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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.

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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.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from 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.
Watch the Latest Tutorial 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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December 11, 2020
Winter Star Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

On cold winter nights, the sky is an icy blanket of twinkling stars. The truth is … I rarely take notice. It’s just too cold for stargazing! 

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

But if you are willing to bundle up and brave the winter chill, you will be treated to a glittering show far brighter than any summertime stars. 

This week Jenny is whipping up a Winter Star quilt in icy shades of blue and white. This quick and easy layer cake pattern is perfect as a lap quilt or winter wall hanging.

The Winter 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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December 4, 2020
Vintage Bouquet Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Vintage Bouquet Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! If you love Marcia Brady as much as we do, get excited! 

Last year, Maureen McCormick (aka Marcia Brady) visited Missouri to meet Jenny. Maureen is an avid quilter and just as sweet in person as she was on TV. (Click HERE to watch the video!)

The Vintage Bouquet Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Now, Maureen has her own fabric collection with Moda, and Jenny used it to whip up a flower applique quilt made with quick and easy half-square triangles. 

These pretty blocks can be laid out in dozens of ways. And whether you choose pinwheels, chevrons, or square-in-a-square, you’ll have a groovy ...

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November 13, 2020
Hourglass Wreath Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Hourglass Wreath Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Can you imagine enduring winter in ancient Scandinavia? No electricity. No furnace. No corner grocery store. Just weeks and weeks of darkness, cold, and scarcity. 

During the darkest part of winter, my own Swedish ancestors adorned evergreen wreaths with white candles to celebrate Yule, or midwinter. The evergreen boughs symbolized resilience in harsh conditions; the candles, hope for the warmth and light of spring. 

The Hourglass Wreath Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

3,000 years later, I think we can all use a touch of hope, so we’re whipping up a quick and easy Hourglass Wreath quilt. This simple layer cake pattern comes together in a jiffy ...

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October 23, 2020
Confetti Star Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Confetti Quilt from Material Girlfriends Patterns. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Twins have a mysterious connection, even when it comes to quilting! 

In 1999, Lisa Norton decided to learn how to quilt, so she signed up for a Block of the Month program. By some strange coincidence, her identical twin Lora Zmak did the exact same thing—1,000 miles away!

The Confetti Quilt from Material Girlfriends Patterns. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

It must have been fate, because 21 years later, these talented ladies have their very own company, Material Girlfriends Patterns! 

This week, Jenny is stitchin’ up one of their prettiest designs: the quick and easy Confetti Star. It’s an intricate layer cake quilt pattern that comes together with no ...

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October 9, 2020
Disappearing Four-Patch Weave Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Disappearing Four-Patch Weave Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Spiders are master weavers. Their webs are made with silk “thread” that is the envy of quilters: 1,000x thinner than human hair and 5x stronger than steel! (Scientists think pencil-thick web could stop a jumbo jet!)  

They work at a dazzling pace, completing incredibly intricate webs in about an hour. But this week, Jenny is giving ‘em a run for their money!

The Disappearing Four-Patch Weave Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The Disappearing Four-Patch Weave quilt starts as a super-simple 4-patch and then, like all disappearing blocks, we slice it and rearrange the pieces. The result is a gorgeous, woven layer cake pattern that comes together lickety-split. (Our ...

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August 7, 2020
Framed Pinwheels Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Framed Pinwheels Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The Framed Pinwheels quilt is a master of disguise. 

It looks like a tricky maze of itty bitty pieces, but don’t be deceived! This block is simply a disappearing nine patch! 

The Framed Pinwheels Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Here’s how it works:  Whip up a nine patch of charms and lil’ pinwheels. Slice up that block. Shuffle the pieces. Stitch ‘em back together. That’s it! 

This pattern was inspired by the creative genius of V and Co, and we’re so excited to share it with you!

The Framed Pinwheels 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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June 26, 2020
Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Have you ever made a disappearing pinwheel block? It’s easy! Simply stitch up a basic pinwheel, slice it to smithereens, rearrange the pieces, and sew it back together!

The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

This week, Jenny is taking things one step further by spreading those lil’ pieces all across the quilt! The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel is an intricate sea of half square triangles, bar blocks, and itty bitty pinwheels—and it all starts with easy-as-pie pinwheels! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel 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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May 15, 2020
Pop Stars Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Pop Stars Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Imagine this: As you cook dinner, the dishes wash themselves. (A girl can dream, right?) Weeds automatically disappear every time the garden is watered. (What a time saver that would be!)

The Pop Stars Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

And trimmed Pop Star blocks produce bonus blocks instead of scraps. (Wait! This one is actually true! As you whip up these easy star blocks, the makings of a triangle border will appear like magic!)

Click HERE to learn how to transform 10 inch squares into this gorgeous new star quilt!

The Pop Stars 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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