Modern Quilting

  • Celestial Road Trip Case for the Celestial Gift Along


    Last week I shared the Celestial Stocking that I made for the Celestial Gift Along by Alison Glass. I am back again for some more Celestial sewing inspiration! This week I made a bag using Anna Graham's Road Trip Case pattern paired up with a reduced version of block D from the Celestial pattern by Alison Glass. The fabrics I used are Kona Cotton in Wasabi and Pomegranate, Cottagely Posy, XOXO in Shag Carpet, and Urban Sprawl in Grass.  I added some chunky hand quilting to the Celestial star and then machine stitched my nieces name, Hailey. The Road Trip Case pattern was very easy to follow,...
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  • Blue Ice Bundle // Pile O' Fabric Stash Share


    With temperatures dipping lower than usually so far this year the Blue Ice bundle is perfectly befitting! This bundle includes (left to right): XOXO in Night Owl, Graph Paper Garden in Blue, Line Scratch in Blue, Branches in Blue, Symphony in Neutral, and Hand Drawn Stripes in Charcoal. Coordinating Solids This bundle includes (left to right): Kona Cotton in Nautical, Kona Cotton in Copen, Kona Cotton in Candy Blue, Kona Cotton in Baby Blue, Kona Cotton in Snow, and Kona Cotton in White. Get Your Blue Ice Bundle Share any projects you make with Stash Bundles using hashtag #madewithpileofabric  Blue Ice Bundle in Prints | Blue Ice Bundle in Solids What would you make with this bundle? Share a...
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  • Skill Builder BOM 2015


    When I started the Skill Builder Block of the Month in 2013, I had a strong desire to learn new things and build up my skill level in sewing. I thought if I made the project available to my readers it would give me motivation, accountability and it would help others to grow as well. Little did I know that the Skill Builder BOM would help me and others to grow by leaps and bounds. This block of the month allows me to continue learning not only about sewing, but about being a teacher, instructional writer, photographer, video maker, and more. I...
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  • Celestial Stocking for the Alison Glass Celestial Gift Along


    Over the past few months I have shared a little bit of my progress working on a Christmas version of a Celestial quilt using the Celestial pattern by Alison Glass. This has been a fun project and a really terrific pattern. Alison invited me to participate in a Celestial Gift Along. We were asked to make a holiday gift using any of the six star blocks from the Celestial pattern. Think of all the fun projects you could make with the stars! Since I am already making the Christmas quilt I thought it would be nice to have a matching stocking and...
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  • Kona® Cotton to Aurifil Thread Conversion Chart Updated!


    Kona® Cotton Solids now come in 303 colors, so I thought it was about time to update the Kona® Cotton to Aurifil Thread Conversion Chart that I put together a few years ago.  The original list of colors was provided by Aurifil.com and I added a bunch of missing colors myself by matching up my color cards for a few hours. Aurifil has less colors than Kona® Cotton, so the colors chosen for this chart are a close but not exact match and there are duplicates.  Download Chart Hope this is helpful for you! Alyssa
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  • Jelly Bean Bundle // Pile O' Fabric Stash Share


    This weeks Jelly Bean bundle includes a fun mix of bright flavors! Yummy, greens, blue, pinks and oranges! This bundle includes (left to right): Static Dot in Tangerine, All the States in Coral, Squared Elements in Lime, Stampede in Navy, Herringbone in Turquoise, and Triangle Tokens Metallic. Coordinating Solids This bundle includes (left to right): Kona Cotton in Cedar, Kona Cotton in Punch, Kona Cotton in Chartreuse, Kona Cotton in Nautical, Kona Cotton in Aloe, and Kona Cotton in Ice Frappe. Get Your Jelly Bean Bundle Share any projects you make with Stash Bundles using hashtag #madewithpileofabric  Jelly Bean Bundle in Prints | Jelly Bean Bundle in Solids What would you make with this bundle? Share a picture of...
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  • Quiltcon Challenge Bundle // Pile O' Fabric Stash Share


    The Quiltcon Challenge bundle was inspired by the colors for the 2015 Quiltcon charity quilt challenge. I am very excited for Quiltcon coming in February of 2015. If you will be attending come visit us at booth #514 and see some Pile O' Fabric stash bundles in person, I would love to meet you! This bundle includes (left to right): Foliage in Teal, Doe Eyed, Sketch in Fog, Branches in Ash, Netorious in Plummy, XOXO in Shag Carpet, and Static Dot. Coordinating Solids This bundle includes (left to right): Kona Cotton in Teal Blue, Kona Cotton in Azure, Kona Cotton in Silver, Kona Cotton in Snow, Kona Cotton in Cerise, Kona Cotton in Wasabi, and Kona Cotton...
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  • City Streets Bundle // Pile O' Fabric Stash Share


    The City Streets bundle is a really great essential assortment of blacks and greys in prints or solids! This bundle includes (left to right): Netorious in Black Cat, Swarm in Indigo, Pointelle Noir, Spirodraft Carbon, Optical Origami Moon, and Triangularity Stardust. Coordinating Solids This bundle includes (left to right): Kona Cotton in Black, Kona Cotton in Pepper, Kona Cotton in Charcoal, Kona Cotton in Coal, Kona Cotton in Pewter, and Kona Cotton in Ash. Get Your City Streets Bundle Share any projects you make with Stash Bundles using hashtag #madewithpileofabric  City Streets Bundle in Prints | City Streets 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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  • Raceway Quilt // 30 Quilts for 30 Years


    Robert Kaufman is celebrating it's Kona Cotton 30th anniversary the whole month of November with a fun blog hop. Each day, one of the 30 quilt designers for the "30 Quilts for 30 Years" will share their inspiration and process for making his/her Kona quilt and each designer will be hosting a Kona giveaway! I am honored to be one of the 30 designers included in this great celebration. I was really excited when RK contacted me earlier this summer to see if I would like to design a quilt for the Kona Cotton Lookbook. I have a sketchbook full of ideas for quilts and...
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  • 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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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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