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!
Row by Row Applique Correction Sheet: Click here
January through April 2019 Newsletter and Class Schedule: Click here
Class Registration Form: Click here
Chocolate Brownie Recipe: 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 Glue Baste Method
English Paper Piecing by Machine
What Is It?
Saturday Sampler 2019 is back and once again this is your one and only chance to be part of this exciting 12-month program for the year. The quilt is designed by Wing and a Prayer Design to feature the Tranquility Collection of fabric by Timeless Treasures. Every year we are challenged to find something new and different to offer (this is our 14th year!) and we have had requests to offer a project just piecing and no applique. We believe we have a quilt that not only satisfies these requests and is also a beauty! The quilt finishes at 106” square when all borders are included. The quilt will be on display at the store starting tomorrow, Saturday, December 1st.
About the Program
The startup cost of $109.00 will include everything except the backing: the pattern, fabric for blocks, block backgrounds, star border, corners/sashing, outer border, and binding. If you consistently come to the program each month with your completed blocks (see below), you will have everything you need to complete this quilt top for just $109.00! Look online and you will see kits for this quilt going for around $225.00 to $250.00! Last year you had to purchase 3 yards of background ($37.50); 3 yards for side panels and vertical setting strips ($37.50), 1¾ yards of sashing and setting strips ($21.88); and ¾ yard for binding ($9.25) to total $106.13. There was also an additional cost of $40.50 for the applique kit. So, this is a great deal!!
In addition, we will be offering you the opportunity to pre-order you coordinating backing fabric from the same collection at a 15% discount. A few of the options are shown below. You can see all of choices in the store. It does take 9.75 yards for backing. This fabric is in limited supply and you must place your order by 12/15 if you want fabric from this line.
In addition, we will be offering you the opportunity to pre-order you coordinating backing fabric from the same collection at a 15% discount. We appreciate you supporting the shop when making these purchases. Your support is what makes us able to keep offering this program!!
This Is How It Works
On the designated Saturday of each month, we open the shop before regular store hours. The block is introduced along with a short demonstration of a technique or tool that is used to make the block. If you make the block and bring it back the following month (no waiting 2 or 3 months allowed), then the fabric for the next block is free. Can’t make the block in time or make it to one of the meetings? Then, you must purchase the next block for $10.00. You must be present with block in hand at one of the class sessions to get your next block free of charge - there are no exceptions!!!! You can attend either the 8:15 am or 9:10 am session.
BE SURE TO ALWAYS MAKE NOTE OF THE CLASS DATES IN THE SCHEDULE AVAILABLE IN PRINT OR ON-LINE. THEY ARE NOT ALWAYS THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH.
Confident Beginner ~ One-time program fee of $109.00 due upon sign-up. This program starts in January and runs through December 2019. Please note the new session start times below.
Sat Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6 8:15-9:05 OR 9:10-10:00Not always the 1st Saturday-(the balance of the dates will be announced in the upcoming newsletters.)
English Paper Piecing By Machine