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September 20, 2019
A Look Inside the Next Issue of BLOCK Magazine from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

What is it about fall we love so much? Is it the blissful break from summer’s heat? Is it the fresh harvest of fruits and vegetables that we spent all summer tending? Is it the anticipation of upcoming holidays? Or is it something more? In my mind, fall is a culmination of so many year-long efforts. As I watch leaves pile up without the desire to rake them away, I realize that what I love so much about this season is letting go. I let go of carefully tending my yard. I slow down and go inward, preparing for ...

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September 10, 2019
Meet Annette Ashbach, a Missouri Star Academy Instructor from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Missouri Star Academy is all about providing education and empowering you to create. From weekly tutorials to online in-depth classes, events and even classes held here in Hamilton, MO at our Education Center where there is something for everyone!

Annette Ashbach is one of our Education Center instructors and she teaches many things ranging from making full quilt tops to smaller projects like aprons and totes!

Annette first found interest in sewing after she became fascinated with watching her grandmother’s hand-stitching and embroidery techniques. Her love for sewing continued as she grew up watching her mother create costumes and ...

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August 26, 2019
Meet Missouri Star Academy Instructor, Monique Jacobs from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Monique Jacobs of Open Gate Quilts, is also the instructor of one of our Missouri Star Academy Online Classes! She teaches how to color coordinate and piece together beautiful quilts from just picking through the loose ends of your already-made stash. Learn more about Monique and then join her in Stash Busting with Style!

Have you always had an eye for color combinations or was it something you had to teach yourself to do/look for?

I’ll be honest. I had to learn. According to my mom, she had doubts about my sense of color when I was young ...

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August 6, 2019
School is Back in Session from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Les Brown, an American motivational speaker, once said, “You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.” So if your kids are bummed about back to school month, you’re a college student who’s dreading 10-page papers and tiring lectures, or if you’re a teacher not ready for vacation to end, then remember these words of wisdom to find your motivation!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a student, teacher, or parent… everyone can start the school year with confidence and style with creative projects to show ...

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June 2, 2019
2019 FMQ Along: Celebration and Winners! from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Many thanks to those that participated in the 2019 Mystery Free Motion Quilt Along! 

Wendy and I had a blast watching you learn and grow throughout the process.

It's fun AND so very rewarding to observe while you choose your threads and motif's and show marked improvement throughout the quilting process.

By the deadline we'd received 26 entries for the Giveaway.   The random drawing of entries has been completed and we're excited to announce the winners.

But first  -- we would like to thank each and every one of you for joining us. 
Your work and progress ...

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May 13, 2019
2019 Free Motion QAL: Giveaway Status & Events... from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Thank you, thank you -- and Wow!   
We're so excited and completely overwhelmed with all of the amazing Quilt Along entries -- thank you all so much for stitching along with us and for sending us images of your entries.   

It's so very rewarding to see your stitching and hear your stories.

We owe you an apology for the delay in choosing and announcing the random winners.  

It's a crazy time of the year preparing samples for International Quilt Market and we're behind with getting the giveaway entries chosen and announced. 

Rest assured -- as soon as we come ...

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January 12, 2018
2017 Year in Review from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Happy New Year, dear quilters! This is sure to be a memorable year filled with many exciting moments here at Missouri Star Quilt Co. We are grateful for your loyalty and patience with us as we grow and we think 2018 is going to be the best year yet! But before we jump right into it, let’s take a moment to reflect and look back on some of the highlights from 2017.

Shark Applicutter

Our dear friend, Rob Appell of Man Sewing, designed an innovative cutting tool that took the sewing and quilting world by storm! With a 14mm ...

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