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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 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!


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 or tag us on Instagram or Facebook!


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.
Discount Fabric Warehouse | Beginning Free Motion Quilting

DFW Kona | Beginning Free Motion Quilting

Have you ever wanted to learn how to free motion quilt? The fabulous Viv Smith will be in the Kona store to teach you how!

This is a hands on, detailed class and involves only machine free motion, continuous line quilting where you will learn:-
1. Step by step techniques to produce different designs including stippling, meandering, loops, flowers, and leaves etc.
2. Learn to quilt with various threads.
3. Learn how to produce multiple continuous free motion paper patterns and use them.
4. Learn the technique of ‘Back to Front’ no marking quilting.
Class must meet a minimum of 4 registered students, so please sign up early!

What:  Beginning Free Motion Quilting
Where:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona
When:  Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 4:30PM
Cost:  $40 (plus supplies)
There is a minimum of 4 registered students for this class to happen, so if you’re interested, please sign up early! (Registered students must have paid their fee prior to the class.)
For more information, please contact the Kona store.

DFW Hilo & DFW Kona | Dress A Girl Social

To help you get started on making your dresses to donate to Dress A Girl Around the World, the Hilo and Kona stores will be having Dress A Girl Socials!

Drop in any time during the event to meet the Dress A Girl Around the World ambassadors, get handouts and instructions on how to make the super simple and quick dresses, watch a video to see how truly easy it is to make a dress, and enjoy some light refreshments (while supplies last). If you have any questions about the organization or how to make a dress, the ambassadors will be on hand to answer any of them!

This is a great chance to learn how you can help make a difference in a young girl’s life!

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