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June 3, 2021
Summer Family Fun! with 3 BBQ Side Dish Recipes from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Doan family loves getting together and throwing a party! Especially in the summertime, we gather at one of our houses to be together outside and eat good food. 

Summer Fun! The kids race around playing soccer.

Sometimes we swim, sometimes we camp, sometimes we bring out the dirt bikes and ride around playing dirt bike soccer, but no matter what we do, we always have good food and good company! 

The Doan boys gearing up for a round of dirt bike soccer!

Accompanying our hamburgers and hotdogs and varieties of chips, here are a few of our favorite family ...

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May 27, 2021
Artist Spotlight: The Quilting Marine from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Join us LIVE on Tuesday June 1st at 11:00 am cst as The Quilting Marine joins Missouri Star Live as a special guest!
The Quilting Marine

People often find quilting in times of need to help them through difficult situations – that’s how The Quilting Marine first discovered his love for quilting. After serving 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, The Quilting Marine found quilting as his therapy for PTSD related issues. Now, he has a new goal and his YouTube channel says it best, “I taught myself to quilt and would like to help you make quilts that you can admire for years to come.”

What is your favorite part of the quilting process?

My favorite part is piecing the ...

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May 17, 2021
Celebrate National Walnut Day with a New Pincushion from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Cactus Pincushion from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Did you know today is National Walnut Day? Of course you did, who could ever forget such a major holiday! We here at Missouri Star Quilt Co. are big fans of this special day because walnuts can be your new best friend when it comes to quilting and sewing! Crushed walnut shells are often used as stuffing material for pincushions because, not only do they hold their shape and make a great pincushion, the oil from the walnut shells has restorative properties that keep our needles sharp.

So grab some fabric from ...

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April 14, 2021
More than a Blanket: Quilts are Art! from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Sunbeam quilt by from Annabel Wrigley for MODBLOCK.

Many have wondered, “Are quilts art or craft?” Well, the answer can be yes to either. Confused yet? Let’s start with the definition of art. In the Oxford dictionary art is said to be, “The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.”

In that sense, quilts can be considered an artform. Although quilts are created to serve a purpose, most often to keep us warm, they ...

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March 31, 2021
Celebrate America – 5 Patriotic Quilt Projects from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The You’re a Grand Old Flag Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. perfectly compliments this garden setting.

Summer is just around the corner and that means it’s time now to start stitching up those beautiful, patriotic quilts for your summer picnics and Independence Day celebrations! Quilting has been an American past-time since the beginning days of our country, so celebrate the history of our craft and nation this year with a red, white and blue color palette!

If you’re needing some inspiration, we’ve gather five of our favorite patriotic quilt projects that would be just perfect ...

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February 2, 2021
Family Football Traditions from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Doan Family celebrating last years big game in February 2020.

Does your family have football traditions? Here in Hamilton, Missouri we love to celebrate our favorite Kansas City football team and we are so excited to see them bringing more attention to the great state of Missouri once again. Whether your family goes to the backyard to throw around the pig skin or serves up an incredible halftime meal, we hope that you have a chance to enjoy your festivities of choice safely!

For those of us looking to make changes this year and celebrate smaller, there are still ...

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December 22, 2020
Building Blocks: Learning Quilting Basics from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

A sewing machine in action from BLOCK Magazine Volume 7 Issue 3.

If you’re interested in learning about the basics of quilting, then you’re in the right place! 

Getting started with something new is usually the hardest part. Quilting can be a laborious process — it requires many steps that can seem really overwhelming when you’re new to it all! Many beginner quilters can get stuck when thinking about piecing together their first blocks, but we’re here to help! Today we’re going to be talking about the steps before you start piecing. A good foundation is ...

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December 2, 2020
Have Yourself a Crafty Christmas – 6 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Christmas from the Main Shop of the Missouri Star Quilt Co. in Hamilton Missouri.
Christmas time at Missouri Star Quilt Co. Main Shop in Hamilton, Missouri.

Ready or not – Christmas is coming! The holidays are such a special time for crafters because it lets us share our creative gifts with friends, family and those in need. There is no better time of year to warm the hearts of your near and dear with a homemade gift (that just happens to show off your crafty abilities).

Shorter days and holiday activities can make it feel like there isn’t time to make handmade gifts (it’s already December!). While tackling a brand new quilt may ...

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November 30, 2020
Year in Review – A look at 2020 with Missouri Star from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

As we look back over the past twelve months, we’re simply amazed! We were touched by the love from our followers, the support of our customers, the kind hearts of each and every one of our hardworking team members, and the selflessness within the quilting community. Despite this challenging year, we’ve been able to accomplish so much together.

Thanks to you, Missouri Star is celebrating yet another great year of quilting! It’s been filled with inspiring stories from quilters all around the world, brand new products created with you in mind, exciting tutorials that have inspired many ...

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September 21, 2020
A sneak peek into the next issue of BLOCK Magazine from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Dear Quilters,

Thanksgiving is just around the corner… talking about gratitude… I want to talk about the other side of giving, which is receiving. It is often easy to give of ourselves, but it can be difficult to accept help when we need it. I love this quote by Maya Angelou, “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” It reminds me that in every situation where there is a giver, there is also a receiver…

It’s wonderful to be on the giving end, as we so often are, but what about those times when we are ...

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September 19, 2020
Birthday Bash: Home Edition 2020 from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Missouri Star Quilt Co Birthday Bash At Home 2020 on September 24th & 25th.

Are you ready to celebrate? Birthday Bash comes to you live from the comfort of your own home this year on September 24th and 25th! We’ve got SEW many great projects planned to share this year and special virtual guests that we didn’t want you to miss a thing. Check out this video below for our complete Birthday Bash schedule and be sure to mark your calendars for all the quilting fun!

Be sure to share your quilting creations using #msqcshowandtell and let us know your favorite Birthday Bash memory!

Click HERE to learn more about Birthday Bash!

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July 21, 2020
Behind the scenes of BLOCK Magazine – August 2020 from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

A Note from Jenny

Dear Quilters,

This year has been so completely out of the ordinary, and challenging in so many ways, that I find myself simplifying again and experiencing great joy in the things that I have often taken for granted. Now, preparing for the holiday season is less about the hustle and bustle of finding just the right present, but taking the time to help create a warm, welcoming spirit in my home and in my community. 

As I contemplate the spirit of generosity, I recognize that giving comes in many forms. Some give of their time and energy, some share love ...

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July 1, 2020
Free July Quilt Planner Download from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

July is here and with it comes warm summer nights, bursting fireworks and an opportunity to create some truly wonderful quilts!

Red, white and blue are the traditional colors of July here in Hamilton, Missouri. There’s no better way to enjoy a fireworks display than laying on a beautiful new quilt created from patriotic fabric just for the occasion! Jenny’s classic Stars and Stripes quilt is an absolute go-to for this time of year!

The Stars and Stripes quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The classic Stars and Stripes quilt is the perfect project to plan for the month of July.

Adding a patriotic color palette can change ...

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June 4, 2020
What’s Your Story? from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Behind every quilt is a story, and we want to hear yours! BLOCK Magazine is always looking to publish original stories from quilters like you. We believe that everyone has an important story to tell and that sharing our stories brings us closer together. As we listen, learn, and grow, greater inspiration enters our lives and our capacity to care expands. No matter how simple you believe your story to be, it’s worth sharing. 

BLOCK Magazine Share Your Story

Here’s a few things to keep in mind when submitting your story:

– We prefer stories under 500 words in Microsoft Word or Google Documents ...

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May 30, 2020
Free June Quilt Planner Download from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Hello June! ☀ We’ve made it to the sunniest season of the year here in Missouri, with longer days and warm nights filled with all of the simple magical moments that summer brings.

While we may be spending more of our days outside, we have lots of time set aside for quilting, including Jenny’s go-to wedding present, a picnic quilt! We’re such fans of the Charm Quilt on Point, and all it takes are two charms packs and a little bit of yardage!

The Charm Quilt on Point from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Another fantastic quilt to create is the Cascade quilt, pictured in our June Quilt Planner ...

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May 22, 2020
Quilting Inspiration Scavenger Hunt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

I spy with my little eye a quilting scavenger hunt in your future! Are you looking for inspiration for your next project? Look no further! The world around you is filled with clues that can help you design your next quilt. Follow the guide below and snap a picture of your inspiration and get to quilting with the world as your guide. Don’t forget to share your scavenger hunt photos Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #msqcscavengerhunt!

Need a little more inspiration, check out the amazing quilt designs you can create with this fun and free scavenger hunt and be ...

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May 20, 2020
Sneak Peek: BLOCK Magazine Summer 2020 from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

A note from Jenny.

My hope is by the time I’ve written this letter to you and BLOCK arrives at your home, that life will have returned to normal. My hope is the sun will be shining outside your window… you’ll be free to gather with friends and family… you’ll feel comfortable greeting neighbors and walking the dog again, and a trip to the beach might be just around the corner. It’s hard to imagine after weeks of being separated from loved ones and anxiously watching the television, but I have great hope that we’ll make it through…many ...

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May 8, 2020
Quilting Crossword from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Test your quilting knowledge with this fun crossword puzzle! Click the image below to print out your very own free Missouri Star Quilt Co crossword puzzle and be sure to share your results on Facebook and Twitter. If you need a little help with your puzzle, download the full answer key in the link below!

Enjoy this free Quilting Crossword Puzzle from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

Need a little help? Download the full answer key here!

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May 1, 2020
May 2020 FREE Quilt Planner from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.”     

-Edwin Way Teale

Green is waving from the trees, yellow dandelions are popping, and our gardens are blooming. The year is beginning to look brighter, and not just because of spring colors. Though we may have missed weddings and graduations, we makers still know how to celebrate!

As you plan out your May projects for Mother’s Day, baby showers, and other life changing events – remember May represents new beginnings and anything is possible!

Download the FREE May Quilt Planner to keep the celebrations going with ...

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April 27, 2020
Free Quilt Coloring Page Downloads from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Coloring never gets old, from our first crayon masterpieces, to scribbling in the margins of notes, there is something soothing and satisfying about coloring between–and sometimes outside of–the lines.

Free quilting coloring pages from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Quilt patterns lend themselves quite nicely to coloring, and we have three free quilt coloring sheets to help spark your creativity!

Dashing Stars Quilt
Rhombus Cube Quilt
Jack and Jill Quilt

Click HERE to download the free Quilt Coloring Sheets! 

If these free coloring sheet downloads have sparked an idea for your next quilty creation, we have quilt tutorials, BLOCK Magazines, and quilt patterns for each one!

Dashing Stars ...

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