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    Hi from Oakville.

    Most of my fabric comes from Joann's in Niagara Falls,NY or and Wal-Mart USA that carries fabric.

    There is Quilter's Garden Patch on Bronte Rd. Janet is the owner and she does have things on sale fairly regularly.

    Also Oakville Sewing Center does have designer fabric, she is a bit pricey but she does have sales and a member program.

    I also passed a new store on James St N in Hamilton www.iloveneedlework.com/ they have fabric as well as classes, and also rents out sewing machines.

    I am not very advernterous when it comes to shopping for fabric anymore.... I buy a lot a member boutiques at quilt shows. Right now I'm trying to use what I have.....

    I went to Len's Mill in Hamilton recently and was amazed at how much their prices had gone up.

    I am in the USA on a regular basis so I usually don't make a special trip to shop for fabric.

    I don't shop online, but I need beer fabric so I will have to order from fabric.com when the time comes.

    I have shopped at IKEA for fabric, and they do have a great selection, I used thier solids for backing fabrics for kids quilts, just because it was a bit heavier and the quilt could go on the floor no problem.

    If you every explore out this way let me know, I'd love to join you!
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    Coming a bit further ... being that the field has been expanded!

    Hobby Horse, in Glen Williams/Georgetown

    Ruti's, Streetsville/Mississauga

    Brampton ... is it Brampton Sewing Centre, HuntAnnette?

    Triangle Sewing Centre ... sell Janome and Bernina ... largest selection of Batiks that I know in this area

    Alice's Quilt Shoppe ... Erin

    Undercover Quilts ... Fergus
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    In Brampton I go to Sew N Serge....that is where I bought my Husqvarna....thy are very helpfull....Monique does have a very nice collection of fabric...not extensive but nice....thy do have classes as well......When I go to Brampton my favorite place to shop is at the Hobby Horse in Georgetown....just a short drive away....lots and lots of fabric and patterns.....I spend way too much when I go lol

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Coming a bit further ... being that the field has been expanded!

    Hobby Horse, in Glen Williams/Georgetown

    Ruti's, Streetsville/Mississauga

    Brampton ... is it Brampton Sewing Centre, HuntAnnette?

    Triangle Sewing Centre ... sell Janome and Bernina ... largest selection of Batiks that I know in this area

    Alice's Quilt Shoppe ... Erin

    Undercover Quilts ... Fergus

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntannette View Post
    In Brampton I go to Sew N Serge....that is where I bought my Husqvarna....thy are very helpfull....Monique does have a very nice collection of fabric...not extensive but nice....thy do have classes as well......When I go to Brampton my favorite place to shop is at the Hobby Horse in Georgetown....just a short drive away....lots and lots of fabric and patterns.....I spend way too much when I go lol

    ha! what's money? Have FUN on your FART tmro!
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    I stumbled on this site tonight ... and online company based in Toronto, with FREE shipping to Canadians!
    http://www.flarefabrics.ca/

    Also, this one from Ajax area with plans to open bricks and mortar ... sometime!
    http://logcabinyardage.com/

    Otherwise, I know nothing about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
    The one in Niagara on the Canadian side is caled Patchwork Porch I believe. It's kind of in a residential area. I actually like it. It's small but the people are so nice. There are 2 shops on the US side, but I actually like the Canadian one better. I stop by when I trave from New Engand to MI.
    Patchwork Porch has closed its doors

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooky View Post
    Patchwork Porch has closed its doors
    That's too bad. I liked that shop. Thanks for letting me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
    That's too bad. I liked that shop. Thanks for letting me know.
    We will all miss it & the owners , they were great people

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    I agree, QuiltE - Triangle Sewing in Guelph is wonderful. When I was trying to find a sewing machine, not knowing much about what was best or what I would need for my purposes (Sharon Okimi at U-Quilt-It was kind enough to take the time to give me tons of tips and make a list of must haves for me!), Triangle Sewing was the only place I called that took the time to answer my questions over the phone. I spent about an hour on the phone with Krista of Triangle Sewing and that convinced me! I made the drive out there, met up with her, and she found for me the best little second hand Janome as my starter machine. They carry a huge selection of machines and (new and used). Krista's Mom also works there (owner) and is wonderful as well. Good people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllTheLovely View Post
    I agree, QuiltE - Triangle Sewing in Guelph is wonderful. When I was trying to find a sewing machine, not knowing much about what was best or what I would need for my purposes (Sharon Okimi at U-Quilt-It was kind enough to take the time to give me tons of tips and make a list of must haves for me!), Triangle Sewing was the only place I called that took the time to answer my questions over the phone. I spent about an hour on the phone with Krista of Triangle Sewing and that convinced me! I made the drive out there, met up with her, and she found for me the best little second hand Janome as my starter machine. They carry a huge selection of machines and (new and used). Krista's Mom also works there (owner) and is wonderful as well. Good people.
    Glad you found them! ... and think so much of them.
    Dad/Nick completes the family compliment!
    I'm sure when you are ready for your next machine, you'll be back to Triangle.

    I really like how they have the in-shop service ... and Rizza (sp?) the "mechanic" is right there in his room off the store. No working behind closed doors. If you have a problem with your machine, he's willing to sit down with you too. I've even seen him come upstairs in the middle of a class and work on someone's machine! Now that's service!!!

    No, I don't work for them ... just really appreciate the gems that they are!
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    One more to the list is Seven Sisters in Norwich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenda M View Post
    One more to the list is Seven Sisters in Norwich.
    And ... are there really Seven Sisters?



    AllTheLovely ... I was intro Triangle today for some more bobbins and told Krista we were talking about her ... and all the good things you'd said. She was thrilled!!
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    Thy had some amazing Xmas fabric on sale at Fabricland.....buy one get three free....and it is great quality....I stocked up on it ....will be my turn to get placemats and table topper.....ready for my Xmas sewing for 2013 lol
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Will look forward to your reporting in!
    BTW ... I never found the focus fabric for the placemats/runner for the Christmas gift exchange.
    Instead Fr♥sty evolved.
    Still want to do them ... just need the right fabric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntannette View Post
    Thy had some amazing Xmas fabric on sale at Fabricland.....buy one get three free....and it is great quality....I stocked up on it ....will be my turn to get placemats and table topper.....ready for my Xmas sewing for 2013 lol
    And .................. The Barn??
    Glad you got some good deals!
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    thy do have a great assortement of fabrics.....and thy have a specials wall upstairs.....and lots of patterns.....I bought a bunch of quarter meters and a book for paper piecing.....love it .....oh and thy have a wonderful display of quilts.....
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    And .................. The Barn??
    Glad you got some good deals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntannette View Post
    thy do have a great assortement of fabrics.....and thy have a specials wall upstairs.....and lots of patterns.....I bought a bunch of quarter meters and a book for paper piecing.....love it .....oh and thy have a wonderful display of quilts.....
    atta girl!
    with lots of purchases .... and inspiration from what you were able to see!
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    I'm from Midwestern Ontario and a few of my favorites have been mentioned. I do love the shop in Exeter, beautiful and full of projects. The Quilted Nine Patch is beautiful, with an awesome restaurant called the "CrossRoads" and mercantile shop attached. There's E & E Cloths and Creations in Newton, the middle of nowhere, recently expanded and she offers classes as well. Her prices are very reasonable, sometimes less than Len's.

    I picked up 2 business cards from a Quilt Show held in Teeswater last year. They are clipped to my book in anticipation of a road trip that might take me in their direction. "Thread's That Bind" in Maxwell, Hwy #4, and "Mothers' Fabric" at the Spirit Rock Motel, Wiarton. I have yet to visit them.

    "Quilters by the Square" in Goderich is another one I'd like to check out. Not sure if they were affected by that Tornado a couple of years ago or not.
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    Hello Phranny ... Thanks for all the updates. I didn't know that Newton had expanded and must remember to check it out again when I am in that area. It was nice before and had a pretty good selection ... so I'm looking forward to the additions!


    The Maxwell shop was a surprise to me when I was there in October. It has expanded it's selection with a move. So depending on when your card was printed, you may have to look for itjust down the road. I haven't been to Wiarton, as every time I've been in the area, it's been closed. NOt their fault, just my poor choice of days!

    Yes, Goderich was blown around a little by the Tornado, but not so bad as some of the others in the nearby area. As far as I know, they are up and running and all is good again, though I haven;t been there since.

    I'll add another couple ...

    Heart N Home, New Hamburg ... very country selections with what is to me the largest selection of flannelettes and homespuns that I've seen. Also has giftware, so don't hesitate to go in when you get there. Go towards the back of the shop for the fabrics. And be sure to check out their classroom as there's patterns and kits along with lots of store samples to check out. I've never taken a class there but it is definitely THE BEST classroom that I've seen, yet!

    Undercover Quilts, Fergus ... you'll love Virginia and her attention to you! You'll find it downtown, across from the Royal Bank and upstairs above the Pizza shop. The first time I went ... I could not find her. Now I love going there.

    And keep your eyes open, as there's always some fabrics hiding in the oddest of places!

    Sears, Monkton ... a couple years ago, I was in the are and asked for fabrics. Someone sent me to the local Sears pick up shop. Not a huge selection, but I did get some really good bargains.

    And then this summer, same thing ...
    Sears, Angus ... more selection than Monkton with a lot of novelty type fabrics.
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    Wow, QuiltE, you sure you don't want to organize a shop hop? You sure have been thorough!

    Three others that I have visited, are run by Mennonites. Their cotton selection is good, prices are good, but not very large as they carry a lot of other fabrics too. Floradale has a nice cotton selection upstairs. I usually raid her scrap bin. Shady Lawn fabrics in Farewell is another fabric shop. They had an amazing supply of 2 - 3 dollar/ meter fabrics that I raided. I spent $57.00 there and was thrilled with my bags full of fabric. Jantzi's in Wallaceville makes my head hurt. She has fabric piled high and deep, and you just can't get a proper look at everything and I'm always afraid of making the piles fall over.

    And I just recall another Mennonite store, north of Mount Forest, near Conn, but the name escapes me. They are Bernina dealers and carry fabric as well. Just looked it up in the yellow pages, and they are called Creekbank. She has some nice quilts displayed with kits. I have taken two classes with her.

    I stumbled upon a fabric shop in St Mary's this past summer. My daughter and I were at the Piece Makers Quilt show, and thought we'd browse the town. I don't recall the name of the shop and she didn't have a great deal of inventory, but she had FQ bundles on for half price. How could I resist!

    Sometimes the best shops are the ones you just stumble upon, and find the cutest fabrics that just call out to you.

    I need to check out New Hamburg and Fergus one of these days. I could never find the one in Fergus, thanks for directing us there.

    I've enjoyed reading all the little places everyone likes to frequent, thank you!
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    You look like you get around pretty good yourself, Phranny! Thanks for all the extra info!!!I love checking out the Menno stores and "exploring" all their other inclusions!

    Floradale I've been to many a time. Anyone who goes there, will want to have lunch down the street ....
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...2-t162382.html
    It's in the old general store and is quite enticing as you can see from the above pics. The nice thing is that they didn't go in and gut the place and modernize, but have left as much of the original as possible, including the fixtures and cabinetry and then worked around that to keep the theme. Besides ... the food is totally Mennonite delicious! Of course, you might pick up some baking at the General Store when getting your fabrics!

    Haven't been to Farewell or Wallaceville. Checked the map, but where is Wallaceville? I'm thinking it's a blink, so not on the map!! And thinking perhaps one or both are "down the lane" shops, in a Mennonite home?

    A friend lives near Creekbank and she raves about them! I was supposed to go there this week with her, but plans changed. Hopefully, soon! While in the neighbourhood, head into Mount Forest to Knotty Pine Dry Goods. It's off the main street next to Karen's Restaurant. A bit of on street parking or park across the street in the grocery store (Foodland?) parking lot. Found that one a few years ago, thanks to the guys at the local farm dealership!!

    Glad I am not the only one that could not find Undercover in Fergus. I'd even asked at Tim Horton's next door and they said, oh no, there's no where in Fergus for fabrics! Obvious they weren't quilters! Now you have me thinking Phranny ... are we neighbours?

    Another happen-chance place is Wallenstein General Store. Not a lot of quilting fabrics, but I do seem to come out with something, most times. Last visit there, there were several bolts of Civil War fabrics, which surprised me. Because they were so low priced, I didn't think they could be, til I came home and researched to discover they definitely were! Must have been part of a job lot sell off. Oh well, my stash really didn't need more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    And ... are there really Seven Sisters?



    AllTheLovely ... I was intro Triangle today for some more bobbins and told Krista we were talking about her ...

    and all the good things you'd said. She was thrilled!!
    Nope not seven..only 2 sisters! Great little store!

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    QuiltE, Wallaceville is 4 miles east of Gowanstown, near Listowel. Yes, it's in a home, and as I recall she is closed Saturday and Sunday. I've driven out there on a Saturday only to be disappointed.

    I'm located near Palmerston, so does that make us neighbours????
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    Phranny ... Funny enough, I was thinking of that area, knowing there is a farm by the name of Wallaceview, and knew it was Wallace Township! Neighbours yes, in that I am from the south end of the county! At least a LOT closer than may of our other fellow QB friends!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    And ... are there really Seven Sisters?



    AllTheLovely ... I was intro Triangle today for some more bobbins and told Krista we were talking about her ... and all the good things you'd said. She was thrilled!!

    Thank you, QuiltE! I'm hardly ever out that way. They fully deserve all the kudos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllTheLovely View Post
    Thank you, QuiltE! I'm hardly ever out that way. They fully deserve all the kudos!
    You'll be back, when you are ready for a new machine.
    Or come sooner just to test drive a machine and know what you are wanting on your wish list!!!

    If you come this way, let me know and perhaps we can rendez-vous there, or elsewhere.
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