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Are Missouri star quilts hard to make?

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Missouri Star Quilt Company offers a wide variety of quilting patterns for beginners. The company has a website and a YouTube channel dedicated to quilting pattern tutorials. Missouri Star Quilt Company also sells pre-cut fabric to make sewing a quilt easier.

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Are Missouri star quilts hard to make?
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A log cabin quilt is one of many video tutorials available that are easy to make for many beginners. To speed up the sewing process, Missouri Star Quilt Company sells "honey buns," which are rolled up strips of fabric that are 1 1/2 inches wide. Two strips from a honey bun are used to make one quilting block. One honey bun makes twenty-one quilting blocks.

Each strip is cut into several pieces to form a log cabin block. The center square for each block is cut to 1 1/2 inches, or the same width as the strip, if using a different width. Bars of fabric are added around the center square to create a larger block. For the Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial, the center square has three layers of bars around it. For this pattern, each bar is cut to create a step around the center.

For the first layer, four strips are cut to twice the width and sewn around the center square. The strips for the next two layers are cut 1 1/2 inches longer than the previous ones. Once all of the blocks are assembled, they are sewn together.

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