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Thanks everyone. They are already in the mail to the receivers. No I personally wouldn't use them either. I view most things I make as a picture. Checkbook covers and keychains I use but hotpads I have never kept one in almost 15 years of making them. I use to sell them to a local gift store and made about 900 of them over 12 years pieced mostly but some Dresden Kaleidoscopes and Crazy quilt ones and a few applique over those years.
IF you look up at the right hand corner you will see in the rotation my EBook on Dresden Kaleidoscopes. It was the third ebook I wrote and released here on the board in 2009. This is NOT a sales pitch just a comment to show how long I have been doing these.
Right now it is showing my Wings Blocks on my page anyway. It is under advanced search if you want to see more of my kaleidoscopes.
I also have 2 threads on here where I posted some of my Dresden Kaleidoscopes a long time ago.
Pansy K's - Pansy Kaleidoscopes
More Dresden Kaleidoscopes- More Kaleidoscopes
In this one on the second page you will see a brief explanation. I have to be careful how much I give away because of the Ebook.
Those are fantastic. I love them and they look perfect to me.
I send these blades out for free. Just send me your postal address. I can also send a pdf file with the blade file if anyone wants it and they can print it off and do it them selves. I just use a fine point magic marker and trace the pattern and then cut it out of thick plastic. I use template plastic that is clear. You need it to be clear so you can trace off some of the features. That way you can place the template on the next spot in the fabric and match the features to get the same fussy cut blade.
I can make other sizes. I do have one that makes 5 blades and makes a 3 1/2" or 4" DK Without looking I can't say for sure the size but around that.
Rhonda, they are all beautiful. You did a great job on then. Will we see a tutue on them? Thanks for sharing.
learn each and every day,memories or play.
We'll see. I like to offer a little something for those who can't afford to buy the book. But I'm not sure if I can find a way to offer a tute without compromising the book. I hope I can.
i would really like to make some...what is the pattern? and where can i get it? they are so.............cute.