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Block Lesson #10 // Skill Builder BOM

Thank you for waiting patiently for Block Lesson #10. In this lesson we will be practicing foundation paper piecing again, making the Strip Triangle and Starlight quilt blocks. strip-triangle-block-ad   starlight-block-ad Before you begin here are some very important things to take note of:
  • Prior experience with foundation paper piecing will be needed to make these blocks. Refer to Block Lesson #5 for a review of how to foundation paper piece.
  • The Layout Guides included with this lesson are NOT templates. They’re helpful guides with measurements, but not the actual templates. Print each of them out to have by your side as you piece your blocks.
  • The templates DO NOT include the seam allowance. You must always remember to accommodate the allowance by sewing into the seam allowances at least a ¼” (off all edges of the template). See the diagram to the right. The benefit of NOT including the seam allowance on template is that when we piece sections of a template together there is no paper causing extra bulk in the seam allowance.

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Download Block Lesson #10 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.