Marti has loved the Kaleidoscope block "forever." It is made of two different triangles that can be cut from strips and they can all be cut using a Kaleido-Ruler. Two companion books offer detailed how-to information and quilts from crib- to king-size, and a third book offers basic information plus a selection of reproducible Kaleidoscope layouts so you can design your own quilts. See How to Use the Kaleido-Rulers, below, for details on how to use the Kaleido-Ruler, or click the Video icon at right.
To see photos of Kaleidoscope quilts, visit the Kaleidoscope ABCs page; link below
SMALL KALEIDO-RULER (2"-8" blocks) Product #8641, $14.98 Order this ruler
LARGE KALEIDO-RULER (6"-16" blocks) Product #8642, $18.98 Order this ruler
Interested in having Marti teach a Kaleidoscope class?
Kaleidoscope ABCs. Our newest book includes tips and tricks, detailed instructions for cutting with the large and small Kaleido-Rulers, full-size patterns, and how-to’s for making 14+ quilts in a variety of styles, including the smashing cover quilt "Ramblin' Rose with Guacamole and Exra Salsa on the Side." Includes detailed instructions on cutting with the Kaleido-Rulers. Visit the Kaleidoscope ABCs page for complete details and photos.
Rocky Roads Pattern for two great quilts in two sizes each. Tobacco Road, made with the large Kaleido-Ruler, and Rocky Road to Wichita, made with Template Set D. Separate step-by-step instruction booklets for each quilt. Order Rocky Roads
Product No. 8003 $9.98
You can preview Kaleidoscope blocks (and other mirror-image patterns) before extensive cutting using "Magic Mirrors."
Use the small Kaleido-Ruler to make 2" to 8" blocks, and the large Kaleido-Ruler to make 6" to 16" blocks:
|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 ("Kaleido-Angle") 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.|