Deb Heatherly, designer of the Cat’s Cradle and Strippy Star, created the Turbo 4-Patch when she was teaching a class and the quilt required HUNDREDS of mini 4-Patches. She knew her students would baulk at making these units the traditional way so a new trim tool was born!
Create four-patch blocks in 16 different sizes ranging from ½” to 4″ finished sizes in a matter of minutes. Simply place the markings on the ruler directly on the seam line and trim. Since the blocks are trimmed after cutting, sewing, and pressing, any distortion caused by these steps is corrected and each four-patch will be the perfect size every time!
This trim tool is the perfect companion for the 2-½” and 5″ pre-cuts that are on the market. We know that they aren’t always cut the exact same size so cutting from the seam line guarantees accuracy.
Deb has created several patterns that showcase this tool. These three Cut Loose Press™ patterns are great class options.
This tool can also be combined with Deb’s other Trim Tools such as the Strippy Star.
She has also created several full sized patterns that are striking. My Radiant Star combines four-patches and half-square triangles to maximum effect.
Or make this darling basket quilt called Addison:
Or teach all three tools in Ella’s Attic:
Whether used individually or in tandem, these tools are a delight!