Classes = Community 

How many of us have made a friend though a cooking class, or a CPR course?   I used to be able to count on one hand how many of my friends sew. The beauty of taking a sewing class at a local shop is that you can make new friends who also take interest in the creative art of sewing. I see it all the time, students exchanging numbers or getting coffee together after class. It's wonderful. Sometimes a friend who doesn't sew doesn't get it - you all know what I mean. We take pride in the community we've created here at Daley by the Yard.
The next time you and your friends are looking for some fun entertainment, consider a sewing class at Daley by the Yard. You will have laughs and you may pick up a new hobby. Please check out our "classes" page on our website for upcoming classes.  
Posted by DaleyByTheYard Admin Friday, October 20, 2017 12:45:00 PM

Why you should buy a sewing machine from your LOCAL brick & mortar 

Sewing shops today have a very hard time competing with online shops on both price and selection. However, there are many benefits to a local shop like Daley by the Yard. Personal service, same day product delivery, on site repairnew machines to test are just a few…

I believe there’s a place for local quilt shops in the current retail landscape, but there’s no denying the sewing and quilting landscape is shifting quickly and dramatically. Consumers don’t need quilt shops for what we used to need them for. They are no longer the exclusive or best source for a key element in quilt making – premium fabrics.

Then what do we need quilt shops for? What will make a shop survive and thrive through this shift?

Many of Daley by the Yard customers tell us that what brings them back to our store is NOT price, selection or even location, but the attitude and feel of the shop…We bend over backwards to make you feel welcome and not rushed. Our clients are welcomed to simply browse. We want you to feel welcomed. Remember when you visit, our store staff are wonderful: enthusiastic, knowledgeable, love to share their opinions on their likes.

What a local sewing shop has that no online shop can ever have is in-person interactions. No amount of blogging or photo sharing or video making can ever compete with the experience of one-on-one help that a knowledgeable, caring person can give you as a customer, whether that’s through a class held at the shop or just a retail purchase. The feeling you get when you’re in the shop is directly dependent on the people who work there and how they interact with you. Do you feel like you belong?

We should certainly support our local quilt shops, even if it means paying a dollar more per yard for fabric, but local quilt shops are equally responsible for embracing their customer. Please visit Daley by the Yard for a truly rewarding experience.

Posted by DaleyByTheYard Admin Friday, October 20, 2017 12:39:00 PM