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

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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

Published Wed, Mar 13 2013 12:42 PM by Kaye Wood