Improvisational Log Cabin Triangle Kaleidoscope Quilts

A Modern Stitch-and-Flip Adventure!

Course Summary

 An enthralling way to spend a day or weekend! Learn my fun approach to improvising stitch-and-flip triangles on scrap paper. This is NOT English Paper Piecing or foundation paper piecing - it's way more relaxing! Learn to cut and piece equilateral triangles accurately and easily. Turn your improv triangles into sparkling 14" wide “kaleidoscopes" that can become a wall-hangings, table mats, pillows, or the start of a spectacular larger quilt. They make unforgettable, unique gifts.

The workshop fee includes a free downloadable copy of my 54-page PDF book, "Improv Log Cabin Triangle Kaleidoscope Quilts," which I sell on Etsy for  $19.95.

For the perplexed: Should you just buy the book from Etsy, or should you sign up for the entire class? Both cover the same territory - it depends on your learning style. The videos are fun and funny. IF YOU ENJOY LEARNING FROM VIDEOS, take this on-demand class. It includes 30+ videos to guide you through. The downloadable book comes with the class price, for no additional charge.

But if you prefer to learn from books, you can buy the book alone (without the class) at If you buy the book, but later decide to sign up for the class, email me for a coupon code that will take the price of the book off your price for this class. And please email me with any questions about the class and the book!

Course Curriculum

Cathy Perlmutter Perlmutter

Cathy Perlmutter has had a long career in journalism, which was enhanced by a chance visit to a quilt show in 1991. This left her thunderstruck, and gradually her career shifted from consumer and health writing to quilting. Her award-winning quilts and fiber sculptures and articles about quilting, have been shown and published around the US and internationally. Find her patterns and books at She blogs at, and her website is at 

Cathy’s tutorials are easy to follow. Her instructions are clear and precise. Having a visual of her putting the triangles together is a plus. I’ve been quilting for over 30 years and this shows you can still learn the basics. 

Donna B.

This is really cool! I'm just stretching my design perspective into the improv world. I love all the flexibility with this kaleidoscope technique! I got excited as I started watching, and thinking about the possibilities.  The videos are very clear. You explain the technique well. I understood it right away, and appreciated you pointing out the finer points (pun intended) of what to look for. I like that you gave two options with pressing the long edge, and the lazy, I-don't-want-to-get-up-right-now option, which I'm sure will be me. :) Really nice to see a relatively complicated idea, broken down into such easy steps. Great job! 

Crissi W.

Course Pricing

  • One-Time Plan
  • $60 USD

    30+ videos, comparable to an all-day retreat.

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  • 30+ step-by-step videos
  • A copy of my 54-page PDF book, a $19.95 value