American Patchwork & Quilting Radio

Pat Sloan American Patchwork and Quilting radio Jenny Doan guest

Earlier this week, Mom was interviewed by Pat Sloan “the voice of quilting” on American Patchwork and Quilt Radio Show!

Mom had a blast chatting with Pat, who is just so sweet and fun to talk to. They chatted about the history of Missouri Star, what’s happening here in Hamilton, quilting tips and all kinds of great stuff.

You can find the podcast by going here and looking for the June 30, 2014 show! Happy listening!

Fun with Quilting!

We have some cool little phrases available on bookmarks in our shop and we thought it would be fun to share them customers in the shop AND with the rest of the world. So, world, here you go! From Missouri Star to you, some sweet (and some silly) quilty quotes.

Be sure to tell us which one made you smile the most!

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Precuts: What can they make?

So I’ve gotten a couple a questions about what size quilt each precut can make, and it is a very good question. Every time I start to make a quilt, it always takes me longer to figure out how much fabric I need to make a certain size than it does to actually sew it together!!

All of the sizes given below do not include borders, simply what each precut can make. By adding borders you can make your quilt bigger. Also depending on the pattern used, the end size can change, but that’s when borders come in handy, in my experience.

Daydreams-Mini-Charm-Pack-by-Kate-Spain-for-Moda-Fabrics-SKU#-27170MCMini charms, aka candies, are the newest addition to the quilting world. They are 42 pieces at 2.5 in square.

12 – Baby Quilt



The standard charm pack has 42 pieces of 5 inch fabric.Jungle-Club-Charm-Pack-by-Blue-Sky-Studio-for-Benartex-Fabrics-SKU#-JC5X5PK

1 – Baby quilt

2 – Crib size quilt

3 – Lap quilt

5 – Twin quilt

8 – Queen quilt



A standard layer cake has 42 pieces of 10 inch fabric.

1 – Twin quilt

2 – Queen quilt






A jelly roll has 40 pieces of 2.5 inch strips of fabric.

1 – Lap/Twin quilt

2 – Queen quilt

3- King Quilt


A honey bun has 40 pieces of 1.5 inch strips.

2 – Lap/Twin quilt






A quilt made from a fat quarter bundle all depends on the size of the bundle. One bundle can make anything from a full size quilt to a king size quilt. A fat quarter bundle is 18 x 22″ cut of fabric which equals a quarter yard.Oh-The-Places-You'll-Go---Rainbow-Girl-Colorstory-Fat-Quarter-Bundle-by-Robert-Kaufman-Fabrics-SKU#-FQ-624-10

I’m also including the finished sizes of quilts or bedspreads. Each size should be taken with grain of salt:

Baby = 36′” x 54″

Crib = 45″ x 60″

Twin = 63″ x 87″

Double = 78″ x 87″

Queen= 84″ x 92″

King = 100″ x 92″

I hope this helps in your next shopping adventure,