Make a Kissing Coins Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star! (Video Tutorial)


Hi, it’s Jenny from the Missouri Star Quilt
Company and I have a super fun project for you today. Let’s take a look at this quilt
behind me. Isn’t this gorgeous? This is just a really fun, happy quilt. I love the
design and I’m calling it “Kissing Coins,” because we have the “X” block and we all
know the “X” stands for a kiss and we have this coin block and you put these two
blocks together and you make this darling quilt. So, to make this quilt what you’re going
to need are some precut five inch squares. Now, we have used “Mochi” by Cotton and
Steel for RJR. I mean, it’s just a, a gorgeous, fun, happy line. Really a fun group of fabric.
You are going to need a hundred and twenty of those charms, I think. Let me make sure.
Yep, a hundred and twenty of those. You’re also going to need some white charms. You
can use four of those, ‘cause you’re going to need a hundred and sixty white ones or
you can do yardage because they have to be cut down to four and a half. I went ahead
and used yardage. So, you’re going to need about three yards of yardage for this and
it’s just, I mean, it just comes together so easily. So, this quilt is made using two blocks and
the one block, the first one we’re going to do, is this coin block, right here, and,
you can see it right here in the quilt, and it’s made by putting four rectangles together
and we’re going to get those rectangles by taking out four, five inch squares and
we’re going to cut them right in half and that’s going to give us our rectangle. So, you can stack a couple of these up if
you want or you can, you know, do them one at a time, whatever you prefer. That’s personal
preference. I like to do a few, get a couple done at one time. So, what I’m going to
do is, I’m going to lay my ruler on here and I am going to come over two and a half
inches and this, because this is a five inch block, and I’m going to just cut it right
down the center. That’s going to give me my rectangles that I need. So then you’re
just going to do that to all your charms and you’re going to end up with a stack of them. So then what we’ve got to do is, we’ve
got to sew them together in pairs of two’s and so I’ve got two’s right here and,
you can just take your pile of them over with you to the sewing machine and just chain piece
them, w–, two after, you know, sewing two together, one after another. So let’s go
over and do a little chain piecing. Alright, so now I’m going to put these right
sides together and I am going to sew them a quarter of an inch down the side, just like
this. And here we go, quarter of an inch right down the side. I always like to take a few
stitches and then make sure that I’m still lined up and then put them right back together.
So, this is chain piecing right here. If you’ve not, if you’re unsure of what chain piecing
is, it’s when you sew one without cutting it. You just stack another one right in there
and come right in behind it–that’s chain piecing. And you can do this with your, your,
your whole lot of them and it just makes it go really easy, ‘cause you’re not stopping
to cut things apart. We’re just going to do two because that’s
the size of our block and that’s what I want to show you. So now we’re going to
iron them. You’re going to put darker fabric on top and just roll it back, like that. Then
what we’re going to do is, we’re going to take these units and we’re going to sew
them together. So, this makes a four block unit, because this is the block we’re going
for. Alright, so let me sew this together, over
here. I am going to…I like to do them so that they’re dark, light, dark, light, but
that is also personal preference. Alright, there we go on that. Trim these threads and
then we’re going to iron this open. And this is a coin block unit and just by doing
this, you have made half your quilt. Half your quilt is done. So it’s just really
easy. Now the next block we’re going to make is
this “X” block, right here, and I’ll show you how that’s done. You’re going
to take your five inch white squares and you’re going to cut them four and a half so they’re
four and a half inch squares and what you’re going to do is, you’re going to take some
of your fabric pieces here and, we have these, these long pieces, like this, and you’re
going to cut them into two and a half inch squares. So, we’re going to just do like
that and we have two and half inch squares because you need a two and a half inch square
to put on opposite corners and that makes that whole block. So, what I’m going to do with this is, I’m
going to go over to the iron and I’m going to press a line, like this. You can finger
press them, too, but this is going to give me a sew line. See how that crease is in there?
When I put them on the edge of my fabric, like that, I can sew right on that crease
and it’ll give me a straight line to sew on and I really like to do, I’d rather press
than draw, you know, it just seems quicker to me. So we’re going to put one of these blocks
on each corner, like this, and sew on those lines. Sew opposite corners, so, just remember
that–opposite corners–and you’re going to do this to all of your five inch charms.
There’s that one, and we’re going to turn this around and do the other side. Line up
my needle, make sure I’m still squared to the corner, and sew right on that press line.
It’s nice to have that line to give you a little guide to press. Alright, now we’re going to trim these off,
these corners, just like that, and we’re going to iron those open. And this is the
block you’re looking for, right here, so, let’s make one more of those. Here I’ve
got one more set of these, of two and half inch squares, I’m going to press me a line.
Put the block, put them on either corners of my four and half inch charm, and sew them
down. And here’s one more on the other side, just on the opposite sides. This block, I’m
telling you, you can use it in so many different ways and it’s such an easy one and, you
know, you just, I mean, you can make a quilt just of these blocks and it’s beautiful. Alright, again we’re just going to trim
these off, quarter of an inch. There we go. There’s that one and then we’re just going
to roll these back. Alright, now the trick to this block, this unit, is putting these
together so that, so that they stack, like this. So this is half of your “X” and
so what we’re going to do is, we’re going to match color to color, like this, white
to white, like this, and we’re going to sew those together. So, you always just match
color to color, white to white and you can’t go wrong, and you can’t go wrong on this
block. There we go. Alright, so let me press this open and you
can see, if I put these two together, like this, it makes our “X” block. What we’re
going to do though is we’re going to take our coins and we are going to flip these blocks
so that the coin edges now come out from the sides of the coin, just like this, and when
this meets up with the next one, it’ll make the “X” out here, but this is the block
unit we’re looking for to make this. So, what we’re going to do then is, we’re
just going to lay these right sides together. We have this middle seam, right here, that
we can nest up and match up so they keep our blocks lined up, right there, and we’re
going to sew this right down the side. Here we go, quarter of an inch. Make sure you stay
lined up and then one more on the other side and remember your, your little point right
here goes toward the coins. I have to do those little mantras for myself that, I don’t
know why, but I’m so angle-y challenged it’s just so easy for me to get things turned
around. That’s alright. We just repeat those words over and over, haha. Points to the coins,
points to the coins. Alright, there we are. Now we’ll iron this
open. Here we go. Ok, so this is the block we’re looking for, right here, and, just
so you can see how it fits in the quilt, this is how it fits in the quilt, right here. Isn’t
that cool? I mean, it just makes a beautiful little block. So now let me show you how to put these together.
So, basically, you’re going to take these blocks and you are going to line them up,
just like this, one after the other after the other–a long row. Let’s see how many
we have here. We’ve got one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight down by five
across. One, two, three, four, five. That’s right. So, you’re going to do eight rows
of these or uh, or eight down, five rows and then you’re going to assemble your quilt. So you’ll have your pieces all like this
and when you start putting them together, I want to show you what happens. See, there’s
your “X” block, right there, so as you start putting your rows together, you get
the awesome “X” block. Little four patch on point, “X” block, little four patch
on point, and it just makes this darling quilt. Now the border we have on here, we have a
little inner border, and if you get the three yards of the white fabric, that’s enough
to include this first little two and half inch border. The outer border is a four inch
border and you’re going to need about a yard and a quarter, yard and a half for that,
just to be safe, and it, I mean, it just makes a darling quilt that is seventy four by seventy
three, so, it’s a pretty good sized quilt. So, we hope you enjoyed this tutorial on the
“X block and the Coin Block.” You put them together. Remember when you were kids
and you had that little “X” in the bottom of your letters? You guys know that meant
kisses. I like to call this “Kissing Coins.” So, we hope you enjoyed this from the Missouri
Star Quilt Company.

72 thoughts on “Make a Kissing Coins Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star! (Video Tutorial)

  1. Wow Love this quilt Jenny!! Thank you for the easy tutorial and great inspiration for us all. I just purchased the symphony baby lock sewing machine and really excited to take my quilting to the next level. Laurie Hannon

  2. Today is… friday, so… wake up 5.50 am. computer, cofffe and… JENNY! That will be a beautiful day! Thank you!

  3. What would the math be if jelly rolls were to be used instead of charms? I agree on using yardage instead of white charm packs. Thank you for great tutorials!!

  4. Спасибо! Все очень понятно и наглядно. Смотрю ваши уроки всегда с удовольствием.

  5. The quilt is cute, but why does Jenny look like she's angry… or just in a hurry… Or you've just increased the speed of the video a bit )))

  6. señora Misurí qué gusto da verla trabajar y sabe que está muy guapa va a juego con el mural que tiene detrás y le vuelvo a decir otra vez las telas son maravillosas qué pena que no nos entendamos con los idiomas bueno una vez más me alegrado mucho de verla y muchísimos besos y abrazos de una valenciana

  7. Love this one! A row of those blocks would make a cute table runner also. Jenny do you sell Time Packs too? Or time by the yard, even! We're going to need it to make all these adorable quilts.

  8. Totally excellent!!  This is such perfect timing!  I just finished a coin quilt with pizzaz top for my Gram, so this is like the next step forward in coins!!

  9. I can see why you call it "Kissing Coins" because I have to kiss my coins goodbye because I see more beautiful fabric to buy!  LOL!  Jenny you keep me too busy! Thanks again for such a stunning quilt!  PS, I love your new ring, must be from your anniversary recently?

  10. Jenny, I want to thank you for all the wonderful tutorials that you make for us.  I look forward to every Friday morning when I get to see the new quilt block that you make, at times I may not like that block but I always come back for more.  It must be expensive to make these tutorials every week, thank you again for all that you do.  I do send my quilts to you to be quilted and I love them when they come back.

  11. Gorgeous Quilt! Thank you Jenny, you bless us all with your talent and time. So appreciate you sharing. Thank you and God Bless! Happy Friday!

  12. Love this quilt. I was thinking about all the jelly roll scraps I have and how cute it would be to use them. I always have tons of white fabric so it would not take long to cut this one out. I also want to tell you how much I enjoy my Block magazines. I love the stories.

  13. Wow, That is a beautiful Quilt! I Love Fridays because You always deliver another Awesome tutorial : ) No matter if You are sharing a quilt pattern or a bag or something else I always learn something & You always make me smile. Have a Blessed Day : )

  14. This one is great for brights.  But it would look good in 30's or repro's too.  OH!   Stash Quilt!  YES!  You  made it easy for us again Jenny.  Thanks so much.

  15. OH I love this quilt!  I think I'll try it with sewing 4 jelly roll strips together then slicing. I do better with less steps (chance for mis-steps).

  16. YOU give me the giggles when you are at the end of your showing us how to make something that KNOCKS OUR SOCKS OFF!  WoW – I LOVE not only all the free lessons, but your bouncy attitude!  Yesterday, after we just had twins 6 weeks ago, another grandson found out he is having TRIPLETS, so whoa…this OLD great granny (GG)  better get with it!  This quilt would be so perfect for a baby!  THANK YOU!

  17. Didn't you have an earlier tutorial that showed an easier way to make the coin block type units? Love this pattern

  18. Love this quilt.  So much color but just not too much. I too am so angle challenged too.  Those tips that you share are so great for me.  Thank you so much for those special tips.

  19. I LOVE this quilt! Can't wait to try it….. But, I'll probably do a baby quilt…. This one will be FUN… Thanks, Jenny.

  20. Muy lindos todos sus trabajos de Patchwork, soy una de sus seguidoras, este tutorial me parece muy especial. Una especial peticion, que aparezcan en los videos las medidas de cada uno de los bloques para realizarlos con mas exactitud. MIL GRACIAS

  21. Very pretty. Looks like ribbon down the middle. Was thinking would also be pretty with maybe pink, purple, or spring green down the middle for the X shape. Thank you so much for your videos always inspiring and a delight to watch you Jenny:)

  22. I really love your quilt designs!  I'm making the Quatrefoil now but you are going to keep me busy!

  23. Thanks so much for another wonderful tutorial….love this one!  Our church guild uses many of your tutorials and work on them as a group, turn out some beautiful quilts and donate them to charities all over the world.  Thanks Jenny and Missouri Star for keeping us busy!

  24. Love this pattern.  When you started, I thought you were going to sew the coin blocks similar to how you've one the crazy 4-patch, putting 2 charms together and sew both sides then cut down the center.  Would probably be a bit quicker.

  25. has anyone come up with a way to make the little 2.5 x 5 pressing while in a strip ? I am burning my fingers pressing a diagonal crease please and Thank You

  26. You are getting too dangerous for me to watch. Every time you show one of your wonderful quilts I fall in love. Just cut colored pieces for Kissing Coin Quilt. I didn't have enough of the same charm packs so I used a jelly roll. I got 320 pieces 2 1/2" x 5". Just need to get the solid color.

  27. The volume was not good on this video But loved it. Could not hear what the name of the charm packs you were using where called.

  28. Beautiful quilt…….    I have a couple of questions.   1.  What type of iron do you use?  I love how it works and pops up when you let go of it.   So helpful.  2.   I have a pieced quilt that I would like to know the name of the pattern, if possible.   Can I scan you a picture and possibly find out what the pattern is called?

  29. Been watching your tutorials since my sewing machine broke (waiting to get it back). You have given me soooo many new idea and projects !!!  I think everyone in my family is getting a different quilt this year for Christmas!!!

  30. Hi jenny, I purchased 3 charm packs for my coins and corners, but I'm coming up a little short. I only have ½ the number of 2.5" squares as I need…. Not sure what to do :/

  31. Love this quilt. I could easily adapt it for each of my daughter's bed. One question though, how many of the charms do you use for the coins and how many do you use for the 2.5 in  squares?
    Thanks again for the great video!

  32. Love this quilt.  The X column looks like ribbons! I was looking for an easy Xmas quilt and this would work great. If I start now I should be done by December 😉  I will use a jelly roll for the coins and red yardage for the Xs. When does MSQC get their new Xmas precuts in?

  33. Sorry to be a nitty nanny, but your math is wrong. You need 4 charm packs of print squares to complete this quilt, not 3. You used 4 squares for each block and there are 40 blocks. Meaning you need 160 total squares not 120.

  34. I watched this tutorial and thought of a previous tutorial Jenny had made but since I watch them all can't remember which one or if it was on her classes she did for Craftsy.  
    In that tutorial she took the 5" squares and sewed 2 opposite sides at 1/4" seam chain piecing all the blocks in the pack on one side, then sewing down the opposite side and repeating the chain.  She than cut the chains to separate  into individual blocks, cut each block down the center with the seams going left and right on her board and cut them down the center at 2 1/2", pressing them open to the DARK SIDE of course and than went on to create her full block.  
    This is how I did a coin table runner and it went so quickly.  I made 3 for gifts at Christmas in 1 day and spent the next day quilting them and the people receiving them loved them. But love the new twist to this coin quilt so will probably have to try it too.  Don't know if I will live long enough to do all the quilts, table runners & wall hangings Jenny has given us Ideas for or to use up my stash of fabric I have purchased from MSQC to make all these fabulous ideas. Thanks Jenny and staff who continue to bring us fabulous and inspiring ideas.

  35. Summer is coming up, maybe a tutorial on how to make those little pillow case dresses without actually using a pillow case. I know there are at least two different ways, right? Elastic or ribbon?

  36. I love this but I have always wondered why Jennie never says that you can add an additional seam and save all those little triangle instead of wasting them.

  37. trying to figger out-will thus block work with a small veriaty of fabrics+background?
    i have yards of pinks and greys (6 different fabrics) – think maby i should order from your lovely precuts!!!

  38. I cut and used the Retro Floral Charm Pack that you sell (42/ 5 inch squares) for this, and came up pretty short.  I had enough for all the  coin blocks, but only enough for 1/2 the white and small triangle blocks.  I can't finish it until you start selling that retro charm packs again, as I have the quilt 1/2 way done……I need at least one more possibly two more charm packs.   I think you guys need refigure out how many squares you actually need for this quilt, cause Jenny's figures on this vid is wrong.

  39. Tina, I thought she did say we needed 120 which would be 3 packs…….but I will listen again…..for sure we need to know before hand how many we need so we don't end up with unfinished……

  40. I made this quilt! I've been buying 5" charm packs from MSQC & I used them on this quilt! I'm a beginner quilter. I watched Jenny's video and used it as my instruction and it was pretty easy to follow. I would recommend it to others. It was fun and I'm impressed with the outcome.

  41. Jenny, getting ready to make a baby quilt with this. It's for my great great niece. Can't wait to get started. Love your video's.

  42. Would a Jelly Roll work for this quilt? If so do you know if one would be enough or would I need more? I absolutely love all of your tutorials and Jenny…your fabulous!!

  43. I’ve probably watched this tutorial before, because I can’t wait to watch a new Friday tutorial! But I’m definitely making one of these!

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