Missouri Star Shop Feature: Primitives & Wool

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I often wonder what it would have been like to be part of the colonies that first settled into America. To be apart of something so revolutionary and new. I know women don’t serve such a big part in the history books, but without them, we wouldn’t have the Americana fabric style of today! To be part of the making of such pretty prints, now that would be cool!

“Primitive,” or “Early Americana” emerged from women within the first colonies here in the “New World.” It began when they realized they no longer had to keep up with the trends in Europe and could get creative in the making of new American fads. Everyday necessities such as clothing, furniture, and children’s toys became a canvas for decorative stitching and designs.

Today, folk artists use modern elements to create an antiquated look. At Missouri Star Quilt Co., we have a shop filled with these primitive-inspired fabrics. From muted browns and blacks, to woven gingham, and brilliant star and rag-doll patterns, Primitive & Wool has it all!

As you walk along the walls of muted color, it would seem candles light your way with eighteenth century-inspired lights that hang from an adorned, gold ceiling.

Antique wagons, galvanized tubs, and homemade barn-wood shelves hold merchandise ready for the taking!

Precuts and fabric by the yard go quick, but don’t forget to shop the rustic looking panels and fat quarters!

And if you’re are wondering where you can find some embroidery thread, Primitive & Wool, is where you’ll make your stop. Plus, this unique store is also where we have our wool kits stored. Pick one up and make something cozy-cute!

Make your way to Quilt Town, USA and shop your favorite primitive prints in Primitive & Wool! For even more old-school styles, check out the Missouri Star Mercantile for Civil War era reproductions and 1930’s-inspired fabrics!

Tell us about your primitive themed quilts, furniture, home decor, and other rustic-y projects. What is your favorite thing about Americana?

Jumping Jacks Quilt

MSQC New Tutorial on the Blog!

Learn to make this darling quilt with only 4 charm packs!

Jumping jacks. What could be more simple? But when you do several at once, those simple jumps can have some pretty amazing effects. Happy little endorphins rush through your body acting as pain relievers and giving you a sense of well-being. 

 

Jenny teaches you another great way to use those half square triangles in this Jumping Jacks Quilt!

Energy levels rise and focus sharpens. Stress is relieved, and you pretty much feel awesome. In fact, jumping jacks are so good for you, Navy Seals use them in their most intense training regimens!

This diagram is a helpful tool to create the new Jumping Jacks Quilt!

This week Jenny is stitching up a whole army of jumping jacks out of super-soft flannel charms. Of course, each block is simple as can be, but you put ‘em together, and you’ve got one amazing quilt! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

It’s Cold Outside…so check out our Cuddle, Minkee and Flannel Fabrics!

Did you know Winter doesn’t officially start until December 21? To me, that means it shouldn’t snow until then, but we all know that doesn’t happen. Unless you live in one of those places where it really never snows. But for the rest of us, why not get some cozy fabrics?

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We also have these quick and easy Minky/Cuddle scarf kits. They would make a cheap, fun, easy Christmas gift!

Click here to see all of our Minky/Cuddle fabric and click here to see our flannels!