April 2013 - Posts

New in the Shop - Big Sky Quilt Pattern from Prairie Quilt Mercantile

Big Sky Quilt Pattern

from

Prairie Quilt Mercantile

We used soft browns, warm blues, and bright neutrals in this quilt to pay homage to our Canadian mountain landscapes and big open skies. Pair scrappy blocks with yardage for alternating blocks and border.

Prairie Quilt Mercantile is our newest designer.

"We're not just quilters, we are artists. Fabrics are our medium. At what point as an artist do you leave "paint by number" behind, and progress into experimenting and truly "playing" with our fabrics? If you're going to buy a house, are you going to choose one that looks the same as every other house on the street? Absolutely not! You want the one with the cute shutters, or the inviting door, or the charming porch light. Can we not quilt this way? Of course we can! It just takes a little confidence, and a little faith (and a scrappy loving friend) , and after you make your first scrappy quilt, you just might find that you've graduated, changed, grown."

Go HERE to order this beautiful quilt!


Copyright 2013, KayeWood.com

1-800-248-5293

http://www.kayewood.com

New Free Pattern From Kaye- Looking Through The Windows

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Quilting the Kaye Wood Way

It’s the technique that makes it easy!

Looking Through the Windows

 

A scene (fabric or embroidery) is fussy-cut and viewed through an octagon shaped window.

Size: 33" x 44" without borders

Supplies:Fussy-cut or embroideries enough for 12 8" octagons.accent Strips red ¼ yd green ¼ yd 1st border strips red block ¼ yd green block ¼ yd 2nd border strips red block ¼ yd green block ¼ yd Corners beige View & Do™ Octagon Shapes Starnaker™ 8 Master Template
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Center the fabric design or embroidery inside the opening of the 8” Octagon View & Do™ shape. Rotary cut around the outside.Want a larger octagon? Use one of the XTender® to trace a new cutting line for a 9" to an 11" size octagon.
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Accent Strip:Cut a 1" wide strip.Fold the strip in half lengthwise, wrong sides together. Use Kaye’s QuickFold technique to do this quickly. Stitch at ¼" the raw edges of this folded strip to one side of the fabric octagon. Trim the accent strip even with the outside edges of the Octagon Shape. Continue adding the accent strip to each side of the octagon.
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First Border Strip:Sew a 1¼" wide strip to 1 side of the octagon. Press the seamallowances toward the strip and away from the octagon.Line up the outside edges of the fabric octagon with the outside edges of the Starmaker™ 8 Master Template. Cut the ends of the strip. Sew a strip to every other side of the fabric octagon; press and trim. Sew a 1¼" strip from the same fabric to the other 4 sides of the octagon. Press; trim the ends using the Starmaker 8.
Second border:Sew a 1¼” strip to the 4 sides with the shortest 1st border strips.Press the seam allowances toward the 2nd border. Trim the ends using the Starmaker 8. Sew a 1¼” strip to the other 4 sides of the octagon. Press; trim the ends using the Starmaker 8.
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Corners.Cut 30 5" squares (2 for each block).Cut each square diagonally to get two triangles. Sew one triangle to each upper and lower corner. Press the seam allowances toward the corner.
Trim the corners by lining up the outside edges of the Starmaker 8 with the outside edges of the octagon.
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Sew the blocks together into rows, alternating colors.Sew the rows together.Add borders as desired.

Free quilting videos www.youtube.com/ user/kayewood Free quilting tips www.kayewood.com Great ideas to use for demos and classes!

Copyright 2013, KayeWood.com 1-800-248-5293 http://www.kayewood.com

Cardinals, Wreaths and Pine Cones This Week on our YouTube Channel!

Petal Play Cardinal Technique DVD

Regular Price - $12.00

This week (4.24.13 - 5.3.13) - $5.00

Today on Kaye Wood's YouTube Channel

Petal Play Cardinal and Straw Wreath With Pine Cones

Whether you are a beginning quilter or an expert in appliqué, Joan Shay with her 3-D Appli-bond technique, will allow you to add realistic, three-dimensional appliqué to your quilts. This technique allows you to create dimension, without turning any edges.

See the Cardinal technique HERE

See the Straw Wreath With Pine Cones technique HERE

The Cardinal Pattern is HERE

The Straw Wreath With Pine Cones Pattern is HERE

The Cardinal DVD is HERE

The Straw Wreath With Pine Cones DVD is HERE

Straw Wreath With Pine Cones Technique DVD

Regular Price - $12.00

This week (4.24.13 - 5.3.13) - $5.00


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


KayeWood.com Week of 4.24.13 - Petal Play FR** Templates plus a new FR** Pattern!

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In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • Free Petal Play Templates with Petal Play Patterns purchased
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • Notice
  • This Week in History
  • You Tube
  • Bow and Go Bag and Flip Flop Patterns
  • Arizona Quilters
  • Craftsy
  • Q and A With Kaye
  • Australian Cruise
  • Q andA With Kaye
  • New FR** Pattern - Looking Through The Windows
  • Creative Jacket Journey
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events
  • Wordscramble

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : Woke up to snow again. Yeah, I'm totally over it. I want to get my hands in the dirt. I want to walk barefoot through the mud after a rain and pick up worms for fishing. I want to sit out on my back deck in a tank top and shorts and soak up the long awaited sun. It's coming, I know, it will be here soon.


This week's sale is a bit different. They're not on the sale page, but here goes.

Almost all of Joan Shay of Petal Play's patterns use templates, so this week, whenever you order a Petal Play Pattern, you get the template(s) FR**!! Most take only one template, so that one is free, but the ones that use 2 or more templates? Yup, they're free too! Buy a pattern, get the template(s) FR**!

Go HERE for all of Joan's patterns and templates.

Lots of cool new stuff on our Check It Out Pages too!

Check out our SALE PAGE

Goldfinch and Thistles Pattern

Free template included


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

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


Wow! Last week we sent two FR** patterns to Linda in Arizona. Congratulations, Linda, you got your order free this week.

This week, we'll pick another one. Today, Thursday, April 25, 2013 one lucky customer will get their order free!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

All Joan Shay Patterns include the templates needed, FR**!!

Loon and Water Lilies Pattern

HERE

Monarch Butterflies Pattern

HERE

Dragonflies Pattern

HERE

Wisteria Pattern

HERE

Tiger Lily Pattern

HERE

Pansy Pattern

HERE

Magnolia Pattern

HERE

Daisy Pattern

HERE

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


New In The Shop....

Sunny Flannie Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Wildflowers and Windmills Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Periwinkles in Bloom Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Stop and Smell the Tulips Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Petal Play Cardinal Technique DVD

Regular price - $12.00

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVDs of the Week....

Watch Kaye and Joan Shay of Petal Play demonstrate Joan's Appli-Bond technique, and then use it to create any of the items in our special Petal Play Sale!

Get the DVD on sale for only $5.00 HERE

Get the Patterns and FR** Templates HERE

Straw Wreath With Pinecones Technique DVD

Regular price - $12.00

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!


Notice....

If you've sent in events to be posted or show and tell items and don't see them yet, we will get to them. We're working on rolling out a brand new site hopefully in the next few weeks and then we'll add all of your new stuff!

This Week In History....

April is.....National Parkinson's Awareness Month (dedicated to my Dad!)
Apr 24, 1916 Easter Rebellion begins
Apr 25, 1983 Andropov writes to U.S. student
Apr 26, 1954 Polio vaccine trials begin
Apr 27, 4977 B.C. Universe is created, according to Kepler
Apr 28, 1945 Benito Mussolini executed
Apr 29, 2004 World War II monument opens in Washington, D.C.
Apr 30, 1945 Adolf Hitler commits suicide

Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Flying Geese and More by Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs.

See the video HERE


Bow and Go Patterns - Brand New!

Bag size - 14" wide x 10" tall x 8" deep The bag sports a very happy bow and four inside pockets. Add a pair of purchased handles and you are ready to go!

Use leftover material from your Bow n Go Bag or make a fabric foot bed. Glue to a new or used pair of flip flops

Get yours HERE!


Attention Arizona Quilters....

"Anybody in the Arizona area interested in learing how piece one of Kaye's patterns?

I am having a quilt class this next Friday, April 26, 2013 here at my house.

Drop me a message and I'll send you a link with all of the information!

Sharon Voorhies slv1056@hotmail.com


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!


New Quilting Cruise To Australia!

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
2014 Land Tour/Cruise to Australia and New Zealand
January 17, 2014 — February 4, 2014

Quilters Get out your Bucket List.
If you always dreamed of going to Australia, this is your chance.
And you get to go with fellow quilters. It doesn't get any better than that.

7-Day Land Tour and 11 Night Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Voyageur of the Sea

For more information about the Land Tour/Cruise, contact Carillon at Panda Travel
602-943-3383 or 800-447-2632 email Vacations@pandatravel.com


Q and A From Kaye....

Q: What kind of pen do you use to autograph a quilt?

K: I always use a pigma pen, available in most arts and crafts stores.

A pigma pen features waterproof, quick drying pigmented inks, that will not bleed through the thinnest of papers, or fabrics. Once the ink dries, it is smear proof, permanent and fade resistant even under sun light or UV light. Plus the tips do not dry out like most technical pens. When I went online and put "pigma pen", in the search engine, a number of places to purchase them came up. One retail store was Target, some quilt shops and a lot of arts and crafts places. You might want to consider ordering them online if you cannot find a local merchant that carries them.

Q: Any suggestions on what to do with very old, hand sewn quilted blocks?

K: Make sure you show them off! Either mount them in a frame or put them in between two layers of glass and display them on a stand.

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.


New Free Pattern....

Looking Through The Windows

HERE

A scene (fabric or embroidery) is fussy-cut and viewed through an octagon shaped window.

Creative Jacket Journey DVD In Our Clearance Pages

Regular Price was $30.00, On Sale For $19.00

  • 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

Show and Tell....

I have been a "wannabe" quilter for about 35 years and finally completed my first quilt for my 82 year old Mom. I have done lots of hand quilting, mostly around panels, but had never cut, sewed, sandwiched and completed a quilt from scratch. I started this in January for Mother's Day, thinking I had plenty of time. We own a resort on Kentucky Lake and I just couldn't get all the piecing, applique and quilting done in time. I finished it in August and named it "Expression of Love". It is totally machine pieced and quilted. I used a couple of decorative stitches and my embroidery machine to do the label. I even used my budding free-hand quilting skills from a class I took in July. Mom loved her quilt and I am so glad to give it to her, knowing she will cherish it as much as I do her! I will be doing lots more quilting eventually. This is a picture of my Mom and me on the day I gave her the quilt. It is a 50" by 50" lap quilt for her blue and yellow lake room.

........Marilyn

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


Answers To Last Week'sWordscramble....

Most of you didn't get #2, but I sent you the pattern anyway, thanks everyone for playing!

Week 3

1) hwtpkraco - patchwork

2) eebragah - bagheera

3) iectnhtys - synthetic

4) mtpeltea - template

5) zeeerrdicm - mercerized

6) doebsmse - embossed

7) eonvw - woven

8) nyroa -rayon

9) ndrogic - cording

10) lcaietrymsm - symmetrical


Have a great week, everyone!

Terrye and Kayla

KayeWood.com Quilting and Sewing Week of 4.18.13 Back Porch Designs and Q and A With Kaye!

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In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • Select Patterns, Books and Rulers On Sale This Week
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • Notice
  • This Week in History
  • You Tube
  • Shadow Song
  • TwinStar Mega Blowout
  • Craftsy
  • Q and A With Kaye
  • Australian Cruise
  • Kaye's Quilting Friends TShirts
  • Lazy Girl Interfacings
  • FR** Pattern
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events
  • Wordscramble

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

"Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is waiting for the dandelions so she can make wine.....Follow us!



We're on Pinterest Now!

Check out Chickadee Hollow Designs on our Pinterest Site

HERE


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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : Our hearts are saddened by the recent events in Boson and now Texas. Terrible, terrible things. You just have to wonder what is wrong with some people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these tragedies.


Selected Back Porch Designs Patterns, Books and Rulers are on sale this week.

Lots of cool new stuff on our Check It Out Pages too!

Check out our SALE PAGE

Adalynn's Garden Pattern

Super simple curved cutting with the 7" Crazy Curves template (sold separately) and quick curved sewing. It really is easy. Includes instructions to adjust this quilt to make it queen size

Pattern Reg price $9.00

This week $6.99


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

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


Wow! Last week we sent a FR** pattern and Starmaker Template to Carol in Australia. Congratulations, Carol, you got your order free this week.

This week, we'll pick another one. Today, Thursday, April 1, 2013 one lucky customer will get their order free!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Addison's Star Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Many Paths Pattern

Regular Price is $14.00

This week is $11.99

On Our Sale Page!

Only Nine Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $5.99

On Our Sale Page!

Moon In The Window Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $5.99

On Our Sale Page!

Fan Dance Pattern

Regular Price is $14.00

Sale Price is $10.99

On Our Sale Page!

8" Rainbow Block Template

Regular Price is $24.95

Sale Price is $21.99

On Our Sale Page!

Purple Dawn Pattern

Regular Price is $14.00

Sale Price is $11.99

On Our Sale Page!

Crazy Curves 7" Template

Regular Price is $17.95

Sale Price is $15.99

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....

Happy Harvest Book

In Our Check It Out Section

Remember Me Pansy Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Lollipop Bags Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Tankini Tablerunner Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Trees With Ease Technique DVD

Regular price - $12.00

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

Kaye as she creates this gorgeous Pine Tree quilt. Trees With Ease, using Kaye's Starmaker 6 Master Template.

Combine all your favorite similar color fabrics from your scraps or fat quarters to create this stunning quilt! Separate your dark, medium and lights for greater effect. The darker fabrics become the upright trees, the lighter fabric becomes the background or upside down trees. Easy to sew with no seams to match. Uses the Starmaker 6 tool (sold separately).

Sizes: Placemats, Wallhanging, Small and Large Quilts

Get the DVD on sale for only $5.00 HERE

Get the Trees With Ease Pattern on sale for less than 1/2 price HERE

Get the Starmaker 6 Master Template for 1/2 price HERE


Notice....

If you've sent in events to be posted or show and tell items and don't see them yet, we will get to them. We're working on rolling out a brand new site hopefully in the next few weeks and then we'll add all of your new stuff!

This Week In History....

April is.....National Parkinson's Awareness Month (dedicated to my Dad!)
Apr 17, 1970 Apollo 13 returns to Earth
Apr 18, 1906 The Great San Francisco Earthquake
Apr 19, 1897 First Boston Marathon held
Apr 20, 1980 Castro announces Mariel Boatlift
Apr 21, 753 B.C. Rome founded
Apr 22, 1970 The first Earth Day
Apr 23, 1564 William Shakespeare born

Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Flying Geese and More by Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs.

See the video HERE


Shadow Song Quilt Pattern - Brand New!

These super simple blocks have "floating points" so they will turn out great every time. Perfect for florals, batiks, civil war, 30's and more. lap, twin, full/queen, king.

Get yours HERE!


TwinStar Mega Blowout Sale!

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.
  • TwinStar Technique DVD
All in all there are 7 patterns and 2 books in this collection, PLUS the TwinStar Technique DVD. They are sure to sell out fast at this price, so hurry!

Regular Clearance Price is $30.00 Final Clearance Price is $15.00

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 know what a walking foot for my sewing machine is, however I have never heard of a rolling foot. What is it and is it used for anything besides sewing in the ditch?

A: A rolling foot is an alternative to an Ultraglide Foot. People use it for more control and less friction when sewing on imitation leather, vinyl, elastic, and velvet.

Q: I had to move and all my material is packed away in boxes. Some of them I put in storage, in HOT Texas weather. I didn't get climate controlled storage. So my question is, will it hurt the material to stay packed away in boxes, whether in the heat or not, for a long period of time?

A: As long as the fabric is dry, it shouldn't cause a problem. Don't store it in plastic, as it can't breathe. Pillowcases are good, as are sheets, or even boxes. It will be like Christmas for you when you finally get it all unpacked!


New Quilting Cruise To Australia!

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
2014 Land Tour/Cruise to Australia and New Zealand
January 17, 2014 — February 4, 2014

Quilters Get out your Bucket List.
If you always dreamed of going to Australia, this is your chance.
And you get to go with fellow quilters. It doesn't get any better than that.

7-Day Land Tour and 11 Night Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Voyageur of the Sea

For more information about the Land Tour/Cruise, contact Carillon at Panda Travel
602-943-3383 or 800-447-2632 email Vacations@pandatravel.com


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


Show and Tell....

This was my first quilt I ever made. My daughter loves cats. I wanted to make this for her when she was a little girl. I was afraid to try quilting. I made it and she is now 30 years old. What took me so long? lol.

........Brenda

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


Another Wordscramble....

1st 10 people to send me the correct answers will win an epattern.

Week 3

1) hwtpkraco

2) eebragah

3) iectnhtys

4) mtpeltea

5) zeeerrdicm

6) doebsmse

7) eonvw

8) nyroa

9) ndrogic

10) lcaietrymsm

mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=wordscramble


Have a great week, everyone!

Terrye and Kayla

Kaye's Going To Australia! You Can Come Too!!

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
2014 Land Tour/Cruise to Australia and New Zealand
January 17, 2014 — February 4, 2014

Quilters Get out your Bucket List.
If you always dreamed of going to Australia, this is your chance.
And you get to go with fellow quilters. It doesn’t get any better than that.

7-Day Land Tour

Land tour includes all hotels, several meals, all tours, flights within Australia.
Jan 17-19 Sydney, Australia
Jan 20 Fly to Ayers Rock
Jan 21 Fly to Cairns
Jan 22 Great Barrier Reef
Jan 23 Kuranda

11-Nite Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Voyageur of the Sea

Jan 24 Sydney Ship departs at 9:00 pm
Jan 25 At sea (quilting classes)
Jan 26 At sea (quilting classes)
Jan 27 At sea (quilting classes)
Jan 28 Picton, New Zealand 8am - 6pm
Jan 29 Wellington, New Zealand 8am - 6pm
Jan 30 Christchurch, New Zealand 8am - 6pm
Jan 31 Dunedin, New Zealand 8am - 6pm
Feb 1 Dusky Sound, New Zealand 8am - 9am
Doubtful Sound New Zealand 11:30am - 1pm
Milford Sound New Zealand 4:30pm - 6pm
Feb 2 At sea (quilting classes)
Feb 3 At sea (quilting classes)
Feb 4 Sydney Arrives at 6 am

Total Price starts at $7850 per person double occupancy.

Includes the round trip airfare from Los Angeles to Sydney, the 7-day land tour (with some meals) flights within Australia, the 11-night cruise and all quilting classes, and government fees.

NOT included are gratuities, the airfare between your city and Los Angeles, and travel insurance, which can be purchased from Panda Travel.

Quilting classes, lectures, and sharing events, led by Kaye Wood and Mary Korpal will be held while we are at sea. All sewing supplies are furnished, including sewing machines provided by Janome.

For more information about the Land Tour/Cruise, contact Carillon at Panda Travel
602-943-3383 or 800-447-2632 email Vacations@pandatravel.com

 

 

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 4.10.13 - Phillips Fiber Arts, Quilt Storage and Mothproofing

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In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • Select Patterns, Books and Rulers On Sale This Week
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • Notice
  • This Week in History
  • You Tube
  • How To Protect Quilts From Moths
  • Bats In The Rug
  • Charity Quilts
  • Craftsy
  • Word Scrambles Answers
  • 3-D Quilts
  • Lazy Girl Interfacings
  • FR** Pattern
  • Show and Tell
  • Quilting Events
  • Question on Quilt Preservation

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

"Pitter Patches", our Twitter Bird is waiting for the dandelions so she can make wine.....Follow us!



We're on Pinterest Now!

Check out Chickadee Hollow Designs on our Pinterest Site

HERE


Questions? Email Us!


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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : I am really OVER the cold and damp. It's been raining for 3 days and it's just above freezing. Tonight through Friday we're supposed to get rain with temps below freezing. That's never a good thing. But tonight is our sewing group so a temporary reprieve will be had! As for the rain, I look at it this way, it washes the salt off the roads so I can ride my bike!


Selected Phillips Fiber Arts Patterns and Rulers are on sale this week.

And, we've added to our "hurt" items.

Lots of cool new stuff Check It Out Pages too!

Check out our SALE PAGE

Midnight Flight Pattern

This 10 degree wedge pattern has two variations that use both ten degree extensions. Make a 70" circle or a 54" square from only one fabric! It's a great way to focus on any fabric that grades from selvage to selvage.

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


Wow! Last week we sent a FR** pattern, the Bailey Island Tote to Nebraska! Congratulations, Marie, you got your order free this week.

This week, we'll pick another one. Tomorrow, Thursday, April 11, 2013 one lucky customer will get their order free!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

Quilts Without Corners Book

Regular Price is $22.48

This week is $19.95

On Our Sale Page!

Celestial Circle Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Bargello Color Wheel Pattern and Template

Regular Price is $12.48

This week is $8.00

On Our Sale Page!

New York Beauty Book

Regular Price is $14.98

This week is $12.00

On Our Sale Page!

Bronze Mosaic Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

Sale Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Star Sapphire Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

Sale Price is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Jewel Box Gems 5 and 10 Rulers

Regular Price is $19.98

Sale Price is $17.00

On Our Sale Page!

Sundial Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

Sale Price is $7.00

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....

Bali Briefcase Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Bow & Go Bag Pattern and Flip Flops Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Cindy's Casserole Carrier Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Dufflettes Duffle Pattern in 3 Sizes

In Our Check It Out Section

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Technique DVD

Regular price - $12.00

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

Watch Charlotte use 25 fat quarters as accents to make this quilt spectacular.

Get the DVD on sale for only $5.00 HERE

Get the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Pattern on sale for only 6.00 HERE


Notice....

If you've sent in events to be posted or show and tell items and don't see them yet, we will get to them. We're working on rolling out a brand new site hopefully in the next few weeks and then we'll add all of your new stuff!

This Week In History....

April is.....National Pet Month
Apr 10, 1866 ASPCA is founded
Apr 11, 1814 Napoleon exiled to Elba
Apr 12, 1861 The Civil War begins
Apr 13, 1997 Tiger Woods wins first major
Apr 14, 1865 Lincoln is shot
Apr 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier
Apr 16, 1943 Hallucinogenic effects of LSD discovered

Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Spinning Diamonds Technique by Kaye Wood.

See the video HERE


Q: Do you know of any natural way to protect my quilts from moths?

K: I have heard that the herb southernwood, is a natural way to keep moths away. Maybe your local herb store would have some.


Bats in the Rug Pattern - Brand New!

Size - 22" x 37" Use up that leftover batting! Cut it into 2 1/2" strips and layer it on fabric strips to create a really cool scatter rug!!

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!


Answers to the Last 2 Word Scrambles....Thanks to everyone who played!

  • asymmetrical
  • textile
  • binding
  • sateen
  • jacquard
  • percale
  • embroidery
  • fabric
  • seersucker
  • taffeta
  • needles
  • applique
  • mola
  • cotton
  • mitered
  • broadcloth
  • stippled
  • polyester
  • thread
  • counterpane

Hey, Kaye? What Are 3-D quilts?

Quilts can be considered 3-D because they are or because they appear to be.
Quilts can have the added dimension by having pieces that extend above the surface of the quilt, or the quilt can appear to be 3-D because of the way the colors are used (3-D look).

Pieces that extend above the surface of the quilt can be appliqued or pieced.

Applique pieces need to be finished by facing the piece with another fabric or by leaving the edges raw. These pieces extend (the edges are not sewn down). For instance with a flower, the center might be sewn to the quilt, but the leaves and/or flowers might be only attached at the stem. I have used this 3-D applique technique in my patterns "Stained Glass Diamonds", "Life in the Meadow", and "Tumbling Winds".

Pieced 3-D can be accomplished by folding the fabric and inserting the raw edges into the seam lines. The fold would extend above the quilt. A square folded diagonally might be used in pinwheel designs, such as my pattern, "Pinwheel Squares" and "Floral Stars".

3-D Look Quilt

Often, this look can be accomplished with the use of color and the arrangement of color. When you think you can look into a quilt, it is usually the color arrangement that does that. For instance, in my pattern "Stacking My Blocks", the dark, medium and light colored fabrics give a -D look. In "Braided Table Runners" and "A-maze-ing", it is the arrangement of dark to light shades. In "Chrysanthemum", the medium and light fabrics make each piece of Dresden Plate seem to fold.


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


Show and Tell....

I just finished this for my great grand daughter. (first girl, have one gr grandson a year old)
She will enter this world the first part of Oct.

........Eileen

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

Here are more answers:

Jacquelyn would use a plastic report cover.

Connie would frame them for all to enjoy.

Gloria: If i love those quilt squares I would take them to a hobby store and have them framed with the date. That way she could look at them all the time, and when it it time for them to be pass down the next person could enjoy them hanging on there wall and think of the the last person that took care of them.

Sue suggests contacting someone at a quilt museum that has the actual hands-on knowledge of how best to do this and ask for their information and guidance.

Annette: Maybe fuse a light weight muslin on the back of the blocks and transparent illusion on the top. Sew the blocks together, choose a backing and tie instead of quilting. This should stabilize it to be enjoyed for many years.

Maurine: thinking of the acid in things that could ruin old quilts/squares. I wonder instead of report covers if going to the pages for a scrapbook would be safer?

Sandy says; "There is a special quilt or fabric netting that used to be available that can be gently stitched over the fragile cloth. I haven't bought any for years though. Please don't store fabric in plastic as the humidity may cause mold. Write to the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC or your favorite local museum for specific advice."

Thanks everyone for your awesome suggestions!


Have a great week, everyone!

Terrye and Kayla

Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 4.3.13 - Far Flung Quilts and Aunties Two!

Can't Read This In Your Email? Click HERE for the Real Deal!

In This Issue....

  • Today at the Cabin
  • Far Flung Quilts and Aunties Two On Sale This Week
  • What's New in The Shop
  • DVD of the Week
  • Notice
  • VHS Sale
  • This Week in History
  • You Tube
  • Reverse Applique
  • Get Away Bag
  • Charity Quilts
  • Craftsy
  • Word Scramble
  • Lazy Girl Interfacings
  • FR** Pattern
  • Gathered Dust Ruffle
  • Washable Marker
  • Quilting Events
  • Question on Quilt Preservation

Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
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Hi Quilters!

Today at the Cabin : Well, it's still cold, but a lot of the snow is gone. The chickens have been let out of the coop and are happily scratching at the frozen ground. Where last week was snow, now there's quite a bit of dirt showing. Lots of piles of leaves for them to scratch around in and they are happy, happy, happy. The eggs these gals lay are so good (and healthy and nutritious too), way better than the store bought variety!


This week we are featuring a lot of our patterns by Far Flung Quilts. Also, a new designer in our shop, Aunties Two is on sale.

Also we've got quite a few "HURT" items that are in serious need of a good home. These are items that are fine, but the packaging is misprinted, ripped or torn.

Lots of cool new stuff Check It Out Pages too!

Check out our SALE PAGE

Saturday Shopper Tote Pattern

Big Bag - 18" x 18" x 6" Great big bag to take shopping anywhere! Features four inside and outside slash pockets for ease of access, two side pockets great for water bottles. Sturdy handles lets you fill it to the brim!

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


Wow! Last week we sent a FR** Starmaker Master Template Set AND View & Do Shapes Set to Finland!

This week, we'll pick another one. Tomorrow, Thursday, April 4, 2013 one lucky reader will get their order free!


What's On Sale....

All this and MORE on our Sale Page!

The Danforth Bag Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

This week is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Up A Lazy River Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Braids on Parade Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Pinwheel Squares Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

This week is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Gems and Jewels Tablerunner Pattern

Regular Price is $8.00

Sale Price is $6.00

On Our Sale Page!

Nova Queen Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

Sale Price is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Double Dip Quilt Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

Sale Price is $7.00

On Our Sale Page!

Bailey Island Hobo Tote Pattern

Regular Price is $9.00

Sale Price is $7.00

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....

Winter Warm Up Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Stop and Smell The Tulips Quilt Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Table Attire Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Soft Pockets Bag Pattern

In Our Check It Out Section

Rings and Things Technique DVD

Regular price - $12.00

This week - $5.00 in our Sale Pages!

DVD of the Week....

DVD featuring Kaye Wood and Carolyn Griffin of Far Flung Quilts demonstrating Rings and Things Technique.

Get the DVD on sale for only $5.00 HERE

Get the Rings and Things Pattern on sale for only 6.00 HERE


Notice....

If you've sent in events to be posted or show and tell items and don't see them yet, we will get to them. We're working on rolling out a brand new site hopefully in the next few weeks and then we'll add all of your new stuff!

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

Note - First Come First Served, No Returns! Once they're gone, they're gone!

Regular price is $18.00, On Final Clearance for $3.00 each!

On Our Sale page

HERE


This Week In History....

April is.....National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Apr 03, 1860- Pony Express debuts
Apr 04, 1968 - Dr. King is assassinated
Apr 05, 1614 - Pocahontas marries John Rolfe
Apr 06, 1896 - First modern Olympic Games
Apr 07, 1994 - Civil war erupts in Rwanda
Apr 08, 1974 Aaron sets new home run record
Apr 09, 1865 Robert E. Lee surrenders

Kaye's on YouTube....

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

Shown here is the Flying Geese Techniques from Lazy Girl Designs.

See the video HERE


Q: I am working on a project using a reverse applique technique.

When the appliques are complete, I am finding it difficult to get all the paper off the back. Is there a real long term problem with allowing the paper to stay in there? Obviously it will not show once the batting and backing are attached to my block.

K: I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem to leave the paper on. There are quite a few older quilts that I know of that still have paper in them. But if you are sewing the paper on, you might try using freezer paper and ironing it on instead.


Get Away Bag Pattern - Brand New!

Super-sized Bag 20" wide x 18" tall x 8" deep Going away for the weekend? Grab your bag and fill it with all the necessities! Also, perfectly sized to carry your sewing machine and most of your supplies to your quilting getaway.

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!


New Word Scramble....

1st 10 people to answer this correctly get a free epattern!If you entered last week and didn't get your pattern, try again!

1) sledene

2)uipaeqlp

3) alom

4) tnotoc

5) retiedm

6) doaolthcrb

7) pipltse

8) esyortelp

9) rtahde

10) nuctorenpea

mailto:terrye@kayewood.com?subject=wordscramble


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


Show and Tell....

Hexagon table topper from your Seasonal Wall hanging pattern.

........Lisa

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


Q: I used a washable marker and when I put my quilt in the washer, it still had marks on it....

Is it too late to try to do anything besides sew some decorative stitches on it, or should I start a new block that took hours to embroider. Hope you can help.

K: I have heard but never tried myself, that hairspray is wonderful for getting ink out. You spray it on, then rinse in cold water. Repeat as necessary. People have assured me this is a fool proof method.


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

Here are some of the answers:

Jacquelyn would use a plastic report cover.

Connie would frame them for all to enjoy.

Anyone else? What would you do?


Have a great week, everyone!

Terrye and Kayla