Category Archives: Deb Tucker Teacher Certification Homework

Drum Roll Please…….

I am a newly minted Studio 180 Design Certified Teacher. I got home Yesterday from spending a week in beautiful Williamsport, PA. I and 23 other extraordinary women and one exceptional man received teacher certification. Deb Tucker worked our butts off.
Teacher Certification
I am now trained to teach classes for Studio 180 Design tools: Tucker trimmer, Wing Clipper, Square/Squared, Corner Beam, Split Rects and the newest Diamond Rects.
02 Rapid Fire 2
lets not forget the Rapid Fire Tools: Hunter Star and Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star. I cant wait to share what you can make with these tools!
03 Application Overkill
Because I am such a panic, I also got an award for “Application Overkill”. We were asked to provide 2 written references. I asked many people just in case no one answered the call. I ended up with 7 references. Oh well!
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Here I am with Deb Tucker and Virtual Deb aka Sue Tucker. What a team. This was a life changing experience, and I can’t wait to share everything I have learned.

The Packing Has Begun

I think the air has stopped moving! Only 2 more days till I leave for Williamsport, PA for the Studio 180 Designs Teacher Certification Retreat! I have about worn myself out getting ready for this. The packing has begun. This is no small task.

Packing for Deb Tucker
I have finished all my projects for class. They are quilted, bound, labeled and photographed!

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I’m bringing 3 tubs of fabric! After all, you can never have too much fabric! Irons, tables, chair, rulers!!!!!!!!!!!

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I have 2 sewing machines! One for the classroom and one for the hotel room. I have my plunger (don’t ask)!

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I never leave home without my mini Keurig coffee maker!

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I didn’t bring the teacher an apple…I made her a tote bag! And I haven’t even begun getting the clothes packed!

Homework for Deb Tucker 6 – Large Hunter Star

This assignment started with acceptance to Deb Tucker Teacher Certification starting September 16th. There are 9 rulers. I had only used 2. We were asked to bring completed projects or at least blocks made with each ruler. I decided to make a project with the 6 rulers I had not used so I would feel comfortable with each one and then I would also have a class sample for each ruler. In the last 3 weeks I have completed 6 projects finishing up with the hunter star ruler.

I used Deb Tucker’s pattern called “Star Crossed Love” measuring 74″ by 92″ and required 25 fat quarters. I really loved this pattern. It was so well done, great detail and pictures for every step! Deb used a variety of brights in her quilt.

I had a fat quarter bundle called Sturbridge Village Calico. It had 25 fat quarters in it, I took it as a sign! I hoped it wasn’t too dark. It sure is scrappy, but I like it!

Large Hunter Star
I am naming my quilt “Adirondack Nights”.

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Deb gives wonderful direction on how to cut up the fat quarters to obtain the trapezoids, diamonds and triangles.
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Sew the trapezoids to the strips to make diamonds
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Press toward the trapezoids.
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Trim into diamond using the hunter star ruler.
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Sew trapezoids to the second strip.
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Press toward the strip.
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Trim into diamonds.
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Trim off the excess fabric.
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Sort strips by trapezoid color.
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Match trapezoid to same color triangle.
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Sew trapezoids to triangles.
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Press toward the triangle.
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Choose two completed triangles, sew together, press center seam open.
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Square up the block using the hunter star ruler.
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Finished block.

Homework for Deb Tucker 5 – Hunter Star Petite

This is my first attempt using the Deb Tucker, Hunter Star-Petite ruler. I need a little more practice. This wall hanging pattern by Deb Tucker is called “Masquerade” and measures 29.5″ by 29.5″. Eight rulers down and one to go.
Masquerade

Homework for Deb Tucker 4 – Signs of Autumn

Signs of Autumn is a pattern by Deb Tucker at Studio 180 Designs. This pattern is a table runner (19 1/2″ by 41″) or a wall hanging (43″ by 43″). I learned to use the Corner Beam ruler making this table runner. That’s 7 rulers down and 2 to go! I love this leaf block!

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Homework for Deb Tucker 3 – Split Rects

Today I worked on a pattern called Fanfare using Split Rects and the Tucker Trimmer I. This is a fun quick pattern. This is an adorable scrap quilt. Each piece is constructed slightly oversized and then trimmed before assembling so matching all those points is much easier. The pattern makes a project that measures 52″ by 73″. I made mine smaller, 38″ by 62″, and I pieced the borders. Six rulers down, 3 to go!
Fanfare

Homework for Deb Tucker 2 – 50 Shades of Gray

5 rulers down, 4 to go. This is Sue Tucker’s pattern “Patriot”. I had never used the Wing Clipper before. I didn’t just want to make a block. I felt I need more practice than that. Well 102 flying geese later, I think I got it down. Not to mention the 64 migrating geese in the borders! I learned I hate little bitty geese!!!!!!

50 Shades of Gray

When I’m not making flying geese I’m making Halloween costumes. Meet Bailey, the lost girl!
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