• Learn Something New Every Day

    Click here to check out our calendar of scheduled classes, check back frequently as we build the calendar, more details and pictures are forthcoming.

  • Cate’s Sew Modern on the Cover of the Shoreline Times & The New Haven Register

    Cate’s Sew Modern in Madison is not your grandmother’s fabric store

    • By Sarah Page Kyrcz suzipage1@aol.com

    MADISON >> Shelf after shelf of unique bolts of colorful fabric greet visitors to Cate’s Sew Modern. With light streaming in through large plate glass windows, the store is bright and cheery, inviting experienced, as well as novice sewers, to experience the craft.

    “The energy is so exciting,” says owner Cate Boeth, “just being exposed to all this artwork on fabric.”

    This is not your grandmother’s fabric store. The 1,000 square foot shop offers contemporary, bright, fresh-looking cloth that appeals to today’s sewers.

     “The designs are modern,” stresses employee Cyn Richardson. “It has to do with the color and the style and the designs. There’s no calico in here.”…continue reading
  • Are You Afraid to “Cuddle”?

    Join us for an experience that will make your world a softer place!

    Shannon Fabric’s exclusive Cuddle® fabric has a smooth, ultra-soft and luxurious plush surface.

    Easy to sew, it’s purr-fectly cozy for apparel, quilting, baby products, home décor, pet accessories and more.

    Mary Gay Leahy of Shannon Fabrics will be come to Cate’s Sew Modern to run two-hour workshops
    from 11am on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, to teach you how to work with this luscious fabric.

    We will share some fun projects for gift giving, get some great sewing tips to help achieve beautiful results using Cuddle fabrics and have a drawing for some great prizes!

    $10 per person, Space is limited.   Call the shop to reserve your spot: 203-421-6853

    Join us for an experience that will make your world a softer place! Mary Gay Leahy of Shannon Fabrics will be visiting the shop from 11am on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. We will share some fun projects for gift giving, get some great sewing tips to help achieve beautiful results using Cuddle fabrics and have a drawing for some great prizes! Call the shop to reserve your spot: 203-421-6853

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  • Our Weekly Last Minute Gift Workshops Begin Tomorrow!!

    Our Seasonal Last-Minute Gift workshops on Wednesdays and Thursdays begin this week!!

    We’re still working out the kinks re: newsletters and website management, but we are READY for our first ever set of workshops, so we will all learn together. Materials fees are still being determined for each item (and will be posted as we figure them all out,) but there is no cost simply to attend.  And no worries — none of these projects are designed to break the bank.  For instance, this week’s materials fees will start at $5 and only go up if more material is used.

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  • And we grew out of our space in six weeks!

    Just as I was wringing my hands about the lack of space, and the fact that construction was going on behind us on 3000 condos, leaving a steady accumulation of dust and dirt on the shelves where my precious fabrics were destined to live (and learning that demolition/construction was about to begin on the back side of the building right by my door and adorable bird feeder,) Matt and I drove by the old Miele Vacuum store and saw:  it was gone!  Continue Reading