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Learn to Attach Perfect Bindings


Teacher Viv Smith

Cost: $20 & all inclusive kit $15

If you wish to learn how to bind your quilts, table runners or oven pads with perfect bindings, this is the class for you.

This is a hands on workshop, with all sandwiches, binding fabrics and written instructions provided to maximize your learning time.

1)     Learn to start, attach and finish perfectly, a double fold French mitered binding to a quilt sandwich.  We not only apply it to 90° corners, but other angles as well.

2)      Learn to attach different binding widths from 2 ¼” to 6” wide.

3)      Learn to finish your binding with both the hand stitching technique and the quicker machine walking foot technique.

4)     Learn how to add a narrow phalange to the edge of a quilt, before binding, to add some sparkle.


Supply list:      Sewing machine with additional walking foot. (Unless you are booking a DFW machine.)      Bring a few basic colored machine spools of threads.      Hand sewing machine needle, pins and scissors.

If you wish to use a store machine rather than bringing your own, please let us know when you register for the class.

Embroidery Made Easy | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Embroidery Made Easy With Jessie at All DFW Stores!

Have you been curious how a embroidery machine like the Baby Lock Solaris or even the new Brother machine we carry and a personal cutting machine like the Brother ScanNCut can help you create beautiful embroidery projects in no time at all? Well, we have the event for you! Coming in February, all of our Discount Fabric Warehouse stores will be hosting Embroidery Made Easy with Jessie! Join us and learn how to create amazing projects!
You’ll be learning all about the Brother ScanNCut and make a cute little cupcake mug rug! There may be other projects as well to show you other features of this amazing machine. Refreshments and all materials are included in the event price! You just bring yourself!
Kona – February 04, 2019
Maui – February 07, 2019
Hilo – February 08, 2019
Kauai – February 09 & 10, 2019 (two dates to choose from!)
Time is 10:30AM – 2:30PM
Cost: $29.99
This is a great chance to not only check out the Brother ScanNCut and all it can do, but to also give a top of the line embroidery machine a try! You’ll be surprised at how far your creativity can reach with the right tools!
Space is definitely limited and this is an event that you’re not going to want to miss! To register, please contact the store you’d like to attend the event at either in person or over the phone.
See you there!

DFW Holiday Mailer 2018

It’s that time of year again! Our Holiday mailer is making its way to your mailbox! (Have you gotten it yet?)

We’re still working on getting the Crafter’s Corner project uploaded for you (Although you can visit our Crafter’s Corner page to view a fun video on the new Brother ScanNCut SDX225), but if you haven’t seen the mailer yet, you can find it here on this page.

Make sure you come on in early to get the best selection!

Click on the image below to be taken to the larger PDF file.

If you do not receive your mailer by Friday, December 07, 2018, and you’re sure we have your mailing address on file, or if you need to change your mailing address for any reason (but please make sure to also have it changed in-store), please e-mail us at with the following information:
Current Mailing Address
Previous Mailing Address (if applicable)
We will try to verify your mailing address (or change it) prior to the next mailer. Unfortunately, you will not be receiving this current mailer in the mail, but we will try to correct it before the next one.


Discount Fabric Warehouse | Revenge of the Warehouse Sale

It’s the Revenge of the Warehouse Sale at DFW Hilo!

Were you unable to make it to the warehouse sale? Did you get home and realize that maybe you should have bought more? Maybe you weren’t up for waiting in the sometimes crazy lines to get your fabric cut.
Well, here’s your chance to get into the warehouse for one more sale! Bill has decided to open the doors one more time to try to get rid of all of the treasures that we still have left! We’re still a bit more overstocked than he’d like.

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 9:30AM – 5:30PM, we’ll be opening the doors to our “District” Warehouse, normally closed to the public, for our Huge One-Day Bulk Sale! This isn’t happening at every store. This is only happening at the warehouse across the parking lot from the Hilo Discount Fabric Warehouse store!

We’ve moved some things around, made it easier for you to get to some of the fabrics, added additional samples for fabrics on larger rolls on the shelves, and more!
You’ll still find 50% off savings throughout most of the warehouse on things like muslin, canvas, home decor – including tropical prints- , cotton prints, rayon, ITY, polyester, cotton lawn, eyelet, pre-quilted, rice bag print, fleece, and fashion. There are also batiks, large rolls of curtain and drapery fabric, fish net (great for bags, cover ups and more) in lots of colors and styles, and licensed prints (Pokemon anyone?). And you’ll still have to buy a minimum of 5 yards cut (unless it’s noted that it’s only being sold by the roll or the bolt). The lines are a bit long at times, but we appreciate your patience. Bring a friend (or your kid) and have them wait in line while you keep browsing. Or take another stroll around the warehouse – the line may be shorter by the time you get back to the front. We try our best to keep up with all of you!
Our $1/yd table is amazing! You’ll find all sorts of things on there – including the fantastic white felt that flew off the table last weekend (we’ve uncovered more and it’ll be available on the 27th!). There are lots of solids, prints, many heavier weights, 44″- 60″ and some fashion goods – these all will be on bolts, rolls, and and flat folds, and normally would sell for 3.99 to $10.99 yd! (We’ve added more to the tables! There are 100’s to choose from!)

And, there’s also some new savings that we’re excited to tell you about! Here are just some of the new finds that you’ll see:

54″ tropical home dec – prints and solids! These are seconds and are being sold as-is, but still completely usable and awesome!
Flannel Prints (flat fold) – $2/yd – sold by the piece only
Cotton Prints (on bolt, selected prints only) – dots, florals, and more – $2/yd – min. 5 yds cut
Denim (on rolls) – $2/yd – min. 5 yds. cut
Plus patterns for only $0.50 and fur coats for $5! There will be additional selections of notions available as well as more dish towels!
Not looking for 5 yards or more? Well, take a look anyway. Throughout the warehouse you’ll find bolts and rolls that are under 5 yards for the same amazing sale prices!
If you have any questions about our warehouse sale, please e-mail No, we can’t tell you exactly what will be on sale, nor can we tell you whether or not there will be a specific fabric on sale, but we can give you general information if you need it.
See you Saturday!
Discount Fabric Warehouse | Warehouse Sale 2018

DFW Hilo’s One-Day Bulk Warehouse Sale is Back!

It’s time again for the Discount Fabric Warehouse Bulk Sale!

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 9AM – 6PM, we’ll be opening the doors to our “District” Warehouse, normally closed to the public, for our Huge One-Day Bulk Sale!

This isn’t happening at every store. This is only happening at the warehouse across the parking lot from the Hilo Discount Fabric Warehouse store!

For the past several years, we’ve done this sale, with many of you taking the time to come by and check out what we have. Folks save up all year to come and “splurge” on fabrics and notions, along with other “treasures” such as toys, and other fun things that have popped up over the years, and take advantage of the 50% or more savings.

Check out this letter from our fearless leader (store owner), Bill:

Aloha My Sewing Friends!

This year’s Annual BULK Warehouse Sale promises to be the BEST one we have had in a long time! But before I give you some of the details of this ONE DAY event, I want to mention that this sale, as great as it is, is not for everyone. For starters, it is a bulk sale, the min. we will cut is 5 yards. If you find a bolt, roll or flat fold with less than 5 yards, of course you can purchase that smaller amount, but if we cut it, it’s a 5 yard minimum with some fabrics being sold by the entire bolt or roll. This sale is held in our big warehouse normally closed to the public and is not the time to shop if you require a lot of assistance. Staff will be there to help you get your fabric to the register, but no one will be available to help you match thread colors, etc. Not the general great service that you would expect from our store on a daily basis – this is a warehouse sale. Although there will be items offered not found in the store, not everything that is in the store is in the warehouse.

Now that that’s out of the way, I am super EXCITED to tell you what is different about this year’s sale! For starters there is a huge group of fabric priced at $1 a yd! Lots of solids, prints, many heavier weights, 44″- 60″ and some fashion goods – these all will be on bolts, rolls, and and flat folds, and normally would sell for 3.99 to $10.99 yd! (we’re not done pulling fabrics for the sale yet, but there will be 100’s to choose from!)

Notion Commotion! Lots of fun and exciting notions all priced to disappear! Who knows what you’ll find?

50% off on bulk purchases (min 5 yd cut) of muslin, canvas, home decor, cotton prints, rayon, ITY, polyester, cotton lawn, eyelet, pre-quilted, rice bag print, fleece, fashion, and home decorfabrics – including tropical prints. It’s like many of you have come to expect in past years, but this year’s selection is better! We have lots of great new items including batiks, home décor including large rolls of curtain and drapery fabric, fish net (great for bags, cover ups and more) in lots of colors and styles.
Bulk notions are back with bags of buttons, bulk zippers at 5/$1, bulk lace trim and more! Lots of new surprise treasures! All price to clear fast!

I hope you will come by on Saturday, October 13th and help us clear our warehouse. I’m letting so much go, so low, lower than past sales, that hopefully we will sell the warehouse inventory down to where we won’t be able to have this sale this next year! Be part of one Last Great Crazy One Day Only Bulk Warehouse Sale!


P.S. Bring your “big”car, van, SUV, or truck you might need the room! See you then!

If you have any questions about our warehouse sale, please e-mail No, we can’t tell you exactly what will be on sale, nor can we tell you whether or not there will be a specific fabric on sale, but we can give you general information if you need it.
See you Saturday!
2018 Halloween Costume Contest | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Halloween Costume Contest 2018

We’re happy to announce our 2018 Halloween Costume Contest! We can’t wait to see what you come up with this year!

Whether you’ve entered our contest before, or this is the first time you’re planning on entering, please make sure to read all of our rules and guidelines as they have been updated from previous years.

How To Enter

The entry period has closed. Please join us again next year!

The Prizes

There will be three places for each category:

  • 1st place will receive a Discount Fabric Warehouse gift certificate valued at $100
  • 2nd place will receive a Discount Fabric Warehouse gift certificate valued at $50
  • 3rd place will receive a Discount Fabric Warehouse gift certificate valued at $25

Gift certificates are only valid in our 4 Discount Fabric Warehouse locations and are not usable on Got Fabric, our online fabric store.

For more information, please visit our Terms and Conditions page.  If you have any questions, please e-mail us at with the subject “Halloween Costume Contest.”

Happy Sewing and Creating!

Join us for the Dog Daze of Summer!

For many folks, their pet is their best friend, their constant companion, and their source of comfort and support. They’re often treated like family members, with a comfy bed to sleep in and lots of love. But what about those furry friends who have not found their forever homes yet?

During the month of August, we’re going to be switching things up just a bit and moving from helping humans to helping animals. Please join us for the Dog Daze of Summer and help us sew pet beds for animals waiting to find their forever homes.

We’ll be having in-store sewing events where we provide all of the materials and all you do is come in and help us put their together! Each of our stores will be working on a slightly different variation of the basic pet bed and we’re hoping to get those projects on our website for you soon.
But in the meantime, please mark your calendars so you’ll remember to join us for one of our in-store events. Although each of these workshops is free and we provide all of the materials, please let your DFW store know that you will be attending ahead of time.


Wednesday, September 05, 2018 at 10AM

The Hilo store will be donating their completed pet beds to Aloha ‘Ilio Rescue and the Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary. Both of these organizations strive to find animals that do not have homes or are being displaced from their homes for any reason caring and responsible forever homes. They are non-profit organizations and need all of the help they can get. To learn more about these organizations, please visit their respective websites.

We will also be collecting completed pet beds for donation at each of our stores. Here’s just an idea of the sizes of beds that would be appropriate for various sizes of animals:
Pet Bed Sizes | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Project Ideas and Inspiration

Here is our collection of various pet bed project tutorials, videos, and inspiration photos. If you have a particular project that you like to create, and you wouldn’t mind sharing the instructions with others, please send us an e-mail at We’ll also be putting up projects and photos in a special Dog Daze of Summer album on our Facebook page. Click on any of the images to enlarge.
Dog Bed | Discount Fabric Warehouse
DIME Design Workshop | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Join Us for a DIME Design Workshop!

Embroidery Enthusiasts and Machine Quilting Fiends, we have a class for you! Join us this August for the popular DIME Design Workshop!

Inspiration Consultant Tina Bartelmay will be coming to Hawaii to lead this fun and informative event!

Quilting with your embroidery machine is one of today’s most sought-after embroidery skills. Half of this 5-hour class includes hands-on stitching and quilting activities. This includes lecture demonstration with hands-on quilting and embroidery segments!

The best part of this class is that all students will stitch a Make and Take Project – a quilt block with a 3-D applique!

Topics covered:

  • Design an entire quilt top using state-of-the-art fabric design software
  • Experiment with repeating patterns to create allover fabrics
  • Learn piece in-the-hoop techniques for piecing quilt blocks on an embroidery machine
  • Learn the quilt-as-you-go method for quilting using Stipple products

At the Quilting Stations:

  • Test drive the Weightless Quilter – the solution for handling bulky quilts
  • Stitch machine embroidered quilting designs using the shortE
  • Stitch a 3-D applique
  • Quilt and take home an appliqued quilt block

Interactive Segments

  • Piece a block
  • Monster Hoops and Perfect Quilt Templates
  • Test drive both the shortE and Weightless Quilter
  • Navigate the machine’s editing screen
  • Hoop and stitch on dealer’s choice of embroidery machines
  • Use automatic threaders
  • Use machine editing features

All of this for only $29! 

Fee includes:

  • Refreshments
  • Goody Bag that includes CD with Make & Take project
  • Plus! All attendees will receive a fully activated copy of My Emoji Stitches software! (A $199 value!)

There are two dates scheduled for each store. However, you’re not limited to only attending the workshop closest to you. Feel free to join any of the workshops if you’ll be on vacation, maybe in the area, or just want to take a trip to another part of the state.

Click on the store location to be take to their registration site for more information or to sign up!


August 10, 2018:  1PM – 6PM • August 11, 2018:  10AM – 3PM


August 12, 2018:  1PM – 6PM • August 13, 2018:  10AM – 3PM


August 15, 2018:  1PM – 6PM • August 16, 2018:  10AM – 3PM


August 17, 2018:  1PM – 6PM • August 18, 2018:  10AM – 3PM

23rd Anniversary | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Celebrate Our DFW 23rd Anniversary With Us!

23 years ago, we opened our first Discount Fabric Warehouse store! We can’t believe 23 years has gone by so fast! And over the years, we’ve met so many different people, made so many friends, and (we hope) have made a positive impact on the Hawaii sewing community.

We’d like to invite you to join us in celebrating our 23rd anniversary!

Check Out Our Sales and Specials

We will be having sales and specials throughout the two weeks of our anniversary celebration. You can find all of these sales in-store or in your local newspaper.

Come Party With Us!

The Details

The main event of our anniversary celebration is always our VIC Members-Only anniversary party. This year, we’ll be having it on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 4PM – 8PM. (Our stores will all be closing at 3PM so we can get the store party-ready. No one will be allowed in until we reopen at 4PM, so please plan accordingly.)

Audience Participation (Plus Our Theme!)

One of the best things about our anniversary celebrations is that they’re themed! Last year, for our 22nd anniversary, we had a tutu (2-2 or two-two) theme. We encourage all of our customers to dress up and get in the spirit of things!

This year, our theme is 23 and Us. Why? Because human beings (typically) have 23 pairs of chromosomes in their cells. These chromosomes are made of DNA and our DNA can tell a lot about us – including ancestry. Hawaii is a melting pot of cultures and ethnic backgrounds. And the different combinations of these backgrounds are what makes each and every one of our customers special.

So this year we’re celebrating cultures, thus our theme – 23 and Us:  Celebrating Sewing Around the World. We encourage you to dress in an outfit that represents an ethnicity that you’d like to honor. We ask that you keep all costumes respectful and reserve the right to ask anyone who may be dressed in an offensive way to please leave the party. Please keep in mind that there is a very good chance that someone at the party may be of the ethnic background you are representing. If you have any questions or concerns regarding an outfit or would like more clarification on what may constitute as offensive or inappropriate, please contact us at prior to the party.

The Return of the Photo Booth (And Prize Drawing)

As we have in previous years, we will be having a photo booth at each of our stores. Please stop by, have your picture taken, and, if you are not a frequent customer of ours, make sure that we have your name and e-mail address so that you can be entered into our anniversary drawing for one of 23 amazing prizes (including, but not limited to, a $100 gift card, a Baby Lock steamer, or a Baby Lock dress form)! You can also take your own photo in our photo booth and upload it to Facebook or Instagram. To be entered in the drawing, you must tag us and use the hashtag #dfw23andus. Photos must be taken at the anniversary party to be entered. More information can be obtained at the party.

Passport of Savings & Refreshments

All customers who attend the party will receive a special one-night only Passport of Savings. This outlines all of the sales and specials we will have during the party. (Please note that these specials are exclusive from the specials we will be having in the newspapers and cannot be combined with any other offer.) These specials may or may not be similar to those we have had in previous years (although I can tell you that we have changed quite a bit – and no, thread will not be on major sale that night). You’ll have to come in to find out what they are.

There will also be light refreshments (while supplies last) at each party.

Want more info? Need more info? This page will be updated as the week goes on. To be the first to see all of sneak peeks and to get the most recent information, sign up for our E-Blast newsletter (if you haven’t already) through the link at the top of the site.

General questions about the party can be sent to We will not answer questions about what will be on sale or what the additional prizes for the drawing will be.

Invite a friend, invite ten friends! The more the merrier! But if they are not VIC members, to take advantage of any of the specials and sales, they will need to sign up for the free membership.

See you there!

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