Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 12.19.12 - Purses, Totes and Baby Gorillas!

In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale - Tote and Purse Patterns from Whistlepig Creek Designs
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • New Quiz
  • Australian/New Zealand Quilting Cruise
  • This is the Iron I Want
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events
  • This Week In History
  • Kaye's on YouTube

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Hi Quilters!

Today at the cabin : Where did my snow go? It's a beautiful sunny (cold-ish) day, but there's no snow!

There's ice on the pond and in the water troughs, but there's no snow.

The ground is frozen to walk on, but there's no snow.

But... the weather maps indicate that starting in the morning, I will be a happy, happy person!

This week, on sale, are all of the bags and totes from Whistlepig Creek Designs!

Check it out....
All on our SALE PAGE

Hey, did you know?

Today is National Hard Candy Day!

YAY!!!!!

Last week we offered a "One reader gets their order fr** today" and that winner was Suzelene of Germany who ordered the Simple Harmony Pattern and Simple Curves Ruler! Congratulations, Suzelene.

So... let's do it again! All orders today, December 19, 2012 will go into a hat and we will pick out one that will get their order FR**!!

There's no criteria for this one, no minimum order, no exclusions of international orders, nothing. ALL orders placed today, December 19, 2012 will be eligible! Good Luck!!

Cover All Totes Pattern

One bag, many covers!

Reg price $8.50

This week $6.50


Alert Alert Alert...

Christmas Sales Are Almost Over - We have one more week of special sales!


What's On Sale....

Totes and Purses From Whistlepig Creek Designs!

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Boho Bag Pattern - Easy to sew!

Regular Price is $8.50

This week is $6.50

On Our Sale Page!

Charming Totes 4 Pattern

Sew 3 great totes from one pattern. Designed for 5" charm squares.

Regular Price is $8.50

This week is $6.50

On Our Sale Page!

Viva La Tote Pattern

Make 3 different totes from one pattern

Great for 2.5" strips. Make all 3 bags from one Jelly Roll or Bali Pop. Lots of inside pockets.

Regular Price is $8.50

This week is $6.50

On Our Sale Page!

Little Sister Tote Bag Pattern

Way easier than it looks and it holds a TON! Lots of inside and outside pockets and optional zipper closure!

Regular Price is $8.50

This week is $6.50

On Our Sale Page!

Just Rewards Coupon Clutch and Card Pattern - Save money in style. Organize your coupons, and store cards in this eas to make clutch. Bonus rewards card wallet holds even more. Fat Quarter Friendly.

Regular Price is $9.50

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Buggy Backpacks Pattern

Pattern for frog, caterpiullar, flower, ladybug and bee backpacks for your tot!

Regular Price is $12.00

This week is $9.00

On Our Sale Page!

Bring Your Own Tote Bag Pattern

Personalize with photos, fabric panels or your monogram. Great for using up your stash or charm packs.

Lots of inside pockets.

Regular Price is $8.50

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Classic For Moms Diaper Bag Pattern

This way cool diaper bag switches out between a shoulder bag, cross body bag and back pack. How cool is that? And with tons of pockets, you'll never have to carry anything else (except the baby!)

Also includes a fold out flap with access to even more pockets for easy access to diapers and wipes

Regular Price is $9.50

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Be sure to check out our SALE PAGE for all of our recent sale items!


New In The Shop....

LOVE Button Quilt Pattern

This pattern can also be used for Mother's Day, an engagement, an anniversary, a friend. Quick assembly with raw edge applique, envelope construction, includes buttons.

In Our Check It Out Section

Easter Morning Button Quilt Pattern

Quick assembly with raw edge applique, enveloping construction, includes buttons.

In Our Check It Out Section

Fly, Fly Away Quilt Pattern

A curved parallelogram design, uses the Para Block template (sold separately).

In Our Check It Out Section

California Poppy Pattern Pattern

Appli-Bond is the proces of fusing two or more pieces of fabric together with a bonding material. This creates a stiff fabric and eliminates the need for finishing the edges of the piece.

In Our Check It Out Section


View and Do Shapes Technique DVD

Regular price - $9.95

This week - $5.00

DVD of the Week....

These were so popular last week, that we're running them again! Get these technique DVDs at pretty close to half price!

View and Do Shapes and Starmaker Master Templates Technique DVDs.

Learn from the pro! These technique DVDs are half priced this week, your chance to see firsthand how Kaye cuts and sews her shapes and angles with her tools!

Starmaker Technique DVD

Regular price - $21.95

This week - $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!


Sew Lazy Interfacings....

New and Extremely Popular!

Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Fame has designed her own line of interfacing for those of us who quilt and sew.

This stuff totally ROCKS!

7 different interfacings/stabilizers for everything you need to do.

  • Iron On Vinyl
  • Face It Soft
  • Face It Firm
  • Stiff Stuff Lite
  • Iron On Vinyl
  • Stiff Stuff Firm
  • Fusi-Bond Lite
  • Dreamy Sew In High Loft Fleece
  • Check them all out HERE

New Quiz....

Answers To Last Week's Quiz (in red)

1. What is the normal width of a 100% cotton calico?

54", 40", 60", 45"

2. What type of material tends not to wash well in any temperature?

polyester, acetate, rayon, nylon

3. True or false: In order to gather the edges of a garment, it would be easier to baste first.

4. True or false: When making a skirt with elastic at the hips or waist, you should subtract 5" from your actual body measurement.

5. Which of the following is not a name brand of clothing/craft pattern?

Leader, Butterick, new Look, Vogue

6. How many inches are in a third of a yard?

12, 13, 10, 15

7: If you do not have a serger or an overlock machine, what kind of stitch would create the same effect needed?

Stay stitch, zig-zag, baste, straight

Winner of last week's quiz was Pat! Congratulations, Pat, I've sent you an email!.

2014 to Australia and New Zealand Quilting Cruise

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February 2014 Quilting Cruise....

Quilters, add this to your Bucket List—a Quilting Cruise.

Many quilting teachers have gotten into the cruising mode to combine quilting classes with cruising. What could be better? Visit exotic ports, shopping for fabrics, travelling with other quilters, 3+ meals a day, someone to clean up your cabin while you relax and take quilting classes while at sea.

Has this ever happened to you? A late night phone call from a man with an Australian accent asking if you would like to cruise the Caribbean with him. This happened to me in 1989. Of course, I said “what did you say?”. Was this one of those phone calls I had been warned about? So, being curious, I said “tell me more”, thinking I should just hang up on this obscene phone call. He turned out to be a travel agent who wanted to put together a quilting cruise with me as the featured teacher. I had no idea how this worked, assuming it was legitimate. Never having been on a cruise, I called my friend, Jane, from Florida who had been on several cruises; she agreed to join me and also teach some on-board classes.

Since all of our work is done on a sewing machine, we would need sewing machines. How do we go about doing that? We got our first taste of dealing with customs, because sewing machines are made outside the US; and we were taking these machines out of the country and then bringing them back. Problem solved—the Viking sewing machine company, which was the major sponsor for my PBS-TV show, Strip Quilting, came to our rescue; they furnished the machines and also sent one of their educators on the cruise. Little by little, everything fell into place.

In 1990, our first quilting cruise left port with fourteen of us, including three teachers and husbands.

We have grown over the years until now we average about 85-120 quilters on each cruise, many of whom have returned several times. And the rest is history. I have become addicted to cruising as well as being already addicted to quilting. What a great life! And to think, I almost hung up on what I thought might be an obscene phone call, but instead was a life-changing event.

What cruise stories I could tell—about machines blowing up, losing machines in customs, “George” (who came along on our cruise in a box), about shopping in the water, buying molas in the San Blas Islands of Panama. Many of these stories have become part of my quilting lectures and are also included in my book, Everyone Can Quilt.

In February of 2013, we will return to the Western Caribbean for my 14th quilting cruise; this time on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas.

A big celebration is being planning with my 15th quilting cruise in February of 2014 with a combination 22-day land tour and quilting cruise to Australia and New Zealand.

Click HERE for more details!


This is the Iron I Want....

I have used several different cordless irons over the years. My personal favorite is the Panasonic, although it does not have all the things I want in an iron. E-mail both Panasonic and Janome to tell them you want the iron Kaye Wood wants: Cordless, NO steam (the bottom completely flat with no holes), no auto shut-off, Teflon bottom, in a heat-proof fabric carrying case which opens into a pressing mat. This iron would be ready to take to class and could be packed up while still hot.


Show and Tell....

This husband and wife duo makes kites to fly in competitions. These are two of their designs, using Kaye's techniques and templates.

.......Gerry

Send is your creations. Include a picture or two and a short story about your quilt/tablerunner or wallhanging and we'll put it on our Show and Tell Page!

Send to terrye@kayewood.com


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....

December is National Hi Neighbor Month!
Dec 19, 1998 President Clinton impeached
Dec 20, 1957 Elvis Presley is drafted
Dec 21, 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Scotland
Dec 22, 1956 First gorilla born in captivity
Dec 23, 1888 Van Gogh chops off ear
Dec 24, 1979 Soviet tanks roll into Afghanistan
Dec 25, 1914 The Christmas Truce

Kaye's on YouTube....

140 (ish) shows. 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,

Terrye and Kayla

Published Wed, Dec 19 2012 12:18 PM by Kaye Wood