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What's happening in the world of quilting?
Paducah, (and flooding)
and it's happening from April 26-May 1 in Paducah, KY
Because of the flooding, the activities and vendors have been moved to the Pavillion and the Mall. All of the activities will be held in the Pavillion, so don't let a little water keep you from all the fun!
Stop by and see us in booths 1223-1225. We're in the Pavillion
What's On Sale....Check out our Sale Page for more bargains, clearance items, hurt patterns coming back from the shows and lots of other one of a kind items!!
What's New In Our Store....
Learn a new trick to make this beautiful star without Y-seams!
Make this fun Chop Block pattern time and time again. The Flip Flop technique makes it unique, simple and fun.
Life In The Meadow - Kaye's newest pattern that accompanies the View & Do Pentagon Shape. See our special sales on this pattern and the new Pentagon Shape.
Our Reader's Show and Tell....
This was made into a lap quilt for my husband using the View and Do Diamond Shapes.....Diane
Kites! This is one of the winners of our monthly "Think Outside of the Box" contest....Cliff and Gerry
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Send me the pictures and a story by clicking HERE!Reader's Hints, Tips and Techniques....
I think the best thing is to keep all the pieces of fabric for any project together in a plastic bag, a small box, a bigger box or whatever works, just so long as everything (including the leftover fabric) is together until things are finished....Judy
I use art bins to organize work in progress projects! They come in a variety of sizes and colors....BarbAre You A Member of our Facebook Group?
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April's "Out of the Box" Contest...
Only a few more days to get in on April's "Out of the Box" Contest! Take a look at our Show and Tell pages for inspiration, or better yet... come up with your own. Take Kaye's tools, templates and techniques and create an original work of art! This is an "out of the box" event, and we've had actual boxes made out of the View & Do Hexagons and Octagons as well as kites, so don't be afraid to venture across the line of traditional quilt designs. Get creative!
The winner will receive the Shape or Starmaker of their choice plus an assortment of patterns to accompany their choice!
Contest ends 4.30.2011
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More about batting!
If you are looking for the most common, easiest to work with batting, you can't go wrong with either a cotton batting, made of natural fibers, or a polyester batting, made of synthetic fibers.
Cotton is a very popular form of batting, because it is so versatile. On those shivery winter nights, cotton traps and absorbs the air, keeping you comfortably warm. However, it doesn't hold in the heat so when used in the summer, it will also keep you cooler. Cotton is thin in appearance and considered a low-loft batting, but it is heavier than polyester. Cotton batting also shifts and beards when you quilt with it, unless you get a bonded batting.
Â Polyester on the other hand, can take wash after wash and still hold it's shape. Polyester batting is thicker, but the weight is still lighter than cotton batting. Polyester is great for keeping you warm without the bulky weight, but the fibers restrict air flow, so you can get very hot, very quickly! When you have to store your quilts, polyester is wonderful because it resists mold and mildew.
Now if you would like to utilize the qualities that both of these battings have to offer, try using a cotton/poly blend! You won't get the excess weight and your quilt will have all the benefits these fine fibers have to offer!
I think that's all for this week. Have a great week. Hope to see you in Paducah!
from The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!
Terrye Kinch/Kaye Wood, Inc
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