Monthly Archives - June 2019

Disappearing Hourglass Crazy Eight Quilt

Let’s say you’ve just stitched up a nice, basic hourglass block. The ¼” seams are flawless and it’s pressed to perfection. What do you do next? Slice that block to bits, of course! Because when those pieces are rearranged and stitched back together, you’ll have a gorgeous, super-intricate block that looks like a million bucks! Click HERE to learn how to make the easy-as-pie Disappearing Pinwheel Crazy Eight quilt!

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Local Business Spotlight: The Hangout

Former Kansas City entrepreneurs, Stephanie and Tim Champagne opened Joe Jumps Eatery and Smokehouse in Gallatin, MO in the fall of 2018. Luckily for us, they decided to create a sister restaurant right here in Hamilton! The Hangout by Joe Jumps recently opened in May of this year. The building has been quite the busy place ever since which is no surprise when you take a look at their amazing menu options and relaxing atmosphere. Here’s just a [...]

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Quilt As You Go

“Quilt as you go” is a fun technique in which you piece and quilt all at once so by the time you are finished with your top, all you have to do is bind, and then you have a finished project!It’s seriously as easy as 1, 2, 3. Start with preprinted batting Sew on the lines Enjoy your finished project! Serve your pets in style with these PURR-fect place mats! Whether you’ve got a rowdy pup or quiet kitten, we’ve got something [...]

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The Row by Row Experience 2019

Are you coming through Missouri this summer? Come and get a taste of Hamilton and pick up your very own Row by Row block pattern in the Main Shop or Penney’s Quilt Shop! The Row by Row Experience is a wonderful program started in 2011 by Janet Lutz to help quilt shops attract more visitors in what might otherwise be slower summer months. All the quilt shops participating in Row by Row (find all the other participating shops HERE) have [...]

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Easy Clamshell Quilt

Easy Clamshell? Is that even possible? You betcha! With the right tools and a sprinkling of Missouri Star magic, you’ll be stitching up those gorgeous curves like a pro! This classic quilt is made using our brand new Drunkard’s Path template set. Jenny used this same template to make the Courtyard Path quilt, and we can’t wait to see what she comes up with next! Click HERE to learn how to make the Easy Clamshell Quilt!

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Designer Spotlight: Sue Daley, the English Paper Piecing Expert

Sue Daley was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She has 37 years of patchwork experience and has spent the last 23 years running her own business, Sue Daley Designs. She specializes in English paper piecing, traditional quilt piecing, needle turn appliqué, embroidery, and fine hand quilting. Along with her pattern designs, precut paper shapes, acrylic templates, books, and accessories, she is also a fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs and Penny Rose Fabrics under the brand Millhouse Collections. [...]

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Road Trip Quilt

I love Montana with her endless blue skies. Colorado with her majestic mountains peaks. The excitement of New York. The serenity of the Oregon Cost. And of course, there’s nothing like Missouri’s amber waves of grain!  From sea to shining sea, this country is made up of beautifully unique states. This week Jenny is stitching up an adorable appliqué map quilt featuring 20 of her favorite states. Click HERE to learn how to make a Road Trip quilt of your [...]

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Hummingbirds & Sunflowers: The Inspiration Behind Valori Wells’ Latest Fabric Collection, Murmur 🌻

Valori Wells’ new collection is used in Jenny’s latest tutorial, the Roadmap Quilt. This collection is perfect for the spring/summer seasons and just absolutely beautiful. With so many stunning collections under her belt, we got curious about the inspiration behind Valori’s lastest designs. Here’s what she had to say about getting her start in fabric design and working her way to her latest collection, Murmur. “Murmur is my 41st collection of fabric, I have been designing for twenty-one years. My [...]

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It’s Jenny’s Birthday! And She Wants to Share Fun Ways to Celebrate Your Summer Birthday Too! Let’s Party!

Happy Birthday Jenny and to all of you who share in the summer birthday season! Start planning your next party as Jenny shares her favorite birthday foods along with some fun, summer recipes from our Missouri Star employees! Find quick and easy sewing projects to decorate your party, and don’t forget to download some of our printable photo booth props to make your summer celebration a blast! Grab your friends and let’s party! Jenny’s Favorite Summer Recipes! Jenny’s absolute favorite is [...]

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Diamond Pavers Quilt

The Diamond Pavers quilt was made for pretty prints. The blocks are so big and simple, patterns have plenty of space to breathe! For this quilt, Jenny used Honey Run 10” Stackers by Jill Finley for Penny Rose Designs. It’s an adorable collection filled with bees, florals, and delicate geometrics. (Don’t miss the machine quilting on this one! It’s a bee-utiful honey bee stitch!)

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