Needle and thread…

It’s what makes a quilt a quilt – the stitching that joins the three layers of the top-batting-backing sandwich.

Finals_01-96_B1402.indd

That’s Butterfly Kisses by Pat SloanMini Marvels.

You know Pat, right?  Uber-quilter, author, stitcher, teacher and all-around-super-cool-woman!  Pat has a new book – Teach Me to Machine Quilt – from Martingale-That Patchwork Place.  After much begging and pleading, I’m lucky enough to be part of her Mega Fun Book Tour to talk about the book.  (Just so you know, I was the one begging and pleading, I had already seen the book and knew it was pretty awesome.)

ct-pat-sloan-teach-me-to-machine-quilt.

I hope you’ve been touring since yesterday – the first day of Pat’s Mega Fun Book Tour.  If you were, you already know that Pam Vieira-McGinnis – aka PamKittyMorning, Kimberly Einmo, Alyce Blythe and Bonnie Hunter think the book is terrific – a must-have.  They’re all very smart ladies – and I wish I had more to add than “what they said”!

Even though we all agree on the main points – that it’s a must-have book – I hope you’ll read what each of these lovely ladies wrote as they have different takes on what they liked best about the book.

I hope you’ll also visit Matthew Boudreaux – Mister Domestic – and the Editors of American Patchwork & Quilting today.  They’re Mega Fun!

As for me, what stands out about Teach Me to Machine Quilt is that it is a great resource for beginners, and for quilters like me – those of us who learned to machine-quilt many years ago but haven’t done it regularly enough over the years to be as practiced, skilled and knowledgeable as we’d like to be.

It’s full of good, solid information on getting started, the basics of every aspect of machine-quilting and problem solving.  In addition to the excellent presentation of the material in the book, there is additional support online in the form of “how to” videos.  It’s a really cool idea – some things just make more sense when you can actually see the process in action.  There are also useful tips and appealing projects on which to practice specific machine-quilting skills.

So if you’re a beginner and don’t know where to start, Pat will lead the way.  But if you’ve already got some skills and need a refresher, some new tips and lots of practice, Pat can help there too.

ct-pat-book-collage

And she’ll do it all with a smile and a positive, upbeat spirit.  That’ll come in especially handy if-when you have tension problems – and no worries if you do, Pat is there to help.  I did say she covers every issue and possible problem that might crop up… if you’ve done any machine-quilting, you know that tension problems will come up.

Before you ask… why this book?  There are many really good books on machine-quilting available these days, why should you consider getting this one?

  • The presentation is straight-forward and step-by-step in a way that makes it easy to follow.  I read through the first half of the book where Pat discusses every aspect of getting ready to machine-quilt and the actual process of walking-foot quilting and free-motion quilting.  Pat lays it out – this is what you need to know and she anticipates the questions that will come up.  Reading the section, then working through each step like a workbook would be an awesome way for a beginner to get started, and a rusty-not-beginner to refresh their memory.
  • This isn’t everything you’ll ever need or want to know about batting, thread, quilting options and styles, etc., but it is everything you need to know to get started, get better and enjoy machine-quilting.
  • Pat is also honest – being a good machine-quilter takes time and practice.  It is an acquired skill, one that everyone can learn.  Samples.  Samples.  Samples.  I love that Pat advocates making “practice sandwiches” to check-try everything from battings to threads, new designs to just loosening up.  Muscle memory – it’s not just for professional athletes.

One last thing – I was so happy to see the book discuss thread weights, and to encourage trying different weights.  (Practice sandwich!)  I’ve written about how much I love playing with different weights of thread and mixing them is a very popular trend with modern quilters.

ct-pat-sloan-aurifil

There are so many options now with thread weights and colors – and yes, Aurifil 50 wt. is a great place to start.

So armed with my “refresher course” from Pat, I’m going to do a little bit of machine-quilting this weekend using Aurifil’s new 80 wt. thread.  I’ve stitched just a bit with it and it’s quite wonderful, so I’m excited to use it for something else.  I have a couple of practice-sammies ready and when it all goes well – thanks to Pat, of course – I will have a new pillow by next week.  (I highly recommend pillows and bags as the sort of project for practicing your machine-quilting skills and experimenting.)

Now for the best part – Pat is giving away five copies of Teach Me To Machine Quilt.  You can enter to win at Pat’s Mega Fun Book Tour!

And because we love Pat – you can also leave a comment here to win a copy of the book, a Layer Cake of Pat’s upcoming Sunday Drive collection and a spool or two of Aurifil thread.  Just leave a comment by Midnight on Monday – November 21st – telling us why you need this book.

(Winner drawn randomly – if you really really n e e d this book… Pat’s giving away five copies.) (And thank you to the nice folks at Martingale for letting me borrow all the pictures.)

Now go see what Matthew and All The Quilting People are up to.

Happy Saturday!

JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Email this to someoneShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

387 comments on “Needle and thread…

  1. Beth T. says:

    I NEED this book because I have one dozen quilts waiting to be quilted, and I want to be a good enough quilter to quilt them myself, and feel good about the results. I’m not there yet, except when I’m quilting for our dogs, who love everything I do.

  2. Stephanie Woodward says:

    I need this book. I have quilted by machine for years and always feel that I can learn something new from each new book. Thank you for the opportunity.

  3. Anne says:

    I only took one class at machine quilting and I loved it but I am still a bit afraid to actually jump in with a newly made quilt. This book would probably help me pass that fear :). Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Patricia says:

    I have 6 tops at the machine quilters….it’s time for me to learn machine quilting! Fingers crossed!

  5. Patricia Cash says:

    I need this book because, I want to learn how to machine quilt, I want the good feeling when I can said “I did it all with a little help from Pat Sloan”.

  6. Carolyn Sands says:

    Would love to venture into this scary territory! Thanks for a chance to win.

  7. Marsha says:

    One of my goals of retirement was to learn to do some machine quilting. I am retired and I am ready. This book would give me a jump start. I just checked my spreadsheet and I have 19 quilts (smaller projects) waiting on me. Thank you for offering a chance to win such a useful book!

  8. Karen M says:

    Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  9. Chookyblue says:

    Omg I would love to win this book……… Trying to psych myself into machine quilting but I have so many questions and it sounds like this book will have all the answers…. It’s my next step in learning….

  10. Sandy says:

    I’ve been wanting to venture into the area of machine quilting but don’t know exactly where or how to begin. From Carrie’s description of this book, it sounds like exactly what I need to get started. I would love to have a chance to win this book so that I could go to the next level.

  11. Marian Allen says:

    I need this book because I feel so lost trying to quilt after spending so much time piecing. I don’t want to ruin what I have done!

  12. Pat Heney says:

    I need this book because I want to expand my horizons. So far I’ve been limited to straight line quilting. And I don’t like the idea of farming my quilts out to somebody else to finish for me. I want to have ownership of the entire process. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Delaine says:

    This looks like an awesome book and I need it because I have quilted cross hatch designs only and am afraid to step out of that comfort zone. Thanks!

  14. Patty Archuleta says:

    Doing my own quilting is something I’ve been avoiding. This book is just what I need to start doing my own quilting.

  15. Linda Blodgett says:

    I would love to have Pat’s book to learn how to machine quilt. I have lots of completed projects that need quilting – I don’t know how to start quilting and end up with an item that doesn’t end up in the bottom of a drawer. This book will help me learn how to finish projects that can be used. Thank you for a chance to will a copy of this book.

  16. rcwliberty says:

    I have many quilt tops just waiting to be quilted. I have a great long-armer but can’t afford to pay for them right now. I would love to learn to quilt them myself.

  17. Rosemary says:

    I would love to win this book. I’ve never had the confidence to machine quilt so to have this book by my side as a quide every stitch of the way would be awsome.

  18. Hildy says:

    I would love to have this book because I really love Pat and achine quilting is not my strong side yet. I’m sure Pat could teach me one trick or two.

  19. Alcea Rosea says:

    I need this book because I would like to do something other than stitch in the ditch!

  20. Denise Gruver says:

    After almost two years of being a self taught through youtube quilter there are a lot of things I still need to learn and to perfect what I do know and I know this book would be invaluable to me.

  21. Margaret Fox says:

    I need this book! My UFO’s are piling up, and previous attempts at machine quilting have not been very successful – any tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated. And it would be so nice to actually finish some projects …

  22. Cara Brooke says:

    Why do I need this book? Umm, because it’s a quilting book, of course! I machine-quilt almost all of my quilts, and always learn some great little tidbits of advice from every quilting book I read. “The more you I know,” and all that, right? 🙂

  23. Eileen Maher says:

    I need to quilt eight tops, and have never machine quilted before…I definitely need this book!
    Eileen

  24. Brenda Travis says:

    I want to learn how to machine quilt on a domestic machine so that I can get many of quilts quilted si I own a long arm but it is packed away in storage and right now sewing on my domestic is all I have and man I have many tops that need to be quilted. I need this help !!!

  25. Marie says:

    Tension problems are the worst; I end up wasting time and thread trying to get it right. I would love some expert help!

  26. Christine Bryant says:

    Pat is my hero! I need all the advice I can get!

  27. Julie says:

    I have learned so quick for the last 2 years of piecing and quilting but I have still hesitations to do a bigger piece, I think this book will teach me more confidence to do better.

  28. Susan Belyea says:

    I just ordered a walking foot and am ready to begin! This book would be perfect at this time for my new adventure. Thank you

  29. JudyBL says:

    I always learn something more from a new book, this sounds like it has some great information to improve my machine quilting!

  30. Marianne says:

    I need this book because I have 27 quilt tops hanging in my closet waiting to be quilted and this book would sure help!

  31. Sharrie says:

    Pat is Quilt Woman Extraordinaire! I would love to have her Machine Quilting book.

  32. Susan says:

    I really need this book. Lots of tops, not enough finishes.

  33. Linda F. says:

    I have several quilt tops waiting to be quilted — I really need this book!

  34. Cyndi Spurlin says:

    I really, really, really this book!!

  35. Judyk says:

    I have been on a mini making roll of late–now I need to get in a quilting frenzy mode to get them completed. Pat’s book will be just the thing for this rusty quilter!

  36. Ellen T. says:

    I like so many of us, have tried it & like it BUT want to be better! I have 2 tops to quilt & one I need to have ready before Christmas or would like too…
    So I would really really like a copy of this book!

  37. Pearl Ivens says:

    I have never don my own quilting I always send it out to be done. This would be a wonderful way to start.

  38. Linda says:

    Love hearing how people became quilt pros and all the giveaways

  39. lewisnancy54 says:

    I need this book, because I always challenge myself to learn something new. This is my next step. I would love to have this book by Pat, she is one of my favorite desigers.

  40. Colleen Gander says:

    I’m too ashamed to admit how many tops are sitting on my shelf for completion due to my lack of confidence. Too many to send out and the it’s time they get done! Would love for the chance to brag “I did it myself.”

  41. Cathie D says:

    The part about thread is very intriguing. Thanks for the chance to win

  42. quilter44 says:

    Because my favorite long arm quilter has moved, I am left with many unfinished tops. My goal is to quilt them myself. The one problem I have is lack of experience. Pat’s books are always informative and helpful. I believe this book may be the beginning of a beautiful friendship between me and my sewing machine and learning to quilt for myself.

  43. MARY WENDLAND says:

    i would love this book beacuse I have only been quilting a few years and always stitch in the ditch. Im so afraid to stitich more and “ruin” my quilts! thank you

  44. Trish says:

    I need this book to inspire me to pick up the needle and thread again! I have lots of unfinished projects and ideas for projects, but I just can’t find the motivation!!

  45. Little Quiltsong says:

    I need this book, because even though I’ve practiced, and practiced, I still feel I can’t do justice to the quilt top I just created. I need help :)!

  46. Karen P says:

    This book would inspire my quilting, help solve tension problems and online support will be awesome.

  47. Suzanne M. says:

    I’m convinced I need this book after reading Bonnie Hunters review. Keeping it simple is always good. Also I would love to see the thread comparisons. The book sounds like it is full of encouragement!

  48. Karen Addleman says:

    I need this book because I am an on again, off again type of quilter. I just need the push to work more at the quilting end and slow down on the piecing. My UFO’s are taking over!

  49. Danielle Thomas says:

    I need this book because I’m still a relatively new quilter and could use some skill building

  50. Cathy says:

    I would love to win the book! I need all the help I can get for quilting on my domestic. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  51. Jean Etheridge says:

    I love your blog, Carrie. Thanks for sharing your review of Pat’s new book. I am sure I would enjoy it, and I am always ready to learn more about quilting my quilt tops.

  52. Gilda S. says:

    I really want to get better at machine quilting and I bet I could learn a lot from Pat’s new book.

  53. I have taken a 2 day class from Pat when her Teach me to Applique book came out. It is fantastic. I love the way she presents the material. So far what I have seen “blog hopping” the last two days has me convinced that Teach me to Machine Quilt might just get me “out of the ditch” at last! Thanks for the chance to win.

  54. Marilyn says:

    This sounds like a book I really need! Pat does such a great job with explanations always. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

  55. Karen Miller says:

    I would love to win this book. I want to do more than just meander quilting on the quilts waiting to be finished.

  56. JennyM says:

    I like the idea of online videos that compliment what is being taught in the book. Sometimes I need to “see it in action” to understand the concept. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  57. Judy Chastain says:

    I need the book; it seems when a quilt top is finished, I’m out of practice machine quilting. And, I’d love to win beautiful Aurifil thread and a charm pack!

  58. Penny says:

    Would love a copy of this book! I’ve machine quilted a few small projects, but would like to improve my skills to tackle something bigger.

  59. Ramona Eggleston says:

    I need this book to help me learn how to quilt larger projects. All I’ve done so far are mini quilts, baby size and wall hangings.

  60. Debby says:

    I need this book because I have umpteen quilt tops! Thank you for the giveaway, I would love the thread.

  61. Betsy S says:

    I need this book because I need help quilting larger projects.

  62. Janine M Baker says:

    I need this book because I have numerous items that just need quilting. I cannot afford to send them out, but would like to use/gift them before they are antique!

  63. Teresa mk says:

    I need this book as a ‘Go To’ resource to refresh and improve my machine quilting skills. Many thanks for this chance to win a copy of Pat Sloan’s newest book…fingers crossed! Teresa

  64. Carol Eberhardt says:

    I have “machinequiltingphobia”… enough said! Why am I afraid to start? Because I don’t know what I’m doing and don’t want to ruin all my piecing efforts! Need the book! Need the motivation! Need the
    guidance! The knowledge base!

  65. Faye says:

    I need Pat’s book to use as a reference to help me improve my machine quilting. Thanks for the chance to win!

  66. Deb G. in VA says:

    I need this book to learn how to finish all the table runners and toppers I have pieced, but are unfinished because I can’t figure out how to quilt them! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  67. Ruth Harris says:

    I would love this book. I follow Pat and have her book on applique. And I have lots of quilts to machine quilt too—I usually go with straight line quilting and need to practice and learn more tips on free motion.

  68. Alice McFarlane says:

    I need this book because I am a beginner free motion quilter and have lots of quilts that need quilting.

  69. Pam Z. says:

    Like Anne, I am intimidated by the skills necessary to free-motion quilt my projects. I don’t have those skills yet, but I don’t want to have to pay someone to do the work for me. It’s not just work, I know–I want to be able to add that additional dimension of artfulness myself!

  70. Baa Goldfarb says:

    Ha ha perfect timing. I NEED this book because the baby turned a year old in September. I’ve the quilt pieced, layered pinned & ready to quilt for 6 months. It’s been hanging in the closet with 4 others that need quilting. One of which was supposed to go to my MOM 3 years ago. I’ve lots of books they ALL say “quilt as desired” OK but how? I’ve tried. unsuccessfully …. Help me please I’d really like to give this baby her quilt before she goes to
    College & my mom hers before, well soon.

  71. Susan says:

    Great overview. I n e e d this book!

  72. Sue H says:

    I’ve machine-quilted for quite some time and feel pretty good about it, However, there is ALWAYS something new to learn. I would especially like to read the parts about battings and threads by Pat — she’s so knowledgeable!

  73. Kris S says:

    I definitely need this book. I just finished quilting a small wall quilt and was frustrated by my lack of smooth motion. I can use all the help I can get. Thanks for your fun post.

  74. Dortha says:

    I really need it. I would so love to learn to quilt my projects.

  75. This book would help me hone my beginner FMQ skills to a higher level of expertise.

  76. Betty Drake says:

    I would love to win the book and fabric. Could always use more Aurifil Thread and would like to try the different weights.

  77. Cathy B. says:

    I NEED this book because while I’m proud to say so far I’ve quilted all the quilts, it’s just been grids or stitched in the ditch. Have been a little fearful to try free motion quilting on my vintage domestic machine.

  78. Sheila Fernkopf says:

    I need the book to learn how to free motion quilt with my sewing machine. I can only do straight lines with my walking foot now. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  79. Michelle says:

    I need this book because I am a complete newbie to quilting, and would love to start off on the right foot!

  80. Joanna Caldwell says:

    I am a beginner quilter and am trying to learn and absorb as much information as possible. I am amassing quilt tops much faster than I am quilting them for fear of ruining them with poor technique. After buying a sewing machine and a few fabrics to start a small stash, this opportunity to get my hands on such a fabulous resource for free is much appreciated. Thank you!

  81. Debra Stebbins says:

    I need the Book to learn how to free motion quilt. I’ve not yet dropped my feed dogs yet and her book would be a great tutorial to help me overcome my situation. Looking forward to you picking my name.

  82. Carol Gouveia says:

    I have been piecing quilts for about 20 years and like anything the more you practice the better you are. I have always wished i had also quilted what i made but i didn’t. Now i want to learn how to do some nice quilting on my projects. I should have started quilting my tops 20 years ago too. Would love to wink. Please enter me in your drawing

  83. Joyce Carter says:

    I would love to win this book because I want to learn how to machine quilt and do it well. Thank you for the giveaway.

  84. Sage says:

    Gosh, I can’t wait to check out this book! I’ve been focusing on SLQ because its easy and efficient but you can’t beat the beauty of FMQ. I’m hoping that since Pat has the same Baby Lock machine as me that will help things a little 🙂 Thanks!

  85. Susan M.M. says:

    I need this book like the cowardly lion,on The Wizard of Oz needed courage!!!!! I want to make the tops I’ve pieced for my first grandchild really special, but lack the confidence to quilt them! Help!!

  86. Mary Kastner says:

    Lots of tops sitting around that I could do with instructions if I had this book. SAve me Pat! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    Mary

  87. My BFF is learning to machine quilt and I would give this book to her . Anything Pat Sloan puts out there is going to be a great learning tool. Thanks for the chance!

  88. Debbie B says:

    I would love to win this book. I have machine quilted in the past, but like you mentioned have not done it enough. I can always use reminders and new tips on how to improve. Thanks for the giveaway.

  89. Gillian says:

    I need this book so I can really do some machine quilting. I am always afraid so I just do it in the ditch or by hand.

  90. Carole Kersh says:

    I would love to have this book. I have several tops that need quilting and I’m afraid to start. Thanks for the chance.

  91. Kathy says:

    I’ve tried machine quilting a few times but it always goes wrong – puckers on the back. Don’t know how long my fingers will hold out for hand quilting.

  92. Kaye says:

    This book would be the boost I need to try machine quilting. I follow Pat’s blog and I love her smiling encouragement for quilters of every skill range.

  93. Paula says:

    I need this book because all I can do right now is straight line quilting with a walking foot, And I’m only OK at that. I didn’t even know threads came in different weights!

  94. Ramona Chester says:

    I need this book. I have lots of finished “flimsies” (pieced tops) hanging in my closet and have come to the conclusion that I have not made anything until I get these “sandwiched” to a backing, quilted and bound. That is my “OMG” (one monthly goal) starting in January. So yes, I really need this book!

  95. Debbie says:

    I need this book. I have a bunch of tops that I need to finish.

  96. Carin says:

    I so do need this book! Perhaps it would make it easier to start fmq, as it is now I just quilt straight lines.

  97. Jasmine says:

    I would love this book because I teach FMQ basics at my local quilt shop. I love researching different approaches and then recommending good books to my students.

  98. Karen Seitz says:

    I have loads of quilt tops waiting for me to take the plunge. I don’t know why I feel paralyzed at the thought of taking the first step. Sounds like Pat’s book is what I need!

  99. fernef says:

    I have been in the practice mode for a few years, but don’t do it as often as I should. When it doesn’t look perfect I tend to stop and do more piecing therefore my pile of quilts needing quilting just grows and grows. I love the way Pat approaches teaching and I’m pretty sure I will love this book!

  100. Mom C says:

    Every quilt I quilt, I always think “this is a practice quilt”. But I am getting better and I love the tips and technique ah ha’s from others. Plus I love Pat Sloan’s books. They are great. Thanks.

  101. Ashley says:

    I need this book because I’m so intimidated by machine quilting! And, I know Pat is just the one to teach it!

  102. Tammy says:

    I need this book because I’m a fairly new machine quilter (a little over a year now). It would be great to have tips and explanations for why I should do things. Roght now it’s 100% cotton thread and a sandwich!

  103. Cathy C says:

    I need this book because I am coming back to quitting after teaching high school math for the last seven years. I’m sure there are new materials and strategies out there that I would like to learn.

  104. Pam Clark says:

    I need this book because for years I’ve wanted to learn to free-motion quilt on my Pfaff, but I’ve never been comfortable putting the feed dogs down and actually doing free-motion quilting. I just need some help with this and I don’t know who to turn to. I’m hoping Pat Sloan’s book has the answer.

  105. Lisa says:

    I would love to hear what Pat has to say about machine quilting.

  106. Amy L says:

    I’m retired now, and can’t afford to quilt by check anymore. Sniff. So machine quilting on my Bernina is my new reality. Pat’s book can help with this process.

  107. Anita says:

    I need to be able to do more advanced quilting than just straight lines!

  108. Kristi says:

    I know I need to practice fmq more and I hope Pat’s book will give me the guidance and confidence to keep trying. I envy people who are good at fmq.

  109. Susan Stanton says:

    I need all the help I can get to machine quilt in a half decent way. I’m getting better with practice, but any tips would be helpful!

  110. Kathie L says:

    I have so many ‘to be quilted’ UFOs in my closet. They need to come out and be quilts.

  111. Tracy H says:

    I’ve quilted some but I have a long way to go and there is always so much to learn! I would love this book to learn from such a wonderful lady such as Pat!

  112. Peggy says:

    I want this book because my hubby bought me a Tiara 2 quilting machine and I’m as lost as can be❣️❣️

  113. Cynthia McGuire says:

    The book sounds like something I need to improve my quilting skills. And just maybe
    I could impress some of the ladies in my sewing circle.

  114. Tesuque says:

    An author’s enthusiasm can inspire action!

  115. Deb F says:

    I’ve been “quilting” for years, but have yet to actually quilt what I made. I tried hand quilting a small wall-hanging and it is still sitting in a box unfinished. This sounds like the perfect book to start quilting some small items (pillows would be the perfect place to start) and move up from there. Thank you for the review and the chance to win. Happy Thanksgiving!

  116. There’s always something new to learn, and Pat is an awesome teacher!

  117. Kathy E. says:

    I definitely need this book! I am struggling with learning to machine quilt and have never quite learned enough about thread weights to straighten it all out. I adore Pat’s teaching style, so I know this book would help me immensely! She is just a bucket of enthusiasm and inspiration!!

  118. Evie H says:

    I need all the help I can get! I’m still learning to free-motion machine quilt and I know Pat’s a great teacher. Thanks for the giveaway!

  119. Mildred Plaskett says:

    Thanks for the review. I want to learn machine quilting and Pat’s book would help me get started. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  120. Nancy says:

    I need this book to help get me back in the saddle! I’ve done some fmq in the past but have let it languish and would really like to get back at it. Though I could struggle through I never was great, no doubt why the languishing happened, and would love to learn and grow my skills.

  121. Peg Gonzalez says:

    I have quilted a few quilts by machine and each one gets a little easier. I did it on my own, but would love to have a this book to help me improve my skills. Thank you for your generosity.

  122. Shirley Hayes says:

    When I machine quilt I have tension and needle problems that make it so frustrating. I could use Pat’s help. Would also like to try the aurifil thread. Thanks.

  123. Patti pitzer says:

    I need this book because I want to do more of my own machine quilting using proper techniques and not just winging it

  124. Carol Kuse says:

    I need this book because I miss giving life to my quilts by hand quilting what they ask me to do, and I hope I can regain that feeling with machine quilting. Arthritis stopped my hand quilting.

  125. Ann in NC says:

    Who can’t use a great, encouraging resource! Tension always messes me up (HA! Machine and self-imposed!) – and they both happen when I machine quilt.

  126. Shelly Moon says:

    I started machine quilting abut 2 years ago and feel like I am just scratching the surface . This book can help me grow in my knowledge. Thanks for telling me about it! It will definitely go on my wish list!

  127. Anita Stuckey says:

    Would love to learn all the techniques of machine quilting.

  128. Siobhan says:

    I have so many quilt tops. What I need is the inspiration to get past the fear and get started quilting!

  129. Diana Wylie says:

    I love to Machine Quilt but I am a hand quilter at heart. I just love to machine quilts those smaller ones so they can be gifted and loved.practice makes perfect so I think I am getting better with each try. I would love to win the book…thanks you for the opportunity.

  130. Clara says:

    I have several books written by Pat from the Teach Me series and this book will be a good addition. Currently, the machine quilting pattern I use is straight-line. It might be good to know other options. Thank you for the chance in the giveaway, Carrie. clara-chandler@att.net

  131. Jane says:

    Sounds like this book could be a huge boon and the spark needed to get 3 quilts quilted.
    I love Aurifil and Pat Sloan breaks everything down into manageable tasks.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  132. Four dogs and one quilter says:

    I need this book so I can really understand how to do free motion quilting.

  133. Jamie Madill says:

    I need this book because I am always looking for new ideas and tips for machine quilting!

  134. Sherrie Walford says:

    I have quilted a few projects and quilts but feel I still need help in some areas. I need this book to help me get more quilt tops finished.

  135. Chris holt says:

    I would love this book experimenting with different weights of thread so this book is timely for me.

  136. Pat is a great teacher and full of ideas, so I know this book is a must.

  137. Lisa says:

    As a beginning quilter, I need this book! 🙂

  138. Suzy says:

    I need this book and all the help i can get. I learn new things from all who are willing to teach.

  139. Christy Johnson says:

    I’m learning to machine quilt.

  140. Susan Thompson says:

    Looks like a great book to improve quilting!

  141. sharon says:

    I usually rent time on the longarm at my lqs but, it has been out of service for months. I have six or seven or eight quilt tops to do and am intimidated by quilting anything larger then 12 inches on my machine

  142. April Spolnicki says:

    I love the butterfly quilt, so cute! I have a few waiting for me to quilt, but I need some practice first.

  143. tarnia says:

    I need the book because I am doing the 365 Challenge quilt, and have no clues as to how I am going to quilt it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  144. Marsha Coble-Karman says:

    Would love to have this book! I keep promising myself a new machine if I start to finally learn to machine quilt more often. I always send to my friend with a long arm machine and she does a wonderful job, but now that I am retired I have plenty of time to quilt my quilts myself!

  145. Lorraine R. says:

    I need this book to help me not feel scared to try quilting my own quilts. I feel like such a klutz when it comes to FMQ, so hopefully this will help me practice and someday improve. I love the sample pictures you posted.

  146. Annette says:

    I definitely Need this book to improve my quilting. IT is very difficult to find teachers and courses in Germany!

  147. Char Scott says:

    Great book, purchased the ebook, now I need a layer cake to make a quilt to practice on!

  148. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I need this book to help push me out of doing just straight line quilting. I have tried free motion quilting, but can not seem to get the tension correct. It would help to have pictures and hints on what to do to get it right!

  149. Rachel Hamm says:

    I need this book because even though I’m a long-armer, I like to quilt minis on my domestic sometimes. I can always use new tips, and this book looks like it full of them.

  150. Karen says:

    WOW!! Pat’s new book sounds fantastic!! Like you, Carrie, I learned to machine quilt ages ago and haven’t done much in recent years!! I would love to quilt more in the future!! Thanks for the great tip about pilows!! Love Pat’s new Sunday Drive too!! Thanks for a great review and giveaway!!

  151. Amy Lause says:

    I really want to do some quilts on my machine. I have several unfinished tops that need some love! Pat’s book would be SO amazing to get me started. I also want to see what you do on this blog with your 80 wt Aurifil. Thanks for your post.

  152. Sally Christiansen says:

    This book sounds wonderful, I just finished quilting 5 Christmas pillow tops for gifts and they just don’t look right. I NEED this book to know what I can do to improve my quilting.

  153. Wendy says:

    Because I need all the help I can get with my machine quilting. It’s the toughest part of making the quilt for me.

  154. Bella Harriger says:

    It looks as though this book will give me the guidance and tips needed to improve my weak skills at FMQ. I sure would love to have it! If I am not the lucky one to win, guess what is going on my Christmas wish list.

  155. cathy k says:

    I have learned so much from Pat, I am sure the book is full of more information I need.

  156. I’m still a beginning FMQ girl, just wanting to grow from ‘large stippling’. Yeah, I need the book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  157. Carol Broughton says:

    I need this book to learn how to quilt at home. Pat is such a fabulous teache

  158. Janet Crossman says:

    I need this book because like a ton of quilters I have more tops waiting to be quilted than anyone person should have in their total life.

  159. Janet Anthony says:

    Quite simply, I NEED Pat’s new “Teach Me to Machine Quilt,” or I may never get my Christmas gift project finished by next Christmas.

  160. I need this book because quilting by check is too expensive.

  161. Shirley Shingara says:

    I need this book because I have a backlog of tops and just can’t bear the thought of them being completed by someone other than myself!!

  162. Anita Jackson says:

    I needed this wonderful book by Pat Sloan because I am a huge fan of her teaching techniques. They are so beginner friendly which is just fantastic! And of course I enjoy using her fabrics any time!

  163. Pati Cook says:

    I need this book for a few reasons: first to help keep my collection of Pat’s books as complete as I can. Second because I really need to get some tops quilted and this might help. and third, just because it sounds like such an awesome book.

  164. Christine says:

    I would love this book! I have always wanted to try machine quilting but just cannot get over the fear of messing up something that took hours to make.

  165. Aune Mattila says:

    I admire Pat so much and know that book is excellent. Best greetings from Finland. Aune

  166. Beth says:

    I need this book because I am stuck in a rut! So many quilts to be quilted, and I need inspiration.

  167. Lisa says:

    As a beginning quilter, I’d love to learn from this book!

  168. Betsy says:

    I need this book because I am fairly new to quilting. I also love Pat’s fabric and Aurifil thread.

  169. Lj says:

    I want to learn how to machine quilt so I can quit taking them to someone else to get quilted! Looks like a lot of fun!

  170. Laura says:

    I need this book because I have way too many quilt tops that I am afraid to quilt. Pat’s books are clear and very helpful and boy, do I need help!

  171. Joanne says:

    I need to learn to do more than straight line quilting.

  172. Sally Groff says:

    I really need this book so I can learn how to machine quilt with confidence. All I’ve done is stitch in the ditch. I don’t want to mess up a top that I love.

  173. Rebecca says:

    I have been tracking the good work of Pat for a while. What a blessing to step a little closer to her by having a copy of this book and to learn so much more!

  174. Margie says:

    I need this book because I have a whole stack of quilt tops waiting to be quilted!

  175. Jeanne says:

    I just got a new “used” sewing machine that will allow me to change the speed of my sewing. I am excited to try out some new skill building by practicing some free-motion quilting. Thanks for the offer to win the book. I think it would be a great tool to get me started.

  176. carol n says:

    I need this book because I currently pay longarm quilters to quilt my projects, very expensive. I need this book because I have Pat’s Applique book and I know she is a good teacher. Pat Sloan gives very clear examples and instructions and has lots of pictures to help, we know as older learners, we need all the help we can get,lol. Thanks Pat and Moda!

  177. Ceil says:

    Hi. I’ve done a little quilting but I need this book to get me on the right track. I have so many questions but no local quilt shop nearby. I’d love to start off in a clear, organized way to ensure that I can have the same level of enjoyment from quilting that Pat talks about.

  178. Carol C says:

    I need this book for exactly the reason you gave me for wanting it. I have done a fair bit of machine quilting in the past – learning as i went along, but I haven’t done any machine quilting for three years. Life has a way of interrupting all our plans. Anyway I have quite a few tops ready to be quilted (I don’t want to count them because then I would be overwhelmed) and I do want to get at them, but I need to refresh my memory with a book like this one.

  179. Mindy says:

    I need this book so I can learn step by step how to do things correctly from one place of information instead of retrieving information from multiple sources. I would also love some fabric or thread too!!

  180. slmrn1 says:

    I am a fairly new quilter and this is just what I need to gain some knowledge and confidence. I think a “quilter’s bible” sitting beside me would be invaluable and the reviews I’ve read make me believe this is the tool to accomplish what I’m after.

  181. Caryn S says:

    I need this book to supply extra tips and add to things that I already know. There are always things to learn.

  182. Carol San Diego says:

    Since I have never machine quilted this would be a good book to use to learn!!

  183. Martha C says:

    I need this book because I am NOT good at machine quilting and I really need all the help I can get.

  184. Joy Adams says:

    I have a girl crush on Pat Sloan! I listen to her pod cast during to and from work every day. She is so genuine! I love her stuff!

  185. Beverly says:

    I would love to learn more about machine quilting! I believe in doing my whole quilt myself. Then it is really made by me.

  186. Patty says:

    I would love to have this book. I am just starting to free motion quilt and could really use the help.

  187. Sally Heilinger says:

    I have a bunch of quilt tops that need quilting, but I keep putting it off because I’m not very good at machine quilting and I need to learn! Yikes!!

  188. Cynthia says:

    One of my goals is to learn to machine quilt. The book sounds like a good way to learn more about machine quilting.

  189. Peggy K Andreasen says:

    I have so many tops needing to be made into the quilts they were meant to be. I would love to be able to say I completed a quilt from start to finish. I need help!

  190. cyndifergu says:

    I love to do free motion, but still struggle sometimes to figure out what to do, and how to maximize the impact of my quilts. This would be a great resource for that!

  191. Julie says:

    I’ve been really wanting to learn how to machine quilt. I’d like to get out of my ‘stitch in the ditch’ rut, and actually try something else, but I’m terrified to try something. Pat has a way of making things seem easy and her instructions are always great. I’m sure the book would be the same!

    It will be all dog-eared and coffee stained if I win, because I’d use it so much!

  192. Cathy Calloway says:

    Thank you for the generous prizes. I’m just learning to FMQ, the book would be a big help

  193. Cathy Calloway says:

    The book looks great. As a beginner at FMQ, I would love to learn more from Pat!

  194. Catherine Dorsey says:

    I would love to learn machine quilting. I am new to quilting but not new to sewing. She is super awesome at teaching.

  195. KatieQ says:

    I’ve taken two machine quilting classes, but when I get home, I stiffen up and forget everything I learned. This book sounds like a great resource for those of us who need a little extra help to get ourselves machine quilting more than stitch in the ditch.

  196. KatieQ says:

    No matter how excited I am to try machine quilting my tops after taking a machine quilting class, I come home and freeze up. I never remember what I learned and am afraid of ruining my quilt tops. This sounds like a great book for those of us who need a little bit of an extra push to do our own machine quilting.

  197. Pat Evans says:

    I need this book because you can never have too many books on machine quilting and Pat is such a good teacher.

  198. Sue singer says:

    Would love to win

  199. Rosemary says:

    I need this book because it has many fantastic projects and I’m going to be a first time grandmother in May 2017 and I could really use it to get ready for our new “edition.” Also I’m just starting to machine quilt my own quilts and I can use all the help I can get!

  200. I need the book to learn new skills and refin e those I have to make better quilts.

  201. Camille says:

    I need this book to help me calm fears, give me a reference for techniques, motivate me to start and give me more confidence as I progress. I have machine quilting and find my results to be OK, However, I have a devil of a time summoning the courage to start, worry about mistakes messing up my project, and find my technique is not as good a I would like it to be.

  202. Kristy Wilkinson says:

    I would love to have the book because I am tired of straight line quilting and need encouragement to try some new things. I also really like Pat’s style. She is very real and encouraging. So glad you were able to convince her to let you be on the tour! 🙂 Thanks- K-

  203. Lynne T. says:

    This book would help with my quilting. I do straight stitching only and need to get outside of this box! Please show me the way!

  204. Marsha T says:

    I want this book because I have just moved to a new place (4 days!), don’t know anyone, have only seen the LQS by driving by it the night we drove the moving can in, and I want to be able to quilt some table runners for our new house and quilt something for the landing on the stairs since there is already a quilt hanger there. It looks very forlorn without a quilt.

  205. Karen Rochette says:

    I only began quilting last year when I heard about the Row by Row hop and mentioned it to my grown daughter. She doesn’t sew, but thought it sounded fun, so she started me with my first shop stop when we were on a trip. Quilts are very different than clothes and I’ve had tons to learn. I’ve just begun free motion, so this book would be helpful. I’d love to win one. I’m obviously addicted to quilting now and this year’s Row by Row was MUCH better than last year’s!

  206. Sue Reinhart says:

    Gosh, I’m always looking to improve my machine quilting. I would love this book as much as I need it

  207. mindi says:

    All of Pat’s books are great. This is a must have to add to the collection. I need the inspiration, and I would love to win it! And that Sunday Drive collection is so darn cute! Thanks for the chance to win that too. PS…those butterflies are super cute.

  208. Hanke Fijnvandraat says:

    I need this book. I have 3 quilts waiting for quilting and I just don’t know how to start. It’s overwhelming. Thanks for the chance.

  209. Donna F. says:

    I need this book because I have every other one of Pat’s and I need to figure out how to finish my quilts.

  210. I really N E E D this book! I’m fairly new and the quilting part always FRUSTRATES me because I do have tension/thread issues! You would think nothing could after being in the medical field, but alas…THIS is intimidating! This would help me become more confident and tackle it without fear! It would be like having Pat Sloan sitting next to me, right?!? This is the ‘One-More-Quilt-Book’ that is definitely needed and financially unable to do so right now!

  211. Maggiie White says:

    Yup, I also need this book. We Quilters are a “needy” bunch!!

  212. Valerie Neff says:

    I need to expand beyond meandering…. I do some “c” work and spirals but I would never classify it as ‘non-family” deserving… I struggle with having a specific plan. I do all my qulting on a domestic machine and need additional tips and tricks.

  213. patricia howell says:

    I have way too many quilt tops to send off to be longarmed. I want to learn….my pocket book says I have to learn…

  214. Claire says:

    I need this book because I love everything that is Pat Sloan!

  215. Donna Joy says:

    I need this book because I have retired, bought a new sewing machine and have a HUGE stash of fabric that I want to turn into quilts and machine quilt on my new machine. I need help with learning to machine quilt. Thanks for giveaway.

  216. slmrn1 says:

    I struggle with FMQ and I’m sure Pat is the person to help me conquer my fears.

  217. Pamela Wright says:

    I need this book to get me over the hump and get serious about machine quilting. I have done “some” free motion and walking foot work but am still pretty much a chicken when it comes to sitting down at my midweek quilter. Help!

  218. Linda Edwards says:

    I N-E-E-E-E-E-D this book because I have pieced tops that need to be quilted and I don’t know how to do it! I N-E-E-E-E-D this book because Pat is one of the greatest, if not THE greatest instructor ever and I know there are tons of things I n-e-e-e-e-d to learn from her! P-L-E-A-S-E…. I really, Really, REALLY, R-E-A-L-L-Y N-E-E-E-E-E-D this book!

  219. Regina DeCapite says:

    I really need this book because I am a self taught quilter and need all the tips and tricks to feel confident enough to finish quilts!

  220. Rose says:

    I need the book because I will never get all of the tops I have made hand quilted.

  221. Carla says:

    I need this book because I can’t afford to have quilt tops quilted.

  222. Jean Condon says:

    I need this book to share with my niece. She is enamored with quilting and phones often with questions. Having a book to refer to would boost her confidence and reduce frustration when she can’t reach me.

  223. Leslie Marling says:

    I would really love to have this book to learn more about machine quilting. I have only done straight lines so far and need to venture farther. I will never do any hand quilting, so I must really learn some machine skills. Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway.

  224. Jan B. says:

    I NEED Pat’s new book for lots of reasons — I love Pat Sloan!, I’ve quilted for many, many years but I’m mainly a “topper”. I do quilt small projects with my quilting foot but NEVER free motion — too scary! I look forward to hearing more about her techniques & winning a copy of her book along with Moda’s giveaway. Oh yea, I LOVE Moda, too!! 😉

  225. Karlene White says:

    I haven’t attempted machine quilting yet and am anxious to try. I know Pat’s new book will be perfect. I have all her books and Moda fabrics. Hometown Girl batiks are my fave!!

  226. I need this book because I have friends in need. I would love to share the knowledge with my guild mates who have been very shy about starting to FMQ.

  227. Jean Speake says:

    I need to get out of my straight line and stitch in the ditch quilting habits, and learn some new tricks, and I’ll bet Pat Sloan is just the lady to teach me! thanks for the chance to win!

  228. Karla Berg Walker says:

    I am a novice quilter and making quilts for my infant granddaughters, 9 and 10 months. I need this book to finish the quilts!

  229. Jessica Rampelburg says:

    Incredible! Book perfectly described my place machine quilting land. Does it address, taken classes and embarrassed to go back because I don’t want to ruin all of my own quilt tops that are begging to be finished?? 🙂 Haha would love some help and a jump start, plus it doesn’t hurt to make friends in the business!!! Pat my friend!!

  230. Nancy Green says:

    I love to quilt but have so much to learn. I think the book would be a tremendous help. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!!

  231. laurajane sutter says:

    I need this book because I need to redeem the investment of $1800 for the Pfaff Quilt Expressions 4.2 that I purchased.

  232. Jane Ludwig says:

    I need this book so I can get the many tops I have made quilted!
    Have taken Pat’s classes. She is a great teacher so I’m sure the book will be also.

  233. Skye B says:

    I NEED this book, to help me remember all those little bits of info, like thread selection, these little things I forget easily.

  234. Carol Kuse says:

    I would love the win the book and etc.

  235. Linda Mahoney says:

    Pat Sloan makes quilting so much fun. She has great patterns and wonderful ideas for making quilts. Her directions are easy and her patterns are interesting. I have been quilting for 35 years (yes I am an older woman!) and I have to say that I am learning to love quilting even more! Thank you, Pat!

  236. Candy says:

    Although I quilt all my own quilts on my domestic machine, I’m always looking for ‘that little tip’ that will make a big difference in my quilting. Thanks for the opportunity to have Pat Sloan’s help! Candy

  237. Darlene Slocum says:

    I need this book because I need ideas to help broaden my machine quilting skills. I use a frame but haven’t got past the meandering stage.

  238. Melody Lutz says:

    Because Pat is an awesome instructor!!

  239. Lori Morton says:

    I really reallllly NEEEEED this book!! 😀 I am still in practice mode on FMQ…I have several sandwiched quilt that need to be finished.. This book will help me for sure!! 🙂 Thank you for chance to winyour Give-a-way!! 😀

  240. Patricia MacMillan says:

    20 quilt tops to quilt and counting. I seem to be prolific at creating tops but need help with my machine quilting. HELP!

  241. Patricia Anderson says:

    I need this book because I have a fear of quilting!

  242. Linda N says:

    I would love to learn from this book.

  243. Dian says:

    Because my expectations far exceed my ability this is just absolutely the help I need!!

  244. melody says:

    I need this book, I am self taught quilter and I know there are easier ways to do things. When I first started quilting I went to hand quilting,m found a great book to assist me. Now that I am more prolific in making quilts I need to know how to machine quilt!

  245. Paige Gonzalez says:

    OH I really N E E D someone to teach me to quilt and who better to do it than Pat Sloan! I am new to quilting and have no idea where to begin. Also, I’d love to really have the different weights of thread explained to me too. I’m the kind of person who likes to research first so my chance to fail might have lesser odds. When I grow up I want to quilt like Pat! Well, it’s a little late on the growing up part but I do want to quilt like Pat….

  246. Jeanne Brown says:

    Really need this book I have loads of things to quilt.

  247. Elaine says:

    I need this book to help me with my machine quilting. I know that Pat will have some good tips on how to quilt with my sewing machine.

  248. Diane M says:

    I need this book because I’m ready to move beyond straight line quilting and can use all the guidance and encouragement to practice that I can get. Pat’s book sounds fantastic.

  249. Cheryl F says:

    I am just learning how to machine quilt so this book would be very helpful.

  250. Mary says:

    I have done some machine quilting, but I need this book to help me move forward and improve. I am always looking for new ideas and techniques.

  251. Mary Silver says:

    I need this book because all I know about machine quilting I learned in books and constantly need tips to improve.

  252. Mary Losey says:

    This looks like a great book and Pat always writes clear instructions.

  253. Jennifer C says:

    I need this book to get back into quilting. I’ve really only done small tops and mostly just the same squiggle pattern. I’m really not very sure about threads and would love to learn more.

  254. Wendy M says:

    I have been quilting for a few years but really have cold feet when it comes to quilting my finished projects. I think your book is just what the doctor ordered, it looks like it would encourage me to get over my fear!!!

  255. Susan Price says:

    I already have a copy of the book, but I need a copy for my daughter who is a new quilter because I don’t want to share mine!

  256. Mary F. says:

    I could use this book because I’m experimenting on my quilts by quilting them myself. I belong to a group called the Linus Connection and we are encouraged to quilt our quilt tops.

  257. Allison C says:

    I’d love to check out her new book!

  258. Katherine S says:

    I ‘ve been a bit intimidated at the idea of machine quilting – Pat’s book sounds like just what I need to get over my fears nd give it a try

  259. J Miranda says:

    I’d love to win this book so I could practice some machine quilting for all the new projects I have at my own leisurely pace. I really love the piecing part of quilting the best, but as I’m retired and thus low on funds, I hate to have to pay someone else to quilt my small and charity projects.

  260. chanzy01 says:

    I need this book because it’s the next best thing to having her here to teach me and I need a lot of instruction. Thanks for the chance! Rina

  261. Sharon says:

    I really do NEED this book because I still haven’t learned how to machine quilt. I have quilt tops waiting to be quilted that are collecting dust because I am afraid of ruining them and I can’t afford to pay someone to quilt them for me.

  262. Adeline says:

    I need this book because I need to learn how to machine quilt. I do have some finished tops, and plenty of block collections – well, you get the idea . . . Thanks for the opportunity to win some great prizes!

  263. Terri Estes says:

    I need this book because I have a lot of tops that need to be finished. My free motion skills are almost non existent!

  264. Barb Matthews says:

    It sounds like this book offers the resources I need to start machine quilting!

  265. MoeWest says:

    I need this book because the quilting is the step where I need the most improvement.

  266. Angi Tedford says:

    love inspiration- Thanks for a chance to win.

  267. Angela Robertson says:

    I need this book as inspiration to start learning how to machine quilt!

  268. Cecilia says:

    I would appreciate learning new quilting skills. Thank you for the chance to win.

  269. Jane V. says:

    Always need a new book.

  270. Jan Elmore says:

    I’m re-entering the quilting world after being away due to family illness. Everyone is doing well and it’s my turn to pick up my hobby and things have changed!!!!

  271. Lillian VanderKuur says:

    I really need this book because I just can’t get the hang of it. I really need someone to lay it out step by step and have pictures to guide me. Thanks for the chance to win.

  272. Elizabeth says:

    I would love to win this book. I need a lot of helpful hints.

  273. kshackabq says:

    I need this book so I can finish up several wall-hanging size quilts that are currently stacked up and waiting. And some Pat Sloan fabric . . . what could be better! Thanks for the chance!!

  274. Tamie says:

    After trying many classes on machine quilting I realize that I just need a step by step guide right beside me and lots of practice!

  275. Sharon Nungester says:

    I would just love to learn at her feet. Pat spoke at my quilt guild–Calico Cutters–recently. She is such a dynamic speaker. I learned much from her then and could learn more.

  276. Karrie says:

    I have never done sucessful free motion quitting. I have limited funds (who doesn’t?! Lol), but I would like to save money by quilting my own. I’d like to learn so I can teach other people. Thanks for the consideration!

  277. Crystal says:

    I don’t need this book – I already have it! But wouldn’t it be great to win that layer cake!!!

  278. Bernice J says:

    I need this book because I would like to learn how to machine quilt so that I can give some away as gifts to my family!

  279. Faye Kiser says:

    I NEED this book because I do not know how to machine quilt! I have done a little straight line quilting, but no free motion. It sounds like this book would be a one on one with Pat.

  280. penny conklin says:

    I need this book. I learned to quilt this past April. I have 3 tops done, but need to learn to machine quilt.

  281. Gina Ames says:

    I need this book because I am new to quilting. I learned to sew as a kid, well over thirty years ago, but until recently this was garments and occasionally on paper. Now that I am really excited about quilting, I want to be able to finish my own quilts.

  282. Laura Robb says:

    I don’t need Pats new book – I already bought it! But I would love some thread and a layer cake! Thanks

  283. Bev Baker says:

    When it comes to quilting, I’m a “newbee” – just learning. I signed up for quilting classes at one of our local sewing machine stores and have learned how to piece quilts. However, I’m a BIG chicken when it comes to machine quilting. I’ve been shown how to do it but haven’t had the guts to try it yet. Hopefully winning and devouring your book will give me the boost/incentive I need to try it. Wish me luck!!!

  284. pollyblank says:

    I need this book because I’m one of those who doesn’t practice enough and forgets some of the basics.

  285. juliaetta says:

    I NEED Pat’s book because I’m ready to take my quilting up a notch! My husband is quite ill therefore we are virtual shut-ins and I have had the time to perfect piecing. Now for the next challenge…free motion quilting.

  286. Denise C says:

    I am new to quilting and could really use a good resource. Thanks for the opportunity.

  287. Marilyn Snow says:

    I would love to read the book and apply some of Pat’s great teaching to become better! Thanks for the chance to win!

  288. Debra Ingle says:

    I need this book because i AM one of those that are really a beginner I have made 3 quilts , 2 picture quilts and one T-shirt quilt, I need to learn all I can. I also would love to own Pats Sunday Drive and collection and some Aurifil Threads!! Thank you for the chance to win these wonderful gifts.

  289. Judy says:

    I really need this book because I started free motion quilting about 2 months ago and I love it and feel that Pat’s book would be a great resource to help me better my skill level.

  290. Nannett says:

    I just received my copy of Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine And hilt. It half read already. Now all I need is her other book Teach Me to Appliqué and more Aurafil thread and I’m ready to rock!!!

  291. Cathy Wilson says:

    I absolutely need this book! I’ve just been quilting two years and have played around with FMQ. I need lots more practice and really want to win this!

  292. Cheryl Taylor says:

    I started quilting in earnest just over 3 years ago. My “special” quilts have all gone to a long-arm quilter. I’ve finally started doing some FMQ, but I’m still so hesitant that the quality leaves a lot of room for improvement. I really want to get much better and know that Pat’s book will help in ways I can’t imagine! Thanks for providing this opportunity to learn more about the book and the chance to win it.

  293. Kathy Slaughter Cummings says:

    I have been quilting for 20 years but still need confidence with my quilting! Thank you.

  294. Kris Pierce says:

    Yes my FMQ needs all the help I can get.

  295. Lisa Appelson says:

    As a beginning quilter, I’d love to improve my quilting abilities!

  296. Carolyn says:

    I would so love to win this beautiful book. I need all the help I can get to quilt my entry for our local quilt show. Thanks for the opportunity.

  297. Lisa says:

    As a beginning quilter, I would love to improve my quilting abilities!

  298. Tricia says:

    I would love to learn how to free motion quilt. I’ve been thinking of giving it a go for a while but have been hesitant. This book sounds like it would be a great help to get me started!

  299. Melanie C says:

    I need this book as currently I can’t stop stippling and I need to try something new!

  300. Rineke Nanlohij says:

    I need this book because I am a slow quilter (lack of time) so everytime I quilt a quilt it’sfairly new to me and I have forgotten the tips and tricks. This book would be a beautiful reference.

  301. Christine Hutchins says:

    I need this book because I have a significant number of quilt tops awaiting my attention, and I could do with some inspiration!

  302. A. Bouwman says:

    Since I can not hand quilt every quilt I make and can not aford to send a quilt to a proffesional I need to learn how to machine quilt. This book will be a great start to learn this. Greetings
    aubphg (at) hotmail (dot) com

  303. Terry Angell says:

    I am self taught and still making many mistakes. The book would be a great help. I broke two needles yesterday trying to machine quilt a strip quilt. Help!

  304. Brenda Portwine says:

    I need confidence to machine quilt. This book would really help me to overcome my nervousness at starting to have ago. All the hints & tips to get started.

  305. Mary D says:

    There are always new things to learn in the world of quilting. Tips from experts help us who are less experienced to gain confidence as we tackle the aspects of machine quilting. I look forward to seeing this new book.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  306. Julie says:

    I need to learn how to free motion quilt so all my quilt tops can turn into quilts.

  307. kay wilcox says:

    I have many quilt tops waiting to be quilted. If I finished them myself they would truly be my quilt!
    Kay

  308. sewsingular says:

    I can quilt straight lines; however, I have not learned free-motion quilting yet. And I love piecing quilt tops. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

  309. Pam S says:

    I really need this book! I have done some machine quilting, but it never ends up looking as well as I would like. I need Pat’s advice! Thanks for the opportunity.

  310. Judy P says:

    I have quilt tops waiting to be quilted and need someone to hold my hand through free motion quilting! I think Pat will be that person!!

  311. Jackie Stevens says:

    Machine quilting makes me sweat and all but break out in hives. Any help from Pat’s book would be appreciated.

  312. Janie says:

    I need this book so I can try and make myself not be so critical of my machine quilting!!!

  313. Mary C. says:

    I tried free motion years ago & it was not successful! Since then I have improved and enlarged my piecing skills & have quite a few smaller projects I would like to try quilting myself. Sounds like this book would be what I need!

  314. June says:

    I would love to have Pat’s book! So excited about the 80 wt Aurifil!

  315. I would love to have this book. I have practiced stippling a lot on sandwiches and quilts, but I am ready for new designs.

  316. Terri says:

    I NEED the book because Pat Sloan is an awesome teacher and machine quilting becomes addictive once you get the hang of it.

  317. carolyn montgomery says:

    i need this book because i really want to learn fmq, right now i only do straight line walking foot designs.

  318. Teresa Keane says:

    I can piece, applique, and make just about anything. I am trying to machine quilt and I am a preschooler! I need all the help I can find. :^)

  319. Jaimee Loria says:

    I need this book because I’m just starting out with free motion quilting, and i LOVE IT, and want to learn as much as I can!

  320. Joanne Larson says:

    I need this book because I am always hoping that if I see or hear just one ‘thing’ that will help me not feel so frozen with FMQ then I will be able to move on.

  321. Rita Scott says:

    I really really want to become better at machine quilting and Pat’s book would give me the nudge to do the and use her beautiful thread and fabrics.

  322. Ei have so many tops waiting to be quilted that my husband says I am not a quilter just a piecer! Help me redeem myself – I really could use a copy of this book! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

  323. quilting538 says:

    Would love to learn from your book!

  324. Laurie says:

    I’ve “dipped my toe” into FMQ, but really want to master it. This book may be the answer.

  325. Sandy Uhos says:

    It’s certainly a skill I need to learn! (It’s also been one of the popular at classes at quilting events I’ve attended.)

  326. Mary Beth says:

    My machine quilting is in need of improvement and I’m sure Pat’s new book would be a great help.

  327. maggiediane says:

    Love Pat and just love the clear instructions. I would love this book. OR thread. Thanks Pat.

  328. Lisa Marie says:

    I would like to read this book to get pointers to improve my machine quilting. Then I would like to give it to my sister who wants to learn to quilt. I know we could both benefit!

  329. Margie V. says:

    I need this book! Too many times have tried on my own and gave up. Would also love the thread!

  330. Mary says:

    I need this book to improve my skills. The books looks like it has a lot of information that would help me pull together all the pieces, threads, techniques and perhaps I would be inspired to try again and finish my UFO piles of sad starts.

  331. Mary Ann W says:

    I’m a beginning quilter and I need all the help I can get!

  332. martinapril says:

    I need this book to learn more about quilting on my home machine. I have used my walking foot to do some but would like to improve my skills!

  333. Kelly Beck says:

    I need this book because somehow, it doesn’t feel quite right to claim I made the quilt if I don’t quilt it myself!! I have my eye on a new Juki quilting machine so free motion stitching will become a must! And let’s face it, we all need more quilty loveliness in our lives!! Thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  334. Karen B. says:

    I need this book so I can be more proficient at quilting my own quilts, and to say “I made it myself.” If it is like her other books, I Know it will be a treasure and I will learn much. Thank you for a chance to win one.

  335. Anna Meier says:

    I absolutely need this book because sending quilts out to be quilted by a professional isn’t something common in Germany and therefore I quilt everything on my sewing machine and could always use new tips and tricks to improve the results.

  336. Melinda Shackelford says:

    I am “self taught”. Know I coukd learn a lot & be become a better quilter

  337. Karen Watkins says:

    I need this book to help me not chicken out each time I try to free-motion quilt.

  338. Judy Sigsworth says:

    I need this book! I’ve taken lessons, practiced, and am still absolutely hopeless! I’m sure Pat will say things that finally “click”. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  339. Cory Hight says:

    I just got into quilting and have not.gotten to the quilting part of the blanket yet, I am very very very excited and eager to learn and I know this book would be an essential tool in my quilting “toolbox”. Happy Thanksgiving to yku.

  340. Katherine says:

    I would love to have this book because my machine quilting stinks!

  341. Gail K says:

    I need this book with the hope that Pat will kick-start my quilting of the six tops I’ve completed along with the binding. I have dabbled with machine quilting but I have no confidence to start on these quilt tops! I really want to get one of them basted & under the harp of my machine before I start on another top.

  342. Margaret Ann says:

    I so need this book by Pat Sloan! I think it may help me to learn to trust myself enough to actually quilt a top without worrying about messing it up. It’s a scary thing to do…..

  343. Stephanie Eckert says:

    I am new to quilting and am looking forward to doing my project from start to finish.

  344. carol says:

    Because I have a new sewing machine and don’t know much at all when it comes to finishing my quilts. I need help.

  345. Kath S says:

    I’m a beginner quilter, and I really need Pat to teach me to quilt. The quality of my projects is just not good enough to justify sending my work out, and I don’t know enough to do the quilting myself (new to sewing also). I need Pat’s help, now!

  346. Barb K. says:

    I need this book because I really want to learn how to quilt some of my own quilt tops!

  347. Jan Sessions says:

    I have attempted to machine quilt about 3 small quilts, and really need this book to help me learn how.

  348. Kim S says:

    great book! I could learn so much from it!

  349. Rhonda B says:

    I need this book because I am a beginner and have heard great things about her work.

  350. HeatherK says:

    Who doesn’t need this book? =) every time I try FMQ I encounter a new frustration–tension issues, uneven stitches, improper scale … I know I need practice, but I also need inspiration and *motivation*!

  351. Joanne says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on Pat’s new book…she is such a great instructor and I am confident her book will be my go to guide in helping me improve my FMQ skills.

  352. Linda H says:

    I need this book because my machine quilting is horrific … so much so that I don’t even try anymore it has diminished my self-confident that much!! Love Pat Sloan and perhaps she can re-instill my desire to give machine quilting another try. Heaven knows I have enough finished projects that need quilting!! Thanks for the chance to win 😉

  353. Cathy Wilson says:

    I really need this book because I still have so much to learn!!

  354. spierssusan says:

    I am a beginner quilter-with so much more to learn-this book would help me to further my quilting journey & give me all I need to do it! Thank you, Susan

  355. Joyce West says:

    I have several quilts that are ready to be quilted. I want to quilt them myself confidently on my home sewing machine.

  356. Marcia says:

    The only machine quilting I do is stitching in the ditch, so I ‘d like to learn more.

  357. Janice says:

    The long arm quilter that I have used for years has just retired. While I am looking for a new quilter, I would love to see if this is a skill I want to take the time to learn and starting with the basics and a “no fear” approach sounds great!

  358. christy says:

    I have been teaching myself how to machine quilt for a couple of years…. Seems there has to be an easier way and I would love to learn that “easier” way! Thanks!

  359. Carolina W says:

    Sure would like to win this book as I’m a beginner!

  360. Linda Sugg says:

    Yep, I need this book. I have been teaching myself to free motion quilt using youtube, and trial and error. I think my biggest problem is I am making a mistake somewhere in my basting. I ALWAYS end up with puckers on the back of my quilt. I just saw Amy Smart’s review at Diary of a quilter and her glowing praise for the basting section of this book makes me believe this book may just be able to help me fix my problems. Thanks for the chance!

  361. Audrey says:

    Yes I really really really need this book. Just learning to machine quilt and have had trials and errors along the way. Not enough to make me want to quit but enough to make me want to try harder!

  362. I took a machine quilting course about 6 years ago, but I really haven’t done enough practicing to get it right. I’ve tried stippling mostly, but have a hard time getting the stitches even. I need this book to help me put what I learned into practice. I especially need to see the videos, since I tend to be a visual learner!

  363. Amanda Best says:

    I need this book to help me expand my machine quilting skills from stippling and loops to flowers and other designs. I am stuck in a rut and really want to try new patterns, Pat is such a great teacher that I am sure her book would be super helpful.
    Thanks!

  364. Ruth Benien says:

    I would really love to have Pat’s new book. I have been away from quilting for a time now and I am getting back into Quilting. Any help is always appreciated when it comes to guiltily a Quilt or a wall hanging. I am reading what a super teacher Pat is and would really enjoy a copy of her book.

  365. Michelle Hatley says:

    I would love a copy of your book. I have quilted a few little wall hangings but feel I’m ready to learn more.

  366. I know from Amy Smart’s review of this book that I need to buy table clamps for easier quilt basting. I am 69 so it’s time to let these old knees take a break from the floor. I need this book. I will need to make a sign for my Mr. Santa to know. Of course, winning the book and the fabric would be even better! That is what all 300 of us are saying. Happy winning to the lucky person! Thank you again for all your wonderful posts! I love them all.

  367. Vickie in Cleveland says:

    I would love to have this book to add to my collection of Pat’s books. I have her first machine quilting book, which is also very good, plus quite a few others. Pat is a great teacher!

  368. Julie Krumrine says:

    I would love this book to learn to be better at machine quilting. I just can’t afford it at this time.
    Maybe later next year.

  369. Snoodles says:

    I love how Pat explains things…she answers a question right when I’m thinking of it! LOL And she’s relaxed and funny — great approach to our craft!

  370. Tina says:

    I am a beginner quilter and I need this book to help me finish my first full sized quilt. Thank you

  371. reeskylr says:

    I need this book! I piece and piece and piece, and then they lay folded up somewhere. I’ve done a few lap quilts with hand tying. I’ve done one with just straight stitch in the ditch. I’d love this book or even the fabric and thread, anything is wonderful Thank you so much!

  372. Marian Allen says:

    The quilting part is so intimidating to me! I need HELP

  373. Margaret Lippert says:

    One of my goals in the coming year is to work on machine quilting. I have several small projects lined up to “practice” my quilting on, I just need to be brave and start, I believe this book would help me do this. Something in my hand to read and look at to help encourage me. Pat always has good tips and explains thing very well. Thank you for the opportunity to learn.

  374. Pat says:

    I have done machine quilting, but I need to learn to be more efficient. I want to read Pat’s book to improve my skills.

  375. Linda says:

    I need to win this book because my husband is complaining about all my quilting expenses. We’re retired and I figure if I learn how to machine quilt, that will appease him and make us both happy. I dearly love to sew and do all kinds of needllework especially since I’m on oxygen and mostly home bound. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Just filling out this form makes me a happy camper. Good luck to everyone.

  376. Margie Scott says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book for the experienced as well as the beginning quilter. I would love to have it

  377. Patricia A Phaiah says:

    I would love to win this book. I machine quilt but lack the confidence to really say it is good. This would be a great start.

  378. Anna says:

    I would love to have this book since I am a beginning quilter and needs pointers and hints. I think it would help me a great deal. I have enjoyed all the other things I have followed or made with Pat so I am sure this would be great too.

  379. Joellyn P says:

    I’ve heard so much about this book and would love a copy for myself. I always need inspiration when it comes to quilting my quilts and this sounds like just the book to get me started.

  380. Jeanne Brown says:

    I would love to have a copy of your book .

  381. Krissta says:

    I need Pat’s book for tips, hints & lessons to help with quilting creativity ⚜️

  382. Jane Thomas says:

    I would love to have this book to help me learn how to do machine quilting because there is no way I could ever pay to have one done professionally on teacher’s retirement. If I don’t win, I will search the Internet and find articles that teach you. It would just be nice to have the book.

  383. divegroupie says:

    I have looked into classes to teach me this and even attended one, but, it was so difficult. I think I could learn better by using a detailed book like this.

  384. Angela says:

    I would love the book. I am just st learning how to use a long arm (yard sale find) but I have attempted using my regular machine. I need more information than random post and videos. I have never tried This thread. No love cal quilt shops near me.

  385. Paula says:

    I need this book, because I never even knew there were different weights of thread. Educate me!

Comments are closed.