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Tuesday March 24, 2020

Hi all!

We are open for business, until 5:30 tonight, and again regular hours through tomorrow, Wednesday, 9:30 to 5:30.  But, the next day . . .


Starting THURSDAY, March 26, we will welcome customers into the store by appointment.

316-284-2547 (if we are busy, may be picked up by answering machine) & Facebook Messenger & by Email

Starting to write this message I almost took down the "Celebrating . . ." banner above.  Then decided it really just takes on new significance to me. 

So far we've focused on where the store is in 2020!  Yay vast, extended team! 

Now, I can say with honesty, "Celebrating 35 years", (all of which were not easy) reflects on 35 years of overcoming obstacles and outlasting the odds. 

With earned "tools in my tool belt", a great staff, great customers and the mystery of the internet, I am confident the store will survive and continue to thrive.

The store will continue to be staffed. We will be answering the phone when we can, looking to emails, messages and our webstore for orders.  We will make trips to the post office as usual.

We will continue to run things to the back parking lot, or front curb if you just want a "drive-by".  We can also deliver here in Newton, when needed.

We will continue to do our FACEBOOK LIVE events, post new YOUTUBE VIDEOS, and find other ways to inform and entertain! If you Follow and Subscribe, you should get notified when we're posting.  Thanks!

I know I could claim the business is "essential", as we all know that being able to craft, sew & create means a healthier psyche and soul.

But with more and more calls to "shelter in place", I feel this is the best move for me to make for all involved.  We are available, but with some limits.

We are adapting.  Check out our SCHOOLHOUSE YOUTUBE.

SCHOOLHOUSE CONTINUES now through Sunday March 28.

Charlotte's Sew Natural, Needle In A Haystack, Picket Fence and Hen Feathers band together to offer you an event, with emphasis on learning at your own pace, unique quilt kits and FUN!

Click here for event details.

Instead of Report Cards & Graduation Gifts, you'll have the opportunity to purchase our specially priced MODA GRUNGE fat quarter bundles and receive a FREE QUILT PATTERN with the bundle for a limited time, through March 28.

You can click here, and see the BUNDLES, and also the items we have for our featured, COLLAGE QUILT BASICS.  Click here!

Our SPECIAL is the PRECISION PRESSING SHEET COMBO, while supply lasts, in 2 sizes.  Specially priced for this event.  Click here.

You can still collect all 16 FQs and 4 quilt patterns from all 4 shops.

But it is up to you, when you visit, or if you want to shop by mail order, you can also phone 316-284-2547.

To avoid gathering crowds, we will not do the demonstrations as previously planned.


Pretty please, can you subscribe?  :)  We're aiming for 1000 subscribers.

However, here at Charlotte's we'll be happy to share with you all the knowledge we have on the basics of COLLAGE PICTURE assembly ala Laura Heine. Many of her patterns are on hand now.  Click here.

We've now got a SCHOOLHOUSE VIDEO available on our YOUTUBE channel.  Click here to see our COLLAGE BASICS VIDEO.

Feel free to comment and ask questions, and we'll try to answer them when we can.

Don't forget to subscribe to our YOUTUBE channel. ;)

We are continuing to get new merchandise.  So far, one supplier has announced that they are unable to ship, as they are located in Los Angeles and are hard hit. 

FRIDAY Kirsten is planning on doing yet another UNBOXING.  I think that will be a FACEBOOK LIVE and then we'll post the video to our YOUTUBE channel. We don't even know what will be available, but it will be something!  hahaha!

So, if you need some COMIC RELIEF, please feel free to check out any of our videos and be prepared to learn, and laugh along with us!

Click NEWEST ADDITIONS to see our latest on the web.  Gwen keeps adding new stuff!

Be sure to check out the SALE FABRICS & KITS.  We are adding more fabrics to the SALE section too.


We can even help you shop with FACETIME and MESSENGER VIDEO CALLS are available too. Contact  us in one of the more normal ways to arrange this beforehand.  Thanks!

Video calling is quite fun, and if you haven't discovered the magic of video phone calls with your cell phone, let us help you learn.  Practice with us.  You can surprise your family (like I did when I called my sister last week!  Her surprised reaction was funny.  I was the first Messenger video call she'd ever gotten!  hahaha).

Things continue changing around here.

We are taking all the common sense precautions! ;)

I do not need a mask, as I am not sick.

Fabric SURGICAL MASKS are "all the rage" right now.  I caution you to not jump on the bandwagon of sewing these until you know who wants/needs your masks.  There are several styles being made.  Some more popular than others.

These FABRIC MASKS are very limited in their uses. 

Here is a link that I found helpful in deciding what I should use to make a mask.  It uses an actual scientific study to make suggestions.  Complete with charts.

I like this pattern.  I like the Center-Front seam. has just added a one-page, downloadable instruction, in addition to the full-size pattern with seam allowances included.  There are also lengthy on-line instructions with pictures. 

We are out of elastic.  We will try to find a new source, but meanwhile, stitch narrow ties, combine with a smaller piece of elastic for comfort and flexibility, or experiment with hair-ties, still available at groceries and pharmacies.

With great appreciation for your continued support and sincere concern for all our well beings,
be careful out there!  And hope to see or hear from you soon!



Charlotte's Sew Natural 
710 N Main St.
Newton, KS  67114
(316) 284-2547

Store Hours

Monday - Friday 9:30 - 5:30
Thursday 9:30 - 6:30 
Saturday 9:30 - 5:00

Eau Lily Boutique
712 N Main St.
Newton, KS  67114
(316) 284-0390

Store Hours:
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 5:30
Thursday 10:00 - 6:30
Saturday 10:00 - 5:00