For Making Kaleidoscope-type Quilt Blocks
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-Rulers.
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.
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