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.
A companion product for Tucker Trimmers 1 and 3, The Shaded Nine Patch is an amazing unit that has endless possibilities all by itself or it can be combined with other fundamental units to create even more show-stopping designs. The included chart gives you cutting dimensions for seven different sizes, from 3” to 12” finished units. Fun block suggestions also included.
This pieced flying goose unit adds lots of interest to a traditional block. By using the Large Square Squared we can create these tricky looking flying geese slightly oversized then trim them down to perfection. This technique walks you through the process of making four units. The included chart gives you cutting dimensions for six different sizes, from 1” x 2" to 6" x 12” finished units. Fun block suggestions also included.
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.
This incredibly snazzy quilt was designed by Pam Goggans of Sager Creek Quilts & Yarnworks and is constructed using only Split Rectangle units! The pattern emerges with the combination of scrappy left and right slanting units strategically placed to create the large diamonds. And for a little extra bit of extra pizzazz some of the Split Rectangles units have double diagonal seams to add a dark pop of color to the diamond centers. Using the Split Rects you will have great success with the fun and interesting design.
Ready for a unique variation of Flying Geese? The stars in our Crossfire pattern are comprised of a new unit we call "Birds of Paradise". It looks more challenging than a normal Flying Goose unit, but our innovative process allows you to build it slightly oversized and then trim it to a perfect measurement. You'll get hooked the very first time you make one! The pattern requires the use of the Large Square Squared tool.
Boost your skills to the next level as you create this eye-catching array of Blazing Lemoyne Stars. The pattern gives two size options, and is indeed a bit of a challenge. But with the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool and the Blazing Lemoyne Star techniques you'll soon be creating a masterpiece quilt certain to amaze you and astound your friends.
Strings of colorful paper lanterns hang overhead making us feel as if we are celebrating Chinese New Year. Using just the Large Square Squared you will make 4 easy shapes, creating strings of color that will pop off your quilt with its interlocking design. You’ll be a pro at using the Large Square Squared by the time you are done with these fun shapes. As an oversized, extra long twin size project it makes it a perfect “off to college” quilt.
By Combining two contrasting fabrics you will create triangles tumbling down the quilt. Using your V Block tool, this quilt is fun and quick. Just jump right in and give it a whirl!
Want to have a little fun? Just add a little spin! These two toned stars are addicting and easy to construct using the Corner Beam tool. Try it in purple and green or any other two color combination to create your own unique version of Spin Cycle.
Interlocking chevrons make a fun and unique looking quilt. A difficult looking design is made easy using flying geese, making this a quick and easy quilt to master.
Make a pineapple quilt the Studio 180 way! Instead of paper foundation that has loads of waste and requires tons of paper removal at the end of project consider using our process. With our Large Square Squared, you'll be constructing blocks using slightly oversized pieces and then trimming as you go. It's easier, less wasteful, gives high precision blocks, saves time and will result in a fantastic,completed quilt!