Pattern Variations Template
To accompany the release of my first tutorial Pattern Variations in Seconds Illustrator CC (Part 1) I'm providing the template used in the video as a way to quickly* get started with the process. 

*Remember (to make the process extremely quick) align your initial design for the pattern brush to fit the width of the boundary box above the "Centered" first column. The height of the design is equally as important; if the height of your design greatly exceeds the boundary, the design will overlap in the center (possibly overlapping other portions of the pattern) and may produce undesirable over stretching and thinning.

More exploration in preparing designs for the pattern brush, and other applicable uses, will be discussed in a follow up video released on or around 6/16/15.