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  • Tagging and Caring for your Quilts - Beginner's Quilting Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. We have come to the end of our Beginner Quilting Series and I have enjoyed going through the basics of quilting with you all. My hope is this series has given you a good quilting foundation to grow upon. Today we are going to wrap up our series and talk about how to...
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  • Quilt Binding 101 - Beginner's Quilting Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. You have now reached one of the final steps to finishing a quilt. Quilt Binding! Binding is the step in which you cover the raw edges of a finished quilt sandwich with "binding" or "bias tape". Just like most of the other steps there are quite a few different ways to bind a...
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  • Machine Quilting Video Tutorial - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. Last week for our Beginner's Quilting Series I gave you a basic introduction to Machine Quilting. We discussed Straight Line Quilting and Free Motion Quilting. For our Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt we are going to be using a method called Outline Quilting. Outline Quilting is similar to stitch in the ditch, but you...
    Read more →

  • Machine Quilting - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. Quilting is the step in which you stitch all three of your quilt sandwich layers together. The first step before you begin quilting will be to decide and plan in which way you will be quilting. So let's talk about some of the different quilting methods before we begin. Straight Line Quilting Straight...
    Read more →

  • Quilt Basting 101 - Beginner's Quilting Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. Today for our Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series we are going to talk about basting your quilt. Basting is the process when you create a quilt sandwich with your Quilt Top, Batting, and Backing, to prepare for the Quilting step. There are a myriad of different basting techniques, and I really think it takes...
    Read more →

  • Machine Applique 101 - Beginner's Quilting Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. Basic Machine Appliqué isn't a required skill in order to create a quilt, but I have decided to add it to this series, because I feel it is a fairly basic skill that can really add a lot of fun to a quilt. Types of Machine Appliqué There are a bunch of different...
    Read more →

  • Piecing 101 - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. One of the most important lessons to learn during this beginner series, is that each step in the process of making a quilt is equally important. If you don't take you time when rotary cutting, you will have troubles piecing. And the same goes for when you piece. If you are not precise...
    Read more →

  • Rotary Cutting 101 - Beginner's Quilting Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. Some of you following along may already be in the process of your first quilt, or you may be following along to learn new methods. If you are planning on making your first quilt along with this series you are welcome to make the Easy Pezzy Quilt, but any charm pack quilt will...
    Read more →

  • Choosing a Quilt Pattern or Design - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. When you first begin quilting you may find yourself overwhelmed with all the different quilt designs and patterns. I remember when I first began I would stare at pictures of quilts, thinking "how in the world did they piece that together". The only thing that made sense in my mind was simple patchwork...
    Read more →

  • Fabric 101, Part 2 - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series


    Today for our Beginner's Quilting Series we are going to continue to talk about Fabric 101. How to choose and shop for your fabric. We will start with a bit more vocabulary. Color Vocabulary Color Wheel A color circle, based on red, yellow and blue, is traditional in the field of art. The color wheel consists of the 12 colors of the rainbow set in a circular form so their relationships can be easily seen and understood. Hue The 12 basic colors in a color wheel are referred to as hues. Sometimes hue even refers to a collection of color...
    Read more →

  • Fabric 101, Part 1 - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series


    So today we will begin talking about Fabric, Fabric galore! This will take us a few weeks, because there is a ton of stuff we can learn about fabric! With all the amazing fabric out there it can be a little overwhelming choosing the right fabric for your quilt project. Often times beginners will rush this process so they can get to the sewing. I encourage you to take your time when planning your quilt. Fabric Vocabulary Yardage In the United States fabric is cut and purchased by the yard. Quilt shops have different minimum cuts, most often 1/8 yard...
    Read more →

  • Quilting Lingo/Vocabulary - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series


    When I started quilting I hit the computer and went tutorial hunting. I ran across a lot of techniques and words that I did not understand, over time I eventually learned the quilting "lingo". My hope with this lesson is that you will learn some of the basic words/terms often tossed around in quilting tutorials and books. These terms are in order by topic as opposed to Alphabetical. Piecing Chain Piecing Chain piecing is when you sew your pieces together with one continuous length of thread without stopping and cutting between pieces. Doing this will really help you save time while sewing. English...
    Read more →

  • Quilting Tools/Notions 101 - Beginner's Quilting Series


    There are so many tools, notions and supplies in the quilting world! You may feel like you need everything, otherwise you can't start quilting. That is not true! Today I will be going through all the tools/notions you will find in my sewing room. I did not purchase these tools/notions all at once, I accumulated them over a span of time with a lot of half off Joann, Michaels and Hobby Lobby coupons! You do not need all of these tools to quilt! So please don't go on an insane shopping spree! I will let you know which tools I...
    Read more →

  • Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series - Goal & Schedule


    Tomorrow we are going to begin the much anticipated Beginners Quilting Tutorial Series. Every Tuesday for a few months or so we will be going through the all important basics of quilting. For this series we will be making the Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt! You are welcome to make the exact same quilt, create your own version with your own fabric, or just follow along by reading! Easy Pezzy Quilt Tutorial/Pattern If you already know the basics of quilting, and would just like the tutorial for the Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt, then you can head over to the Moda Bakeshop....
    Read more →

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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Posts tagged » Beginner Quilting Series

  • Tagging and Caring for your Quilts - Beginner's Quilting Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. We have come to the end of our Beginner Quilting Series and I have enjoyed going through the basics of quilting with you all. My hope is this series has given you a good quilting foundation to grow upon. Today we are going to wrap up our series and talk about how to...
    Read more →

  • Quilt Binding 101 - Beginner's Quilting Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. You have now reached one of the final steps to finishing a quilt. Quilt Binding! Binding is the step in which you cover the raw edges of a finished quilt sandwich with "binding" or "bias tape". Just like most of the other steps there are quite a few different ways to bind a...
    Read more →

  • Machine Quilting Video Tutorial - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. Last week for our Beginner's Quilting Series I gave you a basic introduction to Machine Quilting. We discussed Straight Line Quilting and Free Motion Quilting. For our Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt we are going to be using a method called Outline Quilting. Outline Quilting is similar to stitch in the ditch, but you...
    Read more →

  • Machine Quilting - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. Quilting is the step in which you stitch all three of your quilt sandwich layers together. The first step before you begin quilting will be to decide and plan in which way you will be quilting. So let's talk about some of the different quilting methods before we begin. Straight Line Quilting Straight...
    Read more →

  • Quilt Basting 101 - Beginner's Quilting Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. Today for our Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series we are going to talk about basting your quilt. Basting is the process when you create a quilt sandwich with your Quilt Top, Batting, and Backing, to prepare for the Quilting step. There are a myriad of different basting techniques, and I really think it takes...
    Read more →

  • Machine Applique 101 - Beginner's Quilting Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. Basic Machine Appliqué isn't a required skill in order to create a quilt, but I have decided to add it to this series, because I feel it is a fairly basic skill that can really add a lot of fun to a quilt. Types of Machine Appliqué There are a bunch of different...
    Read more →

  • Piecing 101 - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. One of the most important lessons to learn during this beginner series, is that each step in the process of making a quilt is equally important. If you don't take you time when rotary cutting, you will have troubles piecing. And the same goes for when you piece. If you are not precise...
    Read more →

  • Rotary Cutting 101 - Beginner's Quilting Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. Some of you following along may already be in the process of your first quilt, or you may be following along to learn new methods. If you are planning on making your first quilt along with this series you are welcome to make the Easy Pezzy Quilt, but any charm pack quilt will...
    Read more →

  • Choosing a Quilt Pattern or Design - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series


    This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. When you first begin quilting you may find yourself overwhelmed with all the different quilt designs and patterns. I remember when I first began I would stare at pictures of quilts, thinking "how in the world did they piece that together". The only thing that made sense in my mind was simple patchwork...
    Read more →

  • Fabric 101, Part 2 - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series


    Today for our Beginner's Quilting Series we are going to continue to talk about Fabric 101. How to choose and shop for your fabric. We will start with a bit more vocabulary. Color Vocabulary Color Wheel A color circle, based on red, yellow and blue, is traditional in the field of art. The color wheel consists of the 12 colors of the rainbow set in a circular form so their relationships can be easily seen and understood. Hue The 12 basic colors in a color wheel are referred to as hues. Sometimes hue even refers to a collection of color...
    Read more →

  • Fabric 101, Part 1 - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series


    So today we will begin talking about Fabric, Fabric galore! This will take us a few weeks, because there is a ton of stuff we can learn about fabric! With all the amazing fabric out there it can be a little overwhelming choosing the right fabric for your quilt project. Often times beginners will rush this process so they can get to the sewing. I encourage you to take your time when planning your quilt. Fabric Vocabulary Yardage In the United States fabric is cut and purchased by the yard. Quilt shops have different minimum cuts, most often 1/8 yard...
    Read more →

  • Quilting Lingo/Vocabulary - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series


    When I started quilting I hit the computer and went tutorial hunting. I ran across a lot of techniques and words that I did not understand, over time I eventually learned the quilting "lingo". My hope with this lesson is that you will learn some of the basic words/terms often tossed around in quilting tutorials and books. These terms are in order by topic as opposed to Alphabetical. Piecing Chain Piecing Chain piecing is when you sew your pieces together with one continuous length of thread without stopping and cutting between pieces. Doing this will really help you save time while sewing. English...
    Read more →

  • Quilting Tools/Notions 101 - Beginner's Quilting Series


    There are so many tools, notions and supplies in the quilting world! You may feel like you need everything, otherwise you can't start quilting. That is not true! Today I will be going through all the tools/notions you will find in my sewing room. I did not purchase these tools/notions all at once, I accumulated them over a span of time with a lot of half off Joann, Michaels and Hobby Lobby coupons! You do not need all of these tools to quilt! So please don't go on an insane shopping spree! I will let you know which tools I...
    Read more →

  • Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series - Goal & Schedule


    Tomorrow we are going to begin the much anticipated Beginners Quilting Tutorial Series. Every Tuesday for a few months or so we will be going through the all important basics of quilting. For this series we will be making the Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt! You are welcome to make the exact same quilt, create your own version with your own fabric, or just follow along by reading! Easy Pezzy Quilt Tutorial/Pattern If you already know the basics of quilting, and would just like the tutorial for the Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt, then you can head over to the Moda Bakeshop....
    Read more →

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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