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February 25, 2011

Hi all!

If you're like me, you love seeing other people's finished projects almost as much as your own!  Of course, it always makes me a little green, but hey, green is my favorite color!  LOL

Ruth just finished an awesome quilt that is an excellent way to feature a collection of fat quarters, or just use up a bunch of your stash.


 Ruth started with an AMY BUTLER SOUL BLOSSOMS fat quarter bundle from Westminster Fabrics.

She used a "hinge & flip" technique of "quilt as you go".

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

As well as this pattern, we 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.


Check out Marti's videos on-line here:


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:

Check out the authors' video here:

Crazy Shortcut Quilts VIDEO


 Another great quilt came in this week.  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: 


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!

Click here for details:

A lot of you liked Mary's version of Marti Michell's GOOD NEIGHBORS pattern, this month's Marti's Club feature.  Mary, an avid gardener, created a darling quilt of BRIGHT BIRDHOUSES! 

She got it finished with some "light quilting" and it is ready to hang!

See details on the QUILT KIT here:


Here comes MARCH!  Will it enter as a LION or a LAMB?  The past 2 days have been pretty "LION", so who knows?!

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated March 17.  Even if you're not a bit IRISH, this little quilt will put a smile on your face and in your EYES!

Very popular!  We've cut all we can cut now, and when these last few are gone, they're gone! 

Mary's small LITTLE CLOVER quilt kit,  her own design, you can only get it here at Charlotte's Sew Natural!  

The instructions are included in the kit featuring gorgeous Hoffman fabrics.  

Celebrating SPRING and St. Patrick's Day, this little quilt fits perfectly on the wire TABLE STANDS, or lays flat on a table or can be pinned to the wall.  Or slip a pillow in and cheer up a chair!

Details on LITTLE CLOVER kit here:


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.

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.  Second class will meet March 3.

Looking forward to April:

We've got a fun SPRING BUS DAY-TRIP planned for you!  SATURDAY APRIL 16th.  It will start early (about 8 a.m.), and go late (about 9 p.m.?), and if you need to book a room here in Newton for a night on either side of the trip, just let me know and I'll find you the best rate!  




EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Pay by March 7th - $83.95 [We are about 3/4 full as of today.]

  • Includes transportation, 3 meals & snacks!

  • Each shop will have demonstrations set up & you'll have at least an hour to shop.

  • Gift bags & more!

  • Price for all this is $93.95 (see Early Bird special offer)

5 shops included on our CRUISE

  • Charlotte's Sew Natural, Newton

  • Needle In A Haystack, Severy

  • Overbrook Quilt Connection, Overbrook

  • Prairie Points, Emporia

  • Quilting Bits & Pieces, Eudora

  • Sign up today and save $10!  Mail a check to us, click here to sign up on-line or phone 316-284-2547 if you want to start here at Charlotte's.

  • If one of these other shops is more convenient, please phone them to reserve a spot on their bus and we'll look forward to seeing you here in Newton when the bus arrives!


 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:


 SAVE THE DATE, Saturday March 26th, 



Bolt End Sale - Details to come!  

(I haven't come up with a clever segue yet from "bolt end to basketball", but let's all hope the Jayhawks will be heading to Houston for the Final Four that weekend!)

Just a reminder, we're receiving NEW PRODUCT daily and you can always click here to see all the newest additions to the web.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!


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 7, Sat. 10 - 5:30
Mon. - Sun. 12 - 12 :)

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