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  • Cross Stitch Block Tutorial // Slice & Insert Method


    This post is part of the Technique Tutorial Tuesdays Series. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. Scroll down for tutorial instructions. Back in 2012 I posted the Cross-Stitched Quilt Block tutorial, which I was inspired to post after I made a Cross Stitch Heart Quilt. Since then I have seen some really amazing quilts pop up on Flickr and Instagram using the tutorial. This one I shared with you all a few weeks ago, the Mr. Fox quilt by Samantha Davis. A very special gift wall quilt by LethargicLass (Katy) Cross My Heart Mini...
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  • Thread and Ruler // Skill Builder BOM


    The Skill Builder BOM for 2014 is now well under way with the first block lessons now posted. January's blocks were pretty easy and came together quickly with some basic piecing. [caption id="attachment_5023" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This block features Kona Cotton solids in Caribbean, Storm, Curry, and Pewter.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5024" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This block features Kona Cotton solids in Pomegranate, Storm and Curry.[/caption] It's not too late to join, in fact you can join at anytime and work at your own pace. Once you have joined the course you will have forever access to the lessons. See the BOM details here....
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  • FMQ Lesson #5 // 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. As usual, I am blown away by the beautiful blocks posted in the Flickr group! I have seen so much improvement and growth in your blocks over these past few months, and it makes me so very happy that I started this BOM. This month I have two challenges for you: Challenge #1 – Saffron Stitches had the wonderful idea to start a...
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  • Block Lesson #5 // 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. I can’t believe we are already on blocks 9 & 10! This year is flying by! Over the last few weeks, I have been working on getting my website back in order. The Skill Builder links weren’t working, but now, I am happy to say, all PDF downloads and links should work. You can see all BOM downloads and links on the Skill...
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  • Bijoux by Bari J. Launch Party // Block Pattern & Giveaway


    A collection from the imagined life of a traveling free spirit and her elegant caravan decorated with gorgeous textiles and the beautiful items she has acquired along the way. By Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics.  Today I am participating in a party to celebrate the beautiful new fabric collection Bijoux by Bari J. for Art Gallery fabrics. It is day 9 of this fantastic inspirational blog hop and I am going to share a tutorial for a quilt block using Bijoux that would make a beautiful quilt. The Collection Photo from Art Gallery Fabrics  Photo from Art Gallery Fabrics...
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  • FMQ Lesson #4 // 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. How are your Chev N’ Hex and Diamond Carat blocks coming along? I know these two blocks are hard, but rest assured they may be the most time consuming of the entire year. I have seen a few finished blocks pop up in the flickr group and I am blown away by how beautiful they are! Diamond Carat by Abby West Diamond Carat...
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  • Block Lesson #4 // 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. English Paper Piecing April Skill Builder BOM Technique This month we will be making our blocks using the classic hand piecing technique of English Paper Piecing. If you have never hand pieced before, I strongly encourage you to give it a try at least once! It can be a very relaxing process. I enjoy it because it allows me to get out of...
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  • FMQ Lesson #3 // 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. Welcome to the Skill Builder BOM Free Motion Quilting Lesson #3. My original plan for this month's lesson was teaching the FMQ designs to use for the Woven Star and Woven Chevron blocks, just as I have in the previous lessons. But as I began to work on the lesson, it took a bit of a turn. Instead of pulling everything together and...
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  • Block Lesson #3 // 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. March Skill Builder BOM Technique Piecing Triangles This month we will be making our blocks using Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and Quarter Square Triangles (QSTs). Just as last month 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....
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  • FMQ 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. Welcome to the Skill Builder BOM Free Motion Quilting Lesson #2. This month my main focus will be to teach you the designs that will be used for the Mood and Em Dash Blocks. I will not be covering any FMQ Basics. Please refer to the FMQ Lesson #1 which covered all the basics to FMQ in a 7 part video series. FMQ Lesson #1 –...
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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...
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  • Rolling Tides Improv Curves Tutorial // something New sampler


    We are only into month two of the year and we have been learning SO much. There are so many great technique tutorials going around in blog land to help you all grow in your quilting skills. One of the fun events that has been in the works is the something New sampler held by Amy Gray. There has been 7 blocks and 7 awesome technique tutorials from bloggers. Today Becky from myfabricobsession.blogspot.com and I will be sharing with you the final blocks of the quilt along series. Here is a list of all the tutorials so far: Amy @...
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  • Block Lesson #1 // 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. Lets begin today's first block lesson with an introduction video! Video Part 1 Video Part 2 Summary of Video Introduction Welcome to the Skill Builder BOM. This introduction will be a brief summary of the introduction video. Thank you guys so much for joining me for this full year of quilting along. We have had quite a few people sign up and I...
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  • Perfect Half Square Triangles with Kelly ~ Technique Tutorial Tuesday


    This post is part of the Technique Tutorial Tuesdays Series. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. As I had said last week, for the month of December I will be having some wonderful friends sharing there very own Technique Tutorial's with us. Last week Christa from ChristaQuilts introduced Paper Piecing in part 1 of her tutorial, today she has part 2 of the tutorial which you can read about here. Today I am excited to welcome Kelly Smith fromLive.Love.Create (http://craftytwinmommy.blogspot.com). I met Kelly here at Pile O' Fabric we have been following each other for months now and It has been a real...
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  • Triangle Wheel Quilt Block // Technique Tutorial Tuesdays


    This post is part of the Technique Tutorial Tuesdays Series. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. A few month's back, actually on the 4th of July, I shared with you my triangle blocks that I had made for a quilting 3x6 Bee. Since then I have had a few requests for a block tutorial. So today I will be teaching you how to make a Triangle Wheel Block. The Tutorial This block can be used in many different ways. You can make a 12.5" full block with the triangle or you can use...
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  • Cross-Stitched Quilt Block // Technique Tutorial Tuesdays


    This post is part of the Technique Tutorial Tuesdays Series. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. Yesterday I shared the Cross-Stitched Heart Quilt that I made for my swap partner. I took photos for a tutorial while I was working on it thinking it would be fun for this series, and based on feedback from yesterday I decided to make it the first technique tutorial. The Tutorial Checkout the revised version of this tutorial here. This week we will be making a Cross-Stitch block. Now really this is just an X block,...
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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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