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Sunday, April 24, 2016

40% off @ Retirement Sale......

 The Retirement Sale has been going really well,
but we are ready to take it to the next level.
Sew....beginning Monday, April 25th.....

Until further notice, almost EVERYTHING in the shop will be 40% off (excludes Clearance, other markdowns, fixtures, samples, etc.)   ALL Kwik Sew patterns will now be $4ALL buttons 50% off, plus there will be some other markdowns as well.  So, be sure to take your time and look around when you come in! 

We've had a number of people who thought we were going to close at the end of April.  Not so....the lease is not up until the end of May, and right now, it looks like we will be open at least until the middle of May. 

Do we still have fabric?  Yes....we still have a lot of fabric left, including batiks, knits, wool, Kaffe Fassett, Kansas Troubles, solids, flannels, tone-on-tones, black and whites, and novelty prints (even Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders).  Below are pictures taken at the shop on Friday afternoon ...

We also have a good supply of most types of batting and some notions.  Plus, we keep *unearthing* other items for our Clearance Dept.  There are plenty of store samples, shelving and fixtures available too.  (Some fixtures and shelving may not be ready for pick-up until after the middle of May, though.)

To say that the last three weeks have been a whirlwind, would definitely be an understatement....I've even been averaging 18,000 steps a day on my Fitbit lately!!  Your kind words and support during this time have been such an encouragement to me, the Retired Guy, and the staff.  All of us are really going to miss you, not to mention all of the fun, creative projects you've allowed us to assist you with over the years

  And speaking of the staff, they have been my rock for the last month!  I could never have pulled this off without the help of the Fabettes....our RN Emily, who worked for us when she was in high school and summers during college, even pitched in and helped out, giving up her Saturdays and days off.  I am truly blessed with wonderful customers, friends and staffAnd for that, I am, as always....

Sew thankful ~


1633 Birchwood Ave.

Bellingham, WA 98225


Friday, April 8, 2016


Okay.....we've got quite a few thousand fat quarters waiting for you!  We open the doors at 10:00.....imagine they will get *picked over* pretty quickly.  We tried to arrange everything so it wouldn't be too crowded, but it probably will be.  Don't forget to bring something to *gather* them.  Hope to see lots of you!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Happy Birthday to Me......


Okay.....I usually try to *fly under the radar* when it's my birthday.  Not sure why, I don't really mind at all that I am getting a year older, just don't like the attention, I guess  =)

However, this year I am going to break that tradition.  Saturday, April 9th is going to be my 68th birthday.  Sew, to celebrate, we will be selling ALL fat quarters for 68 cents THAT DAY ONLY from 10:00-6:00.

That's right, you did just read it correctly!  Every single pre-cut fat quarter will be 68 cents....but, we will not cut them to order that day.  And we will have absolutely no pre-sales.

So....come on in and wish me a happy birthday by buying some fat quarters ~ okay?  Also, you might want to bring something to gather them in.....I'm afraid we have *recycled* all of those boxes, etc we use during our annual Fat Tuesday Sale! 

Now, please read this carefully....do not come on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday for 68 cent fat quarters....the sale is ONLY SATURDAY, APRIL 9th 10:00 to 6:00!

As for right now, the current sale continues featuring 30% off EVERYTHING, plus 50% off all Kwik Sew patterns and LOTS of other great markdowns.  We're also starting to price many of our fixtures, etc that are for sale.  You can see some of them at our website www.fabric-etc.com  

Reminder: we're open regular hours for the Retirement Sale of Monday-Saturday from 10:00 to 6:00. 

I just want to take a minute to thank all of you for your overhwhelming support of my Retirement Sale, as well as all of the kind words, cards, e-mails, Facebook and Instagram posts.  I have saved them all in special folders to read and re-read as needed!  I am truly blessed to call you my customers/friends.  I will miss all of you and your kindness throughout the years.  

And for that..... am as always, sew thankful ~

1633 Birchwood Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225