Happy National Sewing Machine Day! A world without sewing machines… I don’t even want to think of it.
Picking out a sewing machine is like buying a new car. There are endless options with varying features and details, all of them will get you from A to B, but the best part is the ride. If you’re going to log a solid 12 hours on the sewing machine, you better enjoy the ride because everyone knows that the best sewing machine is the one being used!
Which brings us to today’s subject, the Baby Lock Jazz Sewing Machine! Baby Lock Sewing has so graciously offered a machine for us to give away, so we just had to choose the Jazz! It is fast, smooth, and easy to operate.
Here are some of the reasons we love it:
12 inch workspace to the right of the needle… plenty of room for maneuvering large projects
Sews up to 1,000 stitches per minute… super fast and super accurate!
28 unique stitches… well-equipped to take your creativity to new heights
9 feet attachments
…and so many more features!
Choose how you want to enter below and we will choose one winner for the sewing machine on Monday, June 19th, at 5pm! We will also choose 6 people to each win two yards of a sewing-themed fabric!
March is National Quilting Month and we’re using it as an opportunity to celebrate the giving nature of quilters everywhere! Here’s how you can join the fun (and win lots of Quilter’s Cash!) :
Quilt from the Heart: This month (and every month) we challenge you to #giveastitch by making a quilt and donating it to a person or organization in need. Listen to a special message from Jenny and check out the information we’ve gathered to help you out HERE including easy to make patterns and a list of organizations accepting quilt donations. Be sure to share your charity quilts and the story behind them with us on social media using #giveastitch!!
Share: We’re continuing the Missouri Star Quilt Co. tradition of holding a “Stitched Together” story contest, and we want YOU to enter! Share your story with us: Has quilting made your life better? Has it changed you or touched your heart? Have you used your quilting skills to make someone else’s life better? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how in 500 words or less for the chance to be one of three grand prize winners to win Quilter’s Cash and be featured on our Daily Deal page and Daily Deal email!
1st place will be featured on National Quilting Day (Saturday, March 18th) and will receive $250 in Quilter’s Cash
2nd Place will receive $100 in Quilter’s Cash and will be featured Sunday, March 19th.
3rd Place will receive $50 in Quilter’s Cash and will be featured Monday, March 20th.
If you would like to remain anonymous, please let us know. (Or, come up with a fabulous pen name!)
Even if your story isn’t chosen as one of the three winners, we might still share it in future Daily Deal stories, blog posts, or magazine articles. By submitting your story, you acknowledge that Missouri Star may use it at some future date for commercial purposes.
We are so excited to read your stories! We want to be inspired! We want to laugh! We want to cry! Just be sure to send your entry to email@example.com by noon (CST) on Saturday, March 11th, 2017!
Haven’t read the touching stories in Stitched Together Volumes 1, 2 & 3 yet? Get them HERE! You’ll love them!
There’s nothing quite like a cat. The silky fur. The incredible agility. The ability to doze peacefully atop my computer keyboard – right when I’m trying to type! They will adore you one minute and disdain you the next, but you just can’t help but love a cat. (In fact, they demand it.)
Today’s tutorial is for an adorable quilt that your fluffy friend will definitely claim as his own in no time! Here’s a quick look at the details.
Click on the button to watch the tutorial and learn how to make our adorable new cat-themed quilt, Pins & Paws!
To go along with this tutorial, we also have a fun cat fabric giveaway! I don’t know if there could be anything more adorable than a cat quilt than a cat quilt made with cat fabrics!!
We will select FIVE winners who will each receive a bundle of 10 half yard cuts of Cat Fabrics! Browse all of our Cat Fabrics and Enter to Win Below!
Don’t you just love Fall weather? You get to cuddle up in quilts, wear scarves and sweaters to stay cozy, but it’s not freezing cold like Winter! One of our favorite things to cuddle up in this time of year at Missouri Star Quilt Co. is Shannon Cuddle. It’s some of the softest, cuddliest, plushest stuff you’ll ever touch (it’s like wrapping up in a cloud of goodness)!
Over the years Jenny has used Cuddle for a number of projects, and she always uses it as the backing for her grandchildren’s quilts because they love it so much. Check out some of her projects below that would be great to make this Fall!
It doesn’t get much softer than this Cuddly Pillow Quilt! To make the same size quilt as Jenny, you’ll need 8 Shannon Cuddle Charm Packs and there are some darling ones to choose from! Wouldn’t a smaller version of this make a darling seat/floor cushion as well? So many ideas!
Aren’t these hues so cute? Shop all Shannon Fabrics Cuddle Precuts HERE.
Let me assure you that Cuddle is not just for kids! If you’re a fan of scarves, you’ll love these cozy Shannon Cuddle Scarf Kits! They make quick and easy gifts that everyone is sure to love! Jenny even has a tutorial walking you through how to make this simple project. Watch it HERE. These scarves come in several cute colors and prints. Browse them all HERE.
Need a quick, easy and cuddly baby blanket (or increase the size and make one for yourself!)? This simple method will have you in awe. Click HERE to watch how easy it is and to snag up some of that darling Cuddle that Jenny used!
If you’re looking for a beautiful, cuddly quilt project yourself, then look no further! Shannon Cuddle Quilt Kits are so cozy and come in some beautiful designs for adults! The Bella Vita kit is one of our favorites, so we’re giving one away along with a few scarf kits!
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.