Fence Rail Star Quilt

Fence Rail Star Quilt

Learn to make this fun Star quilt with the flair of the Fence Rail with in the block!

I just watched Jenny’s Fence Rail Star tutorial, and all I can think is, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Jenny walks you through this simple way to put a fun spin on a classic Fence Rail Block!

Seriously folks, this quilt is so easy! It’s just strip sets and snowballs, nothing fancy. But somehow, those simple little elements combine to create a gorgeous, intricate pattern of stars and stripes.
Make this one up in red, white, and blue, and you’ll be set for The Fourth of July! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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Baby Block Quilt

Baby Block Quilt

Make this fun Baby Blocks Quilt with Jenny Doan and a Jelly Roll!

When Jenny’s daughters designed a gigantic postage stamp star block, she was impressed. But when they realized that just one of those blocks was big enough for a quick baby quilt, she fell in love!

Jenny shows you how to create a quick and easy baby quilt with this fun Baby Blocks quilt block.

 

Baby Blocks Quilt Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Baby Blocks is a beautiful pattern, and with strip sets and half-square triangles, it comes together in minutes!

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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 – Tender Hearts

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Tender Hearts

Watch this quick tutorial on the Tender Hearts Quilt using 2.5" Strips.

Use this quick tutorial to create an adorable heart quilt using 2.5″ Strips and some background yardage. Here at Missouri Star Quilt Co we are all about quick and easy quilting tutorials, so we’ve taken your favorite tutorials and condensed them to give you a big dose of inspiration in a small bite. Please share this video so your friends don’t miss out!

Click here to watch the full tutorial: https://www.missouriquiltco.com/land/tutorials/tender-hearts-quilt-snips/index.html

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot with Guest Quilter Becky Vandenberg

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot with Guest Quilter Becky Vandenberg

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot with Becky Vandenberg

Hi there. I am Becky Vandenberg from Be So Crafty, a blog devoted to all things sewing. Be So Crafty began last year when I wanted to use my fabric stash for a good cause, so I decided to sew 100 skirts in 100 days and donate them to a local charity that helps refugees in Utah.  Sewing skirts everyday for 100 days was a fabulous experience that I plan to write about soon.  Although I have been sewing for years, I only began making quilts abouts 3 years ago and LOVE it. So I was absolutely thrilled to be apart of this Tutorial Reboot series for Missouri Star.  The quilt tutorial I have decided to reboot is Jenny’s Jelly Roll Race because it’s quick and simple and perfectly color coordinated, thanks to the use of precut jelly rolls.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

I chose a KONA jelly roll with solid colors called Overcast by Robert Kauffman.  It’s a beautiful palette of blues and greys, perfect for the baby boy quilt I had in mind.   I chose a tone-on-tone red dot for the binding and some adorable Cuddle Cloth from Shannon Fabrics for the backing. This airplane design is called “Take Off” licensed from Robert Kaufman.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

First I unrolled that perfectly beautiful Jelly Roll and snipped off the selvage.

I followed Jenny’s advice in the video tutorial and kept the fabric strips in order; that means some of the same colors were touching and that is okay.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

IMPORTANT NOTE: With solid fabric strips you have to be super mindful of the front of the strip and the back of the strip when you make the jelly roll quilt.  “Right sides together” takes on a whole new meaning when there is no printed side. One important thing to remember: after you sew the diagonal line, turn the top strip over and then add the next strip.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

With the beginning and end of the 1600” strip, place them right sides together and sew one LONG ¼” stitch making your 1600 inch strip into an 800 inch double side strip; basically fold the long strip in half (end to end) and sew down one side. Cut the fold to create a new “end” of the 800 inch strips and once again, fold the strips in half (end to end) and sew down one side. Cut along the fold and fold the quilt top end to end and sew down one side. Repeat this step a couple more times until you have the finished quilt top.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

Follow the Jelly Roll Race video tutorial exactly and you cannot go wrong.  That’s all I did.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

In order to incorporate the fun airplane backing into the front of the quilt, I grabbed some big scraps from my stash and cut out an airplane applique.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

Then I sent the backing and the Jelly Roll Race quilt top to the quilter because I wanted it done all fancy.  However, this quilt can easily be quilted with some straight lines or all over stippling with your sewing machine.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

To create the binding, I cut eight 2 ½ inch strips from the binding fabric and sewed them together exactly like I sewed the Jelly Roll Race fabric.  This made a 240” strip (always make more than you think) which I folded in half and pressed with a hot iron.  (Binding tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vCWpxBRs20)

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

Now I get to hand sew the binding.  I grabbed some clips, red thread, a sharp needle, and a Diet Coke, and found myself a nice spot on the couch to watch a documentary while binding the quilt.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

I am so happy with how this amazing baby quilt turned out! I love the solid color strips and how they turned out beautifully to look like the sky.

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

I will definitely be making more Jelly Roll Race quilts; this was such a fun project.  Thanks for having me, Missouri Star!

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot!

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