Now you can make those tough elongated diamond units needed for any Storm at Sea project with ease and success. But remember, this is a basic unit that can combine with any of the other fundamental units to create many, many other interesting designs and quilt projects. You'll precision cut the center diamond, then sew on side triangles to create an oversized unit that you'll trim down to the perfect size.
- Ruler Size: approximately 11" x 11"
- Five unit size options from 1" x 2" finished units to 5" x 10" finished units in whole inch increments
- Step by step illustrated instructions, available to download
- Illustrated instructions for left hand cutting and trimming
- Fine lines for higher accuracy
- Free online video for unit construction and tool trim down (see below, also on YouTube)
- Numerous companion patterns available
- Item # DT15
The first of Deb’s designs using the Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star tool and technique. The project uses just 3 fabrics and can be made in a single sewing session - couple of hours if you’re fast. Suggested size is for 6” blocks, but it could also work with the 5” or 7” block options.
- Projects size: 20” x 58”
- Block size: 6”
- Required tools: Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star - Petite Star tool
- Three fabric project
- Pattern # DTP002
What looks like 8-pointed stars floating in a black background are actually Hunter’s Star blocks made using the Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star - Petite Star tool. Each of the three projects use the same pieces, but their different arrangements give them distinct personalities. Rapid Fire Hunter's Star- Petite Star tool is required.
Choose three fabrics, add several great tools, mix with good techniques, and, Presto!, you'll have this great looking quilt in a snap! Deb's New Year's Star pattern includes three sizes, from Lap to Queen, and is much easier to construct than you might think. Make a resolution to give this one a try! You'll be celebrating in no time!
A rainbow of colors bouncing off diamonds! Using 2½” strips this table runner is fun and quick to make. Refraction is a mixture of the Diamond Rectangle units and squares, making the simple look tricky. The Diamond Rects tool allows you to make the diamonds easily and precisely. You’ll have fun making this beautiful table runner and in no time it’ll be ready to use on your table.
- Project size: 16” x 51”
- Use Pre-Cut Fabric Strips: 2½” x 40”
- Required tools: Diamond Rects
- Fabrics: Background and 6 assorted colored strips
- Pattern # DTP062
By Combining two contrasting fabrics you will create triangles tumbling down the quilt. Using your V Block tool, this quilt is fun and quick. Just jump right in and give it a whirl!
This tool is a must have if you like making quilts with these tall star point units. Sometimes known as “Peaky and Spike”, a nickname attached to the unit about 20 years ago by a famous quilter, Doreen Speckman, this particular shape has perplexed quilters forever. With Deb’s tool, which you can see used on our free online video demonstration (see below, also on YouTube), you’ll be cutting the center and side triangles slightly over sized and then with the same tool trimming the sewn piece to an extremely precise unit with seams perfectly placed for crisp, sharp points at every intersection. So think about adding this magnificent new tool to your toolbox, you’ll be glad you did.