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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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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.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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June 10, 2020
A patriotic Picking Petals by Sweet Treasures Quilts from Carried Away Quilting


Please excuse the horn tootin’ going on over here, but I’m quite proud of my pattern Picking Petals. This was one of the first patterns I released when my business was new, and over the years she’s been stitched up by thousands of quilters in a variety of colorways and themes. It’s a quick little quilt to sew, and the results are always lovely. Recently the folks at Sweet Treasures Quilts sewed up a patriotic version, which is sophisticated and striking!

Patriotic sample photos courtesy of Sweet Treasures Quilts.

Sweet Treasures is offering kits of their patriotic ...

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May 8, 2020
A sunny Flower Tile quilt block from Carried Away Quilting


Last night I was feeling blue. I was missing my quilting buddies and reminiscing about the fun we have when we sew together . . . giggling, talking, snacking, creating. For a moment, I considered throwing myself on the couch and binge watching Netflix. But instead, I picked up my chin and sought refuge in the sewing room. I’m so glad I did, because by the end of the evening I had cheered myself considerably by making this happy block!


Do you remember my Flower Tile pattern? I released it in 2018 and it has always been a personal favorite of mine ...

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January 20, 2020
Warm in the winter from Celtic Thistle Stitches

At this time of year nothing beats starting the day with a warming bowl of porridge, but getting that hot bowl from microwave to table has always been a juggling act of tea towels or oven mitts to avoid scorched fingers.



No longer!

I decided that my first make of the year would be just for me and as I had been looking at the bowl cosy patterns proliferating the Internet I knew just what that make would be :)

As I don't always use the same bowl for breakfast I made two bowl cosies, the bottom one is made ...

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December 16, 2019
Charm Pack Christmas Stocking FREE Pattern + Bonus Swirls & Curls FMQ tutorial from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our 11th make of Christmas, we’re bringing back a replay from last year’s 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 ...

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December 10, 2019
Charm Pack Table Runner FREE Pattern! Fast & Beginner-Friendly Quilt Tutorial from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our fifth 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 9, 2019
Short On Time? from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

It's that time of year that we are busy running around getting ready for the holidays. If you are like me, time is short and you are trying to cram as much as possible into your days. Well I've got a quick gift for you to make and I bet you already have what you need to make it in your fabric stash! Plus, spending some quiet time in your sewing room stitching will help you destress. So grab a cup of coffee and lets go do some sewing.

After you set your coffee down, go dig thru ...

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Short On Time? from Quilt Doodle Doodles

It's that time of year that we are busy running around getting ready for the holidays. If you are like me, time is short and you are trying to cram as much as possible into your days. Well I've got a quick gift for you to make and I bet you already have what you need to make it in your fabric stash! Plus, spending some quiet time in your sewing room stitching will help you destress. So grab a cup of coffee and lets go do some sewing.

After you set your coffee down, go dig thru ...

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November 29, 2019
Maple Leaf Blocks from Jan's Quilts



These are for my Modern Quilt Guilds' Block of the Month Charity Quilt project.  Each month a different member chooses a block to present.  Once enough blocks are collected, we assemble them into large lap-size quilts to donate to a local charity. 

This month's tutorial can be found here.  Rather than use yardage, I had this great Charm Pack that I thought would work perfectly.  I had to improvise a bit, but I think the Maple Leaves turned out great.

May your bobbins always be full,

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July 24, 2015
Making a Patchwork Drawstring Bag from Sew Paint It

I made a drawstring bag out of patchwork for my daughter.  She loves everything that is cute.
The fabric was a charm pack from Riley Blake called Snapshots.  A charm pack is a number, in this case 32, of coordinating fabrics in squares which are 5" x 5".  I cut them into quarters giving me 4 squares of each fabric which were 2.5".  I then arranged them and sewed them together to make 6 squares wide and 7 squares high.





I then quilted it with a pink fabric on the reverse and quilted 0.25" from each side of ...

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