CatesSewModern

Modern Sewing Shop, 1300 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT

Guilford Center, Connecticut
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| 55,726 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Thanks so very much for supporting a small business with a happy brick-and-mortar community along the Connecticut shoreline!

We specialize in modern quilting, garment, and bag-making fabric and carry a variety of garment and quilt patterns as well as notions. Don't stop scrolling: there's a lot to see! And just use "search" to customize your category -- whether it's a color, a designer, or a type of print.

If you need help matching fabrics, threads or kitting up a project, just pop us a message or give us a call at 203-421-6853, between 10-6 Tues-Sat, Eastern Standard/Daylight Time. We are happy to video conference.

In need of a sample? Just send what you want to coordinate/match and we can take it from there. That way you can audition thousands of fabrics at once!

Follow us at CatesSewModern on IG and FB. And sign up for our weekly emails for discounts, sales, and new arrivals! http://eepurl.com/glYLgb

The Cate's Sew Modern Team

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 3, 2021

Thanks so very much for supporting a small business with a happy brick-and-mortar community along the Connecticut shoreline!

We specialize in modern quilting, garment, and bag-making fabric and carry a variety of garment and quilt patterns as well as notions. Don't stop scrolling: there's a lot to see! And just use "search" to customize your category -- whether it's a color, a designer, or a type of print.

If you need help matching fabrics, threads or kitting up a project, just pop us a message or give us a call at 203-421-6853, between 10-6 Tues-Sat, Eastern Standard/Daylight Time. We are happy to video conference.

In need of a sample? Just send what you want to coordinate/match and we can take it from there. That way you can audition thousands of fabrics at once!

Follow us at CatesSewModern on IG and FB. And sign up for our weekly emails for discounts, sales, and new arrivals! http://eepurl.com/glYLgb

The Cate's Sew Modern Team

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About CatesSewModern

Sales 55,726
On Etsy since 2017

Cate's Sew Modern: Cloth and Community for Adventurous Sewists

Cate's Sew Modern threw open its door to the public on October 22, 2016. We spent our first 15 months in a small alley-like space in Madison, CT. Then -- in a collective scream of claustrophobia, we found an expensive foothold in Guilford, one sweet town closer to New Haven, that we now call home.

However, two years and $19,000 a year in electricity bills later, something much more to our liking -- just across the street -- finally opened up. About a dozen strong, enthusiastic and hard-working friends of our shop helped us make this move the easiest yet. We're excited! Classroom on the same floor. Great parking. A light at the exit. So, while we are getting way too good at moving, we hope to stay put now. You can find us at The Shops at Strawberry Hill, 1300 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT.

Thank you for taking the time to read about us, and for helping make our community a reality. Customers state repeatedly that we are the best-curated collection of modern fabric for garments, bags, and quilting between Boston and New York City. But it's not just the visitors to our brick and mortar visitors that we dote upon; we get actively involved with Etsy customers in a number of ways, too. For instance, we FaceTime/Zoom/Google Meet with clients to make sure you get exactly what you need. Sometimes it's a color match. Sometimes it's building an entire kit for a quilt. It's fun for us to help solve creative challenges, whether remotely or in the store. Don't be shy; ask for help!

Lastly, if you find yourself near Route 95, we are right between exits 58 and 57. Please come visit us, and form your own conclusions! And check the class schedule on our website first at http://catessewmodern.com/classes. We may well have an activity going on that you will love!

Cheers,

The gang here at CSM.
203-421-6853

Shop members

  • Cate B.

    Owner, Curator

    Cate moved to Shoreline CT in 2013, jonesing to find her quilting peeps. Unable to quickly find a community, she did what any sane person would do: opened a one-of-a-kind modern fabric shop, with classes and an e-commerce site, all in year one.

Shop policies

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Last updated on May 19, 2022
Frequently asked questions
When will my order be shipped?

Our phone is ringing as much as a takeout pizza joint's, but we've added to the team and we are now able to take local appointments, fill curbside orders taken on phone or via Etsy, and also get items ordered before 2pm EDT out the same day, assuming no complications (e.g., short on fabric ordered.) PLEASE: Monitor your Etsy messages closely once you place an order so any questions we have can be answered quickly and your order will not be unduly delayed. Thank you so much!

Take good care,

Cate, Liz, Mia, Becca, Sarah and Betty.

Fabric Availability

Because we operate a brick and mortar shop as well and are going at breakneck speed, there's always a chance that some of our listed fabrics can sell out before they get deactivated.

Etsy is also suffering from a glitch where sold out items randomly reappear for sale and we must write you and explain that the item is long gone. They have not solved this problem yet, and we apologize in advance if you end up selecting one of those "ghosts."

If we discover we don't have enough to cover something in your order, we will contact you immediately, so be sure to monitor your Etsy convos -- as with a purchase from any Etsy shop -- so your order is not unduly delayed.

Thank you!

What happens if my order gets lost in the mail or arrives damaged from shipping?

We cannot be responsible for any lost or damaged packages. Although we pack all orders as carefully as possible, what happens to them once they've left our hands is beyond our control.

Orders valued below $200 will not be insured unless you, the buyer, specify that you'd like shipping insurance and pay for the additional insurance cost. If shipping insurance is requested, we will send you a PayPal invoice for the additional cost and only ship your order once this invoice has been paid, unless Etsy's excess shipping charges can be used to cover the insurance cost. In this case we can simply deduct that amount from any shipping overage refund we would send your way.

NOTE: All orders of $200+ MUST be insured at buyer's expense.

Will I receive my fabric in one continuous piece?

Yes! When you order from us, we will always cut your fabric in one continuous piece, right off the bolt, unless we do not have enough on one bolt to do so. If that's the case, we will contact you. The only exception is with pre-cuts -- e.g. fat quarters, bundles, etc.

What happens if I don't read the item title or description and mistakenly order your fabric by the yard, instead of by the half yard?

If you qualify for free shipping with the first order, and then contact us saying you only got half your order amount shipped to you, you will be required to pay shipping for the second 1/2 of your order, regardless of order value. We will send you an invoice for the shipping cost and fees and will not place your order in queue to be filled until the shipping cost is paid. So PLEASE: (1) read the shop policies, the "about this shop," etc AND/OR just simply read the item's heading fully and description!!

Custom and personalized orders

We are happy to create custom orders for customer to make it easier to order, or because you want fat quarters ($3.99 for most) or a custom cut. Just write us a convo from one of the listings you'd like and we can take it from there.

What if the Screen Image Does Not Match the Actual Fabric Upon Receipt?

We use images provided by the vendor as long as we agree that the real life item and that image capture the fabric's essence. If the vendor's image does not do a good enough job, we will take our own shots to see if we can improve on them and make a note in the description if we cannot do so.

We cannot be held responsible for how images appear on different browsers and screens, since people view them on different types of devices (phones, tablets, computer screens of all sizes) and screens' resolutions vary, can be set at different brightness levels, color themes etc. Furthermore, computer screens have adjustments to color/RBG that can further skew the image. Colors near the image can also affect how the image is perceived.