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March 19, 2021
Triple Play! Spools from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Natalie, Jenny, and Misty and their triple play spools quilts for Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Did you know? The world’s biggest spool of thread is located right here in Hamilton, Missouri! It’s 22 feet tall, 8 feet wide, and wrapped with ONE MILLION yards of thread. Come for a visit, and you can add a few yards of your own!

Jenny’s Design

World's Largest Spool quilt by Missouri Star Quilt Company.

It’s no secret we love thread, so our newest Triple Play tutorial is all about spools! We’re using charm packs, layer cakes, and 2.5 inch strips to create big spools, little spools, and everything in between! Fun fact: Jenny’s larger-than-life spool quilt pattern is actually a ...

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February 16, 2021
Building Blocks: Working with Templates and Notions from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Various Missouri Star Quilt Co exclusive quilting templates.
A variety of Missouri Star exclusive templates and notions.

You’ve gathered your supplies, you’ve studied your basic skills, and you’ve even put together your first quilt block, but what comes next? Using templates and notions to create one-of-a-kind quilting designs is even more simple than you may have imagined. In fact, if you’re using a ruler to line up your cuts, then you’re already experience in the process! The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a template as “something that establishes or serves as a pattern”, so that handy ruler you’ve been using is the first step ...

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February 5, 2021
Solar Flare Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Solar Flare quilt by Missouri Star Quilt Company.

In old-timey movies, the wealthy are surrounded by teetering stacks of gold coins. So, my little-kid self believed that’s what riches were. 

A “few” decades later, I find myself surrounded instead with stacks of fabric. And in my book…that’s even better! 

Solar Flare quilt by Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This week Jenny is whipping up a classic coin quilt with a fun new twist. First, she makes traditional coin stacks out of jelly roll strip sets. Then, she uses the Missouri Star Circle Magic template to add a sprinkling of easy applique circles. The end result is a totally new pattern that is truly out-of-this-world ...

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January 29, 2021
Jenny Lane Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Jenny Lane quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Imagine the perfect neighborhood. Are the homes quaint and colorful? Are the streets lined with stately oaks? (Is there an ice cream shop on the corner??) 

Best of all, who lives next door? Is it your dearest friend? Your grandkids? Maybe it’s Jenny Doan!

The Jenny Lane quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

This week you can stitch up the neighborhood of your dreams with tiny houses, big houses, two-story houses, and even trees made with the scraps! Click HERE to learn how to make this quick and easy layer cake pattern!

The Jenny Lane quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
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January 8, 2021
Sunshine Shoofly Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Sunshine Shoofly quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

In the “olden days”, little girls learned to sew at a very young age. Their tiny hands were trained to stitch up four patches, hourglasses, and shooflies—all without rulers, rotary cutters, or even sewing machines!

The Sunshine Shoofly quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

This week, Jenny is using those same old-fashioned beginner blocks to whip up a dazzling Sunshine Shoofly quilt. And like all our favorite patterns, this super-simple layer cake quilt looks SO much trickier than it really is! Click HERE to watch the video! 

The Sunshine Shoofly quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
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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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January 1, 2021
Brown Goose Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Brown Goose Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Before Jenny Doan, there was Nancy Cabot.

During the 1930s, Nancy wrote a column for the Chicago Daily Tribune featuring a new quilt pattern every single day. A diagram of the daily block was printed next to helpful tips and bits of quilt history. (The pattern could be purchased for “5 cents in stamps or coin.”)

Nancy’s column was chatty and casual, like a tea time conversation between friends. I think I would have loved her!

The Brown Goose Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

On January 27, 1933, Nancy highlighted a simple half-square triangle pattern called The Old Gray Goose. Of course, like all old-fashioned blocks, it ...

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December 11, 2020
Winter Star Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

On cold winter nights, the sky is an icy blanket of twinkling stars. The truth is … I rarely take notice. It’s just too cold for stargazing! 

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

But if you are willing to bundle up and brave the winter chill, you will be treated to a glittering show far brighter than any summertime stars. 

This week Jenny is whipping up a Winter Star quilt in icy shades of blue and white. This quick and easy layer cake pattern is perfect as a lap quilt or winter wall hanging.

The Winter Star Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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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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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 23, 2020
Confetti Star Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Confetti Quilt from Material Girlfriends Patterns. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Twins have a mysterious connection, even when it comes to quilting! 

In 1999, Lisa Norton decided to learn how to quilt, so she signed up for a Block of the Month program. By some strange coincidence, her identical twin Lora Zmak did the exact same thing—1,000 miles away!

The Confetti Quilt from Material Girlfriends Patterns. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

It must have been fate, because 21 years later, these talented ladies have their very own company, Material Girlfriends Patterns! 

This week, Jenny is stitchin’ up one of their prettiest designs: the quick and easy Confetti Star. It’s an intricate layer cake quilt pattern that comes together with no ...

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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 4, 2020
Bear Paw on Point Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Bear Paw on Point Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

They say there’s more than one way to skin a cat. (Ew, right?) I prefer to say there’s more than one way to set quilt blocks on point!

The Bear Paw on Point Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Last week Jenny taught one quick and easy way to set a quilt on point; this week, she’s demonstrating another simple method! 

She starts with an easy-peasy bear paw block and stitches it up with setting triangles. It’s the perfect pattern for your favorite 2.5 inch strips, and it comes together like a dream! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Bear Paw on Point Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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August 28, 2020
Simple Squares on Point Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Simple Squares on Point Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Do you remember your first cartwheel? It was probably a little wobbly. Maybe you didn’t land on your feet. But chances are, before the recess bell rang, you could cartwheel your way across the playground without stopping!

The Simple Squares on Point Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Jenny is not turning cartwheels this week. (Wouldn’t that be a sight!) But … she IS turning quilt blocks, and that’s even easier! The Simple Squares method of setting quilt blocks on point is so quick and painless, you’ll be turning blocks like a pro in no time!

The Simple Squares on Point Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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July 31, 2020
Rhombus Gemstones Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

Would you like to make a diamond? Here is my recipe: Add 725,000 pounds of pressure to ¾ cup pure carbon. Bake at 2000° for one million years. That’s it!

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

Pro tip: If you’re short on time, stick with fabric diamonds! 

Jenny’s Rhombus Gemstones quilt is made with yardage, 2.5 inch strips, and the Missouri Star Large Rhombus Template. This pretty pattern is quick, easy, and absolutely dazzling!

The Rhombus Gemstones Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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July 24, 2020
Starstruck Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

How does the poem go? “A quilting tool with many uses is a joy forever!”

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

The Binding Tool was invented for bindings, but that’s not all it can do! (Jenny has an entire collection of Binding Tool quilt tutorials HERE!)

This week Jenny has whipped up yet another Binding Tool masterpiece! Starstruck is a gorgeous pattern with big star blocks made out of 2.5 inch strips. Click HERE to watch the video!

The Starstruck Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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July 17, 2020
Triple Play! Circle Magic from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

What’s so magical about Circle Magic? Plenty! 

Jenny’s Design

The Circle Magic Roundup Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

These clever templates are designed for quilt-as-you-go circles. That means the top, back, and batting are stitched together all at once – no raw edges!

The Circle Magic Roundup Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Misty’s Design

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

Join those finished circles together and your quilt is complete! 

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

Natalie’s Design

The Circle Magic Flapjack Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The Circle Magic template comes in two sizes: One for 10” precuts and one for charms.

The Circle Magic Flapjack Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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June 26, 2020
Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Have you ever made a disappearing pinwheel block? It’s easy! Simply stitch up a basic pinwheel, slice it to smithereens, rearrange the pieces, and sew it back together!

The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

This week, Jenny is taking things one step further by spreading those lil’ pieces all across the quilt! The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel is an intricate sea of half square triangles, bar blocks, and itty bitty pinwheels—and it all starts with easy-as-pie pinwheels! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel 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 19, 2020
Triple Play! Flying Geese from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

Talking about flying geese can be tricky. Is it one flying goose or one flying geese?

Jenny’s Design

The Every Which Way But Goose Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Two flying geese or two flying…geeses? We may never know!

The Every Which Way But Goose Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Misty’s Design

The Gaggle of Geese Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

But you know what’s not tricky? Quilting with those pretty little geese!

The Gaggle of Geese Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Natalie’s Design

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

This week’s Triple Play tutorial features three new flying geese quilts from Jenny, Misty, and Natalie. And these goose…er…geese blocks are as fun and easy as it gets!  Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The West Wind 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 12, 2020
Cactus Carnival Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Cactus Carnival Quilt from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

If I asked you to draw a cactus, you’d probably choose the most cactus-y cactus of all, the saguaro. (You know, the tall fella with upstretched arms.) But let’s not forget, there are nearly 2,000 different types of cactus, and we love ‘em all!

The Cactus Carnival Quilt from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This week Jenny is stitching up a desert garden out of 10 inch squares. She’s using several of our favorite templates – orange peels, tumblers, and a cute little petal – to create a dazzling variety of spiny beauties! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Cactus Carnival Quilt from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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