New Friday Tutorial: The Susannah Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Susannah Quilt

Make the Classic Susannah Quilt made easy with Precuts! Free Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

Fashion is a fickle thing. Just when you get used to the idea of high waists, platform soles, and billowy ruffles, the fashion world has marched on to the next big thing. The good news? If you hold onto that burnt orange double-knit lounge suit long enough, chances are it will come back into style, and your grandkids will be super impressed with your trendy digs! Of course, quilts never go out of style, they just become vintage classics!

Make the Classic Susannah Quilt made easy with Precuts! Free Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

The Susannah quilt is an old block, and today we’re making it new with fresh, modern colors. This is a quick design that packs a punch with snowballed corners, easy sashing, and cornerstones. Here’s what you need to make your own vintage-fabulous Susannah quilt!

Click on the button below to watch the tutorial and get all the supplies you need! Happy Quilting!

Make the Classic Susannah Quilt made easy with Precuts! Free Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

Make the Classic Susannah Quilt made easy with Precuts! Free Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

New Friday Tutorial: The Starburst Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Starburst Quilt

This Starburst Half Square Triangle Quilt is so Gorgeous! It's next on my list!

In a starburst galaxy, stars form at an amazing pace. Unlike more common (aka: humdrum, lazy, and unremarkable) galaxies, starburst galaxies are pretty much super achievers, producing star after star after glorious, twinkling star. This week’s tutorial, The Starburst Quilt, will have you creating blocks so quickly, you’ll feel like a starburst galaxy yourself. This quilt is classically eye catching and oh, so easy! Here are the details:

This Starburst Half Square Triangle Quilt is so Gorgeous! It's next on my list!

Click on the button below to watch the tutorial and get all the supplies you’ll need to make your own Starburst Quilt!

Watch the Starburst Quilt Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

New Friday Tutorial: The Sashed Tumbler Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Sashed Tumbler Quilt

I love how this tumbler pattern is completely transformed with just a little sashing!

During the 17th century, a tumbler was a round-bottomed drinking cup. Now, I’m no cup expert, but that seems like an awfully inefficient design. I mean, what if poor Willoughby needed to set down his drink to grab a second serving of ox tongue soup? Would not his cup of ale tumble over and stain his beautiful new breeches? Thank goodness for the genius who invented flat-bottomed tumblers!

Today’s new tutorial, The Sashed Tumbler Quilt, is a beautiful tumbler design (flat-bottomed, of course.) It’s quick and easy, and a simple strip of sashing takes these blocks from “meh” to “wowowow!!!”

Make a Sashed Tumbler Quilt with Jenny Doan in her YouTube Tutorial!

Make a Sashed Tumbler Quilt! Full Step by Step Video Tutorial!

Click on the button below to learn how to make your own Sashed Tumbler Quilt and to get all the supplies needed!

Watch the Sashed Tumbler Tutorial!

Double Slice Quilt – Tutorial Reboot Featuring Guest Blogger Heather Valentine

Double Slice Quilt – Tutorial Reboot Featuring Guest Blogger Heather Valentine

On the first Monday of every month, we invite a guest quilter to come and join us on our blog to try out one of Jenny’s tried and true tutorials and of course, put their own little spin on it! Whether it’s the fabrics they use or a new tip, we’re always excited to see how it turns out! For June’s Tutorial Reboot, we welcome Heather Valentine of The Sewing Loft to join us! We hope you enjoy her take on the Double Slice Quilt! #tutorialreboot

This Double Slice quilt is such a fun, easy way to make a scrappy quilt! Love it!

Hello Missouri Star Quilt Peeps! I’m Heather from The Sewing Loft.

On the average day I’m in one of two places; I’m either behind my machine or behind my keyboard. When I’m not stitching up a storm, I’m sharing sewing tips and tricks on my blog. One of my latest passions is using up every last scrap. That’s right, I’m a scrapaholic.

I think that’s why I love Jenny’s Double Slice Layer Cake tutorial so much. With just a few quick passes of the rotary cutter you are well on your way to creating a random scrappy pattern.

This Double Slice quilt is such a fun, easy way to make a scrappy quilt! Love it!

To make my quilt I used Mojito by Another Point of View for Windham Fabrics as my main focal fabric and because I just love the soft, tactile feel of Cuddle, I mixed in a few extra squares for good measure. Banana, Aruba, and Jade.

This Double Slice quilt is such a fun, easy way to make a scrappy quilt! Love it!

Cuddle is a specialty fabric that is knit based and has a directional pile. Normally, I would pay close attention to the direction of the pile but since I knew each block would be turned in all different ways, I didn’t sweat it. Instead, I just jumped right in and decided it would be a fun textural factor on the final quilt.

If you’ve never worked with Cuddle before, here are a few of my favorite tips to ensure your project is a success.

After watching the video you can see that from start to finish this is going to be fun. Thank goodness the cutting went super fast because with each pass of my rotary cutter I began to get more and more excited.

This Double Slice quilt is such a fun, easy way to make a scrappy quilt! Love it!

The bursts of color were like a visual rush of sugary eye candy.  Seriously, I could hardly wait to get stitching on this one. Just look at all those yummy colors stacked together.

This Double Slice quilt is such a fun, easy way to make a scrappy quilt! Love it!

When it comes to matching fabrics, this double slice technique really takes the pressure off! Just grab your favorite layer cake, rotary cutter and get set to slice and go. You can see that I layered the cuddle squares into my fabric stack. Then it was all about the chain piecing. With each stitch I could see this was gonna be good.

This Double Slice quilt is such a fun, easy way to make a scrappy quilt! Love it!

The quilt top really comes together in a flash and is the perfect weekend project.

I pretty much love everything about this quilt but the random placement of colors and patterns makes my scrapaholic heart sing.

Here are a few additional fav’s for me: 

  • Super fast cutting (who wants to spend time cutting when we all just want to sew!)
  • NO pins!! This is big for me because I like to just put the pedal to the metal.
  • Scrappy outlook.
  • Touch-ablity factor! All I want to do now is veg out on the couch and pet it!!

This Double Slice quilt is such a fun, easy way to make a scrappy quilt! Love it!

P.S. Don’t forget to label your work! This is so much easier than you think.

Here’s where you can find Heather on the web:

Blog: www.thesewingloft.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSewingLoftFB/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesewingloft/

New Friday Tutorial: The Sparkle Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Sparkle Quilt

I Can't Wait to Make this Beautiful Sparkle Quilt with Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company!

We live in a culture obsessed with youth. Everywhere I look I’m bombarded with advertisements to plump this, tuck that, camouflage, conceal, and reverse all signs of aging. But I’ve got a secret. Sometimes getting older is awesome. Super awesome.

I still remember the moment I discovered my first gray hair. I had been dreading that day my entire adult life, but as I stared at that colorless strand, I noticed how it sparkled in the sunlight. I kid you not, my hair was sparkling like a magical fairy princess! Sparkling!

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I’ve yet to meet a person who doesn’t enjoy a good sparkle, and whether or not you’re a fan of silver hair, I know you’re going to fall head over heels for today’s new tutorial, the Sparkle Quilt! Here’s what you need to make this beautiful quilt!

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Click on the button to watch the tutorial and get the supplies you need to make your very own Sparkle Quilt because we all need a little sparkle in our lives!

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