Tips & Tricks

Playing with Color: The Interplay between Fabric and Thread

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By now you’re probably familiar with how our Embroidery Collections can be used with Kaleidoscope Kreator 3. Each Embroidery Collection consists of designs that match a corresponding Template Pack for KK3, so that means you can embellish your printed kaleidoscope designs by embroidering over them “in the hoop”:

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Using Kaleidoscope Kreator to Create Designs for Electronic Cutting Machines

I recently posted this ornament on Facebook and the response was overwhelming. I was learning how to use the Brother ScanNCut and decided to test cutting an intricate design that I’d made in Kaleidoscope Kreator.  It was deceptively simple, but there seems to be some confusion as to how I created the design. Read on […]

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Printing kaleidoscopes for standard photo sizes

We’ve had a cluster of questions lately about printing kaleidoscopes for standard sizes of photo paper and/or frames, e.g. 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″, etc. So I thought I would do a blog post explaining the issue and how to address it. As you’ve probably noticed, all of the kaleidoscopes that are made in […]

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Troubleshooting printing problems

I’ve been a member of The Quilt Show (TQS) with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims since it began. One of the advantages of membership is an awesome Block of the Month quilt every year.  This year’s quilt is designed by Sarah Vedeler. If you click on the link, you can probably see the possibilities for […]

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How to use the new Tiles I Template Mini-Pack

We’re excited to introduce our new Tiles 1 Template Mini-Pack!  The shapes in this mini-pack are specifically designed to be tiled rather than stand on their own.  This is a little different than all of our previous template shapes, so let’s go over the special features in Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 that you’ll need to preview […]

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Blossoms Table Runner: A sample project for our new Blossoms Template Mini-Pack

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I’ve been having way too much fun with our new Blossoms Template Mini-Pack which adds fifteen new shapes to transform your photos into fun flower designs. So I put together a project to inspire you to give them a try! The table runner started with the following photo. If you click on the photo below, it will […]

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More Kaleidoscope Pendants

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After my last blog post, someone asked if it would be possible to use fabric rather than photo paper to make the resin pendants.  I knew it was possible to embed fabric in the cast pieces, but I wanted to embellish the fabric with stitching and make domed pieces rather than cast.  After a few […]

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Troubleshooting KK3: Why can’t I see the shape of my kaleidoscope?

Every so often we get questions sent to Technical Support that take a while to figure out. We had a good one today that I thought I’d share here on the blog because there are a couple of good tips in the answer. A customer wanted to start with this photo: and end up with […]

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Tip: Saving Kaleidoscopes

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OK, I know what you’re thinking… How difficult can it be to save a kaleidoscope? Really, it’s not difficult at all! But based on the number of questions we get about this, I thought maybe I should address it here on the blog. For this discussion, we’ll start with this picture of a building on the San Diego Wharf.

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