Nine patches are a fun and simple block but turning it on point creates a whole new look to a gorgeous pattern. Click the above image to watch how this nine patch gets turned on point!
Are you familiar with disappearing blocks? The Disappearing Pinwheel, the Disappearing Hourglass, the Disappearing 4-Patch, etc, etc, etc! Here’s how it works: Make a nice, traditional block. Then chop it up, rearrange the pieces, sew ‘em back together, and presto-change-o! You have a gorgeous, super-intricate block that looks like a million bucks! This week, Jenny is working on Disappearing Pinwheel Baskets. Yes, this block looks like a flower basket with a sweet little pinwheel bloom, but more importantly, when [...]
We love working with 5″ squares and the simplicity of snowballing them really adds a fun look to your blocks. We hope you enjoy this mini tutorial on the Roundabout Quilt.
It’s just amazing. A magician can perform a trick RIGHT in front of my eyes, and I still can’t figure out how it is done! I stare without blinking, watch every move, and somehow never catch a glimpse of the card up his sleeve or the coin hidden in his left palm. My brain knows it’s an illusion, but all I can see is pure magic. This week Jenny is stitching up her version of the Card Trick quilt. This [...]
We’re living in 2018, folks. I must admit, I always expected it to be a bit more…futuristic. You know, flying cars, robot housekeepers, vacation homes on Mars. That kind of stuff. But even though you won’t be traveling to work by jetpack any time soon, you CAN snuggle your blankie allllll the way up to your chin without leaving your feet out in the cold, and THAT’s an invention that’ll change lives! The Blipper is a super soft fleece blanket [...]
The Bear Paw Quilt is a darling pattern that uses a 2.5″ strips with a bit of background fabric. These precious paws come together with ease, just in time for the bears to come out of hibernation! 🙂 Click the image above or the button below to watch the mini tutorial of how it all comes together!
The next time a British monarch takes the throne, keep your eyes peeled for St Edward’s Crown. This 12-inch-tall crown is made of almost 5 pounds of solid gold and 444 precious and semi-precious stones, and it’s been sitting on royal heads during every coronation since the 13th century. (In the market to purchase your own? Start saving now. This crown – along with the rest of the crown jewels – is worth around 7 billion dollars!) This week [...]
A 4 x 4 truck can get you out of a sticky situation in deep snow or mud. A 4 x 4 wooden beam can support an amazingly heavy load. But a 4-patch quilt block? Well, that might be the most powerful of all! Quilters have been stitching up 4-patches since the dawn of quilts. They’re true quilting powerhouses: easy to make and endlessly versatile! Put ‘em together in just the right order, and you’ve got a beautiful new [...]
Happy New Year, dear quilters! This is sure to be a memorable year filled with many exciting moments here at Missouri Star Quilt Co. We are grateful for your loyalty and patience with us as we grow and we think 2018 is going to be the best year yet! But before we jump right into it, let’s take a moment to reflect and look back on some of the highlights from 2017. Shark Applicutter Our dear friend, Rob Appell of [...]
Who’s ready for some half-rectangle triangles? No, I haven’t been sampling the punch; the half-rectangle triangle is a real thing! It’s the 1st cousin to the half-square triangle, and it’s just as easy to make! This week Jenny is combining a stack of half-square triangles with a bit of crumb quilting to create a cool, modern Trail Blaze Quilt. (What’s that? Crumb quilting? Don’t worry, it’s just a mish-mash of tiny scraps. Fun to make and easy to use!) Click [...]