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Tilted Tango Quilt | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Tilted Tango Quilt – DFW Hilo

We’ve come to the final class in our quilting series with the fabulous Viv Smith. The last class in this 3-quilt series is the amazing Tilted Tango Quilt. Join us at Discount Fabric Warehouse – Hilo on Monday, August 22, 2016 for this fun class.

Quilt Designer for Willow Brook Quilts, Viv Smith, will be here to take you through this fantastic quilt. It’s a wonderful way to close out this quilt series and start off your week.

This quilt is both deceptively easy and intricate at the same time and you’ll want to come to learn how to put it all together! The blocks for this quilt are easy to make and to piece the blocks into rows, we use partial seams, however, the blocks are not put into the traditional quilt squares nor are they truly on point, which makes for a very interesting layout. There’s a choice of two borders to put on the quilt, so make sure you come and join Viv for this different class.

What do you need to bring with you? The pattern, of course, which is available at Discount Fabric Warehouse – Hilo, along with all of the supplies listed on the back. We also encourage you to bring any basic sewing notions that you may need for your own use. You’ll also want to bring a packed lunch, as this is an almost day-long class and you won’t want to miss anything to go run to get lunch. While there are machines for class use, you’ll want to double check with the Discount Fabric Warehouse – Hilo staff prior to the class to ensure that you won’t have to bring your own machine.

So here’s a quick run-down of the basics:

What:  Tilted Tango Quilt Class

When:  Monday, August 22, 2016

Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Where:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Hilo

Cost:  Contact the Hilo store for the cost.

 

If you have any questions regarding this class, please contact the Hilo store. Space is limited, so you’ll want to make sure to register in advance.

 

20 Asian Blocks Plus Quilt Class | Discount Fabric Warehouse

20 Asian Blocks Plus Quilt Class – DFW Hilo

Are you ready for the second class in Discount Fabric Warehouse’s 3-day/3-quilt series? Join us for the 20 Asian Blocks Plus Quilt Class!

This amazing and beautiful quilt is the creation of Viv Smith, Quilt Designer for Willow Brook Quilts. Viv will be on hand to lead you through piecing together a quilt of your very own!

While this quilt looks complicated and difficult, it’s actually deceptively simple! The base of the quilt is essentially twenty 8 1/2″ blocks, set four across and five down. The fun is choosing where to put the 8 1/2″ square ruler to allow a flower or a bird to fall or grow out of the block! This is where your creativity and individuality comes shining through!

After the quilt top is pieced, we simply fuse this extra piece in place and then raw edge machine stitch it in place when we quilt!

Sound complicated? Don’t worry, Viv will take you step-by-step through the making of this project! You’ll have fun and create an amazing work of art at the same time!

What do you need to create this quilt? First thing you’ll need is the pattern. It can be purchased at Discount Fabric Warehouse – Hilo. The supply list for the quilt is printed on the back of the pattern and you’ll need all of the supplies included on there as well as any basic sewing notions that you would like to bring for your own use. We also ask you to bring a packed lunch as it is a fairly long class. And, finally, if you’d like to practice the machine applique in class, please bring an open toe free motion foot.

So one more time, here are the basics:

What:  20 Asian Blocks Plus Quilt Class

When:  Sunday, August 21, 2016

Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Where:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Hilo

Cost:  Please contact the Hilo store for the cost.

 

If you have any questions regarding this class, please contact the Hilo store. Space is limited, so advance registration is very much appreciated. These classes tend to fill quickly, so don’t delay!

Party Time Quilt Class | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Party Time Quilt – DFW Hilo

Discount Fabric Warehouse – Hilo is having a three-quilt class series starting on August 20! Come join us for the first class, the Party Time Quilt, on Saturday, August 20, and learn how to make this fantastic quilt!

Viv Smith, the Quilt Designer for Willow Brook Quilts, will take you step-by-step through this beautiful and fun quilt. It’s a simple beginner’s quilt made with half square triangles and you can make it with either stripey traditional fabrics or stripey batik fabrics, depending on the look you’re going for. It’s totally up to you!

You’ll learn everything you need to know about making this quilt in one Saturday morning 3 1/2 hour session! Viv will not only lead you through the construction of the quilt, but she’ll also be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the basics of making this beginner’s level quilt!

What do you need for this class? Well, the first thing you’ll need is the pattern. Discount Fabric Warehouse – Hilo has the Party Time Quilt Pattern (#213) available for purchase at the store. You’ll also need all of the supplies listed on the back of the pattern envelope along with any basic sewing notions that you feel comfortable bringing for your own use. We have a limited number of sewing machines available for use, but please confirm with the Hilo store before the class date.

One more time, here are the basics for this class:

What:  Party Time Quilt

When:  Saturday, August 20, 2016

Time:  9:00AM – 12:30PM

Where:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Hilo

Cost:  Contact the Hilo store to find this information out.

 

If you have any questions regarding this class, please contact the Hilo store. Space is limited, so you’ll want to register as soon as possible as these classes do tend to fill quickly.

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!

 

Dare to be different!

Struggling with an advanced project? We are excited to announce a new adult sewing class in Hilo, Dare to be different!

This class will allow the student to choose the project they wish to complete, for a more individualized, advanced approach. Completion of our adult sewing class is required.

Contact the Hilo store  (808)-935-1234 for more information. Registration must be in advance.

Hilo Adult Sewing Classes

Our Hilo store is happy to offer Adult Sewing classes twice a week!  With sewing instructors Cindy Renaud-Kim or Jan Kuester.

 Cost $59.95 for 5 weeks

Times:
  • Friday Mornings, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday Evenings, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Classes are usually filled well in advance. Call the store (808)-935-1234 for availability information. Registration in person only.

 

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