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Online Class

Skill Builder BOM 2014

For the Love of Sewing Quilt

Build your skills as a quilter and sewist taking the 2014 Skill Builder Block of the Month (BOM), a quilt-as-you-go, modern, block of the month online class taught by Alyssa Lichner. For quilters of all levels beginner to seasoned! Step-by-step detailed piecing and quilting instructions are included for all 15 blocks in the For the Love of Sewing quilt. Even though 2014 is over you can join this class at anytime! Work at your own pace, you receive forever access to the class lessons and a full 200+ pdf e-book!

Join this online class now and get forever access for a one time registration fee of $25.00.

What techniques will you learn?

Hand Embroidery

The Embroidery Hoop block will be embroidered by hand. You will learn 10 basic embroidery stitches.

Layered & Raw-edge Applique

The Scissors and Rotary block are pieced with layered appliqué. The Pin Cushion block is pieced with basic raw-edge appliqué.

Foundation Piecing

The Iron and Sewing Machine blocks are pieced using freezer paper foundation piecing and the folded quilt is pieced using basic foundation piecing.

Curve Piecing

The Scrap Jar and Button block are pieced using Piec-lique a unique curve piecing technique engineerred by quilter Sharon Schamber.

Free Motion Quilting

Each block is machine quilted on your home sewing machine using free motion quilting.


Each block is machine quilted by itself and when all the blocks are complete the quilt is assembled using a sashing quilt-as-you-go method.

What does the class include?

The class includes the following:

  • private access to class lessons and videos
  • alternate color/fabric/thread suggestions
  • quilt planning coloring sheet
  • step-by-step picture instructions for all fifteen course block lessons
  • easy access to download PDF of lesson to print and sew
  • block pattern templates and coloring sheets
  • video tutorials as needed throughout the year for techniques
  • free motion quilt-as-you-go suggestions and instructions for all blocks quilt assembly and finishing instructions
  • final PDF e-book with all lesson (over 200+ pages)

What fabric and supplies will I need?

Fabric Requirements

In this class you will learn all about choosing a balanced color palette and from that palette choosing fabrics for your quilt, so don't worry about choosing your fabric just yet. But, if you love the color scheme and solid fabric used in the quilt shown you can purchase a fabric kit in our shop here:

Fabric Kit

Supply Requiremensts

To make gathering all the supplies for class easier, we have put together a supply kit that can be purchased in our shop here:

Supply Kit

What is the Skill Builder Block of the Month?

The Skill Builder Block of the Month (BOM) is a monthly quilt-as-you-go block of the month which I teach online here at Pile O' Fabric every year (it started in 2013). Each year I come up with a different quilt design and throughout the year teach a class on how to make the quilt with instructions and helpful videos. The goal of this BOM is to learn new piecing techniques, and build skill in free motion quilting. In the end you will have a beautiful quilt and much more experience! You can join any past or current Block of the Month at anytime and work at your own pace. Click the links below to see each years quilt.

Student Progress