If you know me it is no surprise that I love Missouri Star Quilt Co.!
I am a sucker for their Daily Deal(like needing an intervention style), love the quilt forum they run on their site and the easy and FREE quilt tutorials Jenny Doan does on You Tube. They have a flat rate shipping of 5.00/free over 100.oo and are known for their large assortment of pre-cuts. Pretty much the tutorials are all about being easy and using those pre-cuts. This makes them great for beginning quilters.
Now, Missouri is just a little too far from VA so I figured I would not be making it there for a visit any time soon, but lucked out and Jenny came to me. She visited a local quilt shop and did some fun demonstrations and a trunk show of her quilts. Jenny and her husband, Ron, were super nice and fun to talk with. He is pretty tall so he was an excellent quilt holder-upper:) They are opening what sounds like a cool quilt retreat center next week…..hmmm, perhaps a nice getaway!
What I learned from Jenny…
- Did you know that Moda will only run a fabric line once? No re-prints! So if you love it-get it! This does not help my hoarding tendencies one bit. This is not always true with all manufacturers.
- Did you know that the designers are locked into a color way? I always wondered why Kansas Troubles didn’t give the brown/red a rest or why are some always bright teal/red? The point of this is so that all of their lines will somehow relate to each other. Not exactly the same, but similar. Makes sense especially if you aren’t going to see that line again.
- Did you know Moda owns the words Jelly Roll, Layer Cake, Charm Pack? Well, they do! That’s why some of the others call the same thing something else. Kind of like Starbucks owns the word Frappuccino, who knew!
I also learned lots of other tips for what you can make with pre-cuts.
Layer Cake= 2 3/4yard of fabric and one will make a twin size quilt.
Jelly Roll= 2 3/4 yard of fabric and will make a twin size quilt.
Charm Pack= 3/4 yard of fabric and will make a baby quilt. Two will make a full crib size, three a throw, and four a twin.
So, If you haven’t checked out this sassy quilt co. before…Do it!
Keep it Sassy♥