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  • Glue Basting Basics // Technique Tutorial Tuesday


    It's been a few weeks since I started the "In the Studio" video series and over the past few weeks I have had many readers ask about the glue basting technique I use. Glue basting is a great technique that can really help you achieve accuracy when piecing. Months ago my friend and fabulous quilter Cristy Fincher shared a video tutorial about glue basting here at Pile O' Fabric which you should also check out. Today I decided to re-address this super helpful technique with another short video that I put together for you all. Glue basting is one of...
    Read more →

  • 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...
    Read more →

  • Precise piecing using glue basting // Technique Tutorial Tuesday


    As I am advancing as a quilter my desire to achieve precise piecing is growing. Matching up those pesky points on difficult blocks can be a challenge. This is a challenge I have been determined to overcome. A few months ago I began using a glue basting technique my friend Cristy shared with me. This technique has improved my piecing accuracy by leaps and bounds, so I asked Cristy if she would visit Pile O' Fabric and share a tutorial on the technique with for Technique Tutorial Tuesday. Meet Cristy Cristy Fincher owns Purple Daisies LLC and blogs at Sew Much Like Mom. Before becoming...
    Read more →

  • Pretty Pleats Zipper Pouch ~ 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. Who is in the mood to make some zipper pouches!? I certainly have been in the mood. This weekend I suddenly had the urge to bust out a bunch of zipper bags. A month or so ago I made myself a Pleated Tote Bag by Ellen Luckett Baker, which is a fantastic FREE pattern on her blog. The bag is very simple to put together and turns out beautiful. I really liked the idea of a...
    Read more →

  • Let's Face it, it's a Binding with Cristy // 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. Last week I really enjoyed making the improv curves block with the Fat Quarter Shop. Today I am excited to have Cristy from Sew Much Like Mom and Purple Daisies back to Technique Tutorial Tuesday for an AMAZING facing binding tutorial! When I was at Quilt Con I saw quite a few quilts which appeared to have no binding. I asked the white glove lady to show me the backs of these quilts and they really...
    Read more →

  • Improv Curves & Machine Pieced Hexagons // 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. It's been a few weeks since the last Technique Tutorial Tuesday. Today I bring the series back with a sponsored tutorial by Fat Quarter Shop. Modern quilters have embraced the pre-cut!  Pre-cuts help ease the quilting process by eliminating a large portion of cutting for the quilter.  In today’s Technique Tutorial Tuesday, Lisa Calle of Moda Bake Shop walks us through two quilting techniques fit for a modern quilter that utilize pre-cuts. Improv Curve Piecing The...
    Read more →

  • Intro to Free Motion Quilting with Christa // 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. It's been a few months now since I began Technique Tutorial Tuesday and I have really enjoyed it. Now with the Skill Builder BOM in the works I have decided to try and align the subject matter of Tuesday Tutorials with things that will be beneficial and coincide with the Skill Builder BOM. This Thursday I will post the very first Skill Builder BOM Free Motion Quilting Lesson, and let me tell you it is a biggy! Since we...
    Read more →

  • Starching your Fabric // 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. Last week I was unable to do a Technique Tutorial for the series, but I am back today with a tutorial that should really be helpful in your quilting. I personally feel it is absolutely imperative that you do this with all quilting projects! So what technique is it? Drumroll please… Starch Your Fabric! Well, you may be thinking starch? What? I haven't starched anything since 1980, who uses starch anymore? When ironing my clothes I never use...
    Read more →

  • FMQ with Cristy + Giveaway // Technique Tutorial Tuesday


    Happy New Year! We are going to start off the New Year with the first Technique Tutorial of the year. If you have recently joined me here at Pile O' Fabric, Welcome! Each Tuesday, I have a series called Technique Tutorial Tuesdays. Either myself or a guest will prepare a tutorial using a helpful technique every Tuesday (with occasional breaks here and there :) I plan to align the topics of these tutorial with the Blocks we will be quilting in theSkill Builder BOM. So if you are quilting along for the BOM these tuts could be very helpful. Today I am...
    Read more →

  • Taking baby steps with your hoarded fabric // 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. December is already flying by, this week I am excited to be having another wonderful guest for our Technique Tutorial Tuesday. I would like to welcome Beth from Plum and June! Beth is the well known master mind behind the HUGE Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop, which was incredibly helpful in growing our blogs and meeting new people. In the time I have had to get to know Beth a little bit ( I may be wrong) but I get the sense she...
    Read more →

  • Paper Piecing with Christa Part 2 ~ 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. Last week Christa introduced us to Part 1 of a Paper Piecing Tutorial making a Christmas Wreath Mini Quilt. Today she is finishing the quilt up with Part 2!   Christmas Wreath Mini Quilt by ChristaQuilts The mini quilt turned out so beautiful! It just amazes me how much you can do with a log cabin block! Thank you so much Christa for sharing this wonderful tutorial with us!   Today we also have a new Technique Tutorial from Kelly...
    Read more →

  • Paper Piecing with Christa ~ 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. For the month of December I will be having some wonderful friends sharing there very own Technique Tutorial's with us. I am really excited for the tutorials in store! Today we will began with a 2-part Paper Piecing Tutorial by Christa at ChristaQuilts. Christa is one of my wonderful sponsors, and a faithful Pile O' Fabric follower. She has been such an encouraging friend and I am so thankful for her! Christa has big plans for 2013, and I know she is going to do fantastic!...
    Read more →

  • Granny Square Coasters // 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. With Christmas less than a month away I figured I better get to work on my Christmas presents! One of things I will be making a lot of are coasters. I sized down a classic Granny Block and turned it into a coaster, and decided to share this tutorial with you today. Usually when making regular size Granny Squares I like to use I am ginger monkey's strip piecing method, but for these little granny blocks...
    Read more →

  • Adding a Zipper to a Quilted Pillow Sham // 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. I recently participated in the Pillow Talk Handmade Swap. This is a group of over 100 extremely talented sewists. This is a surprise swap. You’re assigned a partner which you must secretly research in order to find out what they like. My partner for this round really loves turquoise, aqua, white, and stars. So I decided to make a large version of the english paper pieced Star Blossom with a patchwork zipper closed back. I used...
    Read more →

  • 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...
    Read more →

  • 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,...
    Read more →

  • Introducing Technique Tutorial Tuesday's


    I really enjoyed going through the Beginner's Quilting Series with you all. If you missed any of those posts you can see the full list of them all here. This week I am starting a new series which I am really really excited about. I am calling it Technique Tutorial Tuesday's! Technique Tutorial Tuesday's Here are the details of this new blog series… When: Tentatively Tuesdays, Now I say tentatively, because life gets crazy and occasionally I may need to skip a Tuesday or two, but it will be my goal to try and provide a new one each week. Where:...
    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 » Technique Tutorial Tuesdays

  • Glue Basting Basics // Technique Tutorial Tuesday


    It's been a few weeks since I started the "In the Studio" video series and over the past few weeks I have had many readers ask about the glue basting technique I use. Glue basting is a great technique that can really help you achieve accuracy when piecing. Months ago my friend and fabulous quilter Cristy Fincher shared a video tutorial about glue basting here at Pile O' Fabric which you should also check out. Today I decided to re-address this super helpful technique with another short video that I put together for you all. Glue basting is one of...
    Read more →

  • 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...
    Read more →

  • Precise piecing using glue basting // Technique Tutorial Tuesday


    As I am advancing as a quilter my desire to achieve precise piecing is growing. Matching up those pesky points on difficult blocks can be a challenge. This is a challenge I have been determined to overcome. A few months ago I began using a glue basting technique my friend Cristy shared with me. This technique has improved my piecing accuracy by leaps and bounds, so I asked Cristy if she would visit Pile O' Fabric and share a tutorial on the technique with for Technique Tutorial Tuesday. Meet Cristy Cristy Fincher owns Purple Daisies LLC and blogs at Sew Much Like Mom. Before becoming...
    Read more →

  • Pretty Pleats Zipper Pouch ~ 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. Who is in the mood to make some zipper pouches!? I certainly have been in the mood. This weekend I suddenly had the urge to bust out a bunch of zipper bags. A month or so ago I made myself a Pleated Tote Bag by Ellen Luckett Baker, which is a fantastic FREE pattern on her blog. The bag is very simple to put together and turns out beautiful. I really liked the idea of a...
    Read more →

  • Let's Face it, it's a Binding with Cristy // 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. Last week I really enjoyed making the improv curves block with the Fat Quarter Shop. Today I am excited to have Cristy from Sew Much Like Mom and Purple Daisies back to Technique Tutorial Tuesday for an AMAZING facing binding tutorial! When I was at Quilt Con I saw quite a few quilts which appeared to have no binding. I asked the white glove lady to show me the backs of these quilts and they really...
    Read more →

  • Improv Curves & Machine Pieced Hexagons // 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. It's been a few weeks since the last Technique Tutorial Tuesday. Today I bring the series back with a sponsored tutorial by Fat Quarter Shop. Modern quilters have embraced the pre-cut!  Pre-cuts help ease the quilting process by eliminating a large portion of cutting for the quilter.  In today’s Technique Tutorial Tuesday, Lisa Calle of Moda Bake Shop walks us through two quilting techniques fit for a modern quilter that utilize pre-cuts. Improv Curve Piecing The...
    Read more →

  • Intro to Free Motion Quilting with Christa // 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. It's been a few months now since I began Technique Tutorial Tuesday and I have really enjoyed it. Now with the Skill Builder BOM in the works I have decided to try and align the subject matter of Tuesday Tutorials with things that will be beneficial and coincide with the Skill Builder BOM. This Thursday I will post the very first Skill Builder BOM Free Motion Quilting Lesson, and let me tell you it is a biggy! Since we...
    Read more →

  • Starching your Fabric // 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. Last week I was unable to do a Technique Tutorial for the series, but I am back today with a tutorial that should really be helpful in your quilting. I personally feel it is absolutely imperative that you do this with all quilting projects! So what technique is it? Drumroll please… Starch Your Fabric! Well, you may be thinking starch? What? I haven't starched anything since 1980, who uses starch anymore? When ironing my clothes I never use...
    Read more →

  • FMQ with Cristy + Giveaway // Technique Tutorial Tuesday


    Happy New Year! We are going to start off the New Year with the first Technique Tutorial of the year. If you have recently joined me here at Pile O' Fabric, Welcome! Each Tuesday, I have a series called Technique Tutorial Tuesdays. Either myself or a guest will prepare a tutorial using a helpful technique every Tuesday (with occasional breaks here and there :) I plan to align the topics of these tutorial with the Blocks we will be quilting in theSkill Builder BOM. So if you are quilting along for the BOM these tuts could be very helpful. Today I am...
    Read more →

  • Taking baby steps with your hoarded fabric // 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. December is already flying by, this week I am excited to be having another wonderful guest for our Technique Tutorial Tuesday. I would like to welcome Beth from Plum and June! Beth is the well known master mind behind the HUGE Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop, which was incredibly helpful in growing our blogs and meeting new people. In the time I have had to get to know Beth a little bit ( I may be wrong) but I get the sense she...
    Read more →

  • Paper Piecing with Christa Part 2 ~ 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. Last week Christa introduced us to Part 1 of a Paper Piecing Tutorial making a Christmas Wreath Mini Quilt. Today she is finishing the quilt up with Part 2!   Christmas Wreath Mini Quilt by ChristaQuilts The mini quilt turned out so beautiful! It just amazes me how much you can do with a log cabin block! Thank you so much Christa for sharing this wonderful tutorial with us!   Today we also have a new Technique Tutorial from Kelly...
    Read more →

  • Paper Piecing with Christa ~ 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. For the month of December I will be having some wonderful friends sharing there very own Technique Tutorial's with us. I am really excited for the tutorials in store! Today we will began with a 2-part Paper Piecing Tutorial by Christa at ChristaQuilts. Christa is one of my wonderful sponsors, and a faithful Pile O' Fabric follower. She has been such an encouraging friend and I am so thankful for her! Christa has big plans for 2013, and I know she is going to do fantastic!...
    Read more →

  • Granny Square Coasters // 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. With Christmas less than a month away I figured I better get to work on my Christmas presents! One of things I will be making a lot of are coasters. I sized down a classic Granny Block and turned it into a coaster, and decided to share this tutorial with you today. Usually when making regular size Granny Squares I like to use I am ginger monkey's strip piecing method, but for these little granny blocks...
    Read more →

  • Adding a Zipper to a Quilted Pillow Sham // 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. I recently participated in the Pillow Talk Handmade Swap. This is a group of over 100 extremely talented sewists. This is a surprise swap. You’re assigned a partner which you must secretly research in order to find out what they like. My partner for this round really loves turquoise, aqua, white, and stars. So I decided to make a large version of the english paper pieced Star Blossom with a patchwork zipper closed back. I used...
    Read more →

  • 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...
    Read more →

  • 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,...
    Read more →

  • Introducing Technique Tutorial Tuesday's


    I really enjoyed going through the Beginner's Quilting Series with you all. If you missed any of those posts you can see the full list of them all here. This week I am starting a new series which I am really really excited about. I am calling it Technique Tutorial Tuesday's! Technique Tutorial Tuesday's Here are the details of this new blog series… When: Tentatively Tuesdays, Now I say tentatively, because life gets crazy and occasionally I may need to skip a Tuesday or two, but it will be my goal to try and provide a new one each week. Where:...
    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

Follow Along

Pile O Fabric


Skill Builder BOM

Skill Builder BOM 2015
Skill Builder BOM 2014
Skill Builder BOM 2013

My Patterns

Blog Series


Helpful Tools

Technique Tutorials

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