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Thread: Difference

  1. #1
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    Oct 2011

    Smile Difference

    What is the difference between stack and whack and kalidoscope ?

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    Power Poster
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    Mar 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Stack and Whack is a repeat of a fabric stacked and cut to make a repeated pattern with different sized shapes to make a block. It can be made in the Kaleidoscope pattern and is sometimes called a Kaleidoscope. Confusing right? The Kaleidoscope pattern can also be made in non-repeating fabric for a ordinary block.

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    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
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    Mar 2009
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    I've seen the generic term kaleidoscope applied to any pattern that repeats around the center section. (Ricky Tims Kool Kaleidoscope is one example that is not made from stacked fabric.) The pattern below (from EQ) is also called kaleidoscope.

    Stack and Whack is Bethany Reynolds' method for stacking fabrics to produce repeats. She introduced the name and uses it in her books.

    One Block Wonder is a term introduced by Maxine Rosenthal in her books for another type of kaleidoscopic design, which uses only one fabric for the quilt (with the possible addition of cubes, borders, etc.), whereas Stack and Whack blocks usually have a second fabric in each block.
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