Tucker U – Course 1-201 V Block, Sidekicks and High/Low

Thursday – 5/25/17 from 10am-Noon or

Tuesday 5/23/17 from 6pm-8pm

Saturday 6/10/17 from 1pm-3pm


(includes laminated design sheet, laminated technique sheet and black line design sheets)


1-201 V Block®, Sidekicks and High/Lows

If you are seeing stars in your future then you have just found your new best friend, the V Block®. Making stars is not the only thing the V Block® can do to improve your piecing techniques. Once you learn how to use the V Block®, you will not go back to those plastic templates you’ve been tracing and slicing. Or, connect a V Block® with a half square triangle and watch the curves develop. The possibilities are only limited to your imagination.


Push the use of your V Block® a bit further by learning how to create Sidekicks and High/Low units. You will amaze your friends by thinking that you made a difficult unit, when in fact the use of the V Block® made your life so easy!


*Required tools: V Block ®

+Required Technique Sheet: Sidekick and High/Low

+Required Design Sheet: V Block ®


*Can be purchased at Inspire class with 20% discount

+ Included in class fee

Basic Sewing Supplies Basic Quilting Supplies
Sewing machine with power cord and manual (just in case ? Rotary cutter with sharp blade
Neutral color of thread and wound bobbin Marking pencil
Extra machine needles Small cutting mat
Snips or trimming scissors and seam ripper 6 X 12 cutting ruler or similar small size

Please precut these units prior to class. Look for high contrast when selecting colors.

  • Step 1, two Colors – (3) 5” strips X wof for Center Triangle and (1) 5” strip X wof for Side Traingles
  • Step 2, two Colors – (16) 5” Squares for Base Unit and (2) 5” strips X wof for Sidekicks
  • Step 3, 1 additional color – (8) 2 ¾” Squares

Fabric Requirements: Fabrics will be cut during class. Therefore, the fabric requirements are healthy amounts so you can make your own design. You may even want to use some of your scraps from your last class here.


For course 1-201, we recommend:

  • 5/8 to 3/4 yd focal fabric
  • 3/8 yd background
  • ¼ yd of coordinating or contrasting fabric with focal fabric

CLICK 1_201 V Block Sidekicks and High Lows for PDF Supply List


Supply lists are available on line ( www.inspirequilting.com) and we will have little fabric bundles available for purchase if you want to have a coordinated project at the end of the school year.