Have you ever heard the saying, “Don’t throw a monkey wrench into the machine.” The phrase is about industrial-sabotage, meaning to prevent a process from going smoothly by deliberately trying to ruin it. Horrible, right?
Well, not always! Sometimes, the unknown path is the best path and who better to throw that monkey wrench into your life than Tula Pink, the queen of quirky, against-the-grind, free-spirited fabric design!
Set your quilt planners, color coordinators, and simple prints aside. Tula Pink’s latest collection, Monkey Wrench, will be the perfect storm you didn’t know you needed! Check it out:
Monkeys, frogs, ladybugs, parrots… it’s seriously bananas! Dive into Tula’s fanciful world and create something fun like a tech case or a scrunchie!
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! 🙂
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.
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.
Have you ever heard of Fabriflair™? It’s a brand new product from Indygo Junction. Paper piecing with mat board templates to create beautiful three-dimensional projects that are eye catching and so much fun! You can learn more about it in our latest issue of Block Magazine.
Dimensional paper piecing
“Material” amusements for needle and thread
Eye candy for quilters
Fabriflair™ kits are such a clever, unique way to showcase favorite fabrics, embroidery and fiber art for quilters and sewers alike. And they’re quick projects, so it’s a nice break from always feeling like you have to finish those UFOs and PHDs.
Here’s how it works: Cover pre-cut, rigid mat board templates with your favorite fabrics and piece them together into decorative and functional projects. It’s English Paper Piecing with a twist and it’s dimensional so no need to remove the “papers” or “templates”. Whether you pull from your stash for a more eclectic look or grab a precut pack from your favorite designer’s new line, once you start stitching you will find it’s addictive!
Take a look at this short video for a peek at the process:
My name is Amy Barickman. Check out my book Vintage Notions and RJR fabric lines for more of my story. My company Indygo Junction has produced patterns and books inspired by my extensive collection of vintage patterns, fabrics and embroidery designs. Fabriflair™ was inspired by a dimensional star I found created with feed sack prints with buttons accenting the center of each star! It started with a star and now we have 6 kits available!
Fabriflair™ is the perfect on-the-go project for quilters. Easily portable and perfect for pre-cuts! If you love to keep your hands busy, these can easily be stitched in your leisure time while watching sporting events (kids or on TV) or listening to your favorite podcast!
While you can make Fabriflair™ for yourself showcasing your favorite new charm pack, you can also personalize Fabriflair™ for friends and family using all kinds of themed/novelty fabrics!
We are huge Royals Fans here in Kansas City! 2016 World Champs! How about combining your team’s fabric and up-cycling shirting for this Brio Sphere. I am also Kansas Jayhawk Alumni and die hard fan!!! Here’s my Radiant Star showcasing a combination of several novelty team fabrics.
Christmas will be here before we know it! I love the large Radiant Star as a centerpiece or even a tree topper!
My favorite ornaments on my tree are hand made with a story! Try making a Trilliant Ornament or Brio Sphere with vintage fabric and beads or personalize with an embroidered name. A perfect keepsake to make with leftover fabrics from your quilt. Stitch up an ornament to accompany a quilt you are giving as a gift!!
Enter to win! Now it’s your turn! Share your ideas for personalizing Fabriflair™ in comments and choose 1 (or all) of the options to enter above and could win all six kits along with a Fat Quarter pack of my new RJR line Vintage Made Modern- Stitcher’s Garden OR a second winner will win $25 MSQC Quilter’s Cash.
Today is officially the first day of Summer Break for the kids here in Hamilton! School’s out and they’re ready for some fun. One of the best parts of summer is hitting the road for vacation! Most of us can probably agree that the best part of a road trip is getting to your vacation destination, but why shouldn’t the drive be fun too?
We love the new Keep on Groovin’ fabric line from our friends over at Riley Blake Designs. It’s the perfect addition to your road trip, whether you’re cuddling in the back seat with your road trip quilt or pulling it out for a quick picnic at a rest stop!
So, Riley Blake has provided us with an amazing prize package for one lucky winner! If you win, you’ll definitely be road-ready! 🙂 It includes a Keep on Groovin’ Fat Quarter Bundle, a beautiful galvanized bowl, a yellow Frizbee, a turquoise acrylic ”glass” with a straw, a black bound journal/sketch book, Crayola Twistable colored pencils, a bag of Twizzlers and a Hershey’s chocolate bar (road food!) Another lucky winner will receive $25 in MSQC Quilter’s Cash (store credit to missouriquiltco.com)!
Enter below! Choose one, two or all ways to enter! We can’t wait to find out who the lucky winners are! Happy quilting!
Butterflies, ladybugs and flowers… they’re a good sign that spring is in full swing and summer is right around the corner! That’s why we love the Bugsy Collection by Kids Quilts for RJR Fabrics! It has a little bit of everything that we love about summer!
From the designer, “Bugsy is all about hot summers, flowers in full bloom, chasing butterflies and making daisy chains…simple things that make wonderful childhood memories. The color palette is bright, cheerful, fun and girly. Deep reds are balanced by soft pinks and buttery yellows. We included a beautiful teal blue, crisp leaf green and a surprise pop of orange just for fun.”
Sometimes I see a fabric and immediately know what I want to create with it. Here are some of our favorite quilt patterns that would be so cute in Bugsy!
RJR Fabrics has generously donated 2 fat quarter bundles, so that 2 lucky winners can have this beautiful fabric in their hands! Along with it, Missouri Star will be giving each winner $25 to missouriquiltco.com as well, so you can get what you need to complete a special project! Enter below!