Monthly Archives - March 2019

Periwinkle on Point Quilt

The periwinkle is an easygoing flower. It doesn’t require a lot of fuss. Those waxy green leaves and kite-shaped petals just spread and bloom all on their own, filling the garden with low-maintenance beauty. This week, learn how to stitch your own pretty periwinkles into a beautiful new quilt. Periwinkle on Point is made easy with our kite-shaped Wacky Web template and precut charms.

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Local Business Spotlight: Hy-Klas

Local businesses are vital for small towns like Hamilton! They each have so much to offer, not only in terms of the services they provide, but their history as well! Welcome to Hy-Klas, the local grocery store ran and owned by Mark and Vicki Ward! Hy-Klas opened in 1938, a business that Vicki was later born into. Whereas Mark began working at Hy-Klas as a bag boy in the 70’s. Soon after Hy-Klas brought them together, they were married and had three [...]

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Three ways to make one or more Half Square Triangles

Multiply your fun with half the effort! Any way you slice it, a half-square triangle is a thing of beauty. For such a simple quilt block, so many incredible designs can be created! Half-square triangles are in about 80% of the quilts we sew here at Missouri Star, so we wanted to give you a few handy tips and tricks to make stitching them together easier than ever. Here’s how 1 typical half-square triangle is made: Take two precut fabric squares, stack [...]

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A Treasure Trove of Rose Gold

Not quite pink, not quite gold, just a beautiful mixture of metallic rosy-amber. This week we are admiring one of the most fun colors there are… Rose Gold! Rose Gold has been trending for a while now, but it’s here to stay and ready to make its appearance in your next project! Update your desk-top, sewing area, or make any room pop with a few touches of rose gold! Do you remember being a little girl and feeling giddy over objects [...]

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Rickrack Quilt

It the unwritten law of the sewing room. All sewists must have a 2-year supply of precuts, a jar of random buttons, a drawerful of thread, and a shoebox filled with adorable waves of rickrack and other fun trims. Rickrack is a vintage classic. It’s takes me back to favorite rag dolls, homemade aprons, and grandma’s kitchen curtains. Jenny’s new Rickrack Quilt has all that sentimental charm, and it’s a cinch to make, too! Click HERE to learn how to [...]

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Missouri Star Shop Feature: Machine Shed

Do you love sewing machines and all of the latest gadgets? If so, our Machine Shed Shop is the shop for you! Once inside you will find everything from templates to thread, rotary cutters, and even a wide array of Baby Lock and EverSewn sewing machines! Templates galore! In addition to our Missouri Star templates, we also carry a multitude of other brands in every shape and size for all of your quilting project needs. Two of our best selling sewing machines [...]

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Hoppy Easter: Spring Sewing Projects

They say Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year” but springtime has my vote! Shades of green color the landscapes, the birds are singing, the sun is shining and the Easter decorations are on display! From jelly beans to colored eggs and Easter baskets there is so much fun to be had! Yes, springtime is definitely the best time! Here are some fun ideas to help you and your family celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Embroider [...]

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Rose Garden Quilt

Every rose has a thorn, right? Wrong! Mother Nature has graciously provided us with thornless blooms as pretty as the spiny kind. But softer still is Jenny’s beautiful Rose Garden quilt. Made out of 5-inch charms of floral fabric, this quilt has all pizzaz of a real rose garden with none of the prickle! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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A Guide to Applique

National Quilting Month has us examining the intricate world of quilting and all the different ways we can make a sewing project so unique! Applique is a fun (and super easy!) way to decorate a quilt with personalized designs and patterns. Appli-Glue or Lapel Stick – Use this to hold fabric pieces in place while hand stitching. Freezer Paper – Draw a design on the dull side, cut it out and lay the shiny side down on the project to use [...]

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Jelly Roll Rug

Jenny is a whiz at quick and easy quilt blocks, but that’s not the only trick up her sleeve! This week she’s using 2.5-inch strips of fabric to whip up an impressive Jelly Roll Rug! This gorgeous rug can be made big or small—even placemat size. And, of course, you can choose fabric to match any decor. In short, this may just be the perfect project! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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