New Friday Tutorial: The Super Easy Hourglass Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Super Easy Hourglass Quilt

Make an Hourglass Quilt the Super Easy way with Jenny Doan of MSQC!

For many Olympians, it’s all about speed, and the difference between last place and gold can be a matter of mere hundredths of a second! If speed-quilting were an Olympic event, surely the gold medal would go to Jenny and her Super Easy Hourglass quilt. This block can be constructed at lightning speed, and it’s so darn cute!

Make an Hourglass Quilt the Super Easy way with Jenny Doan of MSQC!

Click on the button to watch the YouTube video tutorial and get everything you need to make your very Hourglass Quilt, the Super Easy Way!

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Make an Hourglass Quilt the Super Easy way with Jenny Doan of MSQC!

New Friday Tutorial: The Strips and Four Patches Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Strips and Four Patches Quilt

Make a Strips Four Patches Quilt with Jenny Doan and her Free Video Tutorial

Sometimes simple things are the most beautiful: Catching a lacy snowflake on your tongue. The first scoop from a freshly opened jar of peanut butter. That magical moment at the end of the day when you can finally trade your jeans for your favorite stretchy pants (Hooray for elastic waistbands!)

Yep, I’m a big fan of the simple joys in life. That’s why I’m loving this week’s new quilt tutorial. Strips and Four Patches is uncomplicated and gorgeous – what more can you ask for?! (And if you’re looking for a quick lesson on chain piecing and assembly line quilting, Jenny will demonstrate a few tricks to speed up your quilt production!)

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Tutorial Reboot: The Sunny Skies Quilt Featuring Guest Blogger Megan Pitz

Tutorial Reboot: The Sunny Skies Quilt Featuring Guest Blogger Megan Pitz

Make the Sunny Skies Quilt with this Easy Step by Step Tutorial!

Hello, Friends! I’m Megan Pitz from Canoe Ridge Creations and I am so thrilled to be guest blogging over here on the Missouri Star Quilt Company blog today. For me quilting has always been a family tradition — taught by my mother and grandmother, I made my first quilt when I was 12 as a 4-H project. One quilt lead to another, and another, and another (with a few Works In Progress mixed in between) and now fifteen years later it’s become a part of my everyday. I started Canoe Ridge Creations less than five years ago, first as a blog journalling my finishes for family & friends, and it now includes several mini quilting clubs, a pattern line, and my works in several books & magazine publications. Being able to share my passion for quilting & pass it along to others is the best!

Make the Sunny Skies Quilt with this Easy Step by Step Tutorial!

Today I’m sharing my version of the MSQC Sunny Skies tutorial & quilt. I love how this pattern is made with two relatively simple components — a 16-patch & chevron block — but when arranged the right way, it gives a more complex design. Fresh, modern, and so fun! Jenny’s video tutorials are always fabulously easy to follow. I love how you can pause & start the videos as you please. It felt like Jenny was just another sewing friend hanging out in my studio, I love it!

Here, you can watch the free tutorial!

The original version includes two borders, but I’m personally not one to use borders in my quilts. So instead I opted to skip the borders and make my quilt a little larger & square.

Make the Sunny Skies Quilt with this Easy Step by Step Tutorial!

For my quilt I used one jelly roll of Corey Yoder’s Prairie from Moda, 2 3/4 yards accent fabric (Peacock Bella Solids), and 2 yards background fabric (White Bleached Bella Solid). With just a bit more fabric than the original pattern calls for, I was able to use almost the entire jelly roll and finish with a 64″ x 64″ quilt — perfect throw size!

Make the Sunny Skies Quilt with this Easy Step by Step Tutorial!

The Sunny Skies chevron blocks are constructed by placing a background rectangle and accent fabric square together, sewing on the diagonal, trimming the excess corner and pressing. I decided to stitch & trim these “bonus triangles” to 3″ finished (3 1/2″ unfinished) Half Square Triangles and then them into a coordinating baby quilt. You can read more about it right here. That means you can essentially get TWO QUILTS out of one by using this tutorial — double bonus!

Make the Sunny Skies Quilt with this Easy Step by Step Tutorial!

Thanks so much to the MSQC crew for letting me share my project with you all today — it’s been so much fun!

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New Friday Tutorial: The Double Square Star Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Double Square Star Quilt

Make the Stunning Double Square Star Quilt with this FREE Quilting Tutorial!

I fell instantly in love with this week’s new tutorial! This is a beautiful quilt that stands the test of time! All you need is a 4 patch and some snowballed corners and you’ve got the Double Square Star Quilt! Don’t you just love it??

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Try it out and make sure to share your version with us on social media using #doublesquarestarquilt!

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New Friday Tutorial: The Four Patch Stars Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Four Patch Stars Quilt

Free Tutorial on the Four Patch Stars Quilt!

There are so many basic quilt blocks that become the building blocks of other new designs.  For example, the half square triangle can be put into thousands of different arrangements to create completely new quilt patterns.  Then add other basic blocks to it and you’ve got so many more new options!  That’s how today’s pattern was born.  Put together some half square triangle blocks and four patch blocks and you get the Four Patch Stars Quilt!  It’s beautiful and super simple to make!

Free Tutorial on the Four Patch Stars Quilt!

Free Tutorial on the Four Patch Stars Quilt!

 

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