Spring 2016 Issue of BLOCK Magazine

Spring 2016 Issue of BLOCK Magazine

Don’t you just love these gorgeous Spring days? The latest issue of BLOCK is a perfect accompaniment to the blossoming trees, the warmer days, and the beginnings of your home garden. Each day brings new growth and we hope you’re enjoying the inspiring stories and projects in this issue. We’d love to see what you’ve been working on! Be sure to share your latest quilts with us using #makesomethingtoday. Keep on bobbin along. We think you’re awesome!
To help you get you started on your favorite new project, we’ve put together everything you’ll need to see your ideas come to life! Click HERE to snatch up this issue of BLOCK is you haven’t already and to find the perfect fabrics, all the necessary templates and 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? Dream out loud with beautiful fabrics and we think you’ll be amazed at what you come up with! 

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June 2016 Planning Printables!

June 2016 Planning Printables!

May has come and gone and so has the beginning of Spring. Is it just me or does time seem to fly by when the weather is nice? That means that the season of Spring Cleaning is almost gone, but I’m not about to give up on getting organized. Especially when it comes to my sewing space and fabric stash! They’re always a work in progress (like mos of my quilts). Luckily these Free MSQC Planning Printables make getting organized easy and cute!

Count down the number of days you have left to sew in June with this Monthly Calendar. It looks adorable hanging on the wall too!

Stay on task with this Weekly To-Do list. It’s great for quilting projects and anything else you have going on that week!

Finally, browse through that stash (or purchase new fabric) for your future projects. This list is great for remembering what you want to use certain fabrics for!

 

New Friday Tutorial: The Quartered Stripes Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Quartered Stripes Quilt

I'll never look at striped fabric the same again! Love this Quartered Stripes Quilt Tutorial on YouTube!

Fabric is amazing. With certain quilt patterns, it’s like it has magical powers. Take the stripe, for example. Stripes have the power to make people look taller or wider… and when you put them together as demonstrated in this week’s new quilting tutorial, you get a beautiful, almost 3-dimensional effect! It’s the Quartered Stripes Quilt and you’ll never look at stripes the same way again!

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Click on the button below to watch the tutorial and make your own Quartered Stripes Quilt!

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BYU TV’s Random Acts: Quilting Life Back Together

BYU TV’s Random Acts: Quilting Life Back Together

If you know the story of how our little company came to be, then you might understand why it’s so important for us to grab on to opportunities to give back. Random Acts is a hidden camera show that focuses on acts of kindness. This episode follows a single mom who lost her home and all her possessions – including quilting supplies used to supplement her income – in a tragic house fire. Watch as Machelle is treated to a fun-filled shopping spree with Missouri Star. We were honored to be a part of this Random Acts episode on BYU TV and so glad to meet Machelle! Keep the tissues handy for this one!

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The Story of Us on Turning Point

The Story of Us on Turning Point

It’s hard to believe that our story started back in 2008 (nearly 8 years ago). We’ve grown as people, as quilters, as a community and as a company in so many ways since then. It’s been an amazing journey and we are so lucky to have you all by our side through it all.

A few months ago we were lucky enough to have the BYU TV film crew come to the small town of Hamilton, MO to film a Turning Point feature on Missouri Star Quilt Co. and the full story of how we came to be. We hope you enjoy watching the feature below and feel a bit more like family after doing so.

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