that first project! LOL). I also wish I had learned more about my specific machine and how it and I could be partners to creating quilts. (Which I know isn’t exactly a "quilting" wish I had known, but something that I do this is super important now.) I also wish I knew that fabric collecting kind of goes hand and hand with quilting.

    —Kimberly Cremeans on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about precision. About taking your time to cut correctly. I ruined many pieces of fabric before I learned to take my time and use the right tools.

    —KaeAnn Annen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how addicting quilting could become. I wish that I can finally become more assertive in the choice of my colors. I spend hours agonizing over my choices of fabric and color and still question my choice once it’s done. I am a beginning quilter but love it. I just wish that I can become half as accomplished as many of the folks who post their work on this site. ❤️

    —Michelle Rebbe on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics when I started quilting. Thanks for the opportunity

    —Sandi Kelly on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics, cutting, piecing, etc. And how much more room I would need for material!

    —Becky Bentfeld on August 16, 2017
  • What a great book that I will gift to my daughter who is a new quilter……even tho I have been quilting for many years there is always something that can be learned from a how to book…..Thank you Pat!!

    —Pam Patterson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance of consistency in sewing and squaring up the blocks.

    —Karen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics and had know about Pat Sloan. I have made lots of mistakes that may have been avoided.

    —Darlene Newcombe on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about the machine and how to pick fanriv

    —Cathy Zimmerman on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had had more hands on help available. Friends talk about taking a class at a local Community College and I haven’t been able to find any offered. More support for people that work full-time. So many quilt shops offer classes, but they are always during the week and I don’t have enough vacation. Evenings and weekend options would be awesome! Thank goodness for youtube and the internet.

    —Pam Armstrong on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics of quilting..big differences after garmeny sewing for years.

    —Alison Nevin on August 16, 2017
  • I am a beginner quilter. All the knowledge is needed to figure out how to complete my quilting and learn many new ways to create a quilt. Thanks for all you do and give us, Pat!

    —Janet on August 16, 2017
  • I am still trying to perfect the 1/4 inch seam. I need to learn about how to choose fabrics. Right now I choose from fabric lines. Everything that I’ve learned so far has been from watching YouTube. This book is going to be an asset to my book collection. Thank you for all you do.

    —Melissa Stiff on August 16, 2017
  • I’d have to say all of the above! I took a VERY beginner piecing class at my local big box store and was hooked, but I couldn’t find any classes to fill in the gaps so I took to the internet. I would love to win this package and have a fresh start with a chance to learn things right! I’m still a beginner and I’m sure this book would be filled with the "aha" moments I’ve been looking for!

    —Christine E. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about accurate rotary cutting and how to get a nice, even 1/4″ seam. In both of those cases, I relied on books to improve my techniques (that was in the olden day, before the web). I still need to go back to the basics if I’ve been away from cutting and piecing for awhile.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book and all of the other goodies! How very generous of Martingale, Pat and Pat’s industry friends.

    —Kathryn in Ontario on August 16, 2017
  • I defiantly wish I had known the basics, especially how to square up units to get all those blocks the right size. I’m still learning as I go! Thank you for such a lovely giveaway.

    —Delinda Blakney on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known what a wonderful group of women I would meet and get to know to share the same passion I have about fabric and the quilt making process.

    —Denise Welch on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about variables like the correct needles , stitch lengths, threads, and quality fabrics. I started with a basic quilt class for beginners that mostly covered cutting fabric accurately and selecting colors of varying values. However, I am finding there is so much more involved in a successful and pleasing outcome. I am looking forward to learning more as I know I am hooked on quilting!

    —Joyce Turner- Smith on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would know more about basics, batting and pressing. How to quilt my first project from A to Z and to see the project completely finished.
    A kit could be available to buy and will help me to start 🙂
    Thank you for this opportunity 😉

    —Sabine Ti on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about how to accurately cut and sew pieces to get a square quilt block and top.

    —Cindy Henderson on August 16, 2017
  • I learned to quilt in 1980 lots of rules back then and the class I took I sew a wall quilt all by hand! I still have it! I like now you can use and do anything you want and mixed all colors!! So much more now then there was back then! I love making wild bags too! Taking great classes help. I have a few more hobbies but sewing is my favorite of all! I have a very messy sewing room right now and trying to get it organized and that takes time. I would like to learn to get better with machine quilting so I can do my own quilting!!!!

    —Sue Kaminske on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I had known how important fabric quality and quilting techniques are in quilt making, and especially to choose 100% first-rate woven cotton. I used denim, corduroy, double knits, and flimsy gingham all in the same quilt; and worse, tied them with acrylic yarn. Over 40 years later, our children still have their first quilt, but unfortunately their dogs sleep on them now. ……But I’m still using quilts in good condition my Grandmother made over 70 years ago. She used all cotton feed sacks densely hand quilted with cotton batting, tried and still true!

    —Marianne on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how daunting hand quilting would be. I made a simple 9 patch block in pink, blue, yellow, and green ginghams to resemble flowers for a baby quilt. The piecing went fine and had all the blocks done in no time. Decided to quilt each piece by hand. It took me forever to finish it.

    —Elaine White on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the difference between quilt shop grade fabric and retail chain store fabric. It is almost as important to me as the accurate piecing with a 1/4″ seam. It all starts with great fabric and nobody told me I would have the need for a storage area, too.

    —Roxanne Brown on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting and how much storage space I would need.

    —Tamara Isaacs-Smith on August 16, 2017
  • What do you wish you’d known when you started quilting?
    • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. I still am not comfortable in cutting the fabric- I’d love to win this book to get more tips on cutting so that I can enjoy the whole process of quilting!

    —Gloria on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how it is a good idea to perfect one block pattern before moving on to another pattern. My inexperience and lack of success with the new pattern caused me to stick with the same pattern for a long time so that I was missing out on the development of skills and variety. This book looks like a good one for refreshing and improving basic skills. Thank you!

    —Laurel Smith on August 16, 2017
  • I started cutting out quilts when my son was deployed (as a Marine) to Iraq. Buying fabric and cutting out quilts is what kept me sane!!!!!! I found out that it helped so much, that I now have a stash that will keep me busy for years. Thank goodness for retirement!!! Having the opportunity to find out what I didn’t know (and probably still need to learn) would be great!!!

    Karen Warloe on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how invloved I was going to be with quilting. I would have approached organizing fabric and supplies on a bigger scale than I had. It would have saved me lots of time as I reorganize when I outgrow each version of my quilting area. I also would like to have known how much I would enjoy it and gotten involved much sooner.

    —Beth B on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had more room to sew and had better access to shops and instructors.

    Peggy on August 16, 2017
  • I think the one thing that I’d have like to known (and I still do not know how to do) is to make my own binding. I originally started out by folding the fabric on the back to the front. Now I use bias tape for my quilts but I think make to my own binding and be able to do prairie points and other finishes would come in handy.

    —Kathryn Phillips on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known much earlier in life that I had a love for quilting, then I would not feel so far behind……

    —Vanessa on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how much I’d love to quilt. I would have begun quilting years before I actually did.

    —Julie K on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that I could move the needle position on my machine to get accurate 1/4 inch seam.None of my first quilts had points!Moral of story – Read the Instructions!!!

    —debby on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about matching colour and background fabrics when I started. I still don’t know very much and rely a lot on precuts with matching yardage to get me that coordinated look.

    —Leslie Eno on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more of the basics of cutting, piecing and pressing. It has taken me many years of picking up important tips to help me improve and it would have been fabulous to have started off with the right information.
    laura84watt(at)gmail(dot)com

    —Diane H on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that the sewing I had done in high school was a bit different then quilt sewing.

    —Pat K on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known I would need more room to store fabric! How true has that turned out to be?
    As the kids have left home, I took over their room for my sewing. Was that enough? Oh, no- I had to convince my husband to buy a bigger house- much bigger!!

    —Delores Angus on August 16, 2017
  • When I first started my mom bought me a kit by Lynette Anderson and it was full of embroidery and appliqué. Luckily I was okay with it but it did give me a hefty dislike of both of those things. So I wish I had known what exactly my machine could do because as time has gone on I’ve discovered it can do a lot of what I did by hand at that time. LOL!

    —Pamala Ott on August 16, 2017
  • I wish someone in my family had been "crafty". I always had to rely on classes or friends (for whom I’m grateful) to teach me to quilt.
    Having sons, I didn’t really think I’d have anyone to pass this knowledge down to. Now I have a daughter-in-law who gave me a granddaughter! My D-I-L is interested and also wants me to teach her daughter when she gets older. This would be a perfect way to begin! Thanks Pat, for your generosity!

    —Lynn Figiel on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about basics, the history of quilting and how to do quilt as you go!

    —Yolundé Maré on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known I would need more room for fabric-a LOT more! I’m getting there & having fun! Thank you, Susan

    —Susan Spiers on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I had known more about the basics.

    —Karen Hootman on August 16, 2017
  • I have been quilting off and on for thirty years. Finally retired and would like to do more quilting. Quilting has changed over the years and would like to learn the tricks of the trade to be more accurate and learning to line up those darn star points. I have been learning by myself but a good book would make a difference less ripping out.

    —Sue Bruhn on August 16, 2017
  • Love everything you do. You have a kind spirit.

    —Flora May Kercheval on August 16, 2017
  • I have always been a project girl, right from the beginning, never really learning the basics of quilting/sewing. I didn’t even know a sewing machine had different feet or that you had to change a needle! I know… So I wish I had known more about the process before I started making projects in a class setting.

    —TJ GREEN on August 16, 2017
  • I have been quilting for a long time, but I am
    Self taught. I’m sure I could glean a lot more
    Knowledge from these books. I have learned
    So much just watching your little videos here
    And there.

    —Linda Guest on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how addictive quilting can be😊. I would’ve started sooner! I also wish I had know how creatively fulfilling it was. I had needed that outlet for a long time 😊

    —Tammy L. on August 16, 2017
  • I really wish I would have known about the basics of cutting accurately. I still struggle with cutting despite my best efforts!

    —Katy on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I’d known how to perfect blocks with triangles, flying geese, etc. And how to fit all that fabric into a little house!

    —Kathlyn on August 16, 2017
  • Love everything you do. You have a kind spirit. I wish i had known the difference in good quality fabric.

    —Flora May Kercheval on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about….
    Quality of fabrics;
    Understanding importance of quarter inch seams
    Iron as you go helps
    Learning not to have pins in your mouth as you work
    Taking care when rotary cutting
    Investing lots of time (and money 😊)
    Never giving up
    Gifting quilts is rewarding.

    —Anne Boase on August 16, 2017
  • I am just wanting to get started in quilting and love following your page! So inspiring.

    —Amanda Sells on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how addictive and creatively fulfilling it was. I would’ve started sooner😊. On a more serious note, i wish i wouldve realized that perfection is not necessary, enjoying the process is.

    —Tammy L. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d know how much accuracy in both cutting and seam allowances matter. I also wish I’d know what a difference starching your fabric would make in achieving that accuracy. Although I am no longer a beginner, I’m sure I could pick up a trick or two (or three) from Pat in her new book.

    —The Lisa Marie on August 16, 2017
  • Definitely #1: I was pretty much self-taught, and there was SO much I didn’t know about accurate cutting techniques, the best way to piece them so the seams would meet and how to press so everything lays beautifully! What an awesome giveaway, I would LOVE to win this!! Pat definitely ROCKS!

    Susan Mulvihill on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie – I want to know more!

    —Roxanne M on August 16, 2017
  • I just started to quilt this spring. I took a 101 quilting course, but need to learn how to use my sewing machine more effectively, I keep having tension issues.

    Loving the quilting though, so much more to learn beyond a 101 quilting class, short cuts, cutting, triangles… etc…

    —Lorrie Thies on August 16, 2017
  • I wish i had a whole house just to store all my material. I love getting fabric & dreaming of the quilts & things I can create. Is there ever too much ?

    —Cheryl Loyd on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about accuracy of cutting and scant 1/4″ seams. I also wish I had learned more about applique when I started.

    —Susan Green on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important an accurate 1/4″ seam is and how important it is to press as you go. Can’t be lazy with the pressing.

    Thanks for this chance to win such a nice prize set.

    Marilyn in MS

    —Marilyn Wilson on August 16, 2017
  • I’ve been quilting for only six years and I still not sure if I am doing things right. I wish I new more about color choice on fabric. I learned to quilt when I took a beginners course at a local quilt store. Never learned the basics just dived right into cutting and sewing. I wish I could win this series of books because I know I am missing so much in the quilting world.
    ❤️ Patricia S.

    —Patricia on August 16, 2017
  • The importance of straight 1/4″ seams, how they affect the blocks being fit together accurately and the appearance of the quilt when finished.

    —Kathy L on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about the fabric addiction–and how much room I would need! I was forewarned that quilting is not the same as sewing, and I had a wonderful first experience with a fundraising quilt with lots of input from more experienced folks, as well as a seasoned mentor. Went into it with my eyes open, and loving every minute of my quilting journey! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Lill on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had had a book like this to help me understand the basics of quilting. I read everything I can to teach me the how-to’s. When I started I learned by trial and error which cost a lot of material and failed results. I am still learning. I’ve been quilting for a long time and still find new techniques and tools of the trade. My dining room is now my sewing room. Guess you know my priorities!😀

    —Judy Boothe on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie and am learning as I go. All information is accepted.

    —DonnaC on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about how to piece the blocks so that the corners matched and also that I would need more room for fabrics.

    —Betty 4 4 on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know basic terms about fabric. Having never sewn before trying to start a quilt, which I haven’t finished, I did know what a bias cut or a selvedge was. I also didn’t know the importance of pressing versus ironing.

    —Rita Shelton on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I’d had more hands-on/live teaching available.

    —Elizabeth Leibold on August 16, 2017
  • I’ve been quilting for almost 20 years and have moved all over the United States. With each new state I’ve lived in I’ve found that there’s always a new technique that can be learned. I wish that I would have known more about squaring up a quilt and more about rotary cutting techniques when I started quilting. I love Pats books and already have the other "teach me" books. I’d like to add this to my collection.

    —Dawn Newman on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I new about shant 1/4″ and used it properly.

    Martha Ward on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about how important it is to measure accurately and measure twice and cut once. I wish I had known how to to achieve a scant 1/4 inch seam allowance. I wish I had know the importance of pressing after each seam. I wish I had known that each and every block needs to be squared up. I wish I knew how to choose fabrics better. I am totally amazed at all the different skills needed to quilt. If I were to win this, I would give it to my best friend, who is a breast cancer survivor. We would go to the local quilt shop where there is room for us to sew and I would go through all the basics with her. How I wish I would have a mentor when I began!! Pat’s book would be our bible!!

    —Eileen Johnson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing.
    I wish I’d had a crash course in knowing how a sewing machine works.
    I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.
    I’m a newbie—I want to know more!

    All of this and more.

    —Bridget Coyle on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much time I’d need. Not enough hours in a day.

    —Virginia Over on August 16, 2017
  • I was taught how to see by my boyfriend’s mom (now my husband and mother in law) and I wish I would have known how much I would love quilting. I started off borrowing cutters, mats, fabric, and even a machine. Now I have entire room just dedicated to quilting. I love it!

    —Alisa Palomares on August 16, 2017
  • Geez, when I started it was paper templates cut with scissors!! Tracing on fabric and cutting pieces out. I had been taught to use a machine around 10 years old, it was a treadle machine. One thing I wish I learned better was how to mark for quilting! Woman who taught me gave bad advise and I still have that quilt and you can see every mark for the quilting It is 40 years old now and they have not gone away.

    —Sue Galasso on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about pressing and always use a New Needle for the projects!

    —carol Denning on August 16, 2017
  • Would like to win for my daughter who is learning to quilt

    —Deb Snyder on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I would need a lot more storage. For fabric and UFO’s

    —Paula West on August 16, 2017
  • I learned to sew pretty young, just small things until Home Ec. Then I started making my own clothes, then my kids clothes. About 38 or so, my mother and I took a beginner quilt class. I loved it, became addicted to it and still am. I wish I had known earlier how much I would love it.

    —Janet P on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known the tricks for lining all the pieces together. In still learning. When hand stitching your binding on the back side if it breaks do you pull it out and start all over? So many questions…..💜

    —Anjela Perry on August 16, 2017
  • I really wish I knew more about the basics cutting and matching seams especially. This package is fantastic! I would really love to have the iron, my husband bought me an expensive iron for quilting use and I dropped it on the floor when we moved, I really liked the iron it did a great job pressing the seams open. I would also enjoy the book (we can always learn new techniques) and the fabric (we never have enough of it). Thank you for the opportunity to enter a contest with such wonderful prizes!!

    —Linda on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known all of the shortcuts that I know now. Also that it’s not a race. Take your time and enjoy the process!

    —Hollye West on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to square up flying geese the easy way and that a 1/8″ ruler is a must have

    —Heather Mackay on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the proper way to cut with a rotary cutter and mat (or with rulers). I’d love this book to share with my granddaughter so she can learn to quilt.

    —Sue Faris on August 16, 2017
  • I want to learn more of basics because I’m a perfectionist and it’s hard to finish projects for me unless they are perfect! I am retired now and ready to do this right!!!

    —Nancy Baker on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how best to use my rotary cutting ruler and chain piecing.

    —Pam Gantz on August 16, 2017
  • I would say I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing as well as how to properly use rulers. Belong to and LOVE Quilt Along with Pat(as Auntie Dee)..so many helpful tips from Pat as well as Sister Quilters around the world!

    —Delee Trzaskowski on August 16, 2017
  • When I began quilting I wish I had known how to choose colors better. Thanks for the give-away.

    —Donna Schuttig on August 16, 2017
  • So much to learn but so little time. Makes me sad that i did not pay more attention to my Mom and Grandma when they tried to teach me. Many quilters in my family – none close to me – they listened and learned.

    —MILLIE PERDUE on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the quilt-as-you-go technique.

    —Betty nelson on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to win something that could further my quilting knowledge. I would share any and all things learned. Thank you😊

    —Lisa Schreiber on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew I would need more room for fabric.
    Thank you for all your teaching and post I’ve learned allot

    —Tami byrd on August 16, 2017
  • I am a newbie and a want-to-be quilter for a long time. I have ordered Pat’s new book and will read it cover to cover and use along side while starting a basic lap quilt for my brother. As a lover of fabric along with collecting for years, now is the time to start!

    —Dottie Fortwengler on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more of the basics of cutting, accurate piecing and pressing. Alot of trial ans error. Love it all.

    —Cindy Wagner on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had learned about the "scant" 1/4″ seam in the beginning. It has made such a difference in my pieces lining up.

    —Mary Lou Hillman on August 16, 2017
  • Mastering that accurate 1/4″ seam allowance early on and pressing some seams open to reduce bulk. Those are the things I wish I’d know sooner.

    —Lugene Pouquette on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much it would consume my finances, time, thoughts, as well as any bit of space in my home! So much to learn, so many pretty quilts to make!!

    —Janet T on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about my new sewing machine and accuracy in cutting and sewing.
    Pat E

    —Pat E on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie who has read and followed MANY quilting tutorials trying to learn everything I can! My problem is the confidence to do it and actually cut into the fabric. Hahaha! Besides actually cutting and just doing it, how does one learn confidence in quilting?
    I know the answer (with practice) , but still. . . 😃

    —Carol on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known all the little tricks that come to you only with experience. Twenty years ago there wasn’t time for classes or money for books. I am still learning and Quilting with Pat Sloan has been a huge help!

    —Anne T. on August 16, 2017
  • I didn’t know how addicting quilting could be, or the amount of tools and fabric is requires!

    Susan on August 16, 2017
  • I LOVE this group. Pat has so many great ideas and helpful hints has helped me out a lot.

    —Maggie Miller on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known someone to help me when I did my first quilt. I wouldn’t have stopped for 20 years.

    —Nancy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have had access to better beginner quilt patterns. The first quilt I attempted was a complicated flying geese pattern. I don’t think a single crisp point exists on that quilt! It was quite awhile before I made another one. The last thing newbie quilters need is to become so frustrated that they don’t try again. Thanks for providing these beginner books and patterns — the world needs more quilters!!

    —Kim Jorgensen on August 16, 2017
  • I definitely needed more basic skills–accurate cutting, 1/4 inch seam–and the importance of using quality materials. I’m just learning about threads and am astounded at what a difference using the "right" thread can make.

    —Ginny on August 16, 2017
  • I have been quilting for 20 years and am still learning! Love it and always need more room for fabric!

    —Ginger Marshall on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had the confidence and knowledge to make accurate piecing (still do not like to make quilts that need exact matching)… SAo I guess I am still a beginner.

    —Karen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.

    —Deborah Bravo on August 16, 2017
  • oh my how wonderful. When I first started to quilt I wish I had known:
    1) how important being exact with a 1/4 inch seam really was
    2) had known more of the basics
    3) that I would need more room for fabric and supplies

    —Lori Smanski on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about how important accurate cutting and quality of fabric was.

    —Liz breaux on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics of cutting, pressing and 1/4 inch sewing. My mother taught me how to sew but that was way before the rotary cutter was introduced to quilting.

    —Jean N. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had started quilting 20 years ago; but it is never too late right?

    —Debbie Wheeler on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie. I want to know more.

    —Rosalene graham on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing.

    —Lori on August 16, 2017
  • Wish someone had taught me to press and not iron.

    —Tammy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about organizing my time and materials. When I started, I had never used a sewing machine before, I couldn’t even sew a straight line. I wish I had just known what Making a Quilt looked like.

    —Susie on August 16, 2017
  • I did’nt know it would be this addictive! I took a beginner class, but on my own with your help and a ton of others. I wish i learned how to sandwich, but now I’m on to FMQ. Thanks for my journey and wonderful people I have met along the way.

    —Gail Miller on August 16, 2017
  • When I first learned to quilt I wish I had known to start with a smaller project than a queen size quilt (for my parents); very daunting undertaking for a first time quilter. Also not to mix polyester and cotton fabrics and add more quilting; especially with large quilt blocks. I would love the opportunities to win one of these prizes as I am teaching my sister-in -law to quilt and I’d like her to be successful and limit unnecessary frustration.

    —Kim Sysa on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how much I would enjoy the art of quilting and that it is addictive. I wish I’ knew more about the basics and knew about picking and cordinsting fabric and which is the best for the quilt I want to make!

    —Mellie on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about how to choose fabrics, the basics of cutting, piecing, etc. I watched my Mother and Grandmother work on piecing quilts growing up and now that they are gone I really want to do this! I’m sure this book is what I am looking for and the iron looks totally awesome! Ironing was my chore growing up and I still dislike ironing but the pink Olsi could change my whole outlook!!!

    —Lana Bell on August 16, 2017
  • I ish I would have known how important 1/4 inch and a scant 1/4 inch is.I am still a newby, and this book and any goodies,ill definatly help..thank you sponsers and Pat for this chance

    —Joan Smith on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had learned more about the basics of sewing and all of the above when I started! Now my grown daughter wants to learn to sew and I’d love to teach her the things I’ve learned and with the help of this book I could also teach her (and myself) some things I missed! I would love to win this package for my daughter. Thanks for your website Pat and for all you do!

    —Deborah Malafronte on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had learned to sew quarter inch seams and how to square up blocks in 1970,then my old quilts wouldnt have looked nicer with fewer wonky blocks.

    —Rhonda Webber on August 16, 2017
  • I have been self taught as so many others. There is so many things I wished I had known. From why it matters on cutting, sewing, pressing, to the freedom to make the patterns your own. To a life time of "collecting" fabrics, rulers, scissors, and the list goes on….to the enjoyment and fulfillment it brings when I hand over a quilt made for that someone special, who will treasure it long after I am gone.

    —Marci Parker on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known about the accuracy of the 1/4″ and checking the finished block as you go and not waiting until everything was put together and realizing it wasn’t square. I have several of Pat’s books, but not this one. As I have had a sister-in-law and a cousin approach me and ask about learning to quilt so I will be investing in this series. It will help them and me, read and see something while explaining it in detail. I am sure I definitely can learn more than I know from an experienced quilter. Thanks Pat for this opportunity.

    —Rhonda on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance on pressing vs. ironing and also that scant 1/4″ seam! 🙂

    —Becki on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important it was to get an accurate 1/4″ seam.

    —Sharon on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about piecing,and the scant 14″" that would have saved me a lot of heart ache.

    —Lynne Marshall on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known more about threads and needle sizes. I feel I still don’t have it right but am learning.

    —Verria on August 16, 2017
  • For me, I’d grown up sewing, so knew how to use a sewing machine. However, I wish that I’d known more about quilting basics – cutting, piecing, and pressing. I learned these skills as my quilting progressed.

    Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

    —Karen N on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known about strip piecing.

    —Molly Skeen on August 16, 2017
  • Pat Sloan where were you when I was learning to quilt. When I first learned to quilt I wish I had known to start with a smaller project than a queen size quilt (for my parents); very daunting undertaking for a first time quilter. Also not to mix polyester and cotton fabrics and add more quilting; especially with large quilt blocks. I would love the opportunities to win one of these prizes as I am teaching my sister-in -law to quilt and I’d like her to be successful and limit unnecessary frustration.

    —Kim Sysa on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had learned more about the care of my machine. Sometimes I struggle with issues that turn out to be in my control! Also I wish I’d known about the magic of getting the quarter inch seam right!

    —Christy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I watched my grandmother as she sewed and quilted.
    Pat E

    —Pat E on August 16, 2017
  • I really enjoy everything you do!!!! And of course I love your name!!!! Would love to win your new book and learn something new!!!!! Please let me know if you ever plan a trip to northern Indiana!!!

    —Pat Tucker on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. I’ve been quilting for about 4 years and am pretty much self taught. I thought I can read a pattern and I know how to sew I should be able to quilt…right? We’ll kind of wrong that’s just the start there’s sooo much more to learn 🙂 Thanks for this "teach me" book!

    —Leanne Mal on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that the quality of the fabric I used made such a huge difference in the finished quilt.

    —Kirsten Potter on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about everything! It has been a fun time learning bit by bit. I can see my improvement with each quilt I make. It’s important to learn a little every day.

    —Cathy on August 16, 2017
  • I’m new to quilting which is different from garment sewing. I’d wish I had known more about thread weight and how it affects the seams or how it can change the look of quilting. What I have learned is from reading on the internet or watching YouTube. I’ve also asked other quilters for advice. I’m addicted to acquiring more and more fabric as I love the new fabrics of today than from years ago. However, I’m also not decisive as to what to do with them. I hope this book can help me be more assertive.

    —Jeanne Wada on August 16, 2017
  • Oh Pat – I wish I had known how important it is to square up your blocks as you are assembling your quilt! I now wish I felt more confident selecting colors for my quilts – choosing a different color scheme rather than copying what’s shown in the pattern photo. I know many other folks have that same problem!

    —Cyndy Mahlandt on August 16, 2017
  • I’ve never started a quilt even though I’ve followed your facebook page for a long time. I have my Mom’s clothes and intend to make memory quilts for my family. The last thing I want to do is mess that up.

    —Darla Bunch on August 16, 2017
  • I was pretty lucky. I lived in a small town and the jr. College had quilting and sewing classes. Taught by a long time neighbor of mine. I got to go to Clara 3 times a week. We got to work on our own projects but had the help and guidance available.

    —Dolores Clark on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had had a clue what I was doing lol when I first started quilting 18 months ago. I hadn’t sewn in years and had never quilted. I wish I had known the basics and about rotary cutters, my first one was all cut out with scissors. Still learning as I go along, but loving it.

    —Margaret Roberts on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had realized how important cutting and proper seam allowance were. Oh the struggles of my of quilt.I need to understand how to break down a block into smaller sections so I am not so afraid to try something new. Good luck to all who have entered

    —Brenda Everts on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to test quarter inch seam allowance. And how to nest seams.

    —Brenda on August 16, 2017
  • I wish it had been drummed into my head the importance of pressing seams the right way during construction and how it makes all the difference in the finished product. I have Pat’s Teach Me Triangles and I refer to it all the time! Love her work.

    —Sharon Kaminski on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie and I need to learn more of everything about quilting!

    —Elaine Bray on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know how important pressing was, how wonderful pre-cuts were and how to get a great 1/4″ seam. I am self taught and I’m always learning from videos and tutorials. I’m now teaching q few friends to quilt and love that I can share my passion with them. Thank you for all you do for us quilters.

    —Theresa Diaz on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing for sure…not having lumpy corners was a challenge for me!

    —Cheryl R. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had learned the best finishing techniques when I first started quilting.

    —Karen Bennett on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance of the 1/4″ seam. I also wish I had realized my grandmother wasn’t going to live forever and sat with her when she quilted.

    —Donna D on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I knew more of the basics – actually all of them. Feel like I figured everything out by trial and error 😊

    —Karen Stephens on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know that it does make a difference cutting bias or straight of grain, scan 1/4″!!! Would have made a huge difference in my first quilts!

    —Brenda on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had realized how really fun quilting can be. I love getting together with my sisters and quilt with them. I have learned so much from my baby sister and have loved the late night quilting sessions. We laugh and cry as we talk about our childhood memories and brag about our new generation of grandkids. I have an 8 year old granddaughter who has been sewing with me since she was 6. She uses such color and fabric choices when quilting and I love watching her design and finish her projects. I would love to win this amazing prize . I love working on Grandma’s kitchen even though it has been quite challenging at times.

    —Mary Jane Lepori on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting, piecing and pressing. I still need to learn more as their are many quilts I want to make. Thanks!

    —Kathy Kaplan on August 16, 2017
  • I wish all the tools and rulers of today had been invented then (1976). I do have my first Olfa cutting mat–no lines on it–and my 28mm rotary cutter

    —Judy Purcell on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known I would need a space of my very own to create in.

    —MaryAnn Tucker on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to properly press as I pieced.

    JessZ on August 16, 2017
  • I also wish I had learned how to check that my quarter inch seams were accurate when machine piecing.

    —Karen Bennett on August 16, 2017
  • What a wonderful give away! I have been quilting for about 4 years or so and wished I had learned an accurate 1/4″ seam and sometimes scant 1/4″ at the beginning. Not sure I have perfected it yet. One of my granddaughters has expressed an interest in learning to quilt so I think this book might be just the ticket. I have the Pat’s book on applique and think I need to get the other 3!

    —Patsy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I new how much I was going to love quilting, I would have learned sooner in life.

    —Jackie Kramer on August 16, 2017
  • I’d Love to have know that Half square triangles could be made by putting two squares together and sewing on the diagonal ! It would have saved a lot of fabric chewing and frayed edges!

    —ITA on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known I’d need a lot more space to store fabric!

    —Amy Cofer on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about everything pressing seams 1/4 in seams preparing fabric and quilting

    —Donna Schott on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to press seams properly and nest the seams. When I started the things I made were a bit of a mess. I grew up around quilters but didn’t pursue the art until I was 32. My mother saw my work and gave me a small less on Skype telling how to press properly, what setting I should have the iron on, and the best way to nest seams. Now my work looks more professional, cleaner, and the corners meet each other properly. What I need to figure out now is how to square up the blocks.

    Renee Boyett on August 16, 2017
  • Easy question… the answer is "I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more" …. when it too much fabric too much?

    —Vicky on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I wouldve known more basic fundamentals of quilting. I have made a few quilts and they turned out fine but I’m just now learning all of the little tips and tricks and this quilt is coming out sooo much better than my previous ones.

    —Lindsay on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew all the correct steps. The quarter-inch, pressing and cutting with the rotary cutter. Being self
    taught I still fell like a beginner. This book will be be the confidence I need in my adventure in starting to quilt again!
    Thank you for all you do and this chance to win!
    Melanie Clark

    —Melaine clark on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I new more about the basic quilting terms, I wish I had started quilting earlier so I could show my late grandma my work, I wish I had spent more time with my grandma sewing as a child. Now I sew with my daughter, these fabrics would be wonderful for a project we do together. Thank you Pat for your generosity.

    —Terri on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known there way so much support available via social media. I never was afraid to start a hobby that looked so intimidatig. Cutting & Binding are my hangups. I am a true beginner.

    —Patty walker on August 16, 2017
  • Definitely wish I had realized that I would need more room for fabric! But it’s not a bad problem to have!

    —Shirley Ratliff on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about when to use steam and when not too. Also wish I had learned the best way to get a good 1/4″ seam.

    —Arden Muller-Herzberger on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known what the terminology was. Basting, batting, bias etc. I had no books, magazine, tutorial and most of all no internet, imagine that! And it was only three years ago. Needless to say I jumped in and have completed 4 quilts to date. Thank you Pat for this awesome opportunity!

    —Lori Jorgenson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more of the basics. I am completely self taught and have learned everything the hard way. I’m sure there are shortcuts that I still don’t know about. I love quilting and I learn something new everyday!!

    —Candy Butala on August 16, 2017
  • I only thought I loved fabric, but now I know I am a Fabricaholic. What an addictive hobby. If the fabric isn’t calling me, the patterns are! I wish I had started quilting sooner because I will have to live another 50 years to get all of my wish list quilts made. Are there any 120 yr. old Quilter’s out there? 😄

    —Sharon on August 16, 2017
  • How to get an accurate 1/4 inch seam, importance of ironing all seams & the advantage of using the same ruler(s) throughout each individual project.

    —Cindy VanDonselaar on August 16, 2017
  • I have only been quilting for a couple of years and I wish I had of had more knowledge of how to square up my blocks, I am no just getting it. I tried to quilt when I was much younger and did not like it but now I absolutely love quilting !

    —Teresa on August 16, 2017
  • I wish my mother was still around to teach me more precision work. I would like to have more patience and not rush to get things done.

    —Jane P on August 16, 2017
  • I was taught the basics when I began in 2002. But after all these years I know I have ignored many of them and truly need to be re-educated. I admit to cheating, making up my own rules, which doesn’t always work. Pat, this girl needs this book or a time out for bad behaviour.

    —Katina Chapman on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known so many things that I learned the hard way. Mostly I wish I had known Pat Sloan!

    —Deb Rawdon on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have know more about quilting basics.

    —Kim on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting square and on the grain!

    —Judy Bowers on August 16, 2017
  • I recently retired and decided to teach myself to quilt. Ha! Thankfully I signed up for Grandma’s Kitchen. I pieced my very first block. It took me three days to work up enough courage to make my first cut! I have fallen in love with quilting. I have learned so much. I am planning in ordering your teach me to quilt book. Thank you!

    —Georganne Stephens on August 16, 2017
  • Pretty much self taught. My grandmother taught me basic sewing son a trade machine, I was 10 and loved Barbies. Guess my first quilt was a log cabin which I gifted 30 yrs ago. There is just something about giving a quilt that is so special. Still learning quilt I g basics and hope to someday to Long arm quilt. I keep putting myself on a shopping freeze on fabrics but then some piece catches my eye and next thing you know I put off buying my new season clothes cause I just couldn’t leave that piece all alone. Always have more than one quilt going at a time. Just finished my first quilt using walking foot and quite pleased because I did it start to finish.

    —Susan Perkins on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known I needed a lot more room for fabric and I mean a lot more! In reality a quilter never has enough room for all that fabric. We love it so… The other problem is fabric just keeps getting more & more beautiful every year and the patterns that go along we them.

    —Evelyn Ware on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had knew more about squaring up my quilt blocks.

    —Sarah on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had found better tools when I was starting to teach myself to quilt. I used a 25mm rotary cutter and a 5″ x 8″ cutting mat to cut a king size quilt. Utterly destroyed those mats, but they were free for joining the Better Homes & Gardens Craft Club. Couldn’t find replacement blades, either! (persuaded hubby to try to keep it sharp using a whetstone!!)

    —Susan Driskill on August 16, 2017
  • Pressing!
    Self taught meant a lot of trial & error but the biggest step I missed was how to press effectively! I am in love with the evolution of quilting arts.

    —Trina T on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important 1/4 inch seams are!

    —Stacy Thomas on August 16, 2017
  • I am a beginner, I’ve never sewn a stitch on a quilt. I need this giveaway!!!! It’s perfect for a newby like me.

    —Carol on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how addicting quilting could be! Then, I would have wanted to know about the fabric!

    —Sandi S on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know I would have a lot of fabric and
    planed how to store it.

    —Pauline on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how quilting would change my life! I have made so many friends because of this hobby and learned so much about all aspects of sewing. If HAD known, I would have started much sooner than I did. Now I’m making up for lost time with a passion I never knew I had! I want to keep learning!

    —Ellen Donisi on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to cut my pieces so they all fit together correctly!

    —Laurie on August 16, 2017
  • I’ve only taken 1 class and that was when I was 10. 50 years later, I’m teaching a few younger friends to quilt and I wish I had taken some classes so I could impart good information. I’m excited for this book so I can become a better teacher and continue to share my passion with the next generation.

    —Jan on August 16, 2017
  • I (still) wish for more information on how a sewing machine works!

    —Terry L AMATO on August 16, 2017
  • It’s always good to have a reference book to go to.

    —Leslie Aselis on August 16, 2017
  • I am brand new and would love to win!!

    —Terri Riddle on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie, a very beginner. I’ve never sewn a stitch on a quilt. This is perfect for me. I need to learn everything.

    —Carol on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance of squaring up my blocks.

    —Jean Myers on August 16, 2017
  • Yeah, needing room for fabric . . . way more room! My husband put shelves in the spare bedroom closet for my fabric and since my Mom only used a part of the closet when she came to visit that was not a problem. Then I started taking over the empty drawers in the bureau she brought . . . since Mom seldom unpacked everthing. Oh, and then the free tote bags that somehow made their way into the house and were soon put to good use and stacked easily in little spaces! Yeah, needing way more room should be a disclaimer attached to any fabric sold.

    —Deb G.Holmes on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I had a better understanding of the 1/4″ seam and the scant 1/4″ seam. Some tricks of the trade would have been nice as well. It is a bit different then regular sewing. Best type of fabric to buy and good places to buy them.

    —Connie on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about the basics in the beginning, like cutting, pressing and piecing. And how important an accurate 1/4 inch seam is!

    —Terri E on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have learned to measure and square-up as I go sooner! Accuracy and consistency make a world of difference!

    —Teresa S on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie – I want to know more! I have started collecting fabric and looking through Pinterest at the gorgeous quilts, but have not started one yet. I don’t even know where to begin!

    Andrea Kruse on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. My collection is ridiculous.

    —Shellie Purcell on August 16, 2017
  • I had a great teacher and she was wonderful in teaching the basics……but I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Carol Vickers on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had a course in everything quilt. I have only been quilting a year. There is so much to learn. Also wish I had more time.

    —Becky Baxa on August 16, 2017
  • I really wish I had known how to square up my blocks. I wish I would have known tricks and tips for sewing jalf square triangles. So many other things I wish I would have known!

    —Rhonda Pierson on August 16, 2017
  • Cutting, piecing and pressing skills are so important. After quite a few years of quilting I am still working on being more precise in cutting and sewing. I don’t see how my mother quilted using paper patterns and no quarter inch guide on her machine.

    —Sara on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I had more information about the whole process. I am a basic beginner, only been doing this for about 5 years, most of it I did long distance. Lived in Michigan, and my Mom in Kansas, now that she is gone, I am muddling THROUGH. ANY AND ALL HELP IS APPRECIATED.

    —Louise on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have set up my sewing room differently by having shelving in place to put all the fabric I have ended up buying. Also I wish I would have just purchased the material I needed at the time instead of buying on impulse. I have material stacked all over and under everything!

    —Evelyn Wonner on August 16, 2017
  • I wish someone would have told me this was an addictive hobby… it’s rewarding as well.

    —Stephanie on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics, especially cutting.

    —Lynda M. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew to use fabrics that I love

    —Linda on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had learned the basics earlier.

    —carol norton on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had learned more about appliqué and how to extended and shrink quilting patterns for machine and hand quilting.

    —Carla on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about machine piecing. My grandmother hand pieced all her quilts. She made one or two quilts each winter. I want to make to make all the beautiful quilts I see on your site so I need to be efficient and,productive. So excited to learn at 67 years old! Finally time for me.

    —Glenda Oliphant on August 16, 2017
  • I am a self tautly. Quilter. Wish I had known about importance of the 1/4″ seam, how to square accurately and how to work with colors.

    —Deb Moud on August 16, 2017
  • Oh, I started quilting in an all night class. My goodness to do that class again. I just could not master the quarter inch seam. That was 29 years ago and I am still learning today. I would love this book and gifts for my niece Samantha who is just starting her first real quilt in her own . Happy quilting.. love your blog!!!

    —Ginger Herrera on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d followed the adage "Finished is better than perfect."

    —Lisa on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known all the differences in fabrics as well as all of the different tools that were available to help with getting accurate cutting and seams etc. I have been learning completely by books and videos. Good Luck everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!

    —Melissa Midgett on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about accurate cutting, pressing, 1/4″ seam. Would love to have learned from a true expert.

    —Carol B on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much fun quilting was going to be….I wish I had known what a wonderful teacher Pat Sloan was and that she would make making my first pieced quilt so easy…..I wish I had known that with a bit of patience and time accurate cutting and sewing would become easier and easier.

    —kathy whitman on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d know more about cutting, piecing, pressing and my machine. I’ve had to learn things on my own by trial and error.

    —Aradria on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics and most definitely about needing more room for fabrics. But know matter how old or how many years you have been quilting with an open mind you are going to learn something every time you make a quilt. Quilting is my sanity.

    Kathy haskins on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about the basics, like finding the straight of the grain, how cutting too many layers at one time can give pieces that aren’t uniform in size and how much a rotary cutter can make life easier!!

    —Rochelle Summers on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had learned the importance of "Not Perfect"..Garment sewing is so confined, but quilting is freedom~! Quilting is artistic~!It is my Heaven.

    —Anita on August 16, 2017
  • I have been playing with fabric and scissors for a few years now and not really knowing what I am doing at times. I took one course and that was before rotary cutters, cutting mats and the internet. Pat’s quilt alongs have been extremely helpful and I have learned lots of new techniques…

    —Patti on August 16, 2017
  • When I started quilting, I wish I knew I was going to switch from hand piecing and sewing to machine. I think quilting by hand is much more accurate.

    —Michele Raiola on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known the difference between cottons and poly cottons. I just bought what I liked in the beginning and ended up with a lot of poly cottons to get rid of.

    —Florence Kimball on August 16, 2017
  • Como deixar meu bloco um quadrado perfeito.

    —Liege on August 16, 2017
  • 😉DUH!! I wish I had known something so simple as to line up, nest and match my seams not the edges of my fabric! I know, seems so silly to even say it out loud now! I was clueless to the differences between peicing by hand and peicing by machine. I learned in the late 70’s how to hand peice and quilt, which I love but it’s not always practical. Now I mostly use my machine and practice, trial and error, patience and my seam ripper has been my teacher. I’ve learned from my mistakes! A book would have been nice!😁

    —Nancy Albritton on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie – I need to learn everything! I read a lot but I’m afraid to take the first step.

    —Robin Allison-Meyer on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing,when I started machine quilting! Thank You for a Grand Giveaway!

    —LINDA on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics like cutting and pressing. My cutting lines always went a little crooked and so did my seam lines. I joined a once-a-month sampler class at a quilt shop and wondered why everybody’s blocks looked so crisp but mine were all "floppy". I had read that startching was optional but no one took the time to explain that you really need to use it to get an accurate pressing.

    —Loretta B on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important ironing is.

    —Tammy McCarty on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about the importance of the 1/4 seam and the pressing after each seam. I also wish I could get over the intimidation of buying and putting a walking fort on my machine. I always feel like I need someone to show me how. Sewing however does build conference!

    —Renee Riley on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how important it is to mark and cut precisely

    —Pamela Straight on August 16, 2017
  • Haven’t started quilting yet, have purchased a few things to start. I want to know everything 😄

    —Cindy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had a crash course in how a sewing machine works. Gotta take care of my tools and I don’t feel like I’m good at taking care of my machine. I would just spit if I won that iron!!!!

    —Karissa on August 16, 2017
  • This book would be perfect for my daughter who I taught just the basics of using a sewing machine. She watches Pat on Facebook on YouTube, She’s really starting to get into quilting and it brings tears to my eyes. My mother taught me how to sew yet mom only did the square blocks rag quilts is she called them,Yet each one so colorful that she made. So this book would be wonderful for my daughter.

    —Lora Arlene on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known that it doesn’t need to be perfect – and that a sewing machine is not evil! I’ve spent the past 25+ years doing everything by hand (relaxing, perfect piecing, not a lot of product to show for it). I’ve recently found the wonder of the dewing machine and will now cross over to attempting machine quilting. Also, machine piecing just isn’t quite as exact as I could do with handwork – and that’s ok. I’m learning!

    —dana blavat on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to know how my machine works! And fabric storage has definitely been an ussue as I keep collecting!

    —Kat Norris on August 16, 2017
  • I"ve almost completed my 1st quilt. It’s a batik. I started it in January as my New Years resolution. Now to hand sew the binding. This was a jelly roll.
    My second is a Christmas jelly roll pattern. I’m learning how to appliqué & embroider xmas ornaments. I’m having too much fun & am completely hooked. I have a baby Loc Ellagante 2 which I’m just learning although it’s fairly old. I was terrified to use it.😳

    —Jennifer Setear on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing.

    —Dorthy Clendenning on August 16, 2017
  • I wish that I had know much more about cutting accuracy and how to make the essential pieces like a half square triangles. Thanks, Mary

    —Mary on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d taken a class to learn cutting, color placements/ piecing and patterns.

    —Theresa Harmon on August 16, 2017
  • I’m teaching my granddaughter how to sew and we started out with a quilt block that she then made into a pillow. I had years of home ec in school so I learned to sew but we never made quilt blocks. So I am self taught in block construction. Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway!! Thanks!!

    —Sara Gilliam on August 16, 2017
  • I am a novice that has done a few baby quilts but definitely have some gaps in my basic knowledge 🙂

    —Jo-Anne Cooper on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known I’d need a lot more room for fabric. I am forever buying a couple of fat quarters or another half yard of something that I love, without having a plan for it. I am moving my sewing stuff into a spare bedroom, but am still not sure if it will be big enough. So of course, I want to win more fabric. 🙂

    —Sherry Jurykovsky on August 16, 2017
  • When I started, I wish I knew about chain piecing. It’s been a while, but I still remember how mind-blowing it was when I saw it the first time!

    —Leslie B Campbell on August 16, 2017
  • I so agree with Terri E., but now I wish I’d known how much room I’d need for fabric. So far I’m in both guest rooms. This is a wonderfully generous give away.

    —Vickie Keith on August 16, 2017
  • When I started quilting, I wish that I better understood pressing and piecing accurately. Granted, this was cardboard template times, mid 70’s. I’m still learning, and love to share with other quilters.

    —Sally on August 16, 2017
  • I like everyone else would have liked to have understood how important keeping your 1/4″ seam consistent is in quilting! It took me awhile for sure since I’m still learning and have a long way to go. I also didn’t understand why I loved buying fabric so much. I’m never sure how much to buy…lol. Thank you Pat for teaching me so much about quilting.

    —Rhonda on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie! I want to learn everything I can

    —Marlene on August 16, 2017
  • How all factors lead to a well pieced block.

    —Rebecca White on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how important the scant 1/4″ seam was! And should not have started with a "pointy" pattern! 😄

    —Cindy Weeks on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie–I want to learn more!

    —Teresa on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting and accurate piecing. And Pressing! How important is is to not stretch your fabric by ironing not pressing!
    These are great prizes. And I would love to win them!

    —Rita on August 16, 2017
  • What I wished I knew before I started quilting: I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more. Can’t believe how much fabric I’ve accumulated but how can I help myself – it’s all so beautiful!

    —Carol Gearey on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d had this book! I made it up as I went along and it was a mess!

    —Kathy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known not to start first project with flannel. It stretches so much, so frustration set in very quickly. My nephew really like Pokemon at time and that was the only fabric I could find so I used it. Almost quit learning to quilt. Lol. Very stressful. 😜 I also would have really read the book carefully for my machine. Missed one step in threading process for over a year before someone helped me figure out why my tension was all screwed up. Many tears were shed before this was discovered. Love quilting now! Lol

    —Jeanette Noonkesser on August 16, 2017
  • I am just starting to learn how to both quilt and sew so I am really looking forward to Pat’s newest book. Hopefully this will teach me all the necessary basics without learning any bad habits.

    —Karen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much fun quilting was going to be. I would have started earlier. Beyond that, I wish I knew how to cut my fabric so everything lines up better.

    Thanks for this opportuniy!!

    —Leslie Day on August 16, 2017
  • I wish i had known more about accurate cutting and to depend on my ruler for measurement and not the mat.

    —Sherrie Conover on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important the consistent 1/4″ seam allowance is! My first couple of quilts were wonky and difficult to sew the blocks together because of my inconsistency. My blocks were also a good 1/2″ smaller than they were supposed to be, resulting in a much smaller quilt.

    —Zina on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known what basic tools I needed to be successful at cutting accurate pieces.

    —Patty Morrison on August 16, 2017
  • Like Pat, my first lessons were in a hand-sewing, cardboard template class and I don’t remember hearing mcuh about cutting and nothing about pressing.
    It would have been a big help!

    —Penny on August 16, 2017
  • This book has all the things I wished I knew when I started quilting years ago!!!!

    —Bette on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more. My sewing room has expanded so much but I love it.

    —Bev DeGruchy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about cutting, sewing triangles & matching points & of course the importance of 1/4 inch seam!!!

    —Patsy S on August 16, 2017
  • Boy, do I ever I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more. I’ve even considered moving, just to have a bigger sewing room to store fabric!

    —Link on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I had know more about proper tools to make things easier. I feel like the first two quilts I made I did everything the hard way as I have been teaching myself

    —Heather on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d know more about cutting and piecing especially when it comes to points and matching them up.

    —Nancy Barnes on August 16, 2017
  • What a fabulous give away!!!!
    I wish I knew more of the basics, cutting,
    sewing, pressing.

    —laura on August 16, 2017
  • Need more room for fabric.

    —AS on August 16, 2017
  • When I first started quilting, I wish I had known the importance of squaring up a block and checking my 1/4″ seams. 😊

    —Judy on August 16, 2017
  • I started quilting about 18 years ago to help keep me busy after the death of my mother. I gleefully began building my "stash". I wish I had known that when you collect fat quarters it’s also a good idea to pick up a couple yards of your favorite coordinating fabric for borders and a few yard cut of go-with fabric when you don’t have a pattern in mind when you pirchase. I also learned over the years not to stress too much …. it will "quilt out"!!!

    —Beth S on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had know. More about pressing the seams and bias edges

    —Barbara collinsworth on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how much i would love it, then I would have started sooner

    —Susan on August 16, 2017
  • I am new to quilting and I think this would be a great help to me .I think it would teach me a lot…

    —Kathy DeGonia on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more. Thanks for a chance to win some great prizes.

    —Dianna Willstaedt on August 16, 2017
  • I am a newbie all over again. I started to learn to quilt 20+ years ago, but life got in the way. I am trying to get started again, and realize I am back at the beginning stage. The biggest issue I had the first time was with the quarter inch seam and rotary cutting was never really discussed.

    —Susan on August 16, 2017
  • I have played around with baby rag quilts but really want to learn to quilt correctly. rag quilts are more forgiving but I see so many quilts and table runners and hangings that I really want to try as I enter retirement

    —Mary on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about 1/4″ seams.

    —Cindy H on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known to square my blocks. I am self taught (35 years now) and always wondered why my blocks were uneven.

    —Brenda Pearson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known the importance of proper pinning in order to get accurate seams – I had so much frustration starting out but pinning is what was most helpful with accuracy.

    —Daphne on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about cutting fabric correctly and how to square up the fabric and the blocks.

    —Julie on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known to slow down sometimes, it’s not a race to get the quilt finished. 🙂 Plus, I wish I’d know how addictive quilting is.

    —T.Richards on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known about rotary cutting. This was in the 70s!

    —Dixie on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know more about checking the 1/4 inch seams. The more square things are the easier it is to put quilt together.

    —Joyce K on August 16, 2017
  • I’m still new, I have alot to learn

    —Elizabeth Brooks on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to cut with a rotary cutter and sew a 1/4 inch seam.

    —Patricia on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I had been taught how to bind my quilts. My grandmother taught me to quilt but always wanted to do the binding herself.

    —Sherry Barger on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known the difference in pressing and ironing seams and 1/4″ and scant 1/4″!

    —Elizabeth Turner on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to cut right with a rotary cutter and sew a 1/4 inch seam.

    —Patricia on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known what fun I was going to have when I started Quilting, if I had, I would have started much earlier than I did!

    —Jennifer Kandy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how addicting quilting was. Seriously, accuracy of scant quarter and the importance of pressing not ironing.

    —Yvonne on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to lick fabrics better. I struggle with colors and patterns.

    —Peggy Jenkins on August 16, 2017
  • I wish a knew more about my sewing machine. I have a new Machine and after a year and a half I still have not taken the class at the shop. My bad!

    —Laura on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about the scant quarter inch seam.

    —Liz LeSaicherre on August 16, 2017
  • When I started quilting, I would raid people’s scrap drawers for fabric. Never did I expect my stash to grow as big as it has!

    —Karen Kopp on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I’d gotten a refresher course on the sewing machine and measurements. Thank you.

    —Bernice on August 16, 2017
  • Hmm is there anything I wish I didn’t know at the beginning….nope, wish I knew it all…including all the stuff I still don’t know now.

    It never hurts to go back to basics and refresh.

    —Kelly Draves on August 16, 2017
  • I still need to know about finishing a quilt. Binding and quilting

    —Cindy Kurjakovic on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had some instruction starting from the very beginning. Haven’t been quilting long and still learning!

    —Linda on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known to not worry so about perfection.

    —Beverly Olson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that there was a significant difference between an advanced block and a beginner block for my first quilt. That was 24 years ago and I laugh about it now.

    —MaryAnn Rai on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have know how addictive it would become but how much fun it is too.

    —Rebecca J Moore on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. I also wish I’d known that you can’t master free motion quilting in a weekend.

    KristinLaura on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how much space my ‘small’ hobby was going to take. My house has been taken over by sewing machines and fabric, LOTS of fabric. I also wish I’d known I would meet the best people and make some amazing life-long friends; I would have started much sooner. 😊

    —Marie on August 16, 2017
  • I wish the rotary cutting system had been invented when I took my first quilting class in 1976. I did successfully complete that full size quilt, hand-quilted, then paused my quilt making for twenty years.

    —Karen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know how important it was to purchase good fabric.

    —Kolleen Kuebler on August 16, 2017
  • I’m new to quilting. I wish I knew all the basics. Instead I just dived in and am learning as I go. I wish I had someone by my side to teach me.

    —Corrina on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie and want to learn the basics

    —Deborah Davis on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how very important a precise 1/4 inch seam is.

    —Lisa Garrett on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more basics in the beginning.

    —Charald Comeau on August 16, 2017
  • I truly wish I had learned how to measure properly with cutting and how to properly square up my finished blocks. I still have trouble with this last one.

    —Rosy Caccamo on August 16, 2017
  • When I was a newbie, I never thought I would be able to master any of the quilting techniques. I lacked confidence. It was only after taking a few classes and being guided along that I truly came to love quilting.

    —Joanne Wilson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important the accurate 1/4 seam is. Pressing after each step – setting the seam before pressing and checking measurements of the blocks as you progress to make sure Blocks are all accurate. Well, pretty much everything!!

    —Claudia Wilson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics. I still wish that! I feel like there is a lot,out there I don’t know. I had a couple basic lessons but it turns out a lot of what I was taught by this person was wrong. So I always wonder if I am doing my cutting, piecing, and sewing correctly or not.

    —Stephanie Cheng on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics, especially 1/4 " seam allowance and different batting choices.

    Sally Freeman on August 16, 2017
  • Great prizes. Thanks. I wish I knew more about setting up a good area, and fabric storage and supply organization.

    —Maryellen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting, piecing, and pressing, especially piecing.

    —Kit Flores on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would’ve known the correct way to press, and how important that is.

    —Kathleen Marler on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more on how to square up blocks using the 45 degree on my ruler. Glow tape has made it quicker to site lines on block sizes for trimming down.

    —Sharon Beeghly on August 16, 2017
  • c) I never thought when I started sewing I’ll end up with so many fabrics.

    —Hildy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew to move the needle a click to make a scant 1/4″. Also to make the blocks a little bigger and trim down.

    —Nancy on August 16, 2017
  • I really wish I’d known how fulfilling this hobby is. I would have started earlier. There is nothing better than gifting a quilt. Except for designing it and being happy with the finished product.

    Cecelia on August 16, 2017
  • When I started quilting I wish I had known that you sew a 1/4inch seam instead of 5/8. I had never tried quilting before. I tried a pattern I found in a magazine in 1992 and although it did turn out, it is really funny to look at it. The pattern was just that. It had the size of the pieces and the order to put them together and a picture, but no other instructions. Sooo many mistakes!

    —Mandy R Laseter on August 16, 2017
  • How much fun it is learning to quilt using triangles.

    —Jeanne on August 16, 2017
  • I wish i had known about magic sizing or starching fabric makes accuracy so much easier.

    —Shirley mord on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the value of marking, measuring and sewing on or off or one thread to the left or one thread to the right. I guess the bottom line is accuracy – – learning all the wonderful little helpful hints about accuracy.

    —Pamela Sutton on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about how the blocks went together. What a scant quarter inch seam was. How important it is to square up each unit.

    —Vicki Allen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the basic hand quilting techniques, how to prepare the quilt top to baste and machine quilt and what the correct tools to use to help make my time more effecient.

    —Laurie S on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known a few tips for accuracy when rotary cutting fabrics. Those dreaded arched strips haunted me!

    —Jeannie Rasmussen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how precise a scant quarter inch needed to be.

    —Ann Eldridge on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew then what I know now … how important accurate seams, pressing, and squaring were.

    —Jody on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a "relative" newbie. I’ve made one small quilt and I want to know more. It’s the details that are missing! I’d like to know about burying threads, starting and stopping quilting designs, and how to prepare a quilt for quilting and to do it in such a way that longarmers would be happy to quilt. Even things like how to fold corners when you are putting on a binding. Which way do the folds go on both the front and the back? Things that someone who judges quilts would check! Although I want to make my quilts "my own", I do want the techniques that I use to be correct! Thanks for making this giveaway possible!

    —Billie Carter on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had someone to help me master stitching in the ditch and free-motion quilting. Also how to organize my fabrics. threads embellishments before they overtook my spare bedroom, my living room and dining room My granddaughter is starting to sew so these items would help start off right.

    —sharon l-s on August 16, 2017
  • I want to start quilting. And I don’t know where to start.I have a Sewing machine. Please help.

    —Tammy Wilson on August 16, 2017
  • I knew how to sew , so didn’t take a basic quilting class. That was a big mistake, I needed it!

    —Linda Richwine on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that I would need to have a very large room for my stash.

    —Linda on August 16, 2017
  • Would love to learn more basic techniques, always wanting to learn new things.

    —Eleanor Hewitt on August 16, 2017
  • It is never to late to learn new things!!!

    —Sharon Kittrell on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about cutting and piecing, along with tips to problem solving. Looks like a great book!

    —Ann L. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about cutting, piecing and pressing and that you could TRIM your blocks!
    Thanks for all your great info, books and fabrics!

    —Annette Canonica on August 16, 2017
  • 1/ inch seams and rotary cutting. Wish that I had known better ways if getting that accurate 1/4″ seam as well as how to make the most accurate cuts.

    —Ranita Keener on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing…
    Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Anne on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie–I’ve been dreaming of making a quilt, but haven’t yet taken the plunge! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Lisa on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I new to cut using the ruler (a good one) and not the mat. And also, how widely I could vary 1/4-inch.

    —Mona on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about rotary cutters,mats and rulers. I remember tracing all my little pieces using templates and then cutting them out.

    —Linda Henline on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the difference between department store and quilt shops in threads and fabrics and more about the basics. I also wish I had know Pat Sloan when I first started sewing. She makes every challenge seem easier and a lot of fun.

    —Chris Steadman on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about the basics, had to figure them all out before this site❤️

    —Sandra Perrotta on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more, but it turned out that I didn’t know what I didn’t know, bumbled along making my first quilt and it turned out pretty well. Beginner’s luck. Things went South on the second quilt!

    —Jean on August 16, 2017
  • All these years I wish I had known about the 1/4 inch seam and knowing that was one of the reasons I could adjust my needle for it. LOL!! I have always winged it up til a couple years ago. I am self taught after watching my grandma make basic quilts during my younger years. When she passed I took over the making quilts to be given away to family and friends. I don’t have a separate room so my dining table has been the base for all my projects and my family has learn to eat around a machine. LOL!

    —Aritha Olson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about fabric quality and the tools needed that are helpful.

    —Hannah Turner on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics to help with the accuracy of piecing a perfect block.

    —Susan Du on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew the rule of measure twice and cut once. I am also discovering that I need more room for fabric and admitting I have a fabric addiction:) it is also very important for me to remember the 1/4″ . I love to sew.

    —Jody Anderson on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I understood how to get that 1/4″ seam. I have tried different techniques, but I still get wobbly seams.

    —Kimberly on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how addictive quilting would be. I have never been so passionate about any other form of needlework.

    —Julie in GA on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known how to do my points better and how to miter my corners

    —Kim smith on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more. Oh, and measure twice and cut once! I have a lot of scraps from not following that rule!

    —Judy Chastain on August 16, 2017
  • I wish someone would have told me that no quilt is perfect. That quilts are a labor love, an outlet for creativity, and a giver of reflection. To enjoy it, take your time, don’t give yourself deadlines. And to make lots and lots of room for fabric!!! LOL

    —Angela Lloyd on August 16, 2017
  • Been quilting for a while and still finding new tricks and tools . These are great Pat…wish I had them all 😁

    Leslie Hoffmann on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important it is to iron and press after each time I see something together and which way to press the seam.

    —Tiffany shellman on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d know how very slight differences in cutting or sewing multiplied over many blocks turn into a really wonky quilt. Also that simple quilts are often the most striking… and when you are a beginner, simple is GOOD!

    —Libby on August 16, 2017
  • I wish i had learned the difference between a 1/4″ seam and a scant 1/4″
    Sean plus how to cut and sew half square triangles.

    —Becca N from AK on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had know about pressing before cutting with Starch too

    —Vivian R Carpentier on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had someone to show me. I’m a hands on learner. Folks today dony understand how lucky they are with online videos like the tutorials from Pat! I’ve been quilting for about 15 years off and on, I’m still learning!

    —Penny Adams on August 16, 2017
  • Wish i had known the rule to buy extra fabric due to cutting mistakes

    —Dawn on August 16, 2017
  • There’s really something you can teach an old gal, and many different ways to teach it. I love to profect my craft.

    —Debra on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. And of course all the tools I would need.

    —Sandy K on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more. I had to buy a storage closet for my stash.

    —Vicki H on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to win these. I have a lot to learn about fabrics, sewing, and quilting.

    —Portia on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to use rotary cutter more proficently so that I would get more precise cuts. Also need more than 24 hours in a day to learn more.

    Book sounds wonderful to have all needed info in one place. Thanks!

    —Debra W on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how much more space I’d need to pursue this incredibly addictive craft!

    —Pat on August 16, 2017
  • I never, ever win anything but I would love to win this prize, so I’m trying once again. Good luck to me!

    —Donna Orser on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known to pick out an easy quilt and not the Texas Star.

    —Alexandria Hull on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much room I would need for material, but more importantly I wish I had know how addictive the whole process is – and that I would spend so much money having sew much fun!

    —Marion Lisko on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how valuable joining a quilt guild would be. I’m not usually into groups, but a guild has helped me learn so much more about the various techniques that make me a better quilter. I’ve tried to pay it forward…

    —Linda B on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more!!!!!

    —Susie Kroll on August 16, 2017
  • I sew wish that I had paid more attention to cutting and piecing when I started. And that 1/4 inch seam always gets me when I least expect it. It has taken me a long time to be more accurate and realize I don’t need to speed through my stitching.

    —Sandy Navas on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had someone to show me a simple way to bind a quilt.

    —Rebecca Wright on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known to ignore the Quilt Police and do my own thing more. They can do a lot of harm to new quilters.

    —Christi on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I had known "Dr. Bob" from Superior Threads earlier, his YouTube videos are invaluable. Thread weight/needle size/tension should be taught FIRST. I confess to NEVER sending a quilt out for quilting thanks to Superior Threads and Leah Day’s youtube videos!

    —Melody Lutz on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had more knowledge about cutting and piecing. Color theory would have helped as well.

    —Edna L on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known more about cutting, piecing and pressing.

    Joyce on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that it would be so addicting. I think cutting correctly is important. Also learning how to press and not iron and keeping your seams straight.I love quilting and I think we all learn more as we do more of it. 😉

    —Sheila Ciechoski on August 16, 2017
  • I wish i knew how or why i was supposed to square up as you go so everything is square and cirrect when you get to the end. Invaluable step for perfection.

    —Sandy R on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about seam allowances and having my block turn out like the pattern.

    —Tabatha McCord on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about the basics…like how important an accurate 1/4″ seam allowance is!

    —Laura B. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to sew,not just a scant 1/4 inch, but sew.

    I also wish that I had known that every ugly scrap piece of scrap fabic has a use, if I could keep it organized.

    Most importantly, I wish that I had known to be patient and give myself grace. I have only been quilting for 7 years, but in the beginning, I was more about the end product and not the process.

    —Denise on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had more experience with a rotary cutter, and I paid more attention to detail.

    —Diane Firka on August 16, 2017
  • I have been quilting for 10 years now and feel I am learning every time I do a new quilt. Wish I had known how additive quilting and owning fabric would be. I need a new room just for my quilting now I am retired.

    —Sue Jones on August 16, 2017
  • How much patience you need and the power of the 1/4th seam

    —Sangeetha on August 16, 2017
  • As a self taught quilter this book will be great to perfect my skills and to learn new techniques.

    —Susan Seymour on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know how to get an accurate 1/4 inch seam, and the difference between pressing and ironing.

    —Cassie G on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about accurate 1/4″ seams which means I need to be better at cutting, piecing and pressing.

    —Eileen on August 16, 2017
  • I am a beginner at quilting! Love all of the wonderful things that help us to do a great job!

    —Brenda Farnes on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had had a quilting instructor teach me the proper way to measure/ turn binding at the corners. still, after 20 years, my corners are not great. my biggest source of pain.

    —Lana Metheny on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew how much fabric to buy to make different sized wuilts

    —Vicky on August 16, 2017
  • I need a refresher in the basics- cutting,piecing and pressing ! Pat’s book sounds it would do that !

    —Nancy Currier on August 16, 2017
  • I can piece but I still need to know how to do the rest! This book would be perfect to learn how to finish some tops.

    —QuiltWench on August 16, 2017
  • That the binding would still, after 30 years quilting, be my favorite part. I’d had more tops quilted so I would have more bindings to do!

    —Jo Sunderman on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had grown up around quilters and learned all I could from them. I’m self taught and as I go on I realize there is so much more to learn!!! Would love to know the "true" basics!

    Lucinda on August 16, 2017
  • I need to know more basics. Not just about quilting but all sewing aspects. I love All Of Pat’s post,videos,friends. They all help me out a ton. I really need to get the entire teach me series but I just can’t afford them right now. So I’m hoping to win one….thanks for all you do to help us Pat and you crew.

    —Angelia Hill on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known more about the basics of quilting: 1/4 " seams, accurate cutting techniques, color coordinating and squaring quilt.

    Melissa Diane Grimes on August 16, 2017
  • I had no idea that there was so much to learn about quilting. I’m enjoying it so much and l have two GREAT friends to help me.

    —Susan on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about value…my first quilt is pretty blah…

    —Carole on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how much room I would need for fabric, cutting table, notions storage, and sewing machine. I’ve turned a whole bedroom into my sewing room and I could use more space!! Quilting is a wonderful passion to have.

    —Virginia in AK on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I had known more about all the tools I would need as a beginner. I learned a lot from Pat because I signed up a few years back on her FB page. Thanks!!

    —Diana Coll on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more. (Im moving in a bigger room right now. Need more storage!)

    —Diane W on August 16, 2017
  • II have hundreds of books, yet am a newbie. My first attempt is still in my closet. All 12″ blocks are not 12 1/2 inches, and the pints are not sewn well. Lots of fabrics and hesitant to waste them by making stupid mistakes. Help!

    —Maria Goetz on August 16, 2017
  • I started sewing in junior high, home economics class. I wish I knew then that I was going to need more room for fabric…A LOT more! I luv fabric. Thanks for a chance to win one of these awesome prizes.

    —Virgi on August 16, 2017
  • Correction. I can’t type either!!!!
    I have hundreds of books, yet am a newbie. My first attempt is still in my closet. All 12″ blocks are not 12 1/2 inches, and the points are not sewn well. Lots of fabrics and hesitant to waste them by making stupid mistakes. Help!

    —Maria Goetz on August 16, 2017
  • When I started sewing I wish I would of taken my time at learning the basics before diving into a huge project right off the bat!!! Also when learning to appliqué I sure wish I would of watched all your tutorials and read your bok would of been much easier!!! Pat Sloan ROCKS!!!!!!

    —Penelope on August 16, 2017
  • I wish that I knew the basics – how to use a rottery cutter, lining up the ruler correctly, etc.
    What I know now is what I have picked up along the way. I have made a lot of mistakes and would love to take that step back read this book and start over again.

    —Bonita scruggs on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie—I want to know more! I keep trying to jump into a project and realize I have no idea what I’m doing and end up giving up. Thanks for a chance to learn!

    —Linda M on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to sandwich a quilt so I didn’t get any pleats and it was smooth on both the front and back.

    —carol on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know more about rotary cutting. The piece size is so important to making your quilt come out correctly.

    —Vicki H on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie—I want to know more!

    —Lannie Householder on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more for fabric! Love collecting fabric (and using it). Love to quilt!

    —Kris on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about the use of rulers and cutting techniques

    —Donna Waterstraat on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I knew more about cutting fabric , squaring blocks and doing borders

    —Sylvia on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known how absolutely wonderful the quilting community is. I would have started sooner!

    —Stephanie on August 16, 2017
  • So much! But if I had known it all when I started, I wouldn’t have had the fun to learn from all the wonderful quilters I have met since I started my journey. I wouldn’t have had the joy of puzzling out a problem on my own, and finally getting to the answer. I might not have understood the tremendous sense of accomplishment when I finished that quilt that made me feel like I’d finally made something that I was totally in love with. So much fun that might have been missed along the way!
    P.S. — I would love to win the Moda fabric, especially!

    DS

    —Diana Steverson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how addictive and satisfying quilting is.

    —Barbara Hand on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the basics of quilting. I love this new found passion , I was a knitted but now I’m a quilter and loving it!

    —Linda Thayer on August 16, 2017
  • Looks like a great book for beginners and the prize is amazing. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

    —barb schoenholtz on August 16, 2017
  • More room, more fabric, more tools, more JOY!!! I love it all!

    —Janey on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics, including pressing and squaring, and also how to use a sewing machine!

    —Bridget Mcbeath on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that I could quilt the finished quilt on the machine instead of hand quilting it!!(my Mother-in-law who was a big quilter said I had to hand quilt or it would be ruined!!) as a result, the quilt was never finished!!

    —Debra Reber on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known what an addiction quilting would become !!

    —Marya on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known I would need more room for fabric and all the tools that are a must have too!

    —Janice Mc Laren on August 16, 2017
  • For me, I wish I had known more of the basics, especially pressing. That makes all the difference in the making of blocks and more so when you go to quilt your top. (Of course, you should quilt all of your tops, right?! )

    —Jane on August 16, 2017
  • I started quilting when I retired so I would have a hobby. I did not know it would become so addictive. I am making quilts for family and friends, taking classes, and I love it! I learn something new almost every day. This giveaway looks great.

    —Ann Brassell on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to get a perfect and consistent 1/4″ seam allowance.

    —Lin on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known I would need a house just for my fabric.

    —Janet on August 16, 2017
  • This would have been a wonderful gift when I started quilting! I would give it to my grand daughter!

    —Francine vaughn on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had now more basics!
    It made it harder than it should have been, and more frustrating!

    —Ann Austin on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I was taught more of the badics. Thank God for Pat Sloan.x

    —Robyn Kent on August 16, 2017
  • Having been a garment sewist first, I didn’t realize how much more room I’d need for my quilting stash! Thanks for such a great offer.

    —Marie Eddins on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics. I love quilting but have so many questions about many areas of it and talking to my mother to get a toutrial by phone is very hard at the best of times

    —Dawn Greger Beeler Fugate on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much I would appreciate teachers like Pat Sloan who share their hearts and helping hands, how much the quilting community on FB/YouTube would mean to me and how much I love this incredible new world of learning!

    —Robin Kent on August 16, 2017
  • I’m still a beginner and struggled early on with the 1/4 inch seam and machine settings. Currently I struggle with how to cut, especially when there are many blocks or strips. I know there are shortcuts, I just wish I knew them.

    —Mary Ann Gaffney on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about sizing my blocks as I went plus other basics.

    —Mary Rader on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much fun quilting is and how much satisfaction I feel when I guilt

    Shirley Thomason on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known what an amazing community quilters are. I worked by myself until a co-worker introduced me to her aunt and others in her circle. I *love* being part of such a supportive community! I wish I would have found them years ago!

    —Lisa Radke on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known quilting was so addictive and would need so much needed space for all the fabric you want and that quilting needs all the time in your life to learn the patchwork techniques involved to be a pro.

    Joanna Rose on August 16, 2017
  • More time! Ranching, raising 4 kids, teaching school seemed to take every minute.

    —M Hebel on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to sort and store fabric scraps. I still am overwhelmed, not knowing how to organize them.

    —Debbie Camp on August 16, 2017
  • I wished i had known more about cutting an pressing. I have only been quilting 2 years. And i know i have a lot more to learn. This is my passion an my relaxation. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Kathy Mize on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about picking good fabric and color choices…and pressing techniques for helping seams nest…I still have issues with these…and many more!

    —Jen Hume on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much I would enjoy it. I would have started a lot sooner!!!

    —Michelle on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known to make a double binding on my quilts. The binding was the first part of those quilts to wear out.

    The other obvious thing was I didn’t know to square the corners up or to square up blocks before piecing them together.

    I was learning on my own and the internet did not exist. Quilting instruction books were few in number and my city did not even have a quilt shop. We’ve come a long way!

    Best wishes to Pat’s success with this new book.

    —Carol Baum on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know about my local quilt guild.

    —Lori rusk on August 16, 2017
  • Granddaughter has done a little bit of sewing, ( I gave her my Mom’s machine), but I have no idea where to start teaching her. This book would be great for both of us!

    —Joyce R on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more. WHOA YEAH!!!!! i remember when my "stash" fit in a little 3 drawer rolling container!! that wouldn’t even hold my yellow/orange/brown fabrics now… those i have the least!!
    but i love the hunt for the perfect fabric to go with what i have….

    —JoAn GODFREY on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d had a crash course in knowing how a sewing machine works.

    —Nicole on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much I was gonna love it and how far I could come on my own in such a short time! Thank you Pat Sloan for your wonderful Facebook page and all of the help you offer to us "newbies" #quiltingsincesept2016

    —Patty Pence on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I was better at picking fabrics/colors for quilts

    —Janet Archer on August 16, 2017
  • I was lucky enough to have a wonderful teacher when I started quilting. What I would have liked to learn more about is binding! It seems most classes don’t get to the binding of a quilt and I still, after 14 years of quilting, need to improve my binding skill.

    —Leslie Mueller on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known about rotary cutting and how to construct using templates

    —AnnaMarie Werner on August 16, 2017
  • When I started to quilt I would have loved to know how not to loose all my points. Any starter book is also a good reference book for any quilter. It is good to go back to the basics now and than.

    —Mariane Maes on August 16, 2017
  • I have been quilting for about 10 years now and am always learning something new. My first quilt to take to a longarm quilter was really wonky and got sent back to me to straighten. I wish I had known how to straighten a quilt before all of that embarrassment

    —barbara blair on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how many beautiful gifts can be made knowing the basics of quilting.

    —jean howard on August 16, 2017
  • Been sewing for over 30 yrs but only quilting 7-8 yrs. Wish I knew earlier to try the "secret" scant 1/4″ seam that wasn’t mentioned on a lot of patterns to help get perfect seams.

    —Darlene Ochodnicky on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known more about color values and fabric choices. I would have spared myself some of the frustration I had in my "learn as you go" approach to quilting. I’m just glad that I "jumped in" and got started. I’ve enjoyed quilting so much! Thanks for the give-away.

    —Cheryl Sedlar on August 16, 2017
  • Hmm I wish I had known I would come to the conclusion that it was okay to use several different fabrics in similar color in a project. I bought way too much fabric as I was afraid the store would no longer have it when I actually sewed things together. But more importantly, I wish I had known how to FMQ on my domestic machine. I would make tops and backs and then not know what to do with them, and even when I sort of know how to finish up a quilt now, I don’t as I’m afraid I’ll make a mistake. Thanks for the chance!

    —June on August 16, 2017
  • I wish someone had told me about how much it means to iron your seam and neat them when piecing!

    —Melanie Hogan on August 16, 2017
  • •I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.

    —Gwendolyn Clark on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew how addicting fabric buying is.

    Diane Koprowski-Pfeifer on August 16, 2017
  • I was glad I’d had a background in sewing, so I could just jump in and try all the new techniques I was finding. Quilting has truly changed my life for the better.

    —Barbara Nevaril on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how important being precise is- with accurate cutting and piecing. This book looks like an amazing resource!

    Robyn Ramos on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how addicted I would become!!
    And thanks for the awesome giveaways!

    —Kathleen Kingsbury on August 16, 2017
  • I really wish I understood all of the rulers available, those necessary to complete a good quality quilt and exactly how to use those needed.

    —Teresa on August 16, 2017
  • Having one room for your stash is not enough. Wish I had been taught how to evade Hub’s inevitable question, "What are you going to do with that?" when I being in more fabric.

    —Betty Jansen on August 16, 2017
  • Just started with the Winter Challenge and I have so many things to learn and to buy. But this is challenging me and keeping me young!

    —Deborah on August 16, 2017
  • Fabric breeds in totes, closets, and in the bag while on the way home from the quilt shop. I swear I don’t know where it all comes from!!

    —Diana O on August 16, 2017
  • Value in fabrics

    —Janet Fedor on August 16, 2017
  • What a generous giveaway!

    I wish I had known more about the actual cutting of the fabric. I think I had some issues with consistency 😉

    —Lisa Conant on August 16, 2017
  • I needed to know about pressing seams correctly.binding,how to do it. I didn’t even know a quilt had a binding.

    —Christy miller on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting and piecing. Also the issues with not having a true 1/4″ seam. Finally I wish I had know more about choosing fabric, quality fabric is so much better!

    —Pam Kosirog on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. I dove into a class that was above where I should have been. The instructor was great but I was playing a constant game of catch up.

    —K Yee on August 16, 2017
  • I AM a newbie. I just retired and needed a new hobby – because scrapbooking, cardmaking, crocheting, sewing, cooking and genealogy just weren’t enough. I’m having trouble getting 12 inch blocks to actually be 12 inches.

    —Deb Sherwood on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to organize my sewing room. I have a long arm, cutting table and sewing table. Also a gorilla rack holding tubs of fabric and kits, a book shelve with tubs of fabric and kits. Obviously, I need to start sewing!

    —Sharon on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how additive quilting can be. Also I’m addicted to weekly visits to the quilt store. I have withdrawals I don’t go at least once a week, if only just to look and talk about projects. Also didn’t realize that I might need another house for all my sewing equipment and fabric!!

    —Lynn Bankowski on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the cutting and piecing. As a garment sewer I could get away with being a little off on a seam butt not with quilting. Accurate cutting and seams make all the difference.

    —Rina on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d had someone to teach / guide me. I’ve loved all of my learning steps though

    —Yvonne Healey on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics – cutting pieces and pressing. For my first quilt, I cut up all these small squares and rectangles. It took forever. I later learned how to sew strips together and then cut the pieces. It takes half the time to piece a quilt top when you understand how to sew strips and then cut.

    —Terry on August 16, 2017
  • I started in high school, making it up as I went along trying to copy my grandmother’s tops, after she had passed. I dropped it out of frustration until I saw Georgia Bonesteel and got inspired! and when rotary cutting and precise piecing came along? wow, what a revelation! so I agree, the cutting and piecing are number one. I’ve taught my daughter to quilt, had a beginner book I gave away to another friend in Oregon. Surely need another to teach from! (and wish I’d known how much we need quilting community)

    —Sharon Schipper on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about Pat Sloan when I first started. Her amazing talent for teaching . And her great passion for her quilting community. She is the best!

    —Deborah Reasoner on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I’d known I need more space for fabric – and a second mortgage! But thankful for my first hands-on beginner course and the wealth of info on the internet.

    —Cathy on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie and need to learn so much! I’m still learning my machine. I love every minute of it!

    —Leigh Ann on August 16, 2017
  • I never knew quilting is also a hobby for collections, fabric, patterns, thread, machines, precuts, etc. I am out of room and even have a stash at work!

    —Jennifer N. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had more time to sew, more space (i.e. a sewing room instead of an untidy dining room), and I wish I had a sewing buddy/guide living next door. Thank you for your inspiration and guidance. You’re awesome!

    —Lavisa Oake on August 16, 2017
  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Best I have seen in a long time!

    —Twyla Smith on August 16, 2017
  • Trimming my blocks to make them perfect!! Would have made it less stressful!

    elr on August 16, 2017
  • I really didn’t know that I needed more room to store my fabric. I also, wish I had more math skills when figuring out block sizes.

    —Kathy Donner on August 16, 2017
  • Love to learn more about quilting…i love seeing all the different blocks on your Facebook group…i want to learn and enjoy doing different blocks…Thank you for sharing your knowledge…

    —Barbara CollinsMiller on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had asked my grandmother to teach me to quilt instead of being self-taught. She and her quilting bee ladies did mostly hand piecing and quilting. I bought books and read, then bought the recommended supplies and started quilting 30 years ago. I still consider myself a beginner quilter.

    —Konnie Brockway on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known it’s better to choose the pattern before the fabric as that would have prevented me having boxes full of fabric that’s not quite right for the pattern!

    —Sharon Watkins on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I liston when my mom told me always a 1/4 inch….And turn your hems twice… happyness04431@yahoo.com

    Anna brown on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more basics such as cutting, piecing & pressing. I have been quilting for many years & still continue to learn every day.

    —Stephanie on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know better pressing and block and quilt squaring techniques (or paid more attention to correct technique). Unlearning bad habits is hard.

    —Kelly Kruegel on August 16, 2017
  • The necessity of accurate measuring, cutting and seams. Would have saved lots of waste, time and ripping.

    —Judi Vian on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known more about basics of cutting, piecing and pressing.

    —Cassandra on August 16, 2017
  • Mine is pinning and matching the joins so they would meet and how important the 1/4″ foot is. Also pressing as you go and which fabric was best to use. Plus squaring up my block so they are all the same size. If I only new all this in the beginning and my sewing passion would take up two rooms in the house. As my husband and sons say my happy place.

    —Nina Thompson on August 16, 2017
  • I’m lucky in the fact that when I decided to quilt I went to my local quilt store and got some good advice to begin with. I just wish I had known how rewarding this was going to be and started earlier.

    —Starla on August 16, 2017
  • With much thought into the question… I wish I had known that my mom was going to die very young and not be around to show me more of the family tradition of quilting. I wish I knew what she had planned for this box of fabric and embroidery floss I have kept together for 25+ years.

    —Mary Wright on August 16, 2017
  • I already had a fabric "stash" when I started to quilt because I had used 100% cotton quilting fabric for dresses for our daughter and then our granddaughters. I just wish I had started quilting years earlier!

    —Katherine Morvay on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how truly addicting it is! It’s taken over my life. Not that that is a bad thing. 🙂

    —Denise on August 16, 2017
  • Recently moved to a new home where i could actually have a sewing room. I have attended a few quilting classes with my sister at the Old Country Store in Lancaster PA and now i have the "quilting bug". I am learning how important the scant 1/4″ seam is and squaring your blocks properly is. I love being in the recent quilting groups i have joined as i am learning, inspired, and forgiving of my imperfect but evolving techniques. Thank you for allowing me into your group!

    —Elaine on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know more about the basics of cutting and how to use rulers and rotary cutter. I was self taught on everything and ended up learning by my mistakes… I would still do it all again but if I had had more help it would have been easier. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

    —Sunnybec on August 16, 2017
  • When I decided to start quilting, I just joined a class for Ohio Star scrap quilt, and went on from there. It was a rocky start. I wish I had know about the value of getting a good foundation in Quilt making skills. I wish I had taken a beginner’s class and bought an entry level book.

    —Pat Winters on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how addictive quilting would be. I might have started it earlier! Also more about pressing and the need for accuracy in piecing.

    —Maureen Rawson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish that I had known more about cutting and Piecing. I know there is so much to learn and so many shortcuts too.

    —Melissa Warren on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much fun it is, I would of started sooner!

    —Jennifer Gately on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew the difference in the quality of fabric and using the same rulers.
    The quilts I made when I first started quilting are cute, but fabric isn’t great quality.
    A little embarrassing now.

    —Donna on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how to machine quilt as well as learning how to do a quilt from the very beginning different tips I’ve learned along the way to make it easier.

    —Susan gose on August 16, 2017
  • Looks like a great book. Would make a wonderful gift!

    Judy Jones on August 16, 2017
  • I have done some quilting, but always get stuck on something before it is finished. I have loads of fabric just waiting for me to find the right pattern and the knowledge to use them.

    —Heather on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known tons more! And I wish I ‘d gotten to devote more time then when my hands didn’t bother me as much. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Pamela W on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had started quilting twenty years earlier, I feel I have missed out of years of fun since I started later in life. Love my hobby and want to make everything! Thanks for the opportunity to learn even more!

    —Marleen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about checking measurements along the way!

    —Donna Armontrout on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d had a crash course in knowing how a sewing machine works.

    —Sally Ann on August 16, 2017
  • Fun book! Great gift for a new quilter.

    Judy Jones on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had just known the basics, cutting, 1/4″ seam, choosing colors etc AND had someone to ask. I have made 2 quilts so far and just beginning the 3rd. They both turned out great, but could have been a lot less stress with a little knowledge!

    —Deborah Elliott on August 16, 2017
  • Fun book. Would make a great gift.

    Judy Jones on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about how important contrasts is in picking your quilt Fabrics.

    —Sue on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how important having a straight edge to cut from and how to do it.

    —Lesley Ingham on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d have known more about rotary cutting when I first started quilting.

    —Kim Zeigler on August 16, 2017
  • I am new at quilting and don’t know much about it but I’m learning and I can’t wait to make many quilts I have the love for it I just have lots to learn. I think quilts are great heirlooms to leave your children/ family. My mothers was a seamstress at tan early age but she past away at 28 of cancer I was a young girl but I think her love for sewing was pasted on to me through my genes. I was only 6 when she passed but I love to sew and I think it would make her proud.

    —Teresa Lafferty on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I was taught the importance of the 1/4 in seam and how to keep sewing a straight line. Secondly, the importance of pressing your seams.

    —Nancy Ray on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the basics. My first quilt is still not finished. I made every mistake possible with it and have no I idea how to salvage it. I put it in a bin and moved on to other projects.

    —Cordelia Perry on August 16, 2017
  • Hi. There is so much I can say. I didnt know how important pressing was on quilting

    Dee Hancock on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about how important accurate piecing is.

    —Lynn on August 16, 2017
  • Hi. There is so much I can say. I didnt know how important pressing was in quilting. Also the precision of the 1/4 foot and keeping your seams the same…

    Dee Hancock on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the basics. That 1/4 inch seam took a while to master. I wish I’d know about sizing borders. I have way too many ruffles on the early quilts. Last but not least about using starch on your fabric.

    —Renata on August 16, 2017
  • I still wish I could figure out how to keep all layers together while I try to machine quilt my projects. There has to be an easier way!

    —Carol Mason on August 16, 2017
  • Oh man, where to start! I wished I would of learned in school so many years ago but had no interest in learning it back then. Cutting was my hardest to keep that ruler from moving and there is still days that I say oops that’s in the scrap pile. But most important I have to Thank a special friend for getting me into it. She has now passed on but I talk to her when I need answers and it always comes to me.

    —Aimee on August 16, 2017
  • I wish in 1985 I had known how addicted I would get. Frustrated that I don’t have enough hrs in the day.

    —Virginia Guth on August 16, 2017
  • I began sewing teaching myself to make special outfits for my.rwo daughters. Soon my sister and brother started having children. So I bought a better sewing machine and took a couple of classes at the sewing machine store. Now I am making quilts for gteat nieces and nephews.

    —Barbara Turner on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to change the needle position on my machine! I’ve been Quilting 6 or 7 years and just figured it out this week!

    —Paula Eads on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I could’ve been sewing a whole lot sooner!!

    —Jennifer Walker on August 16, 2017
  • I’m new and trying to learn everything I can …from piecing to cutting to sewing…..

    —Donya on August 16, 2017
  • I guess it’s never too late to learn. I finally have more time and am enjoying the grandmas kitchen quilt along. Thanks for the inspiration and guidance.❤️

    —Lori Trupp on August 16, 2017
  • I started with a free group at the library 3 years ago just after my husband passed away suddenly, I needed something to do. I have learned some basics from those sweet ladies but the best teacher I have had is your Facebook page and I have shared you with all of them. I want to learn more everyday and the right way to reach my goals…which are small at this time. I did buy Splendid Sampler and hope to enjoy some of those blocks. You are a great teacher Pat.

    —Susie Kongos on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to add this book to my quilting resources.
    Also,I am interested in dealing with fabric shapes cut on the bias, due to difficulty with stretching.
    Thank you and your sponsors.

    —Marcia Freeman on August 16, 2017
  • I really wish I had known there are so many tools to help you make better cuts. Better cuts make better quilts. I cut out every block by pinning a template on my fabric and cut by hand, no rotary cutter no ruler no mat , ya took for ever.

    —Sharon on August 16, 2017
  • Just getting inti Pat Sloan and love her stuff, so of course i want to win!😉

    —Cathie Vaughn on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew the BKM’s (best known methods) of cutting and piecing when I first started quilting. I have taught myself with a lot of trial and error and still learning with each new project I start. I still have a lot to learn

    —Connie Aldaz-lopez on August 16, 2017
  • I learn new stuff all the time even though I’ve been quilting
    For about 25 years!! You’re never too old to learn!!

    Cheryl Frye on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, ACCURATE 1/4″ seam and pressing.

    —Cindy on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known more about accurate 1/4 inch seam allowance and thread!

    —Diane Lalumiere on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I know how to use my sewing machine better

    —Tracie on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known how quickly buying fabric and quilting can become addicting. How to finish what you start.

    —Linda Heckathorn on August 16, 2017
  • Love, love, love books and learning.

    —Terry Simon on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about cutting accuracy, like placing your ruler on the fabric, not next to it. I also wish I had more information about different threads and thicknesses of thread. It has been a wonderful journey in spite of the inaccuracy of some of the projects. THanks, Pat, for all the help you give quilters. Carolyn

    Carolyn on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to win this. I am still trying to learn how to quilt. This book would be perfect for me. I am wanting to learn how to follow patterns and need to know all I can about quilting

    —Sonya Jones on August 16, 2017
  • I’ve made several wallhangings, all pieced and quilted by hand. I still feel like a beginner and want to learn to machine piece and quilt. I know there are many lessons to learn.

    —Beverly Biddle on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I’d have know I was going to get so hooked that I was going to want a longarm.

    —Veronika Burgess on August 16, 2017
  • Thank you for this opportunity. These items are amazingly awesome, any quilter, new or experienced would love this book and these items!

    —karen ripley on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that I would need a LOT more room for fabric. Thanks for the great prizes!

    —Cecilia on August 16, 2017
  • New to quilting. I have trouble with accurate rotary cutting and squaring up me pieces and blocks.

    —Dawn Newlo on August 16, 2017
  • When I started quilting, we used scissors and templates to cut out our pieces. Today we have wonderful techniques for cutting and sewing pieces with bias, and using strip sets, rotary cutters and rulers. Individual pieces are cut and sewn with much more precision. My first sewing machine was a black Singer with carved metal plates and beautiful painted flowers. I bought it for $25 at a sewing machine store sidewalk sale. My grandmother’s sewing machine is very similar to my first machine.

    —Robin Adair-Marshall on August 16, 2017
  • Taught myself ,there are many thing that I didn’t know ,any kind a advise that helps me quilt better.the more I will enjoy quilting even more ,😃

    Jutta on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing!!! I did, however, learn a lot from going to quilt retreats and talking with experienced quilters! also reading great books from quilters like Pat Sloan!!!!!

    Diane H. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew the right way to press seams to butt seams together.

    —Paula Barker on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had know the difference between the 1/4 seam and a scant 1/4 seam. When to sew on the line when to sew a 1/4 off the line. Oh so many trails and erros but what a learning experience I am having.

    —Patt on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how much more room I would need for my fabric stash! No matter how many quilts I mzke, I still seem to need more places to put fabric!

    —Judy stone on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie—I want to know more! I am starting out and learning about cutting – I haven’t got to the actual sewing part yet.

    —Carol Ann Mason on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance of a 1/4 inch seam and how to make sure it was accurate!

    —GingerK on August 16, 2017
  • I wish someone told me to check my quarter inch seam and not trust the sewing machine. Don’t switch machines during a project.
    I wish someone would show me how to pick coordinating fabrics for projects examples are ascending colors patterns you can combine which ones you can’t

    —Alicia Soule on August 16, 2017
  • It would be awesome to have a fun book to sharpen up my quilting skill

    —Rita D'Avella on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I would of known sooner about Pat Sloan quilting tutorial.

    —Esther Davis on August 16, 2017
  • I taught myself to quilt over 25 plus years. I think every week I have learned something new to add to my quilting, it’s a nongoing learning experience. Which I truly look forward to, I take notes and add them to my book which is overflowing with knowledge I have picked up over the years.
    Thank you for giving me this opportunity for letting me express my love of quilting

    —Gloria Davis on August 16, 2017
  • Oh my gosh, I first learned anything sewing was in Home economic class in 7th grade, and I was no good. Fast forwarding many years I made some curtains improv style, ff few more years and made some doll quilts or frankinQuilts because they were scary. I am still learning, like today I’m going to sew my first applique. I’m still learning so much from Pat’s quilt along. It is so humbling to have this experience and meet such great people.
    Hello, my name is Marci and I’m a self taught quilter, I have a fabric obsession and I fangirl other quilters work because it’s all quiltlove!

    —Marci Smithler on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about cutting, piecing, and pressing, and lots more. I made a number of squares that are ‘off’ in more ways than one!

    —Jane on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about how to cut the shapes quicker and understood the presser feet better.

    —Angela Feazelle on August 16, 2017
  • I wish when I started someone had sat me down and explained how to place colors

    —Sheri on August 16, 2017
  • When I’m gone, someone has to be able to sew to appreciate all the work. It’s in my inheritance.

    —Lynne on August 16, 2017
  • I really wish I actually knew what Ithought I did! It’s amazing how you can talk through mistakes, and remember them so you don’t repeat them again. What did we do without books and tutorials?

    —Nan on August 16, 2017
  • When I began to quilt several years ago, I didn’t know what tools I would need or how to estimate fabric for projects. I’ve completed 20+ quilts now and I’m going to learn appliqué and paper piecing techniques.

    —Stephanie Meeks on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how to use a sewing machine! I had a crash course and still learning; I’m addicted; also, I had no clue how to cut fabric and use a ruler or how many notions you need to sew!! Now I just wish I had more time to learn learn learn!!

    —Lisa M. on August 16, 2017
  • I am self tought so I would have loved to know anything. Love your website

    Erika Payton on August 16, 2017
  • I wish had been taught the correct way to cut fabric with rotary cutter and rulers. I know your new book will give beginners great knowledge.

    —Vivian Johnson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known the importance of accurate seam allowances! Although, that’s a lesson learned quickly – the hard way!
    I’ve been following Pat for a few years now and really like her teaching style. Any of her books are sure to be great!

    —Kathleen Dalecio on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have learned how to choose fabric and mix colors. I am great at following what someone else has done but I get over whelmed when I need to choose fabrics on my own.

    —Leslie Craven on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known to buy fabric as I need it and not buy"just in case I need it" Also how much i would love doing it. Wouldn’t have left it so late to start.

    —jenny jones on August 16, 2017
  • When I first began to quilt, I wish I knew how to read a pattern.

    —Julie Eskeli on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about machine quilting before buying my first sewing machine so that I would have picked one with a larger throat space! Also would still like to know more about free motuion quilting

    —Leah Greenwalt on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how addicting it was. Thought I’d try it as my 2 older sisters quilted. One learners class and I was hooked. Started quilting 1-15 and haven’t looked back. So glad I found you on line and did your 2015 BOM. Learned so much. Also didn’t realize the cost involved , but that’s because I went fabric shopping crazy the first year.

    —Peggy Alley on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had gotten more instruction in the importance of cutting and piecing accurately.

    —Beth Klawin on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.

    —Gerd Granhaug on August 16, 2017
  • Love quilting only a beginner so lots to learn love books as they are full of knowledge thanks.😊

    —Denise Hill on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics cutting, piecing and pressing.

    —Maxine E. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. I am self taught so I needed help with everything to do with quilting.

    I think your book would be lots of help.

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

    Valerie Clark on August 16, 2017
  • I wish that I had a mentor who was willing to spend time with me and teach me the old and new ways of quilting.

    —Ramona Connor on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about cutting precisely and pressing. These two factors are HUGE in my success with quilting.

    —Sylvia on August 16, 2017
  • I dud start quilting by taking a lesson. However it took awhile before I realized just how much I could learn from other women who were willing to share and share! Just like Pat Sloan!

    —Sue Winterbottom on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I had started earlier so that all that time wouldn’t have been wasted. Still need to learn more on color choices.

    —Alta on August 16, 2017
  • I’d rather be quilting than at work!

    —Shelley Francis on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about accurate seams and squaring up my blocks. And I really wish I had known how to not be so critical of my work. Now I’m learning to enjoy the journey from novice to expert. 🙂

    —Sandra DeMers on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I had this book when I started. Mine were hit or miss. I think this book would be good for any quilter to use as a refresher course. I know I wouldn’t mind having it.!

    —Vicki Walker on August 16, 2017
  • I love quilting, I think I learn something new every time I do one of Pat’s sew along.

    —Dinah Ethington on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known to square my pieces and blocks, it makes such a difference when putting a quilt together.

    —Denise brandl on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the difference between pressing and ironing! Wow what a difference that makes!

    —Vesti Snyder on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had learned how important it was to press properly with every seam. Finger pressing is just not enough, and I love how a shot of steam from the Oliso makes every seam lay so much nicer. I used Pat’s "I can’t believe I’m quilting" in a class and loved it. Her Teach me to applique is one I bought when I took a class with Pat. I love the way it is laid out and easy to read and follow. Will be recommending Pat’s latest book to every new quilter I happen upon!Never too old to learn new techniques .
    Mary Deeter, http://www.stitchinggrandma.wordpress.com

    Mary Deeter on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to have more instruction on the sandwiching of a quilt. Making the top has not been a problem, but getting it ready to quilt is. I would love this book. I have bought all your other books, and fabric~

    Thanks Pat for offering this prize.

    —Laurie McNeil on August 16, 2017
  • I definitely needed more help with the basics, picking fabrics, cutting, piecing, binding, quilting. Trying to teach myself with Pat’s website, videos and tutorials. They are very informative and I look forward to her tips.

    —Marcia on August 16, 2017
  • Even though I have been quilting for years, I think that every quilter could learn from this book. I wish that I had learned more about threads and needles. As I am currently teaching my sister how to quilt, this book would be ever so helpful. Thank you for putting such a wonderful gift package together!

    —Kathy on August 16, 2017
  • i would love to win this book, as i am following Pat in the grandma’s kitchen and learning so much (new to quilting) i think this book would be a great help with future issues thanks and good luck all

    debbie whitton on August 16, 2017
  • I have struggled with the 1/4″ seam for a long time. Just when I think I have it conquered, my block turns out the wrong size! I am not sure if it is my cutting and/or sewing?? Could you do a class on both cutting and sewing to come out with the perfect 1/4″ seam?

    Nancy Post on August 16, 2017
  • I’m just starting and I don’t know yet what I wish I knew. But I am sure I will wish I knew it.

    —Cynthia Manchester on August 16, 2017
  • I started out making a sampler King size quilt All cut with scissors and hand sewn almost 20 years ago. I no longer have that quilt as it was left behind in a move :-(. I wish I knew then about rulers and how important accurate cutting is.

    —Cathy on August 16, 2017
  • So much fun!! What a big learning tools for beginners.

    It is so important as we all know the basic cutting, sewing 1/4″ seams, AND pressing. It could save a beginner from a lot of frustration. When you have the proper knowledge and guidance it becomes fun and relaxation. The excitement of sharing a quilt is such a reward. (Generations of blessings)

    —Brenda Stewart on August 16, 2017
  • How to square up a finished quilt.

    —Trudy Conners on August 16, 2017
  • I am a newbie needing all the instructional and financial help i can get. I also love Pat!! Would love to win her book.

    —Elizabeth Saylor on August 16, 2017
  • I’ve been quilting for a few months. Most of what I’ve done has been trial and error. I still struggle with accurate cutting and a scant 1/4 inch seammllkk

    —Gloria Ali on August 16, 2017
  • I am a beginner and haven’t completed my first quilt yet. I am learning how to make different squares. But I wish I had known how much fun it was so I wouldn’t have waited so long to start.

    Sondra Hill on August 16, 2017
  • I have made one quilt…what an adventure! I wish I could learn to cut shapes. Wish I had been able to find a book like this. I’m so excited to make a second one. Thank you.

    —Louise Holland on August 16, 2017
  • I’m pretty much a beginner. I have a lot to learn. I think choosing the fabric is the hardest part so far.

    —Marilyn Whittington on August 16, 2017
  • I wish the "crash" course in learning to use my machine had been better. More complete. And I think the second lesson I needed was done very reluctantly and quickly.

    —Karen Rushton on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to keep fabric, tools, books, and patterns organized.

    —Kathy Judkins on August 16, 2017
  • I wish someone had told me not to put so much pressure on myself. Everything doesn’t have to be perfect. I’m self taught, so I know I could learn from your book Pat!

    —Joanna Godfrey on August 16, 2017
  • Even though I have been quilting for abou ten years I know I could use a refresher on some of my skills. Not sure if I forgot those skills or was never taught.

    —chris pochwat on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie—I want to know more!!

    —Paula on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. AND I wish had more time to spend practicing! Thanks so much for the chance to win – Pat’s books are fabulous! 🙂

    —Debby E on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had had the time to stay with my projects, it would make it easier now.

    —carol mammel on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have know more about lining up the seams and the 1/4 inch seam allowance. it would have made my quilts look a lot better. Other wise, I am self taught and I love to quilt. Been quilting for almost 30 years now.

    Carla B on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how much fun and how much I love to quilt. I can’t go a day without some type of piecing or quilting. It is a activity I can not do without. If I had a another wish it would be that I started quilting sooner in life.

    —LeAnn on August 16, 2017
  • I am l arming more all the time. Squares and rectangles are in the books. Now, on to triangles and lot of practice. Thanks for all the tips to make this a little easier. 1/4 inch seams are certainly the secret for all shapes!

    —Cathy on August 16, 2017
  • the book sounds like it would be great for my grandchildren to learn

    —Brenda Price on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important it was to have an accurate quarter inch seam. It would also have been nice to know how to square up blocks.

    —Susan Lyle on August 16, 2017
  • Wish someone had suggested that you must develop the habit of always closing the rotary cutter. The lesson is learned if you don’t!!!

    —Jean Rutherford on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a new quilter this book would be awesome to have as I am learning

    —Lori cintron on August 16, 2017
  • Pretty new at quilting, but LOVE it so much… I have a sewing room now, loving every minute I am in there, which is everyday.i just wish I knew more about cutting out things, made a lot of mistakes

    —Cookie Huckaby on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had learned quilting a long time ago. I love it. Have basically taught myself until I joined Pat Sloan. Learning something new everyday. thank you

    —anita clark on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about the different feet on the sewing machine. What the do…what they look like…when to use them. Also different stich and what threads to use with them. Also needles…use what when?
    A real back to basics we can all use as a guide to create our own designs.
    A dictionary of sorts.

    —Alicia Soule on August 16, 2017
  • I really want to win this new book for my daughter in law’s mother. She and I have become really good friends since the marriage of my son and her daughter. She really wants to learn how to quilt. It would make a great Christmas gift for her. I already have your other books and love them. Love your web site.

    —Peggy on August 16, 2017
  • I new at quilting and know they’re is so much I need to learn . This book looks like a great start for me. It can get frustrating searchng the web to find answers to many questions I have that are in your book.

    —Gail Longabard on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics of cutting and pressing when I started. I look back on some of my earlier work and cringe! Knowing the importance of proper fabric prep, ironing….I mean pressing correctly, really makes a huge impact on your finished product. Thanks, Pat! Love your books.

    —Janice King on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more. Not just more room, but also better storage ideas.

    —Elaine Sinton on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie—I want to know more! i love learning the time saving tricks to quilt making, the process just amazes me & love to see the finished product -I will finish a quilt one day! 🙂

    —Carolyn Barker on August 16, 2017
  • Boy, miter corners, and so important to use a 1/4″ seam allowance, and keep track of it.

    —Anita Spears on August 16, 2017
  • This book looks awesome

    —Marti on August 16, 2017
  • I really wish I would have known hoe to cut accurate and to sew a straight line

    —Jess Marshburn on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I’d known about a walking foot.

    —Sharon Gray on August 16, 2017
  • More room for fabric, definetlyl more room for fabric.

    —Suzanne on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I knew more about getting 1/4 inch seams, precision cutting, and troubleshooting. The book sounds like a great way to get the basics presented now.

    —Nancy Clark on August 16, 2017
  • When I started wish I would of done miter corners better. And 1/4″ seam allowance.

    —Anita Spears on August 16, 2017
  • I continue to practice..i have 2 of Pat Sloans books..just ordered a third.sure would love to win..csn practice more!

    —Karen Marsh on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had understood how quickly you can get into trouble with inconsistent seams. I had great difficulty with a large sampler quilt, in my first quilting class! Pat’s tips are right on!

    —Gerrie Evans on August 16, 2017
  • Love Pat, she is so full of knowledge and energy. I wish I had a teacher like her when I first started quilting. I made tailored clothing for years, but never thought I could make a quilt, it was too hard. But took the plunge and haven’t looked back yet.

    —Brenda S. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I hadve known about scant 1/4″, and the difference in rulers. Also, a walking foot – what a difference it makes!! So many things from cutting fabric with minimal waste, to squaring up blocks, to sewing up strips then sub cutting instead of working with tiny little 1″ squares!!
    I wish I hadve found Pat right at the start of my quilting journey, rather than after I taught myself all my bad habits that I have to try to unlearn!!

    —Anita Scinetti on August 16, 2017
  • When I began quilting I wish I knew more about the exact 1/4 seam, cutting and color combinations. I still need heel with fabric storage colors and piecing. Learning in progress.

    —Arlene on August 16, 2017
  • Learning to quilt has been on my bucket list for years and I still haven’t begun, I’m a total newby and can use all the help I can get. I do well with books etc. this would be exciting to win…

    —LORI D VANWINKLE on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important a 1/4″ seam was
    and how to properly cut your fabric.

    —Michelle on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. And sewing an exact 1/4 seam.

    Eileen World on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had started earlier, so many quilts to make, so little time. Would love to gift any of these items to my granddaughters to have them continue on their journey into sewing and quilting.

    —Brenda on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew I would need more room for fabric. LOTS more room!!

    —Karen Bergt on August 16, 2017
  • I’ve been quilting for awhile but am somewhat self-taught. Lots of times you find out you’ve been doing things wrong. It’s always nice to learn the correct way to do things.

    —Sharon Snyder on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.
    Would have loved to have known that the 1/4″ seam was not a suggestion.

    —Dana Womack on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had free resources for learning. I couldn’t afford quilt classes and that was my only resource for hands on teaching. I also wish I knew about some of the basic tools.

    —Theona on August 16, 2017
  • My first sewing projects were clothing, starting back in high school. I bought fabric for a specific project, then sewed it right up. About 15 years later, my eyes were opened to the world of quilting, with all of the amazing patterns, and techniques. And fabrics – so many different colors and styles to pick from. That’s when I started collecting yards of fabric. But where do you put all of that fabric between projects? I have since learned that fat quarters take up a lot less room. So now I can have a bigger assortment of fabrics for future projects!

    —Cathy on August 16, 2017
  • I made my first quilt over 30 years ago. I wish I had known to use 1/4″ seams and how to press the seams properly so they laid flat! So glad I took a quilting class 10 years ago!

    —Jan on August 16, 2017
  • I have only been quilting for about a year and still have a lot to learn. These would be very helpful

    —Vickie Traughber on August 16, 2017
  • These prizes look awesome! I’m new to quilting and would love to know much more about various block designs, learn how to properly follow a pattern, and develop the technical skills needed to make wonderful quilts!.

    —Anne Nelson on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie—I want to know more!

    —Shari Rolleston on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how fun and addicting quilting would become so fast. I also would have never thought I’d buy more fabric than I had ideas for quilts and more sewing machines just to have more sewing machines!!

    —Cindy McKinley on August 16, 2017
  • I need fine tuning on my skills. I would love to win any of the prize awards

    —Jean holland on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d know how much I’d love quilts

    —Cindy McKinley on August 16, 2017
  • I learned the basics from my husband’s aunt who quilted by hand every year! She was my inspiration! But wish I kept all my templates that she made for me to teach me the way! I also wished I knew how addictive this sewing hobby is! Love every minute of it!! Thank you Pat! We are never too old to learn more! Would love to win!!

    —Sally Fester on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important that 1/4″ seam is and how important pressing is. Self taught quilter here, I learn everything the hard way.

    —Liz Dyer on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to win this! I now work full time as a quilter and this would help me build my skills!

    —Gail l hudson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about fabric color selections and combinations.

    —Joyce Comfort on August 16, 2017
  • wish I had known the basics and how important sewing with a 1/4inch seam is learn something new almost every day.

    —Vickie, christman on August 16, 2017
  • So excited to get started. I wait everyday to see what everyone is doing. Hugs to you All. You truly make my day. Working on Christmas quilt so much fun.🎄🎅❤

    —Barbara E Schwarz on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had had better instruction in cutting fabrics so I didn’t get a little curve and also the importance of a true 1/4″ seam. That was many years ago, but there is ALWAYS more to learn and I know there will be many jewels for all skill levels in Pat’s book. These are awesome prizes! Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Deb F on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting; I wasted a lot of fabric figuring out how to use the rotary cutter.

    —Karen C on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have know how a sewing machine worked and how much I would love fabric and how much room I would need.

    —Debbie Chenoweth on August 16, 2017
  • Love to win. Thank you for all the free patterns

    —Terrie Arnold on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would had more knowledge of color, why sometimes more color is better and other times why just one color can make an amazing quilt!

    Carol Wilson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would had more knowledge batting!

    Carol Wilson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how addicting quilting would be! Once you get started, you can’t stop and don’t want to!!

    —Wendy Becerra on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing.

    —Lori O. on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know how addicting quilting is. Its is also contagious all my family and friends have the bug!!

    —Paula Pennington on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how many wonderful people and friends I would meet and learn from when i took up quilting – I would have started earlier! I have lived in different places but the consistent theme is all those beautiful people I have met, and this continues on Pat’s sew along. 💖💖

    —Jilly Anderson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much improvement I would make from one project to the next! Just keep sewing!

    —Sandy on August 16, 2017
  • I am one of the self taught quilters and I wish I had known more about the basics when I started. I feel like I am still learning new techniques all the time and I am sure that Pat’s book could teach me some new things.

    —Judy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how having the right tools make the journey soooo much less frustrating.

    —Terri Bowman on August 16, 2017
  • I’m very new at quilting. I love books too so this would be a great addition.

    —Michelle Evans on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I learned more about pattern reading. Love learning new ways of doing things

    —Annie Dahl on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about basics like cutting, piecing and pressing. Things have changed a lot since I first taught myself.

    —Vicki Fox on August 16, 2017
  • Can always learn more on the hobby we all love so much.
    And my 10 year old granddaughter would love it too!

    —Diane on August 16, 2017
  • I learned how to sew and about the machine from one of the best, my Mom. She was a tailor and also taught garment sewing and my grandmother crocheted and was excellent at handwork. I was lucky. I wish that I had not been so young when my great aunt and my grandmother were quilting on the frame that came down from the ceiling and learned their techniques and then I would be able to apply their techniques to the use of the machine. Loved watching all of them do fabulous work of quilting, sewing, tatting, and crocheting. Would love to have any of the prizes that you are offering.
    Thanks,
    Sue J.

    —Sue Hiland on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had my mom back to sew with. That’s something only her and I had in common and she taught me how to sew.
    She passed away last June and I miss having her help with things. I miss calling to check on her and visiting and planting flowers for her.

    —Wanda spalinger on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I would have had this book when I started to quilt. I have made many,many mistakes and have left fabric for more than 5 years. Wish I would have known about the scant 1/4″ it would have saved me many hours of ripping fabric apart.

    Lynn Breckenridge on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie. I have been wanting to make quilts for my grandsons but I can’t seem to figure it out. I’d love to win your book. I need all the help that I can get.

    —Denise Bazzell on August 16, 2017
  • I would have love to know more about precise cutting and pressing (to get those seams to lie flatter).

    This would be a wonderful gift for my young cousin that is wanting to learn to quilt.

    —Louise Young on August 16, 2017
  • When I made my first quilt I did not know anything about quilting. There is so much I didn’t know and I am still learning. Triangles give me fits to this day.

    —Becky Ellsworth on August 16, 2017
  • I wish i would have known how to read a pattern. Learning slowly with Pat. Thank you!

    —Edwardene Schoonover on August 16, 2017
  • I am a newbie and want to know more. And I wish I had done this when my kids were little as I was a stay at home mom and loved every minute of being with my kids. Would have loved to have done this with my mom who passed away in 1990 at the age of 56, she loved to sew but I would bet she would have loved doing quilts as she loved making Afghans.

    —Peggy Stillman on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance of the 1/4″ seam allowance! Thanks for the fun giveaway. ~smile~ Roseanne

    Roseanne on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had learned better on how to use rulers when rotary cuttimg.. Also would have liked to know sooner about measuring top to bottom and side to side when adding borders. It sure makes a difference.

    —Kamie McCoy on August 16, 2017
  • Would love this. I haven’t quilted in a while and need to start from basics.

    —Diana freund on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known to only make what I love. Also, wish some one had told me UFOs do not finish theirselves.

    —Judy Gallman on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about the basics and how much room I’d need for fabric

    —Susan Rogers on August 16, 2017
  • I truly love all of Pat Sloans books and fabric,the books are so great, I also love all the how to videos.
    Please enter me in giveaway. I would love to win!!

    —Renee Klaassen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about the basics. Cutting, piecing, 1/4 inch seams, pressing.

    —Valerie P on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about how to sew 1/4″ seams more accurately and how to use the lines in the ruler.

    —Wanda Stephens on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how mesmerizing quilting would be. I’d enjoyed many hobbies over the years, but they were all put aside when quilting took over. Some of my other hobbies have returned, but quilting is always there.

    —Regina on August 16, 2017
  • my grandmother quilted but I was pretty young when she passed away. I wish I had her here now to teach me. by learning how to quilt, I feel her close by. quilting gives me that link to the past. i’m 60 years old, but still miss her everyday. I just need to learn to be more patient. it’s an art and i’m too much in a hurry to get it together.

    —sandra huston on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how to press triangles so they wouldn’t stretch. 😁

    —Marilyn R on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known to buy a better sewing machine.

    —Susan Mills on August 16, 2017
  • New at quilting and need all the help I can find!

    —deb on August 16, 2017
  • I wish i would have known better tools means better results!

    —Carleen Collier on August 16, 2017
  • I wish i had known about pressing seams, correct cutting techniques like always standing when you use a rotary cutter. Also 1/4inch seam. I’ve made 1 quilt and am currently working on my second which has given me more problems that i care to admit. From birds nesting to tension problems fabric choices. ECT ect. This would be amazingly big help.

    —Jennifer Coldiron on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much I would love all things to do with sewing and craft. I would have made sure I had a huge sewing room as it’s so addictive and becomes a passion in your life. I have a good size room now but never enough storage for the beautiful range of fabrics and accessories available now. I found sewing saved my sanity while helping my husband through his cancer treatments I always had some form of sewing or stitching with me to keep my mind busy. Thank you Pat for this beautiful give aways I wish everyone good luck.😊

    —Dianne Marchesini on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know the basics and techniques of quilting

    —Peggy Harris on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about free quilt alongs when I first started. They make sewing so much more fun because they teach the basics and answer questions when you have them. I also wish I had known about Pat Sloan and her teaching books and methods when I first started.she is so encouraging .

    —Chris steadman on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting, measuring, and all the basics. They are so important and I feel I made many mistakes that could have been avoided.

    —Bobbi Jackson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have know all the fun I was in store for! I wish I had know I would make life long friends and have the best time making it. I wish I had know I should have started earlier!

    —Deb birkett on August 16, 2017
  • I’ve just starting quilting and have found out there is so much to learn. I’m still learning how to get that perfect 1/4″ seam. I really enjoy following Pat’s posts on quilting. I also watch a lot of You Tube videos which have helped me along the way.

    —Renee Heffner on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have know about coordination of colours in the patterns. How to make something "pop." How to free motion well or quilt as you go. It always looks so easy when I watch someone but no I still cant do this. How to pick out batting as they all drape different (I think). What type of batting is good for placemats vs table runners vs a childs quilt vs adult.

    —Judy Narimatsu on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more quilters! I had to learn so many of the basics on my own starting out. Plus, the more quilters I’ve met, the more I’ve realized what a bunch of wonderful, generous, and inclusive people they are!

    —Marilyn Goehl on August 16, 2017
  • I do have Pat Sloan showing me how to quilt. I am doing the Grandmom’s sew along with her. I am enjoying all the memories of my beautiful mamaw. Makes me wish I would have listen more to my mamaw when she was trying to tech me to quilt when I was little. Thanks for this chance to win

    —Susan Cousin on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I’d had a knowledgeable quilting friend! 😀

    —Karen Nalley on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how to square up quilt blocks and how to press, not iron! I wish I’d had someone close to me to teach me the basics. I have been quilting for years, but still hesitate when faced with binding, actual quilting, and finishing a quilt. So many UFOs!

    —MJ Sturgeon on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d had a crash course in what my sewing will do.

    —Nita on August 16, 2017
  • Wow, what a great book for beginners and masters. Wish I had this years past, but even today.

    —Ellen Hurd on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would of had that book when I was just learning how to quilt. I’m pleased to say my daughter has expressed that she was interested in learning to quilt. She has no books right now, but if I win I would gift it to her.

    —Mary Fortney on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known about starching fabric.

    —MoeWest on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I could stitch straight, getting better but still wavy. Also how to square up blocks and the total sandwich of a top, batting and backing plus binding is another story.

    —kathy paroz on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I had known all of the tools and gadgets that are available for Quilters. I wish I would have been taught to be able to read and follow patterns. I wish I would have been taught to so a quarter inch seam and how to Nest the seams. I wish I would have been taught about removing the Salvage and how to know the bias of fabric. I wish I would have known how much space you were going to need to lay out your patterns.

    —Deleena mccoy on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie—I want to know more!

    —Linda Jones on August 16, 2017
  • I am a newbie at quilting and have only made a sewing machine cover. I am little apprehensive on starting any quilt and ruining the fabric or the color’s don’t go together. I watch all the beautiful quilts on Pat Sloan’s site that all the ladies just seem to whip up. Maybe just maybe one day I will get the nerve and join in.

    —RUTH HAPPY on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more of the basics. I muddled through, probably making things a lot more difficult than it needed to be.

    —Piroska on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know how to get over my fear of quilting my tops myself so I could actually finish my quilts, I seem to be a quilter that loves the piecing of the tops ( a topper) but then they just sit for years while I continue to make more tops, I’m very creative that way. I need to make myself learn to quilt my own tops so I can finish the stacks and feel accomplished. I have already decided 2018 was going to be the year I work on ufos and not start anything new, wish me luck.

    —Barbara Heyden on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had understood the concept of the one-quarter inch seam. I made a bunch of blocks’ and they vary from 10″ to 13." They should have all been 12." I don’t have any idea how to put the quilt together.

    —Sharon Howell on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how addictive this hobby would be! But I wouldn’t have it any other way!

    —Rhonda Layman on August 16, 2017
  • When beginning,about an accurate 1/4″. Now I need more storage.

    —Karen Keeler on August 16, 2017
  • I’d wish I had known more on how to finish my quilts. That is always the biggest thing in making your quilts looks professional.

    —Laurie Halama on August 16, 2017
  • When I learned to quilt I already knew how to sew and use a machine. I just wish I’d known some of wonderful tips I’ve learned and used over the years. Would have saved me a lot of headaches and frustration . Guess that is where experience comes in!

    —Melba on August 16, 2017
  • I just made my first queen top and oh how I wish I’d known to tie off/secure Every seam! I spent hours reinforcing the entire top so it will not pop seams later on! So glad I learned this valuable lesson.

    —Deborah Warren on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to win one of your contests , especially be in the running for your amazing purple iron. My iron is leaving black marks on my fabric and I would so love to win a new one or even just a. Tutorial on the flying geese for the grandma she quilt. You are amazing Pat Sloan. So wonderful that you keep people interested and in the mood for being creative.

    Tami Shearer on August 16, 2017
  • Wishing I’d know 30 years later that my stash would just keep growing. Would love to win any of theses great prices! Thanks for the chance!

    —Cathy Cameron on August 16, 2017
  • would have loved to know how to square up blocks properly and all the tricks to keep a quarter inch seam. thanks for all the great ideas

    —joyce gutche on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known at the beginning that my stacks of fabric grow when I’m not looking.

    —Carol Berry on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about stitch length, and how to set up my machine to the desired settings.

    —Lawana on August 16, 2017
  • I didn’t know that I would love making quilts more than making garments for my kids and myself. My girls were ready to have store bought clothes so quilting became my go to sewing. Thanks for all the products and fabrics available to us quilters.

    —Rita S on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had more help from a teacher when I started so I would learn the correct way .

    —Charlie DiSante on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie and wish I would have known more about the basics pat’s site has been so helpful and the members are the best of the best.

    —Kathy Dyer on August 16, 2017
  • I’ve been quilting for 10 years and am just learning about the scant 1/4″! I wish I’d known sooner how much better my early quilts would be!

    —Sue on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about pressing and piecing. I am slowly getting better. Have a long way to go but I have learned so much from Pat’s quilt alongs I recently started. Sewing is a wonderful therapy. It brings me joy. And all the tools and fabrics are so great to have! Definitely makes it easier. I would love to win this give away. 😊

    —Jen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how addicted it would become & the importance of nesting seams & pressing as you go along. I am still learning everyday & am very grateful for all the tuition available online. Thank you for this opportunity to improve more.

    —Helen Dart on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much fun this is. If I had known, I would have started quilting 50 years sooner than I did.

    Diane Gregory on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie and would LOVE to learn more! Thank you! <3

    —Beth Guernsey on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. I have been quilting a few years and I am learning something new every time I try a new quilt. I did not take a course I just winged it. I have been sewing many years, but quilting is new and just what I needed at this stage in my life. Thanks for sharing your wisdom with us.

    —Rose Braun on August 16, 2017
  • I would have saved alot of time and stress, if I had felt comfortable using a sewing machine. I was always afraid I would mess it up and wouldn’t be able to ever get it back in working order.

    —Pam rossmann on August 16, 2017
  • I love leRning better and easier ways!

    —Glory lerch on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known just how important it is to use good quality thread!

    —Anita Meyer on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to win this to help some local kids learn to quilt.

    —Janorah Forrar on August 16, 2017
  • Would have been helpful to have known how important it is to make exact seams, square blocks and press them.

    —n. sutton on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about rotary cutters and rulers,
    I tried with scissors and tape measure for a couple
    years, not so great I gave up for years until I found
    online groups who taught me so much,,,love Pat’s
    site and books

    —Libbie on August 16, 2017
  • Wished I had know how much fabric and supplies I would need to plan for a bigger sewing room.

    —Jeanne on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know more about the basics, cutting, sewing and pressing.

    —Debbie Fowler on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to win this book. I am new to quilting and have a lot to learn. I feel that Pat could guide me in the right path. Thank you for this opportunity to win a fabulous book.

    —carol gronewold on August 16, 2017
  • I want to learn the right way to quilt. I feel that Pat can lead me to be a good quilter.

    —carol gronewold on August 16, 2017
  • Would love a step by step. New to quilting and I am terrified I will mess up and waste fabric. This would be a great help for newbies like me. Thank you.

    —Laura D on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about sewing machines. I remember fighting with my machine in one of my first quilt classes. We had to sew a square across the diagonal. My throat plate had the wide hole and my machine kept "eating" the corner. I later discovered the single hole throat plate and diagonals changed forever! I’ve also since learned about using a fabric "leader" or holding the threads in back when taking the first couple stitches. So many little things that make a Quilter’s life easier…and so much more fun!!

    —Kathie on August 16, 2017
  • I love all of Pat Sloan’s quilt patterns and webcasts. I would love to wine this prize!

    —Charlene Boniscavage on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know, the sewing machine matters. They are not all equal.

    —Debbie Kirby on August 16, 2017
  • ❤I’m very fortunate to have had a good friend who taught me step by step and a lot of good teachers. I wish I had not started a new project until I finished the last one.

    —Joni D L on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew all the hints. Even about ironing as you go

    —Mary leleux on August 16, 2017
  • I’m still learning through making mistakes. I wish I had known more about the basics. AND I need a lot more room for fabric. What a wonderful hobby!

    Sandra Rosier on August 16, 2017
  • The "QUARTER INCH/SCANT QUARTER INCH" rule. I had such troubles that I gave up trying to learn to quilt for a few years until I could get on line to watch some quilting tutorials. I am still learning but getting better.

    —Lu on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I could do better I also wished I had sat with my husbands mothet who used any scrap could get and pieces of cardboard and bacon plastic for templates and made beautiful quilts I would love to learn wjat I am doing wrong by having your book.

    Pamela powers on August 16, 2017
  • I am a newbie- want to learn more. I am ready to move from aprons and pillowcases 🤗

    Pat U on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about pressing and piecing!

    —Lee on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important it was to "square up" my blocks and make sure they were the same size…lesson learned. Love Pat Sloan, she it a great teacher! I always look forward to her emails!

    —Teresa Smith on August 16, 2017
  • What fun products. I am just getting my crafty room all the rgainzwd again form a recent move. Would love to be blessed with any of these items. LOve PAt’s books!

    —Maria on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew my sewing machine better

    —Lynnette L on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known fabric would get this expensive. I would have started collecting more fabrics sooner!!

    —Shirley Jobson on August 16, 2017
  • I love quilting! I wish I had known more about machine quilting when I started. I’ve wasted so much on having someone else quilt for me. It is so much more rewarding to make my quilts from start to finish. Just now learning how to quilt with my home machine.

    —Janet on August 16, 2017
  • How much fun it has been learning all of this about quilting.

    Liz Warren on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about how to even up a quilt by measuring the center when adding borders. I also wish I had a good teacher for paper piecing. The one I had was a screamer and I walked out and have not done any since. I have been quilting for about 25 years and there are lots of little tips I pick up form others that are really helpful.

    —Dianne C on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known and would still like to know how to put colors/hues together!!! 1/4 inch is my friend right? I need to get it perfect!!! Help, I need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    —Renee Tucker on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that I needed more space for fabric!!!!!

    —Barbara Massey on August 16, 2017
  • Love all the goodies. These are great things to add to my collection.

    —Kelly Goodwater on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about squaring up blocks when I started quilting.

    —crystal on August 16, 2017
  • My great Aunt Willie was a quilter, I was too young when she passed away…but I always wis he’d I could learn how to quilt like her. It’s so amazingly beautiful, I would love to win your give away!!

    —Amy Jean May on August 16, 2017
  • I know I can sew the blocks and get a quit top pieced but need more help to get that top quilted. Having the right tools and resources would definitely help in learning how to quilt

    —Janet on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I had known about , cutting an how important pressing can be. How easy to understand steps could be

    —Sandy Mahoney on August 16, 2017
  • Consider myself still learning…but I think I need some more tips from Pat Sloan…have enter several times but never win…..

    Patty Neuspickel on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how addicting quilting is and been more careful about purchasing fabric and planning projects with good intentions to complete each one. It’s been so theraputic as well as a blessing to make quilts and give them away on different occasions and situations.

    —Teresa on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how to bind a quilt properly! I stitched my first one with satiny blanket binding which looks…like blanket binding. But at the time, it made sense, make a blanket, bind it with blanket binding! It has taken nearly 40 years to attempt another quilt. The Internet has opened my eyes to a whole new world! Back then I had no clue about binding, half square triangles (mine was just squares), walking feet, 1/4″ seams (I have yet to master), oh, and God bless the woman who invented rotary cutters!

    —Bobbie Lynn on August 16, 2017
  • What wonderful prizes! I wish I had known how to sew the 1/4 inch seam consistently so that I would not have had to rip out the seams that I would get wrong.

    —Mary O. on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I knew how to do the calculation , and square up blocks, and so much more !

    —claire on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had planned a bigger seeing room with more space!

    —Ruth Newell on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I new how important sewing a quarter inch seam was and how to attain it.

    —Virginia Schneider on August 16, 2017
  • Looking forward to learning more from this wonderful teacher, Mrs Pat Sloan!
    Thanks for Sharing your passion!

    —Debbie Deans on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known about leaders and Enders and straight stitch plate. That would save me eaten up pieces. Thanks!

    —Tina on August 16, 2017
  • Where to start! Guess my answer would be the amount of room I need for fabric. And, of course, for every new project I never have just that right fabric and have to buy more, plus!

    —Roz Agulnik on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I new how to make my corners match up

    —Marlene Snyder on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie so I still have lots to learn! But I’m already learning so much from Pat.

    —Erinn on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to cut more accurate.

    —Judy Hambtick on August 16, 2017
  • I am fairly new to quilting and need to learn lots of stuff; tips and techniques.

    —Linda Wursten on August 16, 2017
  • I am still a beginner but I wish I had known more about threads and color choices for quilting.

    —Sheila Bennett on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know how important it was to square up my blocks and a crash course on the color wheel.

    —Deana Williams on August 16, 2017
  • Love to try your book looks interesting!

    —Debbie on August 16, 2017
  • I love to quilt. Would love to have any of these items to help me become a better quilter.

    —Marsha Wilson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known what a difference the choice of fabric can make. Using a quality fabric makes a huge difference.

    —Mary Brott on August 16, 2017
  • I could say all of the above plus someone telling me it would become a passion and an addiction. . . And fun. Taking classes, meeting so many mega talented people is truly a gift while Becoming part of the diverse quilting world.

    —Kathy Plantz on August 16, 2017
  • I am just starting to quilt and this book would be perfect because I really don’t know what I am doing and this book could teach me.

    Karla Kolean on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I have known more about the basics of cutting, sewing blocks, pressing and all that stuff for beginners. I have had some luck, but need more help with keeping everything square. Appreciate all the help I can get!

    —Pam Blake on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known more about accurate cutting and piecing.

    —Joan McMurry on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew about quilting early in my age, I’m now 60 and being a newbie, I wish I knew about all the notions and gadgets for quilting. The cutting, squaring , designs and etc. Most of all I wish I knew about this group, this group has been helping me along, seeing, reading comments has helped me alot. The encouragements , the feedbacks, learning so much. Still learning.

    —Virginia sheppard on August 16, 2017
  • I’m new at quilting but always sewed. I have already learned that the small cutting errors I make in cutting make it really hard to complete my blocks so they look really good. I bought a 1/4″ foot to help with correct seams but still seem to have trouble getting my blocks to be the correct size! Will I ever get to the stage of completing a block perfectly? Hoping the book can provide some insight!

    —Beryl Fenton on August 16, 2017
  • I made my first quilt with my mother when I was 12 yrs old. I am now 52 yrs old. My mother has been in heaven for 16 yrs and I am currently winning the battle of stage 4 metastatic breast cancer! This is my third round fighting this devil and I won’t give up easily! LOL!!!! 😡😡😡. If there was one thing I wish I had known it would be to have spent much more time quilting, enjoying that time with my mom and teaching my own daughter (only child) how to quilt and sew. My daughter is 26 now had our first grand baby (boy) this year and is beginning to get interested in sewing, quilting, crocheting and such. This book and items would be a great start to her learning. Thank you and God Bless! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    —Dawn Shanks on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had appreciated the importance of the accuracy of a 1/4 inch seam. One of the earliest sites I followed was Pat Sloane’s. Learned sew many creative ideas.

    —Frances Campbell on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie and want to learn all that I can.winning this book would sure help me. Thanks. Or the opportunity.

    —Carol on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. I didn’t know back then the importance of a 1\4 inch seam and then checking the size of the sewn pieces. It’s amazing how much easier things go together if everything is the right size LOL!

    —Nancy C on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know about the difference in 100 percent cotton thread
    And regulating stitch length.

    —Augusta Dadiego on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known at the start that collecting fabric for a stash would be overwhelming for me. I now feel as tho there is no way I can use all this fabric before I die, that feeling overwhelms me.

    —gaylin brewer on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about how to cut accurately & the importance of scant quarter inch seams! I’m still relatively new at quilting so I really appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks!

    —Karen Schapp on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to get accurate 1/4″ seams and how to square up a block!

    —Cheryl. Ezell on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important the 1/4 seam was. And also the cutting.

    —Sharlot Southern on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about the basics mostly pressing. I started sewing clothing first. And didn’t start quilt for about 25 years later. I didn’t know the difference between pressing and ironing. Boy did I have some wonky blocks! Fun prizes!

    —Pennie Harvey on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance of cutting accurately and sewing an accurate quarter inch seam. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Brenda Sutton on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I spent less time and money building a stash. Now, I’d prefer to buy current fabrics for a project vs. going through my stash. I’m using a lot of my stash for donated quilts.

    —Karla Berg Walker on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how addictive fabric shopping can be!

    —Diane Farmer on August 16, 2017
  • I’ve collected many fat quarters but haven’t been brace enough to start cutting Would live this book

    —Susan Coverly on August 16, 2017
  • My quilts were thrown together out of necessity when my x daughter in law dumped off the grandkids and announced she’d be back later to get them! I had no extra blankets. Now I have time to actually make real quilts. And I still have the kids and Dad.

    —Alice on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had been taught good organizational skills. From having a healthy and sensible workspace, to proper project prep, and organizing projects-to-be and stash… by the time I got to figuring THAT part out on my own, it was completely overwhelming.

    —Nicole Rodgers on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie, I want to learn more and get better at quilting.

    —Shaneka Giscombe on August 16, 2017
  • I just love how you make quilting fun and simple!

    —Debora Carroll on August 16, 2017
  • I love quilting and feel there is always room for improvement no matter how easy or difficult it can be. I’m open to learning new techniques and making beautiful memories.

    —Alice Clay on August 16, 2017
  • My first quilts we’re very time consuming…cardboard and acrylic templates. Quilting has come a long way. Since have taken lots of classes. Always wanting to try new ways to do things. Intrigued with new and difficult designs.

    barb h on August 16, 2017
  • I want to learn to quilt because my grandmother quilted. I have learned I need to be more precise when cutting and sewing. I have no one to teach me.

    —Brenda Dorsey on August 16, 2017
  • I wish i had known how much room i would need for the fabric! i have now relocated to a studio in the top of the barn!

    —suzanne on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.

    —Sheryl Watkins on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I’d known to ALWAYS keep my hands horizontal to my needle. You only have to run over your finger once to learn that lesson!

    —Carla Soares on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie. I want to learn more!

    —Melissa on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to learn better techniques on cutting fabric and 1/4″ seams! But honestly, any and all advice would be greatly appreciated! Pat explains things so that even a beginner can understand! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Lisa Preston on August 16, 2017
  • I just started quilting and need your book to give me pointers on what is the right way to quilt.Thank you in advance.

    —Edna Day on August 16, 2017
  • I wish that I had learned how to nest seams and sew accurate one fourth inch seams.

    —Cynthia Vaughn on August 16, 2017
  • Oh how fun! I am still newer into sewing, but I wish I knew how important the 1/4 seam was. I used to just follow the edge of my foot that was slightly larger. It messed up a few things. Also that cutting does get more enjoyable. 🙂

    —Angela Dye on August 16, 2017
  • I started quilting pre rotary cutters, mats and plastic templates. Self taught but love all the innovations.

    —Celene hern on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had know how addictive collecting fabric is and how organized I should be.

    —Jill Meador on August 16, 2017
  • Would love to win!!! I learned the hard way on making sure everything was square. Anything I can learn to make quilting easier would be great!!

    —Gina on August 16, 2017
  • I started quilting several years ago, I was taking classes and absolutely loved my instructor and classmates. We then moved and I kind of lost interest. I am now getting back into quilting but there is so much I need to learn!

    —Monica Leahy on August 16, 2017
  • I am still learning. I want to learn how to finish a quilt. How to cut the pattern out correctly. Any helpful hints would be greatly appreciated.

    —Arlene Gerstenmaier on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing and pressing. Also wish I knew I would need more room for fabric. A lot more.

    —Karen Hootman on August 16, 2017
  • I hope I win as I have been trying to teach myself to quilt, and doing it on a very tight budget. I love Pats designs and all of her cute tutorials. If I do not win then may I say congratulations to whomever does!

    —Leah on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known about a 1/4 inch seam & ironing seams!

    —Francie Holt on August 16, 2017
  • I just ordered Pat’s book for our local library! What better place to have her book to teach those who are just beginning!!!

    —Janelle Cothren on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew how make those half Square triangles without struggling as I did with actual triangles which always ended crooked and Made me so frustrated. I wish I had pat’s instruction on that cause it made it so easy prays japaneasy!
    😊💐

    —Raziyeh O Mahalati on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing.

    —B J Kinney on August 16, 2017
  • Sounds like a great book to point us in the right direction. Thanks for all the wonderful help you give us!

    —Susan Malovrh on August 16, 2017
  • Pat, I wish I had known about your website, books and videos before I started to quilt again…..Oh and scant 1/4 inch seams !!!

    —Barbara Bury on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much I would love meeting other quilters, taking class and learning new techniques. The longer I quilt, the more there is to learn!

    —Lisa Clute on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had someone to help when I couldn’t figure something out, someone who would encourage me, and who would let me know how to fix my mistakes.

    —Karen Hempel on August 16, 2017
  • I would have loved to learn more about the basics years ago. Butt never to late to learn. thanks for the contest and for sharing all those wonderful tips. I have learned alot.

    —marianne on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about pressing techniques so piecing would have been easier and my quilts even better.

    —Constance Pentzer on August 16, 2017
  • I really enjoy everything I learn about quilting. My journey is getting a late start.

    —Mary Wilson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known things like squaring up half square triangles. I would love to have had someone come along side of me and show me how to fix things when I got frustrated over blocks that did not come together evenly. However, now that I am figuring this all out, I am able to teach others so…

    —Sonja on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I was brave enough to jump in feet first, but instead I sit back and enjoy watching everyone post their amazing pieces wishing I had the courage to just put the cloth under the needle and go for it but I really wish I knew how to start.

    —Melissa on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had started quilting EARLIER!!

    —Sonja on August 16, 2017
  • I sure wish I had known more of the basics when I started out. I would have made so many fewer mistakes!

    —Linda Taylor on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. These are things I learned as I went but would have been good to know more right at the beginning.

    —Donna Harry on August 16, 2017
  • Thank for the chance to win this package. You are awesome.

    —Billie Kneen on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting and piecing

    —barbara on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.

    —Jen B on August 16, 2017
  • I wish i knew what I have learnt so far which isn’t alot,I could have been making more things and learning alot more,what i am still to learn is binding,and quilting and finishing

    —katrina ramm on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I would have known more about working with color

    —Sara Brockunier on August 16, 2017
  • More room for fabric!

    —Sara Wright on August 16, 2017
  • When I started quilting, 4 1/2 years ago, I wish I had known what to look for when buying a sewing machine. That is an expensive purchase!

    —LuAnne Borzych on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I’d know more about how to use block patterns and how to use my sewing machine! I would love Pats new book!!

    —Mary Curtis Prager on August 16, 2017
  • I am new to quilting/sewing about 3 months now. And I would love Pats new book!!!

    —Mary Curtis Prager on August 16, 2017
  • I love all the free patterns. I am retired and on a fixed income well below the poverty level. But I do spend every extra cent on fabric and supplies for quilting. I would love to have one of Pat’s books. She has been such an inspiration for me. I enjoy the feedback from all of the members too. I have gotten some of the best ideas for scrappy projects to keep my stash under control!

    Sharon Enderle on August 16, 2017
  • A total newbie. I wish I knew which side to press my seams
    Does it matter? Still working on this concept. I have many more questions but am not giving up.

    —Kim clark on August 16, 2017
  • Awesome

    —Arleen Weerheim on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.

    —Debra Revay on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had of known how important ironing your fabric is!

    —Lisa Coombes on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie, I want to quilt, know a little but want to know more! Right now I can’t Pat’s book but maybe someday.

    —Janet Cunningham on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about fabric quality. The first quilt I made was from a kit and the fabric was so thin & stretched a lot so my quilt was really out of square. I was so discouraged by that first quilt but I finished it & donated it. I’m sure someone or their dog uses it. 😀

    —Faye on August 16, 2017
  • Wish I’d known the proper way to square up a quilt. My first few were very wavy until I had a friend show me what to do. I still have those quilts and can really see just how much I’ve learned with my matching points, etc!!!

    —Jeannie on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had learned how to miter my binding ends.

    —Shonna on August 16, 2017
  • I’m not a newbie, but I still want to learn more about cutting, piecing, and quilting.

    —Paula Nordt on August 16, 2017
  • I have been quilting for 30 year’s but I have found there is always something I can learn.

    —Irene Walkee on August 16, 2017
  • Choose me choose me Pat Sloan…. pink is my favorite color and I need iron to get super hot the book would be great the needles would be great I want to win it all!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

    —Andrea Aken on August 16, 2017
  • Sometimes we need to go back to the beginning to learn what we have forgotten along the way. Love your teaching us some new way to do something making old things easier.

    —Carol Miller on August 16, 2017
  • The basics would help. I’m gonna get Pat’s book! I’ve made a few smaller quilts, but haven’t been brave enough to branch out.

    —Jody Toms on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about the correct way to cut strips.

    —Cynthia on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics!

    —Kalen Hahn on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to win. Love you patterns

    —Donna Webb on August 16, 2017
  • I want to know more, like the right way to do blocks. Pat makes it look so easy but I just can’t get my blocks to come out right. I need help. Thank you for such a great give away.

    Cathy Barnes on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I could of learned way more than I do. I learned how to make corners and sewing binding together. Would love to win your great giveaway you are offering. Could use all of the help i can get. Thanks

    —Brenda Himmelrick on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d had known how much fun it is! I would have started sooner!

    —Hollyspaghetti on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that not all pattern templates in older books included the seam allowance. Boy does it make a difference.

    —Angelia Barger on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. I had some very very wonky seams and points. Second thing would have been more confidence picking out fabrics…got a pattern, where do you start with fabric??

    Joy P on August 16, 2017
  • Oooh! I’m just getting started again after retirement and I feel like a newbie all over again. I want to learn to finally conquer that scant 1/4″ seam!

    —Sheryl Royer on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important it’s be patience, any step it’s to important, since cutting fabric, always have a good rotary cutter, take care with fingers, everyday we can learn more about this beautiful hobby, I need more tips, with some years of quilter I’m feel like a baby. Thanks for the chance! It’s the best giveaway I saw! Love it! ❤️

    —Karo Moncada on August 16, 2017
  • I’m newbie! I need all the information and tips to make some day beautiful quilts. Tks! You are amazing

    —Karina Ramos on August 16, 2017
  • I’m new and trying to take some classes, my daughter is getting into it with me! She’s super excited and loves it. We both don’t know much and would love to have something that would explain everything to us and tell us some tips and tricks of the trade!

    —Lee Ann Depoali on August 16, 2017
  • I love making things with fabric. Quilting is so therapeutic and satisfying!
    I love the feel of the fabric. I love learning new things. Proverbs 31:13 is a verse I often write as part of my label.
    It says, "She gathers wool and flax and works eagerly with her hands."

    —Corinne Lake on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how much I was going to love quilting and would have bought a little bit higher grade machine. I love my Brother 2600i, but I’m ready to upgrade to a nice Baby Lock, I think. Thank you Pat Sloan for your awesome FB page. I follow you everyday.

    —Becky Phillips on August 16, 2017
  • I’m a newbie-I want to learn more

    —Sandi Butterbaugh on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about accurate cutting. I had a really hard time with half square triangles. And squaring them up😣

    —Deb m on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have learned the importance of squaring up blocks AS YOU go ..even as you see two pieces together measure it. see a couple more measure them as well … my quilts were all wonky even now I read posts all the time about blocks not coming out the right size

    —Tammy on August 16, 2017
  • I need this. It would help me get started.

    Amy morris on August 16, 2017
  • I sure wish I would have known more about the basics and especially how important the 1/4″ seam allowance was!

    —Kristy Rohm on August 16, 2017
  • I wish that someone would have taught me quilting math.

    —Lori on August 16, 2017
  • Just another way that Pat makes the day even sunnier!!!

    —Mary Ellen Orchard on August 16, 2017
  • The 1/4″ seam allowance makes all the difference. Im constantly learning new things in quilting.

    —Marla Willier on August 16, 2017
  • I am new to quilting and to be completely honest new at swing all together. I’m trying very hard to teach myself everything, I don’t have family or friends to ask. I’m the single mother of 4 wonderful children. My oldest son is a Crew Chief in the Air Force, an 18 year old son who has asphergers syndrome that just graduated high school June 10, an 12 year old soon who makes straight A’s and then the princess ego is 18 months. As you can imagine I need all the help I can get learning. I have many health problems so learn helps keep my mind off of the pain.

    —Vickie Reep on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. Definitely could have used more knowledge than I got in 8th grade home economics. I love Pat Sloan and I’m sure that there will be some good tips and tricks in her book.

    —Linda Kay Collum on August 16, 2017
  • I am new. I have been doing the solstice quilt. I’ve got most of the blocks made. Two more to go and then I have to do all those 2.5 squares. After that, I’m not quite sure what to do but I’ll eventually find out.

    —Mae Lewis on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how fun it is to quilt. I would have started sooner!

    —Karen Friederich on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to win…. there is so much i could learn

    —Martha Kirkcaldy on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics especially importance of 1/4inch seam and pressing. Who knew how large your stash could get!

    —Anita on August 16, 2017
  • I have been wanting to learn how to quilt for a couple of years. I pick up random fabrics and tools but I have still be too afraid to begin my cutting.

    —Frances on August 16, 2017
  • I may not be a "Newbie" but boy did I miss a lot by learning by books or at one time a lot of quilt shows on TV. I did manage to go to a few classes and learn something. I would love to take a class or more but quilt shops/classes are to far away and driving home at night is not an option. Picking up basics come by asking questions at a shop or asking questions at a quilt retreat helps me many times. So a beginners book might help me.

    —Althea Klosterman on August 16, 2017
  • I haven’t even made a simple block yet. I am a very beginner, and I have been trying to make myself familiar with "all things quilting". But I’ve found it very hard to teach myself something so detail-oriented without having a fear of failure! I’ve read some very nice things about this book and would love to win it!

    —Teri Gailey on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known about how much room I’d need for fabric- although I love rediscovering the hidden gems. Pat Sloan’s book will be a great resource for beginner quilters and those who want refresher points.

    Carol on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I would have known more about fabrics n how the respond.

    —Linda wood on August 16, 2017
  • I am new at quilting, I have learned that a good iron and plenty of room for fabric and space to quilt are a need but knowing your sewing machine is a must. I have messed up so many projects, that I had to start over

    —Stardust Watson on August 16, 2017
  • Thanks for opportunity to win some notion.

    —Susan Norton on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about basics. I’ve wanted this iron from the first time I saw it. I have a very inexpensive one and its a struggle. All of the prizes are wonderful. I need more confidence before I feel I could do a full size quilt.

    —Jennie Van Meter on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that I need more room for fabric! I love fabric. Just need more time to sew. Thanks for all of your books.

    —Christie on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about choosing fabrics . I spent hours trying to match colours believing they needed to be matching patterns. Now I’m lucky enough to have a room for my Stash.

    —elizajane on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I knew a bit more about piecing and when a 1/4 in will not work.
    I wish I had a crash course on how to use my sewing machine better for detail work.
    I wish that I knew just how much room will be enough for my fabrics and all that is to come. LOL
    I’m still a bit of a newbie and can always use more info.

    —Katie Higgins on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known that there is an easier way to avoid Y seams! I would of made a lot more quiltsby now! lol Love Pat, fabulous instructor!

    —DeeDee Fridolfson on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I known how important pressing every seam was .

    —Robbin on August 16, 2017
  • I wish I had known to use the diagonal line on a square ruler to place over the diagonal line on a half square triangle to trim it. I just laid the square on two edges of the HST and trimmed it down. I ended up with several really terrible looking HSts before it dawned on me that’s what the diagonal line is for! LOL!

    —Linda Edwards on August 16, 2017
  • I wished I had known more about color schemes and how to put what colors with what. I teach girls grades 4-12 how to sew and I would like to teach them how to quilt. Your book sounds like the tool that I need. Thank you and I appreciate you for all your tips and for sharing your knowledge with us!!

    —Leslie Teasley on August 17, 2017
  • Mmmmm…. I wish I had known not to start with a bargello quilt. Still not finished. Will have to get some help🤷

    —Christelle bester on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important it is to measure every time and check for the 1/4″ seam! Then my PhD in seam ripping would be null and void!

    —Sue marsh on August 17, 2017
  • I have just started quilting and would love to learn more

    —Paula on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had know it is so addictive..

    A. Bouwman on August 17, 2017
  • I am a beginner to sewing and quilting.I would love to know more.I wish I had known the importance of precise cutting & seam allowance, & pressing as I go.

    —Virginia McClure on August 17, 2017
  • There’s a lot I wish I could have known. I had no one to teach me about a quarter inch seam, the math to make half square triangles, nothing! I am surprised I stuck with it to be honest. But that was a good 50 years ago, before rotary cutters and quilters rulers. So most everything I made was appliqued and crazy quilt patch work. We used cardboard templates cut from cereal boxes. I remember the soft, tattered edges of the pattern so by the time the pieces were all traced the sizes varied a bit. Oh the progress that has been made and the tools that have been invented.

    —Cindy on August 17, 2017
  • I am a newbie, and would like to know more about everything! Especially pressing, not stretching fabric so everything doesn’t line up as well.

    —Angelica Harper on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.
    I’m learning through my mistakes. 😊
    Great giveaway-thank you!

    —Diana A on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more. I had no idea when I started how this hobby would take over my life. Thanks for the great prizes.

    —Sandy May on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to get accurate and consistent 1/4″ seams (actually I still wish that I could do that).

    —DiAnna on August 17, 2017
  • Books are great resources! No matter how experienced one is, one can always learn a new way to accomplish a task. Thanks Pat for showing us how to do so much!

    —Debbie Kaczmarczyk on August 17, 2017
  • I really wish I had someone to show me all the basics I waste too much fabric and things usually don’t fit properly your book sounds fantastic I’ve so much still to learn

    —Jenny davies on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known about setting the seams and pressing properly. Also I had this lovely creative grid may and 6.5×24 ruler and didn’t really know how to use them! And binding , I’ve only learned recently I was handsewing them incorrectly !

    —Catherine blackburn on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how sociable and fun quilting would be- I’d have started years ago.

    —Tia M.M. Hegstad on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known more basics about cutting, piecing, pressing, and the sewing machine!

    Marilia on August 17, 2017
  • Hmm, it’s a book, it’s just a quilting book, oh wait, it’s Pat’s quilting book, yes I need that book, like now, please.

    —Adele Sims on August 17, 2017
  • I’ve not started quilting yet! So thanks for all the tips I’ll take them all on board for my journey into the world of quilting x

    —sue carlisle on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about pressing and piecing!

    —julie stangroome on August 17, 2017
  • would love to have this…and that awesome iron

    —sandra stevens on August 17, 2017
  • I truly wish I had paid attention to my grandmother,when she was making quilts. She was a true teacher when it came to love of God and sewing!
    So now I turn to Pat Slone and videos that the vendor puts out on items or the wonderful other teachers out there. I love my olfa rotary, the fabric and just love love love learning to quilt.

    —Beverly Bayne on August 17, 2017
  • Forgot to put down that I could really use the iron. Im using a cheap old one from Walmart. Just wondering how a really good iron would make the difference.

    —Beverly Bayne on August 17, 2017
  • This would be a great book to learn more exciting tip. And teach my grandchildren the proper way to quilt.

    Missy shaffer on August 17, 2017
  • I’ve been a member of the group for some time very new to quilting.watching and leaning all the time collecting matteral ready to start in September when a take early retirement.

    —Tracey chandler on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known about the 1/4 inch foot. I now have one for each machine. I also had no idea how adictive quilting was.

    —Nancy Norris on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about squaring up a quilt and also how to actually quilt the quilt

    —Cindi on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing.I have a hard time deciding on colors of fabrics.I really enjoy the Pat Sloan teaching segments.
    Connie Dews August 16,2017

    Connie Dews on August 17, 2017
  • Started hand sewing at 6 yrs. old. It has been a wonderful journey. Thanking Pat for all the blocks, patterns, and wisdom she has given us over the years!

    —Carolyn Sackett on August 17, 2017
  • Since I am currently on block 4 of LB Neighbors and thinking,…How fitting this would be to share this pack of cool supplies with my neighbor who is ‘afraid To start" quilting. What a great book to gift to her!

    —Doreen on August 17, 2017
  • Love quilting and my daughter is just starting to sew. I’m going to get her your book it’s an amazing resource for all quilters!

    —Charlotte McGowen on August 17, 2017
  • I am self-taught. Trial and many errors. Pat’s book will give me many needed tips, advice, and even encouragement that I need!! Thank you Pat!!

    —Sue Endress on August 17, 2017
  • There’s so much I wish I’d known when first starting out. I’m still a rank newbie, but learning so much from Pat’s books and being a part of her Facebook group. I would dearly love to add her new book to my collection, I just know there is so much more of the basics for me to learn!! Cutting fabric economically, pressing and which way to press, piecing, squaring up blocks, putting different sized blocks into one quilt top, etc etc etc. I don’t think I’d have taken a 20 year break from quilting if I’d learnt all these "basics" 30 years ago 🙂

    —Jane Dunn on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had talked more about quilting to my mother-in-law and grandma while they were still here.

    —Laurie H on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important the basic fundamentals are to a well made quilt. I always flew by the seat of my pants and would often make do with whatever came out of that, if I had slowed down and realized that each step is important I would have enjoyed the end result a lot more. The thing about Pat is she’s not afraid to tell you that it IS Important to watch your seams, watch your cutting, pin and pay attention. I appreciate that about her and her books.

    —Janice on August 17, 2017
  • I’m still a newbie, my 14 yr old daughter and I are going through the learning process together! ♡ we could use all the help we can get!

    —Erin Pitre on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance of accuracy . I have made one quilt , it’s so wonky that it looks like it was done that way intentionally . I display it proudly on my bed , it keeps we warm and makes me happy . Currently I’m collecting fabric to make an eye spy for my grands .
    I’d love to win the contest , I’d love to make everyone I love a quilt !

    —Karen on August 17, 2017
  • What don’t I wish I knew?!!? I taught myself and have learned as I’ve continued, reading voraciously and watching videos galore. I think I wish most that I had know how much fun I would have and would have started so much earlier in my life!

    —Barbara Jeffery on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about the basics – and especially how to check for accuracy of that 1/4 inch seam as I go along! And how not to "lose those points".

    —Tricia Hoffmann on August 17, 2017
  • I have played quite a bit but just cannot get the quilting right this would help me a lot. PLEEEEEZE!!!

    —Barbara Kennett on August 17, 2017
  • I have learned so much by reading and learning from Pat. My biggest issue was pressing and squaring up a block. I am so much more confident with learning from a GREAT Teacher!! Thank you Pat!!

    —Margo Baker on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how important accuracy was when I first started quilting. Would have lead to less frustration!

    —Nicki G on August 17, 2017
  • Wish I’d known earlier about the importance of a scant quarter inch seam and pressing each seam as you see along.

    —Pat klim on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had understood how important accurate cutting and 1/4 inch seams were. It would have saved a lot of seam ripping and crooked seams.

    —Michelle Baklarz on August 17, 2017
  • I Love Pat’s books! She has so many helpful hints and creativity abounds for the novice and experienced quilter alike. Her enthusiasm is contagious and her kindness shows her love for all things quilting is a gift she’s eager to share. For someone like me, a mature adult who grew up in a nonsewing home, she’s a treasure! So glad I learned about Pat Sloan.

    —Michelle Roth on August 17, 2017
  • I just finished my first quilt. Whew! I need to learn the tricks of the trade to make it easier than the battle I waged with my first quilt. I would truly be thankful for anything I might win. I learned to sew in school back in the day but we sure didn’t have all these wonderful things that are available now. I sure enjoy all I am learning from the group and Pat from the post on FB.

    —Roberta P on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d had a crash course in knowing how a sewing machine works! So many quick tips about 1/4″ markings and tension issues! Quilting is definitely the best hobby I have ever stuck eith!

    —Buffie Lorah on August 17, 2017
  • I still consider myself a beginner quilter. There is so much to learn! Some things are best learned by trial and error, but sometimes I think, "Gosh, I wish someone would have told me that!"

    —Patti-Quilt on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to store my fabric better…. seem to always be searching for just the right color/pattern in my unorganized fabric storage.

    —Garnet Underwood on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d had a crash course in knowing how a sewing machine works. I was rolling the bobbin with my hands. Because i didn’t know how to wind the bobbin with the machine. But i wanted to sew so bad. Haha.

    —Cynthia on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known more of the basics, my first quilt fell apart because I used tiny seams.

    —Dana Gaffney on August 17, 2017
  • The importance of a 1/4″ seam. In the beginning it is hard to understand some of the terminology if you have never quilted before – WOF, HST, etc. I was self taught so it was a slow process for some of the patterns. I would read a pattern, not understand what they were saying and move on. Once I found a guild, the ladies were so helpful and sharing with their knowledge, I now teach classes at our workshops and retreats and I haven’t found a pattern yet that I wouldn’t tackle. Just having someone around when you have questions is essential to learning.

    —connie b on August 17, 2017
  • I wish i had learned the quick method

    —Ann on August 17, 2017
  • Having someone to help you understand the patterns. The terminology was very hard, WOF, HST, etc, so my beginning quilts were very simplistic. Over the years I understood a little more, then found a wonderful guild. The women are so wonderful in sharing their knowledge of this craft and I have gone from a novice to someone that teaches at workshops and retreats and am loving it. Sharing what I have learned with other new quilters is wonderful and seeing the "eyes light up" when they understand how to solve their "problem" and the sense of accomplishment when they make a wonderful table topper for a gift. Their confidence that it is good enough to give to that someone special in their life and the friend will be thrilled that it was made especially for them.

    —connie b on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had learned more about my sewing machine, beyond threading, bobbins and using a few of the stitches. Now I have a dozen tops that are begging me to learn how to machine quilt on my own! That’s another Pat Sloan book isn’t it?

    —Jenny on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing….I have a lady on my job who wants a red white and pink quilt and another who has a great granddaughter due in October….I think I can handle it….I still consider myself a newbie

    —Gladys Dunbar on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about accuracy in measuring, cutting, sewing, etc. Very important!

    —Diane on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I would have known more about 1/4″ seams, rotary cutting Layering the quilt for quilting! Would love this book!

    —Dawn on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing.

    —Tina Logsdon on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew that my hobby would turn into an addiction. I wish I knew how to hypnotize my husband into allowing me to buy as much fabric as I like!

    —Wendy on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known about Pat Sloan before I started, I have been quilting for about 5 years, I am still a newbie. I learn more and more everyday from fellow quilters, Internet, Pat Sloan’s tips, etc… I teach myself day to day as well. But all the info to learn is overwhelming, I would love to learn the basics and re visit all of to be as great as I can be

    —Christine Paradis on August 17, 2017
  • I am a self taught quilter and have learned so much from Pat Sloan’s block of the week and her website. Accurate cutting and scant 1/4 inch seams, lots of pressing and starch.
    I am learning so many new techniques I am so appreciative.

    —Barbara Murphy on August 17, 2017
  • I’m a newbie to quilting and I need this book so bad!!! I’m really struggling with learning to quilt!!

    Pearl Harris on August 17, 2017
  • I wish i had all the rulers we have now, especially HST rulers more importantly how i wish i had known how accurate cutting is important lol

    —Becca Stawecki on August 17, 2017
  • Years ago, I had two aunts who quilted but I wasn’t interested then. I wish that I still had them to learn from. I do have a friend who got me started. Your books, and lots of YouTube videos have helped me. Thank you for helping me to learn and grow. I am looking forward to your new book, to fix what I am doing wrong, and to learn new and better ways.

    —Anna V on August 17, 2017
  • I’m still a newbie (almost 2 years), so there are lots of things I still need to learn! I wish I knew more about color and pattern coordination. I also wish I had known how important an accurate seam allowance can be. Cutting, pressing, and squaring a block! I’m getting better as I go!

    —Lee Ann Lykens on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known the difference between cotton and polyester fabric, and how nice it is to sew with cotton!

    —Pam S on August 17, 2017
  • I wish that I would have known more about the basics; the importance of a quarter inch seam and how to square up blocks. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Rhonda Desgranges on August 17, 2017
  • To take my time…………………..Slow down and proper measuring.

    —Carolyn OConell on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known how helpful a walking foot can be!

    —Betsy Lang on August 17, 2017
  • Thank you for sharing & teaching what you love to do…quilting. What a gift God has given you♥️

    —Barbara DeBlasio Hillegass on August 17, 2017
  • Trying to carry on my Mother and Grandmother’s tradition. Need all the help I can get.

    —Jane Collins on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about cutting and piecing.

    —Toni R on August 17, 2017
  • I’m just starting to learn how to quilt so all of this information is invaluable!!

    —Ann Dwyer on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known the basics. I made it up as I went along and learned from experience, and not always in some good way.

    —Brita on August 17, 2017
  • I have been quilting for a few years now, but I’m still learning each and every day! What a treasure to be given all these wonderful tools!

    —Robbie Wood on August 17, 2017
  • What a great book this would be to get my grand-daughter started!!

    —Caryn on August 17, 2017
  • I haven’t been quilting that long, less than a year, but I’m glad Ifound people like Pat Sloan. Books & videos are great instructors! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and love of quilting Pat!

    —Donna on August 17, 2017
  • I’d like to add a category…. All of the Above!! I’m a self taught beginner and have learned so much in the process. Just wish I had known more when I started!

    —cindy m on August 17, 2017
  • Wish I had Pats facebook page. As a fairly new quilter I am learning so much from her and enjoy the group projects.

    Coralee Hally on August 17, 2017
  • I only started two years ago and I’m sure there is still a TON that I’ll wish I knew even from today!! I wish I’d found Pat Sloan sooner! I wish I knew what a scant 1/4 inch seam means…just learned that, *BOOM* mind blown! I wish I’d known my grandmother so that we could share this new shared love of sewing! I wish I’d been braver sooner to trust my instincts to mix and match fabric and not just precuts…I wish I could sew every minute of my day, but Ms. Pat keeps sending us links to thinks I MUST have!! I wish if I could win one giveaway, this one would be the one!!! 🙂

    —Shelly Steele on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to cut strips without having a bow at the center.

    —Nona on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had know how much enjoyment and love I have felt from giving a completed quilt as a gift to a friend or loved one. I would have started quilting a lot earlier than I did in my life. 🙂

    Linae Figgins on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting, definitely where I struggle the most!

    —Heather B on August 17, 2017
  • Great gift to help make quilters successful. 😀

    —Becky Hrabik on August 17, 2017
  • I’m a newbie—I want to know more!

    —Chrissy R. on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had started years earlier once I found how much I love to quilt! Also, how to buy fabric when needed for a project instead of buying up everything I loved!

    —Bonnie Trasamar on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had the time to take more classes. Books like this are a great way to keep learning

    —Julie Eckard on August 17, 2017
  • I love to sew. Have not completed my first quilt. This book sounds amazing.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    —Julie Meier on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known about using quality quilt shop fabric versus chain store fabrics. I now realize the life of the quilt depends on it.

    —Linda Abbott on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the importance of cutting accurately. I always struggled trying to get my blocks to line up.

    —Karen Thompson on August 17, 2017
  • I’m self-taught. That says it all. I really do wish I knew more of the basics even now after a couple of years. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Yvonne Mosley on August 17, 2017
  • I learned to sew in 4-H so the basics of machine stitching were easy. But quilting is different! And it was years before a friend taught me how to make a quilters knot. So simple.. I’d love to win this book to guide me in teaching my grandchildren.

    —Nancy Fry on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known about online groups like Pat Sloan and Missouri Star Quilt videos. I eventually joined a guild. My mom taught me to see and a cousin showed me how to piece. It takes a village to teach and pass on skills.

    —Horseshoegal on August 17, 2017
  • I love all of Pat’s books-very good detail with pictures of every step. Thank you Pat for your dedication to to help to the quilting world.

    —Denise Wilcox on August 17, 2017
  • I am a self taught quilter. Wish I had known more about being exact on the 1/4″ seam. Made alot of mistakes that could have been avoided. I love quilting. This book is one that I can read and pass down to my daughter.

    Mary W. on August 17, 2017
  • Pat Sloan, I am so glad I started paying attention to you. You are teaching so many people through your books and website and Facebook page! Thank you for all you do! I feel like we are old friends!

    —Verilyn Smith on August 17, 2017
  • I. Wish I had known. more about the basics. I wasn’t close
    to the quilters in the family.

    —Sidney on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known about being on grain and accurate when cutting.

    —Mary Jane on August 17, 2017
  • I wished I would have known more about fabric precut collections and quality of fabrics.

    —Debbie Chavers on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known about cutting on the grain and accurately. Next, I wich I had known how to sew accurately.

    —Mary Jane on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew how addictive just the thought of quilting is! I’ve already bought fat quarters, charms packs, 10″ squares and material…and I’ve never even quilted yet! I need to know the important basics so I can get started now!!! This book and teacher sounds like they will get me informed and starting quilting in no time! I’m excited!

    —Maggie Bowhall on August 17, 2017
  • I’m a beginner and would love to win! I’m feeling lucky today!

    —Linda Wendt on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I was old enough to retire so I could sew ALL day long because sewing reminds me of time spent with my grandmother.

    —Stephanie Bush on August 17, 2017
  • I actually discovered Pat just about the time she started her facebook page Quilt along with Pat Sloan. I did know how to sew but had never done anything with quilting. I made a couple of her blocks I found online starting in October 2013 and then the following year I made three colorways of her wonderful "Globetrotter" quilt. I also joined a block of the month at my local quilt shop the same year. I now have my daughter quilting along and we have fun cutting our fabric together for the "Grandma’s Kitchen" quilt each Wednesday. This has been a life changing thing for my daughter as she lost her husband a few years ago and it has given her a new interest and something to look forward to each week. I have a couple of Pat’s teach me to quilt books and our local shop is doing a class using Pat’s Teach me to Applique starting sometime this month.

    —Kay Strong on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had read more on the process (but these books weren’t around then). I just fumbled my way through my first quilt.

    —Debbie Barnes on August 17, 2017
  • Wish I’d have know how terribly important the scant 1/4 inch seam is, as well as the fact that pressing with a good iron ( that doesn’t spit or spew! Lol) is so very important!

    Lea Anna on August 17, 2017
  • I have been a self-taught sewer since 10yrs.old. I just started quilts when about 50 – I wish I knew more about making them especially cutting and putting colors together and designs. So much to learn.

    —Veronica Colacci on August 17, 2017
  • I am just learning. I spend hours looking at everyone’s finished projects. I have many tutorials and seems yours are easy to follow. I have bought some fabric but never know where to start. I would love to be chosen as one of your winners. This could be a real inspiration to me. Thanks!!!

    —Terri on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance of buying quality fabric and thread. I also wish I had known to follow my inspirations and how to tune out negative inputs. Quilting is a great medium for creativity and fun. Thank you Pat for all of your inspiration!

    —Debbie W on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I practiced my 1/4 before I made my first quilt. Coming from garment sewing with a 5/8 seam allowance that little 1/4 was a killer.

    —Genie Betts on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I was taught the basics. It would have helped not to make so many mistakes.
    Wish I knew how much room I would need.

    —Terry Alfson on August 17, 2017
  • Boy do I need this

    —Carol on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known someone who quilted! I started learning on my own from books before all the wonderful online tutorials and Craftsy classes were available.

    —Kyona Nason on August 17, 2017
  • I LOVE ALL YOUR WORK, POSTS, AND YOUR LOVE OF QUILTING. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT IF YOU LOVE WHAT YOU ARE DOING. KEEP STITCHING AND YOU WILL IMPROVE.
    ROSA-MARY LIPPINCOTT MCCOY

    —ROSA-MARY MCCOY on August 17, 2017
  • I have wanted to learn to quilt for a long time but never knew where or how to begin. I would love to learn an easy to follow method for quilting for beginners and I think this would be the perfect book for me!

    —Donna Caldwell on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d learned earlier that Quilting is fun, not to stress so much over every fabric or pattern decision. Cutting accuracy is super important but going with my gut on colors and fabrics has taken so much of the stress away.

    —Lottie Essig on August 17, 2017
  • I would love to win!!

    —Angela Hunter on August 17, 2017
  • Would love to have this to sharpen my skills.

    —Karen B on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known all the fabulous online quilters! Back when I started I didn’t have a computer and neither did anyone else. So happy with Pat Sloan’s teaching and I can’t wait to sew August’s block, ‘Grandma’s Apron’.

    —Ethel Lytton on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about accuracy and pressing of seams. Still learning after many years of quilting.

    —Karen Hoffman on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had know how to choose fabric and the ease
    of cutting as today. I have never finished my first started
    Quilt from 1987. Had to cut every piece with
    Templates and scissors. A book like this would
    have been a blessing Andrew maybe I would
    have finished. Who know if I win the book maybe
    It will inspire me to finish.

    —Judy Buchanan on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known . . . Well, I’m glad I didn’t know how much I would love it. It’s been a wonderful surprise.

    —Nyla-Jean on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting and piecing. I tried on my own many years ago and couldn’t get it right so I put it aside until now. What a difference this all makes!

    —Tame Wilson on August 17, 2017
  • I had NO idea about the quarter inch…Eeek!!

    —Cheri Searles on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about basic techniques when I started. But at least I started and now have an enjoyable hobby where I can share my results.

    —Judy Allen on August 17, 2017
  • I am a newbie, but I have a large stash. I need your new book to start me out right!

    —Lucille on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I acknowledged that my Mum knew more than me about quilting. I wish I knew the importance of a scant 1/4″ seam & the value of colours & their placement.

    —Kylie Vale on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known that all pieces need to be cut to the exAct size,no fudging, and always having that 1/4 inch seam. I really needed Pat’shook on how to quilt. So I am now getting ready to make my great, great neice a quiltand I have learned so much from Pat’s Facebook post I hope this one will be better.

    —Paula Painter on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known that all pieces need to be cut to the exAct size,no fudging, and always having that 1/4 inch seam. I really needed Pat’shook on how to quilt. So I am now getting ready to make my great, great neice a quiltand I have learned so much from Pats Facebook post I hope this one will be better.

    —Paula Painter on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I would have known more about the fabric, I bought cheap fabrics and the first couple of quilts I have made are just rags It’s sad to think all that time and love went into a gift that is no longer

    —Connie on August 17, 2017
  • I wished I had known to trim as you go – I could have avoided a lot of easing, and saved a lot of money on FrayCheck!

    —Donna McDonald on August 17, 2017
  • I wish i had known about rotary cutting and the difference pressing makes. I spy a great iron!

    —Cindy Tinsley on August 17, 2017
  • With Pat Sloan you know you’re in good hands and always get helpful advice.

    —Chris on August 17, 2017
  • I am a beginner quilter and wish I had the book as it’s a bit overwhelming to me and the book would make it so much easier💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

    —Barbara Lamb on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known that sewing quilt blocks together is different than sewing garment pieces! I didn’t have much luck until I took a class at my local quilt shop. That was invaluable and now I can’t stop. Thank you for this wonderful package of prizes!

    —Donna V on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known that by losing my mother I would lose all of her wonderful experiences and knowledge. I sewed a little and badly at that when she was alive and only began sewing after I found her quilting scraps and recognized fabric pieces from many of the quilts she had made us over the years. I am still learning from friends, books and social media sites. These gifts will make someone very happy! Keeping my fingers crossed that it’ll be me!

    —Margaret Lainhart on August 17, 2017
  • I have only been quilting for about three years. I wish I would have known that my 2 grandsons, who are now 7 and 11, would not only love to make quilts but design them as welll! I would have shared with them sooner. 🙂

    —Eileen Kranzberg on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to properly trim up half square triangles. So much better once u learn the proper way.

    Janet Larsen on August 17, 2017
  • Oh these are great. I am trying to learn quilting from my mother in law. She has Alzheimer’s, some days we do pretty good, and some days we just live in the past. Thank You Pat for your help. It is such a blessing to have other quilters to help me.

    Vicky Lowe on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting and pressing…also how addicting fabric shopping could be! I just started your Grandma’s Kitchen, I thought this would be a good way to get basic skills…and it is…your directions are great!

    Anne Mulholland on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.

    —Elizabeth Wilson on August 17, 2017
  • I wish someone had shown me how to look at patterns and not be influenced by color. That took a long time.

    —Patricia Hersl on August 17, 2017
  • I love Pat Sloan and her "Teach Me" series. This book would complete my collection so far. I appreciate the chance to win a wonderful gift!

    —Carla Summers on August 17, 2017
  • I’m a newbie – I want to learn more! I feel it’s important to get a good foundation in the beginning to build on. What a great opportunity this will be.

    —Margie Salmons on August 17, 2017
  • It’s hard to think of what I wish I had known when I started quilting, it was over 30 years ago! Back in the days before rotary cutters, precuts and long arms. I was smart to join a guild very early on and to take as many classes as possible. So I guess I wish I’d known how I would STILL be learning new things after 30 years.

    —jeannie on August 17, 2017
  • That it’s an ADDICTION!!!!! 😜 Can’t stop, won’t stop!😄

    —Kristy on August 17, 2017
  • Oh my!! I’m going to have to order me the book! I’m teaching young ladies to quilt & this would be such a big help.

    —Reggie on August 17, 2017
  • I wished I knew that I would need more fabric-and room to store–and how addictive fabric shopping could be!

    —LoAnn on August 17, 2017
  • I had years of sewing skills, but I wish I’d know the basics, shapes, blocks, most used sizes and how they fit together. Also, the importance of finding and keeping a true 1/4″ seam!!

    —Marci Hitchcock on August 17, 2017
  • I would love to be entered into the give away.

    —Maxie Britton on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I would have known more about cutting, piecing, and pressing. These skill would make my quilt making so much easier,

    —Leah K on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about the importance of good quality fabric.

    —Lisa Marie on August 17, 2017
  • I wish to learn more of the basics of quilting, piercing and batting. This all new to me so learning the quilting basics is important to me.

    —Karen Pokropski on August 17, 2017
  • wow. thrilled to just enter

    —Shirley hale on August 17, 2017
  • I have quilted for several years….need inspiration to complete projects and try new ideas!!!!!

    —Katherine Hanson on August 17, 2017
  • Love! Love! Everything!!!!
    The Grams kitchen blocks are just adorable.
    Wish everyone luck and me too!!!!
    Keep up the great work!!!!!

    —Pamela M on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known when I was younger how much pleasure and satisfaction I would get from quilting – I didn’t realize how important it was to me until I got older and the light bulb went off – I love everything about quilting and it keeps me active and busy. I lost lots of years in between not quilting.

    —Faye Sturgeon on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I would need more room for fabric – A LOT MORE! My stash has over grown its space. Thanks!

    —Delaine on August 17, 2017
  • I am just starting out. Learing the basics,just recently learned who Pat Sloan is. And also learning what expensive hobby I am learning. Who knew you could want so much stuff. I am loving all the stuff related to quilting.

    —Becky Darnell on August 17, 2017
  • Quilting has been my retirement hobby. I didn’t know how much fun it would be to get together with other quilters. I think we continue to learn from each other. The joy I get from making charity quilts and seeing the smile it puts the recipients faces warms my heart.
    I have been quilting for about 10 years and continue to learn from each quilt I make.

    —Pat Hoxter on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how to iron properly and just how important it is. Would have saved much stress over block squaring and size.

    —Tracy S. on August 17, 2017
  • What a pain it is to do the cutting!

    —Rebecca Atchison on August 17, 2017
  • Love Pat Sloan!!

    —Laura VanRyzin on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about needle and thread sizes along with a basic repertoire of embroidery stitches. Love quilting and looking forward to being more confident about the hobby.

    —Jeannie Fine on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to read a pattern and measure correctly!

    —Patty Swatzell on August 17, 2017
  • My first quilting class predates rotary cutters. I still consider myself an advanced beginner and still need to learn:
    1) how to cut very long pieces of material accurately; and 2) how to sew a straight line.

    —Donna B on August 17, 2017
  • Yes I’d like to enter. Thanks

    —Margaret on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known the importance of measuring and cutting. After struggling with some blocks, I realized I better take time to look at what I was doing incorrectly.

    —Barb on August 17, 2017
  • What I wish I had known when I started quilting: How addictive it is, how I can have more than one quilt going at a time.

    I wish I had known more about using rulers & color. Color is still a challenge today.

    Thanks for this give away!

    —Carah on August 17, 2017
  • In the beginning I wish I had known how to get an accurate 1/4 inch plus how to use my machine.

    —Linda R Fluke on August 17, 2017
  • I’m fairly new at quilting and am thirsty for more knowledge, more techniques, more tips and tricks. I absolutely love quilting although I find I have a hard time setting aside time to sew. I’m learning that I have to take the time.

    —Rosanne Bellaire on August 17, 2017
  • I love this.

    —Sheri on August 17, 2017
  • I was self taught. Was unable to afford classes at the time. I wish I had known little things like; what a 1/4″ was, WOF (what’s that?), the proper way to use a ruler and cutting mat and the proper way to cut fabric. More understanding of borders how wide, how many or non at all and the biggie how to sew on the binding. It’s taken me years to "unlearn" my self taught bad habits.

    —Debbie Brugman on August 17, 2017
  • I am a newbie and I would love to learn the basics of quilting so that I can try to make some of the beautiful quilts that I see.

    —Kim Green on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I would have know how much of an obsession it would become! Love it!

    —Debbie wellman on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting correctly and the quarter inch seam. I had and sew garments as well as the quilts so in the beginning seam size was hard

    —Ginger Herrera on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had read more, watched more videos, and learned the basics better before starting a quilt kit with mostly HSTs!
    Getting a scant 1/4″ when piecing and knowing which way to press seams for them to nest are so important in making accurate blocks. I think every block in that quilt kit is a different size! 😂

    —Wendy Moore on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing – especially cutting!!

    —Peggy Wagner on August 17, 2017
  • Visited Martingale this year on a tour from Australia. It’s an amazing company. Pat Sloan your are a credit to the quilting community by sharing such incredible ideas. The gift is very generous from all those excellent companies.

    —Margie Fisser on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics, cutting, pressing, etc. My precision would have been better on quilts I made.

    —Sheree on August 17, 2017
  • I wish i would have knew how little i knew when i began a quilt. I knew nothing ,especially how precise you have to cut and sew.Have been following along with Pat Sloan challenging myself. without her tips and instructions i would have failed. Thank You Pat.I’m sure your bvook would help so much..

    —wanda little on August 17, 2017
  • I started quilting by attending weekend classes at my local fabric shop. The days were long and intense. The teacher did all of the cutting and preparing. I just sewed where and when she said. On reflection, I wished I understood the philosophy of quilting. I had no idea about the maths of the project: Measuring; calculating the amount of fabric needed; understanding design and colour. So now I can sew and turn out a pretty good product. But I still don’t understand the basics of planning.
    Lesley

    —Lesley Hughes on August 17, 2017
  • Just getting started quilting. Would love to win any of your great books!!!!

    —Ellen on August 17, 2017
  • How do I quit buying fabric I will never have time to use? Just kidding. I really don’t want help with that. HA HA

    —Mary J on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to square a block when I started quilting.

    —Tammy Head on August 17, 2017
  • I’m new at quilting. If there is any help for a 69 year old I need it!

    Jenny on August 17, 2017
  • Love it

    Susan choquette on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how to sew a quarter inch seam concisely!

    —Sharon L Borko on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had know the importance of pressing my fabric and starching! Also, a good quality iron is helpful!

    —Nancy Marsh on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known I should have paid better attention on math. It plays such a big part of accuracy.

    —Diane Rubino on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew more sewing maching and cutting, but when i was 10. I wish i could have taught my kids. Well time to learn and go after them grandkids

    —Kyrie Janota on August 17, 2017
  • I’m a newbie – I’d love to learn more! I have sewn for many years, from clothing to upholstery and window treatments, but I never really attempted to quilt except for one time, I was going to make a fan quilt for my mother, I got it all cut out and started to assemble and the first fan didn’t line up right so it all went into a box and it is still sitting in that box now 22 years later! I have been adoring many of the quilts today and I’m really anxious to give it a try again!

    —Sherry Peterson on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d have known about the stories that quilts tell. I just thought they were beautiful works of art, and convergence of a pattern, some fabric and a quilter. I didn’t know about the development of the quilt design and that at each step, if you are listening, the quilt will talk to and tell you what it needs next. I now leave time in each quilt journey for this inspiration to take place.

    —Carrie ciak on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I would have had a teacher. I am self taught, doing well now, but sure made some messes at the beginning even though I had sewn clothes for many years. Quilts with the quarter inch seam is not as forgiving as clothes.

    —Jean Kent on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing.

    —Carolyn Barker on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more. I had never threaded a sewing machine when I started learning to make quilts. But, Ooo how I love all the beautiful patterns and fabric. Yes, I hide it sometimes.

    —Alesha K Klein on August 17, 2017
  • Wish I had known more about batting and finishing techniques! Now I wish I knew how to hand quilt, which I really want to learn!

    —Deborah Sitter on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had know sooner how much I would enjoy quilting and set my sewing, cutting and pressing stations more efficiently right from the beginning. Being better organized makes quilting easier and more fun!

    —Mary DeBrunner on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to bind and all about paper piecing.

    —Hannah Beasley on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I known how to cut fabric into same size blocks

    —Jeanne Marek on August 17, 2017
  • Just the simple basics is what I need.

    —Chris Tolz on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to select fabrics when I first started quilting. Even now it takes a lot of time for me to decide what works best.

    —Frances Anderson on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known about squaring up each block before you sew together.

    —Sheila Sanders on August 17, 2017
  • Love teach me books!!!!!!

    —Sandra on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known that accurate 1/4″ seams do make a difference!

    —Susan Allen on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how to ensure a smooth backing when you press so all seams lay nicely so as not to clump up.; how to sew HST and the importance of cutting and stitching 1/4 " seams.

    —Cathy Hoover on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much fun it was going to be. Through quilting I have met the most wonderful friends.

    —Cindy on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew all the neat shortcuts in cutting & sewing to make difficult looking patterns relatively simple to piece. Love all the informative video’s.

    —Joann Stewart on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about needle sizes and following a pattern!

    —Patti on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew more secrets to cutting, so they come out the size needed. And also wish I knew that when you start paying fabric that you will never stop even if you have a huge stash.

    —Tammy studholme on August 17, 2017
  • I would have loved to have taken a series of classes, from the very basics of what equipment is most important & how important it is to sew a 1/4″ seam, then piecing, then sandwiching the quilt (along with classes on proper materials), then quilting, binding, etc. There should be a complete set of books, to go with videos for each series.

    —Karen Pennington on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had started quilting earlier in my life. I love to quilt. I learned from a great teacher named Rachel. She is such a good teacher and very patient with her students. She is still teaching today. Rachel tells a beautiful Bible story at every class. She loves people and is a born teacher. I so thankful to have her in my life. Her love for quilting is passed on through her to her students.

    —Donna Jones on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I would have taken a class in picking the colors for a quilt.

    —Doris Eisenbraun on August 17, 2017
  • When I started quilting I wish I knew how much room my fabric stash would take up. I also wish I knew how much I’d love quilting and how often I’d rather be quilting instead of doing boring chores around the house.

    —Linda Webster on August 17, 2017
  • I wish that I knew that there was a modern side to quilting-I would have started much sooner. Since no one I knew quilted, I ‘assumed’ it was an ‘old fashioned’ hobby. I have now come to appreciate and love the traditional skills as well as the modern.

    —Rhea on August 17, 2017
  • When I first learned to quilt I wish I had known more about the quality of fabrics. I wasted some time using cheap material and all my hard work resulted in some bad looking quilts due to the fabric. I always love doing quilts that take me back to the basics…..sometimes you forget those and it leads to mismatched seams, etc. I’d love to have the book and any of the wonderful gifts being given away.

    —Carol on August 17, 2017
  • Just joined a few weeks back and it has been wonderful. I live out in the country so I don’t have a quil shop close. So it had been so much fun reading about everyone else journey. Thanks Pat for being so talented and sharing it. God Bless you

    —Brenda on August 17, 2017
  • I really need the help and guidance for figuring out which direction to press my seams.

    —Louqui Quintana on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about fabric and how much is needed to ensure you have enough. I am a new quilter and a friend corrected me on how to cut my pieces. I am thankful to her. I am learning as I go. I am thankful for your tutorials.

    —Alyssa Robbins on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known about thread! I’ve been piecing quilts for about a year now. I used thread I found on sale or already had in my sewing stuff. I had no idea the difference proper thread – weight, content, age – can make in everything about piecing. The correct thread lays flatter, creates a consistent scant 1/4″ seam and pressing is much crisper! My blocks are now far more accurate and require very little squaring!

    —Cynthia Cox on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how completely addicted I was going to become to quilting! I’ve been addicted for almost 40 years! I take time to do other art endeavors but I always come back to quilting! I enjoy touching the fabric, the accuracy of making a pieced block and trying new techniques! 💕

    —Josa Mauzy on August 17, 2017
  • Before I started quilting I wish I had know how much space my sewing hobby would consume in my house.

    —Barb on August 17, 2017
  • I am a newbie I sure could use a copy of your book.

    —Beth Schlotte on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew I would need more room for fabric! Having too much fabric is really not my fault … there’s just too much gorgeous fabric that I need to have. Thank you for the chance to win!

    —jeannie on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had learned more of the basics on how to cut, piece correctly, and put together so that the blocks matched points. Also machine quilting is a problem, can’t quit getting "bunch ups" on the back, so have resorted to tying.

    —Laura Pollard on August 17, 2017
  • I am a new quilter and have a lot to learn so woud put your book to good use.

    —Beth Schlotte on August 17, 2017
  • There is so much I wish I had known. I didn’t get scrap quilts to start with. I thought many were just
    Ugly. Then in a workshop someone explained the beauty
    In that this piece was a dead relatives favorite shirt, this piece was
    Baby’s blanket, this piece was a leftover from the birthday dress
    Mom made me. Once I had this knowledge my eyes opened to the beauty
    Of a scrap quilt. Now, I never throw any bits away. On quilt retreats I save a snip from every
    One and put the memory in a block. Scrap quilts are my photo
    Album I can hug and sleep beneath when times are tough.

    —Candace Minton on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I would have access to the tools I needed And someone to help me. I just backed by ears and did it on my own. I am still learning. Could really use this book. I am 70 years old and have at least 20 quilts to make for family and twice that many to just sew because want to.

    —Janice Caffey on August 17, 2017
  • Iam a new to quilting and I have pieced a jelly roll race but I wish I would have known about how to bind

    —Vivian R Carpentier on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about using my sewing machine, particularly setup for perfect quarter inch seams and machine quilting.

    —Regina Harris on August 17, 2017
  • I was young but still remember my grandmother and aunts sitting around a quilt in the front room of my grandmother’s house quilting, chatting and having a good time. I did not take up quilting until I was near retirement from teaching which was 10 years ago. I wish I knew then how to piece and quilt by hand lie my Grandmother did. I do cherish the quilts I have that she made.

    —Betsy White on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known I need the 1/4 inch foot and how to cut better! Love Pat’s quilt alongs!

    —Barbara on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about cutting correctly and making sure I had 1\4 inch seams when piecing. I wish I had involved my kids more when they were younger.

    —Laura Achenbach on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I known I would need so much room for fabric, and everything else associated with quilting!

    —Debra ingle on August 17, 2017
  • ❤️ I am self taught, could use some expert advise!

    —Katherine on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known just how much I would fall in love with every aspect of quilting. How much it would encapsulate my life. How much joy I would get from making fabric art and seeing the faces of the people I gift to. I still consider myself a beginner. In terms of what is out there to do, I have only scratched the surface. I awake each day, ever eager to try something new.

    —Melissa Fritcher on August 17, 2017
  • Oh how I wished I had paid more attention when my mother was trying to show me how to quilt. I’m at the age now that she was then and every time I sit down to quilt I think about how much more I could have learned if I only hadn’t been so stubborn!

    —Denise Mancuso on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important 1/4″ seams are – how accuracy in cutting and sewing Mack all the difference in putting the ‘puzzle’ together!❤️

    —Teresa on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much fun quilting would be. I wish I had started sooner & had easier access to a hands on class and the right tools.

    —Anthea on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how to use light and dark fabric better. I have learned what an important factor this is in the way your quilts turn out.

    —Debbie Glaskox on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known about starching and pressing fabric.

    —Lynn Vogeley on August 17, 2017
  • i wish I could have relaxed and enjoy the process and not stress out when my project was not as good as it could be.

    —Martha Cook on August 17, 2017
  • I wish that I had learned that when you invest that much time and energy into something it would help if you used a little better quality materials. I look back on some of my older Quilts and yes the workmanship was good but the fabric was not. Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Also to take my time and be more accurate with cutting with seaming and with pressing

    Elise Byers on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known someone who had quilted so they could have taught me the important things to know.

    —Brenda on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known that someone would bring rotary cutters and mats into my life! Changed my quilting life!

    —Patricia Johnson on August 17, 2017
  • I would like to understand how to square up the squares. I have made clothes, toys, blankets, and even puppy bands. I tried piecing together a baby quilt and got so disgusted with it. I failed at squaring it up. Please help! 😲

    —Marian Tibbits on August 17, 2017
  • I so want to win the give away. I wish I had the time when I started quilting that I have today now that I have retired and have time to learn the correct way like Pat teaches.

    —Judy Buchanan on August 17, 2017
  • In the beginning I wish I had known how to do machine quilting. I love quilting.

    —Susan gose on August 17, 2017
  • I recently started my new quilting hobby at 60 years young. Love i I really want to know the basics.

    —Dorothy LaFleur on August 17, 2017
  • would love it if someone showed me how to sew a consistant 1/4 inch

    —Vivian R Carpentier on August 17, 2017
  • Would love to win and learn to quilt.. Your book looks so Interesting and fun😋

    —Wanda knowles on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known that mistakes can make a quilt unique-says the perfectionist!

    —Donna on August 17, 2017
  • Wish I had known how to prepare my fabric before cutting and what to do to achieve a perfect 1/4″ seam allowance.

    —Maria Laurence on August 17, 2017
  • Wish someone would have told me this "It’s your quilt. If you are happy with it then all is good.

    —Patricia Ralph on August 17, 2017
  • the difference in the thread count of fabric, what fabric bleeds when washed. other cutting and seam allowance

    —Val Studer on August 17, 2017
  • Accurate cutting techniques.

    —Marlene Stegmeier on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important pressing and fabric choices were and also that buying fabric, and patterns for that matter, would be so darned addictive. I’ve given up most of my other endeavors to focus on fabric crafting. I love every single minute of it!

    —Lea Jensen on August 17, 2017
  • Yew, I’d like to enter.

    —Lynn on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how much I love to collect fabric!

    —Kathy on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about my sewing machine. That Home Ec. class was way too long ago!

    —Jeanmarie K on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about being precise about cutting and getting a quarter inch seam.

    —Charlene Weightman on August 17, 2017
  • Love it , can’t wait to read it

    Debbie on August 17, 2017
  • would love to read your book

    Debbie on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much I enjoy quilting. I would have started earlier in my life.

    —Kiy on August 17, 2017
  • Always iron every seam and that the iron is a quilters best friend.

    —Shannon on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how important an accurate 1/4″ seam was.

    —Sue on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to make triangles in my quilts that came out correct instead of different sizes.

    —Cynthia on August 17, 2017
  • I wished I know how to check to see if I was sewing and accurate quarter inch seam

    —Chris p on August 17, 2017
  • I want to give this book to my 9 year old granddaughter who fell I love with sewing on a recent visit. She lives in a different state. This would be a perfect grandma substitute for her!

    —Beth on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to get an accurate 1/4″ seam and my first quilt needed Y seams. I had no idea how to do that.

    —Patsy Dunn on August 17, 2017
  • Love all the tutorials and ready help. Need to increase my knowledge and skills in quilting and applique. Would love to win all of these wonderful supplies and iron as I am retired on SS.

    —Jennie Van Meter on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I would have known that there where quilters like you that offered classes, the hands on would have lead me in the right direction" I just bought a random. Book and taught myself not the same thing. Carole 8-17-17

    —Carole thelen on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need a lot more room for fabric.

    —Jo Anne on August 17, 2017
  • I don’t think I can limit it to just one thing. I have learned so much from Pat and other quilting tutorials. It’s amazing how watching each tutorial can create an "A Ha" moment.

    —Deborah Siddall on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known an the beginning how much fun I’d have. I learn new things all the time. Pressing and not ironing was an unknown for me. I stretched many pieces.
    I love trying to quilt and most of all I have fun.
    tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

    —Tracine on August 17, 2017
  • I wished i would have know how to measure. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Kathy Mize on August 17, 2017
  • Wish I would have know and still would like to learn about all the different lines on rulers how to turn them certain ways and make different parts of a quilt.

    —Pat on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I could get more accurate cuts!

    —Laurie on August 17, 2017
  • Al ways like to get new ideas this group has been the best

    —Maggie Miller on August 17, 2017
  • I really wished I would have started to learn how to make quiltsa long time
    ago. But like the old saying goes. You can teach an old dog new tricks. S I’m still learning. I Love everything on your site Pat I really have enjoyed seeing what you have taught others from your sight.

    —Cheryl Chester on August 17, 2017
  • Thanks to Pat Sloan teaching how important basic tools and beginners lessons I have learned so much! I wish I knew how important that was years ago!

    —Paula Khuri on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I could have had a better sewing machine than the one I started with. And, I wish there would have been rotary cutters. I wish I’d known that a teflon iron plate would save me much grief. And, I wish I’d married a rich man–one who would build me a 7 bedroom house to use to store my fabric with a fabulous studio and a couple of staff who would maintain order of the fabric depository…….sigh……. Happy Sewing to all!

    —Lenore Lawrence on August 17, 2017
  • I wish i had known about "Quilt as you go" when i made my first quilt, back in 1999. It isn’t quilted yet, because it is hard to quilt a big quilt on a small throated machine. I also wish i had started quilting in my 20’s.

    —Linda G. Roadenbaugh on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known I didn’t need to prewash my fabric. It make things take so much longer.

    —Kimmie G on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing.

    —David on August 17, 2017
  • I wish Id known how big of a deal a quarter inch REALLY IS and that a
    scant quarter inch is invaluable. 🙂

    —Evelyn C on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had learned machine quilting first maybe I wouldn’t have so many quilt tops

    —Nancy Heneghan on August 17, 2017
  • Oooohhhh, I wish I knew so much more!!! Room for storage, cutting tips & tricks, squaring blocks, MITERING MITERING MITERING, binding, decorative stitching/embroidery quilting, selecting a quilting design & machine or hand quilting. I think that is about it. I know I need to learn so much more.

    —Suprenna on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known that I was going to need a big room for all of my quilting items!

    —Teresa Cortez on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known to start quilting before my mom passed away. It was only after I inherited all her quilt books and fabric that I really got hooked. Thanks for a great giveaway opportunity.

    —lauriejo on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d have known that there will NEVER be enough time to do it all… 1st started in 1985..and bought a "few" rainy day/retirement/someday patterns… Well that pile is so big now… i doubt i’ll ever see those on the bottom!!

    —Suzy on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d have known how much I’d enjoy sewing and quilting. I might have started sooner.

    —Pam green on August 17, 2017
  • I wish that I had taken basic lessons before I embarked on quilting. That way I would have saved myself a lot of aggravation and frustration…… well, less than I encountered. Of course, I took lessons – on HOW to make a Kimono quilt. But it did not include the basics of making a quilt. Included in this basic class would be the paramount importance of a 1/4 inch seam !!! I have a gadget now – that guides me on the 1/4 inch seam. Imagine all those wasted hours ripping the seams ?????? I would have enjoyed my quilting more.

    —EVANGELINE D LEOW on August 17, 2017
  • I’m definitely a newbie…I don’t even own a sewing machine yet but a sweet friend helped me make a baby rag quilt and we used all her stuff. It was such fun and I think I’m hooked now! I hope I get set up soon so I can start my next project but I know I have tons to learn!

    —Krista on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about fabric quality, grain, pressing vs. ironing, etc.

    —Karen Bain on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I would’ve known about quality fabric plus the importance of ironing!

    —Melanie C on August 17, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing and pressing

    —Ayşegül Bıyıklı on August 18, 2017
  • •I’m a newbie—I want to know more!

    —Margaret Young on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known how additive making a quilt is. I would have worked a little longer to build up my stash of fabric. I Love making quilts. I’m just in my third year of this wonderful creative journey and making friends along the way.

    —Karen Cummings on August 18, 2017
  • I am self taught so do many things wrong! I wish I’d had the sense to buy a book like this in the first place, from a knowledgeable lady who am sure would show me how to do it properly!

    —Lyn lewis on August 18, 2017
  • I am fairly new to quilting and wish I had started years ago. I wish I had know the importance of precision cutting and a true 1/4 inch seam allowance. I am still ready to learn and hope to win this great book.

    —Starr Peterson on August 18, 2017
  • I wish the importance of accurate cutting and piecing had
    been highlighted. I think new quilters are overwhelmed
    by the entire process! I’d love to win this for my husband who’s
    learning to quilt!

    —Lyn on August 18, 2017
  • I’m relatively new to quilting. I still need to know some of the basics.

    —Kelly B on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to do an accurate 1/4″ seam. thanks for the giveaway!

    —Nancy J Tanner on August 18, 2017
  • I have been quilting for 7 years now. my niece in law started me on my journey. then I took some classes. but I feel you are never too old too learn new things. even though I made countless quilts I still feel like a newbie. people will comment on how beautiful the quilt is and all I can think is, yes but do you not see all the mistakes I made. so I think pat’s book would be perfect for me to see if I can learn how to sew better.

    —catherine farabaugh on August 18, 2017
  • When I had to go into the work force as a single mother of 3 I had to put away my love of quilting for 30 years. Five years ago I retired retired, due to a disability. Went back to my love of quilting. Oh my gosh! Had the quilting world changed! For the better. I was lost. I wish I knew more about EVERYTHING when I started. Binding. A true 1/4″ seam. Measure three times. Cut once. Press. Press. And press some more. My 22 granddaughter is now wanting to learn. She stayed with me for two days and never left my sewing machine. She couldn’t believe how much she loved it. And she’s a natural. She lives 500 miles away. So she just can’t pop over to have lessons or use all my tools. I have the first 3 Teach Me books and would love for my granddaughter to own this one! I’m afraid with the miles between us she’ll lose her interest. She doesn’t anyone near her that quilts. Two daughters and 9 granddaughters and she’s the first and only one that has ashown an interest. Which thrills my heart. Thank you Pat for all you give in the quilting world.

    —Debora on August 18, 2017
  • Love to look at her books and get ideas. beautiful fabric, patterns. However I am very new to quilting and this book would a perfect step by step guide to get started…

    —christina groves on August 18, 2017
  • I wished someone would have shown me how to do all the task. I’m self taught and I loved watching my aunt make all these beautiful colors of fabric coming together to make quilts. I took my first class last year & I have followed Pat Sloan weekly soltice challenge just haven’t actually started it yet. So much to learn…

    —Tonya Nestor on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance of using the rulers marks to cut and not the mat. I also would have liked to understand the value of the quarter inch seam. They two factors combined made a world of difference in the success of piecing.

    —Keely Langdon on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how important accuracy is and all the tricks to get those perfect seams. Love give aways!

    —Mary Nell on August 18, 2017
  • Hi there, I do wish that I would have been taught the basics of cutting and measuring with the proper tools! Just having that knowledge alone makes the quilting process so much easier! 🙂

    —Shannon Wallace on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about color design and placement when I first started.

    —Marlene K Helman on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known how different quilting and the quarter inch seam were from regular sewing.

    —Heather Schultz on August 18, 2017
  • Being accurate and precise with cutting. The extra time spent cutting means piecing goes well and that a ¼ foot is invaluable aid to accuracy. Saves so much stress!

    —Bee Rutherford on August 18, 2017
  • I really wish I had invented the rotary cutter, LOL. I spent lot of years cutting fabrics with scissors and collecting a stash to be proud of. Now it’s time to teach the next generation.

    —Cindy Charlton on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how my fabric "stash" would take over my room! And also more about "stabilizing" the quilt, threads, and battings.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Diantha Howard on August 18, 2017
  • I started trying to quilt 2 years ago,so still knew at it.wish I had known how to cut and prepare my squares better before piecing together.especially how to prepare the batting for them..

    —Margaret Dudley on August 18, 2017
  • I’d wish I had known more about cutting versus ripping fabric and more about pressing techniques when making a quilt!

    —Julie Beard on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known to be fearless with the the entire process. To jump in feet first and just enjoy the creativity. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes or the judgement of others. Just shed conventions and let my quilts be a reflection of myself

    —Gayle Bateman on August 18, 2017
  • I guess I wish I would have known about all the fabric I would collect. And collect I did!!!! My bedroom closet is full of boxes of fabric. On the right side of my bed are boxes and boxes of fabric that I might use!!!! I could start my own fabric store. I like Pat Sloan.

    —Diane Calvi on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had started quilting sooner, I had no idea I would enjoy it so much!

    —Deb on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how important an accurate 1/4″ seam was and how pressing affects a seam

    —Carol on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known about fabric moving! I think I have everything in place, pin it down or glue, and when I sew, I have puckers or it seems to have moved to another place!

    —Sunnye Sherman on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known… So much more. Like, how to properly cut and piece, that I would need certain specific tools, that thread makes a difference, that once I started a quilt I would feel the need to start another before I finished the first. I wish I had known the pleasure I would get from quilting and the new friends I would make.

    —Teresa McGhee on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had understood my sewing machine better. I am actually glad I didn’t know how much room my fabric stash would require! I would probably never have started! Thanks for the giveaway! Wonderful prizes!

    —Gloria Cotten on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing.

    —Teresa Knittingdancer on August 18, 2017
  • I would have loved to know about true left-handed scissors and shears. Wow would that have made a difference in accuracy cutting. Thanks!

    —Charleen DiSante on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known how addictive quilting is. I also wish I had known about the 1/4″ foot and how to get an accurate 1/4″ seam.

    —Collene Keena on August 18, 2017
  • Pat Sloan is among several quilters who have elevated a time-honored necessity, then pastime, to an artform. Without these modern pioneering women, quilting may have slipped into obscurity a couple of generations ago. I am a self-taught quilter with the help of dozens of quilt books written and illustrated by these women. In my early years I fumbled along doing many crafts, including a lot of general sewing. One day I decided to focus on quilting because it was the most satisfying hobby. That hobby turned into a passion that taught me patience, humility, a respect for imperfection and the best efforts of others. Though many men enjoy this artform, quilting is a sisterhood. That sisterhood is a strong thread quietly connecting women from all corners of the world. May it continue to peacefully flourish!

    —Sharron Duncan on August 18, 2017
  • First quilt was from one in a magazine. I cut on the solid line (no rotary cutter) and sewed on the dotted line , only to find out I was supposed to add a quarter inch! Needless to say my blocks were smaller than anticipated. So I had to make lots of them. Also, thought a flat sheet was an obvious quilt back. Luckily I’ve learned a lot since. Want to win for my niece, a beginner

    —Patty Flynn on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I understood how to prepare material and how to cut properly. I am very new so have lots to learn!

    —Carolyn MacLearn on August 18, 2017
  • I haven’t started quilting yet. I would love this book on how to start.

    —Debra Rice on August 18, 2017
  • I need to focus more on the basics, especially cutting and then making consistent seams. Thanks, as always, for your generous sharing.

    —bookboxer on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had know more about piecing and making a quilt sandwich.

    —Linda on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about the basics of cutting, piecing & pressing.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on August 18, 2017
  • I wish that I had known more about which way to press my seams when I first started sewing.

    —Sylvia on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics like not to mix cotton and polyester together in a quilt…especially when I didn’t exactly do accurate cutting. And I wish I had known to take more pictures so I could see how far I’ve come.

    —Debbie Reeves on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important it is to press seams and square up blocks as you go.

    —cj on August 18, 2017
  • I wish there had been rotary cutting tools and I knew how to use them back in the 1970s! So many improvements and options since then. Now I’m teaching newbie quilters!

    —Susan Morrison on August 18, 2017
  • I wish that I had known about her books prior to beginning to quilt. Sone of the supplies listed (iron in particular) look so helpful! Great educational tool – her books & auggested supplies.

    —Lou Powers on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics when I started. I could have saved myself a lot of stress. I still have so much to learn.

    —Mary on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much space it would take for all my fabric, machines, and all the additional tools (rotary cutter, mats, and rulers). I have a small sewing room and some day I hope to expand so I will have enough space. I would truly like to be the winner of this fabulous giveaway. Thanks for including me.

    —Mary Burn on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much I would love it! I’d have started much sooner!

    —Karen M on August 18, 2017
  • I wish there would have been rotary cutting – it’s a life saver. From your list – I wish I would have know I needed more room for fabric……lots, and lots and lots of room!

    —Carina Z on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I would have known the importance of correct seam measurements. A few wring seam allowances can make it difficult to make your quilt line up and come together. Still a beginner but learning something each time I do a new quilt.

    —Christy Wallace on August 18, 2017
  • I’m not necessarily a beginner, but probably considered a novice. I’d love to have this collection of resources!

    —Casey Emmendorfer on August 18, 2017
  • I love everything about quilting. Everything. The not even a little bit perfect 1/4″ seams and ironing little HST’s out of whack (not to mention the strip sets! Yikes!) …so there was no hope of them fitting into their spot taught me SO much! God Bless the Broken Road by Golly! If only I had more time and money to spend on my habit. So I guess- I wish I’d learned earlier on that I should have made quilting more like a career opportunity than a hobby. Then I’d have that long arm I’ve been dreaming of for like 20 years too!! So many shoulda, coulda, woulda’s. At least I’ve got piles and piles of fabric to sew into beautiful quilts to keep me & my loved ones warm- for generations to come! Now that I’m older, I know that the perfect seam and HSTs aren’t what counts, it’s the love that goes into those perfect seams and HSTs! More fabric is important of course too! …and a really good iron. 😉

    —Sara on August 18, 2017
  • I am a beginner… I am learning all of this for the first time. What I realize is how incredibly
    Relaxing quilting is. I love it! I want to learn more and this would be a wonderful resource and a wonderful gift!

    —Leslie on August 18, 2017
  • I am a beginner… I am learning all of this for the first time. What I realize is how incredibly relaxing quilting is, I love it! I want to learn more and this would be a wonderful resource and a wonderful gift!

    —Leslie on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about fabric choices and colors and contrast.

    —Amy s. on August 18, 2017
  • Great giveaway. Thanks very much!
    I wish I’d had a crash course in knowing how a sewing machine works when I first began.

    —Laura Manning on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I knew about an accurate quarter inch seam allowance and what a scant quarter inch meant.

    —Debora B Buskey on August 18, 2017
  • I’m a newbie quilter so there are many things I still need to know. I wish I had realized how very important that accurate 1/4″ seam is. More than anything I wish I had learned all of my grandmother’s knowledge about quilting before she passed. 🙁

    —Cyndee Palmer on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known how addicting quilting is. Not that I would change much of anything.

    —elaine Litton on August 18, 2017
  • The basics, in particular having points meet 1/4 inch in so that they don’t get cut off when you sew blocks together.

    —Kathleen T on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I would have known about correct measure for a 1/4 inch seam allowance

    —SHARON INGALLS on August 18, 2017
  • I wish l had learned more about the basics as to pressing correctly, the importance of cutting correctly and just the general basics all to get the nicely finished projects. Great giveaways.

    —Anne on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how to accurately cut and stitch a 1/4″ seam.

    —Susan Lanctot on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known that I needed an extra room for fabric and thread. It is so nice to have a stash to choose from when creativity strikes. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Jan on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had learned more of the basics on my first few quilts – thank you for the chance to win these wonderful products! I would enjoy perfecting my skills as I continue to spend time doing what I love!

    —Carole on August 18, 2017
  • I wish that I had known more about the importance of being accurate when I began quilting. Accurate cutting and accurate sewing make the quilt go together much easier.

    —Barbaraben on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more. Plus just room to sew!
    Even after quilting for awhile, I love learning new ways of doing things.

    —Nancy N on August 18, 2017
  • I’m a newbie! I need to learn everything! This book will help me immensely! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Linda on August 18, 2017
  • Wow, I would love to be picked for such an awesome prize! I love sewing and there is so much about it that I don’t know, especially when it comes to making quilts! I need all the help you can give me!

    —Deborah Chavis on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics of quilting but it was exciting when something clicked or I had/have an Aha moment!

    —Km Applegarth on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important a 1/4 inch was,my first quilt would not have had a wavy flying geese border.Ha!

    Chris Lee on August 18, 2017
  • How to measure and cut accurately!

    —Elaine on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known that it was okay to follow your own path not listen to the rulemakers. Quilting is more fun now. 🙂

    —Keri Lyn on August 18, 2017
  • I am a new quilter so I do the basics, square and rectangles and straight sewing. I wish I knew more about the sewing machine. Also a little bit of info regarding different types of material and how they adjust to patchwork. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

    —Virginia Bronner on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I knew about checking the accuracy of any template before completely cutting out a large quilt! I love that so much information is available to us!

    —Kathleen Roush on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I knew & still want to know about color values light medium dark. Everything still gets me a little confused 🤷‍♀️ and I need help with color placements. Hope I win & thanks for the opportunity

    —mary perez on August 18, 2017
  • I wosh I had more basic info when I started, accurate quarter inch seams, correct rotarty cutting, and that I wiuld need more romm to store my fabric stash!!

    —Janet Medina on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I didn’t have to work so I could spend all day sewing ! I already have the triangle book and the applique , so this addition to my collection would be most welcome.

    —Suzette Bryden on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. I have had to rip out way too many seams in my time…….

    —Lillian K on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about scant quarter inch seems, quality thread, and that slowing down can make all the difference in the world!

    —Susan B. on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to ‘think outside the box’ and use my own creativity in my quilts.

    —Patti Boose on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known all the shortcut tricks I know now! It would’ve made my first quilts so much easier!!

    —Sheila stevens on August 18, 2017
  • I have the machine quilting book. Love all her tips. I save up so I can pick them up.

    —Linda McNelly on August 18, 2017
  • Oh how I wish that I had listened to my Grandmother and my Mother while they were quilting. They have both passed away. And, NOW I am beginning to make quilts – am enjoying trying to piece the beautiful fabrics into designs and/or just scrappy blocks. Trying to learn about patterns, which threads and needles to use, color, etc. I have a Janome Gem 760, a 1933/34 Featherweight, and a treadle singer. And, I want to learn how to use each one of these sewing machines. Your book would be such a great reference for learning techniques, etc. This chance to possibly win your book is super ! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Sandra Haile on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I would have known about the 1/4″ foot for my sewing machine and how to accurately sew a 1/4″ seam. Thank you for the chance to win a giveaway!

    —Marijo W on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about cutting ,pressing ,piecing, and quilting,also more about my sewing machine the thing it could or couldnt do.

    —Sue Perryman on August 18, 2017
  • I wished I had known how to make half square triangles for example by sewing on either side of creased line on 5 inch squares or sewing a quarter inch around a 10 square and cutting diagonally in both directions to make 4 half squares triangle. I have been quilting for 26 years and just learned this trick a few months ago. I have avoided anything that involved cutting on the bias for fear of stretching.

    mandy whalen on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had learned how to use the rotary cutter and rulers properly and how this addicting quilting is!

    —Marsha Randles on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how little time I had to do something that I enjoy so much. For many reasons, I let life get in the way and stopped doing what I love. Now, I wish I had all of that time back. Everyday I find a new quilt pattern that I wish I could have done but I can’t fit another one onto my list. I wish I had listened to all of those people that told me life is too short. Enjoy it while you can and quilt!

    —Emma W. on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known that you could buy fuseable backing to put under your Appliqué. It took me hours turning under and stitching it on my quilt.

    —Sharon on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known about spinning seams…this has been a big help in quilting

    —nancy magee on August 18, 2017
  • Don’t know if I’m allowed to comment twice… I still need to learn how to bind the edge. Hope to win all prizes to help me improve my skills with lots of practices.

    —Portia on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how MUCH I would enjoy making a quilt from start to finish. If I would have known how rewarding it is to stitch the quilt top, assemble the quilt sandwich and last, but NOT least, how much fun it is to freehand, free motion quilt. Of course, I would have started sooooo much sooner rather than waiting to retirement age to sew and quilt every single day!😊🐣👵🏻🐣😊

    —Peg on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known that I didn’t need to worry so much about my choice of colours and everything having to match exactly – now I understand that in the right circumstances any colour combination can look amazing!

    —Sarah Bubb on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d had a crash course in knowing how a sewing machine works.

    In fact, I took a quilting class to force me to use a sewing machine I had bought 8 yrs. prior! Who knew I’d get hooked on quilting. 🙂

    —Cindy S on August 18, 2017
  • How important it is to have exactly 1/4″ seams.

    —Kathy on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known about needing more room for fabric storage. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

    —Angela J Short on August 18, 2017
  • I am a newbie and I need to learn all I can. I finally have a great new Elna machine and my own sew room! This books sounds great.

    —Mary on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had started this many years ago when my husband was active duty military and gone so much. I had many years essentially of being alone with just our children and I was searching always for something creative to do. I have found the blessings over the last 2 years of quilting to be able to gift away to many people in need. I wish I could have done this sooner to give more back to those I had come in contact with so many years ago. I wish I had been able to meet, enrich and uplift those who needed it most, our military friends, family and neighbors who struggled but persevered under trying times and conditions. Now I am working to help those in need around me. A quilt is a hug created with love, blessings and best wishes.

    —Sherri Palfrey on August 18, 2017
  • More room for fabric!

    —Janis Russo on August 18, 2017
  • I am new to quilting. Looking through all of this makes me excited, and I know I have a lot to learn.

    —Miranda Loggins on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to sew half square triangles in one of the easy methods that make them so much simpler to do.

    —Barb Mader on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how to line up fabric. You know, lining up the grain line. I THINK I understand it now.

    —Amanda on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known that I needed more room for rulers, and everything else quilting!!! I thought I would buy just enough fabric for the quilt I was working on and when that was done I would buy some more. I had a rude awakening!!! Now I am teaching my grandchildren to sew.

    —Patricia Phaiah on August 18, 2017
  • Sorry to say I do not own one of your books, I do not have any books Boo Hoo. I would love to own your book Teach me how to make my first Quilt. I find quilting so soothing, I dislike it when bed time rolls around. I would love to learn more on the basic quilting from start to finish. Thanks Pat.

    Geraldine Bond on August 18, 2017
  • I’ve tried my hand at quilting… quite unsuccessfully I must admit. I buy fabric, notions, and then get frustrated when my cuts don’t turn out right. I put all of my fabric in a canvas bag, and walk away. Then I see something that makes me want to try it again. I go out and buy the fabric and notions, only to end up with ANOTHER canvas bag of unfinished product. All the gifts are nice, but I could really use this book! Thanks for doing the giveaway 🙂

    —Kelli Hite on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about organizing my fabrics so I would know what I have and could find what I wanted.

    —Janet Wiener on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about accurate seams.

    —Kathy Howard on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics, especially accurate cutting and pressing.

    —Mary on August 18, 2017
  • I Have been quilting for a few years and wish I had found Pat’s books and patterns earlier.

    Denise on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.

    I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE ❤️ to win this awesome prize package!

    —April Jo on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had learned more about the basics, especially stitching the 1/4″ seam. I took lessons 25 years ago but did not do much quilting until I retired a few years ago. The basics are important. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

    —Mildred Plaskett on August 18, 2017
  • Oh my gosh! What an incredible prize package. You are sooo generous. Thanks for the opporunity to win all this good stuff!

    Anyway I wish I’d learned how to correctly square up fabric and use my rotary cutter. I’ve made many quilts but still feel a little unsure as I start a new batch of fabric.

    —Janet Spaid on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about color/print matching, as well as the basics of quilting.

    —Liza Gay on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the different kinds of batting.

    —Fran Glass on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known about the right thread to use and the importance of proper pressing. I now have a granddaughter who wants to learn to sew and quilt. This book would be wonderful for her!

    —Sharla on August 18, 2017
  • Wish I knew how to keep the sewing area organized. I went from the kitchen table to a desk in the laundry room, to the smallest bedroom of the house once the kids moved out. I can’t find anything and feel so stressed at my chaotic room that I don’t want to sit and sew a spell.

    —Mickey L on August 18, 2017
  • Wish I’d realized that it is good to have the right rulers

    —bunny hand on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I learned the importance of measuring twice, cutting once for more accurate blocks.

    —Barbara Lemon on August 18, 2017
  • yes yes, need all the help I can get.

    —carol norton on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing and how to get a true 1/4″ seam.

    —Coleen Beutler on August 18, 2017
  • I am self taught, so I am SURE you can fill in the cracks of what I don’t know!!! Thank you.

    —Vicky D on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d had the great books and tutorials that are available now. Spent a lot of time learning by trial and error. I am so enjoying quilting now—and no longer worried about the quilt police!

    —Caryn Goulden on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known lots more about everything. Wow, what great giveaways and thanks so much for the chance.

    —Holly on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I wasn’t so afraid of cutting fabric. Haven’t done anything with fabric and sewing for 40 years. Not impressed with the beginners quilt course I took so i’ve been watching online videos and ordering books/patterns.

    —kelly sherrard on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I knew how important it was to cut fabric very accurately.

    —Terri Mc on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more basics, made it harder on myself 5han I needed to. A larger room for fabric would have been a plus as eell…thanks for opportunity!

    —Konnie Osborne on August 18, 2017
  • Oh I wished I would have know about the different weights of thread for their different uses in quilting, and to press, press, press!

    Lucinda Atterbury on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known that I would need more storage–a lot more storage!

    —Kris B on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important a scant 1/4 inch seam was and that quality tools can make the process more enjoyable. Coming from garment sewing, the seam allowance was a challenge!

    —D A Furr on August 18, 2017
  • I’m a newbie and joined a quilt guild to learn how to quilt. Everyone there is great about helping me but I think learning the basics first, in a more structured way, would be very beneficial for me,

    —Chris on August 18, 2017
  • Watching my mom make quilts for family babies was my first time seeing the work that goes into quilting. This book and the other prizes will be used to pass on the family tradition

    —R. Diane Hamann on August 18, 2017
  • I wish that I had learned more about how important a scant 1/4″ was and how to achieve it.

    —Loriann Fish on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known how addictive quilting would be! Love all the beautiful fabrics to play with!

    —Roxie on August 18, 2017
  • definitely how to and the importance of squaring up blocks…..I was devastated when I took my first ‘big’ quilt that I was so proud of, to the quilters I was told….oh that’s nice but it would have been better if you’d squared up the blocks!!! I thought she was talking a foreign language….what is this squaring up youre talking about???? I thought. being self taught these are the little tricks I wish I’d learnt….and I bet there’s plenty more!

    wendyb on August 18, 2017
  • Would love this so I could share this with my granddaughter. My grandma taught me how to sew on her treadle machine over 60 yrs.ago.

    Karen Poole on August 18, 2017
  • Really would love this book!So inspired by her blogs.

    Karen Poole on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics especially the importance of accuracy like with 1/4 inch seams. Also when I made my first quilt I didn’t have a rotary cutter.

    —Sylvia on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I knew to always use a consistent quarter inch seam.

    Jane meece on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I could make a quilt in all one colour but different shades, picked some purples out at a quilt shop where they did classes, went along with the fabric only to be told I couldnt do it so had to buy more fabric, being a beginner quilter at the time just went along with what I was told.

    —Pat on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about machine quilting.

    —Carol on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about color selection and how to obtain the scant 1/4″ seam

    —Lynn Krause on August 18, 2017
  • What an awesome giveaway! Thank you so much!
    I wish I had known more basics about cutting, sewing, and pressing. I didn’t have a clue. I just jumped right in there. Even though I have been quilting for a while, I am still learning new things.

    —Joyce Carter on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I knew I was going to need a LOT more room for fabric! I am officially addicted!

    —Diana on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had found Quilt Along with Pat Sloan before January of 2017! I can say I have learn a ton of stuff with the quilt alongside. Making more than log cabin now and having so much fun. Thank you Pat for your wonderful lessons.

    —Deb derogee on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about rotary cutting, piecing, correcting mistakes.

    —Darlene on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting accuracy, grain line and color selection.

    —Darlene on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I knew more basics about cutting. I didn’t learn how to cut well until about 2 years in to quilting when I took a class.

    —Bridget on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I was going to need more room for my fabric. Also, that I needed to "press" my fabric and not "iron" it. thanks for the giveaway.

    —Renea on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. Sometimes it takes awhile to unlearn bad habits!

    —Maureen Haynes on August 18, 2017
  • There is so much I wish I had known. Probably the accurate 1\4 inch Sean is the main one. I am self taught, and still have a lot to learn!

    Sue Gritts on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about attaching borders.

    —Veronica on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d learned how to machine quilt.

    —Ola Norman on August 18, 2017
  • Didn’t realize how addictive it would be!

    —Gayle Foltz on August 18, 2017
  • I love to sew and have made a few quilts by just picking up tips here and there. I would love to win this book so that I can fill the gaps and make beautiful quilts 😁 I want to know how to cut exact pieces and stitch them together accurately.

    —Madelyn Whitley on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about using special rulers. Still a newbie in the process in making a quilt.

    —Kathy Bangsund on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known that when my Mother tried to teach me to sew that I would have tried harder and learned. It became my passion soon after I left home and made many quilts and bridal dresses.

    —Shirley Stoltzfus on August 18, 2017
  • Didn’t know how much room I would need for fabric.

    —Louise Mease on August 18, 2017
  • Rotary cutting, mats, rulers. I learned real quick about the 1/4″ seam though. I am teaching my 16 grand daughters to quilt. 2 are absolutely hooked, 2 other are pretty independent sewers, the 7 year old just finished a flannel quilt top and when we get a free Saturday, she longarm it. I am having so much fun. Thanks, Pat and Martingale.

    —Mom C on August 18, 2017
  • I wish that I had known someone like Pat to ask first instead of trial and error. That would have made it much easier. Also having an olisio iron 😊

    —Leslie Wall on August 18, 2017
  • I so wish I’d have known more basics about piecing!

    —Teresa B on August 18, 2017
  • How much fun it is! Realistically, how to get a true 1/4″ seam!

    —Cynthia Wilbanks on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about pressing and rotary cutting.

    —Elilzabeth Olson on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about how my sewing machine works and how to machine quilt..
    It is a grand journey to be on.
    Regards from Alberta, Canada
    Anna

    quiltmom anna on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to keep projects like BOM in order. Project boxes are not always enough for a large quilt. Such as working on Bonnie Hunter quilts. I start too many project at one time. I do finish projects it may take years.

    —Linda Christianson on August 18, 2017
  • Oh, how on earth do I decide which single thing I wish I had known. There are SO many things…..I wish I had known how to get the perfect scant 1/4″ seam. Oh, wait. I STILL wish I had the secret to that. Thank you for the opportunity to win. 😀

    —Sandy Skogen-McClure on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known to purchase quality fabric and good rulers. I first learned how to make a template cut from a cereal box!

    —Sally on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had really understood how important it is to cut properly and also the 1/4 inch seam. I have a few unfinished quilt tops from my early days.

    —ELIZABETH Kuntz on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to budget for my projects.

    —MelodyJ on August 18, 2017
  • I was self taught so I wish I knew more about the basics – I learned a lot the hard way – through my own mistakes.

    —Sue Cahill on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had known which fabrics to use, and not to buy the cheapest thread.

    —mary powell on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to Quilt my quilt. I can cut and piec my quilt but it has taken me a lot longer to catch on how to quilt it.

    —Betty Cooley on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had taken my first quilting class earlier in life. My experience with sewing in high school home ec class was not very positive, and I thought I hated sewing. But when I took my first quilting class, I discovered that I enjoyed being creative and working with color and that sewing a quilt was quite relaxing!

    —JLouise on August 18, 2017
  • I wish I had know that there was no quilting police and that it was ok to make mistakes that made my quilt even better. To stop asking people does this look good because the only opinion that mattered was mine. I stopped quilting for a while because of some very negative people. No more!’m

    —Nikki on August 18, 2017
  • I’m a newbie and wish I would have taken a quilting course. I have trouble with compimenting my fabrics. I’ve been watching videos today and picking up some much needed information.

    —michelle on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about cutting and seam allowances!

    —Karrie Smith on August 19, 2017
  • Scant 1/4 inch seam is not explained enough.

    —Lori Schifano on August 19, 2017
  • Wish I had known how to square up and get accurate seams AND cut with a rotary cutter. Would have made that first UFO easier😎.

    Thanks, Pat, for rounding up some great prizes!

    —Melanie Keith on August 19, 2017
  • I’m just starting to dabble in quilting and I think this book would be of great value to me. Cant wait to here from you lol! 😜

    —Ann-Maree campbell on August 19, 2017
  • I’m a newbie—I want to know more! I have only made a handfull quilts and still feel like there is so much too learn.

    —Amy on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the techniques related to fabric/color combination, and also hand embroidery.

    —Jackson Watkins on August 19, 2017
  • I wish my grandma was still around to help and teach me all the basics of quilting. And share the experience of quilting with me. I always felt so loved and safe under her quilts, witch was the only things I had slept under until I was a teenager. I love my mom in Apri, and decided I wanted my grandkids to have some of those quilt memories like I do. So being a new quilter, I can use all the help I could get! Thank you!!

    —Mary Curtis Prager on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how important a scant 1/4″ seam is and how helpful it is to fix inaccuracies as I go along. When I pay attention to the small details the end product is so much nicer. My work doesn’t have to be perfect but it helps to fix little problems before they become big problems. Would love to have this book for my sister that wants to start quilting.

    —Peg S. on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance of 1/4 seam allowance and pressing seams open

    —Paula on August 19, 2017
  • Been quilting off and on for about 30 years (now on for a couple of steady years) and back when I first started I wish I had known more about the importance of the quality of the fabric you use.

    Sheena B on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how different sewing machines affect the 1/4 inch seams so I could have made sure all seams were the same. I had blocks of all different sizes lol. Strip cutting would have been nice to know as well

    —Sherrie Strabel on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known about squaring pieces up as you go. It certainly makes the pieces go together so much better.

    —Joan Kruse on August 19, 2017
  • Just what I need to get me started!!!

    —Linda on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had knowhow much I would love quilting and would have started sooner! I also wish I had know more about fabric selections.

    —Michelle Norton on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important accuracy is and what the best tools are for helping me achieve that accuracy.

    —Susan on August 19, 2017
  • I wish i had known what a scant quarter was.

    —Tammy McCarty on August 19, 2017
  • would love to win…

    —Judy Weaver on August 19, 2017
  • Am so excited about learning to quilt!! Am lucky I found a mentor and a quilting bee!!!

    —Mary on August 19, 2017
  • would love to win…daughter just started sewing… ty

    —Judy Weaver on August 19, 2017
  • Boy do I wish I needed more room for all my fabrics!! And I think I have a lot. Plus I inherited from two people who passed,one being my sister in law. Everytime I use any of her fabric I miss her more.

    —Candis O'Hearn on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about cutting, handling fa bric and known more about sewing machine basics as well. Thanks so much for all I ‘ve learned here!!!!

    —Becky Bynum on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about my sewing machine. I also wish I knew I
    How to check and ensure I was making the 1/4 inch seam allowance.

    —Patti on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had all your books and help. When I started quilting 20 years ago.God bless you. You have helped many new quilters.

    —Rosemary on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known tips on making accurate 1/4 inch seams and matching points.

    —Barbie Burns on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about my sewing machine and to check and ensure I was making the 1/4 inch seam allowance.

    —Patti on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had the opportunity to take classes to learn from my quilting heroes.I follow quilters like most people follow actors and musicians. I love quilting books and magazines. Everyone who knows me, knows I wish I had a long arm sewing machine. Sewing is my happy place.

    —Judy Davis on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about color theory! Been quilting off and on for about 30 years now and color theory would have been so helpful in choosing better color combinations!

    —Bonnie Arnold on August 19, 2017
  • No matter how much you know about quilting, you can always learn something more.

    —Maria Laurence on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about my sewing machine.

    —Patti on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. I had a small stash of my own. Then inherited more from a friend, an aunt and my mother.

    More importantly, I would like to know how to figure backing and adding hanging methods to the projects.
    Learning to free motion quilt is on my ludt, also.

    —Glenda White on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I knew how much money I would spend on fabric, books, tools, rulers, thread, etc. and started an investment fund when I was much younger!

    —Brenda on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about cutting with a rotary cutter. I ruined a few pieces of fabric just learning how to control it as you move along the ruler.

    —Deborah Martin on August 19, 2017
  • I would really like one of your books. looks very interesting and learnful

    —Rita Welch on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I would have understood the whole seam allowance thing-but math is hard. I also wish I knew more about prepping fabric.

    —Alicia Watkins on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how to cut better and how to sew an accurate 1/4″ seam.

    —Melanie Welsh on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known when I fixed my sewing room that I would start quilting. I would have arranged it different. My mother used to quilt but I never have. I inherted her stuff when she passed away.

    —Stella M on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how expensive this quilting hobby would turn out to be. I would have started a savings account for it when I was working. 🙂

    —Jean Kahr on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known about how important pressing was to quilting and making blocks

    —Pauline Gudas on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance of "squaring up" fabric. I would make a block and not really understand about making each block the correct size before continuing to sew the blocks together. I made a lot of hit and miss squares.

    —Renee Kleckner on August 19, 2017
  • Would love to get this book, the perfect addition to my quilting library, I love the other books by Pat! I need to go back and learn from the beginning so my quilts are perfec, and I know Pat will do that for me!

    —Ruth Gronchick on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance of squaring up each block, and in some cases each patch of each block.

    —Cheryll Hvidsten on August 19, 2017
  • I love Pat’s patterns and books.

    —Sheila Guest on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important the "scant" quarter inch is. And how to achieve it consistently. No worries- I figured it out!

    —Cindy Tonkin on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known that we had classes locally that could have helped me progress faster.

    —Charlotte Creekmore on August 19, 2017
  • New quilter (always watched my grandmothers many, many years ago – they are my favorite nspiration) and I so enjoy all the great tips and tricks that are shared among other quilters. I learn something new everyday.

    —Shannon on August 19, 2017
  • I would like to win the book it would help me learn how to do things better.i am trying to learn triangles I have some of your books I don’t have the new one and I would like to win material I don’t have much.thank you

    —Susan gose on August 19, 2017
  • I really knew nothing when I stared quilting. I did not come from a quilting family. I am a visual learner so books are a great asset to me. I love the simplicity of Pats books and how straightforward they are. Best ever!

    —Leslie Schumacher on August 19, 2017
  • This is a great Book

    —Cheri Matyjaszek on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known how different quilt construction is from clothing construction! I made clothing for years, but it didn’t exactly translate. Boy, there is a lot more math in quilting!!

    —Marianne on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known just how much comfort something as simple as a handmade quilt could bring to a wounded warrior, a veteran suffering PTSD, an active duty military member so far away from home or a member of our greatest generation. I wish I had known how much it truly meant to them to be recognized for their sacrifices and be remembered even many years later. I would have started making Quilts of Valor much sooner than did.

    —Cathy O'Connor on August 19, 2017
  • Glad i have a sewing room… makes for a stress reliever to get in there n work on a project..

    —Krista on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about sewing a 1/4″ seam accurately. I wish I had known how much fabric I was about to accumulate!

    —Lois Goodman on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how much I would grow to love quilting and the satisfaction I have when the quilt is done. I wish I had enough free time to quilt more! I wish I would have discovered Pat Sloan and her amazing designs and all that she is when I started!

    —Merri Bush on August 19, 2017
  • Just been quilting for about a year. I love it. Need all the help I can get. Would like ve to have your books to help me.

    Dala Stewart on August 19, 2017
  • 💓love to win this always trying to learn more your teaching is with ease no quilting police your always positive even when hobos show there face you encourage

    —Nancy gardner on August 19, 2017
  • Love your FB site with all the wonderful ideas and people

    Emma adans on August 19, 2017
  • I did not know about the 1/4″ seam allowance when I first began to quilt and I guessed on things until I read up on patterns and made plenty of mistakes. While being a care giver to my grandmother she taught me how to applique and quilt while she was dying. She helped me learn quilting as I helped take care of her in the end of her life. I was a young mother with two children in grade school at the time.

    —Karla S on August 19, 2017
  • I use to live in an area where there was many people to help me learn how to quilt. Now I live far away from them all. Many hours away (9). I live in a small community now and live about 20 minutes outside of it as well. So having a book to assist me would be AWESOME!!!

    —Vicki Johnston on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how addictive this would be!!

    —Bonnie Neuberger on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had more information about cutting, quarter inch seams and pressing…
    Happy quilting y’all 🤓

    —Kathie Dees on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known the very basics of how important the fabric choices and the use of good supplies are. These make all the difference in the outcome of the project. I’ve yet to complete a quilt, but I’m working on it – one block at a time. Thanks for such a great opportunity to win these great items.

    —Luann on August 19, 2017
  • I really wish I’d had more of the basics like accurate cutting and trimming, proper piecing techniques, that sort of thing. I’ve been sewing for a long time but only recently started quilting again.

    —Diane Downes on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I would have had a lesson dedicated solely to best pressing techniques!

    —Pat Winters on August 19, 2017
  • It’s good to know that all the basics are all in one book for reference. Now I know which book to tell new quilters they need to have

    —Leslie Aselis on August 19, 2017
  • I love the wisdom and knowledge Pat shares – Thank you Pat

    Dee Key on August 19, 2017
  • At the young age of 60, I Have been a self-taught quilter for about three years…learning by many mistakes which I think make every quilt I produce unique. I would think this book would answer questions I still and will have. Whether I win or not, I will continue to quilt, enjoying every one I make. One of my joys is my granddaughter becoming interested. I gave her my first sewing machine, and she’s using features on it I never knew were there! I look forward to seeing her quilts–and she’s only 12!

    Mary Ann Lamontine on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I could learn the details of quilting.

    —Vanessa Howard on August 19, 2017
  • I am very new to quilting. I want
    To know more about everything, especially choosing coordinating fabrics for a quilt.

    —Suzanne Rymer on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing.

    —Lynn on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. Getting better with very project, though.

    —Lynn on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known about this sight earlier

    Teresa Hickey on August 19, 2017
  • I am a begginer. What little I know came from my late grandmother and my mother-in-law. I wished I paid more attention to my grandmother when I was younger so I could have learned more about the basic of quilting. So I guess what I wished I knew more about before beginning quilting would have been the basics.

    —Christie Davis on August 19, 2017
  • wish I had more fabric

    —sharon griswold on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about choosing fabric and matching fabric colors

    —Sue E on August 19, 2017
  • This sew along has helped me learn the skills by mistakes.

    —Tammy on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about quilt as you go, and binding, especially the corners.

    —Pat Emery on August 19, 2017
  • This sew along has encouraged me to want to learn more.

    —Tammy on August 19, 2017
  • So many things I wish I had known when I first started quilting! Wish Pat had been around back then and that I had listened more to my mother when she was trying to teach me the basics!

    —Denise Mancuso on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had know more about the basics of using a rotary cutter and ruler. Which line to use = the one on the ruler or the one on the mat. Also about the scant 1/4 inch.

    —Priscilla Pride on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much I would enjoy it. MY husband put a machine in front of me and said i think you would like quilting. I love it.

    —Terri emmons on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known about 1/4 inch seams and the importance of pressing. I used to cut templates from cereal boxes for my mother using scissors. Rotary cutting and cutting mats would have been a lifesaver (or hand saver) back then.

    —Mary Godbout on August 19, 2017
  • I’ve been quilting for almost two years now. When I started I wish I new more about stitch length and tips on cutting straight. I still struggle when cutting multiple prices. I know now that I need to take my time and use good tools. Winning any one of these items would be wonderful.

    —Sally Bangen on August 19, 2017
  • I’ve been quilting for almost two years now. When I started I wish I new more about stitch length and tips on cutting straight. I still struggle when cutting multiple prices. I know now that I need to take my time and use good tools. Winning any one of these items would be wonderful

    —Sally Bangen on August 19, 2017
  • Hi Pat, I am new at quilting. I fell in love with quilts a long time ago but I always felt too busy to look into quilting but when I did, I starting looking at all the different patterns and how a completely new pattern could be made just by switching things around. It is amazing. I joined a club and saw all the different quilts made by some amazing artists. It made me wonder if I could do this. I tried a few tutorials and found out that I needed to know a lot more before I would be able to become a "quilter."

    —Delores Reed on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance of an accurate 1/4″ seam. And how to press so as not to skew my blocks out of shape. Templates were still in use, but rotary cutters were becoming more popular. My first rulers slipped a lot and fat batts were commonly used instead of the lower lofts we have today. I’m trying to impart some of this knowledge to my friends who are novice quilters.

    —Linda Towers on August 19, 2017
  • How much fun quilting is! Always wanted to quilt but was afraid I couldn’t do it! I found a wonderful friend who has helped so much and now I can not stop!!!!

    —Carolyn OConell on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had started sewing when I was was younger and knew about your teachings and how to start with the right techniques

    —Carol Johnson on August 19, 2017
  • I agree that I wish I had adapted the "finished is better than perfect" philosophy sooner. I spent way too much time ripping out seams! I also wish I had known more about the quilting part of making a quilt. To this day, I love to piece the tops, but I’m still not confident when it comes to marking and machine quilting.

    —Lorise Goeke on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I knew how addicting it would be….i

    —Patti on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I would of started quilting earlier. I love it

    —Esther Davis on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more.

    —Carolyn Barker on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had started sooner in my life. I let the fear of sewing hold me back as I hated Home Economics when I was school.

    —Kathy on August 19, 2017
  • I wish Pat Sloan continues to come up with creative ideas. I love her creativity.♥️

    —Ann Lynch on August 19, 2017
  • Although you think you know how to sew its different once you start piecing quilt tops and quilting so the book would be a great reference and inspiration for me to have more confidence in quilting. The fabric and other things are a added bonus

    —Janet on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had a teacher like Pat Sloan. Years ago when learning how to see pretty much anything, I had to teach myself to see. I have watched shows
    To help. However, even today I still fill like a beginner. Learning again with Pat. Thank you Pat Sloan for your guidance.

    —Eilene Miles on August 19, 2017
  • It seems like I learn something new on every project I do. I have been sewing for many years but I wish I would have known more basics of cutting and piecing that a specific to quilting.

    —Becky Morrison on August 19, 2017
  • I was taught to sew by my mother. I very quickly learned i would need a room for fabric and a room for my sewing machinez.

    —Denise on August 19, 2017
  • I I wish I had known about this site in the beginning

    Teresa Hickey on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known to start sooner! I love all aspects of making a quilt, plus, you have a durable, usable, long-lasting results from your efforts!

    —Kathi Martin on August 19, 2017
  • This would be so helpful! I need all the help I can get!

    —Ann S on August 19, 2017
  • Just learning how to quilt back in October 2016 as a newbie, i would have enjoyed knowing it wasn’t just a quilt topper, i would have enjoyed and still now would love to do a whole quilt (A-Z), am loving learning different techniques, Pat Sloan and all her other designer friends have been a inspiration and thank you for sharing all your time and very enjoyable patterns.

    —Deb Blackett on August 19, 2017
  • I am still learning and making SO many mistakes, think of what this could do for me!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT to win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    —Renee Tucker on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known the basics Pat talks about… preparing the fabric, cutting, pressing…Everything! I am now unlearning many many bad habits and at my age it can be a challenge! Thanks for all you do!

    —Yvonne Mosley on August 19, 2017
  • Have two of the books from Pat. The on on machine quilting and the other on triangle, they are just great.

    —June Kenny on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known more basics. Rotary cutters were not available at that point though and would have made things so much easier.

    —teri c on August 19, 2017
  • When I seriously started quilting, I wish I knew about getting good quality tools to make the process easier, more accurate. I have a pile of rulers, cutters and a couple of mats that did not work for me. (Money wasted I could have spent on fabric!) I have my favorites now and am much happier and more efficient.

    —Donna Bergstrom on August 19, 2017
  • This is the most fun, lovely, positive and best for quilting that I have found. Thank you so much.

    —Ann Sowders on August 19, 2017
  • When I started my Quilting journey I wish I had known a few tidbits like:
    there is a difference between quilt shop fabrics versus box/chain store fabrics;
    fabric scissors are for fabrics ONLY;
    must change sewing machine needle frequently — ditto rotary cutter blades;
    and I wish I had known to add hanging sleeve at the same time as the binding.

    —Kriss on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had someone to mentor me, to help answer questions and teach me the basics.

    —Kathy DeStadio on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known about tutorials sooner!

    —Marsha Ransom on August 19, 2017
  • I could definitely use a refresher on quilting.

    —Teresa on August 19, 2017
  • I would have liked help with fabric selection for projects and how to build a stash.

    Carol Taylor on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had understood how to pace myself, hurrying to complete steps took away the joy and relaxation of quilting. Also, ironing is a must, as is continuous 1/4″ seams.

    Margarett Hitt on August 19, 2017
  • Well again I am late to the party. I posted in the wrong place. This would be great for a young lady that just joined HQH quilting club. I would love to welcome her with this jewel. Thank you so much for doing this give away.

    —Cheryl Heeth on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had taken more classes about fabric selection and then selecting the best pattern for a project.

    —Marlene J. Barz on August 19, 2017
  • As a beginner I would love to win this!

    Anne Mulholland on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics of quilting cutting and 1/4 inch seems when I first started. I am trying to teach a friend to quilt,but she doesn’t have a sewing machine so it’s at my house. She would love everything in this package. But I would keep the needles. LOL

    Dorothy Lawson on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I would have known to press not iron, and how to quilt as you go.

    —Denise Peterson on August 19, 2017
  • Can’t wait to get my book would give this one to my sister who I have gave the quilting bug to.

    —Angila dingus on August 19, 2017
  • I have always wanted to learn to Quilt and am very excited to start a Quilt!Would be honored to win this prize ! Thank you for the chance to enter ! Happy Quilting!

    —Tammy Brown on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing❤️

    —Maggie Bradshaw on August 19, 2017
  • Hi there!
    I would have liked to have a crash course in beginning quilting as I was completely self-taught. Then of course knowing that I’d need a large(or multiple!) storage room(s) for my abundant stash of fabric, tools, threads and sewing machines(I have several vintage machines)…LOL!
    I’d LOVE the awesome Olfa prize package if I was chosen as a winner!
    Thanks & Quilty Huggs!

    —Jacqueline VH on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing! My first quilt was a really wonky 9 patch and none of the corners met in the right places. I was used to garment sewing, and I thought that a 5/8 inch seam should be used for quilting, too!

    Barbara Johnson on August 19, 2017
  • I loooove fabric and books about quilting. I also need a new iron and would love to win this one. My quilting buddy has one and swears by it. Loving quilting also means batting is always welcome and needed.

    Regards

    —LaVerne Mullane on August 19, 2017
  • I would love this book to give to my young Grandaughter who loves sewing.

    —Lyn Allen on August 19, 2017
  • Would love to have the beginner quilt book.

    —Diana Lacy on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. I didn’t have a clue!! I love Pat Sloan and have learned a lot from her.

    —Diana Salmon on August 19, 2017
  • I had sewn clothes, curtains, coats and everything for years so was surprised at how difficult the transition was for me to try to become a quilter! Sounds like Pat’s new book of systematically learning quilting would have been perfect for me then. Now it will be a great review and show me what I have missed. I am retired now and have a new larger space
    to use. I am very excited! Thanks Pat!

    —Louise Trowe on August 19, 2017
  • I wish i had known how important 1/4 inch seam is in sewing
    Blocks together.

    —Ruth Irwin on August 19, 2017
  • Wish I knew more about the basics !!!

    Patty Neuspickel on August 19, 2017
  • the importance of a scant 1/4″ seam and pressing

    —Anna on August 19, 2017
  • Looking back at my first few quilts I wish I knew how vital an accurate 1/4″ seam was and also that I should have paid more attention to squaring up my blocks.

    —Beth Sprister on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how addictive quilting was going to be. I love it.

    —Ingrid Nepe on August 19, 2017
  • I wish someone would have told me how addictive and expensive this hobby was.

    —Cheryl Wilker Aloise on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known I was going to need more room for fabric; I’m sewing as many charity quilts as I can, though. Thanks for the opportunity for such wonderful prizes.

    —Carmen Rowan on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I would have had someone to direct my steps in fabric choices and rulers and cutters. When I started I drew everything out on the material and cut it with a pair of scissors.

    —Mary J Gouge on August 19, 2017
  • I definitely wish I knew all the "secrets", for example how to get a scant 1/4 seam.

    —Jennifer on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance of accurate cutting and the use if a scant quarter inch seam. If I had my first attempt at quilting might not have been a failure and I might have made a second attempt earlier, instead of waiting until many years later.

    —Sharon Lowe on August 19, 2017
  • As a beginner, I wish I had known more about the quality of fabric. I bought a lot of cheap fabric way back when. I eventually threw most of it away. I love the soft hand and wonderful designs available in premium fabrics.

    —Deb C on August 19, 2017
  • so many things I wish I knew about but particularly the 1/4″ seam :O

    —monica johnson on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I would have had a more consistent 1/4″.

    Cindy Pieters on August 19, 2017
  • i wish I had known more about how to use a sewing machine, and what the heck a 1/4″ seam was. Been a few years and I have learned a little more, especially those 1/4″ seams and how important they are in quilting.

    —Judy Parker on August 19, 2017
  • I am a newbie and would learn everything possible. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Marilyn

    —Marilyn on August 19, 2017
  • I was self taught, wish I had known more about
    online tutorials

    —laura on August 19, 2017
  • I came to quilting hen I was teaching clothing classes. I wish I had known how much I would love it. Also, how many different ways there are to achieve beautiful quilts. And that some amazing things happen when we decide to not follow the rules.

    —Sue on August 19, 2017
  • I do not know much about quilting. My grandmother did quilting and wish she had taught me some more. Thank you for this generous giveaway.
    Joan

    —Joan on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how exacting quilting should be & how important an accurate quarter inch seam is!

    —Bette McLennan on August 19, 2017
  • I would like to learn everything there is to learn concerning quilting. Thank you for the opportunity to win these great prizes.
    Marion

    —Marion on August 19, 2017
  • I consider myself a "newbie" quilter. I wish I had known how to sew an accurate 1/4 inch seam. I also wish I had known how important it is to use good quality fabric.

    —Kay D. on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had know more about cutting and measuring. And about color/fabric selection.

    —Glenda Akeroyd on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I knew moe about fussy cutting.

    —Debbie Russo on August 19, 2017
  • I’ve been quilting for 5 years. So many tips and tricks to learn. I took a few classes but learned mostly on my own. My young nieces always want to do a sewing/quilting project when they come visit. This book would be nice to help them learn.

    Karla on August 19, 2017
  • I wished I had known more about color matching when I first started quilting.

    —Wilma on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about the basics….pressing, 1/4″ seams, measuring blocks as you go.

    —Pearl on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d started quilting sooner. I’ve been sewing since I was 7, but didn’t know anyone that quilted…looked interesting but, wow, so much fabric, so much time….but at 67, I’m in. Better late than never, right? Thanks for all the giveaways and the chance to win…being self taught means it takes awhile to figure out the best, easiest way to do things!

    —Sally Price on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known about the importance of squaring up a block. When you do garment sewing, there’s often a lot of wiggle room that naturally occurs in every pattern. In quilting, that wiggle room is almost non-existent, and squaring up your work at each stage of the process makes a much more beautiful and accurate block that’s so much easier to construct into a quilt top.

    —Jane Sprague on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about cutting fabric accurately and what a scant 1/4″ seam was.

    —Shawnie Wallace on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I knew that using a sewing machine was OK!!! There are no quilt police

    —Christine on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had know about the 1/4″ foot years ago. It has made my blocks so much more accurate

    —Terri Mewha on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. And I still struggle with an accurate scant 1/4 inch seam.

    —Marilyn H. on August 19, 2017
  • I wish that I had known how addicting quilting was going to be in my life, and thus how expensive, but also so rewarding. I love trying out new patterns and thus challenging myself.

    __ Dorothy Barrington on August 19, 2017

    —dorothy barrington on August 19, 2017
  • Hi, I’m so excited for your new book! I love learning everything and share info to my daughter who is in the middle of making her first placemats with me. Thanks so much for your knowledge. I do love learning about the new materials and tools for quilting and sewing.

    Denise Clason on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I would’ve known how addicting quilting can be. Also wish I knew more about color and contrast and what makes a quilt stand out compared to just a so, so quilt. I guess trial and error.

    —Kathy Herzberg on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I would need more space. My workspace does doubleduty as dinning room table and my machine sits on my desk.

    —Sandee Keith on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known the basics….cutting with same ruler throughout a project, pressing, importance of cotton thread. So much but those are the top ones. Fabulous giveaway!

    —Patricia Rawles on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to add borders and put the quilt together. The top, batting, and the back along with using the backing fabric as the binding. I am self taught and have only been seriously quilting since the Solstice Challenge. I had a blast with it.

    —Leisa Carnahan on August 19, 2017
  • I wish i had known how to accurately sew 1/4 inch seams and rotary cut more presicely.

    —Teresa Hall on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to make an accurate 1/4 seam

    —Joyce Schoonover on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I knew that there was a quarter inch foot that could be bought for all sewing machines

    —Sandra Chapman on August 19, 2017
  • I’m glad I learned the "old" way of doing things, but I’m so grateful for all the new gadgets that make quilting so much easier! Love the mats, cutters, advanced sewing machines, and little things like binding clips, lol!

    —Peggy Grieggs on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I would know how much fun the entire process would be to make a quilt.

    —Maureen on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I would have known more about pressing my seams, I have ruined so many a quilt, I could have saved hundreds. Now I do more quilts and find any hints and demos to be priceless and extremely helpful.

    —Roxanne Rogowski on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I could win

    —Paulette on August 19, 2017
  • I took a beginners quilting class but it seemed to leave out a lot of little things and steps that I realized later would be good to know. Still not confident in my quilting abilities and my biggest struggle is making up my mind about what fabrics to use and what is going to go well together with the design.

    —Carol Roberts on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how to cut accurately and I wish someone had told me about Color Catchers!

    —Rose Cameron on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known to pull the knots through in the back of the quilt when starting a new thread…Or how many lifelong friends I would make through quilting.

    —Marsha on August 19, 2017
  • •I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more. And I love learning so this book would be a great asset to my collection.

    —Annette S. on August 19, 2017
  • How to choose fabrics that go together and all of those glorious tools that have made quilting fun. Also how to free motion quilt

    —Leslie Wittenberg on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I been taught how to read a ruler when placing on the fabric.

    —Gail Holmes on August 19, 2017
  • I keep learning new things. It’s wonderful!!!!!

    —Gloria ciarimboli on August 19, 2017
  • I still wish I could find the perfect way to stitch a ¼" seam… I want to read every suggestion you might have.

    —Martha Kirkcaldy on August 19, 2017
  • I have been quilting for the last 10 years and I still wish I knew more about cutting and other basic things. My grandson is wanting to learn to sew on a machine and has designs he "will make into a quilt." I would love this book so I can share this wonderful work more accurately!

    —Lucia Hopple on August 19, 2017
  • Pat teaches all this shortcuts and accurate quilting tips, always learning new methods! Thanks Pat!

    —Sylvia Sommerhauser on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to get a scant 1/4 inch allowance. I also would have liked more knowledge of color selection.

    —Lisa R on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known about rotary cutters. I cut my first quilt pieces with scissors.

    —Jolene on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known about rotary cutters. I cut my first quilt pieces with scissors. It was so hard to be accurate piecing when cutting with w issors.

    —Jolene on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics – prepping fabric, best ways to cut it, etc.

    —Heather Young on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how to organize myself — I still don’t — just think how many more quilts I might have completed by now.

    —Elizabeth A Monahan on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I knew how valuable my time and efforts were. Even beginners should use the best quality fabrics they possibly can!

    —Margaret Donahue on August 19, 2017
  • You can always learn new quilt tips and get new ideas–even if you’ve quilted over 20 years! Quilting is very addicting and challenging; that’s what keeps me interested in quilt projects. Winning this book would be a great addition to my quilting library…Thank you for chance to win!

    Sandy on August 19, 2017
  • I’m a newbie. I need more of everything. I really need more of the difference in pressing and ironing. I could definitely use all these materials.

    Sandra lowery on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. Choosing the best fabrics that go together is so hard for me.

    —Suzanne Anderson on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how much fun I would have meeting other Quilters.

    —Cynthia Taylor on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how much space I’d need. Currently living with and caring for my mom, so I don’t have much room besides the dining room table. Good thing she likes to help me arrange blocks.

    Now I just need some courage to try something more intricate than squares and rectangles.

    —Gretchen Neeley on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important pressing is and that taking ‘shortcuts’ with the basics actually adds more time to your project.

    —Denise C on August 19, 2017
  • Would love to know how to put colors together more and also a big challenge is knowing how to resize quilt block patterns because I see so many cute patterns and they are for a 6 inch block and I would like to make them 10 or 12 inches in size. Can’t seem to get that planted in my brain for some reason but I won’t give up! I am constantly learning as I go to get more perfect results. I love fabric, consider myself a fabric collector.

    —Linda Eggleston on August 19, 2017
  • While I started with a 9 patch, I wish I had known about the 1/4″ seam.:-}

    —shirley marvin on August 19, 2017
  • What a wonderful give-away. I’m a beginner & would enjoy any of these prizes. Have a wonderful day.

    —Barbi Barnes on August 19, 2017
  • I wish someone had told me about all the shortcuts that could make life so much easier. Also to have an iron that gets really hot with lots of steam is a must.

    —Helen Thomas on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had more room for fabric. I need help with triangles, circles, flying geese etc. I am glad I joined this group on Facebook. Thank you!! 😊

    —Rose Marsh on August 19, 2017
  • Dear Pat,
    I am still struggling after many, many years with cutting a long strip, even though I use a long ruler and rotary cutter. I would like to understand why some threads make the seam allowance come out either smaller or larger.
    Thank you,
    Sandy

    —Sandy Saurage on August 19, 2017
  • I am just starting! Ready to learn! So exciting!

    —Pamela Beevers on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about making the quilt sandwich and getting it finished! My daughter (finally!) received her baby quilt – the first quilt I’d ever made – when she was 23!! Now I am an experienced quilter, but would love to share these things with my sister-in-law who’s interested in learning! Pat’s book will be a valuable addition to my Quilty Library!! ❤️

    —Pris Phillips on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about folding fabric before cutting it out. Thanks for thinking of us. B’H

    —Linda on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I had known about squaring up. my first things were a little wonky, lol.

    —Tess Miller on August 19, 2017
  • When i starte fore 25 years ago.
    I would like a book with guidance on how to start and build a quilt. And how do I calculate how much fabric and how it is cut and sew together so that there is a whole quilt. I lacked all basic knowledge about this and what materials are needed to make a quilt.

    —Sonja Andersen on August 19, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. I knew basically very little when I started except what was taught in a basic home education class. What I know I had to teach myself through trial and error, until my very first quilting class. dquilterguy48329 (at) prodigy (dot) net

    —Darrell on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I had learned how to precision cut my pieces.

    Jan Altomare on August 20, 2017
  • I am teaching my grandchildren to quilt, all 4 of them, 2 girls 11 & 9 yrs., 2 boys 11 & 7 yrs. Your book and kit would help them out.So the answer would be alot of fabric needed! lol

    —Gail Miller on August 20, 2017
  • I would love to win a copy of your book. Love your ideas.

    —Billie Jo Harlan on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about types of fabrics and cutting.

    —Pamela on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about color theory and selection! I’m self taught, so the book would be so so helpful! Thank you for this wonderful give-a-way!

    —Chrissy on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how much room I was going to need for fabric–there is never enough (room, that is)! Also, knowing some of the basics right out of the gate would have been nice, but I have learned those as I have been quilting. The book looks great for new/old quilters, as I would expect from having your other books.

    —Carol Kussart on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I had known how mich more room I would meed to store all of my new fabric and quilting supplies!

    —Jean Greene on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I had bought the fabric for a specific project and when it was finished picked another one, etc. instead of randomly buying fabric with no particular project in mind. At this point my stash is overwhelming and I’m sure I’ll never use some of the fabrics. I also wish I had cut the leftovers from a project into usable pieces as soon as I was finished instead of tucking them into a container.

    —Nancy Anderson on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I would have known to read the quilt spacing requirements on the package of batting before buying it, and really before basting it, for a project. When doing a top that I know I am going to stitch in the ditch, I need to know how big my smallest pieces should be, so I don’t have to stitch through the blocks to meet the minimum quilt spacing guidelines. example: 6 inch blocks with batting that requires 2 to 4 in spacing.

    PrettyCurious on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I would have understood the difference good quality fabric and bargain dime store fabric would make in years to come with my feeble attempts at teaching myself how to quilt way back in the 1960’s. A yard stick, a foot ruler, pencil, scissors, and newspaper patterns were all I had, and all I knew there was. I wish I’d have known that there’s a proper order of which seams to sew first, and illustrations rather than following just written instructions. I love a good challenge however, and have a good sense of geometry for blocks with angles. This giveaway is a wonderful way toward successful quilting with proper fabrics, tools, & instruction! I’m still confused about thread tho, and a proper way to store it.

    —Teri Hackett on August 20, 2017
  • I am teaching my 5 granddaughters to sew and quilt. We have sewing/quilting "Bees" at my home. Making memories with my grandchildren and teaching them the art of sewing is so important to me and they love it.

    —Alice Clay on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important 1/4 inch seams are. My first quilt was a mish mash of uneven seams cobbled together.
    I also wish I had known about nesting seams.

    —Debbie on August 20, 2017
  • I am self taught quilter. I am still learning tricks of the trade after23 years. Am now teaching my grand daughter Amber. She is having so much fun. Thank you Pat for your wonderful group.

    —Jenny Wells on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I’d known to check my needle inventory…how frustrating to break a needle and then find out you don’t have any more on hand.

    —Cynthia on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I had know to do modern cutting instead if using paper pieces to cut and such. My mama taught me to cut a bunch of squares from paper templates and sew. Wow that was so much harder

    —Melissa Gifford on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I’d known that I’d need MUCH more room for fabric and UFOs!

    —Cathy Wilson on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I had been given a full preview of basic patchwork tools such as rulers, rottary cutters, pinning tips, pressing blocks and, of course, sewing machine skills.

    —Mariaq on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I knew not only how to properly cut fabric but how to sew the 1/4″ seam accurately. I came across some squares that I had cut years ago (probably 7-8 years ago) to make an Irish Chain quilt and boy were they off! The few I had sewn were all cockeyed and uneven!

    —April O on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important cutting, piecing and even pressing seams accurately makes such a difference in the quality and construction of creating quilts.

    —Brenda Ackerman on August 20, 2017
  • I sewed clothes, curtains etc for many many years but never knew anyone who made quilts. I am sorry it took me 40 years to get started and want to get my daughter quilting now.

    Lois Meikle on August 20, 2017
  • Love the iron.

    —Karen B on August 20, 2017
  • When I first started quilting, I wish I had known how to do mitred corners in the binding.

    —Saundra on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I had had a real instructor to tell me all the things I was doing the wrong way. Being left handed sometimes makes it different. I’m realising that I’m not positioning the ruler correctly to cut fabric. Still have trouble keeping that 1/4″ seam straight. Get confused when making squares & adding the seam allowance, what does the block size equal to. But I still love quilting & my family seem to love what I make them. Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize.

    —Maria Leal on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I’d paid more attention in geometry class.

    —Beverly Downing on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing. Also, no one told me how addictive it would be!

    —Jayne P on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I had known more. Thank you! about cutting and correct pressing!!!

    —Kathy Slaughter Cummings on August 20, 2017
  • I am a newbie! I wish i knew more in general. Working on a hand me down machine and cheap supplies trying to teach myself. Pat you are pretty much my idol

    —Sara Arno on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I’d known and understood the importance of a true 1/4 inch seam allowance as well as lining seams up when putting the quilt blocks together.

    —Cyndi Sloop on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how important accurate seams are, & how much room I really need in the sewing room.

    —Shirley Schulte on August 20, 2017
  • Wow, what a fun giveaway!! I wish I had known how to square up my blocks and measuring my first block to make sure they are the right size. What a difference that extra step makes!

    Sarah B

    —Sarah Barton on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about accurate cutting, piecing, and pressing. I am always grateful to learn new techniques to make my projects better!

    —Janna Lee on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how critical precise cutting was!!!

    —Kristi Daley on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I had gained more knowledge about selecting fabric for projects, how to coordinate colors, how to recognize quality fabric, and finally, how to clean up and square the fabric prior to cutting. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful prize package.

    —Laura Leseberg on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I’d learned about binding. Should it be loose or tight when I wrap it around my project. Some one said if you have batting in your binding it will be stiff

    —Teresa Ayars on August 20, 2017
  • The difference between good and great is based on the time using an iron correctly.

    —Kay Taylor on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I had more knowledge about fabric and quilting terms.
    There is so much to learn.
    Some time my head is spinning with all the things.

    —Sheila Burgess on August 20, 2017
  • I’m a beginner and need to know where to start!

    —Lani Lillian Smith on August 20, 2017
  • I wish I had known that you should not mix brands of rulers & templates ~ of course I learned this the hard way! 😂

    —Gail on August 21, 2017
  • Since I began quilting, the rotary cutter, acrylic rulers and cutting mats have come along and what a great transition! However, I wish I had known early on that I was going to need a LOT more room for my fabric stash! There are so many beautiful fabrics and fabulous colors, just must have some of each! I love teaching my grandkids about quilting and Pat’s book would be great for encouraging them to learn more.

    —Audrey on August 21, 2017
  • I wish I had watched my grandmother more when she was quilting. I also wish I had realized sooner how important the 1/4″ seam really was. It sure would make a difference now

    —Mary Spellerberg on August 21, 2017
  • I wish I had known more basics about additional tricks for cutting

    —Corliss on August 21, 2017
  • i wish I had known more inside tricks on cutting.

    —Corliss on August 21, 2017
  • I wish I knew so much more about cutting straight lines and sewing a really straight 1/4 seam. It took me SO long to get where I felt the seams were consistent and the blocks weren’t wonky

    —Jacob on August 21, 2017
  • I wish I had a resources Like this book , when I started !
    What a great tool and and source of knowledge to learn on the right footing !

    —Janice Regier on August 21, 2017
  • Wish there had been more how-to books back in the 80’s when I started but I’m glad they are here now. Would have saved me lots of time. Thanks for making this available for beginner and experienced quilters…there is always something new to learn and apply.

    —Ellen Elmore on August 21, 2017
  • I wish I had known how important 1/4″ seams were and practiced more.

    —Diane Dalzot Jolliffe on August 21, 2017
  • When I started quilting I didn’t know the importance of only buying good quality quilting fabric. The importance of the scant 1/4″ seam, and how easy things are once someone shows you. This would have saved me some heartache on my first quilts 🙂

    —Cindy Hanrahan on August 21, 2017
  • I am new and want to know how to get started. The fabrics are beautiful and I want to create something for my family and friends

    —Sue Goode on August 21, 2017
  • The hardest thing when I started was to learn the terminology. If you have never quilted or been around someone that does, it was like speaking a different language. HST, scant 1/4″ and WOF to name a couple. Once I joined a guild and started taking classes it’s almost like a duh moment. I have fallen in love with quilting and want to try everything there is. I have discovered foundation piecing, EPP, bargello, applique and had such a great time learning all I can. There is always something to learn and I’m always searching.

    —connie b on August 21, 2017
  • I wish I had known that you don’t want to rush and to learn how to sew a good 1/4″ seam, how to applique and how to sandwich the layers and pin them to keep from getting folds in the fabric for quilting.

    —Lisa Meads on August 21, 2017
  • I’d love to know more starting on first quilts. I love what I have learn from Pat Sloan!

    Dana on August 21, 2017
  • I wished I had known, that God made quilting addictive, it’s certainly a habit I love, and I can tell you now I am NOT EVER going to rehab. I LOVE THE PRIZES good luck and God bless

    —marlene ledbetter on August 21, 2017
  • I wish I’d know how important it was to be accurate with cutting and sewing.

    —Carolyn McCarthy on August 21, 2017
  • Would love to win your book.

    —Robin on August 21, 2017
  • I wish I knew how much space I would need for a growing stash and a never ending list of creative projects. It’s an addiction that’s the gift that keeps on giving.

    —Annette F. on August 21, 2017
  • I wish I knew I would need more room for fabric. A lot more!😉

    —MaryAnn on August 21, 2017
  • Would love to win

    Donna on August 21, 2017
  • I wish I had known how precise quilting is when I first started.

    —Louise Trowe on August 21, 2017
  • I so much would have liked to have known how to get the scant 1/4 inch seam allowance. As well as the importance of being kind to myself as I learned each new process.

    —Cindy Bacon on August 21, 2017
  • I would have liked to known how to cut templates that were more precise.

    —Melva Cohenour on August 21, 2017
  • My biggest wish is to build up my confidence in myself ! I love quilting although a beginner ,I do not have the confidence to share my work !!! Hoping this also will pass .

    Ann Grasso on August 21, 2017
  • Knowing how to cut straight when preparing fabric would have saved fabric.

    —Lesley Ingham on August 22, 2017
  • Pat, you are the best, we are all in the same boat sewing for years, we can all go back to the basics. When we started sewing we never had a teacher 👨‍🏫 like you. I can’t keep up with all the wonderful free quilts you out out there….. so thank you again for helping the novices and the oldies… we still need some refresher courses……

    Jean v mizener on August 22, 2017
  • Love your books! Bought the triangle book to help me thru a quilt project. Fabulous!!! I would love my own Pat library! Love her lines of fabric also!

    —Jane on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I knew how easily fabric multiplies….

    —Jeannie Bennett on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much I’d enjoy it, I would have started younger!

    —Rona on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had know more about squaring up and cuttting the fabric.

    —Glenda on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known about the scant 1/4 inch seams. I wish someone would have told me that fabric procreates until it is used. I didn’t know I should have multiple projects at one time.

    —Katherine Hamman on August 22, 2017
  • Love the knowledge and smiles Ms. Pat Sloan shares with the quilting community! I learn something new everyday! Thanks!

    —Paula Khuri on August 22, 2017
  • Basics of cutting and piecing . plus. needle sizes for machine strings and quilting. Thank you.

    —Diane B on August 22, 2017
  • I definitely wish I I had known how addictive this would be, and planned a MUCH bigger room for my stash.

    —Karen B. on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how addictive creating quilts could be. I’ll never live long enough to make everything I would like to make, but I won’t quit trying.

    —Beverly on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known that every project doesn’t have to be perfect. I wish I had seen myself as a learner.

    —Ann Reilly on August 22, 2017
  • That would definitely be, I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more!

    —Susan L. on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I’d known so much more! I’m always a newbie in some areas, which makes quilting so much fun!

    —Glenna Pocock on August 22, 2017
  • I have been sewing since I was old enough to stand up and work a treadle machine but while researching for a program at Guild meeting I found out that even at this age we all need a refresher course in the basics. Thanks to the internet I learned a new seam finish. So now I’m thinking that I need a refresher course in quilting and would love to get a copy of Pat’s book so that I can do that from a great teacher.

    —Janice on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known the importance of squaring up a completed block.

    —KathyHillsinger on August 22, 2017
  • This would be an amazing way to get my quilting moving again. I wish i had known everyone reverse stitches at some time (it wasn’t just me) and that you can only unpick so many times before it is no longer fabric

    —Liz Leslie on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I’d had a crash course in knowing how a sewing machine works

    —Tara Nixon on August 22, 2017
  • Wish I had known the basics of better selecting fabrics, cutting and squaring.

    —Kathy Nealon on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had started long before I did. Learned all on my own. I have your other books and wish I could win this one. They are wonderful and so precise on everything you have to do to make a quilt from beginning to quilting and binding. Never win anything so I am crossing my fingers.

    —Sandy Sloan on August 22, 2017
  • would love to win a book.

    —Val Clark on August 22, 2017
  • I wish that I hadn’t let 20 years slip by without finishing my very first quilt top..Grandmother’s Garden. Now that I’m sewing and quilting again, I feel like I need your "How To" book(s) because it feels like everything is all new to me. So, guess that makes me a newbie and I want to learn more!

    —Alesia Krimminger on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I’d known how addictive quilting would become. Makes me wish I’d started sooner.

    —Nicola B on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I knew that I was going to need more room for fabric. A LOT more, and that it doesn’t have to be perfect.

    —Char Greene on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the basics–a friend was supposed to help me make a quilt, so she picked out fabric, etc. and then moved away; so I had to put it away and start learning on my own!

    —Judys on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I knew how addictive this was I would have stopped work earlier just so I could quilt all the time

    —Beth Capstick on August 22, 2017
  • I’d love to receive the books.

    —Sherri Wells on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had had someone to show me or advise me how to make a quilt and what supplies I needed. Lol, when I think back, I was using basic cheap 4/1.00 threads, ordinary needles (hand quilting), cardboard templates (which kept getting more off the mark everytime I used it. Did not know about rulers with cutting mats and rotary cutters. The 1/4″ seam allowance would have been better and easier than the 1/2″ seam allowance I used, etc. So awesome to see so many sites and uTube showing how to make quilts etc.

    —Helen Bowie on August 22, 2017
  • I just started to learn to quilt a year ago and wish I had had this book then. I’m teaching myself and now my granddaughter wants me to teach her! Yikes, not feeling that confident! Hoping I’ll be lucky enough to win of the giveaways to egg me on!

    —Beryl Fenton on August 22, 2017
  • I wish that I would have had someone to learn with and all these great tools and books we have now!!

    —Jane on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about the importance of careful, correct cutting and the scant 1/4″ Seam.

    —Kathy Reid on August 22, 2017
  • I have only done a fat quarter pattern one time, so I need to know everything!! Help me!!

    —Karen Miller on August 22, 2017
  • I wish that I could share all my information with all the with all my friends. Also that a quilt doesn’t have to be perfect!

    —Linda Kekke on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I would have known the importance of 1/4 Sean. Also more of the basics. Thank you for your great tutorials they are such a help.

    —Jeanne' Conley on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I would have known,the tricks to being,a good left handex,quilter. It took me a long time,and,several teachers to get the one teacher who,could actually,teach,a left,handed person. Now quilting is a lot more fun. I’d LOVE to win.

    —Nancy Yechout on August 22, 2017
  • I wished I’ve know about the colors and how they work with each other. Also the different fabrics what to use and not use when quilting.

    —Debbie Fraley Miller on August 22, 2017
  • I’m self-taught and started with hot pads. I have learned so much in the past 2 months with Pat’s quilting posts.

    —Angela B on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had know how much fun it was to quilt, I would have started earlier in my live, as the saying goes, sew many quilts, sew little time.! Love all your patterns and books!

    —Carol Richards on August 22, 2017
  • When I first started quilting I did not understand the importance of an accurate quarter inch seam. I made many blocks that were supposed to nestle neatly together, but they were all slightly off, and frustrated me to no end. My accuracy has greatly improved, but now I don’t know what to do with all the blocks that don’t fit together???

    —Barbara Campbell on August 22, 2017
  • I’ve been quilting a few years, My autistic daughter is 19 and wants to learn to quilt. Your book would be perfect as she is a visual learner and doesn’t always hear what I’m saying so teamed with your book she might be able to make her first quilt. Thank you for the chance to win, Good luck everyone!

    —Lori H on August 22, 2017
  • How lucky I have been to learn from Ms. Pat Sloan! I make perfect 1/4″ seams which is essential to the blocks finished correct size! The list of what she has taught me will not fit in this space.
    Thanks U!

    —Paula on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how to cut correctly to get the most out of my fabric I bought.

    —Lisa Schooley on August 22, 2017
  • I making quilts warm my heart. Awesome book learning so much.

    —Debra on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I would have understood the importance of the 1/4 inch seam and also keeping straight seams. I learned to see garments first and the seams were never that important. So when I first started my quilts, I was pretty lazy with my seams. After my laziness really set in, did I start to learn why I needed the 1/4 inch seams and trying to keep my points! So I have had to relearn to sew straight. Really hard to relearn somethings!

    —Sheri Obenland on August 22, 2017
  • Oh how I need these books! I’m a self taught Quilter! Watching YouTube. Trial and error and lots of encouragement from this group! So here’s crossing my fingers to win these wonderful books!

    —Kathy Bays-Hadley on August 22, 2017
  • Looking for patterns to teach myself to follow them. I am terrible at straying from the pattern and then winding up in a mess.

    —Sandy york on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to measure better to ensure better points.

    —Christine Jungman on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about finishing a quilt. I have Many tops done that have been in drawers for years, because the finish work seemed intimidating. Happy Quilting.😁😁

    —Jennessia Cogswell on August 22, 2017
  • Needing pattern so I can learn to follow them.

    —Sandy york on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I knew all the tips and tricks to start quilting

    —Vicky on August 22, 2017
  • The biggest wish I had was wishing I could have had my Mom with me! She would have helped me with a quilt as she did help me when I was in home economics! Would be a blessing to win for me to go through with my Grandkids!
    Thanks Pat for all you do!

    —Sue Lange on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I would have known more about color choices.

    —Margi Coles on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had really KNOWN that quilting requires great precision unlike home dec or garment sewing. I also never cease to be delighted about how nice quilters are.

    —Da Furr on August 22, 2017
  • I have all the other books. love thm. Cant wait to get it.

    —Peggy Steeves on August 22, 2017
  • This book is just what I need. It’ll answer a lot of questions

    —Gail Longabard on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I would have known that my quilts don’t have to be perfect. That they would get better with time.

    —Barbara Hand on August 22, 2017
  • Quilting is addictive for me. I have all of these ideals, just wish I knew more.

    —Joyce on August 22, 2017
  • Love it , I would love ❤️ to add to my projects.

    —Jackie gaudet on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more basics about cutting, piecing, and pressing, especially how to fold the fabric for cutting.

    —Michelle Green on August 22, 2017
  • I’m 80 years old and wish I had started sewing quilts when I was much younger. Wish I knew more about accurate cutting, 1/4 inch seams, and pressing.

    —Rochelle Hayes on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I knew all the different techniques that I’m having to learn now.

    —Susan gose on August 22, 2017
  • Would love to win Im new to sewing and would love to add this to my stuff

    —Brenda jumper on August 22, 2017
  • Two things I wish I knew as I’m a self taught Quilter.
    1- wish I knew about accurate 1/4 seams
    2- wish I knew about how to layer a quilt.
    Not last thing I wish I had someone to teach me FMQ.
    Best of luck to all.

    —Irene on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about templates, cutting, piecing and pressing!

    —Esther Johanningsmeier on August 22, 2017
  • I just retired from 25 years of teaching. I told my First Grade Students each year that when I grew up, I wanted to be QUILTER. Now I am preparing to start. This new book is just what I need. ME ME ME, PLEASE.

    —Katy Taylor on August 22, 2017
  • I am self teaching the quilting process. I am working on the winter solstice and loving every minute of it. I am discovering I do need helpful books. Pat Sloann’s directions are so easy to understand

    —Mary Jo Hughes on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much I love to quilt years before I actually started. I am now 82 years old and have been a quilter for only ten years. Not only do I enjoy all the aspects of quilting, but the joyful friendships I have acquired are an added pleasure. Quilting has opened so many new doors for me to go through and has kept my mind and body alive. And, I jokingly say, "It has kept me off the streets!"

    Fran Threewit on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I learnt all the basics before I started, then I wouldn’t be struggling with cutting, doing points etc

    It is with anything, to learn the basics, you will just leap forward

    Cheryl

    —Cheryl on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I could turn back time, a song I think, then I would be hopefully doing things once, and not two or three times..

    It is with anything, to learn the basics, you will just leap forward

    Cheryl

    —Cheryl on August 22, 2017
  • song…..To turn back time…..there is always room to go back to the basics

    It is with anything, to learn the basics, you will just leap forward

    Cheryl

    —Cheryl on August 22, 2017
  • I have a great teacher, as I am fairly new, I am sure I frustrate her…..the book might ease the pain

    Cheryl

    —Cheryl on August 22, 2017
  • When it comes to quilting, I consider myself a "beginner." In other words, I wish I’d known more of the basics – specifically how to cut using a rotary cutter, how to piece two fabrics together in the most efficient manner, how to press (best method that doesn’t stretch or distort fabric), how to choose appropriate quilting fabrics, color combinations, etc.

    —Bev Baker on August 22, 2017
  • I am just learning to quilt, did my first one recently. Scares to death learning some of it. I love Let’s videos and would love her book to learn as much as possible. I’m hooked and found a hobby for me other than photography.

    —Cindy on August 22, 2017
  • I’m a newbie and definately love to learn everything i can so i can start enjoying quilting.

    —kim on August 22, 2017
  • I am a newbie and want to learn more !

    —Pam Weatherly on August 22, 2017
  • I was just looking at buying this book & your book on applique. Thank you…

    —Cindy hiteshew on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I’d understood what a true 1/4″ seam meant! And I wish I knew more of the tried and true tricks and tips to cutting and piecing! I’m slowly learning. My aunt and mother-in-law always showed me how important it was to press everything! So I’ve never had a question about that!

    —Nicole Cortenbach on August 22, 2017
  • Wish I had learned to quilt 73 years ago when at the age of six I took sewing lessons from Singers in Greenpoimt Brooklyn Mew York. I have always loved to sew and now loving to quilt.

    —Patricia Mathews on August 22, 2017
  • Many thanks for sharing your wealth of quilting knowledge
    and accepting me into your group.

    —Jo-Ann on August 22, 2017
  • whish some one taught me how to do triangles

    —Jeanne Marek on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had All of your books! 🙂

    —Ramona Beck on August 22, 2017
  • I have just joined your group & I am a beginner and would love to have your book. I need all the help I can get. Thank you for accepting me in to your group & I am so looking forward to learning so much.

    Kathleen Keenan on August 22, 2017
  • I love, love quilting and have just been quilting about a year. I am 62 and wish I had learned in my younger years. I find it very relaxing. I learned to quilt from YouTube and some from Pat Sloan’s book , Teach Me To Machine Quilt.I also enjoy picking good fabrics it is my favorite pastime.

    —Lorie Kerekgyarto on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had spent more time determining what type of quilting and material I liked before diving in to buy so much material. I ended up with so much and then slowly realized my taste lies more in the modern quilts and printed fabrics. I am sure it will be used along the way!

    —Bonny on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known somebody…… Anybody that quilted when I started. I took a class and then was just left alone to figure everything else out.

    —Dee Dee W on August 22, 2017
  • I am still fairly new to quilting. I started quilting (I had never even seen before) about 6 months ago when my husband deployed. I wanted to make him a quilt to mail him for his birthday. I succeeded, but it was rough!! I am still working on cutting and sewing the blocks to the correct size. When I first started I wish I had known how important pressing was! I didn’t press his at all!!!

    —Jenna on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I knew more of the basics. I have made a couple quilts over the years but never taken a class. There is so much I would love to learn. Just signed up for a class starting the end of September! I am so excited as I have 4 quilts to make. So much to learn, so exciting 😊

    —Karen Luxton on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had recognized the importance of precision when sewing for quilts. I have many projects started and feel like a failure now. This book sounds like a systematic step in the right direction. I used to love to sew. Now it’s so discouraging. Sure could use a boost just now.

    Louise Trowe. 8/22/2017

    —Louise Trowe on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much difference pressing through out really made.

    —Cindy Tinsley on August 22, 2017
  • Wow took ages to scroll down to here. Good luck everyone.

    —Patsy Coates on August 22, 2017
  • I am a beginner, I am still learning. There is always something new to learn, no matter how long you have been sewing!

    —Marilyn Hoyt on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known to always buy extra fabric and think if I want to make it bigger then the pattern and if I want to make complimentary pillow shams too.

    —Kathy Kauth on August 22, 2017
  • I wish i would have known about needing lots of room . To keep the weight of the blanket from pulling and breaking my needles. Thanks for sharing!😃❤

    —Teresa Webster on August 22, 2017
  • I would love this book. Just started quilting.

    —Peggy on August 22, 2017
  • I sit and love on my grandmother’s l quilt I have. I am 71. I have to start quickly!!!!!!

    —Linda Davis on August 22, 2017
  • I’m a newbie I want to know all I can about quilting. I’ve been looking on the internet for information on quilting and came upon your site. I belong to your blog and get your emails. My daughter wants me to make a memory quilt for her husband and my oldest daughter wants me to make a quilt for her. I watched my grandmother quilt by hand when I was a little girl and I always wanted to learn how but didn’t think that I could do it. Now that I’ve been sewing for years I recently tried my hand at a table runner to see if I could quilt and thought it was fun. So I want to learn all I can about quilting.

    —LaVeta Smelser on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to prepare fabric for an accurate cut and how important the 1/4 " seam is. Just starting to learn the art. So addictive! Thank you for sll the patterns and inform as tion you share.

    —Pat Dill on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I’d known more about sewing machines in general, about proper fabric cutting techniques, and about choosing fabrics for projects.

    —Sue L. on August 22, 2017
  • Awesome giveaway!

    I wish I had known just how important a 1/4 inch seam was . It would have saved me a lot of time with my seam ripper.

    —Jennifer Hayes on August 22, 2017
  • Wish I knew more about arranging colors. I can pick out coordinated colors but getting them into a non-repeating and pleasing arrangements difficult for me

    —Jennie Van Meter on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known how addicted I would get to quilting but do not regret one bit. I have made so many friends and had many adventures. If I am lucky enough to win I would share this book with my Neice for her to find the same joy.

    —Mary gee on August 22, 2017
  • I’m a newbi and want to learn!

    —Linda Burnette on August 22, 2017
  • I’ve learned so much from your quit a longs but I wish I would have known about sewing machines. Like needing a bigger harp area.

    SheilaOxley on August 22, 2017
  • I wish o knew how to machine quilt. Especially free motion

    —Barb C on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much I would love quilting as much as I do and how much fun buying fabric could be.
    I also wish I was aware of the fundamentals off cutting and piecing and how important they were to the proper sizing of a block. I hope to learn some of the more intricate blocks and with the aid of Pat Sloan I know this will happen for me. Thanks for all you do to encourage us all.

    —Dianna S. on August 22, 2017
  • I am a complete rookie to quilt-making. I’m getting ready to retire at the end of this year – and really excited to be able to spend a lot of time learning new sewing skills.

    —Stephania Courtney on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about batting and thread.

    —Jeanne Peterson on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about thread weight, needle sizes, along with how/why of 1/4 inch seams!

    —Dawn on August 22, 2017
  • Wish I known more about buying fabric.

    —Jean Nolting on August 22, 2017
  • How important pressing is !!!!

    —LeeAnn Turpin on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known more basics. Wish I’d had a book to learn from as I was never close enough nor had time to travel to take classes. I have been sewing clothes since I was a sunny 12 year old and nothing fit. Had my dad and classes at school to teach me. But quilts, didn’t know anyone that made them so I self taught. So many tips I could have used.

    Lucinda on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had taken a beginner course in quilting & one on the machine!

    —June on August 22, 2017
  • Pat Sloans Solstice was my 1st sew along!! I have learned a lot, improving daily, and anxious to learn so much more!! Thank you for this opportunity from Canada !!

    —Janice Zavitz on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known how beneficial starching multiple times can be.

    —Peggy on August 22, 2017
  • I almost wish I wasn’t a garment sewer when I first learned. I had/have preconceived notions about colors and quilting is more artsy colors rather than blendable. But, those fabrics that I first purchased have been added to distinct and opposite colors, or sewn together with similar themes. That is one of the reasons that I am happy I found your posts, and started the sew alongs. Seeing how others mix colors has opened me to new color combinations and even adding different patterns together.. And they don’t look like my dads summer plaid shirt and shorts that the wore in the 60’s 🙂

    —Jeanne on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known how to look at a quilt and figure out what size to make shapes to get a block made. Doing the math was a challenge for me.

    —Joy Howser on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about fabric and thread. I never thought it would and could matter so much.

    —Crystal Geisel on August 22, 2017
  • i wish i knew how to square up my blocks before putting them together. would have saved much agrivation. this was an eye opener to me as i figured if i followed directions everything would be ok. i am pretty much a beginner but my friend carla and i are stumbling along and making some wonderful quilts. we love jenny’s videos on you tube.

    —joyce gutche on August 22, 2017
  • Love all the pointers

    —Gail Sparks on August 22, 2017
  • Would love to learn new tips!

    —Ruth Cooper on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I would’ve known how important it was to keep a consistent 1/4 inch seam. You should have seen some of my earlier blocks. Talk about wonky!

    —Charlene Boniscavage on August 22, 2017
  • It is always good to review the basics of quilting. You have great pointers and love your quilt blocks.

    —Marsha Yahl on August 22, 2017
  • That quilting could be so addictive. I love it.

    —Vickie larue on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I would have known all the tricks that have been shared to get a true .25 inch seam allowance!

    —Mary on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had someone who would have helped me break free of the rigidity I imposed on myself to do things the "right way" vs. letting myself creatively play.

    —Karen rose on August 22, 2017
  • I don’t have to many wishes right now. I have just begun to learn the process. I am ordering your book that is my wish right now. I am learning as I go right now by myself. Thank you for the short video on applique that helped me so much today.

    —Pam Campbell on August 22, 2017
  • I am so excited to enter this to possibly win this fabulous book! Wish I knew more about cutting tricks, left handed quilting and cutting. Color and fabric selection is also a big topic I need help with! I love this group.
    Having so much fun with Grandma’s blocks!!!!!

    —Terri virant on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I knew how to cut and press better as well as how to properly apply appliqué . Oh and binding anything binging related has been the devil for me lol

    —Morgana laucer on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known the basics of quilting, pressing up blocks, how to properly hand quilt.

    Ana Forestieri on August 22, 2017
  • I had picked up a quilt block set because I loved the colors and the pattern looked amazing. Now everything I look at I see in a quilt block and start think how would start it. I’m even dreaming about quilting. I’m so excited.

    —Judy Bennett on August 22, 2017
  • Love everything you do!

    —Debbie B on August 22, 2017
  • I really would love to know more about quilting. I am learning as I go

    —linda vanderweyst on August 22, 2017
  • I’m a newbie & wish I was more confident with what I’m doing. I’ve made what I call a cheater quilt which was a panel that I tied. I’m currently working on a quilt that I’m piecing. I’ve learned several tips from Pat that have helped a lot. Thanks!

    —Trudy on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known that I would need more room for fabric. I now understand why my mom took over my bedroom after
    I moved out as a sewing room. My old closet is packed with fabric! Lol! And now I have a closet that looks the same.

    —Amanda on August 22, 2017
  • I would love to win this. I follow Pat on her Web site and love it. Happy quilting Pat.

    Jane meece on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I knew more about cutting, pressing 1\4″ Seam’s and applique. Thanks

    —Donna G on August 22, 2017
  • I am anxious to learn more

    —LaVonne Reps on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I would have known about the importance of a scant and perfect 1/4″ seam and even more importantly how to square things up. I would have loved to have lived closer to my great grandma. She made a living sewing. She had made a full sized quilt top of Sunbonnet Sue’s each holding a bouquet of hand embroidered flowers. She started it before I was born. I plan to quilt it one day. I was born in 1952, so you can imagine how old some of the fabrics in there must be. Now I am the grandma and even a great grandma. I would love to pass on the love of quilting to my granddaughters. A couple of the younger ones have shown some interest. Your new book will help with that.

    —Lora Garrison on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known how obsessive I would be about it and planned on a larger space for my quilting room. I may have been better organized!

    —Linda LeMesurier on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known that I was going to need more room for a LOT more fabric.

    —Rita W on August 22, 2017
  • I am a newbie and I would love to learn more about cutting! I feel like cutting is the hardest and one of the most important, it sets the foundation of the quilt!

    —Stephanie Smith on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known all the tips I have learned since following Pat. I feel like I have improved ten fold with in just a year of following her. I just love learning and trying things out. Recently did piecing and I still need room to improve. Thanks for all you do Pat!

    —Crystal Kearns on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about tensions on my machines, both top and bottom so I didn’t have to cope with incorrect tension issues this past 26 years. Please pick me! Although I have been quilting for a long time, a machine not working well still plagues me.

    —Annette Johnston on August 22, 2017
  • Looks like really good instructions for a first time quilter.

    —Evelyn Tesarek on August 22, 2017
  • There are already over 2000 comments…. I feel like there is always something new to learn. I am inspired daily by your Facebook blog. I have three granddaughter that are all interested in learning to quilt. We can all learn together!

    Judy Riding on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I knew that it was okay not to be as good a quilter as my mother. She was retired and had lots of time. I had three kids and not lots of time. I am also still learning about cutting and pressing

    —Maureen Dixon on August 22, 2017
  • Sew glad I learned the value of pressing! Pressing to the dark side. Pressing seams open. Pressing binding flat and then to the backside. Pressing! ❤️

    —Marlene Clark on August 22, 2017
  • My first attempt to quilt I’m 63 yrs old my best friend told me to check ur site she is sending me a package with everything to get started! I’m scared I’m excited I’ve never been able to create any thing lord help me I’m dying to get started. Thank you for such s great explaining site. God bless

    —Patricia purdy on August 22, 2017
  • Wish I had known how addicting quilting and stash building would of been.

    —Lea Henthorne on August 22, 2017
  • Just learning how to quilt now that my last child has left for college . Could use all the help I can get.

    —Dawn Embree on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I would’ve known more about cutting precisely. There’s still so much I don’t know, such as the differences in thread weight and when to use what. I’m a work in progress and I am enjoying the journey.

    —Karen Crawley on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had been taught the basics of pressing and starching fabric.

    —Billie on August 22, 2017
  • I am a newbie! I’d like to know all the things listed! I’ve made two lap quilts from my mothers scrubs and would love to make more!

    —Beth Button on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I knew how much space I would need for fabrics it is stored in multiple rooms plus the importance of a consistent 1/4 inch seam. I would love to have the book.

    —Rosemary Meier on August 22, 2017
  • I ‘seam’ to learn something new each time I sew. Best purchase was investing in that 1/4″ foot.

    —Teri Swanberg on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I could learn how to cut Fabric right and make the pieces fit.

    Robin Koupal on August 22, 2017
  • I wished I would have how to sew a perfect 1/4 inch seam. It is very important.

    —Carrie Brening on August 22, 2017
  • I wish i’d have known then what i know now, That I would want to try all different techniques and have lots of UFO’s. 🙂

    —Kerri Hunter on August 22, 2017
  • I wished that I had learned how to nest my seams.

    —Peggy Lorentz on August 22, 2017
  • I’ve been quilting for about seven years and there are so many things left to learn.

    —Joyce Reeve on August 22, 2017
  • Would love to know all the things I could have learned from my grandmother, ifI had begun quilting before I lost her.

    —Karlisa Nwosu on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I would have known more of the basics. Would of saved so much time and money.

    —Nancy Schweitzer on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I was told how to use a rotary cutter and ruler when I first started as I was using templates and pencil then cutting out with scissors and it was taking ages now I wouldn’t go back to that unless it was needed for a particular task I like being able to get things done.

    —Nikki Gourley on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I’d known about YouTube and about a 1/4″ foot for my sewing machine

    —Bronwyn Ferguson on August 22, 2017
  • I wish had realize a scant quarter inch isn’t a quarter inch!!

    —Lynne McMinn on August 22, 2017
  • I would love this as it would allow me get the basics under my belt. ❤️❤️❤️
    Thank you for sharing it’s much appreciated. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    —Ann-Maree campbell on August 22, 2017
  • Fingers crossed!!!

    —Shelley Francis on August 22, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about my sewing machine and more about accurate 1/4″ seams

    —Cindy K on August 22, 2017
  • This would be perfect for me as I am going to be making my first quilt for my baby niece that is due im October, fingers crossed!!

    —Claire Balecke on August 23, 2017
  • I wish I had this to show me where to start, just buying the fabric and tools is a minefield

    —Claire Balecke on August 23, 2017
  • I wish I had known more about seam allowance when piecing angled blocks. My first quilt was from my own pattern and as I had finished all the blocks which had a very pointy star pattern, the blocks didn’t fit and I ended up having to fill to empty places with a different fabric since the ones I had got in the beginning was all out at the shop.

    —Jessika Nielsen on August 23, 2017
  • Pat thank you for all you do. Learning so much following you. Enjoying the quilt along very much. There is still so much to learn!!

    Leslie Hoffmann on August 23, 2017
  • I am a self-taught quilter and I wish I knew more about fabric and the basics for squaring up blocks. Now my friend would like me to teach her how to quilt and I would like to show her the basics right from the start!

    —Carolyn Clarke on August 23, 2017
  • I wish I had known how much I was going to love quilting!

    —Nannie Downey on August 23, 2017
  • Enjoy sewing and organizing tips.

    —Wanda Norris on August 23, 2017
  • I am self taught-wish I had known about the scant 1/4″ seams!!! Wish I had known I would need a whole room for fabric and quilt kits!!!

    —Deb Mould on August 23, 2017
  • I started quilting when I was pregnant with my first child (in 1973). I didn’t know anyone who quilted and I couldn’t afford the cost of materials so I used scraps left over from clothing I had been making since I was 13. I made 9 patch squares that I put together into a quilt for my child. I sewed everything by hand mostly while waiting at the doctors office for my appointments. I didn’t even know you could get books that taught you how to quilt, but I stumbled along and got it done. Everything I did was wrong by today’s standards, but it all worked out. I still have that quilt.

    —Dorris G Dale on August 23, 2017
  • I would love a copy of your great new book, I own several of your books and refer to them all the time. Thanks!!!

    —Marge Pietrowski on August 23, 2017
  • I make quilts and give them away to anyone who needs them. Would love to learn more about quilting so I don’t spend a lot of time with my seam ripper! Lol. Together we sew and rip more than is necessary.

    —Marie cimino on August 23, 2017
  • I wish I would have known how much fun quilting was going to be, I would have started earlier in my life. I would have paid more attention to my mom and the neighbor ladies when they go together to quilt.

    —Sandra York on August 23, 2017
  • I wish I had known about quality tools and cutting mats. My first quilt project was a Trip Around The World quilt for my
    Grandma. She had a severe fall that required surgery. From that point on she had to have help walking or be in a wheel chair. My supplies were: five different fabrics, several pieces of cardboard from cereal boxes, paper scissors, and a #2 pencil. I found a thin book at the library about quilting. So many hours drawing and cutting cardboard templates, then, multiple hours drawing around templates. Finally 352 squares! Ready to sweat last.
    I so sew wish I had known sewing strips together and sub cutting into segments needs. Quilt Along with Pat Sloana d is sour I Star’s Jenny are my two favorite gotowe sites/blogs.

    —Mary Ann deVries Freeman on August 23, 2017
  • I wish I had all this when I started and this book would be great to teach from for my Granddaughters who are learning when I am gone they can look back and if they for get this would come in handy for their daughters love everthing you do and everything you teach all of us old ones and new ones we old ones can always learn something new.

    —Geneva Magoon on August 23, 2017
  • I love it when my grand kids come to visit. They always want Grandma to show them how to quilt. We usually do not have enough time to make a quilt, so the projects are small. They all live several hours away, so it is hard to get them to learn the ins and outs of quilting.

    —Linda Gray on August 23, 2017
  • I’m fairly new to quilting and I still can’t get the hang of cutting from a lot of fabric! I would love to learn how to handle my fabric properly so I can get the most usage from it!

    —Dawn S on August 23, 2017

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