Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 5.9.12 - Wooden Bear, Blog Giveaway and New Cruise Scheduled.

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In This Issue....

  • Our Entire Line Of Wooden Bear Designs
  • What's New in The Shop
  • New Fabric Lines and Blog Giveaway
  • Ugly Quilt Contest
  • New Quilting Cruise Scheduled
  • Free 1 Yard Piece of Tru-Grid
  • Question of the Week
  • Cutting Techniques - Tips and Humor from Kaye
  • Quilting Events
  • Kaye's on YouTube
  • Show and Tell
  • Call For Entries
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Hi Quilters!

You LOVED our Ellen Medlock sale last week, and this week is guaranteed to be just as good! For quite awhile now, we've carried some of The Wooden Bear pattern line, and this week, we've put the entire line on sale! How's that? Adorably cute patterns and appliques for towels, quilts, wearables, aprons, seasonal designs, you name it. Kelly of The Wooden Bear is a genius when it comes to cute. Be sure to check it out!

And, we have their new book, Hugs and Holly!

If applique is your thing, this versatile collection will thrill you to the gills. And I do mean versatile! Just because a pattern is written for an apron or wallhanging, doesn't mean you can't take that applique and put it on a sweatshirt, pillow or towel! Their whole line revolves around this idea of versatility.

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.....

Hugs and Holly Book

On Our Sale Page!

What's On Sale....

Our Entire Line of The Wooden Bear Applique, Quilt, Wearable, and Seasonal Designs

All that and MORE on our Sale Page!

Woodland Mallards Pillow, Towel and Wallhanging Pattern

(and more Woodlands series patterns)

On Our Sale Page!

Straddling Moose Notepad

(and more Notepads series)

On Our Sale Page!

Just 2 Tea Towels Apron, Towel and Wallhanging Pattern

(and more Just 2 Tea Towels series patterns)

On Our Sale Page!

Straddling Bear pattern

(and more "Straddling" series patterns)

On Our Sale Page!

Fall Sampler Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

June Bugs Pattern

(and more monthly themed series patterns)

On Our Sale Page!

Bumble Bee Patternlet

(and more of the "Patternlet" series patterns)

On Our Sale Page!

Happy Haunters Book

On Our Sale Page!

Miscellaeous Copies of the older Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilter's Toolbox VHS copies of the sho - regular price is $18.00

Now, only $4.00!!

Miscellaneous copies of Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilter's Toolbox shows in VHS format.

What's New....


From the Ellen Medlock Studio, we have all of her lines!

This pictured below is the turquoise fabrics, there are also lime green, lavenders, citrus, and fuscia colors. Awesome!!

Plus... until 5.14.12, you can enter to win a FREE fat quarter sampler pack featuring Ellen's newest line - Enchanted Damask!

Go here for the deets....

Ugly Quilts 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, 2 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

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

My Dance Pattern

Quilting Question of the Week....

Q: I would like details for quilting a log cabin design.
K: I like to have my log cabins quilted in anything but squares. Try this: quilt a motif in the center of each block then quilt curves or circles around the center block.

Tips and Humor From Kaye....

What machine techniques are special?

Along my quilting road, I've discovered that special techniques were needed for rotary cutting and machine sewing, some of which I developed, and some of which are general knowledge. Among those techniques are

  • Rotary cutting
  • Strip piecing to cut diamonds
  • Starmaker Master Templates for accurate angles, any size
  • Anchor seamlines
  • Perfect Y-seams
  • Finger pinning
  • Pinning with the grain line
  • Starter scraps
  • Sewing over seamlines

Cutting Techniques

Cut Strips

Strips for most projects are cut cross grain (from selvedge to selvedge). These strips are a convenient length (42"/44") to use in your piecing.

The lengthwise grain has less stretch and is sometimes used for vertical (up and down) sashing and border strips.

Strips need to be cut straight

If the fold of the fabric is visible, cut at right angles to the fold. It's OK if the selvedges do not line up.

If the fold is no longer visible, fold the fabric in half with the selvedges together. Lay the fabric down and slide the top layer to one side until the fabric lays flat.

Straighten the fabric by cutting it at right angles to the fold.

do this by placing a cross line on a ruler on the fold, and then rotary cutting the fabric.

The shorter the distance to rotary cut, the easier it is to cut accurately; so after straightening the fabric, fold the fabric in fourths and cut strips, lining up a ruler with the folded edge.

I like to undo one fold of the fabric and re-straighten the edge after cutting five or six strips. Then refold, restraighten, and continue cutting strips.

After a strip is cut, do an accuracy check.

Accuracy Tip: Fold the cut strip in half, end to end. Is the strip the same width at both ends and at the center of the strip?

Straighten the strip or strip set

Before cutting squares or rectangles, trim the end of the strip or strip set to straighten and remove the selvedge.

If you are cutting the strips or strip sets for diamonds, don't bother to straighten the ends.

Right handed quilters, trim on the far right side.

Left handed quilters, trim on the far left side.

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!

Kaye's on YouTube....


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Show 'N Tell....

Call For Entries....

Picnic blanket and bag......Jodie

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,

Terrye and Kayla

Published Wed, May 9 2012 1:12 PM by Kaye Wood