Merry Christmas from MSQC!

Merry Christmas from Missouri Star Quilt Co! We hope this day finds you happy and healthy and surrounded by whatever it is that brings you the most joy! All those hours of careful preparation and planning have finally paid off as you relax amid emptied stockings, piles of wrapping paper and opened packages, filled bellies, and loved ones.

For many of us, creating a memorable Christmas experience is very much like quilting. We plan, we dream, and we work tirelessly to make sure every detail is perfect. And when everything finally comes together, the results are simply magical!

Your Christmas might not look exactly like mine, but I sure hope it’s just as filled with love and good feeling. Christmas day has a way of helping us focus on the very best life has to offer. For that one day, we can pause to really enjoy those things that bring us true happiness.

So from all of us at MSQC, we wish you and yours the warmest, happiest Christmas and an amazing New Year!

 

 

 

Thank you for being such an important part of our holiday season.  Merry Christmas!!

Forum Ornaments Christmas Tree

The Missouri Star Quilt Company Forums are a magical place.  If you need a friend, advice, an honest opinion or just someone to understand how deep your love for fabric truly is, then the forums are the place to go.  We’ve been amazed by what goes on there.  I don’t know how our forum members ever have the time to actually quilt because it seems like they’re always there, eager to answer a question or give a vote of encouragement.  It’s amazing and it’s all because of the forum members!

Well some of our super knowledgable and supportive forum members have taken on a special project.  They created a group that would set out to create stunning, handmade ornaments to send to Hamilton, Missouri for our shops.  We were so impressed by what we received that we had to give them a supreme location all on their own.  So, in the front window of The Sewing Center, we have our Forum Ornament Tree.  It truly is something special!  We LOVE every single ornament that was sent in and here are a few, so we can share the experience with you!

stocking quilt

tree 2

santa

We had to take some in the evening to see how they looked with the tree all lit up!

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tree 1

ball ornament
pinecone
missouri star ornament

THANK YOU to the super awesome M-Star Christmas Tree Ornament Party Group.  We adore every single ornament and are amazed by the time and talent that went into each one!!

Block Magazine December Issue!

It’s getting cold outside, which always makes me want to curl up in a warm blanket by the fire with some hot cocoa and my favorite book.  Just in time, our latest issue of Block Magazine has arrived!  This issue is special to us… it focuses on the things that we really love and cherish.  Family, memories and doing the things we love.  Get to know Jenny, her children and grandchildren, as they give us a peek at some of their favorite holiday memories and traditions.  This issue also features some really amazing projects that you’ll definitely want to add to your quilting bucket list (I know you have one!).

Patchwork Stockings

Here’s a little glimpse of what you can find in the issue.

Charmed Spools Quilt - MSQC

First, we have the Charmed Spools Quilt.  Earlier this month, Jenny did a wonderful tutorial on this quilt pattern.  It is so cute with the tall spools and inviting colors… I can just imagine a smaller version hanging on my sewing room wall!  If you would love to make this quilt, you can follow all the details in the following link (including the fabrics to buy, etc.)

The Charmed Spools Quilt

missouristarOf course we had to create our own Missouri Star pattern.  We would love for each of our amazing customers to have their own Missouri Star quilt in their homes to wrap around themselves as if we’re giving each one of you a giant hug!  If there was a way to actually give each one of you a hug from us, we would make it happen!  Perhaps this quilt is the closest thing to that!  Either way, this is a beautiful pattern that will always look stunning!

Our Missouri Star Quilt

MSQC Patchwork StockingsThe Patchwork Stocking is so fun and simple.  I love projects that look more difficult than they really are and this is one of those… This is a quick, one day project, so it’s would be great to give as a gift or hang them all over your house and it will look like you put your heart and soul into it without having to give up an arm and a leg at the same time!

The Patchwork Stocking

illusionblockThe Illusion Block Quilt is just so much fun!  We’ve been asked many times if there is a pattern for this block and now there is!  Whether you decide to use solids or prints, this is definitely going to make a big impact wherever you put it! We just love it!

The Illusion Block Quilt

I love to dresdenplacemathave something quilted on my holiday table.  I can pick out my favorite Christmas fabrics and have something completely unique to go along with all of the delicious food that comes with the holidays.  I love this Dresden Placemat project!  Change up the fabrics and you could have beautiful placemats for every season.  I can even imagine a special birthday placemat that comes out for a child’s special day.  Such a sweet pattern and so versatile!

The Dresden Placemat

We love this time of year where we get to stop and think about what is really the most important to us.  We hope this issue of Block reflects that because we sure enjoyed creating it!  This is just a few of the many projects in the issue.  For Block susbscribers, if you haven’t received your issue yet, don’t worry, it’s on its way!!

Missouri Star Quilt Co's Jenny Doan

Holiday Tutorials from MSQC

Isn’t this such a fun time of year?  I love the spirit of love and joy and the spirit of giving!  Let’s take a minute to check out all of Jenny’s tutorials that are perfect for the holiday season!

We know this one’s a favorite!!

Or the original stocking tutorial (this one shows how to do the hanging loop in detail… start at 7 minutes)

Remember these decorative ornaments? Such an easy, fun way to add some festive decor for the holidays!

I just love this tree skirt tutorial!

If you’re looking for last minute gift ideas, how about a set of super cute plates using your favorite fabric and some Mod Podge?  I can just imagine a stack of decorated sugar cookies on top of these!  So fun!!

How about a little something to complete your holiday table?  These table runner quilts are great and so quick to make!

I LOVE all the bags that can be made so quickly with fabric, whether it’s with scraps, precuts or whatever you have in your stash.  I especially love this tutorial using the Dresden Plate Layer Cake Template.  This would make a fabulous gift for a woman of any age!

Here are a couple more purse/tote tutorials!

If you want to check out ALL of the holiday tutorials we’ve done so far, we’ve created a Holiday Projects Playlist on our YouTube Channel, so you can watch one after the other!

We’d love for you to leave a comment letting us know your favorite holiday-themed tutorial from MSQC or what holiday projects you’re working on now!!

Staff Picks: Christmas

Lindsey-HowardLindsey aka Customer Service Guru

Favorite Fabric: Nature’s Basket

Favorite Item: Spinning Rotary Mat

Favorite Tutorial: Zig Zag Table Runner

Wish List Item: Rotary Cutter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel

Rachel aka Shipping Rockstar

Favorite Fabric: Oink a Doodle Moo

Favorite Item: Rotary Cutter

Favorite Tutorial: Tube Tutorial

Wish List Item: Schnibbles Honeycomb Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah-Thomas

Sarah aka Fabric Master

Favorite Fabric: Soho Chic

Favorite Item: Stork Scissors in black and cream

Favorite Tutorial: Tumbler Quilt

Wish List Item: Truecut 45mm My Comfort Cutter