Kaye's Quiting Friends Newsletter, Mar 12, 2008
Kaye Wood's QuiltingNewsletter
March 12, 2008
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Hey everyone! A Happy St. Patrick's Day, (early) to all! Don't forget to be, "wearing of the green" on Monday, or you're apt to get a little pinch from someone! I am not Irish, at least not to my knowledge, but I do enjoy the camaraderie and spirituality, not to mention a green refreshment now and again, to help celebrate this day. So in honor of the revered St. Patrick, here is an Irish blessing for you. Have a great week!
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An Irish Blessing
May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, whereever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world, with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons, bring the best to you and yours.
Check This Out!
It might not be fall anymore, but the Tessellating Leaves pattern will have you wishing it was again! Tessellating Leaves is a color game, and what fun you will have selecting your fabrics and arranging them, so they truly look like a carpet of fall leaves, rather than mulch! Your easy to follow pattern will explain how to do this with ease! The block is straight forward and easy, and your pattern will give measurements for a lap size quilt all the way up to a king size! So dare to be different and spring into fall once again with Tessellating Leaves!
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$3.99 s/h on all orders $40 and over!
For the next two weeks we have a great shipping special and it couldn't be simpler for you! Just order $40 or more of product and we will adjust your s/h fee to $3.99! That's it, no fuss, no muss! Your total price will be adjusted by us at the time of processing, it will not reflect on your order when you place it. Although we do apologize, this special is good for US residents only.
Just in time for Easter and spring, you can get Sunbonnet Bunnies for 99 cent s/h, all month long!
$1.99 s/h for overseas and Canadian orders.
From Margie Engel of Engel Quilts we have the cutest pattern called Sunbonnet Bunnies! All the bunny appliques are included in this pattern and are very easy to cut and stitch, allowing you the freedom to embellish till your heart's content! Also, Margie includes tips on each applique page, to help things along! A very easy to follow pattern, this wall quilt measures 35" x 44" and would look wonderful in any room, including the room of that special little girl you know and love! So hop into spring and take advantage of the discount shipping all of March, when you order Sunbonnet Bunnies today!
All prices will be adjusted at the time of processing.
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We want your tips!
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 your tip to me at the address below and it will find a place in our newsletter!
1) For machine embroidery, I use an ice cube tray to keep my embroidery thread spools in order. Just number the inside of each hole and place your threads in the tray before you start. Marie C., Kirkland, WA
2) To clean the gunk off the bottom of my iron, I use a dryer sheet. Just iron back and forth, with some pressure on the sheet, till the iron is clean. Not only does this clean the iron, but it makes your ironing surface smell good too! Marie C., Kirkland, WA
3) My hint saves thread and time for me. When I sew and flip or any similar technique, I save the pieces and sew them as I need to, and leave it in my machine for the next seam. Does that make sense? Then later on if I need 1/2 square triangles of assorted colors, I already have them made. I have used them for sashing, borders on quilts and to fill in sizes for blocks. Jo L.
4) I was recently at a retreat and one of our members had forgotten the power cord to her Bernina. It was found that the cord to a C-PAP machine worked on it. Since the person with the C-PAP didn't need it until she slept, the sewer was able to use the cord and sew all day! Second in MN
Kaye is coming to Ohio in April!
Have you reserved your spot yet?
Now is your chance to meet and learn from quilt icon, Kaye Wood! Come and check out the Kaye Wood seminar!
Show & Tell
Here is a beautiful quilt from one of our readers to view! Thanks to all of you that submit and share your quilts and stories with us! I know everyone enjoys them as much as I do!
My daughter got married last year and I handmade and hand quilted, the wedding ring quilt design, for the newly married couple. I just finished the hand quilting one year later, but as the saying goes, better late than never! I designed the border applique myself and had many sleepless nights trying to figure out how to mirror applique the pattern on the border. The couple lives in Texas and I will travel in March from California just to hand deliver the quilt. I just know that blue is still her favorite color one year later! Geeta
If you'd like to check out even more wonderful quilts made by our readers, just click the link.
If you'd like to submit your quilt to our Show & Tell page, just e-mail your picture and story, 50 words or less please, to Terrye at the following address.
You can also mail a non-returnable picture along with your story to this address;
Kaye Wood, c/o Show & Tell
PO Box 456
West Branch, MI 48661
We'd love the chance to show off your work, so send them in.
The survey says...
Here is something we haven't done in a long time, a fun survey question! I know how everyone loves to participate, so get those answers in and be counted! Here is the question:
Which are you most likely to buy on a quilting website?
Just send your response of A, B, C, D or E to the address below and check your next newsletter for the results!
mailto:joyce@...?subject=surveyquestionA brand new quilting cruise is in the works!
Join Kaye and the Roundbobbin group, for a fantastic Mother's Day Sew Fun Cruise!
May 10th thru May 18th, 2008
What better way to celebrate motherhood, than on a great cruise just for you! Pack a bag, grab your passport and set sail on the Carnival Liberty Fun Ship, to these wonderful, exotic ports of call!
Ft. Lauderdale*****Panama*****Costa Maya*****Costa Rica
For more info, call Bonnie at Cruise One!
Or go to http://www.roundbobbin.com
Did you know?
Have you ever been confused about thread? To the non-sewing public, thread choices usually do not matter one way or another to them. If you are a sewer, than you definitely should know the difference, when it is time to buy the thread for your project. You need to consider your project and what you will be doing with the thread. Are you using it in your bobbin or for applique? Do you need to sew a seam or are you doing decorative stitches?
You can start by looking at the end of your spool. Most of the time, what you need to know about your thread will be there. The weight, ply, fiber content, etc., should all be on the bottom of your spool. Different weight threads are good for different things you might be doing. On your spool end it will usually have the weight number first, than a slash and another number following, telling you what number of ply your thread is. An example would be this: 30/2
That means 30 weight thread that is 2 ply. The higher the weight number is, the finer the thread will be. The ply number is actually telling you how many strands are twisted together to make up this thread. In most cases 20 to 30 weight thread is used for decorative stitching, because it is a heavier thread. When doing decorative stitching, you can use a 28-30 weight thread in your bobbin. 40 weight is a quilting thread and 50 weight would be a piecing thread. 50-60 weight are good for applique, but can also be used in the bobbin. Now the important thing to remember is that none of this is set in stone. Use what you consider right for you and try different threads in different ways, you might be surprised with the results!
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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 quilting!
Take care, Joyce Horn
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