Author - Sissy's Quilt Designs

Sew Inspired Quilt

In 2008, the Doan kids asked Jenny to film her first-ever quilt tutorial. Her response? “What’s a tutorial??”  12 years later, Jenny’s videos have been viewed 200 million times and the Missouri Star community has spread across the globe!  And you know what? It’s all because of you!  From Iran to Australia to small-town America, we are “Sew Inspired” by your creativity and love!  And so, on our 12th birthday, we are stitching up the sweetest little sewing machine blocks out of [...]

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A sneak peek into the next issue of BLOCK Magazine

Dear Quilters, Thanksgiving is just around the corner… talking about gratitude… I want to talk about the other side of giving, which is receiving. It is often easy to give of ourselves, but it can be difficult to accept help when we need it. I love this quote by Maya Angelou, “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” It reminds me that in every situation where there is a giver, there is also a receiver… It’s wonderful to [...]

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Birthday Bash: Home Edition 2020

Are you ready to celebrate? Birthday Bash comes to you live from the comfort of your own home this year on September 24th and 25th! We’ve got SEW many great projects planned to share this year and special virtual guests that we didn’t want you to miss a thing. Check out this video below for our complete Birthday Bash schedule and be sure to mark your calendars for all the quilting fun! Be sure to share your quilting creations using [...]

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Triple Play! Double Square Star

I went for a walk in the woods last night, and what do you think I found? Autumn-hued leaves in fiery shades of crimson and gold! Jenny’s Design All of a sudden, I’ve got a hankerin’ for pumpkins and witches and all-things spooky. Misty’s Design Luckily, Jenny and the girls have 3 new Double Square Star projects—each one oozing with creepy-cute Halloween vibes. Natalie’s Design Click HERE to learn how to make two gorgeous Halloween quilts and a Halloween table runner out of – you [...]

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Give Love | Quilting for a Cause – Together We Can Change the World One Stitch at a Time

When you give a quilt, you’re giving so much more than a simple present. A quilt is a gift of time, a gift of patience, a gift straight from the heart with love in every stitch! There are so many wonderful charitable organizations that welcome handmade quilts with open arms. If you’re looking for an opportunity to give love, we’re here to help you find a place to send your beautiful quilts, fabric, supplies, and donations. Thank you so [...]

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The Final Stitch

The Final Stitch premiers every other Wednesday on Facebook and YouTube! Have you heard about The Final Stitch? In Missouri Star’s latest series, Natalie Earnheart answers real questions from quilters just like you about a variety of topics to make sure that each and every project you begin has a end! From selecting the quilt backing fabric to identifying which quilt batting is best for your project, The Final Stitch is the perfect finish line for your quilting projects! Ask those [...]

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Bow Tie Party Quilt

2020 is the year of staying home. It’s the year of sweatpants and old t-shirts and not knowing if I even own makeup anymore. There’s nowhere to go and no one to impress. But sometimes I just want to feel fancy. I long for sequins and heels and sparkling diamond earrings. I want to see my husband in a well-tailored tux with patent leather shoes and a dapper bow tie. Is that too extreme for ANOTHER movie night at home? [...]

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Bear Paw on Point Quilt

They say there’s more than one way to skin a cat. (Ew, right?) I prefer to say there’s more than one way to set quilt blocks on point! Last week Jenny taught one quick and easy way to set a quilt on point; this week, she’s demonstrating another simple method!  She starts with an easy-peasy bear paw block and stitches it up with setting triangles. It’s the perfect pattern for your favorite 2.5 inch strips, and it comes together like a [...]

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What’s Your Story? – Grandma’s Hands by Michele T.

BLOCK Magazine is always looking to publish original stories from quilters like you. We believe that everyone has an important story to tell and that sharing our stories brings us closer together. Today’s story is just that – a story of connection in quilting. “The first quilter I ever knew was my maternal grandmother, Catherine.  She died in 1966 when I was only 12 years old, and I miss her still. By the time I was born, she had four grandsons but [...]

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FREE September 2020 Quilt Planner

It’s our birthday month and we’ll quilt if we want to! Ah, September. The leaves are changing, the kids are back-to-schooling, and the sweaters and hot cocoa are calling! Even though our shops are temporarily closed, like every September we are planning lots of Birthday Bash fun – online! So be sure to save the dates in this month’s quilt planner – September 24 – 25! Download the September Quilt Planner to prepare for celebratory fun and all the [...]

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