May 2011 - Posts

Calling All Alaskan and Canadian Quilters!

Kaye will be in Fairbanks, Alaska for a day long seminar in August.

Check out the following flyer for more info: http://kayewood.com/seminar_pdfs/fairbanks2011.pdf

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way - Week of 5.25.11 - Lilacs!

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In This Issue....
  • Kaye's Blurb
  • What's On Sale
  • New In Our Store
  • KayeWoodTV.com
  • Show and Tell
  • Tips
  • Our Facebook Group
  • QSC Expos
  • Ugly Quilt Contest Contest
  • List Your Events!
  • Kaye on TV
  • Copyright Concerns
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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PO Box 456
West Branch, MI
48661
1-800-248-5293

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Hi Quilters!

Northern Michigan is sporting her yearly cloak of lilacs. Deep purples, light lavenders and white, and the air is fillied with their perfumes. Gorgeous. Aromatic.

What's On Sale....

$15.00 on the Everyone Can Quilt Book and $15.00 Starmakers With Purchase of the Everyone Can Quilt. Don't want the book? Get the Starmakers for $19.95 each!

Everyone Can Quilt

Strip sets are cut then placed together so the diamonds spin in a hexagon around the quilt top. This design only looks complicated when you follow the techniques that Kaye Wood has developed. Uses the Starmaker 6 (sold separately).

Size: 54" x 47"

Check out our Sale Page for more bargains, clearance items, hurt patterns coming back from the shows and lots of other one of a kind items!!

What's New In Our Store....

Handy Tabs

Use to attach purse handles, swivel clips, 'D' rings, charms or make loops to hang small quilts.

100% polyester, colorfast, wash warm and tumble try.

Comes in 10 colors

Brand New on KayeWoodTV.com!

Squares Galore from Kaye's book, Everyone Can Quilt.

Watch Kaye as she shows how to make her Squares Galore Quilt.

Book not included.

Tip: Annie Moody from Janome shows crazy quilt designs on the MC 11,000 machine.

Our Reader's Show and Tell....

Blazing Stars - What a wonderful way to do stars with the Starmaker 8 and they look like they're difficult to do, but aren't. I used an Aztec fabric and took the colors from it for the other fabrics. I had trouble with the squares and triangles, but once I got them figured out, it went really well. It's a great pattern and one that I know that I will make often. (That top edge really is straight, it's just the way it is hanging for the picture)....Margaret

A-Maze-Ing Quilt Pattern....Becki

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....

Use a pipe cleaner to get lint from around the feed dogs and bobbin case. Just fold it in half around your finger (so it stays rounded rather than bending the metal directly in half) and insert the folded end into the machine to pull out those little lint devils. I find this much easier to get into tiny spots.....Elise

As a newbie quilter I have taped down a small sticky note pad on the 1/4" line so that I don't go over the sewing line. That way I get a true 1/4" seam line and I don't have to buy an extra foot....Janet

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May Ugly Quilt Contest - One Week Left....

Send me pictures of your UGLY quilts, or even just the blocks that were soooo ugly that you never finished them!

We want to see them. Winner will get your choice of a View & Do Shape or Starmaker and an assortment of patterns to accompany your choice.

Send pictures and stories HERE

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

Kaye On TV....

We get a lot of phone calls and emails asking where to find Kaye on their TV. The simple answer is we don't know, (sorry). Here's what to do. Call your PBS, cable and satellite providers and ask them. If they don't show it, ask them to add it to their lineup. Our shows are called Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilting The Kaye Wood Way.

Did You Know - Copyright Concerns....

The subject of copyright as it applies to handmade items, is a subject dear to the heart of someone who is making a living through their creative efforts. A copyright protects an authors income, by giving them the exclusive right to control the reproduction of their work, whether they have created patterns, music, art, books or any other specialized design. For work to be copyrighted, it must be significantly original. An item or a technique so common it can be considered in the public domain, cannot be copyrighted. It must be something unique and distinctive, already in existence. Facts and ideas cannot be copyrighted, but the way they are expressed can.
Copyright infringement occurs when a person copies someone else's copyrighted item, without permission. To have a copy is not to have the copyright. For example, you can photocopy a pattern to cut up or mark, so you don't ruin the original, but not to give to a friend so she doesn't have to buy one. This would result in a loss of income for the author. It doesn't matter if the pattern is no longer available or if you do not charge for the copy.
You are free to use patterns from any book or magazine that you have purchased. However, if you make an exact copy or a close adaptation of an item from a pattern or book, the designer still owns the copyright on your work, and you must ask that designer for permission to publicly display it. Many books and patterns will give permission for personal use and non-profit use only. This means you can make an exact or a close item from the pattern and keep it, display it, give it to a friend or sell it. Some will tell how many you are allowed to reproduce and sell. You cannot mass produce items from the pattern and sell them commercially.
Changing the color scheme or size does not transfer the copyright to you. You would need to change the design enough so that it is not similar to the original. However, a technique cannot be copyrighted, so you may use another persons technique, to create a unique design of your own.
It is always best to give credit where credit is due. If you create a work based on someone else's design or technique, mention that in the label or display information. What goes around, comes around and who knows, someone may be inspired by YOUR work someday.
Permission is hereby granted to freely copy and distribute this article provided credit is given to the author,
Kris Driessen and the website PhoebeMoon.com

I think that's all for this week. Have a great week. Hope you enjoyed the Lilac Pictures!

from The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!

Free Pentagon Shape With Purchase Of Other 6 Shapes - 2 Days Only!

 

For 2 days only, you can get Kaye Wood's set of 7 View & Do Shapes for the old price of 100.00. This gives you the newest shape, the Pentagon, FREE!

 

Click here: http://www.kayewood.com/item/View_Do_Shapes/225 and enter 7ksh into the promotional code section of the order form. That will take the 20.00 off the total!

Have fun shopping!

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Newsletter Week of 5.18.11 Ready To Read! Sewing Machine Maintenance, Blocks for the Brave and New Pattern Coming!

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In This Issue....
  • Kaye's Blurb
  • What's On Sale
  • New In Our Store
  • KayeWoodTV.com
  • Show and Tell
  • Tips
  • Our Facebook Group
  • Sewing Machine Maintenance
  • QSC Expos
  • Ugly Quilt Contest Contest
  • List Your Events!
  • Kaye on TV
  • Blocking Your Quilt....
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
Like us on Facebook for special offers!

"Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is getting into the Patriotic Spirit....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

Questions? Email Us!

Hi Quilters!

Summer weather hasn't quite settled in in Northern Michigan yet. I have been busy finishing up several new patterns. Samples have to be sewn and instructions written. A few of them should be ready this summer.

Really, really cleaning my sewing studio is on the to-do list, but I must admit it keeps getting shoved further back every day. I would rather be sewing.

We are all busy getting kits ready for my classes on the quilting cruise that leaves Port Canaveral on June 5 for the Eastern Caribbean. For one of the classes, I have completely redone the Savage Star pattern with only two color families (red and black). The center diamonds are fussy cut using the View & Do Diamond Shape. The bordering strips can be cut with either the Diamond Shape or the Starmaker 6, as in the original pattern. This new version will be available later this summer. If you are going on the cruise, Kayla and I will see you on board.

I will be in Colorado Springs for a few days to attend the HS graduation of one of my granddaughters, Lisa. If you have a copy of my book, The 6 Hour Quilt, you can see Lisa's picture on the back.

I hope to see some of you in Reno, NV or in Fairbanks, AK this summer.

What's On Sale....

Kaye's own Spinning Diamonds Quilt pattern 1 Cent with purchase of either the Starmaker 6 Master Template or the Spinning Diamonds DVD!

Spinning Diamonds

Strip sets are cut then placed together so the diamonds spin in a hexagon around the quilt top. This design only looks complicated when you follow the techniques that Kaye Wood has developed. Uses the Starmaker 6 (sold separately).

Size: 54" x 47"

Starmaker 6 Master Template

The Starmaker 6 will make perfect 6-pointed stars, that's what the 6 means. But, it is also a master template for many quilt patterns, triangles and wedges, Log Cabin diamonds, 12 piece circles, Dresden Plates and stars.

Spinning Diamonds DVD

Watch Kaye create strip sets that when placed together the diamonds, spin in a hexagon around the quilt top.

Check out our Sale Page for more bargains, clearance items, hurt patterns coming back from the shows and lots of other one of a kind items!!

What's New In Our Store....

Life in the Meadow - Electronic Version.

Fussy Cut Pentagon frame the birds in the birdhouses. Easy, and fast, using Kaye's new View & Do Pentagon Shape.

45mm Rotary Cutter from Clover. Soft cushioned handle, easy on the hands.

Magnet Pin Cushion From Clover. Available in Pink, Purple (shown) and Green

Skirting the Christmas Tree or Table Topper using the 120 Degree Triangle Ruler from Creative Grids.

Brand New on KayeWoodTV.com!

Kaye's Spinning Diamonds.

Strip sets are cut then placed together so the diamonds spin in a hexagon around the quilt top. This design only looks complicated when you follow the techniques that Kaye Wood has developed. Uses the Starmaker 6 (sold separately).

Size: 54" x 47"

DVD available of project being featured on Kaye's Quilting Friends TV program K2009.

See above for our special 1 cent sale on this pattern!

Our Reader's Show and Tell....

This is called "OMYGOSHQUILT"and it reall was oh my gosh what was I thinking! The little blocks are one inch, they nearly drove me out of my mind but they look good when finished. - Helen

Here is a photo of my finished "Tumbling Stars Centerpiece". I had a great time learning to make this. - Sylvia

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....

Always label your quilts with your name, the date, and any other important information about the quilt.Like washing instructions....Karol

I learned the hard way to always use a cutting guide with my rotary cutter and to put the blade guard in place when not in use....Shari

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Kaye shares her ideas on Sewing Machine Maintenance.

The outside of your machine can be cleaned with a damp rag. A mild cleaner can be sprayed onto the cloth before cleaning.

Lint from fabric and thread needs to be cleaned from the bobbin area. Use a dry cloth to remove most of it. Canned air can be used carefully-don't blow the lint down into the machine.Clean the lint from between the feed dogs. I use a screw driver to do this.
The best reference is the manual that comes with your machine. You can get a copy of the manual on-line. Search "sewing machine manual". Choose from the different sewing machine companies listed.
Change your needle regularly, at least after each quilt or garment. Use the type of needle made for the type of sewing you do. Use a good quality thread to reduce the lint.
These simple to do cleaning steps can delay trips to your dealer for more serious repairs.
If your machine needs to be oiled, use only sewing machine oil and use it sparingly in the holes provided. Your manual will show you where to oil it.

May Ugly Quilt Contest....

I want to see your UGLIEST quilts! And I'm talking U.G.L.Y!!

Send me pictures of your UGLY quilts, or even just the blocks that were soooo ugly that you never finished them!

We want to see them. Winner will get your choice of a View & Do Shape or Starmaker and an assortment of patterns to accompany your choice.

Send pictures and stories HERE

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

Kaye On TV....

We get a lot of phone calls and emails asking where to find Kaye on their TV. The simple answer is we don't know, (sorry). Here's what to do. Call your PBS, cable and satellite providers and ask them. If they don't show it, ask them to add it to their lineup. Our shows are called Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilting The Kaye Wood Way.

Did You Know - Blocking a Quilt....

Do you know how to block a quilt? When you take the time to block your quilt, it allows you to square up your corners, so that it will hang flatter when it is displayed. Blocking also allows you to straighten and square up uneven edges on your quilt, and can help make your applique stand out more. There are two different ways to block your quilts, wet or dry. When you dry block it, it means the quilt is completely dry when you pin it into the shapes and dimensions you want. You will have to add moisture though, in one of these ways:
A commercial steamer.
Passing your steam iron over it.
Spraying it with a spray bottle.
When you have a project that is need of just a bit of shaping or adjustment, dry blocking would work the best.
When you wet block, you immerse your quilt in water and put it on a gentle spin. Then you either pin it to a blocking board or a rug on the floor, depending on the size of your quilt. Wet blocking works best for quilts that need a lot of shaping, such as applique quilts or blocks that have been quilted. When wet, the fibers are easier to pull into the shape you need. Whether you use the wet or dry method, pinning your quilt is the most important part of this process. When you pin the quilt, the pins hold it in the shape you want it to be in, while it dries. Your pins have to be less than 1" apart so that your edges don't become scalloped. It is also important to allow complete and thorough drying time, while your quilt is pinned in place. You will be amazed how much easier it will be to hang your quilt evenly after this process.

I think that's all for this week. Have a great week. We hope you enjoyed our Blocks For The Brave Quilts. To See More From This Wonderful Organization, Go HERE

from The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!

New, from Clover Products, in Our Shop!

Clover Does It Again!

With their history of delivering excellent products for quilters and sewers, Clover has provided us with even more products to make our crafting easier! 

We have 3 new products in the shop, Soft Handled Rotary Cutters, Rotary Cutter Lites and Magnet Pin Cushions. These products are amazing! The soft handled rotary cutters, currently available in 3 sizes are HERE: http://www.kayewood.com/item/Clover_Rotary_Cutters/945 Soft cushion handle rotary cutter cuts fabric beautifully with just the right amount of blade exposed, whether held upright or at an angle. For Right and Left handers.

Then we have a Rotary Cutter Lite to fit the 45mm cutters! HERE: http://www.kayewood.com/item/Clover_Rotary_Cutter_Lites_for_the_45mm_Rotary_Cutter/1012

Finally, the Piece de Resistance, the Magnet Pin Caddy, HERE: http://www.kayewood.com/item/Magnetic_Pin_Caddy_in_3_Colors/1013 Gathers and stores pins safely, eliminating the need for a pin cushion. Allows for easy pick up and secures pins in one direction! Designed with a groove for easy pick up. Cover included for safe and easy storage.