Tula Pink HomeMade Challenge at Missouri Star

NOTE: This blog post has been edited with updated deadlines from Free Spirit Fabrics due to COVID-19. Updated dates and procedures are listed in BOLD.

Bold and brilliant colors plus sewing-themed designs?! Sign us up! This is what you’ll find in Tula Pink’s brand new HomeMade collection. Designed with her sewing process in mind, HomeMade is sure to dazzle!

Tula Pink HomeMade Fabric available at Missouri Star Quilt Co.

To celebrate the HomeMade collection, Tula Pink, Free Spirit and Aurifil are sponsoring the HomeMade Challenge, a juried and judge quilt competition, and we’re proud to be one of the participating quilt shops!! For the complete contest rules, please click HERE

Missouri Star Quilt Co. is one of the quilt shops participating in the Tula Pink HomeMade Challenge

The winner of this challenge wins a terrific grand prize valued at over $10,000 (more details on the prizes HERE), AND the opportunity for his or her quilt to hang in a special gallery at Quilt Market in November 2021!

We can’t wait to see your quilt submissions here at Missouri Star (and be sure to check the list of participating shops to see if your local quilt shop is participating, too!) All of the competition specifics can be found HERE. Please read them thoroughly before you start stitching! 

  • Quilts must be no smaller than 60”x60” with a four-inch sleeve sewn to the top back edge of the quilt. 
  • At least 80% of the quilt should feature Tula Pink HomeMade fabric and the use of Aurifil Thread
  • Missouri Star is accepting images of quilts for the entry into this contest. Please email socialmedia@missouriquiltco.com with your quilt images. Please DO NOT SEND physical quilts to Missouri Star for entry into this competition. 

Please submit your quilts via email at socialmedia@missouriquiltco.com and a completed entry form found HERE no later than Sept. 30, 2020. Online voting on quilts will begin June 17.

Mountain Lily Quilt

The Mountain Lily Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The tippy tops of the Rocky Mountains are covered with ten feet of snow right now!  But underneath that blanket of white, wildflower seeds wait patiently. And when summer arrives, those mountain peaks will be bursting with blooms!

The Mountain Lily Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

If you’re like me, you can’t wait till summer; we need flowers today! Click HERE to learn how to create your own Mountain Lily blocks out of 2.5” strips!

The Mountain Lily Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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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?

Bud Bouquet Quilt

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

My favorite bouquet wasn’t roses or orchids; it was a tiny bunch of clover blossoms gathered by a very special four-year-old. (Oh, how I wished those flowers could last forever!)

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

This week Jenny is stitching up a bouquet that will bloom for years to come. She starts with simple 9-patches made of half-square triangles—nothing too fancy. But just wait! The real magic happens when they’re set on point! Click HERE to watch!

The Bud Bouquet Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!
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Happy Hearts Quilt

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

Picture this: It’s the annual Missouri Star Birthday Bash Sew-Off. Jenny is on one side of the stage with Sue Daley and Shannon. On the other side are Barb and Mary of Me & My Sister Designs. Each team has exactly one hour to complete a brand new quilt! 

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

As the final moments tick by, Jenny lays out her blocks and discovers a happy surprise: A heart! Learn how “Team Jenny” created this serendipitous heart block using easy half-square triangles! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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