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.
Four patches galore! Have you ever seen so many in one project? This quilt is chock full of them, and to get them perfect you will use the Four Patch Square Up tool. By the time you have finished this quilt you will be a master at making perfect four patches.
Are you ready for a quilt project that’s a bright, bubbly departure from the norm? Well, Effervescence is the pattern for you! Using a combination of the unusual Corner Popped Squares and the Square Squared units, you are sure to make a project that will turn heads.
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.
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.
A mandala in it’s simplest form is a square composition containing four circles around a center point. In this unique design created by the Running with Scissors Quilters, half square triangles and V Block units are combined in harmony to make your very own Mandala.
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.
Stormy Stars is the companion pattern for Marie Bostwick’s novel, The Promise Girls, making this the sixth collaborative work between Marie and Deb.
Construction of this quilt could be challenging just like the lives of the Promise Girls, yet with the aid of Studio 180 Design’s Diamond Rects and Square Squared tools, it’ll be smooth sailing when you dive right into this project! The placement of your dark, medium, and light fabrics will give you a striking quilt that looks like you spent hours piecing curves, when you only work with straight seams.
The Triangle Pizzazz 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.
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!
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!
My Cyclone Technique Sheet combines strip piecing and theTucker Trimmer to give you a block that'll blow you away. It's a block that's very different from the typical units you make with your Tucker Trimmer 3, and you'll be amazed at how quickly and easily it comes together. If you're ready for a departure into something different, give Cyclone a try!