Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Pat's Mega Fun Book Tour

I had the wonderful opportunity to be on Pat Sloan's radio show back in August and have gotten to know her better over the last few months.  When she asked if I would like to review her newest book called Teach Me to Machine Quilt (her 33rd!!) and be part of her Mega Fun Book Tour, I immediately said yes please!

I gave the book a read through and my initial thought was, I wish I had this book when I started quilting.  Pat truly takes you step by step through the quilting process from picking the thread and batting, to quilting with your walking foot or free motion quilting, all the way through burying your knots at the end. 

One of the most helpful parts of the book I thought was all of the different trouble shooting and tips Pat gives.  She goes into what the cause of the problem is, why it is happening, and how to fix it.

In addition to all of the quilting instructions, the book also contains 5 wonderful projects.  My two favorite projects were:

Dresden Candy Dish - I have never made a Dresden Plate quilt (though I have owned the ruler for years).  I really like the small scale of this quilt so you can try out a new sewing and/or quilting technique without committing to a huge quilt.

Cherry Pie - My sister loves red and white quilts and just moved into a new house, I think that she might need me to make a Cherry Pie quilt for her :)

Would you like a chance to win Pat's book? Visit the link to Pat's Giveaway Page to enter to win one of the 5 copies of her 'Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Machine Quilt Book'!

Physical Copies for US residents, digital copies for all other winners. Be sure to enter by Midnight Dec 1 and then visit the others on her Mega Fun Tour to learn more about Pat's book, some have interviewed Pat, a few might have a giveaway, or have made a project... it's all listed on Pat's page!

Please take some time to hop over to the other blog's participating in the hop today:

Helen Stubbings of Hugs n Kisses
Kimberly Jolly of The Fate Quarter Shop

* All images courtesy of Pat Sloan and Martingale publishing.
** Disclaimer: A digital copy of Teach Me How to Machine Quilt was provided by the publisher for my review. All thoughts and opinions in this post are my own.


  1. I would love to have read one that book when I started quilting as well, maybe then I wouldn't be so scared to jump in and try to machine quilt all on my own! I already entered during the first week.

  2. Could I use that book ... like now! Great book and definitely on my list!!

  3. Cherry Pie would make a great gift! Thanks for the review!

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  5. Hello Cheryl - you are a very modern quilter and I am trying to catch up with the innovative ideas on individual blogs now that I have retired. You had me at Cherry Pie and Pat Sloan...but I too LOVE red and white quilts! Pat Sloan is a turbo quilter and I would love to start Machine Quilting correctly...please help me get on the list of winners! My walking foot is ready and waiting!

  6. Thanks for showing one other thing that Pat's book has--troubleshooting and how to fix it. That would be worth having the book just for that! Hope I'm a winner! Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Thank you for your review!! I know I need this Book...looks Amazing!! :)

  8. Learning to do my own quilting is on the check list for retirement. Sounds like this might be a good book to have on hand. Thanks for the review.

  9. Glad to meet you! Thank you for the review!


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