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December 28, 2018
Winter Village Block of the Month Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Winter Village Block of the Month Quilt

A bear spends the winter months snuggled deep inside his cozy den. He snores away the chilly days with not a care in the world. I must admit, I do the same, but instead of sleep, I quilt! This year, I’ll be working on a charming new Block of the Month by Edyta Sitar.

Winter Village Block of the Month Quilt

Sign up HERE for this Winter Village Block of the Month Quilt Kit, and we’ll send everything needed for the first block. After that, you’ll continue to receive everything you need for a new block each month until your quilt top is complete ...

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December 14, 2018
Winter Wall Hanging from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Winter Wall Hanging

Decking the halls is delightful; putting it all away after Christmas is the pits. But..what if your holiday decor could stretch all the way through winter? I’m here to say, it totally can! Jenny’s Winter Wall Hanging is festive enough for Christmas, but you can leave it up all the way to spring!  

Winter Wall Hanging

This cheery project combines several fun-to-make elements: easy present blocks, little wonky stars, a simple evergreen tree, and a pair of fuzzy-bearded gnomes that will look as stylish in February as they do on December 25th!

Winter Wall Hanging

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November 30, 2018
Big Wonky Stars Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Big Wonky Stars Quilt

A wonky star isn’t perfect, and that is precisely why we adore it! The points are uneven, the angles don’t match, and it is as quirky and cute as can be!

Big Wonky Stars Quilt

This week’s Big Wonky Stars Quilt twinkles with whimsy and fun, and it’s a breeze to make! Click HERE to watch the video tutorial!

Big Wonky Star Quilt

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November 9, 2018
Four Corners Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Four Corners Quilt

Take a peek at a U.S. map, and you’ll notice that Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico are laid out like a giant four patch with perfectly nested seams and lovely 90-degree angles. The Four Corners Monument marks the spot where they all come together. It’s the only place in the country where you can stand in one spot and be in 4 states at once!

Four Corners Quilt

This week Jenny is working on a Four Corners quilt. Each block brings together 4 pretty corners with a cute little “monument” in the middle.

Four Corners Quilt

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November 2, 2018
Star Crossed Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Star Crossed Quilt

Spoiler alert! Romeo and Juliet were doomed from the start. It’s right there in the 6th line of the play: “Warning! They’re totally gonna die. Everything ends in a giant ball of disaster.” (I’m paraphrasing, but you get the gist.) Those star-crossed lovers never had a chance!

Star Crossed Quilt

Fate can be a cruel mistress, but not when Jenny is in the sewing room. Her Star Crossed quilt is destined to be a quick and easy success! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Star Crossed Quilt

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October 12, 2018
Basket of Blooms Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Basket of Blooms Quilt

When you give the gift of flowers, you’re sending a message – so choose carefully!  

Sunflowers symbolize friendship, red roses represent romantic love, and bells of Ireland spread good luck. But a potful of petunias or orange lilies? Well, they pretty much say, “I hate your stinkin’ guts.”

Basket of Blooms Quilt

This week Jenny is stitching up a wonderful bouquet of fabric flowers, and you don’t have to worry! The gift of a quilt practically shouts, “Love ya!” Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Basket of Blooms Quilt

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October 5, 2018
Time to Sew Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Time to Sew Quilt

Facts are facts. Quilters love fabric, and quilters love to give!

Since 2008, Moda has made it easy to combine those two passions with the annual Collection for a Cause. Every year, Moda releases a beautiful new fabric collection and donates its proceeds to charity. (How perfect is that?!)  

This week Jenny has taken the 2018 Collection for a Cause and transformed it into easy hourglasses and spool blocks. Click HERE to learn how to make this pretty quilt and support a great cause while you’re at it!

Time to Sew Quilt

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September 28, 2018
Easy Ribbon Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Easy Ribbon Quilt

Ribbons have long been used to show support for a cause. Yellow ribbons for military deployment. Purple ribbons for Alzheimer’s disease. Pink ribbons for breast cancer. It’s a simple way to say, “I care!”

Easy Ribbon Quilt

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Jenny is ready with a beautiful pink ribbon quilt. Watch the tutorial and follow Jenny’s instructions to make an Easy Ribbon Quilt of your own. Purchase the Easy Ribbon Quilt Kit and we will donate part of the profits to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Easy Ribbon Quilt

(Jenny’s quilt is pink for breast cancer awareness, but this ...

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September 26, 2018
The Keeper of Kansas City Star Quilts: Edie McGinnis from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Edie McGinnis is one of our pattern writers here at Missouri Star. Some of her amazing Kansas City Star quilt collection is currently on display until Dec. 4 at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. Read on to learn about how Edie started quilting, collecting quilts and her time at the Kansas City Star in her own words.

Edie McGinnis at Missouri Star Academy 2018

Edie shared quilts and stories at Missouri Star Academy earlier this year.

Before I began working as a pattern writer at Missouri Star Quilt Co., I spent many years of my life working for The Kansas City Star newspaper. I began ...

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September 21, 2018
Finish Line Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Finish Line Quilt

If you ask Jenny, she really lucked out in the husband department. Ron is kind, patient, and incredibly creative. Best of all? When Jenny is quilting, he doesn’t sit on the sidelines; he quilts WITH her! Over the years Ron has cooked up a few great quilt patterns of his own!

Finish Line Quilt

Ron's Motorcycle Quilt

The Finish Line Quilt is a Ron Doan original, and it’s a good one! Click HERE to learn how to transform a simple Jelly Roll Race into an appliqué project featuring orange peel petals, motorcycles, or anything else your heart desires! The sky is the limit!

Finish Line Quilt

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September 14, 2018
Sundance Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Sundance Quilt

Fun fact: The cupcake was originally named for its super-simple recipe: 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups flour, and 4 eggs. No pinch. No dash. No hand-crafted vanilla or truffles foraged under a full moon. Just 6 cups & a handful of eggs! Easy peasy!

Sundance Quilt

This week Jenny uses Moda’s Cupcake Mix® Recipe 4 to whip up an easy batch of tiny blocks just as sweet as real cupcakes. Click HERE to learn how to make this pretty quilt!

Sundance Quilt

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September 7, 2018
Star Patch Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Star Patch Quilt

What makes a sunset so special? I mean, every single night – just like clockwork – that same ‘ole sun sinks below the same ‘ole horizon. So why do we write poems and sing love songs and treasure every last drop of fading sunlight? It’s all in the details!

Star Patch Quilt

From the shape of the clouds to the moisture in the air, tiny variations work together to create a show of color and light as magnificent as it is unique! Orange and purple streaks. Dramatic rays of gold. Moody silver and navy blue.  You just never know what Mother Nature has up ...

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August 31, 2018
Pinwheel Picnic Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Pinwheel Picnic Quilt

My very favorite quilts are the kind of quilts that are used and enjoyed. The ones that snuggle a baby or keep Mom warm during chilly little league games. The ones that follow you to the beach and the mountains and dozens of family picnics. They may end up with a smudge or a stain, but these quilts are always the best loved – and so full of memories!

Pinwheel Picnic Quilt

This week Jenny is whipping up a pretty new pinwheel quilt that comes together so quickly, it will soon be ready for many grand adventures! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Pinwheel Picnic Quilt

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August 24, 2018
Scallop City Quilt Tutorial from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Scallop City Quilt

On the tiny Italian island of Burano, each little house is painted a cheery shade of pink, orange, green…you name it! You can wander every canal and alleyway and not find a single speck of beige; the cityscape is one giant rainbow!

Scallop City Quilt

This week Jenny is stitching up a colorful city of her own. Each block resembles a curved scallop, but – you guessed it – it’s all straight seams! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Scallop City Quilt

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August 17, 2018
50-40 or Fight Freestyle Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

54-40 or Fight Freestyle Quilt

Before 1920, American women didn’t have the right to vote, but you can bet your boots they had opinions! And you can find a record of their political voice in the loveliest of places: their quilts!

54-40 or Fight Freestyle Quilt

When James K. Polk ran for president in 1844, he promoted a new northern border for the Oregon Territory at the 54°40′ north line of latitude.

54-40 or Fight Freestyle Quilt

Polk’s supporters immortalized his campaign slogan, “54-40 or Fight,” with a quilt block so gorgeous, we’ve been stitching it up ever since! Click HERE to learn how to make an easy 54-40 or Flight ...

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July 27, 2018
Kite Season Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Kite Season Quilt

Rumor has it that in 18th century Japan, kites were totally banned. The reason? Folks were having so much fun flying kites, they weren’t getting any work done. I have to admit, I can relate. When I get excited about a new quilt, everything else fades away. The dishes can pile up in the sink, the lawn can grow knee-high, but I’m happy as a clam in my sewing room with a stack of freshly pressed quilt blocks.

Kite Season Quilt

This week Jenny is working on a new pattern that is so cute, you may have to put your chores ...

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July 20, 2018
Jenny’s Doll Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Jenny's Doll Quilt

Most of us can recall a special quilt or two from childhood. A cherished baby blanket. The bedspread of your grandmother’s sleepover bed. A favorite camp quilt or picnic blanket.

Jenny's Doll Quilt

And you know what? I bet if you sift through your memories, you can even remember a print or two of patchwork, the smell of the fabric, and the softness of a well worn binding. Because the truth is, when you make a quilt for a child, you are making memories.

Jenny's Doll Quilt

This week Jenny is recreating a favorite childhood quilt of her own, Jenny’s Doll Quilt. Click HERE ...

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July 19, 2018
Stars at Play Baby Quilt {Island Batik Finish} from Little Bunny Quilts

This little baby quilt was such a fun and fast finish! The pieced borders were added in a cinch!



This quilt is 36.5" square prior to quilting, so I was able to use a single width of flannel for backing. I also pieced the batting together with a large zig-zag stitch. Waste not!

Pressed, pinned, and ready to quilt!


I quilted this with a leafy meander just like my Antietam baby quilt with white thread. I love quilting baby quilts -- I don't need a chair to support the rest of the quilt! 


I love the way that the ...

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July 9, 2018
Pattern Play and Secondary Designs {July IBA Challenge} from Little Bunny Quilts

This month's Island Batik Ambassador theme is pattern play and secondary designs!


What exactly are secondary designs as they relate to quilts and quilting? I think the best, simplest explanation of a secondary design is that it is the additional designs that arise when pieced blocks are placed next to one another. I think the most common example of a quilt with secondary designs is the traditional Storm at Sea quilt.

Image from Generations Quilt Patterns
While this quilt is, when broken down into its parts, are square in a square units and pieced sashings, putting things together results ...

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July 6, 2018
Harmony Block of the Month with Edyta Sitar from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Harmony Block of the Month

When Edyta Sitar was a little girl, she cut pieces from her mother’s good drapes to make a decorative pillow. Thanks to a wise and patient mother, Edyta survived the incident and grew up to become a world-famous designer.

Harmony Block of the Month

This week Edyta is in the studio with Jenny to demonstrate how to put together her block of the month quilt, Harmony. This applique project was designed exclusively for Missouri Star, and it is available by subscription only. Click HERE to subscribe, and we will send everything needed to make the first block right away. After that, you will receive ...

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