Oct. 21, 2011
Mary's MARTI & ME
CLUB met yesterday. As usual, Mary came up with a great version
of the monthly project.
ZIG ZAG quilt is actually small enough to suit a baby or toddler,
cover a table or back of a chair.
This project is
especially fast and easy using Marti's FLYING
The sampler quilt blocks are
always fun to look at! Many people have chosen their own fabrics
for the RETURN TO ROMANCE QUILT.
The blocks are made using
Rotary Cutting TEMPLATE SETS A & D.
This was just the 2nd class,
and it's not too late to join RETURN TO ROMANCE or MARTI & ME
CLUB. Check out the details here:
Another one of Mary's
MARTI & ME CLUB projects was a fun STAR QUILT.
sashed the SQUARES using MARTI MICHELL's SASHING STAR POINT
template/ruler set to make them dance among the STARS!
She started with Karen Snyder's
panel featuring little dresses in vintage prints. The border
& rick-rack around each dress are a printed part of the fabric block!
While the panels and the kits
of Mary's quilt sold out earlier this month, they are back in stock
We've cut new kits. We
had to change the light & dark purple fabrics
pictured here. The outside is now a tiny purple polka-dot,
almost the exact same color and the inside sashing has a little
more color to it and looks great!
Order now. I
expect they won't last long!
Introducing Wing & A
Prayer's BELLA VERONA & NORTHERN STARS for 2012!
If you liked WILDFLOWER
TO NATURE OR TONGA
NATURE, you'll be glad to hear that the design team at WING AND A PRAYER have introduced their
2012 BLOCK-A-MONTH quilts, in conjunction with their new Timeless Treasures
We'll be offering both BELLA
VERONA and NORTHERN
STARS as complete patterns and kits, available in the store and on the web.
I'll be offering BELLA VERONA as a
class starting the 2nd Thursday in
January at 7 pm. It will run for 10 or 12 months.
NORTHERN STARS will be available as a
kit. More details soon.
IMAGES and descriptions here:
This is a time of year
that LOTS of NEW FABRIC is being introduced by all the companies.
Toni (of Wing & A
Prayer Designs, who also represents Timeless Treasures & Marcus
Fabrics), was in the store this week, and showed me the QUILT from the
new FREE PATTERN, that will be posted "soon" at www.ttfabrics.com
web site, featuring her new line of fabrics, BELLA VERONA.
Always clever, Toni said it had something to do with Romeo &
Juliet, but I forget, so you'll have to watch for it! The
textured fabrics are really gorgeous and should arrive in the store in
time for NEW YEAR projects!
There are many web site
offering FREE QUILT PATTERNS. They are not all equal!
Listen for those with good reputations!
Check out MODA BAKE SHOP
often for great ideas, tested patterns, and lots of comments and
feed-back from people who have sewn the patterns.
Breckyn whipped up this PINWHEEL
BABY QUILT using one of their free patterns and PRE-CUT 5"
Making it even easier
for you to sew, we've kitted this cute little quilt, starting with two
packs of pre-cut 5" squares, one bundle of prints & one all
cream solid and included all the rest of the fabrics for the top, back
& binding, including that panel I mentioned.
The pattern is available
for FREE at
Moda's Bakeshop web site. Click here for details:
I mentioned last week, I
recently had fun learning a new technique for making TUMBLING
I took pictures as I
went along, as I thought it was so cool! I used my phone camera,
so they're not the greatest, but they do show the process.
here to see my
whole TUMBLING BLOCKS story listed in the FREE TIPS section of my web site:
started with Quiltsmart's printed interfacing for TUMBLING
BLOCKS. If you've ever used any QUILTSMART products, you
know they start with a very fine, fusible interfacing, and print the
stitching & cutting lines right on it. This is different
from foundation piecing, but really makes the project accurate and
If you've never used any
of the QUILTSMART products, TUMBLING BLOCKS is a good one to start
with! It really is easy appliqué!
out another favorite QUILTSMART product.
Use Broadway Border printed
interfacing, and you'll get perfect, interesting edges every time!
Make them as long as you like. Layer them many
times, or just once. Stitch down with a small zig-zag stitch, or
leave it loose as LaVerna did here.
A great way to add a
decorative border to anything, like this delightful NATURE
PANEL from MODA with great CARDINALS!
There are all sorts of ways to be
creative with BROADWAY BORDERS.
More Quiltsmart products
ADDITIONS to the web, be sure to check out all the latest
particular lines include: (click on the name to link to pictures)
from BASIC GREY for MODA! Interesting combination of colors,
textures & motifs!
We LOVE BASIC
GREY, so check out the entire department here:
SPECIALS can be seen
on the WEB on nearly 60 pages! Honestly, I'm not sure how
they arrange themselves.
Try clicking on "view all", then scroll down the list for a
quick overview. There is lots of variety!
CHARLOTTE'S Bargain Fabric in the
CHISHOLM TRAIL MALL now for a great selection of BARGAIN FABRICS and
year, we've been working on QUILTS FOR FOSTER CHILDREN. The
quilts go to children in south-central Kansas, and are so
If you have finished quilt(s) that you
are willing to donate, please feel free to contact Georgeann or Anita
for details or click here:
Georgeann is asking IF you have picked
up QUILT TOPS or QUILTS that you are quilting or binding, to please
give her a call, so she can get a schedule worked out for
Please call 316-796-1712 to reach Georgeann,
or call Anita at Charlotte's Bargain Fabric, 316-804-4660.
If you are active on FACEBOOK, I hope you'll
me on FACEBOOK! I'm just starting to get into this! :)
You can search for me, CHARLOTTE WOLFE,
and then click on my SEW NATURAL page.
It is fun to see what kind of things you are
doing. Just friend me, then post your projects to your own photo
album and I get to see them! Cool! You can keep an eye on
my projects as well.
And see all the help I'm getting from MEIKO,
my sewing buddy! (Recent design wall disaster!)
He's been a little busy outside lately
practicing his first year as a "Halloween
still found time to make mischief in the sewing room! LOL
Check out our latest HALLOWEEN KITS
& FABRICS here:
Have a great weekend.
Charlotte's Sew Natural
710 N. Main St.
Newton, KS 67114
Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 5:30, Thurs.
'til 8, Sat. 9:30 - 5
Fabric & Stitchery
601 SE 36th St (Chisholm Trail Mall, #103)
Newton, KS 67114
Mon. - Fri. 10 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 7, Sat. 10 - 5:30
Mon. - Sun. 12 - 12 :)
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