New & Improved 2019 edition!
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.
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!
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.
Are you ready to add a wow factor to your next Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star project? This is it! A slivering construction step allows you to create amazing, spiked Blooming Lemoyne Stars, and the unusual block arrangement adds the extra impact you are looking for.
From the designer, my daughter, Haley: Growing up in Vermont, my favorite sign of spring was snowdrop flowers popping out from under the snow. I always found the dichotomy between their delicate looks and their hearty resistance to the bitter cold of the Northeastern winters particularly striking. This quilt is inspired by these blooms, blossoming in the dark and cold, against all odds.