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February 25, 2021
life is short you're capable from Charm About You

Life is short You're Capable hand embroidered on decorative pillow with tassels in the corners of the pillow and loose ribbon and thread spool next to it

I made a thing! The original plan was for this to be a pincushion but I like it too much to stick pins in it, so it's a decorative little pillow. I like just having it around, a nice reminder and message to myself.

I designed this embroidery pattern as a companion to my You're Capable cushion/mini quilt pattern, which was inspired by Gwen Stefani lyrics and created to give empowerment.

Life is short You're Capable embroidered on dot fabric with needle and thread still there and needle resting on a stork needle minder

It was a quick stitch, using couching with double strands and a single stand, and 3 strands for the back stitch with Aurifloss in # ???. It was ...

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December 29, 2020
Wee Billow Bag from Charm About You


I have long been a fan of Sweet Cinnamon Roses and her pattern the Wee Billow Bag is utterly fabulous! It was the most fun choosing fabrics and making something for myself with all the brown and florals and leopard - all beautiful Anna Maria Horner prints. Recently I have been USING my favourite fabrics and it's really lovely to be able to see them all around me rather than stored away in a cupboard or basket. Especially for every day items like this bag, it's happy inducing. Mine is a pouch version but you can see Laura's ...

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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.
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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 27, 2020
Seeing Spots Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

Hexagon quilts can be tricky, but they don’t have to be! Simply grab your favorite jelly roll strips and our brand new 60 Degree Triangle Ruler. Almost like magic, those six-sided beauties come together in a flash—no Y-seams required!

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

This quilt would dazzle with any 2.5 inch strips, but we sure love Jenny’s choice of Linework and Designer Solids by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics. It’s bright, cheery, and oh so fresh! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Seeing Spots Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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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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September 4, 2020
Bear Paw on Point Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Bear Paw on Point Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

They say there’s more than one way to skin a cat. (Ew, right?) I prefer to say there’s more than one way to set quilt blocks on point!

The Bear Paw on Point Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Last week Jenny taught one quick and easy way to set a quilt on point; this week, she’s demonstrating another simple method! 

She starts with an easy-peasy bear paw block and stitches it up with setting triangles. It’s the perfect pattern for your favorite 2.5 inch strips, and it comes together like a dream! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Bear Paw on Point Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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June 30, 2020
Easy Fabric Flowers from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

On Mother’s Day, we shared a bouquet of fabric flowers that bloom year round! We were so excited by your response to this lovely project, that we teamed up with the creator, Missouri Star’s very own, Cassie R., to share a step-by-step tutorial on how to make these easy fabric flowers!

Fabric Flowers from Missouri Star Quilt Co

Follow along below to learn how to make your very own fabric flowers. These can be made with any fabric (and are a perfect scrap buster!), however, Cassie used batik fabric strips so that the back side of the fabric is not as noticeable when twisting the ...

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June 19, 2020
Triple Play! Flying Geese from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Join Jenny, Natalie and Misty once a month for a Triple Play!

Talking about flying geese can be tricky. Is it one flying goose or one flying geese?

Jenny’s Design

The Every Which Way But Goose Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Two flying geese or two flying…geeses? We may never know!

The Every Which Way But Goose Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Misty’s Design

The Gaggle of Geese Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

But you know what’s not tricky? Quilting with those pretty little geese!

The Gaggle of Geese Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Natalie’s Design

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

This week’s Triple Play tutorial features three new flying geese quilts from Jenny, Misty, and Natalie. And these goose…er…geese blocks are as fun and easy as it gets!  Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The West Wind 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 12, 2020
Cactus Carnival Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Cactus Carnival Quilt from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

If I asked you to draw a cactus, you’d probably choose the most cactus-y cactus of all, the saguaro. (You know, the tall fella with upstretched arms.) But let’s not forget, there are nearly 2,000 different types of cactus, and we love ‘em all!

The Cactus Carnival Quilt from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This week Jenny is stitching up a desert garden out of 10 inch squares. She’s using several of our favorite templates – orange peels, tumblers, and a cute little petal – to create a dazzling variety of spiny beauties! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Cactus Carnival Quilt from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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June 5, 2020
Dresden Blooms Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

Jenny wasn’t always a quilter; she was a costume seamstress! But when she took a class to learn the log cabin block, it was love at first stitch! Before the class was over, she had completed 12 quilts—and she hasn’t slowed down yet!

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

During those early years, there was one pattern that always seemed too daunting: the dresden.  She finally gave it a try, and guess what? It was an instant favorite! Click HERE to learn how to make a fun variation, Dresden Blooms!

The Dresden Blooms Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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May 22, 2020
Diamond Terrace Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

When Henry Ford implemented the assembly line, he cut the production time of the Model T from twelve hours to just two and a half! The car was the same. The parts were the same. But putting it together assembly-style was so much faster!

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

The same is true in quilting! The Diamond Terrace quilt is made of dozens of little pieces, but they come together lickety-split with chain piecing! Click HERE to learn how to make this quick and easy strip quilt!

The Diamond Terrace 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 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
Morning Star Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

Have you ever given up on a quilting project? You’re not alone! Wavy blocks and unmatched seams have frustrated quilters since the invention of needle and thread!

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

As a result, unfinished quilts are commonly found in antique shops, and quite often, they are Morning Star quilts! This pretty star is certainly breathtaking, but all those Y-seams and tiny bias-cut diamonds have caused many a quilter to call it quits. 

Lucky for us, the magnificent Tara Faughnan designed a modern Morning Star for our MODBlock Magazine, and it’s the perfect blend of quick, easy, and exciting! Click HERE to ...

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May 1, 2020
Mini Double Nine-Patch Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Mini Double Nine-Patch Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The Double Nine Patch was all the rage during the Civil War. Fabric was scarce—so scarce that every precious scrap was saved for quilts. Patterns like the Double Nine Patch transformed all those scraps into true works of art!

The Mini Double Nine-Patch Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Back then, these quilts were hand stitched one itty-bitty scrap at a time, but now there’s an easier way! Click HERE to watch Jenny whip up a Mini Double Nine Patch quilt with quick and easy strip sets!

The Mini Double Nine-Patch Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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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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April 8, 2020
Mother, May I? – 5 Quilt Patterns for Mom from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

With May right around the corner, there’s no better time to create a beautiful Mother’s Day quilt than the present! Many of us learned to sew from our mothers and grandmothers, but even if you didn’t, take some time this spring to celebrate those who helped raise us. Mothers and quilters are an incredible and caring people. Wrap mom in love this season with one of our five favorite Mother’s Day quilts!

May Day Baskets

The May Day Baskets Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The month of May starts off strong with the celebration of May Day! Traditionally, May Day baskets are full of freshly ...

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March 17, 2020
Tula Pink HomeMade Challenge at Missouri Star from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Bold and brilliant colors plus sewing-themed designs?! Sign us up! This is what you’ll find in Tula Pink’s brand new HomeMade collection. Designed with her sewing process in mind, HomeMade is sure to dazzle!

Tula Pink HomeMade Fabric available at Missouri Star Quilt Co.

To celebrate the HomeMade collection, Tula Pink, Free Spirit and Aurifil are sponsoring the HomeMade Challenge, a juried and judge quilt competition, and we’re proud to be one of the participating quilt shops!! For the complete contest rules, please click HERE

Missouri Star Quilt Co. is one of the quilt shops participating in the Tula Pink HomeMade Challenge

The winner of this challenge wins a terrific grand prize valued at over $10,000 (more details on the prizes HERE), AND ...

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February 14, 2020
Mountain Lily Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

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

The tippy tops of the Rocky Mountains are covered with ten feet of snow right now!  But underneath that blanket of white, wildflower seeds wait patiently. And when summer arrives, those mountain peaks will be bursting with blooms!

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

If you’re like me, you can’t wait till summer; we need flowers today! Click HERE to learn how to create your own Mountain Lily blocks out of 2.5” strips!

The Mountain Lily 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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February 4, 2020
DIY Valentine Card Holder from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Fill your heart with love with the Hold My Heart Valentine’s pocket. In this easy sewing tutorial, we’ll show you how to make this heart-shaped pennant pocket using Lori Holt’s Crazy Quilt Paper. With some fabric and a few other supplies, you can make one, too! This cute pennant finishes at about 14.5″ x 11.25″.

Supplies:

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