Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Newsletter, Week of 11.24.10
Kaye's next gig is Lake Havasu in Arizona.
If you haven't signed up yet, there's still time, but hurry! The dates are January 12-13, 2011 and you can Click To Register For Quilter's Gone Wild, Quilter's At The Lake Quilt Show.
Kaye will be doing a Teacher Certification Class as well as a Lecture/Demo/Trunk Show
A Mariner's Compass made EASY and ACCURATE? You bet. Mattie Rhoades from Quiltsmart takes this difficult design and makes it simple, just for you. Start with the printed interfacing (included), sew on the lines, fuse and zig-zag to create this fantastic Mariner's Compass. You will receive full instructions and printed interfacing, enough for one quilt.
Size: 47" x 47"
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To see the rest of our Show & Tell Entries, go to our Community Tab at the top of our page and then click on the Show & Tell box!Tips From Our Readers....
I have a computerized machine that has a stylus to program the stitch you want. I was forever dropping it, picking it off the floor or hunting for it. I took a yard plus of 1/8" ribbon, threaded it through the top of the stylus and tied the ribbon around the lower part of the machine arm. I now know where it is, it doesn't go far when I drop it and that makes it a great stress reliever. The ribbon doesn't interfere with the operation of the machine since it is loose enough to point out the stitch I need and the stylus can sit in its assigned hole on the machine.....Joanne
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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 love to hear about them! Just e-mail your tip to me at the address below, and it will find a place in our newsletter! terrye@...?subject=sharewithusFunny Stories From Our Readers....
I was cleaning out my sewing room and came across a box I had labeled "Scraps too Small to Use." I had to laugh at the label and immediately changed it to "Small Scraps." I didn't want anyone to think I was losing my mind! .....Katie
Send us your funny stories! terrye@...?subject=funny storiesAsk Kaye....
A Reader Asks: I want to use a bamboo bat in the quilt I'm currently making. Would it be best to pre-shrink the bat, since it says on the label that it shrinks 2-3%. If some of the fabrics in the quilt have not been pre-shrunk, will there be a problem? All fabrics are cotton.
Kaye answers: I have not used any bamboo bats yet. I would suggest that you contact the manufacturer for suggestions.
I do not pre-wash my fabrics any more. Cottons used to shrink or the colors would run. That doesn't seem to happen any more. The only fabrics I would pre-test by wetting a small piece are the very darks. If the color bleeds, I would pre-wash the whole piece of fabric.
Muslin might still shrink a little, so I would pre-wash any muslins.
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May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
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