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Blog Readers’ Quilts and Quilting Information: The Missouri Star Quilt Company

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Blog Readers’ Quilts and Quilting Information:  March 26, 2014

The Missouri Star Quilt Company

 

Here’s a treat for quilters:  The Missouri Star Quilt Company web site url:  Missouri Star Quilt Co. – Best Selection of Pre-Cut Quilting Fabrics on the Web!.

There are MANY great “how-to” videos on this cheerful and fun web site.

I just finished watching the ones on the Lil Twister ruler/template and found them really helpful.

Here’s what some  “twister” blocks/quilts  look like:     Twister quilt images – Google Search.

One fun thing I learned with these videos is that you lay out squares–say the 5-inch squares I’ve been throwing into a box–sew them together in rows, put on a border, and use the Lil Twister template to start cutting out the twister blocks that you sew together (right away) to keep them in order.  There is a lot of waste, but apparently you can use this waste by taking the next smaller twister template and cutting out more blocks.

I’ll let you know how this process works…

Since you KNOW I have those 5-inch blocks lined up in rows on a bed–since the design wall is full of the red and green quilt.  I’ve got about ten more blocks to make for it.  No pressure.  Nope…

I do love a new project when it’s running around in my head and imagination.

 

 

 

 

Written by louisaenright

March 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm

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  1. I love the Missouri Star Quilt Co! They were on the nightly news a few weeks back and I’m proud of them! Louisa, I just read your ‘about’ page. I lived in Fairfax when I was growing up (military brat) 5th-8th, 11th-12th and then a summer in ’88! Went back to D.C. to visit in ’96 but haven’t seen it since. I have fond memories.

    stitchinstein

    March 26, 2014 at 2:56 pm


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