Brighten your Home – Easy Quilting Decor Projects

Admit it, there comes a time in every quilter’s journey where they have to step back and realize they have too many quilts. Fortunately for the quilting community as a whole, quilters are incredibly generous people who give with love and share their talents with friends and family, wrapping them in the warmth of their craft. Sometimes though it’s nice to make something for yourself, stitch in a little of your own creativity and create something that is positively and uniquely you.

Quilting doesn’t have to be limited to just quilts. There is a world of options available that require no more skill than what you have already mastered in your traditional quilts. If you’re anything like us though, you want to be surrounded by quilts all day, every day! So thread your sewing machines and get ready to decorate with these fabulous and simple DIY Home Decor Quilting Projects:

Little Stitches Wall Hanging

The Little Stitches Wall Hanging Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!

A perfect edition to any sewing or craft room, the Little Stitches Wall Hanging will not only brighten up your work space, but also share your love of quilting with guests! The curved piecing really adds an incredible flair to this piece and Jenny’s Tutorial will teach you how to accomplish it with ease!

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National Parks Panel

National Parks Panels from Riley Blake available today from The Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Show some love for the great outdoors by bringing this phenomenal collection from Riley Blake into your home. The possibilities are endless with such a gorgeous print, but Misty has some great starter ideas from pillows to canvas prints in the LIVE tutorial!

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Inside Out Heart Wall Hanging

The Inside Out Heart Wall Hanging Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, a fresh heart shaped wall hanging will surely bring a posh new look into your home! All you’ll need for this simple design is a layer cake of 10″ squares and some background fabric. Join Jenny as she teaches you how to quickly and easily make the necessary half-square triangles to create this wonderful scrap-busting wall hanger!

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Stars and Stripes Table Runner

The Stars and Stripes Table Runner Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!

It’s never too early to start planning out your next holiday sensation! This Stars and Stripes Table Runner will undoubtedly be a hit at your next Independence Day event and the best news is, it’s incredible easy to create! Based off a previous design by Jenny herself, join Misty on Missouri Star LIVE as she demonstrates how to stitch up this cute and patriotic table runner.

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Jelly Roll Rug

The Jelly Roll Rug from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!

Bring on the colors! All you need to make this bright, colorful rug is a Jelly Roll and some Quilt Batting! Each time guests step into your home, they’ll be sure to comment on the bright and vibrant rug that greets them. Watch the tutorial to see how Jenny makes this beautiful piece of home decor and don’t be afraid to pick your own colors and start your rug today!

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Your home is a reflection of your personality. Why not make each piece of home decor a reflection of your love for crafts, quilting and sewing!

What’s your favorite piece of quilting home decor?

Organizing the New Year – Scrap Busting Quilt Ideas

Easy Scrap Busting Quilt ideas to organize the New Year and clean out your fabric scrap stash.

Getting organized to start your new year off fresh is an important step in making the most out of your quilting. A clear work space promotes not only creativity, but motivation to finish that UFO that’s been sitting in the corner since last New Year’s! After your room is tidy and all your fabrics are neatly labeled, what can be done with the stash of scraps that you’ve been stockpiling?

Here are some great quilt ideas to utilize that growing pile of scraps:

String Quilt

The String Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!

Piece together all those extra scraps to make a String Quilt. In the Missouri Star LIVE Tutorial, Jenny and Misty demonstrate how to make this incredibly simple, yet aesthetically pleasing quilt using no more than what you’ve squirreled away from your previous projects and some 10″ Paper Piecing Squares!

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Tiny Wonky Stars Quilt

The Tiny Wonky Stars Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!

Use some extra solid yardage and scraps to create a fun and simple pattern that has no color limitations! Each star can be unique, or for a bigger challenge, try making a star to represent each of your past projects!

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Mini Rhombus Table Runner

The Mini Rhombus Table Runner Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today and purchase quilting notions and supplies!

Maybe your stash isn’t quite ready for a full size quilt, but you still want to cash in on that stockpile opportunity. Take the extra squares from Charm Packs to make this funky Mini Rhombus Table Runner to add some color and creativity to your dining room table!

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Stash Busting with Style with Monique Jacobs Class

The Missouri Star Academy from the Missouri Star Quilt Co offers online education classes for beginner quilters. Sign up for the Stash Busting with Style course for easy quilt tutorials from MSQC.

Craving more ideas? No worries! Missouri Star Academy offers an educational course with our fabulous instructor, Monique Jacobs! Answering real questions from real quilters, Monique gives you great tips and ideas to help you become the expert in what you like and why you like it—inspiring and empowering you to make beautiful quilts with your newfound stash savvy. As a fabric and pattern designer with an expert eye for color and prints, she invites you to dig into your stash, pull out those favorite fabrics you have tucked away for just the right quilt, and settle in for a class that will help you put your stash to use, finally!

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There’s no need to feel limited by your scraps! With a little creativity you can take all the leftovers from your past works to something new.

What’s your favorite Scrap Busting Project?

Sewing Projects for a Full Heart (and Bobbin)!

When someone is covered in a cozy, warm quilt, they are reminded that someone sat at a sewing machine for hours, carefully piecing and stitching, with them in mind. A handmade table runner sitting on the family dining table shows a loving home to all who feast there. To be gifted a wall hanging is a reminder that they are loved by its maker.

Valentine’s day is one of the best holidays to make for because it’s about love and we LOVE to make! Here are some sweet as pie project ideas:

Tender Hearts Quilt Project Tutorial

Tender Hearts

Image – Tender Hearts Wall Hanging by Christopher Thompson (Check out his blog for a Valentine Ombre Wall Hanging)

Pour your heart into a love-able quilt or mini wall-hanging. This sweet project will make your heart melt!

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Zig Zag Placemats & Napkins Pattern

Zig Zag Placemats & Napkins

Make tea time the best time when you get stuck on these easy-to-sew table accessories!

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Love Notes Quilt Tutorial

Love Notes

Make their cheeks rosy, by turning our version of “You’ve Got Mail” into “Love Notes.”

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Love is in the Air Quilt Project

Love is in the Air

Can you feel it in the air tonight? You will when you become love-struck by appliqué hearts!

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You Make My Heart Happy Valentine's Day Panel

You Make My Heart Happy

“You make me happyyy when skies are greyyy. You’ll never knooww dearrr how much I love you…” is what you’ll be singing while putting together this adorable project!

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Check out our selection of Valentine’s Day themed fabrics and get started! Whatever you make, make it with love.

Have you ever received a hand-made gift? Tell us about it in the comments!

January 2020 Quilt Planner Download

Most of us quilters probably had a very similar new year’s resolution – create more. Recently, we’ve laid out the steps in helping us reach our creative goals this year:

  1. Get organized.
  2. Stock up on essential tools & basics.
  3. Plan for big events.
  4. Make planning simple with monthly programs and planners.

Each month, we will release a new printable download to help you stay on course! Get started by downloading the planner for month one below:

Enjoy!

What’s something you want to try this year?

A Quilt-crastinator’s Gift Guide: 5 Last-Minute Hand-Sewn Gifts

Checking your list and realizing you forgot a few people? No worries! It happens to the best of us and guess what?! No one has to know! With these quick projects, your friends and family will be wondering when you had the time to whip up something so wonderful!

Gather up your scraps and start making!


Make some Mug Rugs to give away at the next Christmas Party.
These would make great stocking stuffers!

Missouri Star Mug Rugs, Periwinkle Table Topper, DIY Coasters

You’ll need:

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Put together a personalized Pillow Case for someone you love.
Elegant, whimsical, simple, argyle? What fits your loved one’s style? Make it theirs.

Missouri Star Pillow Case, DIY Pillow Case

You’ll need:

  • 3/4 yd fabric for body
  • 1/4 yd fabric for cuff

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Whip up a Scrap Buster Table Runner for a friend to display in their dining room.
Have an over-abundance of scraps? Make this runner reversible so your friend can use this gift no matter the occasion!

DIY table runner, scrap buster

You’ll need:

  • 8.5″ solid square
  • Several 2.5″ strips
  • Several 2.5″ squares
  • Binding Tool

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Create a fun Zipper Pouch for a child to store supplies and treasures.
Make the project twice as fun by re-using one of their empty candy bags!

DIY pouch, zipper pouch, coin pouch

You’ll need:

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WATCH CANDY BAG TUTORIAL


Keep your loved ones warm with a Cuddle Scarf.
Keep it solid or use fun prints to make your gift more special.

Cuddle scarf, DIY scarf

You’ll need:

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Of course, if you’re real behind, a Missouri Star e-gift card never fails! Happy Holidays!


Have you ever given or received a hand-sewn gift? Show us in the comments!