Hello everyone! I'm Kathy Brown from The Teacher's Pet, and I'd like to thank Madam Samm for inviting me to blog today with you! I began my quilting career back in 1994 when there were very few quilting stores here in Louisiana to draw inspiration from. With a full time job and a family to take care of, the only time I had to learn quilting was at night. Enter my mom to the rescue! Armed with her VCR (doesn't that sound ancient?) and lots of blank tapes, she taped every segment of Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson for me. I would faithfully watch every episode over and over, and with a few excellent books, I began my venture into the world of quilting!
One thing I never got used to, however, was the vast amount of rulers that were in the market. I had a trusty 6" x 12" ruler, and an 8 1/2" x 24" ruler, and thought that was everything I needed to use to cut strips, squares and anything else I might like. I was able to cut up my yardage and fat quarters any way I wanted, and I was happy. Until. Yes, until. Until pre-cuts came along, I was just fine. And then these liittle beauties hit the marketplace and I found that I couldn't live without them. Jelly rolls, charm squares, turnovers, petit fours, candy bars, bali pops, etc, etc, etc - just screaming at me to buy them and put them to good use. And buy them I did. And I not only bought them, but I designed LOTS of patterns to go along with them.
Now before I go any further, I must explain one little tidbit to you. By nature, I am an impatient person. Not just a little impatient, but a LOT impatient. When I start a project, I want to start it and get it finished as fast as possible. I suppose that's the main reason I design patterns for quilts and accessories that can be finished in a day or weekend at the most!!! Anyway, I found (through LOTS of errors) that the faster I went, the more mistakes I made in cutting up these strips and squares into tinier pieces because my eyes just couldn't pick out the right markings on the rulers in a jiffy. And with mistakes, I had to go and purchase another jelly roll, or another charm pack, or whatever the case might be so that I could finish my project. And, I also found out that I was missing using all of my fat quarters - and that I had put them aside in favor of cuts that were already made for me. So I thought about this for a while, and came up with what I thought was a pretty good idea. I pitched the idea to the Creative Grids Ruler folks - and before I knew it - I became a Creative Grids Ruler designer and had my first ruler on the way.
Introducing the Fat Quarter Cutter - my first ruler for Creative Grids!
. I designed this ruler for all of you - who like me - LOVE fat quarters and would like to easily - and without mistakes - cut up your fat quarters into jelly roll strips, honey bun strips, charm squares, petit four squares, and on and on. I also designed this ruler for all of you - who like me - LOVE pre-cuts and would like to easily - and without mistakes - cut these babies up into their smaller portions to fit any pattern in the marketplace that uses the precuts. And so I did! I am sure that all of you - like me - will fall in love with the simplicity of the ruler, and the way your eye goes immediately to the markings you need to line up for the cuts you want to make!
The Creative Grids folks and I have prepared a video for you so that you can see what the ruler is all about, and find out for yourselves how this little gem will change the way you work with your fat quarters and pre-cuts. Why don't you join me and let's go take a look:
Thanks for joining me today - I hope you've had fun learning a little about impatient old me - and my Fat Quarter Cutter ruler! With a warm heart, Kathy
Here is Kathy's collection called Teachers Pet
Red Rooster sent along this lovely BRAND New
Collection not yet on the market..
I believe it will be introduced at the Fall Market
Giveaway open to everyone..
2 yds each of this sampling collection
of Teacher's Pet
by Kathy Brown. and her ruler !
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