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November 13, 2020
Hourglass Wreath Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Hourglass Wreath Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Can you imagine enduring winter in ancient Scandinavia? No electricity. No furnace. No corner grocery store. Just weeks and weeks of darkness, cold, and scarcity. 

During the darkest part of winter, my own Swedish ancestors adorned evergreen wreaths with white candles to celebrate Yule, or midwinter. The evergreen boughs symbolized resilience in harsh conditions; the candles, hope for the warmth and light of spring. 

The Hourglass Wreath Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

3,000 years later, I think we can all use a touch of hope, so we’re whipping up a quick and easy Hourglass Wreath quilt. This simple layer cake pattern comes together in a jiffy ...

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November 6, 2020
Through Love Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Through Love Quilt. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

2020 has been rough. Too much division. Too much loneliness and distress. Too much heartache. But when the world seems to fall apart, we quilters stitch it back together.

The Through Love Quilt. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

“Through Love” is a quick and easy jelly roll pattern with a powerful message: LOVE. It was created by Allie Perry of Taren Studios who says, “We are all connected through love, and when we come together, we can create something beautiful.” 

As you work on this simple strip set quilt, I hope it brings healing and peace to your heart. Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Through Love Quilt. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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October 30, 2020
Snowball Star Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Snowball Star Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

When Suzy Snowflake comes tap, tap, tappin’ at your windowpane, how do you react? 

Do you welcome winter with open arms or do you wrap up in your thickest quilt and “hibernate” ‘til spring?

The Snowball Star Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Do you curse each icy flake, or do you set up the Christmas tree and drink peppermint cocoa for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?

Love it or hate it, winter is on its way, and Jenny has just the quilt to get you in the mood:

The Snowball Star is a quick and easy jelly roll pattern. We’re using Ombre Snowflake Metallic strips, and every block ...

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October 9, 2020
Disappearing Four-Patch Weave Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Disappearing Four-Patch Weave Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Spiders are master weavers. Their webs are made with silk “thread” that is the envy of quilters: 1,000x thinner than human hair and 5x stronger than steel! (Scientists think pencil-thick web could stop a jumbo jet!)  

They work at a dazzling pace, completing incredibly intricate webs in about an hour. But this week, Jenny is giving ‘em a run for their money!

The Disappearing Four-Patch Weave Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The Disappearing Four-Patch Weave quilt starts as a super-simple 4-patch and then, like all disappearing blocks, we slice it and rearrange the pieces. The result is a gorgeous, woven layer cake pattern that comes together lickety-split. (Our ...

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August 14, 2020
Good Fortune Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Good Fortune Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

I could stare at Jenny’s Good Fortune quilt for a hundred years and never realize…it’s a simple disappearing 9 patch!

The Good Fortune Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

It’s true! All those cute little pieces are nothing more than a chopped-up 9 patch with one fun twist: a snowballed sashing.

And the best part? You can use the leftover fabric to make a 2nd quilt with a whole new layout! (Watch all the way to the end of the tutorial to see how it looks!)

The Good Fortune Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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August 12, 2020
Fall home decor – quilted and everlasting! from Pieced Brain

Fall home decor – quilted and everlasting!

This easy quilt brings warmth and color to your fall home decor. It is a perfect scrappy quilt with modern vibes, fast construction, and comes in two sizes!

Photograph by American Quilter magazine. Used with permission.

Fall Blooms, my newest fall quilt, has just been published in the September 2020 issue of the American Quilter magazine published by the American Quilter’s Society. As pictured above, it measures 66″ x 66″ with 12″ blocks. However, the pattern comes with a queen-size version if you decide to make it for your bed.

This is a great quilt for beginners because you ...

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August 10, 2020
Cindy's Not Your Mother's Rail Fence 3.0 from Night Owl Quilting


Cindy sent me this crisp Not Your Mother's Rail Fence quilt.  I never get tired of quilting a pattern that is part of the Highway 10 Designs collection.  I know that Cindy enjoys making this pattern as I have quilt two for her in the past.  Check them out here and here.


Cindy thought she was probably going to donate this quilt so she left the panto and thread choice up to me.   I decided to "go for it" with the thread color and picked a bright blue-green that popped on the solids.  The panto is called "Dazzle" and ...

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August 7, 2020
Framed Pinwheels Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Framed Pinwheels Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The Framed Pinwheels quilt is a master of disguise. 

It looks like a tricky maze of itty bitty pieces, but don’t be deceived! This block is simply a disappearing nine patch! 

The Framed Pinwheels Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Here’s how it works:  Whip up a nine patch of charms and lil’ pinwheels. Slice up that block. Shuffle the pieces. Stitch ‘em back together. That’s it! 

This pattern was inspired by the creative genius of V and Co, and we’re so excited to share it with you!

The Framed Pinwheels Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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July 3, 2020
Easy quilting panel Fall pattern for beginners from Pieced Brain

Easy quilting panel Fall pattern for beginners

Welcome family and friends with this Easy quilting panel Fall pattern I have just released! The border has simple blocks so you can make this quilt in one day. It is perfect for a beginner quilter who is just learning the craft, and ideal for veteran quilters who want a new, but quick, Fall quilt.

Homecoming

Homecoming was made with the Happy Fall Y’all fabric collection by Timeless Treasures. It measures 34-1/2″ x 54-1/2″ and the block size is 2.5″. I chose a simple border because I wanted the messages on the panel to stand out ...

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June 5, 2020
Super Cute, Super Simple Finish from Needle and Foot

You know how you set something aside for so long and then somehow your mind decides it is going to take forever to finish it and you don’t want to so you just leave it there? Yeah, me too. Last fall I pieced a cute strip quilt using a focus print from Pandalicious. I had yardage in the shop and thought it would be fun to make one and then make up some kits for others to make it.

Last September…….

So I made up the quilt top and got it basted. I started to free motion quilt each ...

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May 8, 2020
Morning Star Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Morning Star Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Have you ever given up on a quilting project? You’re not alone! Wavy blocks and unmatched seams have frustrated quilters since the invention of needle and thread!

The Morning Star Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

As a result, unfinished quilts are commonly found in antique shops, and quite often, they are Morning Star quilts! This pretty star is certainly breathtaking, but all those Y-seams and tiny bias-cut diamonds have caused many a quilter to call it quits. 

Lucky for us, the magnificent Tara Faughnan designed a modern Morning Star for our MODBlock Magazine, and it’s the perfect blend of quick, easy, and exciting! Click HERE to ...

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April 24, 2020
Easy Carpenter’s Star Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Easy Carpenter's Star Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

In the olden days, laundry was scrubbed on washboards, hand-mixed bread was baked in finicky wood-burning stoves, and the Carpenter’s Star was stitched with labor intensive y-seams. It was a lot of work. Thank goodness for modern innovations!

The Easy Carpenter's Star Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

This week, Jenny is whipping up an Easy Carpenter’s Star using big half square triangles. It’s a gorgeous quilt that comes together lickety-split! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Easy Carpenter's Star Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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April 17, 2020
Triple Play! Totally Tulips Tutorial from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Join Jenny, Natalie and Misty once a month for a Triple Play!

When life feels off-kilter, I find solace in two places: the sewing room and the garden.

Jenny’s Design

The Tulip Time Table Runner from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Whether I’m up to my elbows in fabric or dirt, creating a bit of order and beauty does wonders for the soul! And combining the two? Well, that’s a slice of heaven!

The Tulip Time Table Runner from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Misty’s Design

The Tulip Garden Wall Hanging from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

In this week’s Triple Play tutorial, learn how to make 3 new tulip projects with Jenny, Natalie, and Misty.

The Tulip Garden Wall Hanging from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Natalie’s Design

The Tulip Fields Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

These pretty quilts will have your home looking as fresh as a spring garden in no time! Click HERE to watch ...

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April 3, 2020
Stars & Stitches Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Stars & Stitches Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Your sewing machine is probably capable of oodles of decorative stitches…but have you ever used them? Now is your chance to take those flowers, hearts, and loop de loos for a spin!

The Stars & Stitches Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

We’re working on a project inspired by Jenny’s favorite antique crazy quilt. And like a traditional crazy quilt, Stars and Stitches is just begging for some fancy stitchin’! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Stars & Stitches Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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March 11, 2020
Quilt Your History – 5 Favorite Vintage Quilts from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Royal Wedding Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

They don’t make them like they used to. Many of us were fortunate enough to have learned the art of quilting from our ancestors; parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles have long since been the best teachers to pass on the gift that is quilting. They stitched differently, as limited resources required more time and perseverance with each block. Each stitch was made with love though and the quilts survived, being passed down as family heirlooms for generations to come. Those beautiful patterns, bound in time by thread, became classics of the quilting world.

These projects have carried with them ...

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March 6, 2020
Irish Change Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Irish Change Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The Irish Chain is one of my favorite classic quilts, but Jenny’s Irish Change is even better!

The Irish Change Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
  • This quilt was designed for pretty fabric. The 10-inch squares are left uncut, so favorite prints can really shine!
  • This quilt is HUGE! At 101 inches square, it’s the perfect size for a queen bed! 
  • This quilt is delightfully quick & easy! The secret? All those criss crossing “chains” are made with simple strip sets!
The Irish Change Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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February 28, 2020
Lemon Star Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Lemon Star Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Ever heard of the LeMoyne Star? It’s a tricky block with y-seams galore. (In other words, it’s not for me!)

The Lemon Star Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Jenny’s Lemon Star has the same 8-point star, but it’s made with easy half-square triangles! Click HERE to learn how to whip up this simple quilt using your favorite charm packs!

(Do you recognize this block from our fun new “All Stars” Block of the Month? Click HERE to see if you can spot it!) 

The Lemon Star Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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February 7, 2020
Brilliant Swirl Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Brilliant Swirl from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Andromeda, our next-door-neighbor galaxy, is named after a mythological Greek princess known for incredible beauty. It’s made of 1 trillion stars dancing through space in a massive, brilliant swirl.

The Brilliant Swirl from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

While our Brilliant Swirl isn’t quite so epic, it sure is pretty! Learn how to make this quick and easy quilt using your favorite 2.5 inch strips! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Brilliant Swirl from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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January 24, 2020
Pixelated Heart Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

A pixel quilt is just a charm quilt, really. The only trick is planning the layout. Luckily, Robert Kaufman did all the figuring for the Pixelated Heart Quilt, and you can download the pattern for free! 

Watch Jenny whip up this pretty project. It’s so quick and easy, she finishes the entire top during the video! (Bonus: You’ll also get a quick lesson on perfecting your ¼” seam!)

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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December 22, 2019
Reneta's Home Quarter Lap Quilt from Night Owl Quilting



This is the second Home Quarter quilt that Reneta has completed since Highway 10 Designs released the pattern in October.  She is looking in her stash for more fat quarters to cut up as it goes together fast and is fun to make.


Reneta made the large lap size that uses 16 fat quarters and finishes at 71" x 71".   She pulled a bundle from her stash and added a few bonus pieces.


We used the Gingersnap pantograph and Quilter's Dream blend batting.



This Highway 10 Designs pattern is available in PDF download or paper format on our website ...

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