Monthly Archives - April 2019

Nesting the Nursery

One of the best parts about becoming a new parent, is getting to put together a nursery for the little one to come. Choosing the colors, theme, decor… etc, it’s a fun part of getting ready for a new baby. All of our kids & baby prints are perfect for baby fever quilting, but our newest brand of fabrics will give you all the cutesy feels! World of Susybee is a cute collection of woodland and jungle creatures like Lewe the [...]

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Spring Twist Quilt

“What should we make next?” When you’re whipping up a new quilt every week, you look for project ideas everywhere you go! This inspiration for this week’s quilt came from one of our favorite sources: the magnificent Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles. Spring Twist is a quick and easy fence rail pattern with one easy twist: snowballed corners that form perfect little pinwheels! Sew easy! Sew pretty! Thank goodness for good friends! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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Local Business Spotlight: Lakeview Golf Course

In 1958, a fun-going, strong-willed group of individuals within the community came together to establish the Lakeview Golf Course here in Hamilton, MO. Ever since, the course has been run entirely by course members and volunteers who work hard to keep it going! As the name implies, Lakeview borders the town’s reservoir so there’s a gorgeous view all around. The course is 9 holes and measures over 3,118 yards, creating a layout that is quite challenging, making this the [...]

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Celebrating Our Planet

We are a community of quilter’s, brought together by our love of pretty prints and fun designs, but mostly by the need to create and give back. As we encourage you to explore your creative talents within different mediums of art, we also encourage you to make your best project yet on the most perfect canvas… Earth. There are so many brilliant ways to make our planet beautiful. Planting flowers, recycling cans and cardboard, or simply reducing waste. Here at [...]

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Employee Fat Quarter Challenge 2019

Once a year the team members who work in our shops here in Hamilton participate in a fat quarter challenge. The rules of the challenge are simple, but the results are incredible! They must each pick out two fat quarters and a bag of scraps, after that their imagination can run wild with ideas as there are no rules to what they can create! When all of the projects have been submitted, they are then voted on by both their [...]

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Tilted Nine Patch Quilt

Legend tells of a restaurant patron who refused his fried potatoes so many times, the chef just ‘bout lost his mind.  “Too mushy. Too thick. Make them again!” demanded the diner. In frustration, the chef cut paper-thin slices of potato and fried ‘em to a crisp. Much to his surprise, the customer was delighted, and the potato chip was born! What a deliciously happy accident! This week, Jenny experienced her own “happy accident,” and the result was the Tilted Nine [...]

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Playful Prints and Patterns

Let your imagination soar with our most playful prints and patterns! Take the path to Pinkerville with Tula Pink‘s new collection. Filled with playful designs, magnificent colors, and fanciful creatures, Pinkerville is sure to spark your creative genius! Exclusive to Missouri Star are Tula Pink’s Owl Patch and two handbag kits all made using the Pinkerville collection! Grab them here, you won’t find them anywhere else! We have an entire selection of whimsical, fun prints that would be a blast to [...]

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Courtyard Path Quilt

If the wonders of your imagination were printed on a yard of fabric, what would it look like? For designer Tula Pink, it’s a magical mashup of butterflies, unicorns, and friendly sea monsters! This week Jenny used Tula’s “autobiographical” collection, Pinkerville, to whip up a gorgeous Courtyard Path Quilt. It’s made with our brand new Drunkards Path Template, so those curvy cuts are quick and easy—and don’t worry, they’re a breeze to stitch together, too!

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National Pet Day at Missouri Star

Let’s face it, our pets are family. We spend the majority of our time with them, they are always there when we need them, and they may even be the keeper of your secrets. Here at Missouri Star our employees are family. With that being said, we thought the perfect way to celebrate National Pet Day would be to share our wonderful employees’ pets, throw it back to some of our fun pet themed tutorials, and also showcase our pet [...]

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Appliqué Your Way To An African SewFari

Lions and tigers and batiks. Oh my! We’ve been on an amazing safari adventure, exploring appliqué, and bringing batiks to life… all from the comfort of our sewing room! Bring the jungle home using Westfield Laser & Design Co’s latest Sewfari kit collection. The kits contain precut, prefused appliqué batik shapes, a pattern, and a “quilt-by-numbers” template. It’s easy as 1-2-3. You will need to provide the background fabric, backing, and binding for these projects. For a wildly fun finish use brown or grey batik [...]

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