Learn to machine quilt with Pat Sloan (once and for all): mega-big blog tour!

Shop-SmallA note about Black Friday: We’re once again passing up the opportunity to host our own Black Friday sale this year. Instead, we’ll cheer on the thousands of independent quilt and yarn shops hosting special sales, including Small Business Saturday, this weekend. Why not give your local shop a call and find out what they’re offering? They likely carry the newest book from the fabulously fantastic Pat Sloan—and that’s who we’re celebrating today!


We’re thrilled to be participating in Pat Sloan’s blog tour for her latest book, Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt. With a quilting celebrity like Pat, you know her tour is going to be filled with fun—there are a whopping 41 stops on the tour!—so stop by the blogs, get to know someone new, and discover how Pat’s new book is influencing the quilting influencers.

Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Machine Quilt

You know it wouldn’t be a Pat Sloan event without lots of fun surprises along the way, including giveaways, freebies, and a whole lotta good quilting karma. In fact, you can head on over to Pat’s blog and enter her big giveaway right now (and we’ve got a giveaway of our own at the end of this post 👍).

The third book in Pat’s “Teach Me” series is an all-inclusive guide to machine quilting: you get a reference guide + a project book + exclusive video tips, all with Pat’s smart, no-stress approach to learning. She covers everything you need to know, and she’ll cheer you on from first to last stitch. We’re convinced—everyone who quilts needs Pat’s new book!

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Pat will guide you through both walking-foot quilting and free-motion quilting, step by step:

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From the walking-foot chapter

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From the free-motion chapter

Real-machine-quilting-handsGot tension troubles? Stitching-speed woes? Not sure what quilting designs to use? Pat’s got your questions covered (with close-up photos of techniques, see right). And when you buy the book, you’ll gain instant access to bonus video tutorials starring Pat herself. You’ll be proud of all the machine quilting you can do right at home!

Here’s a peek at one of the helpful videos you’ll get access to when you purchase the book:

Reading this post in email? View the video here.

And then there are all the pretty projects inside:

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See what we mean by gotta have it? Pat’s thought of everything you need to know and she shares it all in Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt!

SUBSCRIBE-to-Stitch-ThisNow, if you’re a first-time visitor here at Martingale’s Stitch This! blog, you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to keep in touch. You can even get our blog posts sent directly to your email. Let’s be quilty friends!

If you already know us well, you know what you need to do for a chance to win our giveaway—a copy of Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt in instantly downloadable eBook form! Just answer the following question:

How long has it been since you started dreaming of machine quilting your own quilts?

a) I’m a quilting newbie, so not too long.
b) For a while, now that I’ve honed my piecing skills.
c) For as looooong as I can remember.

Tell us your answer in the comments—we’ll choose one lucky winner one week from today and contact you by email if you win.

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing. The winner is Anna, who says:

“i have always quilted my own quilts I am no expert mostly stitch in ditch and meander.right now i am trying cross hatch. i am eager to branch out I watch as much videos as possible. i do this on a machine with less than 9 inch throat.  i have quilted a queen on that machine.  always love to see new techniques.”

We’ll email you about your prize, Anna—congratulations!

Here are links to everyone participating in Pat’s blog tour—thanks for stopping by, and have fun!

Pat’s Mega Fun Book Tour! 

November 18

Bonnie Hunter quiltville.blogspot.com

Pam Vieira-McGinnis pamkittymorning.blogspot.com

Alyce Blyth www.blossomheartquilts.com

Kimberly Einmo www.kimberlyeinmo.com/blog

November 19

American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine www.allpeoplequilt.com/blog

Mathew Boudreaux misterdomestic.net

Moda Fabrics with Carrie Nelson blog.modafabrics.com

November 20

Amy Smart www.diaryofaquilter.com

Katja Marek www.katjasquiltshoppe.com

November 21

Lee Monroe www.maychappell.com

Jacquelynne Steves jacquelynnesteves.com/blog

Stephanie Palmer latenightquilter.com

Mary Abreu instagram.com/thatcraftaddict

November 22

Sarah Maxwell www.homesteadhearth.com

Debby Brown higheredhands.blogspot.com

Jane Davidson quiltjane.com

Linda Thielfoldt lindathielfoldtthequiltedgoose.blogspot.com

Janet Clare janetclare.co.uk/blog

Baby Lock www.facebook.com/babylocksewing and instagram.com/babylocksewing

November 23

Cheryl Brickey meadowmistdesigns.blogspot.com

Helen Stubbings hugsnkisses.typepad.com

Kimberly Jolly fatquartershop.blogspot.com

November 25

Sherri McConnell www.aquiltinglife.com

Julie Karasek of fabricjules.blogspot.com

Ebony Love lovebugstudios.com/blog

Martingale blog.shopmartingale.com (that’s us!)

November 26 (everybody go wish Pat a happy birthday!!!)

Scott Hansen bluenickelstudios.com

Victoria Findlay Wolfe bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com

November 28

Amy Friend www.duringquiettime.com

Heather Valentine thesewingloftblog.com

Melissa Corry www.happyquiltingmelissa.com

Amy Ellis www.amyscreativeside.com

November 29

Aurifil’s Erin Sampson auribuzz.wordpress.com

Christa Watson christaquilts.com

Nancy Zieman www.nancyzieman.com/blog

Amanda Niederhauser www.jedicraftgirl.com

November 30

Kim Niedzwiecki www.gogokim.com

Karen Miller karensquiltscrowscardinals.blogspot.com

Wendy Sheppard ivoryspring.wordpress.com

Brenda M. Ratliff of Pink Castle Fabrics visit www.pinkcastleblog.com

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359 Comments

  • I’m definitely "A" but I’m learning as quickly as I can!!

    —Cindy M on November 25, 2016
  • I’m a quilting newbie but I would love to learn to machine quilt.

    —Mary Robertson on November 25, 2016
  • For a while! I definitely want to but am so intimidated! I definitely need this book!

    —Ashley on November 25, 2016
  • What a great in depth review of Pat’s new book. I just received mine a few days ago. Thanksgiving is over, time to sandwich my quilt and give it a try.

    —Christy Miller on November 25, 2016
  • Well..I already bought this book..it came last week…it’s really good, as all her books…
    Great projects too…

    —Diana Gates on November 25, 2016
  • A! I try, I do my best, but because of having old, small maschine and no teachers, I always give up and quilt by hand :/

    —Joanna on November 25, 2016
  • I would love to quilt sine I started making patchwork and quilts! Quilting is like the last word, like the beautiful end of masterpiece. But to be honest, I have no idea how to do it well…

    —Joanna on November 25, 2016
  • My wife has been making patchwork and quilt for exactly one year. She still sends her works to professional quilter and says he can’t do it. I’m sure she needs just this book to start doing it on her own 🙂

    —Camillo on November 25, 2016
  • C. for as loong as I can remember and especially NOW. I’m working on it!

    —Teresa Keane on November 25, 2016
  • Would love to learn more and machine quilt better, PAt’s projects are adorable.

    —Susan Brewer on November 25, 2016
  • Since last year, when hand-quilting started to hurt because of increasing arthritis in my finger joints! I purchased a walking foot for my machine, but haven’t tried it yet. This book would definitely be a big help to get me started!

    —Jennifer on November 25, 2016
  • C…it’s C, I have done smaller pieces, but would love to be able to tackle the larger quilts. I’m a big chicken when it comes to the big one’s. So scared of messing up on all my work that I had done. I have really only done stitch in the ditch and vertical and horizontal line stitching. Free motion scares the begeebers out of me. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

    —Karan C on November 25, 2016
  • B. I’ve just started trying free motion quilting and I’m addicted to stippling!

    —Melanie C on November 25, 2016
  • Love all the eye candy. I become so inspired!

    —Cheryl on November 25, 2016
  • I have started machine quilting on my domestic machine but need to learn sooooo much more!

    —Beverly on November 25, 2016
  • I’ve tried learning to machine quilt in classes, and with books, so I’m "C" –
    but thread nests have kept me from actually quilting a whole quilt.
    I have done a few Christmas stockings and table runners, so I’m sure
    there’s hope for me yet!

    —Tricia zhoffmann on November 25, 2016
  • Fun book tour. I am b) For a while, now that I’ve honed my piecing skills.

    —Laura Manning on November 25, 2016
  • C. For as long as I can remember. Always interested in different ways I can learn and improve on my domestic machine quilting, walking foot and free motion.

    —Nancy N on November 25, 2016
  • I have always tried to machine quilt. When I started quilting I wanted to do every part of the quilt and I am too impatient to hand quilt.

    —Karen McMahon on November 25, 2016
  • A. I’m very new to quilting & am piecing my first quilt top! I am both excited and anxious to finish piecing and start my machine quilting. A copy of Pat’s new book sure would be great!!!

    Thank you!

    —Sandy Long on November 25, 2016
  • I am a long time quilter wanting to perfect my skills. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    —Renea Yarolim on November 25, 2016
  • I have been machine quilting in the ditch for a few years, for charity baby quilts, but I want to branch out and see if I can do a bigger quilt.

    —Viola on November 25, 2016
  • C) for so long I can’t remember

    —Dani F on November 25, 2016
  • I’m trying to learn to quilt my own quilts. Need all the help I can get.

    —Peggy Wilson on November 25, 2016
  • C For as long as I can remember!

    —Renee Welton on November 25, 2016
  • I am A–just started quilting although I have been sewing since childhood–took my first sewing class in 5th grade.

    —Sarah Lewis on November 25, 2016
  • C. For as long as I remember! Have taken so many classes to do free motion but just get so stressed my shoulders end up at my ears…Pat’s book will give me confidence to keep trying at home and no one else can see. Thank you for this opportunity.

    —Bonnie Lopez on November 25, 2016
  • For a while–have done a couple small projects.

    —Barb K in NE on November 25, 2016
  • C – for a Looooong time. My husband gave me long arm lessons a few years ago for Christmas but now they no longer rent out the machine. So,. I dream of a machine of my own.

    —Anne Hilgers on November 25, 2016
  • I’ve always wanted to quilt my own quilts. And now that I am actually getting better at piecing, it really feels like I should be quilting my own as well. The biggest problem is my tiny little machine, but I do have my eye on a brand new quilting machine! In fact , there are 2 things on my Christmas list 1) Pat’s newest book
    2)a Juki 2010QI.
    I’m pretty sure Santa will bring the book…:)

    —Kelly Beck on November 25, 2016
  • My answer is b) For a while, now that I’ve honed my piecing skills.

    —MoeWest on November 25, 2016
  • I have to say "For a while, now that I’ve sorta honed my piecing skills….lol

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! 🙂

    —Lori Morton on November 25, 2016
  • I have been doing straight line quilting for about 4 years and just recently ventured into free motion quilting and I love it. I am sure this book will be an additional resource for me.

    —Judy on November 25, 2016
  • c) For as looooong as I can remember. I took a class in 2002 or 2003, but it was all about stippling. I stippled several quilts, but I’m so over that! There’s a lot I can learn from Pat’s Book!

    —Judy on November 26, 2016
  • B Hello, I am a Wanna B quilter! Pretty good at cutting, 1/4″ sewing and now exploring the ART of Machine Quilting!

    —Beverly on November 26, 2016
  • I’ve definitely been wanting to quilt my own quilts for what seems like forever. Actually I do quilt them, just not as well as I’d like.

    —Allison Evrard on November 26, 2016
  • Hello! I have been dreaming of machine quilting my own quilts c)for as looooong as I can remember! It started with my first and only full sized quilt 19 years ago (that IS a long time!) when my grandson was 12 yrs old. He is now 31! I did a meander on his Snake Quilt and was so proud of myself. Then, 10 years later I machine quilted an Easter table runner for my DD. That too I was proud of. These are the only two items that I dared to machine quilt. But hey, let’s face it, I am getting older too quickly and as I cannot afford to send my items out to the long-arm quilter, I need to spend more time learning how to machine quilt so I can finish the items hanging in my closet waiting for that final all important step. And so, I would love to have a copy of Pat Sloan’s book to go beyond what I learned by reading so many years ago. I watched her video you posted on your site and it looks so good, I am sure it will be most helpful to me. I will be 73 in December 2016… tick tick tick, can you hear the clock? Lol! Thank you for all the wonderful books and videos your offer. They are the best!

    —Carol Garnaat on November 26, 2016
  • I have wanted to machine quilt for as loooooong as I have been quilting which is
    quite a while..

    —Deborah Whaley on November 26, 2016
  • I’ve been quilting for long enough that I’ve tried and learned many things but, I know I still have a long way to go before I reach the bar I continually raise as I see the beautiful work of others.

    —Beth Byerssmall on November 26, 2016
  • I’d say "c". I machine quilt my own quilts, but not with free motion.

    —AS on November 26, 2016
  • Been quilting for a long time, but really want to hone my machine quilting techniques. They leave a lot to be desired!

    —Lynn K on November 26, 2016
  • A newbie. Working my first quilt, ever.

    Whoo-hoo Donna! 🙂 –Jenny

    —Donna Fairbanks on November 26, 2016
  • C For a Looooooong Time!

    —Debrielle on November 26, 2016
  • c) For as loooong as I can remember! And longer!!

    —Anne Marie Pearle on November 26, 2016
  • B
    It’s so expensive to pay for longarm quilting! I really need to learn to do my own quilting.

    Nancy O'Neel on November 26, 2016
  • My goal after retirement, two years ago, was to learn to quilt. I have taken two classes and LOVE to quilt, but still have much to learn! I really, really want to learn to machine quilt.

    —Kay D on November 26, 2016
  • I dreamt of quilting my own quilts for as long as I can remember because I was always fascinated by the designs.

    —Marthese on November 26, 2016
  • I have always quilted my own quilts since I’d rather spend that money on more fabric! Although as of now quilting it is my least favorite part of the quilting process. I am learning to free motion quilt slowly.

    —Darla C on November 26, 2016
  • B. I am getting more advanced in my patterns and would love to do more complicated quilting !

    —Susie on November 26, 2016
  • B – now that I am in my comfort zone with piecing the tops, I want to challenge myself with the quilting piece. I plan to start small with baby quilts which will also help put a dent in my stash and move on from there. I’ve already cashed in my jar of change to purchase the proper feet so I am ready to go!

    —Cindy O on November 26, 2016
  • C. for a loooong time, especially larger quilts.

    —Stephanie Woodward on November 26, 2016
  • b) For a while, now that I’ve honed my piecing skills.

    —Sherry Neff on November 26, 2016
  • I do quilt my smaller stuff, up to a throw size, but only with a walking foot. Haven’t had the guts to try free-motion yet. Maybe the book would help! Thanks to Pat!

    —Nyla-Jean on November 26, 2016
  • Have always done my own quilting, would love to learn from Pat’s expertise.

    —rebecca hamdani on November 26, 2016
  • b) For a while, now that I’ve honed my piecing skills.

    —Monica on November 26, 2016
  • My answer would be "c". I enjoy piecing more but need to quilt out of necessity so need easy and quick ways to do it.

    —Barbara Pailloz on November 26, 2016
  • I have quilted several of my quilt tops but still have a lot to learn.

    —Vicki H on November 26, 2016
  • For a long time as I have at least eight quilts ready to be quilted. I need to learn how to do it!

    —Judi Rizzo on November 26, 2016
  • C- I actually did some free motion quilting on one of my first wall hangings, 10″ square !! I’m really needing to learn more about quilting on my machine!

    —Jackie Schumacher on November 26, 2016
  • C. I have always wanted to learn to quilt my own quilts. So far I can only do small, mini-sized quilts. I need to learn

    —Clara on November 26, 2016
  • b) I can’t afford to have my quilts Longarmed, especially the charity quilts I make, so I’ve thought about Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot. But I have sew many questions about it. I’m sure this book would help tremendously!

    —Christine M on November 26, 2016
  • For as long as I can remember, I’m just not coordinated. Machine quilting should be smooth, mine is at best herky jerky. I would LOVE to master this skill. ;-> Toni Anne

    —Toni Anne Potter on November 26, 2016
  • B. I’m getting more confident and have tried free motion quilting with very limited success. Pat’s new book looks wonderful
    tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

    —Tracine Charest on November 26, 2016
  • I have always quilted my own..so "for as long as I can remember!"
    I haven’t made any full-size or larger quilters yet, but maybe someday I will send one out for long-arm quilting. Until then, I am plugging away on my own and would love to learn more from Pat’s book!

    —Kathy E. on November 26, 2016
  • A! I am a brand-new quilter–just finished my first quilt top two days ago! Now I’m fretting over how to quilt it (Well, if I ever figure out the backing!). 😉 This book looks wonderful; thanks for bringing it to our attention!

    —Elizabeth on November 26, 2016
  • B, I have been quilting for a few years now. I have quilted my own quilt, mostly straight line, I would just love to take the next step and learn free motion quilting

    —Rebecca Brown on November 26, 2016
  • B. For a while now. I really enjoy hand quilting, but would love to be able to machine Quilt some things.

    —Lois Capper on November 26, 2016
  • For awhile now. It’s very hard to take that first step and actually sit down to quilt a quilt.

    —Suzanne on November 26, 2016
  • I’ve done patchwork for 47 years but always tied the layers. But I am new to actually quilting, and I am doing my first machine quilting on a laoquilt for my father.

    —Marty on November 26, 2016
  • I:ve taken up quilting since 2010 so my answer lies between b and c. I’m working on a quilt now and am doing fairly well with the FMQing. I really had problems with the thread breaking but using a sole plate with a single hole helped immensely. I think one can’t have enough books on quilting, there’s always something to learn from each of them.

    —Ann D on November 26, 2016
  • I am anxiously awaiting my new quilting machine. It is certainly at the low end of the scale, but will be perfect for me.

    —Louise on November 26, 2016
  • I would say, "c) For as looooong as I can remember." I can do some, but pretty much just straight stitching. This book looks like it would be a great help!

    —Susan L. on November 26, 2016
  • Since realizing that arthritis will cause me to quit hand quilting … about a year ago. By the time I have to give up hand quilting completely, I plan to be proficient enough on the machine to continue making quilted gifts for friends and family!

    —Eileen on November 26, 2016
  • I’ve actually done a few of my own small quilts, but I really need tips and help on quilting larger ones. I don’t have the room (or the money) for a longarm, so I need help with designs and techniques for the twin size and larger ones.

    Barbara Johnson on November 26, 2016
  • I’m a c). I’ve fiddled with machine quilting some, but need some good instructions.

    —Jean McD on November 26, 2016
  • I plunged in, beginning with my walking foot stitching in the ditch, that progressed to cross-hatching, and now I can use the free-motion equipment with some ease. I found that one of the keys was pinning, pinning, pinning, and even using straight pins as I was working.

    Gail G on November 26, 2016
  • I consider myself a beginner, am still trying to better at cutting and piecing. I have been reluctant to try machine quilting, but am anxious to give it a try. The more information the better.

    —Linda Brennan on November 26, 2016
  • I’ve been dreaming of quilting my own quilts since I started quilting four years ago. I keep practicing and practicing. I’m actually getting a little better, but I still have a long way to go before I actually do my first one! This book would really help!

    —Susan Stanton on November 26, 2016
  • I have been quilting for about 10 years and would like to improve and work on my machine quilting techniques.

    —Eileen Harvey on November 26, 2016
  • Now since I finally have a large throat machine

    —Carol on November 26, 2016
  • I have been quilting for many years and finishing my quilts either by tying or by hand quilting but only recently became interested in learning machine quilting.

    —Carolyn on November 26, 2016
  • I started quilting about two years ago and then stopped for lack of time, but I miss it and when I see the beautiful quilts online, I think I will start again. So much inspiration

    —anna donato on November 26, 2016
  • I attempt to quilt my own quilts, but I need some help or instruction. It never comes out the way I want it to!

    —Janet T on November 26, 2016
  • C, definitely. But B also. Now that I’ve honed my piecing skills, tired of renting a long arm machine and am reorganizing my sewing room, I’m much more serious about trying some larger projects on my home machine.

    —Joanne Elliott on November 26, 2016
  • I do some domestic machine quilting but it needs alot of improvement. this book would certainly be a "go-to" reference to make each quilt a unique piece of art.

    carol on November 26, 2016
  • I have been quilting my own quilts since I started quilting about 6 years ago, so I guess I would be D!

    —Denise Cabral on November 26, 2016
  • I’m between b and c….I have a few ufo’s just waiting to be quilted.

    —Estie on November 26, 2016
  • My answer would be "c". I use a walking foot to do only minimal straight line quilting on small projects. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    —Sheila Fernkopf on November 26, 2016
  • I think about machine quilting all my quilt tops, but it is such a daunting task so I think Pat Sloan’s book would really help me through my fears and show me how to finish.

    —Marva Daley on November 26, 2016
  • c)I have wanted to quilt my own quilts for as long as I remember and have but I am always looking for more information to get better.

    —Phylis Arechuk on November 26, 2016
  • I started dreaming of machine quilting my own quilts for as looooong as I can remember.

    —Ginger on November 26, 2016
  • I’ve been wishing for at home quilting ability for 2-3 years. Still trying to master a real straight line with my walking foot. Oh my!!

    —Kathleen on November 26, 2016
  • I’ve been sewing since my first 4-H apron when I was nine. I’ve only been quilting for about 3 years and I love to sew with precuts, it gets me to completion faster and keeps me finishing quilts. I have been machine quilting for a little while but I’m artistically challenged so mine squiggles are pretty basic, but fun!

    —Sandee K on November 26, 2016
  • I want to learn to quilt my quilts on my domestic machine. Had a long time we have moved and I am unable to put it up but I have a bunch of quilts that need to be quilted. The first time I tried to quilt with my domestic machine was a disaster. So any help I can get would be fantastic.

    —Brenda Travis on November 26, 2016
  • I’ve been quilting for about 10 years now. It is something I’ve always wanted to do, so now I’m having a ball creating beautiful quilts!

    —Eileen Moss on November 26, 2016
  • gosh, I started machine quilting when Amy Gibson did a class on Craftsy. than when I completed the quilt I took a class with Leah Day on that quilt Amy’s class was on. than I have slowly built up my confidence that I could do this and I have fun doing it.

    —Martha cook on November 26, 2016
  • For a long time! I attemp small projects, but alas, most times not very happy with the results! Yes this book would be a great addition to my sewing skills and journey.

    —Marilynn on November 26, 2016
  • For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to machine quilt. Maybe this book can do the trick!

    —Nancy Lyman on November 26, 2016
  • For some time now. I have a stack of tops but am hesitant to quilt on my home machine. I would like to work at mastering that…or at least getting to be somewhat proficient.

    —Cindy F on November 26, 2016
  • I have lots of pieced tops waiting, so I guess that would put me in the second category.

    —Bridget on November 26, 2016
  • For a long. Long time. Anxious to finish some of my UFO’s.

    —Marlene hahn on November 26, 2016
  • For me, it’s (b). I love choosing designs, colours, and piecing, hate making the ‘sandwich’, and tolerate stitch in the ditch or straight line quilting to get the job done. I’ve taken a workshop on free motion and enjoyed it, but haven’t managed to apply the skills I learned on 18 inch samples to lap sized quilts. Onwards and upwards! Maybe this book would be my break-through introduction.

    —Carol on November 26, 2016
  • I’ve been dreaming for what seems like forever!!

    —Cindy M on November 26, 2016
  • I am a newbie quilter and just finished the top of a lap quilt….now to do the sandwich and quilt. Wish me luck lol.

    —Carol on November 26, 2016
  • I’ve pieced for a while, but haven’t, started the quilting.

    —mildred g on November 26, 2016
  • For me it’s the answer b), I wish to learn that skill.

    —Sigrun Krafft on November 26, 2016
  • For a long time, since I made my second quilt too and realized I couldn’t keep up with quilting all the quilts I wanted to make.

    —Elaine on November 26, 2016
  • B. For awhile now. I have done from walking foot quilting and a little free motion quilting-mainly echo quilting, but would love to be able to do more. I also quilt for charity and this would be a plus to help get our quilts finished

    —LoAnn Trowbridge on November 26, 2016
  • (C) for as long as I can remember!!! Problem being I have been too intimidated by the process! With Pat’s easy to follow and plain directions (and encouragement), I feel it is doable! Also, love her Teach Me to Applique book. It has helped me tremendously.

    —Janice King on November 26, 2016
  • c) for as long as I can remember. I have attempted free-motion, results so-so!

    —Anita on November 26, 2016
  • C — For as long as I can remember! I have a Baby Lock Tiarra & haven’t used it yet! I’d love to win one of Pat’s books! 🙂 THANKS for a nice Giveaway!

    —MS Barb on November 26, 2016
  • b) Quilting for awhile but always looking for ways to improve

    —Betty Taylor on November 26, 2016
  • I’m a newbie!

    —Cathy on November 26, 2016
  • C. As long as I can remember. I tried machine quilting using my walking foot for straight lines and have used several curved stitches, but I tried free motion once and was terribly frustrated. I think I expected too much, too soon. I would love a boot camp,to,learn tomquiktnon my machine. Even libgbarm, I use a computer.

    —Judi on November 26, 2016
  • For as looooog as I can remember. This book would really help.

    Joyce on November 26, 2016
  • B – I have wanted to try free-motion quilting on my last couple of quilts, but I’m afraid that I will mess up all the work I’ve put into piecing the top. So, I usually do stitch in the ditch or cross-hatching. I’d love to have some inspiration to attempt free-motion or walking foot quilting on my next project.

    —Kim Newberg on November 26, 2016
  • A quilting newbie. Wanting to learn more.

    —Patsy Moore on November 26, 2016
  • Making quilts for charity has had me wishing for a long time that I could get through the process faster. I do mostly grid work using the walking foot. It can be sooo slow. My control with free motion quilting leaves a lot to be desired.

    —Sandy May on November 26, 2016
  • I’ve been machine quilting for quite awhile, but I don’t love doing that part (Maybe I need help learning a better method than what I use (: ),so it would be fun to see how Pat does it and pick up some tips on an easier way!! Thanks for the fun tour and give-away! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

    —Helen LeBrett on November 26, 2016
  • For as long as I can remember! Never thought it was something I could learn to do!

    —Regina DeCapite on November 26, 2016
  • For a while now that I’ve honed my piecing skills. Pat’s book would be a great reference for improving my quilting techniques.

    —Bonnie on November 26, 2016
  • For a few years now. I have made a few quilts using free motion but am not up to my required standards yet.i have given away all my quilts and cushions so far but want to make a big one for my own bed and to boast about.

    —Merolyn on November 26, 2016
  • (c) for as long as I can remember! I’ve taken a few classes but I’m still not comfortable trying it on my own. Pat is such a great teacher, I’m sure it will be a big help. I’ve got the book on my Christmas wish list already.

    —Sue Raymond on November 26, 2016
  • C – For as long as I can remember. I need Pat’s book so I can learn to do it.

    —Marge Barlow on November 26, 2016
  • For about 3-5 years I have been dreaming of finishing my own quilts. I would love to win Pat’s latest book. It might finally get me started doing my own machine quilting.

    —Beth on November 26, 2016
  • I have been machine quilting my small quilts for a long time, but only walking foot quilting, but I have been dreaming of free motion machine quilting forever!!

    —Debra Reber on November 26, 2016
  • As a pensioner, I can’t afford to pay other people to quilt for me and I have about a dozen quilt tops set alreadyl I piece quilts every day and don’t want to stop.

    Ada Clarke on November 26, 2016
  • I am still somewhat of a beginner but just finished a small quilt using stitch in the ditch. I would love to try free motion quilting, but have never been a doodler and am not artistic so I really need to given step-by-step directions. This book with the accompanying videos looks terrific.

    —Katherine Cronn on November 26, 2016
  • C – for as long as I can remember. I do stitch in the ditch

    —Kathy Handford on November 26, 2016
  • B. I can’t wait to order her book, she is a great teacher!

    —Lynne garver on November 26, 2016
  • Well, I’m not good at it but I’ve taken a class at Annie’s and also Craftsy so I’m still practicing but seeing progress too.

    —ELIZABETH KUNTZ on November 26, 2016
  • Have pieced for several years and quilted several wall hangings with acceptable results. In spring of 2016, I decided it was time to attempt a bed-size. I did complete it and was pleased. Problem was, the next time I sat down at my machine, it only sewed in reverse! I decided that I must have shocked it so much that it revolted…it is now back home after a 5 week repair trip…so I will try again with the quilt tops I’ve made over the years. Hopefully it will now be over its shock.

    —Win on November 26, 2016
  • Answer: B

    —Susan Wassenmiller on November 26, 2016
  • For a while. Just got a new machine so am eager to try free motion. Wish me luck!

    —Diana O on November 26, 2016
  • Quilting the quilt is the hardest part for me. Because I’m not happy with my free motion skills, I end up using straight lines.

    —Diane P. on November 26, 2016
  • C I have been quilting some time on small projects. I want to advance to larger quilts using my domestic machine and free motion quilting. Challenge is keeping even speed and fabric moving.

    —Jo Ann Sedlak on November 26, 2016
  • I’ve machine quilted all my quilts since I started in 1992, but I still have a lot to learn!

    —Diane Nishri on November 26, 2016
  • B, I’m ready to move on to the next challenge, free-motion quilting!

    —Sheryl on November 26, 2016
  • I am newbie, but very in love with quilting. Grateful from Portugal!

    —Marília Moura on November 26, 2016
  • a) a quilting newbie…I spend too much time reading about wonderful quilt projects, and am very inspired, but have difficult picking one project to JUST DO! Table runners satisfy my desire to quilt…but I really want to jump in and do a big project. I have decision issues, I guess!

    —Rose D. on November 26, 2016
  • I just learn how to free motion quilt. I want to quilt my own quilts. Have a table top quilt frame and want use it but I scared to until I learn free motion quilting. Would love to own Pats book.

    —Connie Barber on November 26, 2016
  • Answer b. I’m trying to get my nerve up.

    —Gail Hosmer on November 26, 2016
  • I have been quilting for about 10 years and always thought I would quilt my quilts. I am still sending my large quilts out to be quilted but have been quilting small projects and working on my free motion skill. To win a machine quilting book would be awesome.

    —Sandy on November 26, 2016
  • B…more than a newbie but still need more machine quilting experience. I’d love Pat’s book!

    Deb on November 26, 2016
  • d) Ever since I amassed a pile of quilt tops which my hand quilting couldn’t possibly keep up with and arthritis in my hoop holding hand I have wanted to machine Quilt. I am so intimidated that I can’t get past quilting in the ditch.

    —Kathleen King on November 26, 2016
  • c. I have wanted to be a able to machine quilt my quilts — there are so many places to mess up quilting–lots of challenges. Looks like a great giveaway.

    —carol on November 26, 2016
  • For a L O N G time. Can’t seem to think backward from ‘moving a pen to moving the paper.’ Maybe Pat is the perfect teacher to ‘hold my hand’ thru one more try. Thank you for this ‘give away opportunity.’

    —luvmylogcabins on November 26, 2016
  • for as long as I can remember- do smaller projects but not any large quilts YET !!!

    —Karen H on November 26, 2016
  • I have just wanted to learn how to feel confident in doing my own quilting. I just put it off way too longgggggg! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    —Rita S on November 26, 2016
  • I’ve wondered what would get the UF0’s reduced and this book would give me the push in the right direction!

    —Maggiie White on November 26, 2016
  • C. I am old and I have been quilting a very, very, long time. That said I learn something new everyday.

    —Chris on November 26, 2016
  • C–For as long as I can remember!!!

    —Judy Forkner on November 27, 2016
  • For Ever! Can use all the help I can get. The added vids wonderful idea.Thanx

    —Marlene Bonner on November 27, 2016
  • C. A long, long, long, long time. I have a lot of UFOs to finish and would love to get helpful instructions to free motion quilt them. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

    —Helen C on November 27, 2016
  • I have been machine quilting for a long time, but I still get bogged down when I am first starting a project. I also want tips on walking foot quilting.

    —Karen A on November 27, 2016
  • For as looong as I can remember, just waiting for the confidence to take over.

    —Kerry on November 27, 2016
  • A–I’ve been quilting for about a year, but I love learning and trying new things!!

    —Michelle M on November 27, 2016
  • While hand quilting my first quilt in 1994 and realizing it would take forever to finish it, I’ve wanted to learn if there was a better way to quilt.

    —Celeste Delostrinos on November 27, 2016
  • For as looooooooooong as I can remember.

    —Holly on November 27, 2016
  • I go directly pass go and into the Newbie classification. I have done small wall hangings, table runners, etc. but the thought of anything larger on machine scares me. This wonderful book of knowledge from Pat Sloan just might be the needed tool to overcome this fear. Thank you for opportunity to win this book.

    —Betty P on November 27, 2016
  • "For a while, now that I’ve honed my piecing skills." I’ve done a little machine quilting but am always a bit timid about it and sometimes my stitch length is not always consistent. Would love to have Pat help me through this dilemma! Thanks!

    —Marie Eddins on November 27, 2016
  • Soy una novata en acolchar, por lo que no mucho tiempo.

    translation: I’m a newcomer in quilting, so not too long

    —Margarita on November 27, 2016
  • For as LONGGGGGG as I can remember. I keep saying – this is the time/quilt/day I will try it, but then I chicken out!

    —Patty on November 27, 2016
  • I actually quilt my own quilts already, although I understand that this book has great tips even for experienced quilters. I would actually love to win the book for my sister who has dreamed of learning to quilt for years! We live far apart, so I can only help so much, but I’ll bet Pat’s book could help!

    —Lisa Marie on November 27, 2016
  • I have quilted for a few years but am just starting into the machine quilting aspect of quilting.

    —Linda on November 27, 2016
  • C. For as long as I can remember ! I have soooo many tops I need to quilt !!!!!I must conquer this step one day !

    —Janice Pryor-Regier on November 27, 2016
  • I’m a quilting newbie, so not too long. I can quilt in straight lines, but haven’t mastered free-motion quilting, yet.

    —Janet L. on November 27, 2016
  • B – I have been piecing for close to 30 years but have not attempted machine quilting.

    —Denise Latour on November 27, 2016
  • C.For as long as I can remember! My Grandmother,Aunt,and sister all Quilt.And now I would love to learn machine quilt so I can make my gift Quilts quickly.And then Bless my loved ones and friends lives with Quilted Love.

    —Vickie Pierce on November 27, 2016
  • Have dreamed of being able to FMQ for a very long time. I stitch in the ditch and do grid quilting but all of my attempts at FMQ have been spectacular failures. I have a number of completed tops that are waiting for me to learn FMQ, they would be so happy if I were lucky enough to win a copy of Pat’s book and could turn them into the quilts that they are longing to be.

    —Gai on November 27, 2016
  • My answer would be "b". I have honed my piecing skills and I am working on my FMQ skills, but not to my satisfaction, so I definitely could use this book to turn my pieced tops into complete quilts. Here’s hoping I win!

    Jeanette Jensen on November 27, 2016
  • I’ve wanted to machine quilt for at least 10 years. I finally have a machine from this century, and should be able to learn.

    —Barbara O. on November 28, 2016
  • How long has it been since you started dreaming of machine quilting your own quilts?
    I will say "C"
    c) For as looooong as I can remember.
    Because I started trying on my very first quilt. I can do some now, but I always need to learn new methods and ideas.

    —Gene Black on November 28, 2016
  • How long has it been since I started dreaming of machine quilting my own quilts? I’ve always wanted to complete a quilt without paying someone else the large fee, and I’m not that experienced. This book is fantastic so c) For as looooong as I can remember….I’ve been wanting to do this for myself~

    —Anita Jackson on November 28, 2016
  • I do machine quilt my quilts but I am striving to do it better. I love to read all the information I can get my hands on.

    —Patricia on November 28, 2016
  • For as long as I can remember

    —Lise Saur on November 28, 2016
  • B. and this book looks like just the thing I need to push me to learn and do it.

    —Mara on November 28, 2016
  • A. I’m a quilting newbie, so not too long

    —Marcie Higgins on November 28, 2016
  • I’ve been dreaming of machine quilting my quilts for as looooong as I can remember, or at least, since I started quilting. Pat’s book looks wonderful, like all of her books, and it would be great if I could win it!

    Thanks for the terrific giveaway!

    —susan on November 28, 2016
  • A I haven’t completed a full sized quilt yet. I am working on one now, though!

    —Tina on November 28, 2016
  • I am a a quilting newbie, so not too long.
    But my Aunt has been quilting since before I was born. She is my inspiration.

    Amie Gaudet on November 29, 2016
  • B for me! This looks like a great book.

    —Diane M on November 29, 2016
  • i have always quilted my own quilts I am no expert mostly stitch in ditch and meander.right now i am trying cross hatch. i am eager to branch out I watch as much videos as possible. i do this on a machine with less than 9 inch throat. i have quilted a queen on that machine. always love to see new techniques.

    —anna on November 29, 2016
  • I’ve been quilting for a long while. I have hand quilted a few and paid someone else to quilt some for me. Would love to win Pat’s book or anything. Kay H

    —Eleanor K Hunzinger on November 30, 2016
  • I am new to quilting, so not very long.

    —Patricia on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a B although I still feel like I’m constantly learning. Quilting is what keeps me sane

    —Sonia McMartin on December 1, 2016
  • I’ve been machine quilting wallhangings and small projects, mostly in-the-ditch, for a while now. I really would like to move beyond that and improve at free motion and larger quilts.

    —Rose on December 1, 2016
  • A I just started 2 months ago and am very excited.

    —Cory Hight on December 1, 2016
  • B! I love piecing and dread quilting because I am not very good at machine quilting. I need to learn the correct way to machine quilt so I can finish some of my quilts!

    Jan Manley on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a B I think. I’ve learned to quilt and am on a limited budget. Machine quilting would help me save money.

    —Joan on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a B. I have done some free motion quilting but I’d like to get better at it.

    —Faye on December 1, 2016
  • I have machine quilted, but never free motion, It is something I need to learn….

    —Joni Giancola on December 1, 2016
  • I returned to quilting in January 2016 when I retired. The 15 year absence was because I went back to college to earn a degree and schoolwork took most of my spare time.

    —Colleen on December 1, 2016
  • C I’m just afraid to start. I’m afraid I’ll ruin the top. Thanks

    —Martha Campbell on December 1, 2016
  • I have been dreaming about quilting my own quilts for a very long Tom but struggle with getting the look I want. Tips and tricks from Pat would be greatly appreciated!

    —Rhonda on December 1, 2016
  • I have machine quilted a few of my own projects, but don’t look too closely 😉 I need some guidance….

    —Michele Chester on December 1, 2016
  • I have been doing some but I have a long way to go yet!

    —Tracy H on December 1, 2016
  • I have wanted to learn to Machine Quilt for as long as I have been piecing my own quilts. I want my quilts to be made entirely by me. Plus with money being tight I really can’t afford to take a quilt to a long arm, sorry!!!

    —Lori Chvojka on December 1, 2016
  • b. For a while now since I can piece better.

    —Gail Hosmer on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a newbie to be sure! As a matter of fact, I’ve only just made my first square, so I know I have a long way to go. I sure could use Pat’s book to help me when the time comes to do the actual quilting.

    —Ann on December 1, 2016
  • I am a long time piecer, short time quilter of my own quilts, but can always use some help and pointers! Pat is just the one for this!!

    —Anne Cowan on December 1, 2016
  • I am a quilting newbie, so not too long.

    —Sally Ann on December 1, 2016
  • I have wanted to learn machine quilting for as long as I can remember! Thank you for your wonderful websight!

    —Barb on December 1, 2016
  • B…I have so many unfinished projects just waiting for me to machine quit! If only I could!!

    —Pat Roundtree on December 1, 2016
  • I’m kind of a newbie….but I have straight-stitched some baby quilts….boring.
    Need to learn some new skills

    —diane motley on December 1, 2016
  • I’ve been quilting for almost 3 years now…started stitching in the ditch right away quilting my quilts…have been trained on a long arm and rent time for large quilts and have started basic FMQ on smaller projects on my home machine.

    —Cathy Colman on December 1, 2016
  • Guess I’m a "B." I have tried to do some of my own quilting, but I’m terrible at it!

    —Kathy M. on December 1, 2016
  • I have only been quilting for about 4 years now. But, I have wanted to learn to machine quilt since I started

    —Sue Nugent on December 1, 2016
  • I started quilting recently, so I guess I’d be an A. I got myself a new sewing machine when I retired and decided to give quilting a whirl and now I am addicted!!! I enjoy your blog and information because it is easy to follow and provides fun, useful information. I would love to learn to free motion quilt but I am not sure!!!
    Thank you and quilt on!!!

    —Lynn on December 1, 2016
  • I have done a bit of basic machine quilting but I am always willing to learn more and try new things.

    —Sharon Nungester on December 1, 2016
  • I’ve been working on my piecing skills, and have accumulated tops
    that need quilting, so I’m a big "B"!! Need to finish them.
    thx for drawing.

    —Anita on December 1, 2016
  • I made my 1st quilt in 1991-92 & I tied it, since the machine I had then wasn’t capable of quilting. I have attempted to quilt a few things, but if they are very large, it is SO difficult to push that quilt around whether I’m try FMQ or Walking Foot quilting. Hopefully I can work on that with Pat’s book! I did buy a much better machine a few years after starting quilting!

    —Judy Forkner on December 1, 2016
  • I really, really need help with machine quilting.

    —Diane Abrahamson on December 1, 2016
  • Stitching my self back together after become a widow suddenly….67 and just now learning to quilt

    —Susie K on December 1, 2016
  • I definitely need practice

    —Leslie Wittenberg on December 1, 2016
  • I am not good at sll with machine quilting! Nibreally need to learn thenproper way to do it!

    Judy lawrance

    —Judymlawrance on December 1, 2016
  • I’m an A, a quilting newby, I’ve sewn a lot of clothes and crafts, but am now starting to make quilts.

    —Maureen on December 1, 2016
  • A. Quilting was on my retirement wish list….Love it….Love fabric….Love color.

    —Arlene Samuelson on December 1, 2016
  • c) For as looooong as I can remember.

    —Dottie K on December 1, 2016
  • Hi, I have been a quilter for a while now…but became so intriqued with it that I now teach beginners and purchased my own long arm. You can’t make me leave it now!!!!

    Angela

    —Angela Tonyan on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a B. I need to quilt my own quilts to be able to give more away. It is just too expensive to send them all out!! Thanks, Pat

    —Sue Loose on December 1, 2016
  • I would love to learn to free motion quilt.

    —Kelly Williams on December 1, 2016
  • C – I have so many tops waiting!!!

    —Ali on December 1, 2016
  • I am a "B". I still struggle with free-motion quilting. Would LOVE to win anything!

    —Lynne Thomas on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a "B". I’ve been quilting for 4 years and have so many to do! I quilt all I make and am always trying to learn more about it. This has turned into my retirement hobby.

    —Sharon Ray on December 1, 2016
  • a I really want to learn this skill.

    —Pat on December 1, 2016
  • A – I’ve only been quilting for a little bit, but I’d love to be able to confidently finish my own quilts

    —Amanda Slavata on December 1, 2016
  • I’m in between and A and B, more towards the B. I’ve tried some free motion work, but it ended horribly.

    Yvette on December 1, 2016
  • C. I have wanted to machine quilt-especially free-motion–as long as I’ve been quilting. But I haven’t done it enough, and am intimidated!

    —Pam on December 1, 2016
  • Definitely "C". I do some already on my little domestic machine, but need to learn so much more!

    Kathy Biggs on December 1, 2016
  • I’ve been quilting for a while, now that I’ve honed my piecing skills.

    —Mishmash on December 1, 2016
  • I am a newbie at machine quilting. I have done stitch in the ditch and some of the special character stitches the machine has. I am so ready to learn with this new book!

    —Pamela McDonald on December 1, 2016
  • I am very new at machine quilting but I really want to learn. Are you sure I have to practice?

    Practice makes progress, Claira! 🙂 –Jenny

    —Claira on December 1, 2016
  • I have done some machine quilting in the last year but need pats book for tips.

    —Nancy Edwards on December 1, 2016
  • b) For a while, now that I’ve honed my piecing skills… I am learning to use a longarm machine.

    —Camille on December 1, 2016
  • I’ve pieced quilts and machine quilted a very small baby quilt but have tons of UFOs!

    —Gayle on December 1, 2016
  • I am a total newbie!

    —Kimmy Boggs on December 1, 2016
  • B but have never tried to quilt one

    —Ann-Marie Bentley on December 1, 2016
  • I’ve been doing it for a while now. Makes me happy to make quilts and things for other people!

    —Liz Horgan on December 1, 2016
  • B. For a while now! I’ve been painting and printing fabric but not piecing so much. Now I am hooked on making all kinds of quilts (including art quilts) and need this book to help with the quilting. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    —Carol Sloan on December 1, 2016
  • C-for as long as I can remember

    —Gwendolyn Clark on December 1, 2016
  • A) But, I want to learn more more MORE!!!! The quilting has become my favorite part even though I can’t do anything ammmazing yet, its just too much fun. I am just itching to learn more, learn new skills, figure out if I am doing anything wrong or could be doing something better.

    —Kellie Warren on December 1, 2016
  • I’m between being good and piecing and wanting my own quilting machine for quite a while, since I am now 60+ and made my first quilt-very scrappy- when I was 16! Love Pat’s blog and all of her great designs <3

    —Terri Ward on December 1, 2016
  • C: For as long as I can remember.

    —Terry Helms on December 1, 2016
  • Definitely C!!! I’ve wanted to master machine quilting for as looooooong as I can remember. It’s one of those things that I do and am unhappy with the results so I quit for awhile and then repeat!

    —Kim Mayberry on December 1, 2016
  • I am a B who is trying to get up the courage to develop some FMQ skills. I jokingly refer to myself as a "topper" as all I do is make quilt tops, not quilts.

    —sue a on December 1, 2016
  • Definitely C! 😀

    —Kari on December 1, 2016
  • I have wanted to learn to machine quilt for a loooong time!

    —Linda Smith on December 1, 2016
  • I’m probably a B. Looking forward to learning more.

    —Beth B on December 1, 2016
  • I try to machine quilt and am not pleased with the results most of the time. I need to slow down.

    —RUTH HAMPSON on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a newbie at machine quilting… Well, fairly new. I have done several quilts but I have a lot to learn. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book.

    —Becky on December 1, 2016
  • I’m still learning to free motion quilt have completed 4 quilts.

    —Cheryl Winblad on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a C. I’ve been wanting to do this for so long. I would like to get better at free motion quilting. I do small quilts on my sewing machine.

    —Annette Ackley on December 1, 2016
  • a: I am restarting quilting. Last quilt about 36 years ago! So many new techniques and tools!

    —Tamrey Davis on December 1, 2016
  • I’ve already started to learn FMQ but i have a LOT of questions!

    —Stacy on December 1, 2016
  • I would love to learn how to machine quilt!

    —Cindy Frazier on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a B. I’ve been piecing for 7 years now, and have quilted 1 quilt and 2 table runners, mostly using my embroidery machine. I’d like to get my FMQ skills up so I can skip the embroidery machine. Thanks!

    —Cindy Hanrahan on December 1, 2016
  • C, I have machine quilted before but it has been mostly small pieces that fit easily in my machine. I really want to try to do something on a larger scale but I really need a better set up beforehand. I have too much drag on larger pieces which unfortunately distorts the stitching.

    —Laurie Weimar on December 1, 2016
  • I have been thinking about quilting on my domestic machine for quite some time. Only during the last 9 months have I really started pursuing that idea. So Pat’s new series book is right in time. Everything she does is always so helpful in getting me on tract to creating beautiful results. I can’t wait to get started. Thanks.

    —Patty E. on December 1, 2016
  • I only began quilting about a year ago, so I am still pretty new at this. I have other books by Pat Sloan in this series, and I cannot wait to get my hands on this one!

    —Sandra DeMers on December 1, 2016
  • enjoy quilting and I am inspired by others who take the time to teach others … what a gift…

    —Suzanne Githens on December 1, 2016
  • Thank you … I enjoy quilting …… I am inspired by others who take the time to teach others. what a gift

    —Suzanne Githens on December 1, 2016
  • A. I am a quilting newbie. I have done a couple quilts with my walking foot but definitely need to learn better techniques on sandwiching the layers and would love to learn how to free motion.

    —Krystal Soyalp on December 1, 2016
  • I need all the help I can get!

    Paige on December 1, 2016
  • I have tried a little machine quilting. Did some stipling and simple quilting on wall hangings. I am very intimidated by it! I have wanted to increase my skills for some time now.

    —Gayle Miller on December 1, 2016
  • B. For a while.

    —Starla on December 1, 2016
  • Forrrevvvverrrr!!! I am so ready to learn how to do this. Thank you Pat Sloan for writing this book!

    —Margaret C. on December 1, 2016
  • I have been quilting since the early but still learning.

    —Becky Wolfe on December 1, 2016
  • "A" Definitely a newbie here! I just don’t know where to start, how to pick material, etc. I learn by reading and watching to get it. I would love to start quilting so I can give them as gifts instead of giving all my money to some designer who has their product and designed mass produced, where’s the satisfaction of knowing that you made it especially for that person?

    —Karen West on December 1, 2016
  • B) Since I took the free Craftsy Quilt Sampler class in 2012.

    —Janet Hart on December 1, 2016
  • Show me how Pat 🙂

    —Kathy Flowers on December 1, 2016
  • I LOVE to piece so I usually send my projects out to be quilted. But with retirement on the horizon, I am thinking of this new adventure.

    —Irma on December 1, 2016
  • For as long as I can remember…I have been piecing for nearly 30 years and have tried quilting but have never been very successful. I’d love to know Pat’s "secrets to quilting."

    —LynneP on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a beginner but try to soak up all the knowledge that I can. Thank you for your emails and knowledge.

    —Terri Jocham on December 1, 2016
  • Learned to hand quilt in a college fine arts class many years ago. Am new to machine quilting, however.

    —Charlotte on December 1, 2016
  • I have been trying machince quilting for several years. I am always on the lookout for new books on the subject.

    —Barbara S. on December 1, 2016
  • My answer is "B." I have seen some wonderful demonstrations and would love to try it for myself.

    —Marjory on December 1, 2016
  • I keep on trying to quilt a top but i can only do stich in the ditch or send them off to be done….After all these years I need to learn

    —pat howell on December 1, 2016
  • I have been free motion quilting for a while. I know I need more practice but I want to learn to do more complicated designs.

    —Christina Albers on December 1, 2016
  • I am getting braver with machine quilting and have a great new machine but more practice needed here!!

    —Sue on December 1, 2016
  • I am definitely a B, feel pretty good about piecing but machine quilting is a nightmare!!!

    —Wendy M on December 1, 2016
  • I have been thinking about it for a while I have the piecing down pretty good.

    —Arlene Froelich on December 1, 2016
  • Hope to start my own machine quilting of my pieced quilts in 2017!

    —Karla Berg Walker on December 1, 2016
  • I have tried FMQ and am not very good at it, so I just did some straight line stitching, horizontal/vertical and corner to corner on blocks. Took the easy way out. Been meaning to try again but then got involved with a few BOM online quilting.

    —Sarah Edwards on December 1, 2016
  • I do believe A would definitely be my answer!!!

    —Susan Ellswick on December 1, 2016
  • C………and just now getting confident to do just straight line…and sometimes even that is challenging!

    —Joanne Larson on December 1, 2016
  • I’ve tried a few times with no luck so I think I need to get your book.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all,
    Carol Anne

    —Carol Kuse on December 1, 2016
  • I have been practicing my FMQ for a couple of years. It is true — practice makes perfect, well at least improved if not perfect. I like to think FMQ is about 90% nerve and 10% ability. I have quilted motifs on quilts with very little practice. You just have to get over the "what if I ruin it" mind and go with "it will be beautiful" mind-set. We are our own worst critics. I do laugh when I see some of the stuff I did early on, but it is still quite functional if not as beautiful as I had hoped!!

    —Doris Melady on December 1, 2016
  • For a while, now that I am comfortable with my piecing skills. Thanks for the chance.

    —Terry Holland on December 1, 2016
  • My first quilt was a lap quilt for a Christmas gift. Since I’m a beginner I’ve been moving slowly making quilted table runners, placemats and other small items to improve my binding skills. I feel like I have those things almost mastered so maybe it’s time to make a real quilt and maybe embellish with some machine embroidery!

    —S. Watson on December 1, 2016
  • I have tried several times with less than spectacular results so I think I need your book to learn the right way to machine quilt. Thank you for the chance to win one.

    Happy Holidays to everyone.

    —Carol Kuse on December 1, 2016
  • I’m at B. I have tried some free motion quilting but it has been more or less me teaching myself by looking at quilts and such. I would really like to get to the point where I feel comfortable doing it instead of just straight line quilting.

    —April Olive on December 1, 2016
  • I am a B feel pretty. Good at piecing the tops now I want to learn how to quilt my tops. Pat Slone is a great teacher.

    —Jenny Wells on December 1, 2016
  • B-I’ve tried free motion but am not very good at it (yet!)

    —Erika W on December 1, 2016
  • I have machine quilted 4 quilts this year am about to do my 5 th. This is my first year!! Have not tried Fmq yet but will try with the help of your new book ,

    —Leslie may on December 1, 2016
  • I have lots of tops to quilt that need to be quilted.

    —Renata on December 1, 2016
  • A bit a of b and c, i have a quilting frame that I use my Baby Lock Jane on .

    —Laura Buchanan on December 1, 2016
  • D, want to do my quilts my way

    —Karen Stephens on December 1, 2016
  • I’ve done a bit of free motion quilting, but am hesitant to do more because I don’t really know what I’m doing! Would love the book, to learn!

    —Anne on December 1, 2016
  • I have want to learn machine quilting for a while, now that I’ve honed my piecing skills. Would love to win the book to get me started.

    —Barb Crawford on December 1, 2016
  • B. I think I have made enough quilt tops, now to get them quilted. I have done some quilting with the walking foot but free motion intimidates me.

    —Carol Bucher on December 1, 2016
  • I do some fmq but not great at it! Thank you.

    —Kathy Slaughter Cummings on December 1, 2016
  • I have always loved piecing. Now it’s time to do the quilting, so I’m a C.

    —Carol Kirk on December 1, 2016
  • I have done machine quilting but not for several years. I need to brush up and even relearn free motion style machine quilting. Thanks.

    —Pat. Winters on December 1, 2016
  • I feel like this book was written just for me! I’ve tried machine quilting on small things but keep putting off the large quilts – therefore many UFOs!! Sooo – I guess my answer is b! Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂

    —Debby E on December 1, 2016
  • B) For awhile now that I’ve honed my piecing (and pressing) skills. Have played with machine quilting but generally stick to SID and straight line designs. Need to spice it up and learn some basic skills in sure I’ve missed just playing on my own.

    —Melanie Belisle on December 1, 2016
  • I am definitely a C. It was my main concern when I bought my new sewing machine.

    —Josee Elemenf on December 1, 2016
  • I am still a newbe learning!!

    —Tammy on December 1, 2016
  • Still new when it comes to machine quilting.

    —Mary O. on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a "B". I’ve got the piecing down but really need to do machine quilting. I’ve got a lot of tops to quilt!!

    —Janet Sabol on December 1, 2016
  • I’d say C, I do both machine, and hand quilting, and have been doing it for many years, but not FMQ.

    —Thunder on December 1, 2016
  • For as long as I have been quilting. I straight line quilt my quilts but rarely free motion them as I just can’t seem to get the quilting to be smooth.

    —Sue Davies on December 1, 2016
  • Definitely c). It is time to start now, lol!

    Martina on December 1, 2016
  • I would love Pat Sloans New Book "Teach Me to Machine Quilt" to be thrilled is an understatement. Thank you.

    —Carol on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a newbie…..Need a good book or teacher!!

    —Paula Lambert on December 1, 2016
  • For a long time I’ve wanted to do more than straight lines across the quilt. Anything larger than a small crib quilt goes to my wonderful longarm quilter.

    —Lisa B on December 2, 2016
  • My answer is "C". I’ve been quilting since I was in junior high and I am waaaay past my school years now, lol.

    Kathy G on December 2, 2016
  • I really like Pat’s books!

    —Pat Winters on December 2, 2016
  • i started a year ago and i’m hooked!

    —shoshana vogel on December 2, 2016
  • I’m not new to making quilts only a novice at quilting them.

    —Lynn Horvat on December 2, 2016
  • I am a longarm quilter but from time to time I find that I need to do some free motion quilting. I would love to learn more ways to finish a quilt.

    —Pat McCoy on December 2, 2016
  • Quilting for last 8 years – always need help quilting (I like to put just my name on back, not a long armer)

    —Debbie E on December 2, 2016
  • I wanted to learn machine quilting for a while, now that I honed my piecing skills. I am working on a quilt for my new great grand baby girl. I am using your Teach Me to Applique book to learn how to applique the elephants to her quilt. Then I would like to machine quilt the quilt all by myself. That would make a beautiful gift for Gracie Marie!

    —Diane Calvi on December 2, 2016
  • Two years and I have NOT perfected the 1/4″ seam!!

    —Danyse Ford on December 2, 2016
  • Been quilting for a while and i can do small quilts on the home machine but i would like to be better at it

    —Judy Ballance on December 2, 2016
  • I too am a longarm quilter but still love to do little projects that I freemotion on my desk machine!! Thanks for the helpful tips!! I never stop learning!!!

    —Tiffanee Noack on December 2, 2016
  • I am a hand quilter, I have been quilting for more years than I want to think about.. at this point in my life I will work for fabric and thread ~ please send right away ~ many Christmas projects in the works.
    Merry Christmas !

    —snowbaby katz on December 2, 2016
  • I would love to learn how to quilt on my sewing machines. Every time I have tried it turns into a wobbly mess.
    thanks for the opportunity! Merry Christmas ~!

    —Jaime B on December 2, 2016
  • I’ve been quilting for several years but have yet to master the quilting part on my domestic machine!

    —Michelle Jensen on December 2, 2016
  • It has been so long ago, I don’t remember when.

    —Deanna Klintworth on December 2, 2016
  • I think I already commented but I have (c), it has been sooooo long since I started to want to quilt my own quilts. Thanks for the chance!

    —Charleen DiSante on December 2, 2016
  • I’ve dreamed of machine quilting for a long time but have yet to achieve to going beyond beginner.

    —Ann on December 2, 2016
  • I have been pricing and machine quilting for a few years and am still frustrated with certain things. I would love to have Pats book.

    —Sabrina on December 2, 2016
  • C. I quilt very small things on my Featherweight, but it tends to look ragged. I’d love work on my larger projects, but think I need to improve my skills before I do that.

    —Marcia on December 2, 2016
  • I am a quilting newbie – sewing my second block today! What an exciting time to be quilting!

    —Debbie G on December 2, 2016
  • I’ve always dreamed of having a long arm quilting machine. So many beautiful designs that take quilts "over the top".

    —Gigi Boogren on December 2, 2016
  • A. I have mostly done stitch in the ditch. I’ve been wanting to try "real" quilting 🙂

    —Kim on December 2, 2016
  • A) Although I have been sewing since I was in grade school, and admired my grandmothers quilts, I am just now learning how to quilt. Pat Sloan has been invaluable in this process!!

    —Cindy Whitsett on December 2, 2016
  • I’ve only been quilting for a couple of years. I look at all the beautiful quilted items and long to know how to do that kind of work!

    wanda horne on December 2, 2016
  • I’ve quilted just a few of my own quilts, but they have been small quilts with edge to edge quilting. I need to branch out and learn the right way to do things!

    —Karen Seitz on December 2, 2016
  • I’ve only been quilting for a couple of years, but I would love to be able to do the kind of work I see in pictures from others. Teach me, Pat.

    wanda horne on December 2, 2016
  • I am still sending out to a long-arm quilter, but would like to get more confident with my FMQ skills to do my own from start to finish!

    —JulieG-AZ on December 2, 2016
  • I guess I would say B. My first quilts (back in the 70’s) were machine pieced and hand quilted or tied. In the 90’s I started making quilts for grandchildren (we have 10) and I machine quilted them. But the quilting was all straight lines. Then about 4 years ago I started following blogs that introduced me to free motion quilting. I have wanted to learn that ever since then, but I haven’t had the nerve or taken the time to learn. I did do some more creative quilting using a walking foot on a t-shirt quilt that I am rather pleased with. But I have a lot to learn.

    —Nancy A on December 2, 2016
  • A … all the way. Many thanks.

    —bookboxer on December 2, 2016
  • For as long as I can remember, but I still haven’t taken the first step! Would love to win this…
    Thanks!

    —April J on December 2, 2016
  • For as looooooong as I can remember!

    —Gail on December 2, 2016
  • I am a A and so am working at being a B soon

    —Mary Poirier on December 2, 2016
  • I’ve quilted since I was a little girl, piecing that is…Mostly I’ve hand-quilted or tied the quilts I’ve made so far. I’ve just machine quilted a few, so definitely have a lot to learn!

    —Carol K on December 2, 2016
  • I’m B would love to machine quilt my own quilts.

    —Darlene J on December 2, 2016
  • It’s A – I need all the help I can get!

    —Linda on December 2, 2016
  • For a loooonnnnngggg time, and I’m still honing my skills 🙂

    —Alison Nevin on December 2, 2016
  • I’ve been quilting a long time & am intimidated to machine quilt so would love to get Pat’s book for guidance.

    —Jackie Taxter on December 2, 2016
  • For a long, long, time. It’s a dream.

    —Rita Brown on December 2, 2016
  • I do need to work on my machine quilting skills. The book looks so easy to follow with great tips and illustrations. Thank you.

    —Linda Klungle on December 2, 2016
  • I have never quilted on my machine, but I did recently buy a walking foot!

    —Ellen McKenna on December 2, 2016
  • I’ve been quilting for a while now but always learning new things.

    —Karen Hootman on December 2, 2016
  • I have only been quilting for a few years & so far I have only been able to do a meander pattern, I would love to learn more. Thanks for this chance. Allison.

    —Allison on December 3, 2016
  • I did some stitch in the ditch and some free motion quilting. I want to learn more quilting techniques.

    —Anna on December 3, 2016
  • B…. not that I’ve perfected piecing, I just need to finish more tops! I’ve done some basic machine quilting but would love the info from Pat’s new book.

    —Suzanne M on December 3, 2016

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