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Baby Lock Love of Sewing Month: Today’s Project

Hi Friends!

Baby Lock has been having some major fun on their site! Each day this month, they’ll be sharing a new fun project! What we’re going to do is share that project with all of you here on our site.

Each day, we’ll be posting the new project here in this post. And then, the following day, the old post will get moved to our Blog and the new project will be posted. That way, you’ll be able to look back at the other projects without having to hunt for them.

If you give any of these projects a whirl, please be sure to share them with us either through E-mail at fabricdfw@gotfabric.com or by posting them on our Facebook page, tagging us on Instagram, or sending us a Tweet through Twitter.

Baby projects are always a lot of fun! They’re cute, easy to make, and there are always so many options! Want to make a baby bib using a serger? This project is perfect for you!

baby bib

 Join us tomorrow for another fun project!

Hope Yoder Sip & Sew Tea Party – Coming to Kona!

Hey Friends!

The amazing and talented Hope Yoder will be coming to Kona on March 04 and 05, 2016 to lead a very special event! It’s a Two-Day, Hands-On Embroidery and Sewing Party and You’re Invited!

The Hope Yoder Sip & Sew Tea Parties have been held all over the country and we’re excited to be able to bring this wonderful event to the Big Island!

Here are the details:

When:  March 04 & 05, 2016

Time:  9AM – 5PM each day!

Where:  King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel

Cost:  Only $149 – BUT Register now and let them know “Bill Sent Me” and Save $20! Your cost is $129!

What else you need to know: All fabric , notions, and other sewing supplies provided, including wonderful top of the line Destiny sewing and embroidery machines provided courtesy of Baby Lock for use during the event.
All food including lunch and snacks included.

FREE GIFT $350 value! Each attendee will receive an Exclusive “Sip and Sew” design pack valued at over $350 !

This is a rare island opportunity to learn while having fun with one of the nation’s premier sewing and embroidery educators!

You won’t want to miss this event! Give the Kona store a call or stop on by to reserve your space today! Bring a friend, bring two friends! This is a great opportunity for all of you to have some fun and learn something new!

Frequently Asked Questions

~ Is this age-appropriate for kids?~
After speaking to a few folks at the Kona store, it was concluded that for older children (intermediate school and above) that have sewing experience and are able to sit and focus on the task at hand without constant reminder, this may be age-appropriate. However, they will be counted as a separate registration.
~ Is there a group/block rate for hotel rooms? ~
No, unfortunately there is not. After working out the costs, it was discovered that the Kamaaina rate at the King Kam is actually the more affordable way to go.
~ Will you validate parking? ~
Yes, we will be validating parking. Just make sure you ask for it. 🙂
~ Can I split the registration with someone else because I can only make one day? ~
Short answer:  No. Registration is for both days and we do not offer one day registrations nor do we allow you to “share” your registration with someone else.

For more information on Hope Yoder and the Sip & Sew Tea Parties, visit Hope’s site. And for more information about our event, contact the Kona store.

See you there!

Join us for an EPIC Launch Party!

Join Marsha Kirsch, National Educator for Viking, as well as our friendly Discount Fabric Warehouse staff, as they show you all about the new Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC!

Have you been in to see this beautiful machine yet? If you haven’t, or if you’re not quite sure it’s the machine for you, or even if you’re just in the market for a top of the line machine and haven’t decided which one you want yet, you won’t want to miss this event!

We’ll be showing you all about the Designer EPIC and what it can do! Learn about the features and the machine itself. There’ll even be a make & take for you to take part in and lots of fun to be had!

There will be individual events at each of our stores, so please make sure you call them and reserve your spot today! Space is limited for this amazing opportunity to learn more about this machine!

Here are the dates for this event:
Maui:
Monday, November 30, 2015 from 5:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 from 10am-1pmKauai:
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 from 10am-1pm
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 from 2pm-5pm

Hilo:
Thursday, December 03, 2015 from 5:30pm-8:30pm
Friday, December 04, 2015 from 10am-1pm

Kona:
Saturday, December 05, 2015 from 5:30-8:30pm
Sunday, December 06, 2015 from 10am-1pm

 

Discount Fabric Warehouse | Project Linus

DFW Hilo: Project Linus

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.

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″).

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. 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 project.linus_hi@yahoo.com for more information on how you can get involved. We also advertise upcoming blanketeering sessions in our weekly E-Blasts as dates become available.

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:  project.linus_hi@yahoo.com

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

Halloween Is Coming!

Happy October Friends! Halloween is just around the corner (or just at the end of the month, depending on how you want to look at it) and our stores are busy getting ready!

Come by any of our Discount Fabric Warehouse locations to take a look at the Halloween decorations we’ve put up around the stores. The images above are from Hilo (photos at each of the ends) and Maui (photo in the middle). Just ask any of our friendly sales staff and they can give you more information on how to make these decorations and projects yourself.

We also have lots more that we just weren’t able to include in a few pictures so make sure you stop on by to see it all!

Have a wonderful month!

Kauai Owner’s Classes

Did you know that we offer FREE classes for people who have bought sewing machines through us? These classes take place on Tuesdays, and are a great way to get personal, hands-on help with your machine!

If you bought your machine elsewhere, we would still love to help you out, but it will not be free.

Classes must be scheduled in advance. Call the Kauai store(808)-246–2739 to schedule, or more more information.

 

Kauai Beginning Sewing Clothing

Ever wanted to sew your own clothes?

There are a ton of reasons why you might want to, from saving money on over-priced designer clothing, to being able to better express yourself through what you wear.

Well good news! We will be having a class in our Kauai store teaching the you basic techniques  needed to create your own clothing. This will be a four week class, with the first class  on May 6th, from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Total cost for all classes is $80.

Call the store [ (808)-246–2739 ] for more information