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August 29, 2013

 Hi all!

I've been doing some last minute running around this summer.  Dashed to Florida to catch up with my sister, her son and my parents for a long weekend.  Now Randy & I will dash to California to catch a football game with old friends!  (Guess who's idea this was?  LOL)

Meanwhile, I've had lots of ideas for new quilts and projects.  Several are already hanging in the store.  (I'm on a "tear" as they say! :) )

New fabrics can be found in both locations.  There is even more HOLIDAY fabric, AUTUMN, and FOOTBALL fabrics too.  If you like the outdoors, you're sure to like this new WOODSY WONDER, the latest from popular artist Janet Wecker Frisch!

In September, we start a new, year-long QUILT SAMPLER CLASS at Charlotte's Sew Natural, which can be made in any fabric you choose.  Beginner to expert level students welcome.

 Mary will be teaching the


using Marti Michell's pattern & templates.

A limited number of kits will be available with fabrics like Mary's quilt.

Most students make unique quilts with our help selecting the fabrics.  (See below.)

This makes each class meeting especially fun, seeing the same quilt block done in such a variety of fabrics.  Maybe you'd like to do it in Christmas fabrics and create an heirloom to be brought out annually?  We'll be happy to help you select the perfect fabrics!

Beginner to expert level students welcome.  (Beginners must know how to use a sewing machine, but all other skills will be covered in as much depth as you require.)

 Starts Thursday September 19th

Meets - 3rd Thursdays  through August 2014

Choose 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. class time.

Lecture/demo lasts about an hour.  $48 plus materials.

There are many, many fabrics to choose from in the store which would make up beautifully in this pattern.  We're so happy to help you with your selections.  This is what we truly LOVE to do!  :)

 Just two suggestions:  CROSSROADS by Jan Patek for MODA.

For a more contemporary look, you could consider starting with AMETHYST from Classic Cottons.


September also marks the start of an APPLIQUÉ BLOCK A MONTH quilt class.

 Mary will be teaching


which combines piecing and appliqué for a fun HALLOWEEN quilt.  

Suitable for confident beginners through experts!

Starts Thursday September 12th

Meets - 2nd Thursdays  through February 2014

Choose 1:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. class time.

Lecture/demo lasts about an hour.  $36 registration fee plus $29.99/month kit fee.  Kits include pattern/fabric/embellishments for blocks & borders.

Also available by mail order as a complete kit or monthly.  Please click here for details:

If you like HALLOWEEN, and EMBROIDERY & STITCHING, you'll want to check out these SPIRITED TEA TOWELS


and all the CRABAPPLE HILL patterns here for all the seasons.

 We have many, many new fabrics in the store and new models to tempt you!

And many pages of NEW FABRICS to browse, so kick back, relax for a few minutes and enjoy this treat!

I love these two new groups, 






Also a new favorite design group is GRAPHIC 45 from Wilmington.  See all of these fabrics, including BIRDSONG including a classic PANEL with their signature vintage look, here:


Not to be confused with the new reproduction vintage PINK & BROWN group, BIRDSONG, from the Independent Quilt Study Center.  It can be seen here:

Andover - IQSC Birdsong - Brown Birds on Branches Toile on Dusty Pink


 NEW PATTERN!  HOT OFF THE PRINTER!  Let the fabric do the work!  Just got back this fun quilt from the quilter.  Helen did a great job!  I love the way the circular pattern contrasts with the angular hexagon shapes!

Michael Miller does this BIG STRIPE in a couple of colors.  I started with the CLEMENTINE colored stripe, cut it in lengthwise strips, and used a 60-degree ruler to cut and then sew HEXAGONS.  Quite delightful!

Big Stripe:

 I've written a pattern with detailed instructions on how to cut the stripe with Marti Michell's 60-degree Triangle Ruler.

It is available to order here:

Charlotte’s Bordered Big Stripe Hexagon Quilt Pattern

 I made just a small one, but you can see a pattern for a larger version, which uses 4-1/2 yards of big stripe to make a quilt which finishes approx. 56 x 73 inches.

Click here to see my TIPS with step-by-step pictures.  I have several to choose from:

Click here to see Marinda Stewart's BIG HEXAGON STRIPE pattern:

Just a bit more than a month until our local QUILT SHOP HOP!  Hope you will be able to join us for this fun BLACK TIE AFFAIR!

OCTOBER 4, 5 & 6

The quilts are coming together in the stores and will be on display soon.  The quilts will appear on the Shop Hop web site about September 20th.

Meanwhile, here's a "tease" look at the blocks! :)

Quilt Shop Hop PINS & T-SHIRTS (in classy black being modeled by Breckyn  below) are now available for delivery.


EXCLUSIVE FABRIC is available to pre-order, and can be delivered at the start of the Quilt Shop Hop in October.  

Click here to order:



October 4, 5 & 6th.  

 Be sure to go to FACEBOOK, search for Central KS Quilt Shop Hop, then Like us and you'll get all the updates!

While you're on Facebook, be sure to look up and Like Charlottes Sew Natural (no apostrophe in the address).  Just one more way to keep in touch, and stay up to day with all our SPECIALS and EVENTS.

Don't forget to stop at Charlotte's Bargain Fabrics & Stitchery in The Chisholm Trail Mall, on the southern edge of Newton, just off I-135

A mere 20 minutes north of Wichita and just  4-1/2  miles south of downtown Newton.

We have many specials at Charlotte's Bargain Fabric & Stitchery at the Chisholm Trail Mall.

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!



This is the final weekend for the CHARLIE HARPER trunk show!
Stop in to see us.  




The KERI DESIGNS patterns are based on CHARLIE HARPER artwork.  So charming!  You can also see them here:



As they call it LABOR DAY, we choose NOT to LABOR.

Both stores will be CLOSED MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2.

Of course, the web store is available 24/7 and you can always mark your order "will pick up in the store" to save on shipping!

Hope to see you soon!

Have a great holiday weekend!


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   WEB WILL BE OPEN ON LABOR DAY!  :)

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