4×4 Quilt Tutorial

4×4 Quilt Tutorial

Learn a fast and easy way to remake this classic look.

A 4 x 4 truck can get you out of a sticky situation in deep snow or mud. A 4 x 4 wooden beam can support an amazingly heavy load. But a 4-patch quilt block? Well, that might be the most powerful of all!

Jenny teaches a fun and fast way to recreate this classic look!

Quilters have been stitching up 4-patches since the dawn of quilts. They’re true quilting powerhouses: easy to make and endlessly versatile! Put ‘em together in just the right order, and you’ve got a beautiful new 4 x 4 quilt! Click HERE for a free PDF download/printable of the image below!

This PDF is a great way to imagine this quilt in a different color pattern.

Click the button below or any of the images to watch Jenny’s newest tutorial!

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2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review

Happy New Year, dear quilters! This is sure to be a memorable year filled with many exciting moments here at Missouri Star Quilt Co. We are grateful for your loyalty and patience with us as we grow and we think 2018 is going to be the best year yet! But before we jump right into it, let’s take a moment to reflect and look back on some of the highlights from 2017.

Shark Applicutter

Our dear friend, Rob Appell of Man Sewing, designed an innovative cutting tool that took the sewing and quilting world by storm! With a 14mm blade, the Shark Applicutter is the go-to rotary cutter for freestyle piecing and intricate cutting. Learn more about the handy Shark Applicutter HERE.

Missouri Star Academy

Missouri Star Academy began as a dream. We imagined quilters gathering together from across the globe in Hamilton, Missouri, to learn directly from professionals in the industry and from each other. In 2017, this dream became a reality for more than 450 students and instructors who traveled to Quilt Town, USA, for a two-day, immersive, creative experience filled with demonstrations, classes, and trunk shows. We are still amazed by the ideas and inspiration shared during Missouri Star Academy. Thanks to everyone who attended! We hope to see you again this year. Be sure to mark your calendars for June 7 and 8 for our second Missouri Star Academy! It’s going to be a lot of fun! 

Missouri Star Academy classes and presentations were held at the United Methodist Church in Hamilton.

Jenny Turns 60

Our very own Jenny Doan hit a milestone birthday in 2017, and we celebrated her “Sweet 60th” together. We are so thankful for her contagious enthusiasm, her kind spirit, and the creativity she shares with us every day!

Birthday Bash

Birthday Bash 2017

Missouri Star Quilt Co. celebrated its 9th birthday last year. Can you believe it? Time seems to have passed as quickly as our bobbins go empty! Three days filled with fun, games, food, and inspiration culminated in a party that will be long-remembered here in Hamilton. Reminisce about all of the festivities from the 2017 Bash HERE.

Stay tuned for 2018 Birthday Bash. We’ll be pulling out all the stops for our big 1-0 coming up later this year, and make plans to attend September 20-22nd!

Hurricane Relief Quilts

Thanks to quilters like you, our hearts were filled to the brim this year by the overwhelming support you showed when we asked for donations to help those affected by the hurricanes that ravaged our coastal states. You answered the call with more than 9,000 quilts, blankets, and afghans, as well as 4,000 pillowcases! These handmade labors of love were donated to organizations and distributed to those in need.

The entire Doan family and dozens of Missouri Star employee volunteers helped sort and repackage the donations.

Top Tutorials from 2017

Jenny and Rob each created 52 amazing quilt tutorials for you last year, for a grand total of 104 new videos! While it would be impossible to pick a favorite, here are some of the best of the best tutorials from 2017:

Jenny’s Tutorials:

Grand Adventures Quilt

Pineapple Quilt

Kindred Pinwheels Quilt

Rob’s Tutorials:

Stars, Stripes and Diamonds Quilt

Checkered Cross Quilt

String Quilt

You can catch all of Jenny’s tutorials on QuiltingTutorials.com or on our Missouri Star Quilt Co. YouTube channel, and be sure to catch Rob’s tutorials on the Man Sewing YouTube channel. We can’t wait to see the quilts you are creating for 2018! Make sure to share them with us on our Facebook and Instagram using #msqcshowandtell. 

 

Trail Blaze Quilt Tutorial

Trail Blaze Quilt Tutorial

Learn to make this fun Trail Blaze quilt!

Who’s ready for some half-rectangle triangles?

 

Jenny makes it so easy to learn new techniques, check out this one!

No, I haven’t been sampling the punch; the half-rectangle triangle is a real thing! It’s the 1st cousin to the half-square triangle, and it’s just as easy to make!

This week Jenny is combining a stack of half-square triangles with a bit of crumb quilting to create a cool, modern Trail Blaze Quilt.  (What’s that? Crumb quilting? Don’t worry, it’s just a mish-mash of tiny scraps. Fun to make and easy to use!) Click HERE to learn all about these fun techniques in this week’s new tutorial!

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Fabric Feature: Kona Cotton Color of the Year 2018

Fabric Feature: Kona Cotton Color of the Year 2018

The 2018 Kona Cotton Color of the Year is a bold and brilliant pop of color certain to awaken our creativity! If you haven’t heard, this color is called Tiger Lily, and it is sure to add a powerful punch of rich, warm orange to quilt tops and sewing projects throughout the year!

To jumpstart our creativity, Robert Kaufman invited five quilters to show off Tiger Lily by creating the wonderful quilts below! Each of these patterns is available for free courtesy of Robert Kaufman, and you can download by clicking on the image of the quilt below. You can also view the entire Tiger Lily lookbook HERE

Tigerlily by Valori Wells

The Giant Pineapple by Karen Lewis

Autumn Bliss by Darlene Zimmerman

Terrace by Violet Craft

Mushrooms by Elizabeth Hartman

Looking for a Missouri Star tutorial for a Tiger Lily project? We think these three would make terrific choices:

Chevron Quilt

A sweet Chevron Quilt would show off the boldness of Tiger Lily in a timeless design!

Sweet Blend Quilt

Created with Tiger Lily, a Sweet Blend Quilt is sure to dazzle!

Pecking Order Quilt

By using Tiger Lily to create the points of the Pecking Order Quilt, you can easily create a beautiful sun that is bursting with color!

Tiger Lily yardage and precuts are available at Missouri Star! Explore all of the bold options HERE, and view all of our Kona Cotton fabrics HERE

Don’t forget to share all those colorful creations with us on our Facebook and Instagram using #msqcshowandtell! Happy New Year!

Little Stitches Wall Hanging Quilt Tutorial

Little Stitches Wall Hanging Quilt Tutorial

Learn to make this fun Little Stitches Wall Hanging!

Quilters make the world a more beautiful place. Like clever little fairies with sewing machines for wands, we spread our magic to friends and family, and everything we touch becomes more lovely. A beautiful bedspread. A festive table runner. A big, quilted tote. A precious memory quilt.

Watch as Jenny walks you through a step-by-step tutorial on how to make this Little Stitches wall hanging!

Today, however, we’re working on a project that is just for you! The Little Stitches Wall Hanging was designed to add a touch a whimsy to your sewing space. Click HERE to print the appliquéd scissors and needle, and have a ball whipping up a little magic just for YOU!

The diagram doesn't do this quilt justice, click to watch the tutorial!

 

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