Motivational Monday: Happiness is a Full Bobbin

Motivational Monday: Happiness is a Full Bobbin

Happy Motivational Monday! There’s something about a fresh start to the week and a full bobbin that brings joy and excitement to a quilter, am I right? When your bobbin is full, the possibilities are endless. Plan out your next big quilt and get started or make some scrap buster projects. Click on the image above to download this FREE Printable and hang it in your sewing space as a reminder that you can do anything you set your mind to with a full bobbin! 🙂

Find some quilt inspiration HERE.

Browse our scrap buster projects HERE.

New Friday Tutorial: The Autumn Stars Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Autumn Stars Quilt

Make the Autumn Sweet Stars Quilt Using 2.5" Strips! Free Video Tutorial!

Every year as the days get shorter, a new star shows up to signal the arrival of fall. Fomalhaut, also known as the lonely star of Autumn, is so far away that the starlight we’ll enjoy this fall had to start its journey to Earth way back in 1991! Thank goodness that the Autumn Stars in today’s new quilt can be completed in just a few minutes!

Make the Autumn Sweet Stars Quilt Using 2.5" Strips with Jenny Doan! Free Video Tutorial!

Here’s what you need to make this stunning quilt!

Make the Autumn Sweet Stars Quilt Using 2.5" Strips! Free Video Tutorial!

We’re making MSQC history here! For the first time ever, you can buy a kit to make the exact quilt that Jenny makes in the tutorial (excluding backing fabric).

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Click on the button below to watch the tutorial and get the supplies to make your own Autumn Stars Quilt!

Watch the latest Quilting Tutorial from Jenny Doan of MSQC!

Learn About the Missouri Star Catalog!

Learn About the Missouri Star Catalog!

We’re thrilled to introduce to you the first ever Missouri Star Quilt Co. Catalog! This catalog has been a labor of love. Here at MSQC we’re always thinking of ways to help make quilting friendlier, so we decided to create a catalog featuring some brand new MSQC kits created just for you – along with a large selection of handpicked precuts you won’t find anywhere else. We think you’re really going to enjoy the catalog and be inspired to create! Isn’t that cover beautiful??

Introducing the Missouri Star Quilt Co Catalog!

Since the catalog is a brand spanking new thing at MSQC, we wanted to help answer a few questions about it that you might have.

  • Missouri Star Quilt Company Catalog! How can I sign up to get a copy of the catalog?
    • For this first issue, the catalog has been sent to people with an MSQC Account that already had an address on file. You can sign up to receive future issues by following the steps below.
    • If you already have an account at missouriquiltco.com, you’ll want to login, click on “Your Account” and then check your settings under “Your Saved Addresses and Mail Preferences.” Make sure the box next to “Catalog” is checked and that your mailing address is correct.
    • If you don’t already have and MSQC account, you’ll need to sign up for one HERE then follow the steps from above.
  • I’m already signed up for the catalog. When will I get my copy?
    • The Missouri Star catalog is being sent out in batches. You may have noticed that some people have started to receive theirs. The catalogs are in the mail, hopefully you’ll find this fun surprise in your mailbox within a couple of weeks!
  • How do I order from the catalog? 
    • It’s easy! Order online through the catalog ordering screen at missouriquiltco.com HERE (this page can also be found at the very bottom of our homepage under “Shop” and “Our Catalog”. All you have to do is enter the product number from the catalog in the catalog search bar and it will pop right up!
    • Or you can order by phone by calling customer service at 888-571-1122
  • Is the catalog being mailed to international customers?
    • Absolutely! The catalog is full of fun and inspiration for everyone. We want our entire MSQC family to be inspired to create.

Once you get your catalog, spend a day or two drooling over those gorgeous fabrics, then click HERE to order! We hope you love it! 

August Calendar!

August Calendar!

Happy August! We’ve got a new quilty calendar printable for you and this one is inspired by our Golden Star promotion!

Golden Star is your chance to win 1 of 3 Grand Prize VIP Trips to Missouri Star Quilt Co. in Hamilton, Missouri! Add that to over $300,000 worth of other prizes and your chances of winning something amazing are pretty good. In fact, every Golden Star scratch card is a winner and every order of $25 or more receives a scratch card now through the end of August! Find out more HERE!

Flying Geese Log Cabin Tutorial Reboot: Featuring Guest Quilter Jen Van Orman

Flying Geese Log Cabin Tutorial Reboot: Featuring Guest Quilter Jen Van Orman

Hello! I am Jen, and am a wife and mother first and foremost. My mother is a quilter and I learned so many things from her when I started showing interest as a teenager. Quilting is my heritage and I hope it will also become the heritage of my children and grandchildren. That is where my name comes from, Heritage Threads. Quilting binds generations together with threads of love. 

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I am very excited to have the opportunity to share the Flying Geese Log Cabin tutorial reboot with you today. When I saw this tutorial, I could not get the thought of solids out of my head and I knew this quilt would look amazing in this Kona Cotton Lush Lagoon color way.For the gray accents I used Kona Cotton Coal. It turned out to be a wonderfully modern quilt that fits my personal quilting style so well.

I first started by separating my strips into 4 groups, ranging from lightest to darkest.

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I knew I wanted the center “log” of each block to be made out of the lightest fabric. Gather 48 of your 2.5” gray squares and 4 of the lightest strips. As you start off making this quilt, Jenny provides a great way to mark the center of the 2.5” squares. That is by ironing it in half. I love this method, but if you want to streamline your process a bit more, I really like marking a temporary line on my sewing machine with a long piece of washi or painter’s tape. Place the tape edge in line with the needle; keep the corners of the top square in line as you sew, and you’ll have a handy center line ready to go!

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I decided to line 48 of my gray 2.5” squares on top of 4 of the lightest strips as I was sewing my center logs. I ended up with a line of logs like this.

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I used a similar process for all of the logs, using up all of the lighter strips and continued through to the darkest hues in the color way.

One thing I always appreciate about Jenny in the Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorials is that she’s hilarious and knows how much I need repetition. Hopefully I’m not alone in the need for her to hammer the most important point home. Jenny says several times to make sure to put the dark goose in the top corner and sew down the side. I cannot tell you how many times I repeated this to myself as I made this quilt.

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After you finish making all 48 blocks, be sure experiment with different layouts. I attempted the layout in the tutorial and it just didn’t work. I tried a few others before I settled on my final layout.

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I picked this fun, bright Rhoda Ruth 108” wide backing for an added pop of color. I really like choosing an unexpected backing that doesn’t necessarily come from the same line of fabric as the front. The back can and should be just as exciting as the front of a quilt, in my opinion. Missouri Star has a huge selection of 108” wide backing and I am thrilled to know where to get more in the future!

Thanks for having me today to share this tutorial reboot. I cannot wait to see what you create! Share your projects on the Quilting Deals – Missouri Star Quilt Co. Facebook page or on Instagram/Twitter using #tutorialreboot!

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