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November 30, 2020
Year in Review – A look at 2020 with Missouri Star from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

As we look back over the past twelve months, we’re simply amazed! We were touched by the love from our followers, the support of our customers, the kind hearts of each and every one of our hardworking team members, and the selflessness within the quilting community. Despite this challenging year, we’ve been able to accomplish so much together.

Thanks to you, Missouri Star is celebrating yet another great year of quilting! It’s been filled with inspiring stories from quilters all around the world, brand new products created with you in mind, exciting tutorials that have inspired many ...

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November 20, 2020
Triple Play! Best of BLOCK from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Triple Play! Best of BLOCK from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorials today.

BLOCK Magazine is a simple thing. Just 100+ pages of pretty pictures and words.

Jenny’s Design

The Half-Hexi Braid Place Mat from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

But when you open that front cover, the heart and soul of Missouri Star come rushing out like a flood of inspiration and creativity!

The Half-Hexi Braid Place Mat from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Misty’s Design

The Charm Pillow on Point from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

For this month’s Triple Play tutorial, Jenny and the girls gathered ideas from the December 2020 BLOCK to design a treasure trove of quick and easy projects that are perfect for holiday giving!

The Charm Pillow on Point from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Natalie’s Design

The Rhombus Garden Table Runner from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Click HERE to learn how to make BLOCK-inspired placemats, pillows, pincushions, and table runners with your favorite precut charm ...

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November 18, 2020
Take a Look Behind the Scenes of BLOCK Magazine and Join Us for a BLOCK Party TONIGHT! from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

BLOCK Magazine is an “idea book” designed, produced, and published by Missouri Star Quilt Co. As you flip through each glossy page you’ll find gorgeous photography, fun patterns, brilliant ideas, and one-of-a-kind stories! For seven years – hard work, creativity and pure love has been poured into each issue!

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Go Behind the Scenes

Q: How many people does it take to make an issue of BLOCK Magazine?
A: It takes a team of about forty people!

Here’s how they do it:

Each issue of BLOCK starts with thoughtful planning months in advance. First, the design ...

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September 21, 2020
A sneak peek into the next issue of BLOCK Magazine from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Dear Quilters,

Thanksgiving is just around the corner… talking about gratitude… I want to talk about the other side of giving, which is receiving. It is often easy to give of ourselves, but it can be difficult to accept help when we need it. I love this quote by Maya Angelou, “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” It reminds me that in every situation where there is a giver, there is also a receiver…

It’s wonderful to be on the giving end, as we so often are, but what about those times when we are ...

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September 3, 2020
What’s Your Story? – Grandma’s Hands by Michele T. from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

BLOCK Magazine is always looking to publish original stories from quilters like you. We believe that everyone has an important story to tell and that sharing our stories brings us closer together. Today’s story is just that – a story of connection in quilting.

“The first quilter I ever knew was my maternal grandmother, Catherine.  She died in 1966 when I was only 12 years old, and I miss her still.

By the time I was born, she had four grandsons but no granddaughters, so when I came along, Grandma embraced me as her very own special blessing.  She was ...

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August 5, 2020
What’s Your Story? – My Sister’s Unfinished Quilt by Barb R. from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

BLOCK Magazine is always looking to publish original stories from quilters like you. We believe that everyone has an important story to tell and that sharing our stories brings us closer together. Quilting isn’t just a hobby for some. For many it’s a way to cope, stay inspired, or even honor others.

Thank you, Barb, for sharing your story.

“Prior to my sister, Susan’s, untimely death from ovarian cancer at age 49, we had the opportunity to go through some of her “stuff.” There were a lot of boxes to go through and at the bottom of ...

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July 21, 2020
Behind the scenes of BLOCK Magazine – August 2020 from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

A Note from Jenny

Dear Quilters,

This year has been so completely out of the ordinary, and challenging in so many ways, that I find myself simplifying again and experiencing great joy in the things that I have often taken for granted. Now, preparing for the holiday season is less about the hustle and bustle of finding just the right present, but taking the time to help create a warm, welcoming spirit in my home and in my community. 

As I contemplate the spirit of generosity, I recognize that giving comes in many forms. Some give of their time and energy, some share love ...

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July 2, 2020
What’s Your Story? – Wounded Warrior by Marie D. from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

BLOCK Magazine is always looking to publish original stories from quilters like you. We believe that everyone has an important story to tell and that sharing our stories brings us closer together.

Today’s, What’s Your Story?, will touch your heart (you may want to grab a tissue!). It’s one of love, fate, and hope that all stem from a single quilt.

Thank you Marie D. for sharing your beautiful story…

About seven years ago, I was involved in a quilt guild that was making quilts to send to Wounded Warrior. The quilts were given to men and ...

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June 4, 2020
What’s Your Story? from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Behind every quilt is a story, and we want to hear yours! BLOCK Magazine is always looking to publish original stories from quilters like you. We believe that everyone has an important story to tell and that sharing our stories brings us closer together. As we listen, learn, and grow, greater inspiration enters our lives and our capacity to care expands. No matter how simple you believe your story to be, it’s worth sharing. 

BLOCK Magazine Share Your Story

Here’s a few things to keep in mind when submitting your story:

– We prefer stories under 500 words in Microsoft Word or Google Documents ...

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May 20, 2020
Sneak Peek: BLOCK Magazine Summer 2020 from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

A note from Jenny.

My hope is by the time I’ve written this letter to you and BLOCK arrives at your home, that life will have returned to normal. My hope is the sun will be shining outside your window… you’ll be free to gather with friends and family… you’ll feel comfortable greeting neighbors and walking the dog again, and a trip to the beach might be just around the corner. It’s hard to imagine after weeks of being separated from loved ones and anxiously watching the television, but I have great hope that we’ll make it through…many ...

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April 27, 2020
Free Quilt Coloring Page Downloads from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Coloring never gets old, from our first crayon masterpieces, to scribbling in the margins of notes, there is something soothing and satisfying about coloring between–and sometimes outside of–the lines.

Free quilting coloring pages from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Quilt patterns lend themselves quite nicely to coloring, and we have three free quilt coloring sheets to help spark your creativity!

Dashing Stars Quilt
Rhombus Cube Quilt
Jack and Jill Quilt

Click HERE to download the free Quilt Coloring Sheets! 

If these free coloring sheet downloads have sparked an idea for your next quilty creation, we have quilt tutorials, BLOCK Magazines, and quilt patterns for each one!

Dashing Stars ...

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March 25, 2020
“Home is Where the Quilts Are” – Behind the scenes of BLOCK Magazine Volume 7 Issue 2 from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

A Note From Jenny BLOCK Magazine

Writing to you from the comfort of home is a privilege in this fast-paced world. I often find myself between places, driving long distances or flying to far-off locations to visit quilters around the world. It can be hard to feel comfortable in such circumstances, but I’ve found out something incredible about the quilting world. No matter where I go, as long as I can find a quilt shop, I feel right at home. After all, home is where the quilts are! 

Home is such a lovely place to be. I recently dug into my sewing studio for some ...

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February 13, 2020
Five Fabulous Quilting Fads – Right Now. from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

What are fellow quilters making? Why are these designs and fabrics so popular? Are these trends new or are traditional styles making a comeback?

Don’t worry, we’ve found the answers. We’ve taken a close look into the world of quilting to find out what’s trending. Here are are the top five:

1. Stars

From Memorial Day to Veterans Day, a star quilt can find itself taking center stage all throughout the year and when we aren’t stocked up on red, white, and blue; quilters find stars to be quite innovative. Five points or ten, stars ...

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January 27, 2020
Big ideas are coming to life with the next issue of BLOCK Magazine from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

A Note from Jenny - BLOCK Magazine 2020 Winter Issue

This is the time of year that we think about setting goals. We want to be better and all of you constantly inspire me to keep trying. This brand new issue of BLOCK has been spruced up from cover to cover to start 2020 off in style! The design has been refreshed, exciting changes are on every page, more stories from our readers, and even more to come throughout the year! We hope you love it.

Starting new also means celebrating success and recognizing growth. BLOCK has been through a lot over the past six years and so have you ...

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November 18, 2019
A Look Inside BLOCK Magazine: Winter 2019 from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

“Great stories happen to those who can tell them.” -Ira Glass

A Note From Jenny Doan, BLOCK Magazine Winter Issue 2019

After the winter holidays, I like to write down the moments that made me smile. Like the care that went into a handmade gift from a grandchild, the friendly chatter around the family dinner table, and the sweet older lady who talked to me at the post office. Every day there’s something to remind me there is good in this world. These little moments make up each day and when I stop to appreciate them, it changes my perspective, and ultimately, my life.

Our lives are composed of ...

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October 18, 2019
Wandering Star Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

It’s the spookiest time of the year. Wicked witches, grinning skeletons, and…curved piecing! 

Just kidding! Curved piecing is nothing to fear! With Jenny’s guidance and our easy-to-use Drunkards Path template, you’ll be zipping around your Wandering Star curves faster than you can say, “Trick or treat!”

(This quilt will be featured in Volume 6 Issue 6 of BLOCK Magazine. Subscribe now to receive this issue in December!)

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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