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September 13, 2019
Fancy Flight Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

What do quilters dream of? Flying geese with perfectly sharp points, of course! But sometimes those points get lost in the seam allowance, leaving your little geese tragically beakless. What’s a quilter to do?

In this week’s new tutorial, Jenny demonstrates how to preserve those points with one simple tip.

Psst!! This quilt will be featured in the upcoming issue of BLOCK Magazine (volume 6 Issue 5), subscribe to BLOCK Magazine HERE and don’t miss seeing this quilt in another fun colorway!

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September 6, 2019
Building Blocks Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Picture this: You have the PERFECT pack of 10 inch squares. Too pretty to chop into teeny-tiny pieces. Too special to hide away in your fabric stash. What do you do?

Make a Building Blocks quilt! This gorgeous pattern shows off favorite prints with big, easy blocks. Best of all, it’s so simple and quick to put together, even a beginner can waltz right through the whole project! Click HERE to learn how to make the Building Blocks quilt!

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August 23, 2019
Mini Rhombus Table Runner Tutorial from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Mini Rhombus Table Runner from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

What if quantum physics was as simple as 1-2-3? What if landing a perfect quadruple jump in ice skating was as effortless as rolling off a log? What if stitching an intricate geometric pattern of lil’ fabric diamonds was as quick and easy as…oh wait! Wait a minute!  That actually IS a piece of cake! 

Mini Rhombus Table Runner from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Jenny’s newest table runner is as quick and easy as it gets. With our small rhombus template, you can zoom through those rows with no tricky y-seams! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Mini Rhombus Table Runner Diagram
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August 16, 2019
Half-Square Triangle Hooks Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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New quilting tutorial with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company

When a favorite 10-year-old was learning to fish, she cast her line with loads of enthusiasm but very little caution. As a result, she made plenty of catches—but none were fish!

She caught one sister by the sleeve of her shirt and another by the ponytail. Worst of all, she hooked her father clear through the nose! (The poor fellow drove all the way to the emergency room with a shiny yellow lure dangling from his right nostril!)

This week Jenny is creating hazard-free hooks with our favorite ...

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August 9, 2019
Waves Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Waves can be scary. In 1958, a landslide triggered a 1,700+ foot wave in Lituya Bay, Alaska. And here’s the wildest part: A little fishing boat was carried atop that wave, clear up the side of the forested mountains and back. But somehow, the boat, the fisherman, and his 8-year-old son came away completely unscathed!

So, yeah, waves can be super-dee-duper scary. But Jenny’s waves? They’re just fun! Click HERE to learn how to whip up gorgeous, wavy curves using our drunkard’s path template! 

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August 2, 2019
Diamond Chain Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Diamond Chain Quilt

Can you name the notes on a piano keyboard? ABCDEFG. That’s all! And yet, those seven notes can be played in a gazillion combinations to create sonatas, fugues, jazz or even a hearty rendition of chopsticks! 

Diamond Chain Quilt

The same is true for quilts. We use basic four-patch-blocks and half-square triangles to create an endless array of gorgeous quilt patterns. This week, Jenny arranged ‘em into a Diamond Chain quilt. Watch today’s tutorial and make this quick and easy charm pack pattern!

Diamond Chain Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
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July 26, 2019
Cute Campers Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Cute Camper Quilt Tutorial
Have you heard of “glamping?” It’s just like camping…but with a touch of glamour! Instead of roughing it with the bare essentials, you bring along the comforts of home⁠: running water, air conditioning, a welcome mat, and a real queen bed!
Cute Camper Quilt Tutorial
Here at Missouri Star, we hold an annual glamping retreat. Quilters make the trek to Hamilton with the cutest little trailers in tow. Some trailers are painted pink and blue. Some have polka dot curtains. Some are decorated with plastic pink flamingos. The whole scene is so adorable, it inspired this week’s new quilt!
Cute Camper Quilt Tutorial
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July 19, 2019
English Garden Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

When I think of an English garden, I picture quaint gravel paths that divide shrubs and hedges like strips of sashing on a quilt. I picture drizzly afternoons and neat rows of pretty blooms. I picture cozy cups of tea sipped on quiet garden patios. I picture peace, order, and beauty.

This week Jenny has packed all the charm of a real English garden in her newest quilt. Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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July 12, 2019
Sunshine Lattice Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The same tune can be played by a 70-piece orchestra or a honky-tonk band. The melody is identical, but boy, oh boy! It sure sounds different!

The same goes for quilts, you know. This week’s new quilt is classically pretty with the sunflowers of “Jardin Dy Soleil” by Lola Molina for Wilmington Prints. But guess what? If you use solids instead, the pattern instantly becomes fresh and modern! The possibilities are endless! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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July 5, 2019
Snowballed Disappearing Four Patch Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

In the middle of summer, it’s nice to daydream about a refreshing snowfall. The kind that covers the landscape with a nice layer of the white fluffy stuff, like a decadent cake.

Though stranger things have happened, the chances of a July snowfall in the middle of Missouri are slim to none, so this week Jenny is adding a touch of snowy fun to our newest quilt, the refreshing Snowballed Disappearing Four Patch Quilt!

Click HERE to watch those little snowballs completely transform one of our favorite disappearing blocks!

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June 28, 2019
Disappearing Hourglass Crazy Eight Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Let’s say you’ve just stitched up a nice, basic hourglass block. The ¼” seams are flawless and it’s pressed to perfection. What do you do next? Slice that block to bits, of course! Because when those pieces are rearranged and stitched back together, you’ll have a gorgeous, super-intricate block that looks like a million bucks!

Click HERE to learn how to make the easy-as-pie Disappearing Pinwheel Crazy Eight quilt!

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June 21, 2019
Easy Clamshell Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Easy Clamshell? Is that even possible? You betcha! With the right tools and a sprinkling of Missouri Star magic, you’ll be stitching up those gorgeous curves like a pro!

This classic quilt is made using our brand new Drunkard’s Path template set. Jenny used this same template to make the Courtyard Path quilt, and we can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

Click HERE to learn how to make the Easy Clamshell Quilt!

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June 14, 2019
Road Trip Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

I love Montana with her endless blue skies. Colorado with her majestic mountains peaks. The excitement of New York. The serenity of the Oregon Cost. And of course, there’s nothing like Missouri’s amber waves of grain!  From sea to shining sea, this country is made up of beautifully unique states.

This week Jenny is stitching up an adorable appliqué map quilt featuring 20 of her favorite states. Click HERE to learn how to make a Road Trip quilt of your own!

(This easy project is made using Valori Wells’ Murmur collection. Valori created these gorgeous prints by stamping ...

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June 7, 2019
Diamond Pavers Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Diamond Pavers quilt was made for pretty prints. The blocks are so big and simple, patterns have plenty of space to breathe!

For this quilt, Jenny used Honey Run 10” Stackers by Jill Finley for Penny Rose Designs. It’s an adorable collection filled with bees, florals, and delicate geometrics. (Don’t miss the machine quilting on this one! It’s a bee-utiful honey bee stitch!)

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May 31, 2019
Night Sky Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

There are 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, and I’m starting to think there are just as many ways to stitch up a star quilt! 4-patch stars, wonky stars, wedge stars, rhombus stars—the list goes on and on! 

This week Jenny is working on the easiest star block of all: Night Sky! This pattern is made up of simple half-square triangles, but it’s just as stunning as a whole host of heavenly sparklers! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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May 24, 2019
Vintage Blossom Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

During the 1920s, the Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt pattern took the quilting world by storm! No one could resist those charming little hexagons, but they sure were tricky to put together! Some quilters used English paper piecing; some used y-seams. But no matter the technique, this pattern required yards and yards of time and patience!

This week, Jenny is working on a quick and easy version using our half hexi template.

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May 10, 2019
Turnabout Granny Squares Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Did your grandma bake bread and cookies? Did she give the best hugs and tell the best bedtime stories? Did she wrap her loved ones in the warmth of hand-stitched quilts?

Grandmothers radiate comfort in a thousand different ways, and today we’re stitching up a sweet Turnabout Granny Squares quilt that’ll keep you as cozy as Grandma’s chicken noodle soup!

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May 3, 2019
May Day Baskets Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Years and years ago, May 1st was May Basket Day. Folks would fill pretty baskets with spring flowers and gifts and secretly hang them on the doors of their loved ones. What a lovely tradition!

This week, Jenny is stitching up a beautiful May Day Basket quilt. It’s a quick and easy pattern using 2.5 inch strips of precut fabric, and it’s just so fun to make! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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April 26, 2019
Spring Twist Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

“What should we make next?” When you’re whipping up a new quilt every week, you look for project ideas everywhere you go! This inspiration for this week’s quilt came from one of our favorite sources: the magnificent Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles.

Spring Twist is a quick and easy fence rail pattern with one easy twist: snowballed corners that form perfect little pinwheels! Sew easy! Sew pretty! Thank goodness for good friends! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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April 19, 2019
Tilted Nine Patch Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Legend tells of a restaurant patron who refused his fried potatoes so many times, the chef just ‘bout lost his mind.  “Too mushy. Too thick. Make them again!” demanded the diner.

In frustration, the chef cut paper-thin slices of potato and fried ‘em to a crisp. Much to his surprise, the customer was delighted, and the potato chip was born! What a deliciously happy accident!

This week, Jenny experienced her own “happy accident,” and the result was the Tilted Nine Patch Quilt. It’s not the quilt she set out to make, but it sure is a beauty! Grab your ...

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