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Show 1707 - Tricks and Tools of the Trade

Featuring: Deb Tucker / Carrie Bloomston

Posts On: September 28, 2015


There are so many tools that are available to quilters nowadays which make the process much easier, faster, and more accurate. Have you ever wondered who comes up with those tools? Meet Deb Tucker, who is one of those amazing people. Deb has been quilting for 30 years and she began teaching soon after she mastered many quilting techniques. She notes that accuracy was a recurring challenge for students, so she set out to create tools to help them be successful. Her tools are designed for improving ease and precision when piecing. She demonstrates how they help simplify the creation of a LeMoyne Star with foolproof accuracy. Do you think of a LeMoyne Star as traditional? Not necessarily! Deb offers infinite variations on this block. She also dissects a quilt pattern, examining its parts and offering ideas for changes and simplifications. Later, author and fabric designer Carrie Bloomston shows us how to cool down a wild color with paint and fabric.

Show Information

Links to Artists:

Deb Tucker (Studio 180 Design)

Carrie Bloomston

From Chapter One:

Deb Tucker shares with the audience how she got started quilting, her love for stars, and how she has incorporated them into her beautiful award-winning quilts.

From Chapter Two:

Deb explains how she takes fabric strips and rulers and uses them to make her beautiful LeMoyne Star and Hunters Star Quilt Blocks without “Y” seams.

From Chapter Three:

Deb then takes us through the various ways of creating beautiful quilt blocks with a little turn of her LeMoyne Ruler, adding some strips and of course knowledge, will give you many beautiful blocks. Deb Tucker talks about how Doreen Speckmann's book, Pattern Play, inspired and guided her along the way to making her basic shapes.

From Chapter Four:

The TQS cameras visit Phoenix, Arizona to interview Carrie Bloomston, who is an author and fabric designer. Carrie shows us how to cool down a “wild color” with paint and fabric, how she was offered the opportunity to create fabric for Windham Fabrics, and how she designed her patterns with inspiration from her children.

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#1 AuntJo 2016-01-02 04:39
Terrific show ! I purchased the Rapid fire Lemoyne star ruler at a quilt show and saw demo.. I am finally going to put it to use in the near future.. Thank you Deb Tucker..
Also thanks to Carrie for the inspiration to explore !!
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