August 6, 2021

Hi all!

Oooh, Monday morning was real cool! I mean, jacket-needed-on-a-walk cool! Happy August! LOL

It did give us a brief reminder that Autumn is right around the corner. But I’ve still got some summer living to do! ;)

Tomorrow Lily & I are headed to Florida for our annual fun family vacation.

Checkout Lily’s latest “finish”, before we leave the sewing machines for a week! Nice job! She's ready for the changing season!

On loan, in the store, come check out Lily's WITCHES NIGHT OUT done in Fig Tree’s All Hallows Eve and a few purples tossed in for accents!

Kits with original fabrics plus purples, click here. CHARM PACK OF PURPLES included so one could add even more purple if you really LOVE PURPLE!

Fig Tree fabrics from Moda are so lovely. We currently have both the original ALL HALLOW’S EVE, in addition to the latest, PUMPKINS & BLOSSOMS.

PUMPKINS & BLOSSOMS' palette is based on the favorite “Vintage Halloween” feel that is so loved with All Hallows Eve but a little bit different. Charcoal instead of black, a different tone of grey and a brand new addition… GREEN!

If you’re into the soft tangerines, greens, black and grey, these are for you!

And don’t forget, Fig Trees STRAWBERRIES AND RHUBARB!

Come get your hands on some and PLAY!

I love this “get-to-know” on designer Joanna Figueroa. Check it out by clicking here, then come in and play with her fabrics. As always, we have lots of fat quarters for you to gather up and play with!

I try to keep many of her FIG TREE patterns in stock too.  We're happy to order any of her current patterns.  Just ask!

Speaking of patterns, Man! Joanna has been busy! She also has a new book, just out, that she did with another Moda designer, Carrie Nelson. A SCRAPBOOK OF QUILTS.

I can't wait to get into this book!

Check out this group:

Mary is planning her next SAMPLER QUILT CLASS. She’ll be using one of these assortments of Kaffe. (If you know her, you can probably guess which one she’s leaning towards.)

HIDDEN STARS by Marti Michell is a very popular sampler quilt with an easy but dynamic setting!

Shown here in a very traditional fabric, we can help you select those too! First we choose a fabric that has various colors in it, and then the fun begins!

  • Class meets the third Thursday for 12 months, September through August.
  • Two sessions offered: 10:15 am and 5:30 pm, come to whichever one suits your day.
  • $48 includes class & pattern.
  • We’ll help you choose fabrics or do it for you if you like.
  • Please phone the store to enroll. 316-284-2547  Or click here.

This quilt can be made by a confident beginner and above.

Written by Marti, this pattern uses Marti Michell’s Perfect Patchwork Template Sets A & C. Accuracy is improved which makes piecing the blocks way easier!

Mary has taught this class before. There will be LOTS of TIPS in class, as well as the fun of seeing all the other fabric combinations used by your fellow students.

This is a popular lecture/demo class, which usually lasts less than an hour. Get all the tips, then go home and sew! ;)

Have you collected any other QUILTER’S TREK, Pop of Color kits? You can collect them through August 31, and have until September 30, 2021 to collect a prize.

There are 6 shops participating in Kansas, but you can find lots of them on the web. Click here for Charlotte’s Sew Natural’s kit, and click here for a complete list of shops all over the world!

You can also click here to see the short slide show I posted showing you how to make my block, RAILROAD CROSSING, shown above.

I learned about SEAM ALIGN GLUE just after I made this slide show. The glue would make the accuracy and seam matching even easier!! No pins!

In the store now, larger bottles of both these products. Including GALLONS of the Easy Press Fabric Treatment! This is awesome stuff! Especially if you PRE-WASH fabrics, you're going to want to see and feel the great finish this applies and how much more precise your cutting and sewing will be.

As always, Kirsten & I will be LIVE on Charlotte's Sew Natural FACEBOOK AT 1 PM TODAY, FRIDAY, with a live SALE!  That is CST, so join us. 

Plus the 2021 VIDEO CHALLENGE has begun!  Click here to WATCH OUR VIDEO.  The quilt shop video with the most views throughout August wins prizes from JAFTEX president, Scott Fortunoff.  Jaftex companies include FREE SPIRIT, HENRY GLASS, STUDIO E, BLANK & AE NATHAN.  We carry all of these, and love them.

Kirsten & I are the ones in the sunflower crowns - you can't miss us!!  We're trying to remind everyone that we're located in KANSAS, even if they forget our name!   LOL

Catch my little sidebar comment to the video, as I somehow missed the Saturday hours on my sign at the end.  YES, we are OPEN SATURDAYS, 10 to 4 pm. Thank you!
Once again, that was a learning experience!

Speaking of "learning", I know many of you are busy getting back to school and getting those you love back to school! Best wishes to all!
Hope to see you soon.
Enjoying another week of Summer where you can,


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