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Learning to Love Your Serger

Learning to Love Your Serger

 

If you have not yet taken this class, be brave be bold and do it! While intended for new owners, sometimes serger owners postpone using their new toy! (I think 5 years is the current record for people who have taken this class.) This class takes the mystery out of sergers and works to make you comfortable with using them, and to learn basic stitches and beginning decorative techniques.  Let’s take the anxiety out of using this great machine!


To register, please come in to the Kona store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 326-7474.

Learning to Love Your Machine

Learning to Love Your Machine

 

All new owners (or those who never got around to it) are encouraged to take this class. It begins with set up and basic care of the machine and goes through exercises covering the most common stitches and the feet that are used to make them. The class is one three-hour session. You must register to take the class and ask for the supply list.  If it is impossible for you to attend on a Tuesday, let us know. Class size is strictly limited.

To register, please come in to the Kona store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 326-7474.

DFW Kona: Rope Plates

 

Rope Plates

Want a quick way to expand your sewing creativity? This is a quick, fun and easy project.

 

In this 4 hour class Viv will show you how to make three different bowls/plates.

1) A shallow plate with a fabric bottom.

2) A bowl with fabric appliques.

3) A bowl with scalloped edges.

You will have time to make and complete your choice of two of these three options

 

There will be plenty of examples in different sizes and colors to give you ideas

for this class and any future bowls you make later

They make unique gifts — but be careful-the technique is quite addictive!

 

Your kit will include a white and a choice of colored rope (each 100ft long)

A choice of fabric plate bottom with trims

A choice of fabric appliques

A choice of templates for the scalloped edged bowl

 

You may also choose to buy fabric for a customized applique or plate bottom.

Supply List for Rope Plate Class:

Sewing machine with an open toe foot and a jeans needle fitted.
A cream/beige cotton or polyester thread for making the plate.
Pins and scissors.


To register, please come in to the Kona store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 326-7474.

DFW Kona: “Hawaiian Bay” Stained Glass Quilt

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“Hawaiian Bay” Stained Glass Quilt

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona

Date:  Sunday, February 04, 2018

Time:  10AM – 4:30PM

Cost:  $35

A complicated picture made easy!
Machine raw edge fusible applique is a surprisingly easy method to produce an applique quilt. No
turning under raw edges or hand appliqueing!
The contrast with the black background fabric makes the applique fabrics stand out and produces a
striking stained glass look.
We will finish the “Picture” (or almost) in this one day so come and learn this method with Viv Smith the
quilt designer.
Buy the pattern beforehand and supply your own fabrics or let Viv produce a fabric kit for the quilt top,
border and binding for $40.00 plus the pattern.
Optional follow up class to attach border and learn to machine raw edge the appliques the next day –
Monday 5th February. 1.00 –4.00pm. Cost $20.00.

To register, please come in to the Kona store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 326-7474.

DFW Kona: Aussie Quick Quilt Workshop

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Aussie Quick Quilt Workshop

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona

Date:  Friday, January 26, 2018

Time:  8AM – done (Check in by 8AM)

Cost:  $195

We have some special guests coming all the way from Australia! Join us for an all-day quilting workshop with Leanne and Emily from Aussie Quick Quilt! This is a rare opportunity to learn from these fabulous ladies! Just bring your machine – we provide the rest for you to make a beautiful quilt!
Learn more about this great company at http://www.aussiequickquilt.com

To register, please come in to the Kona store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 326-7474.

DFW Hilo: Days For Girls

Discount Fabric Warehouse – Hilo is happy to welcome Days for Girls! We’ve opened up our classroom for this wonderful organization to have their monthly meetings.

Days for Girls Monthly Meetings

First Tuesday of Every Month starting February 06, 2018

9AM – Noon

They welcome volunteers to meet and help put together kits! Come and see what this project is all about!

What is Days for Girls? Their vision is simple:

Hygiene solutions are a little thing that becomes a big thing quickly, when millions of women and girls suddenly have what they need to stay in school, pursue opportunity, and succeed.

Days for Girls envisions a world where menstruation is no longer a source of shame and taboo. Through volunteers, through enterprises, and through public and private partnerships, Days for Girls is working to shift how women and girls see themselves and are seen by their communities. We offer girls and women with new life choices and spur narrative change, through providing sustainable hygiene solutions, health education, and income-generation opportunities.

 There are a lot of things that are hard to change in the world. This isn’t one of them. Join with us, and show what’s possible when we work together on behalf of women and girls. (daysforgirls.org)

For more information on how you can help, join them for their monthly meeting or send us an e-mail at fabricdfw@gotfabric.om with the subject “Days for Girls” and we’ll pass on the message!

DFW Kauai: Mystery Quilt

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Mystery Quilt

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai

Date:  PART 1:  Friday, February 23, 2018 OR Saturday, February 24, 2018

PART 2:  Friday, March 09, 2018 OR Saturday, March 10, 2018

Time:  10AM – 3PM

Cost:  $40 per session

If you’ve never done a mystery quilt you are missing out on lots of fun. In this class you will get directions on how to pick out your fabric with out knowing what the pattern will look like. On the first class you will learn how to complete the many different quilting techniques. On the second class your will start to put it together and by the end will know exactly what you are making. This is an intermediate pattern.

To register, please come in to the Kauai store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 246-2739.

DFW Kauai: Cloning Class

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Cloning Class

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai

Date:  Saturday, February 03, 2018 | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Time:  2PM – 4PM

Cost:  $30 per class

Do you have a favorite garment that you would like to recreate? This class will help you learn how to deconstruct your old garment and make it new again. You’ll learn how to create a pattern from your previously made garment. This class will be lots of fun and you’ll be learning from the best.

To register, please come in to the Kauai store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 246-2739.

DFW Kauai: Reversible Gift Bag

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Reversible Gift Bag

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai

Date:  Saturday, January 27, 2018

Time:  10AM – 2PM

Cost:  $30

Are you one of those people that wants to use what you have and not waste. In this class you will learn how to make this wonderful reversible fabric gift bag. You can use this great bag for any type of party (Christmas, birthday, baby shower, etc.)

To register, please come in to the Kauai store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 246-2739.

DFW Kauai: Perfect Embroidery Pro

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Perfect Embroidery Pro

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai

Date:  January 12, 2018 | February 09, 2018 | March 09, 2018

Time:  3PM – 5PM

Cost:  $10/session

This class is to teach you how to use your Perfect Embroidery Pro software. Each class will be a continuation of the previous class. You will learn new things each month and review some of the old stuff. Don’t miss out on these great classes.

To register, please come in to the Kauai store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 246-2739.