Foxes, Frogs, and Flamingos. Find them all at Funky Friends Factory!

When I was a child, my grandparents gave me a brand new stuffed bunny for my birthday. He was white with blue and purple ears and thus, I named him Jelly Bean. For many years, he was my good friend. We read bedtime stories, snuggled together for movies, and hosted the best tea parties.

As I grew older, I played with him less and eventually stored him away. Today, Jelly Bean sits on a shelf in the back corner of my closet, but I still hold his memories dear and I cannot bring myself to get rid of him.

Create that same imaginative bond for a special child in your life! We have over forty Funky Friends to choose from so you’re sure to find their favorite animal! Personalize it to their tastes with realistic colors or fanciful prints! Use cuddle, flannel, or cotton for a cuddly touch and to make it even more special, add some embroidery!

If you are needing some ideas of where to get started, here are a few of our favorite Funky Friends and fabrics to make them with:

Georgie, The Good Luck Elephant

Cuddle Charcoal and Majestic by Gerri Robinson


Sue the Squirrel

Primitive Muslin Oatmeal Flannel and Woolies Cedarwood Flannel or Lava Batik Solids by Anthology


Nate the Narwhal

Cuddle Opal and Cuddle Iris or Wilmington Essentials Bubble Up by Hello Angel


Need help getting started? Find helpful tips and tricks from the Funky Friends Factory creator, Pauline McArthur.

Introduce us to the animal you made on Instagram using #msqcshowandtell or post a picture in the comments below!
Don’t forget to tell us your funky friend’s name!

Disappearing Hourglass Crazy Eight Quilt

MSQC New Tutorial on the Blog!

Let’s say you’ve just stitched up a nice, basic hourglass block. The ¼” seams are flawless and it’s pressed to perfection. What do you do next? Slice that block to bits, of course! Because when those pieces are rearranged and stitched back together, you’ll have a gorgeous, super-intricate block that looks like a million bucks!

Click HERE to learn how to make the easy-as-pie Disappearing Pinwheel Crazy Eight quilt!

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Royal Wedding Quilt

MSQC New Tutorial on the Blog!

Royal Wedding Quilt

On Saturday, May 19, the eyes of the world were fixed on the royal wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and his lovely American bride, Meghan Markle. But my eyes? They were fixed on that veil!

Royal Wedding Quilt

It was 16.5 feet of flowing silk tulle with hand-embroidered flowers all along the edge: California poppy to represent Meghan’s home, wintersweet to represent the home of her prince, and flowers for each of the 53 countries in the Commonwealth. As you can imagine, it took hundreds of hours to stitch that garden of silk and organza blooms. And since they were working with such delicate, white silk tulle, the veil’s creators paused every 30 minutes to wash their hands. It was truly a masterpiece, but I’m exhausted just thinking about it!

Royal Wedding Quilt

This week’s new quilt, Royal Wedding, is based on the old English Wedding Ring quilt, but it’s so quick and easy, you’ll be well on your way before teatime! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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New Friday Tutorial: The Rhombus Quilt

MSQC New Tutorial on the Blog!

Make a Rhombus Cube Quilt with No Y Seams! Step by Step Video Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

The dreaded Y seam. The mere mention of this heinous seam can strike fear in even the most seasoned quilter. It’s so bad that some of us shy away from beautiful quilt patterns just to avoid Y seams altogether. If you love the look of tumbling block quilts but have been too chicken to make your own, you’re going to love Jenny’s easy new version, the Rhombus Cube Quilt! You’ll get that same 3D look without a single Y seam!

Make a Rhombus Cube Quilt with No Y Seams! Step by Step Video Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

If you’re one of those people who actually enjoys Y seams, you’ll still love the new MSQC Rhombus template! It is so handy because it’s not only a rhombus, but turn it on its side and it’s an equilateral triangle that fits a 5″ square perfectly!

Get ModBLOCK Vol. 2 from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

Another version of this quilt is featured in our latest ModBlock Vol. 2, created by the amazing Christina Ricks! So, if you’ve been waiting to decide whether you NEED it, today’s tutorial might convince you. It gives more detailed written instructions on how to use the template as well!

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Say goodbye to Y seams and hello to the Rhombus Cube Quilt!

Make a Rhombus Cube Quilt with No Y Seams! Free Video Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

Click on the button bellow to watch the tutorial and get all the supplies you need to make your own Rhombus Cube Quilt! Happy Quilting! #rhombuscubequilt

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New Friday Tutorial: The Disappearing Pinwheel Five Quilt

MSQC New Tutorial on the Blog!

Disappearing Pinwheel 5 Pinnable

You just can’t have too many pinwheel quilt patterns, right??  This week’s tutorial is another brand new take on the pinwheel and it’s called the Disappearing Pinwheel Five!  It’s amazing what you can create from a basic classic pattern when you add a couple of extra cuts!  It’s easier than it looks and you’re just going to love watching the pattern transfer before your eyes!  Enjoy this week’s tutorial and be sure to share your versions on http://quiltsby.me or on social media! 🙂

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Click on the button below to WATCH THE TUTORIAL and find everything you’ll need to get started!

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