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Thursday November 22, 2012

Hi all!

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving Day!  If you ate as much as I did, it's not so hard to start thinking about being (& looking like) Santa. :)

Just a quick reminder of our two-day SALE!

SPECIALS
FRIDAY & SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23 & 24 ONLY:

Main Street location:  

  • 25% off all WIDE QUILT BACKS, limited to stock on hand.  
    Additional 25% off already reduced END-OF-BOLT WIDE Back remnants.

  • $2.50 EACH FAT QUARTERS, limited to supply on hand.
    $30 Baker's Dozen FAT QUARTERS (13)

 Bargain Store location:  

  • $1.50 EACH FAT QUARTERS, 
    $12.50 FOR 10 FAT QUARTERS, 
    limited to supply on hand.

The above specials are TWO DAYS ONLY, and are good in the stores only. Regular store hours (posted below).

ON-LINE specials are good for FOUR DAYS, including Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 
NOVEMBER 22 - 25.

ON-LINE SPECIAL OFFERS (Locals can also ORDER ON-LINE!)

We choose, but your savings are great and it will be a pretty package! :)

 

  •  Our pick of 25 fat quarters, 5 each of 5 categories from Sew Natural.
    $59.99 includes shipping.

    Categories include:
    1930s
    Black/White
    Holiday
    Modern
    Novelty

    Selection may vary from photograph.

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=34149

Check here for ON-LINE SPECIALS.

http://www.sewnatural.net/nl.asp?p=0&c=1

ATTENTION LOCAL CUSTOMERS - you can always order on-line and tell us you're going to pick-up in the store.  That way we'll charge your credit card, but not charge you for shipping (even though it shows on the invoice).  

I know some of you have be disappointed as we've sold out of items we're showing in this newsletter before the store even opens.  Since we fill orders in order as they're placed, this allows you to get in on the favorites too! :)

 

 I was driving between my two stores the other day and heard this interesting conversation on NPR's Talk of the Nation.  According to Lily McCaulau, author of "Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner," "Women are one of, if not the, fastest growing demographics of hunters right now in the country."

So, I must stop being so chauvinistic in thinking these WILDLIFE FABRICS are going to appeal to just men! 

Check out this beautiful fabric, FIRST LIGHT featuring beautiful DUCKS!

http://www.sewnatural.net/nl.asp?p=0&c=790

See the FREE PROJECT SHEET here:

http://www.southseaimports.com/southseaimportsfolder/PImages/Pdf_155.pdf

We're looking ahead to 2013 BLOCK-A-MONTHS. 

 Starting in January, our SECOND SATURDAY, will be called SATURDAY SOIREE, and features either red/white or blue/white reproduction fabrics.  We'll be announcing details soon!

Charming sampler quilts, it will be hard to choose which colorway is best!

BLUE & WHITE quilts have always been popular.  Just check Google Images and see how many are offered for sale.

The RED & WHITE quilts also have a long history.  Their recent popularity can be traced to the 2011 QUILT EXHIBIT at the NYC ARMORY.  Check out this video.  It is so cool:

Red/White Quilt Exhibit


ALICE'S WASH DAY BLUES is another good collection of reproduction fabrics based on a quilt made in the late 1800s.  

 WASH DAY BLUES collection focuses on that particular color of faded indigo – indigo that wasn’t left in the dye bath as long and produced the lovely shades of medium to light blue that we love. One of the strongest dyes, Indigo was often used in utility (washday) clothing and, of course, quilts, because it would maintain its color through many washdays.

Check it out here:

http://www.sewnatural.net/nl.asp?p=0&c=620

 We'll be offering a new CIVIL WAR-era quilt starting January 2013. 

FREEDOM RINGS will be offered as a class or simply as BLOCK-A-MONTH kits without a class, or as an entire kit to be delivered all at once.

Again, watch for details coming soon.

Meanwhile, we always stock a great selection of CIVIL WAR fabrics.  Click here:

http://www.sewnatural.net/nl.asp?p=0&c=674

WING AND A PRAYER DESIGNS has come out with another great QUILT PATTERN!  Available in 3 sizes, King, Queen, and shown below is the THROW size.  Notice the lack of pieced border.

The pattern is in stock now.
CONTESSA
is a beautiful combination of piecing & appliqué.  The fabric should arrive in December.

We will have fabric by the yard and fabric kits for 3 different size quilts starting in December. 

A monthly class will be available starting in January 2013.

Click here for more information:

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=34033

 

 No snow here yet, but WINTER TREES is a charming pillow or small decorative quilt!

Our kit includes the pattern, BIRD & BIRDHOUSE BUTTONS and all fabrics to finish the front & back of the pillow, approximately 12 x 16 inches.

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=34041

This project features cool OMBRÉ fabric.  We've got a great selection in the downtown store and are working to get them all up on the web!

 We know you like small quits that never go out of style, and one of our most popular patterns continues to be HARVEST MOON.  

The latest version uses our 2012 exclusive SUNFLOWER/WHEAT batik.

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=33815

 

Place any order now through the end of November, and we'll send a FREE STAR-CROSSED TABLE RUNNER PATTERN.  

This pattern will also be available FREE with any purchase in the downtown store!  

You can also order our runner kit featuring this beautiful exclusive SUNFLOWER/WHEAT BATIK.  The kit includes fabric for the top & back, making it completely reversible!  Front is very AUTUMN, back is very WINTER batik in similar colors.

Order our kit here:

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=34042

 

If you'd like to order different fabric, the yardage requirements are as follows:  Main fabric - 1-1/8; Contrast - 3/4; Binding - 1/2; Backing - 3/4 (pieced) or 1-1/2.

Known for our fabulous SELECTION, see more than 75 pages of just BATIKS & HAND-DYES now listed on our web site!  And more in the store!

http://www.sewnatural.net/nl.asp?p=0&c=60

 

What a great CHRISTMAS GIFT for a guy of any age!

These beautiful TIGERS started out as a PANEL.  From coordinating fabric, I made a TRAVEL size one too. :)

Tigers & all our newest pillow case kits here:

http://www.sewnatural.net/nl.asp?p=0&c=32

 If you've been in the store or read my newsletter for awhile, you'll know how fond I am of the TREMENDOUSLY TIDY TRAVEL PILLOW CASE. :)  

I just love using a fabric for this, particularly a larger novelty print, that I wouldn't have another use for!  So, I tend to make lots of TRAVEL PILLOW CASES, and since they make great gifts, I'm ahead in that department too!  LOL

http://www.sewnatural.net/nl.asp?p=0&c=32

I recently ran across a link to this great on-line tutorial for a BAPRON - that's Baby+Apron, on the ROBERT KAUFMAN web site.  

 While the pillow case nicely accommodates a larger print, this project is a darling way to use a smaller, or medium size novelty print!  And they make great GIFTS too! :)

I do not have the pattern to give away or sell, as it is copyright protected, even though it is being offered for FREE.  You must go to the web site for the complete tutorial and to download the pattern:

http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/2011/05/bapron-tutorial.html

 We carry a fantastic SUPER-SOFTLY WHITE FLANNEL that is perfect for backing BAPRONS.  

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=33262

Because I anticipate these being washed repeatedly, I did pre-shrink the fabrics before starting.  I do not always pre-shrink the fabric being used for the bias binding because it will not really shrink the same, being on the bias.

We have loads of novelty fabrics that will make DARLING BIBS or BAPRONS!  I used a FAT QUARTER when I just wanted to make one.  You can make 3 with a half yard or have enough to make bias for a different bib.

We've been very inspired by the latest BOOK-AZINE called SEW FRESH.  

Lily has been whipping up ORNAMENTS and more!  I think they'll go with my stockings! :)

Come see for yourself or order a copy today.  Great ideas for Holiday gifts & decorating on every page.

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=33990

 Other new books include IT'S SO EMMA'S first book, 

SIMPLY FAT QUARTERS.

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=34035

And another good book for PRE-CUTS, TWO FROM ONE JELLY ROLL QUILTS.  We've loved Pam's & Nicky's earlier books, and think this one looks really great too!

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=34038

Looking for PRE-CUTS, check here:

http://www.sewnatural.net/nl.asp?p=0&c=393

 NEW FABRICS ADDED daily!  Like this ZIG-ZAG FLANNEL from Marcus.  So soft!

Make a habit of checking here:


http://www.sewnatural.net/nl.asp?c=58&p=17

 

 We pride ourselves in the SELECTION we offer customers in areas that other quilt stores never carry at all.

We have a FABULOUS collection of INTERFACINGS for all sorts of projects.

We've just added the SEW LAZY INTERFACING to our collection.  Some of them are very similar to others that we carry, but we know that patterns will start calling for these by name, and we think they are pretty neat!

Check out the entire collection here:

http://www.sewnatural.net/nl.asp?p=0&c=90

Fields End - Tom Turkey fabric kit by Pine Needles

Pattern for TOM TURKEY available here:

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=33987

Stop in soon to see the newest BARGAINS at our Mall store just  4-1/2  miles south of downtown Newton.  And don't forget our 2 DAY SALE Thanksgiving weekend!

We're only about 25 minutes north of downtown Wichita on I-135.

http://www.sewnatural.net/map_to_newton.htm

BARGAINS on the WEB can be found here:

http://www.sewnatural.net/nl.asp?p=0&c=1

Hope to see you soon.

Have a great weekend!  

Sincerely,

Charlotte Wolfe

Charlotte's Sew Natural
710 N. Main St.
Newton, KS  67114
316-284-2547
 
Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 8, Sat. 9:30 - 5

Charlotte's Bargain Fabric & Stitchery
601 SE 36th St (Chisholm Trail Mall, #103)
Newton, KS  67114
316-804-4660
Mon. - Fri. 10 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 7, Sat. 10 - 5:30

http://www.sewnatural.net 
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