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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Designed by the Running with Scissors Quilters.
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.
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.
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.
Straight from our Certified Instructor Pam Goggans, (the mastermind behind our Blazing Lemoynes Technique Sheet and Flying Swallows pattern) we have another home run of a Lemoyne Star pattern! Designed as a companion pattern for our Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star and Square Squared tools, Lemoyne Trails is an excellent stash-buster of a project. Simply choose 10-12 fat quarters, two contrasting colors for your background, and a border fabric then you'll be ready to get started on your very own Lemoyne Trail quilt project.
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.
When you look up the definition of the word whirling you’ll understand how this quilt received its name. The blocks certainly give the appearance of spinning rapidly around a central point. They are made with strip piecing and my favorite ‘power tool’, the Tucker Trimmer 3. It truly is easy enough for beginners, but interesting enough to engage the most veteran stitchers. So don’t hesitate. You will absolutely love the results.