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Tucker University Freshman 1-201

Tucker University is a series of 12 technique classes for the Studio 180 Design Tools and Techniques. It is a wonderful opportunity to help you build your skills and accuracy regardless of where you are in your quilting experience. Each class will cover a different Studio 180 Design tool along with ways to expand the use of the tools. You do not have to attend all the classes, but I think you will want to do so. You will make 4” finished units so that they can be combined to create new blocks. Since these are technique classes, you won’t have another UFO! Because these are basic units used in many quilts, the tools are adaptable to most patterns. They do not have to be used only on Studio 180 Design patterns. Students will learn to “Tuckerize” commercial patterns.

Studio 180 Design tools offer:
- Multiple sizes on every tool
- Slightly oversized construction for trimming to precise unit size
- Left and Right handed cutting instructions
- Technique sheets with additional technique options for each tool (laminated)
- Free videos with the additional help for every tool and technique.

The first 6 months tools are:

Month 1: Tucker Trimmer I and Shaded 4-patch
Month 2: V Block, Sidekick and High/Low
Month 3: Wing Clipper I and Pickets & Quickets
Month 4: Square-Squared and Little Houses
Month 5: Corner Beam and Sliver
Month 6: Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star

Months 7-13 will include Corner Pop, Solit Rects, Diamond Rects, variations of the Square Squared, and Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star. A bonus class (Migrating Geese) is offered to students who complete the full program.

Price of Materials for each Session:
- Studio 180 tools vary in price from $22-$56
- Design & Technique Sheets retail for $7.50 each. Not all lessons have a Technique Sheet
- Honey Bee offers 20% off of Tucker Tools and Technique Sheets when purchased 30 days prior to class.

Materials Needed:
The Instructor will email a specific supply list one week before class.
- Sewing Machine in good working condition with power cord, pedal, and Owner’s Manuel
- Basic Sewing supplies e.g. Pins, fabric marking pen, seam ripper, thread, rotary cutter, ¼” Presser foot, 6” X 12” or 6” X 24” ruler

Materials Suggested:
- extra light if needed
- magnification if needed
- Studio 180 Design Magic Wand (optional)


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Students should be familiar with their machine, know basic sewing skills, and have knowledge of cutting and sewing accurately.
Materials Included: Class fee includes required Tucker University laminated Design Sheet.
Instructor: Marcy Collins
Instructor Bio: I have enjoyed working with the Studio 180 Design Tools since their inception, and working with Deb Tucker at the Houston Quilt Markets since she first developed the tools. Having taught Elementary grades for about 16 years, I understand that not all students learn in the same manner and have patience and knowledge to work with a large variety of skill levels and needs. I have taught numerous hand embroidery/sewing/piecing classes at many shops in the Austin/Temple/Houston areas. I am passionate about working with color and design, love working with people, and am more interested in my students understanding what they are being taught than completing their project.
Class fee and Tucker University Design Sheet

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
Honeybee Quilt Store
9308 Anderson Mill Rd #300
Austin, TX 78729