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    Is there such a thing as a gadget you view a quilt block and it shows you what the quilt will look like? Where can I find it?

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    There are mirrors joined in a 45 degree angle where you put your block against it and it reflects the block. I forget the exact name of it though. I'm sure someone will be along to tell you.

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    You can buy a peep hole thing for a door,at a hardware store. And then use it backwards so when you look at your quilt block it looks far away. This is an excellent way of seeing if the colors you are using have enough contrast. They sell the same thing in quilt shops under a fancy name. Don't know if this is what you are thinking about.

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    yes there is. it is a piece of plastic that looks like it is printed in squares. When you hold it in front of your block you will see many blocks.
    I don't know what it is called.

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    Quilter's Mirror....fun, fun!

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    I have found that looking through my camera lens works great!!

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    Those are two different devices.

    The notion the OP is asking about is the EZ View Multiplier:
    https://www.softexpressions.com/soft...ns/EZView.php/

    The mirrors, while they can do the same thing, are generally used for seeing how repeats (S&W, OBW) will look when made into a block.
    http://www.amazon.com/Quilting-Quilt.../dp/B001UAF6JO
    You can also get them custom made at your local Lucite or glass dealer. I did this for 2 quilts I made where the smaller mirrors just weren't showing me enough.

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    Thanks to everyone for the info. I believe the ez view multiplier is what I'm looking for. Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Those are two different devices.

    The notion the OP is asking about is the EZ View Multiplier:
    https://www.softexpressions.com/soft...ns/EZView.php/

    The mirrors, while they can do the same thing, are generally used for seeing how repeats (S&W, OBW) will look when made into a block.
    http://www.amazon.com/Quilting-Quilt.../dp/B001UAF6JO
    You can also get them custom made at your local Lucite or glass dealer. I did this for 2 quilts I made where the smaller mirrors just weren't showing me enough.

    I have the little gizmo that MTS has mentioned ... just hold it to your eye and you see several of the same block. However, my eyes have not masted the "how to" of it!!

    The OBW etc mirrors ... I purchased two mirrors at the $ $tore, taped them together so I can stand them on end. Then just move them til I see 4, 6 or 8 reflections. I even keep them in my truck, ready at a moment's notice, just in case I see some potential fabric I need to check for it's OBW'ability! :)

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