Introducing: Quilts By Me!

Introducing: Quilts By Me!

If you’re anything like us here at MSQC, every time you make a quilt or do a sewing project, you want to share it with the world (and you should!!!).  You might post it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, etc, but it doesn’t really have a home of its own… until now!  We are so excited to introduce you to Quiltsby.me!

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Quilts By Me is a Show & Tell for your quilts and sewing projects! As a community of quilters, we all have a desire to create. We start with a few fabrics that we have carefully selected and we transform them into something that has a life and a story of its own! It’s an incredible transformation and once we’ve experienced it, we want to share it with our fellow quilters, who are creating and experiencing similar transformations.  I can’t even say how many times I’ve been moved or inspired by another quilter’s projects or stories.  With Quilts By Me, you’ll have a home for your creations as well as a place to become inspired by others!  We wanted to create a home for this amazing community and we hope you feel welcome here!

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It’s a user friendly website and a great way to have a collection of all your creations in one spot. You can browse, ❤ your favorite projects created by other users, follow your friends or people whose work you enjoy, search by precut/style/project type… basically it’s amazing!  Once you play around a little bit with it, we know you’ll just love it!

Here’s what you need to know to get started.

First, if you already have an account with missouriquiltco.com, you do not have to SIGN UP.  You can simply choose the LOG IN option.

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It will give you the option to “LOGIN WITH MISSOURI STAR QUILT CO.”  Click there, then type in the same information you use to log in to missouriquiltco.com when making purchases.quiltsbyme login

When you log in for the first time, you can set up your account.  Add a profile picture, fill out your info, etc.  When choosing your username, keep in mind that it is your username, not your real name, that shows whenever you share a new project or someone looks at your profile.

Now you’re ready to browse or create a project!  You can share the quilt’s story, include which precuts you used, add a few tags (keywords like the color, pattern, etc), tell which fabric collection and tutorial you used, add photos, etc.

As you participate, you will have the opportunity to earn badges that will be displayed on your profile page!  These are so fun!

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If you have questions along the way, scroll to the bottom of the site and click on Contact Us. Someone will reply as soon as they can to assist you.

We hope you love Quiltsby.me and find it to be a home for your quilts and a great way to connect with the quilting community, build each other up and be inspired.  Enjoy!

Throwback Thursday: Lattice Quilt

Throwback Thursday: Lattice Quilt

It’s Thursday! Time to throw it back!  We loved seeing your Chevron quilts on Quiltsby.me!  Check out this quilt that user @GINA posted:

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For this week’s Throwback Thursday #msqctbt Tutorial, we’re bringing back the Lattice Quilt Tutorial!  This pattern is so beautiful and comes together so quickly, that it became a quick favorite!  Have you tried this one?

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If you have a Lattice Quilt you’d like to share, head on over to Quiltsby.me and post your project, using the tag: #msqctbt

(If you’re not sure how to do this, we explained it in detail in a previous post)

We can’t wait to see your beautiful creations!  Post your projects and you may be featured next week!

Throwback Thursday: Chevron Quilt Tutorial

Throwback Thursday: Chevron Quilt Tutorial

It’s Throwback Thursday at MSQC and we’ve loved seeing your pinwheel quilts this week!!  Here’s one that particularly impressed us:

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Rainbow Pinwheel by KRISTENSIEBER

Such bright, cheery colors and beautiful points!  Thanks for posting on Quiltsby.me, Kristen!

This week we’re going back to the Chevron Quilt Tutorial!   Have you tried this one yourself?

Such a great result using a super simple technique!

If you’re new to Throwback Thursday this week or don’t remember how to post your project, here’s the post with all the details: Introducing Throwback Thursday and how to use Quiltsby.me 

So post your Chevron quilts on Quiltsby.me and make sure to include the tag “#msqctbt”  You may be selected to be featured in next week’s post when we introduce the next Throwback Thursday Tutorial! 🙂

Throwback Thursday: Summer in the Park

Throwback Thursday: Summer in the Park

Have you ever heard of Throwback Thursday?  Every Thursday all over the internet, people post old photos of themselves with their families or friends, etc, and use the hashtag #tbt to share a blast from the past!  Well, today we’re introducing #msqctbt!

Here’s how it works.  Every Thursday we’ll be featuring ONE of our previous tutorials from our YouTube channel.  We’ll share a little bit about it and then we’ll ask you to share your photos of projects you’ve created using that quilt tutorial.

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To share your photos, I want to introduce you to Missouri Star Quilt Co’s Quiltsby.me.  Quilts By Me is a Show & Tell for your quilts and sewing projects and we’re so excited about it!  It’s user friendly and a great way to share your projects with the web.  You can ❤ your favorite projects, follow your friends, search by precut/style/project type… basically it’s amazing!  Once you play around a little bit with it, we know you’ll just love it!  This is a home for your projects where you can tell their stories and share with the quilting community!

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First, you need to know how to log in.  We’ve made it super easy for you!  When you get to Quiltsby.me, this (image above) is what the front page will look like.  Rather than creating a new account, if you already have an account at missouriquiltco.com (what you use to place an order), you can skip the whole ‘create an account’ process and just login with your missouriquiltco.com info!

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Once you’re logged in, you can Create a Project, fill out all the info and in the Tags section, make sure to include #msqctbt as one of the tags!

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We will select winners from all submissions with the #msqctbt tag and feature them next Thursday when we introduce the next Throwback Thursday Tutorial for the week!  We also would love for you to share your photos on Instagram and Twitter with the same #msqctbt hashtag that feature any previous MSQC Tutorials!  We may even repost/retweet our favorites, but the “winners” will be selected from the #msqctbt tag on Quiltsby.me.

So, let’s get started!  For our inaugural Throwback Thursday, we’re going back to the Summer in the Park Tutorial!  This is such a simple quilt to make with your 2.5″ strips and people just love it! Use some great prints with your favorite coordinating solids and it’ll be so gorgeous!

We even have a ‘Revamped’ version to help your creative juices flow!


If you’ve already tried this one, upload your photos to Quiltsby.me and you’ll be awarded a Throwback Thursday badge (If you haven’t done this one yet, you’ve got all week to get it uploaded)!

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The winners we feature on the blog will also be awarded the Throwback Thursday Winner Trophy.

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I can’t wait to see all of your creations!