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Kaleidoscope Stack-n-Whack Quilt

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Kaleidoscope Stack-n-Whack Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? cotton fabrics

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What are you most proud of? 1. The fabric worked out so well and 2. Each block is very precise although I didn't know how the block would turn out until it was completed.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Pin each stack very precisely so that all eight layers line up exactly. One or two pins in a stack will not do it. The centers will be much better if each triangle is exactly the same, use lots of pins to line up the stack of 8 layers. When I skimped on the precise pinning, the blocks were still OK, but not as good as they should be. My first quilt went very well because I followed directions exactly. The one I am working on now isn't quite as precise because I didn't take the time to do enough precise pinning.

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This looks great!

04/06/2012 Flag

Thanks.

05/27/2012 Flag

You did a great job, what a wonderful quilt!

04/07/2012 Flag

i love this quilt , it really is a wonderful piece of work well done xx

05/26/2012 Flag

Thank you. I have another top of "stack n whack" kaleidoscope completed and ready to quilt and then all the fabric for a third one. I'll post pictures when they are finished.

05/27/2012 Flag

When I first learned this technique, we used pins first and followed up with thread tacking. It kept the layers from shifting and the registration points were exact. It was worth the work. We were layering 12 pieces. It really helps when cutting is delayed.

06/26/2012 Flag

Thanks for the suggestion. I will do some thread tacking on my next one. Twelve layers would really be a challenge!

06/26/2012 Flag