While it may be winter here in Hamilton, once you step into our Batik Boutique you will be transported to a tropical island filled with gorgeous hand-dyed fabrics!
Batik fabric is created using a unique dyeing process in which wax is used to resist the dye. Where the wax is placed results in the design on the fabric, which can then be repeated to create even more intricate designs.
Considering that most batiks are manufactured in Indonesia, our shop was designed and decorated accordingly. From the blue stamped concrete, to the pebbled checkout counter and all of the island themed decor, no detail was left out!
Batiks come in every color of the rainbow and almost any design you could imagine.
Let your creativity run wild with all of our stunning shop samples and the precuts to make them below.
Look at these fun safari themed batiks that would be wonderful for any animal enthusiast!
While in our Batik Boutique you may also run into Beth, one of our amazing employees here at Missouri Star! Beth is an avid quilter who loves to assist and share her knowledge with our guests.
Check out these rich tropical batiks that were used in Jenny’s original Out of Time Quilt.
Our Batiks shop has had quite the history! It was a bicycle shop near the turn of the 20th Century, until it was sold and converted into a barbershop, with a corner devoted to the town watchmaker and watchsmith. The shop then became a doctor’s office and later turned into a 2nd hand store before Missouri Star bought the building.
Enjoy a 360° view of our Batik Boutique: http://bit.ly/batikboutique360
Batik fabrics make beautiful quilts! Below are three of Jenny’s most-recent quilt tutorials using these hand-stamped fabrics. Be sure to click the image to watch the tutorial!
Summer School Quilt
North Star Quilt
Shop all of our gorgeous batik fabric: http://bit.ly/merch_batiks0219
From rice-sized gobies to whale sharks as long as two school buses, the ocean is filled with an incredible variety of creatures. Some travel in schools of up to 3 billion fish. Some “walk” on land. Some live for centuries.
But of all the fish in the sea, my very favorites are created with needle and thread. In this week’s new tutorial, Jenny demonstrates how to whip up a sea full of pretty fishes in every color of the rainbow. Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
The next time a British monarch takes the throne, keep your eyes peeled for St Edward’s Crown. This 12-inch-tall crown is made of almost 5 pounds of solid gold and 444 precious and semi-precious stones, and it’s been sitting on royal heads during every coronation since the 13th century. (In the market to purchase your own? Start saving now. This crown – along with the rest of the crown jewels – is worth around 7 billion dollars!)
This week Jenny is stitching up a crown of her own. The Crown Quilt is a new take on a traditional block. And of course, Jenny has all the best tips and tricks to make construction a breeze. Click HERE to learn how to piece together the cuddliest crown of all!
Be sure to click HERE for the free printable/downloadable PDF!
It’s March, and I’ve got shamrocks and leprechauns on my mind. But when it comes to quilting projects, I like something that can be used throughout the year.
Today’s new quilt, Emerald Isle, is a fun choice for St Patrick’s Day with its rainbow-hued diamonds and vibrant green border. It is festive without being too “theme-y,” so you can use it in any season.
Click HERE to watch the tutorial and learn Jenny’s new “easy eight” method for making half square triangles!
Click the diagram above for a free downloadable PDF!
Our favorite thing about Autumn isn’t all the delicious pumpkin spice treats, football games, hayrides or cute decor (although we love all of those things). Our favorite part about Autumn is all the new fabric collections that are pouring through our doors! Take a look at some of the beautiful lines below and be inspired! 🙂
Saturday Morning by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics is a line full of darling prints that remind me of a morning stroll through the park with family!
If you love a fun print that doesn’t have to be the star of the show, you’re sure to love the new Modern Backgrounds by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics. This collection is full of subtle prints that will add an extra dimension to any project you’re working on!
Did you know that Tula Pink actually grew up just about 50 miles from Hamilton, MO where Missouri Star Quilt Company is located? We are blessed to see Tula’s face in the shop every so often and we are in love with her new line, Slow and Steady for Free Spirit Fabrics.
Brighten Up! by Me & My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics is the perfect fabric for a little girl’s quilt. Between the bright colors and fun prints, it’s sure to put a smile on their face! Wouldn’t it look great in a Surprise Pinwheel Quilt? Shop the Brighten Up! Collection HERE.
If you’re looking for some beautiful new batiks, Malam Batiks IV by Jinny Beyer for RJR Fabrics is for you! It’s full of all the gorgeous hues of a rainbow that will make your heart go pitter patter.
We hope you enjoy oohing and aahing over all of these new lines as much as we did. If you’re a Star Wars fan, be sure to take a look at the new Star Wars: Rogue One Collection by Camelot Design Studio HERE. And you can browse through all the newest fabrics HERE.