Use Marti Michell's Magic Mirrors, Kaleido-Rulers and Kaleidoscope ABCs (a quilt book) to create 14 variations of the kaleidoscope quilt. Her Magic Mirrors give you a chance to preview repeating patterns in a fabric.
Marti Michell's Perfect Patchwork Systems Templates won the Best New Product Award with the first 4 sets of templates A-D. In 2004 Marti was named the 2004 recipient of the Silver Star Award, The award is presented annually to "a living person whose body of work has positively influenced, promoted and developed the art of quilting."& About ALL Perfect Patchwork Templates, Favorite Rulers, Books and Patterns by Marti Michell
Back Cover Information
It is easy to see curves in Kaleidoscope designs, but all of the seams are straight lines. Very few quilt design are as versatile and effective with so few pieces in each block. Most people find it hard to believe that all the quilts in this book are made using the same shapes.
About the Author
In 1972, Marti Michell's patchwork hobby suddenly emerged as a patchwork kit business. For nearly 14 years, Yours Truly, Inc., a premiere company in quiltmaking and fabric crafts, was owned by Marti and her husband, Richard. In 1985, the company was sold and Marti began writing books and designing fabrics, patterns and tools for several major companies in the quilting industry.
At the 1991 International Quilt Market in Houson, Marti's efforts and successes were recognized by her peers. She was selected to receive the first Michael Kile Award of Achievement, "honoring commitment to creativity and excellence in the quilting industry."
Marti is internationally recognized as an author, teacher and innovator of strip techniques and rotary cutting methods. She can cut nearly any straight-sided geometric shape with a good acrylic ruler and a rotary cutter. That did not prevent her from falling in love with the concept of actual-size acrylic templates for rotary cutting. From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates were introduced in 1995.The Michells have two grown children, Jeff, a computer engineer, lives with his family in Seattle, WA, and Stacy, a quilting industry entrepreneur, owns Shades Hand Dyed Textiles and lives in Atlanta, GA. Richard and Marti are currently enjoying pet-free living in Atlanta.
In 2004, Marti was proud to be designated as the Silver Star Honoree by Quilts, Inc. She was the eleventh recipient.
Interested n Kaleidoscope Premium Package
1. Small Kaleido Ruler
2. Large Kaleido-Ruler
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These rulers were developed to go hand-in-hand with the Kaleido-Krazy
Series by Marti Michell or stand alone, your choice.
1. Pick a finished block size. Find it on the blunted 45° end of the Kaleido-Ruler and cut strips the width printed on the ruler. Then use the Kaleido-Ruler to rotary-cut the isosceles triangles for the interior
2. To cut the corner triangle strips: On the longest side of the Kaleido-Ruler, align the desired finished block size with the evenly cut edge of fabric and cut strips that width
3. To cut the corner triangles: Turn the ruler and align the finished block size with the edge of the strip. The point should touch the opposite edge of the strip.
Regular Size: 5 1/2" x 6"
Super Size: 5 1/2" x 11"
An innovative way to preview design concepts. Helps establish how your ideas work before extensive cutting. Especially wonderful for positioning fabric when using Set E (the Eight-pointed Star Set), the Kaleido-Rulers, and the 60-degree Triangle-Rulers. Non-breakable material.
Both Magic Mirrors Pkg.
1. Magic Mirror Regular (Val. $ 10)
2. Magic Mirror Super (Val. $20)
Item Code: MM
Weight: 1.60 lb.
12% off: $30.80
Marti Michell Shows Ways to Use the Kaleido Ruler