Holiday Celebrations

We just adore Pat Sloan. Not only is she a true industry icon and one of our original Aurifil champions, she is also an absolute joy to work with. She has written over 30 books, has designed hundreds of quilts and quilt patterns, has put together countless fabric collections for companies like Moda and Benartex, curates thread collections for Aurifil, manages the largest quilting group on Facebook, and somehow still has time to share weekly videos, orchestrate inspiring online events, and even actually quilt! She is a tireless crusader for quilting and sewing education and is generally seen as an inspiration to all;). So… we love Pat. Pat is just amazing.

Today we have the distinct pleasure of celebrating her new book release! Holiday Celebrations (Martingale/That Patchwork Place) is a beautifully curated collection of 17 easy quilting projects for a variety of seasonal occasions.

Pat has put together a wonderfully rich selection of projects, including everything from full quilts to table runners, wall hangings to Halloween accessories! Her patterns are masterfully constructed, truly like a quilty education. This is where Pat shines. Her passion for sharing her craft with the world comes through in her writing and her patterns are notoriously easy to follow, even for beginners. We’re delighted to share a few of our favorites below!

Aurifil’s own Kate Brennan jumped at the chance to create a project from Pat’s book and we’re delighted to welcome her here to Auribuzz today! Thank you, Kate!

Liberty Hill by Pat Sloan

I had the opportunity to pick a pattern from Pat’s new book, Holiday Celebrations.  I chose the Liberty Hill pattern but only made 3 blocks for a table runner. I dug through my stash and decided the Dear Stella I had been holding for something special was perfect.  

The blocks went together really well. Pat, as always, gives excellent instructions and I would have saved myself a bunch of time if I had read them all the way through before starting my first block – I really should know better by now! As I was piecing them, I realized the opportunity for fussy cutting that 6” center square – I already have fabric pulled for a whole quilt as shown in the book or maybe even bigger.  The block finishes at 15” x 15” which is a really nice size for a large bed quilt.

The only real problem I had while putting this together was keeping the pooches out of the way for the photos!

I used thread from the Pompeii, Como, and African Penguin Color Builder thread collections and since I have been practicing my free motion quilting lately, I decided to add a little interest. The 50wt (I used blue and red) thread creates really nice texture in the background without overpowering the adorable prints and the 40wt is a little heavier and added a little more detail in the stars.  I used a wool batting to give even more texture!

HUGE thanks to Kate for lending her expert eye to this project. We are so fortunate to have some very talented makers on staff!!

The fun kicked off on May 31, so we encourage you to click through the links below to get a peek at additional projects, giveaways, and more!

Martingale is running not one, but TWO fabulous giveaways. Head HERE to Prize Pack 1 and HERE for Prize Pack 2! Good luck:).

Martingale has also been kind enough to offer a copy of Holiday Celebrations to one lucky reader! We’ve thrown in Pat’s Perfect Little Box of Neutrals thread collection for a sweet little prize pack. To enter-to-win, please comment below with your favorite holiday project to make. Giveaway closes at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, June 16! Winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email. Good luck!

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Pat Sloan is a designer, author, and lecturer, and with her weekly radio show, Pat truly is the “Voice of Quilting”. She has a deep passion for making quilting fun for herself and everyone around her. Pat loves to hang out with quilters on the internet as well as visit you in person. Be inspired to get more done!

Having sewn since she was a child and quilted for over 20 years, Pat eventually looked to her craft as a business. After a few years quilting she started to teach quilt making to others and then turned her skills to pattern designing. She found that she really enjoys designing and seeing how other quilters made her patterns. In 2000 Pat’s designs became so popular that she and her husband Gregg formed a design and publishing company called Pat Sloan & Co. In addition to designing and publishing her work, they now travel around the country teaching and showing her quilts to quilt guilds and quilt shops. Also, Pat has had her designs published in all the national magazines, she has written 31 quilt books and has designed many lines of fabric for Moda Fabrics.

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    1. My grandkids would love the blown bags for trick or treating. I would make them. Thank you for a chance to win.

    2. I recently saw the Aurifilosophy presentation with my guild. It was wonderful! Thank you aurofil for the wonderful threads and information.

  1. My first project from Pat’s book with be Liberty Hill, using quotations in the star’s centers. Love her neutral thread box – would love to try it out!

  2. I love the fresh take on the Liberty Hill fabrics by Kate. But, that Christmas houses pattern would really help me celebrate my favorite holiday of Christmas.

  3. I can’t wait to make the Halloween Twister (not sure if that is the correct name – don’t have my book yet).Thanks for sharing. HUGS… and stitches

  4. I rally want to make the Liberty Hill quilt also. I love the table runner you made. It turned out beautiful. I sew and quilt only with Aurfil thread. I love your thread!

  5. My favorite holiday project to make is Liberty Hill! I’ve admired it at Pat Sloan’s blog, a red version hanging behind her!

  6. Love your idea of using a couple of blocks for a table runner. I’m thinking a Christmas runner.

  7. Love your table runner in red, white, and blue. My favorite holiday quilt projects to make are always for the 4th of July holiday.

  8. I have recently switched to Aurifil thread and what a difference it has made to my piecing! Thank you for a great product line. I have a few projects in the “queue” from Pat’s book and can’t wait to start stitching.

    1. I ve used aurifil thread since attending a quilt show in Columbus, Oh. I helped a friend get started creating quilts this year and we bought a box of thread from Fatquartershop and split it.

  9. All of the projects in this book are on my wish list, but Merry Little Houses is so darn cute, and a great scrap buster.

  10. Love your table runner in red, white and blue. My favorite holiday to make quilt projects are always for the 4th of July.

  11. I want to make those tote bags for my grandchildren for Halloween. So so cute.

  12. The first project I’d make would be the carrot table runner . Your version of the Liberty Hill pattern is beautiful & inspiring!

  13. Thanks for joining the book tour and I look forward to exploring your site from Pat’s description. The carrot table runner will be my first project.

  14. I have enjoyed all the projects but will start with the carrot tabletopper. Thank you for the opportunity to win her book.

    1. I would do the Liberty Hill..luv your table and runner, but I really like the bunny too. So many great projects.

  15. Liberty Hill! I have been admiring Pat’s red Liberty Hill quilt that is displayed in her studio.

  16. I just love everything that Pat Sloan does! I have all of the projects in the book on my, “to do list”.

  17. I love Aurifil thread for piecing and I really like all of the cute projects in Pat’s new book. I want to make the carrot table runner for next Easter. It is very cute.

  18. I love the Liberty Hill Quilt. I love the blue and whites. Wouldn’t it be great in Halloween or Christmas versions?

  19. I love making table runners for the holidays. It’s a quick way to decorate and also fun to do!

  20. I love what you did. There are so many options can’t wait to see what Pat comes up with for a sew along.

  21. Aurifil threads are the best! And Pat’s creative approach to holidays is so fun. I love Merry Little Houses! And wish my grandkids were younger so I could make the Halloween bags – might just have to make them so they’re ready for the next generation!

  22. I was just thinking I don’t have a table runner for Easter, I also need one for Valentines Day and the x’s and o’s Would be perfect.

  23. I love the Liberty Hill pattern…there are so many ways to make it personal or specific to a particular holiday by fabric selection. Love your table runner!

  24. My favorite holiday project to make will be the Merry Little Houses quilt in table runner size for Christmas. That one is really calling me!

  25. I love the Sparkler pattern in Pat’s new book as the Fourth of July is my favorite holiday!

  26. My favorite holiday projects are Christmas related so would have a hard time deciding from this project-loaded book as so many could be made in holiday colors!

  27. Fall and Christmas are my favorites.Especially love the carrot table runner in Pat’s Book – and the cute, cute houses in Christmas fabrics would be perfect!

  28. I would like to make the blue and white Liberty hill quilt. Pat has excellent quilting directions! Thank you!

  29. From the introduction of Pat’s book the Liberty Hill pattern has been my favorite, my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. But I do love the blue and white version of Liberty Hill. Your table runner is gorgeous! Nancy

  30. I love the little houses quilt. I have a degree in Housing from FSU. Worked for a contractor and supervised our home being built. My father also built houses. It’s just perfect!

  31. Holiday table runners are such an easy way to decorate your space for the seasons and holidays. This book has a nice variety to choose from.

  32. I am excited to make my first Christmas quilt this year!! I have made placemats and other small items but hope to make a whole quilt before Christmas!

    I love this version of Liberty Hill! It is my favourite pattern from the book!

  33. I love Christmas, and especially live house quilts, so I’m looking forward to making the Christmas house quilt!

  34. I love Merry Little Houses. Love house quilts and would be an adorable table runner or smaller wall quilt. I use Aurifil threads for quilting and cross-stitching. Beautiful colors and to work with.

  35. Having just come back to quilting after a long absence, one of the biggest changes is that Aurifil threads are the new best thing! I had no idea there was a blog, so that is a big bonus find for me.

    Back to the question, I sure love making holiday projects and Christmas projects as well as autumn projects are always a hit. I have loved seeing how everyone has made Pat’s projects there own by changing the project slightly (like making the runner). I would definitely make a Christmas project first.

  36. My husband and I are fulltime RVers, but I love decorating seasonally, so I usually do that with quilted table toppers and banners! I love it all … patriotic, hearts, autumn, summer, snow (yes … we live in the south and I celebrate snow!!) birthdays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas! Seems to me that all of these cute designs could be used in one way or another for my purposes … but I really love the X’s and O’s! 🙂

  37. I really like all the projects that Pat has shared with us. Since 4th of July is just around the corner, I’d like to make the Welcome Home wall hanging as my first from her book project.

  38. I am going to start with Hello Autumn. Moving into a new home with my daughter, Autumn, so this seems perfect. But, I have to admit, I get excited with a few other projects I’ve seen too!

  39. Welcome home would be my first project from this new book. All the projects look like fun in the future.

  40. Love the Liberty Hill block! I would love to make one in all blues for my daughter. The love the heart ones, too. Just so many choices! It would be hard to just pick one but I guess you have to start somewhere.

  41. Liberty Hill is awesome and I always use aurifil on my featherweight and my Janome. ❤️

  42. I love the chunky carrots table runner and also the liberty hill quilt is on my list to make. Love Aurifil thread and would love winning the box!

  43. I enjoy making quilted gifts for Christmas. But this year, I have been giving quilts for birthdays.

  44. I would make the Halloween table topper and I might even make a second one in spring colors. I also love the red and white pinwheel runner.

  45. I have made the leaf pattern for a wall hanging and need to make the leaf table topper. Love the Aurifil threads!

  46. love the liberty hill quilt. that is, i think, my favorite. i am partial to blue and white quilts. would also be beautiful in red and white – now that’s an idea. the book is awesome and i can’t wait to get my hands on one. i love aurifil thread and so does my sewing machine. just about lint-free – what could anyone ask for. thanks for the opportunity of winning in this giveaway. i hope i am the selected entrant. have a wonderful, blessed day. stay healthy, stay safe.

  47. Pat’s designs in this book are all wonderful…. I think I would love to make the sparkle pattern for a 4thof July project,😊 I love your threads, too! They sew beautifully and so many gorgeous colors! I just signed up for your newsletter… looking forward to getting it!

  48. How can you just pick one project? I think, I would make one of everything. I must say, ” I Love your thread”. and if I sew every project……guess what…..more Aurifil.

  49. I have made a leaf wall hanging and need to make a leaf table topper. The Aurifil variegated thread leaves color is so perfect for this.

  50. I would say Merry Little Houses but I do love Liberty Hill! I love sewing in the season!

  51. Every day’s project peaks my interest. Turning Liberty Hill into a table runner is my favorite.

  52. I would make Liberty Hill for sure. Our little town is called Liberty Hill!! Love Pat’s new book.

  53. I’ve been quilting since the 1970s, and boy, has thread come a long way since then. I was introduced to Aurifil through a sew-along with the Fat Quarter Shop. It’s the only thread I use now. As for a holiday project from Pat’s book, I would first do the Christmas table runner that has the red and white circular pinwheels on the ends. It’s charming!

  54. Christmas houses with pockets for Windows, add an extra row and 24 days for advent.

  55. I love all the projects. It is hard to pick a favorite. I do love the Liberty Hill.

  56. I would start with Fourth of July pinwheels, then move on to Merry Little Houses, all sewn with Aurafill!!!

  57. I’d enjoy making the bags design with boo, sparkle, or with a house. So many ideas it would be fun.

  58. I have the stockings on my list. I’ve needed to do some for a while and the are the perfect ones!

  59. I just adore the carrot table runner. It’s a must sew! I also love your thread. I tried others when I first started quilting then tried yours. What a difference!

  60. I love making patriotic and Christmas projects! I am looking forward to making the sparklers quilt and Liberty hill❤️

  61. the Liberty Hill quilt is my favorite project in Pat’s new Holiday Celebrations book.

  62. I just fall with all it’s cooler weather and the leaves changing color. Would enjoy making a fall leaf quilt for my table.

  63. Hello, Aurifill!

    I would love to do, “Hello, Autumn,” as a complete quilt. I am a nature-loving, tree-hugging, hiker! I have planted two maple trees on my property in the last few years, and that quilt block is a perfect representation of my life and passions.

    May I take this opportunity to thank you? Quilting was made so much easier for me when I tried your thread for the first time. I am a hand sewer and quilter, so getting a thread that is both strong and yet, flexible, is so important. Your website was informative and guided my selections – and as a person surrounded by machine sewers, I sometimes felt a bit alone. I’ve discovered that there are thousands of quilters like me, and that you are there for us with quality threads for every purpose.

    Thank you!

    Joni Jecklin

  64. I would like to make holiday home, changing out the flag to a Canadian flag, as I live in Ontario, Canada.

  65. I would love to sew up the carrot table runner for Easter. I love this book.

  66. As I follow this blog hop, The more I see the Liberty Hill pattern the more I want to make one. Love Aurifil and Pat Sloan. Happy seeing everyone.

  67. The first I might make would be hello Autumn since it would be just in time for autumn and the fall colors are beautiful.

  68. I love the idea of Liberty Hill as a table runner, but my first project has to be the Christmas Stockings.

  69. I like how you used just three of the Liberty Hill pattern blocks to make a table runner. Since I need to make a Christmas table runner for a family member, I think that pattern is what I would make with Christmas fabrics.

  70. Pat Sloan’s new book is full of cute projects and I like them all. My first project would be the bunny pillow, so cute!

  71. I seem to change my mind everyday…love the autumn leaves. Throw in the purple reds and golds

  72. All of the patterns are so beautiful. At first it was the house block quilt, but I really love the welcome home wall hanging so I think i will start with that.

  73. I am feeling patriotic with Independence Day right around the corner, so I would make the Sparklers quilt first. FMQ with Aurifil 40 weight, of course!

  74. I love your Liberty Hill table runner! The book has so many wonderful things to make,

  75. The carrots table runner for Easter and spring decor is my choice for a first project. I like the way you personalized your choice into a table runner. Thanks for sharing!

  76. I love that you made a smaller version into a table runner. Beautiful! I would like to make the quilt on the front of the book. That would be my first choice.

  77. I love to make seasonal quilts.. I think a Liberty Hill table runner in spring colors would be great!

  78. I love the Liberty Hill pattern and really like your idea of making a table runner from the blocks.

  79. Sparklers and Hello Autumn are on my list of to do’s. Already have my book just need to finish a couple of other projects first!

  80. My favorite project to make would be the Christmas-theme house quilt. It looks so cozy and would lend itself to other color combinations.

  81. I think I will make a table runner using Liberty Hill. I like how yours came out, nice size.

  82. I like to make Christmas projects. I also love pinwheels. Will be making the pinwheel table runner.

  83. I’m always inspired by projects done by other quilters..Today was no exception. The Liberty Hill table runner looks so great! All of a sudden I’m thinking of making one for the 4th of July, then one in fall colors and one forChristmas…and on and on. Great gifts!

  84. I am going to make a runner just like you did with the three blocks. Our wedding anniversary is the 4th of July, so it would be fun to decorate with in our home for the holiday too.

  85. I love the Sparklers quilt. You could do it in so many color ways for each season. I love Pat Sloan and Aurifil Thread!

  86. My first project from Pat Sloan’s new holiday celebrations book will be liberty Hill. I love everything patriotic it’s one of my favorite things. Then I want to make the trick-or-treat bag for my youngest granddaughter who is just four years old. I think she will love that little ghost.

  87. So many great designs–just what I’d expect from Pat Sloan. I’d have to make the heart project first because I love all things heart.

  88. I want to start with either Merry Little Houses or Hello, Luv! I absolutely love Aurifil thread for piecing and for quilting. It’s the only thread I use.

  89. I like the sparkler quilt and the peppermint quilt. I so enjoy the project you showed as well.

  90. Wow! Kate’s blue Liberty Star table runner is very pretty!!! Thank you Aurifil for the opportunity to win this book.

  91. I love celebrating the great US and love making patriotic items. I also love Aurifil threads. I use it for piecing and free motion quilting!

  92. I really like the carrot, gameboard table runner – really like things that can be used for multiple things, and in different ways.

  93. I love to make Christmas gifts, table runners, and quilts. Christmas is my favorite sharing season. And I always have a stash of Aurifil thread on hand. My sewing machine sews so well with Aurifil.

  94. I love the sparklers pattern and it would be fun to make one for each “season”/several celebrations. For instance, Christmas colours, spring colours, Valentine colours.

  95. i have been wanting to get this book, but I have so much in my to-do pile!!! This post is making me go order it right now!!!! I need to do the hello, Love….or Merry Little houses or Liberty Hill……heck, I need to do them all-who am I kidding, right?????LOL!`

  96. Hello, Autumn or the carrot table runner will be the first projects. Fall/Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year but I just love those carrots!

  97. The Liberty Hill pattern catches my eye, and I hope to make it soon. Wonderful thread — so popular among the quilting community.

  98. I want to use her design for a heart, I always find them first when I am looking at patterns, but I love your pictures here for a table runner, it is beautiful.

  99. I love the carrot table runner. I’m a retired teacher so never had time to do very many Easter projects. I would love this book. Pat Sloan is a great teacher.

  100. I love sewing for all holidays — any excuse to make another quilt! Although Christmas is my favorite holiday to sew for, the first quilt I want to make from Pat’s book is the hearts quilt. Going to. Are it for my granddaughter for her birthday in July. She loves pink!

  101. I’m really loving this book tour. Seeing everyone’s projects made up in different sizes & colors. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, but I think my first project from the book will be the Xs & Os little quilt.

  102. Love your thread. Pat’s new book has lots of cute projects I’d like to make. Liberty Hill is my favorite.

  103. I love to make Christmas projects and love the peppermint table runner in Pat’s book.

  104. My favorite holiday project to make is table runners. I can see the Liberty Hill table runner as a versatile option for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Winter holidays too. Those center squares make for a great fussy cutting option, nicely done, it’s gorgeous. Thanks for including the Perfect Little Box of Neutrals with Pat’s new book. I enjoy sewing with Aurifil thread (and so does my sewing machine); the color selection is amazing, the finish is silky, consistent and it really is low lint. Thanks for producing a quality thread product!

  105. I love the heart quilt. It’s my favorite of the collection with the hello autumn coming in a close second.

  106. I really like your table runner adaptation of the Liberty Hill block and can see it used for almost any holiday or color scheme. Since fall is my favorite season for quilting projects, I’d like to make a table runner with warm fall hues.

  107. I have been answering Liberty Hill as I have been entering the contests, but now I have to say Liberty Hill as a table runner. I love the table runner you made.

  108. The Liberty Hill pattern would make a lovely tablerunner for Christmas or any holiday.

  109. love your blocks! so many cute projects in this book.I would love to make the peppermint candy table runner

  110. Each day I change my mind about what I want to make first! I love your idea of making a table runner – I might do one in Christmas fabric.

  111. Love the Peppermint table runner & hope to make it, but I am also eye-ing Sparklers, as it looks very do-able.

  112. Favorite projects are Christmas ones, but I have quite a bit of patriotic fabric in my stash. I see a tablerunner in my future. Thanks for sharing your inspiration in the book.

  113. I love Aurifil thread and would love to win your give away! The pretty carrot table runner caught my eye. Thanks for the chance to win!

  114. I think the leaves are my favorite. Fall in browns and gold’s would look charming on the table, door or as a lap quilt on the couch. All the different colors of thread would bring out the leaf veins and make them dimensional. Can’t wait! Thank you for all the ideas.

  115. My favorite project to make would be the little houses as a table topper as I have yet to do a house quilt.

  116. I think I would start with Merry little houses and then just try all th e other patterns, maybe as a sampler quilt

  117. I have a huge collection of blues, so Liberty Hill is naturally going to be my first project! I love your version and the table runner format, too! That book is going to be well-used!

  118. Now seeing the Liberty Hill as a table runner, THAT may have to be my first project! And of course you HAVE to have posers in the picture 🙂

  119. I love all of the projects in Pat’s book and am having a hard time deciding what to do first! I also love Aurifil thread!!

  120. I want to make the large Liberty Hill quilt in red and white like the one in Pat’s studio. Thanks

  121. I am making seasonal wall quilts to decorate my new home. Quilts from this book are perfect.

  122. I would make the Sparklers Quilt.Then the Spooky Twist. And then most likely the Hello, Luv!

  123. I want to make many of the projects. First one eoulx be autumn leaves. My favorite season. Love Pat Sloan!!!

  124. The Liberty Hill has just became my favorite. I also love the Sparklers and Hello Luv. There are so many cute patterns in Pat’s book and each day when I see the new design done on the book tour that becomes my favorite…..hahahaha. Love what you did with the table runner!

  125. First of all I must say I LOVE aurafil thread, I just restocked my favorite piecing thread from my LQS yesterday! I love this Liberty Hill pattern and think using just three blocks makes for a perfect table runner! Thanks for sharing Kate!

  126. Didn’t realize there was different kinds of thread and how they make your quilting so different

  127. Thanksgiving with it’s beautifully rich autumn color palette is my preferred holiday / season to sew for

  128. I love the 4th of July. Kate’s Liberty Hill quilt has inspired me to make that one. Absolutely beautiful.

  129. LOVE your Runner!! Great idea to use the Liberty Hill pattern..perfect!! I’d like to make he Sparkler quilt..& Houses one too 🙂
    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way 😀

  130. The Liberty Hill table runner is great that you did. I want to do that one too! Love your thread and I use it all the time.

  131. Living in Canada the Leaf table runner would be my first must do from the book then the carrots

  132. The fall leaves pattern looks fun! My Janome machine loves Aurafil thread and so do I! Thanks for making a wonderful product!

  133. The Sparklers quilt calls to me and I am looking for the perfect blue background. I have an older house with lots of windows and many, many doors. Your Liberty Hill runner would make a great door quilt.

  134. I really like Merry Little Houses, that would be the first one to make followed by several others, the book is very inspiring

  135. I love all the fall items. Would definitely make a hallowe’en table runner. Love watching pat on YouTube. Her book would be a fabulous addition to my sewing room.

  136. I love making handmade gifts and decorations each Christmas. I have added to my to-do list the beautiful quilted Christmas stockings. I know I will make at least 2, for my husband and I.
    These stockings would make an extra special gift for my 5 grandchildren too.

  137. Love your take on the Liberty Hill Pattern with the patriotic color scheme. Also love Aurifil threads, they are my go to thread! My favorite holiday to sew for is Christmas and I want to make the peppermint table runner as my first project!

  138. Oh my goodness what a great idea for the 4th of July, love the runner, may have to do up a couple for my kids!
    Christmas is the favorite holiday in our family, but the 4th is so fun with our view of fireworks all around the lake we live on.

  139. I really want to make the Liberty Hill in Americana fabric for Memorial Day! That pattern just looks like a celebration!! Several of Pat’s patterns are calling my name!!

  140. My favorite things to make for the holidays are wall hangings and table runners. I love to decorate my home with quilting projects I’ve made, and my extended family members especially love their holiday table runners. Someone gets a new one every Christmas in our Yankee swap.

  141. I really love this book. I want to try Liberty Hill, along with so many of the other patterns. Pat’s patterns are so fun and easy to follow!

  142. I am new to quilting and different threads and techniques. Thanks for taking a quilt block and making a runner. Every project in the book can be adapted Don’t think I can handle a whole quilt, and a runner is just my speed. Have some fruit fabric to make for the kitchen. I like this block. Not too difficult. Looking forward to checking out your website to learn more.

  143. I would like to make the Welcome Home project for my front door for July 4th… and I like Pat’s idea of putting the house number on the door!

  144. Would love to duplicate the Liberty Hill table runner in patriotic colors–don’t mean to be a copycat, but it is well worth the copy!

  145. I would like to make the Sparklers quilt and Merry Little Houses. Love Aurifil thread.

  146. I want to make the cute ghost, but as part of quilt. Then next, the Liberty Hill quilt and may even include the cute ghost on the back near the label.

  147. I like your version of Liberty Hill as a table runner. I tend to do table runners because you can see your results quickly.

  148. I think table runners are a quick and easy project to make for the holidays. I just finished up a table topper of red, white and blue for the 4th of July!

  149. I’m looking forward to making Christmas stockings; we have two new additions to our family this year!

  150. I like making table runners as gifts, and I think the Merry Little Houses would make a sweet gift made up into runners.

  151. I would love to make a table runner with the Merry Little Houses in a variety of seasonal fabrics.

  152. I really like the Welcome Home quilt. There are several others in the book I would like to make. I am trying to make smaller projects now as I have plenty of big quilts. I use them to decorate my house and table for the seasons or the months. I love Aurifil thread also. I attended one of your sessions on the thread in Lincoln, NE a few years back. Have used the thread you gave out and am impressed with it.

  153. My first project from Pat’s book will be the carrot table runner for my Easter dinner table!! Love her designs.💕

  154. I love anything Christmas and love the merry Little Houses. Many other projects I the book I would like to do for the grandchildren

  155. I would love to make a Sparkler or Liberty Hill table runner for the summer holidays from Pat’s Holiday Celebrations book. However, for several years now, I have enjoyed making Christmas ornaments for my family and close friends. Last year though, I made Christmas holiday themed masks!

  156. Liberty Hill and Merry Little Houses are toe of my favorites. I really love them all. Pat is such a wonderful person

  157. I want to make the black and orange, Halloween runner as a lap quilt. Love the look of it!

  158. I would like to make the Halloween bags for my Grands to carry when they go trick or treating.

  159. I love the hello Autumn quilt and the one with hearts that isn’t shown in this blog. Pat is so talented!

  160. With each day’s presentation of a different project from Pat’s book, I plan to make that project! They are all so nice and I enjoy reading about the different approaches!

  161. Welcome home is my favorite part of this book but I love Pat’s work and I’ve done several of he patterns and mystery sew alongs.

  162. I saw an Aurifil presentation at Danners in Hanover PA & found it to be very informative. I like how Kate took a big project & presented it as a smaller project which could be a table runner or a wall hanging in a narrow spot. Right now I’m appreciating everything red, white & blue as July 4th is approaching.

  163. The first project that got me was the Welcome Home wall hanging. Then, I would love to do a scrappy version of Liberty Hill. Your tablerunner version was so nice!

  164. I love many holidays and decorate for them. I love Independence Day with the red, white, and blue decorations. I love the house with the flag proudly flying in Pat’s new book. I would love to win the book.

  165. I would like to make Liberty Hill. I like the quality of Aurifil Thread, the last ime I cleaned (purged) my sewing room I got rid of all of my odds and ends thread and kept all of the Aurifil>

  166. I would very much like to make pillow for the couch, using the Liberty Hill pattern. So pretty! I think it would be especially pretty in Christmas fabrics.

  167. I’m looking forward to making the peppermint table runner as this is one of my favorite candies.

  168. My family loves fall, so the first project I would make is Hello, Autumn!

  169. Can I hear a shout out for Chubby Carrots!? Too cute. Fabric choices (and thread colors too) can take most any of Pat’s designs to another holiday. It is a great book. My first project will probably be……..??

  170. I will definitely make the leaf block as a table runner AND the blocks you have made from the book. Pat Sloan is such an inspiration to me every day.

  171. I want to make the Hello, Autumn project first. I love all Fall colors and I think they would be beautiful in this!

  172. I like Hello Autumn. With different fabrics, it could work for Canada Day (July 1st) too!

  173. I 💜 making pillows. Some of these blocks will make great pillows! I think I’ll start with a Sparklers pillow.

  174. My favorite holiday for making quilt projects is Christmas. I have 13 grandchildren so there are lots of items to be made, each one to compliment each grandchild’s likes.

  175. My favorite holiday project to make is a table mat. It can be used in many spots and even hung on a wall.

  176. Love the Sparklers quilt, but I’d love to try it in Christmas fabrics for my favorite holiday!

  177. My favorite holiday project is a table mat. It can be used in so many places nd even hung on a wall.

  178. I love the carrot table topper. I have used Aurifil thread for years and introduced many of my friends to your thread. I very much agree with you that Pat Sloan is a keeper. I look forward to reading her blog everyday.

  179. My favourite holiday is Christmas! I think the Merry Little Houses would be adorable to be sewn with Christmas Fabrics into the full quilt or as accent pillows or even a table topper. I love Pat Sloan…she is a fabulous designer and wonderful quilting mentor.

  180. My favorite Holiday is Christmas. It’s just a magical and blessed time of the year. I love quilting different items like wall hangings, Christmas stockings, table runners and different gifts like microwave bowl cozies for friends, family and co-workers.

  181. I can’t wait to make the Sparkler quilt from Pat’s new book! Love the table runner you did!

  182. I like the wall hangings. I think I’ll start with “hello luv”. I think a few sparklers would make an awesome New Year’s table topper!

  183. I love Pat’s peppermint pinwheels table runner! It would brighten up our coffee table for Christmas🎄💁‍♀️❤️
    I love your Aurifil 50 wt threads…it is the only thread 🧵 I buy! Thank you for such an awesome reliable product. Sews through my machine like a dream. Sincerely, Suzanne

  184. Liberty Hill is a great looking quilt and would be my first make from this book. However many of the projects are wonderful.

  185. I would make a Liberty Hill or even a Sparkler project in Patriotic colors as I need a quilt to decorate for the summer season! Your table runner in Liberty Hill is adorable. Thanks for the chance to win and yes, we love Pat Sloan too!

  186. I would love to make little houses as table runner or peppermint table runner first.

  187. The Maple leaves! A table runner. I can just imagine a cascade of color on my table.

  188. I LOVE my Aurifil threads! I started my collection with a monthly curation from The Fat Quarter Shop. Running out of a color is very sad, so I purchased the big cones to keep steady with black, gray and beige blending colors! Your table runner was awesome!

  189. Thank you for the opportunity to win Pat’s very nice book. I love winter and Christmas quilt ideas. Blues and whites are so crisp for the winter season. So Liberty Hill would be ideal for either one.

  190. My favorite is the Liberty Hill Quilt. You can do so much with it. As Kate demostrated, the table runner is awesome.

  191. I am going to make the little houses quilt for Christmas. Christmas is my favorite holiday to sew for. Thanks for adding the thread in with the prize. That is great! I only sew with Auriful.

  192. Who could resist those fat carrots? I see a springtime table runner in my future.

  193. The heart quilt is my favorite!! I would also love to make the Halloween bags for my grandchildren!

  194. I love to make patriotic quilts, and Liberty Hill is my favorite project in the book.

  195. I would make the Autumn 🍁 table runner first I also like the Easter carrot 🥕 table runner. Now I’m totally into the Liberty table runner. There are so many gorgeous quilt projects. Thank you aurifil.

  196. My favorite holiday is Halloween, but I would love to make the Sparklers quilt project with red, white and blue fabric to display Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th!

  197. I love to sew for Christmas and the stockings will be first on my list! The 4thof July is a close second.

  198. I like to make potholders for stocking stuffers for Christmas. They are fast and fun and so appreciated.

  199. The Sparkle quilt would be perfect for both of my daughters in the military! Thank you for the opportunity to win both the book and the thread!!!

  200. Even though I love the little table runner that Kate made and I will probably make one sometime for a holiday using 3 of those great stars from Pat’s pattern, I think today I am wanting to make the little Easter bunny with the chubby carrots. Sometimes it is hard to find cute things that I like for Easter so I know I will make this one. Thank you for the opportunity to get a book. Then I can make all of the projects as I want them!

  201. I would love to make the Halloween bags. My granddaughter would love them. Of course, I love all the things Pat makes.

  202. I am not sure my first one went through so I will try again. I would like to make the Halloween bags. They are so cute and I think my granddaughter would really love them.

  203. Merry Little Houses is so darn cute what a great Christmas decoration that would make :0) Thanks for the chance to win :0) Happy Sewing!

  204. I would like to make the project wit the peppermints. There are so many cute projects to choose from.

  205. Wow!! I LOVE your table runner!!! Such a great idea if you don’t want/need a whole quilt but love the block! I love everything Halloween! I love the Halloween bags and candy “box”. All of Pat’s patterns in the book are amazing!!

  206. I would like to make the Christmas stockings, but love the Merry Little Houses as well!

  207. I would definitely make the heart quilt called “Be My Always”. It is so fun and cheerful and can be used for different holidays and also all year.

  208. I love the Liberty Hill table runner and would love to make this. Also love the Merry Little Houses quilt. Went to an Aurifil live presentation at my local quilt shop, Sew Yeah Quilts in Las Vegas, and it is amazing the work put into making their thread. It was a wonderful presentation.

  209. My favorite holiday has always been Christmas, but after seeing such cute and fun items for July 4th and Halloween I cannot quite decide! So no matter the holiday or season it is always fun to be sewing and quilting.

  210. After Liberty Hill I want to make Merry little houses – maybe with Halloween fabric!

  211. Such hard choices but my favorite holiday project is the Trick or Treat bags but make it with glow-in-the-dark threads! What fun for the kids and a safety project as well…

  212. Love your liberty hill table runner. My favorite holiday is Christmas but July 4th comes in second as it is my brothers birthday. We would wake him up with firecrackers in is room when I was a kid. I also love your thread colors and continue to add them for my quilting