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

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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

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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!


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!


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....


Quilting Cruises....


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


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
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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.

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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:


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.

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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!


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!)....

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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

Published Tue, Oct 16 2012 1:53 PM by Kaye Wood


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