Kaye's Quilting Friends Email Newsletter, Mar 22, 2005
Kaye's Quilting Friends Online Newsletter 3-22-05
Kaye Wood's Quilting and Sewing Online Newsletter
Hey everyone, how is your week going? If it's anything like mine, it's somewhat focused on the upcoming Easter holiday! I'm a tad bit behind this year and the bad thing (or the good thing depending on how you look at it) is that I'm not really all that concerned about it! I used to be one of those people that would spend days to make my house immaculate. All my decorations had to be in just the right place, I had to make every ones favorite dish for the big family dinner, etc., etc. It took probably 2 years before my friends/co-workers, finally convinced me, it doesn't have to be that way. That people come to spend time with you, not to judge if you've cleaned your floor on your hands and knees! Since that has finally sunk in, my holidays are sooo much less stressful! I enjoy them much more and my family really likes this Joyce a lot better, then the one that freaked out because somebody messed the house I spent 6 days to clean! Thus, my decorations are still sitting in tubs, I haven't even looked for one cobweb and I'm alright with that! I'm pretty confident that Easter will take place whether my bunny statues are out or not and I'm almost positive my family will show regardless. So take it from me, relax more, stress less and enjoy your family while they are there. Happy Easter everyone!
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How many of you have old jeans and don't know what to do with them? Well guess what? I have your answer! Recycle, recycle, recycle. As in the Junk Jeans books and patterns! The books are filled with ideas on what to do with your junk jeans! They range from home decor to purses, kids stuff and Christmas projects in the Junk Jeans Recycled, to quilts, wall hangings, pillows and Christmas projects also, in Easy Quilts & Wall Hangings! If you like one specific pattern, choose from the many individual Junk Jeans patterns we have to offer. You won't believe what you can do with those jeans or as Luveta says, "This is the last chance for your pants", order today!
So, for the next two weeks, when you buy any Junk Jeans pattern or book, we will send you a FREE Junk Jeans Dress in Denim pattern! How fun is that?
This free pattern will be added on in the office.
Junk Jeans Books Available
Junk Jean patterns available.
This pattern FREE with the purchase of any above patterns or books.
Serger Patchwork Projects book FREE with any order over $25.
Our special this month features Kaye Wood's Serger Patchwork Projects book. This book comes with an array of patterns from place mats and table drapes, to baby quilts. As with all of Kaye's books, she includes tips and techniques of all kinds to make your quilting experience easier. Totally dedicated to Sergers, Kaye shows you just how easy it is to use that machine, especially when doing patchwork. With over 47 pages and 10 projects, Kaye includes teaching suggestions for every project and you can now receive it FREE, with any purchase of $25 or more before s/h. The month is half over, so order now!
2 of the projects from Serger Patchworks.
Questions and Answers with Kaye
Q: Do you always have to have a border on your quilt?
K: Not necessarily. Let the quilt tell you if it needs a border. If it looks finished without the border, call it good and your quilt top is done!
Q: Is it better to have a light or dark border?
K: It depends on the quilt. Two borders, one light and one dark, might add a lot of depth to your quilt. Borders can also be pieced so you could include several shades of dark and light. The border fabric doesn't have to repeat a fabric used in the quilt so don't restrict yourself and don't be afraid to try something new. Sometimes your border can be the most most important part of the quilt, the thing that pulls it all together. Only you can decide.
Q: How wide should your borders be?
K: As a rule, borders are usually no wider than about 1/3 of the individual blocks. You might adjust this wider if a certain print would look better when cut wider. You can also make it wider by using two or more narrow borders.
Where In The World Is Kaye?
Well, Kaye is finally back home and ready to take a couple days of well deserved rest! Don't worry, she won't get too used to it before she's off again to Cincinnati, OH! Be looking for her at Kramer's Sew & Vac at the end of the month!
Kramers Sew & Vac*** 3/31/05 thru 4/2/05
1-888-673-9822 or 1-513-891-5005
North Coast Needlers Guild***4/5/05
AQS Consumer Show***4/20/05 thru 4/23/05
Round Bobbin Quilting Cruise***5/8/05-5/15-05
West Branch, MI
Caroline's Sewing Room***5/21/05
Southwest Wisconsin Technological College
6/3/05 - 6/4/05
Free program schedule available after April 1st.
To check out more scheduled events for Kaye, just click on the link below.
Kaye's 1800 series is up and showing on PBS stations all across the US. Check your local station for times and availability.
Our catalog is available online at anytime, 24/7! Convenient for you whenever you want to check things out!
Attention BYU viewers!
If you have Direct TV, you can catch Kaye's Quilting Friends every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. on channel 374! This week K1612 will be premiering. Join Kaye and her guest Pat Yamin from Come Quilt With Me, as they check out Pat's book, Back to Basics.
For links to some useful information found on our web site, click here:
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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