New Friday Tutorial: The Ribbon Star Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Ribbon Star Quilt

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This Ribbon Star Quilt pattern is just so fun and you won’t believe how easily it all comes together! If you’ve ever made a log cabin block, the process is nearly the same… you just snowball two of the corners and you have a brand new block that makes a beautiful star when you put them together!


Isn’t it so cute? There are so many things you could do with this pattern using different styles of fabrics and we can’t wait to see what you create!

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Click the button to watch the video tutorial and find all the supplies that Jenny used!

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Tutorial Reboot: Valentine Heart Quilt Featuring Guest Blogger Christie Hurst

Tutorial Reboot: Valentine Heart Quilt Featuring Guest Blogger Christie Hurst

 It’s time for another Tutorial Reboot! This month we want to introduce you to Christie Hurst! We know you’re going to love this one!! :)

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Hello! My name is Christie and I blog over at Lemon Squeezy Home and also Love From Ruby.

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Love From Ruby is the whole reason I chose to use the Valentine Heart Quilt Tutorial in the first place! I have a two year old daughter with a congenital heart defect so anything with hearts makes me smile. This quilt will be donated to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit on December 17, which marks two years since my Ruby had her open heart surgery.

Heart Quilt // love from ruby

You can watch the video tutorial from Jenny Doan here!

I love how this quilt turned out! The video tutorial is very clear and easy to follow. I chose to make a baby quilt in boy colors. There are just not enough boy heart themed items sometimes!

Heart Quilt // love from ruby

I didn’t always love to quilt. It hasn’t been until this summer that I’ve started to quilt more and I’m hooked. Initially I was pretty sure I hated it when I made my first quilt, ha! I haven’t made a lot of quilts, but I am learning more with every quilt I finish! This heart quilt is my 10th.
Heart Quilt // love from ruby
I’m in the process of making another with my sisters for my Aunt for Christmas. There is just something about giving a quilt to someone that I love–I feel I am wrapping them with my love when nothing else seems to suffice sometimes.

Simple Heart Quilt Tutorial and it's FREE!!

To make this baby quilt, you need 1 Ocean Cotton+Steel Basics charm pack (will not use all), 1.5 yards Kona White for the background and sashing, 1/2 yard XO Night Owl Cotton + Steel for the binding (will have plenty of that left over) and 1.75 yards Dottie Bluebird for the backing. And of course batting, thread, and time. Though I love baby quilts because they are so quick to make!

So you will need to use:

-24 charm pack squares: 4 squares of 6 different matched fabrics

-twenty-four 2.5″ white squares. I cut 2.5″ strips and then cut that into squares.

-twelve 5″ white squares

-twelve 2.5″ x 9.5″ strips white fabric

-twelve 2.5″ x 13.5″ strips white fabric

-sashing 4″ wide (I didn’t get the exact length measurement on this, so sorry!)

Heart Quilt // love from ruby

The video has you iron the white squares in half diagonally but I drew them. On the 5″ squares you draw from corner to corner, then measure half inch a way and sew down that as well. In the video she saves them for a cute little centerpiece made from the smaller triangles sewn together, but we will use ours in the quilt so hang onto them!

Heart Quilt // love from ruby

So you will use the larger triangle for the hearts, and save the smaller one for the border.

Heart Quilt // love from ruby

Sew along all the lines and you’ll end up with this. Make sure to press well!

Heart Quilt // love from ruby

Sew one side of the heart together top to bottom and repeat with the other side.


Match the seams up and pin, then sew the two sides of the heart together.

Heart Quilt // love from ruby

Now add the sashing. Do the 9.5″ strips on the sides first, and then the top and bottom 13/5″. I like to pin from the middle out and then sew. It helps to keep it from getting wavy. This is especially important the longer your sashing pieces are.

Heart Quilt // love from ruby

Make sure to press well throughout the entire making of the quilt block.

I’m sorry I didn’t record the exact measurements of the sashing everywhere, but measure the middle of the quilt and the edges for an accurate sashing measurement. As I said, I used the smaller triangles cut off from the 5″ squares at the beginning so you will have to factor in those squares as well.

Heart Quilt // love from ruby

If you want to learn more about how you can help families who are affected by a congenital heart defect, then click HERE.

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Thank you so much for having me MSQC!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Sizzix Retreat Recap – 2015

Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Sizzix Retreat Recap – 2015


We just loved having Victoria Findlay Wolfe here along with Linda Nitzen from Sizzix for our retreat! It was such a blast and such a wonderful learning experience for all. Jenny even sat down with the retreaters and followed along with Victoria’s class she was so enthralled in it!

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Laid out on the floor is Victoria’s Large Melon Double Wedding Ring Quilt, isn’t it stunning? The colors and fabrics are marvelous together giving this scrappy quilt so much character.

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Did you know you could have so much fun with a Sizzix Machine? Check out these fun little guys below… All you have to do is let your imagination run wild and adorable creations will come!


Linda, the Sizzix Quilting Manager, presented a quilt challenge to the MSQC employees to create a quilt/ quilted item 50×50 or smaller for a chance to win a Big Shot Pro and several dies! Here is our first place winning team!

Sizzix Challenge Winners

It’s a sore subject with the rest of the staff, (we are a very competitive group) but these lucky winners sure were happy and are enjoying their prize and their win was well deserving! They created an Interactive Children’s Playmat! All of the pieces were cut from Sizzix Dies and can be removed and rearranged on the mat for a super fun time! How fun and clever is that? :)

Sizzix Winners Quilt


We were so glad to have these amazing ladies here with us in Hamilton and hope they get to come again soon! Have you ever been to a quilting retreat? Find out about all of our upcoming retreats and events HERE.

New Friday Tutorial: The Diamond Dash Quilt!

New Friday Tutorial: The Diamond Dash Quilt!

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The Diamond Dash Quilt is one of those instant gratification projects. Each block is so simple, they come together in a flash. But when you lay them out together, a stunning pattern is revealed! Gorgeous and simple? That’s just our style! This quilt is perfect for showcasing favorite fabrics and big prints, and we know you are going to love it!

Jenny Diamond Dash

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Watch the tutorial and find out everything you need to make this gorgeous quilt!

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MSQC Fall Forum Retreat Recap // 2015

MSQC Fall Forum Retreat Recap // 2015

When the Sewing Center first opened for retreats, we looked to our loyal Forum Members to give it a test spin and that’s how the Fall Forum Retreat began! This year, this fun group got to be here for our Birthday Bash and definitely added to the party!

A couple of retreaters even came from as far as Australia!

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During the retreat, they all worked together to create this beautiful quilt, later named ‘Passing Pinwheels’. The tag reads: “Passing Pinwheels. A quilt pieced by many hands to provide warmth and love during your troubled time. Missouri Star Quilt Co. Forum Retreat – 2015″ From @LOVEMYMACHINES on “This quilt is a custom product of the ladies and gentleman that attended the 2015 MSQC Fall Forum Retreat. Everyone participated in pinwheel construction and layout of the quilt. The result is a beautiful compilation of multi-direction spinning pinwheels.” Click on the image below to read about how the name of the quilt was chosen!

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Here is a group photo of all who were in attendance! Many of these retreaters came home with winnings from our Birthday Bash celebration, which you can read about HERE.


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