I just watched Jenny’s Fence Rail Star tutorial, and all I can think is, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
Seriously folks, this quilt is so easy! It’s just strip sets and snowballs, nothing fancy. But somehow, those simple little elements combine to create a gorgeous, intricate pattern of stars and stripes.
Make this one up in red, white, and blue, and you’ll be set for The Fourth of July! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Here at Missouri Star Quilt Co we love to put unique spins on classic quilt blocks. Much like this Curved Log Cabin Quilt block. Instead of using all 2.5″ strips to create this block, we have added in some 1.5″ strips to add a fun curved flare to the quilt top!
Click HERE to watch the full tutorial and get your supplies!
For this week’s project, be sure to have your seam ripper handy.
Don’t panic! We’re not anticipating mistakes! It’s just that when you’re stitching up Crossing Paths, the magic is in the unpicking!
Click HERE to learn how to use strip sets, tubes, and the dreaded seam ripper to create 25-patch blocks at the speed of lightening!
Quilter’s Confession: We love Fat Quarters Bundles! We love to collect them, pet them, admire them… but why is it so hard to cut into them?
Known by many as the “original precut,” the fat quarter is a staple in any fabric stash! It is so versatile and the perfect size for so many quick little projects!
So, what is a fat quarter, you might wonder? Well, it’s a quarter yard of fabric total, but not the way you would get a quarter yard of fabric cut off a bolt at your local quilt shop. It’s actually a half yard of fabric cut in half (on the fold). So, 18×22″. Some people prefer a fat quarter to a normal quarter yard cut because it allows you to see bigger prints better and is an easier size to work with. Or, if you’re like me, you can just collect them if you LOVE the fabric and can’t think of leaving the quilt shop without it, but don’t have a specific project in mind for it yet.
Which brings us to today’s topic. How do we bring ourselves to cut up that beautiful, perfectly-sized piece of fabric? There are some great options! Here is a great infographic that you can download to help you plan your next fat quarter project!
Click Here to Download the PDF: How to Cut a Fat Quarter
These diagrams were featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Block Magazine in Jenny’s Classroom. You can find it HERE.
Shop all Fat Quarters HERE!
We can’t wait to see what you’ve created with your freshly cut fat quarters! Share your projects on social media using #msqcshowandtell!
Jenny demonstrates how to make a quick and easy Linked Up quilt using yardage and just one pack of 5 inch squares of precut fabric (charm pack). She used Coney Island Charm Pack by Fig Tree & Co. (Joanna Figueroa) for Moda Fabrics.
Click the button below to watch the full tutorial and get all the supplies needed to make the Linked Up Quilt.