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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!
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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!
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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.
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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!

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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!

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Hawaii-Tribune Herald Article: The King of Cloth

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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!

 

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Case for a Cause: One Million Pillowcase Challenge

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Have you heard? Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai is a proud participant in a  Pillowcase Challenge!

September is National Sewing Month! Our Kauai location is giving back to the community by making as many pillowcases as they can and are asking those with just a bit of time to spare to help!

The first and fourth Friday of September, from 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m., there will be sewing machines available for those who want to stop in and sew a pillowcase to donate!

Want to make a pillowcase but don’t have the fabric at home to do so? Are you going to be on Kauai on vacation and want to stop in and help? Well, Discount Fabric Warehouse will be donating 1 yard of fabric for every customer willing to come in and sew a pillow case to donate to the local YWCA and Wilcox Hospital! Erika will be donating her pre-cut scraps for the band of you’d like to make a decorative band for your pillow case.

A simple pillow case project can be found here, brought to you by All People Quilt.

So come on in, bring your sewing machine (or use one of ours!) and help us make a pillowcase (or two…or three…)! If you can’t make it to either of the days but want to contribute anyway, you can also bring in a completed pillowcase to donate! We’d very much appreciate your help and participation!

More information on how you can participate in this amazing event at our Kauai Discount Fabric Warehouse store, please contact us at (808) 246-2739.