Category Archives: Announcements

We Have A New Blog!

Hi All!

We’re so excited to announce that we have a new blog on our site! If you’ve visited recently, you may have noticed that in the top menu bar, there’s a blog link between VIC and Links. This link used to take you to an archive page within this site where we were temporarily storing all of our blog type posts, like projects and other fun things. We’ve now moved them to an individual blog site that’s separate, but still connected, to this website.

Within the next few weeks, we’re hoping to have lots more projects, our recipe archive from our E-blasts, and other fun things posted on there. (And maybe we can get some of the stores to post every once in a while as well. Maybe.) All of our class announcements and big news will still be on this main website. So informational/announcements/store-related stuff –> Discountfabricwarehouse.com & projects/event wrap-ups/recipes/other stuff like that –> Blog.

If you have a blog, a website, a YouTube channel, or anything like that, and would like to do a guest post on our blog, we’d love to have you! Just send a message to our social media person at jennifer@gotfabric.com and she’ll get back to you with the details!

See you on the blog!

Destination Destiny: Nicci Brazzell Coming to Maui!

Calling all Embroidery Enthusiasts! The talented Nicci Brazzell will be returning to Hawaii for another Destination Destiny event! This time, all of our Maui friends will have her in their backyard!

Have you ever wanted to start your own home embroidery business? Or maybe you’d just like to learn how to take your embroidery to the next level. This is the perfect event for you. Not only will you learn the ins and outs of the fabulous Baby Lock Destiny, but you’ll also have the opportunity to learn from Nicci, who was once where you are. She now runs a profitable embroidery business, complete with contracts for all the custom embroidery for Club Car golf carts and does embroidery for the US Open.

This fantastic two-day event will be completely hands-on! You’ll leave with no less than 6 amazing projects that are designed to teach you how to use the Destiny to its fullest!

Now what are the details? Here you go:

Date:  Friday, April 15, 2016 & Saturday, April 16, 2016

Time:  9AM – 5PM each day

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse, Maui

Cost:  $149 (Until March 28, 2016, get the Early Bird Price of $99!)

What to Bring:  YOU! We provide everything you need! All projects, materials, lunch and snacks and top-of-the-line machines will be there waiting for you. (Although you may want to bring a notebook and writing instrument to make sure you don’t miss any important information.)


If you’re still wondering if this is the event for you, here are just some of the groups of people that we think could benefit from this amazing event:

-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!

If you can place yourself in any of these groups, then you’ll want to make sure you register for this event! Not only will you learn about the Baby Lock Destiny, have the opportunity to learn from an amazing embroidery expert, and get to work on some awesome projects, we also assure you that you’ll have a ton of fun! (And there may also be some awesome sales going on for you to take advantage of!)


 

Wondering where and how to sign up? Come by or give the Maui store a call to register. Your spot will not be secure until payment for the class is made, however, so you’ll want to come in and register ASAP! Space is extremely limited and unfortunately we won’t be able to accommodate anyone else once we’re full.

If you have any questions, please contact the Maui store or send us an e-mail and we’ll pass it along! Hope to see you there!

Counting…Counting…Counting…

Hi Friends!

Over the next two weeks, all of our Discount Fabric Warehouse stores will be conducting inventory, which means there will be some slight changes in the hours of some of our locations.

Kauai will be having their inventory on Thursday, January 07, 2016. They will be open during their inventory although they suggest that you visit them another day so they can give you the best customer service possible.

Hilo’s inventory will take place on Sunday, January 10, 2016, as will Maui’s. Both stores will be closed that day for inventory.

And finally, Kona’s inventory will be on Sunday, January 17, 2016. They will be closed for inventory.

If you have any questions about any of the stores and their inventory schedules, please feel free to contact the store in question.

Have a wonderful week!

Christmas Wishes to All Our Friends

All of us at Discount Fabric Warehouse (Hilo, Kona, Kauai, Maui, and everyone working behind the scenes) would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! We hope that you take this time to celebrate and create memories with your loved ones.

Our stores will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2015 in observance of the holiday and to give our staff time with their families and friends. We will reopen at 9AM on Saturday, December 26.

Our VIC Christmas Mailer Has Arrived!

We hope you’ve checked your mailing recently, because our VIC Christmas mailer was sent out! With sale prices and specials good until December 24, you’ll have lots of options for every sewer and quilter on your Christmas list! (And you may want to circle things and leave your mailer around for “helpful hints” to loved ones with things that you wouldn’t mind receiving for Christmas either.)

If you haven’t gotten your mailer yet, check with your local Discount Fabric Warehouse store to make sure that your address is correct in the system. You can also e-mail us at fabricdfw@gotfabric.com to verify your address. If you e-mail us, unfortunately, we’re unable to see what is currently in the system, but we can send in your address to be updated.

Not a VIC member? What are you waiting for? You have to be a VIC member to get any of our sale prices in any of our mailers. You’re going to want to go in to Discount Fabric Warehouse to sign up!

For the sake of convenience, we’ve included the mailer here in this post.You can download it and view it at your convenience. If the links don’t work for you, please let us know! While the images here in the post are .jpg, the actual file with the mailer is a PDF. You’ll need the appropriate program on your computer or mobile device to be able to open it.

Happy Shopping!

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Bernina Has Arrived in Hilo!

Hilo folks, you can now purchase Bernina machines at your Hilo Discount Fabric Warehouse store!

Previously, these amazing machines were only available at the Kona DFW location, but now they’ve made the trek over to the other side of the island!

Come in today and let us show you what these machines can do!

You Won’t Want To Miss Our Hilo Bulk Sale!

It’s that time of year again! We’re having our Discount Fabric Warehouse Bulk Sale! The sale takes place at our Hilo warehouse, so make your plans now to join us!

Once a year, for the past 10 years, we have opened up the “district” warehouse that is normally closed to the public for a Huge One Day Bulk sale. This sale takes us a week to prepare and two days to clean up after, so it’s not a small feat for us to be able to do this. Because the event takes so much prep and clean up time, we initially decided that last year was to be the last. However, so many of you took the time, both at last year’s warehouse sale and online after the event, to thank us for having the sale and share with us what it has grown to mean to some of you. Many talked about how the ability to save 50% and more made the difference between their company being profitable or not, how they saved all year to buy the bulk of their supplies at this one day sale. Some really enjoyed finding “treasures” that are not in the stores. Many liked the strange, unpredictable things that show up at these sales (those who have been regulars in the past know what I am talking about..anything from inlaid wooden boxes to antique Kimonos to candles could show up at this sale).
So we will try this one more time! Saturday, October 24, from 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m. we will have a BULK warehouse sale in the warehouse located directly across from the entrance to the Hilo store.
This sale is not for everyone. Fabrics will be sold with a minimum of a 5 yard cut, or, in some cases, by the full bolt or roll. So unfortunately, if you can’t use 5 yards of a fabric this probably isn’t the sale for you. But if you are searching for a larger amount of fabric, we will have tons for fabric at 50% off regular price: cottons blends, batiks, satins, canvas, muslin, head liner, home decor including tropical, pre-quilted Hawaiian prints, bulk manufacturers notions, a huge selection of patterns for only $1 ea, and tons more!
(And a special note to those of you flying in — show me your plane ticket at the sale and get a special free gift!)
If you’d like more information on our Bulk Sale, please contact the Hilo store or send us an e-mail at fabricdfw@gotfabric.com.
See you there!

The Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC is Here!

If you’re subscribed to our e-blast newsletters, you’ve already been hearing about this amazing new machine for a few weeks now (and if you’re not subscribed, make sure you click the Newsletter link at the top of the page and sign up! We send a new newsletter out every Sunday!) Well, the Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC has arrived!

This fabulous machine is the stuff dreams are made of! Designed for sewers by sewers, the Designer EPIC is packed full of features that any hardcore sewing enthusiast would be thrilled to have. One of the most amazing things is that the EPIC has a tablet-like interface, which means a big touch screen and lots of flexibility. Zoom in, zoom out, swipe, move things around, just like you would with any other tablet.

Here are just some of the features that are showcased by the Designer EPIC:

  • Built-in tutorials – With an enhanced JoyOS advisor feature, there are 120 built in tutorials that take you step by step with illustrations and animations.
  • mySewMonitor app – Working on a project and need to step away for a bit? With the mySewMonitor app, you’ll get alerts for things like when it’s time to change the thread or when your embroidery is completed. That way, you can do other things while working on your project! Multi-tasking at its best!
  • mySewnet cloud – With the cloud, you can create, store, and access your designs from anywhere! Great for those who are on the go and suddenly come up with a great idea.
  • Large work surface – The Designer EPIC features over 5.5 inches of height and 12.2 inches from needle to arm!!

Want to know more about this amazing top-of-the-line machine? Visit the Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC website and then drop in to any of the Discount Fabric Warehouse locations to take a closer look and give your new favorite machine a test drive!

 

 

Come Support Project Linus!

On October 24, 2015, Project Linus will be having their annual blanket drive at the Discount Fabric Warehouse locations in Hilo and Kona from 9a.m. – 4p.m. They will not only be collecting completed blankets, but also monetary donations. 

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. For those of you on the Big Island, if you donate a blanket (or more!) you will receive a $5 gift card for your contribution. Although there is no limit on the number of blankets you can donate, there is a limit of 1 gift card per person.

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″).

Don’t worry if you can’t make the blanket drive! You can drop off a blanket for Project Linus any time of the year at our Discount Fabric Warehouse Hilo and Kona locations! Just make sure you let the sales staff know that it’s for Project Linus. They’ll know what to do from there!

Another way you can help is by donating your time. Project Linus holds monthly Blanketeering sessions at Discount Fabric Warehouse – Hilo. The date is advertised in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald as well as on the Hawaii Chapter website. We will also be putting the Blanketeering sessions in our e-blast under the Hilo classes and events section as well as on the Hilo Classes page of this website. The Hilo Chapter is also looking for volunteers to help with their blanket drive. You can contact the Chapter Coordinator, Kathleen Stacey, by e-mail at kstacey@rocketmail.com for more information on how you can get involved.

The final way that you can 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:  kstacey@rocketmail.com

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

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!