Welcome To Cotton & Chocolate
Welcome to Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company! Featured in the Quilt Sampler magazine as a North American top-10 shop, we are a full-service quilt store that serves our local quilting community with fabric, books, patterns, notions, classes, and clubs. Our store maintains over 4000 bolts from all major suppliers with large selections of solids, batiks, reproductions, and novelty, as well major lines from Quilting Treasures, RJR and Westminster (Kaffe Fassett). Our pattern company, Hot Chocolate Press features a large array of English Paper Piecing patterns, a monthly “Pattern Party” series of easy-to-piece low cost patterns and other creative patterns from our staff. These are available both as retail or wholesale. Look for us at regional quilt shows, too!
Sep through Dec 2019 Newsletter and Class Schedule (revised): Click here
Jerry's Jelly Roll Jig YouTube Video - Click here
Class Registration Form: Click here
2019 Saturday Sampler YouTube Videos:
Intro - Click Here
January Intro - Click Here January Half Square Triangles and Bloc Loc Tool - Click Here
January Flying Geese - Click Here
February Introduction - Click Here February Precision Piecing Instructions - Click Here
March Intro - Click Here March Center Block - Click Here March Hour Glass - Click Here
April Intro - Click Here April Folded Corner Clipper - Click Here
May Intro - Click Here May Center Block - Click Here
June Intro - Click Here June Friendship Stars and Checkboard Block - Click Here
July Intro - Click Here July Part 1 - Click Here July Part 2 - Click Here
August Intro - Click Here August Block - Click Here
September Intro - Click Here September Block - Click Here
October Intro - Click Here October Block - Click Here
November Intro - Click Here November Block - Click Here
Check out the two Cotton & Chocolate You-tube videos that describe how to make hexagons and sew them together by machine:
English Paper Piecing using the Glue Baste Method
English Paper Piecing by Machine
Road to CA Bus
Yes, once again we are offering our customers a bus trip to one of the best quilt shows in the country! We have again contracted with Barnes Charter to take a group of us to the Road To California Quilt Show. For more information on this quilt show, please go to their official website at www.roadtoca.com
The $49.95 cost includes the bus fare and entrance Fee. All riders must sign liability waiver prior to boarding the bus. We leave on Saturday, January 25th, at 8:30. Arrive at Cotton & Chocolate by 8:10 as the bus leaves at 8:30 AM sharp! We return to Cotton & Chocolate around 7:00 PM. Click here to purchase your reservation online. You may also come to the shop and purchase your seat.
From the Heart Kit - Overstock Sale!!
We overstocked on this kit and have decided to move them out at 40% off the original price of $247.00. The sale price is just $150.00 which is amazing considering the applique are pre-fused and laser cut, making each block both fast and easy. Click here to purchase online. Finished Quilt is 58" x 70".
This is surely one of the loveliest quilts you'll ever make! There are 8 applique blocks each with its own theme. There is a "Bunny Love" block, a "Bee Mine" and even a "Hugs & Kisses" themed block! Our quilt was made out of “Beautiful Basics” & "The Little Things" fabric from Maywood Studio. The Heart & Vine Border compliments the quilt nicely and is quick to do with fusible applique and easy to read instructions. Each kit includes the full pattern, pre-fused and laser cut applique pieces, and all top fabrics, including backgrounds, sashing and binding.
Back Home With The Bradys
Some of may not know this, but Cotton & Chocolate is one of Maureen McCormick's favorite stores. Maureen (a.k.a. Marcia Brady) has been coming to see us for many years and is a big fan of Marilyn's English Paper Piecing techniques.
Maureen came to us last May to shoot a short video as part of the "Back Home With The Brady's" feature on HGTV. While this has been out for a while now, we wanted to make sure you all had a chance to see it. We always loving seeing Maureen come to the store and visit. Click on the picture or link below to watch Maureen in the store with Jason Pickens and our very own Marilyn!
Back Home With The Brady's
Should you be inspired by this episode, you can purchase an English Paper Piecing Starter Kit which includes a glue pen, a glue refill, a package of 1" hexagon paper templates, a spool of invisible thread, a spool of DMC nylon thread, a package of machine needles, a laminated set of instructions, and a great project bag to hold your work in process. All for just $38.25. Click here to purchase now.
Additionally, Marilyn has created some great You-tube videos showing you how to make these hexagon quilts by machine. Click here to see how to make the hexagons. Click here to see how to piece them by machine.
Please note that starting Monday, May 6th, we will be closed on Mondays. Our regular hours for other days remain the same. Tuesdays-Thursdays 10-6, Fridays-Saturdays 10-5, and Sundays 12-4.