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September 17, 2020
Sugar and Spice Halloween Table Runner from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Have you noticed wool is on bolts in quilt shops? I am used to seeing small pieces of it that cost almost as much as a yard of fabric, but not whole bolts of wool. How awesome is that?! Wool is trending. It must be because plaids and flannel have been showing up in apparel for a few years now. I don’t use wool all that much, but it definitely has its place in my creative bubble. I love using it for pin cushions and I used it in this Sugar and Spice Halloween Table Runner.

Sugar and Spice Halloween Table Runner

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May 27, 2020
Back to Basics: Hourglass Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Welcome back, fabric friends!

Since being home, I've been having a lot of fun practicing some basic sewing techniques. Last week you joined me in some Strip Piecing, but today I wanted to talk about two ways of constructing an Hourglass Block.

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Throughout my practice, I found two ways of making this block useful but you may have a preferred preference when it comes to techniques.

So, I took some of my leftover fabrics from Amy Sinibaldi's collections, Mayfair and some matching Pure Solids


Untitled-1 copyFabrics used: Shepherd Market, Royal Arcade, Tender Green, and Mauvelous.  

I decided to add ...

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April 24, 2020
Easy Carpenter’s Star Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Easy Carpenter's Star Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

In the olden days, laundry was scrubbed on washboards, hand-mixed bread was baked in finicky wood-burning stoves, and the Carpenter’s Star was stitched with labor intensive y-seams. It was a lot of work. Thank goodness for modern innovations!

The Easy Carpenter's Star Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

This week, Jenny is whipping up an Easy Carpenter’s Star using big half square triangles. It’s a gorgeous quilt that comes together lickety-split! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Easy Carpenter's Star Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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March 13, 2020
Stretched Periwinkle Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Stretched Periwinkle Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The periwinkle plant is so resilient, it can survive extreme heat, drought, pests, you name it! Those pretty little flowers just bloom and bloom—even when life isn’t perfect!

The Stretched Periwinkle Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

So here’s my new motto: be like a periwinkle! Don’t give up if your stitching isn’t straight! Don’t despair if the seams don’t match up perfectly! Just do your best, and have fun creating your own Stretched Periwinkles with Jenny! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

(Psst! Watch all the way to the end for two bonus projects that are made from the scraps!) 

The Stretched Periwinkle Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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March 11, 2020
Quilt Your History – 5 Favorite Vintage Quilts from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Royal Wedding Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

They don’t make them like they used to. Many of us were fortunate enough to have learned the art of quilting from our ancestors; parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles have long since been the best teachers to pass on the gift that is quilting. They stitched differently, as limited resources required more time and perseverance with each block. Each stitch was made with love though and the quilts survived, being passed down as family heirlooms for generations to come. Those beautiful patterns, bound in time by thread, became classics of the quilting world.

These projects have carried with them ...

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January 2, 2020
Boxy Pouch Tutorial from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Small projects make the best practice pieces for free motion quilting. In this post I have a tutorial on how to make a boxy pouch and get you to practice free motion quilting!

This project will not only allow you to make use of your practice sandwich but also allows you to have the option of hiding those stitches, should you feel like they’re not that pretty yet. Everyone was there before they get better. It is a practice piece after all.  

If you are interested to learn more about free motion quilting, make sure you check these related ...

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December 27, 2019
Turn Style Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Have you ever watched a subway turnstile as folks pass through one by one? It spins and spins with an easy rhythm, almost like a sewing needle. Click. Click. Click. 

This week Jenny is working on a Turn Style quilt inspired by Me & My Sister’s Ground Cover quilt. From quick and easy quarter-square triangles to simple hourglass blocks, this pretty quilt is as effortless as a spinning turnstile. Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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November 15, 2019
Handmade Charity Project Ideas & Giveaway from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

We are well into November, a month that is perfect for making grand gestures of thankfulness. This month I am challenging myself to make things for others. As I was racking my brain, I asked myself, what should I make this year? So I did some poking around on the web. Here is a list of charity project ideas that I hope to make. These items would be perfect to give to a number of different charities nationwide. I have included a link to each project, why they can be useful, and ideas on where you can donate them. Different ...

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October 29, 2019
Quilted BoHo Pillow Tutorial from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Ahhhh!!! I love the way this quilted boho pillow turned out. Whether it’s World Market, Target, Anthropology, or Hobby Lobby, boho pillows are everywhere. I have been dreaming about creating a quilted boho pillow of my own, and after I saw the possibilities within Chenille-It, the sky was the limit (click here for an introduction to Chenille-It). I really had a hard time deciding on the design I wanted to make, so seeing this pillow finished makes me so happy. Isn’t it modern, hip, and fun? I cooked up this tutorial on it so you too can make ...

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