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Quilt Yourself to a Healthier Lifestyle

Everyone has their own journey when it comes to quilting. Many of us were fortunate enough to have quilting passed down to us traditionally from our family members; learning the basic motions of cutting and sewing from the careful hands of those who once had to quilt from necessity. Others however are just finding their path. The technological boom of quilting videos and tutorials that has developed within the last decade has allowed many people to acquire skills which [...]

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2019: A Year to Remember

As the year comes to a close, we are filled to the brim with joy here at Missouri Star. Truth be told, we hadn’t done much reflecting on what this year truly meant for us until it was time to sit down and write our annual Year in Review. Once, we got started, it seemed the list of things we did this year would never end! As we looked back over the past twelve months in amazement, we were [...]

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Inside Out Wall Hanging

Our hearts are certainly full this week as we celebrate 11 years as a company and what better way to express how we feel than through a quilt? This week’s new wall hanging is a sweet little heart quilt that comes together in a flash. Make one for a friend and it’s sure to make them smile every time they wrap up in it! Click HERE to watch the tutorial! (Psst! You can find this pattern in BLOCK Magazine [...]

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Fancy Flight Quilt

What do quilters dream of? Flying geese with perfectly sharp points, of course! But sometimes those points get lost in the seam allowance, leaving your little geese tragically beakless. What’s a quilter to do? In this week’s new tutorial, Jenny demonstrates how to preserve those points with one simple tip. Psst!! This quilt will be featured in the upcoming issue of BLOCK Magazine (volume 6 Issue 5), subscribe to BLOCK Magazine HERE and don’t miss seeing this [...]

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Local Business Spotlight: Let’s Make Art

Two years ago, Sarah Cray was a freelance artist… selling her prints on Etsy, illustrating books, and just simply exploring her creative freedoms was the life Sarah had fallen in love with. But then, she got a call that would result in her being able to take those passions and share her love of art with the world. The call was from ours truly, Al Doan, the co-founder of Missouri Star Quilt Co. The pair had briefly known each [...]

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How To Figure Yardage For Quilt Binding

The final step of making a quilt may seem like the most intimidating, but have no fear! Adding binding can be a really enjoyable process when you know how much you need and how easy it is to make and stitch on your quilt. Supplies needed: Pencil Paper Calculator Your finished quilted project  A measuring tape or template Finally, choose a lovely fabric, bias, or precut for binding and load it into your Missouri Star Quilt Co. shopping cart! Step 1: Find the perimeter of your [...]

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How to Figure Yardage for Quilt Borders

For many of us, quilt patterns are a jumping off point for our own designs. Adding a border can give your quilt added oomph, just like framing a picture can make it pop. Follow this handy guide to be sure you’re getting the right amount of yardage for your borders! Here are some items you’ll be needing: Pencil Paper Calculator Your quilt top A measuring tape or template Step 1: Decide how wide you want your borders.  Step 2: Measure the length of your quilt top. Always measure your [...]

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The Row by Row Experience 2019

Are you coming through Missouri this summer? Come and get a taste of Hamilton and pick up your very own Row by Row block pattern in the Main Shop or Penney’s Quilt Shop! The Row by Row Experience is a wonderful program started in 2011 by Janet Lutz to help quilt shops attract more visitors in what might otherwise be slower summer months. All the quilt shops participating in Row by Row (find all the other participating shops HERE) have [...]

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Easy Clamshell Quilt

Easy Clamshell? Is that even possible? You betcha! With the right tools and a sprinkling of Missouri Star magic, you’ll be stitching up those gorgeous curves like a pro! This classic quilt is made using our brand new Drunkard’s Path template set. Jenny used this same template to make the Courtyard Path quilt, and we can’t wait to see what she comes up with next! Click HERE to learn how to make the Easy Clamshell Quilt!

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Diamond Pavers Quilt

The Diamond Pavers quilt was made for pretty prints. The blocks are so big and simple, patterns have plenty of space to breathe! For this quilt, Jenny used Honey Run 10” Stackers by Jill Finley for Penny Rose Designs. It’s an adorable collection filled with bees, florals, and delicate geometrics. (Don’t miss the machine quilting on this one! It’s a bee-utiful honey bee stitch!)

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