New Friday Tutorial: The Half Hexi Gems Quilt Tutorial

New Friday Tutorial: The Half Hexi Gems Quilt Tutorial

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It’s time for a New Friday Tutorial (every Friday) and today Jenny has a visitor! This quilt was designed by Lisa Hirsch, member of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild, who won a little contest that got her quilt featured in ModBLOCK.

Jenny and Lisa Hexi Gems

Lisa’s quilt is called Hexi Gems and it is so modern and beautiful! It features our half hexagon template and you can find all the supplies you need HERE.

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Check out this diagram that includes the size of the finished quilt and everything you need! You can even use the layout as a reference to decide on your fabric contrast for the hexagon gems!

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Click on the button below to WATCH THE TUTORIAL and find everything you’ll need to get started!

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Local Business Spotlight: Tammy’s Flowers

Local Business Spotlight: Tammy’s Flowers

We love this small town of Hamilton and all that it has to offer! There’s so much history and there are so many local businesses who have so much to offer! So, we are excited to introduce a new blog series, Local Business Spotlight, where we will feature a local business and share some great information and photos to give you a better taste of what to do in Hamilton and places you might like to check out when you visit!

Tammy’s Flowers is one of several local businesses here in Hamilton, and it’s got so many characteristics and unique retail items to offer! Meet Tammy Gentry, owner and founder of Tammy’s Flowers! Tammy Started the business in August of 1994, a mere 21 years ago and it’s still going strong. Much has changed from the beginning, but the store has stayed true to it’s roots!

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What started out as a small flower shop quickly grew to include more retail items! It’s now a “full service” flower shop offering plants, balloons, giftware and delivery. When customers started expressing to Tammy that they would like more of their wedding needs to be met in one place locally, she started offering tuxedo rental and wedding invitations as well. If you walk into Tammy’s Flowers you will be in awe of the beautiful home decor, soaps, local foods, candles, memory stones and of course florals to choose from! Best of all, Tammy tries to by as many locally made items as possible to put in her store!

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Did I mention that there is a whole corner of the store dedicated to quilting and sewing decor?! We LOVE it!

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Next time you make the trip to Hamilton, stop by Tammy’s Flowers just down the road from MSQC’s Main Shop! In the meantime, click HERE to check out their Facebook page and HERE to shop them on Etsy! :)

Tammy’s Flowers
302 N. Davis
Hamilton, MO
816-583-2730 or
1-800-583-2730
Monday – Friday 9 – 5
Saturday 9 – 12

MSQC Featherweight Retreat

MSQC Featherweight Retreat

Do you remember back in the day when cars didn’t break down as often and everything was built to last? Those were the good ol’ days! The same goes for Featherweight sewing machines… They’re strong, good quality, lightweight and they get the job done right! That’s why so many people still use them, and we had a whole retreat themed around them! Some wonderful ladies and their Featherweight machines joined us for a fun time of sewing and demos in the beginning of August.

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Aren’t these machines so retro and cute? While the ladies were here they were given a demo on the Quatrefoil Quilt (Click HERE to watch tutorial) along with several other tips and tricks from the wonderful Cindy! They also got to attend one of Jenny’s Trunk Shows!

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Several retreaters took advantage of the Daily Deals during their stay with us, and made some beautiful quilts from it while here! Check out these two quilts that were made using the Bandana and Florals Charm Pack by Dover Hill for Benartex, although the fabric is the same, the two quilts turned out so different and spunky, each as beautiful as the other! The one pictured on the left is the Bordered Periwinkle Quilt using the Wacky Web template while the one pictured on the right is a Charm Big Star Quilt that Tina Jennings made. They’re both so cute!

Bandana Florals Quilts

If you were in attendance at our Featherweight Retreat and would like to download some of the photos that were taken during the event (for example, if you had a small group shot taken), click here: Featherweight Retreat Photos! We cannot wait for the next time we have a Featherweight Retreat, thank you all for making it such a fun one! :) 

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If you are interested in participating in one of our future retreats or events you can find more information by clicking here: Missouri Star Quilt Company Events. We hope to see you there! :)

New Friday Tutorial: Attic Window with Panels

New Friday Tutorial: Attic Window with Panels

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Such a great tutorial for you! Fabric panels always look so great, but I never know what to do with them! So we have a new tutorial for you today, called the Attic Window! It looks especially great with the featured panel, Realtree Deer Quilt Panel for Sykel Enterprises. Isn’t it beautiful?  What kind of panel have you had your eye on?

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Click on the button below to WATCH THE TUTORIAL and find everything you’ll need to get started!

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Summer 2015 Issue of BLOCK Magazine

Summer 2015 Issue of BLOCK Magazine

Let’s chat about the 2015 Summer issue of BLOCK Magazine. Have you had a chance to flip through it? Didn’t you just love all those fun holiday ideas? From Independence Day to Halloween to Christmas, quilting projects are a fabulous way to celebrate and decorate!

To get you started on your favorite project, we’ve put together everything you’ll need to turn “inspiration” into “finished project” in a jiffy! Click HERE to find the perfect fabrics, all the necessary templates (and other supplies),  Jenny’s tutorials from Youtube, and even links for machine quilting. After all, what’s the fun of an idea book if those ideas never become reality?

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disappearing-pinwheel dresden-tree

tree-runner quatrefoil

sweet-stars winter-pines

woven-patches grand-old-flag

Have a wonderful time working on your quilts, and don’t forget to send us a photo when you’re done!

Happy Quilting!