We know many of you have been looking for a larger Square Squared tool to make big Diamond Square units for your modern quilts or for framing your beautiful embroidery. But what would you say if we told you could also use it to make Stacked Squares (like in Storm at Sea), Pineapple Blocks, Snail’s Trail Blocks, and a fancy version of a Flying Goose we’re calling Birds of Paradise? With all this, we know you’re itching to give it a try!
This big, versatile, two piece tool set comes with the basic instructions for making Diamond Square units that finish from 1” up to 12” in whole inch increments. You'll want to keep your eyes open, too, because we’ll be introducing patterns and technique sheets for the additional techniques and blocks as they become available.
Looking for something a little unusual? Try Arabesque! The pattern combines a very simple block with four patches in the corners to create curvy chains that snake between the staggered blocks. Nothing’s set on point, although it looks like it might be, so no setting triangles to struggle with either. Have fun watching the design come to life as you lay out the blocks and stitch together this unique quilt.
Points galore! If you’ve ever seen a prickly pear cactus, you know this to be true. Our project achieves those points by using a combination of Flying Geese units and Geese on the Edge blocks. Both are constructed quickly, slightly oversized and then trimmed for precision, making assembly easier than navigating a patch of prickly pears!
Are you ready for a quilt project that’s a bright, bubbly departure from the norm? Well, Effervescence is the pattern for you! Using a combination of the unusual Corner Popped Squares and the Square Squared units, you are sure to make a project that will turn heads.
Have you ever wanted to make a Snail’s Trail quilt? If so, then this quilt’s for you! Filigree is a unique variation on a traditional Snail’s Trail block. Instead of a four patch in the center, there are two pointy triangles giving you inter-locking twists - a unique effect reminding us of filigree scrollwork. With the addition of the Corner Beam units between the Snail’s Trail blocks you have even more spiky interest!
This pieced flying goose unit adds lots of interest to a traditional block. By using the Large Square Squared we can create these tricky looking flying geese slightly oversized then trim them down to perfection. This technique walks you through the process of making four units. The included chart gives you cutting dimensions for six different sizes, from 1” x 2" to 6" x 12” finished units. Fun block suggestions also included.
Companion product for the Large Square Squared. Stacked Squares is a technique that will allow you to make the "Economy" block perfectly every time without using paper foundation piecing. And, like all Studio 180 Design processes, you'll be constructing oversized units and then trimming down for high precision end results. Online video available.
Companion product for Square Squared. A little house is similar to the diamond square unit you make with your Square Squared, but it only has two triangles on adjoining corners rather than triangles on all 4, making the unit look like a “little house”. A chart is included with cutting dimensions for your starting pieces so you can make Little Houses for all 6 sizes on your ruler - from 1” to 6” units in whole inch increments. Fun block and project suggestions included. Online video available.