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Discount Fabric Warehouse | Project Linus

Project Linus Blanket Drive

Throughout the months of September and October, Discount Fabric Warehouse stores across the state will be collecting handmade blankets for donation to Project Linus and similar organizations in our communities. You can find out more about this blanket drive on this page or in our stores!

What is Project Linus?

Project Linus is a nation-wide non-profit organization that provides handmade blankets to children in need. The organization services all 50 states and we are fortunate to have two chapters here in the state of Hawaii. There is a Hawaii Chapter as well as an Oahu Chapter. Unfortunately, at this time, no other chapters have been formed for the other islands.

According to the Project Linus national website, there are two missions that the organization believes in:

First – Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”

Second – Provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

The Hawaii Chapter has distributed blankets to organizations all over the island, including Hilo Medical Center, Hospice of Hilo, and Child and Family Services, just to name a few, as well as several organizations on the west side of the island.

So how can you help Project Linus?

You can help Project Linus by donating a completed, homemade blanket.

Any blankets that are donated must be new (not previously used), handmade (quilted, sewn, knitted, crocheted, or no-sew fringed fleece), high quality construction, machine washable and dryable, and kid friendly.  This means bright, cheerful colors!  Remember our blankets go to both boys and girls, of all ages.  Blankets must be free of pet hair, smoke smells or other strong smells.  Also, please make sure no pins have been left in the blankets! (This is from the Project Linus Hawaii Chapter website.) And although there is a need for blankets of all sizes, they can be no smaller than one yard square (36″x36″).

Blanket Drive 2018

Bring in your completed blanket during the months of September or October and receive a $5 DFW gift card for your first donation! (There’s no limit on how many blankets you can donate, but there is a limit of 1 gift card per person.)

You can also join us at one of our in-store blanket making events. Learn how to embroider or use a serger to make a blanket and donate the blanket you make! These in-store events are totally free and we provide all of the materials. We just ask that you donate the completed blanket as well as let us know that you are coming ahead of time.

Here are the dates for our remaining in-store events:

Kona
October 27, 2018 – Quilt As You Go – 10AM – 5PM
Kauai
October 26, 2018 – Serger Quilt – 10AM
For more information on any of these sessions, please contact the respective store.

You can also help Project Linus is by making a donation. It doesn’t have to be a blanket, they’re also accepting donations of supplies (fabric, batting, fleece, yarn and other supplies) as well as monetary donations.

Contact Project Linus

If you’d like more information on anything, such as more details on blankets they accept or how to make a donation, please contact the Project Linus Hawaii Chapter.

E-mail:  project.linus_hi@yahoo.com

Website:  https://plhi.shutterfly.com/

Halloween Is Coming!

Happy October Friends! Halloween is just around the corner (or just at the end of the month, depending on how you want to look at it) and our stores are busy getting ready!

Come by any of our Discount Fabric Warehouse locations to take a look at the Halloween decorations we’ve put up around the stores. The images above are from Hilo (photos at each of the ends) and Maui (photo in the middle). Just ask any of our friendly sales staff and they can give you more information on how to make these decorations and projects yourself.

We also have lots more that we just weren’t able to include in a few pictures so make sure you stop on by to see it all!

Have a wonderful month!

Bernina Clearance Sale! – Preloved Bernina Artista 730

This preloved Bernina machine needs a new home!

WOW! Amazing technology, could be yours! The Artista 730 has Windows-based operating system, automatic thread cutter, touch-screen fluid menu selections on its extra-large color screen. The original 12 feet have been augmented by feet purchased by the original owner, with over 20 feet included. Free-hand knee lift system, extension table, huge manual all included with the machine. Who could want more? If you do want more, buy an add on embroidery unit or Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR).
When new: $8499; NOW Preloved for only $2999!
For the availability of this machine, please contact the Kona store!

Bernina Clearance Sale! – Bernina B 550

Some of our amazing Bernina machines have been marked to clearance prices!

BSR standard – need I say more? The Bernina Stitch Regulator revolutionized free motion quilting, allowing <less than perfect> quilters a chance to make perfectly even stitches with this exclusive, first of its kind, accessory that speeds up and slows down stitches in synch with your own hand movements to make anyone look like a pro! While the 550 Quilter’s Edition is notable for the BSR, don’t overlook the 187 stitch patterns, 8 presser feet, knee lift for free-hand sewing, needle threader, 12 LED lights for excellent lighting, and a slide-on extension table. For those who want to expand their creative projects even more, there is an optional embroidery unit available.
New machine – one only – fully warrantied by Bernina – list price $4399 CLOSEOUT PRICE $2999
To check on the availability of this machine, please contact our Kona store!
This particular model has been sold! Please check out some of the other machines we have at amazing prices!

Bernina Clearance Sale! – Bernina Aurora 450

Some of our amazing Bernina machines have been marked to clearance prices!

9MM STITCHES!  The Bernina Aurora 450 has been known for its exceptionally wide decorative stitches! Where most machines have a 5mm – 7mm maximum stitch width, this is one of the few models that goes all the way up to 9mm in width. Comes with an extension table, hands-free knee lift, needle threader, 392 stitches, and 7 feet, capable of accommodating that 9mm width. This machine also gives you flexibility to expand your capabilities with the optional embroidery module or optional Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR) for uniform stitches in free motion quilting.
New machine – one only – fully warrantied by Bernina – list price $3599 CLOSEOUT PRICE $2499
To learn more about the availability of this machine, please contact our Kona store.

2015 Halloween Costume Contest!

Halloween is just around the corner and we at Discount Fabric Warehouse want to encourage you to start thinking about your costumes early by announcing our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest! So get those creative juices flowing!

Here’s the rundown:

There will be three (3) categories:  Keiki, Adult, and Pets. Now, that doesn’t mean that it’s kids costumes vs. adult costumes. We like to do things slightly different here at Discount Fabric.

The Keiki Category (up to 18 years old)

  • The child must help with the costume. That doesn’t mean that the adult can’t help, but the child needs to have helped with a minimum of 75% of the costume. (And by “help” we don’t mean that they hand you the pins or pick the color of the thread while you make the rest of the costume. We mean let THEM make the costume. You can help, but this needs to be their project.)
  • The costume must be homemade. While you can have ready-made elements, the bulk of the costume must be original and made by the entrant.
  • The costume must have elements of sewing, machine embroidery, or quilting.

The Adult Category

  • The costume must be homemade. While you can have ready-made elements, the bulk of the costume (at least 75%) must be original and made by the entrant.
  • The costume must have elements of sewing, machine embroidery, or quilting.

The Pets Category

  • The costume must be homemade. While you can have ready-made elements, the bulk of the costume (at least 75%) must be original.
  • The costume must have elements of sewing, machine embroidery, or quilting.
  • This category is open to interpretation. The pet in the picture must have contributed to the making of the costume. While we don’t expect you to teach your dog or cat how to sew (although that would be interesting) we do expect that your pet be involved in the creation of the costume.

You may enter more than one costume. We encourage it if you are making costumes for different people.

How To Enter

To enter the contest, you must submit the form that can be found on our Costume Contest Entry Form page. Our submission deadline has changed and submissions will now be accepted until 11:59p.m. on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015. Voting will be done through the Discount Fabric Warehouse Facebook page from Sunday, November 01, 2015 through Wednesday, November 04, 2015.

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.  You can also check out our FAQ page for some of the questions that have been asked. If you still have any questions, please e-mail us at fabricdfw@gotfabric.com with the subject “Halloween Costume Contest.”

Happy Sewing and Creating!

Have You Seen Our TV Commercial?

If you’ve been watching the Food Network, Oxygen, or some other TV stations recently, you may have seen our TV spot! Filmed at the Hilo store, the commercial gives just a taste of what our stores have to offer!

You can view the commercial here:

Don’t forget to look for it on TV! Be sure to let us know if you’ve seen it!

Nicci Brazzell Embroidery Event Discount Fabric Warehouse

Kauai: Destination Destiny: A 2-Day Embroidery Event with Nicci Brazzell

**Please Note That The Location For This Event Has Changed**

The wonderful, talented, and knowledgeable Nicci Brazzell will be coming to Kauai for a rare and unique opportunity for all of our machine embroidery enthusiasts! She’ll be in town to offer a special 2-day hands-on embroidery extravaganza!
If you’ve ever wanted to take your embroidery hobby to the next level, you’re not going to want to miss this! She’ll show you tricks and techniques for overcoming embroidery challenges as well as give you some hands-on experience with the Baby Lock Destiny!

The event will include at least 6 amazing projects that are designed to teach you how to use this machine to its fullest potential (although you’re only limited by your imagination!)

Let Nicci guide you through the ins and outs of this amazing machine! And if you’ve ever considered starting a home-based embroidery business, you’re going to want to take this opportunity to learn from someone who has been there. Nicci was once where you are and is now running a profitable embroidery business, complete with a contract for all the custom embroidery for Club Car golf carts and does embroidery for the US Open.

Details:  
Where: Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai
When: September 11 & 12 (2 days)
Time: 9am -5pm
Cost: $149 — sign up now for only $99!
What to bring: YOU! We provide everything you need! All projects, materials, lunch and snacks and Top line machines. (Although you may want to bring a notebook and writing instrument to make sure you don’t miss any important information.)
Who should come?
-Anyone who wants to take there embroidery hobby to the next level! You will learn more about the craft of embroidery in two days than you thought possible! This is time well spent!
-Anyone who wants to test drive the Destiny! — If you want to really check out the Destiny there is no better way than to spend two days using it! You will get all your questions answered and see just how EASY it is to get fantastic results…all while learning techniques that will apply to your present embroidery machine.
-Everyone who is considering starting an embroidery business – Nicci’s help is priceless!

For more information regarding this event or to register, please contact the Kauai store!

Hawaii-Tribune Herald Article: The King of Cloth

tribune herald picture

Did you see our fearless leader Bill in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald recently? On July 13, 2015, an article was printed detailing the story of how Discount Fabric Warehouse came to be and what makes it so special (like we didn’t already know!)

If you’re not on the Big Island or don’t get the newspaper, the article is archived on their website. But, fear not, you can also find it here on our website. Right….here:  13 July, 2015 – The King of Cloth – article in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Let us know what you think! And if you ever see us in your local newspaper, please let us know!

 

Kauai Owner’s Classes

Did you know that we offer FREE classes for people who have bought sewing machines through us? These classes take place on Tuesdays, and are a great way to get personal, hands-on help with your machine!

If you bought your machine elsewhere, we would still love to help you out, but it will not be free.

Classes must be scheduled in advance. Call the Kauai store(808)-246–2739 to schedule, or more more information.