Have you tried machine quilting panels for practice? (+ giveaway!)

How are your free-motion machine-quilting skills coming along? If you need a little practice (don’t we all?), Pat Sloan has a smart little tip: practice your free-motion quilting on printed fabric panels.


A free-motion-quilted panel from
Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt

Why practice on panels? In her book Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt, Pat sings the praises of printed panels—the motifs are easy to follow, they’re small enough for a practice piece, and when you’re done, you have a cute little quilt to share. They make great baby quilts!

Here’s Pat’s five-step plan for improving your free-motion skills with panels, excerpted from Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt (and there’s a lot more about machine quilting where that came from!).


  1. Pat SloanBaste five small quilts. Use a panel or 1½ yards of a baby fabric and add two borders: a narrow inner border and a wider outer one. This will give you quilt tops to practice on that don’t require a lot of time or work to assemble. Choose a panel or fabric that will keep your interest and give you motifs or designs to follow. Number your quilts 1 through 5.
  1. Over the next two weeks, quilt all five quilts, in order from 1 through 5. Make a promise to yourself to quilt every day, even if it’s for only 10 minutes. The repetition over the two weeks is very important.
  1. Write on a piece of paper the day you started to quilt each quilt, starting with quilt 1. When you finish it, record the date and pin the paper to quilt 1. Do the same for each of the five quilts. When you’ve finished the first one, start on the next one. Don’t stop to attach the binding until all five quilts are done.
  1. When quilt 5 is complete, get out all five quilts and compare your work. You’ll see a huge improvement from quilt 1 to quilt 5.
  1. Now, attach an easy binding on each quilt. Throw the quilts in the wash and then give them away! I’m serious. Do not keep them, because you’ll constantly compare what you did. Don’t dwell on where you started. You want that feeling of accomplishment, so you can move onto quilt 6!

Pat also made a quick video about machine-quilting on panels here:


Reading this post in email? Click here to view the video.

Sew smart! Feeling inspired? Well . . .

Pat and our pals at Moda Fabrics sent us five panels to play with—and we’d love to give all of them to one of you!

To win all five panels and a copy of Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt, tell us in the comments:

How would you rate your machine-quilting skills?

  • Stellar! I’ve been practicing.
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.
  • Still quilting by check. Help!

We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck, and happy quilting!

Want even more machine-quilting tips from Pat? Pick up her book at our website today and instantly download the eBook for free. Take a look at all the projects you can make and machine quilt in Pat’s book!

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1,025 Comments

  • I’m still practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.😊

    —Cat Revenig on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check – so intimidating to do all the piecing and then not be confident of quilting. Panel practice is a great idea!!!

    —Regina Arlauckas on August 11, 2017
  • Practising, but need all the help I can get!

    —ChrisO on August 11, 2017
  • I am practicing ! anything that Pat Sloan writes is a great asset to the technique realm so I could really use her new book here. Thank you fro the giveaway

    —Barbara Long on August 11, 2017
  • Im practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more

    —stephanie box on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more! It is fun!

    —Sara Byman on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Sandy Richard on August 11, 2017
  • I love to piece tops but aren’t very good at machine quilting. I thought that was an interesting concept to quilt 5 days in a row and check out your progress. That would be a really great way to practice my machine quilting and then I would donate the quilts. I would love to receive the book and panels to help better my machine quilting. I could probably learn a lot from Pat Sloan’s book.

    —Donnamarie on August 11, 2017
  • You can never have too many panels, so handy for a quick baby gift. When I first started quilting years ago when my children were little (grown up now), I started with panels. There were no rotary cutters, mats and all the extra gadgets we have these days to make quilting so enjoyable. I have given scads of baby quilts away throughout the years.

    —Cynthia Fedak on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing and still need lots more practice.

    —Sharon on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help is my real answer to your question.

    —Marthese on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Carol Vickers on August 11, 2017
  • I’ve been putting together basic squares baby quilts (for charity) with the plan to quilt them over time but this suggestion is brilliant. Panels!!!

    —Erin Owens on August 11, 2017
  • I am quilting by check. Tried to machine a long-long time ago and stripped the gears on my machine. If I quilt on my machine I am only going straight. Help!!!

    —Linda on August 11, 2017
  • I’ve watched my grandmother quilt over the years and she actually taught me a few skills. However she lives a few states away. We are moving to a new house in a week or so and I will have my own sewing room. It will be a room big enough to quilt in. I’m so excited. I have a quilt sandwiched and ready for quilting…I have no clue what I’m doing for
    Here on our! It’s a pretty daunting task. "I sure could use some panels to practice more" before messing up my quilt.

    Misty Dupree on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —mona phelps on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing but I sure could use some panels to practice on. And a book to guide me!

    —Allison Evrard on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. This describes me perfectly!! I really like machine quilting, and hope to get better, but I need something to practice on!!

    —nancy lewis on August 11, 2017
  • I’m quilting by check for the big stuff, and machine-quilting the smaller things, including panels. I’m not very good at it, though, and would love some guidance!

    Susan Mulvihill on August 11, 2017
  • Quilting skills? I’m practicing and could SURE use some panels to practice more! 😊

    —Laurie Mc on August 11, 2017
  • I practice often, but the panels would be a great way to practice and master the art of free motion! Plus, the look cute and the book very interesting!

    —Gisella zapata on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing my machine quilting, and getting better. BUT the patterns in my comfort zone are rather limited and I would love to branch out. Panels sound like a fund way to do so.

    —Barb G on August 11, 2017
  • This came at the right time. I just finished the top for a baby quilt yesterday and I was discussing with my hubby if I should try quilting it myself or take to the quilt shop. I need the quilt by November so I left myself plenty of time. Maybe with this book I could give it a try.

    —Sue on August 11, 2017
  • I enjoy Pat Sloan and her encouraging posts. As a quilter, I’m in the "working on it" group, far from the stellar constellation! I’d like to try her five-quilt theory, if I’m fortunate enough to win this. My church quilt group makes quilts to give to kids in a nearby public school where ALL the kids qualify for free breakfasts and lunches so I’d have a great way to share the finished products.

    —Chris on August 11, 2017
  • Goodness, this is a great idea. I need this book and lots of help. I’m a pitiful beginner in machine quilting.

    —Robin Crittenden on August 11, 2017
  • Just beginning. Love Pat’s approach. I do need to practice.

    —Patricia Elston on August 11, 2017
  • Help I’m still quilting by check!

    —Debbie Gray on August 11, 2017
  • Yes, I really am still quilting by check. Help!
    My frees motion quilting is terrible, and I am tired of stitch in the ditch!

    —Carol S on August 11, 2017
  • I adore Pat’s books! In answer to your question: I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. I am currently just too darn lazy to put together a panel collection because all of those gorgeous fabric patterns out there wishing to be cut up and made into pieced quilts keeps calling me! Quilting is one of the skills I am still working hard at!

    Anita Jackson on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing. More often than not I am quilting in the ditch. I would love to move out of my comfort zone.

    —Amy Holt on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but not getting anywhere very fast! Could definitely use more help!

    —Sandy on August 11, 2017
  • I would love to win, love panels

    —Ivy Gabbard on August 11, 2017
  • Truth is, I’ve been too nervous to start! But this is such a great idea, and I do have some panels, so here goes. 🙂 I could use some more for practice, though…

    —Laura B. on August 11, 2017
  • I quilt by check on most big quilts. Have started quilting small projects on my sewing machine. Needing lots more practice!!!!!

    —Donna Hatfield on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still learning, would love practice pieces!! Thanks for all the great tips!

    —Janice on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing and need lots of help! Would love to practice on these panels. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

    —Sharon on August 11, 2017
  • I have tried to find a way to get practice and have something completed what a great idea.

    —Kathy Gold on August 11, 2017
  • I’m a newbie seamstress (<2 months of sewing) and I'm in desperate need of serious help!!!

    —Caroline Cheng on August 11, 2017
  • "Still practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice on" describes my quilting. I was unhappy with the first two attempts, the third was more successful.

    Maureen Kaus on August 11, 2017
  • What a wonderful way to practice your quilting techniques on a small. It useable scale!

    —Lena T on August 11, 2017
  • The "quilting" part of quilting stresses me out! I love Pat’s idea of experimenting with the panels and will try that this weekend.

    —Robin Abraham on August 11, 2017
  • I just bought a new machine that I can quilt with. I have been sewing for 66 years but never done any free motion quilting. I want to learn the proper way to do it & make it look right.

    —Brenda Brooks on August 11, 2017
  • I’m Practicing and I have used Panels as gifts but never thought to use them one after anouther for practice !!

    —Linda Morgan on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing and love this idea to use panels for more practice. Thanks for the chance.

    —amy f on August 11, 2017
  • Using panels to make baby quilts or wall hangings or runners is a fun way to practice machine quilting skills. I can always use more panels and need more practice.

    —Ellen on August 11, 2017
  • Would love to try machine quilting and learn a new skill

    —Pat Zotos on August 11, 2017
  • I’m definitely a very beginner at machine quilting but would love the opportunity to get better.

    —Darla E on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.😊
    What a wonderful place to start, too.
    Thanks for a chance to win!

    —Karen on August 11, 2017
  • I haven’t done much machine quilting at all but am getting a quilt ready
    to machine quilt the blocks before I attach them together (like lap quilting by Georgia Bonesteel). I never thought of practicing on panels-
    an excellent idea !! Then donate the finished product to my Quilt Guild’s
    collection of baby quilts for a charity in our city. Now I am motivated!
    Been watching Pat Sloan’s videos and now is the time to start ! Using the
    giveaway panels would be perfect !! Thanks for the chance to win !

    —Nancy Currier on August 11, 2017
  • The only machine quilting I have done is "stitch in the ditch" on baby quilts.
    I like Pat’s panel idea.

    —Rose on August 11, 2017
  • I’m sort of in-between. I refuse to quilt by check but haven’t gotten much practice either. I have a big stack of tops that need to be quilted but don’t want to practice on those. I bought a panel designed just for practicing quilting because they said I could do it over and over if I just didn’t thread my machine. Guess what – my machine refuses to sew without thread! This sounds like a great idea!

    —Pam on August 11, 2017
  • I am still practicing. Love the idea of using panels to practice on as it totally makes sense. While I don’t have 5 panels in my stash, I do have a lot of orphan blocks that I could put some together for small quilts. Ooh, makes me want to leave work early today to try this out. Thanks for the good tip!

    —Sue F on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still quilting by check. HELP! I want to learn how to do my own machine quilting so I can quit quilting by check. Thank you for the chance to win. Good luck everyone.

    —Valerie Thompson on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help!

    —Christine Robinson on August 11, 2017
  • Still learning. Please send help!

    —G Stanton on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help!
    I’m a great straight line quilter, but my free motion skills are woefully awfully bad! The panels are a great idea.
    I could practice on them without fear of ruining my finished tops. Yes!

    —Frank Figueredo on August 11, 2017
  • Dear Staff of Martingale,

    I really need practice and while I am visiting the Virginia Quiltmuseum on November 4th I will buy Pat Sloan’s Book Teach me to Appliqué. I am going to see her exhibition and do the shop hop MD/VA. Real fun trip for me. I hope to win this time. I am going to deliver about 8 babyquilts to Capital Quilts in Gaithersburg for the Baby Shelter in DC, all made by me in Switzerland. Most quilted through LAQ: because I still need practice and want to give nice quilts away.

    —Trijntje IJntema on August 11, 2017
  • What a good idea. I could use some panels to practice free motion quilting. Then they would make good donations to my guilds Community Service program.

    —Sylvia on August 11, 2017
  • Help! Still quilting by check! I really want to learn to machine quilt. I have tried a little but have a long way to go. I need this help.

    —Jeanne Nordquist on August 11, 2017
  • I would love to win this. I have been practicing, but certainly could use more practice.

    —Louise on August 11, 2017
  • I love this idea. I’ve done a bit, but not lately and know I need to do some practicing again before I put one of my "real" quilts under the needle!

    I have a big quilt coming due for a wedding, and I’ll be quilting it by check, I think!

    —Amber on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing! Definitely not stellar, but improving each day.

    —Kathryn Messerschmidt on August 11, 2017
  • A wonderful book-great idea! I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more! Thank you, Susan

    —Susan Spiers on August 11, 2017
  • Well! I am practicing and sure could use some panels to get better at machine quilting. The panels look so cute.

    —Trudy A on August 11, 2017
  • I am still quilting by check. I just can’t get the hang of it. I never buy panels so the panels would be great to have to learn to machine quilt. Maybe at the end of Pat’s tutoring I would be able to do machine quilting.

    Barb Walsh on August 11, 2017
  • This is such a great idea. I wish I had seen this when I started. I may do it anyway. If I win the book I can quickly think of 3 friends to give it to. If you don’t have a lot of babies to give it to, think Christmas panels.

    Cynthia Wood on August 11, 2017
  • I can use all the practice pieces I can get!
    Carol

    —Carol on August 11, 2017
  • I’m quilting, but I sure could use some help with some panels to practice on. Fun stuff!

    —Joy Dickson on August 11, 2017
  • Part of the "working on it" group. Practice, practice, practice!

    —Marsha on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but could surely use some panels to practice on!

    —Lynn Bankowski on August 11, 2017
  • Arthritis in the hands is making hand quilting more difficult so I am learning to machine quilt. I am improving but could certainly use the practice. What a great idea! Thanks.

    —Eileen on August 11, 2017
  • I think I’m improving with each machine quilting project I do on my home machine. I’d love to win Pat’s book- she offers so many great tips.

    —jeannie on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still a beginner. I sure could use some panels for practicing.

    —Joel Sellers on August 11, 2017
  • love machine quilting but haven’t practiced free motion much

    —linda on August 11, 2017
  • I need so much practice at machine quilting. I need these panels.

    —Mary Lou Palmer on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing but sure could use the practice panels!

    —Janet Scheer on August 11, 2017
  • Still Learning. Need lots of help with free motion.

    —Maurine M on August 11, 2017
  • I definitely need practice, love Pat’s ideas on how to get more proficient!

    —Debbie Y on August 11, 2017
  • still quilting by check

    Thank You for the chance to get some great panels and a new book for learning

    —Sharon Harmon on August 11, 2017
  • I love to do my own quilting, but I could definitely use more practise. Great idea about the baby quilts…I will enjoy doing the panels …I love depleting my fabric stash!

    —Diane Firka on August 11, 2017
  • HELP! HELP!! I’m one of those dinosaurs still quilting by hand, needle, thread, thimble and frame.
    Soon my tops will outnumber my years left, so before I succumb to check, I’d like to learn to quilt by one of my 5 working sewing machines. Your 5 panel idea is stellar, plus make 5 little ones happy.

    —Marianne on August 11, 2017
  • I’m great at cross hatching, but not good at freehand quilting. I have been experimenting with echoing the pattern of the material, but still a beginner. I would love to read Pat’s book and become an expert.

    —Angie Little on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I could use some panels to practice more.

    —Linda Stuempfle on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing .. the book looks great to improve my quilting.

    —Mary on August 11, 2017
  • Always practicing. It seems my skills are dependent on outside influences. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

    —elaine Litton on August 11, 2017
  • I keep trying, but I need a lot more practice!

    —Robyn Gronning on August 11, 2017
  • I not very good and I feel my biggest obstacle is fear. I just cannot stay smooth and get all jerky. I could use some help!

    —Denise G on August 11, 2017
  • I love to use panels and they are great gifts for little girls and boys. I need to practice at least once a week but I am getting better.

    —ROSE Kniffen on August 11, 2017
  • Stellar I have been practicing!

    —Mary Kastner on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I could sure use some panels to practice more (and join together for grand daughters doll quilts).

    —Kathy Brickey on August 11, 2017
  • I love to machine quilt even though I am a novice at it. I like doing it myself rather than send it out since I made the top myself. I need lots of practice though and the panels look ideal for that. The book looks great for tips and 💡 ideas.

    —Patti on August 11, 2017
  • I am trying to learn but not doing very good work.

    —Paula York on August 11, 2017
  • Elementary. I am a novice but want to do more and get better. Practicing on a panel sounds like a good idea. I think I will try that whether I win or not.

    —Leta Seacat on August 11, 2017
  • Practicing, but need all the help I can get :), panels would be great to practice on. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Marijo on August 11, 2017
  • Always great ideas!! Thanks

    —Mary G on August 11, 2017
  • I either stitch in ditch or it gets put in the closet for "later".

    —Sue Stokke on August 11, 2017
  • I did a few projects with an all over meander, and actually managed to get decent at it. But that was a few years ago, and life got busy, and I have lost all those skills. Plus, it gets boring! I’d like to get back to it and learn something new in the process!

    Barbara Johnson on August 11, 2017
  • I am a handquilter! I have had a go at machine quilting but I am not good at all. I need to learn to machine quilt so I can get rid of some of my ufo’s.

    Mandy

    —Mandy Adams on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check! I bought the correct feet for my vintage Viking, but the bobbin doesn’t engage when I drop the feet, sob! I need to pull out my 401 Singer… How do you do this with a normal machine harp? I’ve done walking foot simple stuff, and I’m doing some big stitch on a runner… I watch Midnight Quilting with envy!

    —Sharon Schipper on August 11, 2017
  • I am a dismal failure at this. Maybe practice would help?

    —patricia vastine on August 11, 2017
  • Panels are a great way to practice and practice makes perfect. I could use more panels to practice.

    —Lanetta Oxford on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. I’m proficient at everything *except* free-motion..

    Wendy on August 11, 2017
  • I am really bad at machine quilting. It might help if I had the quilting foot. I need to buy one for my machine before I try again.

    —Judy Maggio on August 11, 2017
  • I love the idea of regular practice. I’m far too sporadic in my attempts. I sure could use the panels to practice!

    —Linda B on August 11, 2017
  • I am still quilting by hand in the ditch or by check. The panel idea is great as I find that its hard for me to use leftover fabric to practice on when it could be used for another quilt… I’d love to win the book and panel so I could really get moving on machine quilting.

    Carolyn on August 11, 2017
  • What a great idea Pat! I’m still practicing and would love the panels to be able to do so!

    —Ann L. on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still need to practice free motion quilting. Pat’s idea is a great way for me to practice some more. The panels I’m sure will make me feel a little more accomplished in my attempts to improve my skill.

    Diane Koprowski-Pfeifer on August 11, 2017
  • I like the idea of practicing on panels! I haven’t done that before. I always just create a small sandwich. I’m not very good at FMQ yet but I do practice.

    —ELIZABETH KUNTZ on August 11, 2017
  • I was not at all interested in machine quilting until I saw this great idea of practicing on panels. Might just be do-able and not so overwhelming! I’ve already got a panel I can start on. Thanks!

    —Elaine Osteen on August 11, 2017
  • I am still practicing and hope to get good at least to feel good to give as gifts.

    —Carol Bryant on August 11, 2017
  • I quilt by check or hand quilt. I really want to machine quilt, but feel intimidated. I like the idea of doing the 5 quilts in a row. The panels are a great idea.

    —Kay Menefee on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice on. I love panels, especially when they are printed straight.

    —Sue on August 11, 2017
  • Help

    —AS on August 11, 2017
  • practicing still trying to try to somewhat master.

    —Carol Bryant on August 11, 2017
  • "I’m practicing, but I could sure use some panels to practice more" is definitely me!! I am getting the idea of free motion quilting but need some good tips on ways I can improve.

    —Marg on August 11, 2017
  • I have done some "QAYG" quilting, which was fun, and have also done a little cross hatching, but find it intimidating to broaden the range of quilting skills which I have. I think quilting with panels sounds like a great idea, as does the idea of making 5 small quilts and practicing on them! Thank you for this opportunity to win Pat’s book and the fabric panels!

    —Sandra on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing but could use some panels to improve. You can’t have too many baby quilts and I have several friends who will be grandmas soon!

    —Kathy h on August 11, 2017
  • I really need the help with my machine quilting as sending them out to someone else to quilt is so expensive plus I like to all the quilt from beginning to end.

    —Marcia on August 11, 2017
  • What a great idea! Thanks!

    Jocelyn on August 11, 2017
  • Somewhere between still practicing and stellar. I am sure Pat’s book and the panels would help me improve.

    —Nancy on August 11, 2017
  • Definitely need lots more practice at free motion machine quilting!

    —Elke on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. I most definitely need help. I love this idea of practicing on panels. Awesome!

    —Cherie B on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. Hope I win!

    —DeeAnne on August 11, 2017
  • I can do meandering and stippling fairly well but would like to do more patterns especially feathers.

    —Marlene J. Barz on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing, but could use some panels to practice more!!!!

    I do small quilts, usually with big crosshatch. I have never tackled a big quilt, and for certain have not done something with all kinds of fancy designs.

    —LoAnn Trowbridge on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I could use some help!

    —Brenda Nutt on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help! I think this is a perfect way to learn how to become better at a skill I’m not so good at!!!

    —Becca Stawecki on August 11, 2017
  • I either quilt by hand (art quilts) or hire someone else to do it. So I could really benefit by practicing on giveaway small quilts – perfect for one of our guild charity projects. (There are no babies in my family right now.)

    —Jane on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. Sometimes my quilting is adequate, but I’d really like my quilts to move more to "Stellar"!

    —Barbara on August 11, 2017
  • I need a lot more practice. The panels would come in handy.

    —Sharon on August 11, 2017
  • I did do some quilting around some panda bears in a quilt and they turned out fair and thankfully much of the stitching was lost in the background scene. I would love to practice some more on panels to gain some more experience. It was fun just going around the mom and baby panda bears.

    -Carol on August 11, 2017

    —Carol on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I could use some panels to practice more. What a wonderful idea this is! This will keep my interest and encourage creativity in machine quilting that I might not have used while practicing on fabrics with dots or other geometric shapes as suggested by a teacher at AQS QuiltWeek in Lancaster. I’m excited to try this!

    —Jan C on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check! I don’t want a longarm, and I don’t want to do big quilts, but I make a lot of baby/Linus quilts and would love to be able to do them myself!

    —Judy A. Reeves on August 11, 2017
  • I have practiced on a twin quilt but I can use more practice…What a good idea to use a panel!

    —Kathleen on August 11, 2017
  • Oh my…..definitely need more practice! Sometimes I flow smoothly like ice skating, then other times it’s just jerky moves! Love the idea of using panels!

    —Joi Stenroos on August 11, 2017
  • After 6 years of quilting, my least strong skill in the process is the actual quilting! (and my binding isn’t always great either) I am pretty much self taught and this is a skill I could use some guidance with!!

    —buffy on August 11, 2017
  • Just finished a couple of panels as service project quilts for kids. They are good practice, though I’d not thought to do 5 in a row as intensive practice. Great idea. Still a long way to go to be really happy with my FMQ.

    —Mona on August 11, 2017
  • i quilt some of my quilts but only with straight lines and a walking foot. i am going to try this panel idea.

    —carolyn montgomery on August 11, 2017
  • I would love the panels to start working of FMQ! I already have Pat’s book – only halfway through it, but it is very helpful. I never thought of just using panels to practice on – that is a fabulous idea! ~smile~ Roseanne

    Roseanne on August 11, 2017
  • I am taking a class on GMA tomorrow at my local quilt shop. I would say I’m a beginner now…

    —Kit on August 11, 2017
  • Oops – meant FMQ!

    —Kit on August 11, 2017
  • My quilting is straight line, either in-the-ditch or crosshatch. Would love to learn free motion. Starting with panels sounds like a great ideal!

    —Audrey on August 11, 2017
  • I am brand new at quilting and definitely need the practice! Making five quilts sounds like a lot of great fun, and just what I need to do to improve. I would love the book and panels!

    —Cindy Whitsett on August 11, 2017
  • I need Pat’s book! I don’t use my machine to quilt because I am afraid to mess up a project that I have made. I really need to practice but it never happens. This sounds like a great way to start. Thanks for a chance to win!

    —Marsha B on August 11, 2017
  • I have been practicing on small scraps with some success and I’d love to practice on panels to up my skills.

    —Staci A. Pope on August 11, 2017
  • It does make sense to practice every day–just like we worked on our printing and handwriting every day when we were children. Eventually we improved and finally we mastered the skill. Learning to do some of my own quilting would put a lot of extra dollars back in my pocket (for more fabric).

    —Mary Ann M on August 11, 2017
  • Practicing, and could definitely use the panels!

    —Ashley on August 11, 2017
  • This is a great idea. I need more practice with machine quilting.

    —Kathy Wilkinson on August 11, 2017
  • Guess you could say practicing and panels would be a great start. I am just starting and am totally intimidated. What is quilting by the check? Am I hopeless? Help!

    —Nancy Ogawa on August 11, 2017
  • I am still practising, and find that I get more and more inventive as I go along. Pat is imaginative – always fun to learn more from an expert!

    Gail G on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I need to move beyond straight lines!

    —Janna on August 11, 2017
  • I am always trying but am always afraid I will ruin my project so I only do straight stitching. Your idea of making small quilts with a panel is brilliant & proves the addition of Pat Sloan’s book & some panels would be amazing & would give me the knowledge & courage to make wedding gift quilts for my granddaughters while I can still sew. Thank you for all your tips & inspiration.

    —Helen Dart on August 11, 2017
  • Yaaay, apparently, I’m on the right track! I have never tried her method of 5 before, but I have used panels in exactly this manner before. I also did a small throw that had several embroidery motifs that I managed to do some meandering around. So, I’m working on it! Primarily, though, big guys that are needing really fancy work go out to the pros, and queen or less gets done by machine embroidery (love my Babylock Destiny!!). Would absolutely LOOOVE to try Pat’s method, as we have a local childhood advocacy center that has put out a call for comfort items.

    —Karin Callander on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I need HELP! This book would be great!

    —Susan Stein on August 11, 2017
  • Stellar, sort of. ! I’ve been practicing but I still have problems. Either I move fabric to fast or the machine isn’t working right. But I’m not giving up!! I think a better set up area to machine quilt on would help, but that isn’t in the cards yet.

    —Karen DH on August 11, 2017
  • I’m getting a lot better by just quilting my quilts instead of agonizing over the type of job I’m doing. After some practice things are looking pretty good, panels are great to practice on, especially the Christmas panels.

    —Jeannine on August 11, 2017
  • Practicing but wish I could get more relaxed about it. Never quite happy with my work.

    —Kathleen T on August 11, 2017
  • Since the first two don’t apply to me, I must be in the still quilting by check category. I did one successful fmq project, and need more practice.

    —Barbara on August 11, 2017
  • This might help me, as I don’t have a stitch regulator. Love Pat’s designs.

    barb h on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I could use some panels to practice more.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on August 11, 2017
  • I can handle straight line echo quilting but have trouble with tight curves.

    —Betty nelson on August 11, 2017
  • I am practicing but far from expert! I would love to practice with Pat’s guidance through her book. The panels are great idea!

    —Pat W on August 11, 2017
  • Great idea, 5 small quilts to improve my skills. Quite important because I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Laura Manning on August 11, 2017
  • Pat’s idea is terrific! I’ve done some machine quilting on small items, but I need lots more practice to build my confidence and skills. Thanks for this inspiring giveaway!!

    —JLouise on August 11, 2017
  • I practice my quilting on small pieced fabrics, to make good designs and when I`m done I move to bigger projects.

    —celine-x on August 11, 2017
  • I am a complete novice when it comes to machine quilting. {I’ve been quilting for more than thirty years.}

    —AnnaMarie Werner on August 11, 2017
  • I desperately want to learn to machine quilt. I signed up for a class which was cancelled 3 days before it was to start.I haven’t found another one yet. I would LOVE Pat’s help with both her book and her panels.

    —Kay D on August 11, 2017
  • Have been quilting by check or by hand. Starting to machine quilt. Need all the practice I can get. Would be great to have the panels and Pat Sloan’s book. Can’t buy panels at shops in this area.

    —M Willmon on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing. Over and over and over again. Love Pat Sloan and her creativity. Would love her panels and her book. Thank you for this opportunity.

    —Janey Cook on August 11, 2017
  • I’m a beginner. Can’t say I’m very good yet, but I could sure use these for practice.

    —Sue on August 11, 2017
  • I haven’t done any free motion quilting yet. Do my machine quilting with my walking foot yet. The panel dea sounds like a great way to get started. Thank you

    —Robin on August 11, 2017
  • I’m just learning to machine quilt. I’ve always "stitched in the ditch" but that is the extent of my skills since I’ve been too afraid to branch out. I never thought of practicing on panels…that’s brilliant!

    —Karen Conway on August 11, 2017
  • I have so many unfinished quilts that need to be quilted. I need some help to overcome my fear of free-motion quilting. I think the panels sound like a great way to go. I would love to win some panels and the GREAT book by Pat Sloan.

    —Cindy Schultz on August 11, 2017
  • I love Pat Sloans way of quilting. But I do need practice, lots of practice. Having a few panels would sure help. thank you.

    —DEBBIE G on August 11, 2017
  • Practice, practice, practice but know how I’m improving. I like the idea of doing the panels all in a row…a good way to know if you are actually making headway.

    —Cindy French on August 11, 2017
  • I have done a little machine quilting, but not much. Would definitely needs these panels for practice.

    —beth daniels on August 11, 2017
  • Still learning! I am hoping to practice more this fall and would put the panels to good use. A donation to a women’s shelter or pregnancy center or a similar ministry would be their ultimate destination. Thank you!

    —MJ Anderson on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing–a little before each quilt, but not enough.

    —Jean on August 11, 2017
  • I’m a beginner. I’ve done a few straight line quilting, but need a lot more practice. I still have plenty to learn. Would love to win Pat’s book and panels.

    —Deborah Siddall on August 11, 2017
  • I need to learn

    —Rho on August 11, 2017
  • Practicing, and need all the help I can get!

    elr on August 11, 2017
  • This is what I’ve been telling my niece – who just got a L.A. –to do. Panels and charity quilting for the guild or church. Would love to be able to gift her the book and some panels.

    —shirley marvin on August 11, 2017
  • Oh this is such a great idea. I especially like that the elephant’s ear a swirl, and then only one of the flowers below was outlined. I usually get hung up on " if I have multiple "flowers" in the design I have to do them all. How do I do that without stopping and starting!" AH! Genius Thank you Pat! Practice is what I need! Jolie

    —Jolie on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing and couldnuse some panels to help

    —Allison C on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting on lines or using my embroidery machine. Have tried free motion and need more practice. Practicing on panels would definitely be helpful.

    —kathy on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still quilting by check, darn it!

    carolyn on August 11, 2017
  • I am practicing, but I sure could use some panels AND Pat’s book so I could practice more! I love the idea of working ON something rather than just making a 12″ block.

    —PJ Abbott on August 11, 2017
  • Love the idea of practicing on panels. No matter how much I machine quilt, I always think I could do more – would love to win the book and panels to expand my skills.

    —Jean HS on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I could use some panels to practice more.

    —PurpleQuiltingLady on August 11, 2017
  • I am for sure practicing, but I could use some panels to practice more! I am not so great at it!

    —Lin H on August 11, 2017
  • I have been doing my own quilting on smaller projects,mostly stitch in the ditch,cross hatching,etc,as well as having large projects long arm quilted professionally. Could really use practice. Would love to win this book and panels!

    —Lois on August 11, 2017
  • I am on my 3rd practice quilt, and I hope I’m getting better. I belong to a couple of groups that quilt for charities, so I would love some panels to practice on and then give away. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Gail Holt on August 11, 2017
  • Even though I don’t consider myself a beginner, I am no where near being intermediate. I can meander, do the loop, and swirl, but that is about it. Then the swirl takes a lot of mental preparation before I can actually get near the machine. Help!! I’m in a rut!

    —Janet T on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check, but I’m practicing!

    —Linda B on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing and sure could use some panels for practicing

    —Kathy L on August 11, 2017
  • I’ve never quilted by check so I’m still practicing but would love to have some panels for more practice!

    —Cathy Wilson on August 11, 2017
  • I really need help and would love panels to practice panels.

    —Faith Hammel on August 11, 2017
  • I quilt straight lines with a walking foot on small quilts. I quilt by check for larger quilts and if I want more than straight lines.

    —Nikki Moshier on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practising and getting better but the idea of Pats to do five panels and keep going is really good as that belief was how I taught my students all those years. Now I need to do it.

    —Alfreda R. on August 11, 2017
  • I do a lot of quilting on my home machine. Before I start quilting a large quilt (generally a king-sized quilt), I practice on either a panel (which I love doing – another gift you know) or on a

    —Kay Jeffers Bohnsack on August 11, 2017
  • What a great idea.I found doing kids quilts and panel a wonderful encouragement because I haven’t found a critic among little kids just thankful to have a new Blankie.

    lynne mulcahey on August 11, 2017
  • I have been practicing on lap size and smaller, but I still need to build my confidence. I keep putting it off until I’m forced to get her done! Would love the panels for practice, and you book for motivation. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Rita S on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still quilting by check. Done some stitch in the ditch but that’s about it.

    —Kathy Hartwig on August 11, 2017
  • I need a lot of help quilting by machine. I am afraid to start doing it.

    —Martha Followill on August 11, 2017
  • I should be practicing, but so intimidated, I need help, and panels will definitely help!

    —Jade on August 11, 2017
  • I keep practicing and hope to have mine as beautiful as your samples one of these days. I often practice using my machine embroidery sample pieces.

    —Nan Davis on August 11, 2017
  • HELP HELP. I have tried stippling and a bit of shadowing. My main problem is that I am frightened to make a mistake and that it won’t look good.
    I think I need a book with great instructions to help me be successful and overcome my fear.The idea of using psnels is a great idea. Then I would have 5 baby quilts to give away!!!
    Thanks so much for the idea.

    Judith Soulliere on August 11, 2017

    —Judith Soulliere on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    With 4 grown kids qnd their spouses, 11 grandkids, and 5 great grandkids I am always "practicing" and panels are the best way to whip up a quick and easy gift. My family will never know I made them a small quilt with a panel just sew I can practice! LOL

    Thank you! Love your books and blog!

    Thank you, Dedee – we love hearing that! –Jenny

    —Dedee Duckham on August 11, 2017
  • I have gotten away from quilting for a few years. i did a little free motion quilting on small quilt projects. I’m trying to get back to the level I was at before. I love fabric, color, and texture. This would give me a fresh start.

    —shirley krause on August 11, 2017
  • I LOVE this idea of practicing on panels!! I am not a good free motion quilter and hopefully this will improve my skill!

    —Norma Anderson on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more! What a great idea!!!!

    Diane H. on August 11, 2017
  • I sure could use some panels for practice!!

    —BARBARA MERKLEY on August 11, 2017
  • I love the idea of quilting a panel for practice! I made the mistake of starting with a full-size quilt. Would love to join the ranks of confident machine quilters and use my own home-machine!

    —Michelle Zito on August 11, 2017
  • I do try to practice but I sure could
    use some help! The book looks perfect
    for me!!!

    —Laura on August 11, 2017
  • I need practice. I usually quilt by hand, so using my machine is quite different.

    —Margaret Hynes on August 11, 2017
  • Since I have become a widow I have been in a funk.. But you have opened my eyes to a NEW way to come back alive and bring joy to me and others again Thanks for the chance to win

    Sandra Nelson Beck on August 11, 2017
  • The panels are a great idea. I started on table runners. I did keep the first one even though it now makes me sad that I was so sloppy. It’s a good reminder that I have gotten better.

    —Sherbie Tollefson on August 11, 2017
  • HI,I’m practicing, but I could use some panels to practice! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —LINDA on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check, but want to quilt. Intimidated by the bug machines, so I think panels would be great!

    —Sheery Tannerr on August 11, 2017
  • Practicing my quilting. Could sure use some practice panels. What a great idea!

    —Caryn Goulden on August 11, 2017
  • Awesome idea! I have been practicing, but boy, do I need more practice! Would love to win the book, and the panels, too!

    —Jacque on August 11, 2017
  • How would you rate your machine-quilting skills??? A minus0 lol I have the best friend that does my quilting. I have a plain straight stitch machine and have a "better" machine waiting to be fixed. I would sooooo love to win this offer to show my friend that I CAN get better with practice.. even on my little 2 stitch machine.. Thanks for the great offers and chances for such gret items..

    —Patricia Polmanteer on August 11, 2017
  • Help! Still quilting by check.

    —Shari K. on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. I read and view all the posting about free motion and by rulers. I feel closer to take the plunge.

    Marisa on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check, but have been thinking of trying to do it myself. Using panels sounds like a manageable way to get started.

    —Deborah B. on August 11, 2017
  • Practicing (over and over and then some!) and getting much better but these panels and book are AWESOME and would really help a lot!!!! I just hope I can become good enough to do it well before my old age eyesight starts to fail! lol!

    —cindy m on August 11, 2017
  • I am.m learning and have.been practicing omnpillowcases with batting inside it. I like the idea of using small quilts!

    —Carol white on August 11, 2017
  • I have just started practicing machine quilting. I have some class project table runners I have been using. This is a great idea. This is a little larger than what I’ve been using. Practice makes perfect!

    —Mary Beth McKelvey on August 11, 2017
  • Beginner!

    —J Smith on August 11, 2017
  • I’m a beginner. Took a basic learn to free motion quilt class a few years ago. Now I need to practice, practice, practice!

    —Bernice on August 11, 2017
  • I wish I could machine quilt….a good idea to use panels! I need to give this a try.

    —Pauline on August 11, 2017
  • Very, very beginner. Love the idea of practicing with panels and giving them away when done. I know just the organization to donate the five quilts to!

    —Nancy Clark on August 11, 2017
  • By check. Sigh.

    —Dixie on August 11, 2017
  • I’d say "I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more." I think practicing on panels is an excellent idea! I will have to try that.

    —Susan L. on August 11, 2017
  • I’ve been practicing, but could use more panels. Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Terry Ann McTigue on August 11, 2017
  • Stellar, I’ve been practicing. Yesterday I did 6 baby quilts including a panel for the donation project of our quilt guild. It was fun, and I pretty much used her idea, quilt yesterday, bind today. Wow, who knew.

    —stephanie woodward on August 11, 2017
  • I love panels! Very easy to quilt on my machine.

    —Cindy Weeks on August 11, 2017
  • Help! I quilt my own most of the time, but my skills are definitely lacking!

    —Pat on August 11, 2017
  • hi i love your video, i would love to practice on those panel,ive just started quilting and i love it,it relaxed me.Am a new grandmother and it would be nice to give 1 of those panel to my grandchildren thank you for sharing

    —michelle gagne on August 11, 2017
  • I love Pat’s suggestion for working on five panels at one time. Can’t wait to try it as I continue to practice. Thanks for the opportunity to win. My machine quilting skills are a long way from good.

    —Peggy Simpson on August 11, 2017
  • I am definitely practicing. Straight lines I am great but the intricate things Not so hot. I am still pursuing it though. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —patricia crocker on August 11, 2017
  • Love the idea of using panels and giving them away. I definitely want to improve my quilting using your method!

    —Margaret Andolshek on August 11, 2017
  • Practice, practice, practice. It’s easy. At least they keep telling us that at the guild meeting.

    —Chris Rose on August 11, 2017
  • Yes and my favorite panel quilt is owned by my granddaughter Josie .. a Sesame street panel with Big Bird, Elmo and Cookie Monster.. I did feather and furs… good practice and fun to do!

    —Tonie Peterson on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. I mostly do straight line quilting but dabbled in wavy lines on one lap quilt.

    —Laurie on August 11, 2017
  • How would you rate your machine-quilting skills???? How about a -00??? I have a wonderfully patient friend that does all "the pretty work" for me and she keeps saying I need to practice. I have a simple 2 stitch machine that serves me well but….. I do have a Kenmore that needs to go to the shop (got it for free so I can’t complain.. just need the money to fix it) and that had more ability to it. BUT, I would love to win this (even just the book) so I have the "push" to practice and show my friend I can do it just like she says I can. Thanks for all the great "win offers" that you and all your groups provide. Best of luck to us all!!

    —Patricia Polmanteer on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing and would love panels for that practice; but I need help!

    Charlene S on August 11, 2017
  • I bought a Juki 2010 last winter just so I could free-motion my quilts but practicing on small pieces, I just wasn’t proficient enough to do an actual quilt. I like Pat’s idea and am eager to try it. (Right now, I am just using the walking foot and straight stitching or stitching in the ditch.)

    —Patricia Tomes on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. That’s my mantra, dquilterguy48329 (at) prodigy (dot) net .

    —Darrell on August 11, 2017
  • Oh PLEASE help!!

    I totally quilt by check, ergo, I don’t quilt because I can’t afford it very often! Would love to see some more of my tops actually get finished!

    Thanks for the wonderful ideas and offer!

    —Denise on August 11, 2017
  • I love peicing, I have lots of tops completed, but not quilted. I need lots of practice on quilting. I love the idea of practicing on panels.

    —Kat Rainesalo on August 11, 2017
  • Still practicing. Panels are a great way to get experience.

    —Cindy K on August 11, 2017
  • I try to machine Quilt my twin quilts very simply with some success. This fall I am going to try a Christmas double Quilt Top I made.

    —Sharon on August 11, 2017
  • I could sure use some panels to practice on!

    —Kathy on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Sheri on August 11, 2017
  • I have a lot of books and videos on HOW-TO, but I still quilt by check…need to DO THIS!

    —Rosalie on August 11, 2017
  • I am just beginning to practice and see that I need more practice quilting.

    —Cynthia on August 11, 2017
  • I would never classify myself as "Stellar" in any category but I work hard and practice and am much better than I was for the the first year of trying. I would love panels to help with my skill building! Your ideas are a great way to practice but still come out with something good. Thanks! Hugs, Deb Quiltbeeme

    —Deb Johnson on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help!

    —Debra McDaniel on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still learning and need lots more practice–the panels and book would be great!
    bjkaup(at)(abbnebraska)(dot)(com)

    —Barb K. on August 11, 2017
  • Advanced beginner. I don’t do it enough to feel comfortable doing it.

    —Janet Fedor on August 11, 2017
  • Still practicing and need all the help I can get.

    —Marie Walton on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. 🙂

    —Emily McCullars on August 11, 2017
  • I practice but still need help. And sometimes I pay be check. Thank you and pat for a great giveaway. And the video is great. Also love Pat’s idea to keep track of progress by quilting each day.

    —Rochelle Summers on August 11, 2017
  • You have such good ideas. Using panels sound like fun. I’ve been quilting for several years and "hopefully " I’m improving!

    —Judy Jones on August 11, 2017
  • I’m learning new techniques beyond SID on my domestic machines. The panels are a great learning tool.

    —Sally on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practing, but I sure could use some panels to pratice more 🙂

    Mary on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check–help!

    —Rosalene graham on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing. This method would definitely make a difference. I don’t make time to sew unless I have a project in mind. Making these and giving them away sounds like a good idea.

    —Sherry Jurykovsky on August 11, 2017
  • I am pretty good at it, but those feathers need alot of practice! LOL I sure could use some panels for practice.

    —Gail Miller on August 11, 2017
  • need more practice. like the panel idea a lot. nearly instant gratification.

    —Beth Klawin on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing but could use some panels to practice more!

    —Chelsea on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Daniela M on August 11, 2017
  • None of the above! I have so many quilt tops unfinished because I can’t machine quilt and hand quilting large quilts is too much to handle AND I’m too cheap to hire someone. I really need help fast!!!

    —April Lopez on August 11, 2017
  • I’m comfortable with free motion quilting but I need to practice more so that my stitches are uniform and where I want them to be.

    —Barbaraben on August 11, 2017
  • I’ve been practicing, but could use panels to hone my skills. Thanks!

    —Paulette Petro on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing and try to do my smaller quilts. But any larger lap to bed sized quilts are done by check! Pat’s ideas through her book and these panels would give me a great jumpstart to improve my confidence. Thanks!

    —Marie Eddins on August 11, 2017
  • Such a great idea about the five quilts. I’m still a straight line quilter – need to get over the fear and try free motion.

    —Wendy on August 11, 2017
  • About 27 years ago I took a machine quilting class, I believe it was a hour long class. We were given an unquilted sandwich about 12×18 inches. We practiced using our walking foot on 1/3 of quilt sandwich and free motioned on the remaining piece. That was the only time I’ve attempted machine quilting. Fast forward, I barely started to pick up the quilting hobby again by joining Pat’s Grandma’s Kitchen group. I’ve have several quilt tops made from long ago, but stopped short of finishing them because I didn’t want a tie quilt, which is what I grew up with and I don’t own a long arm. Side note, I’ve only finished and given 3 quilts away. To finish them I self taught myself to hand quilt, but it was long & tiring.

    Now that I’m taking a break from work, HS math teacher, I would like to spend time finishing up these quilt tops but I’m a bit afraid to try machine quilting them in fear of ruining a quilt top. So having an opportunity to practice on panel tops might be what the Dr ordered, so to speak, so here’s to a bit of luck. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    —Louqui Quintana on August 11, 2017
  • Still practicing!! I like to free-motion quilt table runners and baby quilts. The book would give me more inspiration to complete more!!

    —Bernadette Schultz on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing. I want to try the idea with the panels. I have been making small pieced quilts for quilting practice. You never have too many small quilts when you have grandchildren who play with dolls and stuffed animals.

    —Mary Hawthorne on August 11, 2017
  • Whenever I try free-motion quilting it looks like I’m a novice sewer who can’t sew a straight seam. So ANY help is greatly appreciated.

    —Hedda Boon on August 11, 2017
  • I am practicing and certainly need more practice. Working on panels is a great idea!

    —Janet Beyea on August 11, 2017
  • Yes I have practiced on panels and have given them to charity.

    —Rose Landon on August 11, 2017
  • Practicing everyday, but sure could use those panels for more practice! And if I don’t win I still feel lucky for getting a great tip!

    —Mary Ann Gaffney on August 11, 2017
  • Quilting by check! I have an absolutely wonderful longarm quilter, but it would be nice to feel competent to do those small projects, trivets, pillows, table runners, wall hangings and crib quilts on my own!

    —Brian Foster on August 11, 2017
  • I’m not even quilting by check; the quilt tops are folded in a drawer because I’m too unsure of myself!

    —Marcia P. on August 11, 2017
  • I need a boost to get me started-have spent many an hour watching videos but because I spent so much money on the greatest material I am very reluctant to be a beginner on that material. Help!

    Ann Parazin on August 11, 2017
  • I am still hand quilting. I really like the quiet, peaceful process of hand quilting. However, I need to get things done. I have some staring line quilting with my sewiwgmachine but that is it. I need to move forward.

    —Julia Thoel on August 11, 2017
  • Yes I have, the smaller size is a wonderful way to start. The small ones are great shower gifts and no one will notice any errors!!!!

    —Judy T on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Susan on August 11, 2017
  • I can certainly use the practice on the quilt panels. I’ve been assembling tops for so long I’ve fallen out of practice and only quilt with my walking foot. I would love to learn FMQ

    —Barbara Murphy on August 11, 2017
  • Still practicing and need the panels!

    —Mollie Gilliam on August 11, 2017
  • Stellar, but always need inspiration and practice. Great suggestions. Thanks.

    —Maryellen on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.
    I can see where quilting on panels could help. Hope to win them’

    —Pamela W on August 11, 2017
  • I need help with machine quilting as well as how to machine applique. Hopefully her book can help me accomplish my skills with both techniques.

    —Ruth Burman on August 11, 2017
  • I am mostly comfortable quilting with a walking foot on nothing larger than a lap size quilt. I am not good at free-motion.

    —Joye on August 11, 2017
  • I am practicing!!! I still do not have free motion quilting skills. Every time I try it turns out horrible and I pull out the stitching. Help!

    —Dorothy Holt on August 11, 2017
  • I’m working on it- like it best when "thread painting". Not so adept at even well spaced things.

    —Karen on August 11, 2017
  • UGH! I still have not spent the time to learn how to free-motion quilt, and I have been sewing since 1970! I have to take a deep breath, and give myself the time to master it. Pat’s plan and book seem to be a great way to go!

    —Elizabeth McDonald on August 11, 2017
  • I need help with machine quilting!! I have always wanted to do & learn more, but so far I have only been able to do stitch in the ditch with a walking foot on baby quilts. I would love to do free motion!

    —Nancy Harvey on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Dorthy Clendenning on August 11, 2017
  • I would have to say I’m somewhere between I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more and still quilting by check. Help!

    —Carol Gearey on August 11, 2017
  • Conquering free motion quilting is a big goal for me. I recently FMQ’d my first table topper and quilt — it was terrifying and exhilarating all at the same time! Panels with designs to quilt around are a wonderful idea and I would love to have Pat’s book. Fingers crossed!

    Jane @ Handiworking on August 11, 2017
  • I practice but can always use panels to practice practice practice more with.

    —Jacki Nani on August 11, 2017
  • Just starting. It is not as easy as it looks!

    —Laura on August 11, 2017
  • Practicing my quilting~~not spending nearly enough time~~love the hint to practice every day to see improvement.

    Becky on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing and definitely need some help!

    —Susan Du on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing, and it feels like I’ll be practicing forever! Love to try this plan.

    —Patricia Ludwiczak on August 11, 2017
  • I have been practicing free motion. I love this idea of doing panels! Thanks

    —Pauline Sawatsky on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing. Only started quilting I’m May and finding the thought of free motion quilting daunting. I need lots of practice, these would be wonderful.

    —Deborah Davis on August 11, 2017
  • I am practicing with the walking foot, but have not learned free motion quilting. I need all the help I can get. The panels look like a good idea to practice the FMQ, and the book looks helpful.

    —Nancy A on August 11, 2017
  • Pat is a wonderful teacher!! I need more panels to hone my skills for machine quilting! Adorable examples here!

    —Becky Bynum on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still a baby beginner–So I guess that would be "Still quilting by check. Help!" Would love to have more tips and practice!

    —Linda M on August 11, 2017
  • I am a reluctant free motion quilter – in other words, I don’t have many free motion quilting skills, I’m not happy with my results so I stick to straight line quilting. The tip about using panels is a great idea and one worth trying for sure.

    —Karin Doumouras on August 11, 2017
  • I must take the time to concentrate on quilting and these panels would make the perfect project to learn. NOW if I can just get some time…I love quilting!!!!

    —Marilyn Rizzardo on August 11, 2017
  • I’m continuing to practice but not very efficient. The use of panels is a brilliant idea and I sure could use all the help possible.

    —Lena Hussey on August 11, 2017
  • I keep practicing but end up going back to straight line stitching! I need HELP!

    —Marion Lisko on August 11, 2017
  • I love to quilt! My skills are good but I am always looking for me ways to improve my skill and personal designs. I would love to learn more!

    —Leesa on August 11, 2017
  • This will most likely be the rescue I need. I quilt..in the ditch, LOL. Bought 2 panels chosen by my relative and fiance and now wonder what have I done! One panel has flowers and other has animals. I practice, but need some training to do a good job for them. Thank you.

    —Marta on August 11, 2017
  • This would be an amazing prize to win and be able to practice my FMQ. Thank you for the chance.

    —Melissa Wheeler on August 11, 2017
  • I am gaining confindence. I hadn’t considered trying panels to practice. Love the idea!

    —Janice on August 11, 2017
  • Definitely need more practice on panels.

    —Caryn on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting check. Help !!
    What a fabulous and fun way to quilt
    I would love to give this method a try.

    —Lori Smanski on August 11, 2017
  • I am Practicing, But sure could use these panels to improve my skills.

    —Cy Swendsen on August 11, 2017
  • My FMQ is terrible. Need lots of practice. And panels to practice on. Hope I win!

    —Cheryl Lloys on August 11, 2017
  • I definitely could use more practice.

    —Kathy Rankin on August 11, 2017
  • I’ve been machine quilting for a while now, but I can always use more practice.

    —Karen Addleman on August 11, 2017
  • My quilting needs a lot of practice 🙄

    —Suzann on August 11, 2017
  • I’ll do small projects myself, mostly straight line qnd quilt in the ditch. Free motion Still scares me.

    —Leslie B Campbell on August 11, 2017
  • Have never even thought about trying to practice quilting on a panel! Sure could use some to practice on though!

    —Ginger on August 11, 2017
  • Quilting panels is a great idea for practicing FMQ. My skill level is advanced beginner to intermediate, but I don’t really enjoy it.

    —Julie in GA on August 11, 2017
  • Still practicing on my FMQ. But am proud to say even though it’s all been straight lines so far I’ve never quilted by check!

    —Cathy on August 11, 2017
  • I have not started. I have only did stitch in the ditch.

    —Vicki Allen on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing but need the help! I have a couple of panels at home that I may try this with. Need to find backing material for them first!

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check! I need help for sure.

    —Christy on August 11, 2017
  • I am still practicing, That is a great idea to practice on panels.

    —Julie Kordick on August 11, 2017
  • I’m an eager beginner. Panels would be a brilliant way for me to gain skill and confidence!

    —Betsy on August 11, 2017
  • Just learning so I guess I will need a lot of practice. Hope to one day to be almost as good as you Pat Sloan.

    —Judy Sharp on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but sure could use some new panels for inspiration to be better. I totally agree with you about give them away and keep practicing on to the next one. Thanks for the new tips!
    Smiles, Sue

    Sue parks on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing but I can see loads of improvement from when I started!

    —Barbara K on August 11, 2017
  • It would definitely say quilting by check, but I would love to be able to quilt by machine, especially some larger ones. I have several of Pat’s books, and she is a great inspiration.

    —Jan on August 11, 2017
  • still quilting by check! Help! I love to learn this skill!

    —Kathie on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing but could use some panel to practice more.

    Joyce on August 11, 2017
  • I’m intrigued and want to give this a go! The practice plan is doable.

    MARY J KIRKISH on August 11, 2017
  • Have had limited practice with machine quilting. Practice panels would be a big help. I have quilt tops that could be done if I were better at doing it.

    —Ruth on August 11, 2017
  • I look at so many quilts in shows and know I am just beginning.
    Those panels would be a wonderful help to me, and the tips about
    stitiching 1 through 5 , then go back to look, are wise !
    Thanks for the chance to win !!

    —carol Denning on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but then I revert to plain old grid work with my feed dogs up. Could use the prod that panels would provide.

    —Sandy May on August 11, 2017
  • I’ve tried, still need a lot more practice and help/suggestions – I like the panel suggestion!

    —Judy B on August 11, 2017
  • Still practicing. I love Pat Sloan’s books, her instructions are sew easy to follow.

    —Jackie Kramer on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more! I have been living in a 5th wheel for two months and am going stir crazy not being able to quilt! Crossing my fingers that we’re moving into a real house within a few weeks. Thanks so much for this giveaway opportunity.

    Janice Holton on August 11, 2017
  • Panels are a great way to learn free motion and going around designs. The prints are usually very busy so your lines can be off and not really noticeable. I always keep several for practicing different styles of free motion and echo quilting.

    —connie b on August 11, 2017
  • I love the idea of practicing on panels. I am a real beginner and certainly need a lot more practice. Thank you for the chance to win this prize.

    —Linda Taylor on August 11, 2017
  • I am practicing, but need all the help I can get. I need structure and when I am finished practicing I would like something that can be a gift for someone else.

    —Rita D'Avella on August 11, 2017
  • I am fairly efficcient but can always use more practice. Perfect panels for practice seeing as my first grandchild is due in October.

    —Cindy on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing! At this point, it’s not very easy for me. Help!

    —Virginia in AK on August 11, 2017
  • What a great idea to quilt panels. I don’t know why I haven’t thought of this. It makes a lot of sense.

    —Colleen on August 11, 2017
  • My quilting skills probably rank at a ONE! I’ve only managed walking foot quilting so far. My FMQ skill is nill. I follow Pat Sloan and love her style. I’d be thrilled to win her book as well as some practice panels! Thanks for this opportunity.

    —Kathleen Dalecio on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but sure would love to practice on your panels. Your tips are helpful. 👏🤓. ensatx

    —Elizabeth on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help! I am an experienced seamstress and have made several quilts using ‘stitch-in-the-ditch’ quilting but for some reason I am so very intimidated by free-motion quilting. I fear breaking needles, etc. so much that I talk myself out of trying it. The materials specified above make me think that maybe I could finally learn to free-motion quilt!

    —Sharon Griffin on August 11, 2017
  • Still practicing and could use some panels to practice on. I haven’t tried quilting panels before. What a great suggestion.

    —Donna on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help!

    —Judys on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Cindy S on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check, HELP! No, Really, HELP 🙂

    —Genevieve Caswell on August 11, 2017
  • I have tried to do some machine quilting on a small project, but should have practiced first. Using a panel is a great idea, so I need to get some panels to practice on. Thanks for the idea and the offer!

    —Pam Blake on August 11, 2017
  • I do most quilting by check. Some smaller projects I have been doing some straight line quilting, stitch in the ditch and stitching around simple designs.

    —Sherrie Conover on August 11, 2017
  • Just starting to do my own quilting. I really need all the suggestions I can get. I have done several of your patterns and love your way writing patterns.
    Therefore I’m sure you book will be wonderful!

    —Loretta McDonald on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but could use panels to practice on.

    —Donna Schott on August 11, 2017
  • Quilting by check, if I can’t do it by walking foot.

    —Margaret Dalmer on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing but could still use help.

    —Lisa Garrett on August 11, 2017
  • I’m wanting to start doing free motion. Have mostly been doing straight line quilting. I would love some panels to practice on!

    —Gayle Miller on August 11, 2017
  • Still practicing, but I sure could use that book and panels to learn more!!!!!

    —Madeline Wallace on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help!

    —BarbaraP on August 11, 2017
  • I haven’t tried it yet, but wanting to! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Lisa on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing. I tend to just do semi-straight line quilting. What a cool idea!

    —Cathy on August 11, 2017
  • Still practicing. got a ways to go to master.

    —Kim Brownell on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. I think it is a great idea to practise on panels. I have been practising on table runners and placemats. Small projects help maneuver the fabric so I can improve upon my skills. Love to get the book. Always looking for new tips. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    —Christine Mulvihill on August 11, 2017
  • I am a beginner. I seem to do ok when working on a quilt, then work and life gets in the way and then I do not get to work on my machine for a while. Then i go back to it and it is like learning all over again. But I do love quilting. Just need more time a more learning suggestions!!

    —Pam Cummins on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice some more!

    —Janie on August 11, 2017
  • I have tried one time to perform but it was so stressful
    and have not tried again. Didnt look as bad as I had thought it would but
    just want to do a better job so please help Pat! thanks so much for all you do 🙂

    —Marsha Crooms on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing. I could use some panels to practice on, and I know just where to donate baby quilts.

    —Debby on August 11, 2017
  • Very much a beginner. Still quilting by check. HELP!

    —Wronda Lamando on August 11, 2017
  • Still practicing here. I got a new quilting machine with large harp space and I did practice on 2 pannels but stopped there. I definitely need more practice and now I know I need Pat’s book. Hope I win! Thanks for this opportunity and the info too.

    —Nancy Albritton on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Susie Kroll on August 11, 2017
  • Still ditching, and using my walking foot for everything! Must admit, I’m scared of free motion quilting. I have taken a class, but I am really heavy on the pedal, and it kept getting away from me. Maybe a stitch regulator and more practice might help….but there are always so mant quilts to make! Thanks for the giveaway

    —Tarnia on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing on my machine quilting skills. I really do good with straight line quilting but could sure use help to progress. Thanks!

    —Ann West on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing…meandering, not bad. Everything else, so so.

    Joy P on August 11, 2017
  • I am somewhere between "I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more." and "Stellar! I’ve been practicing." But no matter what the level, practising helps.

    —K Yee on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practising and using fabric panels would be a perfect way to complete a project at the same time.

    —Liz F on August 11, 2017
  • I am practicing but not daily. Pat’s idea for improving my skills is excellent. Now to dredge up the motivation!! Kidding of course, actually like most quilters I need more hours in my day!

    —Dell Martinez on August 11, 2017
  • What a great idea. I have never FMQ before. I have been reading and watching tutorials. I can’t wait to start practicing! Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Angela on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. From the start, I’ve quilted all my own pieces. I’m not afraid to tackle it; I AM afraid to get fancy. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —MollyP on August 11, 2017
  • Quilting by hand, but am eager to get machine quilting! Just finished a project and my fingertips are SORE! Such a great idea about practicing on panels!! Please pick me!!

    —Kim Boyd on August 11, 2017
  • Learning to machine quilt is still a dream of mine! But you make it look so easy and fun with panels. Would love to try!

    —Carol K on August 11, 2017
  • My free motiion quilting is "I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more." My goal is to become an excellent free motion quilting.

    —Linda Webster on August 11, 2017
  • Maybe practice is what I need. My best quilting is when I pay someone else to do it.

    —Bev C on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing but I sure could use some panels to practice more!!

    —Linda Hagan on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. help!

    —Tania Samuels on August 11, 2017
  • What a great idea, panels would be awesome

    —Susanne Frailey on August 11, 2017
  • It takes lots and lots of practice. I am still a beginner. I would rather work on quilt tops than practice, so my pile of UFOs grows.

    —Mami B on August 11, 2017
  • I am definitely a novice!!!!

    —Jacqueline Gould on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing and I sure could use some panels for more practice!

    —Mary Ann Gaffney on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check, except for my Quilts of Valor–I can get volunteers to do them–I’ve made 41 so far this year…..

    Barbara Winkler on August 11, 2017
  • Still practicing and I have a lot to learn.

    —Sylvia on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing and getting better. But…sure could use Pat’s panels to practice on.

    —Kathy O on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing and I would like to win the panels to practice more than stitch in the ditch.

    Jeanette Jensen on August 11, 2017
  • At the beginning stages!

    —Ginger on August 11, 2017
  • Haven’t started yet, but, have it on my list to do as soon as I get my sewing room remodeled. I want to set up an area only to do machine quilting. Should be ready in a few weeks.

    —Doreen on August 11, 2017
  • Not stellar, but always practicing curves and continually trying how to fill large spaces. Your book as a resource would be of great help.

    —Kath H on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. I am a real beginner, just starting to make quilts with my daughter.

    —Rhonda Best on August 11, 2017
  • I have a longarm, but I’d love to win this for a friend.

    —MargaretK in VA on August 11, 2017
  • I am still learning and practicing. I could sure use the panels for more practice!!

    —Mary on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help! ❤️

    —Elizabeth D. on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing and practicing……
    P.S. I have NEVER quilted by check – I want to say I made the entire quilt.

    —Lillian K on August 11, 2017
  • Have not ventured into as yet!

    —Maria Goetz on August 11, 2017
  • HELP! I still quilt by check and by hand. My Brother machine is capable of quilting, the owner of the machine, not so much!

    —Rose Nehez on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    Love the idea above for practicing — going to do that this fall when I have more time.

    —Marilyn Nawara on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practising, but I sure could use some panels to practise more. 😉

    —Carmel Leahy on August 11, 2017
  • Im practicing…..more practice would never go astray though, and using panels is such a ‘why didn’t I think of that before’ great idea! Am definitely going to try that! Thanks Pat!

    wendyb on August 11, 2017
  • I have been quilting small things for the past 4 years! I would still consider myself a beginner…I love following Pat Sloan on Facebook!

    —Anita Magby on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still quilting with walking foot … but sure could use some panels to practice with!

    —Gloria Stewart on August 11, 2017
  • I am still practicing . In fact the last Baby quilt I made started with a panel .something I could finish while the baby was still a baby LOL!

    —elizajane on August 11, 2017
  • I’m definitely a novice. Probably because I don’t practice enough. I love this idea of using panels for practice.

    —Elizabeth A Monahan on August 11, 2017
  • I LOVE working with panels, but I have to admit, I don’t practice my quilting on them. But that is a really good idea though. I would LOVE to have more panels to work on and I would probably try quilting one myself. I don’t really know what I am so afraid of, stitches can be taken back out if wrong, right? Makes sense to me……………..lol

    —Beverly Burton on August 11, 2017
  • What a wonderful idea! I’ve done very little quilting because I’m afraid of ruining all the work I put into the top. Thus, I haven’t actually completed many quilts. 😕 I’ll have to get some panels now, because this is a great idea! 👍

    —Debbie H on August 11, 2017
  • With panels, you can get right to the quilting practice. This
    is a great idea. I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Karla on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. Yes, Please.

    —Janie on August 11, 2017
  • Just "Help!"

    —Sandy on August 11, 2017
  • I have two grand babies arriving and need to get two quilts done. I have not sewed much in the last twenty year and a quilting newbee. Free form quilting sounds good, but I need to learn the technique fast.

    Any help is appreciated. !!!

    Holly

    —Holly on August 11, 2017
  • Great idea to use preprinted panels to practice my quilting more.

    —Regina Harris on August 11, 2017
  • I started off hand quilted with embroidery thread the detail on panels. Now I use the machine but sometimes get too confident. It is time I revisited machine quilting. Hope I am lucky enough to win.

    —Katina Chapman on August 11, 2017
  • I am practicing. My quilting still looks like a chicken has danced across the fabric but I persevere!

    —Stephanie L. on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practing, but could sure use some panels to practice.

    —Laurie Glos on August 11, 2017
  • Its fun to work with panels. hope to win.

    —BETTY JOHANSSON on August 11, 2017
  • I could sure need some panels for practicing more, but I am alredy practicing.

    —Lise Saur on August 11, 2017
  • I an practicing but need a little help

    Donna Deet on August 11, 2017
  • I am practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Verna Buchanan on August 11, 2017
  • I am practicing and would love some panels to practice on! Snowmen would be wonderful. Pick me please, today is my birthday!

    —Terri Dirk on August 11, 2017
  • Well….I need lots of practice! (& time!) I like the suggestion about making time! Thanks for a nice Giveaway!

    —MS Barb on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check.

    —Velva on August 11, 2017
  • I’ve done a little free-motion quilting but could use some more practice. I love the idea of doing 5 panel-quilts in a row to see the improvement! Thanks for the great suggestion and for a super giveaway!

    —Dottie Macomber on August 11, 2017
  • I’m not bad with walking foot type quilting, but free motion is still a magic skill I’ve not yet mastered. Love the idea of using panels. My daughter is bugging me for baby quilts – and she doesn’t have any grandchildren yet. I guess she wants a stockpile in case I’m not around long enough.

    —Barbara Nevaril on August 11, 2017
  • Still practicing, but I could use more panels to practice on. This sounds like a great plan to improve your free motion quilting. Thank you for sharing.

    —Pat on August 11, 2017
  • Practicing but could sure use some panels to practice on! Thank you. The panels would be wonderful to do more practicing on!!!

    —Margaret Krogstad on August 11, 2017
  • Well, I have been practicing and have done a few quilts so I guess I am Stellar 🙂

    —Martha Cook on August 11, 2017
  • Stellar or needs help! Who knows!

    —bunny hand on August 11, 2017
  • I have not tried machine quilting by using panels but what a great idea. I dislike practicing on fabric sandwiches because I feel that I am wasting thread, fabric and batting. To have something that I can actually give away would be great.

    —Judy on August 11, 2017
  • I have tried machine quilting but I really need to practice and sure could use some panels to practice more. I’m with Debbie H. I am afraid to mess up the quilt top. Great idea.

    —Linda Cwynar on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more

    —chris z on August 11, 2017
  • I definitely need the practice. I had such a good time free motion quilting my first quilt, I cannot imagine sending any to a long arm.

    —DesiRae on August 11, 2017
  • I am just starting to practice! Have many tops that need to be quilted. Would love fabric panels.

    —Jennifer Gately on August 11, 2017
  • I have two panels I’ve been practicing on for a year now, never seem to have time. I think having five panels would be awesome. It is a super idea. I would save my favorite for last so I would practice more every day to get to my favorite faster!

    —Vicki on August 11, 2017
  • A lady comes to our LQS once a month and shows us the same basics every time in case someone is new. It’s hard to get a lot of practice because I’ve always got a project going. Whenever I try free motion on a quilt I get cold feet and resort to stitching in the ditch. I think the idea of quilting panels is awesome!! They are the perfect size for practice. I’m sure I would find time to practice more if I had something interesting like quilt panels to practice on and I’ll even wind up with some small finished quilts!

    Cathy Koger on August 11, 2017
  • I still practice, but quilt using my walking foot.

    —Susie on August 11, 2017
  • Been quilting since 1976 and I am still a novice at FMQ. I usually fall back on using my walking foot. I NEED this prize!

    —Judy Purcell on August 11, 2017
  • Maybe this will be what finally gives me the confidence to try machine quilting on bigger pieces !

    —Cathie Sol on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, need to do a lot more!!!

    —Maureen Delahunt on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more I love panels, especially for baby quilts and vests.

    —Gail Beam on August 11, 2017
  • I have tried machine quilting but it is still pretty intimidating. Have to get over a case of perfectionism.

    —Kit Flores on August 11, 2017
  • Help!

    —Diana O. on August 11, 2017
  • I quilt in the ditch as free form scares me especially since I have read somewhere that you are not suppose cross over lines previously stitched. maybe if I tried panels that would help.

    mandy whalen on August 11, 2017
  • Still practicing and I love the idea of using panels to give away! No muss, no fuss!

    —Linda Towers on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but any help under be great…and these panels look like fun to,practice on!

    —Margaret on August 11, 2017
  • I’m trying… but mostly I’ve only tried straight lines so far.

    —Karen on August 11, 2017
  • I’m a beginner and hoping to learn. This woukd certainly start me off right!

    —Allyson on August 11, 2017
  • When I quilt with my Gammill with Statler, I quilt perfect designs. Free motion remains a challenge and I think quilting panels is an excellent way to improve my free motion quilting and I will try it.

    —Frances Claassens on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help!!!

    —Dottie on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I could more panels to practice with!

    —Theresa Stanley on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing but sure could use some panels to practice on. Love the panel showed in this Post!

    —Ann P on August 11, 2017
  • I do me own quilting but I am not very good. I sure could use the panels to practice on. J.

    —Jean on August 11, 2017
  • Skills are good, but could always use more practice.

    —Tamara Isaacs-Smith on August 11, 2017
  • I have just started to practice, and could use some panels for more practice, as I follow along with Pat Sloan’s book.
    Thanks for the Giveaway

    —Amy W on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more

    —Jo Ann Garza on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice with.

    —Cecilia on August 11, 2017
  • I quilt by check. I would like to learn to machine quilt at least small quilts.

    —Janice Holtberg on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still quilting by check! Help!

    —Kris B on August 11, 2017
  • I’m accomplished with walking foot. Would love panels to practice more free motion quilting with. Thanks!

    —Donna S. on August 11, 2017
  • I guess I’m pretty Stellar. I’ve been practicing for 15 years. (Truthfully, I’m not great! Maybe intermediate.) Our quilt guild is collecting baby quilts right now for a charity donation so these panels could get sent off right away. Thank you!!

    —Karen on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. HELP!

    —Ann on August 11, 2017
  • Haven’t tried panels yet. Sounds like a good idea.

    —Paula B. on August 11, 2017
  • I have done a little quilting on small pieces but have a long way to go before I am very good at it. Practicing on panels seems like a good idea.

    —Joan H. on August 11, 2017
  • Still practicing, but I do see improvements every time I finish a project. The large quilts are still going to a long arm quilter, but anything lap size and smaller is something I am comfortable doing. I love the idea of practicing on a panel, hadn’t thought of that.

    —Susan on August 11, 2017
  • I quilt by check…I have so many quilts to make I don’t know if I ever will take the time to try to learn to quilt. I’ve taken a couple of classes, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten.

    —Linda Cejnar on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still learning to machine quilt.

    —Ola Norman on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing ~ some panels to practice on would be extremely awesome!

    —Gail on August 11, 2017
  • I’m terrible at machine quilting. I can stitch in the ditch on small pieces and that’s it.

    —Judith Martinez on August 11, 2017
  • I have had a little experience but am in need of a great deal more! I would certainly love to have your panels to practice on. And your book looks awesome, I would love to have that too!

    mary helen ralston on August 11, 2017
  • Havetried practiceing in the past but never with panels. Need more discipline to advance my skills. Ready for the challenge!!

    patrice dubose on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilt by check on many large pieces. Trying to practice more
    on smaller ones. Could use some panels to encourage me to practice more.

    —georgia forbush on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —TaraA on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I love your idea to use panels for practice!

    —MaryAnn on August 11, 2017
  • I’ve been practicing, but just don’t have the time to practice consistently. I sure could use some panels to practice on!!

    —Debra Reber on August 11, 2017
  • I’ve done some quilting but the panels make so much sense to improve!

    —Rosemary on August 11, 2017
  • At the stellar young age of 72, I feel it is about time I jump in with both feet and the panels are a great idea and our St. Jude Midwest affiliate would certainly benefit from the end result.

    —Marcia on August 11, 2017
  • I am practicing and could sure use this giveaway. Thanks!!

    —Renea on August 11, 2017
  • Practicing but could use the fabric panel for practice! A fun idea! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Denise Losczyk on August 11, 2017
  • Still practicing and would love to follow Pat’s idea about five panels in a row.

    —Kathy McGrath on August 11, 2017
  • Just happen to have some old panels to start on, but her ideas would be so welcome.
    Thanks

    —Dorothy A Davis on August 11, 2017
  • I am practising and think panels would be a great way to keep practising.

    —Cassy L. on August 11, 2017
  • I am still quilting by check but am practicing!

    —Bridget on August 11, 2017
  • I am definitely a novice – usually just doing stitch-in-the-ditch. Practicing on panels sounds like a great idea to get more proficient! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Kathy on August 11, 2017
  • I definitely need more practice!

    —Verna on August 11, 2017
  • I’m quilting by check for the full sized quilts. But wall hangings and baby quilts I quilt on my machine.

    valma honeyfield on August 11, 2017
  • Straight-line and outline quilting is all I’ve tried but would start free-motion designs with panels.

    —Marty on August 11, 2017
  • Yes I have been practicing but still need some work. Using panels when I can but they can get expensive. Thanks for the offer.

    Patti Keene on August 11, 2017
  • Help! I quilt by check but I took classes and do it myself by renting a longarm. I have never tried machine quilting on my own machine. Wonderful idea-I never thought of quilting on panels!

    —Debbie Miller on August 11, 2017
  • I quilt wall hangings and baby quilts on my Bernina machine. Larger quilts I send to a long-armer.

    valma honeyfield on August 11, 2017
  • I have been terrible when it comes to free motion machine quilting. Pretty much my machine quilting has been stitching in the ditch or stitching in straight lines or stitching diamonds by straight lines. I even tried a one evening class on machine quilting. I love the idea of practicing on panels. I love the points you made about using 5 panels and labeling with the order and the date to see progress. Thanks so much.

    (oh by the way – I sure would love to win the book and panels. )

    —Maclary on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Karen Bergt on August 11, 2017
  • I’ve had a fair amount of practice. Some quilts turn out better than others. I guess that’s progress though! Thanks for the chance to get some panels for more practice.

    —Judy Faulkner on August 11, 2017
  • I need all the
    Practice I can get. Good idea with panels

    —Kathy on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, bit could sure use some panels to practice more. I actually just finished a quilt with a large panel – it was a map of the United States and I FMQ’ed around each state. It really helped!

    —Hilary Pollock on August 11, 2017
  • I have tried machine quilting. I need a lot more practice. It would be nice to win!

    —Teresa Renner on August 11, 2017
  • 0h this idea of panels to practice machine quilting is excellent. really need to do some serious practice so this giveaway would be most welcome. An excellent way to conquour a new technique!

    —Betty P on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. HELP

    —Beverly Biddle on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Karen Hootman on August 11, 2017
  • I am a beginner when it comes to machine quilting so I usually just stitch in the ditch. I do pretty good at that.

    —Angela Bowling on August 11, 2017
  • I’m just learning ruler quilting. Took a one day workshop and have dokne a little practicing.

    —Connie Herbert on August 11, 2017
  • The only time I attempted to quilt my work turned out to be a disaster! Never again, I said to myself. Pat’s book would give me incentive. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Carmen Rowan on August 11, 2017
  • Definitely a novice. I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.I am such a perfectionist that I have been afraid to try much quilting. Practicing on panels sounds like a good idea!

    —Karen S on August 11, 2017
  • This is an easy question to answer… I quilt by cheque!

    —Vicky on August 11, 2017
  • I am making quilts with FMQ and practicing, but I am far from stellar! I would love to have some panels (plus the advice of Pat Sloan!) to improve my skills! Thanks for this giveaway!

    —Gloria Cotten on August 11, 2017
  • I really need to practice! I tend to take too long between quilting. It takes me a month or 2 just to finish one top! Then I have been quilting it! Each time its like starting over! I really need to do more faster!!

    —Barbara Thomas on August 11, 2017
  • I’m a beginner and I would love to win

    —Debbie on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still working on putting together my quilt tops and figuring out the order of my blocks. I think I’ve actually only quilted two small projects. So I’m going to say that I’m a novice quilter. I can certainly use the practice that the panels will give me and I think that they are really nice looking.

    —Katie Higgins on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still planning to Quilt by check! My Sweet 16 is still in the boxes….but I often dream that I’m using it!

    —M. Elaine on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. Pat Sloan is the best!

    —Denim on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing but I could use some panels to practice more. Thank you for a chance to win!

    —Norina Coffelt on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing but would enjoy the challenge to quilt 5 small quilts. The panels are a wonderful idea for practicing.

    —Rosemary on August 11, 2017
  • I actually do not know how to machine-quilt, but would love to learn! I love the idea of practicing on panels or simple baby quilts to build up your confidence and ability!! This is a wonderful idea, and it helps to cut down on the fear of failure with a larger project.

    —Teri Gailey on August 11, 2017
  • I am practicing and need panels to practice some more. It really is hard to keep at it every day, I can’t seem to concentrate and keep working the design.

    —Althea Klosterman on August 11, 2017
  • Love the idea of repetition and comparing your improvement over the five pieces. I have used panels before, but not in sucession. THanks for the idea!

    —deb on August 11, 2017
  • I quilt by check, but a couple of runners or table toppers I just do stitch in the ditch. This sounds "SEW" interesting that I am going to give this a try. I think that I will be able to start in the next week or so. Wish me luck!!! Thanks for the great idea and give away

    —Linda Barnes on August 11, 2017
  • I am practicing and can use all the help I can get!

    —Julane on August 11, 2017
  • I need to take the time to practice. I think I know what to do but knowing and doing are two different things.

    —Barbara on August 11, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help!

    —Christine M on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing but sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Teri on August 11, 2017
  • I’m still practicing and could use more panels to keep on practicing.

    —Anne on August 11, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. I hadn’t thought of using pannels before reading this.

    —Susan Clarkson on August 11, 2017
  • i am practicing.. but I sure could use some panels to practice more

    —julie n. on August 11, 2017
  • I am still practicing and could use more panels to practice on-but no! I want to practice on my ugliest fabrics, then make some baby quilts, out of these cute panels, I will need by the end of January.

    —Jill Meador on August 11, 2017
  • Stellar – I’ve been practicing…3 years now, changed my quilting life!

    —Melody Lutz on August 11, 2017
  • I have just started to do free motion quilting on some of my quilts. I like the idea of using panels for practice. I cannot throw things away, so this would solve that problem. Thanks for the good tips and I could use some panels to get started.

    —Linda Heckathorn on August 11, 2017
  • You would think I would be better but I’m not. I’m still practicing.

    —Christi on August 11, 2017
  • I am definitely a beginner! What a great and practical idea! No more excuses to practice and accomplish something tangible! Its a win win! I will definitely look at panels with a new purpose in mind! Love this idea!

    —peggy craig on August 11, 2017
  • I’ve quilted a couple of table runners and baby quilts — but I’m quilting by check on anything bigger. I love the idea of getting five pieces ready and then just getting them done in two weeks. Thanks for the opportunity to win the panels.

    —Janet Spaid on August 11, 2017
  • I’m Practicing & need to do more also know what sort of pattern should you do on different projects especially on panels

    —Janice Aitkens on August 12, 2017
  • Hi, I taught myself to make quilts initially, piecing was o.k.,but quilting by machine is a no,no! Scared of getting it wrong and unpicking it ,nightmare. Trying to learn free motion quilting,did an afternoon course but alas not long enough! This sounds a good way to practice! Fingers crossed!
    Happy quilting!
    Kind regards,
    Barbara

    —Barbara Chard on August 12, 2017
  • I love panels and buy them from time to time. I have not used them. I have a brand new Brother Laura Ashley limited edition sewing machine sitting on my desk, intimidating me. I have finally found a local location where I can learn about my machine. I want to learn about machine quilting. My ultimate goal is to create a Hawaiian quilt for our new home. But I have to start at the very beginning.

    —Donna Johnson on August 12, 2017
  • I am still practicing and could use some panels to help!
    I have made a few quilts and currently quilt by check if I am giving it to anyone but my family. I love panels & I need more practice so I can become a quilter rather than a piecer, lol

    —Colleen Bass on August 12, 2017
  • Still quilting by check- I am always too scared to ruin my quilts. These panels would be great for practice.

    —Laura on August 12, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. I’m still learning how to quilt. Would love to win this prize!

    —Leah K on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more!

    —Brooke on August 12, 2017
  • I love piecing, but, quilting, I’m not very confident. I have tried to free motion a panel, and it turned out acceptable. I did give it away, but to me it wasn’t really free motion. more like..stop….go..stutter…turn..need some help getting the motions flowing

    —Lana Metheny on August 12, 2017
  • I have a little practice, but could use some panels for more practice.

    —Emily C on August 12, 2017
  • Practicing but could certainly use some panels to help improve and boost my confidence.

    —Lisa Doiron on August 12, 2017
  • This is a terrific idea! I have little free motion experience so this would be a spot on starting point. I know I have two panels so will pull them and start. Thanks.

    —Donna D on August 12, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help!

    —Lesley Schwartz on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Nicole on August 12, 2017
  • I’ve free motion quilted panels for practice and even tried my hand at thread painting on a panel. Am improving each time so practice does work! would LOVE to win Pat Sloan’s panels as I enjoy making baby quilts to give away.

    —Joy B on August 12, 2017
  • I’m getting better, but I still need to practice. I don’t like making practice "sandwiches", because then I don’t know what to quilt. Panels are a great idea! Thanks, Pat.

    —Judy Chastain on August 12, 2017
  • I getting there but I could use a lot more practice.

    —Chris p on August 12, 2017
  • I am practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more 🙂 🙂 🙂

    —Cathy on August 12, 2017
  • Still practicing but this a great idea to use for practice and panels are sew cute.

    —Jan Farrow on August 12, 2017
  • I keep trying. Sometimes looks ok. Not confident yet. Panels is a great idea.

    —Paula on August 12, 2017
  • I have only done one machine quilted project which was a small table cover. My machine was not really a good one for this so bought a Janome and have not tried it yet. I think panels would be a great way to try it out on my new machine. Pat’s book would help immensely!!

    —SUSAN ALLEN on August 12, 2017
  • I’m a complete novice, only done one ‘quillow’ and nearly finished my second quilt top in the Bears Paw design, I hand quilted the qullow, stitch in the ditch I think it’s called, but would love to have a go at machine quilting with the Bears Paw.
    So I would really appreciate your book and of course who would turn up free panels, here’s hoping Wx

    —Wendy Sullivan on August 12, 2017
  • I’m a beginner at machine quilting and would love some panels to practice on!

    Debbie Stone on August 12, 2017
  • I have been sewing all my life, watched my Mother, who was a great sewer. But I never had the finesse that she had. When I retire decided to take lessons and read a lot of books. This could be my start.

    —Tish on August 12, 2017
  • what a wonderful idea and inspiration on FMQ love to win the panels and book

    —LizAnn on August 12, 2017
  • HELP. I’m not sure what I’m doing. I’m getting a panel today to start practicing after reading the above.

    —Darlene on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. really want to master circles, flowers, fancy, free motion anything! 🙂

    —Rowena Ball on August 12, 2017
  • I have tried machine quilting. I have not had it turn out well,

    —Shirley on August 12, 2017
  • I started quilting in 1981 (by hand). I eventually graduated to quilting in the ditch and grid work by machine. FMQ didn’t really pique my interest until I joined Pat Sloan’s FB group. Using panels is such a wonderful idea and because you didn’t spend hours or weeks piecing the top, there is just no fear! Great idea!

    —Deanne Corrie on August 12, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help!

    —Arleta Kersh on August 12, 2017
  • I am a beginner and would love to have your book and panels to practice on. Love all the tips you share Pat!

    —Kathy on August 12, 2017
  • SOS Still quilting by check. Help!

    —jill Abolail on August 12, 2017
  • Panels are very helpful. Still a work in progress. It is like practicing for any sport. The more you engage your muscles for a particular skill, the more the body puts it into memory. Sew on! ❤️

    —Augusta Dadiego on August 12, 2017
  • I just starting quilting the end of last year I finished one quit. I love doing it. I worked full time so I didn’t have a lot of time to do more. I am retiring next month I can’t wait to do a lot more

    —Cndee on August 12, 2017
  • HELP! I would love to be brave enough to quilt my projects on my own machine! I

    —Laura on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing but would love some panels to practice on. What a great idea! Thanks, Pat!

    —Susan on August 12, 2017
  • My machine quilting skills are about average. I use templates from Gold Bond paper. When quilting a large quilt I rent time on a long arm. It’s fun.

    Phyllis

    —Phyllis Perkins on August 12, 2017
  • I am still practicing. I have done some stitch in the ditch but need to practice a lo more!

    —Laurie Mackley on August 12, 2017
  • Still quilting by check, but look forward to trying your method!

    —Ginger Marshall on August 12, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help!

    Regina Moore on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Deb Guy on August 12, 2017
  • I am free motioning quilting but need a lot more practice and could really use the panels.

    —Liz Breaux on August 12, 2017
  • Although I have had a long arm for 2 years now it still scares me, and I need all the help I can get

    —Becky Ellsworth on August 12, 2017
  • I am going to do this I was thinking panels would be good practice thanks for confirming this

    —Nancy Sampson on August 12, 2017
  • I’ve quilted two panels and find them to be a great way to practice…..and practice is what I need! 🙂

    —Marcia Burt on August 12, 2017
  • This sounds like such a good idea. I’m very new to quilting. It’s a total different ballgame than clothing alterations

    —Sandra on August 12, 2017
  • I am still practicing but sure could use some panels to practice more

    —Karen Harshman on August 12, 2017
  • I use to hand quilt. But with my arthritis I can not dot that any more. I am trying to learn to machine quilt. I am having trouble keeping it straight. I seem to move one way with each line. I am not sure what is causing this. It would be nice to have something smaller to machine quilt. I need all the practice I can get.

    —Lisa Scoggins on August 12, 2017
  • I am just starting and could use all the practice and confidence that I can get!!

    —Linda Olson on August 12, 2017
  • I am brand spanking new at quilting, I would LOVE to learn how to quilt myself. It gets pretty spendy paying someone to quilt my tops. I watch ALL your YouTube videos, and love them. I love the idea of getting panels to practice on. I am going today and buying various panels to practice, practice, practice on :). I also need to watch the speed then trying to quilt, Good Lord you’d think I’m a NASCAR driver LOL heavy on the pedal. Thank you for teaching us your wonderful techniques, watching your videos is how I personally taught myself to sew.

    —Janice Becker on August 12, 2017
  • Help! I’m scared to death of machine quilting. If you can show me a more "friendly" approach. I’m all in!

    —Marianne Bourgault on August 12, 2017
  • I am taking a Craftsy class but am so much a beginner! I would love to increase my skill!

    —Kandis Olson on August 12, 2017
  • Help! I’m scared to death of machine quilting. If you can show me a more "friendly" approach. I’m all in!

    —Marianne Bourgault on August 12, 2017
  • Practicing my quilting- getting there.
    Practice, practice, practice.

    —Janet on August 12, 2017
  • This sounds like the perfect way to get me past my fear of free motion quilting.

    —Marianne Bourgault on August 12, 2017
  • I can only quilt straight lines. I really need to move I. To at least try free motion quilting. Thank you for the chance to win this gift.

    —Jenny Kralik on August 12, 2017
  • I am a start and stop newbie. Things happen so I can’t practice enough. My desire is to make a full sized quilt. So far I’ve only made wall size. So if I could keep practicing maybe someday I will.

    Karen Gilmour on August 12, 2017
  • Practicing, always practicing. I love using panels to practice on, they’re like a blank canvas.

    —Dana Gaffney on August 12, 2017
  • Love the panels.

    —Faye Seal on August 12, 2017
  • I am still quilting by check. I really need to bite the bullet, and start trying to do it myself!

    —Heather B on August 12, 2017
  • I am a novice at machine quilting. I try and try, but I just cant seem to get it. aaaahhh!!!

    —Luann Cann on August 12, 2017
  • Very daunting for me would love so practice and tips

    —Kathy Persons on August 12, 2017
  • I am a newbie and would love some beautiful panels to practice and improve my skills. I know the book would be a great help, also.

    —Donna on August 12, 2017
  • I would love to learn more about machine quilting. I am a newbie to quilting but not to sewing. I love love love your Facebook page!

    —Brenda on August 12, 2017
  • I’m still quilting my check also, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    —Sue on August 12, 2017
  • I try and improve each time I machine quilt

    —Mary hildebrandt on August 12, 2017
  • I’ve never machine quilted but need to switch to it! I’ve always been a hand quilter but my hand is giving out, already. So I definitely need panels to practice! I would be able to give them to our local hospital’ baby drive! That would be a great opportunity to practice machine binding, too. (I hand stitch it into the back)
    Thanks for the video and chance to win!

    —Alicia on August 12, 2017
  • I do not enjoy machine quilting. I would appreciate some helpful hints. Like the idea of the panels to implement your helpful hints!!!

    —Debra Wilbourn on August 12, 2017
  • I’m improving my straight line quilting but free motion scares the socks off me.

    —Marsha Ransom on August 12, 2017
  • I need to improve my machine quilting. I know that I need practice and this sounds like a great way to learn.

    —Jo Ann Williams on August 12, 2017
  • I have only macine quilted pot holders and they didn’t turn out very well.

    —Nancy J on August 12, 2017
  • I am always up for learning new and different techniques.

    —Kathy Alden on August 12, 2017
  • I am still practicing. I love panels. it gives a quick place to start to do quilts, or just gives you another way to do quilting. I love them. would love to win. thanks.

    —amy tanner on August 12, 2017
  • Love the panel and small project ideas! I think Pat’s techniques could help me get quilt tops out of a drawer and onto a lap.

    —Deborah K on August 12, 2017
  • I am a novice only very small projects all my quilt I send out to the long arm machine. I would love to do my own but afraid my machine isn’t big enough for queen and king size quilts.

    —Arlene on August 12, 2017
  • Would love to practice with these beautiful panels.

    —Jacki Nani on August 12, 2017
  • I am forcing myself to practice on wall hangings, but for anything large I have spent time piecing, I pay by check. Using panels for practice is a great idea and the baby themed panels in the pics are adorable!

    —Susan Putman on August 12, 2017
  • I am a novice only very small projects all my quilt I send out to the long arm machine. I would love to do my own but afraid my machine isn’t big enough for queen and king size quilts. Would love to do more

    —Arlene on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing but I sure could use some panels to practice more. I love quilting with Pat! 😘I’ve learned so much but have a way to go. Thanks so much for all you do! 😘

    —Teresa Leslie on August 12, 2017
  • I am a work in progress. Still practiceing and need panels to practice on. Thank you Pat for encouraging us to keep on going, quilting.

    —Deborah on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win! I have already learned so much on your FB page and am anxious to learn so much more. I am enjoying your Grandma’s Kitchen Quilt Along and looking forward to the apron challenge too.

    —Robin Kent on August 12, 2017
  • I am still hand quilting. But need to learn machine quilting because of my hands.

    —Rhana Hackett on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing every chance I get but still need all the help I can get!

    —Rebecca on August 12, 2017
  • I am the queen of quilt tops. I need that first push to get started on tackling machine quilting.

    —Denise Vokoun on August 12, 2017
  • I just bought a mid-arm machine and I am still in need of practice. I am afraid to start on a big quilt.

    —KaeAnn Annen on August 12, 2017
  • I tried to fmq one time and it was a flop..not sure if it was basting spray… but someday I will get it right and I do need practice…great idea! Thanks!

    —Pat R on August 12, 2017
  • HELP!!! CAN USE ALL THE HELP I CAN GET. I have tried quilting one panel in the past when my second grand daughter was born I can still remember thinking that the quilting looked terrible. Now I have two more grand babies about to join our large world (OCT & FEB), your book and the fabric panels would be of great help in present and future quilts

    —Dawn Greger Beeler Fugate on August 12, 2017
  • Still quilting by check.(I don’t actually know what that means) But I’m guessing it means I need a lot of work at it – and I do!

    —Kris Valle on August 12, 2017
  • Still practicing and could use some panels to practice on. Thank you Pat for sharing this great learning tool.

    —Sharon Mim on August 12, 2017
  • I’m still practicing, but sure could use some panels to improve my skills! Thank you!

    —Judy on August 12, 2017
  • I’m still working on improving my skills. The panels would be very helpful.

    —Laurie Allen on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. And I won’t give up. So happy that I can finish my quilts.

    —Diana McCoy on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. In my head I see a beautiful pattern but on my quilt it’s chicken scratch! 🙂

    —Susan on August 12, 2017
  • I practice but think the suggestion of using panels would give me boost in honing my free motion skills

    —Sandy C on August 12, 2017
  • I’m still quilting by check. I have practiced a little on doll quilts but have 8 quilts waiting for me to truly quilt. Must take the plunge and learn.

    Crystal Drummond on August 12, 2017
  • Whoops …. typo on website. Sorry

    Crystal Drummond on August 12, 2017
  • I definitely need more practice!

    —Diane Palmerton on August 12, 2017
  • I am in the still practicing group. Would love to win so I can practice more. Drhodes9@cox.net

    —Deborah Rhodes on August 12, 2017
  • I am practising but could sure use the help of some panels. I had 4 baby quilts to make, all for girls. They are all sandwiched and the babies are born. One is almost a year! Got all set up and started quilting one of them, checked the back and was fine so continued. When I checked again, after doing more than half the quilt, what a mess on the back!! Spent the next few hours ripping and haven’t touched it again. That was 10 weeks ago. Need a big push!

    —Roz Agulnik on August 12, 2017
  • I will say that I’m still practicing … except that I haven’t started yet!

    —bookboxer on August 12, 2017
  • Need lots of practice, make baby quilts for church and missions. Need to expand my skills.

    —Mary Over on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    With the use of only 7 fingers ,its a bit more diffucult to do, but the good Lord lets me .

    —marlene ledbetter on August 12, 2017
  • I’m still practicing and loving it. It’s fun to machine quilt. I’m hoping with time I’ll get better at it!

    —Susan Stanton on August 12, 2017
  • I’m in dire need of practice for free motion quilting. Great ideas.

    —Joan on August 12, 2017
  • Been practicing need more practice could use panels to practice o.

    —Patricia Williams on August 12, 2017
  • What a terrific idea to practice quilt in a panel. I am a top maker and then if is odd to the quilter. But using a panel to practice is a great idea!!! Thank you!!!

    —Ginger Herrera on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing but could use some panels to practice on!

    —Terri C on August 12, 2017
  • Still learning as l go. Anything new would help.

    —Carolyn Smith on August 12, 2017
  • I still stitch in the ditch. Haven’t gotten the nerve to try FMQ. These panels are a great idea!

    —Yvonne Mosley on August 12, 2017
  • I have taken most of my quilts to longarm quilter. Have attempted to quilt my own a couple of times. Need much practice on curves. Panels would be a great way to practice.

    —Mary Harrison on August 12, 2017
  • Still practicing and love to use panels.

    —Denice on August 12, 2017
  • I’m still practicing. Just bought an Elna 760 for wider theist. Love the panel suggestion for practicing! Chance to win some panels and Pat’s book….much appreciated!

    —Cathy Cameron on August 12, 2017
  • Still practicing but I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    —Renee Tucker on August 12, 2017
  • I am certainly not "Steller"!! I do machine-quilt my baby quilts but nothing larger. I’m a chicken – I admit it! But I sure would like to.

    —Nancy L Eriksen on August 12, 2017
  • I am a total beginner. I have many quilt tops waiting to be quilted.

    —Saundra on August 12, 2017
  • I am still practiceing would love these panels to work with

    —Rhonda Rolison on August 12, 2017
  • Still quilting by check, HELP!. Great advice for learning this technique, thanks!!

    —Sue on August 12, 2017
  • I’ve been wanting to get brave enough to do this. What an awesome tip to encourage me to just jump in and try it!

    Anita Freeman on August 12, 2017
  • I hand quilted my first quilt, then took a twenty year
    break. I started back last year with the Splendid Sampler.
    I have about five quilts in progress. I have bought the book for machine quilting but would love some panels to
    practice on before working on my big quilts.

    —Sidney on August 12, 2017
  • Am only doing stitch in the ditch or diagonal lines for now, but working on a domestic machine so am limited. Have a Free motion and walking foot, so have to practice. Love panels to learn on.

    —Donna Waterstraat on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing and could sure use those tops to practice more!

    —Debbie Knight on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing ever day but could use a book and new fabric to help…

    —Karen Ennis on August 12, 2017
  • I have been a garment and costume sewer since my teenage years. I am now going to become a grandmother for the first time and am just beginning to learn to quilt so that I can make quilts for my grandson 😊

    —Michelle Rebbe on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.
    crystalbluern at tds dot net

    —Debra Kay Neiman on August 12, 2017
  • I have very little confidence in my ability to FMQ I’ve done very little walking foot lines and tied quilts, but would love to be pushed outside my comfort zone and learn more with a Pat Slone book to teach me to quilt. Good luck ladies.

    —Marci Smithler on August 12, 2017
  • New to quilting, try to practice as much as I can…!!

    —Andromache on August 12, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help!

    —Melani wolter on August 12, 2017
  • I have struggled with the thought of Quilting on my machine, I do not know where to start. I sure would <3 you book to get me started on the right track. Thanks Pat for the Video.

    Geraldine Bond on August 12, 2017
  • I am still a beginner — I need lots of practice!
    I have noticed some improvement and I am going to make time to quilt at least a little bit every day.

    —Tracy S. on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more! I also would love to give away those quilts so a few little ones could enjoy.

    —Gayla Nuss on August 12, 2017
  • I am an advanced intermediate

    —Julia on August 12, 2017
  • How would I rate my machine quilting skills? How about non-existent! But, I would love to learn.

    —Jeanmarie K on August 12, 2017
  • I’ve been quilting for about 20 years (machine piecing), but I’ve only handquilted small items. I take my larger quilts to be machine quilted. I’ve been reticent to machine quilt them myself. It would be wonderful to win Pat’s book and panels to learn with! Thank you for the chance to win, Pat!

    —Jill L Elzinga on August 12, 2017
  • Help! My machine quilting skills could use a lot of assistance.

    —Janna Lee on August 12, 2017
  • Been quilting a long time, but the actual free motion quilting, well I’m STILL practicing, with help!😱

    —Candis O'Hearn on August 12, 2017
  • Still learning to quilt. I love the teaching videos and suggestions.

    —Nina Peters on August 12, 2017
  • Super idea, got to give this a try. I have a least two panels in my stash to get started.

    —Dara Mervine on August 12, 2017
  • Still learning.

    —Natalie Rigg on August 12, 2017
  • Trying to Quilt a little more interestingly than just in the ditch, but would really love some panels to practise on to develop further and benefit Linus as well.

    —Helen Vivian on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing. I’ve done straight line quilting but have been too timid to attempt free motion quilting. Panels sound like a great way to start and practice!

    —Karen Seitz on August 12, 2017
  • Totally scared to try but I’m so willing to get started… I just need to jump in and try it!

    —Laurie Quinb on August 12, 2017
  • I have done a little fmq. Most have been LG for our guild charity. The idea of 5 little size one after the other is something I can try NOW and still give charity! I have taken fabric with several designs to the yard and used them to make children’s tote bags. Very quick gifts. I will always need practice – gazillions of designs to try!!!!!

    —Linda Clark on August 12, 2017
  • Wow, what a fellowship…i thought I’ll never get down here…I enjoy watching your video, so I would love to curl up in my sewing room and read your
    mag…Peace and Love in quilting…

    —Sonia on August 12, 2017
  • Still quilting by check help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    —Diane Steiger on August 12, 2017
  • I’m working to get better, but still need LOTS of practice!

    —Pamelal Rapp on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more – that sounds like a perfect way to get motivated to practice! Thanks for the chance to win

    —Debby E on August 12, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help! that summarizes the situation 😉

    —AnnedeBretagne on August 12, 2017
  • I’m still practicing but I think practicing on panels is a great idea and would love to try out this method!

    —Cynthia M on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more!

    —Leanne Newman on August 12, 2017
  • Still practicing machine quilting. Have so many tops done but very intimidating by machine quilting. Have just tied quite s few. I would love the book and panels to help build my confidence.

    Lucinda on August 12, 2017
  • I have tried machine quilting, but need practice ! I usually hand quilt.

    —Lois Capper on August 12, 2017
  • I haven’t machine quilted yet. Practicing would be a good start!

    —Ellen McK on August 12, 2017
  • I’m at the only quilting things I don’t think matter stage. I hadn’t thought of practicing on panels that’s brilliant. My fingers are crossed. Thanks for the tip on spending several weeks working on quilting. I do it and then it’s quite a while before I do it again–might be why I’m not getting any better.

    —Chiska on August 12, 2017
  • It would be fun to learn how to machine quilt.

    —Elilzabeth Olson on August 12, 2017
  • I have tried macine quilting but have not practiced as much as I should have. I can do a lap quilt but it is nothing special.

    —Dona Coffey on August 12, 2017
  • I quilt by debit card! An thing bigger than a baby quilt is like trying to wrangle a tiger by the tail!

    —Merry Sagstetter on August 12, 2017
  • I have too much time between quilting projects. I tend to outline or crosshatch.

    This panel idea is a nice segue to learning free motion rather than limited outline stitching. The panels and book would be a great start to breaking loose…..ready here?

    Jane M

    —MJ Modjeski on August 12, 2017
  • I could surely use some help in free motion quilting.i have done some small projects,stitch in ditch,echoing simple things,need to expand my efforts. Time to teach this old dog some new tricks,think I am still capable of lesrning new things. Thanks for the opportunity to enter and possible win.

    —Karen George on August 12, 2017
  • I love quilting. I have tried machine quilting, but can only do stitch in the ditch, straight is he lines. Learning is my most favorite activity.

    —Karen Rushton on August 12, 2017
  • Quilting the quilt is the hardest part of making a quilt in my book. Free motion scares me and what little I’ve done looks bad even if used to line the dog’s bed! I need practice and panels make lots of sense.
    Like to win!

    Alice McClurken on August 12, 2017
  • Still practicing, could definitely use panels for experience. Also I have a new granddaughter to give them too!!

    —Anne Mark on August 12, 2017
  • Wow! Never even thought to try quilting on panels. I always piece or appliqué my quilts and send to have long armed. I have tried to long arm at quilt shows where you can practice, but my movements are too jerky. Maybe it would be better to try slowly at home on a panel! Thanks for the great idea!

    —Nancy Wrenn on August 12, 2017
  • Love the panels. Need to learn more about quilting. It is getting very expensive to send my projects out to be quilted.

    —Joan McMurry on August 12, 2017
  • Still practicing! Could always use some panels to work with.

    —Jan Marshall on August 12, 2017
  • What a great book and wonderful idea to train on panels. I am a novice to machine quilting and can use all the help I can get

    —Bonita scruggs on August 12, 2017
  • I’m still practicing but better at some things, like stippling, than others.
    Panels are a great idea.

    —Maureen Rawson on August 12, 2017
  • I am practicing. Like the idea of panels to practice on. Occasionally paying by check, to get done faster.

    —Terri S on August 12, 2017
  • I am still practicing but this was a super tip! It would be great to have panels to use with the tip. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Pearl on August 12, 2017
  • Nonexistent

    —Jo-Anne Cooper on August 12, 2017
  • I enjoy using panels, because sometimes that is half of the quilt that I am working on.
    There is a good choice out there to chose from too.
    There are ones for babies and ones for adults.

    —Sheila Burgess on August 12, 2017
  • I need practice, I make quilts for Project Linus and only do basic stitches. Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Kim Linder on August 12, 2017
  • I have attempted to start several times, however I chickened out each time. I am always afraid it will look like a 6yr old has done it. I can see how Pat Sloan’s method would be a great training tool.

    I will have to look for her book at my local quilt store. And then donate them to Project Linus in my area.

    —Patti Decker on August 12, 2017
  • Learning and practicing. I enjoy your videos and instruction. Additional panels would give me smaller items to practice on.

    —Joyce Miller on August 12, 2017
  • I’m still practicing and could use some panels to practice more!

    —Kathi on August 12, 2017
  • I still practice & need help!

    —Ann Austin on August 12, 2017
  • Still quilting by hand. Excited to learn to quilt for myself.

    —Debbie Davis on August 12, 2017
  • Just finished a baby panel quilt top, contemplating quilting the top…

    —Vin M on August 12, 2017
  • I’ve tried it once and need to practice and I need more tips on how to improve.

    —Pamella Wedding on August 12, 2017
  • I could use panels to practice with. Cool book! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

    —Angela Short on August 12, 2017
  • Oh I’d love to be able to practice machine quilting with Pat Sloan’s help and some really cute panels!!!

    —Andrea Franklin on August 12, 2017
  • I can’t remember if I entered or not, I was out camping and my mind stayed in the woods.

    —Nancy J on August 12, 2017
  • I am still learning about quilting. Great idea about panels! I will start with them, Thanks!

    —Ethel Lytton on August 12, 2017
  • Beginner, but learning!

    —Karen San Miguel on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Christine Gorzkos on August 12, 2017
  • I think i only every quilted one of my quilts. I quilt by check mostly. I just purchased a craftsy class in hopes of practicing on my own.

    —Lisa on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing but definitely could use those panels. I am a Project Linus blanketeer and would donate finished quilts to this great organization.

    —Anita on August 12, 2017
  • I’m afraid to try machine quilting unless it’s straight line sewing.

    —Jane on August 12, 2017
  • I am still practicing!!

    —Lee on August 12, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. But what great info to start quilting by my own machine.

    —Barbara on August 12, 2017
  • Still practicing, could use some help $ would love to see your book!

    —Debbie wellman on August 12, 2017
  • I’m still practicing. I could sure use some panels and Pat’s book to help me hone my skills

    —Kathy Callahan on August 12, 2017
  • Not Stellar, but getting better. I’ve had a health problem that I’ve been working on, finally got surgery,
    and am still in the hospital recovering right now. Once I get home in a day or so, and recover some more eyesight, energy, and coordination, I could sure use some cute panels to practice, and do some therapy and get my groove back!
    reillyr2@hotmail.com

    Rachell Reilly on August 12, 2017
  • Love using panels to make quilts always looking for better ideas on using new blocks to frame the panels.

    —Sharon on August 12, 2017
  • I love machine quilting I have a platinum 16 by Viking it is a sit down long arm, I practice a lot but I really could use some advice on how to improve my work. Thanks Pat.

    —Sharon on August 12, 2017
  • I am new to machine quilting but love it, have so many things I want to make

    —Deb Bremer on August 12, 2017
  • I just have pieced tops. Nothing is quilted. I need panels to force myself to start quilting. I would love to win this group of panels.

    —Rita W on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Jinnine Pearce on August 12, 2017
  • I machine quilt two ways…straight stitch with my walking foot, or by etransfer (no cheques here). FMQ is something I desperately want to learn.

    —Nicole Rodgers on August 12, 2017
  • I’ve been practicing, it I could so use some panels to practice more. Love the idea of doing five panels and then just giving them all away.

    —Patricia Bryant on August 12, 2017
  • I’ve tried to machine quilt a few small projects but would never give them away. I can see all my mistakes. I like the idea of starting with panels. Also the five projects to show gradual progress.

    —Charlene Boniscavage on August 12, 2017
  • Need help !! I can do straight line quilting ( kind of straight) mostly use a wavy stitch so you can’t tell my straight isn’t straight LOL

    —Sharon on August 12, 2017
  • I machine quilt, but I hate it! I can use all the practice I can get. Thanks for the offer.

    —Tammie on August 12, 2017
  • This would be fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Donna on August 12, 2017
  • This would be fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity

    —Donna on August 12, 2017
  • Still quilting by check!! Scared silly to try quilting myself!

    —Cheryl Taylor on August 12, 2017
  • I’m still practicing but I could sure use some panels to improve my skills. Thanks.

    —Cynthia Rux on August 12, 2017
  • Still practicing and really need help.

    —Linda Beck on August 12, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more!

    Arlene Moore on August 13, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help!I still find the whole process daunting lols

    —Janet G on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I could sure use panels to practice. I want to be more confident.

    —Colleen S on August 13, 2017
  • I’m still practicing, but could sure use some panels to practice more.

    —Barbee on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I could use more panels to keep going! Thanks!

    Julie M on August 13, 2017
  • Been sewing all my life…so some days I do great and some days I do all three…make some more coffee and keep going…I love it…thank you…love Sharman

    —Sharman Hill on August 13, 2017
  • I do both free motion and walking foot. Would love to do more free motion I get stuck on what design I should use.

    Debbie Robson on August 13, 2017
  • I’ve machine quilted a few little quilts but definitely need more experience. The quilt panels are a great idea for the pediatric cancer center to which my quilt group contributes! Thanks, Pat.

    Ann W. on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing but sure could use some help! Love all Pat’s tips! I am not at all confident yet to actually do this on a quilt.

    —Karen Schapp on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing but the panel idea sounds great. Working on smaller project might help some of my techniques.

    kathy on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Martha Johnson on August 13, 2017
  • I have been so afraid to get started on FMQ. I read everything but I have not yet took the plunge. This is a great idea for me to learn with.

    —Debbie Hastings on August 13, 2017
  • I’m definitely still practicing. I do well on small projects but for the larger ones, not so much. I really need to rework my quilting space to accommodate larger projects more easily and to eliminate drag.

    —Laurie Weimar on August 13, 2017
  • I still practicing on small items.

    —Debbie Chenoweth on August 13, 2017
  • I need more practice and the panels would really help me. I already have the book, so would like to choose something else, if I win. Thank you!

    —Karen H on August 13, 2017
  • I’ve started machine quilting, but need to start some panels.

    —Karen Friederich on August 13, 2017
  • I’ve practiced, it I could sure use help! I’d love to try these!

    —Karen Watkins on August 13, 2017
  • Gradually working on my FMQ skills. I actually DID some FMQ on a baby quilt I just finished (out of the wash today) for my niece just born in June. First time on a quilt that will be gifted. Slowly building up my confidence. I’ve got a bunch of panels I’m not in love with that were given to me by a friend. I’m going to take your advice and practice on them!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Sheena B on August 13, 2017
  • I’m still practicing, but I could use some of those panels to practice on! 😍

    —Linda Bick on August 13, 2017
  • I am improving with free motion on my domestic. I recently completed a Row by Row quilt and pushed myself to free motion as much as possible. I still am quite critical of my own work. Large quilts: Still quilting by check. hahaha

    —Teresa Keane on August 13, 2017
  • Like many others, I’m also still quilting by check. None of my sewing machines have the throat space for anything greater than a very small quilt, and it seems that I make very large quilts!

    —Jane Sprague on August 13, 2017
  • I’m good at stitch in a ditch quilting. ..need more practice at free motion so panels would be a great idea.

    —Mary-Frances Reavey on August 13, 2017
  • I not too bad, but I can always use another panel to practice on. Pat Sloan is a great teacher and I would love to have her book!

    —Linda Mahoney on August 13, 2017
  • I definitely need practicing, but I am sure this book would help me.

    —beth on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing but sure could use some help.

    —Sandra York on August 13, 2017
  • I’ve quilted several quilts but have a lot to learn so somewhere between stellar and practicing. Quilt panels are always welcome practice pieces.

    —Carol Kussart on August 13, 2017
  • I can straight line quilt but the free motion is something I want to learn. Please help me Pat!,

    —Karen McMillan on August 13, 2017
  • Machine quilting as much as I can, currently on a double/queen. always looking for new free motion quilting ideas, I hate marking!

    —Connie Boulay on August 13, 2017
  • Still practicing. Love all the help.

    —Linda Pyke on August 13, 2017
  • I really need this to make my skills better.

    —Susan Stein on August 13, 2017
  • Pat’s idea of practicing quilting on panels is great. I’m willing to try! Big smile.

    —Sharon Carbine on August 13, 2017
  • Help. I need all the help I can get. I’m so excited to try the panel idea free motion quilting.

    —Susan dangelser on August 13, 2017
  • I do all my quilts on the machine, but skill progress is slow! Need any help I can get!

    —Bette McLennan on August 13, 2017
  • I don’t have any machine quilting skills, yet. I’m so new to quilting that I haven’t finished my first quilt!!

    —Marcie Higgins on August 13, 2017
  • I purchased my own long arm in December so I can practice.I love love love quilting.

    —Liz King on August 13, 2017
  • I am pretty much a novice. I have only quilted a couple of small projects with straight line and one lap throw in echo quilting. I have a friend who has a long arm and have gotten quite a few gift quilts done on that with a meander. I would love to become more confident with my skills at free motion!

    —Colette L Molumby on August 13, 2017
  • Need lots of practice. Panels are a great idea. Have done only stitch in the ditch with smaller quilts.

    —Pat klim on August 13, 2017
  • Still practicing by check would love another panel to practise on
    Thanks for the chance to win

    —Bev on August 13, 2017
  • I’m getting better and did one whole quilt. Size Consistency seems to be my problem at the moment, so I keep practicing.
    Well I do have other issue with consist size of stitches too, but I do try my best! Any help is a
    Ways appreciated.

    —Cheri on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but need lots of practice. I think using the panels
    Would really help.

    —Bernadette on August 13, 2017
  • I need a lot of work at this as I have only ever quilted by hand in my lap as taught by my grandmother when I was 8 and I’m 47 now.

    —Melissa Ward on August 13, 2017
  • I machine quilt everything, but it’s conservative – I would love to be confident to be MORE adventurous. Pat’s tips are amazing! 🙂

    Andrea Hall on August 13, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help! I need some courage to start.

    —Stephanie Cheng on August 13, 2017
  • Would love this book! Pat is such an inspiration!

    —Joyce on August 13, 2017
  • I quilt by check most of the time! Need to get practicing!

    —Gale C. on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Patricia T. on August 13, 2017
  • Got that check book out…but I would love to have a machine to do my own!

    —susan on August 13, 2017
  • Still quilting by check…HELP!!!!! I need all the help I can get!!!

    —Laura on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing but what a great idea to use panels to help with this. i end up practicing on blank sandwiches each pattern before i start. just finished a huge bed quilt & I can see the improvement from the start to the end of the quilt!

    —suzanne on August 13, 2017
  • I am just a beginner, bought my walking foot a couple months ago, sandwiched some material and have to now sit down and get at it. Five panels to practise sounds ideal.

    —Gail LeBlanc on August 13, 2017
  • Getting a little bit better but still a long way to go

    —Sandra Townley on August 13, 2017
  • I’ve machine quilted a couple quilts but sure could use the practice. I have never done free motion quilting but have always wanted to try….just can’t get up the nerve, I guess 🙂

    —Carol T. on August 13, 2017
  • I am a beginner quilter. I have been practicing hard though. I would love more instructions. Thank you.

    —Freida Gunter on August 13, 2017
  • Your book is already on my wish list. And I have been playing around a little here & there!! Would love to have your book & all that comes with it!! I have never won anything except one time so far. About 10 years ago, I won a fat quarter on Facebook. Toby Lamb was doing a little contest. That was also on Facebook more back then!! LOL!! Good luck to everyone & thank you Pat for this opportunity!!! 😊❤️

    —Kay on August 13, 2017
  • I’m definitely a beginner but I love learning new things! Using panels is a great idea and one that I’ll definitely use!

    —Paula C on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing but sure could use some help! I just finished a Star Wars wall hanging for my granddaughter. My stitches are too close together. Need to figure this out, but it wasn’t bad for a newbie.

    —Barb McKinney on August 13, 2017
  • What a wonderful idea!!! Can’t wait to try it. All the help i can get. Thanks!!

    —Debra on August 13, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help!!!!! Running out of money!!!!!!!

    —Cheri on August 13, 2017
  • Still quilting by check-help! I have just done one or two quilts myself. Only because I was in a hurry and couldn’t wait for my Long Arm Quilter.

    Donna Ortiz on August 13, 2017
  • This is a skill I desperately want to master. I have purchased three panels to do just what is being recommended, but can always use more practice and help. I have hand quilted before and want to add this to my repertoire.

    —Silvia M on August 13, 2017
  • I am trying so hard, but I need A LOT of help, SOS!

    —Cindi on August 13, 2017
  • I need your book to help me learn to quilt. I am expecting a new Grandbaby so I need to make quilts for it.

    —Mary Mahan on August 13, 2017
  • I took a beginning machine quilting class at my local quilt shop about 4 years ago but I did not practice. I would love to try again! So I would say I am a beginner-beginner again!

    —Pam Rossmann on August 13, 2017
  • I am still quilting by check. I’ve stitched I. The ditch on a few things, but that’s about all.

    —Lori O. on August 13, 2017
  • I am a beginner so panels to practice on would be fantastic.

    —Kerry Hughes on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but sure could use some help. Thank you so much for the chance to win! 🙂

    —Jennifer A on August 13, 2017
  • I do ok with machine quilting, but need a lot more practice.

    —Gail on August 13, 2017
  • I am not a beginner but I machine quilt like a beginner. Have lots of quilt tops that need quilting! I like the idea of practicing on panels. Thanks for all that you do for us quilters!

    —Brenda Ann Beyer on August 13, 2017
  • Love this idea. Pat always comes up with winners.

    —Susan on August 13, 2017
  • I’ve been machine quilting for years, but I continue to take classes to improve my skills. Going back to the beginning refreshes basic skills.

    —Janice on August 13, 2017
  • Still practicing. Love your idea of the quilt panels and comparing the improvement on each. Great idea! I must try this.

    —Pat Hoxter on August 13, 2017
  • I would love to win the book and panels for my practice and quilts for "Project Linus" or another worthwhile cause. Thank you for all you do for the quilters worldwide.

    —CHERYL CHRISTLIEB on August 13, 2017
  • I love to quilt. I have been quilting for 3 years and am finally getting comments from my family like wow your quilting is wonderful. Perhaps I am there, but I think there is always room for improvement.

    —Carla McGuire on August 13, 2017
  • I’m still practicing! I need more panels to practice on. I’d love to be the winner!

    —Jean Blythe on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing and need all the help I can get!

    —EllenB on August 13, 2017
  • I’m still quilting by check. I can use Pat’s help to learn machine-quilting techniques.

    —Consorcia on August 13, 2017
  • Still learning.

    —Trina on August 13, 2017
  • Would love practice panels

    Peggy skillen on August 13, 2017
  • I’m still practicing. To some people this is the favorite part of making a quilt. I’m practicing on brainwashing myself to really get more practice.

    —Terry on August 13, 2017
  • I’m still practicing and could use something to practice on!

    —Polly Stahl on August 13, 2017
  • I’m still practicing, but sure could use some more panels to practice on!!

    —Jackie Day on August 13, 2017
  • As I am still considered a newbie at this and I admit, a fabraholic, I am still quilting by check….Need all the help I can get…so much pretty fabric and so many great patterns…I really want to learn what to do with it all!

    —LAURIE PREVISH on August 13, 2017
  • I’m a beginner, usually have my sister machine quilt my quilts on her longarm. I quilt small projects & want to try expanding my skills and try quilting my own quilt.

    —Patricia Stevens on August 13, 2017
  • I’ve been fmq-ing a couple of years, but I’m still learning. But I do give the quilts away when I’m finished.

    —Roberta J on August 13, 2017
  • I hope I have entered correctly!?! I’m still so new to actually "quilting" . To date all Ive done is quilt in the ditch. After being accepted into your group my dream is to be able to learn/perfect more quilting styles. I have wanted this book since the first day approved. Even if I dont win i will purchase it. I currently have two of your books now and my goal is to acquire them all. Thank you Pat for all your inspiration. I for one appreciate all the time and effort it takes for you to accomplish all that you do. Thank you!

    —Lori jorgenson on August 13, 2017
  • Still quilting by check … help. straight line quilting I can do. my free motion quilting is a mess. I need help please.

    —Linda Batz on August 13, 2017
  • I have done a little by check, also one panel. So … practising but could really do with some more panels to practise on please.

    —Lorraine Thomson on August 13, 2017
  • Most I’m a quilt by check! LOL that ia very funny! However I would like to do better! I like the idea of practicing everyday and then compare them.
    You have such great ideas! Love your blog and quilt alongs. 💕💕💕

    —Sue on August 13, 2017
  • Still practicing and sure could use those panels please. Very newbie.

    —Sandi Butterbaugh on August 13, 2017
  • Great idea as I am quilting large things by check and smaller items are hit and miss. Thanks for the giveaway

    —Tina on August 13, 2017
  • Every day I learn something new by practicing or watching YouTube. I love to make quilts but quilting is where my satisfaction comes from.

    —Theresa West on August 13, 2017
  • Definitely need help…the tops are piling up!

    —Susan on August 13, 2017
  • Always looking at improving quilting skills from the pro!

    —Iris Tyler on August 13, 2017
  • Hahaha….laughing at self…..still practicing. Learning to not be so critical of my work.

    —Marilyn Rich on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing and need all the help I can get. I’ve only quilted 6 quilts so far & my family have been very forgiving about mistakes, thankfully.

    —Allison on August 13, 2017
  • I am just beginning to learn to machine Quilt my tops that I have pieced together. I think this is a terrific idea to help build your confidence. I would be most grateful if I would win the fabric panels and Pat’s Book. Thank you for giving me the opportunity.

    —Judi Kincaid on August 13, 2017
  • I am better at walking foot than free motion. I have a quilt I really love that I need to quilt by check since it is too large for me.

    —Maureen Dixon on August 13, 2017
  • I’d love to win the panels to practice.

    —Alexandria Hull on August 13, 2017
  • I need all the help I can get with free motion quilting. very proficient at stitch in the ditch and applique work. when it comes to big quilts I’m so afraid of messing them up, that stich in the ditch is my easy way out. Love your idea of practicing on smaller quilts and comparing the work after 5 of them. just wish I had time with all of the other quilt projects I have going on right now (5 of them) and a sleeping bag too. 10 minutes is doable for that kind of practice!

    —Karen on August 13, 2017
  • Definitely need practice…I’ve practiced on two so far! This would be a great help! Thank you for the chance!

    —Sally Freeman on August 13, 2017
  • I need your book so badly-every time I have attempted free motion quilting, it has looked so "herky jerky" I have quit trying. I have made many quilts and end up paying big bucks getting them long arm quilted. This
    Coupled with the high cost of fabrics is about to make me either slow down or quit the quilt making process, which I dearly love! Help please.

    —Jody Dunn on August 13, 2017
  • I need your book so badly-every time I have attempted free motion quilting, it has looked so "herky jerky" I have quit trying. I have made many quilts and end up paying big bucks getting them long arm quilted. This
    Coupled with the high cost of fabrics is about to make me either slow down or quit the quilt making process, which I dearly love! Help I need your book.

    —Jody Dunn on August 13, 2017
  • I’ve never tried to quilt on my sewing machine but would love a easy way to do it. Help.

    Lottie Doffin on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Denise Campbell on August 13, 2017
  • I am practicing in anticipation of the big event and could use every bit of assistance that I can get.

    —Patti Serenko on August 13, 2017
  • Unfortunately, I am still quilting by check. I LOVE doing the piecing and looking at my creative work, but lack the confidence to do the actual quilting. Panel practice would give me the opportunity to get some practice in. Wish me luck!!!

    —Bev Baker on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. Love learning new techniques.

    —Teresa Henrion on August 13, 2017
  • I machine quilted a baby quilt as a first project, thinking the baby wouldn’t be too critical. When it was all done I was surprised how good it looked. Didn’t notice all the little hiccups.

    Fran Gardner on August 13, 2017
  • Still practicing but would love to win the panels and the book for more learning and practicing. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Susan Cousin on August 13, 2017
  • I still practice but some more panels would sure hep!

    Sarah Murray on August 13, 2017
  • still struggling to quilt smoothly and nicely- usually end up with sharp corners and not smooth curves

    I would love to have a copy of this book

    —marlene Auret on August 13, 2017
  • I made my first panel baby quilt for my grand daughter-in-law just two weeks ago. Her theme was forest animals and I was able to find a panel with them on it. It was fun to make and she loved it! I’m hoping to start my Coke Cola panel lap quilt next. That too is a panel. I’m 80 years old and have finally made enough time to quilt more.

    —Mari Elliott on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. I just started my first free motion machine quilting project a couple days ago, it is a deer panel, I can say I am not doing a great job, but I plan on getting better, so I definately need some panels to practice on and I have been wanting your book Pat Sloan..

    —Debra Ingle on August 13, 2017
  • I am much better at hand quilting than machine quilting. Machine quilting is still new to me and I look forward to perfecting my skills.

    —Constance Pentzer on August 13, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. Thanks!

    —Delaine on August 14, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but could sure do with those panels for some more!

    —Alex wood on August 14, 2017
  • Quilt my own quilts? You speak a foreign language for me!! I’d love to learn to quilt but my own fears let me down. Pat’s book and the panels to practice with would certainly go a long way to help me conquer my fears!

    —Susan Potts on August 14, 2017
  • I have only hand-quilted so far, and am a new quilter. Any help would be great.

    —Helen on August 14, 2017
  • Boy do I need practice! Would love to get this!

    —Kimberlee Ratzlaff on August 14, 2017
  • Still quilting by check – lack the confidence. After spending hours piecing the top, not confident to do the machine quilting myself. Would love to learn.

    —Cathy on August 14, 2017
  • My machine quilting is in the early stages and I could certainly use the practice!

    —Mary Jane on August 14, 2017
  • My husband’s very first quilt took a blue ribbon at the fair. He did fantastic first time out machine quilting. I want a blue ribbon too! I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Terri Dirk on August 14, 2017
  • Still practicing and panels is the help. I need to improve . I promise to give those away..great tips Pat:)

    —Diane B on August 14, 2017
  • Totally a beginner! I need so much help!

    —Brenda Graff on August 14, 2017
  • I’m still practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Sam on August 14, 2017
  • I have hand-pieced and hand-quilted one quilt – overall sam. I have machine-pieced and quilted diagonal blocks on a baby quilt. O really want to machine quilt other tops I have made and am currently wanting to make, but am very intimidated. Would love to have panels to practice on and your book for guidance.

    —Laura Achenbach on August 14, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I could use some panels to practice more. Love Pat Sloan’s videos they are such a help.

    —Bonnie Bowmaster on August 14, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. I practice mostly on cuddle quilts pieced by other members of my quilt guild, but would love some panels to practice more & donate more!

    —Brenda Perry on August 14, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Christa Joy on August 14, 2017
  • Would love some help!

    —Nyla-Jean on August 14, 2017
  • I am still learning and need all the practice I can get. If you could find a way to add more hours to the day, that would be a great help. Most of the practicing i am doing is for Community Quilts for my guild.

    —Alys on August 14, 2017
  • I need help! Trudging away hoping one day it will ‘click’ in! Practice. Practice. Practice

    —Valerie Booth on August 14, 2017
  • I am practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. Thanks for the give away.

    —Christy Miller on August 14, 2017
  • Need to get some panels for practice. I love the ideas you come up with to teach us so much !! You rock !!

    —Darnell Green on August 14, 2017
  • Continuing to practice.

    —Phyllis Mulholland on August 14, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more

    —Jayne P on August 14, 2017
  • I have started machine quilting recently. I am enjoying it, but definitely need more practice to get good at it. Would love to win this book to see what else I can learn to get better.

    —Judy McGinnis on August 14, 2017
  • I’m practicing but not always happy with the results. I would be glad for any help you can give with your expert advice !!

    —karen on August 14, 2017
  • I am new-really new- to machine quilting. I will do your five panels and see how I improve. Thanks for telling us where to start-was doing practice quilting on material with nothing in mind what to do with them when done. Know I have a plan and a goal!
    Thanks

    —Judy on August 14, 2017
  • Still quilting by check, but want to start working on this phase of Quilt making. Need to do the dreaded "P" word…Practice, Practice, Practice!!!

    —Jackie on August 14, 2017
  • Thanks for game plan. Working on five panel and will make a quilt out of them to give away.

    Judy on August 14, 2017
  • I’m still practicing but could use some panels to practice on. The finished quilts could be donated to our guild’s charity projects.

    —Judy Allen on August 14, 2017
  • Would love to win this…as im learning to quilt now. Im a seamstress who could use a helping hand 😉

    —cherry on August 14, 2017
  • Still practicing!

    —Elaine on August 14, 2017
  • FMQ and curves intimidate me. I need to learn how to do this with my machine.

    —Jan Tucker on August 14, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help!

    —Carmen on August 14, 2017
  • I am practicing but sure could use some panels to help! I keep practicing, but I just can not seem to get it. It would be so fabulous to win Pat’s Book and these fabric Panels to really learn from a Master! Thank you for this opportunity!

    —Brenda Ackerman on August 14, 2017
  • I’m learning to free motion. Have been practicing , practicing would love win more material to practice on. Thanks for giving me the chance to win.

    —anita spicer on August 14, 2017
  • I have just started FMQ but I find that it’s not to free motion so have ordered the sew slip mat and machinery flowers to help with that. Hopefully can win your book and the five panels to help me with practice.

    —Deana Williams on August 14, 2017
  • Machingery gloves, LOL

    —Deana Williams on August 14, 2017
  • I’m learning

    Kathy Keehn on August 14, 2017
  • My machine quilting usually ends up with quilting in the ditch. I need this book to help me with free motion!

    —Sara on August 14, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Lori Campbell on August 14, 2017
  • I am still practicing–I always need more help!!

    —Maurine on August 14, 2017
  • "I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more." Thank you:-)

    —Darlene Felling on August 14, 2017
  • I just did my first attempt on a little wall hanging so I guess I started in the correct way! I could definitely use panels to practice and any tips I can get!

    —Donna Netoskie on August 14, 2017
  • Somewhere between: I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.
    Still quilting by check. Help! 🙃

    Thanks for the opportunity! 👍🏻💖

    Hi ‘other’ Maurine! 🤣

    —Maureen on August 14, 2017
  • Sounds like an interesting book to have in my library.
    I would be happy to win this.

    —Wren on August 14, 2017
  • I am practicing, but, I need a lot more practice I think before I will be truly happy with the results.

    —Janie Sommers on August 14, 2017
  • Practicing, but need much more practice. Panels would really help!!

    —Elizabeth on August 14, 2017
  • I am practicing but need some help. So….I am quilting by check.

    —Kathy DePauw on August 14, 2017
  • I have done some straight line quilting. Going to try some free motion quilting.

    —Kh Woon on August 14, 2017
  • I am just starting to quilt , I have sewn a couple quilt tops but now
    comes the big part the quilting 🙂

    —Ingrid Woodall on August 14, 2017
  • ZERO. I have created only a few quilts in my life and either hand tied them or paid a friend who machine quilts, however my dream is to learn to quilt in my retirement. I just retired from 25 years of teaching. I always shared with my First Grade students what I wanted to be when I grew up – a QUILTER. Now I make my dreams happen. Joining your weekly quilting group Grandmother’s Kitchen is my start to becoming a quilter. THANKS ♡

    Welcome to your dream, Katy! Thanks for sharing your story, and congratulations on your new job (quilter). 🙂 –Jenny

    —Katy Taylor on August 14, 2017
  • Panel practice, very good idea. I plan to buy a few and get busy. I would love to win the panel give away, I could then start my 5 baby quilts

    —Karyn on August 14, 2017
  • What a fun giveaway! I’ve been doing free motion quilting on my domestic machine for years and just invested in a long arm a few months ago, so I’d love to get some new tips and tricks from this book! I’d probably hesitantly rate my skills as stellar, but I’m always looking to improve!!

    —Kristina on August 14, 2017
  • Just started on FMQ this summer and am pleased at my improvement, but I COULD USE MORE PRACTICE, MUCH MORE.

    —Chris Reeske on August 15, 2017
  • I am still practicing. I have problems with getting the layers together well enough to do a good job.

    —Donna F on August 15, 2017
  • Still quilting by check. Help!

    —Anniek on August 15, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Debra White on August 15, 2017
  • I’m probably a rank beginner, having done some but not for awhile. With arthritis, it can be difficult, but it would be great to have these panels to practice on and turn into Quilts for Kids, a group of which I am a part.

    —Brenda on August 15, 2017
  • I’m Still practicing. I’ve done a few but could greatly increase my skills. I have done a few panel quilts but not many. It would be great to have some practice pieces.

    —Sherie Christiansen on August 15, 2017
  • I codified myself pretty good at machine quilting, but have room for improvement. I need ideas on how to Quilt various projects. Recently my brand new machine is skipping stitches when using Heat n Bond and/ or batiks. I’m trying a Mocrrotex needle with some success , but still have the problem. Help.

    —Jo Luttrell on August 15, 2017
  • I still need more practice… And the courage to try new things🌻

    —Ann Liesman on August 15, 2017
  • A, novice quilter in my mid 70’s. Sewing for a little over 60 years. Mostly Mom-Taught on her old black Singer sewing machine in the 1950’s. I’ve only done up 3 quilts, all of which, in the past 7 or so years. First, the Strawberry Shortcake, printed yardage, Second, out of SunBonnet Sue blocks, and the third one being the "Frozen" pannel. All for my granddaughter. All were done up on my home sewing machine. I liked doing up the last one, the preprinted quilt pannel and wouldn’t mind doing more of them up. Should do at least one up for my grandson. Have the Be My Neighbor" one ine mind for same.

    Peggy on August 15, 2017
  • I purchased a "previously loved" HQ Sweet Sixteen a couple of months ago. I’ve done a little FMQ but I definitely need much more practice. I could definitely use some panels to practice more!! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

    —Paula Zidel on August 15, 2017
  • I’m not getting my tops quilted, because I want to do it all myself. Your technique might be just what I need to finally get started on doing my own quilting!

    —Judy Forkner on August 15, 2017
  • I still need more practice and guidance for all quilting projects.
    Would definitely benefit from this giveaway prize!
    Thanks, summar

    —Summar on August 16, 2017
  • Have only made 3 quilts and all of them were quilted as stitch in the ditch and that didn’t really work out great, lol. I have a few panels I just fell in love with and HAD to buy, so it would be wonderful to learn how to quilt them.

    —Sally Layman on August 16, 2017
  • I am just starting to learn free motion quilting. It is very intimidating but I love the idea of starting with panels! You always have great tips.

    —Annette Canonica on August 16, 2017
  • I am still quilting by check, but I know I could machine-quilt if I would just practice. I would love to have the panels to begin learning how.

    —Jan Giles on August 16, 2017
  • I have not quilted much and would like the 5 panel challenge.

    —Sha Dubry on August 16, 2017
  • I have been quilting off and on for 20 years. But my machine quilting is still very much in the beginner stages. I can use all the help I can get. I love piecing together quilts and seeing them come to life and then get frustrated when it is time to quilt them. Thanks for this offer, I would love to have this.

    —Shannon on August 16, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more

    —Pam Miller on August 16, 2017
  • I am still learning. My machine and I have a love hate relationship.

    —Nan on August 16, 2017
  • Still quilting by check ease help!!!

    —Shannon Beach on August 16, 2017
  • Machine quilting has proven to be a huge obstacle for me. Probably would be better to practice, practice practice.

    —Barbara on August 16, 2017
  • The times I have tried to machine quilt I have loved it. Need to do more and make myself better.

    —Sheryl Szafran on August 16, 2017
  • I am a complete novice on quilting! Working on my first project, a table runner and will next be starting on Pats Grandma quilt!

    —Becky Bentfeld on August 16, 2017
  • I’m practicing but could use panels for practice.

    —Samantha christensen on August 16, 2017
  • I was more fearless when I was less concerned with the results. Did a twin size Stack-n-Whack quilt without giving it a second thought. Currently I’m trying to get back in the groove. I’m still practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Marcy Vukovich on August 16, 2017
  • I have learned a lot in practicing small projects but hav a long way to go! I do enjoy doing it though. Just hope I keep getting better?

    —Cathy on August 16, 2017
  • Still practicing as I am so new to the quilt world. I have tons of patience, so they are coming along.

    —Luann on August 16, 2017
  • I REALLY need more practice! Never tnought of using panels…is a fantastic idea to learn…and have something to show. Even if I don’t win…will give this method a try!

    —Jen Hume on August 16, 2017
  • Still quilting by debit card! 😄 Help! LOL

    —Becki on August 16, 2017
  • I’m totally a beginner. I’ve only fmq three items a table runner and two wall hangings. I still need practice!!!

    —Melissa Wheeler on August 16, 2017
  • Love your books love the panel, would love to win, Love, Love, Love

    —marlene ledbetter on August 16, 2017
  • Ive been practicing. Have improved somewhat but not good enough to enter quilts into exhibits. I would love to be confident about fmq.

    —Charlene Cook on August 16, 2017
  • I’m still practicing, but could sure use some panels to practice more.

    —Aradria on August 16, 2017
  • I made one baby quilt, but I do need a lot of practice! I will try your 5 panel challenge – as you said, even 10 minutes a day and hopefully I will see improvement. Than you for all you do!

    —Mary Beth on August 16, 2017
  • Just got my .machine already to go and really could use these panels and the book, love learning and seeing all the ideals from you

    —Vicki Hafler on August 16, 2017
  • Oh How I would love more material and a book to learn more about my newest passion!

    —Shari Rolleston on August 16, 2017
  • I’ve done in-the-ditch & straight line quilting, but for anything else, I quilt by check. I need HELP.

    —Judy B on August 16, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. I need so much help!

    —Kathy Kaplan on August 16, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more!! Although I do "not too bad", more practice is needed to venture out of the easy way I sometimes take so I "don’t ruin" a piece! Thank you for the chance to win!!

    —Shirley Jobson on August 16, 2017
  • I have a few panels I could practice on, but they are panels I would like to keep! So… your giveaway would be just what I need to practice on then giveaway. The book I would definitely keep! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Lynette on August 16, 2017
  • I’m practicing but I sure could use some panels to practice more!

    —Leah Greenwalt on August 16, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.:-)

    —Elaine Sinton on August 16, 2017
  • I have no machine quilting skills have never tried to machine quilt

    —Doris Weldon on August 16, 2017
  • Quilting by check. HELP! I have a stack of UFO tops.

    —Melissa Stiff on August 16, 2017
  • I am still learning and having fun doing so!

    —Terry Van Zuiden on August 16, 2017
  • Would love to get more practice winning would help me

    —Debbie Rhodes on August 16, 2017
  • Haven’t machine quilted in eight years I’m a little nervous about it some panels would be awesome to practice on !

    —Jessie on August 16, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more

    —Christina Guire on August 16, 2017
  • Machine quilting skill is limited to straight lines.

    —Jackie B on August 16, 2017
  • I am definitely a beginner at machine quilting but would love the materials to practice on as I am preparing for Pat’s quilt along. Thank you

    —Sharon Lowe on August 16, 2017
  • I still need more practice…nervous to start

    —Annie Dahl on August 16, 2017
  • Still need practice more panels would help.

    —Paula Baker on August 16, 2017
  • I’m quilting but need panels for lots more practice!

    —Heather Norris on August 16, 2017
  • Practicing but could use a lot more practice!

    —Debbie on August 16, 2017
  • I still need lots of practice. Panels are a great idea!!!

    —Sue Ehrlich on August 16, 2017
  • My machine quilting skills need work.I do most of my quilting by check lol.

    —chris pochwat on August 16, 2017
  • I am still learning. Not always perfect. But lots of fune

    —Lynne Thiessen on August 16, 2017
  • Still hand quilting but would love to learn machine quilting

    —Brenda Pearson on August 16, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more. Thanks

    —Janet Psujek on August 16, 2017
  • never machine quilted at all…would love to learn

    —Kelly Draves on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to learn how to machine quilt my tops to finally finish them! Practice panels would be a good start!

    —Jennifer Gately on August 16, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but sure could use more panels to practice on. Man free motion is no joke. Love love love the idea of doing 5 panel quilts to practice. Even though I’ve finished 1 quilt I should really do the panel thing. Lord knows I need the practice.

    —Jennifer Coldiron on August 16, 2017
  • Want to learn to machine quilt would love to win

    —Brenda jumper on August 16, 2017
  • I’m not confident enough to FMQ on a real quilt. I could use the help of Pat’s book and the panels.

    —Jan Tucker on August 16, 2017
  • Book ordered!

    —Dottie Fortwengler on August 16, 2017
  • I am trying, feel like I am losing so keeping my checkbook close by. Not willing to give up yet.

    —Jo Weinkauf on August 16, 2017
  • Just a newbie, need lots of practice!

    —Melissa Girardot on August 16, 2017
  • Beginner is where I am. Would love to advance.

    —Claire on August 16, 2017
  • I am a confident intermediate quilter.

    —Yvonne on August 16, 2017
  • I am fairly new to quilting and have only done straight line quilting or had it done for me. I have lots to learn about quilting. Working on a quilt now that I plan to quilt myself.

    —Shirley Duckworth on August 16, 2017
  • Still practicing, but I could use some panels to practice on. (And by practiced, I mean set up the machine and sew steady table and have stared at it at least once a day.)

    —Jody Eubanks on August 16, 2017
  • Love panels! They make such interesting quilts with free motion quilting .

    —Regina DeCapite on August 16, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more

    —Sheryl Watkins on August 16, 2017
  • I’m practicing but I sure could use more panels to practice on!

    —Maryse on August 16, 2017
  • I would love to win! Im self taught and really need some help.

    —Elizabeth Lovejoy on August 16, 2017
  • I’ve decided to make a schedule for getting my quilting in every day I’m so excited after reading and seeing all that you girls have accomplished

    —Brenda on August 16, 2017
  • Still practicing, some improvement! Love Pat Sloan blogs and quilt along, girl has energy! Lots of information and inspiration 💕

    —Marsha Coble-Oarman on August 16, 2017
  • Still quilting by check! Help needed…

    —Grace on August 16, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Julia on August 16, 2017
  • I have never seen or quilted previously. A colleague knew I was interested in quilting and put me on to Pat’s website. As such I am a novice and I read comments on my grandma’s kitchen for handy hints. I would love to know the basic steps go quilting.

    —Param Thind on August 16, 2017
  • Amateurish. I’ve only quilted in the ditch. I knew it was bad but recipients said they love them and get many comments. Of course I’m my own worse enemy. I will get better.

    —Lori Jorgenson on August 16, 2017
  • Practicing, but could use panels for more practicing.

    —Elizabeth Ann Moran on August 16, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Glenda White on August 16, 2017
  • Still learning every day always I don’t know anyone in my family that quilted

    —Tami byrd on August 16, 2017
  • I do not know how to machine quilt. I’m hoping to learn this year. Beautiful fabrics and I know Pat is a good teacher as I have made a few of her blocks and they are beautiful!

    —Rhonda on August 16, 2017
  • I am a beginner, but the more I do it the better I get, I would say 1 being bad to 10 being perfect. I would have to say I am a 3 … I am wanting to get better to be as good as you guys are

    —Stardust Watson on August 17, 2017
  • I’m just starting back at quilting it’s been 5 years. I need lots of practice, panels would be perfect. Love you site!

    —Twila Solomon on August 17, 2017
  • I am a beginner machine quilter.

    —Heather Schultz on August 17, 2017
  • I am a newbie but trying hard. I have quilted 4 quilts so far but have lots of tops waiting.

    Sandra Berreth-Weinhold on August 17, 2017
  • I’m still quilting by check because I only know how to hand quilt and it takes too long to finish a quilt! I have a backlog of my tops building up and I would love to be able to finish them and send them out into the world!

    —Lisa Clute on August 17, 2017
  • My daughter needs tons and tons of practice. For a newbie she’s doing good yet mama here wants her wings to spread and for her to learn much as possible. Love the fabric so cute. And the book should teach her something new.

    —Lora arlene on August 17, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Patty on August 17, 2017
  • I’m practicing but could use more panels to practice on.

    —Keely Langdon on August 17, 2017
  • I have had my machine for just over a year and am still scared of it. I need to practice, practice, practice. Panels are such a great idea!

    —Joyce R on August 17, 2017
  • Working on this. Love Kay’s help

    —Barbara Miller on August 17, 2017
  • Dumb phone changed Pat’s name to Kay.

    —Barbara Miller on August 17, 2017
  • Keep trying to enter but seems to bounce out.
    We all need basic instruction and can’t wait to start fresh♥️

    —Barbara DeBlasio Hillegass on August 17, 2017
  • I haven’t gotten far enough to begin the adventure of "machine Quilting", although I will get there! I’m still practicing my very basic skills of measuring using the different rulers suggested and hand piecing together. Please choose me as I am so far behind many of he other quilters and would love to someday be able to produce even the smallest of quilts that I can proudly show my friends and family!

    —Teresa on August 17, 2017
  • Following directions from Pat…practicing on panels.
    Didn’t realize waiting to quilt after project top was done…
    Just isn’t enough.
    Getting lots of panels done and improving. Thank you!

    —Barbara DeBlasio Hillegass on August 17, 2017
  • Never thought of practice pieces before !!! (lightbulb moment)…I did make a really big king size quilt and having never done one before with all the mistakes of a newbie….but when I came to free motion quilting it was far too big to quilt so could only do some of the outside edges. That in itself leaves a lot to be desired ! I really could have done with you sat on my shoulder from the beginning…anyway I do like a challenge and having jumped in with both feet ..I will certainly be starting all over again with some smaller practice panels with a much better outcome I hope.

    Kathie Ryan on August 17, 2017
  • Practicing but need lots of help !

    —Ruth Brooks on August 17, 2017
  • I’m practicing. Need to practice more.

    —Shaneka Giscombe on August 17, 2017
  • Uh, needs to improve…a lot! I’m good enough to get by, but I want to be so much better!

    —Julie Sims on August 17, 2017
  • This would be a blessing! Pat right in my sewing room teaching me!

    —Shenna hull on August 17, 2017
  • I’m practicing, but I sure could use some panels to practice more.

    —Julie Eberhart on August 17, 2017
  • Please pick me. Never tried free motion quilting.

    —Karen B on August 17, 2017
  • I’m a hesitant beginner. Would love the extra help!

    —Ellen on August 17, 2017

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