In 2008, the Doan kids asked Jenny to film her first-ever quilt tutorial. Her response? “What’s a tutorial??” 12 years later, Jenny’s videos have been viewed 200 million times and the Missouri Star community has spread across the globe! And you know what? It’s all because of you! From Iran to Australia to small-town America, we are “Sew Inspired” by your creativity and love! And so, on our 12th birthday, we are stitching up the sweetest little sewing machine blocks out of [...]
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 [...]
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!
How does the poem go? “A quilting tool with many uses is a joy forever!” The Binding Tool was invented for bindings, but that’s not all it can do! (Jenny has an entire collection of Binding Tool quilt tutorials HERE!) This week Jenny has whipped up yet another Binding Tool masterpiece! Starstruck is a gorgeous pattern with big star blocks made out of 2.5 inch strips. Click HERE to watch the video!
Have you ever admired a stained-glass window and thought, “That’d make a great quilt block!” We quilters find inspiration everywhere we look! We see quilt blocks in the facets of sparkling diamonds. We see quilt blocks in patchwork fields of wheat and corn. And this week’s new quilt was inspired by…a tile floor! Click HERE to learn how to transform 2.5 inch strips of fabric into the fabulous Tile Style quilt!
Life on the American frontier was hard. There were prairies to tame, trees to fell, and fences to build. There was butter to churn, laundry to scrub, and water to fetch. Despite such labor-filled days, those resourceful pioneer women found ways to whip up easy patterns like the Log Cabin block. These simple, pretty quilts were used not only as bed coverings, but as windows, room dividers, and doors, too! This week Jenny is working on a Simple Log Cabin with [...]
When Henry Ford implemented the assembly line, he cut the production time of the Model T from twelve hours to just two and a half! The car was the same. The parts were the same. But putting it together assembly-style was so much faster! The same is true in quilting! The Diamond Terrace quilt is made of dozens of little pieces, but they come together lickety-split with chain piecing! Click HERE to learn how to make this quick and easy [...]
Social distance. It’s a new phrase – and a new way of life – for most of us. But I think it’s a bit of a misnomer. Because even though we’re separated physically, we aren’t really alone! From video chats with grandkids to friendly greetings from across the street, there are a million ways to connect every day, and I’m sure grateful for that! One little girl spent hours decorating the sidewalk with chalk. She drew a hopscotch that [...]
Traffic jams can be caused by construction, accidents, or even a herd of cattle. (Wait…does that only happen in Missouri?) But did you know a tractor-driving sheepdog once created a terrible gridlock? So did a runaway robot, a massive Santa balloon, and a 42,000 pound honey spill! I must say, I prefer a Roadblock made of fabric! This week Jenny is whipping up a Roadblock quilt with strip sets and a handful of easy blocks. Click HERE to watch [...]