March 2011 - Posts

Brand New on KayeWoodTV.com - Twirling Stars!

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Brand New on KayeWoodTV.com

Twirling Stars!

Stars twirl clockwise or counter-clockwise around this quilt for a dazzling effect! Easy and fun to make, this pattern features strip sets that are easily cut. Uses  the Starmaker 6® tool (sold separately).

Sizes: Wallhanging, Tabledrape, Crib, Twin, Double, King

Click HERE then click on the Twirling Stars Video to your right.

Then click over to get your own Pattern, DVD and Starmaker 6!

 

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 Week of 3.30.11 - Let's Go Fly A Kite

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In This Issue....
  • Featuring the kites of Gerry!
  • What's On Sale
  • New In Our Store
  • KayeWoodTV.com
  • Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Teaser
  • Survey
  • Show and Tell
  • Tips
  • Our Facebook Group
  • Attention Nevada Quilters
  • April Contest
  • List Your Events!
  • Did You Know
  • Let's Go Fly A Kite
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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48661
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Hi Quilters!

Go Fly A Kite!

That's right. With the fresh green grass and the warm spring breezes (I'm sure they're there somewhere...), it's kite season. This week we are very proud and honored to feature the creations of March's "Out of the Box" contest, and our winner. Gerry is our winner, and she took Kaye's tips and techniques and created the most amazing kites! Take a peek throughout this newsletter, and then, click on over to our Show and Tell page to get a larger view of her creations, and then, read on to find out how you could maybe be April's winner!


What's On Sale

FREE STANDARD SHIPPING to the US and Canada!

Frustrated by the rising shipping costs? We are also, so we're thumbing our nose to those pesky shipping and handling fees. This week, your entire order ships free (US and Canada only).

What's New In Our Store
This is a different brand of Kaye's Books. While spring cleaning, we found a whole box of these. Now the original version has been discontinued, only available in E Version, here, but this one we have a whole box of.

Notice - This book is in GERMAN!

Go here for this interesting GERMAN version!

A Teaser....(coming soon to a station near you....)

Click on the picture to see what the BuZz is all about

Brand New This week on KayeWoodTV.com!

Twirling Stars!

Watch as Kaye demonstrates her techniques!

Stars twirl clockwise or counter-clockwise around this quilt for a dazzling effect! Easy and fun to make, this pattern features strip sets that are easily cut. Uses the Starmaker 6 Master Template (sold separately).

Kaye's Twirling Stars Pattern

If you can't get there from here, go to www.kayewoodtv.com and click on the Twirling Stars Video

The Survey Says....

There were only a few of you who were interested in seeing mens and boys patterns.

The clear majority seemed to feel that even if you spent the time, money and effort into making your guys wearables, they wouldn't wear them.

Thanks so much for your input, it helps to know what you want when we stock our shop!

And... with that in mind.... What would you like to see in our shop?

Our Reader's Show and Tell....

Kites! The winner of our March "Out of the Box" contest is Gerry, who took Kaye's techniques and turned them into Kites! See the pictures throughout this newsletter for their "Out of the Box" quilting ideas!

do you have a project you'd like showcased? Send me the pictures and a story by clicking HERE!

Reader's Hints, Tips and Techniques....

Eileen says: I save the triangles cut from piecing binding, or when putting a small square on the corner of a larger square or rectangle then sewing diagonally, and any small pieces and inch or so wide. I use these as leaders and enders. It keeps my fabric from being poked down into the hole on the throat plate, AND I end up with pieces for a scrappy quilt. The triangles sewed together make a Friendship Star.

Sue says: Do not be afraid to ask questions from the internet, your local quilt shop, and other quilters on forums all have been a great help to me because I am new to quilting.

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Attention all Nevada Area Quilters: Kaye's Got a New Teacher's Certification Class Scheduled!

Sign up for our QSC Expos e-newsletter and get the latest information about our shows! Workshops, Seminars, Quilt Displays, Quilt Contests and much more!


Brand New Contest For April...

Our "Out of the Box" contest has been so well received that we're continuing it! Take a look at our Show and Tell pages for inspiration, or better yet... come up with your own. Take Kaye's tools, templates and techniques and create an original work of art! This is an "out of the box" event, and we've had actual boxes made out of the View & Do Hexagons and Octagons as well as the kites we are featuring this week, so don't be afraid to venture across the line of traditional quilt designs. Get creative!

The winner will receive the Shape or Starmaker of their choice plus an assortment of patterns to accompany their choice!

Hurry! Mail me the pics and the story HERE

Contest ends 4.30.2011

List your event

Looking for a Quilt Show to attend? Check out our listing. 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

Did You Know??

It would be a perfect quilting world, if all of our rows were equal in length. But...we live in the real world, where rows may not be the same length and that's fine. Quilting is supposed to be fun and we all know, "ripping out" definitely is not! To help improve your skills, here are some thoughts to consider when you're having problems.
1) Were all the strips cut the same width? If not, maybe you need to practice your rotary cutting.
2) Were all the seam allowances the same? Once again, practice makes perfect when it comes to sewing.
3) Did you press your strips without steam, from the right side of the fabric?
4) If you do have to trim your strips, make sure you trim the top and bottom, equal amounts.
Checking these things can save you a lot of time and maybe a big headache too!


Let's Go Fly A Kite....

With tuppence for paper and strings,you can have your own set of wings.
With your feet on the ground, you're a bird in flight!
With your fist holding tight, to the string of your kite!

Let's go fly a kite Up to the highest height
Let's go fly a kite And send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere Up where the air is clear
Oh, let's go fly a kite!

When you send it flying up there, all at once your lighter than air!
You can dance on the breeze, over 'ouses and trees!
With your fist 'olding tight, to the string your kite!

Let's go fly a kite Up to the highest height
Let'' go fly a kite And send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere Up where the air is clear
Oh, let's go fly a kite!


Written by Robert B. Sherman for the movie Mary Poppins.


I think that's all for this week. Have a great week, and Go Fly A Kite!

from The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 3.23.11 - Is Spring Ever Coming?

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In This Issue....
  • What's On Sale
  • New In Our Store
  • KayeWoodTV.com
  • Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Teaser
  • Survey
  • Show and Tell
  • Just For Fun
  • Tips
  • Our Facebook Group
  • New Teacher's Certification Class
  • March Project/Contest
  • List Your Events!
  • Words of Wisdom
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
Like us on Facebook for special offers!

Looks like "Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird has found some flowers in among all the new snow....Follow us!


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, apparantly Mother Nature isn't done with her Winter Splendidness. As I sit here writing this newsletter, I'm looking out the window at the latest 8" of snow she's blessed us with. And it's still coming down. While I'm the first one to love the snow, this time of year seems all it's good for is to hide the mud and dirty, dingy snow piles that haven't melted yet.

Spring is right around the corner... or is she?


What's On Sale

2 Different Pattern Packs!

In Your Dreams features the Long Tall Sally Quilt Pattern, Pillow Covers Pattern, Charisma Slippers pattern and the tote bag pattern to carry them all to your pajama party - the Summer Tote. Retail price on this is $36.00, but this week you can get all 4 patterns for $25.00!

A Day in the City Pattern Pack features the London Peasant Top/Dress Pattern, City Bag Pattern and the Bag-E-Bottoms Acrylic Insert. Retail price on these pattern packs is $27.50 but this week, you can get all 3 patterns for only $20.00

Take Me To Your Sale Page!

What's New In Our Store

This is a different brand of Kaye's Books. While spring cleaning, we found a whole box of these. Now the original version has been discontinued, only available in E Version, here, but this one we have a whole box of.

Notice - This book is in GERMAN!

Go here for this interesting GERMAN version!

A Teaser....(coming soon to a station near you....)

Click on the picture to see what the BuZz is all about

This week on KayeWoodTV.com!

Trees With Ease!

Watch as Kaye demonstrates her techniques!

Combine all your favorite similar color fabrics from your scraps or fat quarters to create this stunning quilt! Separate your dark, medium and lights for greater effect. The darker fabrics become the upright trees, the lighter fabric becomes the background or upside down trees. Easy to sew with no seams to match. Uses the Starmaker 6 tool (sold separately).

Sizes: Placemats, Wallhanging, Small and Large Quilts

Kaye's Trees With Ease Pattern

If you can't get there from here, go to www.kayewoodtv.com and click on the Trees With Ease Video

Survey....

Tell me if you'd be interested in a line of wearable arts for men and boys.

These could include quiilted wearables, such as jackets.

Tell me HERE

Our Reader's Show and Tell....

A variation of Kaye Wood's Trees With Ease pattern.

....John

do you have a project you'd like showcased? Send me the pictures and a story by clicking HERE!

Just For Fun....

We were having a little staff meeting today and we decided that it would be a lot of fun to offer all of our customers something to look forward to and ways to save on their purchases. So for a little fun, we are including a little surprise coupon with your order. The prizes have already been designated according to order numbers, and staff members will be stuffing little coupons into every order they fill. There are 25 "winning" coupons per every 100 orders, so you have a 1 in 4 chance of having something arrive that will help out with your next order. It may be a coupon for free shipping, a percentage off (10%, 15%, or 25%), free patterns, etc. Coupons can be redeemed on any order over $25 (Pre-shipping). The coupons will be in with your order, along with instructions for their redemption. We hope it this will be fun for you.

Reader's Hints, Tips and Techniques....

Valerie says: Starch, starch, starch baby. I wash fabrics after purchase due to my skin reaction to the sizing and starching the fabrics helps match points, finger pressed seams, avoiding tucks in backing and the overall dimensional stability of the block.

Rita says: One of the things I like to do is whenever I see something that I'd like to try, but don't have the time for just at the moment, or if I come across a very cool trick in a magazine I bought, or I took a class and REALLY enjoyed it, I will scan the pages on my color scanner, insert those printed out pages into some plastic page protectors and put them in a binder. I have been doing this for over 5 yrs now and I have 2 full binders of things I absolutely love so I can flip through them any time I want for some feel good reading and inspiration. I find this to be a real pick-me-up when I'm feeling a little blah in these dreary January days...

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Kaye's Got a New Teacher's Certification Class Scheduled!

March Project Contest

One Week Left! Think outside the box! Submit a picture of a project you've done using one of Kaye's View & Do Shapes, on of her Starmakers or one of her patterns and you'll be entered!

The winner will receive the Shape or Starmaker of their choice plus an assortment of patterns to accompany their choice!

Hurry! Mail me the pics HERE

Contest ends 3.31.2011

List your event

Looking for a Quilt Show to attend? Check out our listing. 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

Words of Wisdom

"Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly." St. Francis De Sales
"Listen to your heart above all other voices." Marta Kagan
"You were not born a winner and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself to be." Lou Holtz
"To the world you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world." Unknown Author
"It is better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for something you are not." Andre Gide
"Self-trust is the first secret of success." Ralph Waldo Emerson


I think that's all for this week!
Have a great week, and enjoy your snow, or your spring if you're lucky enough to have it.

from The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!

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Brand New on Kaye Wood TV! Other Side of the Fence - a Rail Fence Design with Fussy-Cut Hexagon Blocks

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Brand New on KayeWoodTV.com

Other Side of the Fence!

A Rail Fence design, with fussy-cut hexagon blocks that can showcase your embroidery designs, focus fabric or photos on fabric. Use these blocks to replace some or all of the vertical blocks, which seem to look through from the other side of the fence.

Then click over to get your own Pattern, DVD and View & Do Hexagon!

 

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


Blog Giveaway!

  • 150 patterns
  • Hand and Machine Techniques
  • History
  • Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Keys to Design and Inspiration

This book contains 150 applique design elements - flowers, leaves, stems, vases, birds, bugs and flourishes. Mix and match to design your own beautiful appliqued blocks, quilts and wearables. Lay flat binding makes it easy to trace your favorite patterns. Also includes 3 projects to get started, ranging from basic to complex. Leave me a comment about your applique adventures here: http://www.kayewood.com/blog/?p=3354

Hot Ironing Pad and Carrier Pattern, and Heat Resistant Fabric

This combination hot iron carrier and ironing mat is great for classes and retreats! All standard and smaller irons fit in the carrier. Don't know where to get the heat-resistant material to make the mat? We sell that too!

Finished Size: Mat is 20" x 28" when laying flat.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Get yours here!  http://www.kayewood.com/item/Hot_Iron_Carrier_Ironing_Mat/962

This Quilted Heat Resistant Material is used to make the Hot Iron Carrier/ Ironing Mat. The material comes pre-cut to 22" x 30", sized perfectly for the mat pattern.

Fabric Size: 22" x 30"

 

 

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 3.16.11 - The Luck O' The Irish Is With You!

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In This Issue....
  • What's On Sale
  • New In Our Store
  • KayeWoodTV.com
  • Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Teaser
  • Show and Tell
  • Blocks For The Brave
  • Tips
  • Our Facebook Group
  • Irish Blessing
  • New Teacher's Certification Class
  • March Project/Contest
  • List Your Events!
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
Like us on Facebook for special offers!

Looks like "Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is getting ready for Easter!....Follow us!


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, I did it. Last week we said how much fun Paducah was and it should have been Puyallup. Yes, Puyallup was fun. It was a blast, and I'm sure Paducah will be also.

Click here to see our very own Kaye Wood during an interview in Puyallup

Hey - Happy St. Patricks Day for those in the US! Parades, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Green Beer and all your favorites. Hope you take a moment to enjoy them!


What's On Sale

This week we've gathered up some of our best selling Spring and Easter themed patterns and marked them down 25%! Have a look below!

Take Me To Your Sale Page!

And....

Free Shadow Hearts Pattern with any order over 20.00 (before shipping)!

Just put "Free Shadow Hearts Pattern" in the comments section of the shopping cart.. that's all and we'll automatically add it in before we ship.

What's New In Our Store

A Teaser....(coming soon to a station near you....)

Click on the picture to see what the BuZz is all about


Check Out All of the New Items In Our Shop!

This week on KayeWoodTV.com!

Kaye celebrates Kaleidoscopes!

Watch as Kaye demonstrates her techniques!

Do you remember the kaleidoscopes you played with as a child? How the patterns and colors mixed and blended into something else each time you looked at it? Now you can recall them again in this quilt pattern from Kaye Wood called Kaleidoscope. With this beautiful array of patterns and colors, you can see a new design every time you look at it. Plus, the cutting and sewing of this interesting design has been simplified.

Kaye's Kaleidoscope Pattern

Our Reader's Show and Tell....

Today I played around a little. I have a new pattern from Kaye Wood, Brick Path. It's a pattern for A Quarter Quilt, quarter the bed size, fabric, time, and money. I really like the design, but I don't want anything that size, so to try out the pattern, I decided to just make a couple of blocks. I actually made three more, and I'm not sure what all I'm going to do with them all, but I really do like the design.

....Eileen

do you have a project you'd like showcased? Send me the pictures and a story by clicking HERE!

Blocks for the Brave

Sunday March 20 is our sew in at the Norwalk American Legion from 10 to 5.
Bring all of your red, white and blue!! Don't forget your sewing supplies. Also bring your appitite! Dont know what "Walter the
Waiter" will cook up for us this week but I am sure it will be fantastic as always!!!
If you are ready to start a new quilt bring your fabric requirements so you can pick out some new fabric. We ordered some new fabrics last week. We are hoping to have them for you at this months sew in!
Oh yea bring your party hats, I think we have a few birthdays this month!!!
Hope to see you all there,
11986 Front Street, Norwalk, CA 90650


Reader's Hints, Tips and Techniques....

Joyce says: When sewing with Monofilament thread. You know the stuff that is clear and you cannot see the end to put in the needle? Do not work so hard. Just take out that permanent pen and color the end and you can see it to put it in the needle.

Sheila says: I keep a plastic grocery bag by my sewing machine, where I deposit fabric, batting and scrapbooking scraps. When I fill three bags, I donate them to a local daycare center for the children's arts & crafts. They're thrilled, and I'm glad it's all being recycled!.

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An Irish Blessing
May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world, with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons, bring the best to you and yours.


Kaye's Got a New Teacher's Certification Class Scheduled!
Sign up for our e-newsletter and get the latest information about our shows! Workshops, Seminars, Quilt Displays, Quilt Contests and much more!

March Project Contest

Think outside the box! Submit a picture of a project you've done using one of Kaye's View & Do Shapes, on of her Starmakers or one of her patterns and you'll be entered!

The winner will receive the Shape or Starmaker of their choice plus an assortment of patterns to accompany their choice!

Hurry! Mail me the pics HERE

Contest ends 3.31.2011

List your event

Looking for a Quilt Show to attend? Check out our listing. 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

I think that's all for this week!
Have a great week, and enjoy your St. Patrick's Day, however you celebrate.
from The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 3.9.11. Will Spring Ever Get Here?

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In This Issue....
    • What's On Sale
    • New In Our Store
    • KayeWoodTV.com
    • Show and Tell
    • Tips
    • Our Facebook Group
    • Words of Wisdom
    • March Project/Contest
    • List Your Events!
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
Like us on Facebook for special offers!

Looks like "Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is getting ready for Easter!....Follow us!


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!

Paducah was AWESOME!! We got to see and meet so many of you. If you've never been to a quilt show, you should sure try to get there, there's nothing like it!


What's On Sale

Kaye's View & Do Diamonds Set, normally priced at 19.95, this week is only $15.00... PLUS any Diamond pattern or epattern is 1/2 price with the purchase of the View & Do Diamond Shape Set. Now, it won't show up in the shopping cart as 1/2 price, but rest assured, we'll adjust the prices before we charge your card!

Take Me To Your Sale Page!

Dimensional Diamonds

1/2 price with purchase of the View & Do Diamond Set

Diamonds in Motion

1/2 price with purchase of the View & Do Diamond Set

Spinning Diamonds

1/2 price with purchase of the View & Do Diamond Set

ABC Blocks

1/2 price with purchase of the View & Do Diamond Set

Diamonds of Yellowstone

1/2 price with purchase of the View & Do Diamond Set

Stained Glass Diamonds

1/2 price with purchase of the View & Do Diamond Set

What's New In Our Store

Check Out All of the New Items In Our Shop!

This week on KayeWoodTV.com!

Kaye shows us how to use those View & Do Diamond Shapes (and the other 5 shapes) to Fussy-Cut!

Watch as Kaye demonstrates her techniques!

(then check out the sale pages to get your own Diamond set and the patterns to go with it!)

Our Reader's Show and Tell....
This is the fabric I used to make the quilt below. I used the Starmaker 6 to make the blocks out of 6 layers of the same piece. Sewed three of them together then sewed the two blocks of three together. Making the multi designed blocks. Then I had to sew Y seams to get the quilt put together. All blocks are different. I plan to use the quilt as a ME SEE Quilt, a child looking for the animals that are in the border of the quilt, then finding them in the quilt....Joyce

do you have a project you'd like showcased? Send me the pictures and a story by clicking HERE!

Reader's Hints, Tips and Techniques....
Julie says: Always write down where you bought which fabric. If you need or want  more, you will be able to go back to the right store.

Marcia says: Try a practice block before cutting up all your fabric. You may find errors in the directions, that you don't like the way it looks, or the block is too hard or too easy for your purposes. You can then switch to another quilt pattern and have not wasted time and/or fabric.

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Words of Wisdom
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt
"Life is a game, play it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is an opportunity, capture it." Unknown
"To laugh often and much,
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children,
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends,
to appreciate beauty and find the best in others,
to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition,
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have have lived...this is to have succeeded!"
Ralph Waldo Emerson


March Project Contest

Think outside the box! Submit a picture of a project you've done using one of Kaye's View & Do Shapes, on of her Starmakers or one of her patterns and you'll be entered!

The winner will receive the Shape or Starmaker of their choice plus an assortment of patterns to accompany their choice!

Hurry! Mail me the pics HERE

Contest ends 3.31.2011

List your event

Looking for a Quilt Show to attend? Check out our listing. 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

 

In honor of spring... the picture at the right. Because I am sure that somewhere under this still foot and a half of snow, there is green grass. Somewhere.....

I think that's all for this week!
Have a great week, today starts the Easter Season. Hope you enjoy it....
from The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 3.2.11 - Flip Flops!

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In This Issue

  • On Sale This Week
  • New In Our Shop
  • Brand New on KayeWoodTV.com
  • Show and Tell
  • Kaye on "Strip Piecing"
  • Tips from our Readers
  • Useful Links
  • March Contest
  • UFO's and PIGs
  • Something To Live By

 

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Pitter Patches, our Twitter Bird has found his own Rail Fence!

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Hi Quilters,

Kaye's in Puyallup, WA this week. I remember last year at this time, when Kaye and Kayla were in Puyallup there were threats of a storm surge due to earthquakes in the Pacific Rim. It didn't happen, and that's a good thing, but I'll always remember that.

Our theme this week is "Flip Flops", both in the hopes that flip-flop weather will eventually get here and also to honor our newest line - Kathie Alyce from Waterfall Quilts' Flip Flop Block and Patterns!


On Sale This Week....
Brand New For Spring, and 25% off!

This is the Block that started it all!

Kathie Alyce of Waterfall Quilts brings us the Flip Flop Block Tool and the first 2 patterns in the series.

Pictured below are (l) The Original Block, (c) Purple Sunflowers, and Aboriginal Prints and (r) Crazy Squares and Marble Swirls

I Want My Own Flip Flop Block Tool and the patterns too!

"The Flip Flop Block," a versatile, easy-to-use template which has many different design choices. Fits into a 7" x 7" square.

Flip Flop Block Pattern

Gentle, accurate, curved piecing is easily accomplished with the Flip Flop Block Tool.

Multiple directions for baby, lap, and queen size quilts.

Shadow Block Pattern

Purple Sunflowers and Aboriginal Designs

Another great variation of the Flip Flop Block pattern. Skill level: requires the ability to throw all the rules out the window.

Purple Sunflowers: 41" x 62"

Aboriginal Prints: 53" x 69"

Pat's 9-Patch Block Pattern

Crazy Squares and Marble Swirls

Contemporary piecing in this original pattern from Kathie Alyce.

Crazy Squares: 65.5" x 44.5"

Marble Swirls: 53.5" x 42.5"

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?

A New Way to Decorate Your Windows, Eco Friendly Market Bags and Flip Flop Tool and Patterns!

Window Treatments

Yes, you can make your own window treatments. And learn to sew at the same time!

Flip Flop Block Tool

Brand new to our shop - innovative tool simplifies curved piecing. 3 patterns to accompany this cool idea!

Market Bag Pattern

It's all about being green, and with this eco-friendly bag, you can kick the plastic garbage bag habit for good! Kit for 2 bags.

Shadow Block Quilt Pattern

Just one of the 3 patterns we currently carry (and more to come) using the Flip Flop Block Tool.

 

Brand New On KayeWoodTV.com!

Other Side of the Fence!

A Rail Fence design, with fussy-cut hexagon blocks that can showcase your embroidery designs, focus fabric or photos on fabric. Use these blocks to replace some or all of the vertical blocks, which seem to look through from the other side of the fence. Uses the View & Do Hexagon Shape.

Learn How!

Show & Tell...

I would like to share this quilt I made. I work for the US Army and military doctors. One of the doctors is retiring and I thought what a fitting going away quilt.

This design is "Starring the Eagle" by Dian Barnard and uses Kaye's Starmaker 6. The original design calls for an eagle applique, which I did on the first one I made. Then I came across the embroidery "Eagle Sketch", A Design by Lyn. I have attached a close up of that....Sydna

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Kaye on Strip Piecing...

Strip piecing is what I do! When quilters realize that, their comment is "I've done that; it is such fun."

95% of the piecing I do is strip piecing and I haven't discovered all the possibilities of strip piecing.
What does that mean? Strip piecing means that strips are sewn together before any pieces are cut. And the type of pieces that can be cut number in the hundreds, many of which can be found in my Book and DVD, Starmaker Design Concepts. How do the Starmakers fit into the strip piecing concept? First strips are sewn together into strip sets; then the strip sets are cut in squares or rectangles OR with the Starmakers, cut into diamonds, triangles, stars, kaleidoscopes, etc, etc.... The opposite of strip piecing is template cutting, which is not nearly as accurate. Strip piecing is faster, easier, wastes less fabric, and is usually more accurate.
To strip piece a 9-patch block: Sew 2 different strip sets: sew a dark, light, dark strip set together; sew a light, dark, light strip set together. Cut these strip sets using a ruler and rotary cutter in segments that are the same width as the individual strips were cut. Each row of 3 squares is already sewn together.
To cut a 9-patch block: Using a square template or a ruler, cut individual squares. Sew 3 squares together into each of 3 rows. Sew 3 rows together.
If you haven't made at least 100 strip pieced quilts, you haven't really explored the concept of strip piecing;-)

Tips From Our Readers....

My Tip O' the Day is this, I love love love press and seal kitchen wrap. I use it to wrap up thread spools so they don't unravel. I use it to make baggies for projects I am working on. Especially Applique pieces. That stuff even works on the backside of rulers to keep them from sliding while cutting. It is great! I am sure that there are other uses I will find for it! Great stuff.....Vickie

Because I don't like to wear gloves when quilting I cut a piece of non-skid rubberized kitchen shelf liner about 4x6 and lay it between my hand and the quilt. Easy to move with my hand, and because it is no bigger than my hand, no chance of sewing it into the quilt....Rhonda

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Brand New Contest for March!

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.

This is February's winner - Maureen made this baby quilt using the Chevron techniques in the Strip Quilting Projects Book 10 and the Starmaker 8 Master Template!

UFO's and PIG's - You Wanted To Know!

What in the world are these? I got lots and lots of questions last week. Most of you knew what the UFO was (Un-Finished Object) but I only had one person who knew what a PIG was (other than my farmers, lol). Well here's the official answer: A PIG is a Project In a Grocery (or Garbage) Bag!

Something To Live By....

To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not respectable and wealthy, not rich.
to study hard, think quietly,talk gently, act frankly,
to listen to stars and birds; to babes and sages with open heart
to bear all cheerfully do all bravely, await occasions hurry never.
In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common
this is my symphony

William Henry Channing

I think that's all for this week!

Have a great week, and think warm thoughts!....

from The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!