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Join Us For A Sip & Serge Event!

Celebrate National Serger Month with us at a fun in-store event! Bring your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic, please!) and stop on by to make this cute apron!
All of our stores are offering this project at slightly different times and possibly even on different dates, so make sure you know which date and time is for your store!
HILO – Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 11AM – 2PM – Cost: $10
KAUAI – Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 11AM – 2PM: – Cost: $10
KONA – Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 10AM – 12PM – Cost: See Store
MAUI – Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 10:30AM – 3PM – Cost: $10
We want to make sure we have enough kits and supplies for everyone who would like to participate, so please contact your local Discount Fabric Warehouse store to register in advance.
Want to see a quick, fun video from our friends at Baby Lock about this event? Click the image below!

One Million Pillowcase Challenge | Discount Fabric Warehouse

We’re Sewing Pillowcases for Charity!

Discount Fabric Warehouse is participating in the American Patchwork & Quilting One Million Pillowcase Challenge! Throughout the month of April, we’re collecting completed pillowcases and hosting sewing events where you can stop in and make a pillowcase!

•What is the One Million Pillowcase Challenge?•

American Patchwork & Quilting has challenged quliters, sewers, and crafters to help them reach their goal of donating one million pillowcases to local charities. While there is no set time frame to help them do so, we at Discount Fabric Warehouse have chosen April to focus on this amazing event.

•How Can I Participate?•

There are several ways that you can help us help others!

~ Donate completed pillowcases to your local Discount Fabric Warehouse store! We ask that pillowcases are kept about the standard size (22 inches by 32 inches) although we can take larger to fit king size pillows.

~ Donate fabric for others to make pillowcases! The minimum length of fabric we can accept is 1/4 of a yard. Anything smaller will be too small to use.

~ Join us at Discount Fabric Warehouse at one of our in-store events to help make pillowcases for donation! On Saturday, April 14, all of our Discount Fabric Warehouse stores will be hosting pillowcase making events! Times vary by store, but we will provide all materials – including a serger to use to help make putting together the pillowcases a breeze – as well as tutorials on how to make the pillowcases.

Hilo – April 14, 2018 – 10AM – 1PM
Kauai – April 14, 2018 – 10AM – 1PM
Kona – April 14, 2018 – 2PM – 4PM
Maui – April 11, 14, 18, 27, & 30, 2018 – 10:30AM

•Where Will the Pillowcases Be Donated?•

The Big Island stores (Hilo and Kona) will be donating their completed pillowcases to the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center and Hope Services Hawaii.

Kauai has chosen the local women’s shelter as the recipient of their pillowcases.

Maui’s pillowcases will be donated to the Children’s Justice Center on Maui.

More information on each of these organizations is coming soon. You can also contact the individual stores to speak to them regarding the charities chosen.

 

If you have any questions regarding our pillowcase challenge, please e-mail us at fabricdfw@gotfabric.com.

Kona Quilts for Charity Sessions

We have lots of quilting events scheduled this month for you! For more information on any of them, please contact the Kona store. We request that you sign up for any sessions that you’d like to attend in advance so that we can ensure that we have enough supplies prepared. (Walk-ins will be allowed only if there is space and if there are enough supplies.) All of our in-store quilting events are free! We only ask that you donate your completed quilts.
Please note that all of the photos used do not show the actual project, but rather the technique that will be taught at that particular session.
Friday, March 09, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – Crazy Quilts for Charity
Thursday, March 15, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – UFOs for Charity
Friday, March 16, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – Quick Bow Tie Quilt
Saturday, March 17, 2018 (2M – 6PM) – Open Sew
Thursday, March 22, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – Open Sew
Friday, March 23, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – Open Sew
Saturday, March 24, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – Pineapple Foundation Paper Piecing
Thursday, March 29, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – Fans for Charity
Friday, March 30, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – Open Sew
Saturday, March 31, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – Open Sew

CRAZY QUILTS FOR CHARITY
Friday, March 09, 2018
10AM – 4PM
Speed piece scraps to make blocks that have order and chaos balanced together, finished into a quilt/comforter. You may use either a sewing machine or a serger for this technique.

QUICK BOW TIE QUILT
Friday, March 16, 2018
10AM – 4PM
In this technique, each block has only 3 straight seams. That makes it so easy to do a quilt in one day! We will supply the pre-cut pieces, you come and sew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PINEAPPLE FOUNDATION PAPER PIECING
Saturday, March 24, 2018
10AM – 4PM
In this class we will learn how to use numbered paper as a foundation for ensuring crisp, precisely-pieced blocks. Beginners level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FANS FOR CHARITY
Thursday, March 29, 2018
10AM – 4PM
Learn a Quilt as you Go technique using a traditional fan pattern.

 

Quilts for Charity | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Sew A Quilt For Charity!

March is National Quilt Month and what better way to celebrate than to use your skills and talents to help others? All of our stores will be collecting handmade quilts (new or like new) for donation to organizations within our communities.
Ways You Can Help:
*  Donate a hand crafted quilt (and receive a $5 gift card for doing so – limit 5 gift cards per person)
*  Come sew a quilt with us at one of our in-store quilting events and learn a new technique (or practice one you already know) – dates for all stores coming soon!
*  Drop off cotton fabric or batting at one of our stores and local quilt groups will make the donations into quilts.
Please keep in mind that this is a QUILT drive, not a BLANKET drive. Fleece tied blankets and the like will not be accepted, however if you’d like to donate them, we can pass them on to organizations like Project Linus. Blankets will not be eligible for the $5 gift cards.

Guidelines:

*  No store bought quilts will be accepted. The purpose of this is not only to donate quilts, but to share the love and care that goes into making each quilt.
*  Lap quilts to queen-size quilts are welcome, with twin bed-sized quilts being needed.
*  Have handmade quilts in your stash that you just made for fun or didn’t quite work out as planned but are still completely useable? Why not donate them? They’ll be loved by anyone who receives them!

Charities We’ve Chosen:

Hilo & Kona – The Hilo and Kona stores will be donating all quilts to Hope Services Hawaii, who will be distributing the quilts to newly placed, formerly homeless families, and to the Children’s Justice Center, who will be giving the quilts to displaced/abused children.
For more information on Hope Services Hawaii, please click here. For the Children’s Justice Center, please click here.
 Kauai – The Kauai store will be donating all quilts to Camp Agape, which services children who have incarcerated parents. For more information on this organization, please click here.
Maui – The Maui store will be donating quilts to Women Helping Women of Maui who assist women who have been victims of domestic violence. To learn more about this organization, please click here.

In-Store Quilting Events:

For more information on any of these quilting events or to sign up, please contact the respective store.
Hilo 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (9:30AM)
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 (9:30AM)
Monday, March 19, 2018 (9:30AM)
Saturday, March 24, 2018 (9:30AM)
Kona 
-Please sign up in advance for any of the themed sessions so that we have enough kits for everyone.-
Click here to find out more about these classes.
Friday, March 09, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – Crazy Quilts for Charity
Thursday, March 15, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – UFOs for Charity
Friday, March 16, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – Quick Bow Tie Quilt
Saturday, March 17, 2018 (2M – 6PM) – Open Sew
Thursday, March 22, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – Open Sew
Friday, March 23, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – Open Sew
Saturday, March 24, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – Pineapple Foundation Paper Piecing
Thursday, March 29, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – Fans for Charity
Friday, March 30, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – Open Sew
Saturday, March 31, 2018 (10AM – 4PM) – Open Sew
Kauai 
-All of the Kauai sessions are styled as a quilt-as-you-go type of event. Machines will be provided, however if you are able to, please bring your own machine so that we can have as many people participate as possible.-
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (10AM – 3PM)
Friday, March 30, 2018 (10AM – 3PM)
Maui 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 (10AM)
Saturday, March 24
Monday, March 26, 2018 (10:30AM)
Thursday, March 29, 2018 (10:30AM)

If you have any questions regarding our quilt drive, please feel free to contact any of our stores or e-mail us at fabricdfw@gotfabric.com.


Perfect Dress Form

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Perfect Dress Form

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai

Date:

Part 1:  Saturday, April 07, 2018
Part 2:  Saturday, April 21, 2018
Part 3:  Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time:  2PM – 4PM
Cost:  $90 for all three classes (does not include supplies)

This is an intermediate class. In this class you will learn how to create your very own custom dress form. The first class will be all about measuring and learning how to get the pattern online. The second class will be to cut out the pattern and start the sewing process. The third class will be learning how to stuff the pattern and make everything fit properly. This is an intense class with lots of really great information. Plus you will end up with a dress form that you can use over and over again.

Tentative Class Outline:

Custom Dressform Class
  1. Measuring, Printing & Prepping Pattern (2Hr)A. Class

    1. Take Measurements and fill out chart

    B. Homework

    1. Create a account at https://patterns.bootstrapfashion.com/index.php/

    2. Enter Measurements and purchase the pattern

    3. Print pattern or send to printers

    4. Assemble Pattern & cut out

    5. Buy supplies

    6. Preshrink Fabric and Lining (Wash and use Dryer)

    7. Iron Interfacing on Wrong Side of Main Fabric

  2. Cutting out the Pattern (2Hr)A. Class

    1. Layout and Cutout Interfaced Main Fabric & Lining

    2. Mark pattern pieces

    3. Start Sewing the Dressform

    B. Homework

    1. Finish sewing the Dressform

III Finish and Stuffing the Dressform (2Hr)

        A. Class

  1. How to Stuff and measure
  2. Putting bottom piece in
Approximate Cost:
BOOTSTRAP FASHION DRESSFORM COSTS
NOVEMBER 2017
ITEM AMOUNT
Bootstrap Dressform PDF Pattern $24.00
Print Pattern $10.00
Tape $2.00
Fabric $17.50
Interfacing $20.00
Lining Fabric $10.00
Thread $5.75
Zippers x2 $3.50
Fiberfill $18.00
PVC Pipe $4.20
Sponges x2 $5.00
Gorilla Glue $4.40
TOTAL $124.35

To register, please come in to the Kauai store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 246-2739.

Learning to Love Your Embroidery Machine

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Learning to Love Your Embroidery Machine

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona

Date:

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Time:  10AM – 1PM

Cost:  FREE if you bought your machine from us!

If you have a new embroidery/sewing machine, you will want to take the Love Your Machine class FIRST.
This class takes you through the basic steps of physically setting up your machine to do embroidery, gives instruction on supplies needed to do embroidery, and takes you through the stitch-out of a design from your machine.

To register, please come in to the Kona store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 326-7474.

Learning to Love Your Serger

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Learning to Love Your Serger

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona

Dates:

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Time:  10AM – 1PM

Cost:  FREE if you bought your machine from us!

If you have not yet taken this class, be brave be bold and do it! While intended for new owners, sometimes serger owners postpone using their new toy! (I think 5 years is the current record for people who have taken this class.) This class takes the mystery out of sergers and works to make you comfortable with using them, and to learn basic stitches and beginning decorative techniques.  Let’s take the anxiety out of using this great machine!


To register, please come in to the Kona store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 326-7474.

Learning to Love Your Machine

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Learning to Love Your Machine

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona

Dates:

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Time:  10AM – 1PM

Cost:  FREE if you bought your machine from us!

All new owners (or those who never got around to it) are encouraged to take this class. It begins with set up and basic care of the machine and goes through exercises covering the most common stitches and the feet that are used to make them. The class is one three-hour session. You must register to take the class and ask for the supply list.  If it is impossible for you to attend on a Tuesday, let us know. Class size is strictly limited.

To register, please come in to the Kona store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 326-7474.

DFW Kona: Rope Plates

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Rope Plates

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona

Date:  Saturday, February 24, 2018

Time:  10AM – 1PM

Cost:  $20 (+ $12 kit)

Want a quick change from sewing or quilt making?
This is a quick, fun and easy project and is a form of rope bowl making.
There are two variations of shallow plates shown here.
1. A rope plate with machine raw edged fused appliques arranged around one side of the plate.(A selection of fused, already cut out appliques provided with your rope in your kit, to make one large or two smaller plates)
2. A rope plate with an applique fabric bottom with the same fabric intermittently wrapped around the rope on the containers sides.(a selection of fabric circles (not fused) and matching fabric strips is provided with your rope in your kit)

You can choose which kit to purchase and learn to make or if you have some prior experience making rope bowls you can purchase and make both! Either way,  both will be taught in class.  If you are unable to bring our own machine to the class, make a request when you register and we will set you up with a machine from the shop.

Supply List for Rope Plate Class:

Sewing machine with an open toe foot and a jeans needle fitted.
A cream/beige cotton or polyester thread for making the plate.
Pins and scissors.


To register, please come in to the Kona store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 326-7474.

DFW Kona: “Hawaiian Bay” Stained Glass Quilt

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“Hawaiian Bay” Stained Glass Quilt

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona

Date:  Sunday, February 04, 2018

Time:  10AM – 4:30PM

Cost:  $35

A complicated picture made easy!
Machine raw edge fusible applique is a surprisingly easy method to produce an applique quilt. No
turning under raw edges or hand appliqueing!
The contrast with the black background fabric makes the applique fabrics stand out and produces a
striking stained glass look.
We will finish the “Picture” (or almost) in this one day so come and learn this method with Viv Smith the
quilt designer.
Buy the pattern beforehand and supply your own fabrics or let Viv produce a fabric kit for the quilt top,
border and binding for $40.00 plus the pattern.
Optional follow up class to attach border and learn to machine raw edge the appliques the next day –
Monday 5th February. 1.00 –4.00pm. Cost $20.00.

To register, please come in to the Kona store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 326-7474.

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