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Discount Fabric Warehouse | Halloween Costume Contest 2017

Halloween Costume Contest 2017

The Entry period for the 2017 Halloween Costume Contest is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted costumes! We will be posting instructions on how to vote for your favorite costume soon!

Entries beyond the deadline will be accepted on a case by case basis with the understanding that voting may have begun when the late entry is uploaded. Please visit the Contest Entry page to view the Alternate Means of Entry.

How To Enter

Submit your entry on our Costume Contest Entry Page. All rules and guidelines will be listed on that page as well as the submission form.

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.  If you have any questions, please e-mail us at with the subject “Halloween Costume Contest.”

Happy Sewing and Creating!

Get Serger Savvy with Joan Friedrich!

Curious about what a serger can do? Or do you want to learn more about a serger or even sharpen your serger skills? We’re offering a 3-day class that is dedicated to helping you learn more about a serger whether you are novice or experienced!
Baby Lock Certified Ambassador Joan Friedrich will be coming to Maui and Kona to lead these amazing Serger Savvy retreats!
Maui – September 15 – 17, 2017
Kona – September 21 – 23, 2017
9AM – 4PM Each Day
 Some of the techniques that will be covered are quilt blocks, ruffling, zipper insertion (regular and invisible). Easy piping insertion, cover hem, decorative stitching, and flat-
locking. Learn to do serger crochet by the original creator, blanket stitch, pin tucking 3 different ways!
Belt loop binder with elastic insertion, and wave stitch among other tips and techniques. Lots of
samples to inspire you. Free projects handouts to apply the techniques from class.
So what’s the cost for this amazing serger extravaganza? You get all three days for only $229! This is a great deal for the amount of serger education you’ll be receiving!
Bring your Baby Lock serger or, if you don’t have one, you can use one of ours! Space is limited, so you’ll want to sign up early! Take your serging to the next level and have fun while learning!
Want to sign up? Come get Serger Savvy with us! Contact the Maui store at (808) 871-6900 or the Kona store at (808) 326-7474 for more information or to register! This is sure to be an event you won’t want to miss if you’re interested in serging!
Feel free to share this event with a friend or two who may be interested in attending! This is an amazing way to learn all of the ins and outs of serging in a fun and friendly environment where you’ll have expert advice right in front of you!
Discount Fabric Warehouse | Project Linus Donation Drive 2017

2017 Project Linus Blanket Donation Drive

If you’ve been a long-time customer of Discount Fabric Warehouse, you may know that our Hilo and Kona stores are donation drop-off locations for Project Linus. Our 2017 Donation Drive is set to kick off later this month, so we thought we’d give you some heads up about what we have planned this year so you can get ready.

What is Project Linus?

Project Linus is a volunteer organization that provides handmade blankets to children in need.  The Big Island chapter is headquartered in Hilo.  To date, we’ve donated about 5000 blankets around the state. Donor sites vary, all blankets go to keiki on the Big Island. Child Welfare Services, hospitals in Hilo and Kona, and the Salvation Army are just a few of the agencies who distribute Project Linus blankets. (excerpt from Project Linus)

How Can I Help?

This year, there are four ways that you are able to help Project Linus on the Big Island:

Make a Blanket

Are you crafty? Do you have some spare time that you couldn’t mind spending on making a blanket for donation? Blankets of all sizes are always welcome. Standard size is 40 inches by 60 inches.  Bigger blankets, up to twin bed size, are great as well, but no smaller than one yard square (36in x 36in), please.

All Project Linus blankets must be new (not previously used), handmade (quilted, sewn, knitted, crocheted, or no-sew fringed fleece), high quality construction, machine washable and dry-able, 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! (excerpt from Project Linus)

Blankets can be dropped off at Discount Fabric Warehouse in Hilo and in Kona. From Sunday, August 27, 2017 through Saturday, October 21, 2017, donate a completed blanket and receive a $5 gift card from Discount Fabric Warehouse! (Limit one gift card per person. There is no limit on how many blankets you can donate.)

Donate Fabric or Supplies for Blankets

Have some extra fabric from a project? Cleaning out your fabric stash and come across some yardage that you’re not planning on using for something? Maybe you have a friend who is cleaning out their craft room and have skeins of yarn that would be perfect for blankets! Project Linus is more than happy to help take them off your hands!

Here are some of the things they’re always on the lookout for:

  • Fabric – machine washable and dry-able in bright, cheerful solids and kid friendly prints.  Cotton, poly-cotton blends, and flannel are best.  One yard pieces or larger only, please.
  • Fleece – also called “polar fleece”.  A yard and a half of 45 inch wide fleece makes a great no-sew fringed blanket. Our blanketeers will cut and fringe if you bring the fleece!
  • Yarn – machine washable and dryable acrylics in any weight (e.g. Red Heart, Bernat Baby).  Again – bright and cheerful kid colors, solid or varigated.  Blanketeers will knit or crochet into blankets.
  • Crocheted or knitted squares, any size – as long as they are machine washable and dryable, we can put a blanket together.

Make a Monetary Donation

As with any organization, monetary donations are always welcome. Money is used to pay chapter expenses and to purchase supplies when needed.

If you’d like to make a monetary donation, you can do so through check (made out to Project Linus) or online at

You can also make a donation of a Discount Fabric Warehouse gift card if you so choose so that you know the funds are going directly to purchasing supplies. Just let the cashier know that you’re donating to Project Linus.

Attend a Blanket Making Party

The Hilo and Kona stores are in the midst of planning blanket making parties where you can join Blanketeers (volunteers who regularly make and donate blankets to Project Linus) to make blankets! Dates are coming soon! This is going to be a fun event where you’ll spend some time making a blanket and then donating it to Project Linus. (Unfortunately, any blankets made and donated during the event will not be eligible for the $5 gift card.)

Check back soon or watch our weekly E-Blasts and Social Media pages to learn when our Blanket Making Parties have been scheduled!

If you have any questions regarding Project Linus, please contact the Chapter Coordinator, Kathleen, at

For more information on dropping off a donation or how to donate, please contact the Hilo or Kona Discount Fabric Warehouse stores.

Discount Fabric Warehouse | 22nd Anniversary

Celebrate Our 22nd Anniversary With Us!


You’re invited to the party of the year! Discount Fabric Warehouse is celebrating our 22nd Anniversary and what’s an anniversary without a party?

When:  Sunday, June 25, 2017

Time:  2PM – 6PM

Where:  All of our Discount Fabric Warehouse locations! (Yes, even Maui!) 

Hilo, Kona, and Kauai will be closing at 1PM to get party-ready by 2. And then, at 2PM, the doors will open at all four locations and the party will start! 

What can you expect?

There will be store-wide sales and specials (it’s a wonderful time to stock up on things that you may need throughout the year at a great price!) along with a fun photo booth, refreshments (while supplies last), and much more! Come check out all of our staff members as they’ll be dressing up in their interpretation of the “2 2” theme!

We encourage you to dress up in your own take of the theme! Perhaps a ballerina (22 = tutu, get it?) or maybe a granny (“tutu” is a common way to say “granny” in Hawaii). Maybe a ballerina granny? Use your imagination!

We’re going to be sending out teasers in our special Anniversary E-Blasts and on our Facebook page this week, so make sure you check them out!

Teaser 1 (Sent 06/21) – 50% off All Carded Buttons

Teaser 2 (Found on Our Facebook Page on 06/23) – 50% off All Thread

Teaser 3 (Sent 06/24) – 50% off All Patterns (Regularly priced $5.00 and up! This includes Eastwind Art and Victoria Jones!)

Teaser 4 (Special!) – 22% off DIME Vintage Chic Embroidery Workshop registration! (Must come in to the party to get discount. Online registrations are regular price.)

What can you not expect?

Well, anniversary party crowds tend to be a bit larger than the traffic in our stores on normal days. If you’re planning on coming in to take advantage of the awesome sales to purchase materials to work on a project, you may want to do a bit of recon beforehand, finding the colors and fabrics you’ll need, so you’ll be ready when you come to the party. Or, bring a friend (or two) with you for second opinions. We may not have the staff on hand at your local DFW to help you match fabrics or colors that day.

You may also want to come in ahead of time and get pre-approved if you think you’ll be coming in to buy a machine and will need financing. This way, you’ll know whether or not you can afford the machine of your dreams.

Please don’t expect to go home without some amazing fabric! You’re sure to find some amazing deals on Sunday, so you may want to bring a big bag with you. 🙂

Win 1 of 22 Amazing Prizes!

First, you’re going to have to attend our anniversary party. It doesn’t matter which location you go to. But it’ll have to be one of the parties.
Second, strike a pose in the photo booth. This can be with your own camera, selfie style, or have a staff member take a photo of you (along with your family, friends, or whoever else you have with you!).
Third, upload your photo to Facebook or Instagram! Use the hashtag #dfw22 or tag Discount Fabric Warehouse so we can find your picture. You need to have the hashtag or have tagged us to be entered! (How else are we going to know you posted your picture?) This needs to be done by end of business day (so, for us 6PM) on Monday, June 26, 2017 to be eligible.
No Facebook or Instagram capabilities on your phone? Don’t worry! As long as one of our staff members has taken your picture using our photo equipment, and logged your name and contact info (phone number or e-mail address please!) we’ll be able to upload the photo for you so you’ll be entered!
22 random winners will be chosen from all of the entries! If you’ve won, you’ll be contacted within a week after the party!

While we can’t give all of the info away, make sure you’re signed up for our VIC program to get all of the sale prices at the party! This party is a VIC members only event, so to get the great deals, you’ll need to sign up. It’s totally free, but it does take a minute for us to input your information. If you’re already a VIC member – great! We’ll be sending out more info on our party in the upcoming E-Blasts! Soon after the Blasts are sent out, though, we’ll also be spreading the word on our social media as well as on this site!

Any questions? Feel free to contact us at or give any of our DFW stores a call!

See you there! We can’t wait to celebrate our 22nd Anniversary with you!

How to Silk-Dye Eggs | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Learn How To Dye Eggs With Silk!

We have a new blog post coming at you from Mary at the Kona store! This fun project is perfect for the upcoming Easter weekend! Learn how to use pieces of silk to color your Easter eggs!


Have you ever tried ice-dyeing? It’s a wonderful new way to get interesting colors, patterns, and designs onto fabric. If you give it a shot, we’d love to see pictures and hear about your experience! Send us an e-mail at or tag us on Instagram or Facebook!


Big 4 Shopping Weekend 2016

After the craziness of big box stores around town, maybe it’s time to slow things down a bit. Come in to Discount Fabric Warehouse where we’re having our Big 4 Shopping Weekend! This sale will run from Friday, November 25, 2016 through Monday, November 28, 2016. (Maui folks, please keep in mind that the Maui store is closed on Sundays.)

We have tons of amazing specials and sales going on. Here are just some of them:


dfw-embroidery all-machines-on-sale
And that’s not all! Here are a few more specials:

50% off
Simplicity, Butterick, East Wind Art Asian, and Burda
*Price off of MSRP $3.49 and up. Limit 3 per person per day. Selection may vary according to store location.
40% off
All Buttons
All pre-packaged and loose buttons. Includes wood, bamboo, and coconut!

So make sure you stop on by to stock up for your projects for the rest of the year and beyond! For more information, visit your local Discount Fabric Warehouse store!

Halloween Costume Contest – Alternate Means of Entry

Having problems sending in your costume contest entry? Photo too large? Here’s how you can still enter your costume:

  1. E-mail your costume photo to us at
  2. In the e-mail, include the following information:
    1. Name
    2. E-mail
    3. Which category you are entering
    4. Costume Description
    5. The following line:  “I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of this Costume Contest”
    6. If the person entering is a minor, please provide parent name and e-mail

You will receive an e-mail from us confirming that we have received your entry. Please make sure to only use this method if you are not able to use the form to enter.

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 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:
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

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

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