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Tucker University - Freshman - Tucker Trimmer 1 AND V Block Trimmer (combination class)



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 has 33 opportunities to create precise units.  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.

The use of a Tucker Trimmer I can be expanded 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.  Quilter 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 (included with class sign up)

Each Class builds upon the previous class Freshman year.  All classes will then transition into the Sophomore year (2024).  When you sign up for Tucker University, you are committing to the entire year.  We will require payment information on file.

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 have learned 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 your 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.

Required tools:  V Block
Required Design Sheet:  V Block (included with Class)
Required Technique Sheet:  Sidekick and High/Low

Each Class builds upon the previous class Freshman year.  All classes will then transition into the Sophomore year (2024).  When you sign up for Tucker University, you are committing to the entire year.  We will require payment information on file.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: All skill levels are welcome.
Materials Included: Design Sheet - Tucker Trimmer 1 and V Block
Requirements: Working Sewing Machine Tucker Trimmer I Design Sheet (included with Class Sign up) Tucker Trimmer I - 15% off when purchased at SIF for Class Quilter's Magic Wand - available for purchase Shaded Four Patch - available for purchase V Block Tool - 15% off when purchased for Class at SIF V Block Design Sheet (included with Class Sign up) Sidekick and High/low Technique Sheet - available for purchase Sharp Rotary Cutter with extra blades minimum 6 x 12 ruler thread and fabric any other notions, etc., you will normally use when you quilt/sew cutting mat and iron/ironing pad
Instructor: Sara Johnson
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Class plus Design Sheets; supplies extra. Class only; $15 non-refundable; $70 refunded as Store Credit up to 7 days before Class; No refund/store credit after that. No Make Up Classes

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