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    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
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    Here are some kaleidoscopes I made several years ago. They were made into hotpads and trivets

    These pictures were taken with a 35mm and then I scanned them so if they aren't real clear I apologize!
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    more K's

    the fabric the blue ones were cut from used as the back of the trivets /hotpads
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    These are really pretty! Thanks for sharing. Isn't it funny, I have both of these fabrics.

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    More K's

    Fabric for the green ones as back fabric
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    Look at the center. I fussy cut a piece of the fabric and made a yoyo for the center to fit into the theme of the K
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    Someone asked me about how to fill the center if you cut the sections short. Look at the centers of these and you will see that I fussy cut some pieces from the fabrics to match the theme of each K
    I make a yoyo and applique it into the center. If you use a blind stitch it will blend with no seams or thread showing.

    Sometimes I just sew them in with my machine. Just make sure you overlap the yoyo over all the ends of your K center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    These are really pretty! Thanks for sharing. Isn't it funny, I have both of these fabrics.
    That is funny! I bought some more of the green leaves to make some more because the first ones are long gone years ago and I love this fabic in K's. I have moved on to other fabrics and have three I am dying to see how they turn out.

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    Totally gorgeous!
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    So pretty. I love kaleidoscopes.

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    Lovely!

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    Great job!

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    Your kaleidoscopes are awesome.

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    Gorgeous!!!!

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    Very pretty!

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    Thanks!

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    Rhonda, is there any clue for choosing out the right fabric? Like how fussy shoud it be? Or could you show me some of the sample of the fabrics you would choose? Please advise.

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    Youme I'll put together some pictures that may help. Yes there are things I look for but it is easier for me to show you than to try to explain in words only.

    I have debated about doing a tutorial about this but most people seem to like the stack and whack which is ok because it is easy but I like to pick out my own designs. Stack and whack is somewhat accidental. You get whatever you get.

    So I will post some pictures here soon.

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    First you need a fabric with some interesting design. Not too busy yet you want something that has an interesting shape. This one has a leaf then white then stems and then a leaf. The spaces between the leaves need to be enough to let the leaf stand out but you don't want so much space that all you will see when it is sewn is more white than green. You need a balance between colors and shapes and then you need some shape that will repeat into an interesting look.

    I try to find something that will fall in the bottom third of the template. This will form the circle low around the center of your K. Then I want something that will repeat around the middle third of the template. Then I consider if the shape in the top of the third will disappear into the seam when this is sewn.

    In the middle you will find a design that will either center in the middle of the template or set on the side of the middle of the template. When the shape sets on the side of the middle it will look like it is growing out of the side of the template when it is sewn together.

    I don't know if this makes sense or not.

    the section I cut out here.
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    This is the fabric this template came from
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    My template. mark the features of the fabric so you can lay it on the next repeat. I use a fine tip permanent marker then I use an eraser to remove the markings to use the template for the next Kaleidoscope
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    Fabrics I have bought lately for kaleidoscopes. I haven't used the black or the yellow one yet.

    This is the one I used for the first Kaleidoscopes I posted.
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    Stunning....love the colors and how different they all turn out....cool......:-)

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    Rhonda,
    Thank you very much. I will try one more time with other fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youme
    Rhonda,
    Thank you very much. I will try one more time with other fabric.
    I'm sure you will do fine! Have any problems just ask!


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    Those are so cool. You do such awesome work

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    They are beautiful. Do you ever put them into a quilt or use them by themselves for potholders, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qarena
    They are beautiful. Do you ever put them into a quilt or use them by themselves for potholders, etc?
    Some of the ones you see here were made into hopads(potholders) with batting in them and the others were made into trivets with no batting. They were sold a long time ago I just thought I'd share the pictures I had of them.

    I don't care to make big quilts so I haven't ever used them that way.

    I have thought about a lap quilt maybe but I prefer the small stuff mostly.

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