Employee Fat Quarter Challenge 2019

Employee Fat Quarter Challenge 2019

Once a year the team members who work in our shops here in Hamilton participate in a fat quarter challenge. The rules of the challenge are simple, but the results are incredible! They must each pick out two fat quarters and a bag of scraps, after that their imagination can run wild with ideas as there are no rules to what they can create!

When all of the projects have been submitted, they are then voted on by both their fellow team members and our guests in-town until there are 10 left. Once the top 10 are chosen, another vote takes place until the final four are determined!

We were so inspired by their gorgeous creations that we decided to interview the winners to find out more about what sparked their creativity!

1st place, Annette – The theme for her managers’ team is a pineapple, so when she saw a tiny pineapple block, the idea just clicked! Annette enjoys challenging herself and was also looking for a piece to hang up in the dining room of her new home, her hard work paid off!

2nd place, Jennie – After noticing many of our guests bringing in paper piecing projects, Jennie decided to finally give it a try and completely knocked it out of the park!

3rd place, Deb – With her recently built porch looking bare, she decided to create a reversible flag that represents two seasons, made using Jenny’s Ribbon Star tutorial!

4th place, Kamilyn – Inspired by an idea that she found on Pinterest, Kami created this beautiful embroidery pillow that is now in her living room!


From left to right are the top four winners of the 2019 Employee Fat Quarter Challenge!

Thank you to all of the wonderful shop associates who participated for your hard work and creativity!

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Tilted Nine Patch Quilt

Tilted Nine Patch Quilt

Legend tells of a restaurant patron who refused his fried potatoes so many times, the chef just ‘bout lost his mind.  “Too mushy. Too thick. Make them again!” demanded the diner.

In frustration, the chef cut paper-thin slices of potato and fried ‘em to a crisp. Much to his surprise, the customer was delighted, and the potato chip was born! What a deliciously happy accident!

This week, Jenny experienced her own “happy accident,” and the result was the Tilted Nine Patch Quilt. It’s not the quilt she set out to make, but it sure is a beauty! Grab your favorite pack of 2.5 inch strips and click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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Playful Prints and Patterns

Playful Prints and Patterns

Let your imagination soar with Tula Pink‘s new collection,
Pinkerville. It’s filled with playful designs, magnificent colors, and fanciful creatures that are sure to spark your creative genius!

Pinkerville Collection by Tula Pink

Exclusive to Missouri Star are Tula Pink’s Owl Patch and two handbag kits all made using the Pinkerville collection! Grab them here, you won’t find them anywhere else!

We have an entire selection of whimsical, fun prints that would be a blast to mix and match with Tula’s eccentric style!

If you are having a hard time getting around that creative block, pick up one of these kaleidoscopic kits to help you break through. The choices are all made for you, you just piece it together!

Start Your Path to Pinkerville!

Courtyard Path Quilt

Courtyard Path Quilt

Courtyard Path Quilt

If the wonders of your imagination were printed on a yard of fabric, what would it look like? For designer Tula Pink, it’s a magical mashup of butterflies, unicorns, and friendly sea monsters!

Courtyard Path Quilt

This week Jenny used Tula’s “autobiographical” collection, Pinkerville, to whip up a gorgeous Courtyard Path Quilt. It’s made with our brand new Drunkards Path Template, so those curvy cuts are quick and easy—and don’t worry, they’re a breeze to stitch together, too!

Courtyard Path Quilt
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National Pet Day at Missouri Star

National Pet Day at Missouri Star

Let’s face it, our pets are family. We spend the majority of our time with them, they are always there when we need them, and they may even be the keeper of your secrets.

Here at Missouri Star our employees are family. With that being said, we thought the perfect way to celebrate National Pet Day would be to share our wonderful employees’ pets, throw it back to some of our fun pet themed tutorials, and also showcase our pet fabric and products!

 National Pet Day at Missouri Star
Aren’t they all just so adorable?!
National Pet Day at Missouri Star
If you are a quilter, then you more than likely have an abundance of scraps! Before you toss them in the trash, check out this tutorial on how to make a bed for your four-legged friend using all of your leftover bits and pieces!
National Pet Day at Missouri Star
You won’t believe how easy appliqué is with these adorable precut pre-fused packs!
National Pet Day at Missouri Star
For your special cat loving friend, we have a darling cat quilt tutorial that comes together with ease using precut 10″ squares!
If you are looking for a quick and easy project to make for National Pet Day, then look no further with these fun pet themed quilt as you go kits!
 National Pet Day at Missouri Star
Cuteness overload!

Click here to shop all of our pet themed fabric!

Tell us about your furry friends in the comments!