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Raceway // New Quilt Pattern

Today I would like to share my newest quilt pattern coming out for Aria Lane. Meet Raceway, designed and pieced by yours truly and machine quilted by professional longarm quilter Sarah Wilson from Crinkle Love. I made the Raceway quilt in a 60.5" x 60.5" throw size with Kona Cotton Solids in Cerise, Charcoal, Nautical, Breakers, Chartreuse, Coral, Red, Teal Blue, Crocus, and Brt. Peri.

The Technique

Do you like sewing curves? Most quilters I meet along my travels usually say they're afraid to try curves piecing, but I want to challenge you to give them a try! Over the years I have posted many tutorials on Pile O' Fabric for different ways to piece curves and now I'd like to share an even easier curves piecing technique called Piec-lique (piece-li-kay). Piec-lique is a technique that was engineered by award winning quilter Sharon Schamber once you learn this technique it will open doors making piecing curves so much easier for you! The Raceway quilt pattern is not your typical quilt pattern, whether you purchase the printed or pdf version you will be given access to a private video tutorial where I will teach you how to piece together the Raceway quilt using Piec-lique. Are you curious about Piec-lique yet? Well checkout the pattern preview video below for more details!  

Pre-order Pattern

The Raceway quilt pattern will be coming out in PDF and Print in October 2014. I am taking pre-orders now so that I have an idea of how many printed patterns to order. Pre-order Pattern


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.