Friday June 11, 2021

Hi all!

Have you noticed quilts showing up in garments?

At my age I can still remember the past couple of times this trend was hot.  (Does this date me?) These pictures are not of me! The pictures of me in quilted garments are not pretty! LOL

However, I am seeing some stuff I like in recent ready-to-wear catalogs. What do you think? (These from Anthropologie.)

If you want to give it a try, or you have someone asking if you can help them, or if you see someone launching out on their own giving a quilted summer shirt a try, be sure to look for the softer, more fluid cottons.  We even carry some rayons and other weaves.  Click here.

Kaffe Fassett, by Freespirit, is known for his soft, slightly lighter weight cottons. Art Gallery fabrics have a slightly smoother hand that drapes well.

Pink is very popular this summer! Try a simple skirt, dress or top with one of these!

Do you need some inspiration for your next project?  Do you work best with a deadline?

You are not alone!  We're seeing a lot of "lookers" and hearing complaints of ennui. [noun - a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.]

Need some stimulation?  A distraction?  Read on.

Of course, feel free to stop in and browse our bookspatterns & magazines.

From the newest to the "truest", we have a great selection of all!  

Just like "summer reading" is often light, try a "light" sewing project! Be sure to check out our latest postcard patterns from Villa Rosa in the store.  Click here for all online.

Have you started travelling again?  Come see us!

Kirsten is travelling.  She's at a swim meet in Nebraska this weekend, following her "mermaid".

Click here to see all the great HAND-DYED FABRICS used in this MERMAID QUILT.  Phone the store if you are interested in the kit.  316-284-2547.

Great Facebook post this morning, Kirsten! Perfect segue to the MERMAID QUILT!  We'll get it online soon!

Check out for more of Kirsten's posts, unboxings, musings and inspirations! Go ahead, FOLLOW us, plus feel free to comment! :)

And tune in to my FACEBOOK LIVE at 1 pm central time, TODAY, FRIDAY.

I'll be on my own, and anything may happen!  But there WILL be SALE FABRIC! ;)

You can also follow us on INSTAGRAM, SewNaturalKS.

I know a lot of you watch videos or TV while sewing.  Have you seen this documentary on Netflix?

Even before this won the Oscar for Best Documentary, octopuses have been popular.

OCTOPUS is one of our best-selling FUNKY FRIENDS patterns. Click here to see a great selection.  OCTOPUS is expected back in the store next week.  Phone to reserve or special order the pattern. 316-284-2547

There's a great octopus print fabric in the Kaffe Collective too. Check it out.

Laura Heine has given us a couple of octopus & squid collage treats. Click here.

The book required for Moda's upcoming SAL - SAMPLER SPREE, is back in stock.

This SAL starts June 16. For more details on SAMPLER SPREE SEW ALONG click here to see my June 4 blog post

The Sew-ALong will suggest 10 block patterns a week from the book.  This is the author's unique way of working through her own scraps!

How many work best with a deadline?  How about guidelines?  

Each week will feature a different color!  What a great "rule" to follow or break, your choice! ;)

Moda's blogger extraordinaire Carrie Nelson, creates her own "scrap" assortment by purchasing LAYER CAKES, breaking them open, sorting them by color and folding them in little squares, all lines stored together.  How COOL is this!!

Need a LAYER CAKE to beef up your "scrap" stash?  Check out our selection.  Here are just a couple of the new ones.  Always working on adding to the web, click here.  We have more in the store on Main Street!


STRAWBERRIES AND RHUBARB, perfect for summer sewing!

Yes, STRAWBERRIES AND RHUBARB, the entire collection, is now in the store and on the web. Click here, or stop in to see this luscious group. 

We currently have the complete line available in FAT QUARTERS.

Lovin' FIG TREE!

We have restocked the entire line of the crazy popular ALL HALLOW'S EVE.

 PUMPKINS & BLOSSOMS, the follow-up to All Hallow's Eve arrives in about 2 weeks!  (Let us know if you want to know as soon as it arrives!)

The cats and I have been working hard! Sewing up a storm preparing for SECOND SATURDAY, tomorrow!

Join us for SECOND SATURDAY.  We'll have the back door open at 8:45am, locked again at 8:55.  Plan on a train, don't be late!

Hope you can make it! For those who can't, we'll be on Zoom, LIVE. Watch your email for link to the recording later Saturday or Sunday.

I've got some great tips and a new QUILT FINISH. So be sure to come in if you can. Hal loves all parts of this quilt, and I'm going to make you love them too. ;)

The block kit is FREE if you come to the in-store meeting (from 9 to 10 am), or attend the Live Zoom, and show your May block during either.

QUILTERS' TREK starts soon. June 20th. Click here for details. Maybe an excuse for a mini, regional SHOP HOP! ROAD TRIP!

Hope to see you all soon! If not coming to Newton, please feel free to browse the web any time.
The store hours are Mon - Fri 10 - 5, Saturday 10 - 4.

I hope I've inspired you a bit, and you'll enjoy sewing this weekend!
Have a good one!  Happy Summer!


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