Home of Deb Tucker's patented quilting tools, including the Wing Clipper, Tucker Trimmer, Rapid Fire Hunter's Star, and Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star. Here at Studio 180 Design, we design and market quilt tools, patterns and companion products to make quilting easier and more fun. Our tools add accuracy and precision for the best results in all your quilting projects.
Four Patches, basic units that seem so simple to make. Just stitch 4 squares together, either individually or with strip piecing and you’re good to go. But anyone who has attempted these units knows that they are notoriously difficult to make perfectly. Either the unit size isn’t quite right, the edges just don’t quite line up, or they’re just not quite square. Ugh. Even experienced stitchers encounter these problems.
The Four Patch Square Up© Tool is the solution. Like all the Studio 180 Design rulers and processes, this tool and technique will have you build your units slightly oversized and then quickly trim them to perfect shapes. The Four Patch Square Up© Tool is designed to work with units that finish to whole or half inch increments, from ½” finished up to 6” finished unit sizes. The tool’s perfectly engineered lines are designed to quickly locate and align with the unit center and the sewn seams, allowing for easy trimming on all four sides. The accuracy is amazing!
Your units will be the correct size. They will have seams properly positioned. And they will have edges that are straight , even, and square. No more guess work! So jump in and give it a try, you will be absolutely thrilled with the results.
Take your skills to the next level as you create this eye-catching array of Delectable Mountain and Blazing Lemoyne Stars blocks! The pattern includes two size options, and is indeed a bit of a challenge, but with the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool, you’ll soon be blazing a path to a masterpiece quilt of your own.
Olé! Spinning around and around this unusual star will amaze you with its simple construction; making spikey stars has never been so easy! By using the Split Rects and Corner Pop together you get a unique combination of sharp points that are perfect every time. This project is perfect for the stack of 10” squares awaiting its day to shine.
We know many of you have been looking for a larger Square Squared tool to make big Diamond Square units for your modern quilts or for framing your beautiful embroidery. But what would you say if we told you could also use it to make Stacked Squares (like in Storm at Sea), Pineapple Blocks, Snail’s Trail Blocks, and a fancy version of a Flying Goose we’re calling Birds of Paradise? With all this, we know you’re itching to give it a try!
This big, versatile, two piece tool set comes with the basic instructions for making Diamond Square units that finish from 1” up to 12” in whole inch increments. You'll want to keep your eyes open, too, because we’ll be introducing patterns and technique sheets for the additional techniques and blocks as they become available.
Your next modern quilt project will be taking quite the upward trajectory and you'll be flying high with our Flight Path project! Two sizes of V Blocks and Flying Geese create a dynamic design with lots of open space for some amazing quilting. This quilt is easy to construct with the V Block and Wing Clipper 1 tools.
The unique asymmetrical design of Aurora will remind you of the Northern Lights and their undulating colors that dance across the sky. Two simple units create the Aurora design, and when you cut the centers for the Corner Beam units, the cutaways are used to create the side triangles of the V Block units. There are some cutaways left over, so a fun and easy bonus pattern called Twilight is also included in the pattern. It’s a great way to use up those extra pieces and have a fun bonus project to show for it!
Designed by the Running with Scissors Quilters.
The circular design of this quilt makes me think of a reflecting pool, with the surface of the water rippling in the breeze. The cool blues and purples provide a feeling of serenity. The intricate design is made easier with straight seams and an on point setting. It is suggested that you have good intermediate skills to be successful with this pattern.
On the beach, at night, waves crashing, music on the breeze . . . enjoy the rhythm of the islands with our Calypso pattern! Using a combination of three different Studio 180 Design tools, you’ll be making a variety of different units as you build the four Calypso blocks. Then you too can capture the motion of the ocean with the gently undulating color blocking that makes this such a compelling pattern.
Designed by Beth Sidley of Park Bench Design
The Triangle Pizazz unit is a variation of the Shaded 4 Patch. It can be constructed as identical units to make pinwheels and bow ties, or as mirror image units to create star points as well as other unique creations. As always the unit will be made oversized then trimmed down to reveal a perfectly sized unit with perfectly matched points. Best of all, it was made without cutting or piecing a single triangle. Includes 21 different Triangle Pizazz unit sizes.
What a fun use of the Wing Clipper and Tucker Trimmer! Start with a simple square, add logs, trim the corner, and repeat. There’s a bit of oversizing and trimming down thrown in to keep your block perfectly sized. You’ll find loads of uses for this simple-to-make yet complicated looking block, and you'll be amazed at the possible variations!
The Starburst Lemoyne is a versatile block typically made using paper or foundation piecing techniques, but we've developed a better, faster process using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool! The technique sheet includes everything you need to know to make this fun star in ten block sizes, and once you have learned this technique and start playing with fabric combinations, you'll find the creative possibilities are endless!
Hunter's Star Designs fit for a King or Queen
Another exciting book filled with more than forty projects for fitting either a king size or queen size bed. Each unique design was created with my Rapid Fire Hunter's Star - Large Star tool and streamlined construction techniques. All projects are constructed using the same 9” block size and several simple fabric formulas.
Spark your creative side with these innovative techniques and designs. You’ll be thrilled with the results and astounded by the efficiency. A great way to reward the king or queen in your life.