Monthly Archives - March 2018

My First Quilt: Rob Appell

Today we welcome Rob Appell from Man Sewing as our final “My First Quilt” story for National Quilting Month. Take it away, Rob! My first quilt was made from the remnants of a sewing project that didn’t go exactly as planned. I had wanted to make a beach scene aloha shirt, but things had gone south, so I made the best of the situation and created a quilt. It was a patchwork top, mostly squares and rectangles of batik and [...]

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Slanted Half Hex Quilt

During the golden age of cinema, you’d never catch a leading man without his fedora in place. Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and even Mr. Dreamboat himself, Gene Kelly. They all wore hats, and always with a dapper little tilt. A perfectly positioned angle adds so much charm – even to quilts! Click HERE to learn how to use our Large Half Hexi Template to transform 10-inch squares into a beautiful Slanted Half Hex Quilt! (If you haven’t watched Jenny [...]

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Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Floating Hexagons

Templates are so much fun and really allow you to get creative with your quilts. Today’s Mini Tutorial of the Floating Hexagons is the perfect demonstration of that. All you need is a few 5″ squares, some background fabric and a 5″ Half Hex Template! Click HERE to watch the video and shop supplies!

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Sewing with Rayon: Tips and Tricks

Amy Barickman, founder of Indygo Junction has joined us for a Facebook Live Video. Watch the replay below as Amy and Misty chat about tips and tricks for sewing with rayons! Who is Amy Barickman? Amy is an entrepreneur in the sewing and crafting world with more than 25 years experience, but her passion for this industry began much earlier than that. Amy grew up immersed in the sewing and crafting business, as her mother owned a creative arts shop in [...]

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Double Churn Dash Quilt

The most popular sandwich cookie in the world is now available in a brand new flavor: cookies and cream. Now, let’s take a moment to remember that cookies and cream tastes like … sandwich cookies. That’s right, the cookie masters have reinvented the sandwich cookie by adding more sandwich cookie. It sure sounds funny, but folks are going wild for them! This week Jenny is working on a churn dash pattern. The churn dash is a great old block, but [...]

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My First Quilt: Nichole Spravzoff

The next installment of our “My First Quilt” series for National Quilting Month comes from one of our wonderful Missouri Star Quilt Co. team members. Nichole is our fearless senior copywriter, who spends her workdays crafting quilty stories and quips for all of us to enjoy! Read on to learn all about Nichole’s first quilt and why she made it. Back in 1999, I was a moody teenager, more interested in tattooed boys than my school work. Most Friday nights [...]

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Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Butterfly Blossoms

This is a super fast and fun way to create a Butterfly and Blossoms Quilt using your Periwinkle Template from Missouri Star Quilt Co! Click HERE to watch the short clip and get your supplies!

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Half and Half Quilt

When Jenny is designing a new quilt, she always asks herself, “What happens if…?” What happens if she rotates every other block? What happens if she snowballs two corners? What happens if she uses solids instead of prints? Today’s new quilt came to life when Jenny found out what happens if HALF square triangles are cut in HALF. Click HERE to learn how to make the Half and Half quilt!

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DIY Flat Doll: Chuck the Duck

It wouldn’t be National Quilting Month without a visit from our favorite quilting mascot, Chuck the Duck! He is always here to offer words…ahem, quacks of encouragement, and a helpful hint or two. This week, we are sewing up a fun, flat-ish version of Chuck just in time for spring. To get started, download the FREE Chuck the Duck printable HERE! Follow along with Misty as she shows us how to create one of these soft, fabric friends on our [...]

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