February 2011 - Posts

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way and Blocks for the Brave - 2.23.2011

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In This Issue....
  • What's On Sale
  • New In Our Store
  • KayeWoodTV.com
  • Blog Giveaway
  • Show and Tell
  • Tips
  • Quilter's Haven
  • Blocks for the Brave Pics
  • Our Facebook Group
  • Useful Links
  • Inspirational Story
  • February Project/Contest
  • Quilting For Charity
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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Contact Info:

Kaye Wood, Inc
PO Box 456
West Branch, MI
48661
1-800-248-5293
http://www.kayewood.com
http://www.kayewoodtv.com

Hi Quilters,

Another View and Do Shape Coming! Brand new is Kaye's Pentagon Shape! Just like all the others, it will come in 2", 4", 6", and 8" sizes.

Available soon... keep an eye here and on our BLOG.....

Enjoy the pictures of this week's patriotic quilts. Compliments of Blocks For the Brave Organization


On Sale This Week....
We're featuring one of Kaye's beloved View & Do Shapes - The Circles, and....all of the books and patterns using this shape.

Regularly priced at $19.95, this week, Kaye's Circle Shape is only $12.00.

Kaye's View & Do Circle Shape featured 4 removable templates that nest together to make this a must have tool for your sewing/craft room. Made of hard plastic suitable for rotary cutting, you can make 2, 4, 6, or 8 inch circle shapes. Great for sewing, quilting, scrapbooking or any craft.

And now, with a brand new pattern using the View & Do Circle, life gets even better.

All of the books and patterns using Kaye's Circle Shape are half off!

Roman Fountains

Imagine looking down into a formal Roman Garden with its hedges, tile floors, and its center fountain. The circles are layered on top of a background square, cut in square quarters and triangle quarters. The raw edge circles are appliqued with decorative stitches.

Rhapsody

Imagine yourself lost in a flower garden surrounded by the riots of smells and colors from every flower imaginable. This is what this pattern will evoke as you sew it up.

Pond Lilies

Many different scrap fabrics were used in this quilt made from circles. Mix and match colors as three circles are layered on each background square creating the unique rippled 3-D look. Kaye Wood has created a technique for this design which eliminates curved piecing, so it is now easy enough for beginners.

Drunkard's Path

This traditional design is made even easier with appliqued circles for no curved piecing. Simple enough for a beginner, challenging enough for the more advanced.

Circles Made Simple

These fun quilts and wallhangings begin with layered circles on top of a square. And, they are all easy enough for a beginner

Don't forget we have 2 pages of sale items, clearance markdowns, seasonal discounts and HURT items.

Show Me The Sale Items!


New Items In Our Shop....

What's NEW in Our Shop?

Today we're featuring our Lila Tueller patterns. Very cute. Very chic, and made with Lila's fabrics, Very stylish!

London Peasant Top/ Dress Pattern for Girls

Fabulously fashionable peasant styled dress and top for girls. 3 different options to make this a one of a kind creation!

Pattern includes complete instructions as well as full sized pattern pieces.

Sizes include 8-16

Sweet Caroline Quilt Pattern

Make this cool quilt for any age group. Using any combination of colors or jelly rolls, this would be awesome for your "retro" side; and, paired up with the Pillow Pop Pillow Covers pattern you can completely re-do any room in your house!

London Peasant Top/Dress Pattern for Women

This chic but stylish peasant styled top/dress has an uptown look with all the comforts of country. Comes with several options to make it your own.

Long Tall Sally Quilt Pattern

This quilt is about as cute as it gets! With 3 dimensional flowers appliqued into the center and rag flower centers. Choose bright fabrics that don't necessarily go together and you'll be amazed at what you come up with! This stylish quilt is fun for any age group. Make it a great Mother/Daughter or Grandmother/Granddaughter project.

This is definitely one to have fun with.

Pattern has full color instructions as well as full sized templates for the flowers and scallops.

Finished size is approximately 62" x 74"

See More Lila Tueller Designs by entering "Lila" into the search box at the top left of every page!

 

Today On KayeWoodTV.com!

Watch Kaye show you how easy, fast and fun stars can be. No complicated piecing, easy enough for beginners!

A great fat quarter quilt, make your stars all the same or mix it up with your own color variations, for one fabulous looking quilt. Uses the Starmaker 8 (sold separately).

Learn How!

Show & Tell...

This quilt was made with Joan Hawley's Lazy Angle Tool! It turned out wonderfully....Linda

I just wanted to share my first quilt with you....Deb

To see the rest of our Show & Tell Entries, go to our Community Tab at the top of our page and then click on the Show & Tell box!

Psssst....Blog Giveaway....Just Sayin'....

Tips From Our Readers....

Try to sew everyday even if its 15 minutes and have a goal in mind.....and before you know it you have plenty of quilts made.
....Kim

This sounds silly and I am a beginning quilter but I lay out my entire quilt and then number my pieces using fabric chalk--that way when I start up again after 3 months I'm not lost---even though my fabric has been moved a dozen times. Once my daughter borrowed a few small squares to make doll clothes not knowing they were cut for a quilt--I wasn't numbered--didn't realize until it was too late and I had to undo several days worth of work....Darcy

We want your tips....

Do you have a special little tip that has worked for you, that you'd like to share? We are always open to new things and would love to hear about them! Just e-mail your tip to me at the address below, and it will find a place in our newsletter! terrye@kayewood.com?subject=sharewithus

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Blocks For The Brave Pictures....


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Join us for special coupons and discounts!

Useful Links....

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Inspirational Story...

Click here to go to YouTube and watch the Blind Quilter. Amazing!

February's Project/Contest...

We've got a few projects being submitted, don't miss out on this one!

Send in pictures of your quilts, wallhangings, pillows, placemats, tablerunners... whatever you've made using Kaye's Shapes, Tools and Templates. Get creative! Just because it's a quilt pattern doesn't mean it has to end up as a quilt! This contest will end on Feb 28, so hurry! Don't think you can make the deadline? That's ok, keep sewing because we'll offer this again during the year!

Email me the pictures, and the story behind your project and you could win your choice of one of Kaye's Tools, Templates or Shapes along with a selection of patterns specially designed for that item.

Quilting For Charity....

    Do you have unwanted fabrics or UFO's or PIGS? You can help supply quilts for the opening of the VA Hospital in Las Vegas. They need 300 quilts by the hospital opening.
    As a special outreach of Quilts 4 Cancer, this group is making quilts for the opening of the new VA hospital. They are all volunteer with no sponsors. They need quilts 50"x 70" or larger and are looking for lots of Military and Red, White and Blue but will take ANYTHING in a quilt, top or blocks. They have many volunteers that can sew up your "UFO's" and "PIGS" as well as use up any unwanted fabrics.
    If anyone wants to donate money (tax deductible), make the checks payable to Q4C and mail to P.O. Box 4702, Pahrump, NV 89041. More information about this event and for mailing supplies can be found on the Quilts 4 Cancer website.
    I hope that you are able to help with this worthy cause for our veterans.

I think that's all for this week!

Have a great week, stay warm if you're in the northern hemisphere....

from The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!

Another Blog Giveaway on Kaye Wood's Site....

Quiltmaking Tips and Techniques From Rodale. This quilting book has over a 1000 crreative ideas to make your quiltmaking quicker, easier and a lot more fun, from 60 top-notch quilters and editors of the Quilter's newletter Magazine, was published in 1994 by Rodale, is a step by step guide, is hardbound, has 326 pgs. and is in excellent condition.

Leave me some of your favorite hints, tips and techniques, HERE!

Contest ends in 2 weeks, Monday, March 7, 2011

Brand New on KayeWoodTV.com - Blazing Stars - Fast, Easy and Fun With Kaye's Techniques!!

Kaye's Quilting Friends Quilting Show. On your computer, free, 24/7!
Brand New on KayeWoodTV.com

Blazing Stars!

Kaye proves that stars are easy! Click over to KayeWoodTV and see how easy it is to create your own one of a kind quilt. All of the tips and techniques you've come to expect from Kaye, to totally simplify this design.

Then click over to get your own Pattern, DVD and Starmaker 8!

 

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to contact us at:

Kaye Wood, Inc. PO Box 456 West Branch, MI 48661

Call 989-345-3028 or e-mail terrye@kayewood.com


Quilting The Kaye Wood Way 2.16.11 - Another Blog Giveaway and More!

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In This Issue....
  • What's On Sale
  • New In Our Store
  • KayeWoodTV.com
  • Ask Kaye
  • Blog Giveaway
  • Show and Tell
  • Tips
  • Our Facebook Group
  • Introducing...Rhapsody!
  • Useful Links
  • February Project/Contest
  • Quotes For February
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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Contact Info:

Kaye Wood, Inc
PO Box 456
West Branch, MI
48661
1-800-248-5293
http://www.kayewood.com
http://www.kayewoodtv.com

Hi Quilters,

Well, Kaye's off on her newest adventure. Can't say too much about it yet, but trust me, you'll LOVE it!


On Sale This Week....
Soldier's Pride - 7.95 off!

 

This book is so much more than a book of quilt projects. Written by Karen Dever, the book is dedicated to all the servicemen and women of the past, present, and future as they protect our country.

This book includes instructions for seven different projects. The projects are everything from table toppers to wall hangings to lap quilts to samplers. The blocks are both pieced and paper pieced, so there is something for everyone. If the history of a block is known, it is stated, and all illustrations are in color.

As a touching tribute, the book also contains photos of soldiers and sailors whose family members had a hand in contributing to this book.

The blocks are also suitable for a Block of the Month program, and Karen details what is needed. Also included is a list of organizations distribution quilts to our military.

Don't forget we have 2 pages of sale items, clearance markdowns, seasonal discounts and HURT items.

Show Me The Sale Items!


New Items In Our Shop....

What's NEW in Our Shop?

Brick Path Pattern

Brick path is made from uneven 9-patch blocks placed on point. Uses Kaye's Starmaker 8 Master Template (not included).

Rhapsody Couch Throw/Quilt

Imagine yourself lost in a flower garden surrounded by the riots of smells and colors from every flower imaginable. This is what this pattern will evoke as you sew it up.

Very easy and fast, using Kaye's View & Do Circle Shapes (sold separately), you'll be lost in another world in no time at all.

Couch throw measures 37"x37", Quilt measures 70"x70"

Londa's Talking Patterns and DVD
Gain confidence in the creative process as Londa & Gloria design, fit, construct, and embellish TWO stylish jackets! Making it work....every step of the way!

See below for a 6 minute clip from her video!

Today On KayeWoodTV.com!

Join Londa! Watch her fearless, fun and easy technique for sewing hems into knits!

Learn to stitch HEMS into knit fabrics. Londa's technique for fusing Knit Fusible Stay Tape on the hem allowance and then stitching with a twin stretch needle prevents stretched out ugly "roller coaster" hems. Clear concise directions for success!

Learn How!

and then, get the whole DVD!

  • Design principles for creative sewing decisions
  • TWO techniques for flattering FIT
  • Logical sequence of design and stitching steps
  • When and where to stabilize edges
  • Embellishment ideas: how-to's, which to use, which to save for future projects
  • Edge, hem and neckline finishes
  • Bias properties utilized to full potential
  • What to do when you're "stuck"
  • Taking control. . .letting and HEARING the fabric "TALK" to you!

Features Londa's Talking Patterns

Creative Jacket Journey - Two DVD's in case. 4 hrs, 46 mins of instruction in designing, fitting, constructing and embellishing 2 different jackets

Ask Kaye...

Jean asks: Just a quick question. I made 1 quilt with Kaye's pattern the 6 HOUR QUILT. I want to make another one but this one about queen size. Can i cut the strips 12" wide without a problem to the quilt pattern?

Kaye answers: 6 inches is close to the maximum width you should use. If you use 12" wide strips, you will have to quilt the strips to keep the batting from shifting. It will take lots more time than 6 hours if you also have to do lots of quilting stitches.

Show & Tell...

I made my granddaughter a quilt for her twin bed and gave it to her for Christmas in 2004. I couldn't find a picture to send you so went to their house with my camera. She now has a queen sized bed and has figured out how to use her quilt sideways on that bed. It was the second quilt I ever made....Jane

To see the rest of our Show & Tell Entries, go to our Community Tab at the top of our page and then click on the Show & Tell box!

Psssst....Blog Giveaway....Just Sayin'....

Tips From Our Readers....

My favorite thing to do is to recycle men's shirts into scraps for quilts. I buy them at yard sales, cut them into charms and them store them in bins until I am ready to use them....Lisa

Check out our Show and Tell page, Lisa, for quite a few quilts made from shirts and t-shirts! And don't forget to click on the pictures to biggie them!

We want your tips....

Do you have a special little tip that has worked for you, that you'd like to share? We are always open to new things and would love to hear about them! Just e-mail your tip to me at the address below, and it will find a place in our newsletter! terrye@kayewood.com?subject=sharewithus

Not a Member Of Our FaceBook Group? Why Not?

Join us for special coupons and discounts!

Rhapsody....

Is the name of Kaye's newest quilt.
Are you a blogger?

I need 3 bloggers to agree to review the pattern, make it if you want and then send me pics and a story.

Email me HERE at terrye@kayewood.com

Useful Links....

List your event
If you have an upcoming event or show you'd like to post on our events page, just click the link!
mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=events
Our Home Page
Access to all the goodies on our Kaye Wood website!
http://www.kayewood.com

February's Project/Contest...

We've got a few projects being submitted, don't miss out on this one!

Send in pictures of your quilts, wallhangings, pillows, placemats, tablerunners... whatever you've made using Kaye's Shapes, Tools and Templates. Get creative! Just because it's a quilt pattern doesn't mean it has to end up as a quilt! This contest will end on Feb 28, so hurry! Don't think you can make the deadline? That's ok, keep sewing because we'll offer this again during the year!

Email me the pictures, and the story behind your project and you could win your choice of one of Kaye's Tools, Templates or Shapes along with a selection of patterns specially designed for that item.

February Quotes....

    Love em for what they are and forgive em for what they ain't. Unknown

    The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller

    To handle yourself use your head, to handle others use your heart. Unknown

    There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...Pursue those. Unknown

    The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive. O. A. Battista

    The best portion of a good man's life is his little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. William Wordsworth

I think that's all for this week!

Have a great week, remember to take 15 minutes each day to quilt, soon you'll have a bunch of quilts made!....

from The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!

Rhapsody. A New Quilting Pattern from Kaye Wood. Traditional Quilt Pattern and Electronic Pattern for Immediate Download!

Rhapsody

That's the name of Kaye's newest pattern.

Fast and easy, and NO curved piecing! This pattern uses Kaye's View & Do Circles template.

Get it HERE

Available in traditional printed quilt pattern and electronic download for immediate enjoyment!

2 sizes, the Couch Throw is 37"x37" and the Quilt is 70"x70"!

Join our FaceBook Group for special coupons for this pattern!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/home.php?sk=group_105351156207180

Brick Path - The Newest in Kaye Wood's Quarter Quilt Series, Now Available in Printed and Electronic Format!

Brick Path
The Newest in Kaye Wood's Quarter Quilt Series
Now Available in Printed and Electronic Format!

This pattern uses Kaye's Starmaker 8 and is available in both traditional printed format and in e-pattern format!

Click HERE to get this new pattern....

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way - Decorate Your Home As You Learn To Sew! 2.9.11

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Think about what you want to accomplish.


In This Issue....
  • What's On Sale
  • New In Our Store
  • New on KayeWoodTV.com
  • Ask Kaye
  • Show and Tell
  • Tips
  • Introducing...Rhapsody!
  • How Kaye Chooses Fabrics For The Back of Her Quilts
  • Useful Links
  • February Project/Contest
  • Valentine Fun Facts
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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Contact Info:

Kaye Wood, Inc
PO Box 456
West Branch, MI
48661
1-800-248-5293
http://www.kayewood.com
http://www.kayewoodtv.com

 

 

Hi Quilters,

It's Valentine's season. HEART your home with our extensive Home Dec line!

You can get by with a purchased bed spread and the use your Imagination to decorate your bed for different seasons. Quarter Quilts are relatively inexpensive and quick to make so they are perfect to take for that house gift when you visit with friends. And if you visit a quilting friend, take all the supplies with you and you can work on her gift together.

With products from Donna Babylon of More Splash Than Cash as well as Kaye herself, your home can take on a whole new appearance!


On Sale This Week....
20% off Our Entire More Splash Than Cash Home Dec Line!

and

20% off Kayes Quarter Quilt Line

Hide the Under The Bed clutter with this easy to sew Gathered Dust Ruffle!

This Pointed Valance makes it easy and fast to create a custom window treatment!

Learn to sew as you decorate your house with Decorating Sewlutions!

Pillow Shams! Create your own one of a kind quilt, then top it off with our easy pillow shams pattern.

Be your own designer and create the Window Treatments you've always wanted!

Path of Light

Tumbling Winds

Follow The Squares

Show Me The Sale Items!


New Items In Our Shop....

What's NEW in Our Shop?

Soldier's Pride & More Book

This book includes instructions for seven different projects. The projects are everything from table toppers to wall hangings to lap quilts to samplers. See the table of contents below. The blocks are both pieced and paper pieced, so there is something for everyone. If the history of a block is known, it is stated, and all illustrations are in color.

Decorating Sewlutions Book
Never before has so much practical decorating advice and sewing know-how been assembled in one place. Best of all, you need only three simple sewing techniques to make all the projects in this book. These techniques are described through easy, illustrated, step-by-step instructions to ensure success. Any of the projects will make a powerful decorating statement in your room. So jump right in and kiss that "I don't know how to sew" excuse goodbye!

Window Treatments Book

Tired of staring at naked or unexciting windows? Then it's time for a new approach to window decoration. More Splash than Cash Window Treatments gives you beautiful solutions for every window in your home plus the confidence to make the window treatments yourself.

Tumbling Winds Quarter Quilt and Pillow Pattern
The winds and sagebrush that tumble across the prairie will lull you to sleep as you create your own personal haven in your bedroom. These Quarter Quilts and coordinating pillows are easy enough to make, and fast too, with Kaye's techniques, that you can change them out as often as you change your mind.

Today On KayeWoodTV.com!

Join Diane Weber and Kaye! This unique and lovely envelope quilt is the perfect way to convey how you feel. Whether it be treats, fond memorabilia or your own personal messages, fill the envelopes with your favorites! Fat quarter friendly, Love Letters can be made in 3 different sizes, all included in this pattern with full instructions and supply lists. Use your imagination and choose a fabric to make it your own such as: a baby quilt with cute little baby surprises, racing car fabric with little Hot Wheels in each envelope, sweet treats fabric with little candies as a surprise, or fish fabric with lures in each envelope, the possibilities are endless!

Watch Diane!

Love Letters

Ask Kaye...

Sally asks: Is there a rule of thumb for using topped and topless triangles?

Kaye answers: Let's look at why we use topless triangles. They are used when 2 or more strips are sewn together into a strip set. The strip set is used to cut triangles. In this case, topless triangles will give you a triangle that, when sewn to other triangles, has equal finished width pieces within the triangle. In other words, a seam allowance is built into the triangle so the small piece at the top of each triangle does not finish to a narrower width.
There is no reason to cut a topless triangle if the strip being cut is a single strip of fabric. In this case, cut a full triangle with
top.

Show & Tell...

This was a true quilt-as-you-go quilt. I wanted to do something with pictures, so I used my 3 grand children and made it out of 12 blocks. At this point I wasn't sure if it would be a wall hanging or a quilt. I sewed the picture on the batting with the backing then sewed a black border also. Next I decided to do something with decorative stitching. I liked it so much I attached it together with the centre. From there I laid it on the bed and created the rest. I was really proud of this quilt seeing that I was only a beginner. My mother-in--aw was the lucky one that got it for Christmas in 2006 and it looks really rich on her bed; so rich that she sleeps in another room so she can keep it clean for when she has company over. My specialty was garment sewing but to this day I do mostly quilts and enjoying it....Nancy

To see the rest of our Show & Tell Entries, go to our Community Tab at the top of our page and then click on the Show & Tell box!

Tips From Our Readers....

Binding my quilts hint: I use a needle holder box that is magnetic inside, I thread 5-6 needles put them in the box so I don't drop any of them and close the lid. This helps so much because you already have a lot of needles threaded ready to go for the binding. To me it's faster and it seems I'm not always stopping to thread needles all the time. This helps me so much because my fingers on my left hand are numb and this helps get me started. Love hints!!....Shirley

We want your tips....

Do you have a special little tip that has worked for you, that you'd like to share? We are always open to new things and would love to hear about them! Just e-mail your tip to me at the address below, and it will find a place in our newsletter! terrye@kayewood.com?subject=sharewithus

Rhapsody....

Is the name of Kaye's newest quilt. Congratulations, Ginger for coming up with the Perfect Name. As soon as this pattern is ready, you'll get a free copy! Kaye used her View & Do Circle Shapes for this one.

How Kaye Chooses Fabrics For The Back Of Her Quilts....

If you want your wonderful quilting stitches to really show up, use a solid all-cotton fabric.
They now manufacture 120 inch wide fabrics for the back of quilts that is great if you want a seamless back.

If you want your less than perfect quilting stitches to be hidden, use a patterned fabric.

The back does not have to be all the same fabric. Some quilters like to use extra blocks to piece into squares and rectangles for a decorative back. Or several large pieces (the width of the quilt) can be sewn together to fit the quilt.

I like a patterned or a batik fabric for the back of my quilts. Then when the quilting is done to accent the front, a secondary quilting pattern is formed on the back. It makes the quilt reversible.

For a lap robe for the sick, consider flannel for the back (with or without batting). It won't slip as easily and will be warmer.

So, now that the quilt top is finished, it is your choice what you do with the back.
Useful Links....

List your event
If you have an upcoming event or show you'd like to post on our events page, just click the link!
mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=events
Our Home Page
Access to all the goodies on our Kaye Wood website!
http://www.kayewood.com

February's Project/Contest...

Send in pictures of your quilts, wallhangings, pillows, placemats, tablerunners... whatever you've made using Kaye's Shapes, Tools and Templates. Get creative! Just because it's a quilt pattern doesn't mean it has to end up as a quilt! This contest will end on Feb 28, so hurry! Don't think you can make the deadline? That's ok, keep sewing because we'll offer this again during the year!

Email me the pictures, and the story behind your project and you could win your choice of one of Kaye's Tools, Templates or Shapes along with a selection of patterns specially designed for that item.

Valentine's Day Fun Facts...

  • 15% of US women send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day.
  • 73% of people who buy flowers on this day are men, while 27% are women.
  • About 1 billion cards are exchanged on Valentine's Day topped only by Christmas.
  • About 3% of pet owners will give a gift to their pet on this day.
  • Hallmark has over 1330 different cards especially for Valentine's Day.
  • Approximately 110 million roses, mostly red, will be sold and delivered with a three day time period.
  • Only the US, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Mexico and France, celebrate Valentine's Day.
  • Teachers will receive the most Valentine's, followed by kids, mothers, wives and then sweethearts.
  • Children ages 6 to 10 exchange more than 650 million cards with teachers, classmates and family members.
  • Consumers will spend an average of $77 on V-Day gifts this year.
  • E-commerce retailers expect to have about $650 million in sales of food, candy, flowers and other V-Day gifts!

I think that's all for this week!

Have a great week, remember, Phil saw his shadow....

from The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!

Superbowl XLV - We're Quilting And You Can Too!

Are you ready for some football? Yeah, me neither. In my house hockey is where it's at, so this weekend I won't be watching the Gods of the Grid, I'll be quilting instead!

Kaye's Quilting Friends Quilting Show. On your computer, free, 24/7!

And you can too, because it's time again for our annual
Super Bowl Sale!

Buy any ebook or epattern and get the 2nd one free!

Buy 2, get 2 more free, you get the idea!

Now, it won't show up in the shopping cart, but enter either "Packers" or "Steelers" into the comments section and we'll discount the free items for you.

Ebooks rock! Why?

  • Immediate download, no waiting
  • No shipping fees!

So, HOW to get your free ebooks and epatterns? Click on any of the football icons above, or HERE to go directly to Kaye's Electronic Products section of our shopping cart and start the fun!

Be sure to let me know if you have any problems with your downloads, I'll be quilting, but I'll watch for your emails too.

Sale ends Sunday Night, Feb 6, 2011


If you have any comments or questions, feel free to contact us at:

Kaye Wood, Inc.   PO Box 456   West Branch, MI 48661

Call 989-345-3028   or   e-mail terrye@kayewood.com


Quilting The Kaye Wood Way - Surviving The Snowstorm!

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In This Issue....
  • What's On Sale
  • New In Our Store
  • New on KayeWoodTV.com
  • Kaye, on Borders
  • Show and Tell
  • Tips
  • Rocky Mountain Sew Expo
  • Help! We Need A Name
  • Quilter's Obsession
  • Useful Links
  • January Project/Contest
  • February Project/Contest
  • Did You Know
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
Like us on Facebook for special offers!

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Contact Info:

Kaye Wood, Inc
PO Box 456
West Branch, MI
48661
1-800-248-5293
http://www.kayewood.com
http://www.kayewoodtv.com

 

 

Hi Quilters,

Another Phoenix Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival is over. I think it was a great show. Lots of quilters from the Valley of the Sun attended the show. It was fun getting to see friends and meet new friends. My seminars on Thursday and Friday were full; it gave me a chance to show what Quilting the Kaye Wood Way is all about and to prove how much fun and how easy it is to make a quilt. The comment I always get is "You make it look so easy".

That's because, with my techniques, it is that easy..

On Sale This Week....
$13.00 View & Do Shapes (or 78.00 for the 6 template set)!

Kaye's View & Do tools come in 6 popular shapes, made of hard plastic that are suitable for use with your rotary cutter. Each shape has 4 removable pieces which allow you to make 2, 4, 6 and 8 inch size shapes, for a total of 24 templates. Great for fussy cutting, each template also allows you to view your fabric in different sizes. No guess work and no ripping out stitches, you know how it will look before you cut it. Ideal for many purposes, you'll find yourself using your shapes in a multitude of ways from sewing and quilting, to scrap booking and other crafts. Shapes included in the set are a heart, diamond, hexagon, octagon, square and circle.

What else is on sale?

Friday through Sunday, it's our annual Ebook/Epattern Sale. We know some of you won't want to be watching the Superbowl, so why not sew? Order any ebook or epattern and get the 2nd one free! (discount will be applied in the office before we charge your card). These ebooks and epatterns have NO shipping charges applied, and you can get them immediately! I'll send you a notice on Friday, but I wanted you to have a chance to have a look around and get your fabrics ready to sew while others are watching the big game!

Also, More shelf clearing is happening. Keep checking back....

Show Me The Sale Items!

Congratulations, Terren! Your order earned you a FREE package of Lazy Girl Labels!


New Items In Our Shop....

What's NEW in Our Shop?

Soldier's Pride & More Book

This book includes instructions for seven different projects. The projects are everything from table toppers to wall hangings to lap quilts to samplers. See the table of contents below. The blocks are both pieced and paper pieced, so there is something for everyone. If the history of a block is known, it is stated, and all illustrations are in color.

Decorating Sewlutions Book
Never before has so much practical decorating advice and sewing know-how been assembled in one place. Best of all, you need only three simple sewing techniques to make all the projects in this book. These techniques are described through easy, illustrated, step-by-step instructions to ensure success. Any of the projects will make a powerful decorating statement in your room. So jump right in and kiss that "I don't know how to sew" excuse goodbye!

Window Treatments Book

Tired of staring at naked or unexciting windows? Then it's time for a new approach to window decoration. More Splash than Cash Window Treatments gives you beautiful solutions for every window in your home plus the confidence to make the window treatments yourself.

Grommets Gone Wild Jacket Pattern
This easy Jacket requires 3 pairs of jeans or wouldn't it be beautiful out of regular fabric! You will love the fashionable grommets that embellish the front and cuffs that require NO tools to install. This easy fit Jacket includes sizes from Sm - 3X

Check out the above and more of our new designs on our What's New Page!
Today On KayeWoodTV.com!

Join us as Linda Everhart joins Kaye and shares her original techniques on fused, reverse applique, allowing you to create two blocks from just one cut. This gorgeous Victorian Elegance quilt measures a roomy 73" by 91"

Watch Linda!

Then click on over to our these pattern pages for these awesome patterns using Linda's technique!

Rising From The Mist

Kaye, On Borders....

Borders act as a frame for the center of the quilt. They also can increase the size of the quilt. The border area can be made from one fabric or from several fabrics sewn together. They can be narrow or wide. On some quilts, the border can be as wide as the drop from the top of the quilt.
Borders can be pieced with a quilt design, or just a repeat of a single quilt shape, like my Jumping Jacks Quilt.
A border can be a combination of pieces and strips, such as my Rising From the Mist Quilt.
Fabric used in the border should coordinate or contrast with the center of the quilt, but the fabric does not have to have been used in the center of the quilt.

Jumping Jacks

Show & Tell....

I have had Kaye's heart shapes for years and never opened the package. Today I was finishing up the attached wall hanging and remembered those shapes. It took me longer to find them than to do the stitching! I have moved to another state in the meantime.
But, I did find them and used them to make heart shapes to quilt in the background and also for the heart on the door. And I saved out the pattern to make a baby quilt for a new grandchild due at the end of March. The shapes were a LOT easier to use than folding a piece of paper and cutting until I got a heart shape I liked that would be the right size....Jeanne

More projects using my new View and Do Hearts. I spent my snow day making fleece blankets for grandchilren's January birthdays and a new baby to come. The light green is for a baby and I used the second size of the hearts, fussy cutting some scraps and appliqueing them to the green fleece. The pale blue one also has hearts in two sizes, with tool fabric fussy cut in the heart shapes and appliqued. Fleece is inexpensive, quick to sew, the shapes made it so easy and fast, that I got all the ones in these pictures plus some more done in one day....Jeanne

To see the rest of our Show & Tell Entries, go to our Community Tab at the top of our page and then click on the Show & Tell box!

Tips From Our Readers....

On label making.. did you know the gel pens they sell in the school supplies, will not wash out... they are great for doing labels, even blocks if you don't want to embroidery, decorate children's clothing...... I have one trial piece of cotton that I drew on and have washed over and over and its still there...bright as ever. It has to say "Gel" pen on the package. But they are wonderful. The key is do not press hard when you are using it on fabric; press lightly and the gel just flows on and it will not run....Jo

We want your tips....

Do you have a special little tip that has worked for you, that you'd like to share? We are always open to new things and would love to hear about them! Just e-mail your tip to me at the address below, and it will find a place in our newsletter! terrye@kayewood.com?subject=sharewithus

Rocky Mountain Sew Expo

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Next Up....

One more week to help Kaye think of a name for her newest quilt. She calls this her "Pink Thing". She has used her View & Do Circle Shapes for this one. I know you all can think of a better name.

How about some names? Same deal applies, we'll run this contest for a week or two and then the reader who suggests the winning name gets a free copy!

Let me know HERE what you're suggestion is....

We're Nuts About Bolts!

A great internet store that provides personalized customer service, exciting selection and reasonable prices.

www.QuiltersObsession.com

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January's Project/Contest...

Jeanne won this month's contest (see her "show and tell" entries above).

February's Project/Contest...

Send in pictures of your quilts, wallhangings, pillows, placemats, tablerunners... whatever you've made using Kaye's Shapes, Tools and Templates. Get creative! Just because it's a quilt pattern doesn't mean it has to end up as a quilt! This contest will end on Feb 28, so hurry! Don't think you can make the deadline? That's ok, keep sewing because we'll offer this again during the year!

Email me the pictures, and the story behind your project and you could win your choice of one of Kaye's Tools, Templates or Shapes along with a selection of patterns specially designed for that item.

Did You Know...

February 6, 1935- The board game Monopoly first went on sale.

February 8, 1910- The Boy Scouts were founded.

February 28,1692- The Salem Witch Hunts begin.

Wow! I think that's all for this week!

Have a great week, remember, winter won't last forever!

from The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!