Take Your Work on the Go!

Spring is here and summer is on its way and with them comes beautiful, warm weather! It’s getting harder and harder to want to spend your days completely indoors when you could be out soaking up the sun.

With hand work, you’re never confined to any specific space – the world is yours for the taking (and making!). Get outside and create to your heart’s content!

Quilt-As-You-Go (QAYG) and English Paper-Piecing

Both QAYG and English Paper-Piecing are perfect ways to continue stitching up beautiful projects wherever you roam! Take your pieces on the go, all you need are your materials, a needle and thread, and your hands and you’re all set to create some magic!

Quilt As You Go QAYG Hexagon Quilt by the Missouri Star Quilt Company.
QAYG Hexagon Quilt by the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Hand Binding

Finish off your quilts with a little personal touch – by hand stitching your binding closed! With hand binding, you can take your project outside or on the road easily – all you need is a needle, some thread, and your project, ready to be bound! Finishing your quilt can be one of the toughest parts of the process, especially when you’re so eager to have the beautiful finished project adorning your spaces. Luckily, binding is something that you can do wherever you are – take that project with you and you’ll have that binding stitched up in no time!

Embroidery

Embroidery floss

Do you embroider? It’s the perfect “on-the-go” project for people of all ages! No matter your experience level, it’s a great way to keep your hands busy and the outcome is a beautiful work of art! There are no limits when it comes to embroidery – if you can sketch or trace it out, you can embroider it!

Embroidery project by Jenny Doan.
Jenny works on an embroidering a cute puppy!

Knitting and Crocheting

If you knit and crochet then you already know how mobile of a craft it is! Grab your yarn and needles or crochet hook and the world is your oyster – outside, on the go, snuggled up in a quilt on the couch – there’s no bad place to whip up something beautiful!

One Big Happy Cowl Knit-Along.
Join the One Big Happy Cowl knit-along!

If you haven’t yet taken a dive into the knitting or crocheting world, have no fear! Our sister company, One Big Happy, can show you the ropes and have you whipping up projects in no time. There are tutorials and patterns and all the supplies you’ll need to get started and keep going here.

How do you create when you’re on the go, away from your sewing machine? Do you ever take your work outside with you? Let us know below! 

Quilt As You Go 2.5″ Hexagon Quilt

The Quilt as You Go 2.5" Hexagon Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co and Daisy & Grace. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!

Jenny discovered Daisy & Grace’s quilt-as-you-go hexagons at The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England. She loved ‘em so much, she brought the templates home to Missouri and…everyone went nuts!

The Quilt as You Go 2.5" Hexagon Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co and Daisy & Grace. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!

These pretty hexies can be sewn by hand or machine, and they come together in a flash! Best of all, the quilt top, batting, backing, and binding are all completed in one fell swoop! Once you’re done, you’re done! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Quilt as You Go 2.5" Hexagon Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co and Daisy & Grace. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

Quick & Easy Quilt As You Go Gift Ideas

Quilt as you go” is a fun technique in which you piece and quilt all at once so by the time you are finished with your top, all you have to do is bind, and voila… your done! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Quilt as you go gives you way to focus on each piece individually and not worry about the entirety of a project. These are perfect for the holidays when you may have to come up with quick gift ideas!

Watch Jenny in this tutorial as she shows you how to quilt as you go with any block! (And check out this throwback tutorial for even more helpful quilt as you go tips!)

Here are some great “Quilt As You Go” gift ideas:

  1. Start with preprinted batting
  2. Sew on the lines
  3. Enjoy your finished project!

Quilted totes make special gifts! Try this Sophie Tote or the super cute, Alexandria Tote! Use the featured Lemon Fresh collection or browse our
themed collections to personalize your gift! (Watch Misty make the Sophie Tote and see how quick it is!)


Coming up with the right gift for a family, friend, or workplace gift exchange can be frustrating. A homemade stocking is a good way to give something fun, from the heart, and it’s super quick and easy!

Don’t forget to fill it up with sweet goodies and everyone will be wishing for a Secret Santa like you!

Find their favorite prints and cut six – 1/2 yard pieces for this project! Don’t forget 1 yard of binding and 1 1/2 yards of backing!


Is their a baby in the family celebrating their first Christmas this year? Homemade baby bibs are a good way to celebrate and this batting kit makes it so easy!
You’ll also need
1/4 yard EACH of 5 fabrics
1/2 backing
1/2 binding

You’re sure to find the most adorable prints in our Kids & Baby section or use cutesy Christmas fabrics!


Do you use the Quilt As You Go technique?
Show us some of your quilt as you go projects below?

New Friday Tutorial: How to “Quilt As You Go” Any Block — Using Antique Blocks

MSQC New Tutorial on the Blog!

How to "Quilt As You Go" Any Block!

Some folks collect snow globes, coins, or baseball cards. But Jenny? Jenny collects old, forgotten quilt blocks. She’s always on the lookout for unfinished treasures, and when she gathers just the right combination, it’s project time!

How to "Quilt As You Go" Any Block with Jenny Doan!

In today’s new tutorial, Jenny demonstrates a quick and easy “quilt as you go” method that can transform a set of vintage embroidery blocks into a finished quilt.

So grab some hot cocoa, watch the tutorial and pull out those orphan blocks you’ve been saving for just the right project!

How to "Quilt As You Go" Any Block!