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March 4, 2011

 Hi all!

Last week I talked about FINISHED PROJECTS.  

This week, I'd like to talk about WORKS IN PROGRESS.

We have just 6 Block-A-Month spots still available in   

The Joy of Life - Written as a 9-part sampler, it can be stitched using either the needle-turn or blanket stitch appliqué techniques. 

 We are LIMITING the number of kits we cut, so order soon.  

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=25553

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.  Third class will meet April 7.

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=25553

Pictured above are Mary's first 2 JOY OF LIFE blocks.  She's selected a variety of fabrics to use in this quilt, but many are from Maywood's new line, MEMORIES OF LOVE.  

See our selection here, including a FAT QUARTER BUNDLE, 1 each of the entire line.

http://www.sewnatural.net/nl.asp?p=0&c=474

I have several current projects spread about my sewing room.  

 I'm pleased with the progress of TONGA RHAPSODY.  Working with BATIKS & HAND-DYED fabrics is so exciting.  The unique quality of each cut piece makes piecing the blocks an exercise in randomness or an extra effort at control!  

I'm posting my progress on this quilt in my TIPS section.  Click here to see all my TIPS and photos of my work:

http://sewnatural.net/TongaRhapsody.htm

 

Last week, many of you asked, as I'd failed to mention, which pattern Ruth used to make her quilt.  

We do have the QUILT-AS-YOU-GO pattern that Ruth used with AMY BUTLER SOUL BLOSSOMS fat quarter bundle from Westminster Fabrics.

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=26645

 FLIPPED OVER HINGING is a "hinge & flip" technique of "quilt as you go" from Butterfly Express.

Click here for details:

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=26720

This technique uses finishing strips to cover the seams that join  the individually quilted blocks.

 As well as this pattern, we also carry several books that have complete step-by-step instructions for a variety of QUILT-AS-YOU-GO techniques.  

 

 

 

 

 Check out Marti Michell's MACHINE QUILTING IN SECTIONS for 6 different "quilt as you go" techniques and lots of other tips.

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=26646

 

Check out Marti's videos on-line here:

http://www.frommarti.com/vid_MQIS_intro.shtml

 

Another fun book, CRAZY QUILT SHORTCUTS, also uses the  finishing strips technique to join blocks that are already fully quilted.  Check out the book here:

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=26647

I think I have this link working now, so check out the authors' video here:

Crazy Shortcut Quilts VIDEO

 

 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 almost done!

What a fun SODUKO project to do with a friend, of any age, quilter or otherwise!

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: 

SASHING YOUR CRAZY SHORTCUT QUILTS

Click here for details on the CENTRAL PARK SODUKO QUILT KIT:

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=26162

 

 Here 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 here:

http://www.sewnatural.net/nli.asp?iid=21161 

 

We receive NEW PRODUCT daily and encourage you to visit us often, and you can always click here to see all the newest additions to the web.

http://www.sewnatural.net/nl.asp?p=0&c=58

 

The fabrics shown below are all from a recent MICHAEL MILLER shipment, plus soccer balls are from TIMELESS TREASURES and more SOCCER BALLS just came from ANDOVER FABRICS with other BLACK AND WHITE fabrics as shown above.

     

March definitely came in like a LAMB here in Kansas.  Hope you took advantage of the mild weather on Tuesday, as the temperature has been up and down and the sun in and out since then!  I don't know what the weather will be, but

 SAVE THE DATE, Saturday March 26th, 

ONE DAY ONLY SALE March 26th (4th Saturday)

MARCH MADNESS at CHARLOTTE'S SEW NATURAL

Bolt End SALE - Details to come! 

Meanwhile,

2ND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SALE
at Charlotte's Bargain Fabric & Stitchery

2ND SATURDAY
MARCH 12TH ONLY at Chisholm Trail Mall
9:30 - 5:30

  • BUY 2 YARDS - SAVE $2
    ($1 off each yard in pairs)

  • BUY 2 FAT QUARTERS - GET 1 FREE

  • BUY 2 PATTERNS - GET 1 FREE

  • BUY 2 BOOKS - GET 1 FREE

  • BUY 2 CARDS OF BUTTONS - GET 1 FREE

CELEBRATE with us on a successful two years!
Special thanks to our customers like you!
(Free item will be of equal or lesser value.)

 Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Charlotte Wolfe

Charlotte's Sew Natural
710 N. Main St.
Newton, KS  67114
316-284-2547
 
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
316-804-4660
Mon. - Fri. 10 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 7, Sat. 10 - 5:30

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