Monthly Archives - May 2019

Night Sky Quilt

There are 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, and I’m starting to think there are just as many ways to stitch up a star quilt! 4-patch stars, wonky stars, wedge stars, rhombus stars—the list goes on and on!  This week Jenny is working on the easiest star block of all: Night Sky! This pattern is made up of simple half-square triangles, but it’s just as stunning as a whole host of heavenly sparklers! Click HERE to watch the [...]

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Local Business Spotlight: Levi Garrison & Sons Brewing Co.

We are known as Quilt Town, USA, but we are so much more than that. When you plan your next visit to Missouri Star, be sure to add some of our other local businesses to your itinerary so your trip to Hamilton will be extra special! Our most recent Local Business Spotlight segment will have you craving a nice cold beverage and adding another stop to your bucket list! Formally a college professor, Scott Falke now owns a beautiful industrial [...]

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Five Essentials for the Sewing Room

1. Efficient Space When piecing together any project, you’re going to want a wide open space to ease the process of designing, piecing, and cutting. Allow yourself an area designated for a large enough cutting board for the type of projects you normally do. Buy a fabric wall or create your own for even more savvy space in your area. 2. Adequate Lighting Create an area full of efficient lighting to see your project clearly from beginning to end. For extra help, [...]

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Vintage Blossom Quilt

During the 1920s, the Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt pattern took the quilting world by storm! No one could resist those charming little hexagons, but they sure were tricky to put together! Some quilters used English paper piecing; some used y-seams. But no matter the technique, this pattern required yards and yards of time and patience! This week, Jenny is working on a quick and easy version using our half hexi template.

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Geese in Motion Quilt

A sleek-feathered goose is the very picture of grace as it wings its way across the sky, but watch out! Those beaked beauties have a feisty side, too! While jogging past a quiet farm, my neighbor was accosted by an angry goose who chased him down the lane, honking and hissing all the way! (Zeke said he’s never run so fast!) A goose on the move is a force to be reckoned with! This week Jenny stitched up a gorgeous Geese [...]

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Behind the Scenes: BLOCK Magazine

BLOCK Magazine is an “idea book” designed, produced, and published by Missouri Star Quilt Co. When you flip through these fresh, glossy pages you’ll find gorgeous photography, fun patterns, brilliant ideas, and one-of-a-kind stories! You’ll be left to wonder, “Who are these people surrounded by beautiful quilts and pretty props?” or “Who wrote that inspiring story?” and “Who in the world pieces together all these quilts!?” We want to introduce you to the team of around 40 people who [...]

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Turnabout Granny Squares Quilt

Did your grandma bake bread and cookies? Did she give the best hugs and tell the best bedtime stories? Did she wrap her loved ones in the warmth of hand-stitched quilts? Grandmothers radiate comfort in a thousand different ways, and today we’re stitching up a sweet Turnabout Granny Squares quilt that’ll keep you as cozy as Grandma’s chicken noodle soup!

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What’s An Add-A-Quarter Ruler?

Today on “What’s That?!” Wednesday is the Add-A-Quarter Ruler! This handy little tool makes it easy to keep your quarter inch seam no matter what project you are working on. The specially designed beveled lip on this ruler automatically allows quarter inch seam allowance to any angle for your rotary cutter. Great to use when foundation piecing. Plus, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to help fight breast cancer! This handy little gadget is really great when creating [...]

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Tips for Shopping at Missouri Star

Whether it is your first time or fourth time visiting us at Missouri Star, we want to make sure that each and every time you are here, that you have the most successful and pleasant experience! This is why we have curated a list with all of the “tips and tricks” to make your shopping experience go as smooth and seamless as possible! To begin your shopping journey, we suggest starting in our Main Shop! Once inside you will be [...]

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May Day Baskets Quilt

Years and years ago, May 1st was May Basket Day. Folks would fill pretty baskets with spring flowers and gifts and secretly hang them on the doors of their loved ones. What a lovely tradition! This week, Jenny is stitching up a beautiful May Day Basket quilt. It’s a quick and easy pattern using 2.5 inch strips of precut fabric, and it’s just so fun to make! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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