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Thread: Mirrors?

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    Mirrors?

    I see in the tutorials for kaleidascope quilt that a hinged mirror is used to evaluate the areas of the fabric for viability. Are these hand made or are they available for purchase? Do any of you know?

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    Joann's has one that is for sale online only. http://www.joann.com/folding-magic-m...x-6-/prd22442/ I bought mine at Hobby Lobby with a Joann's coupon so I got it for around $7. You could easily make this yourself. Joann's sells pieces of mirroring http://www.joann.com/darice-8-x8-squ...ror/xprd78605/ or you could get it at a glass shop. Just tape them together and VOILA! you have a mirror to help with making a kaleidascope! I find I get mine out to play with alot. It is fun to see the different designs!!!
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    i have a purchased one- it is (2) 6" mirrors
    with a (spine) available in many quilt shops, places like clotilde's, keepsake quilting, nancy's notions, hobby lobby, joannes,

    or you can easily make your own- purchase 2 square mirrors, use a number of layers of masking tape on the back aligning the two mirrors. so they fold together *facing each other* or open when needed. (duct tape works pretty good for this too.
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    I bought some, if i could find mine i'd mail them to you. I bet I've used them once. You should be able to find them almost anywhere or find two cheap ones and tape them together. have fun!!
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    Leave 1/4" space between the mirrors when taping them together. The tape needs slack to fold and unfold.
    Got fabric?

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    I think I bought mine at Nancy's Notions or Clotilda

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    I got mine from a shop that orders from Checkers distributors!

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    I purchased 2 mirrors at Target for $2 each. They're about 5" by 7". They were in magnetic frames and I found them on the school/office supply aisle. I tried the Dollar Store, but the manager there told me they only carry that stuff during back-to-school. They're marketed as locker mirrors, despite the fact that lockers aren't used anymore. At least, not in my area of the planet.
    Anyway - I plan on duct-taping the mirrors together, but for now just holding them in the right spot works.

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    I took mirrors from two powder compacts (make-up) I bought at the $1 store and duct taped them together. They just fit in a leather case that one of the boys made in Boy Scouts (youngest is 28 now) from the cut out kits that you lace up.

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    I saw one at our local quilt shop a few days ago when I was in there. I'm sure you should be able to buy one online someplace.
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    I got mine from Nancy's Notions at the Quilt Show in Wisconsin. Some good bargains on her things there.
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    go the $ store or walmart, or even hobby lobby or lowe's. use clear packing tape front and back leaving about 1/4" gap between mirrors for closing...so easy...

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