Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 5.24.12 - Phillips Fiber Art and Happy Memorial Day

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In This Issue....

  • Memorial Day
  • Our Entire Line Of Phillips Fiber Arts
  • What's New in Thse Shop
  • Tips and Humor from Kaye
  • Quilting Events
  • Did You Know?
  • Kaye's on YouTube
  • Show and Tell
  • Memorial Day Quote
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Hi Quilters!

We're back, this week, with Cheryl Phillips of Phillips Fiber Art!

Rather than just focus on one of her tools and the patterns that go with it, we've got them all!

From the Jewel Box Jems, Wedge Tools, Arc Tools and the Cut-a-Rounds, the Squedge... if Cheryl has it, so do we. Be sure to take advantage of this tool, pattern and book sale for new, innovative and easy ways to create her stunning quilts.

Then, check out our YouTube channel, where we have a plethora of instructions and ideas for these Tools and Patterns!

Plus TONS of new items in our store - Read On.....

Question to Our Readers....

We've been doing our Designer of the Week sales for awhile now. What designer would you like to see? Who are your favorites....Let us know HERE

Simple Harmony

On Our Sale Page!

Memorial Day....

Memorial Day was established to honor U.S. men and women, who have died during military service for our country. It first began to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. The first "proclaimed" Memorial Day, was on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan. The first Memorial Day "observance", was on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of both the Union and Confederate soldiers, at Arlington National Cemetery. After WWI, it expanded to include those who have died in any war or military action, while serving our country. Memorial Day should be important to all of us who enjoy freedom, but it especially hits home to the people who have lost a loved one, while serving our country. If you have kids or grandkids, make sure you tell them about Memorial Day, how it started and why it is celebrated. Tell them about the brave men and women who gave up their lives in the past and still do today, to ensure we have the freedoms we all enjoy, and sometimes take for granted.

What's On Sale....

Our Entire Line of Phillips Fiber Arts DVDs, Books, Patterns, Tools and Rulers!

All that and MORE on our Sale Page!

Simple Bands

On Our Sale Page!

Water Wheel Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

The Swirl

On Our Sale Page!

Simple Curves Tool

On Our Sale Page!

Sea Blossom

On Our Sale Page!

Jewel Box Junior Tool

On Our Sale Page!

Framing Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Dresden Runner Pattern and Tool

and LOTS more!

On Our Sale Page!

Strip Quilting Projects Mega Collection. Regular Sale Price is $40.00

This Week, 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....

Tips and Humor From Kaye....

Pressing For Accuracy

Pressing is different from ironing. Pressing is done in two different ways;

  • an up-ad-down motion to set the seams
  • and moving the iron with the grain line to press the seam allowances.

Pressing for accurate patchwork should be done:

  • 1. WITHOUT steam. Steam can stretch and distort the fabric.
  • 2. From the right side of the fabric. This will avoid pleats that form at the seamline.

Setting seams

This means pressing the seamline exactly as the seam was sewn. This sets the stitches in the middle of the fabric and makes a sharper seamline.

Rolling the strips

Pressing from the right side of the fabric can be done by rolling the strips.

  • 1. Place the iron on the strip that will not have the seam allowances pressed toward it.
  • 2. Hold the other strip or strips up in the air.
  • 3. Move the iron from the first strip across to the other strips, unrolling the strips as you press across them.

Once the seams are pressed in one direction, make sure they stay in that direction during the sewing process.

Sometimes my techniques call for the direction of the seam allowance to be temporarily changed to help match seams; but, before sewing, the seam allowance is returned to it's pressed direction.

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!

Did You Know....

May is:

  • National Egg Month
  • Better Sleep Month
  • National Salad Month
  • National Photo Month
  • Date Your Mate Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Good Car Care Month
  • Fungal Infection Awareness Month
  • Revise Your Work Schedule Month
  • And, today, May 24, is National Escargo Day! lol

Kaye's on YouTube....


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Show 'N Tell....


"Circles of"Circles of Black, Circles of White 3" - The third in a series of quilts embellished with buttons and beads.....Nancy

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, go to a parade, have a cookout, go to the lake but whatever you do, don't forget to honor the men and women who made this country great! (And, please, take your hat off and stand as a show of respect during the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance).

Terrye and Kayla

Published Thu, May 24 2012 10:18 AM by Kaye Wood