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The Blipper Blanket

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 [...]

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Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Bear Paw Quilt

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!

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The Crown Quilt

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 [...]

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4×4 Quilt Tutorial

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 [...]

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2017 Year in Review

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 [...]

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Trail Blaze Quilt Tutorial

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 [...]

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Fabric Feature: Kona Cotton Color of the Year 2018

The 2018 Kona Cotton Color of the Year is a bold and brilliant pop of color certain to awaken our creativity! If you haven’t heard, this color is called Tiger Lily, and it is sure to add a powerful punch of rich, warm orange to quilt tops and sewing projects throughout the year! To jumpstart our creativity, Robert Kaufman invited five quilters to show off Tiger Lily by creating the wonderful quilts below! Each of these patterns is available for [...]

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Little Stitches Wall Hanging Quilt Tutorial

Quilters make the world a more beautiful place. Like clever little fairies with sewing machines for wands, we spread our magic to friends and family, and everything we touch becomes more lovely. A beautiful bedspread. A festive table runner. A big, quilted tote. A precious memory quilt. Today, however, we’re working on a project that is just for you! The Little Stitches Wall Hanging was designed to add a touch a whimsy to your sewing space. Click HERE to [...]

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Jumping Jacks Quilt Tutorial

Jumping jacks. What could be more simple? But when you do several at once, those simple jumps can have some pretty amazing effects. Happy little endorphins rush through your body acting as pain relievers and giving you a sense of well-being.  Energy levels rise and focus sharpens. Stress is relieved, and you pretty much feel awesome. In fact, jumping jacks are so good for you, Navy Seals use them in their most intense training regimens! This week Jenny is stitching up [...]

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Jitterbug Quilt Tutorial

The Jitterbug was one of the most popular dances of the swing era, but how did it get such a funny name? Turns out “jitterbug” is just a combo of two cute little words: jitter and bug. But put ‘em together and you’ve got a name worth remembering! This week we’re working on the Jitterbug Quilt. And, like it’s namesake, it’s based on two simple little elements: the 4-patch and the half-square triangle. Combine those quilting powerhouses with an extra [...]

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