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Welcome To Cotton & Chocolate
Shop Update (6/7/21)

 

May thru August 2021 Newsletter and Class Schedule: Click Here 

Into The Stars Mystery Quilt
If you have never participated in a Mystery Quilt, this is a great opportunity to do so. It's so much fun. This mystery is a 6-part series and was designed by Cotton & Chocolate's own Lisa Shepherd who has been designing our monthly Pattern Party patterns for several years now. If you have done them before, then you know how much fun they are.

Yes you are taking a chance on making a quilt without knowing how it will look until you are almost done, but that is part of the excitement. We can give you guidance on selecting the 4 fabrics so you will have confidence they work together in this quilt. We've even given you a small clue in the name of the quilt (but it's still a mystery). Now you just need to take that leap of faith and know you will probably love it when you are done.

How does it work?

You can pick up your instructions anytime during the month starting on 1st of each month for just $2.00 plus tax. Month 1 is already available. As we progress, previous instructions will also be available for $2.00 each. In fact we have made it even easier if you pay for all six months at once (Click here). You cannot pick up instructions early for any upcoming month. We will also be making the patterns available for online purchase each month. If you purchase online, you will be emailed an Adobe PDF file that you can use either on your computer or for printing. Per the copyright, you are not allowed to share the pattern with others.

You will also receive a coupon in your first month’s envelope good for 15% off your fabric purchases for the quilt. The 6th month envelope will also include a 15% off coupon for borders, binding and backing for this quilt. If you are shopping for your fabric online, use coupon code “Mystery” at check-out.

Each part will have some cutting and piecing instructions.  Construction of this quilt requires basic rotary cutting and machine piecing skills. We do recommend the use of some rulers and will provide guidance to help you with them. If need help selecting fabrics, just ask any of our knowledgeable staff.

Still unsure? How about some help with the cutting and piecing? We will be posting videos on our YouTube channel to help you with your cutting and piecing, especially when it comes to using the recommended tools including the Wing Clipper, Folder Corner Clipper, and Magic Wand.

So come into the shop and get started. To order your first month's pattern online, click here. Better yet, buy all six and pick them up each month, click here. And look for our videos posting soon on the Cotton & Chocolate YouTube channel, cottonandchocolate


Sewing Center Available for Rent

If you have been to our new location you know we have a large sewing center located in the rear of our store. This space is available for rent either by the hour or for an entire weekend (Friday-Sunday) depending upon availability. The space be utilized outside of normal store hours. For more information and to make a reservation, please contact Marilyn or Jerry either through the store or by email at jerry@cottonandchocolate.com.

Youtube Video Links
Folded Corner Clipper 
Bloc Loc Half Square Triangle Ruler

Into The Stars Mystery Quilt Part 1

June SS Mineral Matrix Block 5 Pt 1
June SS Mineral Matrix Block 5 Pt 2
June SS Mineral Matrix Pieced Cornerstones
June SS Halloween Figs Block 9 Crown Star Block
June SS Halloween Figs Block 10 Block Star Block

February SS Mineral Matrix Part 1
February SS Mineral Matrix Part 2
February SS Halloween Figs Part 1
February SS Halloween Figs Part 2
March SS Mineral Matrix Part 1
March SS Mineral Matrix Part 2
March SS Halloween Figs Part 1

March SS Halloween Figs Part 2
April SS Mineral Matrix Block 3 Part 1
April SS Mineral Matrix Block 3 Part 2
April SS Mineral Matrix Inset Border
April SS Halloween Figs Block 5
April SS Halloween Figs Blocks 6 and 7
May SS Mineral Matrix Block 4 Part 1
May SS Mineral Matrix Block 4 Part 2
May SS Halloween Figs Blocks 8 and 9 Pt 1
May SS Halloween Figs Blocks 8 and 9 Pt 2
Traditional Halloween Figs Month 1 Intro
Traditional Halloween Figs Month 1 Rolling Stone Block 1
Traditional Halloween Figs Month 1 Double Pinwheel Block 2
Traditional Halloween Figs Month 2 Intro

Traditional Halloween Figs Month 2 Flying Geese Cross Block 3
Traditional Halloween Figs Month 2 Crown Star Block 4
Traditional Halloween Figs Month 3 Goose Tracks Block 5
Traditional Halloween Figs Month 3 Simple Star Block 6

Traditional Halloween Figs Month 3 Double Pinwheel Block 7
Traditional Halloween Figs Month 4 Nutmeg Star Block 8
Traditional Halloween Figs Month 4 Simple Star Block 9

 

What's new?
Are you subscribed to the Cotton & Chocolate YouTube Channel? If not, follow this link and then subscribe to our channel!

Want more? We also posted two technique videos on two of Marilyn's favorite tools, the Folded Corner Clipper and the Bloc Loc Half Square Triangle Ruler. These are worth watching over and over again so you really know how to use them!

Covid-19 Status
At Cotton & Chocolate we are aware of the latest restrictions in Southern California. We are now open with at full capacity. We continue to sanitize our store each day and require masks for entry. We do appreciate your business, whether in-store or on-line. If desired, we do offer private shopping time by appointment and curbside pick-ups. Please call the store if you need more information at 805-371-3042.

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.




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. 

Regular Hours
Sundays 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Mondays - CLOSED
Tuesdays-Saturdays 12:00 - 5:00 PM
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Quick Links
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
Folded Corner Clipper 
Bloc Loc Half Square Triangle Ruler

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
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une 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
October Intro - Click Here, Block Construction - Click Here
November Intro - Click Here, November Block Construction - Click Here
December Block - 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