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November 12, 2021
Brightly Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Brightly Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

If you wish upon a star, your dreams might come true…but be ready for a wait!

The closest star is 26 trillion miles away. That starlight magic won’t reach the earth for 4+ years! (If my calculations are correct, wishes from 2017 are just starting to arrive!)

The Brightly Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Of course, if you’re short on time, you can whip up your own lucky stars in a jiffy! 

The Brightly star quilt was designed by Allison Harris for Cluck Cluck Sew. It’s a stunning layer cake pattern that is timeless and modern all at once.

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November 5, 2021
Missing You Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Missing You Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Mamie Irene Crisp met a handsome young Coast Guardsman in 1942, just as the U.S. entered the war. In 1945, they were married.

For 55 years, Jack and Irene traveled the country in their motorhome, stopping at fishing holes all along the way. They wowed friends and family with their jitterbug skills. They adored their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. And then, in 2000, Irene was lost to Alzheimer’s Disease.  

Missing You Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month is a tender time for Jenny. You see, Irene was her beloved mother-in-law. This year, Jenny has created a beautiful new quilt in Irene’s ...

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October 8, 2021
Peek-a-Boo Pumpkin Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

There once was a mischievous fellow named Stingy Jack, or so says the old Irish myth. 

The Devil – who had been tricked by Jack one too many times – didn’t want him, and heaven wouldn’t take him. So when he died, Jack was consigned to roam the earth forever with a lantern carved out of a turnip. Over time, he became known as Jack of the Lantern or, Jack O’Lantern. 

For hundreds of years, Irish folk carved spooky faces on turnips and potatoes to repel the ghost of Stingy Jack. Later, when Irish immigrants arrived in America, they ...

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September 24, 2021
Book Review Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Book Review Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Book lovers, rejoice! Studies show that reading isn’t just fun—it’s good for your health, too! 

A regular date with a good book can reduce your chances of Alzheimer’s by 2.5 times, reduce stress, exercise your brain, and even extend your lifespan! In other words, a well-stocked library is like a real-life fountain of youth!

Book Review Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This week, Jenny is whipping up a bookcase quilt filled with books of all colors and sizes. She used a gorgeous Kaffe Classics Prims layer cake, but this bookshelf quilt is just begging to be customized with your prettiest scraps and ...

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August 27, 2021
Boho Blooms Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Boho Blooms Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Picture this: You are relaxing next to a desert campfire. Rocky cliffs and towering saguaros are silhouetted by a fire-red sunset. The scent of sagebrush floats in the cool, evening air. You wrap a quilt around your shoulders and listen for the call of a distant coyote.

Of course, such an idyllic moment demands a carefully chosen quilt—and we’ve got just the thing!

Boho Blooms by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Boho Blooms is a beautiful Southwestern quilt pattern inspired by the classic Squash Blossom. It comes together quickly with layer cake squares and snowballed corners. Best of all, Jenny turns the scraps into a pretty ...

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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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July 30, 2021
Butterfly House Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Butterfly House Quilt Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

A butterfly is the pickiest of guests. 
Invite her for brunch, and she won’t eat a bite—unless you serve her favorite food. (Milkweed for monarchs; white cedar for hairstreaks.)

The Butterfly House Quilt Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

On evening strolls, the weather must be perfect. If it’s too chilly, your fluttery friend will simply stop, drop, and nap. 

And no matter how lovely the guest room, it won’t tempt Miss Butterfly. Oh, she may request a posh butterfly house. But rest assured she’ll never step inside.

This week Jenny is stitching up a layer cake butterfly quilt fit for a queen. She’s ...

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July 16, 2021
Triple Play! Wedge & Sidekick Quilt Tutorial from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Join Jenny, Misty in Natalie in an all new Triple Play! Featuring 3 unique designs (and 3 bonus designs) using the new MSQC Wing Template.
Join Jenny, Misty in Natalie in an all new Triple Play! Featuring 3 unique designs (and 3 bonus designs) using the new MSQC Wing Template.

Hold onto your Santa hat, folks!

We’re celebrating Christmas in July with 3 festive quilts + 3 bonus projects made with our brand new Wing Template!

Christmas Tree Farm

The Christmas Tree Farm quilt from the Missouri Star Quilt Co Triple Play featuring the all new Wing Template.

Of course, these pretty new layer cake patterns would shine in any season, but we’ve added a sprinkling of Christmas magic with holiday fabric and machine quilting stitch patterns featuring snowflakes, jingle bells, and Christmas lights!

Layered Diamonds

The Layered Diamond quilt from the Missouri Star Quilt Co Triple Play featuring the all new Wing Template.

Best of all, each of these quilts ...

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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 17, 2021
Under the Needle: April & May from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

A while ago I received a comment from a reader inquiring about this quilt top:This is my Farmer's Market quilt top that I posted about when I listed the quilts I hoped to complete this year. Sue wrote:Anonymous said:I absolutely love your blog. Your life on the ranch is so interesting and I look forward to each new post. Could you answer a question for me? On your Farmer's Market quilt (see your

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April 30, 2021
Playground Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Playground Quilt by the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

When Jenny Doan was a child, she lived in an idyllic little town called Spreckels, California. 

In the center of town stood a park circled by a wide sidewalk, the perfect canvas for chalk artists to create all sorts of interesting scenes: Fields of poppies, snow-capped mountains, coral reefs filled with rainbow-hued fish.

How she wished to hop right in – Mary Poppins style – to explore those magical worlds!

Playground Quilt by the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This week, Jenny is working on a Playground quilt that is as charming as that small-town park. It’s a beautiful jelly roll + layer cake pattern made with easy flying geese, square ...

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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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March 5, 2021
Lady of the Lake Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Once upon a time, the Lady of the Lake emerged from the waters of Avalon to bestow a magical sword on young King Arthur. Arthur took that sword to war and…was mortally wounded. What a shame! What if she had given him a fancy new sewing machine instead? Just imagine the quilts he could have made! 

The Lady of the Lake quilt pattern is an old-fashioned favorite made entirely of half-square triangles. Jenny used layer cakes in bright white and “Horizon,” the 2021 Kona Color of the Year to create a two-color quilt that is lovely as a fairytale ...

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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 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!

Watch the Latest Tutorial 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.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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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 13, 2020
Modern Log Cabin from a Layer Cake! Fast Pattern called Retro Tiles from Quilt Addicts Anonymous from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

You may think we forgot how to count. But today’s video is not a mistake … we are bringing you a 13th Make of Christmas!

We originally planned to remake Retro Tiles, my modern log cabin quilt using a layer cake with Polar Magic by Lemoni for FIGO. But when it was time to start filming, we still didn’t have the white fabric we ordered a month previously for the background.

But white 10-inch square packs AND white yardage arrived after I started shooting, so we decided to squeeze one bonus video in for you.

In this video we ...

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