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July 11, 2014

Hi all!

Tomorrow is the day!  

Plan on seeing us July 12th, when we'll be sharing Creative Holiday Decorating & Gift Ideas.  

A "cool mini-shop-hop" of sorts with a Winter Holiday Theme and an opportunity to start on an exclusive MYSTERY QUILT PROJECT.  

  •  Charotte's Sew Natural, Newton

  • Hen Feather's Quilt Shop, Wichita

  • Material Girls Quilt Shoppe, Wichita

  • Picket Fence Quilt Company, Wichita

 Each shop will be doing different demonstrations from 9:30 to 3:30. 

I will be demonstrating the COTTAGE RULER from Creative Grids, which is what I used to cut all the shapes in my SUNFLOWER ROW, for the Row By Row Experience.  

Come see what is so great about this ruler! :)

Receive 3 mystery "clues" for a special quilt project when you travel to each of the stores, then a FREE pattern solution at the end as a "thank you" for visiting the 4 shops.  

And you can enter to win gift certificates to all 4 stores as well!  

Hope to see you tomorrow, the 2nd Saturday in July!  (Our regular 2nd Saturday presentation will start at 9 a.m. as usual.)

More details here:

 We now have EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRTS for sale!  

Inspired by our BRIGHT SWOON quilt which is on display in the store.  Navy, v-neck, 100% cotton shirts, printed front & back.

Lily & I had fun wearing them in Colorado over the 4th!  People liked & commented on them. :)

The SWOON QUILT is also our entry into the MAJOR LEAGUE QUILTING competition, which starts this Monday, July 14th.

Please, please, please, register, and then Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, login and vote for our quilt!  

We are not particularly competitive, but we want to WIN!  LOL.  If we win our bracket, we'll find out on Thursday, my birthday, and this would just be a swell present!  :)

  So, please click here, register, explore "How it works", and then login on Monday to vote for us, Charlotte's Sew Natural.

You can order a 100% cotton T-Shirt by clicking here:

 Whether you are staying close to home or travelling around the States & Canada this summer, check out the ROW BY ROW EXPERIENCE, a new kind of Shop Hop.  There are more than 50 participating shops in KANSAS alone!

Ladies & Gentlemen, rev your engines!  The ROW BY ROW EXPERIENCE is in full swing!  

Started Tuesday JULY 1, you can now pick up free ROW PATTERNS in many quilt shops across the continent!  Quilters Unite!  This is BIG!  LOL 

Click here for details:

I love a good map, and there is a very cool Row By Row Google Map that shows all the shops in all the regions.  You may have to be registered in Google, but then you can select the area of the map you are interested in, zoom in until you get to the level of detail you are interested in and go from there!  Very sweet!

As I have 2 shops, I have two rows.  The theme of the Row by Row is SEW A SEASON.  We've chosen two different seasons.

At Charlotte's Sew Natural, downtown, Summer or Fall? Let's just call it: SEW HAPPY SUNFLOWERS!  

Don't forget, I'll be demonstrating the COTTAGE RULER, all day Saturday, in the store.  This versatile ruler makes quick work of cutting parallelograms! 


At Charlotte's Bargain Fabrics, The Chisholm Trail Mall, Sew the Season of Winter!



Every row finishes 36-inches long, so they can all be used together.

Mine each use CREATIVE GRIDS rulers.

If you are on Facebook, please go to

and vote for my rows by clicking on their image, and then LIKE them.  You can find the ROW BY ROW ALBUM, under PHOTOS.

At the end of summer, the rows with the most LIKES will win prizes for the store.  And I'll share! :O

The last time I looked, our SNOWMAN was in the TOP FIVE!  Yea!

Come see SEW HAPPY SUNFLOWERS now, but you'll have to come between July 1 & the end of August to get the FREE ROW PATTERN.

 I used one of my new, favorite rulers, the COTTAGE RULER, a non-slip ruler from Creative Grids to cut my shapes.  This ruler makes cutting parallelograms easy!  Not to mention TRAPEZOIDS! 

The popular SEW HAPPY fabric plate is back in stock again!


 NEW BLOCK A MONTH ready now

Come see our completed quilt hanging in the store - you're gonna love it!

You can buy HOUSE WARMING, as a complete kit now, or month by month for SIX MONTHS.  

 This new BLOCK-A-MONTH quilt is written by Vicki Bellino and designed especially for using Marcus Strip-It fabrics.

Click here for more info on "Strip-It" fabrics and the complete HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS fabric collection here:

Marti Michell Bordered Rows Sampler Quilt Looking for a class?  Instruction, encouragement, camaraderie all for one low price!  $48/year

This SAMPLER QUILT CLASS will start in September, and meet every month, the 3rd Thursday, morning and evening, for an entire year.

BORDERED ROWS by MARTI MICHELL, will feature 12 unique quilt blocks, using her SET L TEMPLATES.

Instructor Mary Eilerts will guide you through, step by step, from selecting fabric to perfecting your technique, producing a beautiful quilt!

Better yet, this is a lecture/demo class, so you don't have to haul in all your sewing supplies!

We'll gladly help you select fabrics that suit your taste & decor, or you can use Marti's beautiful fabrics, TOMORROW'S PROMISE, pictured here, by Maywood Studios.

The second block kit, JULY block, of our newest, "Buck-A-Block" monthly series quilt is now ready to pick up.


Each kit will have strips of different colored fabric, including a white background, plus instructions.

This year, it will be $3/kit, the month of issue, and $5/kit after the month.   If you want to make a 70" x 90" quilt, you will need to buy 2 kits each month in 8 of the 12 months.

Thangles are optional, but available.  Later on, there will be a finishing kit for approx. $20, to finish the top of a TWIN size quilt.  Backing will be additional.

Yes, for at least the first few months, you won't know what you're doing.  LOL  If that sounds like fun (or just like the rest of your life), this is for you! :)

Each month you'll buy fabric and receive instructions of something to sew, but at first, you won't know what you're making. 

Here are some colors that will be involved:

You can also 


It starts in June.

Click here for details:

 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!

Many 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!



 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:

 Lots of new stuff in the store, new quilt kits, CHRISTMAS, HALLOWEEN, and more.  

We're making lots of new inspirational stuff, and planning even more fun events!  

We're planning a new SIMPLE WHATNOTS CLUB featuring Kim Diehl projects & fabrics.  

The fabrics have just arrived.  We got them all, and they'll all be on the web soon.  

Featuring a new small project each month, we'll meet afternoons and evenings, the 2nd Thursday of each month, starting AUGUST 14th.

Watch for details on how to order kits, meeting times, prices, etc.  

If you're feeling uninspired or lethargic, we're not!  Come see us and catch the fever!  LOL

 Have a good week!  Hope to see you soon!


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  (always there)



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