In This Issue....
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
- View And Do Shapes Are On Sale!
- What's New in The Shop
- Ugly Quilt Contest
- Free 1 Yard Piece of Tru-Grid
- Question of the Week
- Tips and Humor from Kaye
- Kaye's on Facebook
- Quilting Events
- Kaye's on YouTube
- Show and Tell
- Beaded Quilts
- Bead It Forward
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What's On Sale....
View & Do Shapes!
Kaye's View & Do Shapes are the best for all kinds of things. Kaye uses them for fussy-cutting, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are 7 of them, each in 4 different sizes and this week, they are only 12.50 for each set of 4 different sizes. Regularly priced at $19.95, they are ALMOST down to half price!
AND.... the technique video, regularly priced at 9.95 is only $5.00.
This must have DVD shows you all the uses for these awesome shapes!
All that and MORE on our Sale Page!
And, here are some tips and techniques to get you started with these awesome templates!
Kaye's Podcast - Hexagon Quilting
Fussy Cutting With Kaye's View & Do Shapes
(we have 21 videos on our YouTube channel using the View & Do Shapes!)
Fabric Origami Using Kaye's View & Do Hexagon Shapes
Ugly Quilts. Wait, What? No Quilts Are Ugly, right?
Well, there are some, and we all have them, and now we're going to celebrate their existence!
Send us pictures of your "ugliest" quilts.
You have until the end of May. That's right, 6 weeks (roughly) to send us pics of your ugliest quilt, and if we choose yours, you won't have to cry because you will win
- 1 Starmaker or View and Do Shape of your choice and
- All the patterns that go with that item!Hurry, start sending them to us HERE
Get a Free 1 Yard Piece of Tru-Grid....
Free 1 Yard Piece of our new product
Pellon Tru-Grid while supplies last. All you have to do, is this:
Tell us in which pattern Kaye uses the Tru-Grid. Quantities are limited, HURRY!!
Tru-Grid is HERE
Quilting Question of the Week....
Q: I have to travel on a long trip and wonder what is the best way to pack my fabric and quilts to keep them safe?
K: The best rule of thumb is to let the fabric breathe. Don't pack tightly in plastic bags and such. If the fabric needs to be protected, put it inside pillowcases.
Q: How do you trim a baby quilt with satin?
K: If you use a wide satin ribbon, fold the ribbon in half, lengthwise, wrong sides together and press. Encase the edge of the quilt inside the folded satin and topstitch.
Tips and Humor From Kaye....
How Many UFOs Do You Have?
Some of you have a lot of UFOs (Un-Finished Objects); some have none; most of you have a few. Your personality type has a big influence on the way you approach your quilts.
If you have to finish one project before starting another, you have my sympathy. I like change, so I like to have several projects in the works; that way, I can work on whichever one talks to me that day.
I often hear "I will be so glad when this quilt is finished; then I never want to see it again."
Quilting is supposed to be fun and a stress reliever. My philosophical thought for the day: Some quilts do not deserve to be finished!