Pat Sloan is a well-known teacher of quilting techniques. This is her 31st book and is for those applique enthusiasts or beginners interested in new ideas and techniques for their work. Making applique soft and drapey is often a challenge, but you'll learn how from this book. Eight fun, happy and easy-to-make projects are included - quilts, cushions, banners and wallhangings. Pat's ideas and instructions are clearly set out. She wants us to "feather your nest with these projects and make your home beautiful". Martingale's photographer, Brent Kane, has once again produced detailed close-ups to go with Pat Sloan's clear instructions. The directions are interspersed with quirky quotes - "Who doesn't like doughnuts? Even better, fusible-web doughnuts are calorie-free!" Or how about - "Being creative is not a hobby, it is a way of life". There are great ideas in this book; I can't wait to get started! Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Applique
is the first in a series of Teach Me books published by Martingale. --Online Quilt Magazine, Vol. 6 No. 5, May 2015
I am sure some of you are curious to learn more about [Pat's] Soft & Simple Fusible Appliqué method. If that is the case, then you will want to pick up a copy of her new book. Inside you will find clearly written instructions. To help illustrate each step along the way there are plenty of detailed photographs. The eight projects found in the book will help you work through the lessons. The projects range in size from wall hanging to bed quilts. Another feature I like in the book is called "Up Close and Beautiful". These items appear at the end of the project and contain detailed photos of different areas of the project plus Pat's comments on how she approached the quilting. These hints and tips are fantastic and serve as a nice lesson as to why a certain type of motif was used. This appliqué method is sure to be a success. I know anyone that has been hesitant to try fusible appliqué will like this method, I know I did. --The Applique Society Newsletter, May/June 2015
About the Author
of Herndon, Virginia, is a quilt and fabric designer, best-selling author, and the host of the popular weekly program American Patchwork & Quilting Radio. She made her first quilt in 1979 and has now created more than 600 projects. Pat has an active blog and also hosts several Internet quilting groups. Visit her at PatSloan.com.