Sewing Machine 101!

Saturday, May 13  9 AM

If you’re a quilter, you know that your sewing machine is your work horse. If it ain’t happy, then you (and everyone around you) ain’t happy! Are you puzzled by all the different needle sizes and types? And thread types and weights? What do all those numbers mean??? Do you know how to do regular maintenance on your machine? Maybe it’s not broken…just very, very dirty!

For the answer to these questions and more, come and join us on Saturday, May 13 at 9 AM and learn from a pro. Dave Lavalley, owner of Bittersweet Fabric Shop in New Hampshire and New England’s largest Janome dealer, will be with us to give an informational talk on machine needles, threads and sewing machine maintenance. Dave will also have an extended question and answer period following his presentation. Knowing how to “choose and use” the right tools makes all the difference in the process of construction as well as the finished product!

We’ll be serving refreshments and having a sale that day!  Fabric on the bolt will be 20% off, excluding our sale fabrics. To help us plan for space and refreshments, please let us know if you will be joining us. Call the store (802-334-8879) or post a note on our facebook page. We look forward to seeing you!

Welcome Winter!


It may be awfully cold and blustery outside, but we’re warm and cozy here at Countryside Fabrics and we’ve got lots and lots of fabric and projects to keep you busy and toasty while you sew! Be sure to go to our “Classes” listing on our web page and check out all the new offerings taking place right now and up to the beginning of Spring! In addition to our classes we have some great kits just waiting for you.

“Twilight Gardens”  Block of the Month

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This is a gorgeous quilt that will give you a little taste of applique and paper piecing along with traditional piecing. The cost is only $135. Call the store for details! You’ll get all your fabric and patterns right at the start so you can work at your own pace or join us once a month and enjoy some company while you sew!

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“The Pioneer Spirit Collection” by Maywood Studio

The colors and graphics in this line are just amazing! We have kits available for both quilts. On the left is “Courting Autumn” and on the right is “Times Turn.” Each one is sure to delight!

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SHOP HOP  –  MARCH 17  – 26Version 3It’s hard to believe, but Shop Hop will be here before we know it! Hurry in to get your Passport and your free gift of Wonder Clips before they’re all gone!

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“SIT ‘N SEW”  –  Every Friday  –  10 AM to 4 PM

Join us on Fridays for a full day of sewing, conversation and FUN! Bring your own machine, quilting project and lunch…and a friend if you’d like! Feel free to use our tools while you’re here. No instruction is offered, just good company and plenty of inspiration! Just call to let us know if you’d like to come so we can make sure we have enough space for everyone.

Spring and Summer News!

4th Anniversary Sale-a-Bration


Wow! It’s so hard to believe how quickly these past four years have flown by! We never miss a chance to celebrate, so please come and join us on Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11,  for our Anniversary Party. We’ll have refreshments and drawings for a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. And what kind of a party would it be without a fabric sale? You’ll enjoy 25% off all regularly priced fabrics (minimum 1-yard cut off the bolt.) Put it on your calendar now! Hope to see each and every one of you!

Special Quilt Kit Sale


Two of our BOM programs have ended, but we have one complete kit left for each lovely quilt. Pictured above is “Storyteller” and below is “Southern Vintage.” Hurry in and snatch up these kits at 25% off their original price. They won’t last long!


Three-Way Summer Class

Thursday, July 14  from 1 – 4  OR  Saturday, July 23  from 1 – 4

“Summertime, And the Sewin’ Is Easy!” And so is the price! No Class Fee! No Pattern Fee! The only requirement is that you purchase new fabric for your project from Countryside Fabrics. Everybody likes to take it easy in the summer and quilters are no exception. We’re going to show you how to make not one, not two…but three easy projects! You can do just one, two or all three — the choice is yours! If you’ve never made a “Hot-Dog Pillowcase” this is your chance to learn all the tricks. You’ll be whipping these out by the dozens after this quick class! You can do them for holidays, birthdays, or just to match your own bedroom decor!


We’ll also show you how to put together the world’s easiest table runner and placemats! These are reversible, and you can choose two different seasons or just two beautiful fabrics that you love! These make super fast gifts, too! Call or stop in to sign up.

T-Shirt Quilt Class

Wednesday, August 17  from 10 – 12 Noon

You know your drawers and closets are just full of them: All those souvenir T-shirts you bought on vacation, your child’s sports team shirts, those adorable baby T-shirts that you just couldn’t bear to part with…yet. Here’s a fun way to make a memory out of your memories! The ultimate recycled quilt! We’ll get you started and show you the basics of how to turn even those raggedy, holes-in-the-armpit shirts into a lasting thing of beauty! 

Class Fee: $25

Holiday Shopping Hours!

We will be open  

9 AM to 2 PM on Christmas Eve

Closed Christmas Day

10 AM to 4 PM  Saturday, December 26th

For the New Year’s Holiday

9 AM to 1 PM on New Year’s Eve

Closed New Year’s Day

10 AM to 4 PM, Saturday, January 2nd

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All!

The Sale of the Season!



How do we let our customers know how much we appreciate them? With 5% 10%15%, NO! How about 20% off all regularly priced fabrics PLUS a great Christmas Sale on Janome machines! Join us this Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12,  for our  Customer Appreciation Weekend Sale! This is our chance to say a big “Thank you!” to all our wonderful friends and customers who support us throughout the year. We appreciate you and hope you’ll stop by this weekend!



You read that correctly! Shop Hop Fabric is here and it’s gorgeous! Why not pick up your own passport and grab one for your best quilting buddy before they’re sold out? These make great stocking stuffers,  and any quilter would be thrilled to find one under her tree this year.  We’re certain that you’ll both love the free ruler that comes with your passport. Mark your calendar now for Shop Hop 2016! We’ll see you in March!



 Did you know that if you buy your fabric for a flannel rag quilt at Countryside Fabrics you are entitled to take a FREE class in how to construct your quilt? These are so much fun and so easy to make. (Bet you can’t make just one!) A Rag Quilt works up very quickly and makes a fantastic gift for every age.








Our list of ongoing classes gets longer all the time! Interested in PaperPiecing? Learn the ropes by making a simple Log Cabin Block.  Are you looking for an easy quilt with lots of visual impact? Try the Labyrinth pattern! The construction is really simple, even though it looks quite complex! How about branching out and making yourself a gorgeous jacket? We’ve got you covered there, too! Just give us a call at the store for all the details on your favorite classes. Remember, we also run Beginners Quilting Classes throughout the year.






We have just one kit left of Country French Quartette! Have a race with your friends to see who gets it first!IMG_0019

Our newest BOM, Storytellers, is stunning! Each month you’ll receive a brief biography of a famous female author along with your fabric and pattern. Call or drop in for details! Check out this beauty!IMG_0020


Don’t forget to pick up your tickets for this striking raffle quilt from North Country Quilters Guild. Who doesn’t love blue and white? And who doesn’t love Dresden Plates? You can’t lose with this combination!






Christmas in September!


IMG_1288It’s here! Poorhouse Designs Trunk Show has arrived and we couldn’t be more pleased! Stop in and see the gorgeous tree skirt, ornaments, quilt and more! We have patterns and all the supplies you need! If that’s not enough to entice you, remember that all Christmas fabrics is 20% off during the trunk show! Visit us until October 3rd to get that fantastic discount! Poorhouse 3 OrnamentsPoorhouse Tree


Pillowcase Update!

Thank you to each and every one of you who has donated a pillowcase through Countryside Fabrics! As of the end of the day on Friday, we have 31 to give to HOPE House in Lyndonville. We want to do even better and we need your help! You can bring in your completed pillowcases through October 6. Let’s see just how many we can contribute! The sky’s the limit when it comes to the generosity of quilters!100_2661


Fall is in the air…

and we’ve got a lot in store for you!

It’s time to settle down to some serious quilting, sewing and crafting now that summer is over and the days and nights are growing cooler. Check out what we have planned for you in the coming months!



We’re joining in on the fun and the joy of giving and we want you to join us, too. Almost everyone has heard of the Million Pillowcase Challenge by now. APQ has been encouraging quilters and sewers to make pillowcases and donate them to local organizations that care for those in need. Sometimes they are given to foster children, families dislocated by fire, hospital or nursing home patients…unfortunately, the needs are just about endless. This year they are dedicating September 18th to a marathon sewing session all over the country and we want to help out. Come in and sew a pillowcase at any time of the day! Or sew one ahead of time and drop it off to be donated! We have put together kits for just $5 each for a complete pillowcase. We even have free directions for this simple project! Raid your stash, buy some new fabric, or pick up a kit! Our pillowcases will be given to a local organization, to be determined in the near future. Your help is needed!



Poorhouse TreeBoy, are we excited! We are hosting Poorhouse Quilt Designs’ Christmas Trunk Show! Ornaments, tree skirts, Christmas trees and stockings…they’re beautiful! And Simple! We’ll have samples for you to drool over, patterns and materials to purchase, and demos to get you started! But the best is yet to come: ALL CHRISTMAS FABRIC WILL BE 20% OFF DURING THE ENTIRE SHOW!!! It doesn’t get any better than this! Here’s just a sampling of some of the goodies you’ll see!

Poorhouse 3 Ornaments

Poorhouse Tree Skirt


One of the loveliest quilt shows around! Come and see us at our booth during this wonderful event sponsored by Common Threads Quilt Guild. “A Harvest of Quilts” takes place in Morrisville, Vermont.



As quilters, the one temptation we’re allowed to give in to is buying more fabric! We have so many new lines of beautiful prints, solids and blenders. Flannel? Of course! Fleece? It’s Vermont, so you know the answer! We even have five new rayon batiks for those super easy, quick and comfortable swingy jackets and skirts!



100_1273This is one of the most beautiful BOM quilts we’ve seen and we think you’ll love it just as much as we do! Each month, along with your fabric, you’ll receive a brief biography of a famous woman author. It’s a chance to learn a little something about your favorite writers as you enjoy making a 102″ x 102″ quilt to honor their legacies. The price is only $26.95 per month for 12 months. Reserve your spot by paying one month’s deposit which is good towards your last month’s fee. If you want to sew with us in the store, join us on the third Thursday of every month beginning in September. Don’t wait too long! These kits are going fast and we only have a limited amount to offer! Here’s a picture of ours in progress…


Be sure and check out our new Classes on the web site!

Breezy Weave Bag Class!

We still have a few spaces left in our Breezy Weave Bag Class on Tuesday, July 21! This is one of the best purses you’ve ever seen, and you’ll love making it! The cost for the class is only $30 plus your materials. Call the store today to register!