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Split Rectangles Using the Corner Pop II and III Tools

Split Rectangles Using the Corner Pop II and III Tools

February 20, 2024

There are three different Corner Pop® tools in the Studio 180 Design toolbox. The original Corner Pop® tool allows you to replace corners on base units with a 1 to 1 ratio. This is what we most often think of when it comes to popping corners. Perfect for snowball type blocks and adding a little extra something to your units, this tool is great for Tuckerizing!

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BlockBuster Season 8: The Complete Collection

BlockBuster Season 8: The Complete Collection

December 29, 2023

It’s hard to believe that we have come to the end of another season of BlockBusters! Season 8 is full of beautiful blocks that are sure to fuel your creativity. 

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International Quilt Market and Festival: A Day in the Life

International Quilt Market and Festival: A Day in the Life

November 16, 2023

If you’re a quilter, chances are you’ve heard of the biggest event of the year: International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, TX in the fall. We’ve just returned from two weeks of amazing quilts, connections, and friends. Come take a look with us as we explore a day in the life of Market and Festival.

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Chromatic Blog Hop Round Up

Chromatic Blog Hop Round Up

October 21, 2023

We hope you enjoyed the Chromatic Blog Hop this week! Five of the Certified Instructors took BlockBusters and reimagined them in the gorgeous rainbow hues of Chromatic. Designed by Deb for Island Batik, this fantastic fabric collection is sure to add a splash of color to your next project.

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Welcome to the Chromatic Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Chromatic Blog Hop!

October 13, 2023

Welcome to the Chromatic Blog Hop! We’re excited to announce our latest collection with Island Batik. Beautiful rainbow hues combine with geometric prints to make this line unlike anything we’ve done before. You’re sure to love the bright colors and how they elevate the projects we’re sharing with you next week.

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Pint Size Tools!

Pint Size Tools!

October 06, 2023

Have you made so many large projects you can cover a football field like Deb?! You may be interested in creating what we like to call pint size projects. These projects tend to be smaller sizes, sometimes even miniature. We’ve developed two new tools for those people who are looking to downsize their projects!

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New Eighth Inch Tools!

New Eighth Inch Tools!

September 08, 2023

Have you ever been in the middle of a project only to discover that you were required to make something in eighth inch increments? How frustrating! Deb likes to call these impossible fractions. We have two brand new tools to help you with these tricky sized units.

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What is a Technique Sheet?

What is a Technique Sheet?

May 18, 2023

At Studio 180 Design we create tools that help you make many of quilting’s common units and blocks. Each tool comes with a full set of instructions that show you how to make the particular unit that tool is designed for and give the option for multiple sizes.

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Nino's Favorite Cat Cave: A Free Pattern in Exuberance

Nino's Favorite Cat Cave: A Free Pattern in Exuberance

April 03, 2023

Sue Tucker here, CFO of Studio 180 Design. You don’t hear from me often, but today I’m here with a special project, just for you! I hope you’re totally inspired from a week of seeing quilts in our beautiful Exuberance fabric line with Island Batik. I know I am, and we are all thrilled with the creativity our designers have shown with their fabulous quilt creations. Today, with this P.S., we are offering you a different kind of project.

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Exuberance Blog Hop Round Up

Exuberance Blog Hop Round Up

April 02, 2023

Welcome back to the Exuberance Blog Hop! We hope you enjoyed the quilts that some of our Certified Instructors shared this week using the latest fabrics in our collaboration with Island Batik. The bold and vivid colors of these beautiful pieces really shine in all of these projects. Precuts were used in every single project! We have a round up of all of their posts from this week, as well as a few more quilts to share with you.

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Welcome to the Exuberance Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Exuberance Blog Hop!

March 26, 2023

Welcome to the Studio 180 Design Exuberance Blog Hop! We are excited to announce our latest collaboration with Island Batik. This fun and joyous fabric collection features bright, bold colors and whimsical shapes that are unlike anything we’ve created before.

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The Studio 180 Design Toolbox

The Studio 180 Design Toolbox

March 21, 2023

If you’ve followed Studio 180 Design for any period of time, you know that we have a complete lineup of tools. There are what we like to call fundamental tools, for some of the most common units in quilting; and then there are Rapid Fire and star tools that make more complex units and blocks.

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BlockBuster Season 7: The Complete Collection

BlockBuster Season 7: The Complete Collection

February 07, 2023

Can you believe we've been doing the BlockBuster series for seven years? 

2022 was a great year for our BlockBusters. We’ve got a little bit of everything for you, from simple one tool blocks to more complex blocks that use multiple tools and technique sheets. We’ve gathered up all of the blocks here in one post to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.

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Modern Opulence Blog Hop Round Up

Modern Opulence Blog Hop Round Up

January 20, 2023

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Welcome to the Modern Opulence Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Modern Opulence Blog Hop!

January 16, 2023

Welcome to the Studio 180 Design Modern Opulence Blog Hop! We’re excited to share our latest collection in conjunction with Island Batik. We hope the rich gold and navy colors and beautiful geometric prints spark your creativity. We have enjoyed working with this collection and think you’ll love some of our favorite patterns reimagined in these luxurious fabrics.

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Log Cabin Technique Sheets

Log Cabin Technique Sheets

November 22, 2022

Two of our newest Technique Sheets focus on one of the most traditional quilt blocks: Log Cabin. We have techniques for both traditional log cabin and curved log cabin that can be made with your Tucker Trimmer III. These blocks have never been easier to make than with our new method.

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Certified Instructor Training 2023

Certified Instructor Training 2023

October 13, 2022

If you've listened to me talk for any amount of time, I'm sure you've heard me talk about my "CI's" or Certified Instructors. Usually, I give a brief description of what that is, but today? Today I'm going to give you the whole spiel, because it's time to start accepting applications for my annual Certified Instructor Training!

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Flying Geese Tips and Tricks

Flying Geese Tips and Tricks

August 23, 2022

At Studio 180 we love to teach quilters how to have fun and enjoy their hobby. And it seems as if there is always more to learn! We offer a number of different ways to learn about our tools, our patterns, and other techniques to make quilting fun and relaxing.

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Tranquility Blog Hop Roundup

Tranquility Blog Hop Roundup

July 15, 2022

Thank you for following the Tranquility Blog Hop this week spotlighting our latest signature collection from Island Batik.  Did you enjoy the projects that our Certified Instructors came up with? 

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Tranquility Blog Hop

Tranquility Blog Hop

July 11, 2022

Welcome to the Tranquility blog hop. We are excited to introduce our latest original fabric collection created for Island Batik. This line features calming tjaps and soft, natural colors. You’re sure to find a favorite color and print within these soothing fabrics.

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Blockbuster Season 6: The Complete Collection

Blockbuster Season 6: The Complete Collection

May 02, 2022

Are you looking for a BlockBuster from 2021? Then you are in luck, we have pulled together all the blocks from last year in one place to make it easier for you to find the block that you are looking for. 

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Certified Instructor Training 2022

Certified Instructor Training 2022

November 30, 2021

 If you've listened to me talk for any amount of time, I'm sure you've heard me talk about my "CI's" or Certified Instructors. Usually, I give a brief description of what that is, but today?

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Pop Stars

Pop Stars

November 26, 2021

As promised, I’m continuing to show you other quilts created from our Bellingham Bay fabric collection from Island Batik.

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Meteor Storm

Meteor Storm

November 15, 2021

Over the next couple of weeks, as the Bellingham Bay fabric starts to arrive in shops, I’ll be showing you some of the other quilts we have created for the collection.

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