Take 5 just in time for Christmas

Kathy Brown’s latest Take 5 book is out just in time for Christmas.  this one includes a bit of a twist.  In this case, all 15 projects require five fat quarters and one other fabric to create stunning, quick quilts.  Most can be made in an afternoon because Kathy doesn’t do complicated!


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The additional fabric is not always a background.  In this case the red fabric coordinates with five fat quarters to create a lively rail fence type quilt.


This quilt uses black to create crosses in the middle of the pinwheels constructed out of the fat quarters….


This quilt has the illusion of Attic Windows blocks – without all of the work!


In this case, a focal fabric that looks like it was plucked straight from the sky is bordered by coordinates that showcase the design beautifully…



You don’t have to wait for the movie for your, in this case, five shades of grey….

Bundle the book with five fat quarters for a great Christmas gift idea.  And for those who never experienced the original – and it’s sequel…


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Strip Smart Mini’s are here!

Kathy Brown – the genius behind the Strip Smart series of books and patterns – has designed a new template that doubles the possibilities.  The magic is in the center square. By rotating this square, you can cut half and quarter-square triangles using the same tool! The lettered markings on the template are duplicated in the patterns so placement is a snap!


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Miniature blocks and projects have never been easier! Now all of them – and so many more – can be created by sewing a combination of strips together or sub-cutting any strips up to 3 ½ inch strips.

Every quilt designed with the Strip Smart technique can be re-created in miniature with the Strip Smart Mini – and so much more!  In fact, the more we play with this template, the more possibilities present themselves.

Explore the possibilities in Kathy’s new book – Strip-Smart Friends.  All of these projects can be made in an afternoon.  Want to change the size?  Simply change the width of the strips or the number of blocks!


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Make this placemat – start to finish – in an afternoon!  You can’t get any easier than that…


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Come join the fun!  Kathy is already planning her second book….and the third….the ideas just keep coming!  Spend some time with Kathy at Market.  She is everywhere – in our school house session, a Take and Teach session, and the Creative Grids booth every day.  This tool is so simple!  You can teach someone how to use it in less than two minutes – and spend a lifetime pursuing the possibilities










The Critters have entered the Building!

The Teacher’s Pet booth at Quilt Market was the hit of the show!  Kathy Brown was in one of our school houses and stole the stage with her Alligator Tales fabric line and the quilts she designed around it.

The foundation of these quilts is created by sewing strips together.  The pattern includes the alphabet so they can be personalized for the “critter lover” in your life.  Let them play peek-a-boo with their favorite animal.

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The fabric line – Alligator Tails – includes fun prints that will make you smile…

The panel…

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The stripe….

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The swirls…

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Bees and Swirls…

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Animal Skin Prints..

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Frog Toss…

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This fabric has been so popular that it has been re-printed over and over again – and should be in stock by the end of February.  The pattern will be available mid-February.  These are so darn cute you’ll want to have a stack on hand for every baby/child on your list!