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July 8, 2020
Checkerboard from Zarkadia Quilts

The classic 16 patch quilt block, the Checkerboard quilt block, is no brainer! It is the easiest quilt block out there, and I love using it even with my tiny 1.5 inch strips! Make this quilt in one weekend!

via Sew And Quilt
Cutting Instructions for the Checkerboard quilt block

You can make the Checkerboard quilt block using almost every final block size. Just use the following calculations:
A = Finished Block Size + 0.5 inches
B = (A x 2) + 0.5 inches
A x B = Wanted measurement of strips

In the following table you can find the measurements for ...

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July 1, 2020
White House Steps from Zarkadia Quilts

I am in love ❤! This is the most beautiful quilt block. The White House Steps, is easy, scrap-friendly, solids-friendly, it can be modern, it can be traditional! It fits literally everywhere, and for every quilt taste! You should definitely try to make it, and I have the right tutorial for you.

Cutting Instructions for the White House Steps quilt block

The cutting part for the White House Steps quilt block is reaaally easy! You will be surprised how fast you can prepare a 20 block quilt.

Always remember FINISHED SIZE means the size it will be in a completed quilt ...

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June 3, 2020
Stitch up a Garden of Quilts This Summer from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Vintage Blossom Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
The Vintage Blossom quilt as featured in BLOCK Magazine Volume 6 Issue 3.

Gardening and quilting are the perfect pair, both producing an amazing result with a little time, effort and patience. Traditionally quilters have always incorporated their surroundings in their blocks, so it’s no wonder as to why so many vintage quilts feature flowers! Check out these five incredible patterns featuring flowers and traditional garden elements!

English Garden

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

Developing from English landscaping techniques of the 18th century, the style of an English garden is both elegant and structured. The English Garden quilt captures the feel of a beautiful ...

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May 29, 2020
Triple Play! 3 Yard Quilts from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

This month’s Triple Play tutorial is a mathematical delight: 3 gals + 3 yards = 3 gorgeous quilts! 

Jenny’s Design

The Jacob's Ladder 3 Yard Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

It’s true! Jenny, Misty, and Natalie are whipping up 3 quick and easy quilts.

The Jacob's Ladder 3 Yard Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Misty’s Design

The Jigsaw 3 Yard Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Each of these patterns is from “Modern Views with 3-Yard Quilts” by Donna Robertson for Fabric Cafe.

The Jigsaw 3 Yard Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Natalie’s Design

The Dominique 3 Yard Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Click HERE to learn how to make the Jacob’s Ladder, Dominique, and Jigsaw quilts—each from just 3 yards of fabric!

The Dominique 3 Yard Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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May 22, 2020
Diamond Terrace Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

When Henry Ford implemented the assembly line, he cut the production time of the Model T from twelve hours to just two and a half! The car was the same. The parts were the same. But putting it together assembly-style was so much faster!

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

The same is true in quilting! The Diamond Terrace quilt is made of dozens of little pieces, but they come together lickety-split with chain piecing! Click HERE to learn how to make this quick and easy strip quilt!

The Diamond Terrace Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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March 18, 2020
Join Our Easter Pattern Hunt from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Spring has sprung and the Easter Bunny is on his way! This season we are ready for Easter egg hunting and picking pretty flowers… oh, and sewing! We started our festivities early and filled our easter basket full of sweet spring patterns. If you aren’t sure what you’d like to sew up this year, we’ve hunted for some of the best and have them here for you!

1. Hippity Hoppity & Hippity Hoppity Mini by Nadra Ridgeway for Ellis & Higgs Patterns is available as a crib-sized and mini quilt. We love this warren of easter bunnies and all ...

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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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February 5, 2020
How to Make a Quilt Label + Washing Your Quilt – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern NO MUSIC from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Make sure to download the FREE pattern to go with this class and get a 20% OFF coupon in your email you can use on all your supplies. Click here to get the FREE pattern and coupon: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/split-nine-patch-free-beginner-quilting-video-series-pattern/

You did it! You made your first quilt! Now it is time to talk about how to take care of it so it lasts as long as possible and how to make a label so that everyone knows you are the one who worked really hard to make it!

First let’s talk about labels! It is ...

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February 4, 2020
Continuous Binding Tutorial + Mitered Corners – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Make sure to download the FREE pattern to go with this class and get a 20% OFF coupon in your email you can use on all your supplies. Click here to get the FREE pattern and coupon: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/split-nine-patch-free-beginner-quilting-video-series-pattern/

For years I was afraid of sewing continuous binding. The results are amazing. You can’t tell where you started or stopped your binding, which means no lumps or bumps where you tucked in extra fabric. But if you screw it up, OMG you have to start completely over.

But when I tried it for the first ...

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February 1, 2020
How to Put Together a Quilt Top – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern – NO MUSIC VERSION from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Make sure to download the FREE pattern to go with this class and get a 20% OFF coupon in your email you can use on all your supplies. Click here to get the FREE pattern and coupon: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/split-nine-patch-free-beginner-quilting-video-series-pattern/

When pattern writers and quilt magazine or book editors make assembly diagrams for putting the quilt top together, they assume you already know how to do that step and the instructions are very brief.

Sometimes there aren’t instructions at all and there is just a diagram of the quilt in various pieces. That can be very ...

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January 31, 2020
How to Chain Piece Quilt Blocks & Sew Faster – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern – NO MUSIC from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Make sure to download the FREE pattern to go with this class and get a 20% OFF coupon in your email you can use on all your supplies. Click here to get the FREE pattern and coupon: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/split-nine-patch-free-beginner-quilting-video-series-pattern/

Once you get the hang of it, sewing and quilting are very relaxing and enjoyable. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to speed up the process. After all, how are you going to make all the quilts that you are dreaming of in your head if each one takes forever to piece?

That is ...

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January 30, 2020
How to Sew a Split Nine Patch Quilt Block – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern – NO MUSIC from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Make sure to download the FREE pattern to go with this class and get a 20% OFF coupon in your email you can use on all your supplies. Click here to get the FREE pattern and coupon: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/split-nine-patch-free-beginner-quilting-video-series-pattern/

Finally! We get to do some actual sewing! In today’s video we are going to be making the split nine patch quilt block. This is a really basic block that is very beginner-friendly, but it looks just fancy enough to wow people when you tell them this is your first quilt.

Basically all quilt blocks are ...

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January 29, 2020
3 Ways to Sew A PERFECT Quarter Inch Seam – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern – NO MUSIC from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Make sure to download the FREE pattern to go with this class and get a 20% OFF coupon in your email you can use on all your supplies. Click here to get the FREE pattern and coupon: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/split-nine-patch-free-beginner-quilting-video-series-pattern/

Step two in making quilts that turn out like they are supposed to is sewing an accurate quarter-inch seam. This isn’t hard, once you have the right tools, or know how to set your sewing machine up properly to do it.

For the first year-and-a-half I was a quilter I sewed an absolutely perfect 3/8-inch ...

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January 28, 2020
How to Use a Rotary Cutter: Two Ways to Cut – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern – NO MUSIC from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Make sure to download the FREE pattern to go with this class and get a 20% OFF coupon in your email you can use on all your supplies. Click here to get the FREE pattern and coupon: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/split-nine-patch-free-beginner-quilting-video-series-pattern/

In quilting, accuracy matters. A quilt is basically a giant geometric puzzle. But thankfully that math is pretty easy, and someone else has done it for you.

But there are three skills you need to get down in order for your quilts to turn out right: cutting, sewing a quarter-inch seam and pressing.

Here’s the deal ...

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January 27, 2020
How to Read a Quilt Pattern – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern – NO MUSIC VERSION from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Make sure to download the FREE pattern to go with this class and get a 20% OFF coupon in your email you can use on all your supplies. Click here to get the FREE pattern and coupon: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/split-nine-patch-free-beginner-quilting-video-series-pattern/

Quilt patterns are essentially the how to manual for making a quilt. The pattern designer has figured out how much fabric you need, the best way to put the quilt together and done all the quilt math so all you have to do is cut and sew.

Patterns may look different from designer to designer and from ...

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January 17, 2020
Triple Play! Evening Stars, Luminary & Cottage Stars from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

We’re starting a new tradition here at Missouri Star: Triple Play! Once a month, Jenny, Misty, and Natalie will each demonstrate their own, unique take on a classic MSQC pattern.

Jenny’s Design

First up? Wonky Stars! Jenny incorporates those whimsical stars into a tiny-house table runner.

Misty’s Design

Misty goes country-cozy with a big, traditional quilt featuring 4-patch star centers.

Natalie’s Design

Natalie leans modern with a non-block layout featuring big Wonky Stars!

As always, each of these projects is quick, easy, and fun! Click HERE to choose a favorite!

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January 10, 2020
Around the Square Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

A little precision is good for the soul.  Neat vacuum lines in the carpet. Deep green rows of meticulously mowed grass. Quilt blocks with well-pressed seams and razor-sharp points. All that order just feels nice.

If you crave a little precision, this week’s new quilt fits the bill! Jenny demonstrates how to achieve perfect points with just a touch of careful trimming. Easy peasy! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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January 7, 2020
Learn to Quilt! – Completely FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern – Quilt Addicts Anonymous from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Make sure to download the FREE pattern to go with this class and get a 20% OFF coupon in your email you can use on all your supplies. Click here to get the FREE pattern and coupon: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/split-nine-patch-free-beginner-quilting-video-series-pattern/

We are so excited to rerelease our popular Quilt Addicts Anonymous Beginner Quilting online video course sponsored by QT Fabrics. The pattern and all the videos are completely FREE and you can watch them as many times as you need to!

You are welcome to use your own supplies for this class, but we would love it ...

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November 20, 2019
Friendship from Zarkadia Quilts

The Friendship quilt block is a relatively easy to make, but also a bit tricky, especially regarding seam matching. But once you get the grip of it, and by using the right values on your blocks, the Friendship quilt block can really make ypur quilt special. It is also really scrappy friendly, and you can use up most of your scraps, just with a single block!

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via Hope Nelson
CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FRIENDSHIP QUILT BLOCK

Always remember FINISHED SIZE means the size it will be in a completed quilt. The measurements given already have the ¼ inch allowance included ...

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October 28, 2019
Meet Missouri Star Academy Instructor, HollyAnne Knight from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

HollyAnne Knight of String & Story teaches one of our online courses here at Missouri Star. She helps people learn to not only quilt with confidence, but live an overall well and confident life. Check out her quilting blog or wellness blog for fun stuff!

Join HollyAnne in her Beginner-Friendly Free Motion Quilting class! You’re gonna love it and her! Get to know our newest instructor:

Do you have any funny “mess-up” stories to share from your experience with machine quilting?

Oh my heavens! … My quilting journey is like a RomCom of crazy mess-ups! I have quilted my supreme slider ...

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