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About the Author
Kathy Brown has designed 12 fabric lines and self-published more than 125 patterns and seven booklets. Her work has also been featured in numerous quilting magazines. Her projects are designed to be made in a day or a weekend, allowing the quilter instant gratification! Kathy enjoys teaching and lecturing all across the United States. The owner of Teacher's Pet, Kathy is also the designer of the popular Fat Quarter Cutter, a Creative Grids ruler.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- File Size : 28822 KB
- Print Length : 82 pages
- Publication Date : May 10, 2011
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- ASIN : B00OYULQKK
- Publisher : That Patchwork Place (May 10, 2011)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1604680555
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,220,973 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Several of the patterns [Read All About It & Daydream Believer] would take a real glutton for punishment to make using the triangle ruler technique when they can be made quicker and easier using conventional strip techniques which results in no bias edges to match.
Inspirational fabric combinations. Patterns are for smallish quilts - lap or twin size.
The ruler that is used for these quilts requires special caution since you are at times cutting toward yourself. When my cutter skipped over the edge of the ruler I ended up in the emergency room for stitches.
I don't mean to sound so negative. As I said, the finished quilts are a delight. I've made them as gifts and recipients are delighted. Just be mindful at all steps and you'll end up with a treasure.
I've reviewed this book and I would definitely recommend it for the beginning quilter - someone who may be a bit squeamish about jumping into quilting. The author of the book does give some quilting basics in the beginning of the book so the beginner is not left totally to their own devices. The instructions for the quilt patterns given are very clear and thorough for the method used and would be a great confidence builder for the beginner. It would be difficult to mess up - but even if you did, you could turn it into a crazy quilt. No one would be the wiser. :-) I do not believe it would be or offer anything new for the advanced quilter but that the patterns offered within might be to 'drab' for their tastes - unless they would use it for a jumping off point for further creativity, tho I do not see that. Even for a quick quilt, the advanced quilter would be able to look at it and tell what they needed and how to do it.
So if you've never pieced a quilt but would like to get into it, this is a great book to get your feet wet with. Also good for the confident beginner, if you've never used the strip-piece method, give it a try. Will transform the way you approach certain quilts.
Bottom line: a good book for the beginner's library.
Top reviews from other countries
I'm not sure if you are like me, I see these interesting shape rules off the Creative Grid stand, not sure quite what to do with many of them and just stick with my normal quilters ruler, and 4"/8" blocks and that's about it. Well this author was the same, until one day for some reason she just picked up the ruler which has a normal ruler bottom, and 2 triangles on the top. Due to stress, being so over worked the author picked up this crazy looking ruler and thought she would cut up some stripped fabric with it and played around with the shapes. Within 3/4 hour, she had discovered she'd designed 30 quilts, in the simplist and quickest manor possible!!!!
The author demonstrated how to use this ruler which is very important.
This book shows you one very very easy method to make the most stunning quilts without fussy cutting and hours working out what goes where!!! This is a brilliant books for beginners too, as it will fill them so full of self confidence being able to create the most amazing modern quilts just by repositioning the blocks shown in this book!!!!
I have never been SO EXCITED about a quilt book as I am with this one!!!
I am a quilter with disabilities, so making quilts so simplistically with the most amazing designs has opened up my physical ability to quilt so much better, and feel so proud at what I've achieved!!!
This soft back book has 79 pages, and was published in 2011, but it's not dated at all.
The Secret of GRITS
One ruler + one triangle = Quilting fun!!!
Quilting ruler - Breaking basics
1. Hide n seek
2. Daydreamer Believer
3. Chinese Jump rope
4. Brownies a la mode
5. Fat man squeeze
6. Read all about it
7. The birds
8. Merry go round
9. The Twist
10. Pedal pushers
11. Box hockey
12. Romeo and Juliet
13. Penny Candy
14. Family vacation
16. Pick up sticks
About the author.
If I could, I would give this higher than 5 stars, not just for the amazing quilting information, but the presentation is fabulous. Colour photos through out, the diagrams are all in colour, and very well presented, taking out all the difficulties many quilting books can present. Every effort has been put into this book by the publishers, which makes it a total joy to read cover to cover!!!
I normally find a section in books which bits have been missed out, or poor diagrams, but this book is the first quilt book which I cannot find a single down point, that's why it deserves more than 5 stars!!!
My new batik jelly roll arrived this morning, and I'm itching to unroll it and start straight away on one of these stunning projects, but I must finish my current quilt which I'm 1/2 way through!!! Come the new year, I will have one of these special rulers, and whizzing my way through spectacular quilts gallor!!!
I really hope this book revolutionises your quilting experience and you will be so excited reading this amazing book.
I hope this has been of use to you.