Friday November 20, 2020

Hi all!

Have you noticed?  Everyone seems to be into Christmas decorating this year!  I know lots of people who put up decorations, and even trees already! I bought some new (vintage) ornaments and am excited to pull out an artificial tree and install in my sunroom.  Living room will have to wait another week or so.

And our windows at the store are all decorated and pretty!  Check out the BATIKS too, if you are walking Main Street!

NOTE PRE-THANKSGIVING - Wednesday 11/25 OPEN at 10 am, CLOSE at NOON.  Closed Thanksgiving Day.

Friday hours: 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday hours: 10 am to 4 pm.

Here's a fun thing to get you in the HOLIDAY SPIRIT, and maybe even whip up a gift or two.

Join Kirsten on Facebook & Instagram (click here) as she makes HOLIDAY MUG BLOCKS. 

This pattern has been around for a while.  It is FREE from MODA, and both Lily & I have had it on our "to do" list, so we're game to follow Kirsten's lead.

Join us on Sundays and Thursdays for a few weeks, and let's see how many MUGS we can get stitched! 

Check out the VIDEO, but really fun to join with Kirsten LIVE. (Somebody could have told her she had flour on her shirt. ;) )

Join our FACEBOOK group, and FOLLOW, so you'll get notice of when she's on.  This is a busy time of year, but early evening is a good bet!

Last Saturday we posted a video that was supposed to be me presenting the 2nd Saturday block, complete with tips, as well as introducing the plans for SECOND SATURDAY 2021.

Lady Luck was not on our side!  Unknown issue, audio failed about 2 minutes into our 30 minute video. ;( (Click here to see.)

Being busy has kept me from exploring ways to add captions or anything, so sorry!  So, please READ ON!

Announcing now, for 2021 SECOND SATURDAY we will use
Marti Michell's book,
5 is Fabulous!

Registration will begin in December.  Starts January 9, 2021.

SET Q TEMPLATES and the SMALL FLYING GEESE RULER will be helpful (but optional as templates are printed in the book).

I've selected 2 of the 3 colorways. 

  • WARM/RICH TRADITIONAL (think Laundry Basket Quilts & Kim Diehl). 
  • I'd love your input for the 3rd OPTION.  Suggestions, what color(s) you like or quilt you need for someone in particular?  Email me with ideas! Thanks!

$25 REGISTRATION begins in December & includes the BOOK.  Registration is $10 without the book. 

Blocks will be 10" finished, 1 block a month for 12 months. First kit available Jan 9.

The kits will be

  • $2.50/month of release, as many kits as you like
  • or FREE starting in February when you show us your January block (February block in March and so on, month by month), limit one free kit per customer per month
  • or $5 if you wait until the next month to pick up the kit
  • kits include 3 or 4 fabrics needed for each block (no background fabric)

1-3/4 yards of background fabric will be needed to make all 12 sampler blocks. A scrappy look is fine, or you can purchase the entire amount to start.

January will likely not be safe for a large gathering, so we will play that by ear.  I plan to continue the video presentations.  (We WILL solve these technical difficulties!)

I would like to break the larger group into smaller gatherings if possible, but again, am going to play that by ear.  Stay tuned.

This book has excellent instructions & illustrations, which I will supplement with video instruction when we can't hold classes. 

Even beginners can follow these with just a bit of explanation.

The book also has several suggestions for setting the 12 SAMPLER BLOCKS.  If you want to make a KING-SIZE quilt, that will be possible.  If you just want to improve your skills while learning new things, or just want to experiment and play with color, this is a great class for you. 

A large finished quilt is not the main goal, and smaller projects will be introduced throughout the year using the 10" blocks.

A lot of fabric will arrive in 2021!

We're planning lots of NEW PROJECTS too.

Join one of our classes or clubs for the new year!  We have several options to suit many fancies.

KIM DIEHL'S SIMPLE WHATNOTS CLUB will resume in JANUARY 2021.  Whether you choose to come to class once a month, or just receive a kit, this is a great collection of small projects.

Click here to register.

Here's a fun new SEW-A-LONG coming in 2021 from Moda, with kits available from us.

These quilts feature BELLA SOLID COTTON from Moda.

Charlotte's Sew Natural is offering COASTAL COOL and PRIMROSE GARDEN kits. 

You'll register, then PICK-UP kits (or have mailed) once a month, starting in January.

  • Registration is $22.99, and includes the exclusive sampler booklet.  
  • Monthly kits are $11.99 and will include FAT QUARTERS and FAT 1/8s needed for that month's blocks.
  • You can purchase both colorways with just one registration.  316-284-2547 so we can set up auto-pay.
  • We'll schedule a MINI-CLASS for any beginners who need a bit more hands-on help at the start, but really, it is intended to do at your own pace.  
  • First Monday of every month, Moda will share a new block (or blocks) on social media, with even more tips and color experiments on their blog.

The quilts as shown finishes approx. 81 x 99 inches - QUEEN SIZE! ;)


Rita is working on another NEW QUILT!  We'll cut kits for COURTYARD, using Kaye England newest INDIGO GARDEN. Fabric arriving in January.  Also a queen-size quilt at 87 inches square.  Watch for news of it's arrival or call to reserve today!  316-284-2547


You can catch Kirsten's UNBOXINGS, unannounced and unscripted, on FACEBOOK, whenever!  So, be sure to FOLLOW Charlotte's Sew Natural, and you'll get updates like this.

And this yesterday, click . . .

Don't forget!  FACEBOOK LIVE FRIDAY with Charlotte & Kirsten - Check out today's FACEBOOK LIVE.

Click here, FACEBOOK LIVE SALE, at 1 PM toDAY central time (2 pm eastern, noon mountain, 11 am pacific), Kirsten & I will be doing "our thing", having fun, and hopefully, tempting you with a fabric or two that you didn't realize you just had to have!

NEW LIVE SALE this week.  $4/YARD!!  ;)

As always, be sure to check out our BARGAINS online - there are more great savings to be found there every day!

Check out all our videos on YouTube.

More looking ahead, please note, some upcoming closures, including Thanksgiving next Wednesday & Thursday.


  • CLOSING EARLY on Wednesday Nov 25 - open 10 to noon, then closed for Thanksgiving. 
    Open Friday Nov 27 & open Saturday Nov 28 regular hours.


  • CLOSED FOR INVENTORY - Dec 14, 15, 16.  That's a Monday thru Wednesday mid-December. 
    (Please mark your calendars and plan, as we'll really, really be closed and unable to "sell" anything.)
  • CLOSING EARLY on Thursday Dec 24 - open 10 to noon, then closed for Christmas day. 
    Open Saturday December 26 regular hours, 10 - 4.

Entertain your family with a new apron, for sale here at Charlotte's. Ready-made, limited supply on hand now!  We only let Charli & Lynn wear them for a moment! ;)

Yes, we have READY MADE gifts for you to pick up. Be sure to check these and our other gift items here in the Newton store and you can see them on our INSTAGRAM page.  Click here.

Continued vigilance and mask wearing is urged as we continue fighting the spread of COVID-19. 

We have NEW COLORED ELASTIC for masks, NOSE STRIPs, and no limit of fun, fanciful fabric, perfect for MASKS!

As always, wishing you a safe, healthy & happy weekend.

Hope to see you soon,


PS - I hope you can FOLLOW us on FACEBOOK.  We share so much inspiration there.  And on Instagram too as SEWNATURALKS.

Our website & newsletter will soon change.  We are working on a smooth transition, but don't panic if our site doesn't open or looks different around December 1. 

We are working hard to not skip a beat, but we know how that goes!  We love and appreciate all your continuing support!

I repeat:  Just keep in mind, my number one goal is to be the conduit between you and BEAUTIFUL FABRIC! And to keep the website safe and secure for online shopping.

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

Store Hours
Monday - Friday 10 - 5
Saturday 10 - 4:00

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Newton, KS  67114