February 2013 - Posts

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 2.27.13 - Sisters Common Threads, A Survey and More Clearance Items!

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In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale - Sisters Common Threads
  • Kaye's Got A New Tool Coming - This Week!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • Survey
  • YouTube
  • Bunny Ears Pattern
  • T-Shirt Quilts
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • His Highness
  • New Quiz
  • Cutting Boards
  • Show and Tell
  • Dresden Plate
  • Quilting Events
  • Comments About Batting
  • This Week In History
  • Do You Read it?

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : More snow. Are you getting tired of hearing that yet? I love the snow, but around the end of Feb, middle of March, I'm ready for spring. Ready to put my hands in the dirt and plant stuff, and yes, ready to ride my motorcycle! But with 2 foot of snow on the ground, and more falling as I type this, it might be awhile.....


Sisters Common Threads is our featured designer this week.

Check out our SALE PAGE

Cord Chaos Charger and Cord Organizer Pattern

Pattern Reg price $9.00

This week $7.00


Don't forget to check out our 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 Kathleen from Florida who ordered a Lazy and Lovin' It Book and Ruler. Congratulations, Joni!

Here we go again! All orders ordered either over the internet or called in today, Wednesday 2.27, 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 Feb 27, 2013 will be eligible! Good Luck!!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Dolls on the Go Garment Bag, Double Sided 12 Pocket Accessory Bag and Carrying Case for your 18" Doll!

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

What a Bag Expandable Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Pantry Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Braid Me Up Scotty Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Caddy Pad Plus Hot Iron Carrier Pattern with Heat Resistant Fabric

Regular Price is $15.00

Sale Price is $10.00

On Our Sale Page!

Cozy Toes Slipper Pattern with non-skid sole

Regular Price is $12.00

Sale Price is $9.00

On Our Sale Page!

Chameleon Bag Interchangeable Cover Pattern

Regular Price is $11.95

Sale Price is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

Set of 3 Mini Chalkboards

Regular Price is $4.00

Sale Price is $3.00

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....

This Week!!

Kaye has a brand new quilting tool, available soon. Every quilter will need a set. They are called XTenders. Keep an eye on the site, they are here and we'll get them put up this week!

Brand new - Holiday House Monthly patterns featuring a new design each month. This one, March features an Irish Pub. Each pattern includes the windows to make it easier.

In Our Check It Out Section

Cool Breeze Sailboat Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Sunflower Swirl Big Sur Tote Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Cottontale Rabbit Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section


View & Do Technique DVD

Regular price - $9.95

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way!

This 30 minute View & Do DVD highlights the techniques Kaye uses while fussy cutting with her View & Do Shapes.

If you love working with Kaye's View & Do Shapes, you have to have this DVD.

Get the DVD HERE

Survey!

Do you have a favorite quilting and sewing charity?

If so, what is it? Let us know, at terrye@kayewood.com and thanks for participating.

Results will be in next week's newsletter.

Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Stained Glass Iris Quilt.

This quilt can be made from embroidered blocks or from printed fabric blocks.

The beautiful 3 dimensional embroidered and appliqued flowers, are fussy-cut (centered) inside diamond shapes. Light and dark borders are added to the diamonds to give an added depth to the design. Size: 23" x 38"

Get the pattern HERE


Bunny Ears Pattern - Brand New!

Dimensions: 11" x 21"

Get yours HERE!


T-Shirt Quilts

I was wondering if you have a pattern for making a quilt out of t-shirts? My friends son passed away and he had lots of tie-dyed t-shirts. We thought it would be nice to make them into a quilt. We have seen it done, but don't know where to start. Thank you in advance of any help or patterns. Ginny a faithful reader.

Iron on interfacing is the way I'd do it. Use it on the back part of the shirt you wish to use. Then you can cut it into squares, circles, wedges or whatever shapes you need for the particular design you're using.


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

His Highness Pattern

Bring nature right into your home with this a stunning and artistic wall hanging by McKenna Ryan! Inspired and created in her Island Nest studio in Washington's Puget Sound, this wall hanging features McKenna's specialty fabrics and batiks by Hoffman. With simple iron on applique, this wall hanging will go together in a snap. Perfect for gifts, too!

In Our Clearance Pages


New Quiz....

Our answers to last week's quiz are in red.

Our winner last week was cpup. Congratulations, I've sent you an email.

1.Where might one find the language of flowers?
  • Baltimore Album Quilts
  • Crazy Quilts
  • Applique Quilts
  • All of the Above

2. What innovation in quilting was introduced at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia?

  • The Crazy Quilt
  • The first electric iron
  • Rotary Cutters

3. What do these things have in common: Hand of Friendship, Duck's Foot in the Mud, Bear's Paw?

  • They are the names of square dance movements
  • They are the titles of Victorian Children's stories
  • They are different names for the same patchwork pattern
  • They were popular applique patterns during the late 1800's

4. What are the following names: Turkey Red, Indigo Blue, Double Pink, Nile Green?

  • Crayola crayon colors
  • Watercolor paint colors
  • Rainbow Brite's friends
  • Fabric colors

5.What do the following have in common: Baby Block, Thousand Pyramids, Trip Around the World?

  • Children's toys/games
  • Patterns of Asian origin
  • One-patch patchwork patterns

6. Which quiltmaking technique has always been done by machine

  • Seminole patchwork
  • Prairie Points
  • Miniature quilts

Keep Your Cutting Board From Warping

If space is limited and you do not want to always bend over and get the board out from under the bed, make your own portfolio, for storing and carrying her broad to classes.

Go to your friendly appliance store and get a box that will fit the board. Cut two sides, or cut a size that can include the fold of the box. Cover it with a thin fleece or flannel....place the mat inside and use some extra stripes that you may have had from an earlier project. This way you can stand it up behind a cabinet, bed head board, or in the closet until the next time you need it. I have done this for years and it's cheap and efficient, so that I have more money for other items.

Show and Tell....

Kites made from quilting patterns.......Cliff and Geri

Send in 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


Dresden Plate

I have a desire to make a Dresden Plate quilt using 14 petals, but can not find a pattern. Is it possible to create a pattern or should I scrap this idea? Beverly

K: It is possible, but we don't have a template to do that. Here is a formula that you may be able to create one with. 360 (degrees) divided by 14 (number of petals) would be the formula to find the angle. Good luck!


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


Comment about Batting....

I don't have a question, but a comment on what people used for batting. I have a quilt that has sugar sacks for batting and I know one person who, in this day and age, collected milkweed to stuff a pillow with.


This Week In History....

March is.... National Nutrition Month
Feb 27, 1827 New Orleanians take to the streets for Mardi Gras
Feb 28, 1953 Watson and Crick discover chemical structure of DNA
Mar 01, 1932 Lindbergh baby kidnapped
Mar 02, 1904 Dr. Seuss born
Mar 03, 1887 Helen Keller meets her miracle worker
Mar 04, 1933 FDR inaugurated
Mar 05, 1963 Hula-Hoop patented

Do You Read It?

Alright, here's a little something, something, to see who is actually paying attention and reading all of the newsletter. If you respond by clicking the provided link, you will receive 1 e-pattern for free. This pattern will be Terrye's choice, but will be sent to your e-mail from her. Just click the link and send your e-mail address.

mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=I_read_it!


Have a great week, everyone,

Terrye and Kayla

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Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 2.20.13 - Making A Legacy and Thread Painting!

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In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale - Making A Legacy!
  • Kaye's Got A New Tool Coming!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • Thread Painting With Nancy Prince
  • YouTube
  • January Holiday House Ski Lodge Pattern
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • Stocking Up
  • VHS Blowout
  • New Quiz
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events
  • This Week In History

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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HERE


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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : More snow. More cold. Yadda yadda. But it's all good. If I could get rid of the latest plague to infest my bones I'd be out playing in it, for sure!


Making a Legacy is our featured designer this week.

Check out our SALE PAGE

Windmills Around The World Quilt Pattern

Pattern Reg price $8.50

This week $6.00

Don't forget to check out our 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 Joni from New Mexico who ordered a Starmaker Master Template Set. Congratulations, Joni!

Here we go again! All orders ordered either over the internet or called in today, Wednesday 2.20, 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 Feb 20, 2013 will be eligible! Good Luck!!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Jewels of Spring

Regular Price is $8.50

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Arcadia Lane Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Stars Over Climbing Hill Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Broad Street Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Casserole Kimono Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Sunday Dinner Tablerunner and Placemats Pattern

Regular Price is $8.50

Sale Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Road To Bali Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.50

Sale Price is $6.50

On Our Sale Page!

Baked Potato and Tortilla Steamer/Warmer Pattern

Regular Price is $6.00

Sale Price is $4.00

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....

Kaye has a brand new quilting tool, available soon. Every quilter will need a set. They are called XTenders. More information to follow.

March Holiday House Irish Pub Wallhanging Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

An Apple A Day Miniature Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Big Sur Tote Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Up A Lazy River Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section


Springtime Hearts Technique DVD

Regular price - $12.00

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

Springtime is here all year round with this wonderful pattern, so put those florals to good use! Fussy cut your floral hearts and then frame them with the larger, solid colored hearts. Appliqué the hearts to a background block and there you have it! This pattern comes with full instructions that include two different tips for appliqué and complete binding directions for mitered corners. Uses Kaye's View & Do™ Heart Shape (sold separately).

Uses the View & Do Heart (sold separately).

Get the DVD HERE

Get the accompanying pattern HERE

Thread Painting!

By Nancy Prince at http://www.nancyprince.com/Thread_Painting.html

So what is thread painting all about?

Thread painting, or free-motion machine embroidery, is a unique way of embellishing your quilts by "painting" the images on your quilt top, clothing or anywhere your imagination takes you. The quilt top is your canvas and the thread is your paint. In thread painting, because the feed dogs are dropped, you are guiding the hoop and thus maintain control. You are only limited by your imagination as to what images you can paint on fabric.

Thread painting might look difficult, but it is actually very simple. No advanced skills are necessary and the best part is that no special machine is required. I call it my anyone-can-do-it approach. Set your machine to a straight or zigzag stitch, drop the feed dogs and you are in business. I use two methods to thread paint my designs. The first is the tulle sandwich method which consists of two layers of tulle sandwiched between two layers of water soluble stabilizer film. The second is the direct method which consists of 1) bottom layer - two layers of stabilizer backing 2) middle layer -the fabric or quilt top and 3) top layer - a layer of water soluble stabilizer film on the top. In both methods, the design is traced on the top layer of water soluble stabilizer film and acts as a guide to thread paint the design. Many of the students I have worked with take a look at my award-winning quilts and say, "Oh no, Nancy. I couldn’t possibly do that." I always say, "Listen, I can't draw. I can't paint. But I can do this, and you can too!" Thread painting using my technique really is easy. Just take thread painting one step at a time and everything falls into place.
Thread Painting Techniques The tools for successful thread painting are a sewing machine equipped with a straight and zigzag stitch, the ability to drop or manipulate the feed dogs and a willingness to learn something new. Use a 40 weight rayon or polyester thread for best results. The process is surprisingly simple if taken a step at a time. A simple point to remember when thread painting - thread paint the design the way it grows in nature and you will have a successful project. Click HERE to view a mini workshop - hopefully enough to whet your appetite so you will give thread painting a try.

Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Sassy Bag.

If you are shopping, traveling or just prefer not to carry a big, bulky purse, the Sassy Bag is for you. Big enough to carry the essentials, small enough to lie firmly next to your body, it's the perfect bag for the woman on the go. This bag has 2 inner pockets and one pocket on the back. Use some funky fabric and make a bunch for all the girls you know; quick and stylish too, the perfect gift for anyone.

Size: 8" x 9".

Get the pattern HERE


January Holiday House Ski Lodge - Brand New!

January from the Holiday House Pattern Collection features a snow covered ski lodge.
12" X 14-1/2" wall quilt or use on an Ackfeld table top quilt hanger.
Pattern uses applique and traditional piecing techniques, complete, clear instructions, diagram and full size positioning sheet Includes fabric panel with windows and detail. Fun to embellish with trims and decorative buttons.

Get yours HERE!


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

Stocking Up Pattern

One pattern in theGingerbread Lane Set Wallhanging. 10" x 29 1/4"

In Our Clearance Pages


VHS Copies of Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilter's Toolbox..

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

Note - First Come First Served, and please let us know, in the comments section of the shopping cart, which episode or project you're looking for.

HURRY! Once they're gone, they're gone!

HERE


New Quiz....

By now you know the rules. Send me your entries at terrye@kayewood.com

Everyone that gets ALL of these right will be entered to win a free product.

1.Where might one find the language of flowers?
  • Baltimore Album Quilts
  • Crazy Quilts
  • Applique Quilts
  • All of the Above

2. What innovation in quilting was introduced at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia?

  • The Crazy Quilt
  • The first electric iron
  • Rotary Cutters

3. What do these things have in common: Hand of Friendship, Duck's Foot in the Mud, Bear's Paw?

  • They are the names of square dance movements
  • They are the titles of Victorian Children's stories
  • They are different names for the same patchwork pattern
  • They were popular applique patterns during the late 1800's

4. What are the following names: Turkey Red, Indigo Blue, Double Pink, Nile Green?

  • Crayola crayon colors
  • Watercolor paint colors
  • Rainbow Brite's friends
  • Fabric colors

5.What do the following have in common: Baby Block, Thousand Pyramids, Trip Around the World?

  • Children's toys/games
  • Patterns of Asian origin
  • One-patch patchwork patterns

6. Which quiltmaking technique has always been done by machine

  • Seminole patchwork
  • Prairie Points
  • Miniature quilts

Show and Tell....

A-maze-ing Quilt Pattern.......Becki

Send in 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


2013 PVQA 35th Annual Quilt Show - Think Global, Quilt Local, February 23-24, Watsonville, CA 95076

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....

February is.... Electrical Safety Awareness Month
Feb 20, 1985 Ireland allows sale of contraceptives
Feb 21, 1965 Malcolm X assassinated
Feb 22, 1980 U.S. hockey team makes miracle on ice
Feb 23, 1945 U.S. flag raised on Iwo Jima
Feb 24, 1836 Alamo defenders call for help
Feb 25, 1964 Clay knocks out Liston
Feb 26, 1919 Two national parks preserved, 10 years apart

Have a great week, everyone,

Terrye and Kayla

Pond Lilies on our Youtube Channel!

Pond Lilies Technique DVD

Regular Price - $12.00

This week (2.13.13 - 2.20.13) - $5.00

Today on Kaye Wood's YouTube Channel

Pond Lilies

Many different scrap fabrics were used in this quilt made from circles. Mix and match colors as three circles are layered on each background square creating the unique rippled 3-D look. Kaye Wood has created a technique for this design which eliminates curved piecing, so it is now easy enough for beginners. Uses the View & Do Circle™ (sold separately).

See the technique HERE

The Pattern is HERE

The DVD is HERE

Kaye's View & Do Circle Shape is HERE


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


It's National Gumdrop Day! And We've Got The Perfect Non-Fat, No Calorie Option!

 

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Today is National Gumdrop Day!

And who doesn't love gumdrops....

Check out the Gumdrop Quilt Pattern by Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs!

Gumdrop

is vibrant against a white background uses only one block to compose the entire design. Gumdrop is composed of one simple block!

All pieces are cut from strips. Finished size approx 60" x 72"

Uses the Lazy Angle Ruler (not included)

Get yours HERE!

Copyright 2013, Kaye Wood, Inc http://www.kayewood.com

   

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 2.13.13 - Quiltwoman.com!

In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale - Quiltwoman.com!
  • Kaye's Got A New Tool Coming!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • Q and A
  • YouTube
  • Weekend Tablerunners Pattern
  • Craftsy
  • Q and A
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • Gathered Dust Ruffle
  • Answers To Last Week's Quiz
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events
  • This Week In History

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

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



We're on Pinterest Now!

Check out Quiltwoman.com on our Pinterest Site

HERE


Questions? Email Us!


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

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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : Yes! We got our snow. Just love it!

And now, we have enough warm and wet to make the joints uncomfortable. But, it's still cold enough to keep the woodstove going! YAY

Last year we featured a man (Simon Beck) who walks all day in the snow to create gorgeous quilt designs. Those pictures are featured within this newsletter. Hope you enjoy them!


Quiltwoman.com is our featured designer this week.

Check out our SALE PAGE

Salt and Pepper Quilt Pattern

Pattern Reg price $9.50

This week $7.50

Don't forget to check out our 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 Shelly from The Yukon who ordered several of our Sale and Clearance Patterns. Congratulations, Shelly!

Here we go again! All orders ordered either over the internet or called in on Thursday, Feb 14, 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 Feb 14, 2013 will be eligible! Good Luck!!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Bali Jewels

Regular Price is $10.00

This week is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

Little Race Cars Bedrunner and Pillow Pattern

Regular Price is $9.50

This week is $7.50

On Our Sale Page!

Knot Handle Reversible Tote Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Ring Around The Rosies Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $10.00

This week is $7.50

On Our Sale Page!

Junk to Jems Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $10.00

Sale Price is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

The Manager Tote Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $10.00

Sale Price is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

Starshine Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $9.50

Sale Price is $7.50

On Our Sale Page!

Scrap Ls Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $9.50

Sale Price is $7.50

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....

Kaye has a brand new quilting tool, available soon. Every quilter will need a set. They are called XTenders. More information to follow.

Holiday Treasures Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Basket Banter Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Log Cabin Cutouts Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Out Back Button Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section


Pond Lilies Technique DVD

Regular price - $12.00

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

Pond Lilies, using Kaye's View & Do Circles Template

Many different scrap fabrics were used in this quilt made from circles.

Mix and match colors as three circles are layered on each background square creating the unique rippled 3-D look.

Kaye Wood has created a technique for this design which eliminates curved piecing, so it is now easy enough for beginners.

Uses the View & Do Circle (sold separately).

Get the DVD HERE

Get the accompanying pattern HERE


Q: I'm making a quilt for my daughter-in-law. She's not very fabric/quilt literate, so I'm looking for instructions for quilt care, to give to her at the same time when I present her quilt. Me thinks, she would be more interested if they came from someone who is considered a professional in the field. Where can I find instructions to print off to include with the gift?? Thanks for any help you can give me.

A: I found a wonderful web site for you to get this info. Click the link and go to "our loft". Scroll down and they have a caring for your quilt section to click on. It has all the information you need.

http://www.comfycountrycreations.com/


Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Bargello Color Wheel.

Sew simple strip sets, cut wedges, and sew a circle. You get TWO circles with the same strip set! It's so much fun to experiment with color!

The wedge tool makes 27" circles. You also have the option of sewing the two circles together for a unique figure eight hanging.

The many design and layout options plus an acrylic wedge makes the a real bargain. Pattern and 15 degree wedge tool.

Get the pattern and tool HERE


Weekend Tablerunners - Brand New!

The busy quilter's best friend: a weekend project! If you are looking for a fun, scrappy project to do in a weekend, you found it. Whip one up and have it on your table in no time!

Get yours HERE!


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!


Q: I was wondering how when you measure for your borders, you can get them to be exactly the correct length. I am making the top and bottom borders after the side ones. The top and bottom borders have squares at the corners. They have come out either too long or too short. Do I put the last square on after I sew the border strip on?

A: Complete instructions for doing this are in Kaye's book, Everyone Can Quilt. The border strips have to be measured the exact length or width of the quilt, at the center. Cut the side border strips the exact length of the quilt. Fold the border strips in half and mark the half with a pin. Then fold the strip in half again and pin at these quarter points. The quilt needs to be fitted to the border, by matching the center and quarter points of the border strip to the center and quarter points of the quilt. Sew with the border strip on top; the quilt underneath. Cut the top and bottom border strips the exact width of the quilt. Sew the corner squares to each end of these border strips. Fold and pin these border strips. Match the center, quarter and the seam lines of the border strips to the quilt. Sew with border strips on top.


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

Gathered Dust Ruffle Pattern

The focal point of any bedroom is the bed. The gathered ruffle is attached to a large piece of fabric called the deck.

Easy to make.

Step-by-step and professionally illustrated instructions for customized bed skirt for twin, double, queen and king size beds.

Refer to the calculation in the pattern to determine exact fabric requirements.

Suitable fabrics include quilting-weight cotton, light-weight decorator fabric and other light to medium-weight woven fabrics.

In Our Clearance Pages


New Quiz....

8 entries got all of the answers right, and we've picked Candy for our winner. I've sent you an email.

The correct answers are in red below. Thanks for playing everyone!

1. What are the following: Tapestry, Crewel, Upholstery, Quilting?
  • Types of yarn
  • types of fabric
  • types of needles
  • types of scissors

2. What are the following: Bodkin, Boot Spur, Emery Pouch

  • Articles of clothing
  • Sewing tools
  • Quilting patterns

3. Where is "Quilt City, USA"?

  • Houson, TX
  • Lowel, MA
  • Kutztown, PA
  • Paducah, KY

4. What do the following refer to: Chain, Feather, Herringbone, Outline

  • Quiltmaking patterns
  • Applique patterns in popular use from the 1840's - 1860's
  • Stitches found on crazy quilts

5. Foundation Blocks are found in which group of patterns?

  • Log Cabin, Pineapple, Press Piecing
  • Dresden Plate, Sun Bonnet Sue, Rose of Sharon
  • School House, Star of Bethlehem, Ocean Waves

6. What form of quilting originates from Laos?

  • Molas
  • Pa nDau
  • Trapunto
  • Sashiko
  • Palampores

7. Who is the inventor of the sewing machine?

  • Elias Howe
  • Isaac Singer
  • Richard Sears

8. Which term does not belong?

  • Garden Maze
  • Lattice
  • Binding
  • Sashing

9. Which of the following quilt patterns is not thought of as being in vogue in the 1930's

  • Drunkard's Path
  • Grandmother's Flower Garden
  • Double Wedding Ring
  • Dresden Plate

10. What is the International Quilt Association known for?

  • Honoring a quilter every year who has made a difference in the quilting world
  • Sponsoring the World's Largest Quilt Show
  • Holding an annual conference in which over 250 classes and lectures are offered
  • All of the above

Show and Tell....

A-maze-ing Quilt Pattern.......Becki

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


2013 PVQA 35th Annual Quilt Show - Think Global, Quilt Local, February 23-24, Watsonville, CA 95076

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....

February is.... Electrical Safety Awareness Month
Feb 13, 1633 - Galileo in Rome for Inquisition
Feb 14, 278 - St. Valentine beheaded
Feb 15, 1898 - The Maine explodes
Feb 16, 1923 - Archaeologist opens tomb of King Tut
Feb 17, 1904 - Madame Butterfly premieres
Feb 18, 1885 - Twain publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Feb 19, 1847 - Donner Party rescued

Have a great week, everyone,

Terrye and Kayla

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Kaye and Diane Weber Demonstrate the Love Letters Envelope Quilt On Our YouTube Channel....

Love Letters Technique DVD

Regular Price - $12.00

This week (2.6.13 - 2.13.13) - $5.00

Today on Kaye Wood's YouTube Channel

Love Letters

This unique and lovely envelope quilt is the perfect way to convey how you feel.

Whether it be treats, fond memorabilia or your own personal messages, fill the envelopes with your favorites!

See the technique HERE

Fat quarter friendly, Love Letters can be made in 3 different sizes, all included in this pattern with full instructions and supply lists. Use your imagination and choose a fabric to make it your own such as: a baby quilt with cute little baby surprises, racing car fabric with little Hot Wheels in each envelope, sweet treats fabric with little candies as a surprise, or fish fabric with lures in each envelope, the possibilities are endless!

Size: 48" x 48"-13 pockets

Size: 35" x 35"-5 pockets

Table Runner size: 14" x 48"-3 pockets

The Pattern is HERE

The DVD is HERE


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


Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 2.6.13 - Valentine's Day is Almost Here!

In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale - February Means Valentine's Day!
  • Kaye's Got A New Tool Coming!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • History of Log Cabin Quilts Part 3
  • YouTube
  • Dolls on the Go Pattern
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • Perfect Bindings
  • New Quiz
  • Strip Quilting Mega Sale
  • 2014 Australian/New Zealand Quilting Cruise
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events
  • This Week In History

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Hi Quilters!

Today at the cabin : We're in for a huge snowstorm they say. 8-12 inches is what they say. No one could be happier, I say! Love. It.


Since it's February, we are celebrating Valentine's Day! YAY!!!

Check out our SALE PAGE

February Dog Pattern and Button Pack

Pattern Reg price $5.99

This week $3.99

Don't forget to check out our 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 Lori from Oregon who ordered several of our Winter Clearance Patterns. Congratulations, Lori!

So... let's do it again! All orders ordered either over the internet or called in on Thursday, Feb 7, 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 Feb 7, 2013 will be eligible! Good Luck!!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Love Button Quilt Pattern (includes buttons)

Regular Price is $14.00

This week is $12.00

On Our Sale Page!

The Old And The New Pattern

Regular Price is $10.00

This week is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

He Loves Me Pattern

Regular Price is $10.00

This week is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

Love Letters Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.50

This week is $6.50

(DVD available for $5.00)

On Our Sale Page!

Springtime Hearts Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Clearance Price is $4.00

On Our Sale Page!

View & Do Heart Shape

Regular Price is $19.95

Clearance Price is $12.50

On Our Sale Page!

Put Your Heart Into It Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Clearance Price is $5.00

On Our Sale Page!

I Love You This Much Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.50

Clearance Price is $6.50

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....

Kaye has a brand new quilting tool, available soon. Every quilter will need a set. They are called XTenders. More information to follow.

Dolls on the Go Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Picnic Button Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

What A Bag Expandable Tote Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Super Nova Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section


Love Letters Technique DVD

Regular price - $12.00

This week - $5.00

DVD of the Week....

This unique and lovely envelope quilt is the perfect way to convey how you feel. Whether it be treats, fond memorabilia or your own personal messages, fill the envelopes with your favorites! Fat quarter friendly, Love Letters can be made in 3 different sizes, all included in this pattern with full instructions and supply lists. Use your imagination and choose a fabric to make it your own such as: a baby quilt with cute little baby surprises, racing car fabric with little Hot Wheels in each envelope, sweet treats fabric with little candies as a surprise, or fish fabric with lures in each envelope, the possibilities are endless!

 

Size: 48" x 48"-13 pockets

Size: 35" x 35"-5 pockets

Table Runner size: 14" x 48"-3 pockets

Get the accompanying pattern HERE


History of Log Cabin Quilts Part 3....

By Jane Hall, Quilt Teacher, Author

The French were also caught up in the Egyptian craze. In Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, #293, Darcy Pattison cites "Description de l'Egypte" which is a document published by French scholars who went to Egypt with Napoleon in the early part of the 19th Century. It contains pictures and drawings of mummies and the Log Cabin design. She discusses the Mummy theory in some detail, from both the British and French viewpoints.

Janet Rae, in Edinburgh, raises another possibility for the source of the design: land cultivation as commonly practiced from the Middle ages onward in Europe and the British Isles. Farmers lived within the confines of the village walls, going out each day to work their fields. To be equitable, every tenant was given a portion of both wet and dry fields, known as "run-rigs". Early maps of run-rig farming shows fields laid out in patterning very close to Log Cabin designs. Janet has just published an excellent book about Log Cabin quilts, tracing several of these theories, including a possible relationship to early Greek and Roman geometric designs as the origin of the pattern.

In the British Isles, the pattern is often called "Canadian Logwork" and there are many Log Cabin quilts found in Canada. Which direction the pattern traveled across the sea is unknown. The Log Cabin designs found throughout Great Britain are very similar to the ones we are familiar with here in the United States, some cotton, many scrappy, some silks and velvets from the late 19th Century, some even color coordinated with fabric obviously chosen specifically for the project.

On the Isle of Man, they claim the pattern, call it "The Roof Pattern", and piece it with folded strips, sewn by hand onto a fabric foundation. As well as designs made with scraps, red and white Log Cabin quilts set in a traditional zig-zag are commonly found here, some said to be dated earlier than 1850. The Isle is fairly isolated and rural, without easy access to modern tools and equipment. Lacking scissors and rulers in the past, quilters tore fabric into strips and used the length of their fingers, thumbs and size of hand-spans as measurements for the parts of the block. This meant the blocks sewn by one quilter wouldn't necessarily match those of another quilter. Joan Thrussell, of the Isle of Man, made samples of Log Cabin blocks for our book, Foundation Quilts.

The Log Cabin is a totally fascinating pattern, in all of its variations. From what we have been able to discover, it probably has been executed in fabric for less than 200 years. Maybe eventually we will discover more of its origins, both pattern and quilts. It may turn out to be synchronicity, with the same idea occurring to different people at roughly the same time, in completely unrelated areas. It may simply be that this is an obvious way of patterning rectangular shapes. There are many examples of what we consider quilt patterns today (Flying Geese and Square-in-a-Square for example) which have been found centuries ago in Asia and the Middle East on tiles and carvings and textiles. We know for a certainty that the Log Cabin's appeal has lasted for several centuries and certainly continues unabated today.

Read the entire article here: http://www.womenfolk.com/quilt_pattern_history/logcabin.htm


Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Jumping Jacks Quilt.

These kaleidoscope style blocks are made from 4 squared wedge fans.

Remember doing Jumping Jacks when you were younger? Our newest pattern will remind you of that game. Jumping Jacks is easy to make; just strip cut wedges with the Starmaker 5 Master Template, sew the wedges together, then square the blocks. A circle finished with piping completes each block. The blocks are totally Pointless, but there are some easy seamline matchings when joining the blocks together.

Get the Jumping Jacks Pattern HERE


Dolls On The Go - Brand New!

What 18" doll enthusiast wouldn't want one of these sets. Pattern includes garment bag, double-sided, 12-pocket accessory bag and 20 1/2" X 12" X 8" case to carry it all. Every grandma will want to make one of these.

Get yours HERE!


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

Perfect Bindings Binding Card

We just call it our Binding Card. It's not your grandma's binding anymore. Double-Fold French Binding - Skinny, Wide and Any Size In Between

You've measured, calculated, cut, remeasured and tried to get the most perfect scant-quarter inch seam possible so your quilt top is just perfect; points all sharp, blocks matching up perfectly, sashing and setting stones exactly where they should be and borders nice and flat. You've steamed it, starched it, squared it and in general threatened it into being awesome!


New Quiz....

Send me your answers here: terrye@kayewood.com

This week we're going to do it a little differently. If you get ALL of the answers right, you will have a chance to win. Some of you might have to google, but you can do it!

1. What are the following: Tapestry, Crewel, Upholstery, Quilting?
  • Types of yarn
  • types of fabric
  • types of needles
  • types of scissors

2. What are the following: Bodkin, Boot Spur, Emery Pouch

  • Articles of clothing
  • Sewing tools
  • Quilting patterns

3. Where is "Quilt City, USA"?

  • Houson, TX
  • Lowel, MA
  • Kutztown, PA
  • Paducah, KY

4. What do the following refer to: Chain, Feather, Herringbone, Outline

  • Quiltmaking patterns
  • Applique patterns in popular use from the 1840's - 1860's
  • Stitches found on crazy quilts

5. Foundation Blocks are found in which group of patterns?

  • Log Cabin, Pineapple, Press Piecing
  • Dresden Plate, Sun Bonnet Sue, Rose of Sharon
  • School House, Star of Bethlehem, Ocean Waves

6. What form of quilting originates from Laos?

  • Molas
  • Pa nDau
  • Trapunto
  • Sashiko
  • Palampores

7. Who is the inventor of the sewing machine?

  • Elias Howe
  • Isaac Singer
  • Richard Sears

8. Which term does not belong?

  • Garden Maze
  • Lattice
  • Binding
  • Sashing

9. Which of the following quilt patterns is not thought of as being in vogue in the 1930's

  • Drunkard's Path
  • Grandmother's Flower Garden
  • Double Wedding Ring
  • Dresden Plate

10. What is the International Quilt Association known for?

  • Honoring a quilter every year who has made a difference in the quilting world
  • Sponsoring the World's Largest Quilt Show
  • Holding an annual conference in which over 250 classes and lectures are offered
  • All of the above

Strip Quilting Projects Books Mega Sale!

Get Kaye's Strip Quilting Project Books 2-9 as a set for $8.00 that is only 1 dollar a piece. These book's sell for 5.00 a piece. That is a savings of $32.00.

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

 

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....

Blazing Stars - What a wonderful way to do stars with the Starmaker 8 and they look like they're difficult to do, but aren't. I used an Aztec fabric and took the colors from it for the other fabrics. I had trouble with the squares and triangles, but once I got them figured out, it went really well. It's a great pattern and one that I know that I will make often. (That top edge really is straight, it's just the way it is hanging for the picture).

.......Margaret

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


2013 PVQA 35th Annual Quilt Show - Think Global, Quilt Local, February 23-24, Watsonville, CA 95076

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....

February is.... Electrical Safety Awareness Month
Feb 06, 1952 Elizabeth becomes queen
Feb 07, 1964 Beatles arrive in New York
Feb 08, 1943 Americans secure Guadalcanal
Feb 09, 1971 Satchel Paige nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame
Feb 10, 1996 Kasparov loses chess game to computer
Feb 11, 1990 Nelson Mandela released from prison
Feb 12, 2002 Milosevic goes on trial for war crimes

Have a great week, everyone,

Terrye and Kayla

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