Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Curved Log Cabin

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Curved Log Cabin

Check out this fun spin on the Log Cabin Quilt Block!

Here at Missouri Star Quilt Co we love to put unique spins on classic quilt blocks. Much like this Curved Log Cabin Quilt block. Instead of using all 2.5″ strips to create this block, we have added in some 1.5″ strips to add a fun curved flare to the quilt top!

Click HERE to watch the full tutorial and get your supplies!

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Checkered Lattice

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Checkered Lattice

Another fun spin on half square triangles! Check it out!

Create this fun block with a Layer Cake (10″ squares), and two Honey Buns (1.5″ strips) of contrasting colors! Can you say, “SEW much fun”?! Watch the full tutorial and get your supplies HERE!

 

Playing with April….

Playing with April….

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you know…April Cornell.  🙂  (har-har)  I just couldn’t resist any longer.  I just had to rip open a honey-bun.   Oh the possibilities I have found playing with the beautiful color combinations.

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Mmmm…..I can’t wait to show you.

Have a great WEDNESDAY!!  (can you believe that this week is almost halfway over!??!)

*Just a reminder to head on over the the forums, answer my ridiculous question and you’ll be entered in our giveaway!  Fun for all.  (hey free fabric anytime  = a good time to me!)   🙂

Tube Quilting Technique!

So this is an AMAZING, fun and fast way to make a block, that has the look of a “string quilt” block or  an hourglass block.   The cool thing about this idea is that you are able to either make it very matchy-matchy or you have the freedom to make it very random and scrappy.  Their are also a lot of other ways to put it together, and you achieve a totally different look however you choose to lay it out!

All kinds of ideas are mulling around in my head of what else is possible with this technique.   Jelly Rolls make this so easy, too!  (I already have plans to piece one with honey bun strips.)  I can’t wait to show you!  I swear, once you try it you will be SO hooked.

Here is the ‘Main’ tutorial for the technique…..Oh man, you are gonna love it.
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Double Hourglass Tablerunner

Double Hourglass Tablerunner

This was a fun one for me! I thought I had done just about as much as I could with this honey bun…and yet, I still wanted to try one more thing! I had noticed a few double hourglass quilts online and really wanted to try my hand at making the block. However, the tutorials I found were difficult at best. So here is a quick explanation of what I did to make my blocks…

Start by dividing your strips into light and dark sets. These need to be at least 14″ long. Select one light and one dark strip then sew them together…p4230026Next take your large square ruler…see that diagonal line that runs from corner to corner?? That is a 45 degree angle line Now turn your ruler so that the 45degree line is at the bottom of your fabric and the corner is at the bottom edge of your fabric….p4230007Cut your fabric along the outer edge of the ruler to start your first triangle.p4230011Now slide your ruler up so the 45 degree angle is at the top of your fabric…p4230013Now, cut that angle.  You should have a triangle that looks like this:p4230014Now you will want to continue sliding your ruler up and down and cutting triangles until you have four.p4230016You should have two matching sets of two that match each other…lay them out opposite each other, p4230018then pin like crazy, p4230024

and sew them together in traditional hourglass style…p4230021p4230025Here is your complete block…(I know the fabric doesn’t match) 🙂 (I didn’t quite have enough to do this last block! So, I had to improvise!)

Now for the table runner part:

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Finished

I took my blocks and laid them out in a three by six pattern. I added a couple of extra strips in between the two end rows and the middle . Then added a red border as a frame! It was machine quilted but, I think it would look great with a stitch in the ditch or cross hatch design too! p4120103

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Finished

Have fun trying something new today! Enjoy!