InstructionsI used a basic vest pattern. Most any simple one will work. I added the kaleidoscope design on the front and the back using the same fabric with which I lined the vest. These are machine appliqued on the surface of the vest.
Kaleidoscope work requires accuracy in cutting and piecing. I determine the size I desire and decide whether I wish to use six or eight pieces per design by previewing ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Whimsical, Romantic, Cute, Mod
Good quality quilting fabrics, batting, basic sewing and quilting supplies and equipment
What was your inspiration?
Wanted to make something special for a special daughter-in-law. Loved the fabrics.
What are you most proud of?
Looks good to me. I hope she likes it.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I suggest anyone trying Kaleidoscope work for the 1st time, start with a project like a best or a design on an apron pocket or tote--something that needs only one or two designs--before tackling a bigger project such as a quilt. Kaleidoscope cutting takes lots of fabric and can leave you with lots of hard to use scraps. Fun and worth the effort, however.