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Thread: Please suggest a good "How To Do" Kaleidoscope

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    Super Member Treasureit's Avatar
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    I would like to learn how to do a Kaleidoscope quilt. For those of you who have made one - how did you learn and did you like that method? I love a challenge and can follow a book, but from searching the internet I didn't find anything that jump out at me.

    I see so many pretty ones one here.

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    I made this one, and if you wish I can send you a link one where to learn to make it. This is one large image, not many blocks put together. If one you want is smaller blocks, search for a One Block wonder or Stack and Whack. Those are smaller kaleidoscopes.
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    I learned by help on this board. I started with 4 identical squares, stacked on top of each other, cut them corner to corner to make 4 triangles. Presto, a new design. So then I went to 8 idential squares, did the same thing as the 4 triangles, but then cut those in half. I was just playing, but I'm making both of those into a wall hanging, and also a lap quilt. On the lap quilt I used fabric that I didn't think I'd ever used it again. It was so old I didn't even remember what I made with it.

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    I used Brittany Reynolds Stack and Whack method. She has a couple of books and she also has the directions on the internet. Just google. Brittany Reynolds or Stack & Whack and you should get a few tips

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    Here's a nice little tute from Dunster just a few days ago!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-82376-3.htm - pg 2 & 3

    I'd also like to know more about how she pieced and made it. Dunster? Care to do a tute? I'll give her a shout. OK, I contacted her. So we'll see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I made this one, and if you wish I can send you a link one where to learn to make it. This is one large image, not many blocks put together. If one you want is smaller blocks, search for a One Block wonder or Stack and Whack. Those are smaller kaleidoscopes.
    Ooh. Link please. :D Is that a Ricky Tims one?

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    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/983-owz.jsp
    Rhonda is on this board. Check out her link:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/983-owz.jsp
    Rhonda is on this board. Check out her link:)
    Yes, This is what I would call a Kaleidoscope... Not just a pinwheel.

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    There are many patterns that are called kaleidoscopes. Ricky Tims Kool Kaleidoscope pattern, stack-and-whack kaleidoscopes, OBW's, and the classic kaleidoscope, to name just a few. Which one are you interested in?

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    paula nadelstern is the queen of kaleidoscopes

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