Category Archives: Kona

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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DFW Kona | Jelly Roll Tote Bag w/ Viv Smith

DFW Kona | Jelly Roll Tote Bag w/ Viv Smith

Ready for another class with the amazing Viv Smith? We have a Jelly Roll Tote Bag class now ready for you to register for!
Here’s a note from Viv about this upcoming class:

This tote bag is 15″wide, 13″ high and 5″ deep with a pocket on the outside and various useful pockets inside.
It is fun and easy to make, makes a great change from making quilts, and will “WOW” your friends.
To be able to complete your bag in class there is some basic homework to be done prior to class, so be sure to pick up your homework sheet.
You will be so pleased with this bag you will go home and make more of them so it will be a great stash buster. Makes a great present.
I look forward to working with you.
Viv Smith

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DFW Kona | McTavishing Machine Quilting

It’s a class that’s been in high demand and folks have been waiting months for! Join us at the Discount Fabric Warehouse Kona store for this amazing class and learn a new skill!


 

The Mc Tavish form of background quilting is acknowledged now to be a classic look and – done well- is envied by everyone.
While it is open to personal interpretation, you first have to master the various components and then move on to being able to do these in a continuous fashion leaving no gaps behind you! This takes a little doing!
You then have to master filling different sized spaces, eg within setting triangles and inside sashing or around appliques.This takes a little doing!
We can then move on to perhaps changing the sizes of the components and refining our curves more to our liking.
There are other quilting patterns that are looser but use the Mc Tavishing elements that I would like you to experience too in the last hour of the class.
Sign up if you are prepared for a frustrating and hard working class.
Looking forward to working with you,
Viv Smith.


 

What:  McTavishing Machine Quilting

When:  Sunday, December 11, 2016

Time:  10AM – 4PM

Cost: $40

Space is limited so sign up today! If you have any questions regarding this class, please contact the Kona store.

Anita Goodesign Express December Projects | Discount Fabric Warehouse

DFW Kona | Anita Goodesign Express December Projects

We wrap up 2016’s Anita Goodesign Express projects with two quick and easy projects that will get you ready for Christmas in no time! Perfect for last minute gifts, these projects are fun to put together using Anita Goodesign Express kits!

What:  Anita Goodesign Express December Projects

Where:  Discount Fabric Warehouse Kona

When:  Saturday, December 17, 2016

Time:  Mini Christmas Quilts – 10AM – 12PM // “Hand Stitched” Christmas Pillows – 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Cost:  $40/session – includes kit

Sign up for both of December’s sessions and get a $10 DFW gift card!
If you have any questions about the December projects, please contact the Kona store! Space is limited, sign up today!
Anita Goodesign Express November Projects | Discount Fabric Warehouse

DFW Kona | Anita Goodesign Express November Projects

November’s Anita Goodesign Express workshops will help you get ready for Thanksgiving and the holidays! Come join us for these fun projects using Anita Goodesign Express kits! Join us at Discount Fabric Warehouse Kona for these two awesome projects in one day!
What:  Anita Goodesign Express November Projects
Where: Discount Fabric Warehouse Kona
When:  Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time:  Cutwork Napkins – 10AM – 12PM // Doodle Pot Holders – 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Cost:  $40/session – includes kit
Sign up for both of November’s sessions and get a $10 DFW gift card!
If you have any questions regarding the November projects, please contact the Kona store. Space is limited! Sign up today!
Anita Goodesign Hawaiian Quilt Applique | Discount Fabric Warehouse Kona

Anita Goodesign Hawaiian Quilt Applique | DFW Kona

This Anita Goodesign kit is beautiful and reminiscent of old Hawaii quilting patterns. Use this Anita Goodesign Hawaiian Quilt Applique kit to create a fabulous quilt that will make your friends jealous.

The AGD design card has 15 separate applique designs. For the class you will choose one of the 15 designs, embroider the four matching blocks and assemble them to create one larger applique design. This can then be a wall hanging or pillow cover, or the first block or a larger quilt project. (Blocks are machine quilted as part of the embroidery process.) Multi-format disk has blocks in four sizes to suit your project plans. Bring your own embroidery machine or arrange to use a store floor model. Machine needs at least 5” embroidery area, but we can loan a machine to Sofia owners or others with a max 4” area.

Date:  Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Time:  10:00AM – 2:00PM

Place:  Discount Fabric Warehouse Kona

Cost:  $25 including kit. Design Card required

Supply list is available at registration


 

If you have any questions regarding this class, please contact the Kona store. Space is limited, so advance registration is appreciated. We often do not repeat classes, so if this project interests you, please sign up soon!

Beginning Free Motion | Discount Fabric Warehouse Kona

Beginning Free Motion Quilting | DFW Kona

Have you ever wanted to learn how to free motion quilt but had no idea where to start? Viv Smith will be leading a Beginning Free Motion Quilting class at Discount Fabric Warehouse Kona! This is the perfect class for you if you’d like to learn a new machine quilting technique! Viv is an accomplished quilter and loves to share her knowledge through the quilting classes she offers.


 

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.

 

Date:  Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time:  9:00AM – 3:30PM

Place:  Discount Fabric Warehouse Kona

Cost:  $40 plus supplies.

A supply list will be available at registration.


 

If you have any questions regarding this class, please contact the Kona store. Space is limited, so advance registration is appreciated. We rarely repeat classes, so if you’d like to attend this class, please contact us soon!

Dress A Girl Sit N Sew | Discount Fabric Warehouse Kona

Dress A Girl Sit N Sew w/ Lynn Greer | DFW Kona

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make simple sundresses? Want to learn how you can help girls around the world? This is the perfect opportunity for you! Lynn Greer is the West Hawaii representative for the non-profit Dress A Girl Around the World program. She will be at Discount Fabric Warehouse Kona to lead a Sit N Sew class.


 

Date:  Saturday, September 10, 2016

Time:  10:00AM – 11:30AM

Place:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona

Cost:  $10 Kit Fee


 

During the class you will

1)     Make a simple child-size sundress

2)     Receive information about sizing the dress up or down

3)     Hear about the work of the non-profit group.

At the end of the class, the dress will be yours to keep or to donate to the program.

Please call 326-7474 to pre-register so that we can have enough kits made up for the class. Machines will be provided to sew up the kits or you may bring your own.