Monthly Archives - March 2020

April 2020 FREE Quilt Planner

April showers provide ample opportunity to spend some quality time at the sewing machine. Be it stitching up a Totally Tulips quilt (those showers do bring May flowers after all) or perhaps the new and oh-so-lovely Irish Change, Missouri Star has plenty of inspiration just waiting for you! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss a new quilt tutorial or weekly Missouri Star Live! Download the FREE April Quilt Planner to keep all those [...]

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Hopscotch Quilt

Social distance. It’s a new phrase – and a new way of life – for most of us. But I think it’s a bit of a misnomer. Because even though we’re separated physically, we aren’t really alone! From video chats with grandkids to friendly greetings from across the street, there are a million ways to connect every day, and I’m sure grateful for that!  One little girl spent hours decorating the sidewalk with chalk. She drew a hopscotch that [...]

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Make a DIY Face Mask in 12 Easy Steps

Learn how to make an easy, washable, and reusable face mask with Jenny. WATCH THE TUTORIAL What you’ll need: 2 pieces of 6” x 9” fabric  (1) 6” x 9” piece of iron-on interfacing (optional) 2 pieces of ¼ inch elastic cut to 7” each Cut out two pieces of fabric to 6” x 9” each. Cut out one piece of interfacing to 6” x 9” and iron it onto the back of one of the pieces of fabric. Cut [...]

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Beat the Learning Curve – 5 Quilt Projects with Curves

Adding curves into a quilting project has generally been considered a daunting task reserved only for the most skilled and experienced quilters. Curves don’t have to be a challenge anymore though! Jenny has stitched up some beautiful projects that include curves, but as always she has made them easy, approachable and fun! Push your quilting skills a little farther and challenge yourself with some of these lovely projects, all of which feature curves that will make your quilt stand out [...]

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“Home is Where the Quilts Are” – Behind the scenes of BLOCK Magazine Volume 7 Issue 2

Writing to you from the comfort of home is a privilege in this fast-paced world. I often find myself between places, driving long distances or flying to far-off locations to visit quilters around the world. It can be hard to feel comfortable in such circumstances, but I’ve found out something incredible about the quilting world. No matter where I go, as long as I can find a quilt shop, I feel right at home. After all, home is where [...]

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Ten Totally FREE Scrap Friendly Projects

Staying at home can get a little monotonous, but we’re here to make it more fun. There’s so much you can do with the fabric you have right on hand. We’ve rounded up a few gorgeous quilt patterns from some of our favorite designers and guess what? They’re completely free! All you have to do is make sure you’re signed into your Missouri Star account, click, download, and start stitching. They’re sure to keep you inspired as you quilt [...]

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Triple Play! Drunkard’s Path Tutorial

We’re quilting with curves, but don’t you worry! The Drunkard’s Path block has just one simple seam, and when you master that curve…the sky’s the limit! Jenny’s Design For this month’s Triple Play tutorial, Jenny, Natalie, and Misty each designed a brand new Drunkard’s Path quilt. (I can’t wait to hear which is your favorite!) Misty’s Design These gorgeous projects are made with charms, yardage, and our new Drunkard’s Path template. Natalie’s Design Three tutorials and three different takes on a [...]

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Look at Things Through a New Light – 5 Quilt Ideas with Dark Background Fabric

Quilts are an incredible thing. Whether they’re hanging on the wall or tucked safely upon a bed, they add an artistic flair to the room. Clean, colorful quilts with plenty of white space can brighten up the room, but sometimes a darker touch can really add a comfortable and cozy ambiance. Quilts that utilize bold color choices complimented by black and dark space aren’t just for the Fall season! These beautiful quilts draw attention and focus to the complimenting colors, [...]

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Tula Pink HomeMade Challenge at Missouri Star

Bold and brilliant colors plus sewing-themed designs?! Sign us up! This is what you’ll find in Tula Pink’s brand new HomeMade collection. Designed with her sewing process in mind, HomeMade is sure to dazzle! To celebrate the HomeMade collection, Tula Pink, Free Spirit and Aurifil are sponsoring the HomeMade Challenge, a juried and judge quilt competition, and we’re proud to be one of the participating quilt shops!! For the complete contest rules, please click HERE.  We can’t wait to see [...]

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Stretched Periwinkle Quilt

The periwinkle plant is so resilient, it can survive extreme heat, drought, pests, you name it! Those pretty little flowers just bloom and bloom—even when life isn’t perfect! So here’s my new motto: be like a periwinkle! Don’t give up if your stitching isn’t straight! Don’t despair if the seams don’t match up perfectly! Just do your best, and have fun creating your own Stretched Periwinkles with Jenny! Click HERE to watch the tutorial! (Psst! Watch all the [...]

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