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Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope floral quilt

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt - Also called one block wonder or whack and stack

One of my favourite things in quilting is hexagon blocks and I just love kaleidoscope blocks.

To make a kaleidoscope quilt, you only need fabric with a large print and 6 print repeats.

Each block is a hexagon and it uses 6 triangles. You can make it larger by buying enough fabric for 12 repeats or for 18 repeats. Always in multiples of 6. And why not use 6 or 12 panels?

I tend to use my square or rectangular rulers to cut 60 degree angles (see tutorial below)  but you don’ t have to. You can use my template

60 degree ruler template

How to make a kaleidoscope quilt

Learn in just 4 minutes:

And this is the quilt I made!

I haven’t quilted it as you can see.

Floral kaleidoscope quilt - video tutorial

Learn to use your regular ruler to cut 60 degree triangles

Here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:

How to sew hexagon quilt blocks without Y seams

And this one is my first kaleidoscope quilt.

I used just over 2 yards of fabric and got 44 blocks all together.

For the quilt I used 39 blocks and had 5 left over blocks.

Video tutorial: kaleidoscope quilt - whack and stack - on block wonder

The background triangles are the same size as the hexagon triangles.

Video tutorial: kaleidoscope quilt - whack and stack - on block wonder

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Kaleidoscope quilt – one block wonder

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt - one block wonder - whack and stack

This is one of those things that looks so complicated but nothing could be further from the truth.

To make a kaleidoscope quilt, you only need fabric with a large print and 6 print repeats. Each block is a hexagon and uses 6 triangles.

If you want to make it bigger, then get enough fabric for 12 print repeats or any number in multiples of 6.

You don’t really need a 60 degree ruler. Learn in 2 minutes how to use a regular ruler to cut 60 degree triangles before you start.

But first watch how easy it is to make this quilt.

How to make a kaleidoscope quilt

Learn in just 4 minutes:

I used just over 2 yards of fabric and got 44 blocks all together.

For the quilt I used 39 blocks and had 5 left over blocks.

Video tutorial: kaleidoscope quilt - whack and stack - on block wonder

The background triangles are the same size as the hexagon triangles.

Video tutorial: kaleidoscope quilt - whack and stack - on block wonder

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If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler

Not to worry, here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:

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Video tutorial: Diamond quilt block – quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: Diamond quilt block - quick and easy quilting

This block starts with two 9 inch squares.

How to make a quick and easy Diamond quilt block

Learn how to make a half pinwheels and bows block in  2 minutes:

 

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Materials for one Diamond quilt block

  • Two 9 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/2 inches square.

 

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt – quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: quick and easy kaleidoscope quilt

I’ve meant to make a kaleidoscope quilt for years and this is it.

It’s such an easy and quick quilt to make.

The only thing you need is a fabric with a large print and 6 print repeats. Each block is a hexagon and uses 6 triangles.

If you want to make it bigger, then get enough fabric for 12 print repeats.

How to make a kaleidoscope quilt

Learn in just 4 minutes:

I used just over 2 yards of fabric and got lots of blocks.

If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler

Not to worry, here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:

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Stay tuned or subscribe to find out how I put them together into a quilt.

 

Video tutorial: Hunter’s star quilt block – quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: Hunter's star quilt block - use Christmas colours to make a Christmas quilt

This block is made out of 2 squares of fabric. Yes, just 2 squares of fabric in contrasting fabrics.

How to make a quick and easy Hunter’s star quilt block

Learn how to make a Hunter’s start quilt block in  just over 2 minutes:

Materials for one Hunter’s star quilt block

  • Two 9 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

With this technique you’ll end up with lots of bias seams. To handle bias seams more easily you can starch your fabric before cutting it.

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/2 inches square.

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Video tutorial: Hunter's star quilt block