It’s August, the Sunday of the summer. Our long, sunny days are coming to an end as we prepare for back to school, dark evenings, and cold mornings. But for us quilters, it’s also the time to start our holiday quilting and sewing! As the “Monday” of year slowly creeps in, stay inspired and organized this month with our FREE August Quilt Planner as you begin all your holiday projects!
July is here and with it comes warm summer nights, bursting fireworks and an opportunity to create some truly wonderful quilts! Red, white and blue are the traditional colors of July here in Hamilton, Missouri. There’s no better way to enjoy a fireworks display than laying on a beautiful new quilt created from patriotic fabric just for the occasion! Jenny’s classic Stars and Stripes quilt is an absolute go-to for this time of year! The classic Stars and Stripes quilt is [...]
Hello June! ☀️ We’ve made it to the sunniest season of the year here in Missouri, with longer days and warm nights filled with all of the simple magical moments that summer brings. While we may be spending more of our days outside, we have lots of time set aside for quilting, including Jenny’s go-to wedding present, a picnic quilt! We’re such fans of the Charm Quilt on Point, and all it takes are two charms packs and a little [...]
“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” -Edwin Way Teale Green is waving from the trees, yellow dandelions are popping, and our gardens are blooming. The year is beginning to look brighter, and not just because of spring colors. Though we may have missed weddings and graduations, we makers still know how to celebrate! As you plan out your May projects for Mother’s Day, baby showers, and other life changing events [...]
April showers provide ample opportunity to spend some quality time at the sewing machine. Be it stitching up a Totally Tulips quilt (those showers do bring May flowers after all) or perhaps the new and oh-so-lovely Irish Change, Missouri Star has plenty of inspiration just waiting for you! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss a new quilt tutorial or weekly Missouri Star Live! Download the FREE April Quilt Planner to keep all those [...]
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 [...]
February is a lot of things – the shortest month of the year, a time to celebrate love with flowers and chocolate, a time to remember and honor the presidents who have served the nation, and even the month of anxiously awaiting a groundhog named Phil to predict the seasons. What you probably didn’t know is that February also hosts Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day AND Tell a Fairy Tale Day. How fun is that?! February is looking quite [...]
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?
Multiply your fun with half the effort! Any way you slice it, a half-square triangle is a thing of beauty. For such a simple quilt block, so many incredible designs can be created! Half-square triangles are in about 80% of the quilts we sew here at Missouri Star, so we wanted to give you a few handy tips and tricks to make stitching them together easier than ever. Here’s how 1 typical half-square triangle is made: Take two precut fabric squares, stack [...]