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 May 1, 2014

Hi all!

Happy May Day! 

 May I present you with your very own Button Bouquet!

Gwen just completed this darling sampler.  
It finishes approx. 22 x 27 inches, with the blocks just 5 inches square!  How sweet!

AUNT EVELYN'S BUTTON BOUQUET provides a wonderful opportunity to create a floral quilt combining treasured buttons, the love of hand embroidery and the joy of quilting. 

We've assembled kits including buttons & floss so you can easily make one too!

Bloc Loc Acrylic Rulers - 2.5-inch Half Square Triangle Square Up Ruler

That little Half-Square Triangle border would be a perfect place to use the BLOC_LOC HST Ruler!  These are less than 1-1/2 inches, but the 2.5 HST ruler would be a good tool to own if you like miniatures.  It is marked from 2.5 to zero, so is quite flexible.

 Want to work on something a bit larger?  Try another new kit from us, WEDDING CAKE QUILT kit, which finishes 84 x 84 inches and features the lovely fabrics, OPHELIA, from Timeless Treasures.  

Don't be nervous, this is actually a RAW-EDGE, FUSED APPLIQUÉ project.  Of course, if you want to do curved piecing we have template for that too!

Grey & Yellow Floral Stripe Kit:

Ophelia from Timeless Treasures

The Wedding Cake pattern is designed by Konda Luckau and for a short time, can be downloaded here for free:

Or, if you are in the mood for a beautiful, bed-size BATIK QUILT, check out our newest, MULBERRY STARS, from Wing and a Prayer Designs.  

This beauty finishes approx. 104 inches square!

Pattern and kit available here:


While we're on the topic of large quilts, we noticed that we had one last FREEDOM RINGS complete quilt kit, including all the original fabrics & patterns from Red Crinoline Quilts and Marcus Fabrics.

At this time, we still have some WIDE-BACKING left to go with it too.  You can add that if you wish.

There is only one kit, so if you are interested in this, check it out now!  You might want to phone, 316-284-2547.

Lots of other NEW PRODUCT was added to our web site & into both stores recently.  See it all here:

Moda - 30s Playtime by Chloes Closet - Charm Pack - Forty 5-inch SquaresCheck out all our NEWEST ADDITIONS - including PRE-CUTS like Chloe's Closet latest edition of 

See them on the screen, then come in to touch them, we don't mind!  LOL

A couple of months ago, Weeks Ringle came to speak at the Wichita Quilt Guild.  Such a treat!  She & her husband, Bill Kerr, are very active in the modern quilt movement.

We carry their "magazine" MODERN QUILTS ILLUSTRATED, which is actually like a book, since it has no advertising -  just lots of clearly illustrated, well photographed projects with clear instructions.  

Check out the latest one here:


 With a lot of "modern" influence, Mary created this small quilt using WILLIAM MORRIS charms & fabric for the border.

Very nice!  Finishes approximately 26 inches square.


MORRIS MODERNIZED, is a great line of fabric, assembled by Barbara Brackman for Moda Fabrics.  See the fabrics here:

 And, one more NEW, little project.  Also perfect for using the small BLOC_LOC Half Square Triangle ruler.  Makes cutting very fast!

TIDBIT is a LITTLE BITES pattern from Miss Rosie!  Finishes approx. 19 x 22 inches and starts with mini-charms, 2-1/2 inch squares!

Check it out here:


 If you love a BARGAIN, be sure to visit our ALL ON SALE location, CHARLOTTE'S BARGAIN FABRIC & STITCHERY, in The Chisholm Trail Mall, just off I-135, south of Newton.

All fabric is marked a minimum of 20% off the original price.  Many are marked down much further, with tables full of $6.97, $5.97 & $4.97/yard fabrics, some even lower!

Recently added SALE FABRICS include the following lines:

Many more SALE ITEMS listed in the web store on-line too:

On SALE up to 25% Off

On SALE 26% to 50% Off

On SALE 50% Off and more!



 Our NEW FABRIC CAR TAG is a fun collectable and has been selling fast!  Never fear, I've just reordered!  :)

FABRIC PLATES have started appearing in other stores, in other states, too, so collect them on your travels, but of course, start with mine.  Check it out here:

 Did you know the HONEY BEE is Kansas' official insect?

In preparation for our new state-wide shop hop (see below for details), Mary came up with a great new tote, featuring 

  • BEE MY HONEY fabrics

  • my SEW HAPPY mini Kansas car tag!


For a list of shops participating in the ROW BY ROW EXPERIENCE, in many regions of the USA, click below.

Many will have their own UNIQUE tag!  I don't know how many of them have them on their web sites yet.  All these shops are Brick & Mortar shops.  You can BUY MINE ON-LINE too :)

 Do you like a CHALLENGE?  
This one can be solved with a little fabric and some creative input!  Even if you've never tried one before, check out this contest.

WHERE'S SUNNY?  A Viewer's Choice Mini-Quilt Contest sponsored by the Central Kansas Quilt Shop Hop participating shops.

 Stop into Charlotte's Sew Natural downtown (or request by mail), and get a registration packet for $2.  

This will include the rules and the custom printed fabric image that you'll need to use in your MINI-QUILT.  

The quilts are to finish a maximum of 18 x 22 inches.  Entries are due by August 30th.  This is a "viewers' choice" contest and prize money will be determined by the votes or your friends and other quilt shop hoppers.  
Details here:

 I got a new kitten this month.  His name is Hal, he is 6 months old, and came from our local animal shelter.  

He is very curious and pesky, making sewing and computer work difficult for me.  But he is so affectionate, even Meiko (our 3 year old, who looks a lot like him) is starting to warm up! :) 

It was suddenly kind of quiet, so I went looking for him and found him napping in an empty shoe box in the closet.  How cute, for a minute, just before he started attacking my hanging sweaters! LOL

Wishing you a good weekend!


Charlotte Wolfe

Charlotte's Sew Natural
710 N. Main St.
Newton, KS  67114
Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 6:30, Sat. 9:30 - 5


Charlotte's Bargain Fabric & Stitchery
601 SE 36th St (Chisholm Trail Mall, #103)
 Newton, KS  67114
Mon. - Fri. 10 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 6, Sat. 10 - 5:30
Mon. - Sun. 12 - 12  

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