Make a Mini in an Afternoon with the Strip-Smart Mini

I love this little tool!  The magic is in the square printed on the ruler.  That square allows you to use the same tool to cut half-square and quarter-square triangles.  And when you cut those shapes from strip sets and tubes, the possibilities are endless!

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Sew together three 1 1/2″ strips; a 2 1/2″ and a 1 1/2″ strip; of a 3 1/2″ strip.  Then sew two strip sets together into a tube to create any of these projects in record time!  Kathy has created four new patterns for this Market.

Rickety Rack

This particular “mini” is actually 12″ x 36″ and is a perfect class!  Change the colors for any holiday.  The new Christmas fabrics that are arriving would look like ribbon.

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Denim and Dirt features 3″ pinwheels so this mini finishes to 15″.

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Paradise Found is a broen pinwheel pattern that looks gorgeous in batiks!

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Four Score finishes to 15″ square and showcases mini quarter=square triangles.

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Or try these Cut Loose Press patterns that showcase blocks cut from tubes….

These coasters have pinked edges so a set can be made in just a few hours.  What a great hostess gift!

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Or brighten up your table with these eye catching place mats – again these blocks go together so quickly that you will make them for gifts.

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Or teach a series of classes using this book and the tool!  Your customers will love having a collection of minis to display on their wall!

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Just look at the cover to envision the possibilities!  By the way, these blocks go together so quickly, I am making scrappy quilts using these mini blocks!  It is a great stash busting tool!

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