Tag Archives: Square/Squared

Perfectly Paperless Piecing

Not that I have anything against paper piecing, but…if I can get the same results without having to paper piece, I’m all for it!  Earlier this year Deb Tucker introduced her new tool “The Large Square Squared” and it is teriffic!  It operates like the original  Square Squared, but the original was limited to 6 sizes whereas the large Square Squared gives you high precision for 12 different size units from 1″ to 12″.  As always it offers minimal waste and right & left handed instructions.  With it’s improved guidelines it takes two tools, Part A and Part B to accomplish all this.

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But wait, there’s more!  Deb has a new pattern about to be released called Peach Melba. It is a Studio 180 Design companion pattern for the Large Square Squared tool that makes a beautiful pineapple block.

I only have one block done so far. But with this great Kaffe Fassett fabric I can’t wait to finish it.  This is a 12″ finished block.  The Large Square Squared tool made the process easy.  I would never have guessed I could make a pineapple quilt so perfect with out paper piecing!  The pattern gives you the choice of Lap, Twin or Queen size quilts.

I did finish “Filigree” another Studio 180 Design companion pattern for the Large Square Squared & Corner Beam tool.  It was design by fellow Certified Instructor Sarah Furrer.  This pattern also gives you the choice of Lap, Twin or Queen size quilts.

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Filigree

I made the Lap size, 54″ x 70″.  I love this pattern.  It is a great way to get to know your new Large Square Squared tool.

There are only two blocks. The first is the Snail Tail that uses the Large Square Squared tool, the second uses the Corner Beam tool.

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See why I call it perfectly paperless piecing?  What a beautiful back of a block!  Both Peach Melba & Filigree are not yet released, so be sure to sign up for the Studio 180 Design Newsletter at www.studio180design.net so you get news first.

Fellow Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, Michelle Hiatt has also just released a new companion pattern for the Large Square Squared and Diamond Rects tools called Jenn’s Journey!

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You can find Jenn’s Journey at many local quilt shops or go to Michelle’s Etsy shop “Sew On the Go“.

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I have my fabric picked out and ready to cut for Jenn’s Journey!

How Many Geese in that Formation?

I’m getting ready for some upcoming trunk shows and decided to make some Studio 180 Design Tool samples.  There are 8 Fundamental Tools (not counting Tucker Trimmer 2 & Wing Clipper 2).  The Tucker Trimmer 1 makes Half Square Triangles, Quarter Square Triangles & Combination Units in 11 sizes from 1 inch to 6 inches.

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Above are Quarter Square Triangles in 11 sizes.

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The Wing Clipper 1 makes Flying Geese in 10 sizes from 1 inch to 10 inches.

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The Square Squared Tool makes 6 sizes from 1 inch to 6 inches.

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The Corner Beam Tool makes 11 sizes from 1 1/2 inches to 6 1/2 inches

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The V Block Tool makes 11 sizes from 1 1/2 inches to 6 1/2 inches

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The Split Rects Tool makes 8 sizes from 1 inch to 8 inches.

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The Diamond Rects Tool makes 5 sizes from 2 1/2 inches wide to 10 1/2 inches wide.

With the Corner Pop Tool you can choose from any of the 22 size options and remove a corner from a base shape such as a square, rectangle, pieced unit or block and leave the necessary 1/4″ seam allowance in tact.

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The block above is made from V Block and Corner Beam Units.

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I made 4 of the blocks but this time I popped of corners of the V Block & Corner Beam units before I put the blocks together, making this very interesting wall hanging.

Next I need to make samples for the Rapid Fire Hunters Stars and Lemoyne Star Tools.  Happy quilting!

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Holiday Ramblings

I have had a lot of new visitors to my blog, and I just wanted to say WELCOME & Thank You for visiting!
Holiday Ramblings
I don’t know about you guys, but I have been completely overcome by events. Thanksgiving was wonderful. I cooked dinner for 12. I brine my turkey, and it was great! Right after Thanksgiving I went to spend a couple of days with my granddaughter Samantha.
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I already have many Studio 180 Design classes scheduled for 2014. I’m ending 2013 & beginning 2014 teaching a One Block Wonder class. In January I’ll be teaching the Hunter Star, SueNami pattern, the Square/Squared tool demo and Southern Hospitality pattern by Studio 180 Design. I’m working on new class samples. In the Spring I’ll be teaching Atlantic Flyway pattern by Studio 180 Design.
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Fabric choices for Atlantic Flyway.
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I’ll also be teaching the Twister pattern by Studio 180 Design. This is a great pattern to build your skills with the Tucker Trimmer. I want to use Lucky Penney fabric by Alison Glass as my focus fabric and choose solids pulled the Lucky Penney fabric. I think it will look cool.
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Southern Hospitality

Well, I got her done! What do you think? I really like this pattern. I made this using the Studio 180 Design Square/Squared and the Tucker Trimmer I. The center of the quilt is not difficult at all. Either are the migrating geese, but you must use your best skills and a true 1/4″ seam. I will be adding this to my class list.
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Quilt Block Detective

During the Studio 180 Design Teacher certification we participated in a skill building exercise, “Quilt Block Detective”. Various quilt blocks were displayed and we had to identify the units that made up the blocks. It was great fun and very educational. There are many fundamental units that are used to make a variety of quilt blocks. In the book “Pattern Play” by Doreen Speckmann, she introduces us to those basic units.
Quilt Block Detective
I wanted to practice, so I thumbed through the book. It contains fabulous quilts. I chose to investigate “Cross Street Pasture” below.
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Doreen uses templates. Studio 180 Design tools can make the same units without templates. I identified Square/Squared, V Block, High/Low Left, High/Low Right, and the Corner Beam.
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I decided to make 2″ finished units making it a 10″ finished block. This block could be made bigger by making the units bigger.
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I really liked this block.

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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