This fun Falling Triangles design not only makes a large quilt but also a gorgeous one. This is also an excellent pattern to do in masculine prints. The possibilities are endless. Click HERE to watch the full tutorial!
It wouldn’t be National Quilting Month without a visit from our favorite quilting mascot, Chuck the Duck! He is always here to offer words…ahem, quacks of encouragement, and a helpful hint or two. This week, we are sewing up a fun, flat-ish version of Chuck just in time for spring.
To get started, download the FREE Chuck the Duck printable HERE! Follow along with Misty as she shows us how to create one of these soft, fabric friends on our Live Video. Tune in at 11am CT to watch live.
Download the Chuck the Duck printable HERE. Not a fan of Chuck? No worries! You can create any shape you would like. We think this would look super cute as a dog, cat or even a bunny if you are wanting a spring creation.
Cut out the duck outline, nose, eye, and wing. Just follow along the black lines on the template.
Fold your fabric right sides together before tracing the Chuck outline on the wrong side of the fabric. Keeping both layers together, carefully cut around Chuck using the Shark Applicutter or a pair of fabric scissors.
Repeat the process for both the nose, wings, folding fabric right sides together. If you would rather cut one piece at a time, just be sure to reverse the template for one of the cuts for each of the elements, including the body.
Attach the wings, noses and eyes to a piece of fusible.
Peel off the backing of the fusible and attach to the Chuck the Duck body.
Start sewing! To give this doll the charming, rustic look, we top stitched around the right sides, so that the stitches show. (If this isn’t your style, feel free to sew the right sides together and leave an opening to pull right sides out before filling.) Be sure to leave an opening so it can be stuffed.
Fill up Chuck with a bit of Poly-Fil. Be careful not to overstuff, since it is a flat doll.
Finish top stitching, and you have your very own Chuck the Duck flat doll!
Have fun sewing, friends! Be sure to share your creations with us on Facebook and Instagram throughout National Quilting Month using #makesomethingtoday and #msqcshowandtell!
What do you do to relax? Do put together jigsaw puzzles or work on crosswords? Do you enjoy pulling weeds or folding laundry? We all have our quirks, but the truth is, creating order out of chaos is the most satisfying feeling in the world. It’s what draws us to quilting and keeps us coming back for more.
This week’s new quilt is made with stacks and stacks of little pieces. This is the kind of project that just melts away my stress. Stitch by stitch, block by block, those pieces come together into a beautiful quilt and I am left feeling peaceful and accomplished and pretty darn proud of myself!
It’s March, and we all know what that means, it’s National Quilting Month, an entire 31 days dedicated to cutting, sewing, basting, and all kinds of creativity in between! This month, we want to share with you some inspiring stories from our Missouri Star team, and the reasons why they sat down at a machine and started quilting! The first story up is from Jenny! Read on as she shares how her quilting career began.
When did you make your first quilt?
I was actually quilting before I knew I was quilting. As a girl, I often sewed quilt squares together for my grandmother, but I took my first honest-to-goodness quilting class in 1995 shortly after we moved to Missouri. It was a quilt in a day class about the Log Cabin pattern. It was held in Chillicothe at the Vo-tech school. And I haven’t stopped quilting ever since!
Why did you make it?
I made my first quilt because I have to sew! It is my creative outlet. I sew, and when sewing is your “thing” and you don’t need any more clothing, and your children won’t wear matching clothing, and no one needs a costumer, you jump at the chance to quilt!
Who did you make it for?
I made it for my son Alan. He still has it.
This log cabin quilt is one of the very first quilts Jenny ever created. She sewed this one for her son Jake, who requested the purple and orange fabric, more than 20 years ago.
Is it the kind of quilt you would make today? Why or why not?
It IS the kind of quilt I make today! I gravitate toward quick and easy projects, so that was a great one for me to start on.
What has changed since that first quilt?
For me, the main change was the onset of precut fabrics. They make quilting so much easier for me. Also, the Internet has changed everything! You can learn all kinds of neat things from the Internet.
After reading Jenny’s story, are you ready to make a Log Cabin Quilt of your very own? Here are some of our favorite log cabin quilt tutorials to help you get started:
Log Cabin Quilt Snips
Make an Easy Log Cabin Quilt Block! Quilt Snips - YouTube
Curved Log Cabin Quilt
The Curved Log Cabin Quilt- Quilting with Honey Buns - YouTube
Summer Camp Quilt
Summer Camp - YouTube
Check back throughout National Quilting Month for more quilty stories! And be sure to share your creations and your first quilt stories with us on social media using #makesomethingtoday and #msqcshowandtell!
Chunky, hand knit blankets are all the rage. They’re usually made with Merino wool yarn that is so thick and fluffy, it almost looks like puffy strands of cloud! They are beautiful and cozy, but not washable. So this week, we’re making our own version out of cuddle fabric!
Cuddle is as soft as it gets, and it is so easy to care for. You can toss it in the washing machine, and it comes out as good as new! This blanket is made out of 4-inch strips of cuddle, so it’s a great use for any scraps you may have lying about. (Bonus: Written instructions are available in the latest issue of BLOCK Magazine!) Click HERE to watch the tutorial and to get the issue of BLOCK Magazine!
Another fun and simple way to utilize those 2.5″ strips is with the darling Strips & 4 Patch method. This quilt will come together so quickly you will use this pattern for all your last minute gifts! Click the image or the button to watch the full tutorial and the Quilt Snips!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for all you quilting and embroidery fans out there! February is National Embroidery Month and March is National Quilt Month, so this week we are combining the best of both worlds for an “I Heart Quilting” embroidery project!
Around here, we certainly love our sewing machines, but sometimes you just can’t beat a little hand sewing, and this embroidery project is just the ticket! And, because we really love quilting, we created a few different designs that you can download HERE.
Courtenay, a member of our Missouri Star team, shows us how to create this darling wall hanging in Tuesday’s Live Video. Be sure to tune in at 11 a.m on the Quilting Deals–Missouri Star Quilt Co. Facebook page or the Missouri Star Quilt Co. YouTube page to watch it live!
Have you heard? Hamilton is covered in ice. Literally! The streets are slick as a hockey rink, and the windows are obscured by a thick layer of wavy ice. I can’t get into my car because the doors are sealed shut, but even if I could, I’m sure I’d just slide my way into a ditch!
No one wishes for freezing rain, but when it comes, we hunker down and try to stay toasty under a mountain of sewing projects. This week Jenny is stitching up a new disappearing block. It’s a simple 9-patch with a couple of snowballed corners thrown in for kicks.
Click HERE to learn how to make a beautiful Nine Patch Madness quilt!
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