Admit it, there comes a time in every quilter’s journey where they have to step back and realize they have too many quilts. Fortunately for the quilting community as a whole, quilters are incredibly generous people who give with love and share their talents with friends and family, wrapping them in the warmth of their craft. Sometimes though it’s nice to make something for yourself, stitch in a little of your own creativity and create something that is positively [...]
We’re starting a new tradition here at Missouri Star: Triple Play! Once a month, Jenny, Misty, and Natalie will each demonstrate their own, unique take on a classic MSQC pattern. Jenny’s Design First up? Wonky Stars! Jenny incorporates those whimsical stars into a tiny-house table runner. Misty’s Design Misty goes country-cozy with a big, traditional quilt featuring 4-patch star centers. Natalie’s Design Natalie leans modern with a non-block layout featuring big Wonky Stars! As always, each of these projects [...]
Getting organized to start your new year off fresh is an important step in making the most out of your quilting. A clear work space promotes not only creativity, but motivation to finish that UFO that’s been sitting in the corner since last New Year’s! After your room is tidy and all your fabrics are neatly labeled, what can be done with the stash of scraps that you’ve been stockpiling? Here are some great quilt ideas to utilize that [...]
A little precision is good for the soul. Neat vacuum lines in the carpet. Deep green rows of meticulously mowed grass. Quilt blocks with well-pressed seams and razor-sharp points. All that order just feels nice. If you crave a little precision, this week’s new quilt fits the bill! Jenny demonstrates how to achieve perfect points with just a touch of careful trimming. Easy peasy! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
When someone is covered in a cozy, warm quilt, they are reminded that someone sat at a sewing machine for hours, carefully piecing and stitching, with them in mind. A handmade table runner sitting on the family dining table shows a loving home to all who feast there. To be gifted a wall hanging is a reminder that they are loved by its maker. Valentine’s day is one of the best holidays to make for because it’s about love [...]
My favorite bouquet wasn’t roses or orchids; it was a tiny bunch of clover blossoms gathered by a very special four-year-old. (Oh, how I wished those flowers could last forever!) This week Jenny is stitching up a bouquet that will bloom for years to come. She starts with simple 9-patches made of half-square triangles—nothing too fancy. But just wait! The real magic happens when they’re set on point! Click HERE to watch!
Most of us quilters probably had a very similar new year’s resolution – create more. Recently, we’ve laid out the steps in helping us reach our creative goals this year: Get organized. Stock up on essential tools & basics. Plan for big events. Make planning simple with monthly programs and planners. Each month, we will release a new printable download to help you stay on course! Get started by downloading the planner for month one below: Enjoy! What’s something you want to try this year?
Have you ever watched a subway turnstile as folks pass through one by one? It spins and spins with an easy rhythm, almost like a sewing needle. Click. Click. Click. This week Jenny is working on a Turn Style quilt inspired by Me & My Sister’s Ground Cover quilt. From quick and easy quarter-square triangles to simple hourglass blocks, this pretty quilt is as effortless as a spinning turnstile. Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
This week we’re showing off the 2nd place quilt from the 2019 Birthday Bash Sew-Off. (Don’t tell “Team Jenny,” but I think it’s just as pretty as the winner!) Learn how to make this super-simple pattern designed by “Team Me & My Sister.” Ground Cover is the perfect project to show off your favorite 10-inch squares, and it’s so easy to make! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
As the year comes to a close, we are filled to the brim with joy here at Missouri Star. Truth be told, we hadn’t done much reflecting on what this year truly meant for us until it was time to sit down and write our annual Year in Review. Once, we got started, it seemed the list of things we did this year would never end! As we looked back over the past twelve months in amazement, we were [...]