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Tucker University - Month 1

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.

Required tools: Tucker Trimmer I® and Quilter’s Magic Wand®
Required Technique Sheet: Shaded Four Patch
Required Design Sheet: Tucker Trimmer I

Design Sheet provided as part of class fee.

Basic Sewing Supplies

Sewing Machine with power cords and manual (just in case)
Machine needles
Snips or trimming scissors
Seam ripper

Basic Quilting Supplies
Rotary cutter with a sharp blade
Marking Pencil (mechanical will do)
Small cutting mat
Straight edge ruler approx. 6" x 12" or so
Invisgrip (Optional)
Best Press or light starch (Optional)

Fabric Requirements: Fabrics will be cut during class. Therefore, the fabric requirements are healthy amounts so that you can make your own design choices during class.

We recommend the following yardage:
3/8 yard Focal Fabric
3/8 yard Background
1/4 yard of a coordinating or contrasting fabric with the focal fabric
1/4 yard of a coordinating or contrasting fabric with the focal fabric


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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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  • Monday - Friday |
  • 10am - 4pm
  • Closed:  Saturday & Sunday