Modern Quilting

  • Scrappy Stockings // New Pattern!


    Most years I put off all Christmas sewing until the last minute but this year I have been in the mood much earlier! This week I finished a new pdf pattern called Scrappy Stockings.  The pattern includes material requirements and instructions for creating one stocking approximately 10” x 17” using a stitch and flip, quilt-as-you-go technique. It also includes instructions for alternative front panel layouts (diagonal, wonky or square/rectangles). You can purchase the pdf pattern in my shop and you will be emailed immediately. A few days ago I taught a Scrappy Stockings class locally. I think everyone had a pretty fun time, I...
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  • Berrylicious Bundle // Pile O' Fabric Stash Share


    The Berrylicious bundle is a perfect assortment of berry inspired colors in prints or solids!  This bundle includes (left to right): Swam in Jam, Les Points in Rose, XOXO in Pink Cheeks, Arrows in Coral, Dottie in Metallic Cotton Candy, and Sealing Wax in Ameythst. Coordinating Solids This bundle includes (left to right): Kona Cotton in Crimson, Kona Cotton in Pomegranate, Kona Cotton in Punch, Kona Cotton in Coral, Kona Cotton in Primrose, and Kona Cotton in Cerise. Get Your Berrylicious Bundle Share any projects you make with Stash Bundles using hashtag #madewithpileofabric  Berrylicious Bundle in Prints | Berrylicious Bundle in Solids What would you make with this bundle? Share a picture of your own fabric pull using hashtag #pileofabricstashshare. Alyssa
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  • Night Sky Quilt Along


    It's been a while since I participated in a quilt along, how about you? Jana Machado just announced that she is hosting a Night Sky Quilt Along. The Night Sky quilt by Camille Roskelley is a perfect quilt for quilters of all skill levels. For those of you who are beginner's, the quilt may seem complicated, but rest assured it's actually quite easy. For those of you more advanced this is one of those fun patterns where you can relax, chain piece, watch movies and eat popcorn (well maybe not popcorn)! Jana's plan is to bust out one row a week over...
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  • Pumpkin Patch Bundle // Pile O' Fabric Stash Share


    The Pumpkin Patch bundle is inspired by a trip to a local farm for fall festivities. Pumpkins, corn mazes, hayrides and kettle-corn! In fact I just took my family to the pumpkin patch last week. This is by far my favorite time of the year. This bundle includes (left to right): Brownstone Coated, Static Dot in Tangerine, Netorious in Roadster, Commute in Taxi, Dottie in Fedora, and Sketch in Linen. Coordinating Solids This bundle includes (left to right): Kona Cotton in Black, Kona Cotton in Cedar, Kona Cotton in Kumquat, Kona Cotton in Curry, Kona Cotton in Coal, and Kona Cotton in Stone. Get Your Pumpkin Patch Bundle Share any projects you make with Stash...
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  • Rainbow Coin Quilt // Freebie Pattern!


    Yesterday I shared about my experience making a Rainbow Coin Quilt for my daughter. Today I want to share the free pattern so you can make the quilt too! The PDF Pattern If you are a Pile O' Fabric shop newsletter subscriber than you should have already been emailed your copy of this freebie pattern. If not, you can subscribe to the newsletter now and you will automatically be emailed the pattern. As a shop newsletter subscriber you will get you shop updates, free patterns, special coupon codes and more! Subscribe and receive free pattern… ...
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  • Rainbow Coin Quilt // Quilt Finish


    In January of this year my family moved to a new home, after unpacking my sewing room and almost all of the house I was in the mood to sew something really fun and easy. My daughter Gwenyth asked me to make her a quilt for her bed and I decided to make a classic coin quilt.  Gwenyth hand picked all of the fabrics from my stash herself. I spent the next few days busting out the quilt top. After that it sat around for months and months. As much as I love to machine quilt I don't particularly like...
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  • Gemstone Bundle // Pile O' Fabric Stash Share


    The Gemstone Bundle is a perfect assortment of gemstone inspired colors in prints or solids! This bundle includes (left to right): Confetti Dots in Purple, Dim Dots in Jewel, Arrows in Coral, Herringbone in Turquoise, NY Circuit in Teal, and Haystack in Sunny. Coordinating Solids This bundle includes (left to right): Kona Cotton in Crocus, Kona Cotton in Cerise, Kona Cotton in Punch, Kona Cotton in Aloe, Kona Cotton in Teal Blue, and Kona Cotton in Banana. Get Your Gemstone Bundle Share any projects you make with Stash Bundles using hashtag #madewithpileofabric  Gemstone Bundle in Prints | Gemstone Bundle in Solids So what would you make with this gem inspired bundle? Share...
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  • Fabric Giveaway Friday // Vanilla Cream Bundle in Prints


    This weeks prize for Fabric Giveaway Friday is the fat quarter Vanilla Cream Bundle in Prints. Bundle Includes This bundle includes (left to right):  Les Points Powder, Subway Routes Dark, NY Circuit in Ashen, Hatch in Bone, Frilly Flutters Creme, and Dottie in Cloud. Enter the Giveaway Please log all of your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below to properly be entered into the giveaway. This giveaway will end next Friday, October 17th, at 12 a.m. EST. Mr. Random will choose one winner and I will announce their name on October 17th in the shop newsletter and I will also email the winner directly. To enter the giveaway...
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  • Vanilla Cream Bundle // Pile O' Fabric Stash Share


    The weeks Vanilla Cream bundle is a perfect assortment of white and cream neutrals, perfect for low volume backgrounds! This bundle includes (left to right): Les Points Powder, Subway Routes Dark, NY Circuit in Ashen, Hatch in Bone, Frilly Flutters Creme, and Dottie in Cloud. Coordinating Solids This bundle includes (left to right): Kona Cotton in White, Pure Elements in Snow, Kona Cotton in Snow, Pure Elements in White Linen, Kona Cotton in Putty, and Kona Cotton in Stone. Get Your Vanilla Cream Bundle Share any projects you make with Stash Bundles using hashtag #madewithpileofabric  Vanilla Cream in Prints | Vanilla Cream in Solids So what would you make with this low volume bundle? Share a picture of your...
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  • Fabric Giveaway Friday // Christmas Spirit Bundle


    This weeks prize for Fabric Giveaway Friday is the fat quarter Christmas Spirit Bundle in Prints. Bundle Includes This bundle includes (left to right): Lovely Lattice in Wine, Pinhead in Red, Squared Elements Lime, True Colors Medallion in Emerald, Dottie in Gnome Hut, and Sketch in Forest. Enter the Giveaway Please log all of your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below to properly be entered into the giveaway. This giveaway will end next Friday, October 10th, at 12 a.m. EST. Mr. Random will choose one winner and I will announce their name on October 10th in the shop newsletter and I will also email the winner directly. To enter the...
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  • Working on a Christmas Celestial Quilt


    Remember last week I shared about my work in progress projects? Well don't tell, but I just added another project to that list.  Now that the seasons are changing I am in a holiday sewing mood, this weeks Christmas themed stash bundle pushed me over the edge and now I am making a Christmas quilt. As much as I love designing my own quilts, I really enjoy the relaxing experience of just following someone else's pattern. For this project I am making the Celestial quilt by Alison Glass and Nydia Kehnle. My plan is to use the Christmas Spirit bundle in prints and solids for...
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  • Christmas Spirit Bundle // Pile O' Fabric Stash Share


    The weeks Christmas Spirit bundle is based on a classic Christmas color palette. Christmas is months away, but it is the perfect time to start making gifts and decor for you home! This bundle includes (left to right): Lovely Lattice in Wine, Pinhead in Red, Squared Elements Lime, True Colors Medallion in Emerald, Dottie in Gnome Hut, and Sketch in Forest. Coordinating Solids This bundle includes (left to right): Kona Cotton in Crimson, Kona Cotton in Red, Kona Cotton in Chartreuse, Kona Cotton in Peapod, Kona Cotton in Bonsai, and Kona Cotton in Spruce. Get Your Christmas Spirit Bundle Share any projects you make with Stash Bundles using hashtag #madewithpileofabric  Christmas Spirit in Prints...
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  • Quilts for for Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases


    About a year ago I shared with you all about the devastating news that my nephew Brennan was diagnosed with a rare disease called Tay-Sachs. When we first got the diagnosis of Tay-Sachs we had no idea what it was and it was all very new territory. The National Tay-Sachs & Allied Disease (NTSAD) Association defines Tay-Sachs as "a genetic disorder caused by the absence of beta-hexosaminidase (Hex-A). This missing enzyme causes cells to become damaged, resulting in progressive neurological disorders. A cure for Tay-Sachs does not yet exist but there are many strategies for managing life with Tay-Sachs." You...
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  • Fabric Giveaway Friday // Mountain Shadows Bundle


    This weeks prize for Fabric Giveaway Friday is the fat quarter Mountain Shadows Bundle in Prints and Solids! Bundle Includes This bundle includes: Pointelle Navy, Mika Net in Orange, Lotus Drop in Orange, Confetti Dots in Mint, Zig Zag in Lemon, Sketch in Fog, Kona Cotton in Nautical, Kona Cotton in Cedar, Kona Cotton in Kumquat, Kona Cotton in Ice Frappe, Kona Cotton in Banana, and Kona Cotton in Silver. Enter the Giveaway Please log all of your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below to properly be entered into the giveaway. This giveaway will end next Friday, October 3rd, at 12 a.m. EST. Mr. Random will choose one winner and I will announce...
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  • Mountain Shadows Bundle // Pile O' Fabric Stash Share


    This weeks Mountain Shadows bundle is inspired by the school colors of Mountain Shadows Elementary where I attended first grade. Still to this day they proudly wear the orange and blue. Go Coyotes! This bundle includes (left to right): Pointelle Navy, Mika Net in Orange, Lotus Drop in Orange, Confetti Dots in Mint, Zig Zag in Lemon, and Sketch in Fog. The Coordinating Solids Coordinating Kona Cotton Solids (left to right): Kona Cotton in Nautical, Kona Cotton in Cedar, Kona Cotton in Kumquat, Kona Cotton in Ice Frappe, Kona Cotton in Banana, and Kona Cotton in Silver. Get Your Mountain Shadows Bundle Share any projects you make with Stash Bundles using hashtag #madewithpileofabric  Mountain Shadows in...
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  • Fabric Giveaway Friday // Wedding Elegance Bundle


    This weeks prize for Fabric Giveaway Friday is the Wedding Elegance Bundle in Prints and Solids! Bundle Includes This bundle includes (left to right): Zig Zag in Lilac, Squared Elements in Merlot, Aves Chatter Shine by Bonnie Christine, Hatch in Bone, Confetti Dots in Stone, Stitched Road in Granite by Bari J. Also included is Kona Cotton in Putty, Pewter, Aloe, Berry, Lilac, and Ash.  Enter the Giveaway Please log all of your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below to properly be entered into the giveaway. This giveaway will end next Friday, September 26th, at 12 a.m. EST. Mr. Random will choose one winner and I will announce their name...
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  • The Backlog! We all have them…


    Sometimes I think it must appear as if I do a project, get it done and move on week after week. Truth is I have a backlog just like many you. It's one of those backlogs which causes you to actually forget some of the projects you have, because you started them over a year ago. Most of the projects in my backlog were started on a whim around 10:30 at night when I was bored with the project I actually needed to get done.  Today, I thought I'd share my backlog with you and hopefully that will give me a little accountability! Let's begin… Fall...
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  • Wedding Elegance Bundle // Pile O' Fabric Stash Share


    I have been married for almost 8 years, but from time to time I still catch myself pinning beautiful wedding color schemes and unique decor ideas on Pinterest. The Wedding Elegance bundle is inspired by the idea of an elegant wedding, set outdoors with twinkle lights, turquoise accents, lilac roses and beautiful purple bridesmaids dresses!   This bundle includes (left to right): Zig Zag in Lilac, Squared Elements in Merlot, Aves Chatter Shine by Bonnie Christine, Hatch in Bone, Confetti Dots in Stone, Stitched Road in Granite by Bari J. The Coordinating Solids Coordinating Kona Cotton Solids (left to right): Kona Cotton in Lilac, Berry, Aloe, Putty, Ash, and Pewter. Get Your Wedding Elegance Bundle Share any...
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  • Fabric Giveaway Friday // Schoolhouse Fat Quarter Bundle in Prints and Solids


    This weeks prize for Fabric Giveaway Friday is the Schoolhouse Fat Quarter Bundle in Prints and Solids.   Bundle Includes This bundle includes (left to right): Serenity Entwined Pearl, Ta Dot in Graphite, Triangle Tokens Metallic, Script Honeycomb, Zig Zag in Raspberry, and Bee Damask in Wine. Kona Cotton Solids in Snow, Coal, Ice Frappe, Curry, Pomegranate, and Crimson. Enter the Giveaway Please log all of your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below to properly be entered into the giveaway. This giveaway will end next Friday, September 12th, at 12 a.m. EST. Mr. Random will choose one winner and I will announce their name on...
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  • Beautiful and Fast Longarm Quilting!


    One of my favorite steps of the process of making a quilt is definitely machine quilting or free motion quilting. However, these days I am lucky if I have time to piece a quilt let alone machine quilt one. When I was working on the Raceway Quilt I was on a really tight deadline and knew it was time for me to find a professional longarm quilter to team up with. That is when I found Sarah Wilson from Crinkle Love. Raceway Quilt Front Sarah uses a Gammill Statler Stitcher for all her quilting. Sarah does primarily computerized quilting in all over designs and in some...
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Alyssa Lichner from Pile O' Fabric

Welcome to the Pile O’ Fabric blog, my name is Alyssa Lichner, I live in sunny Gilbert, AZ. I am a freelance web and graphic designer turned avid sewist. I write modern quilting tutorials and share techniques and inspiration here at Pile O’ Fabric… Read More

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