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Supply Kits // Skill Builder BOM

It is amazing how fast one year goes by! We only have four more Skill Builder BOM blocks and then we will be finishing our quilt off with borders.

September Blocks

Coming in September we will be learning machine applique making the Modern Beauty and Liberty Floral blocks. These blocks will be made using the same applique foundation we used for the Diamond Carat and Chev N’ Hex blocks. Like last time Cristy at Purple Daisies LLC is putting together pre-cut applique foundation kits for each block. We wanted to give you all more warning this time so that you can pre-order your kits. Any kits ordered will be shipped around September 6th as they are in production right now. The block lesson for these blocks will be posted September 15th. If you choose not to order the pre-cut kits a pdf template for each block will be included in the lesson. You could use a different method for applique or find another leave in applique foundation like we are using.

Cristy is selling the pre-cuts separately or together as a kit with the other supplies we will be using for the lesson. For the lesson we will be using…

For those of you who are international keep reading below…

International Supply Kits

Throughout the course of the BOM we have used a number of various supplies and notions from different shops and manufacturers. I know that has made it harder for those of you internationally. I decided to put together a Skill Builder BOM kit which includes all of the extra supplies we have used for the lessons so far as well as the applique kits for September. My goal is to package all the items together to save those of you who are international from shipping multiple packages. The kits include…

You can purchase all these supplies in the Pile O' Fabric shop.


FMQ Lesson #8 will be posted later today!

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.