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Kaleidoscope quilts are those where the blocks are fussy cut in such a way that the resulting pattern looks like what you might see through a kaleidoscope. Stack-and-Whack is one such technique:
where each block has a different appearance even though the same fabric is used.
but there are many other approaches and practitioners:
and a number of blocks called kaleidoscope blocks which do not impart the kaleidoscope look. here are three such patterns:
Key in making one of these spectacular quilts a la Stack-and-Whack or Paula Nadelstern is fabric selection. Not all fabrics make nice kaleidoscope blocks!
How to buy symmetrical fabric to make kaleidoscope quilts:
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