Hi there! Welcome to my space, especially if you are new here! I’m Amy Ellis, author, designer, wife and mom. My five books pale in comparison to Pat’s 30+, but that’s just fine with me! Her most recent book is Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt: Learn the basics of walking-foot & free-motion quilting. This book is for anyone that has a pile of quilt tops, waiting for inspiration or funding to get them done.
Pat is so encouraging, and really starts at the beginning, with needles and thread weight, and when you might want to adjust from your status quo as you learn to quilt. I love how she breaks it down and has a ton of great information before you even get to your sewing machine.
Basting your quilts, can be the most loathed part of the quilting process – Pat shows you how to baste on a table, instead of the floor, saving your knees and back and getting great results. Throughout the book Pat even has videos to further explain the process, just in case you are a visual learner.
As Pat approaches Free-Motion quilting, she encourages you to take a deep breath and not be scared. Free-motion quilting takes practice, and time, but you will definitely improve with Pat’s guidance! Make a plan and stick with it – you will be so pleased with your results and know that you made the entire quilt yourself.
Included in the book is a group of patterns that are quickly put together, and give you lots of room to practice your new machine quilting skills. I especially love this heart quilt, but there’s also an adorable Dresden project, and some cute appliqué too!
Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt is the manual for machine quilting that you need, and can enter to win right HERE! Pat is giving away five copies of her 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!
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