December 28, 2017

 

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The holidays are a wonderful time of year! They are fun, festive, and a great way to distract from winter creeping ever closer. But, let’s be honest, the holidays are also a time of stress and endless to-do lists. Once that blissful season is over, and the glittery decorations are all packed away, you may be left with a sense of exhaustion and nothing but months of winter looming before you… (or maybe that’s just me?) In case you feel the same, we thought we’d give you something to look forward to after the holly jolly has ended! For January, we recommend you only do three things... Get warm. Get some rest. And get creative!

We’ve gathered together links for some easy projects that will help you unwind from the busy holiday season, while staying cozy through the winter months ahead!

 

First, prep your space against the winter chill:

Draft Stopper - this is a great one to reach into your stash for.

Draft Stopper- should you need something heartier, try this upholstery fabric option.

 

Next, get cozy and unwind:

Fleece slippers- a little tricky, but oh so worth the effort!

 

Rice Bags- a super simple stash project, or a fun way to use seasonal fabrics. Whip up one of these babies, toss it in the microwave and get warmed up. Ideal for sore muscles!

 

Flannel blankets- incredibly easy, and great to curl up on the sofa with.

 

Faux Fur Pillow and Throw- luxurious and incredibly soft. This is a great, easy way to experiment with faux fur, or try using Cuddle/Minky fabrics instead.

 

Now that you’re relaxed, get some sleep:

Pillowcases- a great way to keep seasonal style all winter long. Try any super soft fabric, like flannel, fleece, or minky and you’ll be off to dreamland!

 

Sleep Mask- a must have if you want to sleep in…

 

Enjoy your post-holiday hibernation. You’ve earned it!

December 13, 2017

 

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Owner Nada Watt’s take on Colorado Fabrics’ first year in Aurora location

 

We have come a long way since our beginning in 1979, when Bill and Judy Cisney opened a small fabric shop named Buy the Piece. As a newly married and expectant mother, I was introduced to Buy the Piece two years after it opened. From that day on Buy the Piece, later to be named Denver Fabrics, became my favorite fabric store. After 8 years of shopping at the store, I decided I wanted to work there, so in 1989 I was hired as a Home Decorating sales associate…soon promoted to Decorator department head, buyer/merchandizer. What started as a hobby job shortly became a career that ended in the purchase of the largest fabric store in the multi-state Rocky Mountain region, now known as Colorado Fabrics. One year ago, this month we moved Colorado Fabrics from Littleton to Aurora and are thrilled to finally be settled and celebrating our first year in Aurora.
What makes Colorado Fabrics so unique? I feel our Mission Statement makes that very clear.
SEWING IS OUR PASSION, FABRIC IS OUR SPECIALTY, SHARING IS OUR PURPOSE
This store is owned and staffed by people who love to sew. Our staff members are skilled and excited about all aspects of sewing. We love all our customers whether they are newbies or long timers. It is so much fun to see a young sewist come in with their energy and excitement and just as much fun to serve our experienced seamstresses and learn from their expertise. We are so excited about this new location because a 40,000-sq. foot store allows for the addition of our sewing classroom the CF Academy and our new Long Arm room used for quilting and teaching others how to free motion quilt using our machines. Sewing truly is our passion.
Colorado Fabric is everything fabric. If it is fabric or used with fabric, we have it here. We are the one stop shop for all things sewing! From fabric to notions and from budget to high fashion silks, wools and linens, we even have special direct from NY Designer Fabrics. No matter your fabric need you should be able to find it here. We strive to be everyone’s favorite fabric store. We proudly state FABRIC IS OUR SPECIALTY.
We are excited to be part of the Aurora/Parker business community and are looking forward to the many opportunities that are ahead of us with our membership in the Aurora Chamber. We love doing our part to support and give back to the Colorado sewing community. We have several great partnerships already including Quilts of Valor, Local Quilt and Sewing Guilds, Front Range Angel Gowns and many more. One of our favorite partnerships is with “We Made This”, part of the African Community Center, they work with refugees, teaching them sewing skills and helping them to rebuild sustainable lives in our community. There are so many opportunities to support the sewing community. We are always looking to make new connections and do our part to help the art of sewing grow. SHARING is our purpose.
We ask you to share your awareness of our fabric store with your family and friends and other businesses so that Colorado Fabrics can enjoy a long successful membership in this community and the Denver Metro area.

 

 

November 17, 2017

 

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A Must Have Sewing Notion

            It is necessary to have a good pair of scissors. They need to be nice and sharp. If you have a pair that is in need of sharpening, we have a gentleman in the store who would be happy to sharpen those scissors for you. You can find him in the back of the store under the sign “Sewing Machine Repair and Scissor Sharpening.” His in-store hours are Tuesday – Thursday from 10 am – 4 pm. But feel free to bring those scissors in to drop them off during regular store hours. Any one of the sales associates would be happy to assist you.

            Bent-handled scissors are the best for multi-purpose needs, it is also a good idea to have a smaller pair for more detailed work. One thing not to use your fabric scissors for, is cutting paper. If you do this then you will need to sharpen those scissors more often.