A fast, easy project using the Tucker Trimmer 1 tool for all those “hourglass units”. Deb’s method and ruler will give each quilter accurate units and great looking points every time. Fun introductory project for the Tucker Trimmer tool.
Finally, a tool and technique that will give you high success adding fabric corners to basic shapes. For years we’ve been layering small squares on big squares, marking & stitching on a diagonal line, then hoping everything lines up when we fold the small corner section back into place. If you’ve tried it, you know the pitfalls: too big, too short, too crooked and way too wasteful. No more. With your new Corner Pop tool, you will be able to trim rather than mark, add an oversized replacement triangle and then square everything to a perfect size. In twenty two different sizes - whole, half and quarter inches. Increased success without undue stress for every level of quilter. What’s not to love!
I'm proud to announce a brilliant tool collaboration between Studio 180 Design and the Running with Scissors Quilters, The Corner Pop 2! Built upon the same idea as the original Corner Pop tool, this tool will allow you to add popped corners with a 2:1 ratio. What that means is that CP2 will make pops that are twice as tall as they are wide which will give you some great, spiky looks.
I'm proud to announce a brilliant tool collaboration between Studio 180 Design and the Running with Scissors Quilters, The Corner Pop 3! Built upon the same idea as the original Corner Pop tool, this tool will allow you to add popped corners with a 3:1 ratio. What that means is that CP3 will make pops that are three times as tall as they are wide which will give you some great, spiky looks.
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.
The first of Deb’s designs using the Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star tool and technique. The project uses just 3 fabrics and can be made in a single sewing session - couple of hours if you’re fast. Suggested size is for 6” blocks, but it could also work with the 5” or 7” block options.
A spectacular pieced quilt and border that are easy to construct. Deb’s directions and Tucker Trimmer 1 tool eliminate the need to cut or sew any triangles whatsoever. Everything is pieced using squares and then trimmed down after assembly. Keep your points and impress your friends!
Various dark and light fabrics make contrasting contributions to this fun and easy quilt, and it’s the perfect project to use those beautiful charm squares you’ve been collecting. You’ll use Deb’s Corner Pop tool to create this quilt brightly accented with pops of color.
The Quilter’s Magic Wand is an accurate ½” wide ruler with an etched line running down the middle. Use it for marking or measuring when high precision is required. It is especially useful for marking those diagonal seam lines when using the Tucker Trimmer and Wing Clipper lines of tools. It comes in 8 different colors, one to match everyone’s sewing room!
An attractive and sophisticated looking project that is actually quite easy to construct. The crisp star points are achieved using Deb’s Tucker Trimmer 1 tool and an additional trim to turn a complicated looking block into a simple to sew project. Make it today, use it tomorrow.
A king size version of the Rangeley Wall Pattern, this project was fun to make with beautiful jewel toned fall fabrics and various light background bits and pieces. And the stars were EASY too! Deb’s Tucker Trimmer 1 tool made each unit perfect and all the stars had great points. An addicting pattern and tool!
The streamlined construction of this star block was conceived while working at a retreat in Rangeley, Maine: hence the name. Using Deb’s Tucker Trimmer 1 tool and an additional trim, all those complicated star points become simple to make. The project has a complex look, but is actually very easy to construct. Just what we like!
Use the Tucker Trimmer 1 tool to quickly and easily trim all pieced squares to precise measurements with seams going directly into the corners of each unit: in other words: perfect points every time! The border units are assembled at the same time as the blocks thus streamlining overall construction time.
Finally a tool that simplifies the construction of the Diamond Square unit without having to use paper foundation piecing. The Square Squared (Square2) is an all-in-one tool that gives you a window template for accurately cutting the center square, a chart printed right on the ruler for the recommended size to cut the triangles sewn to the four sides of the center square and a trim down section on the ruler that simplifies the alignment of ruler to fabric unit and allows everyone to clean up the unit to a precise measurement every time. You can see the tool demonstrated on our free online video demonstration (see below, also on YouTube). This unit is a tricky one to get accurate, but with the Square Squared tool and technique of oversizing and trimming down you’ll have far better success than with any other product on the market.
The Tucker Trimmer tool was designed to help quilter’s quickly and easily trim down units that are made with triangles: half square triangle squares, quarter square triangle squares (hourglass units), and combinations of half square and quarter square triangle squares (combination units). It has multiple diagonals which allow you to align ruler guide lines with unit seam lines to quickly locate the exact center of pieced units. This makes trim down easy,precise, and perfect every time. No more figuring, or guessing, or struggling to find a center point, and you can see it demonstrated on our free online video demo. I use it for much more than just trimming however and consider it my “must have” tool every time I head to my cutting table.
The third in the Tucker Trimmer series of rulers, this version of our Tucker Trimmer is used for any block or unit that is larger than a 6” finished block size. It has all of the sizes of the Tucker Trimmer 1 plus thirteen additional size options up to and including trimming blocks to 13” (that will finish to 12 ½” when sewn). I love to use this tool to trim down my Lemoyne Star blocks made with my Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool and any type of block that needs to be trimmed and squared to a specific size. A terrific tool with all the same benefits as the original Tucker Trimmer.
A project that constructs the pieced border units at the same time as the pieced block units: definitely a two for one deal! Deb’s construction methods and Tucker Trimmer 1 and Tucker Trimmer 3 tools let you construct all units without cutting or piecing triangle shapes and then gives you the added benefit of trimming down for super high precision. The large setting pieces can easily be trimmed with the Tucker Trimmer III tool. A very simple project to make.
The Wing Clipper is a must have tool if you are making Flying Geese units for your quilt. This tool, and the associated Fast Flying Geese construction technique, allow you to make four finished units from five squares. The best part is that each unit is constructed slightly oversized so each can be trimmed to a perfect size with perfect seam placement once the sewing and pressing are complete by using the Wing Clipper tool. You can see the tool in action on our free online video demonstration below. Every single unit will be exactly right every time. Now who ever thought that would happen with Flying Geese units?!?!
Constructed from a vast collection of pink and brown fabrics, and using Deb's Wing Clipper 1 tool, this quilt is a superb scrap quilt project. It would be equally charming in many other colorways: purple & green, blue & yellow, red and blue, or simply light and dark batiks! So dig into a collection and have fun making this quilt. Remember the old Yankee saying: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without!”