Tag Archives: Combination Units

Get your Studio 180 Design Fix 2 Ways!

Tucker University.  I’m getting ready to use this great program at the end of the month at Stash Away Quilt Shop in Rome, NY.  Tucker University was created based on the product line offered by Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design (S180) tools and Technique Sheets.  Deb Tucker and her team continue to introduce news tools as well as techniques to expand the use of the tools.

The Tucker University curriculum was written with the busy shop owner and/or S180 Certified Instructors (CI) in mind.  This curriculum allows the shop owner or S180 CI to use a pre-designed lesson plan to offer technique building classes to their customers.  The lesson plans and student handouts have been prepared for the instructor and are ready for use.  The preparation time is now minimal.

These lesson plans allows the student to learn to use the tool without having to make an entire quilt.  In the first lesson “Tucker Trimmer I & Shaded Four Patch” students will make half square triangles and  2 & 3 color combination Units.

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Half Square Triangle

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Combination Units

Students will also learn to make 2, 3, & 4 color Quarter Square Triangles.

 

 

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Quarter Square Triangles

 

Last but not least, student will also learn to make the Shaded Four Patch Unit.

 

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Shaded Four Patch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the Tucker Trimmer alone, a quilter has 33 opportunities to create precise units.  These units are often referred to as basic units, therefore they must be precise to fit nicely with more advanced units.

For more information about Tucker University contact Beth Sidley (440) 567-7950 or Phyllis Fay (847) 4454-1976.

Email: tucker.univ@gmail.com

Studio 180 Academy

S180 Academy Invitation

I thrilled to be teaching at this event!  Please go to www.studio180academy.com and check out the great teachers and classes being offered.

 

I Love a Pieced Border

I have been dying to make this quilt pattern.  It is called Twister by Deb Tucker from Studio 180 Design.  It is a companion pattern for the Tucker Trimmer Tool.  I chose a focus fabric by Allison Glass called Lucky Penny from Andover Fabrics.  My Twister is not yet quilted and measures 76″ by 96″.

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The twister block and the pieced border consist of combination units.  Following the detailed instructions I cut my fabrics. I positioned two fabrics, marked the stitch lines and sewed on the lines.

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Cut apart  and press to the dark.

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Position the half square triangles on another square, mark the stitch lines.

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Sew on the stitch lines and cut apart.

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Press toward the larger triangle and square up to 4 1/2″ using your Tucker Trimmer I.

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Position a small square, mark it and sew on the line.

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Trim and press.

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This pattern requires 136 combination units.  Sort the mirror image combination units into two groups.  Group 1 will be used for the Borders and group 2 will be used for the blocks.  I know it sounds like a lot of combination units but it goes very fast.  The pieced border went together beautifully!  The instructions are detailed and very easy to understand.  I will be teaching it this spring.

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