Welcome To Cotton & Chocolate
Shop Update (11/25/20)
We are closed Thanksgiving Day - Our best wishes to you and your family on this holiday!
Shop Local and Win!!
The Saturday after Thanksgiving is known as "Small Business Saturday". This event was created by American Express to help promote the importance of supporting small businesses. Cotton & Chocolate is proud to join American Express in celebrating this important cause. We gladly accept American Express when you shop with us.
What can you do? When you have a choice, shop local and support your neighborhood small businesses. Not only will you help them, you will help your community.
Each time you make a purchase (either in store or on-line) at Cotton & Chocolate between Wednesday, November 24th and Tuesday, December 1st, we will create an entry into a random drawing for some great prizes! Only one drawing entry per person each day. All entries will be included in the drawing on Wednesday, December 2nd. Winners will be notified by email and/or phone based on your shop account record. Only one prize per person.
No purchase necessary to participate. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word Entry in the body of the email. Non-purchase entries are limited to one entry per day per person.
Prizes to include one $50 Gift Card, two $25 Gift Cards, and five $10 Gift Cards.
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.
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
October Intro - Click Here, Block Construction - Click Here
November Intro - Click Here, November 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.