December 2011 - Posts

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 12.28.11 - Winter Seminars in Arizona!

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In This Issue....
  • Kaye's Thumbing Her Nose At Our Snow!
  • What's On Sale
  • New Prices on DVDs
  • What's New
  • Arizona in the Winter
  • Our Facebook Group
  • List Your Events!
  • Kaye's YouTube Channel
  • Show 'N Tell
  • This Day in History
  • Weekly Roundup
  • QSC Expos
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Kaye's Schedule

    1.17 - Peoria, AZ, Casa Del Rio,
    2.18 - Phoenix, AZ, 2.23 - Sun City, AZ,
    3.20 - Mesa, AZ,

Contact Info:
Kaye Wood, Inc
PO Box 456
West Branch, MI
48661
1-800-248-5293

http://www.kayewood.com

Questions? Email Us!

Hi Quilters!
Welcome Back to our regularly scheduled newsletter! While Kaye soaks up the sun in Sunny AZ, we're finally deep into our winter up here in N. Michigan. Finally the snow has come. Finally it's cold enough for the snow to stay, and finally we can start our beloved winter sports. There's not enough snow yet for the sleds, but soon. And ice fishing, and skiing, and, and, and.... We do love our winters up here!

What's On Sale....

All Rebecca Ruth Designs, this week are buy one, and get the 2nd for a dollar!

That's right, or even better, buy 4 and get 4 for 4 dollars!

The shopping cart won't show this, but we'll take the discounts in the office before we process your orders. And no matter how many you buy, you'll get that many for $1.00 each!

Shown left is the Flower Garland Table Runner (you're thinking Spring aren't you?), and shown right is the Big Trucks Child's Quilt. Very cute. All of her designs are way cute.

Check out Rebecca's Facebook Page for some awesome variations on her patterns....

So, start your shopping HERE

Oh, before I forget, these Rebecca Ruth Designs Patterns ship FREE this week!

Elisa Wilson of Back Porch Design has this amazing Square Me Up Ruler.

This week our regularly priced at $16.00 Ruler is now only $12.50!

Hurry, one week only!

Watch Elisa demonstrate her Square Me Up Ruler on our YouTube Channel!

All of this and more on our Sale Page!

New Policy.... Any order over $50.00 now ships free to the US!


Alert Alert Alert....

Don't Forget - all of our remaining VHS copies of Kaye's Quiltng Friends and Quilter's Toolbox Shows are just $4.00!

MUST HAVE COPIES OF
KAYE'S QUILTING FRIENDS AND QUILTER'S TOOLBOX SHOWS


What's New In Our Store....

This one-of-a-kind Ladybug Quilt Pattern is perfect for your little bug!

39" x 48" Easy!!

Gotta Have It!

Checkbook Cover

Super Easy!

Only Uses 2 Fat Quarters! Quick and easy with a handy pen holder. Great gift for anyone or make one for yourself!

I Want, I Want, I Want!

Kaye's lots and lots of seminars and teacher certification classes scheduled this winter in Arizona. Check out her schedule HERE

And sign up for her next seminarPeoria, AZ, Casa Del Rio, 12751 Plaza Del Rio Blvd, Lecture Demo, kaye@kayewood.com, Jan 17, 2012
Click HERE for more info


Are You A Member of our Facebook Group?

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, including Inventory Clearance that won't be listed in the newsletter....

List Your Event....

All across the land, Quilt Guilds and Groups are gearing up their shows. Get yours listed!

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's on YouTube!

http://www.youtube.com/user/kayewood/featured


Show 'N Tell....
This is Kaye's Brick Path pattern made into a table runner. No outside borders and so easy to put together!

Call for entries....

Submit your creations to us. We'll put them on our Show 'N Tell page and in the newsletter! Be sure to send a picture as well as the story behind your quilt, wallhanging,tablerunner.....

send them to terrye@kayewood.com?subject="show-n-tell"


This Day in History....
1065 Westminster Abbey consecrated.

1832 John C. Calhoun became the first vice president in U.S. history to resign from office.

1846 Iowa became the 29th state in the United States.

1869 William F. Semple patented chewing gum.

1895 The Lumiere Brothers gave the first commercial movie show at the Grand Cafe in Paris.

1937 Composer Maurice Ravel died in Paris at age 62.

1945 Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance.

1981 Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first American test-tube baby, was born in Norfolk, Va.


Weekly Roundup....

Coming off our Holiday Sales! Wow, what a rush. Next we'll be clearancing out older items to make way for the new. Isn't that what the New Year is all about?

Keep an eye on our Sale Page!

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

Have a great week and try to stay warm from the Gals at Kaye Wood, Inc!

Kaye, Terrye, Kayla

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Inventory Clearance in Our Shop!

We're starting our inventory clearance sales early! These won't be in the newsletter, just on Facebook and the Blog and quantities are LIMITED!   First Up - regularly priced at 24.95, we have our Scrapbook Quilts Book for only 10.00!  

Also, Buttons Up Quilted Jacket Pattern, regularly 12.00, now only 8! HURRY, there are only a couple of each! http://www.kayewood.com/sale

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Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Holiday Sales - Don't Forget Our Quilting Indulgences Boxes Tomorrow, and today - slipper and quilt patterns!

As always, you can go HERE or HERE to see our sales

Scroll down for the latest offerings

Holiday Sales....

Scroll Down For Our Newest Sales


Don't forget our Quilting Indulgences Boxes Tomorrow 10 AM and 2 PM EST!!

Dec 14 - 21, 2011

Buttons!

Buy either of our Fall or Christmas Button Sets and get the corresponding Apron/Tea Towels pattern 50% off!

Check out our Blog Post outlining these super cute patterns!

These patterns are so versatile. You can decorate your whole kitchen!

With just 2 tea towels you can make either the half apron or full apron, plus it includes the applique templates to make matching towels! Now, get them 1/2 price with purchase of the Buttons Sets to make them one-of-a-kind!

Totally cute!

Don't forget our Quilting Indulgences Boxes Tomorrow 10 AM and 2 PM EST!!

December 16 - 23

View and Do Pattern Sets, already discounted, now even more discounts plus remember our free shipping sale on orders over $40.00. Free shipping sale is only 3 more days, but the Pattern Sets will be even more disounted until Dec 23!

Want to try the View & Do Patterns and Shapes but don't know where to start?

Check out these sets, pick a shape and the patterns are included!

On our Sale Page!

Reg Price 39.95 - Now 34.95

Reg Price 56.95 - Now 51.95

Reg Price 64.90 - Now 59.90

Reg Price 23.95 - Now 18.95

Reg Price 35.95 - Now 30.95

Reg Price 27.95 - Now 22.95

Reg Price 39.95 - Now 34.95

Buy Any Mittens Pattern, get a Patternlet FREE!

Please specify which patternlet you want FREE, or let us surprise you!

Click on the Mittens Patterns to order!

Penguin Patternlet

Square Snowman Patternlet

Snowballs Patternlet

Santa Patternlet

Snowman and Trees Patternlet

Snowman Patternlet

December 19-26

Don't forget our Quilting Indulgences Boxes Tomorrow 10 AM and 2 PM EST!!

Ink Pot Quilt, normally $9.00, this week, only $7.00

How pretty!

Finished size is 54-3/4" x 62-1/4".

Uses 40 2.5 strips and is perfect for jelly rolls, batiks, hand dyeds, or even scraps.

Perfect stash buster project!

On our Sale Page!

Cozy Toes Slipper Pattern

Regular price is $12.00, this week on $8.00!

Cozy Toes pattern is a palette for your creativity. Show your team colors, applique the tops, make them out of liquid sequins or fabric to match your favorite robe - the possibilities are endless. the thick cotton insoles make them a pleasure to wear all day long.

This pattern comes with non-skid for the bottoms and full size pattern pieces. The 12 sizes included will fit your family from the preschooler to the "big foot" and everyone in between. These slippers are constructed using only two pattern pieces keeping them uncomplicated yet elegant.

Make a pair in an hour!

On our Sale Page!

Don't forget our Quilting Indulgences Boxes Tomorrow 10 AM and 2 PM EST!!

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Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Holiday Sales - Free Shipping, Free Patternlet, Buttons, Aprons, Mittens and More!

As always, you can go HERE or HERE to see our sales

Scroll down for the latest offerings

Holiday Sales....

Scroll Down For Our Newest Sales


December 12-19, 2011

Static Stickers

These static cling stickers make a great visual aid. Use them to mark your rulers to help eliminate cutting mistakes. They are transparent pink in color, repositionable and reusable. Can be cut with scissors or rotary cutter to whatever size you need. Will leave no sticky residue on your tools. 4 sheets per package.

Size: 8.5" x 5.5"

Regular Price is $6.00

Sale Price is $4.00!

Free Shipping on all orders over $40.00 to US!

That's right. Take advantage of this once a year sale! If your order totals $40 or more, your shipping will be FREE (US only please)!

Now, it won't show up that way in the shopping cart, but we'll make the changes here before we send out your order!

Why not start on our SALE page!

Notepad Stocking Stuffers!

Start shopping HERE

Buy any Wooden Bear Pattern or Patternlet and get a notepad for only $1.00!

These are way cute! We have a choice of 2. One is a Straddling Moose, and the other a Straddling Snowboy.

You can note your choice in the comments section of the shopping cart, or we can choose for you!

Notepads measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".

Start shopping HERE

Dec 14 - 21, 2011

Buttons!

Buy either of our Fall or Christmas Button Sets and get the corresponding Apron/Tea Towels pattern 50% off!

Check out our Blog Post outlining these super cute patterns!

These patterns are so versatile. You can decorate your whole kitchen!

With just 2 tea towels you can make either the half apron or full apron, plus it includes the applique templates to make matching towels! Now, get them 1/2 price with purchase of the Buttons Sets to make them one-of-a-kind!

Totally cute!

December 16 - 23

View and Do Pattern Sets, already discounted, now even more discounts plus remember our free shipping sale on orders over $40.00. Free shipping sale is only 3 more days, but the Pattern Sets will be even more disounted until Dec 23!

Want to try the View & Do Patterns and Shapes but don't know where to start?

Check out these sets, pick a shape and the patterns are included!

On our Sale Page!

Reg Price 39.95 - Now 34.95

Reg Price 56.95 - Now 51.95

Reg Price 64.90 - Now 59.90

Reg Price 23.95 - Now 18.95

Reg Price 35.95 - Now 30.95

Reg Price 27.95 - Now 22.95

Reg Price 39.95 - Now 34.95

Buy Any Mittens Pattern, get a Patternlet FREE!

Please specify which patternlet you want FREE, or let us surprise you!

Click on the Mittens Patterns to order!

Penguin Patternlet

Square Snowman Patternlet

Snowballs Patternlet

Santa Patternlet

Snowman and Trees Patternlet

Snowman Patternlet

 

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Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 12.14.11 - Stocking Stuffers, Candy Canes, Buttons and More!

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In This Issue....
  • What's On Sale
  • What's New In Our Shop
  • Quilting Indulgences Boxes - December 2011
  • Community Quilt Connection/LoveQuilt
  • Podcasts
  • Show and Tell
  • Blog Giveaway
  • Our New YouTube Channel!
  • Alaskan Quilting Cruise
  • Photographing Your Quilts
  • Tips
  • Our Facebook Group
  • CraftGossip
  • List Your Events!
  • This Day in History
  • QSC Expos
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
Like us on Facebook for special offers!

"Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird has his Santa On!....Follow us!


Contact Info:
Kaye Wood, Inc
PO Box 456
West Branch, MI
48661
1-800-248-5293

http://www.kayewood.com

Questions? Email Us!

Hi Quilters!

Have you seen our new Video Channel on YouTube?

Check us out HERE!


What's On Sale....

One More week of our Holiday Sales! Thanks for hanging in there with us! You've gotten some great bargains, and there's lots more to come!

You can also keep track of our holiday sales HERE

Lots More On Our Sale Pages!

Notepad Stocking Stuffers!

Start shopping HERE

Buy any Wooden Bear Pattern or Patternlet and get a notepad for only $1.00!

These are way cute! We have a choice of 2. One is a Straddling Moose, and the other a Straddling Snowboy.

You can note your choice in the comments section of the shopping cart, or we can choose for you!

Notepads measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".

Start shopping HERE

Buttons!

Buy either of our Fall or Christmas Button Sets and get the corresponding Apron/Tea Towels pattern 50% off!

Check out our Blog Post outlining these super cute patterns!

These patterns are so versatile. You can decorate your whole kitchen!

With just 2 tea towels you can make either the half apron or full apron, plus it includes the applique templates to make matching towels! Now, get them 1/2 price with purchase of the Buttons Sets to make them one-of-a-kind!

Totally cute!

Lots More On Our Sale Pages!

What's New In Our Store....

Baked Potato and Tortilla Steamer Pattern

Enjoy a wonderful baked potato and keep tortillas warm at the table.



Enchanted Emerald Charms

Finished size is 23" x 23"

Includes pattern and 13 patterns printed on freezer paper for blocks.

With Linda's high-tech process, you can create a priceless treasure in a weekend or less - Charm square friendly!

Enchanted Emerald Aisle Table Runner

Finished size is 42" x 14"

Includes pattern and 3 patterns printed on freezer paper for blocks.

With Linda's high-tech process, you can create a priceless treasure in a weekend or less.

Lots more new stuff too, Check it all our on our What's new page! Got some super-cute new patterns in for Spring!


DECEMBER Quilting Indulgences BOXES....It's Coming...... (Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011, 10AM and 2PM!)

Community Quilt Connection Inc/ LoveQuilt Connection

Our LoveQuilt Coordinator has signed up for the Pepsi Refresh project again. Let's help make her dream a reality, ok?

Here's the 411 on Mary Kaeser's LoveQuilt Connection. She's been approved for the Pepsi Refresh Everything project and you can help make the dream a reality!

Community Quilt Connection, Inc. / LoveQuilt needs your help.

Show students that community service with sewing makes a difference.

Here is the website http://www.refresheverything.com/helpstudentsquilt

Now GO VOTE and pass the word!

And LIKE us on FaceBook


Podcasts....

If you're new to our site, you might not know that we have our own Podcasts!

In the second episode, Kaye talks about all of those gorgeous hexagons!

Check it out HERE


Call For Show and Tell Entries....

Send them in so we can feature your creations!

Email your pictures and the story behind them to terrye@kayewood.com

I see that I placed the rick rack a little off, but pumpkins are not perfect anyway....Pat

See all of our Show and Tell Entries!

 


Blog Giveaway....

Because I didn't get the link right last week, we're exending this another week! Keep an eye on our blog!


Sadly, as of the first of the year, we've decided to discontinue our KayeWoodTv site, however, we will be uploading all of these videos to YouTube, so you can still watch them!

Check out our New channel on YouTube!!


Alaskan Quilting Cruise June 2-9, 2012....

Hurry, Must sign up by the end of February! Can't wait!

Get ready to sail with us to Alaska, June 2-9, 2012 on the Norwegian Jewel. This breathtaking adventure will be one that most only dream about. Ports of call on this cruise will include Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, BC, Canada.

Join Kaye Wood, nationally recognized teacher, TV personality and host of Kaye's Quilting Friends and Pam Damour, the Decorating Diva, Linda McGehee, of Ghees and Veronica Cox of Bear Thread Design on this extraordinary cruise. Classes will be announced in a few weeks, but you'll want to schedule your cruise now. This cruise is one of the most popular cruises in the industry.

Go HERE for more info....


Photographing Your Quilts....

Alright, you've just spent weeks, maybe months making your quilt and now it's finally done! Time to take some pictures of your finished product! Whether it be for insurance purposes, an appraising, your quilt journal, whatever, a nice picture of your work is always a good thing to have. But if you're like the majority of us, you're not necessarily a photographer. Never fear, you can still take awesome pics of your beautiful handiwork. Here are a few tips to help you achieve that great picture!

1) Make sure your quilt is straight. Stand right in front of it and try to focus your camera on the center of your quilt. Different angles are sometimes done, but if you don't know what you're doing, your quilt can come out looking distorted and crooked.
2) Use a backdrop. If you have a solid colored wall or a solid drop cloth, use that to shoot your quilt on. Your quilt has plenty of detail and you want those details to stand out, not to mention your colors and patterns. Backgrounds that are busy tend to take the focus away from your quilt instead of enhancing it. So when possible, use a solid backdrop to get at least one pic of just your entire quilt.
3) Try different shots. After you get your backdrop shot, then you can be creative. Drape your quilt on the bed, the back of a sofa or chair. Take a pic of yourself with your quilt, it'd make a great photo-op!
4) Since you probably don't have professional lighting just laying around ready to be used for your pics, consider taking some outside! Outside lighting is usually the best for bringing out colors and distinctions. Be careful not to take it in direct sunlight, which can be a little too harsh, or heavy overcast days, when it's hard for the sun to shine. A slightly overcast day or an open area that tends to be shady, would be perfect for taking your quilt pics! Drape them on a clothesline or over a railing for a wonderful "outdoorsy" look!
5) If at all possible, use a digital camera. Most digitals have the capability to "zoom in" so you can get some great detail shots. Also, you can preview your pics instantly to avoid mistakes and make any necessary changes. You can also take many pics with a digital camera and just delete the ones you don't really care for. Then when you go to print them out, if they still aren't quite the way you expected, most developing places have different options to enhance your pics to get the best image possible!
6) Don't forget to take pics of the back of your quilt, and any other distinguishing features you have done to it. If by chance it becomes lost or stolen, the more details and pics you have of your quilt, the easier it will be to identify and hopefully get it back to its rightful owner...YOU!

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

I am a brand new quilter as well. The best thing I've learned so far is that it's better to over pin something than under pin it! It's really annoying pulling out three feet of stitching because you didn't pin well enough. Don't ask me how I know.....Cassandra

Send in your favorite tips HERE

Are You A Member of our Facebook Group?

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!

Starting in January we'll be ramping up the coupons and deals even more!

One of our favorite sites for quilting ideas is CraftGossip! Check them out, they have all kinds of crafting sections.

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

This Day in History....
    1799 George Washington died at age 67.

    1819 Alabama became the 22nd state in the United States.

    1911 Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, beating an expedition led by Robert F. Scott.

    1939 The Soviet Union was dropped from the League of Nations.

    1967 DNA synthesized for the first time.

    1981 Israel formally annexed the Golan Heights.

    1985 Wilma Mankiller became the first woman to lead a major American Indian tribe as she took office as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

    1989 Nobel Peace laureate Andrei D. Sakharov died in Moscow at age 68.


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January in Oklahoma!

Have A Great Week!

Kaye, Terrye and Kayla

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2 New Patterns for Spring - from Nancy Halvorsen of Art to Heart

 

2 new patterns in our shop from Art to Heart and Nancy Halvorsen.

Left is Welcome the Year, with seasonal "ornaments" to hang on your wallhanging.

Right is Seasons of the Heart - Spring. A matching set of ornaments and wallhanging to welcome Spring!

Both, reasonably priced at $7.00 each!

Order Welcome The Year

Order Seasons of the Heart - Spring

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Let's Go Bear Tracking......

We can't say enough about how cute The Wooden Bear is.

Their aprons and tea towels are little with a big personality and lots of character.

Best of all, they take applique beyond what we even thought it could be with a style to match everyone's personality!

Who would have ever thought you could take buttons, tea towels and appliques and make something so cute.

Check out our entire line of The Wooden Bear's Apron and Tea Towel sets, notepads, gift bags and patternlets (with more to come!)

HERE!

Also don't forget to check them out on facebook.  

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Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Holiday Sales - Tea Towels, Aprons, Diaper Bags and Quilt Patterns All Make GREAT Stocking Stuffers!

As always, you can go HERE or HERE to see our sales

Scroll down for the latest offerings

Holiday Sales....

Scroll Down For Our Newest Sales


Dec 5 - 12, 2011

Starmaker 8 Pattern Set.

Already at a discount price, this set includes the Starmaker 8 Master Template as well as the 7 patterns shown:

  • Path of Light
  • Pineapple Play
  • Brick Path
  • Blazing Stars
  • Rising From the Mist
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Morning Glory
  • Regular Discounted Price is $53.00, this week only, take another $5.00 and Pay only $48.00 on our Sale Page!
    Starmaker 6 Pattern Set.

    Already at a discount price, this set includes the Starmaker 6 Master Template as well as the 10 patterns shown:

  • Aurora Borealus
  • Morning Stars
  • Spinning Diamonds
  • Seasonal Wallhanging
  • Braided Tablerunners
  • A-Maze-Ing
  • Floral Stars
  • Stacking My Blocks
  • Twirling Stars
  • Trees With Ease
  • Regular Discounted Price is $65.00, this week only, take another $5.00 and Pay only $60.00 on our Sale Page!
    Starmaker 5 Pattern Set.

    Already at a discount price, this set includes the Starmaker 5 Master Template as well as the 3 patterns shown:

  • Chrysanthemums/Dresden Plate
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Windmill
  • Regular Discounted Price is $37.00, this week only, take another $5.00 and Pay only $32.00 on our Sale Page!

    Dec 5 - 12, 2011

    Any of Quilts With A Twist Patterns, Marked Down to $6.00!

    regularly priced at between $8.50 and $9.00

    On Our Sale Page!

    From left to right, top row:
    • Photo Album
    • Shadow Box
    • Don't Fence Me In
    • Scenic View

    Bottom Row:

    • Rainforest Rings
    • Tablerunner With A Twist
    • I Spy With A Twist

    Dec 7-14

    This week, it's all about the kids!

    Buy the Believe Button Quilt Pattern to the left, and get one of the Gifts and Giggles Patterns, below, for 1/2 price!

    Left is Ballerina Butterfly and Right is Li'l Dancer. These are adorable sets for any little girls in your life.

    Go HERE for this SALE, scroll down to the related items and order your choice. If you want both of the Gifts and Giggles patterns, (and who wouldn't), you can have that too!

    Big Blossom Trio

    Regular price is $9.00, Sale price is $7.00

    A trio of big-block projects. Big Blossom Baby (48"x54" baby or wall quilt), Big-Blossom Boudoir (72"x90" bed quilt) and Big-Blossom Buffet (18"x52" runner). What compares to the beauty of a lovely mid-summer hydrangea bush? Or a huge cluster of cabbage roses? With big beautiful blossoms and large luscious leaves, these are some of nature's finest work. The Big Blossom Trio uses very large-scale floral fabric. Corners are added tot he big-blossom blocks to add emphasis to the diagonal design lines.

    On Our Sale Page!

    December 9 - 16

     

    On Our Sale Page!

    Buy the Fall Splendor Pattern and get the Just 2 Tea Towels Apron and Tea Towel Fall Set for only $2.00 more!

    This combo includes the Fall Splendor Pattern:

    Perfect for variagated fabrics, hand dyeds, batiks and themed fabrics. Think beyond the pattern. Use the paper leaf templates to express the light and dark greens of spring and summer, or the browns of late fall and early winter. Maybe use crystals with hot glue to simulate rain drops or ice crystals. So many options with this pattern!

    and the

    Just 2 Tea Towels Apron and Tea Towel Pattern:

    Make any one of these projects out of two tea towels or less! Just add scraps for the appliques, buttons, and rickrack.

    Includes instructions for a short apron, long apron and two tea towels.

    Our Haute Mama Diaper Bag Pattern

    Diaper bag pattern with 8 pockets and detachable changing pad.

    Size is 16"w x 10"h x 4.5" d.

    Regularly priced at 8.50, for this week only, Sale Price is $6.00!

    On Our Sale Page!

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    Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 12.7.11 - Blog Giveaway and It's all About The Kids!

    Can't read this e-mail? CLICK HERE for the Real Deal!

    In This Issue....
    • What's On Sale
    • What's New In Our Shop
    • Quilting Indulgences Boxes - December 2011
    • Community Quilt Connection/LoveQuilt
    • Podcasts
    • Show and Tell
    • Blog Giveaway
    • KayeWoodTV.com
    • Everyone Can Quilt
    • Alaskan Quilting Cruise
    • I've Learned
    • Tips
    • Our Facebook Group
    • CraftGossip
    • List Your Events!
    • Lost Quilt Alert
    • This Day in History
    • QSC Expos
    Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
    Like us on Facebook for special offers!

    "Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird found a frozen pond to frolic on!....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!

    Lots of changes coming to our store in the next month or so! Stay tuned....

    Also, we have a LOST QUILT

    ALERT (sadness). Scroll down for a picture of this gorgeous quilt. Please let us know if you've seen it!


    What's On Sale....

    We're just over the half-way point of our Holiday Sales. Thanks so much for hanging in there with us.

    You can also keep track of our holiday sales HERE

    This week, it's all about the kids!

    Buy the Believe Button Quilt Pattern to the left, and get one of the Gifts and Giggles Patterns, below, for 1/2 price!

    Left is Ballerina Butterfly and Right is Li'l Dancer. These are adorable sets for any little girls in your life.

    Go HERE for this SALE, scroll down to the related items and order your choice. If you want both of the Gifts and Giggles patterns, (and who wouldn't), you can have that too!

    Big Blossom Trio

    Regular price is $9.00, Sale price is $7.00

    A trio of big-block projects. Big Blossom Baby (48"x54" baby or wall quilt), Big-Blossom Boudoir (72"x90" bed quilt) and Big-Blossom Buffet (18"x52" runner). What compares to the beauty of a lovely mid-summer hydrangea bush? Or a huge cluster of cabbage roses? With big beautiful blossoms and large luscious leaves, these are some of nature's finest work. The Big Blossom Trio uses very large-scale floral fabric. Corners are added tot he big-blossom blocks to add emphasis to the diagonal design lines.

    Lots More On Our Sale Pages!

    What's New In Our Store....

    Just 2 Tea Towels - Snowman Set

    The latest in our line of the Just 2 Tea Towels Apron and Tea Towel set.

    These adorable sets use only 2 tea towels, fabric scraps plus your imagination. Totally cool way to spruce up your kitchen decor!



    Feathered Star Illusion

    Isn't the star gorgeous? Made using Linda Everhart's FUSIQUE, which is a reversible fused applique technique found on our website. This could be the focal point in any room!

    Shadow Box

    This pattern is an excellent showcase for wonderful focal fabrics. Three sizes are included to accommodate the scale of many fabrics. This pattern was carefully engineered to be very easy to piece, with excellent illustrated instructions and organization.

    Sizes: Lap Quilt - 48" x 60", Wall Hanging - 35" - 45" and Twin Size - 68" x 88"

    Lots more new stuff too, Check it all our on our What's new page! We totally have the cutest winter patterns on the net!


    DECEMBER Quilting Indulgences BOXES....It's Coming...... (next week sometime)

    Community Quilt Connection Inc/ LoveQuilt Connection

    Our LoveQuilt Coordinator has signed up for the Pepsi Refresh project again. Let's help make her dream a reality, ok?

    Here's the 411 on Mary Kaeser's LoveQuilt Connection. She's been approved for the Pepsi Refresh Everything project and you can help make the dream a reality!

    Community Quilt Connection, Inc. / LoveQuilt needs your help.

    Show students that community service with sewing makes a difference.

    Here is the website http://www.refresheverything.com/helpstudentsquilt

    Now GO VOTE and pass the word!

    And LIKE us on FaceBook


    Podcasts....

    If you're new to our site, you might not know that we have our own Podcasts!

    In the first episode, Kaye talks about how she got started in the quilting industry.

    Check it out HERE


    Call For Show and Tell Entries....

    Send them in so we can feature your creations!

    Email your pictures and the story behind them to terrye@kayewood.com

    I made this quilt as a gift for my husband's nephew's wedding in September 2011. I had seen the quilt made up in my LQS, and I fell in love with it at first sight. Fortunately, the fabrics were all on sale at the time! It came together quite quickly, and I had a local quilter do the quilting on her long-arm. It measures 50" square - just perfect for the newlyweds to snuggle under!

    .....Jannette

    See all of our Show and Tell Entries!

     


    Blog Giveaway....

    Later this week (or maybe today if I have a few minutes!) Keep an eye on our blog!


    Sadly, as of the first of the year, we've decided to discontinue our KayeWoodTv site, however, we will be uploading all of these videos to YouTube, so you can still watch them!

    Kaye's Windmill Patern is available, HERE

    This Week on KayeWoodTV.com!

    Windmill Baby Quilt! Here

    Buy the DVD featured above and get it for only $8.00

    (regular price is $12.00)


    Alaskan Quilting Cruise June 2-9, 2012....

    Hurry, Must sign up by the end of February! Can't wait!

    Get ready to sail with us to Alaska, June 2-9, 2012 on the Norwegian Jewel. This breathtaking adventure will be one that most only dream about. Ports of call on this cruise will include Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, BC, Canada.

    Join Kaye Wood, nationally recognized teacher, TV personality and host of Kaye's Quilting Friends and Pam Damour, the Decorating Diva, Linda McGehee, of Ghees and Veronica Cox of Bear Thread Design on this extraordinary cruise. Classes will be announced in a few weeks, but you'll want to schedule your cruise now. This cruise is one of the most popular cruises in the industry.

    Go HERE for more info....


    I've Learned....

    Heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
    You shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret, it could change your life forever.
    Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
    Sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their actions.
    Many things can be powered by the mind, the key is self-control

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

    I am a beginner - The best thing I've learned is that pinning your pieces will help your quilt top to be neater than not pinning it. This may not be needed by experienced quilters though....Sarah

    Send in your favorite tips HERE

    Are You A Member of our Facebook Group?

    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!

    One of our favorite sites for quilting ideas is CraftGossip! Check them out, they have all kinds of crafting sections.

    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

    Alert - Lost Quilt....

    "Wild Flowers! Second Season", went missing after the Houston Quilt Festival closed, most likely on Monday, Nov. 7. I'm sure we can only imagine Sharon's heartbreak over losing this amazing prize winning quilt. The quilt is 62" x 64.5".

    Perhaps if the quilting community reaches out through their contacts, the quilt can be recovered. If you have any information that might help in finding Sharon's quilt, relay the information to Sharon at her email address: myfaithfirst@comcast.net

    This Day in History....
      1787 Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

      1917 The U.S. declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War I.

      1941 The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

      1972 America's final moon mission, Apollo 17, blasted off from Cape Canaveral.

      1975 Indonesia invaded East Timor, leading to a 25-year occupation.

      1988 A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Armenia, killing 25,000.

      2001 Taliban forces fled from Kandahar, their last stronghold in Afghanistan.

      2002 Iraq formally declared to the UN that it had no weapons of mass destruction.

      2004 Hamid Karzai was sworn in as Afghanistan's first popularly elected president.


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    January in Oklahoma!

    Have A Great Week!

    Kaye, Terrye and Kayla

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    Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Holida Sales 12-5-2011 - Starmaker Pattern Sets and Quilts With A Twist

    As always, you can go HERE or HERE to see our sales

    Scroll down for the latest offerings

    Holiday Sales....

    Scroll Down For Our Newest Sales

    Nov 23, 2011 - Dec 7, 2011

    The Scrapbook Calendar Quilt by Ann Dudek instructs on how to make more than just a quilt. You can make a scrapbook and a quilt all in one! The book contains instructions on how to make a block for each month and embellish it to make it your own. Featured are 12 completely new block patterns show in high-quality color photographs. Do a block a month. For quilt shops, this would make a great quilt for a shop hop!

    Regularly priced at 24.95, but this week, on sale for $12.00!

    Snow Dance

    This charming wall hanging will be sure to warm your heart all winter long!

    Fusible web and piecing come together to make the perfect seasonal quilt!

    Finished Quilt Size: 36 ½" x 36 ½"

    Skill level: advanced beginner Regular price $8.00, this week, $6.00

    Light Up The Season

    Finished Quilt Size: 27" x 37"

    The lights will shine bright as they dance around an easy to piece tree! This colorful wall hanging is sure to be the hit of all your Christmas celebrations!!

    Regular price $8.00, this week, $6.00

    Winter Friends

    Surround yourself with comfort when you createthis collection using Donna Ptak's Winter Friends quilt pattern. The pattern includes directions for a wall hanging, a pillow and a table runner. A specific collection of fabrics can be used, or just sort through your scrap pile to find what you need.

    Fat Quarter Friendly.
    Finished Sizes
    Wall Hanging: 16" x 16"
    Pillow: 16" x 16"
    Table Runner: 12" x 36"

    Regular price $8.00, this week, $6.00

    Bundled Up

    Winter has come and the snow is falling.

    The snowmen and kids are all bundled up, ready for winter fun. You can get ready too, by paper piecing these snowmen and bundled boy blocks to put into your own winter decorations: placemats, a table topper or wall quilt.

    Instructions for making a tree skirt, from an enlarged pattern, are available at quiltdesignnw.com

    Skill level: Intermediate

    Quilt size 33" x 33". Placemats are 12" x 18". Table Topper is 25" x 29". Finished block sizes is 7.5" x 7.25"

    Regular price $8.00, this week, $6.00


    Nov 30 - Dec 7, 2011

    The Chameleon Bag

    Regular price - $11.95 - Sale Price - $8.00

    A purse with many looks!! Make the Basic Bag. Inside of the bag has coffee card slots, pockets and a zippered pocket. The outside is beautifully pleated - pretty enough to be used alone - - - BUT - - - add a jacket and give it a new look - change it with your mood or the seasons. Make many jackets to accessorize your wardrobe.

    Includes the pattern for the "basic" inner bag and two exterior "jackets".

    Any Lazy Girl Pattern is half price with the purchase of and of the Bag-E-Bottoms Acrylic Bag Bases!

    Bag-E-Bottoms are 1/8" clear acrylic, with rounded corners that are sized to fit your Lazy Girl bags perfectly. To use, create a fabric sleeve and tack it to the inside bottom of your favorite Lazy Girl bag. Then insert the Bag-E-Bottom for a nice sturdy base.

    Sizes available:

    • Bag-E-Bottoms size A: 4"x11"
    • Bag-E-Bottoms size B: 3-3/8"x8-1/2"
    • Bag-E-Bottoms size C: 3-1/2"x12"
    • Bag-E-Bottoms size D: 5-1/2"x11"
    • Bag-E-Bottoms size E: 7"x7"
    • Bag-E-Bottoms size F: 3 5/8" x 9 7/8"

    Start HERE!

    Learn how to make this Summer Tote from Lazy Girl Designs. This week only, the DVD is on sale for $8.00

    regularly price is $12.00

    DVD HERE
    Pattern HERE (1/2 price with purchase of the Bag-E-Bottoms)
    Bag-E-Bottoms HERE

    Dec 2 - Dec 9, 2011

    This week it's a Home Dec two for one, Quilters!

    Buy the book Decorating Sewlutions, and get the book Window Treatments for FREE!

    Regular price for the set is.. $25.00

    But this week get them both for....$19.00

    On our Sale Page

    Learn To Sew as You Decorate Your Home

    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!

    This book isn't just for scared-silly beginners--it's also perfect for decorating divas and DIYers. You'll learn:

    • tested decorating tips and sewing techniques from an industry insider
    • proven methods to make over 100 projects
    • surefire strategies to customize projects to make them your own
    • the secrets behind letting the fabric do most of the work for you

    This isn't your grandma's sewing book!

    126 pages, 4-color throughout

    244 pages.

    Window Treatments

    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.

    • Choose from over 50 easy designs that provide a million-dollar look on a budget.
    • Learn how to select the perfect window treatments for your windows and decor.
    • Over 200 simple, easy, practical and cost-saving tips for creating beautiful window treatments.
    • Special section just for beginners.
    • Dress up any window in your home - even if you can't sew a stitch.
    • Discover designer tricks to make your creative experience a painless one.
    QuiltSmart's Market Bag Pattern

    Sews up FAST! Quitlsmart interfacing makes it easy to sew and adds strength! Smart to sew, smart for the environment! Optional pocket is a snap to add on. All straight sewing! Reversible! Easy for beginners! Just two easy steps, fuse and trim, then sew and turn. This pack contains instructions and Quiltsmart printed interfacing for 2 Market Bags.

    Regular Price is $14.95

    Sale price is $9.00

    On Our Sale Page

     

    Dec 5 - 12, 2011

     

    Starmaker 8 Pattern Set.

    Already at a discount price, this set includes the Starmaker 8 Master Template as well as the 7 patterns shown:

  • Path of Light
  • Pineapple Play
  • Brick Path
  • Blazing Stars
  • Rising From the Mist
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Morning Glory
  • Regular Discounted Price is $53.00, this week only, take another $5.00 and Pay only $48.00 on our Sale Page!
    Starmaker 6 Pattern Set.

    Already at a discount price, this set includes the Starmaker 6 Master Template as well as the 10 patterns shown:

  • Aurora Borealus
  • Morning Stars
  • Spinning Diamonds
  • Seasonal Wallhanging
  • Braided Tablerunners
  • A-Maze-Ing
  • Floral Stars
  • Stacking My Blocks
  • Twirling Stars
  • Trees With Ease
  • Regular Discounted Price is $65.00, this week only, take another $5.00 and Pay only $60.00 on our Sale Page!
    Starmaker 5 Pattern Set.

    Already at a discount price, this set includes the Starmaker 5 Master Template as well as the 3 patterns shown:

  • Chrysanthemums/Dresden Plate
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Windmill
  • Regular Discounted Price is $37.00, this week only, take another $5.00 and Pay only $32.00 on our Sale Page!

    Dec 5 - 12, 2011

    Any of Quilts With A Twist Patterns, Marked Down to $6.00!

    regularly priced at between $8.50 and $9.00

    On Our Sale Page!

    From left to right, top row:
    • Photo Album
    • Shadow Box
    • Don't Fence Me In
    • Scenic View

    Bottom Row:

    • Rainforest Rings
    • Tablerunner With A Twist
    • I Spy With A Twist

     

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    Brand New in our Shop - Like Within The Last 1/2 Hour!!

    Starmaker 5 and Pattern Set, includes the Starmaker 5 Master Templates and 3 patterns using the Starmaker 5 exclusively (Regular Price $49.00. Package Price $37.00. Save $12.00)

    • Chrysanthemums/Dresden Plate

    • Jumping Jacks

    • Windmill

       

    Starmaker 6 and Pattern Set including the Starmaker 6 Master Template and 10 patterns, using the Starmaker 6 exclusively

    (Regular Price $105.00. Package Price $65.00. Save $40.00)

    Aurora Borealis

    • Morning Stars

    • Spinning Diamonds

    • Seasonal Wallhanging

    • Braided Tablerunners

    • A-Maze-Ing

    • Floral Stars

    • Stacking My Blocks

    • Twirling Stars

    • Trees With Ease

    Starmaker 8 and Pattern Set includes the Starmaker 8 Master Template and 7 patterns that use the Starmaker 8 exclusively:

    (Regular price $81.00. Package Price $53.00. Save $21.00)

    • Path of Light

    • Pineapple Play

    • Brick Path

    • Blazing Stars

    • Rising From the Mist

    • Kaleidoscope

    • Morning Glory

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    Quilting The Kaye Wood Way 12.2.11 - It's Cold Outside, Time To Decorate Inside!

    As always, you can go HERE or HERE to see our sales

    Scroll down for the latest offerings

    Holiday Sales....

    Nov 23, 2011 - Dec 7, 2011

    The Scrapbook Calendar Quilt by Ann Dudek instructs on how to make more than just a quilt. You can make a scrapbook and a quilt all in one! The book contains instructions on how to make a block for each month and embellish it to make it your own. Featured are 12 completely new block patterns show in high-quality color photographs. Do a block a month. For quilt shops, this would make a great quilt for a shop hop!

    Regularly priced at 24.95, but this week, on sale for $12.00!

    Snow Dance

    This charming wall hanging will be sure to warm your heart all winter long!

    Fusible web and piecing come together to make the perfect seasonal quilt!

    Finished Quilt Size: 36 ½" x 36 ½"

    Skill level: advanced beginner Regular price $8.00, this week, $6.00

    Light Up The Season

    Finished Quilt Size: 27" x 37"

    The lights will shine bright as they dance around an easy to piece tree! This colorful wall hanging is sure to be the hit of all your Christmas celebrations!!

    Regular price $8.00, this week, $6.00

    Winter Friends

    Surround yourself with comfort when you createthis collection using Donna Ptak's Winter Friends quilt pattern. The pattern includes directions for a wall hanging, a pillow and a table runner. A specific collection of fabrics can be used, or just sort through your scrap pile to find what you need.

    Fat Quarter Friendly.
    Finished Sizes
    Wall Hanging: 16" x 16"
    Pillow: 16" x 16"
    Table Runner: 12" x 36"

    Regular price $8.00, this week, $6.00

    Bundled Up

    Winter has come and the snow is falling.

    The snowmen and kids are all bundled up, ready for winter fun. You can get ready too, by paper piecing these snowmen and bundled boy blocks to put into your own winter decorations: placemats, a table topper or wall quilt.

    Instructions for making a tree skirt, from an enlarged pattern, are available at quiltdesignnw.com

    Skill level: Intermediate

    Quilt size 33" x 33". Placemats are 12" x 18". Table Topper is 25" x 29". Finished block sizes is 7.5" x 7.25"

    Regular price $8.00, this week, $6.00

     

    Nov 28-Dec 5, 2011

    All of our Patternlets, regularly priced at $4.00, have been knocked down to $3.00!

    and we are having a Secret Sister incentive.

    Pick out ANY of our Magnetic Bracelets

    and choose a Lazy Girl Pattern FREE!!

    Go to our search box and enter Magnetic Bracelet, choose your favorites and then go put "Lazy" into the shopping cart and choose your free Lazy Girl pattern (books, templates and rulers don't apply, sorry)


    Nov 30 - Dec 7, 2011

    The Chameleon Bag

    Regular price - $11.95 - Sale Price - $8.00

    A purse with many looks!! Make the Basic Bag. Inside of the bag has coffee card slots, pockets and a zippered pocket. The outside is beautifully pleated - pretty enough to be used alone - - - BUT - - - add a jacket and give it a new look - change it with your mood or the seasons. Make many jackets to accessorize your wardrobe.

    Includes the pattern for the "basic" inner bag and two exterior "jackets".

    Any Lazy Girl Pattern is half price with the purchase of and of the Bag-E-Bottoms Acrylic Bag Bases!

    Bag-E-Bottoms are 1/8" clear acrylic, with rounded corners that are sized to fit your Lazy Girl bags perfectly. To use, create a fabric sleeve and tack it to the inside bottom of your favorite Lazy Girl bag. Then insert the Bag-E-Bottom for a nice sturdy base.

    Sizes available:

    • Bag-E-Bottoms size A: 4"x11"
    • Bag-E-Bottoms size B: 3-3/8"x8-1/2"
    • Bag-E-Bottoms size C: 3-1/2"x12"
    • Bag-E-Bottoms size D: 5-1/2"x11"
    • Bag-E-Bottoms size E: 7"x7"
    • Bag-E-Bottoms size F: 3 5/8" x 9 7/8"

    Start HERE!

    Learn how to make this Summer Tote from Lazy Girl Designs. This week only, the DVD is on sale for $8.00

    regularly price is $12.00

    DVD HERE
    Pattern HERE (1/2 price with purchase of the Bag-E-Bottoms)
    Bag-E-Bottoms HERE

    Dec 2 - Dec 9, 2011

    This week it's a Home Dec two for one, Quilters!

    Buy the book Decorating Sewlutions, and get the book Window Treatments for FREE!

    Regular price for the set is.. $25.00

    But this week get them both for....$19.00

    On our Sale Page

    Learn To Sew as You Decorate Your Home

    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!

    This book isn't just for scared-silly beginners--it's also perfect for decorating divas and DIYers. You'll learn:

    • tested decorating tips and sewing techniques from an industry insider
    • proven methods to make over 100 projects
    • surefire strategies to customize projects to make them your own
    • the secrets behind letting the fabric do most of the work for you

    This isn't your grandma's sewing book!

    126 pages, 4-color throughout

    244 pages.

    Window Treatments

    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.

    • Choose from over 50 easy designs that provide a million-dollar look on a budget.
    • Learn how to select the perfect window treatments for your windows and decor.
    • Over 200 simple, easy, practical and cost-saving tips for creating beautiful window treatments.
    • Special section just for beginners.
    • Dress up any window in your home - even if you can't sew a stitch.
    • Discover designer tricks to make your creative experience a painless one.
    QuiltSmart's Market Bag Pattern

    Sews up FAST! Quitlsmart interfacing makes it easy to sew and adds strength! Smart to sew, smart for the environment! Optional pocket is a snap to add on. All straight sewing! Reversible! Easy for beginners! Just two easy steps, fuse and trim, then sew and turn. This pack contains instructions and Quiltsmart printed interfacing for 2 Market Bags.

    Regular Price is $14.95

    Sale price is $9.00

    On Our Sale Page

     

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