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April 2, 2021
Summer Squares Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Summer Squares Quilt for the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

In winter, quilts are for snuggling. We wrap them ‘round our shoulders like thick, cozy cocoons and pile them on our beds to stay toasty through the night.

But in summertime … those quilts take on a whole new life!

Jenny Doan and the Summer Squares quilt by the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

We carry them to picnics and t-ball games. We spread them out for fireworks and parades. They join us on camping trips and days at the beach. Summer is adventure time for quilts! 

This week Jenny is working on a brand new Summer Squares quilt. It’s a pretty jelly roll pattern based on one of our all-time favorites, Summer in ...

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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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March 12, 2021
60 Degree Stars Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The 60 Degree Stars Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

The closest star in the night sky is about 25 trillion miles away, give or take. If you plan to visit, be sure to pack a lunch; it will take 75,000 years to arrive. Of course, if you’re short on time, you can create your own gorgeous stars at home!

The 60 Degree Stars Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

This week Jenny is stitching together a breathtaking star quilt made with jelly rolls and the Missouri Star Equilateral 60 Degree Triangle Ruler. 

This pattern produces very little waste, and the bits of extra are used to make a fun, pieced strip for the back of the quilt!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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February 26, 2021
Skylight Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Skylight Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Are you anxiously waiting for spring to arrive? You are not alone! The residents of Longyearbyen, Norway, have lived in darkness since October 25th. That’s 3,000 hours with no sunshine at all! 

But on March 8th, the sun will finally peek over the horizon, and the townsfolk are ready to par-tay with a week-long festival called Solfestuka. Choir children dress like sunbeams, folks feast on sunshiny pastries, and a few brave souls dress in swimsuits and sunglasses! 

The Skylight Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Of course, no celebration is complete without a quilt, so Jenny has whipped up a gorgeous new pattern to welcome the ...

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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 12, 2021
Outstanding Stars Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Outstanding Stars quilt from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.

The night sky is an ocean of glittering stars. Have you ever tried to count them? In our galaxy alone, there are 100 billion, and we plan to quilt at least that many! 

Over the years, Jenny has stitched up stars galore. This week, she’s adding one more to the bunch.

The Outstanding Stars quilt from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.

The Outstanding Star is a quick and easy layer cake pattern made in a patriotic palette of red, white and blue batiks.

The Outstanding Stars quilt from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.
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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 22, 2021
Hearts and Gizzards Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Hearts and Gizzards Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Never judge a quilt by its name—even if that name is Swamp Angel, Corn and Beans, or Oklahoma Boomer.

Because if wack-a-doo names scare you off, you will miss gems like this week’s new quilt: Hearts and Gizzards. (Yep, Hearts…and Gizzards.)

The Hearts and Gizzards Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Hearts and Gizzards is a gorgeous, old-fashioned layer cake pattern composed of pretty hearts that form flowers (or gizzards?). It’s dainty. It’s feminine. And its name is absolutely weird!

The Hearts and Gizzards Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Click HERE to watch the tutorial, and keep an eye out for a bonus table runner at the end!

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January 15, 2021
Triple Play! X’s and O’s from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The X's and O's Triple Play tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Hugs make us happy. 

A good snuggle releases oxytocin, a chemical associated with happiness and less stress. But I wonder…can quilts do the same?

This week Jenny, Misty, and Natalie showcase 3 new projects based on the classic X’s and O’s quilt. And these hugs and kisses are almost as sweet as the real thing!

Jenny’s Design

The Social Distanced Hugs quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The Social Distanced Hugs quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Jenny calls her quilt “Social Distanced Hugs” because the O’s are separated with a fun sashing. (What a unique way to remember these “unprecedented times!”)

Natalie’s Design

The Diamond Hugs quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The Diamond Hugs quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Natalie adds Wonky Star legs to her quilt, creating a ...

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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 22, 2020
Building Blocks: Learning Quilting Basics from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

A sewing machine in action from BLOCK Magazine Volume 7 Issue 3.

If you’re interested in learning about the basics of quilting, then you’re in the right place! 

Getting started with something new is usually the hardest part. Quilting can be a laborious process — it requires many steps that can seem really overwhelming when you’re new to it all! Many beginner quilters can get stuck when thinking about piecing together their first blocks, but we’re here to help! Today we’re going to be talking about the steps before you start piecing. A good foundation is ...

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December 18, 2020
Triple Play! Little Houses from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

I’ll always remember 2020 as the year we stayed home. We wore stretchy pants. We watched movies. We sewed and sewed and sewed (and sewed). And, we baked A LOT of banana bread. 

Jenny’s Design

Some days were boring; some were lonely. But through it all, I’ve felt grateful for the peace and safety of these four old walls. Dorothy was right, there’s no place like home.

Natalie’s Design

For this month’s Triple Play tutorial, Jenny and the gals used Daisy & Grace’s tiny house quilt-as-you-go templates to make a garland, a pillow, and ...

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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 4, 2020
Vintage Bouquet Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! If you love Marcia Brady as much as we do, get excited! 

Last year, Maureen McCormick (aka Marcia Brady) visited Missouri to meet Jenny. Maureen is an avid quilter and just as sweet in person as she was on TV. (Click HERE to watch the video!)

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

Now, Maureen has her own fabric collection with Moda, and Jenny used it to whip up a flower applique quilt made with quick and easy half-square triangles. 

These pretty blocks can be laid out in dozens of ways. And whether you choose pinwheels, chevrons, or square-in-a-square, you’ll have a groovy ...

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November 27, 2020
Seeing Spots Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

Hexagon quilts can be tricky, but they don’t have to be! Simply grab your favorite jelly roll strips and our brand new 60 Degree Triangle Ruler. Almost like magic, those six-sided beauties come together in a flash—no Y-seams required!

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

This quilt would dazzle with any 2.5 inch strips, but we sure love Jenny’s choice of Linework and Designer Solids by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics. It’s bright, cheery, and oh so fresh! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Seeing Spots 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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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 17, 2020
How to Quilt As You Go - Time Saving Scrap Buster Technique from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

I am so excited about our brand new Youtube Series called Quilting Tips! In this playlist my mission is to cover all the basics every beginner quilter should know to jump start them on their quilting journey and to have them making finished quilts in no time!

Today’s new video is about Quilting As You Go!  Grab a piece of batting and pull out your scrap bin because not only is this process a great scrap buster but it saves you the extra steps of having to quilt your project after you have pieced it together. Quilting ...

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