Tag - national quilting month

Quilt Your History – 5 Favorite Vintage Quilts

They don’t make them like they used to. Many of us were fortunate enough to have learned the art of quilting from our ancestors; parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles have long since been the best teachers to pass on the gift that is quilting. They stitched differently, as limited resources required more time and perseverance with each block. Each stitch was made with love though and the quilts survived, being passed down as family heirlooms for generations to come. [...]

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March 2020 FREE Quilt Planner Download

Happy National Quilting Month, dear quilters! It’s time to wind up those bobbins, pick out a new project (or 2 or 3 or 4), and start stitching up some quilts!  To keep us all marching…and sewing…all month long, we have put together this free quilt planner! Click HERE to download. As we make our way to National Quilting Day on March 21, keep an eye out for special celebrations, and don’t forget about our Quilting Craziness tournament on our Facebook [...]

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Quilting Craziness 2020

In honor of National Quilting Month, we’re celebrating quilting by bringing you the Second Annual “Quilting Craziness” Tournament! Everyone is welcome to participate every single day by voting for your favorite quilt tutorial of 2019! Click the image above to view and download the full bracket! The tournament features the 32 most watched tutorials from 2019 and places two different quilts against each other everyday until there is a champion! The winner will be decided by a popular vote that is [...]

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My First Quilt: Rob Appell

Today we welcome Rob Appell from Man Sewing as our final “My First Quilt” story for National Quilting Month. Take it away, Rob! My first quilt was made from the remnants of a sewing project that didn’t go exactly as planned. I had wanted to make a beach scene aloha shirt, but things had gone south, so I made the best of the situation and created a quilt. It was a patchwork top, mostly squares and rectangles of batik and [...]

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My First Quilt: Nichole Spravzoff

The next installment of our “My First Quilt” series for National Quilting Month comes from one of our wonderful Missouri Star Quilt Co. team members. Nichole is our fearless senior copywriter, who spends her workdays crafting quilty stories and quips for all of us to enjoy! Read on to learn all about Nichole’s first quilt and why she made it. Back in 1999, I was a moody teenager, more interested in tattooed boys than my school work. Most Friday nights [...]

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DIY Flat Doll: Chuck the Duck

It wouldn’t be National Quilting Month without a visit from our favorite quilting mascot, Chuck the Duck! He is always here to offer words…ahem, quacks of encouragement, and a helpful hint or two. This week, we are sewing up a fun, flat-ish version of Chuck just in time for spring. To get started, download the FREE Chuck the Duck printable HERE! Follow along with Misty as she shows us how to create one of these soft, fabric friends on our [...]

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Four Leaf Clover Block

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and before we start enjoying corned beef and cabbage, let’s make a Four Leaf Clover quilt block that is sure to bring us luck throughout the year! Tune in to the Live Video on Tuesday, March 6 to learn from Jenny Fish and Misty how to create a lucky four leaf clover block! Download the instructions HERE! This festive block is inspired by the Garden Party Quilt. Watch the tutorial below: Be sure to share all [...]

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My First Quilt: Jenny Doan

It’s March, and we all know what that means, it’s National Quilting Month, an entire 31 days dedicated to cutting, sewing, basting, and all kinds of creativity in between! This month, we want to share with you some inspiring stories from our Missouri Star team, and the reasons why they sat down at a machine and started quilting! The first story up is from Jenny! Read on as she shares how her quilting career began. When did you make [...]

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I Heart Quilting Embroidery Project

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for all you quilting and embroidery fans out there! February is National Embroidery Month and March is National Quilt Month, so this week we are combining the best of both worlds for an “I Heart Quilting” embroidery project! Around here, we certainly love our sewing machines, but sometimes you just can’t beat a little hand sewing, and this embroidery project is just the ticket! And, because we really love quilting, we created [...]

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