Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 5.2.12 - Fresh and Funky From The Ellen Medlock Studio!

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In This Issue....

  • Our Entire Line Of Ellen Medlock Studio Products is On Sale!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • Another Quilting Ebook!
  • Ugly Quilt Contest
  • Attention So-Cal Quilters
  • Free 1 Yard Piece of Tru-Grid
  • Question of the Week
  • Tips and Humor from Kaye
  • Tips From Our Friends
  • Quilting Events
  • Kaye's on YouTube
  • Show and Tell
  • Call For Entries
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Hi Quilters!

Do you like cute, funky, fresh and fun? This week, our Designer of the Week is Ellen from the Ellen Medlock Studio, and it doesn't get any cuter!

We have purse patterns, purse handles, findings and hardware, charms, ribbons, gift items, and of course quilt patterns from Ellen, and the whole she-bang is on sale this week!

And with the weather this week calling for nothing but rain and storms (although I LOVE a good storm!) quilting is right up there on our to-do list!

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.....

Fat Quarter Sampler - Enchanted Damask

On Our Sale Page!

What's On Sale....

Our Entire Line of Ellen Medlock Studio Patterns, Purse Hardware, Handles and Chains, Gift Items and Fabrics

All that and MORE on our Sale Page!

Picture This Bag Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Reversible Tote Bag Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Preppy Tote Pattern With Wooden Handles (available with just pattern too!)

On Our Sale Page!

Charmant Clutch

On Our Sale Page!

Interchangeable 1 Bag Pattern and Handle Set (also available in just pattern)

On Our Sale Page!

Interchangeable 2 Bag Pattern and Handle Set (also available in just pattern)

On Our Sale Page!

Entire Line of Fine and Regular Clip on Chains in a variety of finishes and lengths.

On Our Sale Page!

An Assortment of Ribbons, Charms, Trims and other goodies!

On Our Sale Page!

The Classic Miniaudiere Technique DVD

Only $5.00 On Our Sale Page!

Check out one of our Mega Sale Packs

Strip Quilting Projects Mega Pack!

More Info

Strip Quilting Projects Mega Collection - regular sale price is $40.00

Now, only $8.00!!

Get Kaye's Strip Quilting Project Books 2-9 as a set for $8.00 that is only 1 dollar a piece. These book's sell for 5.00 a piece. That is a savings of $32.00.

What's New....

We Have Another Ebook For You....

Strip Cut Quilts, previously available only in print, now we've "E'd" it! And since we don't have to print it, put it in an envelop and ship it, you can get it for just about 1/2 price! $15.00

Strip-Cut Quilts has over 200 illustrations, 30 projects and 23 quilt block techniques. More than 30 color photos let you see what grand projects they truly are. This book is great for the beginner or advanced quilter, with projects to suit every skill level. Enjoy a trip through the seasons with quilts like, Glacier Ice, Spring Rain, Flying Gander and Rainbow Sherbert. Create a beautiful Christmas table runner or be swept away as Kokopelli Plays Again. Techniques include fussy cuts, tree borders, flying geese, topless triangles and much, much more. Tips include everything from fabric preparation, accurate cutting, measuring and pressing tips, to squaring up your blocks, borders, sashing and mitered corners....Wow!!


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, 4 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
Attention So Cal Quilters....

SoCal Quilts of Valor, free sew day, May 6, Lakewood American Legion Post 496 at 5938 Parkcrest, Long Beach, CA from 10-4,creations4u7@aol.com

This is a great cause, Quilters, be sure to show up and help if you can!

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 bought some vintage fabrics from a yard sale and was wondering if I should launder them before making them into a quilt?
K: Yes, definitely launder them if they need it, but remember that older fabrics especially, tend to shrink and their colors can run.

Q: I was wondering if a button stitch setting could be used for satin stitching.
K: The buttonhole symbol is not for satin stitching. Center the needle and adjust the width of the stitch as needed. Try a 3 width and adjust the length to a 1 or use the satin stitch feature on your machine if it is available.

Tips and Humor From Kaye....

Do I Wash My Fabric?

I usually do NOT wash my fabric unless there is a real reason for me to wash it.

Some valid reasons to wash fabric:

  • You plan to wash your quilted project.
  • If you lose sleep about colors bleeding.
  • If your fabric has too much sizing.
  • If shrinking would be a problem.

If you decide not to wash your fabric, you have to be able to live with the above-mentioned problems.

If you wash your fabric, cut diagonally acrosee each corner before washing. This will keep the edges from raveling.

Tip From A Quilting Friend:

Mary Jane Holcomb shared this tip with us.

If you want to wash a large piece fo fabric, accordion-fold the fabric along one selvedge.

  • Pin the folds in place with large safety pins.
  • Hold the fabric by the pinned edge and let it hang.
  • The bottom selvedges will also fold; pin these.
  • Then wash and dry with no tangles.

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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!

Kaye's on YouTube....


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....

Made my 2 great granddaughters for Christmas.....Ellen

Rail Fence I made my daughter 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, May 2 2012 12:29 PM by Kaye Wood


# re: Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 5.2.12 - Fresh and Funky From The Ellen Medlock Studio!

I am having a terrible time reading some of the areas that are pink ,I have no idea what you are offering or trying to tell us . Barbara

Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:00 PM by Barbara

# re: Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 5.2.12 - Fresh and Funky From The Ellen Medlock Studio!

Never mind I got it all figured out  LOL  Barbara

Thursday, May 3, 2012 4:43 PM by Barbara