February 25, 2011
If you're like me, you
love seeing other people's finished projects almost as much as your
own! Of course, it always makes me a little green, but hey,
green is my favorite color! LOL
Ruth just finished an
awesome quilt that is an excellent way to feature a collection of fat
quarters, or just use up a bunch of your stash.
started with an AMY BUTLER SOUL BLOSSOMS fat quarter bundle from
She used a "hinge
& flip" technique of "quilt as you go".
This technique uses finishing
strips to cover the seams that join the individually quilted blocks.
As well as this pattern,
we carry several books
that have complete step-by-step instructions for a variety of
Check out Marti
Michell's MACHINE QUILTING IN SECTIONS for 6 different "quilt as
you go" techniques and lots of other tips.
Check out Marti's videos
Another fun book, CRAZY
QUILT SHORTCUTS, also uses the finishing strips technique to
join blocks that are already fully quilted. Check out the book
Check out the authors'
Crazy Shortcut Quilts
great quilt came in this week. Mary's sister Kathy solved the SODUKO
PUZZLE and stitched it. Her sister Helen quilted it on her
long-arm. But this small quilt could easily be a QUILT AS
YOU GO project, using the small sashings as the finishing strips.
Again, check out the
CRAZY SHORTCUT method VIDEO by clicking here:
YOUR CRAZY SHORTCUT QUILTS
This quilt comes packed
like a giant CANDY
BAR - a SODUKO puzzle comes tucked inside with 81 fabric square,
ready to be used to solve the puzzle. Make 9 blocks and you're
What a fun SODUKO
project to do with a friend, of any age, quilter or otherwise!
Click here for details:
A lot of you liked Mary's version of Marti Michell's GOOD
NEIGHBORS pattern, this month's Marti's Club feature. Mary, an avid
gardener, created a darling quilt of BRIGHT BIRDHOUSES!
She got it finished with
some "light quilting" and it is ready to hang!
See details on the QUILT
Here comes MARCH!
Will it enter as a LION or a LAMB? The past 2 days have been
pretty "LION", so who knows?!
St. Patrick's Day is
celebrated March 17. Even if you're not a bit IRISH, this little
quilt will put a smile on your face and in your EYES!
popular! We've cut all we can cut now, and when these last few
are gone, they're gone!
Mary's small LITTLE CLOVER
quilt kit, her own design, you can only get it here at
Charlotte's Sew Natural!
instructions are included in the kit featuring gorgeous Hoffman
Celebrating SPRING and
St. Patrick's Day, this little quilt fits perfectly on the wire TABLE
STANDS, or lays flat on a table or can be pinned to the wall.
Or slip a pillow in and cheer up a chair!
Details on LITTLE CLOVER
The Joy of Life -
Written as a 9-part sampler, it can be stitched using either the needle-turn or blanket stitch appliqué techniques.
are LIMITING the number of kits we cut, so order soon.
You can join the class,
receive the kits by mail or just pick them up in the store.
The JOY OF LIFE monthly KIT price
includes pattern & fabric for top.
You can order this with or without the class.
In class, Mary will teach a
variety of appliqué methods, hand and machine. The class meets 1st Thursdays at 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Second class will meet March 3.
Looking forward to
We've got a fun SPRING BUS DAY-TRIP planned for you! SATURDAY
APRIL 16th. It will start early (about 8 a.m.), and go late
(about 9 p.m.?), and if you need to
book a room here in Newton for a night on either side of the trip, just let me know and I'll
find you the best rate!
KANSAS QUILT BUS TRIP
5 SHOPS - 1 DAY
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Pay
by March 7th - $83.95 [We are about 3/4 full as of today.]
transportation, 3 meals & snacks!
Each shop will have
demonstrations set up & you'll have at least an hour to shop.
Gift bags &
Price for all this
is $93.95 (see Early Bird special offer)
5 shops included on our
Needle In A
Quilting Bits &
Sign up today and
save $10! Mail a check to us, click here to sign up on-line
or phone 316-284-2547 if you want to start here at Charlotte's.
If one of these
other shops is more convenient, please phone them to reserve a
spot on their bus and we'll look forward to seeing you here in
Newton when the bus arrives!
at CHARLOTTE'S SEW NATURAL, we continue to offer you the BEST
SELECTION of COTTON FABRIC available.
You can still SAVE 20%
EVERY DAY off all regularly priced merchandise when you join CHARLOTTE'S
SHOPPER'S CLUB. Details on this annual club can be found
THE DATE, Saturday March 26th,
ONE DAY ONLY SALE
MARCH MADNESS at
CHARLOTTE'S SEW NATURAL
Bolt End Sale - Details
(I haven't come up with
a clever segue yet from "bolt end to basketball", but let's
all hope the Jayhawks will be heading to Houston for the Final Four
Just a reminder, we're
receiving NEW PRODUCT daily and you can always click here
to see all the newest additions to the web.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Charlotte's Sew Natural
710 N. Main St.
Newton, KS 67114
Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 5:30, Thurs.
'til 8, Sat. 9:30 - 5
Fabric & Stitchery
601 SE 36th St (Chisholm Trail Mall, #103)
Newton, KS 67114
Mon. - Fri. 10 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 7, Sat. 10 - 5:30
Mon. - Sun. 12 - 12 :)
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