Tag - Fabric Feature

Behind the scenes of BLOCK Magazine – August 2020

Dear Quilters, This year has been so completely out of the ordinary, and challenging in so many ways, that I find myself simplifying again and experiencing great joy in the things that I have often taken for granted. Now, preparing for the holiday season is less about the hustle and bustle of finding just the right present, but taking the time to help create a warm, welcoming spirit in my home and in my community.  As I contemplate the spirit of [...]

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The History of 1930s Fabrics

When engaged in a casual conversation about feedsacks with a non-quilter or someone new to the craft who might not be familiar with antique quilts, the picture that often comes to mind is a bag made of burlap, paper, or heavy canvas that has been filled with animal feed. For the lover of antique quilts and vintage fabric, the vision is quite different. Instead of paper or rough gunny sacks, we think of pretty, soft bags made of dress [...]

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Now Available at Missouri Star: Liberty Fabrics!

In 1875, Arthur Lasenby Liberty opened Liberty on Regent Street in London. He sold imported goods from the East such as ornaments, textiles, and artifacts. The imported goods went so quickly, Liberty opened an in-house studio in which to design and print their own fabrics. Now, 140 years later, Liberty is internationally recognized as a leader in print design and textile innovation. Each collection designed by Liberty is inspired by some form of worldly art – architecture, history, music, [...]

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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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Five Fabulous Quilting Fads – Right Now.

What are fellow quilters making? Why are these designs and fabrics so popular? Are these trends new or are traditional styles making a comeback? Don’t worry, we’ve found the answers. We’ve taken a close look into the world of quilting to find out what’s trending. Here are are the top five: 1. Stars From Memorial Day to Veterans Day, a star quilt can find itself taking center stage all throughout the year and when we aren’t stocked up on red, [...]

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Sewing Projects for a Full Heart (and Bobbin)!

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 [...]

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Going Against the Grind with Tula Pink’s New Collection

Have you ever heard the saying, “Don’t throw a monkey wrench into the machine.” The phrase is about industrial-sabotage, meaning to prevent a process from going smoothly by deliberately trying to ruin it. Horrible, right? Well, not always! Sometimes, the unknown path is the best path and who better to throw that monkey wrench into your life than Tula Pink, the queen of quirky, against-the-grind, free-spirited fabric design! Set your quilt planners, color coordinators, and simple prints aside. Tula Pink’s [...]

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Winter Color Guide 2019

Dread the winter no more! Sure, the cold weather can put a damper on the fun things in life and those cold, messy snow piles all over the house can be annoying, but think about all the amazing things this season presents! Things like… Classic Christmas movies Hot cocoa and peppermint creamer Crock-pot meals and hot casseroles Warm, cozy quilts Fuzzy socks Christmas lights and these beautiful color palettes!… CLASSIC BLACK // CHRISTMAS RED // MEDIUM GREY Shown Here: Mini Tumbler Table Runner A monochromatic Christmas is [...]

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Missouri Star Shop Feature: Mercantile

As a woman in the modern world, my femininity sometimes craves the more elegant, lady-like ways of the past. I would love to enjoy a Friday night dinner in a nice evening gown or stroll into my local grocery store in a long Victorian dress without being given strange looks. However, there are things I wouldn’t want to endure from those times like wearing cages to keep my dress looking fluffed and tight corsets that crush my ribs. No, thank [...]

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Missouri Star Shop Feature: Primitive & Wool

I often wonder what it would have been like to be part of the colonies that first settled into America. To be apart of something so revolutionary and new. I know women don’t serve such a big part in the history books, but without them, we wouldn’t have the Americana fabric style of today! To be part of the making of such pretty prints, now that would be cool! “Primitive,” or “Early Americana” emerged from women within the first [...]

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