Going Against the Grind with Tula Pink’s New Collection

Have you ever heard the saying, “Don’t throw a monkey wrench into the machine.” The phrase is about industrial-sabotage, meaning to prevent a process from going smoothly by deliberately trying to ruin it. Horrible, right?

Well, not always! Sometimes, the unknown path is the best path and who better to throw that monkey wrench into your life than Tula Pink, the queen of quirky, against-the-grind, free-spirited fabric design!

Set your quilt planners, color coordinators, and simple prints aside. Tula Pink’s latest collection, Monkey Wrench, will be the perfect storm you didn’t know you needed! Check it out:

Monkeys, frogs, ladybugs, parrots… it’s seriously bananas! Dive into Tula’s fanciful world and create something fun like a tech case or a scrunchie!

To make a tech case, you’ll need:

Watch the tutorial >


Or make this scrunchie
You’ll need:

Watch Jenny and Misty whip one up in just a few minutes >

Just follow these six easy steps!

  1. Lay your strips right sides together and sew together down one side. Turn the strips over and sew down the other side, creating a tube.

2. Turn your tube inside out. (Iron if desired, but not required since it will be scrunched up by the end.)

3. Grab your elastic and attach a safety pin to one of the ends of elastic and through the end of the tube so the elastic doesn’t fall through.

4. Scrunch the tube up over the piece of elastic.

5. Sew back and forth across the elastic to close the ends together. (You can also tie a knot.)

6. Now, place one end of the tube into the other end and stitch down. Viola! You’ve got a cute, new scrunchie!

Try mixing and matching with other collections by Tula Pink!

What is your favorite Tula Pink collection?

Totally Tulips

MSQC New Tutorial on the Blog!

Learn to make this totally cute, Totally Tulip quilt!

This week’s new tutorial is the Totally Tulips Quilt, but Jenny is calling it Totally TULA! Why? It’s made out of Tula Pink’s new kitty-themed “Tabby Road” 10″ Squares, and this fabric is show-stoppingly GORGEOUS!  

Watch, as Jenny teaches this fun way to create a super sweet Totally Tulip Quilt!

Click HERE to learn how to stitch up pretty blooms using snowballed corners and half-square triangles. It’s super easy and as cute at can be!

You can print this diagram for the Totally Tulip Quilt.

Click the above diagram for a free, printable PDF!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

 

New Fabric Features! Early Autumn Edition

Cuddle Cloth from Shannon Fabrics at Missouri Star Quilt Co!

Our favorite thing about Autumn isn’t all the delicious pumpkin spice treats, football games, hayrides or cute decor (although we love all of those things). Our favorite part about Autumn is all the new fabric collections that are pouring through our doors! Take a look at some of the beautiful lines below and be inspired! 🙂

Saturday Morning by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics

Saturday Morning by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics is a line full of darling prints that remind me of a morning stroll through the park with family!

 Modern Backgrounds by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics

If you love a fun print that doesn’t have to be the star of the show, you’re sure to love the new Modern Backgrounds by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics. This collection is full of subtle prints that will add an extra dimension to any project you’re working on!

Slow and Steady for Free Spirit Fabrics

Did you know that Tula Pink actually grew up just about 50 miles from Hamilton, MO where Missouri Star Quilt Company is located? We are blessed to see Tula’s face in the shop every so often and we are in love with her new line, Slow and Steady for Free Spirit Fabrics.

Brighten Up! by Me & My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics

Brighten Up! by Me & My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics is the perfect fabric for a little girl’s quilt. Between the bright colors and fun prints, it’s sure to put a smile on their face! Wouldn’t it look great in a Surprise Pinwheel Quilt? Shop the Brighten Up! Collection HERE.

Malam Batiks IV by Jinny Beyer for RJR Fabrics

If you’re looking for some beautiful new batiks, Malam Batiks IV by Jinny Beyer for RJR Fabrics is for you! It’s full of all the gorgeous hues of a rainbow that will make your heart go pitter patter.

We hope you enjoy oohing and aahing over all of these new lines as much as we did. If you’re a Star Wars fan, be sure to take a look at the new Star Wars: Rogue One Collection by Camelot Design Studio HERE. And you can browse through all the newest fabrics HERE.

Playing with scraps…

ctjhvjhg1I am sure that you all have a few thousand pounds of scraps in your stash.  Those beloved bits of your favorite fabric….you know what I am talking about, right!?   (We used Riley Blake, April Cornell, American Jane, Tula Pink and other various scraps.)

Well, we decided to make some cute little clips with the fabric covered buttons.  We made ponytail holders and snap clips (barrettes) and we just love them!  They are perfect to brighten any outfit! And perfect for those small pieces of your favorite fabric,  you just can’t throw away!

It was a lovely weekend.  How was yours?

FYI:  this is a very addictive project.  You will not be able to stop.  I swear.  But, since Christmas is right around the corner…..You’ll have the perfect excuse.    How cute would they be all wrapped up as gifts!??!  Oh my.  Now I am in real trouble.

********************UPDATE***********************

We have now uploaded a video tutorial for you all to enjoy!  Learn how to make a fabric covered button and a pony tail holder!!  Go here!

How could I!?!?!?

Forget to mention that in the forums we are giving away a HONEY BUN!??!?!?!  Yes, I know…I should have told you sooner.

Neptune Honey Bun
Neptune Honey Bun

Don’t worry though, you still have plenty of time to enter.  Just hop on over to the forums answer our little question and BOOM you are entered to win!  Easy as pie! (er, honey bun)  🙂

Oh and did you know the honey bun is Neptune, by Tula Pink!?!?  I mean really….who doesn’t want a honey bun by Miss Tula!!?  (her designs are awesome!)

Go on now….get over there and chat it up with us! It is SO fun to hang out and talk with other ladies that have SO much in common!!

Good luck, I hope you win!  🙂   (ya, you!)