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October 20, 2021
Vintage Jenny | Disappearing Nine Patch from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Quilters love a classic and there are few blocks more classic than a Disappearing Nine Patch! In this incredibly simple Vintage Jenny tutorial, Jenny Doan demonstrates how to stitch up this easy block using Charm Packs. First you’ll use your 5″ squares of precut quilting fabric to create a giant nine patch (which is just as simple as sewing nine squares together) and after that, you’ll use your ruler and rotary cutter to quarter your middle square. Flip those squares around and just like that, you’ve created a Disappearing Nine Patch!

Needing some more inspiration to create ...

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August 20, 2021
Triple Play! Pins & Paws from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Pins & Paws Triple Play with Jenny, Natalie & Misty.

If you love cats, you’re in good company!

Catherine the Great kept up to 300 cats inside her Winter Palace.

Florence Nightingale’s personal writings are dotted with the inky paw prints of her feline companions.

Itty Bitty Kitty Committee

Itty Bitty Kitty Committee Quilt by Misty Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

And Abraham Lincoln took his cats to live at the White House, where Tabby was fed with a golden fork during a formal dinner with visiting dignitaries, and Dixie was declared to be “smarter than my whole cabinet!”

Cats in the Window

Cats in the Window Quilt by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Of course, here at Missouri Star, we love cats so much, we can’t stop quilting them ...

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August 13, 2021
Periwinkle Plates Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Periwinkle Plates quilt tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt co.

The Periwinkle Template is a magical thing. (In fact, it has its very own playlist of projects!)

We’ve used it for spiderwebs, mug rugs, and butterflies. We’ve used it for modern quilts and old-fashioned classics.

But this week, I think we may have found its true calling.

The Periwinkle Plates quilt tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt co.

Periwinkle Plates is a breathtaking applique pattern made with a layer cake, a charm pack, and our beloved template. It’s put together like a simplified Dresden Plate—with only 6 blades instead of 20! 

Jenny used Christmas fabric in her quilt, but – as always – your quilt will look beautiful in ...

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July 2, 2021
Making Waves Table Runner from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Making Waves Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the Free Quilting Tutorial now!

You probably know John Adams as a Founding Father of the United States. But did you know he was also a fantastic party planner? It’s true! (Well, kinda…)

The Making Waves Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the Free Quilting Tutorial now!

When independence was officially declared, John Adams wrote: “[This day] will be the most memorable in the history of America. It ought to be [celebrated] with pomp and parade, games, sports, and [fireworks] forever more.” His 4th of July plans were so much fun, we’ve celebrated John Adams-style for 245 years! 

But there’s just one thing Mr. Adams forgot: Quilts! Every good holiday needs quilts!

The Making Waves Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the Free Quilting Tutorial now!

This week, Jenny is ...

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June 23, 2021
Summer Travel Projects from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Sidekick quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The Sidekick quilt from BLOCK Volume 5 Issue 3.

Summer is just around the corner, so don’t leave your creativity behind as you embark on your summer vacations! Just because quilting is often seen as a home-based activity, that doesn’t mean there aren’t projects that you can work on from the road. Even if you don’t enjoy bringing your work with you, take the time to immortalize your summer travels with a brand new Summer Travel Project!

From Destination Panels from Riley Blake to the Road Trip quilt from Missouri Star, we’ve gathered some of ...

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June 11, 2021
Flower Chain Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

In 1825, 14-year-old Jane Valentine started an Irish Chain quilt. Five years and 10,092 blocks later, her quilt was finally complete. 

According to the National Museum of American History, Jane used 130 different cotton prints and a plain white background that is quilted “6 stitches per inch with a flower motif.” 

(Keep in mind, every one of those tiny stitches was done by hand. No wonder it took 5 years!)

This week Jenny whipped up a new version of the Irish Chain based on our quick and easy Irish Change pattern. The addition of a sweet little flower block ...

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May 21, 2021
Triple Play! Tumbler Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Join Jenny, Natalie and Misty for a Triple Play! featuring three new design of Tumbler quilts.
Join Jenny, Natalie and Misty for a Triple Play! featuring three new design of Tumbler quilts.

In the olden days, tumbler quilts were often made with scraps gathered from friends and neighbors. A bit of paisley from Aunt Maude. A stripe or two from Granny.  A pretty toile from Jane next door.

Four Patch Tumbler

The Four Patch Tumbler quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The Four Patch Tumbler quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

These quilts represented community and the magic of sisterhood. It’s little wonder they came to be called “charm quilts!”

Patchwork Tumbler

The Patchwork Tumbler from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The Patchwork Tumbler from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

For this month’s Triple ...

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May 14, 2021
Goose Tracks Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Goose Tracks Quilt by Missouri Star Quilt Company.

There’s a beautiful, old Goose Tracks quilt at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. 

It was made 150 years ago by Mrs. Ellen Parsons of Shelbyville, Tennessee. A hand-written note explains: “Mrs. Parsons planted and grew the cotton in her garden. She picked the cotton and spun it into thread. She wove the threads into cloth to make the lining for the quilt. She pieced and quilted it by hand.” Phew! That’s a lot of work!

Goose Tracks Quilt by the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This week, Jenny is whipping up a quick and easy version of the Goose Tracks pattern using precut charm packs. 

Goose Tracks Quilt by the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

She ...

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April 28, 2021
Celebrate Mom – 5 Quilt Projects for Mother’s Day from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Vintage Blossom quilt from BLOCK Volume 6 Issue 3.

This year for Mother’s Day, give mom a gift truly from the heart by stitching up a new quilt just for her. We celebrate our mother’s because they have always been there for us; they are both our providers and protectors. This year instead of the traditional route of flowers, blanket her in the warmth and comfort of a quilt to let her know that when she needs you most, you’ll always be there to comfort her.

We’ve picked out five great quilting projects that are ...

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March 31, 2021
Celebrate America – 5 Patriotic Quilt Projects from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The You’re a Grand Old Flag Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. perfectly compliments this garden setting.

Summer is just around the corner and that means it’s time now to start stitching up those beautiful, patriotic quilts for your summer picnics and Independence Day celebrations! Quilting has been an American past-time since the beginning days of our country, so celebrate the history of our craft and nation this year with a red, white and blue color palette!

If you’re needing some inspiration, we’ve gather five of our favorite patriotic quilt projects that would be just perfect ...

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March 26, 2021
Pinwheel Frolic Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Pinwheel Frolic quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

When pioneers trekked west, they took only what could fit in one small covered wagon. Most worldly treasures were left behind. 

But quilts? Quilts were an absolute necessity. They were used as shelter; they were used for warmth. Quilts swaddled babies and protected fragile family heirlooms as they bumped and jostled along the dusty Oregon Trail.

The Pinwheel Frolic quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Those antique pioneer quilts were made from scraps, skillfully stitched by hand into simple 9-patches, log cabins, and pinwheels. 200 years later, we are making those same old-fashioned patterns, and they’re just as pretty as ever! 

This week Jenny is working on a ...

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January 6, 2021
Building Blocks: Your First Quilt Block from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Learn how to quilt with easy beginner quilting tutorials and quilt patterns from Missouri Star Quilt Co!
The Super Easy Hourglass Quilt is a great place to start learning your first quilt block! This project comes together easily using Charm Packs (5″ squares of precut fabric).

You’ve finally made it! You have your supplies in hand and you have a great knowledge of precut quilting fabrics so it’s time to create your very first quilt block! Before we begin, remember Jenny’s favorite phrase, “finished is better than perfect”. Your first quilt block might not be perfect (maybe it will!) but what is most important is that you learned new skills along the way and ...

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December 9, 2020
Charm Pack Table Runner FREE Pattern! Fast, Beginner-Friendly Quilt Tutorial – 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our ninth make of Christmas I am bringing you a FREE pattern for the Charm Pack Table Runner.

I probably dozens of these for gifts for my family when I was a new quilter, and it is still one of my favorite ways to use a charm pack. They are so fast, and inexpensive to make that you can easily make one for all the seasons.

One charm pack and 1 1/2 yards of coordinating fabric will get you one large, or two small table runners, and the pattern includes instructions for both.

This project can easily be ...

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December 7, 2020
Building Blocks: All About Precut Fabric from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Precut fabric saves time and effort when creating quilting projects.

Precut fabric revolutionized the quilting world. The quilting skill was historically passed down through teaching – one would learn the intricate and mathematical approach of measuring and cutting fabric by hand from the generation that came before. Anyone who has pieced a quilt knows it’s difficult work! Before you could even consider your project or layout, all the fabrics must be cut from bolts or repurposed from used materials. The margin for error was extraordinary, a single miscalculation could jeopardize an entire quilting project.

Quilting is now easier and more ...

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December 5, 2020
Charm Pack Christmas Stocking FREE Pattern + Bonus FMQ tutorial – 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our fifth make of Christmas, we’re bringing back a replay from our first 12 Makes of Christmas series and showing you how to turn your favorite holiday charm pack into an adorable Christmas stocking.

This is a two-for-one tutorial, with instructions on how to piece and assemble the stocking AND a lesson on free motion quilting a swirl that is perfect for a holiday stocking.

In the video we cover some quick piecing tips so you can get this project done in a weekend, or the night before Christmas if you’re a procrastinator and that’s how ...

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October 16, 2020
Triple Play! Ohio Star from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Triple Play! Ohio Quilts from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorials today.

Did you know Pablo Picasso was a classically trained artist? His traditional realism was as beautiful as any on earth.

Jenny’s Design

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

But, early in his career, he started to experiment—and that’s how he became one of the most famous artists of all time. Picasso said, “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

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

Misty’s Design

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

In this month’s Triple Play tutorial, the Doan ladies are “breaking the rules” with the Ohio Star.

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

Natalie’s Design

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

You will be amazed at the magic they create with the addition of ...

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October 2, 2020
From the Heart Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

I met a young quilter whose mother was diagnosed with cancer. Right away, this sweet daughter began to put together a special “chemo quilt.” Each of the kids and grandkids contributed a block. The quilt was completed the day before the first treatment, and this brave grandmother was able to face her new journey wrapped in the love of her family.

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

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jenny designed a gorgeous “From the Heart” quilt. This pretty little heart applique quilt can be personalized with hand-written messages of encouragement of love. It is so fun to put together and ...

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September 14, 2020
Next Up baby quilt featuring charming farm fabric from Carried Away Quilting


When I saw Stacy Iest Hsu’s newest fabric collection, On the Farm, I just had to sew up a baby quilt. The fabric is darling, with vibrant colors and charming farmyard scenes. In keeping with the country theme, I paired this collection with Moda’s Indigo Chambray and decided to use my Next Up charm pack pattern. The result is a cheerful baby quilt that is gender neutral and hay bales of fun.


Making children’s quilts is so rewarding. For me, they bring back special memories of my kids when they were little. This particular quilt reminds me ...

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August 30, 2020
Sew Sampler August 2020 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Rise and Shine its Sew Sampler time!! Our August Sew Sampler box is blooming with items that are sure make you crazy with excitement. Vibrant colors and scrappy stars will whisk you away this month. Watch Kimberly reveal this box here.

Backyard Blooms Charm Packs by Allison Harris for Windham Fabrics

The Backyard Blooms Charm Packs will make you feel right at home! Allison Harris has us smitten with lovely blossoms, chickens, ginghams, dots and a special sampler print that will warm your heart. Bright shades of blue, green, red and yellow are fresh and friendly, and you can enjoy ...

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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.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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