Archives for December 2010

Pepper Cory + MSQC = Exciting Quilting Templates for Precuts!!

Pepper Cory + MSQC = Exciting Quilting Templates for Precuts!!

I am sure you have all heard of the very talented quilter-author-designer-teacher Pepper Cory, right!?  Well, we have some great news to share with you!

She designed the popular apple core template, and she has now partnered with the gals of the Missouri Star Quilt Co to produce a whole line of templates designed specifically for precut fabrics and manufactured right here in Missouri!!  So we are excited to announce her first two templates offered exclusively through the MSQC (if you want to buy them for your shop, email us for wholesale options)

Pepper Cory - 4 1/2" Apple Core

the Charm Pack sized Apple Core Template Ruler

Pepper Cory - 9 1/2" Apple Core Template Ruler

Layer Cake sized Apple Core template ruler by Pepper Cory!

So keep an eye out for our growing line of precut centric templates (now including Natalie’s Tumbler rulers for both Charm Packs and Layer Cakes) and soon, with all the great ideas floating around, there will be some great / easy / fun / awesome new quilts that go together easy peasy!

So please give Pepper a warm welcome to the Missouri Star Quilt Co!

Makin’ Mama Proud!

Makin’ Mama Proud!

This is a BIG deal……Ladies and Gentle-sewers, my daughter MADE a draw-string bag all.By.Herself.  Wow, right?  I mean, I know that I am gushing with pride here, but really….what an accomplishment at 12.  🙂  The best part, was that she LOVED every minute of it.  She picked the fabric (zebra, of course.  If she has any say at all, you can  bet it will be zebra printed these days)

Thanks for letting me brag on my darling daughter!  I am excited that she has been bitten by the quilting-sewing bug so early!  That didn’t really happen for me until I was MUCH older!  🙂

What have you all been up to lately?  Anything fun? Are you done with all those Christmas projects?  Do tell.  We all want to know!  🙂

Some fun things around the web….

Some fun things around the web….

I thought today I would share with you all a few things I’ve seen around the Internet.  You know, the last minute Christmas ideas.  And of course just some random funnies as well!  We could all use a few more gift ideas, right.

Go here to check out a fun way to embellish tea towels.  (and if you need to buy any tea towels, you know we sell those in the shop! )  wink-wink.  {thank you Blue Cricket for the cute ideas via 2 little hooligans}

Go here for some cute napkin ring holders!  ADORABLE!  {thanks Tatertots and jello}

Our cute Carol shows us what she’s been up to here!  Great work Carol.

Moda Lissa had me laughing like crazy this morning!!  Was definitely ROFL and CGU.  I’m just glad I didn’t WTFA!  Haha!

I hope that this weekend you are able to finish all your ‘stuff’ so you can relax and enjoy next week!  🙂  We just love you all so much and appreciate the great customers FRIENDS that you’ve all become!

Well, I am off to try to get some gifts wrapped and hidden before my kids get home!  Have a great day!

We have the BEST customers!

We have the BEST customers!

We get lots of emails form our wonderful customers asking questions and showing off projects!  We are so proud of each of them and we just LOVE hearing from you all.  So I thought I would start posting and showing you all the fun quilts that I get stories about and pictures of!

Here is one from Bunny.  Her email is as follows:

Sarah and your great staff:  I’m finally finished with the Minkee Coin Quilt!  Wasn’t sure I could do it but, Hurrah!  Thanks for the great pattern from Dawn on your site, the wonderful Minkee squares, and the perfect charm packs  to make it possible.

This quilt is for Keri Ann born on Sept. 1st and she is my best friend – Carol’s first grandchild.  Carol still has the baby quilt I made for her son J.B. 35 years ago, and he is the Daddy of this new little girl.  I’m very pleased.  Thanks you for all your help.


Isn’t that just the sweetest thing?  We are so fortunate to have such wonderful customers that enjoy  the love of quilting.  We just love to hear these sweet stories that you share!

Thanks Bunny for allowing me to post this!

If you are interested in the pattern you can find it here.

Have a fabulous weekend.