Welcome To Cotton & Chocolate
Shop Update (6/30/20)
We are still closed and will remain so for another month as we get ready to open our new store location at 380 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. We are now in construction and anticipate an early August opening. Meanwhile if you need anything, please contact us through the website as we still have access to our entire inventory. Additionally, we are offering private shopping by appointment at our in-home store, if you are healthy and have a mask. Please contact us to make arrangements.
January thru April Newsletter and Class Schedule: Click here
Jerry's Jelly Roll Jig YouTube Video - Click here
Class Registration Form: Click here
English Paper Piecing using the Glue Baste Method
English Paper Piecing by Machine
2020 Saturday Sampler YouTube Links
January Intro - Click Here, Part 1 - Click Here, Part 2 - Click Here, Part 3 - Click Here
February Intro - Click Here, Part 2 - Click Here
March Intro - Click Here, Part 1 - Click Here, Part 2a - Click Here, Part 2b - Click Here
April Intro - Click Here, Part 1a - Click Here, Part 1b - Click Here, Part 2 - Click Here
May Intro Part 1 - Click Here, Intro Part 2 - Click Here, Block Construction - Click Here
June Intro - Click Here, Block Construction - Click Here
July Intro Part 1 - Click Here, Block 1 Construction - Click Here, Block 2 Construction - Click Here, Fruit Pizza Recipe - Click Here
To see Marilyn's YouTube video - Click Here!
Independence Day Sale - July 1st-6th
First up is the sale. Short and simple, all cut fabrics are 20% off from July 1st thru July 6th! If shopping online, you need to use the coupon code "Fab20" at check-out to receive your discount. We hope you all take some time to celebrate this important Holiday and be thankful we are a part of the the great USA!
Click Here for July Product Reviews Video
Click Here for a short-cut to see What's New in our Online Store
Once again, the film crew at C&C have captured the magic of Marilyn discussing the latest in new products. Click Here to see this month's installment. Below you will see the products she highlights in the video. Clicking on any picture will take you directly to that product in our online store! Thank you for watching. We hope you are enjoying these as much as we are in making them!
Love Comes to Dinner Kit
Love Comes To Dinner Runner & Placemats Kit Featuring over All My Love fabrics from QT All Fabric for Quilt Top and FQ Friendly Pattern Included Batting and Backing NOT Included Finished Table Runner Size: 16" x 36" Finished Placemat Size: 12" x 18'"
Let's Mingle Quilt Kit
Let's Mingle Quilt Kit Featuring over 8 yards of Mingle fabrics from QT All Fabric for Quilt Top and Pattern Included Batting and Backing NOT Included Finished Size: 74.5"x 84.5"
Cherry Lemonade Garden Twist Quilt Kit
Cherry Lemonade Garden Twist - KIT w/Pattern Featuring Cherry Lemonade fabrics from In The Beginning Includes pattern and fabrics for quilt top and binding. 3-7/8 yard backing not included Finished Size: 56" x 66"
Christmas FIGS II Layer Cake
Christmas FIGS II - Layer Cake Fig Tree & Co by Moda 42 10" Squares
Christmas FIGS Charm Pack
Christmas Fig - Charm Pack Fig Tree & Co by Moda 32 5" Squares
Elastic (while supplies last) - Sold in 5 yard increments. For example quantity 2 = 10 yards
Stars and Stripes Forever Quilt Kit with Pattern using Catalina by Fig Tree of Moda Fabrics - Finished size 58" x 71"
Ladybug Ladybug Kit
Ladybug Ladybug Finished Quilt Size: 51" x 59"
New Harmony Quiliting Treasures 18 FQs
New Andover Signature Style - Fat Quarter Tower (24 pcs)
New Christmas Patterns
New Tabletastic Book by Doug Leko of AntlerQuilt Design
New American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine (August)
New A Very Coriander Christmas book by Corey Yoder
Magnifying Lens Set
Cherry Lemonade BOM Kit & Table Topper Kit
Finished Size: 80"x101-1/2" (It's BIG)
Finished Size:33" x 33"
Finished Size: 61"x74"
Tilda Bon Voyage Fat Quarter Bundle (20 fabrics)
Tilda Button Packs
Quilts Book from Tilda's Studio
How are you all doing? Marilyn and I are continuing to press on through this pandemic and are really looking forward to getting things back to normal. How is the new store coming you ask? Well, slowly. We are still getting our plans together and anxiously awaiting our construction. Meanwhile, we continue to do on-line sales, curbside pick-up (at our house), and by appointment shopping.
In this email, we are featuring a new YouTube video of Marilyn highlighting several new products and kits that we have in our inventory. If you see anything you like and want to buy it, the links to our store are embedded in the pictures below.
To see Marilyn's YouTube video - Click Here!
Products featured in the video are shown below:
Quilt Sampler Magazine
We have six brand new quilts to feature and they were originally priced at $95.99, but have been seriously discounted them to just $65.99. And these are not small kits. We also have coordinating backing fabric available for some of them. Click on each picture to learn more about them.
Layered Diamonds Quilt Kit (2 colorways)
Layered Diamonds Quilt Kit Featuring Botanica Fabric in beautiful charcoal, multi and rust colors All Fabric for Quilt Top and Pattern Included Batting and Backing NOT Included Finished Size: 43" x 56"
Layered Diamonds Quilt Kit Featuring Botanica Fabric in beautiful greens and blues All Fabric for Quilt Top and Pattern Included Batting and Backing NOT Included Finished Size: 43" x 56"
Alyssa (in 2 color ways)
Alyssa Bright Throw Quilt Kit Featuring Alyssa Fabric All Fabric for Quilt Top and Pattern Included Batting and Backing NOT Included Finished Size: 66" x 83"
Alyssa Gray and Yellow Throw Quilt Kit Featuring Alyssa Fabric All Fabric for Quilt Top and Pattern Included Batting and Backing NOT Included Finished Size: 66" x 83"
Perfect Ten Navy Quilt Kit Featuring Lexi Fabric All Fabric for Quilt Top and Included Popular Perfect 10 Pattern by Swirly Girls Included Batting and Backing NOT Included Finished Size: 60" x 72"
Diggity Dog Kit (includes fabric and pattern for Pillows)
Diggity Dog Quilt & Pillow Kit Featuring Hot Diggity Dog Fabric All Fabric for Quilt Top and Pillow plus Pattern Included Batting and Backing NOT Included Quilt Size 65" X 70 1/2" Pillow size 21" X 21"
Catalina Kit by Fig Tree & Company
Tula Pink Fabrics
Bored? How about a magazine? Toilet paper in a pinch - just kidding. Just $6.99.
2019 Saturday Sampler Links
January Intro - Click Here January Half Square Triangles and Bloc Loc Tool - 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
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.