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Block Lesson #2 // Skill Builder BOM

This post is part of a series of posts for the Skill Builder BOM (Block of the Month). To learn more about the block of the month or to see a list of all posts click here.

February Skill Builder BOM Technique

Basic Piecing

This month we will be making our blocks using basic piecing techniques, but in some cases we will be working with bias seams. When sewing on the bias you must be very careful because the bias stretches and can distort your block. This is where starch REALLY comes in handy, so please, please give starch a try. A few weeks ago I posted a video tutorial, that you can find here, on how to properly starch your fabrics.

The Blocks

This lesson is fairly easy and simple, so there was no need for a video tutorial or much preliminary information, so let’s dive right in. Go ahead and download Block Lesson #2 by clicking on the PDF button below. If you have any questions about the blocks, or see any errors, please stop by the flickr group or email me.

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Alyssa Williams

Alyssa Williams

Creator of Pile O' Fabric

Alyssa Lichner is a graphic designer turned avid sewist. She writes modern quilting tutorials and shares techniques and inspiration on her blog, Pile O’ Fabric. Alyssa has a passion for exploring different techniques and applying them to modern designs. She is thankful to have the opportunity to share these techniques, through her tutorials, patterns, and classes with quilters around the world. She always encourages her readers and students to challenge themselves to try new things and to approach quilting with a fearless attitude.