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Thread: Rhonda's Dresden Kaleidoscope Tutorial

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    Rhonda's Dresden Kaleidoscope Tutorial






    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


    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
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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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    You're welcome. I love making these. I will warn you they are addictive!

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    those came out awesome
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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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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    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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    Great pieces

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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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    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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    Hi Love your Dresden. Thank you, Mikki Gracey
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    Thanks for the tute. You do beautiful work. Will PM you with my address for the templates. Thanks.
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    thanks for the tut
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    Thanks for sharing..

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    Thanks for the inspiration. Your designs are lovely.

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    Love all of them! Beautiful

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    I woulld like a template for the Dresden. My Address is Anne Dirks 8580 AL HWY 116 Gainesville, AL 35464

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    Very nice!
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    So what will you make out of all the left over fabric??? Just curious.....

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    I can get about 6 dks out of a yard. then the left over fabric can be used for a crazy quilt block adding to other fabrics. I also use a template that is only 2 inches and one that is 3" to make mini dresden ks. These make a 4" and 6" dks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    I can get about 6 dks out of a yard. then the left over fabric can be used for a crazy quilt block adding to other fabrics. I also use a template that is only 2 inches and one that is 3" to make mini dresden ks. These make a 4" and 6" dks.
    plus all the scraps work nicely into your fabulous scrappy miniatres, rhonda! ) ... nothing over 3/4" goets wasted in my stash!
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    Yes you're right Ronda I do use down to even a half inch sometimes. I use an 1/8" seam allowance and have used the tiniest of slips of fabric. I love the challenge.

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    This is beautiful, thank you for the tutorial!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    Yes you're right Ronda I do use down to even a half inch sometimes. I use an 1/8" seam allowance and have used the tiniest of slips of fabric. I love the challenge.
    as do i. the challenge, the tiny intricacies... and the minis just seem to look so amazing to me. when i first became interested in making miniatures years ago, i had taken a class by sally collins. she had us use 1/4" and trim to 1/8" ...over the years i have gone smaller in patches and just sew 1/8" as needed ...i don't always have large enough piece for full 1/4". i sew on machine, but have done a few seams by hand when needed. now all i need to do is find more time to work on my treasures )
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    I started because I wanted to challenge myself. I used 3/4" squares and sewed by hand. It takes 3 stitches to sew a 3/4" sq to a 3/4" sq. LOL I used to make mini quilts for my billfolds I made and it was all by hand. I was not sure I could do it on the machine. I had to learn to do it that way as I was selling to the local gift shop and didn't have time to make them all by hand. My finished squares in most of my minis were 1/8" finished.

    It's also satisfying to be able to do something that a lot of people can't do. strokes your ego ya know? LOL
    It's definitely a God given talent. that is why I love to share is because God gave it to me so I pass on what I can.

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    Very oretty!

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