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VIC Christmas Mailer 2017 Has Arrived!

You’ll want to make sure you check your mailbox (snail mail, not e-mail) if you’re a VIC member signed up to receive our physical mailers because our Christmas mailers are headed your way! (Well, actually, they should have already arrived. See the end of this post if you have not received yours!)

Chock full of amazing deals and specials, you’ll want to have this mailer on hand when making your Christmas wish lists! (Or just circle what you want and “accidentally” leave it lying around where you know the individuals making your Christmas gift purchases will be seeing it.)

Machines, stocking stuffers, furniture pieces, and more! It’s all on sale!

If you have not received your Christmas mailer, please e-mail us at with the following:  your name and the address it should have been delivered to.

If you need to change your address, please e-mail us with:  your name, your old address, and the new address.

Please note that you need to be a VIC member to receive any of the sale prices and while we encourage you to share our mailers and specials with family and friends, please let them know that if they are not currently VIC members, they will need to sign up to take advantage of these offers. It’s a free membership, so it’s totally worth it!

Any questions? Please e-mail us at

Discount Fabric Warehouse | Water Bottle Sling Project

Project Sheet: Water Bottle Sling

If you saw our Christmas 2017 sale mailer, you’d have seen that our special project this time around is a Water Bottle Sling that’s perfect for gifts or just to keep on hand for your own use. They’re easy to make and even easier to personalize! You can totally make this your own by adding embroidery, adjustable straps, or maybe even a removable strap!

We wanted you to be able to give this project a go at any time of the year, so we’re offering this project sheet here on our website! Feel free to download it or forward the page to a friend!

If you give this project a try, we’d love to see it! Send us your photos to or post them on our FB page!

Discount Fabric Warehouse | Water Bottle Sling Project

Click on the above image to be taken to a printable PDF!


Black Friday at DFW Has Arrived!

Why wait until Friday when you’ll have to fight the traffic and the crowds to save big? Discount Fabric Warehouse has started their Black Friday sale Now! Through Saturday, November 25, 2017 (Small Business Saturday, for those of you who are keeping track) save big throughout the store! Fabric, Notions, Patterns, Machines, and more are on sale and waiting for you to take them home! Stock up on those basics that you use throughout the year or find that perfect machine for someone special.

(Yes, we know that it does only list the Hilo and Kona stores, however, the Black Friday ad is good at all of our Discount Fabric Warehouse stores!)

For more information on any of our specials, please contact your local Discount Fabric Warehouse store! Happy Thanksgiving and have a wonderful week!

Discount Fabric Warehouse | In-Store Pick Up

Order Online, Pick Up In-Store!

Did you know that we have an online division? If you’ve never visited before, GotFabric ( is where anyone can go and view a select portion of our Discount Fabric Warehouse inventory, purchase online, and have it sent straight to their home! The site is often popular with vacation visitors who need more Hawaiian print before they can make it back to Hawaii.
In the past, we’ve treated Hawaii orders just like any other orders that come in – shipping is charged by the dollar amount of your order, not by location, so the shipping charge on a $25 order is the same whether it’s being sent to New York or just down the street. However, we’re trying something new! Right now it’s being beta tested, which means that we’re working out any bugs or snags that we may encounter, and we cannot guarantee that we’ll be doing this permanently. So what is it you ask?

You can now buy online and pick up in-store!

Here’s how it works:
~ Place your order on All items on the website are eligible. Physical store inventory (prints that are in our stores but not online) are not eligible.)
~ When you reach the shopping cart to check out, select “Store Pickup” instead of a shipping option. (NOTE:  It’s going to list the address for the Hilo store automatically. At this time, this cannot be changed, which is why the next step is important.) There should be no charge for this option.
~ After you have placed your order and paid through PayPal (either with a credit card or through your PayPal account), please e-mail within 24 hours letting us know that you have selected in-store pick up, your order number (you will be receiving a confirmation with your order number after the order has been placed), and which store you would like to pick up at.  (If someone else will be picking up your order for you, please note this in your e-mail as well.) You can choose any of our Discount Fabric Warehouse locations! If we do not hear from you within 24-hours, we will send one e-mail asking for confirmation on where the order will be picked up. Otherwise, we will send the order to the DFW location nearest to your shipping address. If it is not an address within reasonable distance of any of our DFW locations, you will be invoiced for shipping charges to your home.
~ Once we’ve received your order, we will process it and ship your order to your selected DFW location. You will receive an e-mail when your order is in transit to the store and a phone call when it is ready for pick-up. (Please note that for this testing period, the number of times we ship to each store will depend on volume. It may take up to a week for your order to arrive at your selected store.)
~ When your order is available, swing by your DFW store to pick it up!
Unfortunately, there are also some not-so-amazing things that we need to let you know about as well:
~ E-Wards and all current in-store promotions are not applicable on GotFabric. The VIC program is not transferrable from in-store to online and your purchase will not accrue any points.
~ You can only order what is currently on our website. The inventory on the website is quite a bit smaller than the inventory in store, but we often carry prints that are no longer available in-store.
~ Yes, you have to pay online. You cannot place an order to be paid for at pick up.
If you have any questions regarding this program, please e-mail me at or at

It’s Back! One-Day Only Warehouse Bulk Sale! | DFW Hilo

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

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, 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, pareos, and other fun things that have popped up over the years, and take advantage of the 50% or more savings.
Each year, we take some time to decide whether or not this is going to be the year that we don’t do the warehouse sale. And each year we find a reason to keep doing it. This sale takes us a week to prepare for and then two days to clean up after, so it’s no small feat for us to be able to do this. However, seeing the smiles on the faces of customers when they score a great deal on fabric they’ve been waiting for or hearing their stories of how much the sale means to them and their business, makes us want to offer this event again.

There are huge discounts to be taken advantage of! Many of our prices at the sale are going to be at wholesale or below! You can save 50% or more on some of the items on sale. Fabrics are as low as $1 a yard! But keep in mind that this sale may not be for everyone. All fabric will be sold with a minimum cut of 5 yards, and some items will be sold only by the full bolt or roll. However, if you need yardage, this sale is for you!

Here’s a partial list of some of the awesome deals that you may find if you join us (Please note that we’re still finalizing this year’s list and we may or may not be offering everything on this list):
* Huge group of fabric priced at $1 a yd! Lots of solids, some prints, many heavier weights, 44″- 60″ and some fashion goods ,, these all will be on bolts and rolls and normally would sell for $4.99 to $10.99 yd! ( not done pulling but there will be 100’s to choose from!)
* Patterns for $1!
*Notion commotion ! We have an eclectic mix of bamboo handles, home dec grommets, patches, etc. originally priced to $12.99 that will disappear for $1 each.
* 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, home decor fabrics including tropical prints!
* Bulk notions are back with bags of buttons, bulk zippers 5/$1, bulk lace trim and more!

Please understand that this sale is only at the Hilo Warehouse, and not at any of the other stores and limited to the stock on hand, no rain checks, no tomorrow – One Day Only! (We unfortunately cannot hold fabrics, give prices over the phone, or do stock checks during the event for warehouse sale specific items. Fabric is first come, first served. So come early for the best selection as things go fast!)

If you’d like more information on our Bulk Sale, please contact the Hilo store or send us an e-mail at
See you there!
Discount Fabric Warehouse | Halloween Costume Contest 2017

Halloween Costume Contest 2017

The Entry period for the 2017 Halloween Costume Contest is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted costumes! We will be posting instructions on how to vote for your favorite costume soon!

Entries beyond the deadline will be accepted on a case by case basis with the understanding that voting may have begun when the late entry is uploaded. Please visit the Contest Entry page to view the Alternate Means of Entry.

How To Enter

Submit your entry on our Costume Contest Entry Page. All rules and guidelines will be listed on that page as well as the submission form.

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!

Get Serger Savvy with Joan Friedrich!

Curious about what a serger can do? Or do you want to learn more about a serger or even sharpen your serger skills? We’re offering a 3-day class that is dedicated to helping you learn more about a serger whether you are novice or experienced!
Baby Lock Certified Ambassador Joan Friedrich will be coming to Maui and Kona to lead these amazing Serger Savvy retreats!
Maui – September 15 – 17, 2017
Kona – September 21 – 23, 2017
9AM – 4PM Each Day
 Some of the techniques that will be covered are quilt blocks, ruffling, zipper insertion (regular and invisible). Easy piping insertion, cover hem, decorative stitching, and flat-
locking. Learn to do serger crochet by the original creator, blanket stitch, pin tucking 3 different ways!
Belt loop binder with elastic insertion, and wave stitch among other tips and techniques. Lots of
samples to inspire you. Free projects handouts to apply the techniques from class.
So what’s the cost for this amazing serger extravaganza? You get all three days for only $229! This is a great deal for the amount of serger education you’ll be receiving!
Bring your Baby Lock serger or, if you don’t have one, you can use one of ours! Space is limited, so you’ll want to sign up early! Take your serging to the next level and have fun while learning!
Want to sign up? Come get Serger Savvy with us! Contact the Maui store at (808) 871-6900 or the Kona store at (808) 326-7474 for more information or to register! This is sure to be an event you won’t want to miss if you’re interested in serging!
Feel free to share this event with a friend or two who may be interested in attending! This is an amazing way to learn all of the ins and outs of serging in a fun and friendly environment where you’ll have expert advice right in front of you!
Discount Fabric Warehouse | Project Linus Donation Drive 2017

2017 Project Linus Blanket Donation Drive

If you’ve been a long-time customer of Discount Fabric Warehouse, you may know that our Hilo and Kona stores are donation drop-off locations for Project Linus. Our 2017 Donation Drive is set to kick off later this month, so we thought we’d give you some heads up about what we have planned this year so you can get ready.

What is Project Linus?

Project Linus is a volunteer organization that provides handmade blankets to children in need.  The Big Island chapter is headquartered in Hilo.  To date, we’ve donated about 5000 blankets around the state. Donor sites vary, all blankets go to keiki on the Big Island. Child Welfare Services, hospitals in Hilo and Kona, and the Salvation Army are just a few of the agencies who distribute Project Linus blankets. (excerpt from Project Linus)

How Can I Help?

This year, there are four ways that you are able to help Project Linus on the Big Island:

Make a Blanket

Are you crafty? Do you have some spare time that you couldn’t mind spending on making a blanket for donation? Blankets of all sizes are always welcome. Standard size is 40 inches by 60 inches.  Bigger blankets, up to twin bed size, are great as well, but no smaller than one yard square (36in x 36in), please.

All Project Linus blankets must be new (not previously used), handmade (quilted, sewn, knitted, crocheted, or no-sew fringed fleece), high quality construction, machine washable and dry-able, 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! (excerpt from Project Linus)

Blankets can be dropped off at Discount Fabric Warehouse in Hilo and in Kona. From Sunday, August 27, 2017 through Saturday, October 21, 2017, donate a completed blanket and receive a $5 gift card from Discount Fabric Warehouse! (Limit one gift card per person. There is no limit on how many blankets you can donate.)

Donate Fabric or Supplies for Blankets

Have some extra fabric from a project? Cleaning out your fabric stash and come across some yardage that you’re not planning on using for something? Maybe you have a friend who is cleaning out their craft room and have skeins of yarn that would be perfect for blankets! Project Linus is more than happy to help take them off your hands!

Here are some of the things they’re always on the lookout for:

  • Fabric – machine washable and dry-able in bright, cheerful solids and kid friendly prints.  Cotton, poly-cotton blends, and flannel are best.  One yard pieces or larger only, please.
  • Fleece – also called “polar fleece”.  A yard and a half of 45 inch wide fleece makes a great no-sew fringed blanket. Our blanketeers will cut and fringe if you bring the fleece!
  • Yarn – machine washable and dryable acrylics in any weight (e.g. Red Heart, Bernat Baby).  Again – bright and cheerful kid colors, solid or varigated.  Blanketeers will knit or crochet into blankets.
  • Crocheted or knitted squares, any size – as long as they are machine washable and dryable, we can put a blanket together.

Make a Monetary Donation

As with any organization, monetary donations are always welcome. Money is used to pay chapter expenses and to purchase supplies when needed.

If you’d like to make a monetary donation, you can do so through check (made out to Project Linus) or online at

You can also make a donation of a Discount Fabric Warehouse gift card if you so choose so that you know the funds are going directly to purchasing supplies. Just let the cashier know that you’re donating to Project Linus.

Attend a Blanket Making Party

The Hilo and Kona stores are in the midst of planning blanket making parties where you can join Blanketeers (volunteers who regularly make and donate blankets to Project Linus) to make blankets! Dates are coming soon! This is going to be a fun event where you’ll spend some time making a blanket and then donating it to Project Linus. (Unfortunately, any blankets made and donated during the event will not be eligible for the $5 gift card.)

Check back soon or watch our weekly E-Blasts and Social Media pages to learn when our Blanket Making Parties have been scheduled!

If you have any questions regarding Project Linus, please contact the Chapter Coordinator, Kathleen, at

For more information on dropping off a donation or how to donate, please contact the Hilo or Kona Discount Fabric Warehouse stores.

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) – 50% off All Thread

Teaser 3 (Sent 06/24) – 50% off All Patterns (Regularly priced $5.00 and up! This includes Eastwind Art and Victoria Jones!)

Teaser 4 (Special!) – 22% off DIME Vintage Chic Embroidery Workshop registration! (Must come in to the party to get discount. Online registrations are regular price.)

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.

Please don’t expect to go home without some amazing fabric! You’re sure to find some amazing deals on Sunday, so you may want to bring a big bag with you. 🙂

Win 1 of 22 Amazing Prizes!

First, you’re going to have to attend our anniversary party. It doesn’t matter which location you go to. But it’ll have to be one of the parties.
Second, strike a pose in the photo booth. This can be with your own camera, selfie style, or have a staff member take a photo of you (along with your family, friends, or whoever else you have with you!).
Third, upload your photo to Facebook or Instagram! Use the hashtag #dfw22 or tag Discount Fabric Warehouse so we can find your picture. You need to have the hashtag or have tagged us to be entered! (How else are we going to know you posted your picture?) This needs to be done by end of business day (so, for us 6PM) on Monday, June 26, 2017 to be eligible.
No Facebook or Instagram capabilities on your phone? Don’t worry! As long as one of our staff members has taken your picture using our photo equipment, and logged your name and contact info (phone number or e-mail address please!) we’ll be able to upload the photo for you so you’ll be entered!
22 random winners will be chosen from all of the entries! If you’ve won, you’ll be contacted within a week after the party!

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!

Any questions? Feel free to contact us at 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, apparel in bold colors, bright children’s wear, home décor & accessories and souvenirs.

Here are just some of the topics covered at this workshop:


• Hoop everything from a hat to a terrycloth towel
• Discover the industry’s preferred method of placement
• Measure and mark without leaving a trace
• Avoid misplaced embroidery like a pro
• Turn words into artwork
• Edit designs on the fly
• Multiply your stash
• Master continuous embroidery
• Unmask the secrets of embroidery on prints, nubby knits and
smooth satins
• Create bold topstitching
• Learn how to work with heavy thread and duplicate the
popular matte finish
• Create large designs with big impact – minimal color changes
mean fast stitching
• Textured patches just like Ready-Wear


The folks at DIME have been super amazing by tailoring the workshops to help Hawaii embroidery enthusiasts – whether you embroidery as a home business or just for fun – learn about their products through tropical and fun vintage designs! They’ve even written a blog post with more info on what types of projects you’ll be learning about! Click here to visit their blog!

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

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