Sweet Treats Tutorial

Sweet Treats Tutorial

Learn to create this Sweet Treat Quilt using Moda  Cake Mix 1!

I’m an excellent cook – as long as the recipe is easy to follow! Break it down into easy-to-follow steps, and I’m sure I could conquer even those most intricate of dishes. (But leave me to my own devices, and we might have to call in pizza for dinner!)

 

Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt  Co. shows you just how fun Moda's Cake Mixes truly are!

Today we’re working on a brand new kind of “recipe,” Cake Mix Recipes by Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co for Moda. These pattern pages sit on top of your 10 inch squares to guide you every step of the way.
Click HERE to see how easy it is to whip up a Sweet Treats Quilt, one stitch at a time!

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New Friday Tutorial: The Broken Orange Peel Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Broken Orange Peel Quilt

Make a Broken Orange Peel Quilt!

When a Kintsugi artist breaks a dish, there are no tears of regret. The cracks are fused with thick seams of gold, and the repaired dish is so beautiful, it’s even better than new!

Make a Broken Orange Peel Quilt!

In today’s new tutorial, you’ll learn how to make The Broken Orange Peel Quilt. We think you’ll agree, this “broken” pattern is just as pretty as the original!

Make a Broken Orange Peel Quilt!

Click on the button below to watch the Broken Orange Peel Tutorial and get the supplies to make your own version!

Make a Broken Orange Peel Quilt!

New Fabric Features! Early Autumn Edition

New Fabric Features! Early Autumn Edition

Our favorite thing about Autumn isn’t all the delicious pumpkin spice treats, football games, hayrides or cute decor (although we love all of those things). Our favorite part about Autumn is all the new fabric collections that are pouring through our doors! Take a look at some of the beautiful lines below and be inspired! 🙂

Saturday Morning by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics

Saturday Morning by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics is a line full of darling prints that remind me of a morning stroll through the park with family!

 Modern Backgrounds by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics

If you love a fun print that doesn’t have to be the star of the show, you’re sure to love the new Modern Backgrounds by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics. This collection is full of subtle prints that will add an extra dimension to any project you’re working on!

Slow and Steady for Free Spirit Fabrics

Did you know that Tula Pink actually grew up just about 50 miles from Hamilton, MO where Missouri Star Quilt Company is located? We are blessed to see Tula’s face in the shop every so often and we are in love with her new line, Slow and Steady for Free Spirit Fabrics.

Brighten Up! by Me & My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics

Brighten Up! by Me & My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics is the perfect fabric for a little girl’s quilt. Between the bright colors and fun prints, it’s sure to put a smile on their face! Wouldn’t it look great in a Surprise Pinwheel Quilt? Shop the Brighten Up! Collection HERE.

Malam Batiks IV by Jinny Beyer for RJR Fabrics

If you’re looking for some beautiful new batiks, Malam Batiks IV by Jinny Beyer for RJR Fabrics is for you! It’s full of all the gorgeous hues of a rainbow that will make your heart go pitter patter.

We hope you enjoy oohing and aahing over all of these new lines as much as we did. If you’re a Star Wars fan, be sure to take a look at the new Star Wars: Rogue One Collection by Camelot Design Studio HERE. And you can browse through all the newest fabrics HERE.

New Friday Tutorial: The Simple Diamond Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Simple Diamond Quilt

Make a Stunning Simple Diamond Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co!

Do you have a favorite diamond? There sure are some pretty ones out there, and with names to match! “Amarillo Starlight” is a colorless 16.37 carat diamond that was found by a visitor in Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas in 1972. Over in Australia, “Argyle Pink Jubilee” weighs in at 8.01 carats. And let’s not forget “The 26th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.” (No joke! That’s the actual name of a 343-carat yellow diamond mined in Yakutia, Russia!)

Make a Stunning Simple Diamond Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co!

As for me, I prefer the little sparkler that was presented to me by my sweetheart so many years ago, but this week’s Simple Diamond Quilt comes in at a close 2nd! The Simple Diamond Quilt is just what it sounds like. Basic, timeless, and absolutely beautiful!

Make a Stunning Simple Diamond Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co!

Click on the button to watch the tutorial and get everything you need to make this stunning quilt!

watch tutorial shop suppliesMake a Stunning Simple Diamond Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co!

Cheerio Tutorial Reboot Featuring Guest Quilter Shea Henderson

Cheerio Tutorial Reboot Featuring Guest Quilter Shea Henderson

MSQC Cheerio Quilting Tutorial Reboot with Shea Henderson!

Hi there, everyone! I am Shea Henderson of the pattern company Empty Bobbin Sewing and author of School of Sewing: Learn it, Teach it, Sew Together. I live in Kansas City, MO and am lucky to get to call MSQC a local quilt shop! I love to make the drive up to Hamilton to see the new window displays and wander among the bolts.

It is no secret that my first stop when I visit Hamilton is usually MSQC’s Penney’s Quilt Shop, home to all of the solids. Using solid fabrics is my favorite way to make a quilt and I’m excited to share one here today!

The tutorial I chose to reboot is Jenny’s Cheerio quilt. I wanted to quarter the blocks and play around with placement and orientation to create a new look. I am so excited about how it turned out!

MSQC Cheerio Quilting Tutorial Reboot with Shea Henderson!

My fabrics are all from the Moda Bella line of solids, and the colors are from a set selected by Vanessa Christenson of V. & Co.  They are:

MelonCameoRoseBerryliciousBoysenberryRuby IceCaribbeanMintPistachioTerrainNavySpray 

Quilt stats & materials:

Finished size is 54” x 63”

For the quilt top, I used 3/4 yard of each of the colors listed above.

I used 3-1/2 yards of Melon for the backing and an additional 1/2 yard of Spray for the binding.

You’ll also need one package of 5-1/4 yards of Heat N Bond Lite and some way to cut a perfect circle. I used my trusty Olfa circle rotary cutter and it worked like a charm!

Ready? Here’s how to do it!

First, cut two 10” x WOF strips from each color. Then subcut a total of (84) 10” x 10” squares (seven from each color). Set half of the squares aside for the backgrounds and the other half aside for the circles.

In order to conserve the Heat N Bond and max out the amount I could cut from the package, I cut (42) 8-1/2” squares. Center and fuse these to the fabric that was set aside for the circles.

Fold each of the squares fused with Heat N Bond in half in each direction in order to press creases to mark the center. Cut one 8” circle from each of the 42 squares.

MSQC Cheerio Quilting Tutorial Reboot with Shea Henderson!

From the 42 circles, select 21 to cut again. This time, I cut a 4” circle at the center. You’ll have 21 whole circles and 21 with a center cut out. Save those 4” circles for a neat option on the backing!

MSQC Cheerio Quilting Tutorial Reboot with Shea Henderson!This next step is my favorite…pairing the colors together! Grab those 10” squares and fold and press each in half along the length and the width to find the centers. Peel the paper backing from a circle and align the creases before fusing the circle in place. Repeat with all 42 squares and circles.

MSQC Cheerio Quilting Tutorial Reboot with Shea Henderson!

Using coordinating thread, stitch around the edges of the circles. I used a small zigzag stitch and a circular sewing attachment on my sewing machine, which is somewhat like magical, hands free sewing! Many machine brands offer these, so if you sew circles often, you might check around. There’s a sharp pen sticking up at the circle’s center (under that black cap), and the feed dogs on the machine rotate the block around perfectly for sewing. Just set the attachment to the correct radius and go!

MSQC Cheerio Quilting Tutorial Reboot with Shea Henderson!

Now, quarter them all! You’ll have (168) 5” squares.

MSQC Cheerio Quilting Tutorial Reboot with Shea Henderson!

Play around with different layouts. You can see here that I tried out a few whole circle options and offset layouts before ultimately going for an all over quarter circle look.

MSQC Cheerio Quilting Tutorial Reboot with Shea Henderson!

Sew the units into 14 rows of 12 squares to complete the top.

Remember those 4” circles? I fused a few of them in a grid on the backing! They are in one corner, in a 4×4 layout and the quilting gives them some extra hold.

The well-known Free Motion Quilter Angela Walters, also from the Kansas City area, did some fantastic free motion quilting on mine! She used a few techniques from her book, Shape by Shape 2. She’s a clever one… she didn’t quilt it row by row. She actually loaded it like normal on her longarm and then quilted it diagonally in sections. Can you see it? Follow the feathers to see it best.

MSQC Cheerio Quilting Tutorial Reboot with Shea Henderson!

If you make a Chopped Cheerio quilt, I hope you love the process of selecting an arrangement. It’s fun to see all of the different options and looks you can use! And, if you are on Instagram, tag me when you share it! I’m @emptybobbin on Instagram and would love to see what you make! #tutorialreboot

MSQC Cheerio Quilting Tutorial Reboot with Shea Henderson!

You can find me online at:

Blog: emptybobbinsewing.com

Instagram: @emptybobbin

My MSQC Tech Case Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8kwHIMp7UY