Tag - Special Projects

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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Stitch up a Garden of Quilts This Summer

The Vintage Blossom quilt as featured in BLOCK Magazine Volume 6 Issue 3. Gardening and quilting are the perfect pair, both producing an amazing result with a little time, effort and patience. Traditionally quilters have always incorporated their surroundings in their blocks, so it’s no wonder as to why so many vintage quilts feature flowers! Check out these five incredible patterns featuring flowers and traditional garden elements! English Garden Developing from English landscaping techniques of the 18th century, the style of an [...]

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Quilting Inspiration Scavenger Hunt

I spy with my little eye a quilting scavenger hunt in your future! Are you looking for inspiration for your next project? Look no further! The world around you is filled with clues that can help you design your next quilt. Follow the guide below and snap a picture of your inspiration and get to quilting with the world as your guide. Don’t forget to share your pictures with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter your inspiration and even [...]

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Sneak Peek: BLOCK Magazine Summer 2020

My hope is by the time I’ve written this letter to you and BLOCK arrives at your home, that life will have returned to normal. My hope is the sun will be shining outside your window… you’ll be free to gather with friends and family… you’ll feel comfortable greeting neighbors and walking the dog again, and a trip to the beach might be just around the corner. It’s hard to imagine after weeks of being separated from loved ones [...]

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Quilting Crossword

Test your quilting knowledge with this fun crossword puzzle! Click the image below to print out your very own free Missouri Star Quilt Co crossword puzzle and be sure to share your results on Facebook and Twitter. If you need a little help with your puzzle, download the full answer key in the link below! Need a little help? Download the full answer key here!

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Create a Classic – 5 Easy Quilt Patterns Inspired by Classic Quilt Designs

Nothing beats a classic. The master level quilts that our grandmothers once stitched by hand with precision and care have never been easier to recreate with modern methods. Many of these patterns are surprisingly simply with just a little effort and dedication, but why take our word for it when you can find out on your own! Thanks to Jenny Doan’s incredible quilt tutorials and patterns, these five time-honored traditional quilts can grace your home as you pass down the [...]

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May 2020 FREE Quilt Planner

“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 [...]

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Quilting BINGO

Quilting at home as never been more fun! Get your dobbers ready and print your very own FREE Quilting BINGO card. Not only will you be able to keep up with your UFOs, but you’ll be able to participate in your very own BINGO game right from the comfort of your own home! Be sure to share your fun pictures and bingo cards on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the quilting community and spread a little quilting [...]

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Mother, May I? – 5 Quilt Patterns for Mom

With May right around the corner, there’s no better time to create a beautiful Mother’s Day quilt than the present! Many of us learned to sew from our mothers and grandmothers, but even if you didn’t, take some time this spring to celebrate those who helped raise us. Mothers and quilters are an incredible and caring people. Wrap mom in love this season with one of our five favorite Mother’s Day quilts! May Day Baskets The month of May starts off [...]

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Make a DIY Face Mask in 12 Easy Steps

Learn how to make an easy, washable, and reusable face mask with Jenny. WATCH THE TUTORIAL What you’ll need: 2 pieces of 6” x 9” fabric  (1) 6” x 9” piece of iron-on interfacing (optional) 2 pieces of ¼ inch elastic cut to 7” each Cut out two pieces of fabric to 6” x 9” each. Cut out one piece of interfacing to 6” x 9” and iron it onto the back of one of the pieces of fabric. Cut [...]

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