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    Old 08-31-2014, 07:06 PM
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    I was asked to do a tutorial on my Dresden Kaleidoscopes. I can give you the very basics.

    I do send out free templates for this if you send me your postal address in a pm.

    Here is the fabric I used for this lesson

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    Trace the elements in the fabric
    onto the clear plastic template
    so you can see to place it on the
    next repeat
    Trace around the template for the blade

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    Here is the template so you
    can see my tracing.
    Place the template on the next repeat
    match the tracing to the elements on the fabric
    Trace around the template

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    Here you can see where the repeats are
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    Okay cut out the blades and sew them together
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    Here you can see 4 blades sewn together
    and the design starts to show up
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    You will need 10 blades if you use my templates.
    I like to sew 5 together and then trim if need be to have a straight edge
    then sew both halves together.

    Here are a few of my dresden kaleidoscopes

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    This one was roosters
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    this one was cats and the
    center looks like a spider to me
    but it is really cat tails
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    Old 08-31-2014, 07:15 PM
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    I really like those. Thank you for being so kind as to mail out template upon request.
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    Old 08-31-2014, 07:31 PM
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    You're welcome. I love making these. I will warn you they are addictive!
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    Old 08-31-2014, 07:33 PM
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    those came out awesome
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    Old 08-31-2014, 07:34 PM
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    The salmon one(first one) I just did recently. I really love that fabric for this.

    I should post all the threads I've done in the past to show the DKs I've posted
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    Old 08-31-2014, 08:02 PM
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    Thank you so much for showing this. I love this board how they share their talents. I will call this "fussy cut Dresden," even though it comes out Kaleidoscope.
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    Old 09-01-2014, 03:12 AM
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    Great pieces
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    Old 09-01-2014, 04:13 AM
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    wow I think I could do that. I've always wanted to do a kaleidescope but was too scared of wasting fabric cuz of mistakes. Thank you
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    Old 09-01-2014, 04:40 AM
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    I've got rulers and whatnot for making dresdens and kaleidoscopes, but haven't used them yet. Yours are gorgeous!!! Thanks for the eye candy!!! (and inspiration!)
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    Old 09-01-2014, 05:04 AM
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    Hi Love your Dresden. Thank you, Mikki Gracey

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