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Discount Fabric Warehouse | 22nd Anniversary

Celebrate Our 22nd Anniversary With Us!

 

You’re invited to the party of the year! Discount Fabric Warehouse is celebrating our 22nd Anniversary and what’s an anniversary without a party?

When:  Sunday, June 25, 2017

Time:  2PM – 6PM

Where:  All of our Discount Fabric Warehouse locations! (Yes, even Maui!) 

Hilo, Kona, and Kauai will be closing at 1PM to get party-ready by 2. And then, at 2PM, the doors will open at all four locations and the party will start! 


What can you expect?

There will be store-wide sales and specials (it’s a wonderful time to stock up on things that you may need throughout the year at a great price!) along with a fun photo booth, refreshments (while supplies last), and much more! Come check out all of our staff members as they’ll be dressing up in their interpretation of the “2 2” theme!

We encourage you to dress up in your own take of the theme! Perhaps a ballerina (22 = tutu, get it?) or maybe a granny (“tutu” is a common way to say “granny” in Hawaii). Maybe a ballerina granny? Use your imagination!

We’re going to be sending out teasers in our special Anniversary E-Blasts and on our Facebook page this week, so make sure you check them out!

Teaser 1 (Sent 06/21) – 50% off All Carded Buttons

Teaser 2 (Found on Our Facebook Page on 06/23) –

Teaser 3 (Sent 06/24) –


What can you not expect?

Well, anniversary party crowds tend to be a bit larger than the traffic in our stores on normal days. If you’re planning on coming in to take advantage of the awesome sales to purchase materials to work on a project, you may want to do a bit of recon beforehand, finding the colors and fabrics you’ll need, so you’ll be ready when you come to the party. Or, bring a friend (or two) with you for second opinions. We may not have the staff on hand at your local DFW to help you match fabrics or colors that day.

You may also want to come in ahead of time and get pre-approved if you think you’ll be coming in to buy a machine and will need financing. This way, you’ll know whether or not you can afford the machine of your dreams.


While we can’t give all of the info away, make sure you’re signed up for our VIC program to get all of the sale prices at the party! This party is a VIC members only event, so to get the great deals, you’ll need to sign up. It’s totally free, but it does take a minute for us to input your information. If you’re already a VIC member – great! We’ll be sending out more info on our party in the upcoming E-Blasts! Soon after the Blasts are sent out, though, we’ll also be spreading the word on our social media as well as on this site!

As the party gets closer, we’ll be adding more info, including how you can win one of 22 amazing prizes! So check back soon!

Any questions? Feel free to contact us at fabricdfw@gotfabric.com or give any of our DFW stores a call!

See you there! We can’t wait to celebrate our 22nd Anniversary with you!

DIME Vintage Chic | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Go Vintage Chic with DIME and DFW!

Attention all machine embroidery enthusiasts! All of our Discount Fabric Warehouse locations will be offering a special workshop coming in July! We’ll be offering the DIME Vintage Chic event at each of our stores!

Join DIME (Designs in Machine Embroidery) educator, Ashley Jones, at your local Discount Fabric Warehouse store!

Vintage Chic combines the nostalgic look of hand embroidery but with today’s technology. It’s vintage like your great-grandmother’s hand stitched linens but it’s also relevant and popular for today’s fashions. You’ve seen the look at big box retailers—on men’s wear, women’s apparel and even teens’ and baby accessories. Until now you’ve not been able to mimic this look with an embroidery machine. But when you attend the Vintage Chic event, you’ll learn how to create this look on your own!

• Unmask the secrets to embroidering on prints, nubby knits and smooth satins.

• Bold topstitching

• Get excellent stitch formation

• Learn how to work with heavy thread and duplicate the popular matte finish

• You’ll love the open work of the stitches and enjoy the low stitch count – so fabric friendly!

• Large designs with big impact – minimal color changes mean fast stitching

• Textured patches just like in ready-wear This 4-hour lecture demo includes interactive student hands-on segments!

4 hours of amazing embroidery education for only $29! Plus, you’ll get a free gift for registering and a goody bag at the event! (And, in true Discount Fabric Warehouse fashion, we’ll be providing light refreshments for those attending!) There are two sessions at each store for you to choose from!

DIME Vintage Chic | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Ready to register for DIME Vintage Chic? Need more information? Give your local DFW store a call or use our online registration links below! We can’t wait to see you there!

Maui | Kona | Hilo | Kauai

Baby Lock Serge-A-Thon | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Baby Lock Serge-A-Thon – Sew For Charity!

April is National Serger Month and on Saturday, April 29, 2017, all of our Discount Fabric Warehouse stores will be hosting a Baby Lock Serge-A-Thon!

Come in and learn more about the amazing Baby Lock sergers that we carry in our stores and take them for a spin while learning how to make a simple pillow case – for free! As part of the Serge-A-Thon, we’re participating in American Patchwork & Quilting’s Million Pillow Case Challenge to make pillow cases that will be donated to charities in our communities. All of the pillow cases made during the Serge-A-Thon will be donated and included in the Pillow Case Challenge!

By coming in to one of our Discount Fabric Warehouse stores and taking part in our Serge-A-Thon, not only will you be learning more about these fabulous sergers that we have in stock, you’ll also be helping a charity in your local community! It’s a great way to give as well as learn!

Not able to make it in to our Serge-A-Thon but still want to help? There are other ways for you to contribute! 1) Drop off a fabric donation (100% cotton, in prints and lengths suitable for making pillow cases) to any of our DFW stores by Thursday, April 28, 2017. 2) Bring in completed pillow cases (standard pillow size, please!) to our stores between Friday, April 29, 2017 and Monday, May 01, 2017 for inclusion in the Pillow Case Challenge! Pillow cases don’t have to be made on a serger – you can use a regular sewing machine.

For more information about the Baby Lock Serge-A-Thon or National Serger Month, visit http://www.nationalsergermonth.org. If you have any questions regarding the Serge-A-Thons at any of our DFW stores, please contact the store nearest you!

How to Silk-Dye Eggs | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Learn How To Dye Eggs With Silk!

We have a new blog post coming at you from Mary at the Kona store! This fun project is perfect for the upcoming Easter weekend! Learn how to use pieces of silk to color your Easter eggs!

Silkeggs

Have you ever tried ice-dyeing? It’s a wonderful new way to get interesting colors, patterns, and designs onto fabric. If you give it a shot, we’d love to see pictures and hear about your experience! Send us an e-mail at fabricdfw@gotfabric.com or tag us on Instagram or Facebook!

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Anita Goodesign Remember When Embroidery Party | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Anita Goodesign Remember When Embroidery Party

For our first event of the year, we’re throwing it back to the ’80s! Or maybe the ’70s. Maybe further back? Regardless, join us on Kauai for an Anita Goodesign Remember When Embroidery Party!

When:  May 06 & 07, 2017
Where:  Hilton Garden Inn – Kauai
Time:  9AM – 4PM each day
Cost:  $99 for both days!
Here’s what you can expect from this event:

 

This fun event will be led by a Anita Goodesign instructor and national embroidery expert, Sandra West, and be full of projects, demos, prizes, food, and more! We provide an amazing Baby Lock embroidery machine for you to use during the event as well as all of the materials and supplies you’ll need to complete the projects! Snacks and Lunch will be provided for all participants on both days, so you won’t go hungry!

What makes this different from an Anita Goodesign workshop that may be offered in our stores? Well, for one, you’re not only working on one project, but a whole bunch of them! From trolls to diamonds, ice cream sundaes, to fuzzy dice, there’s something that will catch your eye!
There are projects from each of the decades and you get to help decide what to work on!
 It’s also a hands-on interactive event on a grand scale!
While we only have space for a limited amount of folks in our in-store workshops, the more the merrier at this event! This is team-based learning at its finest – you’ll get to meet new people and share your embroidery projects and tips and tricks. Not only that, this is two full days of fun hands-on interactive embroidery education and inspiration taught by leading machine embroidery art specialists!
So we’re not just talking a project or two and then you’ll be left to your own devices. This is total embroidery immersion.

There are SEW many perks when you attend our Remember When Embroidery Party! You’ll be going home with a printed tutorial book with step-by-step instructions for multiple projects we learn about, as well as a design CD with over 40 designs – more than ever! You’ll also receive special pricing on all products at the event and get to see some sneak peeks of new collections we have coming out. It’s a great chance to experience embroidery with hands-on learning while having a TON of fun!

Register early and receive a FREE GIFT! All Early Birds will receive an exclusive Anita Goodesign Paisley design disc. 14 paisley designs in various sizes that you won’t be able to get anywhere else! It’s a special Thank You to those who sign up early!

Come explore and learn about embroidery over the past 100 years – techniques and styles from various decades. You’ll even get a chance to give input on what you want to learn!
Space is limited, so sign up today! You don’t even have to live on Kauai to attend! Want to hop on over from another island, state, or even country? We’d love to have you join us! Invite a friend who may be interested! It’s going to be a fun and crazy weekend!

For more information or to register, please contact the Kauai store.
Discount Fabric Warehouse Kauai | Stitch Art

DFW Kauai | Stitch Art

Would you like to learn how to make beautiful works of art using stitches? And we’re not talking about the amazing quilts and fashion pieces that grab most of the attention. This class focuses on using decorative stitches to create the artwork. This stitch art class will help you step up your creative game.

In this class you will work with the wonder Elizabeth Thompson who will take you to the next level with your decorative stitches. She will show how to utilize different threads, trims, stitches and more. The first part of this class will be lecture demo followed by a tour of the store to find all the goodies. After a lunch break you will then get to try out all the new techniques you just learned.


What:  Stitch Art

Where:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai

When:  Saturday, April 22, 2017

Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Cost:  $35 (includes a small thread and trim kit)

 

For more information or to register, please contact the Kauai store.

 

Discount Fabric Warehouse Kauai | Prairie Weave Serger Tote Bag

DFW Kauai | Prairie Weave Serger Tote Bag

Want to learn how to make this adorable bag? Join us at the Kauai store for our Prairie Weave Serger Tote Bag Class!

In this class you will learn some fun techniques. We will use the rolled hem, flatlock, and triple cover hem stitches. You will also learn how to use the blindhem foot and belt loop binder.

It’s a great class if you want to learn more techniques on your serger or brush up on ones that you don’t use very often. And, if you’d like to learn more about sergers in general, this is the class for you. Get some experience working on a serger and see if it’s a must-have for your sewing room!


What:  Prairie Weave Serger Tote Bag Class

Where:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai

When:  Saturday, April 15, 2017

Time:  9:30AM – 4:00PM

Cost:  Please contact the store for the cost

 

Please contact the Kauai store for more information or to register!

 

Discount Fabric Warehouse Kauai | Sewing Challenge 2 Bargello Wall Hanging

DFW Kauai | Sewing Challenge 2: Bargello Wall Hanging

Our first Sewing Challenge at the Kauai store was such a success (and so much fun) that we’re ready to start the next one! We decided to do a quilt challenge this time – a Bargello wall hanging!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to do a Bargello quilt? In this class you will learn the basics of the Bargello and beyond. This is the second of our sewing challenge series. So just like the first one there will be a contest for who can be the most creative while at the same time learning new techniques. The challenge will be in the finished product or also how you choose to add embellishments. Erika will give lots of ideas for finishing up the Bargello with style.


What:  Sewing Challenge 2:  Bargello Wall Hanging

Where:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai

When:  March 17 or 18, 2017

Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Cost:  $30

 

For more information or to register, please contact the Kauai store.

 

Discount Fabric Warehouse Kauai | Zipper Techniques

DFW Kauai | Zipper Techniques Class

Zippers. They’re everywhere! On bags, on clothes, on things you didn’t even know they needed to be on! But what if you don’t know how to sew a zipper? Maybe you had a bad experience. Or maybe it just looks hard and you’re not sure you want to get involved with all of that.
Gailee would love to teach you how to over come your fear of sewing a zipper. In this technique class you will learn how to do a centered zipper application, lapped zipper, bag pocket zipper and an invisible zipper. Don’t miss out on this amazing class.

What:  Zipper Techniques Class
Where: Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai
When:  Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time:  1:00PM – 4:00PM
Cost:  $25
For more information or to register for this class, please contact the Kauai store.
Discount Fabric Warehouse Kona | So Easy Quilt Class | Viv Smith

DFW Kona | So Easy Quilt Class

Want to learn how to quilt but are intimidated by the other quilt classes that we’ve offered? Well, this class is for you! Viv Smith will be offering a three part, beginning quilting class that will teach you all you need to know!

Three weeks – 3 hours each week

This class is designed for absolute beginners or for people who have started to quilt and feel they need to learn the correct techniques.
You will make a bed quilt the size of your choice.     You will learn to:-

1.     Use a rotary mat, cutter and rulers correctly and safely.

2.     Sew an accurate  ¼” seam and oppose your seams.

3.     Make your quilt blocks with sashing strips, sew into rows and then sew the rows together to make your quilt top center.

4.     Measure, piece and add borders to complete your quilt top.

Session 1 Sunday March 12, 12 – 3 pm
We will learn to use your rotary tools accurately to cut strips ,blocks and sub strip on provided muslim fabric.
We will help you to choose co-ordinating fabrics in your color choice for your quilt should you need this.
We will cut our quilt center fabrics and start to piece together with ¼” seams.
Session 2 Sunday March 19 12 – 3 pm
We will organize our blocks into a pleasing arrangement and number them.
We will start to sew our sashing strips to our blocks.
We will start to sew our blocks into rows .
Session 3 Sunday March 26 12 – 3 pm
We will measure and attach our two borders to complete our quilt top.
Lots to learn –  Lots of fun!
For more information or to register for this class, please contact the Kona store.
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