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
Go HERE for more info....
They're not that hard and Kaye shows you how in our YouTube Channel
Here's a free tip sheet on Kaye's easy way to do Y-Seams!
Q and A With Kaye....
Our church group had a hand pieced quilt top, machine quilted. The quilt top is about 2" squares and some of the fabric is not the best. We are now having trouble with wavy bindings. Any hints on how to fix this problem?
K: Cut the bindings on the straight of grain and sew with the binding on top. Make sure the binding is full as it is wrapped around. That should help with the problem.
Q: I am trying to find a way to print a drawing onto black fabric so I can stitch the drawing. Do you know of a method where I can actually draw, or print the design/picture on black fabric in white ink?
K: There are many quilting transfer pencils and chalks offered by Clover or Sulky to draw on fabrics. They come in white, silver and many other pastel colors. Most will brush or wash off. You should be able to pick one up at any quilt or craft store.
Q: Some of the fabric I have purchased for scrap quilts seems nice until it is laundered. Afterwards, it becomes real thin and flimsy. Should this be used in a quilt or would it be advisable to just count it as a learning experience. Would it help if I used a very thin stabilizer or interfacing? Any other ideas would be appreciated.
K: If this is meant to be a good quilt, I would chalk it up to experience. It will have no lasting power to it and when you wash it, there's a good chance it will become even more thin and flimsy. Plus, a thinner fabric like that does not hold stitches as well. If you are determined to use it, you could try spraying it with Magic Sizing. You can find it in the laundry aisle and will help your fabric have a little more "body" to it.