New Friday Tutorial: The Rhombus Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Rhombus Quilt

Make a Rhombus Cube Quilt with No Y Seams! Step by Step Video Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

The dreaded Y seam. The mere mention of this heinous seam can strike fear in even the most seasoned quilter. It’s so bad that some of us shy away from beautiful quilt patterns just to avoid Y seams altogether. If you love the look of tumbling block quilts but have been too chicken to make your own, you’re going to love Jenny’s easy new version, the Rhombus Cube Quilt! You’ll get that same 3D look without a single Y seam!

Make a Rhombus Cube Quilt with No Y Seams! Step by Step Video Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

If you’re one of those people who actually enjoys Y seams, you’ll still love the new MSQC Rhombus template! It is so handy because it’s not only a rhombus, but turn it on its side and it’s an equilateral triangle that fits a 5″ square perfectly!

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Another version of this quilt is featured in our latest ModBlock Vol. 2, created by the amazing Christina Ricks! So, if you’ve been waiting to decide whether you NEED it, today’s tutorial might convince you. It gives more detailed written instructions on how to use the template as well!

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Say goodbye to Y seams and hello to the Rhombus Cube Quilt!

Make a Rhombus Cube Quilt with No Y Seams! Free Video Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

Click on the button bellow to watch the tutorial and get all the supplies you need to make your own Rhombus Cube Quilt! Happy Quilting! #rhombuscubequilt

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Winter 2016 Issue of BLOCK Magazine

Winter 2016 Issue of BLOCK Magazine

By now we hope you’ve had a chance to read the latest issue of BLOCK magazine. Isn’t it beautiful? It’s full of ideas and wonderful stories. Are you feeling inspired to make something new? Keep sharing your projects with us using #makesomethingtoday on social media. We think you’re sew amazing!

To help you get you started on your favorite new project, we’ve put together everything you’ll need to see your ideas come to life! Click HERE to find the perfect fabrics, all the necessary templates and supplies, Jenny’s tutorials from YouTube, and even links for machine quilting. After all, what’s the fun of an idea book if those ideas never become reality? We know you’ve got it in you! You’re a quilting champion!

Pssst… The second issue of ModBlock is fresh off the press and we’re so excited! We think you’ll love the innovative ideas and inspiring projects! They’re for everyone, whether you consider yourself a modern quilter or if you just want to try something new. This is a special edition of BLOCK and is not included in your regular BLOCK Subscription, but it’s a great addition to any order! Grab your very own copy HERE and start quilting outside the box!

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Introducing ModBLOCK (Vol. 2)

Introducing ModBLOCK (Vol. 2)

If you’re a Missouri Star fan, then you’ve probably heard of our wonderful bi-monthly magazine, called BLOCK. It features 10 patterns with beautiful photos, tons of inspiration and no ads! This isn’t your typical magazine that you recycle once the next issue comes out. It’s more of an idea/pattern book for the price of a magazine! That sounds like a winning combination, right? Get the newest issue, Winter Volume 3 Issue 1, HERE.

For the second time, we have released a special edition of BLOCK Magazine called ModBLOCK. It’s a little bit different, but mostly the same. Here’s the scoop on our brand new Volume 2!

Check out ModBLOCK, the best magazine for Modern Quilters, for just $5.99!

The theme for this issue is Form and Function. There is a wonderful article written by our very own Nichole Spravzoff, which discusses the important place quilting has had in our hearts throughout history. She says, “Quilts are personal, functional, and most of all beautiful.” We completely agree!

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Just like BLOCK, ModBLOCK offers 10 quilt patterns with detailed instructions, supply lists, and step by step photos to help with your piecing.

Check out the Sashed Hexagon Quilt in ModBlock Magazine!

In this issue of ModBLOCK, we have wonderful Contributors who create the quilts and articles in the magazine. These are people who are known and respected in the quilting industry, who we have just loved working with as we collaborated to create this special issue.

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Flip through this special issue and be be inspired by the colors, prints and patterns each designer used. Learn about the latest trends and let them speak to your creative side! This Slice-a-Block Quilt was created by Rob Appell, the amazing quilter and host of Man Sewing!

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This little bit of insight shows off Chris Thompson‘s Modern Courthouse Quilt!

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You can preview all of the projects featured in ModBLOCK HERE. Since this is a special edition issue, it’s not included in your regular BLOCK Subscription. Be sure to grab your copy of ModBLOCK Vol. 2 HERE and join the modern movement!

Check out ModBLOCK, the best magazine for Modern Quilters, for just $5.99!

 

New Friday Tutorial: The Half Hexi Gems Quilt Tutorial

New Friday Tutorial: The Half Hexi Gems Quilt Tutorial

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It’s time for a New Friday Tutorial (every Friday) and today Jenny has a visitor! This quilt was designed by Lisa Hirsch, member of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild, who won a little contest that got her quilt featured in ModBLOCK.

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Lisa’s quilt is called Hexi Gems and it is so modern and beautiful! It features our half hexagon template and you can find all the supplies you need HERE.

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Check out this diagram that includes the size of the finished quilt and everything you need! You can even use the layout as a reference to decide on your fabric contrast for the hexagon gems!

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Click on the button below to WATCH THE TUTORIAL and find everything you’ll need to get started!

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Quiltcon 2015 Recap

Quiltcon 2015 Recap

We had such a blast at Quiltcon earlier this month in Austin, Texas!  Jenny and Natalie were there with our new ModBLOCK Magazine and there was such an amazing display of textile art that would’ve just blown you away!

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We had so much fun seeing so many of the industry’s amazing powerhouses, like Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Vanessa Vargas Wilson (Crafty Gemini), Lynne Hagmeier, Cindy and Jina from Riley Blake Designs and so many more!!  We would’ve loved to get photos with everyone! 🙂

 

 

We were amazed by all of the beautiful quilts on display!  Here are a few of our favorites:

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Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander (photo from themodernquiltguild.wordpress.com)

Geometric Rainbow by Nicole Daksiewicz (photo from themodernquiltguild.wordpress.com)

Geometric Rainbow by Nicole Daksiewicz (photo from themodernquiltguild.wordpress.com)

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Face #1 by Janine Vangool (Judge’s Choice) Photo from themodernquiltguild.wordpress.com

To see all of the winners, visit The Modern Quilt Guild’s Blog.

One of the best things about a convention like this is that Jenny gets to see so many of the people who watch her tutorials on YouTube.  She loves getting to sign books and just visit with all of you who seek her out.

While there, Amy Ellis, fabric designer and ModBLOCK Contributor, interviewed Jenny and included it in her podcast, Quiltcast, so go have a listen!

Thank you to all of you who made it such an amazing experience for us!  We can’t wait until next year!!

**Next year’s Quiltcon will be in Pasadena, California and you can find all the information at quiltconwest.com.