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Quilting the Kaye Wood Way
- What's On Sale
- New In Our Store
- New on KayeWoodTV.com
- Kaye, on Borders
- Show and Tell
- Rocky Mountain Sew Expo
- Help! We Need A Name
- Quilter's Obsession
- Useful Links
- January Project/Contest
- February Project/Contest
- Did You Know
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Another Phoenix Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival is over. I think it was a great show. Lots of quilters from the Valley of the Sun attended the show. It was fun getting to see friends and meet new friends. My seminars on Thursday and Friday were full; it gave me a chance to show what Quilting the Kaye Wood Way is all about and to prove how much fun and how easy it is to make a quilt. The comment I always get is "You make it look so easy".That's because, with my techniques, it is that easy..
On Sale This Week....
$13.00 View & Do Shapes (or 78.00 for the 6 template set)!
Kaye's View & Do tools come in 6 popular shapes, made of hard plastic that are suitable for use with your rotary cutter. Each shape has 4 removable pieces which allow you to make 2, 4, 6 and 8 inch size shapes, for a total of 24 templates. Great for fussy cutting, each template also allows you to view your fabric in different sizes. No guess work and no ripping out stitches, you know how it will look before you cut it. Ideal for many purposes, you'll find yourself using your shapes in a multitude of ways from sewing and quilting, to scrap booking and other crafts. Shapes included in the set are a heart, diamond, hexagon, octagon, square and circle.
What else is on sale?
Friday through Sunday, it's our annual Ebook/Epattern Sale. We know some of you won't want to be watching the Superbowl, so why not sew? Order any ebook or epattern and get the 2nd one free! (discount will be applied in the office before we charge your card). These ebooks and epatterns have NO shipping charges applied, and you can get them immediately! I'll send you a notice on Friday, but I wanted you to have a chance to have a look around and get your fabrics ready to sew while others are watching the big game!
Also, More shelf clearing is happening. Keep checking back....
Congratulations, Terren! Your order earned you a FREE package of Lazy Girl Labels!
New Items In Our Shop....
Check out the above and more of our new designs on our What's New Page!
This book includes instructions for seven different projects. The projects are everything from table toppers to wall hangings to lap quilts to samplers. See the table of contents below. The blocks are both pieced and paper pieced, so there is something for everyone. If the history of a block is known, it is stated, and all illustrations are in color.
Decorating Sewlutions Book
Never before has so much practical decorating advice and sewing know-how been assembled in one place. Best of all, you need only three simple sewing techniques to make all the projects in this book. These techniques are described through easy, illustrated, step-by-step instructions to ensure success. Any of the projects will make a powerful decorating statement in your room. So jump right in and kiss that "I don't know how to sew" excuse goodbye!
Tired of staring at naked or unexciting windows? Then it's time for a new approach to window decoration. More Splash than Cash Window Treatments gives you beautiful solutions for every window in your home plus the confidence to make the window treatments yourself.
Grommets Gone Wild Jacket Pattern
This easy Jacket requires 3 pairs of jeans or wouldn't it be beautiful out of regular fabric! You will love the fashionable grommets that embellish the front and cuffs that require NO tools to install. This easy fit Jacket includes sizes from Sm - 3XToday On KayeWoodTV.com!
Join us as Linda Everhart joins Kaye and shares her original techniques on fused, reverse applique, allowing you to create two blocks from just one cut. This gorgeous Victorian Elegance quilt measures a roomy 73" by 91"
Then click on over to our these pattern pages for these awesome patterns using Linda's technique!
Rising From The MistKaye, On Borders....
Borders act as a frame for the center of the quilt. They also can increase the size of the quilt. The border area can be made from one fabric or from several fabrics sewn together. They can be narrow or wide. On some quilts, the border can be as wide as the drop from the top of the quilt.
Borders can be pieced with a quilt design, or just a repeat of a single quilt shape, like my Jumping Jacks Quilt.
A border can be a combination of pieces and strips, such as my Rising From the Mist Quilt.
Fabric used in the border should coordinate or contrast with the center of the quilt, but the fabric does not have to have been used in the center of the quilt.
Jumping JacksShow & Tell....
I have had Kaye's heart shapes for years and never opened the package. Today I was finishing up the attached wall hanging and remembered those shapes. It took me longer to find them than to do the stitching! I have moved to another state in the meantime.
But, I did find them and used them to make heart shapes to quilt in the background and also for the heart on the door. And I saved out the pattern to make a baby quilt for a new grandchild due at the end of March. The shapes were a LOT easier to use than folding a piece of paper and cutting until I got a heart shape I liked that would be the right size....Jeanne
More projects using my new View and Do Hearts. I spent my snow day making fleece blankets for grandchilren's January birthdays and a new baby to come. The light green is for a baby and I used the second size of the hearts, fussy cutting some scraps and appliqueing them to the green fleece. The pale blue one also has hearts in two sizes, with tool fabric fussy cut in the heart shapes and appliqued. Fleece is inexpensive, quick to sew, the shapes made it so easy and fast, that I got all the ones in these pictures plus some more done in one day....Jeanne
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....
On label making.. did you know the gel pens they sell in the school supplies, will not wash out... they are great for doing labels, even blocks if you don't want to embroidery, decorate children's clothing...... I have one trial piece of cotton that I drew on and have washed over and over and its still there...bright as ever. It has to say "Gel" pen on the package. But they are wonderful. The key is do not press hard when you are using it on fabric; press lightly and the gel just flows on and it will not run....Jo
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 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=sharewithusRocky Mountain Sew Expo
Held every year in February & July. Sign up for our e-newsletter and get the latest info about Workshops, Seminars, Vendors, Attractions and more.Next Up....
One more week to help Kaye think of a name for her newest quilt. She calls this her "Pink Thing". She has used her View & Do Circle Shapes for this one. I know you all can think of a better name.
How about some names? Same deal applies, we'll run this contest for a week or two and then the reader who suggests the winning name gets a free copy!
Let me know HERE what you're suggestion is....
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Jeanne won this month's contest (see her "show and tell" entries above).
Send in pictures of your quilts, wallhangings, pillows, placemats, tablerunners... whatever you've made using Kaye's Shapes, Tools and Templates. Get creative! Just because it's a quilt pattern doesn't mean it has to end up as a quilt! This contest will end on Feb 28, so hurry! Don't think you can make the deadline? That's ok, keep sewing because we'll offer this again during the year!
Email me the pictures, and the story behind your project and you could win your choice of one of Kaye's Tools, Templates or Shapes along with a selection of patterns specially designed for that item.
Did You Know...
February 6, 1935- The board game Monopoly first went on sale.
February 8, 1910- The Boy Scouts were founded.
February 28,1692- The Salem Witch Hunts begin.
Wow! I think that's all for this week!
Have a great week, remember, winter won't last forever!
from The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!
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