04252021: Tucker University & Charm School Freshman Year 1-101 Tucker Trimmer

1-101 Tucker Trimmer I and Shaded Four Patch

As a Fantastic Bonus for each class you take with us you will earn a Beautiful Siesta Sterling Silver Charm.  If you attend all 12 you will receive a Graduation Charm also!  Come in the shop to see these, they are so nice.


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.

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

* These items can be purchased at Quilter's Cottage

Basic Sewing Supplies:
Sewing Machine in good working condition, bring power cords and manual
Machine needles - replace with a new one prior to class
Snips or trimming scissors
Seam ripper
pins (prefer flower head) and pin cushion

Basic Quilting Supplies:
Rotary cutter with a sharp blade
Marking tools - micron pen / sew line pencils white lead and black lead
Small cutting mat 18 x 24
Straight edge ruler approx. 6" x 12" or so 
Best Press or light starch

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.

For course 1-101, 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
Cost: $ 25.00
Skill Level:beginner
Requirements:Please bring all supplies
Instructor Name:Cyn Wilde
Instructor Bio:Certified Instructor Studio 180 Design