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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:
Ontario
$6.00
The Rest of Canada
$10.00
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.
Shipping:
$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.
Shipping:
$8.99 flat rate under $99
FREE shipping for orders $99+

Fabric Spark (Toronto, ON)
Shipping:
$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.
Shipping:
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.
Shipping:
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.
Shipping:
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).
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.
Shipping:
Order less than $175 - 7.95
Orders over $175 - FREE

Mad Moody Quilting Fabrics (Pincourt, QC)
Shipping:
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)
Shipping:
$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)
Shipping:
$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.
Shipping:
$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:
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.
Shipping:
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.
Shipping:
Orders over $99 - Free Shipping
Orders under $99 - Flat Rate $8.49
Beautiful modern fabrics. Monthly stash builders program. Good shipping rates.
Shipping:
$0.00 - $44.99 - $5.95
$45.00 - $150.00 - $9.95
$150.00 + FREE

26 comments:

  1. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value. Im glad to have found this post as its such an interesting one! I am always on the lookout for quality posts and articles so i suppose im lucky to have found this! I hope you will be adding more in the future...
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    1. Thanks for your feedback. This list was something I made for myself and decided to share it with other Canadians so we could all support Canadian stores as much as possible.

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    2. Merci beaucoup , je suis du Québec , très heureuse d’avoir trouvé ton post merci encore , Muriel

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    3. Thank you sooo much for this! I am on a fixed income and this is fantastic! You know, it never ceases to amaze me how one company charges an arm and a leg for shipping/says what #1 said about how he cannot give shipping info because each package has to be weighed and measured and then the next company does a flat rate of $5.00 anywhere in Canada and has a loyalty program. Guess which company I'm going with??!! 😉

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  2. I agree��

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  3. I use Sew Sister's excellent service & product

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  4. Great list. However, I am increasingly disturbed to see pricing in half or even quarter yards. I know it does not have to be done that way, so it feels like a bait and switch game. I won't buy from a site that prices that way.

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    1. I have found this pricing allows one to buy smaller amts for scrap quilting not a bait and switch game. I for one appreciate not having to buy a full yard of fabric. I have ordered from about five of these shops and the service is excellent

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  5. I was reading some of your content on this website and I conceive this internet site is really informative ! Keep on putting up. buy tulle fabric online

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  6. Thanks for the great information

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  7. RoyalQuilts.Com is good. It is new so there are always loads of new items that are kinda neat being added!
    They are based in Ontario.

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  8. Thanks so much for these links! Some great choices out there!

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  9. Hi Monica - thanks so much for including Fabric Spark on your list. We're very happy to be here.

    I saw the note about pricing in half yards from Wendy and thought I'd just take this opportunity to explain why online sellers do that. Many (or most) of the e-commerce platforms we sell on won't accept fractional units so if you price in a full yard, you have to sell full yards, most shoppers don't want that. Some online shops price in quarter yards, but that can be confusing, so half yards have emerged as a new standard unit for online fabric stores.

    Note - There are some purpose-built quilt shop platforms that accommodate fractional units but they don't have all of the features that online shops need and don't work as well in search engines. Genuinely, there is no attempt to "bait and switch", most of us try to be really clear in our product listings explaining exactly how the pricing works. Hope that's helpful. Again, thanks for including us!

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    1. Thanks for your explanation Daryl. It's very helpful.

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  10. I had great service from Sew Sisters...don’t forget our Canadian designers, too. SewFreshQuilts is Canadian, patterns are instantly downloadable on her Etsy shop, and they really are clear and concise. So many sources for us to use here! Thanks for the list, Jill in Calgary/Cochrane

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  11. It would be very helpful if each store on list had an address with city..some times I need Ssomething quickly & could pick it up close to home as well as on line orders..good when you travel also..love the lists..great idea

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    1. If you click on the store name that will take you to the website where the address will be.

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    2. I agree, Anonymous. For example, those of us in the west might prefer to support western companies.

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  12. If there are any Western Canada online fabric stores you want to see here, you're welcome to let me know and I'll add them. This is not an exhaustive list and it would be very time consuming for me to make one.

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  13. Mad About Patchwork is my go to shop! They are fabulous

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  14. Clotheslinequiltandhandworks is in Newfoundland and Labrador. Pearl carries wonderful amounts of all kinds of fabrics to suit your quilting needs. She uses Canada Post and I find her shipping is very reasonable. She is great to talk to on the phone and will send you to another Canadian Quilt store if she does not have what you are looking for.

    Also try Paynes Quilting in Northern Alberta. They are wonderful as well. She has a huge selection of fabrics. Give them a try when you are looking next. I have ordered from Clothesline and am over satisfied. She is great.

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  15. Hello, Would you be able to add Bibs and Boots Apparel and Fabric to your list? It's at https://www.bibsandbootsapparelandfabric.com and is based out of Saskatchewan. Thanks so much!!!!

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  16. AnonymousJune 30, 2019

    I do not recommend Sparrow Quilt Co. I have been waiting over five months for my order, and I still do not have my product. They have an F rating on Edmonton's BBB.

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  17. Troll Brothers Quilt Designs is a fantastic online
    Shop on Vancouver Island, BC
    Check it out!
    https://trollbrothersquiltdesigns.com/

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