October 2012 - Posts

Joan Shay of Petal Play Designs and her Appli-Bond Technique

 

 
Whether you are a beginning quilter or an expert in appliqué, Joan's 3-D Appli-bond© technique will allow you to add exciting realistic three-dimensional appliqué to your quilts. Imagine creating beautiful 3-D designs, easily, that can be thrown in the washer and dryer. No turning under of edges - no fuss, no muss, it's a sure thing! And it's fun too, even if you never step outside your comfort zone and just stay with the patterns Joan has already designed, you'll have no shortage of projects to add to your must-do list. Joan's technique is called Appli-Bond© and it is the fusing of two pieces of fabric together to allow you to create dimension without turning any edges. All you do is bond the fabric, trace the template, cut the shape and apply the bonded pieces to the background with an embroidery stitch. It's really that simple!

Chickadees

With winter on it's way, this little black and white beauty revels in the falling snow and sparkling ice! HERE Size 24" x 24"

Cardinal

Use this unique Cardinal pattern to enter the world of 3-D Appli-bond. Whether you are a beginner or an expert in appliqué, this technique introduces you to the exciting three dimensional appliqué. HERE Size: 24.5" x 26.5"

Straw Wreath With Pine Cones

Now you can bring the outdoors in with this wonderful multi-colored, straw/fabric wreath. Uniquely constructed, but ever so simple, pick out the brightest colors in your stash, to dress up any place in your home. HERE Size 30" x 30"

I seem to have focused on the birds, but there are also flowers, mermaids, dragonflies, holiday and basket designs, and butterflies. And Birds. Yeah, we have birds too!

Don't forget the accessories to put your creation over the top! Appli-bond needles and the laser cut templates to help you cut all of these gorgeous designs....
Package of 3 Needles Appli-bond needles are a great asset to this technique. Each needle has 3 bayonette cutting edges and pierces the bonded fabric with ease.They are also helpful when doing the button-hole stitch on fusible applique.
Accurate Die-Cut Templates are available for many of the flower/leaf designs, as you know it's easier to trace around the inside of a template than around the outside edge.

If you're intrigued as I am by this technique, check out the Petal Play videos on our YouTube page:

Cardinal Wallhanging

Straw Wreath With Pine Cones

Joan further discusses her Appli-bond technique:

and here:

 

   

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 10.30.12 - Sandy Pitches A Fit and The Big Lakes Respond!

In This Issue....

  • On Sale - Joan Shay of Petal Play Quilts!
  • New and Updated 6 Hour Quilt Pattern
  • What's New in The Shop
  • Tips and Humor from Kaye
  • DVD of the Week
  • Craftsy
  • Kaye's Techniques - Free Pattern
  • Quilting Cruises
  • Show and Tell
  • Q and A With Kaye
  • Quilt Tips
  • Seam Allowances
  • Quilting Quiz
  • Quilting Events
  • This Week In History
  • Kaye's on YouTube

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
Like us on Facebook for special offers!

"Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is not happy about being wet.....Follow us!

We're on Pinterest Now!

Check out our Petal Play Board

HERE


Questions? Email Us!


Please Visit Our Sponsors, They Help Keep This Newsletter Free!Quilting, Sewing and Crafts Expos

Sign up for the QSC e-newsletter and get the latest information about our shows! Workshops, Seminars, Quilt Displays, Quilt Contests and much more!



Any order over $50.00 now ships free to the US!


Kaye has lots and lots of seminars and teacher certification classes scheduled in Arizona. Check out her schedule HERE

Hi Quilters!

Today at the cabin we are seeing (and hearing) gale force winds, likely compliments of Hurricane Sandy. Although we are pretty far inland (Northern Michigan), once in awhile we get leftovers from the coast. The Big Lakes are pitching a fit too, lots of wave action, and beach combing when all of this is done should prove interesting. Rain mixed with snow and sleet is also called for, and I can hear little bouts of thunder (either that or the roof is under serious attack!)

If you are in the path of Sandy, please be safe!

This week we are featuring Joan Shay from Petal Play Quilts. Lots of clearance items too.... (and if this is Tuesday, you get the benefit of last week's sales too!)

All on our SALE PAGE


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Blue Morph Butterfly Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

3 Quilters Celebrate the Four Seasons Book

On Our Sale Page!

Bald Headed Eagle Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Hummingbird and Beach Roses Pattern and Templates

On Our Sale Page!

Petal Play Holiday Collection

On Our Sale Page!

Sunflower Pattern and Templates

On Our Sale Page!

Wisteria Pattern and Templates

On Our Sale Page!

Cardinal Pattern, Templates and DVD

On Our Sale Page!

It's Here....

Kaye's New UPDATED 6 Hour Quilt Pattern

These updated techniques for the 6 Hour Quilt, our most popular pattern ever, include input from

viewers who have made this quilt. It also includes new directions for a "Tag Along Buddy Quilt", which is a small quilt with a satin binding for the toddler who needs a special quilt to tag along with mom and a new baby.

Also included are directions for making this quilt in more sizes, from small to double-quilt size.

This is still the perfect quilt for a child, a grandchild or a charity quilt.

It can be dragged around, washed and dried, cuddled up, and wrapped around.

Go here to order.....


New In The Shop....

Tips and Humor From Kaye....

Kaye meets many people and sees many things while she travels. She always comes back with a couple of humorous stories to tell. Here is one of them.

Hotel Rates

Late one night, in the middle of a blizzard and a whiteout, a friend and I finally found a hotel. Since I'm the savvy traveller, I asked the desk clerk, "What's the cheapest rate?"

"One hour," he replied.

"What is the cheapest rate for all night?"

He said "You want to stay the whole night?" while looking us over carefully.

Something sounded pretty strange to me. He said, "Do you really mean you just want a room for the night?"

"That's right."

He said, "Well I do have one room on the second floor."

We each had a large suitcase instead of an overnight case because we had not planned to stop. So I asked if there was an elevator. He said, "The stairs are over there."

"How do you accommodate handicapped people?" I inquired.

"Lady, we don't get handicapped people here."

"Do you have a bellman to help us carry the luggage up the steps?"

He said, "Most people don't bring luggage here."

Believe me, if the wind was not howling and the snow was not coming down in a blizzard, we would have left.

"We'll take the room and we'll carry our own luggage."

He said, "Good idea; but lock the door and put a chair under the knob, and don't come out of the room regardless of what you hear."

So we did!

DVDs of the Week....

Joan Shay of Petal Play's Cardinal (left) and Straw Wreath (right)

Regular price for these DVDs are $12.00

but this week, only $5.00!


Craftsy....

Prefer to pay by Paypal? Well, now you can get any of our E-Patterns and E-Books in our Craftsy Shop and pay via Paypal!

Kaye's Techniques....

October is Breast Cancer Awareness

Fr** Pattern on our site

Breast Cancer Pillow

HERE

 

Quilting Cruises....

Leave your sewing machines at home.
Sewing machines used on the ship are sponsored by

Janome

Be the one of the first 100 people to reserve a cabin and sign up for classes to receive the AccuQuilt Baby Go and Dye.

Prices based on availability. Prices are per person, based on a double occupancy for cruise. Price listed includes taxes and fees. These prices cannot be combined with any other promotion.

Included in your price: Class fees, (except kit fees,) Shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, most meals, some beverages and most onboard entertainment.

Not Included: Kit fees for classes which will be paid to instructor at class time, Air transportation, transfers, items of a personal nature such as shore and land excursions, specialty restaurant fees, some beverages, photographs, gratuities/service fees, medical services, etc. All prices in US Dollars.

We are going to have a
Wackiest Cruise Outfit contest for the cruise.
Wacky Cruise Clothing Day: You could win $250. February 22nd has been designated as Wacky Cruise Clothing Day for our group only. Wear your wackiest cruise clothing and you could win $250. Second place will win $150 and third place will win $75.

If you have questions please call 800-473-9464

To sign-up for this cruise contact
Bonnie Greenberg at CruiseOne at 800-784-4480

Click HERE for more details!


Show and Tell....

Here is another quilt I made for 2008 MOMS4MARINES annual picnic, this one went over so good. We sold a lot of tickets and were able to raise money to send Christmas packages for our troops in Iraq. It's a very good cause and the families that come are growing every year. It is an open picnic for any family that has a family member in the Marines, already in boot camp or going to boot camp, or deployed. It's a fun day for them all. We always have a great time.....Donna

Q and A With Kaye....

Q: I am a beginning quilter and would like to know a really structured way to do patchwork piecing. Can you help?

K: There is no rhyme or reason to crazy quilts. Any straight edged pieces will work, just remember to press the seams toward the new piece after each addition. Trim the seam allowances after adding each piece.

Q: Can I use 40 wt. rayon thread to machine quilt with?

K: You sure can and it will work great!

Q: I'm thinking of buying a new sewing machine, one that will also do embroidery. Which would you recommend?

A: My favorite is the Janome Memory Craft 12000. My reasons are too many to list here, but click on the link and it will take you to the Janome web site where you can access all of the information on the 12000. You will find it very complete and informative and you can decide for yourself.

http://www.janome.com/

Kaye has more tips and techniques on her tips page, http://www.kayewood.com/tips.html

Janome 12000


Quilt Tips....

Q: Is it critical on the 6 Hour Quilt that the batting (thin) has to stretch lengthwise? Also, does it all have to stretch in the same direction? I have a lot of scraps I've been saving up and want to use.

K: The stretch of the batting goes across the 6" width. If the stretch goes lengthwise, it can get stretched out and sag since the distance between the quilting gets longer with each strip. If there is no difference in the stretch, it doesn't matter.

Have a short quilting or sewing related essay or tip you'd like to share? Send them to us HERE


Quiz....

Answers To Last Week's Quiz and Our Winner....

1. Quilting is a tradition that has been around for a long time, and has been popular all over the world. Which country is the oldest known quilt from? EGYPT

2. Most quilting styles are "pieced" (made up of pieces of different fabrics), but in some traditional quilts, only one piece of fabric is used, and the pattern is made with the texture of the quilting stitches. What is the term for a quilt made of only one piece of fabric? WHOLE CLOTH QUILT

3. In Colonial America, pieced or patchwork quilting was used as a way to use up scraps of fabric. True or False? FALSE

4. There are many traditional pieced quilt designs. The repeated motif is called a "block", and they are pieced together until the size needed for the bedcover has been reached. Which of the listed quilt blocks has a design that makes it look like the "odd one out"? Nine Patch, Flying Geese, Bear's Paw, Cathedral Window. CATHEDRAL WINDOW

5. Piecing together a quilt as a memorial for departed loved ones has a long history. In 1987 a group of activists formed the NAMES Project Foundation and began gathering quilt panels stitched together by people who had lost loved ones to AIDS. the AIDS Memorial Quilt continues to grow, and new panels are received every week. To the nearest 1000, how many 3' x 6' panels were in the quilt in January of 2003? 45,000

6. Differently patterned quilts were used as symbols to indicate safety or danger on the Underground Railroad Route to the North to freedom for African American slaves. True or False? FALSE

Thanks all for playing! This week's winner is..........LIZ! Congratulations, I've sent you an email, get back to me asap to claim your prize!

Next UP....

1. There are many different quilting traditions in many countries around the world. One of my favorites is the Japanese style of quilting called Sashiko. Which of these statements best describes Sashiko quilting?

  • Intricately embroidered images of nature highlighted by gold-threaded quilting
  • Pieced designs of fans and bamboo using richly colored silks
  • Black silk with textured portrayals of traditional Japanese life
  • Dark blue cotton with abstract designs in heavy white stitching

2. Which opulent style of quilting became popular after a display at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876?

  • Damask Quilting
  • Philadelphia quilting
  • Morning Star Quilting
  • Crazy Quilting

3. Amish quilts are famous and older Amish quilts reach high prices at antique auctions. They are striking in their use of bold colors and plain fabrics. Why did the Amish not use patterned fabrics in their quilts?

  • Patterned fabrics were not available at the time when the Amish retreated from the rest of society
  • Patterned fabrics were thought to be less aesthetically pleasing
  • Patterned fabrics had images of objects that only God could make. This was seen as idolatry
  • Patterned fabrics were viewed as being too worldly.

4. Quilted material was used as protective armor during the Crusades. True or False?

Send me your entries here: mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=quiz30

Each correct answer gets one entry, answer them all correctly and get 4 entries! Hurry, one week only, next week we'll announce the winner as well as give you the answers.


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

This Week In History....

Oct 30, 1938 Welles scares nation
Oct 31, 1517 Martin Luther posts 95 theses
Nov 01, 1512 Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to public
Nov 02, 1947 Spruce Goose flies
Nov 03, 1964 D.C. residents cast first presidential votes
Nov 04, 1956 Soviets put brutal end to Hungarian revolution
Nov 05, 1994 George Foreman becomes oldest heavyweight champ

Kaye's on YouTube....

130 (ish) shows (and be sure to stay tuned to our newsletter, blog and facebook pages for a special milestone event!)....

Check them all out... HERE

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!


Have a great week, everyone,

Please stay safe this week!

Terrye and Kayla

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Quilting The Kaye Wood Way - New Contest plus, Ellen Medlock's Purse and Quilt Patterns, Fabric and Other Fun Stuff!

In This Issue....

  • On Sale -Ellen Medlock's Purse and Quilt Patterns, Fabric, Ribbons and Purse Handles and Findings.
  • New and Updated 6 Hour Quilt Pattern
  • What's New in The Shop
  • Tips and Humor from Kaye
  • DVD of the Week
  • Craftsy
  • Kaye's Techniques - Free Pattern
  • Quilting Cruises
  • Show and Tell
  • Q and A With Kaye
  • Seam Allowances
  • Quilting Quiz
  • Quilting Events
  • This Week In History
  • Kaye's on YouTube

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
Like us on Facebook for special offers!

"Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is anticipating the snow.....Follow us!

We're on Pinterest Now!

Check out our Waterfall Quilts Board

HERE


Questions? Email Us!


Please Visit Our Sponsors, They Help Keep This Newsletter Free!Quilting, Sewing and Crafts Expos

Sign up for the QSC e-newsletter and get the latest information about our shows! Workshops, Seminars, Quilt Displays, Quilt Contests and much more!


Any order over $50.00 now ships free to the US!


Kaye has lots and lots of seminars and teacher certification classes scheduled in Arizona. Check out her schedule HERE

Hi Quilters!

Today at the cabin we are seeing rain and a chance of thunderstorms. I LOVE thunderstorms, and made sure at an early age that my kids didn't grow up to be afraid of them. We used to sit out under the porch overhang and listen to the thunder and watch the light show. Now, granted, we were never in any danger. To this day a good thunderboomer is one of my favorite natural phenomena!

This week we are featuring Ellen Medlock's Purse and Quilt patterns as well as her purse accessories, handles and findings and her fabric too! Lots of clearance items too....

All on our SALE PAGE


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Graffiti Collage Panel, available in turquoise and lavender.

On Our Sale Page!

Natural Graffiti Fabric in pink, lavender and turquoise.

On Our Sale Page!

Purse Hanger with Charms

On Our Sale Page!

The Bon Vivant Purse Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Flight Pattern Fabric in turquoise, citrus and fuscia

On Our Sale Page!

Fine and Link Chains in several color and size options

On Our Sale Page!

4 Interchangeable Bag Patterns

On Our Sale Page!

Out and About Tote Bag Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

It's Here....

Kaye's New UPDATED 6 Hour Quilt Pattern

These updated techniques for the 6 Hour Quilt, our most popular pattern ever, include input from

viewers who have made this quilt. It also includes new directions for a "Tag Along Buddy Quilt", which is a small quilt with a satin binding for the toddler who needs a special quilt to tag along with mom and a new baby.

Also included are directions for making this quilt in more sizes, from small to double-quilt size.

This is still the perfect quilt for a child, a grandchild or a charity quilt.

It can be dragged around, washed and dried, cuddled up, and wrapped around.

Go here to order.....


What's New....

Tips and Humor From Kaye....

Kaye meets many people and sees many things while she travels. She always comes back with a couple of humorous stories to tell. Here is one of them.

Are You Really A Quilter?

In a crowded elevator, everyone got out except this elderly gentleman and me. He had a quilt badge on, so I knew he was part of the group.

"Do you really enjoy coming to quilt shows, or do you just get dragged along?"

He said, with a gleam in his eye, "Where else can I be in a room filled with women and lift up their skirts, look inside their jackets and vests, and they thank me for admiring their sewing?"

The Elevators Only Go Up!

At the Hyatt Regency in Houston, we gather every year for the International Quilt Festival. There are two banks of elevators facing each other. Many of us quilters were waiting on the ground floor for the elevators. When the elevator doors opened, a quilter next to me said, "Don't get in that elevator!" So I didn't.

"Why didn't we get in the elevator?" I wondered aloud.

"On this side the elevators don't go up," she replied

.I had to really think about this. "Where do these elevators go?" I asked."

They only go down."

Are you as confused as I was? After all, we were on the ground floor. My next question seemed obvious, "How do we get to our rooms?"

"The elevators on the other side go up," was her quick reply. So when one of them opened, we got in and went up. I am still totally confused by this. Did she think the elevators go up, across and then down?

Kaye on Whether or Not To Wash Your Fabric

I buy only high quality quilting fabric and NO I do not wash my fabrics.

Fabrics used to shrink and the color would run. That no longer happens with good fabric.But many quilters do wash their fabrics.So, the decision is yours. Either way, you will have lots of people who agree with you.

DVD of the Week....

The Classic Miniaudiere Technique DVD

Regular price for this DVDs is $12.00

but this week, only $5.00!


Craftsy....

Prefer to pay by Paypal? Well, now you can get any of our E-Patterns and E-Books in our Craftsy Shop and pay via Paypal!

Kaye's Techniques....

October is Breast Cancer Awareness

Fr** Pattern on our site

Breast Cancer Pillow

HERE

 

Quilting Cruises....

Leave your sewing machines at home.
Sewing machines used on the ship are sponsored by

Janome

Be the one of the first 100 people to reserve a cabin and sign up for classes to receive the AccuQuilt Baby Go and Dye.

Cabins and Classes will fill fast. We suggest you book by September 30, 2012.

Prices based on availability. Prices are per person, based on a double occupancy for cruise. Price listed includes taxes and fees. These prices cannot be combined with any other promotion.

Included in your price: Class fees, (except kit fees,) Shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, most meals, some beverages and most onboard entertainment.

Not Included: Kit fees for classes which will be paid to instructor at class time, Air transportation, transfers, items of a personal nature such as shore and land excursions, specialty restaurant fees, some beverages, photographs, gratuities/service fees, medical services, etc. All prices in US Dollars.

We are going to have a
Wackiest Cruise Outfit contest for the cruise.
Wacky Cruise Clothing Day: You could win $250. February 22nd has been designated as Wacky Cruise Clothing Day for our group only. Wear your wackiest cruise clothing and you could win $250. Second place will win $150 and third place will win $75.

If you have questions please call 800-473-9464

To sign-up for this cruise contact
Bonnie Greenberg at CruiseOne at 800-784-4480

Click HERE for more details!


Show and Tell....

Marine Quilts gives quilts to the next of kin of our fallen soldiers to remind them that we feel for their sacrifice.

You can go to their website to see examples and to get instructions for donating blocks....Astrid


Q and A With Kaye....

Q: I thought pre wound bobbins were not for bed quilts as the thread was not strong enough. I was also told not to use lingerie thread for the same reason. What do you think?

A: I think it's a safe bet if you just use cotton or cotton-poly blend threads. These always work best for me and it doesn't matter how it's wound.

Q: Can you tell me where I can get two sided, hand press-able stabilizer to do landscape scenes? I have tried all over and can't seem to find any.

A: I would suggest you use Lite Steam a Seam 2. It would hold temporarily by hand pressing but to make a lasting hold, you would have to iron it. Click on the link to go there.

http://www.kayewood.com/item/Steam_a_Seam_2_/377

Q: I am searching for instructions on how to stipple. Can you help?

A: When you stipple, you cover the surface with close quilting stitches to give a dimpled effect. I am going to direct you to an expert on stipple. Just click the provided link and it will take you to the Sulky instruction page on how to stipple. Good luck.

http://www.daystyledesigns.com/stippling.htm

Kaye has more tips and techniques on her tips page, http://www.kayewood.com/tips.html


Quilt Tips....

Seam Allowances for Hand and Machine Piecing.

It doesn't matter if you hand or machine piece. The question is whether you use templates or strip piecing. If you use templates, the template is usually the finished size and you need to add seam allowances. Hand piecers usually mark the finished size, which is the seam line. They then eyeball the 1/4" since the finished size is already marked. If you strip piece, don't worry about the seam allowance. It will eventually come off all sides of the piece.

Have a short quilting or sewing related essay or tip you'd like to share? Send them to us HERE


Quiz....

Wanna Win a Book?

Answer the following questions and email them to me here: terrye@kayewood.com?subject=quilt_quiz

For every correct answer you will get one entry (please only one submission per person). Monday morning we will draw the winner and announce it next week's newsletter. Oh, and we might draw more than one, depends on how many correct entries we get!

We'll post the answers next week too!

1. Quilting is a tradition that has been around for a long time, and has been popular all over the world. Which country is the oldest known quilt from?

2. Most quilting styles are "pieced" (made up of pieces of different fabrics), but in some traditional quilts, only one piece of fabric is used, and the pattern is made with the texture of the quilting stitches. What is the term for a quilt made of only one piece of fabric?

3. In Colonial America, pieced or patchwork quilting was used as a way to use up scraps of fabric. True or False?

4. There are many traditional pieced quilt designs. The repeated motif is called a "block", and they are pieced together until the size needed for the bedcover has been reached. Which of the listed quilt blocks has a design that makes it look like the "odd one out"? Nine Patch, Flying Geese, Bear's Paw, Cathedral Window

5. Piecing together a quilt as a memorial for departed loved ones has a long history. In 1987 a group of activists formed the NAMES Project Foundation and began gathering quilt panels stitched together by people who had lost loved ones to AIDS. the AIDS Memorial Quilt continues to grow, and new panels are received every week. To the nearest 1000, how many 3' x 6' panels were in the quilt in January of 2003?

6. Differently patterned quilts were used as symbols to indicate safety or danger on the Underground Railroad Route to the North to freedom for African American slaves.


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

This Week In History....

Oct 23, 2002 Hostage crisis in Moscow theater
Oct 24, 1901 First barrel ride down Niagara Falls
Oct 25, 1881 Pablo Picasso born
Oct 26, 1881 Shootout at the OK Corral
Oct 27, 1904 New York City subway opens
Oct 28, 1965 Gateway Arch completed
Oct 29, 1998 John Glenn returns to space

Kaye's on YouTube....

130 (ish) shows (and be sure to stay tuned to our newsletter, blog and facebook pages for a special milestone event!)....

Check them all out... HERE

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!


Have a great week, everyone!

As the rain turns to snow... stay warm!

Enjoy the season....

Terrye and Kayla

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One of Our Newest Designers - Cotton Tales Designs!

Cotton Tales Designs!

Check out these way cute designs from one of our newest designers.

From right to left, Winter Song, Blaze of Glory and A Winter's Rest!

Winter Song

Who doesn't love the sound of the little Chick-a-Dee chirping the way through Winter? These little birds have always been my favorite. 13 1/2" x 17 1/2" Wall Quilt

HERE

Blaze of Glory

Originally designed as a tribute to our men and women serving overseas, it has since taken on a new life for Wild Life enthusiasts, and Eagle Scouts!

HERE

A Winter's Rest

11" x 17" Wall Quilt Our little wall quilt is a companion to the Winter Song Quilt. This spectacular red Cardinal rests quietly in a pine tree. A must for bird enthusiasts!

HERE

 

This Week on our YouTube Channel - Woodland Hooded Jacket!

Today on Kaye Wood's YouTube Channel

This is all the jacket you'll need for the cooler weather! You decide how warm it will keep you by the batting you choose. Loose fitting, with dropped shoulders, side seam pockets, zippered front and attached hood, minimal piecing allows you to quilt and construct this jacket in no time.

Sizes: S-XXL

 

Click HERE to see the technique...

And go HERE to get the DVD (on sale this week!)

And go HERE to get the pattern.

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to contact us at:

Kaye Wood, Inc., 4201 Pine Cone Tr, West Branch, MI 48661

Call 989-345-0947, 1-800-248-5293 (orders only)   or   e-mail terrye@kayewood.com


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Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 10.16.12 - Swirls, Arcs, Circles and Curves of Kathie Alyce of Waterfall Quilts Designs

In This Issue....

  • On Sale -Kathie Alyce of Waterfall Quilts
  • Strip Quilting Mega Sale Collection
  • New and Updated 6 Hour Quilt Pattern
  • What's New in The Shop
  • Tips and Humor from Kaye
  • We Are Celebrating!
  • DVD of the Week
  • Craftsy
  • Attention All Quilters....
  • Kaye's Techniques
  • Quilting Cruises
  • Q and A With Kaye
  • All About Denim
  • Quilting Events
  • This Week In History
  • Kaye's on YouTube

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
Like us on Facebook for special offers!

"Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is playing in the leaves. Can you find her?....Follow us!

We're on Pinterest Now!

Check out our Waterfall Quilts Board

HERE


Questions? Email Us!


Please Visit Our Sponsors, They Help Keep This Newsletter Free!Quilting, Sewing and Crafts Expos

Sign up for the QSC e-newsletter and get the latest information about our shows! Workshops, Seminars, Quilt Displays, Quilt Contests and much more!





Any order over $50.00 now ships free to the US!


Kaye has lots and lots of seminars and teacher certification classes scheduled in Arizona. Check out her schedule HERE

Hi Quilters!

This week we promised you a new designer! Well, she's not totally new to us, but now we've picked up her entire line.

We think you'll LOVE the gentle EASY to piece curves, swirls, circles and arcs from Kathie Alyce of Waterfall Quilts.

Start on our sale page to see our entire line of the patterns, books and templates Kathie uses to create her designs. Lots of clearance items too....

All on our SALE PAGE


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Pat's 9 Patch Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Flip Flop Block Tool

On Our Sale Page!

Flip Flop Book

On Our Sale Page!

Corner Circles Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Para Block Tool

On Our Sale Page!

Kaleidoscope Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Boomerang Template

On Our Sale Page!

Bottleneck Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Strip Quilting Projects Books Mega Sale

Strip Quilting Projects Books Mega Sale

Get Kaye's Strip Quilting Project Books 2-9 as a set for $8.00

Only 1 dollar a each.

These book's sell for 5.00 a piece. That is a savings of $32.00.

PLEASE NOTE.... Shipping on this product will be $6.00!


It's Here....

Kaye's New UPDATED 6 Hour Quilt Pattern

These updated techniques for the 6 Hour Quilt, our most popular pattern ever, include input from

viewers who have made this quilt. It also includes new directions for a "Tag Along Buddy Quilt", which is a small quilt with a satin binding for the toddler who needs a special quilt to tag along with mom and a new baby.

Also included are directions for making this quilt in more sizes, from small to double-quilt size.

This is still the perfect quilt for a child, a grandchild or a charity quilt.

It can be dragged around, washed and dried, cuddled up, and wrapped around.

Go here to order.....


What's New....

Tips and Humor From Kaye....

Kaye meets many people and sees many things while she travels. She always comes back with a couple of humorous stories to tell. Here is one of them.

Life Starts to Revolve Around TV

One January, I slipped on the ice and broke my ankle and tore the ligaments. My first thought was, "Thank goodness we finished taping the series last week."

My first TV experience was in 1977. I taught some machine embroidery tips for five weeks on a local talk show. The hot lights dried out the cotton thread, and it started to fray and break. A quick solution was needed. We had to keep moisture in the thread, so we wet the whole spool. It worked great, but I watched water drip down the machine as I was sewing. Surprisingly enough, the machine continued to sew and nothing blew up.

As I cut pieces on TV, somehow I have to get rid of the unneeded fabric. A good friend of mine throws her fabric over her shoulder to get rid of it. I just push it on to the floor. But, pretty soon the pile of fabric pieces on the floor gets to be pretty deep. That can become a problem when I'm hard wired (my microphone is attached to a long cord). When I move from the sewing area to the pressing or cutting area, you can imagine how the microphone cord loops above and below the pile of fabric pieces, which makes the cord shorter and shorter.

On one show the floor director crawled under the table and began to clear some of it out. Since he continually gave me a hard time (without reason...), I just shifted my weight and came down on his hand,. He started hitting my leg, thinking that I didn't know I was on his hand. And during all of this, I just continued to cut, press and talk to all of you.

Like any other TV star, don't you think I should have a star on my dressing room door? You have to realize that most of the time the dressing room is also the bathroom. After whining to the same floor director about the star, I got to the studio only to find a small gold stick-on star (like they put on your papers in kindergarten) on the door. See, whining sometimes pays off.

I have a signal I give to my director that means "take a close up of something, because what I need next, I just dropped on the floor."

Celebrate.... Celebrate...

Dance To The Music....

What are we celebrating???

We've hit a very cool milestone -

our 1,000,000th view on YouTube!

YAY US!!

And we want you to help us celebrate, so this week, any pattern, ruler, notion, book... that is featured on ANY of our YouTube videos is 25% off!

They're not on our sale page, but to get your 25% off, put "YouTube" into the comments section of the shopping cart.

Easy and way cool!


DVD of the Week....

Kaye's Seasonal Wallhanging DVD

Regular price for this DVDs is $12.00

but this week, only $5.00!


Craftsy....

Prefer to pay by Paypal? Well, now you can get any of our E-Patterns and E-Books in our Craftsy Shop and pay via Paypal!

Attention All Quilters - Your Opinion Is Needed....

Kaye Asks....

Do you have a perfect iron for piecing your quilts?
I know what I want, but haven't found it yet.
I might have to have it made.
This is what I want: cordless, no steam, flat bottom, no auto shut-off, in-expensive.
Let me know what you want in a quilter's iron?

Email me HERE

Kaye's Techniques....

Make Sleeve For Hanging Your Quilts... Kaye explains her methods....

HERE


Quilting Cruises....

 

Leave your sewing machines at home.
Sewing machines used on the ship are sponsored by

Janome

Be the one of the first 100 people to reserve a cabin and sign up for classes to receive the AccuQuilt Baby Go and Dye.

Cabins and Classes will fill fast. We suggest you book by September 30, 2012.

Prices based on availability. Prices are per person, based on a double occupancy for cruise. Price listed includes taxes and fees. These prices cannot be combined with any other promotion.

Included in your price: Class fees, (except kit fees,) Shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, most meals, some beverages and most onboard entertainment.

Not Included: Kit fees for classes which will be paid to instructor at class time, Air transportation, transfers, items of a personal nature such as shore and land excursions, specialty restaurant fees, some beverages, photographs, gratuities/service fees, medical services, etc. All prices in US Dollars.

We are going to have a
Wackiest Cruise Outfit contest for the cruise.
Wacky Cruise Clothing Day: You could win $250. February 22nd has been designated as Wacky Cruise Clothing Day for our group only. Wear your wackiest cruise clothing and you could win $250. Second place will win $150 and third place will win $75.

If you have questions please call 800-473-9464

To sign-up for this cruise contact
Bonnie Greenberg at CruiseOne at 800-784-4480

Click HERE for more details!


Q and A With Kaye....

Jean asks about a machine for just quilting. No embroidery stitches needed, just needle threader, thread cutter, drop feed dogs, 1/4" foot.

Kaye: My preference would be the Janome 6500. It's a good price and has the features you've mentioned.

Joyce: When you have squares and you want to put them together on point to complete your quilt, is there a formula on how big to cut your triangles to fill in, to make the quilt even? My squares are 14.5".

Kaye: Complete instructions are in the book, Everyone Can Quilt, here:

http://www.kayewood.com/item/Everyone_Can_Quilt_Book/281 but here's a condensed version:

Cut right triangles with the long side at 15", and sew to each outside edge. This works with any dimensions, just add 1/2" to the size of your squares. The Everyone Can Quilt book is an excellent reference for beginners and advanced quilters.

Tess: What kind of stabilizer is 2 sided hand press-able stabilizer to do landscape scenes.

Kaye: Steam-a-Seam works wonderfully for this. We have it here:

http://www.kayewood.com/item/Steam_a_Seam_2_/377

Kaye has more tips and techniques on her tips page, http://www.kayewood.com/tips.html


Quilt Trivia....

More Denim Trivia....

Plain weave denim is also called one-up-one-down weave.

Right-hand twill produces a diagonal line that rises from the lower left to the upper right.

Ring/OE results in a softer denim.

Ring-Ring is when the lengthwise and filling yarns are woven together.

Ring-Spun is when the yarns are twisted which makes them stronger.

Roving is fiber, drafted into smaller and finer form.

Selvage is a small woven edge that is parallel to the warp. This prevents raveling.

Sliver is a cotton fiber that is untwisted, loose and soft.

A Slub is a short yarn imperfection.

Staple is lengths of fiber before they are twisted and spun into yarn.

Tear, when pulled, this is a piece of the fabric's horizontal strength.

Tensile, when pulled, this is a piece of the fabric's vertical strength.

Warp is a yarn that runs lengthwise and parallel to the selvage.

Weight of denim can be woven into many weights, from four to over fourteen ounces.

Denim can be dyed in almost any shade imaginable. We tend to think of it as blue.

Have a short quilting or sewing related essay you'd like to share? Send them to us HERE


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

 

This Week In History....

Oct 16, 1934 The Long March
Oct 17, 1931 Capone goes to prison
Oct 18, 1867 U.S. takes possession of Alaska
Oct 19, 1781 Victory at Yorktown
Oct 20, 1947 Congress investigates Reds in Hollywood
Oct 21, 1959 Guggenheim Museum opens in New York City
Oct 22, 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

Kaye's on YouTube....

130 (ish) shows (and be sure to stay tuned to our newsletter, blog and facebook pages for a special milestone event!)....

Check them all out... HERE

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!


 

Have a great week, everyone!

There's a chill in the air, a pot of soup on the woodstove and a pie baking in the oven!

Enjoy the season....

Terrye and Kayla

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A Milestone Event!

We've reached over a million views on our Youtube channel!

This is big!

This is HUGE!

This totally rocks and to celebrate, we're giving YOU a gift!

Any featured product (regularly priced) in any of our videos is 25% off this week!

All you have to do is put "youtube" in the comments section of the shopping cart (or some sort of a reminder so we know you saw this) and we will give you 25% off of the regular price of any featured product.

Hurry, this will be good for this week only, offer expires on Friday, Oct 20, 2012!

 

Start with the Runaround bag pattern as shown, or the Lazy Girl Tips DVD.

Cardinals? We've got them!

Wearables? Check!

Seasonal Quilts and Wallhangings? Yup! Right HERE!

Rulers and templates, patterns and books, if you see it here, you can have it for 25% off. Quick.... head on over to our Youtube channel, here: http://youtube.com/user/kayewood

Then head on over to our store to start saving!

http://www.kayewood.com

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 10.10.12 - The Wooden Bear!

In This Issue....

  • On Sale -The Wooden Bear
  • TwinStar Collection
  • It's HERE!!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • Tips and Humor from Kaye
  • Brand New
  • DVD of the Week
  • Craftsy
  • Attention All Quilters....
  • Kaye's Techniques
  • Quilting Cruises
  • Q and A With Kaye
  • All About Denim
  • Quilting Events
  • This Week In History
  • Kaye's on YouTube

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
Like us on Facebook for special offers!

"Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is playing in the leaves. Can you find her?....Follow us!

We're on Pinterest Now!

Check out our Wooden Bear Board!

HERE


Questions? Email Us!


Please Visit Our Sponsors, They Help Keep This Newsletter Free!Quilting, Sewing and Crafts Expos

Sign up for the QSC e-newsletter and get the latest information about our shows! Workshops, Seminars, Quilt Displays, Quilt Contests and much more!





Any order over $50.00 now ships free to the US!


Kaye has lots and lots of seminars and teacher certification classes scheduled in Arizona. Check out her schedule HERE

Hi Quilters!

Well, it's happened! Peak color season has come and gone, and now the cold rain and blustery winds are in full force, taking any remaining leaves with them.

And because everyone LOVES seasonal quilting, we've chosen The Wooden Bear to be our featured designer this week.

They do whimsical. They do cute and cuddly. And they do seasonal!

Start on our sale page to see our entire line of The Wooden Bear patterns, patternlets and books. Lots of clearance items too....

All on our SALE PAGE


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Candy Corn Patternlet

On Our Sale Page!

Everything Scarecrow Sweatshirt, Pillow and Towel Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Fall Sampler Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Farmers Market Book

On Our Sale Page!

Country Angel Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Hanging Santa Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Hugs and Holly Book

On Our Sale Page!

October Scare Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

TwinStar Collection

TwinStar Collection!

Kaye's TwinStar Jacket Pattern is the star of this show, but wait, you also get Vests To Dye For, Terrific Triangles, Serger Patchwork Projects, Sunny Skies, Patchwork Pyramids, Starring The Eagle, Savage Star and Sensational Seminole.

All in all there are 7 patterns and 2 books in this collection. They are sure to sell out fast at this price, so hurry - only $15.00!

PLEASE NOTE.... Shipping on this product will be $6.00!


It's Here....

Kaye's New UPDATED 6 Hour Quilt Pattern

These updated techniques for the 6 Hour Quilt, our most popular pattern ever, include input from

viewers who have made this quilt. It also includes new directions for a "Tag Along Buddy Quilt", which is a small quilt with a satin binding for the toddler who needs a special quilt to tag along with mom and a new baby.

Also included are directions for making this quilt in more sizes, from small to double-quilt size.

This is still the perfect quilt for a child, a grandchild or a charity quilt.

It can be dragged around, washed and dried, cuddled up, and wrapped around.

Go here to order.....


What's New....

Curves, Squares, Flip Flops and Name That Quilt!

Tips and Humor From Kaye....

Kaye meets many people and sees many things while she travels. She always comes back with a couple of humorous stories to tell. Here is one of them.

We Get Letters!

"Thanks for the great show. I'll continue to watch as long as it is good."

"As a pagan high priestess of my coven, I really appreciate the pentagon designs."

"I attended your seminars and learned a lot of wonderful tricks and tips that will make my quilting more enjoyable. You have such sensible techniques for beautiful results."

"Every Saturday morning I order a new book of yours. Give me a break! Get dull for awhile."

"I watch your show every week, but only after I go to church."

"Please send me all I need to know about Quilt In A Day Lap Strip Quilting. Is there a charge?"

"You make me glad I'm not a size 6."

All Cracked Up

My very first quilting TV series was taped in a real log cabin home that we "borrowed" for the shoot. During the taping, I started hearing cracking noises. You soon learn that most noises in the studio are not picked up on the mike, so you continue until the director stops the shoot. The cracking noises continued, and just as we finished taping the show, the large window above me shattered completely. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

Brand New - An Oldie But Goodie....

(Can it be new if it's an oldie? Sure it can. Check it out....)

Kaye's Stardust Quilt has been electrified!

HERE


DVD of the Week....

Lazy Girl Tips and Techniques DVD

Regular price for this DVDs is $24.95,

but this week, only $10.00!


Craftsy....

Prefer to pay by Paypal? Well, now you can get any of our E-Patterns and E-Books in our Craftsy Shop and pay via Paypal!


Attention All Quilters - Your Opinion Is Needed....

Kaye Asks....

Do you have a perfect iron for piecing your quilts?
I know what I want, but haven't found it yet.
I might have to have it made.
This is what I want: cordless, no steam, flat bottom, no auto shut-off, in-expensive.
Let me know what you want in a quilter's iron?

Email me HERE

Kaye's Techniques....

Make Sleeve For Hanging Your Quilts... Kaye explains her methods....

HERE


Quilting Cruises....

 

Leave your sewing machines at home.
Sewing machines used on the ship are sponsored by

Janome

Be the one of the first 100 people to reserve a cabin and sign up for classes to receive the AccuQuilt Baby Go and Dye.

Cabins and Classes will fill fast. We suggest you book by September 30, 2012.

Prices based on availability. Prices are per person, based on a double occupancy for cruise. Price listed includes taxes and fees. These prices cannot be combined with any other promotion.

Included in your price: Class fees, (except kit fees,) Shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, most meals, some beverages and most onboard entertainment.

Not Included: Kit fees for classes which will be paid to instructor at class time, Air transportation, transfers, items of a personal nature such as shore and land excursions, specialty restaurant fees, some beverages, photographs, gratuities/service fees, medical services, etc. All prices in US Dollars.

We are going to have a
Wackiest Cruise Outfit contest for the cruise.
Wacky Cruise Clothing Day: You could win $250. February 22nd has been designated as Wacky Cruise Clothing Day for our group only. Wear your wackiest cruise clothing and you could win $250. Second place will win $150 and third place will win $75.

If you have questions please call 800-473-9464

To sign-up for this cruise contact
Bonnie Greenberg at CruiseOne at 800-784-4480

Click HERE for more details!


Q and A With Kaye....

Q: Why buy fat quarters and not just use old scraps and pieces?
A: Of course you can use old scraps and pieces, but the fat quarters give quilters more of a variety without buying a lot of fabric that may end up unused.

Q: Which of your patterns would be good to enlarge to a King Size quilt
A: Both of my patterns, Stacking My Blocks and also Hearts in Bloom are able to be made bigger. The yardage requirements for 4 different sizes as well as the instructions are included in both!

Q: What is a good general rule for pressing on pieced quilting patterns?

A: A general rule is to always press toward the darker fabric, this eliminates the darker fabric showing through the lighter fabric.

Q: Do you prefer to use bias or straight bindings on your quilts?

A: Actually I prefer straight binding. It's easier to put on, looks better and uses less fabric. I use bias binding for scalloped and curved edges. You can use bias binding for straight edges if you prefer.

Kaye has more tips and techniques on her tips page, http://www.kayewood.com/tips.html


Quilt Trivia....

Denim Defined....

If someone asked you to define Denim, what exactly would your answer be?

DENIM: A sturdy, indigo-dyed cotton fabric available in various weights and qualities that is used to make jeans. Why is it different from other twills? Well, it is woven with a dyed warp yarn and natural fill yarn (weft), resulting in it's characteristic wear-down qualities.

Where does the word Denim come from: It is actually an Americanization of the French name "serge de Nimes," a fabric which originated in Nimes, France during the middle ages. In 1864, Webster's dictionary listed the shortened English version: Denim.

Denim Trivia....

If the yards of denim were laid out, you could create a four-lane denim highway more than 60,000 miles long. Now, that's a lot of denim.

Denim comes in many varieties and most of us don't know each one.

Broken Twill: This is a 3x1 weave where the twill rib does not run in a straight diagonal line, but instead it changes direction. Why? This reduces fabric torque.

Carding: This is the process in which the cotton fibers are cleaned.

Cotton fiber: All denim begins with cotton fiber.

Faux Ring-Spun: This makes denim fabric appear to be ring-spun.

Filling Yarn: Also knows as weft yarn.

Left-Handed Twill: This produces a diagonal line.

Open-ended: This open-ended spinning was introduced in the 1970's. This makes the yarn faster and less expensive.

Check next week's newsletter for more....

Have a short quilting or sewing related essay you'd like to share? Send them to us HERE


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

This Week In History....

Oct 10, 1985 Achille Lauro hijacking ends
Oct 11, 2002 Jimmy Carter wins Nobel Prize
Oct 12, 1492 Columbus reaches the New World
Oct 13, 1792 White House cornerstone laid
Oct 14, 1947 Yeager breaks sound barrier
Oct 15, 1917 Mata Hari executed
Oct 16, 1934 The Long March

Kaye's on YouTube....

130 (ish) shows (and be sure to stay tuned to our newsletter, blog and facebook pages for a special milestone event!)....

Check them all out... HERE

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!


 

Have a great week, everyone!

Be sure to stock up on all of our cute seasonal patterns!

Terrye and Kayla

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Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 10.2.12 - Pieceful Patches, Bears, Moose, Penguins and Hearts!

Can't Read This In Your Email? Click HERE for the Real Deal!

In This Issue....

  • On Sale -Pieceful Patches
  • VHS Blowout Sale
  • It's HERE!!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • Quilt In A Day
  • Tips and Humor from Kaye
  • Brand New
  • DVD of the Week
  • Craftsy
  • Attention All Quilters....
  • Kaye's Techniques
  • Quilting Cruises
  • Q and A With Kaye
  • Quilt Trivia
  • Quilting Events
  • Survey
  • This Week In History
  • Kaye's on YouTube

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
Like us on Facebook for special offers!

"Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is playing in the leaves. Can you find her?....Follow us!

We're on Pinterest Now!

Check out our Sister's Common Thread Board!

HERE


Questions? Email Us!


Please Visit Our Sponsors, They Help Keep This Newsletter Free!Quilting, Sewing and Crafts Expos

Sign up for the QSC e-newsletter and get the latest information about our shows! Workshops, Seminars, Quilt Displays, Quilt Contests and much more!



Any order over $50.00 now ships free to the US!


Kaye has lots and lots of seminars and teacher certification classes scheduled in Arizona. Check out her schedule HERE


Kaye's 6 Hour Quilt Book

Updated and in a new format!

Check it out HERE

Hi Quilters!

And the weather Gods said, "There shall be snow this weekend".....

YIKES!! I'm so not ready for this.

This is definitely the sign I need to stock up on my quilting and knitting projects.

Start on our sale page where we are featuring Pieceful Patches Patterns and Sew Easy Triangles Papers. Lots of clearance items too....

All on our SALE PAGE


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Autumn Splendor Pattern and DVD

On Our Sale Page!

Prairie Flowers Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Entire Line of Sew Easy Triangle Papers

On Our Sale Page!

Time In The Cabin Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Patriotic Stars Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Brilliance Quilt Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Miter Mania Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Lazy Spinners Pattern

On Our Sale Page!

Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilter's Toolbox VHS Copies of the shows, only $3.00 Each!

VHS Blowout!

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

Note - First Come First Served, when they're gone, they're gone!

Please note: Shipping will be $5.00 on these


It's Here....

Kaye's New UPDATED 6 Hour Quilt Pattern

These updated techniques for the 6 Hour Quilt, our most popular pattern ever, include input from

viewers who have made this quilt. It also includes new directions for a "Tag Along Buddy Quilt", which is a small quilt with a satin binding for the toddler who needs a special quilt to tag along with mom and a new baby.

Also included are directions for making this quilt in more sizes, from small to double-quilt size.

This is still the perfect quilt for a child, a grandchild or a charity quilt.

It can be dragged around, washed and dried, cuddled up, and wrapped around.

Go here to order.....



Tips and Humor From Kaye....

Kaye meets many people and sees many things while she travels. She always comes back with a couple of humorous stories to tell. Here is one of them.

I'm Going Down With The Ship

One of the first events on any cruise is "the lifeboat drill". For those of you who still haven't cruised, this is what happens. The whistle blows (you have already been warned that this will happen). You are supposed to go calmly to your cabin, put on your life jacket and go to your muster station (the place you will gather if the ship is in trouble). Now this sounds great when you know it is only a drill.

Something is wrong with this plan! Let me tell you how I think this will work if the ship is really in trouble. First of all, there are some cruisers who are still looking at the ship's map to find their cabin on the last day of the cruise. Will there be electricity to read the map if the ship is sinking? Then they need to read the charts on the back of their cabin door because they don't remember where their muster stations are. Most people spend their time at sea on deck or somewhere on the upper levels of the ship. When the lifeboat bell rings, you can't use the elevators. To get to your cabin, you may have to climb down six or seven decks, get your life jacket, then climb up six or seven decks to get to your muster station.

Some of the quilters said, "The heck with that, I'd rather go down with the ship than climb seven flights of stairs."

A crew member told me, "There are enough life jackets in the lifeboats for everyone." So, it is quilters to the lifeboats; everyone else can try to find their cabins.


Brand New - An Oldie But Goodie....

(Can it be new if it's an oldie? Sure it can. Check it out....)

Kaye's Stardust Quilt has been electrified!

HERE


DVD of the Week....

Autumn Splendor Technique DVD

and Scrap Happy Quilt DVD

Regular price for the DVDs are $12.00,

but this week, they are each only $5.00!


Craftsy....

Prefer to pay by Paypal? Well, now you can get any of our E-Patterns and E-Books in our Craftsy Shop and pay via Paypal!


Attention All Quilters - Your Opinion Is Needed....

Kaye Asks....

Do you have a perfect iron for piecing your quilts?
I know what I want, but haven't found it yet.
I might have to have it made.
This is what I want: cordless, no steam, flat bottom, no auto shut-off, in-expensive.
Let me know what you want in a quilter's iron?

Email me HERE


Kaye's Techniques....

Make Sleeve For Hanging Your Quilts... Kaye explains her methods....

HERE


Quilting Cruises....

 

Leave your sewing machines at home.
Sewing machines used on the ship are sponsored by

Janome

Be the one of the first 100 people to reserve a cabin and sign up for classes to receive the AccuQuilt Baby Go and Dye.

Cabins and Classes will fill fast. We suggest you book by September 30, 2012.

Prices based on availability. Prices are per person, based on a double occupancy for cruise. Price listed includes taxes and fees. These prices cannot be combined with any other promotion.

Included in your price: Class fees, (except kit fees,) Shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, most meals, some beverages and most onboard entertainment.

Not Included: Kit fees for classes which will be paid to instructor at class time, Air transportation, transfers, items of a personal nature such as shore and land excursions, specialty restaurant fees, some beverages, photographs, gratuities/service fees, medical services, etc. All prices in US Dollars.

We are going to have a
Wackiest Cruise Outfit contest for the cruise.
Wacky Cruise Clothing Day: You could win $250. February 22nd has been designated as Wacky Cruise Clothing Day for our group only. Wear your wackiest cruise clothing and you could win $250. Second place will win $150 and third place will win $75.

If you have questions please call 800-473-9464

To sign-up for this cruise contact
Bonnie Greenberg at CruiseOne at 800-784-4480

Click HERE for more details!


Q and A With Kaye....

Q: What is the "rule-of-thumb" to estimate the amount of shrinkage of a quilt.

K: Some fabric will shrink and some will not. The shrinkage will depend on the batting. A very thin batting will shrink very little. Just check the instructions on the batting to see if it should be pre-washed or not. That should save a lot of guess work.

Q: Is there a measure on how much fabric is actually needed to make a certain sized quilt?

K: For the quilt top it measures like this: Twin-6 yds., Full-8 yds., Queen-10 yds., and King-12 yds. Now mind you, these are estimations based on the quilts that I have made. I'm sure other people will have different measurements.

Q: Can you give me some details about quilting a log cabin design?

K: I like to have my log cabins quilted in anything but squares. Maybe you could try this. Quilt a motif in the center of each block. Then you can quilt curves or circles around the center block.

Q: What is the best way to ravel fabric?

K: You will need 3 or 4 layers to simulate the look of chenille. Stitch it 1/2" from the edge and then clip the fabric to the stitching line. Wash it and machine dry it and it will ravel.

Q: How big should you make squares embroidered with Sunbonnet Sue?

K: I would make them at least one inch larger then the embroidery design. Doing it this way will frame your designs.


Quilt Trivia....

During the 18th century, very few quilts were entirely pieced. If there was no applique in the center of the quilt, it was added to the border.

African American slaves used scraps of worn clothing to sew quilts that reflected their African heritage. At the same time, abolitionist women of the North constructed quilts to raise money for the cause. Even the names they gave their quilts are a sign of the times - Underground Railroad, Slave Chain and North Star.

Post Civil War quilts were constructed from the uniforms of returning and dead soldiers, due to the scarcity of fabric created by the war.

Signature Quilts were a nineteenth century fad. Quilts were inscribed with poems, bible verses or personal notes.

Crazy Quilting became the rage after the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 when Americans became aware of the asymmetrical designs found in Japanese art.

During the 1890's, Blue and white quilts were popular. Blue and white were the colors of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and patterns like Drunkard's Path lead to speculation that quilts were made to support the cause.

The art of quilting was on a decline until 1971 when the Whitney Museum of American Art displayed an exhibit of antique quilts which lead to a renewed interest in quilt making.

A Baltimore Album quilt was sold at an auction for $225,000.00!

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All across the land, Quilt Guilds and Groups are gearing up for their shows. Get yours listed!

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Survey....

I wanted to know, besides quilting, what are your other top 3 interests

Here are the results....

  • Reading
  • Word Games
  • Sports
  • Knitting
  • Other Needlework
  • Family (Grand kids)
  • Volunteering
  • Cooking
  • Geneaology
  • Gardening
  • Puzzles
  • Card Making
  • Travel
  • TV
  • Beading

This Week In History....

Oct 02, 1985 Hollywood icon Rock Hudson dies of AIDS
Oct 03, 1995 O.J. Simpson acquitted
Oct 04, 1957 Sputnik launched
Oct 05, 1947 First presidential speech on TV
Oct 06, 1866 First U.S. train robbery
Oct 07, 2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes California governor
Oct 08, 1871 Great Chicago Fire begins

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Have a great week, everyone!

Get out and enjoy the autumn weather, the snow is coming!

Terrye and Kayla

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