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Friday May 24, 2013

Hi all!

 HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY - Please note, both stores will be closed 
Monday May 27. 

Come see us today or tomorrow to stock up.  You might just find a few moments to sew!

 We continue, for the rest of the month of May, to include with all web orders , this FREE PATTERN for a festive BANNER .  

When you're in the store, be sure to ask for a copy.

IT'S A BANNER DAY kit, like the quilt pictured here, is available now.  To make it go even faster, we've included a paper-piecing guide for those half-wheel buntings.  

Please check out the details here:

Lots more PATRIOTIC FABRICS can be found in our year-round "HOLIDAY ROOM" and on the web:


Next up - Father's Day June 16!  Even if you only show him the fabric, and maybe promise it by Christmas, we're sure we've got something for the man in your life, "father" or not. :)

Check out all the neat textures in this group!  Screw heads, gears, circuit boards, tools!
Mr. Roboto - Studio E

Or maybe he really is a SPACE nut!  
Atomic Bots - Wilmington

Or possibly he's a COWBOY (see Western 
) or just an admirer of CHARRAS.  LOL

If he loves the SOUTHWEST, consider STONEHENGE Canyon Ridge

Gettysburg by Kensington Studio for Quilting 
Treasures might fill the bill.

A few other Gettysburg fabrics can be found here:

Or, maybe he loves STEAMPUNK!  
Then take him to Steampunk Day at Cowtown in Wichita this Saturday to get his fill of Victorian science fiction, and present him with a plan for a quilt for Father's Day next month using VICTORIAN DREAM from Quilting Treasures. :)

Charlotte's Bargain Fabric & Stitchery in The Chisholm Trail Mall is a drop-off for PROJECT LINUS blankets.  

See all the new Project Linus fabrics here:


Like so many others this week, we've really been struggling with our emotions.  We feel the need to do something for the people of Moore, Oklahoma and others affected by the string of tornadoes. What to do for so many who have lost their home and everything in it?  

As quilters, our first impulse is to provide quilts, but it sounds like what they need most right now is $$.  If you haven't already, please check this web site for a list of very legitimate charities, everything from the Red Cross to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society can use your help.

Meanwhile, please continue to make quilts for those in need.  I will send out a plea for quilts when I have a direct contact person and a means of delivery.  I have several contacts in Oklahoma, and am sure they will help with distribution when the time is right.  Thanks for all your offers of generosity.

As this season of unstable air continues, particularly those of us in "tornado alley", need to remain alert and prepared.  I'm particularly interested in the stories of people who "just had a feeling", and so raced to gather up family members and got to shelters.  Please be prepared, pay attention and be careful out there!

Always curious about extreme weather, I have found a lot of very interesting and helpful information regarding lightning and tornadoes at this web site:

Lightning, while potentially dangerous, can be beautiful.  Check out this LIGHTNING ART FABRIC called SKYLIGHTS from Frond Design Studios

The warm weather and rain also means that vegetables are growing!  We love our LOCAL FARMER'S MARKET!

Check out Timeless Treasures FOOD FABRIC and harvest some right here:

Love to cook too?  Check out MANGIA, MANGIA & DAILY SPECIAL - these Chefs are really having fun:

We have been increasing our selection of some of our MOST POPULAR BASICS.  These include

Andover Dimples

Moda Grunge

110 inch wide backs - Westrade Textiles
Including flannel


About 6 months ago I started noticing the sales people were finally showing PURPLE again.  And it is arriving in the store now!  Hooray!  Some new include:

Blueberry Skies - Clothworks

Elizabeth - Studio E

Painted Lady Batiks - Timeless

These are two of the gorgeous new FLORAL FABRIC LINES from Moda, just in.

Paint Box Prints - Laundry Basket Quilts by Moda

Collections Mill Book Series 1835

Lazy Daisy Baskets 2 - by Darlene Zimmerman for 
Robert Kaufman, 
includes a Red Flower Basket CHEATER panel which looks embroidered, and you can re-embroider, if you wish.  There is also a multi-colored panel, representing the many reproduction colors in this collection.

I am still having fun with the MODERN QUILT genre.  

 In one of my latest I used lots of fabrics (27 different ones) and no "white space".  

This quilt is from Julie Herman's SKIP THE BORDERS.  Called SQUARE CITY, I used a lot of my current favorite blue, green, and teal fabrics, and then tossed in a bit of taupe, for variety.

You can order a bundle like mine here:


We have so many BLACK & WHITE fabrics in the downtown store.  A great selection to have a lot of fun with!


 Evelyn's latest show & share of a previous one, plus more than one customer's request, has inspired us to offer a new BLACK & WHITE Block-A-Month.

It will be available starting WEDNESDAY JUNE 5.  Details in next week's newsletter. 

What's BLACK & WHITE & RED all over?  Great new fabric from Studio 37!  NEXT WAVE:

Try NEXT WAVE in BLACK & WHITE & GREY & YELLOW all over too!



Newest Additions to the web.

There are even a few BARGAIN BLACK & WHITE fabrics available at Charlotte's Bargain Fabrics & Stitchery in The Chisholm Trail Mall, on the southern edge of Newton.


We've continued to add more bolts to the south store (on SE 36th St).  Come see the new shelving we've just added.  Looking quite nice, I must say!

NEW ON-LINE!!  New BARGAIN DEPARTMENTS now make it easier to browse for specials.  We've been working on this feature for awhile.  And now we've been adding new items to these new departments.  SEW INEXPENSIVE!  Enjoy exploring! 

On SALE up to 25% Off

On SALE 26% to 50% Off

On SALE 50% Off and more!


 Have a great holiday weekend, decorate some graves if that is your tradition, and hope to hear from you soon!


Charlotte Wolfe

Charlotte's Sew Natural
710 N. Main St.
Newton, KS  67114
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
 Mon. - Fri. 10 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 6, Sat. 10 - 5:30
Mon. - Sun. 12 - 12 :)

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