KAYE WOOD Downloads and Links
We are fortunate to be able to offer you a number of free patterns and technique downloads courtesy of Kaye Wood, creator of the View and Do Templates and the Starmaker Templates.
Kaye Wood's designs are innovative and unusual. Download these free patterns to work and create these beautiful designs, and if you enjoy them, why not take a look at the other items available direct from Kaye Wood.
CHAIN OF ROSES
CHEVON TABLE RUNNER
SHIMMERING STAR LONESTAR QUILT
CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRT
The downloads here will show you tips and techniques from Kaye Wood to help you with some of your patchwork and quilting projects.
DIAGONAL HALF SQUARE TRIANGLE TECHNIQUE
HEXAGON FABRIC ORIGAMI TECHNIQUE
QUICK FOLD TECHNIQUE FOR DOUBLE BINDING
QUILT BINDING WITH KAYE'S PERFECT MITRED CORNERS FOR SQUARES
QUILT BINDING WITH KAYE'S PERFECT MITRED CORNERS FOR HEXAGONS
An envelope, or pillow finish requires a backing fabric cut the same size as the quilt top. The two pieces are then sewn, right sides together, with or without batting. Sew around 3-1/2 sides of the quilt, if batting is sewn into the seam line, the batting should be next to the quilt top – this will eliminate the seam allowance showing through from the top of the quilt.
Strip Pieced Prairie Points:
Step 1: Cut 4-1/2″ wide strips.
Step 2: On the wrong side, mark a line 1/2″ from one long edge. Cut the strips with vertical lines every 4 inches (only down to the 1/2″ line).
Step 3: Fold and press each section of the strip diagonally; wrong sides together.
Then fold each section diagonally again
One of the fabrics will be folded in one direction; the other folded in the opposite direction.
Step 4: Weave and pin the two strips, wrong sides together.
Baste zigzag the raw edges. Trim the band to 1/4″ allowance. Stitch the band to the edge of the quilt; the points should lay toward the center. Finish by sewing the backing, top and batting together in an envelope style finish.
The strip of Prairie Points is added right sides together to the quilt top. The quilt can then be finished with an envelope; or a binding strip can be added on top of the prairie points, layer the quilt, fold the binding strip to the wrong side of the quilt.
Piped Prairie Points:
Place a piping strip between two strips of fabric (use a solid and a print or strips), right sides together, the raw edge of the piping even with raw edges of the fabric. Use a piping foot or a zipper foot and sew through both layers of fabric and piping. Turn fabric right sides out.
Pin raw edges of fabric strips together and baste together 1/2″ from edge. Measure the width of strip from this basting line to the top of the piping. Double this measurement to cut the strip from piping just down to basting line.
Fold both sides, of these cut edges, into the center, down to the basting line.
Fold with the print or stripe on the outside; or fold with the print or stripe on the inside, or fold some of each and combine them into an interesting finish.
Pin two prairie point strips together with points offset. Baste zigzag the raw edges to basting line. Place the prairie point strip, right sides together, with the quilt top. Keep raw edges of the quilt even with raw edges of prairie points.
Sew using an envelope style finish.
Pinless Point Matching:
An interlocking seam is easy to match.
The top seam allowance is toward the needle (away from you). The bottom seam allowance is toward you.
Your sewing machine will help you match interlocking seams.
As you sew, finger pin (hold the matching seamlines together). The machine pushes the top seam into the center of the bottom seam and locks it into place.
Non Interlocking Seams
The top seam is toward you and the bottom seam is toward the machine.
As you sew, finger pin.
To finger pin: Hold the two seamlines together with your fingers until the needle is close to the seam.
Remove your fingers before sewing over the seam.
Do NOT sew over your fingers, it is painful!
How To Measure For Corner Triangles for an “On-Point” Quilt:
Measure on side of your quilt and add 1 inch.
Put 2 squares of your corner fabric wrong sides together where the diagonal measurement is equal to the side of your quilt plus 1 inch.
Cut along the diagonal line.
Kaye’s Hanging Sleeve:
Cut fabric 8″ wide and 2″ shorter than the width of the quilt. Turn the short ends under 1/2″ and topstitch. Press the strip in half (4″ wide). Sew the raw edges of the sleeve to the top edge of the quilt. Hand stitch the folded edge 4″ down from the top of the quilt. Add binding.
If you found these techniques helpful why not visit Kaye Wood's site for more techniques and videos to help you with your patchwork and quilting projects!