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10 Great Canadian Online Fabric Stores

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Hello Canadian quilting friends! When I first started ordering fabric online, I initially went to the US online stores because of the lower prices. However, I quickly learned that I wasn't getting much of a bargain. It didn't take me long to realize I was better off shopping at Canadian online fabric stores. In some cases, the fabric prices may be slightly higher, but the price you pay online in Canadian is the price you pay without the duties, exchange rates, and high shipping costs to worry about. Shopping USA: Let's do the math . . .  Shipping costs from the US can sometimes be outrageous. Also, you have to take into account the current Canadian/US dollar exchange rate and cross border  duty charges .  As of this post, the  exchange rate  on the Canadian dollar is around 1.30. That's right, right now our dollar is only worth around 0.70 cents compared to the US $1.00. This means when you shop US stores online, you're paying 0.30 cents more on the dollar

Christmas Cactus Table Toppers.

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This pattern was inspired by the Christmas Cactus which got its name because it starts blooming during the early winter, just in time for Christmas.  The blocks are simple foundation piecing. The pattern includes yardage and assembly instructions for both Versions 1 and 2. Finished measurements for both versions: 26" x 26" (65cm x 65cm).  See a new post for these patterns  HERE Christmas Cactus Table Toppers BUY NOW Version 1 Version 2

Postage stamp doll quilt

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I love postage stamp quilts; they're great stash busters. I made this doll quilt for my grandniece, Abby, who just had a new baby brother. I made her mom my Precious Bundle pinwheel quilt for the new arrival, and my sister and I thought it would be nice to make a quilt for Abby's baby doll as well. To make this quilt, I used a great piecing technique I found at  So Resourceful,  a blog with some great sewing posts. This technique makes piecing all those little squares a breeze. See the tutorial  HERE