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Tucker University

Course Descriptions

Tucker U 1-101

Tucker Trimmer I and Shaded Four Patch

Learn how to use a Tucker Trimmer I to create half square triangles, quarter square triangles, and combination units. With the Tucker Trimmer I alone, a quilter can make three (3) different units in 11 different sizes. These units are often what we refer to as basic units, therefore they must be precise to fit nicely with more advanced units. This is a perfect place for any quilter to begin their journey through the Studio 180 Design set of tools.

You will also learn how to expand the use of your Tucker Trimmer I by creating a Shaded Four Patch unit. By using Deb Tucker’s method of strip piecing the construction of a shaded-four patch, the quilter eliminates the need to stitch fabrics on an unsecured bias. This method also eliminates the stretching and puckering within the unit. Quilters will use their Tucker Trimmer I to finalize their units and then discover a wide array of layouts that can be created with just one block.

Tucker U 1-201

V Block, Sidekicks, and High/Lows

If you are seeing stars in your future then you have just found your new best friend, the V Block. Making stars is not the only thing the V Block can do to improve your piecing techniques. Once you learn how to use the V Block, you will not go back to those plastic templates you have been tracing and slicing. Or connect a V Block with a half square triangle and watch the curves develop. The possibilities are only limited to your imagination.

Push the use of you V Block a bit further by learning how to create Sidekicks and High/low units. You will amaze your quilting friends by thinking that you made a difficult unit, when in fact the use of the V Block made your life so easy.

Tucker U 1-301

Wing Clipper I, Pickets, and Quickets

Learn the simple secrets to creating crisp, clean flying geese effectively and quickly. This method can be applied to any pattern that requires flying geese units. Since you usually have to make hundreds of these units at a time, why not make them perfect every time?

Expand the use of your Wing Clipper I by learning how to make Pickets and Quickets.   Once you begin to recognize these units, you will be surprised how often they appear in patterns from your favorite magazines and designers. You will want to add Pickets and Quickets to your border options.

Tucker U 1-401

Square Squared and Little Houses

The Square Squared unit can be found within blocks as well as sashing. Since this unit is often used to connect other units, the points are extremely valuable for the design to work without interruption. You will save those points with the Square Squared tool. A secondary benefit to using Deb Tucker’s method of creating Square Squared units is that you will not waste fabric. It’s a win-win situation.

Expand the use of your Square Squared tool by learning how to make little houses. Little houses have been disguised in borders and have shown up in some star blocks. You will be astounded where these units show up.

Tucker U 1-501

Corner Beam

The Corner Beam adds even more unique options to your quilt designs. The combinations and the twists and turns makes it look as if the quilter had to work with lots of odd shaped pieces when in fact they did not. The construction of a Sliver unit advances the use of the Corner Beam and once again makes precise piecing look hard when it is easy.

Tucker U 1-601

Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star Basic Construction

Volcanoes don’t belong in the center of an eight-pointed star and they won’t happen to you when you use the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool. And, by the way, there will be no y-seams. Be thoroughly stunned when you learn how to make a Lemoyne Star using a strip method. You will be able to make blocks as small as 3” all the way up to 12” with the same level of accuracy.

Tucker U 1-701

Corner Pop

Stop throwing away half of those squares you used to pop off a corner and start saving your fabric by using the Corner Pop. Before you know it, you will be popping off the corners of every unit. The Corner Pop does just that, it helps to add a pop of color to any unit and can add a secondary pattern to your quilt.

Tucker U 1-801

Split Rects

Give me an A, give me a B, and L and an R . . .what does that spell? Nothing! So then leave those letters at home along with the plastic templates that you would have to trace and learn how to make crisp, clean half rectangles or what Deb Tucker calls a Split Rects. By using the Split Rects tool, you do not have to worry about shaving your plastic templates any more. There are 8 different size options with just one tool. Your stars will twinkle with these strong points.

Tucker U 1-901

Diamond Rects

If the storm at Sea pattern is on your bucket list, but you don’t want to paper piece it, then the Diamond Rects has just become your new best friend. Once you learn how to make Diamond Rects units you will no longer avoid, what you thought, was a complex technique. The Diamond Rects is seen in the Studio 180 Design pattern entitled Sea Glass as well as Sugar Creek’s Smooth Sailing. Don’t miss the boat, jump on board now.

Tucker U 1-1001

Large Square Squared

You asked for it, you got it. More squares inside of squares inside of squares. The Large Square Squared is a perfect format to feature any fussy cuts or embroidery pieces. But it doesn’t stop there! You will fall in love with the snail’s trail block when you use the Large Square Squared.

Tucker U 1-1101

Lemoyne Advanced I: Strip Pieced Lemoyne, Liberty Lemoyne, and Banded Lemoyne

Are you hooked on the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool? You can make fancy Lemoyne Stars by learning how to create three more variations. Now that you have mastered the basic construction of the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star you will be liberated with three more options: Strip Pieced Lemoyne, Liberty Lemoyne, and Banded Lemoyne.
Prerequesite: 1-601: Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star: Basic Construction

Tucker U 1-1201

Lemoyne Advanced II: Fussy Cut Lemoynes, Lemoynes as Triangles, and Blazing Lemoynes

Ever wonder how to use the wider end of your Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool? The secret is revealed in this course. Impress your toughest critic with what looks like very demanding piecing, but trick them with the simplicity of Fussy Cut Lemoynes, Lemoynes as Triangles, and Blazing Lemoynes.
Prerequesite: 1-6021: Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star: Basic Construction

Tucker U 1-1301

Migrating Geese

We don’t want anyone to get lost as our geese migrate, so learn how to make migrating geese as a variation of the flying geese. Without the use of any required tools you will soon find a flock of migrating geese near you. You will be incorporating migrating geese into borders and sashing everywhere because you will not be able to get enough of these guys.

Cost: $ 15.00
Includes Class and Design Sheet
Skill Details:ALL Levels
Materials Included:Includes Class and Design Sheet.
Instructor Name:Sue Paceley
Instructor Bio:Sue Paceley lives in Corvallis, Montana with her husband (of 37 years) and several feral cats, who have adopted her. She has three adult children living in Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Ottawa, Ontario. Prior to starting her family, she was a computer engineer for Bell Labs with a Master of Science in Engineering degree from Princeton University.

Quilting is her current hobby and passion now that her children have all ?flown the coop.? In 2011, Sue started to use her Baby Lock Sashiko machine to quilt. In 2015, she started a Sashiko Club, which meets monthly at Patchwork Quilts. Several of her large quilts have juried into American Quilters? Society QuiltWeek, the Shipshewana (Indiana) Quilt Festival, and the Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival in Everett, Washington. Her ?Dear Jane? quilt was included in an exhibition in France in 2013. One of her quilts won first place in the ?Large ? Stationary Machine Quilted? category at the 2018 AQS QuiltWeek ? Lancaster contest. Photos of her quilts have been published in QuiltMania and American Quilter magazines and in Klaudeen Hansen?s Quilt Art Calendar for 2019. Sue recently discovered that she loves to teach and is grateful for any opportunity to share her enthusiasm.