Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Here is the project we will be making this Saturday at our FUN Kids Club.  Sign up now - spots are limited!

Here are the supplies for these fun treat bags!

2 - 7x7" pieces of fabric (inside lining)
2 - 4x7" pieces of fabric (outside of bag)
2 - 3x7" pieces of fabric (bottom of bag)
12" of 3/8" grosgrain ribbon

We will be making two bags so you will want to double the supplies listed above.  I decided to put the supplies for ONE bag only in case students wanted each bag to be made out of different fabrics.  I would recommend though that all of the fabrics for one bag coordinate.

The class will be from 10:30-2:30pm.  Students will need to bring a sack lunch - and the fee will be $15.00 per student.

I hope to have a classroom FULL of kids.  Sign up at Sally's Fabrics 480-833-7201 today.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Kids Club - October 2, 2010

ANNOUNCING - Kids Club this Saturday.  We will be making two treat bags!  I just wanted to give all of my faithful kids' club members a heads up to sign up!

Pictures and supply lists will be posted tomorrow.  Remember club meeting time will go from 10:30-2:30 and will cost $15.00 per student.  Also, bring a sack lunch - and look forward to hours of fun!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Out with the old in with the new!

So... good news!  We have recently received some new fabrics (we are more than excited!) Over the next few weeks we will be adding new fabrics and lines; but, to do so... we have to clear out the older fabrics.  So at Sally's Fabrics  we are marking down our older fabrics - most if not all of our older fabrics.  If we've had it for more than a year, you get a discount.  The longer we've had the fabric, the bigger the discount!  WE HAVE GOT TO MAKE ROOM!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sally's Kids Club Project - September 11th

Hey all you kids out there ages 8 and older!!  Just take a look at the photos below!!

Okay - so here are the details:

This is a pin cushion that involves very little machine stitching - it does teach new sewers how to do a blanket stitch as well as how to sew on buttons.

The pin cushion is fairly small measuring about 5" long and 4" wide in the center.  Following is a list of supplies that will be needed for the class if your child is interested in signing up for a fun Saturday project.


9" square of a green print
5" x 6" piece of a light green print
5" x 4" piece of a red print
(6) small black buttons
Medium-weight fusible interfacing
Paper-backed fusible web
1 cup of plastic filler beads or small bag of craft sand
The cost for this class is $15.00 and will be from 10:30-2:00 pm.  Each child will need to bring a sack lunch.  Call Sally's Fabrics at (480) 833-7201 to sign up today - class space is limited.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Upcoming Classes!! Saturday, September 11

For all of you quilters out there this Saturday we will be having a MYSTERY QUILT class taught by our master quilter, Eileen.  Class space is limited so, call the store to sign up 480-833-7201.  See further information below...

FREE - Mystery Quilt Class
Saturday Sept. 11 starting at 9:30 am  - Bring a sack lunch and have tons of fun!  Call store for more details - will need to purchase a pattern but you can use scraps you have or swap with others there. 


Sunday, September 5, 2010




Come in for a visit!!!  I'd love to see what you are working on!!


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fabric Quality, Does it Matter??? - YES!!

I was doing a little research this week on comments posted on the internet regarding Sally's Fabrics in Mesa, Arizona.  I think it is healthy to see what customers think of your store.  What I found was a comment that was somewhat positive and interesting.  The customer LOVED our huge selection; but, at the same time, was disturbed by the higher prices of the fabrics, when compared to other fabric stores like Walmart and Joannes.

SO... I felt an explanation was in order...

I have to admit (and am embarrassed to do so!) that when I joined  Sally's Fabrics five whole years ago I knew nothing about the quality of fabric... i.e. thread count, feel of the fabric etc...  so, here I have sewed regularly for 20+ years and have been buying cute fabric, yes, a bargain, yes, but low quality, also yes.

So you may ask, DOES FABRIC QUALITY COUNT? And the answer is YES!

What I did to back up my opinion regarding this subject was I interviewed a lady who is a master quilter (one who is not associated with Sally's Fabrics.)  I was very interested in getting a second opinion on fabric quality.  And, this was her opinion:

"Quilting is such a fun hobby; and, it is time consuming.  But, when a project is finished WOW you have such a beautiful project.  The interesting thing though is I am adamant that when doing such an important project, sewers must use high quality fabric - that is, you need to look for fabric which has a high thread count, fabric that won't bleed, and fabric that won't fall apart while you are working with it."  **April Price

In fact, with any project you are working on, if you are going to go through the process of actually taking the time to sew it.  (I mean SERIOUSLY we can all find cheaper pre-made projects at the store) why would anyone spend money on low budget, low quality fabric???

NOTE TO MY FOLLOWERS:  Buy your fabric to last a lifetime!  I mean really, what would it be like to wash lets say, your newly purchased flannel from Sally's  and have it come out of the dryer not all wadded up in a ball??  Or, how about buying flannel that doesn't ball up with multiple washings?  And I have to mention our minky fabrics.  I have a baby receiving blanket made from Sally's Fabrics  minky  six years ago!  And, my daughter is still carrying it around!  The minky is still as soft as the day it was made.  That is even hard to find in a minky blanket bought in a high priced department store!

So... I guess the message I'm trying so hard to get across is, you pay for what you get  i.e. QUALITY FABRIC  when you shop at Sally's Fabrics. 

At Sally's your fabric will last a lifetime!!