March 2013 - Posts

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 3.27.13 - Say Happy Easter With Cute Button Quilts

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In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • The Cutest Button Quilts Ever Are On Sale This Week
  • What's New in The Shop
  • What is Broderie Perse
  • DVD of the Week
  • Word Scramble
  • Did You Know
  • This Week in History
  • YouTube
  • Charm Quilts
  • God Bless America-Uncle Sam Pattern
  • Charity Quilts
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • Worthy Talking Sweatshirt Pattern
  • Quilt Trivia
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events
  • Question on Quilt Preservation

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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : Are you ready for this? Are you sitting down? Here goes..... It. Is. Not. Snowing! lol.. The sun is out, temps for today are expected in the high 30s, and I do believe we have entered Michigan's 5th season - The Mud Season! But we'll take it, it's that much closer to getting my hands in the dirt and planting stuff!


Mouse Blankets is our featured designer this week. They design the cutest button quilts from outdoor themed, to holiday themed. Farm and ranch, dogs and cats, hanging laundry and golfing.. even an outhouse! And the best part... the buttons are included in the Mouse Blankets quilt patterns.

Also on sale for the whole month of April are all of our April themed patterns, including the April Holiday House Flower Shop featured to the right!

Lots of cool new stuff Check It Out Pages too!

Check out our SALE PAGE

April Holiday House Pattern

April's Holiday House features a Flower Shop

Pattern Reg price $14.00

This week $11.00


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


Congratulations, Lisa from Maine - you got your order free last week!

This week, we'll pick another one. Tomorrow, Thursday, March 81, 2013 one lucky reader will get their order free!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Country Harvest Button Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $14.00

This week is $11.00

On Our Sale Page!

Spring Window Button Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $14.00

This week is $11.00

On Our Sale Page!

Bird Watching Button Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $14.00

This week is $11.00

On Our Sale Page!

"Fore" Button Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $14.00

This week is $11.00

On Our Sale Page!

Farmer's Market Button Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $14.00

Sale Price is $11.00

On Our Sale Page!

A Picnic Button Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $14.95

Sale Price is $11.00

On Our Sale Page!

April Flowers Pattern

Regular Price is $5.99

Sale Price is $3.99

On Our Sale Page!

April Bunny Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $5.99

Sale Price is $3.99

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....

Sweet Heart Quilt Kit

In Our Check It Out Section

Wildflowers and Windmills Table Topper Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Inner Glow Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Maisies Daisies Tablerunner, Placemat and Pillow Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Q: What is Broderie Perse?

K: Broderie Perse is a French term that translates as Persian Embroidery. This is an applique technique method where larger images are cut from a printed fabric and appliqued onto a new background fabric. This was especially popular in Europe when expensive prints came from SE Asia and India. By cutting them up and appliqueing them, it made them go further.

Twirling Stars Technique DVD

Regular price - $9.95

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

DVD featuring Kaye Wood demonstrating her Twirling Stars Technique and Starmaker 6 Master Template

Get the DVD HERE

Get the Twirling Stars Pattern for only $4.00 HERE

BEST DEAL - buy Kaye's Starmaker 6 Master Template and get the pattern and dvd for only $4.00 more!

HERE

 

Wordscramble!

Unscramble these terms and the first 10 people to get them all right will get a free epattern!

1) tamselmycria

2) eixtlte

3) ginnbdi

4) naseet

5) jcqadaru

6) aelrpec

7) mrieyebodr

8) rbaicf

9) sescerkure

10) afttfea

mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=wordscramble

Did you Know?

March was named for the Roman God "Mars"


This Week In History....

March is.... National Music in our Schools Month
April is.....National Poetry Month
Mar 27, 1998 - FDA approves Viagra
Mar 28, 1979 - Nuclear accident at Three Mile Island
Mar 29, 1973 - U.S. withdraws from Vietnam
Mar 30, 1981 - President Reagan shot
Mar 31, 1889 - Eiffel Tower opens
Apr 01, 1700 - April Fools tradition popularized
Apr 02, 2005 - Pope John Paul II Dies

Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Seam Matching Techniques.

See the video HERE


Pinwheel Charms Quilt and Tote Bag Pattern

HERE

Q: What is a Charm Quilt?

K: A Charm Quilt is usually a pieced, one-patch made from many different fabrics, with no two fabrics alike. Traditionally, swaps and trades were made with friends to gather many fabrics.


God Bless America-Uncle Sam - Brand New!

An easy method for creating Stained glass designs using fused reverse applique'. No bias lead lines needed!
Measures 30" X 43"

Get yours HERE!


Charity Quilts

I belong to a newly formed quilt guild and we have taken on the project of making quilts for chemo patients at a local cancer center I am in the search for orphan blocks that we could turn into beautiful quilts for these chemo patients they see about 1000 patients a year and we took 40 quilts the first round in December and they are all gone and we are trying to get quilts to them about every other month but we need other peoples help with this the response that we have gotten from the nurses doctors and patients are just overwhelming any help would be appreciated. If you send me your email i will put you in a group to see the pictures as the quilts are finished and see what a difference this has made in someone's life;

Thanks Linda

my email fromzstore@northstate.net


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

Check out Joan's Free Pattern featuring Fusible Applique On Vinyl

using the Iron On Vinyl on our blog

HERE


Quilt Trivia....

Quilted bedcovers offically became "art" in 1971, when the groundbreaking exhibition "Abstract Design in American Quilts" opened at New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art. New York Times critic, Hilton Kramer, wrote at the time: "...the anonymous quilt-makers of the American provinces created a remarkable succession of visual masterpieces that anticipated many of the forms that were later prized for their originality and courage."

The Shakers - widely recognized as master furniture makers, gardeners, and architects also quilted. "Shaker women wove more frequently, but they did quilt," says Sharon Koomler, curator of collections at Hancock Shaker Village, in Pittsfield, Mass.


Show and Tell....

This is the wonkiest quilt I have ever tried to make and caused me much stress. When I started I planned to make a trains, trucks, and buses type quilt for this small boy who said his favorite color was yellow. By the time I bought the fabrics and got started he had decided his favorite color was red and that he liked to fix things and enjoyed tools. So I bought a Mr. Fixit quilt kit and planned to add extra borders to that. By the time I was well started on that, the favorite color was still the same, but now he planned to be a "hunter of bear and a hunter of deer" when he grew up. So I just kept changing blocks around and adding things every time I heard something new until I got to an appropriate quilt size. So this quilt has carpentry tools, adult animals, baby animals, barns, plane, tractor, gardens, heavy equipment, and all kinds of colors. Never ever would I have tried to put these colors or fabric designs together by choice.

But, the family and the child like it I guess.

........Jeanne

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


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


Quilt Preservation....

Q: I am the fourth generation to inherit all the beautiful very fragile quilt squares in my family. They are crazy quilt fashion, backed by muslin but are too fragile to even think of putting together. Someone once told me you can make a fabric book of each one by a process museums use but I don't know where to look for the information. Some of these date back to the 1800's with satin squares depicting the event and date. Hopefully I can preserve them for the next generation but am now in my seventies and decided I had better get with the program and find out how to do it. Would appreciate any help you may be able to provide!

Please let us know how you would answer this question!

Email me at terrye@kayewood.com


Have a great week, everyone, and

Hoppy Easter!

Terrye and Kayla

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 3.20.13 - Bunnies, Lambies, Lilies and Eggs!

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In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale Bunnies, Rabbits and Eggs and Lilies, Oh My!!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • What is a Stiletto
  • This Week in History
  • Strip Quilting Projects Books Mega Sale
  • YouTube
  • Charity Quilts
  • 3-D By The Sea
  • Fr** Pattern
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • Creative Jacket Journey
  • Amish Quilt Trivia
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : Yeah, it's still snowing. I got out my seed catalogs yesterday, time to go through and get some ordered. I like the heirloom, organic varieties, but some of them just aren't really "northern" hardy. Our short growing season plays havoc with the tomatoes and peppers.


Easter patterns are featured this week. Bunnies, Rabbits, Easter Eggs, Lilies and more! Wander on over to our sale pages

Lots of cool new stuff Check It Out Pages too!

Check out our SALE PAGE

Easter Row By Row Quilt Pattern

Pattern Reg price $14.95

This week $11.00


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


Congratulations, De Ann from Utah - you got your order free last week!

This week, we'll pick another one. Tomorrow, Thursday, March 21, 2013 one lucky reader will get their order free!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Rainbow Magic Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Garden Rabbit Tablerunner Pattern

Regular Price is $8.50

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

April Holiday House Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $12.00

This week is $9.00

On Our Sale Page!

Bunny Ears Tablerunner Pattern

Regular Price is $8.50

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Callie's Lily Wallhanging Pattern

Regular Price is $12.00

Sale Price is $9.00

On Our Sale Page!

Easter Morning Row Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $14.95

Sale Price is $11.00

On Our Sale Page!

Bunny Luv Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

Sale Price is $6.50

On Our Sale Page!

Peek a Boo Bunny Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale 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....

Xtenders Quilting Ruler and Template Enlarger

In Our Check It Out Section

Uninvited Guests Tablerunner and Placemat Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Lamby Jammies Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Bird Watching Button Quilt Pattern and Buttons

In Our Check It Out Section

Stained Glass Iris Technique DVD

Regular price - $9.95

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

DVD featuring Kaye Wood and James Raymer demonstrating the Stained Glass Iris technique.

Get the DVD HERE

Get the Stained Glass Diamonds combo HERE

Combo includes View & Do Diamond Shape, Stained Glass Diamonds Iris Pattern and discounted Technique DVD


Q: What is a stiletto?

I'm sure they aren't referring to high heels!

K: A stiletto is a sharp, pointed instrument that is used to ease and hold seams as they pass under the presser foot to keep them in place. Some people use a seam ripper although I have heard of people using a wooden meat skewer with great results. CLOVER makes a stiletto/awl that works wonderful as a stiletto, and is great as an awl to punch holes in leather and fabrics.


This Week In History....

March is.... National Music in our Schools Month
Mar 20, 1965 LBJ sends federal troops to Alabama
Mar 21, 1871 Stanley begins search for Livingstone
Mar 22, 1765 Stamp Act imposed on American colonies
Mar 23, 1839 OK enters national vernacular
Mar 24, 1989 Exxon Valdez runs aground
Mar 25, 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York City
Mar 26, 1979 Israel-Egyptian peace agreement signed

Strip Quilting Projects Books Mega Sale

Get Kaye's Strip Quilting Project Books 2-9 (minus Strip Quilting 6) as a set for $7.00 that is only 1 dollar a piece. These book's sell for 5.00 a piece. That is a savings of $28.00.


Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Summer Tote Pattern by Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs.

See the video HERE

Get the Summer Tote Pattern HERE


3-D By The Sea - Brand New!

This quilt pattern is an excellent showcase for a wonderful line of fabrics, North American Wildlife designed by Jodie Bergsma for Robert Kaufman. I love the three dimensional aspects of the borders. This pattern uses innovative piecing techniques and is suitable for intermediate quilters. The instructions are fully illustrated.

Get yours HERE!


Charity Quilts

I belong to a newly formed quilt guild and we have taken on the project of making quilts for chemo patients at a local cancer center I am in the search for orphan blocks that we could turn into beautiful quilts for these chemo patients they see about 1000 patients a year and we took 40 quilts the first round in dec and they are all gone and we are trying to get quilts to them about every other month but we need other peoples help with this the response that we have gotten from the nurses doctors and patients are just overwhelming any help would be appreciated. If you send me your email i will put you in a group to see the pictures as the quilts are finished and see what a difference this has made in someones life;

Thanks Linda

my email fromzstore@northstate.net


FR** Pattern

Portholes!

From Kaye's book, Strip Quilting Projects Book 8, Landscapes and Seascapes.

HERE

The link to the Portholes Pattern is 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

Check out Joan's Free Pattern featuring Fusible Applique On Vinyl

using the Iron On Vinyl on our blog

HERE

Creative Jacket Journey DVD In Our Clearance Pages

  • Design principles for creative sewing decisions
  • TWO techniques for flattering FIT
  • Logical sequence of design and stitching steps
  • When and where to stabilize edges
  • Embellishment ideas: how-to's, which to use, which to save for future projects
  • Edge, hem and neckline finishes
  • Bias properties utilized to full potential
  • What to do when you're stuck.
  • Taking control. . .letting and HEARING the fabric "TALK" to you!
Features Londa's Talking Patterns
Creative Jacket Journey - Two DVD's in case. 4 hrs, 46 mins of instruction in designing, fitting, constructing and embellishing 2 different jackets

Amish Quilt Trivia....

The Amish did not bring quilt-making to America. They learned it from their "English" neighbors.

Quilts are the third-largest source of income for the Amish, after farming and woodworking. Most Amish women quilt during the winter months, when gardening and farming chores have subsided.

Quilts are a traditional Amish wedding gift. Most women give each child at least one quilt to take to their new home.

When a family moves to a new Amish settlement, they may have to sell their quilts or store them away if they do not conform to the unwritten rules of the new church district.

Antique Amish quilts rarely if ever contain the depictive representations of everyday life commonly found in "traditional" American quilts. Clothing manufacturer, Esprit, founded by Amish quilt collector Doug Tompkins, was the only corporation to have it's own quilt curator.

The age of a quilt can be determined by what dyes were used to color the fabric. Early Amish quilt-makers used dyes from weeds, berries, and bark.


Show and Tell....

I've been trying to make this "Quarter Quilt" (Brick Path) using one of Kaye Wood's patterns for quite a while now. I was sure that I could whip it up in a weekend and if I hadn't been interrupted a kazillion times, I might have done it. But, I put the last stitches in the binding tonight, and voila! a new Quarter Quilt for the spare room.

It even matches the comforter quite nicely! Of course, the comforter will be coming off when the nice weather finally makes it's way to us.

The last QQ I made was flowery and I used a rose-red fabric and seeing as the spare room is most often used by my son, I thought it needed something a little more manly.

I loved how this pattern went together too, there's a 'twist' in the instructions, and I thought that was the most fun part but you'll have to order the pattern to find out what the twist is! The first pic is a close-up of the fabrics and the pattern; the 2nd is a pic of it on the bed.

Check out Jannette's blog, here: http://quiltingwithjannette.blogspot.com/

........Jannette

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


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


Have a great week, everyone,

Terrye and Kayla

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 3.13.13 - Chickadee Hollow Designs and the Frog Stitch!

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In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale Chickadee Hollow Designs patterns
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • Frog Stitch
  • This Week in History
  • YouTube
  • Curves For Cowards
  • Free Pattern
  • Bearding
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • Applique on Vinyl Tutoriall
  • Sweatshirt Transformations
  • Quiz Answers
  • Why to do a Burn Test
  • Quilting Events
  • A Question For You

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : I could whine on and on about the weather, but I'm sure you've heard enough of that. So I guess I'll do it anyway! As I write this, yes, it is snowing. As I write this, yes, I am tired of it. After last week's rain all of the previous snow has turned into a skating rink. This time of year I wonder if Mother Nature will ever relinquish her assault on those of us lucky enough to live up here in God's (frozen) country!


Chickadee Hollow Designs patterns are featured this week. Lots of cool new stuff from them and on our Check It Out Pages.....

Check out our SALE PAGE

Moose Point Lodge Pattern

Pattern Reg price $8.00

This week $10.00


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


Congratulations, Lucy and Glenda - you got your orders free last week!

This week, we'll pick another one. Tomorrow, Thursday, March 14, 2013 one lucky reader will get their order free!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Pine Country Table Topper and Table Charms

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Nana's Flower Garden Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Harvest Stars Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

God Bless America Banner Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Autumn Roses

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Cranberry Junction Tabletopper/Wallhanging Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

An Apple A Day Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Attic Roses Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale 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....

Xtenders Quilting Ruler and Template Enlarger

In Our Check It Out Section

April Holiday House Flower Shop Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Cottontale Rabbit Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Cabin Fever Paper Piecing Pattern (includes all the paper needed)

In Our Check It Out Section


Star Spangled Quilt Technique DVD

Regular price - $9.95

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

Watch Kaye easily combine 5, 6, and 8 pointed stars into this stunning Star Spangled Quilt.

Special Deal!!!

Buy the book, Everyone Can Quilt by Kaye and get the DVD fr**!!

Get the DVD HERE

Get the book and dvd combo HERE

 

Q: What is a "frogstitch" ?

K: This is a cute term, though I must say, not much fun! A frogstitch, as in rip-it, rip-it, rip-it, is when you have to undo a seam.


This Week In History....

March is.... National Craft Month YAY!!!!!
Mar 13, 1942 U.S. Army launches K-9 Corps
Mar 14, 1879 Albert Einstein born
Mar 15, 1965 Johnson calls for equal voting rights
Mar 16, 1802 U.S. Military Academy established
Mar 17, 461 Saint Patrick dies
Mar 18, 1852 Wells and Fargo start shipping and banking company
Mar 19, 2003 War in Iraq begins

Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is Sewing The Eyes on your Trio by Jeri Kelly.

5 part series from planning your Trio to finishing it, all on our youtube channel!

Get all of Jeri's Trio patterns HERE


Curves For Cowards Book - Brand New!

Be the Queen of Curves! Learn four techniques for creating curves with fabric. Seven quilt projects are offered too. Bonus: The book has a photo tutorial on Binding By Machine! This is the book that is the subject of my demonstrations for The Quilt Show. It shows photo step-outs for the binding by machine too! Full color, 48 page book with a pull-out pattern insert.

Get yours HERE!


FR** Pattern

Portholes!

From Kaye's book, Strip Quilting Projects Book 8, Landscapes and Seascapes.

HERE

The link to the Portholes Pattern is HERE


Q: I have heard the term, "bearding" so many times and still do not know what it means. Can you help?

K: Bearding is bits of the batting that are showing through the top and/or bottom layer of your quilt. This can often be avoided by buying a higher thread count fabric and using dark batting for darker fabrics. This is also usually associated with using synthetic batting.


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

Check out Joan's Free Pattern featuring Fusible Applique On Vinyl

using the Iron On Vinyl on our blog

HERE

Sweatshirt Transformations Book

This is SO not a sweatshirt!

2 Construction methods; use the whole sweatshirt intact or cut it up for yardage. Ruffles or ruching. Slashes of denim? What is your signature touch?

Includes full size patterns from sizes S-XXL

In Our Clearance Pages


New Quiz....

Congratulations Knitterlaurie! You've won last week's quiz. The answers are in red! Thanks everyone for playing....

1. What do the following have in common: Diamond in the Square, Bars, Center Square
  • Types of cookies
  • Amish Quilt Patterns
  • Square-Dancing Formations
  • All of the above
2. What do the following have in common: Charm Quilts, Scrap Quilts, Postage Stamp Quilts?
  • Popular quilt styles in the early 1900's
  • Patterns were obtained through mail order sources
  • Quilts used a wide variety of fabrics
  • Quilts were tied as opposed to quilted.
3. Which of the following is created by a series of fabric folds to create an origami-type pattern?
  • Attic Window
  • Cathedral Window
  • Doves in the Window
4. What are the following: Tapestry, Crewel, Upholstery, Quilting?
  • Types of yarn
  • Types of fabric
  • Types of needles
  • Types of scissors
5. What term does not belong?
  • Border
  • Prairie Point
  • Piping
  • Scallop
6. What are the following: Bodkin, Boot Spur, Emery Pouch?
  • Articles of clothing
  • Sewing tools
  • Quilting patterns
7. Where is "Quilt City, USA"?
  • Houston, TX
  • Lowell, MA
  • Kutztown, PA
  • Paducah, KY

Q: What is a burn test and why would you use it?

K: If you are not sure about your fabric, you can use a burn test to determine the type of fibers it is made up of. Just take a match and burn a sample of the fabric. When wool and cotton are burned, a gray smoke is emitted and an ash residue is left. Synthetic fibers will burn a black smoke and it might smell like burning plastic. Synthetic fibers will also leave a shiny black residue along the charred edges of the fabric.


Show and Tell....

I was asked to make this quilt for my daughter’s best friend. Her mom's mom had died and the fabric in this quilt was from all her "retirement home" polyester dresses. Almost all the fabrics had shades of purple or rose in it, they were butt ugly. When I finally got the dresses all cut apart and found enough pieces of fabric to make the squares, I assembled them together. There was one dress that was black & white and one that was green & white, and the rest were the purple tones. So I placed the black & white square in the centre of a nine patch and surrounded it with the purple tones. I then surrounded the blocks with a one inch border of the green and white dress fabric. By the time the quilt was put together we considered it so ugly that it was beautiful. I then backed it with a rose piece of fabric. When my daughter's girlfriend picked up the quilt, she burst into tears. Her gramma's name was Rose. She gave the quilt to her mom and it has a special place in their home, and lots of memories.
Bottom line, a very ugly quilt can hold more beauty than one could imagine.

........Maureen

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


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


A Question for You....

Last week we asked: How Do You Mark Your Fabrics

Here are the answers....

Chalk pencils and erasible pens were tops (pretty much a dead even)

and Soap!


Have a great week, everyone,

Terrye and Kayla

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 3.6.13 - March Themed Patterns are on Sale Plus Another Blog Tutorial!

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In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • On Sale - Sisters Common Threads and March Themed patterns
  • Kaye's Got A New Tool Coming - This Week!
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • And The Survey Says....
  • YouTube
  • Sunflower Swirl Pattern
  • Piecing Batting
  • Craftsy
  • Sew Lazy Interfacings
  • Applique on Vinyl Tutoriall
  • Big Trucks
  • TwinStar Mega Collection
  • New Quiz
  • How To Make Chenille
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events
  • A Question For You
  • This Week In History

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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : All the folks on my gardening and homesteading lists are talking about starting their seeds. And getting out into the gardens. And, and, and... <insert whine>. Not us here. Nope, the snow keeps on coming. As the weather does get a tad bit warmer, (still quite a bit below freezing), more snow comes. As the sun shines a bit higher in the sky every day, more snow comes. And as the light stays a bit longer every day, more snow comes. Sigh .....

You may have noticed that we were down from Friday until Monday. HUGE upgrades, updates and even HUGER (is that even a word?) frustration. But it's all done now.

And yes, I'm going to put a big pot of soup on the woodstove and let it simmer all day. Dinner's at 6.


Sisters Common Threads and March themed patterns are featured this week.

Check out our SALE PAGE

March Holiday House Irish Pub Pattern

This whole series is so much fun!

This series is designed to create beautiful monthly hangings for yourself or as gifts. The 12 Holiday House patterns will fit onto a 12" x 14" Wire Rack Tabletop stand. Each pattern includes complete and clear instructions with diagrams and a full sized positioning sheet for assembly. Every pattern includes a printed panel of the windows and details to make the quilt appear very intricate.

Pattern Reg price $12.00

This week $10.00

 

A special Thank You to all who participated in the "Do You Read It" contest.

Now for anyone who didn't? You don't read the whole newsletter. Tell me why not. (Please keep in mind we feature sale, new and clearance items to pay the bills!)

Tell me what you want to see more of, or less of HERE


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 due to our website issues, we didn't crown a free order winner, so this week, we will give away 2 free orders!

Here we go again! All orders ordered either over the internet or called in today, Wednesday 3.6. 2013 will go into a hat and we will pick out two 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 March 6, 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!

Of course we are featuring this little darling again, already a HUGE seller!

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

March Frog Pattern

Regular Price is $5.99

This week is $3.99

On Our Sale Page!

Pantry Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

It's Spring Again March Pattern

Regular Price is $5.99

This week is $3.99

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!

Kacey Hobo Style Tote Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Travel Hot Iron Tote and Ironing Pad Pattern

Regular Price is $12.00

Sale Price is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

Straddling Leprechaun Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale 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....

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!

Cabin Fever Quilt Pattern

Paper piecing! Includes pattern and all of the paper you will need.

In Our Check It Out Section

Confetti Paper Piecing Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Jewels of Spring Wallhanging/Tabletopper Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Pinwheel Squares Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section


Petal Play Cardinal 3-D Applique Technique DVD

Regular price - $9.95

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

Petal Play 3-D Applique!

Watch Joan as she introduces us to the world of Appli-bond with her stunning Cardinal pattern.

Get the DVD HERE

And the Survey Says....

Do you have a favorite quilting and sewing charity was our questions?

Your answers were all over the place (this is a good thing!)

  • Quilting Guild Charities were a number 1 by a long shot followed by (in order of popularities)
  • Church Charities
  • Hospice
  • Quilts of Valor
  • Make a Wish

Thanks for playing everyone!


Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is Making the Trio Part 2 by Jeri Kelly.

5 part series from planning your Trio to finishing it, all on our youtube channel!

Get all of Jeri's Trio patterns HERE


Sunflower Swirl Pattern - Brand New!

Dimensions: 14.5" x 14.5"

Get yours HERE!


Q: How do you piece batting together to make a long strip? Do you zigzag it together flat or use a seam?

K: I think you should overlap and then zig zag. You could butt them together but the zig zag stitch may not catch both edges. It is best to overlap.


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

Check out Joan's Free Pattern featuring Fusible Applique On Vinyl

using the Iron On Vinyl on our blog

HERE

Big Trucks Pattern

Here comes the big trucks!

The fire truck is rushing through the city, a semi is hauling produce from the farm, and an auto transport has just made it through the mountains. They're moving fast and working hard!

This colorful quilt is for truck fans of all ages.

The finished quilt is 42x61". All yardages are based on 40inch wide fabric.

Pattern includes detailed illustrated instructions, full-size templates and paper pieced blocks.

In Our Clearance Pages


Q: How do you trim a baby quilt with satin?

K: If you use a wide satin ribbon, fold the ribbon in half, lengthwise, wrong sides together and press. Encase the edge of the quilt inside the folded satin and topstitch.


TwinStar Mega 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
  • 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!

New Quiz....

You know the drill, send me your answers, HERE: terrye@kayewood.com

One person will win a free book or pattern.

1. What do the following have in common: Diamond in the Square, Bars, Center Square
  • Types of cookies
  • Amish Quilt Patterns
  • Square-Dancing Formations
  • All of the above
2. What do the following have in common: Charm Quilts, Scrap Quilts, Postage Stamp Quilts?
  • Popular quilt styles in the early 1900's
  • Patterns were obtained through mail order sources
  • Quilts used a wide variety of fabrics
  • Quilts were tied as opposed to quilted.
3. Which of the following is created by a series of fabric folds to create an origami-type pattern?
  • Attic Window
  • Cathedral Window
  • Doves in the Window
4. What are the following: Tapestry, Crewel, Upholstery, Quilting?
  • Types of yarn
  • Types of fabric
  • Types of needles
  • Types of scissors
5. What term does not belong?
  • Border
  • Prairie Point
  • Piping
  • Scallop
6. What are the following: Bodkin, Boot Spur, Emery Pouch?
  • Articles of clothing
  • Sewing tools
  • Quilting patterns
7. Where is "Quilt City, USA"?
  • Houston, TX
  • Lowell, MA
  • Kutztown, PA
  • Paducah, KY

Q: How do you make chenille?

K: You can do this in five easy steps.

  • Stack 6 pieces of fabric right sides up with the largest piece on the bottom.
  • Pin the fabric pieces together. With a ruler and a washable fabric marker, draw a diagonal line in the center
  • from corner to corner. Continue drawing diagonal lines 3/4" of an inch apart until you have marked the entire
  • square.
  • With a sewing machine, stitch along all of the marked diagonal lines.
  • Using a rotary cutter, cut the center of each row. (Do NOT cut the bottom piece)
  • Once all of the rows have been cut, machine wash and dry the fabric piece.

Show and Tell....

This quilt is a Madagascar print with green sashing and velvet cornerstones. It has freemotion topstitching. It was made for my great niece Suribrielle. She was born last September 2010........Jacqueline

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


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


A Question for You....

What do you use to mark your fabric? Click the link to respond and thanks for participating. Results will be in next weeks letter.

Send me an email HERE


This Week In History....

March is.... National Craft Month YAY!!!!!
Mar 06, 1899 Bayer patents aspirin
Mar 07, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone
Mar 08, 1917 February Revolution begins
Mar 09, 1959 Barbie makes her debut
Mar 10, 1959 Rebellion in Tibet
Mar 11, 1997 Paul McCartney knighted
Mar 12, 1933 FDR gives first fireside chat

Have a great week, everyone,

Terrye and Kayla