The Rapid Fire© Hunter’s Star tool and technique allow for streamlined construction and precision trim down and thus results in ease and accuracy when making these traditionally difficult blocks. There are multiple sizes on each tool, clearly illustrated step by step instructions, design layout options, and a “basic recipe” included to get quilters started on their first set of 16 blocks. The "basic recipe" has over 40 layout variations which can be seen in our Basic Recipe Razzle Dazzle photo gallery. This allows quilters to customize their projects right from the beginning so that each person can achieve that individualized look they so desire. Free video demonstrations are available on line, and a full length DVD that is loaded with additional hints, tips, and design ideas can also be purchased to enhance the included printed instructions. A must have tool if a Hunter’s Star project is on your “Bucket List”!
Finally, a tool and technique that will allow any quilter to quickly, easily and accurately piece traditional Lemoyne Star blocks in 10 different sizes! The block units are strip pieced, assembled without using any “Y” seams, pieced so that the blocks themselves are slightly oversized so at the end each can be trimmed to an exact size. You can check out the process in our free online video demonstration. Deb’s step by step directions and Constellation bonus quilt project will have you turning Lemoyne Star blocks out by the dozens. A truly addicting ruler and process.
Don't forget to consider the Tucker Trimmer 3 for the final trimdown. It's the perfect companion ruler to your Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star - it'll easily handle the final trim for all 10 block sizes. Check it out here!
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 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?!?!
A Treasure Trove of Hunter's Star Designs!
Create unique designs using the Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star: Petite Star tool and Deb's streamlined construction techniques. All projects are made using the same size block and a simple fabric formula. The results will amaze you! Spark your creative side with these innovative designs. You'll soon find yourself discovering the Hidden Treasures in your Hunter's Star projects!
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!
Amusement is a fun and quirky quilt inspired by the Ferris Wheels found on the Amusement Piers in NJ, where Michelle grew up. Ferris Wheels are enjoyed by so many of us, just like this quilt will be for the quilter making it and the recipient receiving it.
Galaxy is a beautiful alternating block design using two types of blocks, one with a red star and one with a blue star. Because of the color placement and the different angles in the triangles, the interesting interlocking circles appear and the second star block disappears into the circles. It’s a fun optical illusion, easy to make and even easier to admire.
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!
Diamonds in the Sky is a brilliant high contrast quilt. The Corner Beam blocks used throughout the design give you an alternating diamond illusion that simply radiates beauty. While we made our Diamonds in the Sky project with a medley of bright fat quarters for our stars, you could use 6” strips or scraps of bright fabric to make this a dynamite stash-buster project.
SueNami is an unusual Hunter’s Star medallion-style layout. It was Studio 180’s Sue Tucker’s very first quilt! It was also a 2009 Vermont Quilt Festival Triple Award Winner: Blue Ribbon, Best Adult Beginner and Viewer’s Choice. A spectacular project that is actually easier to construct than it appears!
This beautiful quilt featuring intricate maple leaves and flying geese celebrates our Northern Neighbours. You’ll use Deb’s Corner Beam, Split Rects, and Wing Clipper 1 tools to make this captivating quilt.
This fantastic quilt is made using a collection of forty 2½” strips. It’s the perfect project for all those Jelly Rolls you’ve collected! With an additional light, medium and dark fabric, you’ll have all the fabric you need to make this beauty. All these difficult looking blocks and border triangles are made with Deb’s streamlined strip piecing techniques and foolproof precision trimming with her Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool. It’s much simpler to make than you might imagine. Give this stunning quilt a try and you’ll be thrilled at how easily it goes together!
Feel all the graciousness of the South every time you look at this lovely quilt. You’ll use Deb’s Square Squared tool to make two types of units – Diamond Squares and Little Houses – then add some chains and our favorite Migrating Geese border to complete this sumptuous design.
Look at this beauty! Our friend, Pam Goggans, designed this quilt using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool. She figured out how to use the tool to create the three star points within each star point to create a traditional Flying Swallows block. WOW! And, it's much easier than using traditional techniques! We loved this quilt so much, and there was so much buzz about it at Quilt Market and Festival this year, that we did something we've never done before: asked a designer to let us sell one of their patterns on our website! In case you don't recall, Pam is the very talented designer who came up with the process for Blazing Lemoynes that became our latest Technique Sheet for the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star. She also has a pattern for making a Carpenter's Wheel with your Lemoyne Star tool that's fantastic (you can purchase those through her website).
Spectacular design using Fast Flying Geese and the Wing Clipper 1 tool to create blocks with no “Y” seam construction. Adding a bit of applique and a super Migrating Geese border will complete the project with style and impact.
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.