Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 4.25.12 - QuiltSmart and A Blog Giveaway!

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In This Issue....

  • Our Entire Line Of QuiltSmart Products is 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
  • Quilting Events
  • Blog Giveaway
  • Kaye's on YouTube
  • Show and Tell
  • Call For Entries
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Hi Quilters!

So many of you liked the beaded quilts in the last issue, thanks for all of your emails!

This issue, we're featuring the innovative piecing methods of Mattie from QuiltSmart. These are "kits" that include pre-printed interfacing, all the thinking is done for you, so all you have to do is pick out your fabrics and sew!

We have a little contest going on - guess a product and get a free sample, a big contest going on - send in pics of your ugly quilts and a blog giveaway. Plus TONS of new items in our store - Read On.....

Double Wedding Ring

On Our Sale Page!


What's On Sale....

Our Entire QuiltSmart Line of Patterns with Pre-printed Interfacing! Couldn't be easier....

All that and MORE on our Sale Page!

Carolina Lily

On Our Sale Page!

Mariner's Star

On Our Sale Page!

Baskets Around

On Our Sale Page!

Crazy Quilt

On Our Sale Page!

Bitty Broken Lone Star

On Our Sale Page!

Black Eyed

On Our Sale Page!

Hawaiian Sampler

On Our Sale Page!

Old Glory

On Our Sale Page!

Also, 2 different technique DVDs to help you learn this awesome technique

Mariner's Compass Technique DVD

Only $5.00 On Our Sale Page!

Game Quilt Technique DVD

Only $5.00 On Our Sale Page!

TwinStar Technique DVD

Only $5.00 with purchase of the TwinStar Mega Collection

TwinStar Mega Collection - regular sale price is 23.50

Now, only $10.00!!


What's New....

New Contest....

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: When I try to do perfect miter binding, it looks great on the top side but when I turn over the edge to whip stitch the back, I can't seem to get the corner to miter. What do you suggest?

K: Be sure to whip stitch one side all the way to the corner, then fold the other side down. It should miter perfectly.

Q: When you are tying a quilt and it's time to put the binding on, do you stitch all four sides of the quilt and then put the binding on?

K: I tie my quilts by machine by zig zagging over the yarn and then tying. I then overcast all 4 sides with a long zig zag stitch before adding the binding.


Tips and Humor From Kaye....

What part of quilt making do you like?

Since this is supposed to be fun, you don't have to do it all. Each part of the quilt making takes different skills and thought processes, and you may want to partner with someone to work on a quilt.

I enjoy the planning and piecing of the quilt top, so that is what I do. I send all of my quilts out to be machine quilted by someone who likes to do the quilting.

Designing a quilt can be done in a variety of ways. I start with a particular technique, such as cutting diamonds. Some of you let the fabric direct you; some make a pattern that is already planned.

Starting a project takes a lot of thought; pattern and fabric choices, etc. When I'm in the starting mode, I start several projects.

Continuing a project takes attention to accuracy.

Finishing a project is like heaven to some of you; it's a sad ending to others.


List Your Event....

All across the land, Quilt Guilds and Groups are gearing up for 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


Are You Up For Another Blog Giveaway....

Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement by Suzi Parron with Donna Sue Groves.

Join Suzi on a virtual barn quilt tour. This is the story of the American Quilt Trail, featuring the colorful patterns of quilt squares painted on barns throughout North America. This is the story of one of the fastest-growing grassroots public arts movements in the US and Canada with more than 3000 barns scattered along one hundred driving trails.

Travel with Suzi through 29 states as well as Canada to visit with the people and places that have put this movement on the map.

80+ full color photographs.

Find this book at www.ohioswallow.com, and Friend them on Facebook.

How to win this book? Leave us a comment about your own experiences or viewings of these amazing folk art sensations on our blog HERE!

Hurry - Giveaway ends next Monday night, 4.30.12


Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Are you having problems with a particular video? Let us know what you are experiencing and the name of the video so I can check it out!


Show 'N Tell....

Call For Entries....

These were my first 2 quilts. We were having a Sept 11th service at our church and the quilts hadn't been quilted yet but were placed on the Alter. Those 2 quilts were sent to a evaq hosp in Iraq over 6 years ago. I have this photo hanging in my sewing room to remind me of my Mission that God has shown me and to remind myself of my part in helping to cover our warriors in the military. I wonder about the 2 people who got those quilts....I wonder if I have helped them in anyway....Sheryl

Curved Log Cabin for my son's girlfriend for Christmas....Ellen

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, or.....

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

Hope you have a Great Week, get your sewing room all ready for these QuiltSmart Creations!

Kaye, Terrye and Kayla

Published Wed, Apr 25 2012 11:26 AM by Kaye Wood