Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 1.9.13 - Diaper Bag Patterns and A New Blog Tutorial

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In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale - Diaper Bag Patterns
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • VHS Blowout!
  • New Tutorial on our Blog
  • Kaye's Seminar in Arizona
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • New Quiz
  • Washing Fabrics
  • Cleaning Your Quilts
  • 2014 Australian/New Zealand Quilting Cruise
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events
  • This Week In History
  • Kaye's on YouTube

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Hi Quilters!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Today at the cabin : It's Warm! Crazy warm and rain and high 40's are on the menu for later this week. Wait! What? I know! Northern Michigan in January, and rain? and above freezing temps? And I wanted to go skiing this weekend! Well..... I guess it is what it is!

This week it's all about the babies! Yup! Diaper Bags.
We've got quite an assortment to choose from and this week, they're all on sale.
See a bag that would work as a diaper bag and it's not on sale? Let me know and I'll see what I can do! (wink, wink...)

Classic For Moms Diaper Bag Pattern

Reg price $9.50

This week $6.00

Don't forget to check out our Christmas Clearance Items too. Lots of stuff on sale this week.

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

Last week we offered a "One reader gets their order fr** today" and that winner was Jane Marie from Iowa who ordered the Starmaker Master Template Set! Congratulations, Jane Marie!

So... let's do it again! All orders ordered either over the internet or called in on Thursday, January 10, 2013 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 January 10, 2013 will be eligible! Good Luck!!

What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!


Diaper Dock Pattern

Regular Price is $10.00

This week is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Haute Mama Diaper Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $8.50

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Pocket Tote Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $12.99

This week is $9.00

On Our Sale Page!

Jelly Baby Quilt, Tote and Pillow

Regular Price is $8.50

This week is $6.50

On Our Sale Page!

Projects To Go Tote Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $9.50

Clearance Price is $7.50

On Our Sale Page!

Bring Your Own Tote Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $8.50

Clearance Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Little Sister Tote Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $12.50

Clearance Price is $10.50

On Our Sale Page!

Metro Slouch Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Clearance Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

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

New In The Shop....

Motif Wall Art Book

In Our Check It Out Section

Pedaling Petals Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

River Reflections Pattern (Also available in pattern and template set)

In Our Check It Out Section

Vivid Visions Quilt Pattern (also available in pattern and template set)

In Our Check It Out Section

6 Hour Quilt DVD

Regular price - $12.00

This week - $5.00

DVD of the Week....

The ULTIMATE in Baby Quilt Techniques!

Pattern not included.


VHS Blowout Sale

Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilter's Toolbox in VHS Format

Limited supply though, hurry to get the best selection!

These are the older Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilter's Toolbox Shows

PLEASE NOTE.... Shipping on this product will be $5.00!

New Tutorial on our Blog

Caddy Pad Plus Iron Tote

Buy the pattern and then go to our tutorial for easy tips and techniques on making this hot iron tote!

Popular, and adorable iron tote allows you to pack up your hot iron and go...........no waiting for it to cool, no wrestling with dangling cords. Two buttons open quickly to a 19 1/2" x 25 1/2" pressing pad.

The Caddy Pad pattern comes with silver heat resistant fabric, enough to make one pad.

Try making this pattern with a towel for the lining. Packing it up for a lunch bag that comes with its' own placemat, or, make it in playful fabrics for an on-the-go car carrier, or to-go tea set!

Go HERE for the tutorial

Still Openings For Kaye's Next Seminar

New Lecture/Demo/Trunk Show scheduled for Phoenix in January....



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

Silhouette Art Quilts Book

24 pages

Ready for something new? Take a journey into inner awareness as you create gallery-quality art pieces. Each of the 5 designs expresses self discovery of awakening, reflection and growth into a new you. Absolutely beautiful, combine patchwork with Fran Morgan's silhouette applique techniques.

Another Quiz....

Submit your answers by emailing them to me at terrye@kayewood.com and you might win a prize!

What is the difference between tulle and nylon netting
  • Netting is more expensive
  • Netting is made of nylon, tulle is not
  • Netting has bigger holes than tulle
  • Tulle is not as wide as nylon

True or false: Polyester batting comes in 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz and 10 oz

How many colors do cotton calicos come in?

  • Only the colors of the rainbow
  • All of them
  • Red, yellow and blue
  • The icky colors that nobody likes

Sewing machine needles should be replaced after _____ hours of continuous use.

True or false: Home dec trims are different from sewing trims.

Is there such a thing as suedecloth? Yes or No

What is the most common color for interfacing

  • Grey
  • Clear
  • Black
  • White

Don't forget to send me an email HERE with your answers to the quiz. You might win!

Washing Fabric

Christine Asks: I was browsing on the web trying to find some quilting designs for my fabric and I found your videos, while I went through them, I found one video was very interesting. On that particular video, the instructor read a letter from a viewer showing how to pre-wash fabrics, there were some steps needed before put in the washer, however, I can't find it anymore. Can you please help me with that video, I'm anxious to know what I need to do to make pre-wash fabric easier. Thank you for your help.

Kaye Answers: Fold the fabric into accordion pleats (back and forth) to finish less than one foot wide.

Put several safety pins into the selvedge edges (or into the selvedge on one end and the fold on the other end).
The pins and folds will keep the fabric from tangling.

Cleaning Your Quilts

For quilts that are very dirty, wet cleaning might be necessary. Here's how you do that.

1. Dye test all fabrics to see if any color bleeds. You can do this by wetting a soft clean cloth with room temp water. Press it against the fabric to see if any dye comes off. Check each different fabric in the quilt. If any bleeds, do not proceed. Check again with detergent mixed in the water. If any bleeding, do not proceed.

2. Prepare a bath of clear tepid water and detergent in a tub 6-8 inches deep. This is to loosen dirt and restore moisture. You need to use a cradle to lower and raise your quilt into and out of the water. This can be a nylon screen or a clean cotton blanket or sheet. Unfold the quilt and drape it in the cradle so the water can penetrate evenly.

3. Lower the quilt into the water in an accordion fold, pressing the water through gently. Keep the quilt immersed and move the water gently through.

4. Without removing the quilt, open the drain of the bath and allow the water to run off. Do not squeeze or wring, pressing it gently with a pre-washed towel, will help remove additional water.

5. Fill the tub again with tepid water, do not let water fall directly on the quilt.

6. Repeat washing and rinsing until quilt appears clean. Rinse until water is clear. This may take 6-8 times.

7. Press quilt gently to remove excess water. Lift the quilt using the cradle and place it on a clean, white absorbent surface. Remove the cradle gently and roll the quilt loosely to remove excess water. Straighten the quilt on drying surface with right side down. Turn the quilt every 30 to 45 minutes until dry. Do not fold or store until the quilt is completely dry.

A lot of work? You bet, but when you put that much time and energy and love into it, isn't it worth it? *Information from AQS

2014 to Australia and New Zealand Quilting Cruise

Click HERE for Info


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!

Show and Tell....

This is a Stacking My Blocks, completed by Sonya Porter at the class in Sun City , AZ March 9, 2011


Send is your creations. Include a picture or two and a short story about your quilt/tablerunner or wallhanging (or other) 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!

This Week In History....

January is.... National Hot Tea Month (something I can really get behind!)
Jan 09, 1493 Columbus mistakes manatees for mermaids
Jan 10, 1901 Gusher signals start of U.S. oil industry
Jan 11, 1908 Theodore Roosevelt makes Grand Canyon a national monument
Jan 12, 1926 Original Amos 'n' Andy debuts on Chicago radio
Jan 13, 1128 Pope recognizes Knights Templar
Jan 14, 1875 Albert Schweitzer born
Jan 15, 1967 Packers face Chiefs in first Super Bowl

Kaye's on YouTube....

140 (ish) shows. Check them all out... HERE

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Have a great week, everyone,

Terrye and Kayla

Published Wed, Jan 9 2013 12:24 PM by Kaye Wood