Combining Corner Beam Units with Uneven Chain Units creates the illusion of a quilt made on point. Adding an accent fabric and a properly placed dark fabric helps to create a wonderful beaded effect on this quilt. This is a great project to use some of your fat quarters for the lap and queen size quilts. Make it scrappy or make it “planned scrappy”; either way the effect will be dazzling.
Designed by Sarah Furrer.
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.
When your computer monitor goes a little bit crazy, that’s what this design reminded us of. While the monitor situation is less than ideal, this design is a real winner! Fun and easy, this colorful project is the perfect one to use your favorite grouping of fat eighths with some additional yardage. Strip piecing and big units make this project come together quickly.
Have your ever been to a Luau or at least dreamed of one? Certain things come to mind - beautiful and bright colors, tropical foods, flower leis, tiki torches, crashing waves, and toes in the sand. This fun design is certain to put you in that same sort of very festive mood. Grab some bright fat quarters, a background the color of the sky (day or night!) and have some fun with this quick and easy pattern.
Learn how to make this fun star block and complement it with a great framing chain to create something stunning. Having good contrast between the background and other fabrics will make this quilt really pop, so pay attention to color placement throughout. This is great for expanding your skills and learning a new technique!
As quilters, we seem to find inspiration for quilt patterns all around us. As early as 1845, quilts called “Seven Sisters” have been part of quilting history. Seven Sisters designs are made up of a grouping of seven stars in a roughly circular arrangement with one star in the center. The name Pleiades comes from a group of stars named for those seven sisters - the daughters of Pleione in Greek mythology. We hope that you will enjoy making our more modern rendition of this 175 year old pattern.
Try something new with your Banded Lemoyne Star technique. In this design, the star points are cut from background fabric and banded with color, but then half of the banded star points are reversed, creating an interesting star variation. Work with one background fabric or lots of different fabrics for a scrappy look like the cover quilt. If you go scrappy with your backgrounds, there are also instructions for scrappy background half lemoynes for the edges. Very cool, just like smooth jazz.
Use your Split Rects tool to make Elongated Combination and Hourglass Units to add spice to your sashings or create unique stars.
You asked for it and we listened; a Square Squared tool for ½” finished units is now available! Finally, the perfect tool for projects that use ½” increment finished diamond square units. This versatile tool comes with the basic instructions for making Diamond Square units that finish from 1 ½” up to 8 ½ in 1" increments.
The Square Squared Half Inch 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.
Are you ready to dive into the world of 60 degree quilting designs? Our Star 60™ tool brings the same concept of oversizing and trimming down into the realm of 60 degree shapes. We begin with a basic Star 60 unit, containing a diamond and two small triangles in 17 different size options, and then team this unit up with a multitude of additional shapes to create an array of amazing 60 degree quilt projects.
Of course, you will find all the same benefits you have come to expect from every Studio 180 Design tool. There are multiple size options, oversizing and trim down for better accuracy, fine lines for higher precision, right and left hand instructions, free videos, supporting patterns, incredible design options, ease of use with other patterns, and an increased success rate for every level quilt maker.
Time to grab your favorite group of 2” strips and make yourself a field of flowers. Try working with ombre fabric for a fun result, or just some happy, colorful prints. The quilt will look amazing no matter what you choose.