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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

10 Great Canadian Online Fabric Stores

10 plus Great Canadian Online Fabric Stores

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 . . . 

For one thing, shipping costs from the US can sometimes be outrageous. Also, you have to take into account the current Canadian/US dollar exchange rate, which is pretty high right now. 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.

I still prefer to shop my local stores, but below are 10 of my favourite Canadian online fabric stores with their shipping rates. This is not an exhaustive list. These are just the main stores that I go to if I shop online. If you have any Canadian online shops you like that aren't listed here, let me know.



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A very nice selection of fabrics.

"We ship via Canada Post, which base their prices on volume whereby the dimensions of the package and the weight factor into the price, along with a fluctuating fuel surcharge.

We cannot know what the shipping rate will be until we weigh and measure the package to be sent. . ."

2. Canadian National Fabric
This is one of my favourite online fabric store. The selection of quality fabrics is excellent and pricing is good. You can also collect points on your purchases.

$5 flat rate shipping anywhere in Canada.
FREE shipping on orders over $75.

3. Dinkydoo Modern Fabrics
A very nice selection of modern fabrics.

$8.99 flat rate under $99
FREE shipping for orders $99+

4. NEW Fabric Spark

$5 for orders up to $25
$8 to $11 for orders from $25 to $149
$150 and over - FREE

4. Flare Fabrics
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

5. Fridays Off Fabric Shop
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.

6. Hamels Fabrics
Excellent, large selection of fabrics.

Starts at $5.50 depending on how much you spend.
FREE shipping on orders $200 or more.

7. Log Cabin Yardage
If you want to build your stash, they have a good fabric club which 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.

8. Mad About Patchwork
Great selection of fabrics at reasonable prices.

Order less than $175 - 7.95
Orders over $175 - FREE

9. NEW Runaway Quilts

$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 (To a maximum of $40 in shipping costs. They'll notify you first if your shipping will be more than $40)

10. Sew Sisters
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

11. NEW Sparrow Quilt Company
Good tutorials. Longarm service. Very nice products line.

FREE shipping over $200

12. NEW Stitch It Central
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.

13. NEW Stitch in the Ditch
Sells a variety of products for quilters and sewists.

Shipping costs are based on actual rates charged by Canada Post.

14. NEW Two Flying Geese
Very pretty, modern fabrics. Good selection of the most popular quilt patterns out there.

All packages are shipped via Canada Post. If your order is greater than $150 before taxes and after discounts, shipping is free.
If your order is less than $150 before taxes and after discounts, shipping is a flat rate of $7.

15. NEW Woven Fabric Gallery
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


  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...

    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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  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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