A 4 x 4 truck can get you out of a sticky situation in deep snow or mud. A 4 x 4 wooden beam can support an amazingly heavy load. But a 4-patch quilt block? Well, that might be the most powerful of all!
Quilters have been stitching up 4-patches since the dawn of quilts. They’re true quilting powerhouses: easy to make and endlessly versatile! Put ‘em together in just the right order, and you’ve got a beautiful new 4 x 4 quilt! Click HERE for a free PDF download/printable of the image below!
Click the button below or any of the images to watch Jenny’s newest tutorial!
UPDATE: We had a bit of an oops while filming the 4×4 Quilt, and Misty shows us the correct measurements in the video below. You can also download the digital pattern HERE. We apologize for the confusion.
Butter, eggs, sugar, vanilla. Whether you are making basic cupcakes or a temperamental chocolate souffle, you’ll probably start with the same simple ingredients. The magic is in how you put ‘em together!
Today’s new quilt is a lovely pattern with intricate criss-crosses and circles. No one will ever guess that it’s just made up of simple bow tie blocks! It’s all in how they’re put together! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Click the above diagram to view the free printable PDF!
For many Olympians, it’s all about speed, and the difference between last place and gold can be a matter of mere hundredths of a second! If speed-quilting were an Olympic event, surely the gold medal would go to Jenny and her Super Easy Hourglass quilt. This block can be constructed at lightning speed, and it’s so darn cute!
Click on the button to watch the YouTube video tutorial and get everything you need to make your very Hourglass Quilt, the Super Easy Way!
Sometimes simple things are the most beautiful: Catching a lacy snowflake on your tongue. The first scoop from a freshly opened jar of peanut butter. That magical moment at the end of the day when you can finally trade your jeans for your favorite stretchy pants (Hooray for elastic waistbands!)
Yep, I’m a big fan of the simple joys in life. That’s why I’m loving this week’s new quilt tutorial. Strips and Four Patches is uncomplicated and gorgeous – what more can you ask for?! (And if you’re looking for a quick lesson on chain piecing and assembly line quilting, Jenny will demonstrate a few tricks to speed up your quilt production!)
Click on the button to watch the tutorial and shop for supplies to make your own version of this quilt!
Hello, Friends! I’m Megan Pitz from Canoe Ridge Creations and I am so thrilled to be guest blogging over here on the Missouri Star Quilt Company blog today. For me quilting has always been a family tradition — taught by my mother and grandmother, I made my first quilt when I was 12 as a 4-H project. One quilt lead to another, and another, and another (with a few Works In Progress mixed in between) and now fifteen years later it’s become a part of my everyday. I started Canoe Ridge Creations less than five years ago, first as a blog journalling my finishes for family & friends, and it now includes several mini quilting clubs, a pattern line, and my works in several books & magazine publications. Being able to share my passion for quilting & pass it along to others is the best!
Today I’m sharing my version of the MSQC Sunny Skies tutorial & quilt. I love how this pattern is made with two relatively simple components — a 16-patch & chevron block — but when arranged the right way, it gives a more complex design. Fresh, modern, and so fun! Jenny’s video tutorials are always fabulously easy to follow. I love how you can pause & start the videos as you please. It felt like Jenny was just another sewing friend hanging out in my studio, I love it!
Here, you can watch the free tutorial!
The original version includes two borders, but I’m personally not one to use borders in my quilts. So instead I opted to skip the borders and make my quilt a little larger & square.
The Sunny Skies chevron blocks are constructed by placing a background rectangle and accent fabric square together, sewing on the diagonal, trimming the excess corner and pressing. I decided to stitch & trim these “bonus triangles” to 3″ finished (3 1/2″ unfinished) Half Square Triangles and then them into a coordinating baby quilt. You can read more about it right here. That means you can essentially get TWO QUILTS out of one by using this tutorial — double bonus!
Thanks so much to the MSQC crew for letting me share my project with you all today — it’s been so much fun!
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