Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 11.14.12 - Cotton Tales Designs
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In This Issue....
- On Sale - Cotton Tales
- New and Updated 6 Hour Quilt Pattern
- What's New in The Shop
- Tips and Humor from Kaye
- VHS Copies of Our Shows
- DVD of the Week
- Another Quiz
- Kaye's Techniques
- Quilting Cruises
- Did You Know
- Q and A With Kaye
- Show and Tell
- One Day In 1849
- Quilting Events
- This Week In History
- When It Comes To Thread
- Kaye's on YouTube
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Today at the cabin : cold and sunshine! Beats cold and cloudy and rainy. Woke up to a snow covered ground again this morning, but the water troughs weren't frozen over. Winter is coming, but I have soooo much to do to get the farm ready! And tomorrow.... Deer Season starts.
This week we are featuring Cotton Tales! This is one of our brand new designers and we are so excited about these patterns. Everything from Civil War Block of the Month patterns to smaller themed wallhangings and tablerunners. A LOT of diversity here, be sure to check them all out!
All on our SALE PAGE
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Christmas Sales Are Coming....
If you're new here, this is a 3x a week newsletter (the regular newsletter on Wednesday, and 2 short ones on Monday and Friday). We will advertise a new special every newsletter and these will be good for a week. Remember too, our FR** Shipping Policy for orders over $50.00 to the USA!
What's On Sale....
Vintage Table Runner Pattern
Savannah Rose Pattern
From My Cabin Window Pattern
Crystal Snow Pattern
Vintage Blues Pattern
Civil War Beauty Pattern
Blustery Day Pattern
Blaze of Glory Pattern
Kaye's New UPDATED 6 Hour Quilt Pattern
These updated techniques for the 6 Hour Quilt, our most popular pattern ever, include input fromviewers who have made this quilt. It also includes new directions for a "Tag Along Buddy Quilt", which is a small quilt with a satin binding for the toddler who needs a special quilt to tag along with mom and a new baby.
Also included are directions for making this quilt in more sizes, from small to double-quilt size.
This is still the perfect quilt for a child, a grandchild or a charity quilt.
It can be dragged around, washed and dried, cuddled up, and wrapped around.
New In The Shop....
Tips and Humor From Kaye....
Kaye meets many people and sees many things while she travels. She always comes back with a couple of humorous stories to tell. Here is one of them.
Teaching SeminarsMy quilts usually are in suitcases, ready to go with me when I do seminars or teach classes. Only once, thank goodness, did I open the suitcase and find that I had brought quilts for a seminar that was different from the one scheduled.
So, I did the only thing I could do. I taught the seminar that included the quilts in the suitcase. At the end, I just couldn't resist telling the audience what had happened. Several of them said they didn't think I was teaching what was scheduled, but it was OK and they learned a lot.
Many years ago, prior to a quilt show, the person in charge called me and said only two people had signed up for my class.
"Why do you suppose that is?" she asked.
"I don't have a clue."
Then she said, "Did you know that when I took the program to the printer I only had 15 pages with me. There were supposed to be 16 but we were short of time, so we printed the program with only 15 pages. The page that was missing was the information about your class."
That should have been a clue to her why my classes did not do well. I'd like to know how two people signed up when I wasn't in the program.
At this same show, there was a "meet the teacher" event.
Guess what? This event was also on "my" page, so no one knew about it. So only the 10 teachers were there. And you'll never believe what came next. The director carried on, complete with microphone, as if the room was completely full (maybe her eyesight was bad). She welcomed everyone (all 10 of us) and then we had to introduce ourselves, complete with microphone, to everyone present (all 10 of us) Keep in mind that we all travel and teach and each of us could have introduced any one of the 10 of us. And we all did it with a straight face!
Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilter's Toolbox VHS Copies of the shows...
Miscellaneous copies of Kaye's Quilting Friends and Quilter's Toolbox shows in VHS format.
Note - First Come First Served, once these are gone, they're gone!
Regularly priced at $18.00, now, only $3.00! Hurry and get yours HERE
DVD of the Week....
Regular price for this DVD is $12.00
but this week, only $5.00!
Prefer to pay by Paypal? Well, now you can get any of our E-Patterns and E-Books in our Craftsy Shop and pay via Paypal!
Sew Lazy Interfacings
New and Extremely Popular!
Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Fame has designed her own line of interfacing for those of us who quilt and sew.
This stuff totally ROCKS!
7 different interfacings/stabilizers for everything you need to do.
- Iron On Vinyl
- Face It Soft
- Face It Firm
- Stiff Stuff Lite
- Iron On Vinyl
- Stiff Stuff Firm
- Fusi-Bond Lite
- Dreamy Sew In High Loft Fleece
- Check them all out HERE
Native Americans used ______ for sewing and needlework
- Porcupine Quills
- All of the Above
What is the common seam-allowance on American patterns?
- 3 cm
How wide is the average cotton quilting fabric?
How would you test of scrap fabric to see if it was silk?
- Stretch it
- Try to set it on fire
- Wash it
- Rub it on a piece of sandpaper
What part of your body closely equals a yard?
- Your foot x3
- From your hip bone to the floor
- Distance between both your outstretched hands
- Distance from your nose to your fingertips
Email me your answers here: terrye@...?subject=quiz.11.13
Winner will receive a fr** book!!
A NEW Cruise is in the works, Stay tuned........
Leave your sewing machines at home.
Sewing machines used on the ship are sponsored by
Be the one of the first 100 people to reserve a cabin and sign up for classes to receive the AccuQuilt Baby Go and Dye.
Prices based on availability. Prices are per person, based on a double occupancy for cruise. Price listed includes taxes and fees. These prices cannot be combined with any other promotion.
Included in your price: Class fees, (except kit fees,) Shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, most meals, some beverages and most onboard entertainment.
Not Included: Kit fees for classes which will be paid to instructor at class time, Air transportation, transfers, items of a personal nature such as shore and land excursions, specialty restaurant fees, some beverages, photographs, gratuities/service fees, medical services, etc. All prices in US Dollars.
We are going to have a
Wackiest Cruise Outfit contest for the cruise.
Wacky Cruise Clothing Day: You could win $250. February 22nd has been designated as Wacky Cruise Clothing Day for our group only. Wear your wackiest cruise clothing and you could win $250. Second place will win $150 and third place will win $75.
If you have questions please call 800-473-9464
To sign-up for this cruise contact
Bonnie Greenberg at CruiseOne at 800-784-4480
Click HERE for more details!
Did You Know....
The first functional sewing machine was invented by the French tailor, Barthelemy Thimonnier, in 1830. Thimonnier's machine used only one thread and a hooked needle that made the same chain stitch used with embroidery. The inventor was almost killed by an enraged group of French tailors who burnt down his garment factory because they feared unemployment as a result of his new invention.
Q and A With Kaye....
Q: What would you consider the best choice of batting for a quilt that will be used and abused?
A: I would use a poly bonded batting. They seem to take the washing and drying better.
Q: I am making a round robin quilt and need the formula to make the four triangles that are added to the sides.
A: I would cut the strips 3/4" wider than you need. To figure out how much you need, measure from the edge of the square to where the next corner will be. Sew the strip on, then square it up.
Q: I have seen Kaye's show and wondered where she got the sewing machine thread carousel she uses.
A: Kaye got this handy device from Ray's Sewing Machine Center. Here is the address and phone number.
Ray's Sewing Machine Center
1717 Park Ave. San Jose, CA 95126
Q: How do you avoid puckering and gathering while machine quilting?
A: I use lots and lots of safety pins to baste the layers together. A spray adhesive would work well too.
Show and Tell....This is the quilt we made in the Las Vegas Certified Teacher Training Class. Then I came home and made one for my kitchen table (correctly)
Love this pattern. I want to make another as a center for a queen quilt. I used Kaye's Savage Star pattern......Grace
One day in 1849 Walter Hunt wanted to pay a fifteen-dollar debt to a friend. So he decided to invent something new.From a piece of brass wire about eight inches long, coiled at the center and shielded at one end, he made the first safety pin. He took out a patent on his invention, sold the rights to it for four hundred dollars, paid his friend back and had three hundred eighty-five dollars to spare.Then he watched his latest brainstorm go on to become a million dollar money earner for someone else.
List Your Event....
All across the land, Quilt Guilds and Groups are gearing up for their shows. Get yours listed!
This Week In History....
- November is National Hospice Awareness Month. Please consider donating to this worthwhile organization, they do awesome work!
- Nov 13, 1982 Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated
- Nov 14, 1851 Moby-Dick published
- Nov 15, 1867 First stock ticker debuts
- Nov 16, 1532 Pizarro traps Incan emperor Atahualpa
- Nov 17, 1558 Elizabethan Age begins
- Nov 18, 1991 Terry Waite released
- Nov 19, 1863 Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address
When It Comes To Thread Choice....
Your fabric will influence the type of thread you select. Heavy weight fabric requires a heavyweight thread and lightweight fabric requires a finer thread. Very light weight or sheer fabrics are best sewn with a very fine needle and an extra fine thread. Using the correct thread size may reduce puckering, a problem frequently encountered when sewing light weight fabrics.
Kaye's on YouTube....
140 (ish) shows (and be sure to stay tuned to our newsletter, blog and facebook pages for a special milestone event!)....
Check them all out... HERE
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Have a great week, everyone,
Terrye and KaylaTerrye Kinch
Kaye Wood, Inc
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