Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy Sewing in the New Year!

Suzan Steinberg, Owner
Happy New Year from your friends at Stonemountain!
We want to thank you, our fellow fabric-aholics, for being a continued source of inspiration for all of us. This has been an incredible year of growth and metamorphosis for our little store and we couldn't have done it without you, our BIG community. Everyday, we are reminded of not only why we do what we love, but also how we can do what we love better going forward. As this year draws to a close, we're reflecting on our accomplishments, both big and small.

What are you proud of this year? What are your sewing goals for 2015 and how can we help make those dreams a reality?

Creatively yours,

January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5
101A: Beginning & Beyond with Barbara Beccio
Thursday from 6:30-9:30 PM
Our most popular class! Come learn to sew or improve your skills in these hands-on classes. This class is open to first time sewists AND continuing students of ALL skill levels who want to work at their own pace while building their sewing skills.
January 9
250C: Sew Lab with Terry McClintock
Friday from 10AM-1PM
Sewing Labs are a great opportunity to finish projects, give yourself a little 'me' time and expand your confidence and skill level. Come use our classroom as your sewing studio away from home!
January 10
290M: Sewing A Knit Garment with Terry McClintock
Saturday from 10AM to 2PM
Learn the tools and tricks of working with knit fabrics! Choose one of our recommended patterns and make a great tee, camisole or skirt as you learn to work with these versatile fabrics.
Jan 13, 20, 27
102K: Mini Beginning & Beyond with Barbara Beccio
Tuesdays from 1:30-4:30 PM
This is a mini 9 hour version of our 15 hour 101 series. Learn to read a pattern, select fabric, and other basic sewing and finishing techniques that build the foundation skills needed to create basic wardrobe garments.
January 14
Wednesday from 10AM-3PM
Experience how serging can take projects to the next level in our machine-equipped classroom. Gain knowledge in a wide range of topics including threading, tension adjustment and problem solving.
January 14, 21, 28
775A: Make a Memory Quilt with Fern Royce
Wednesdays from 6-9 PM
Turn your t-shirts into a picnic blanket, memory or dorm room quilt. Bring all of your pre-washed t-shirts to the first class. We will discuss layouts and settings for each student's quilt. There will be samples of quilts and t-shirt quilt books as well as photos for ideas and inspiration.
January 29
422B: Recycled Sweaters with Barbara Beccio
Thursday from 2-5 PM
Make new, fashionable garments and accessories by recycling your tired and old sweaters! In this fun class, students works with sweaters they bring to cut up and re-sew to create a whole new look.
Looking back over the year, I have to say it has been incredible! Of course, there were many challenges, but overall the last twelve months were based on creativity, connection and joy! Owning a fabric store can be the best job ever. After 33 years in my family business, I feel blessed for the work that I do and more in tune with our mission to support the creative community around us. My own personal path has underlined the importance of kindness and the strength of feminine values in all aspects of my life, especially here at our store. I strive to make your experience at Stonemountain & Daughter an inspiration! Read more at

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Celebrate Creativity

Suzan Steinberg, Owner
Dear Fabric Lovers,
What a year it's been for all of us at Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics! Many folks have commented lately on what a sanctuary Stonemountain feels like amidst a vastly changing world. We all face many challenges in our personal lives, family, community and our planet. It is our vision to offer a space where we all celebrate the creativity of each other. Garment sewists, quilters and crafters all find more and more to delight them in our store and our classes. 2015 is going to be the best year ever at Stonemountain and we are so glad that each of you are apart of this mission.

Some of the areas we are celebrating include:
- Great selection of fabrics
- Great help
- Best Button Wall and Notions and Patterns
- Lots of parking in our neighborhood
- Coupons for our repeat customers
- Amazing garments and quilts on display
- Fabulous website - lots of great info!
Cheers to each of you! Please stop by and say hi!

Creatively yours,
New year, new classes! January is a great time to start, continue or finish a project (New Years resolutions, anyone?) in our Beginning & Beyond or Mini Beginning & Beyond. Learn to sew in just three hours in our Crash Course or Easy Intro classes. New techniques such as how to finish your seams or hand sew a hem are skills you can learn in Perfect Seams and Hand Sewing Basics classes! Click on any of the classes below to learn more.
Find the right book to ignite your creativity: whether is making clothes, embellishing with embroidery, or learning to quilt!
There are times in our fabric shopping moments when our exuberance takes control of our sensibilities and we purchase something that is not in our normal wheelhouse. Perhaps the texture or weave of the fabric is different from what we traditionally pick, but we want to step out a little...take a risk.  Or perhaps the color is not in our tried and true shades, but we love the idea of a new color (we can always wear a different shade or lipstick or dye our hair, after all!) Or perhaps we are so drawn to a wild print in the store we can't put it back - we have to have 5 yards - we'll think of something we can make! Read more at

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2015 Class Schedule and Holiday Fun!

Suzan Steinberg, Owner
Our class schedule for 2015 is now live on our website (more info below), so don't delay in signing up for that awesome class you've always wanted to take. Also in this week's newsletter we have some great grab & go gift ideas and special holiday savings.
Don't forget to stop by the store, website, Facebook or Instagram to check out what we're up to. We hope your holiday season is filled with warmth and lots of sewing!

Thanks for all your years of support!
Always Creatively Yours,
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Visit our CLASS CALENDAR PAGE to view all of the
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Want to learn more about our classes?
We've got you covered!
We have some great new fat quarters, embroidery kits,
books, patterns and more!
Check out our new
up on our website now!

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Because whoever heard  
of too much fabric?

 I mean, really!
Order from our online store, call (510)845-6106 for mail order or come by the store.
In our recent Stonemountain and Daughter Blog, we talked about the classic stylings of a Little Black Dress. Most of us tend to think that the LBD is an evening wear look, but we love the dresses that can go both ways - day or evening. And that's exactly what we were thinking when we started this NewLook 6013. With such a classically simple pattern, it's all about fit and fabric!
Laurel made a muslin for this dress to ensure that the fit would be perfect - see our post Do your Homework - The Muslin. And last week we did a final fitting and made a few more adjustments.  This may seem like a lot of work, but the whole point of having a Little Black Dress is that you look and feel spectacular in it! Read more at