24 Aug 2016

10 Great Canadian Online Fabric Stores

10 plus 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 for your fabric. For example, a fabric at $10 US will cost you $13 CAD, and $100 US can jump to $130 CAD! And that's before shipping costs and duty.

I still prefer to shop at my local stores, but below are 10+ Canadian online fabric stores including their shipping rates. This is not an exhaustive list. I add new stores periodically.

Canadian Online Fabric Stores

(Last Update: August 21, 2021)
NOTE: Shipping rates listed here are subject to change.

Along Came Quilting (Calgary, AB)
A very nice selection of fabrics.
Shipping: Canada Post rates according to weight.

Bibs and Boots Fabric and Apparel (Dinsmore, SK)
Modern baby fabrics and apparel.
Shipping: Canada Post rates according to weight.

Canadian National Fabric (N/A)
Good selection quality fabrics. You can also collect points on your purchases.
Shipping: $5 flat rate shipping anywhere in Canada.

Club Tissus (Laval, QC)
This shop has all the bases covered: quilting fabric, sewing notions, knitting, fabric crafts, etc.,
Shipping available to residents of Canada only
Quebec and Ontario ─ $12.
The rest of Canada ─ $15.
Remote areas within Canada ─ $50.
An additional fee of $10 per item will be added for packages with non-standard weight or size.

NEW Christina's Fabrics
FREE For Orders $75+ - Before Taxes
Flat Rate Shipping:
The Rest of Canada
Canada: Your estimated delivery time is 1-7 days.

Country Clothesline
(Toronto, ON)Shipping:
Shipping costs are calculated by Canada Post.
Free shipping over $150.

(Mount Brydges, Ontario)Good Selection of Wm. Morris cotton prints.
$1 - $25 - $10.00
$25 - $174 - $20
FREE shipping for orders over $175

Dinkydoo Modern Fabrics (Pitt Meadows, BC)
Very large selection of solids! Very nice selection of modern fabrics.
$8.99 flat rate under $99
FREE shipping for orders $99+

Fabric Spark (Toronto, ON)
$5 for orders up to $25
$8 to $11 for orders from $25 to $149
$150 and over - FREE

Flare Fabrics (Maberly, ON)
A lovely selection of batiks.
All Canadian orders under $20 get a flat shipping rate of $4.50
Ontario orders between $20.00 to $124.99 - $9.99
Quebec orders between $20 to $124.99 - $11.99
Rest of Canada orders between $20.00 to $124.99 - $13.99
All of Canada orders over $125 - FREE

Fridays Off Fabric Shop (Toronto, ON)
Has a nice selection of unusual modern prints.
Under $20 - $2.99
$20.01 to $45 - $5.95 flat rate.
$40.01 to $124.99 - Canada Post calculated shipping.
FREE shipping on orders over $125.

Hamels Fabrics (Chilliwack, BC)
Excellent, large selection of fabrics.
Starts at $5.50 depending on how much you spend.
FREE shipping on orders $200 or more.

Log Cabin Yardage (Pickering, ON)
They have a good fabric club that offers six fat quarters for $22.60/month (includes shipping).
$7 for orders up to $30.
$10 for orders between $30.01and $100
$15 for orders over $100.

Mad About Patchwork (Stittsville, ON)
Great selection of fabrics at reasonable prices.
Order less than $175 - 7.95
Orders over $175 - FREE

Mad Moody Quilting Fabrics (Pincourt, QC)
Free shipping over $100
Discount shipping for Canadian customers. (See website for details)

Paisleys Quilt Shop (Ottawa, ON)
Large collection of William Morris prints.
If you love William Morris fabric as much as I do, you will love this shop.
Shipping: Contact store for shipping rates.

Royal Quilts (Niagara Falls, ON)
Shipping: $5.99 flat rate shipping on all orders up to $99.
Once your order is at $100, your shipping is FREE

Runaway Quilts (Edson, AB)
$0 to $15.00 - $6.50
$15.01 to $50.00 - $12.50
$50.01 to $100.00 - $15.00
$100.01 to $200.00 - $19.50
$200.01 and up - FREE Shipping

Sew Creative Quilting (Mount Brydges, ON)
$0 to $25 - $10
$25 to $174 - $20
Over $175 - FREE

Sew Sisters (North York, ON)
Good selection of notions, batting, and interfacing. Excellent selection of clearance fabrics.
$0 - $19.99 - $4.99
$20.00 - $100 - $8.99
Over $100 - FREE

Stitch It Central (London, ON)
Very good selection of products for quilters and needlework crafts.
Shipping costs are calculated based on the product weight and the destination of the order. Shipping rates will be displayed during the checkout process.

Stitch-in-the-Ditch (Kelowna, BC)
Sells a variety of products for quilters.
Shipping: Shipping costs are based on actual rates charged by Canada Post.

Taylor Sewing (Brockville, ON)
Up to $200 will ship for a flat rate of $15.00 by Canada Post.
Online orders over $200 will ship FREE by Canada Post.

A wide variety of beautiful quilting fabrics.
Shipping: Shipping costs are based on actual rates charged by Canada Post.

The Quilt Store (Newmarket, ON, Burlington, ON)
Great selection of fabric, sewing notions, sewing machines, etc.
Orders up to 5kg - $10
International & Heavy Goods Shipping - Orders over 5kg - $20
Orders over 10kg may incur additional freight charges.

Thread Count Fabric (Souris, MB)
Nice variety of fabrics and beautiful canvas prints.
Orders over $99 - Free Shipping
Orders under $99 - Flat Rate $8.49
Beautiful modern fabrics. Monthly stash builders program. Good shipping rates.
$0.00 - $44.99 - $5.95
$45.00 - $150.00 - $9.95
$150.00 + FREE

19 Aug 2016

Christmas Cactus Table Toppers.

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). 

Buy this pattern at my Etsy Store

Version 1

Version 2

6 Aug 2016

Postage stamp doll quilt

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

postage stamp doll quilt

postage stamp doll quilt - detail 1

postage stamp doll quilt - detail 2