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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."

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Kaleidoscope ABC's
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Kaleidoscope ABCs
14 Step-by-Step patterns

Author: Marti Michell
Pages: 80
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11 1/2"
Publisher: Michell Marketing, Inc.
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4o1125
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 0715363080490
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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.

  • How to Make 14 Kaleidoscope Quilts
  • Plus dozens of quilt photos for inspirration
  • Easily made using From Marti Michell Kaleido-Rulers

Author Marti MichellAbout 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.


Book Pictures

Instruction Page
Instruction Page
Shows how to use the Kaleido Ruler

 

Eight-Cornered Spider Web Quilts

A 60 Degree Kaleidoscope Quilt
A 60 Degree Kaleidoscope Quilt

Ramblin' Rose with Guacamole and Extra Salsa on the Side
Ramblin' Rose with Guacamole
& Extra Salsa on the Side

Kaleido-Whirl

Example

Examples
The Classic Kaleidoscope Quilt

Rainbow Spin

Antique String-Pieced Kaleidoscope

Vintage 1920's Kaleidoscope


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Kaleido-Rulers

All graphics and information courtesy of Marti Michell

  • Small Kaleido-Ruler makes 2" to 8" blocks
  • Large Kaleido-Ruler makes 6" to 16" blocks:

These rulers were developed to go hand-in-hand with the Kaleido-Krazy Series by Marti Michell or stand alone, your choice.

3 steps to using the Kaleido Ruler


Step 1

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


Step 2

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


Step 3

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.

Magic Mirrors
A Marti Michell Product

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.


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Table of Contents

  Diamond Stars
What is a Kaleidoscope Block? 5
Cutting Kaleidoscope Blocks 6
Additional Cutting Tricks 8
Making Kaleidoscope Blocks 9
Adding the Corners First 9 * Electric Slide 50
Adding the Corners Last 11 A 60-Degree Kaleidoscope Quilt 51
Let the Fabric Dictate Block Size 50 Monkey Busy-ness! 53
Full Size Patterns 78 Provence Revisited 53
Quilts - To Make - To Inspire   Tobacco Road 55
The Clasic Kaleidoscope Quilt 12 Kaleido Askew 61
* A Trio of Floating Circles Quilts 14 Morning Star Quilt 62
* Happy Scrappy Kaleidoscope 15 Evening Star Table Runner 63
Diamond Stars 16 Other Designs  
Vintage 1920s Kaleidoscope 19 * Maltese Cross 64
* Sunny Day Umbrellas 20 * Starry Nine Patch 64
Rainbow Spin 21 * Spider Web 64
* Kaleido-Whirl 24 Kaledo Op Art 65
* A Variation in Three Sizes 25 Belgium Spring 65
Antique String-Pieced Kaleidoscope 26 Eight-Cornered Spider Web Quilts 66
My Victorian Valentine 29 Appendix  
Fall Fantasy 29 Add This Diamond Border to Any Quilt 72
Serendipity 30 Preview the Design With Mirrors 74
Mini Kaleido Odyssey 30 What Size is a Quilt? 75
Stunning Stripes 31 Tips on Planning a Kaleidoscope Quilt 75
* A Duo of Stunning Stripes Quilts 32 Using a Design Wall 76
It's Been Kaleido'd! 36 Sewing a Quarter-inch Seam 76
Ramblin' Rose with Guacamole 40 Adding a Flap Border 76
* Purple Geckos 49 Making Mitered Borders 77


PART 1 OF 4: Marti Michell Introduces Her Kaleidoscope Ruler & Kaleidoscope ABCs

Marti Michell Shows Ways to Use the Kaleido Ruler
Marti explains the block and cutting the 2 types of triangles with a Kaleido Block 2 of 4

Marti Michell Shows Ways to Use the Kaleido Ruler
Cutting the Corners for Kaleidoscope Block

Marti Michell Shows Ways to Use the Kaleido Ruler
Cutting Half Kaleido Angles

 

Stack & Whack, Dresden, Circle, Kaleidoscope, Mandala & Zendala Quilts: Software, Books, Rulers & Tools

Kaleidoscope Software:
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Stack-n-Whack Images, Wedges & Kaleidoscope Repetition


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Distance Viewer

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Colorscope, a mini kaleidoscope
Colorscope

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Helpful Books & Rulers for Kaleidoscopes

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Illusions- Kaleidoscope Quilts

by Virginia A. Walton
Creative Curves Ruler
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Kaleidoscope Ruler
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Kaleido-Krazy Series
Book, Kaleidoscope ABCs
Kaleido-Rulers
Magic Mirrors
  Creative Grids Ruler
Kaleidoscope Block
45 Degree Kaleidoscope Double-Strip Ruler
45 Degree Kaleidoscope
Double-Strip Ruler
Zendala Tiles
Zendala Tiles
21 Zendala Tiles i
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Zen Mandalas by Suzanne McNeill
Zen Mandalas
Sacred Circles
Inspired by Zentangle
by Suzanne McNeill CZT
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Zentangle  7 with Suzanne McNeill
Zentangle 7
Inspiring Circles, Zendalas & Shapes
Editor: Suzanne McNeill

Wedge Quilts by Cheryl Phillips

 

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Quilts Without Corners
by Cheryl Phillips
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1/8" acrylic plastic
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CP Bargello Color Wheel
Bargello Color Wheel

by Cheryl Phillips
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Butterfly in the Round
Butterfly in the Round

by Cheryl Phillips

Stack-n-Whack

by Linda Causee

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by Linda Causee
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Wacky-Wedge Quilting Wizard

by Linda Causee
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by Linda Causee
 

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Stack-n-Whack Tools

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45° Triangle Ruler, & Circle Buddies
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Magic Stack-n-Whack
Magic Stack-n-Whack

by Bethany S. Reynolds
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10th Anniversary
by Bethany S. Reynolds
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NIFTY NOTIONS
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Perfect Patchwork System Templates & Related Books From Marti Michell

VIDEO how to use
The Perfect Patchwork System
Volume 1: Encyclopedia of Patchwork Blocks:
Use with Template Sets A & B
Set A templates Set B

NOTE: Volume 1 has the Rosette Block demonstrated on Simply Quilts

Vol. 4 Perfect Patchwork System, EncyclopediaVIDEO how to use
The Perfect Patchwork System
Volume 2: Encyclopedia of Patchwork Blocks
Use with Template Sets A & C, B & D
Set A templates Set B
Set C Set D

Eight-Pointed StarsVol. 4 Perfect Patchwork System, EncyclopediaThe Perfect Patchwork System
Volume 3: Encyclopedia of Patchwork Blocks
Use with Template Set E for
Eight-Pointed Stars
Set E
7x7 and 5x5 patch blocks
Vol 4
The Perfect Patchwork System
Volume 4: Encyclopedia of Patchwork Blocks
Use with Templates Set L and M
for 7x7 and 5x5 patch blocks
Set L Set M
Hexagon BlocksVol. 6 Six is for HexagonsThe Perfect Patchwork System
Six is for Hexagons, Volume 6 of the Encyclopedia of Patchwork Blocks
Use with Templates Set G and H for

Set G Set H
Book
Machine Quilting in Sections
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Machine Quilting in Sections

by Marti Michell

Corner Trimmer
Corner Trimmer Template

8073
VIDEO how to use
Set A templates
Set A:
3" (7.6 cm) Square Basic Set

VIDEO how to use
Set B templates
Set B:
4" (10 cm) Square Basic Set

VIDEO how to use
Set C templates

Set C: 3" Square Bonus Set

VIDEO how to use
Set D templates
Set D:
4" Square Bonus Set

Set E Templates
Set E:
12" 8-Pointed Star
Sunburst Templates
Set F:
3 Sunburst Quilts Instructions
Hexagons
Set G
Set G:
(9) Hexagon Templates
cut 11 shapes with 2" and 1" sides

Hexagons
Set H
Set H:
(3) Large Hexagon Templates
cut 11 shapes with 3" and 1 1/2" sides

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School House Blocks templates
School House Blocks
Set J 6"
Set K: 12"

Set LBlock example for Set L
Set L:
The 12" Seven-Patch Block Set

Set M Templates Block Example, Set M
Set M:

The 12" Five-Patch Block Set

Mini Geometrics
Set N:
Mini Geometrics
Based on 1" and 3/4" Hexagon, Eight Point Stars


Set P
Set O
19 5/8" Feathered Star Set
Set P
27 5/8" Feathered Star Set

Set 0 Q is for quilting
Set Q
Q is for Quilting
Last Common size for 5" to 20" Blocks



Set R 8019
Peaky & Spike
Makes 5" to 15" Blocks

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Double Wedding Ring Templates
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Drunkard Path Template
Templates
Drunkard Path Templates

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Winding Ways Block Templates

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7 shapes from 3 templates
2 1/2" Stripper Templates Set

Storm at Sea Diamond Templates
Storm at Sea blocks
Storm at Sea
Diamond Template Set

Dresden templates
Set 1: 7", 10 1/2" and 12"
Dresden templates
Set 2: Mini Dresden Plate and
Bonus Mini Drunkard Path Templates
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Template & Pattern
Giant Diahlia Not So Giant Dahlia
Giant Dahlia & Not so Giant
Templates & Instructions

Optional Combo Templates Giant Dahlia Quilting Stencil
Giant Dahlia Quilting Stencil

My Favorite Rulers™ From Marti Michel

VIDEO how to use
Diagonal Set Triangle Rulers
Diagonal Set Triangle Rulers
Original Flip & Turn Rulers

Full Triangle Diagonal Set Rulers
Full Triangle
Diagonal Set Ruler

My Favorite Rulers™ From Marti Michell: 12 sizes and styles

VIDEO how to use
Diagonal Set Triangle Rulers
Diagonal Set Triangle Rulers
Original Flip & Turn Rulers

60 Degree Triangle Rulers
Easy 60 Degree
Equilateral Triangle

Rulers for Hexagon & Related Shapes


Flying Geese Ruler

cut both triangles for Flying Geese units in 5 sizes!

My Favorite Rulers

8 x 16 miter ruler4 x 16 miter ruler

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Kaleidoscope ABC's Kaleidoscope Rulers Magic Mirrors
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Kaleido-Krazy Series
Book, Kaleidoscope ABCs
Kaleido-Rulers
Magic Mirrors

 

Hexagon Ruler
Hexagon Ruler
Cuts (6) sizes
2 to 4 1/2"

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Marti Michell's Kaleidoscope Book, Tools & Pattern

Kaleidoscope ABC's
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Kaleidoscope ABCs
by Marti Michell
Mirrors
Magic Mirrors
by Marti Michell
Kaleido Rulers
Kaleido Rulers

by Marti Michell
Pattern
Rocky Road Pattern
Rocky Road
2 Kaleidoscope Variations
by Marti Michell

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