Have you ever heard the saying, “Don’t throw a monkey wrench into the machine.” The phrase is about industrial-sabotage, meaning to prevent a process from going smoothly by deliberately trying to ruin it. Horrible, right? Well, not always! Sometimes, the unknown path is the best path and who better to throw that monkey wrench into your life than Tula Pink, the queen of quirky, against-the-grind, free-spirited fabric design! Set your quilt planners, color coordinators, and simple prints aside. Tula Pink’s [...]
HollyAnne Knight of String & Story teaches one of our online courses here at Missouri Star. She helps people learn to not only quilt with confidence, but live an overall well and confident life. Check out her quilting blog or wellness blog for fun stuff! Join HollyAnne in her Beginner-Friendly Free Motion Quilting class! You’re gonna love it and her! Get to know our newest instructor: Do you have any funny “mess-up” stories to share from your experience with machine [...]
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, but this isn’t a race! We’re quilting with curves and enjoying each stitch! Our new Drunkard’s Path templates make quick work of curved blocks, and this week we’re giving you an up-close look at how those curves are stitched together. It really is so fun and simple! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Dread the winter no more! Sure, the cold weather can put a damper on the fun things in life and those cold, messy snow piles all over the house can be annoying, but think about all the amazing things this season presents! Things like… Classic Christmas movies Hot cocoa and peppermint creamer Crock-pot meals and hot casseroles Warm, cozy quilts Fuzzy socks Christmas lights and these beautiful color palettes!… CLASSIC BLACK // CHRISTMAS RED // MEDIUM GREY Shown Here: Mini Tumbler Table Runner A monochromatic Christmas is [...]
It’s the spookiest time of the year. Wicked witches, grinning skeletons, and…curved piecing! Just kidding! Curved piecing is nothing to fear! With Jenny’s guidance and our easy-to-use Drunkards Path template, you’ll be zipping around your Wandering Star curves faster than you can say, “Trick or treat!” (This quilt will be featured in Volume 6 Issue 6 of BLOCK Magazine. Subscribe now to receive this issue in December!)
Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes. Some are tall and skinny; some are short and squat. But big or small, they make delightful decor from Halloween all the way to Thanksgiving! This week Jenny is whipping up a variety of pumpkins using 2.5 inch strips of fabric. Click HERE to learn how to make a whole patch of these gorgeous gourds!
As a woman in the modern world, my femininity sometimes craves the more elegant, lady-like ways of the past. I would love to enjoy a Friday night dinner in a nice evening gown or stroll into my local grocery store in a long Victorian dress without being given strange looks. However, there are things I wouldn’t want to endure from those times like wearing cages to keep my dress looking fluffed and tight corsets that crush my ribs. No, thank [...]
I often wonder what it would have been like to be part of the colonies that first settled into America. To be apart of something so revolutionary and new. I know women don’t serve such a big part in the history books, but without them, we wouldn’t have the Americana fabric style of today! To be part of the making of such pretty prints, now that would be cool! “Primitive,” or “Early Americana” emerged from women within the first [...]
Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill is the founder of Whole Circle Studio, LLC which specializes in the design of custom modern quilts, patterns and other licensed products. She is an active member of the modern quilt community and recognized from her many outstanding awards from several major quilting events. Sheri also teaches and presents her creative skills all over the world, but works mostly from her home studio in New Haven, Connecticut. With all her adventures in tow, we were thrilled that Sheri [...]
Red rover, red rover, send Jenny right over! Out on the playground, games have to be quick, easy, and lots of fun. Truth be told, my rules for quilts are just the same! Luckily, Four Square fits the bill on all counts—at recess AND in the sewing room! Click HERE to see how fun it is to whip up this quick and easy quilt!