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Thread: Ontario and/or Canada fabric sources?

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    Super Member Peckish's Avatar
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    This is puzzling to me... why are there no fabric stores? Is there some tariff or law that makes it cost-prohibitive to open a quilt shop? If I lived in Canada, I would seriously consider opening a store, since there seems to be such a demand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    This is puzzling to me... why are there no fabric stores? Is there some tariff or law that makes it cost-prohibitive to open a quilt shop? If I lived in Canada, I would seriously consider opening a store, since there seems to be such a demand.
    And you have me puzzled too ....... we have lots of fabric/quilt stores in Canada!

    I'm sure it's much the same as the USA though, that in some areas they are fewer and further between, and sadly some of your quilter friends do not have them handy to them.
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    Fabric.com and Connecting Threads. Been a customer for years and have no complaints.
    I watch for sales and use the online cupons for Fabric.com. That ususally covers the postage from Fabric.com.
    Connecting Threads has the free shipping over $50.
    Good companies and good service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    And you have me puzzled too ....... we have lots of fabric/quilt stores in Canada!

    I'm sure it's much the same as the USA though, that in some areas they are fewer and further between, and sadly some of your quilter friends do not have them handy to them.
    Thanks for the clarification... I had assumed since so many were saying there was a dearth of them that it meant they didn't exist.

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    I buy most of my fabric at Fabricland.....the quilter`s quality.....i only buy on sale....there is also a couple small quilt shops close to where i live but way too expensive for me....i watch sales. There is also a really nice one in New Liskeard, "The quilting Barn", but that`s too far from you.....but thy do mail out fabric if you call them...thy have an amazing selection...but again , way too expensive for me...there is one in Sudbury as well...but too far for you...i don`t buy much online...i like to see and touch the fabric i buy, unless it is a specific fabric i want.

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    I ordered from Along Came Quilting out of Calgary,Alberta when I was looking for Canadian themed fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bnlmom View Post
    I ordered from Along Came Quilting out of Calgary,Alberta when I was looking for Canadian themed fabrics.
    A Canuck-wannabe?
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    Maybe!-my kids wanted to know if we were Canadian because I always want to go to Canada for vacation--been to Ottawa,London,Toronto and Niagara Falls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bnlmom View Post
    Maybe!-my kids wanted to know if we were Canadian because I always want to go to Canada for vacation--been to Ottawa,London,Toronto and Niagara Falls.
    Yea for you!!!!
    We can help you plan even more trips ..... so many great places to explore.

    Now you have us curious as to what you made with your Canadian fabrics! ..... and what fabrics you found, as I usually have a hard time finding them, when I want them. Please show us a picture or what you made.
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    Other than Flare Fabrics which was already mentioned, I have no Canadian on line fabric shops to recommend. I buy almost all of my fabric at one of the Len's Mills stores or in the smaller Mennonite farm shops or a couple of Mennonite general stores which are all at least a hour drive from me as I live right in the middle of good old rural Ontario. I usually try to combine these fabric runs with a parts run for DH and rarely make just a fabric shopping trip unless I have my quilt buddies with me and we are making a day of it.
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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