Tag - sewing

Triple Play! Double Square Star

I went for a walk in the woods last night, and what do you think I found? Autumn-hued leaves in fiery shades of crimson and gold! Jenny’s Design All of a sudden, I’ve got a hankerin’ for pumpkins and witches and all-things spooky. Misty’s Design Luckily, Jenny and the girls have 3 new Double Square Star projects—each one oozing with creepy-cute Halloween vibes. Natalie’s Design Click HERE to learn how to make two gorgeous Halloween quilts and a Halloween table runner out of – you [...]

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The Final Stitch

The Final Stitch premiers every other Wednesday on Facebook and YouTube! Have you heard about The Final Stitch? In Missouri Star’s latest series, Natalie Earnheart answers real questions from quilters just like you about a variety of topics to make sure that each and every project you begin has a end! From selecting the quilt backing fabric to identifying which quilt batting is best for your project, The Final Stitch is the perfect finish line for your quilting projects! Ask those [...]

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Bear Paw on Point Quilt

They say there’s more than one way to skin a cat. (Ew, right?) I prefer to say there’s more than one way to set quilt blocks on point! Last week Jenny taught one quick and easy way to set a quilt on point; this week, she’s demonstrating another simple method!  She starts with an easy-peasy bear paw block and stitches it up with setting triangles. It’s the perfect pattern for your favorite 2.5 inch strips, and it comes together like a [...]

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Triple Play! Half-Hexagon

The Half Hexagon template is no one-trick pony. (Great templates never are!) Jenny’s Design For our newest Triple Play tutorial, we’re using that trapezoidal wonder to create sailboats, links, and whirligigs. Misty’s Design We’re tackling y-seams and whipping up a friendship braid border. Natalie’s Design And at the end of it all, we’ll have 3 unique quilts AND a bonus table runner! I’d say that’s pretty good for a simple hexi ruler! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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Good Fortune Quilt

I could stare at Jenny’s Good Fortune quilt for a hundred years and never realize…it’s a simple disappearing 9 patch! It’s true! All those cute little pieces are nothing more than a chopped-up 9 patch with one fun twist: a snowballed sashing. And the best part? You can use the leftover fabric to make a 2nd quilt with a whole new layout! (Watch all the way to the end of the tutorial to see how it looks!)

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Framed Pinwheels Quilt

The Framed Pinwheels quilt is a master of disguise.  It looks like a tricky maze of itty bitty pieces, but don’t be deceived! This block is simply a disappearing nine patch!  Here’s how it works:  Whip up a nine patch of charms and lil’ pinwheels. Slice up that block. Shuffle the pieces. Stitch ‘em back together. That’s it!  This pattern was inspired by the creative genius of V and Co, and we’re so excited to share it with you!

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Rhombus Gemstones Quilt

Would you like to make a diamond? Here is my recipe: Add 725,000 pounds of pressure to ¾ cup pure carbon. Bake at 2000° for one million years. That’s it! Pro tip: If you’re short on time, stick with fabric diamonds!  Jenny’s Rhombus Gemstones quilt is made with yardage, 2.5 inch strips, and the Missouri Star Large Rhombus Template. This pretty pattern is quick, easy, and absolutely dazzling!

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Triple Play! Circle Magic

What’s so magical about Circle Magic? Plenty!  Jenny’s Design These clever templates are designed for quilt-as-you-go circles. That means the top, back, and batting are stitched together all at once – no raw edges! Misty’s Design Join those finished circles together and your quilt is complete!  Natalie’s Design The Circle Magic template comes in two sizes: One for 10” precuts and one for charms.

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Give Love | Easy Gift Ideas

Nothing says holidays like homemade. Instead of spending all of your time this year trying to figure out what to buy for that special someone in your life, harness all of that creative energy into a unique crafty gift! Handcrafted gifts come from the heart, each stitch placed carefully with love. Remember that when it comes to handmade gifts, Jenny always says “finished is better than perfect.” Wrap up any fears you have about creating a homemade gift and show [...]

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Triple Play! 3 Yard Quilts

This month’s Triple Play tutorial is a mathematical delight: 3 gals + 3 yards = 3 gorgeous quilts!  Jenny’s Design It’s true! Jenny, Misty, and Natalie are whipping up 3 quick and easy quilts. Misty’s Design Each of these patterns is from “Modern Views with 3-Yard Quilts” by Donna Robertson for Fabric Cafe. Natalie’s Design Click HERE to learn how to make the Jacob’s Ladder, Dominique, and Jigsaw quilts—each from just 3 yards of fabric!

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