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    Too funny! I feel that way about each new pattern I learn. We are learning the stack and whack at our quilting meeting this month. I will be hooked.

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    Holice - yes we need to have Warnings!

    Rhonda - love your saying!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    This is the WARNING I put at the end of my Dresden Kaleidoscope ebook!

    Be Warned!!!

    Kaleidoscopes are contagious!!!
    Fabric Fever may set in!

    Symptoms:

    1.your heart beats faster and faster when you look at fabric
    2. You break out in a sweat if you canít buy that fabric
    3. You look at a Kaleidoscope and know you canít do just one!
    4. You just canít wait to get your hands on some fabric!
    5. Your dreams are filled with fabrics to make more Kaleidoscopes!
    6. You start seeing kaleidoscope possibilities in everything you see!

    If you have any or all of these symptoms then you probably have:

    Diagnosis: FABRIC FEVER and WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE? virus

    Treatment:

    You will need to buy more fabric to alleviate this symptom! You may need to make the next kaleidoscope to stop the spread of the ďwhat will it look likeĒ virus !!

    When you reach the end of the number of Kaleidoscopes you need - the virus and the fever should disappear.

    If you experience a return of Fabric Fever you will need to start the treatment all over again!!!

    May you be blessed with good eyes strong hands and an able mind!
    And great fabric!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    So should several others...bow tucks, etc....
    Gotta ask and show my slow side...what is a bow tuck and where can I see one??

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt
    I think I'm the only one on the board that has no interest in them!
    I don't know why they don't appeal to me.
    Stack and Whacks do appeal to me, but I'm scared to death to try one! I'm afraid I may get started and decide it's too complicated and throw it to the side and find something else addicting to do!!

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    Is there a tuturiol on this stack and wack.

    step by step one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    I firmly believe every book/pattern/tutorial/instruction should have the following warning.

    Be aware that this technique is addictive and may cause undue stress on your quiltmaking. You will discover that before you have the first top finished you will have another cut, another on the cutting table to be cut and about three more still in the original store bags waiting in line to start the process.
    You are SO right! I started one OBW, and really liked the way it was turning out (I had about 30 'blocks'). Then I started thinking about how neat it would look with a different fabric that had brighter colors, etc. You get the idea. I now have two OBWs in progress, but no quilt tops out of them yet! (But if I happen to see just the right fabric......)

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    My mind is over run with ideas, I don't need this one trying to sneak it's way in!

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    I have 3 fabrics I plan to make OBW out of, I'm going to follow Cutebuns tutorial, hoping to start on it after 1st of year.

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    I totally agree about this!! I have caught the bug too! Made one as I won a pattern and then made a second!!

    1st quilt- My Pines
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    They also didn't appeal to me...that is until I was "forced" to try it as a border for an IRR quilt (see, that wasn't mine). It was so much fun and turned out so great that the OBW sucked me in too, so be very careful!! LOL!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt
    I think I'm the only one on the board that has no interest in them!
    I don't know why they don't appeal to me.

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    I made my first stack and whack in Paducha and it is beautiful and easy. I will make more.

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    What is bow tuck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    I firmly believe every book/pattern/tutorial/instruction should have the following warning.

    Be aware that this technique is addictive and may cause undue stress on your quiltmaking. You will discover that before you have the first top finished you will have another cut, another on the cutting table to be cut and about three more still in the original store bags waiting in line to start the process.
    This is so true!!! I had made a bunch of stack and whacks, about 9 or so. They were so fun to make and see what the designs came out to be. I did one with animals and ended up, unintentionally, with a skunks stripes down a polar bear's back. I loved doing those. One lady at a quilt guild I was apart of at the time made fun of me for doing so many. I don't care they were fun to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    I have 3 fabrics I plan to make OBW out of, I'm going to follow Cutebuns tutorial, hoping to start on it after 1st of year.
    What is OBW? I have seen this before. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    LOL! Maybe that's what I should do with my parrots fabric....make a stack n whack out of it...
    I did do one with a couple of different parrot designs. Turned out very cute.

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    Can one tell me where the tutorials is for this one.

    Thank you

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    It's so bad that whenever I look at fabric, I am looking to see if I would like it for a SNW.... ever carry a mirror with you to preview them....yes..

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    Holice....I had to chuckle on the timing of this thread when I read it this morning. I am making pillow cases for C'mas. As I was ironing the last of the fabrics last night, one of them jumped out at me as a perfect stack and whack fabric. Now I have to go back to the store to see if they have any left. :)

    Patti

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    What are Bow Tucks?

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    I too wonder what OBW stands for. Could someone post a pic of one and a pic of a SNW please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    I agree 100%. I have noticed that too. The Bow Tucks, well, I have made so many that they are getting very boring anymore.
    What are Bow Tucks? Don't remember hearing this before. Thanks

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    i still dont understand what stack and wack is

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    Stack N Whacks are certainly addicting! Beware that One Block Wonders are actually a form of SNW! Took a class in OBW a couple of weeks ago and now am working on it while two SNWs are sitting there waiting to be completed! Why is it so easy to get distracted?
    ok I am new at all these names. what is a stack and whack?????

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    I have the Stack and Whack books but still can't figure them out. When I retire at the end of the year I will try to get help in understanding them.

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    OBW is One Block Wonder... you take 6 repeats of your fabric, layer them so they are all lined up, cut into strips, then cut into triangles. Sew each set into a hexagon (really a half hexagon, as that is eaiser to sew together into rows) and then lay them out on your design wall in a pleasing way. Sew the rows together to form your quilt. I have made many of these, and they are very addicting... I love looking for new fabric for them.

    SNW is basically the same, only you don't necessiarly use hexagons. Do a google search on Stack N Whack and you will find some photos of them.

    Bow Tuck is a purse/tote pattern by QuiltIllustrated. (Again do a google search and you will find the pattern to see what it looks like).

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