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 Oct. 7, 2011  

Hi all!

Happy October!  We had a great QUILT SHOP HOP, this past weekend.  More than 1000 people visited the store in 2-1/2 days.  That was a lot!  The energy was so positive and exciting.  

For more great shots of our shop during the Hop, go to

Now rested, we're still energized and moving things around in the store again.  LOL  Don't be shy!  You may need a guided tour next time you're in!

 Even though the leaves are just turning, and some days are still in the upper 80s, we're focusing on Winter & Christmas fabrics.

By popular demand, we've once again cut kits for CLEO'S DESIGNS ever popular NATIVITY pattern, featuring Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus surrounded by the easiest ever, rock-wall looking background.  Order today, and you could finish this easy fusible-appliqué project in time to display for the Holidays.

 Check out this great way to add a decorative border to anything, like a delightful NATURE PANEL from MODA!  

Use Broadway Border printed interfacing from Quiltsmart, and you'll get perfect, interesting edges!  

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 lose as LaVerna did here.  

LaVerna laid the red fabric, backed with BROADWAY BORDER interfacing, on top of the green border, pieced a 4-patch for each corner, and simply attached them to a 24" wide x 42" long PANEL from Moda.

There are all sorts of ways to be creative with BROADWAY BORDERS.

More Quiltsmart:


Mary just finished a fast little quilt using another favorite "short-cut tool".  

She started with Karen Snyder's DOLLY DEAR panel featuring little dresses in vintage prints.  The border & rick-rack around each dress are a printed part of the block!

Place your orders now and we'll send kits as soon as the panel is back in stock.  Delivery expected in about 10 days.

Mary simply sashed the SQUARES using MARTI MICHELL's SASHING STAR POINT template/ruler set to make them dance among the STARS!

I'm going to be showing this SASHING STAR ruler at 2nd Saturday, tomorrow, 10/8.  Feel free to come at 9 a.m., standing room only, for 30 minutes of sharing, showing and info-mercialing by me!  The presentation is FREE and you are always welcome to join us.


NEWEST ADDITIONS to the web, be sure to check out all the latest here:

Red Rooster Fabrics - The Dressmaking Collection - Vintage Notions - Vintage Sewing Signs & Patterns in Black SquaresSome particular lines include: (click on the name to link to pictures)

 Love CURIO from BASIC GREY for MODA!  Interesting combination of colors, textures & motifs!

We LOVE BASIC GREY, so check out the entire department here:


BARGAINS & 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!



Visit CHARLOTTE'S Bargain Fabric in the CHISHOLM TRAIL MALL now for a great selection of BARGAIN FABRICS and inspiration.  

Just added - BATIKS starting at $7.96/yd. Great selection!


 Join us for a LUXURY WEEKEND SEWING RETREAT at the Hyatt in Wichita this January 13, 14 & 15, 2012.  Limited space.

Are you getting enough "sewing time"?  Feeling the "crush" of the holidays sneaking up?  Book some "down time" for yourself, or better yet, ask your family to GIFT this to you!

Click here for details.



 Two local QUILT SHOWS happen next weekend, Oct. 15 & 16.  

The Emma Creek Quilt Guild's quilt show, CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF QUILTING, will be held in the Hesston Elementary School, 300 E. Amos, in Hesston.  The event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct 15 and from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16. Admission is $5 per person.

The Halstead Quilt Show, will be held together with the Fine Arts & Crafts festival, Sat. Oct 15 only, at the Halstead High school, 520 W. 6th St in Halstead, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 A little more CKQSHOP HOP WRAP-UP: 

See all the QUILTS and a LIST OF PRIZE WINNERS on the group's web site:

If you like my original BLAZING KANSAS quilt, there are still a limited number of PRE-CUT kits.  

The quilt finishes approximately 76 inches square.

I have cut all the pieces needed for the inner BLAZING STAR border and the sashings. All you have to do is sew!  Included are 3 yards of the THEME FABRIC.  This is enough to cut an 8-1/2 inch wide outer border & 3 inch wide binding.  

If you like my quilt, and want to finish the 10 blocks that you collected during the Shop Hop as I did, you can order it now here:

 Note:  I used the 10th block in the corners of the border.  It was perfect for "turning the corner", when divided into 4 equal parts!

A special "shout out" thanks to my persistent daughter Lily, who finally has me participating on Facebook.  

Lily designed and launched the CHARLOTTE'S SEW NATURAL pages, and we'd love it if you'd "friend" me, and keep up with us there too.  Just search CHARLOTTE'S SEW NATURAL on FACEBOOK, and we should pop up.  At least, that's what they tell me. :)

 In addition to all our internet activities, we are looking forward to seeing you here in Newton in person real soon!  

Have a great weekend.


Charlotte Wolfe

Charlotte's Sew Natural
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 7, Sat. 10 - 5:30 
Mon. - Sun. 12 - 12 :)

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