Kaye Wood's Quilting Newsletter
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Hey everyone! I don't know if you noticed, other than by the mail
not showing up, but Monday was President's Day. I'm not sure if this
means a lot to a lot of people, but I was reading through a list of
our past President's, and to tell the truth, some I just didn't
remember from my schooling days. So, in honor of the men who have
led our country, in good times and in bad, I'm going to trickle in a
few of their quotes throughout the letter. Some are really quite
inspiring. Take care, enjoy and have a great week!
"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction."
John F. Kennedy
Check It Out!
Mountain Springtime from Colorado Quilt Designs!
Fat quarters, flowers and fun, are all you need to make this
beautiful Mountain Springtime quilt! Guaranteed to perk up any place
you put it, this beautiful quilt pattern comes with complete
instructions for 2 different sized quilts. (71" x 71" or 83" x 83")
Also included are the paper templates for the flower applique'. So
bust out them fat quarters and burst into spring, with the Mountain
"Do I not destroy my enemies, when I make them my friends?" Abraham
What's On Sale?
Last week for 99 cent s/h on Twisted Sister!
(US and Canada only)
If you're looking for a quilt that's fun but unique, Ami Simms has
the pattern for you! Twisted Sisters might look -complicated, but
goes together quickly and easily. With complete step-by-step
instructions, rotary template for precision cutting and piecing, and
8 different step-by-step variations, your success is guaranteed! Use
fat quarters, scraps or yard lengths, the choice is yours, but the
hardest part will be stopping with just one! So break out of the
norm and get a little twisted with Ami Simms, Twisted Sisters!
"When you are in any contest you should work as if there were - to
the very last minute - a chance to lose it." Dwight D. Eisenhower
The month is winding down! Have you gotten your heart patterns yet?
Valentine's Day is over but it doesn't mean you can't enjoy hearts!
There's just a little time left to get Kaye's heart patterns on
special! All you do is buy 1 and you can get another for half price!
These patterns go hand in hand with Kaye's View & Do Heart template
and come with instructions for wallhangings all the way up to king
sized bed quilts! Plus, you know with Kaye's fantastic tips and
techniques, your project will go effortlessly! So share the love, or
maybe a pattern or two! Now is a great time to get the ones you
don't have yet, when you buy 1 and get another 1/2 off!
"Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out
for yourself by looking out for your country." Calvin Coolidge
Share With Us!
Do you have a special little tip that has worked for you, that you'd
like to share? We are always open to new things and would like to
hear about them. Just e-mail it to me at the address below and it
will find a place in our newsletter!
1) I make and sell baby quilts. I tie them in each square, where the
4 corners meet, with 2 strands of yarn. I was first doing this by
making a hole with a thin awl, knowing this wasn't good for making
holes in the fibers. So I started thinking about it and found a way
that's faster and so much easier. I place the corners of each square
section under my pressure foot, and then set my machine to "sew on
button". I place the 2 strands of yarn under my pressure foot onto
the finished blanket top, twisting the yarn in the center, so the
needle jumps over the yarn, securing it to the squares intersection.
I then cut my yarn, leaving a 3-4 inch tail, tie them in a double
knot, then cut the tails of the yarn off. This is so much better and
solid too. Washing the blankets does not make the yarn ties come
off. I love your email news letter, a lot of great ideas. Thanks,
2) I am interested in any tips people have, for getting out smoke
smell from a house fire. The fabric is just fine but smells bad. So
far the only tip I am aware of is to store them in a cupboard, with
an open container of baking soda. Kenna H., Utah
3) One must be very careful about using a color catcher sheet in
your washer. It does catch the color that fades out, but it also
removes color from your fabric. I would not use it unless it is
absolutely necessary. It can dull colors. I've done it! J.
4) I've experienced warped cutting mats too, when they've been left
in a warm place. My husband was able to straighten the worst one,
but several months later I discovered that the grid lines were no
longer accurate. So if you have "redeemed" a warped mat, be sure to
measure all those lines just to be sure they haven't gone astray.
It's not always obvious at first glance, or even second.~~Darlene in
"It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't."
Martin Van Buren
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"A man is not finished when he's defeated; he's finished when he
quits." Richard Nixon
I'm sorry if I have any repeaters. I try to keep these organized,
but sometimes it's not easy!
Love is the thread that binds us.
May your sorrows be patched and your joys be quilted.
May your bobbin always be full.
Memories are stitched with love.
Old quilters never die...they just go to pieces.
Seamstresses never go crazy, they just stay on pins and needles.
One quilting project, like one cookie, is never enough!
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." Thomas Jefferson
Another great site to look at!
"America was not built on fear.America was built on courage, on
imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."
Harry S. Truman
Show & Tell
If you'd like to check out wonderful quilts submitted by our
readers, click the link.
If you'd like to submit your quilt to our Show & Tell page, you can
mail a non-returnable picture, along with the story about your
quilt, to the address below. 50 words or less please. Your other
option is to e-mail your picture and story to Terrye, at the e-mail
address below. We'd love the chance to show off your work, so send
Kaye Wood, c/o Show & Tell
PO Box 456
West Branch, MI 48661
"Speak softly and carry a big stick." Teddy Roosevelt
Kaye would like to thank everyone who came out and helped make the
Prescott, Arizona seminar such a big success! Kaye told us she had a
wonderful time and met the best people there! Thanks again to
Sewing Expo, Puyallup, WA
March 1-4, 07
April 25-29, 07
Come Cruise the Mediterranean with Kaye in 2007!
Join Kaye Wood and Sew Many Places, for a great Mediterranean
Check out Kaye's entire schedule by clicking the link.
"Double, no triple, our troubles and we'd still be better off than
any other people on earth." Ronald Regan
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"Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong."
Well gang, I guess that's all for this week! Let us know if you need
anything or if we can help you out in any way! From all of us at
Kaye Wood Inc., keep smiling, keep loving and above all .......keep
Take Care, Joyce Horn
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