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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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June 28, 2018
We Quilt This City! from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Every summer we host thousands of visitors from near and far in our happy little town of Hamilton. Many of these visitors come to us as their end destination or as part of a detour on their road trip. No matter how our visitors get to us, we do all we can to make sure that they have the best experience in Hamilton.

If you needed another excuse to come visit Hamilton this Summer, starting June 21st we are participating in the Row by Row Experience again this year!

The Row by Row Experience is a wonderful program started in ...

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June 22, 2018
Daisy Chain Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Daisy Chain Quilt

I always thought the daisy was such a sweet and simple flower, but it turns out I was wrong! The daisy isn’t a flower at all; it’s two flowers! The first flower is made up of the long, white petals we love to pluck while reciting, “He loves me. He loves me not.” The second flower is the cheery yellow center. I guess you could say every bloom is its own bouquet!

Daisy Chain Quilt

In this week’s new tutorial, Jenny combines simple white charms with a pretty roll of 2.5 inch strips, and the results are as ...

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Daisy Chain Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Daisy Chain Quilt

I always thought the daisy was such a sweet and simple flower, but it turns out I was wrong! The daisy isn’t a flower at all; it’s two flowers! The first flower is made up of the long, white petals we love to pluck while reciting, “He loves me. He loves me not.” The second flower is the cheery yellow center. I guess you could say every bloom is its own bouquet!

Daisy Chain Quilt

In this week’s new tutorial, Jenny combines simple white charms with a pretty roll of 2.5 inch strips, and the results are as ...

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June 15, 2018
Strings Attached Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Strings Attached Quilt

Chevrons have been a hot trend for a long time. (A really, really long time.) Jenny stitched up THIS version in 2015, and THIS one in 2012, but it goes back much further than that! Chevron motifs have been found on 4,000-year-old pottery and rock carvings – and, honestly, they’ve been cool ever since!

Strings Attached Quilt

The Strings Attached quilt is made quick and easy with the 10” Rhombus Template, but it’s the vertical sashing that really sets this pattern apart! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Strings Attached Quilt

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June 8, 2018
Treasure Box Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Treasure Box Quilt

Australia is famous for its many national treasures: The Great Barrier Reef. The Sydney Opera House.  Koalas and kangaroos. And, of course, the ridiculously attractive Hugh Jackman. You may not know, however, that Australia is also home to some of the best quilters in the world!

Treasure Box Quilt

On a recent trip to Australia, Jenny picked up this pretty new quilt pattern from a local quilter. (What a souvenir!) Click HERE to learn how to turn your half square triangles into a “treasure” from the Land Down Under!

Treasure Box Quilt

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June 1, 2018
North Star Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

North Star Quilt

The North Star is fixed in the heavens directly about the North Pole. While every other star is on a perpetual journey across the sky, the North Star holds its place with perfection. Centuries before the advent of location technology, sailors, travelers, and escaped slaves depended on that steadfast star to guide the way.

North Star Quilt

This week’s new project is the North Star. Click HERE to fall in love with a quilt as timeless as the star itself!

North Star Quilt

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May 25, 2018
Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt

This week’s new quilt combines two classic blocks, so please be sure to gather all the supplies necessary for both. (You might want to grab a pen. I’ll wait.)

Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt

Are you ready? Ok, in order to build an entire quilt’s worth of nine patches and hourglasses, you’re going to need: 10-inch squares. That’s it! The end! Finito!

Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt

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May 18, 2018
Summer School Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Summer School Quilt

From rice-sized gobies to whale sharks as long as two school buses, the ocean is filled with an incredible variety of creatures.  Some travel in schools of up to 3 billion fish. Some “walk” on land. Some live for centuries.

Summer School Quilt

But of all the fish in the sea, my very favorites are created with needle and thread. In this week’s new tutorial, Jenny demonstrates how to whip up a sea full of pretty fishes in every color of the rainbow. Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Summer School Quilt

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May 4, 2018
Charm Quilt on Point from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Charm Quilt on Point

Turning carbon into a diamond is no easy task. It takes about 725,000 pounds of pressure and 2,200 degrees of heat. So…probably not something you can whip up over the weekend.

Charm Quilt on Point

But if you’re looking to make diamonds out of squares, you’re in luck! The Charm Quilt on Point is so quick and easy, you’ll have those squares standing on their tippy toes in no time! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Charm Quilt on Point

 

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April 27, 2018
Sidekick Quilt Tutorial from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Sidekick Quilt

All the quilts of my childhood had solid backs. Some pink, some red, some navy blue – all plain as plain. For years, it felt like the back of the quilt didn’t really matter at all. But when I started to notice pretty florals, sassy stripes, and exciting colors, I started seeing quilt backing as one more opportunity to let my creativity shine!

Sidekick Quilt

This week’s new project, the Sidekick Quilt, is a quick and easy pattern based on the friendship star. It’s cute and colorful, but just wait ‘til you see the backing fabric!  It’s bold, fabulous ...

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