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    I am in progress with these I will applique them onto a tote bag or other small project.

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    These are minis 3 1/2"
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    Any suggestions for projects to add them to is welcome. I don't do big quilts but any smaller suggestions would be helpful.

    This is the fabric the pink flowers and leaves come from
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    More kaleidoscopes

    Fabric the watermelon and stsrawberry comes from
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    Send them to me ;)

    Seriously I think wall hangings would be awesome!

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    Good idea I'll have to mull over design ideas! OH I hate to spend time designing--not!!! I'd rather play on my EQ than eat!!

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    Really beautiful k-blocks! Thanks for sharing. :lol:

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    Those are all gorgeous!!!!!
    They will be great on the totes! Table runner and placemats would be another option.

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    Those are awesome. I want to do a kaleidoscope one day. It's on my list. Hope I do as well as you.

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    Very pretty. I wish I could do that.

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    Those look so neat! How about making table toppers?

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    What is a table topper?

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    Why don't you do big quilts? Your blocks are beautiful!!

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    They are wonderful! Wall hangings, placemats, totes, candle mats, embellished clothing all come to mind.

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    I don't do big quilts because I get bored too easy and I don't have the time. I detest long seams. It is awkard under my needle and I have a hard time with a lot of bulk. I did one queen size several years ago but I wasn't selling my miniaitures to a local gift shop then and I did it all by hand over one winter before I had grandkids every weekend.
    I spend most of each day piecing small items like hotpads checkbook covers bookmarks and lots more for a local store so I really don't have the time.
    I am going to be taking my stuff to Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant Iowa this fall. I want to use the kaleidoscopes for totes but would like to try some new ideas. Hence the cry for help.

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    What exactly is a candle mat? Just a small quilt that sits under a candle?

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    If you'd like to learn to make the kaleidoscopes you can see my directions on my FREE teaching site http://www.bitsnpiecesworkshop.com
    I just put the directions on there earlier this week. Every thing on there is free!! I love making them they are so much fun to make.

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    Rhonda,
    A table topper is a round or square mat that is used on a table, similar to what a doily used to be used for. I have seen them done in hexagon and round shapes also. Size depends on the size of the table.

    A candle mat is a smaller topper similar to a coaster, but large enough to sit under a candle.

    Your kaleidoscopes are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your directions. You could certainly use them on anything .... including appliqued to a square for a pillow.

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    Thanks for the ideas! I wasn't familiar with the table topper term. I have made coasters out of the smaller ones. But other than hotpads I haven't tried any other projects with them in the past.

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    Those are really pretty!
    I think on totes, table runners, candle mats....maybe a lap quilt.......

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    Really delicate and pretty looking kalidascopes [sp]. I put your free lesson on my favs. Thanks!

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    Oh Rhonda.....stunning love that pattern.......another one I'll just have to try real soon.....Thank you ......:-)

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    those are just beautiful!!! you have a great eye for seeing the best places to cut for a stunning result. :thumbup:

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    Those are stunning - I can't add anything to the above suggestions but I'd go with wall hangings! Maybe several small ones then group them together on a large wall. Then you won't get bored and you get a 'quick' reward. You don't have to finishe them all at once, you could add to the 'group' over time.

    Now I'm going to look at your site for instructions, oh my to do list is huge and the garden is calling for attention but I just can't resist these!!!

    K x

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    I have got to learn to do that! They're gorgeous!!!!!!

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    The trick to getting great kaleidoscopes is picking the right fabric. I explained this in the directions. I did some once with fabric that had a collage of kitchen items and it was ok but I wasn't real happy with it but I did sell the hotpads I made from it so it was ok. But I prefer the more dainty look of the flowers. I made some recently from a bird fabric and am not real happy with it so I didn't show it here. I think it looks funny to see a bird head repeated around the circle!! It one of them the head is chopped off and my mom didn't like that!

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