Friday June 18, 2021

Hi all!

This is the week that Sewing goes way over the top of the charts when compared to Gardening!  It is 103 almost everywhere, and higher lots of places.  Stay inside and sew!

I'm going to CUT right to the chase here - we now have too many of this blade!  Apparently, when we couldn't get them, we kept re-ordering them, and when they arrived at the warehouse they sent us all of our orders at once! hahahaha!

limit 2 per customer, while supply lasts, through this weekend.

This offer good only on this Clover 45mm, 1 blade package.  Good news, it fits Olfa too, and it is our favorite blade.  It comes out of the package sharper and lasts longer!  So my over-stock is your over-the-top savings opportunity! ;)

Sure, you come in looking for stuff for cutting, like this, replacement blades, seam rippers, thread for piecing.  But have you noticed all the other cool stuff we have, literally, "hanging around"?

Like these really sweet embroidery hoops - why use a plain old wood one when you could use one of these darling little floral babes?!

And check out the latest in the PAPER PIECING department.  Have you ever tried to pin through the paper foundations used in English Paper Piecing?  They are like cardstock and it isn't easy.  So, now we have SEW TITE, the little magnet SET designed to hold them together.  And then TULA PINK came up with a sweeter version yet - little HEART SEW TITES!

We carry a variety of PAPER PIECES, many styles, many sizes, and packaging sizes too.  Be sure to check it out the next time you're in the store.

The DMC floss, the PRECENSIA PERLE COTTON, and the SASHIKO thread is all in the 3rd building, just past the QUILTING MACHINE. 

And we have some great KITSBOOKS & PATTERNS too!  

The BATTING SHELVES are BULGING again!  Now's the time to pick up a package of batting for those quilts you are working on.  The prices are only going one direction and it isn't down.  Take advantage of our current prices and great SELECTION!  

Cotton, Poly, Wool, Silk and blends.  80/20 cotton/poly is the most popular.  The thinnest cotton and thin poly are both moving fast now that the heat is up and people are finishing summer quilts.  

Check out the FUSIBLE.  Pick up a crib size FUSIBLE 80/20 to have on hand for your next table runner.  Makes the quilting so much easier!



We are getting ready for another STITCH-ALONG.  This one from Kim Diehl, featuring her GRATITUDE & GRACE fabrics in a small "scrappy" quilt called HUMBLE & HEARTFELT and we'll get it going in July.

We have complete kits ready for you.  The pattern is in the kit as are all the fabrics for the top & binding, as shown in Kim's quilt.  

We have an excellent selection of KIM DIEHL fat quarters and FABRICS by the yard on the web.   Dig into that "stash" and tweek HUMBLE & HEARTFELT just the way you like it!  (Sorry, at this time, with the kit is the only way one can get the pattern.)  

And JOIN OUR STITCH-ALONG, starting the week after July 4th!  More details to follow.

Do you love KIM DIEHL's designs?  Here is another wonderful "Winter" quilt.  FARMHOUSE CHRISTMAS will be perfect for Christmas decorating, and also add warmth through the rest of winter too, as it doesn't "holler" Christmas!  

I fell in love with the twisted garland RIBBON BOW, and the wreaths use lots of my favorite "Kim colors", red & green. ;)

Our kit is a combination of past & present KIM DIEHL COLLECTIONS, as well fabrics from FARMHOUSE CHRISTMAS.  

My favorites are the PRINTED PATCHWORKS (not used in this quilt), and the TOILES, especially the 108" wide toile for the BACKING!  

Mindy has started working on her quilt, and it will be in the store soon.  It is coming along!  I love the variety of backgrounds in Kim Diehl's quilts.  Our kits contain a great variety as well.

The MODA SAMPLER SPREE SAL started this week.  Click here if you still need the book.  Susan is doing "blue" blocks this week.  Lots of blue fabrics look good together, with lots of variety! 

Did you catch my FACEBOOK LIVE last Friday?  

Last week we offered you awesome BLUE FABRICS.  You can still find lots of fabrics ON SALE on my web site as well as in the store. 

Notice how we've FILLED UP THE SALE ROOM again! ;)

Tune in today for FACEBOOK LIVE SALE with me & Kirsten.  
We'll be LIVE at 1 pm Central time.  I don't know what we're doing yet, but it wil be fun and it will be a BARGAIN! ;)

Monday, June 21, QUILTERS TREK - POP of COLOR gets started.  Two months of collecting patterns, kits, tokens & more from quilt shops in every state!  Then win prizes with finished quilts.  Details here.

Next week I'll tell you more about our FREE RR CROSSING BLOCK PATTERN and what all you might do with it!  

Be sure to put Charlotte's Sew Natural, 710 N Main St, Newton on your map and then stop in!  Our hours are 10 to 5 Monday through Friday.  Saturdays 10 to 4.

And now, my block, RAILROAD CROSSING.  We love the railroad and all it does for our town and our commerce.  Use CAUTION when you're in a hurry though.  Two sets of tracks run diagonally through our entire town!  Well, that's a POP of Color for  you!  Our school colors too. ;)

Read next week's newsletter for more details on how you can get your block by mail.

The Trek ends August 31 and our local QUILT SHOP HOP starts September 30!  Lots of fun days ahead!

Yes, at this month's planning meeting we finally got samples of our exclusive fabric.  My creative juices are flowing and I hope yours are too.  

You can order this exclusive, digitally printed RED, WHITE & BLUE fabric now, and pick it Sept 30, the first day of our 10 day shop hop or anytime after!

We also got to see all the goodies in the GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE full of MARTELLI mats, rulers, rotary cutters and more!  Worth nearly $500, these are just the "bees knees".  [Oh my knees!  What was I thinking?  I barely got up after this photo!  LOL]

Check the website.  Most pages have a SORT BY: box so that the newest items are shown first.  

Again, don't forget our FACEBOOK LIVE at 1 pm today, and our ROTARY BLADE 1/2 price special offer, and lots of new stuff in the store that I didn't even have time to mention!

Have a good weekend!  Stay as cool as you are. ;)


PS - If you are trying to remember something from a previous newsletter, you can find them all by clicking here to go to the BLOG page.  There you'll find all past & present newsletters for reference.  Thanks!

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