Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 7.13.2011 - FREE Technique DVDs!

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In This Issue....
  • What's On Sale
  • Alert, Alert, Alert
  • What's New
  • Alaska in August
  • KayeWoodTV.com
  • Tips
  • Our Facebook Group
  • Sewing, Quilting and Crafting Mall
  • Kaye Wants To Know
  • List Your Events!
  • Kaye on TV
  • Did You Know
  • July 13, This Day in History
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  • 8.19-8.27 -- Fairbanks, AK
  • 9.7-9.11 - Madison, WI
  • 9.21-9.26 -- Novi, MI
  • 10.8 -- West Branch, MI
  • 10.28-10.31 -- Houston, TX

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Hi Quilters!

As our summer weather continues Kaye is looking forward to Alaska in August. Fairbanks to be exact. She's doing a Teacher Certification Class as well as a One Day Seminar.

Be sure to sign up soon, seats are limited.

What's On Sale....

Get a FREE Starmaker Concepts DVD or FREE View & Do Shapes DVD with the purchase of any Starmaker or View & Do Shape! That's right!

  • Purchase any Starmaker and get a FREE Starmaker Design Concepts DVD!
  • Purchase any View & Do Shape and get a FREE View & Do Technique DVD!

There are just a few exceptions: Only one FREE DVD per order, applies only to regular priced Starmakers and View & Do Shapes and past orders do not qualify.

Hurry Over To Our Sale Page....

Alert Alert Alert....

A special sale on all of our remaining VHS copies of Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilter's Toolbox Shows. Just let us know, in the comments section of the shopping cart, which shows you want, and if we have them, you'll get them for $5.00!


What's New In Our Store....

Check out all of our new items, too many to list.

Click HERE to sign up for our Newly Scheduled Alaska-in-August Seminar!

Quilted or Tied?

Overwhelmingly, you prefer your quilts quilted rather than tied.

Here's what Kaye says about tying a quilt:

Have you ever tried tying a quilt? Tying can be used to just hold two layers together without any batting. I like these for summer quilts because they are very light weight. They are great for picnics and can be used as a tablecloth or used to sit on the grass or beach. Tying can also be used with many different weights of batting or flannel between the fabric. The thicker the batting, the more puffy the quilt.

Tying can be done by hand (this is the traditional way to do it) however, when I tie a quilt, I tie it by machine. I use ribbon or yarn. The bobbin thread matches the ribbon or yarn. The needle thread can be invisible or the same color as the ribbon or yarn. Drop the feed dogs on the machine. Set the machine for a satin stitch. Tack the ribbon or yarn in one of two ways: 1, tie the ribbon or yarn into a bow and zigzag over the middle or 2, lay the ribbon or yarn flat on the quilt and zigzag over it; then tie the ribbon or yarn into a bow.

This Week on KayeWoodTV.com!

Cutting Diamonds and Stars with Kaye's Starmaker Master Templates!

Kaye shows you how easy it is to cut and piece shapes with the Starmaker Master Templates.

And, this week, the whole 77 minute Starmaker Design Concepts DVD is on sale with the purchase of any of the Starmakers.

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

I always use a 'startie' and 'stoppie' when machine piecing. That is a small scrap of fabric you stitch through at the beginning of machine piecing; chain sew until you reach the end of that series of piecing and stitch through a 'stoppie' and you are ready for the next series of machine piecing....Sue

When piecing a four-patch, after the four patches are sewn together undo the first two stitches on the first two-patches and second-two patches in the center of the block that have been sewn together. Press your seams in a pinwheel pattern and a small four-patch will form in the center of the block where you removed the stitches. This makes it much neater when pressing and for quilting.....Sandra

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If not, you missed out on the opportunity to get some of our patterns at discounts only available to our FaceBook group!

Click HERE to Join for Special Coupons and Deals!

Did you go to a Show and forgot something? Visit our Online Mall and find the missing piece!

Kaye Wants To Know....

What quilting apps do you use and like on your smartphone?

Let her know, 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!

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....

I don't know about you, but when it comes to fabric, I have always been in the dark. Here are some basic terms that relate to fabric, that you might find helpful.
Fabric Grain-This term refers to the way threads are arranged in a piece of fabric. The way you cut your fabric in relation to the grain, can make all the difference in the accuracy and ease of assembly to your blocks.
Warp Threads-These are the long threads that continually run the length of your fabric, as it comes off the bolt. Otherwise known as the fabric's lengthwise grain.
Weft Threads-These are the threads that was woven back and forth, perpendicular to the warp threads, along the entire length of the bolt. Otherwise known as the crosswise grain.
Straight Grain-The lengthwise threads of the fabric are regarded as the straight-of-grain.
Selvages-These are the bound, finished edges, that run along the outer edge of the fabric.
Fabric Bias-The thread line that is at a forty-five degree angle, to the lengthwise and crosswise grain of the fabric, as it is on the bolt.

July 13 - This Day In History....

1787 - The Continental Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory.

1923 - The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.

1977 - New York City, amidst a period of financial and social turmoil experiences a blackout lasting nearly 24 hours that leads to widespread fires and looting.

Have a great week from The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!

Published Wed, Jul 13 2011 10:52 AM by Kaye Wood