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July 29, 2011

Hi all!

Living with Color.  I've been thinking a lot about COLOR in the past few weeks.  Randy & I decided to change the color of our house since it needed to be re-painted.  This was a big decision for us.  We assume we'll be living with this color for at least the next 10 years!  Tweaking it was important, but ate up a whole day I hadn't planned on.  It is done now and we like our choice.  I was very grateful to the Benjamin Moore professionals and the painters for their suggestions.  The new color is 2 shades of green, cream and brown.  Sounds easy enough!  LOL

 Women in particular, often seem concerned about what color they are wearing and how it plays with the color of their skin, hair, eyes, etc.  There are many professionals with opinions on this subject.  While I don't subscribe to this completely, I have to admit, I do feel better wearing certain colors and not others!

For instance, I would not feel  comfortable in the bright, large floral that this model is wearing. I am making the DIANE KIMONO DRESS in softer florals from Andover's new group, GARDEN PARTY.  I like these a lot!  It will be a great summer dress!


Check out the GARDEN PARTY FABRICS, here:


 A quilt is sort of like that, only not.  Most of us don't get photographed in bed with our quilt but certainly feel better sleeping under particular quilts (because of color?).  

You can change the quilt on your bed every night if you like.  :)  (Picturing storage for 365 quilts in a bedroom makes me laugh, as well as the photo-session-in-bed idea!  LOL)  

This beautiful new, COLORFUL FLORAL is from artist Yuko Hasegawa.  Wouldn't this be fun to plan a quilt around?

Knowing when to turn to a professional for help with color can be important.  We are always glad to help our customers with questions of color.  That is our number one request!  

 I think that the popularity of making tote bags & table runners is due in large part to people just wanting to play with colors and fabrics that they wouldn't necessarily decorate with or wear!

This purse pattern is for a REVERSIBLE bag, so you can even choose two completely different colorways that share one handle!


 Many of the fabric companies provide FREE PATTERNS on their web sites.  If we like the project we CUT KITS before any of the fabrics become unavailable.

Check out these recent kits:


In the past couple of weeks these lines have arrived (click on the name to see the fabrics):

 Other recent arrivals include:

Come check out our newest fabrics & latest project ideas.

Use this Newest Additions link to see all the latest on the web:


 We are looking forward to FALL CLASSES.  THE ROMANCE CONTINUES sampler quilt will be taught as a BLOCK-A-MONTH.  Fabric can be purchased all at once, or in increments.

Mary's 12 month class will start Sept. 15th.  

The pattern is written for PERFECT PATCHWORK ROTARY CUTTING TEMPLATES, which everyone loves!  You will not be forced to use these, as the pattern includes optional paper templates and measurements, but once you give them a try, we're sure you'll be convinced!

You can also purchase or order the complete KIT for this quilt without the class. 

See all these beautiful BLUE & YELLOW WILD ROSE II fabrics designed by Marti Michell for Maywood Fabrics here:


AUNT GRACE'S GARDEN PARTY.  Class will start September 22nd, 2011 through Spring 2012.  Classes will meet at 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Since this class always meets on the 4th Thursdays, there will be no classes in November or December.  


Reproduction 1930s fabric designed by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Fabrics.

AUNT GRACE'S GARDEN PARTY Block of the Month patterns by Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek.
Finished Quilt Size 77" x 83"

KITS will be available BY MAIL too!  Details coming soon!


BARGAINS & SPECIALS can be seen on the WEB here on more than 50 pages!

These prints & flannels start at $5.97/yard.  Many are reduced to $4.97/yard, so catch them while they're HOT!  

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

Pre-Cut kits available now!  Rent time on our ACCU-CUTTER!

Here is my new MINI-QUILT made using CHARMS from our new YEE-HAW CHARM CARD PACK of vintage western prints.  I made flying geese, quilted using some fancy stitches on my machine, embellished a bit by hand and "voila"!  What a fast and easy little project! Order just the card or add a finishing kit including pattern to make the project.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon here in Newton!  


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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