Strings Attached Quilt

Strings Attached Quilt

Strings Attached Quilt

Chevrons have been a hot trend for a long time. (A really, really long time.) Jenny stitched up THIS version in 2015, and THIS one in 2012, but it goes back much further than that! Chevron motifs have been found on 4,000-year-old pottery and rock carvings – and, honestly, they’ve been cool ever since!

Strings Attached Quilt

The Strings Attached quilt is made quick and easy with the 10” Rhombus Template, but it’s the vertical sashing that really sets this pattern apart! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Strings Attached Quilt

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Disaster Relief Quilts

Disaster Relief Quilts

Late last summer, Hurricane Harvey slammed into the coast of Texas, bringing with it once-in-a-century rainfall, leading to unfathomable devastation. Before we could catch our breath, Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida, followed by Maria ravaging Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. With homes underwater, vehicles washed away, and countless people losing all of their worldly possessions, we knew, as a community of quilters, we had to do something to help. So we called on you, our amazing Missouri Star family, and you sent boxes and envelopes and dropped off packages, all filled with handmade quilts, blankets and pillowcases. Each created with love to be shared with someone in need. Packages were mailed from all across the globe, and when all the quilts were counted, there were more than 9,000 sent to us to be given away. And given away they were. Watch below to see the impact your generosity and kindness has had on Missouri Star, the Hamilton community, and those who were the recipients of your acts of love.

Treasure Box Quilt

Treasure Box Quilt

Treasure Box Quilt

Australia is famous for its many national treasures: The Great Barrier Reef. The Sydney Opera House.  Koalas and kangaroos. And, of course, the ridiculously attractive Hugh Jackman. You may not know, however, that Australia is also home to some of the best quilters in the world!

Treasure Box Quilt

On a recent trip to Australia, Jenny picked up this pretty new quilt pattern from a local quilter. (What a souvenir!) Click HERE to learn how to turn your half square triangles into a “treasure” from the Land Down Under!

Treasure Box Quilt

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North Star Quilt

North Star Quilt

North Star Quilt

The North Star is fixed in the heavens directly about the North Pole. While every other star is on a perpetual journey across the sky, the North Star holds its place with perfection. Centuries before the advent of location technology, sailors, travelers, and escaped slaves depended on that steadfast star to guide the way.

North Star Quilt

This week’s new project is the North Star. Click HERE to fall in love with a quilt as timeless as the star itself!

North Star Quilt

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LIVE: Mini Quilted Banners with Bev McCullough

LIVE: Mini Quilted Banners with Bev McCullough

We’re a bunch of happy campers since Bev McCullough joined us for a Live Video on May 29 to show us how to create the darling “Happy Camper” mini quilted banner that is sure to add a touch of charm to any glamper or sewing studio! Learn more about Bev on her blog, Flamingo Toes and follow along on Instagram!

Watch the replay of the Live Video below, and keep scrolling for step by step instructions!

Read on to see more photos of this fun project, and be sure to download the FREE Colorful Camper Banner Mini Quilt Pattern from Flamingo Toes HERE!

Show off your sense of adventure with this Colorful Camper Mini Quilt Banner! It is so quick to sew and it is a perfect scrap-busting project – you can mix and match your favorite prints to create this cute little camper!

The Mini Quilt is the sweetest little banner shape and has two fabric strips for hanging it from a little dowel or strip of wood. The embroidered details add a fun texture and color too!

Here’s what you’ll need to create it:

Instructions:

Print out your Camper pattern and Layout. Cut out the pattern pieces and cut out fabric pieces slightly larger than your patterns. Iron the HeatnBond Lite on the wrong side of the fabrics and cut out all the fabric pieces. Cut out from your white background fabric two pieces that are 9″ x 11″ and use the pattern layout page to cut the bottom of the pieces into a banner shape.

Using the layout as a placement guide, iron on your fabric camper pieces, except for the planters. Add the rick rack the length of the camper over the seam, but trim out the section under the door. Optional – glue the rick rack in place instead of stitching it on. Iron the fusible interfacing or embroidery stabilizer to the back of the front banner piece.

Using a free motion foot on your sewing machine, stitch around the shapes two or three times. Add the extra details of the window panes, doorknob, and towing hitch with stitching.

Iron on the planters and transfer all the embroidery designs. Stitch around the planters like you did with the camper.

Embroidery the design by adding lazy daisy stitches for the flowers and French Knots around the flowers and Planters. Stitch the leaf stems with a back stitch and the leaves with small lazy daisy stitches. Embroider the lettering at the top of the banner with a back stitch. Use three strands of floss for all embroidery.

Layer your banner front, batting (or fusible fleece) and banner back pieces together and baste. Quilt the banner as desired. I used Aurifil 50wt white in straight lines.

Cut a strip of red plaid 2 1/4″ x 42″ for double fold binding. Sew the binding to the front of the quilt. Cut a strip of red plaid 2″ x 9″. Sew into a tube, right sides together with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Turn right side out and press with the seam in the center. Cut the strip into two 4 1/2″ pieces.

Fold each strip in half with the seam to the inside, and pin the raw edge towards the top of the banner on the back side, 1″ from each side. Sew the strips in place just inside the binding seam.

Hand sew the binding to the back of the quilt. Once the binding is sewn in place, fold the hanging strips towards the top of the banner and hand sew in place.

Hang the mini quilt from a cute wood dowel or even a little branch!

 

We had so much fun with Bev’s Mini Quilted Banner project that we had to create some for ourselves/ Download the Missouri Star mini banner printables HERE!