Welcome To Cotton & Chocolate
Shop Update (9/22/20) - Class Schedule Released!
Click Here to download your copy of the October-December Class Schedule!
GRAND RE-OPENING & 16 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
When? SATURDAY, October 10th 12-5 pm
What's on Sale? 20% Off ALL Fabrics
Can I shop on-line? Yes, the sale is both in-store & on-line
Any restrictions? Kits excluded and minimum 1/2 yard cuts for discount
What else? We will have chocolate “goodie bags” along with many fun door prizes!!
Note that we are limited to only 25 in the store at one time so we will be monitoring the capacity and will make it work so everyone can celebrate.
Stich Pink 2020 Quilt Along
Are you ready to stitch up 30 perfectly pink blocks into a beautiful quilt this October? To help spread awareness and bring our community together, Moda Fabrics is offering the FREE Stitch Pink 2020 Quilt Along and we have everything you need to get started!
The Stitch Pink 2020 Quilt Along is in support of Moda’s virtual awareness-raising event which will last throughout October. The quilt along begins October 1 on Moda’s blog where they will release a new block pattern each day until October 31! The quilt is sewn up in Moda Grunge Basics finishing at 64″ x 76″ for the quilt top and binding.
We are making it one step easier for you by offering a kit in all of the Moda Grunge fabrics that they have featured in the quilt and background and we have pre-printed all 30 patterns. All of this will be available for $116.50 (fabric for top, binding and pattern). The Stitch Pink October 2020 Quilt Kit will be available by September 30th - so order yours quickly and pick it up at the shop!! Supply is limited.
Our new store location (380 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd in Thousand Oaks) is fantastic and we are really excited to share it with you. Click on the picture below to take a virtual tour.
As you may expect, there are COVID-19 regulations in place. Masks are required to enter the store. Social distancing at 6 feet is also required. Depending on the number of customers in the store, you may be asked to wait outside until others leave. Hand sanitizer will be available and we will be disinfecting surfaces and working diligently to keep both you and our staff safe.
What will you find inside? Lots of great new fabrics, notions, and fun new goodies just waiting for you!!! We hope you love our new home as much as we do and we really look forward to seeing you soon.
As a note, if you cannot make it during our regular store hours or would like to visit without anyone else in the store, we can make arrangements for private shopping hours based on our staff availability. Please call the shop. Our new phone number is 805-371-3042.
Temporary Regular Hours
Sundays 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Mondays - CLOSED
Tuesdays-Saturdays 12:00 - 5:00 PM
We will be announcing additional information regarding clubs and classes soon as well as a more "formal" opening party in September.
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
August Intro - Click Here, Block 1 Construction - Click Here
September Intro - Click Here, Block Construction - Click Here
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.