What’s An Add-A-Quarter Ruler?

What’s An Add-A-Quarter Ruler?

Today on “What’s That?!” Wednesday is the Add-A-Quarter Ruler!

This handy little tool makes it easy to keep your quarter inch seam no matter what project you are working on.

The specially designed beveled lip on this ruler automatically allows quarter inch seam allowance to any angle for your rotary cutter. Great to use when foundation piecing. Plus, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to help fight breast cancer!

This handy little gadget is really great when creating your own patterns to ensure you get the exact size you want while keeping your quarter inch consistent. Click HERE to grab yours now!

Store your new Add-an-Inch Ruler in one of these unique felt storage bins. Place the two smaller bins inside the larger to create a single bin with dividers or utilize all three separately.
Grab either jade or purple for colorful storage solutions!

Check back with our blog next month for some more great product features! Also, if you are questioning a product and would like some more information on it, feel free to comment or send us a message and maybe that product will be featured in a “What’s That?! Wednesday” blog.

Tips for Shopping at Missouri Star

Tips for Shopping at Missouri Star

Whether it is your first time or fiftieth time visiting us at Missouri Star, we want to make sure that each and every time you visit, that you have the most successful and pleasant experience! This is why we have curated a list with all of the “tips and tricks” to make your shopping experience go as smooth and seamless as possible!

To begin your shopping journey, we suggest starting in our Main Shop! Once inside you will be greeted and directed over to our tablets, where you can print a shopping pass. If you are familiar with our Quilter’s Cash program, the pass is your account in barcode form, which makes checking out much quicker!

Whereas our other shops are themed, the Main Shop has sections from all of our stores, this is to give you a preview of what is to come before you visit the actual shop. If you don’t have a lot of time to shop, this will be especially helpful so that you can visit only the shops that interest you the most! Before you leave Main, make sure to also grab a map of the town so you don’t miss anything!

Shopping Tips at Missouri Star
In addition to fabric from all of our shops, the Main Shop is also home to our t-shirts and souvenirs!

With so many quilt shops in one town, make sure to wear comfortable shoes! If you have all day to shop, we suggest going through all of our shops first to preview everything, take pictures of what you like as you go along, then to eat lunch at one of our tasty restaurants in town. After lunch, once your mind is more relaxed, we then suggest going back through the shops to actually start shopping, this way you will know all of your choices before making decisions. When taking pictures of products you like, make sure to also snap a photo of the outside of the shop as well, this way you will know for sure which shop it was in.

Here at Missouri Star we are always thinking of ways to help reduce the environmental impact of items we use everyday, that is why we now offer bonus Quilter’s Cash on every purchase if you use a reusable tote!

Shopping Tips at Missouri Star

Another few things to know while shopping are that each shop will have a restroom available for you to use, we do allow service animals, and if you are needing a break, make a stop in Man’s Land and put your feet up!

Shopping Tips at Missouri Star

There are a couple things to keep in mind when having fabric cut, especially if you are following a pattern. We cut in 1/4 yard increments, so if you are needing a 1/3, we will have to cut a 1/2. Additionally, on our clearance fabric (which is in every store) there is no minimum, we will cut as small as a 1/4 yard. Another helpful tip to remember is that if you are matching fabric from one store to another, we will snip off a small piece for you to carry along, so that you can accurately match.

Once you are all shopped out and ready to leave Quilt Town USA, there are a few more things to remember before you leave! If you are running low on space in your vehicle and would rather have your items shipped home, both our Penney’s Shop and Main Shop will ship home for you at the same rates as online, which means free shipping when you spend $100! Just like online as well, the daily deal and free gifts for spending certain threshold amounts (if there are any), can be picked up in the same shops that we ship out of.

Shopping Tips at Missouri Star

To make sure you remember your trip to Hamilton forever, don’t forget to take a picture in front of one of our gorgeous murals in town!

Grab a sneak peak into a few of our shops in these short videos! >

May Day Baskets Quilt

May Day Baskets Quilt

Years and years ago, May 1st was May Basket Day. Folks would fill pretty baskets with spring flowers and gifts and secretly hang them on the doors of their loved ones. What a lovely tradition!

This week, Jenny is stitching up a beautiful May Day Basket quilt. It’s a quick and easy pattern using 2.5 inch strips of precut fabric, and it’s just so fun to make! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!
See what Hamilton has to offer!

See what Hamilton has to offer!

What started out as one brick building offering machine quilting services to the local community, is now a quilter’s paradise that sees visitors from every corner of the world!

Hamilton is home to 12 uniquely themed quilt shops, a retreat center, a theater for events, many bed & breakfasts, and a variety of restaurants!

Spanning over two blocks is every quilter’s dream, endless fabric! Whether you like primitive fabric, floral fabric, or modern fabric, we have a shop for you! And when you are all shopped out, kick-back, relax, and put your feet up in Man’s Land! Where once inside you will find recliners, TV’s, and even a pool table!

While in Hamilton, make sure to also check out The World’s Largest Spool of Thread, Tammy’s Flowers, The Hamilton Baking Company, Hy-Klas Foods, Lakeview Golf Course, and so much more!

Click here to shop all of our themed fabric!

Plan your next trip to Hamilton!

Local Business Spotlight: Lakeview Golf Course

Local Business Spotlight: Lakeview Golf Course

In 1958, a fun-going, strong-willed group of individuals within the community came together to establish the Lakeview Golf Course here in Hamilton, MO. Ever since, the course has been run entirely by course members and volunteers who work hard to keep it going!

As the name implies, Lakeview borders the town’s reservoir so there’s a gorgeous view all around. The course is 9 holes and measures over 3,118 yards, creating a layout that is quite challenging, making this the perfect place to learn control and build accuracy.

Lakeview holds a special place in the hearts of many that reside here in Hamilton and surrounding areas. The course has been a place of social gathering, bonding experiences for families and friends, and a place for our youth to learn and grow in the sport. Tournaments are held here in order to fund scholarships for those on the Penney High School golf team and Memorial tournaments are held to remember those who were an important part of the course in years’ past.

“The most important thing for me is to see people play, have a great experience, and find a sense of community.” says Kim Evans Carson, president. Kim has been a part of Lakeview since she was a child, playing on the course while her grandfather worked as a groundskeeper. She later played golf at Missouri Western where she finished her Music Education degree. Now, she lives and teaches in Independence, MO, but comes home on the weekends to fulfill her duties to the golf course in her hometown.

During her presidency, Kim hopes to keep the course in all its former glory while adding modern touches, gain more memberships that will create stronger bonds among family and friends, and reach out to the youth to encourage involvement in the sport as a place to learn and grow!

Plan your visit to Hamilton and stop in for a game of golf this summer! Follow their Facebook page for the latest updates and send them a message to get in touch!

Lakeview Tournament Schedule
Golf Course