I’ve been asked a few times recently where I shop for fabric. I’ve been responding to Facebook and Instagram requests for this information and when my friend Jennifer said to me, “how will I ever remember this?” I though maybe it’s time to park all this information into a new blog post. It has been a while since I’ve listed all my favourite Canadian fabric sources and I’ve definitely come across some new favourites in the last little while.
So, without further ado, some of my favourite Canadian fabric and thread sources right now!
Locally (to me) in Winnipeg:
Owner Leslie is fairly new to the Winnipeg market but she’s coming in strong. Every time I’ve been to her store (which has been at least three times in the last 6 weeks) there are more and more fabrics to choose from as she fills up her shop! Keystone Quilts carries modern, recently released prints from my favourite designers and manufacturers – and I usually spot something I love and must have! Also, Leslie will order in Go! dies which is awesome because shipping is often very pricy on these. Last time I was in the shop, I couldn’t leave without picking up the latest Missouri Star Quilt Company Magazine. For blog followers not in Winnipeg, Keystone ships and you can purchase online. And yes, she sells Aurifil.
Quilt as Desired
This is Winnipeg’s long-time running local quilt store and they have a ton of expertise. I love them because they sell Janome and have everything I need as far as attachments, plus they are always there to help me answer my sewing machine related questions. If you haven’t been to their store lately – go! They have added a TON of new fabrics, in all the new lines. I was actually a little overwhelmed when I was in there just the other week (not that it stopped me from making a few new purchases).
Just a short drive from Winnipeg is this lovely quilt shop in Winkler, Manitoba. I met owner Shari Ann at a Winnipeg quilt event where she had a booth set up for her shop. I loved EVERYTHING she had on display. Follow the Road 17N Facebook page for tons of inspiration and ideas. Even though the drive isn’t very far, ordering from Road 17N is super easy and shipping is economical as well. If you’re looking for whether they have a certain fabric line in stock, just email and ask! And – they also carry Aurifil!
Seam Allowance Fabrics
This little gem of an Etsy store is my most recent find and one that is sure to be a bit dangerous. Nikki is based out of Oakbank but ships all over, carrying a modern line of Cotton + Steel, Art Gallery, Michael Miller and knits. The photo up top is from my purchase from her. The Art Gallery Sacred Seeds has already been made into a Wiksten Tank, and I couldn’t resist a bit of the Cotton + Steel Harajuku in Aqua.
Online Canadian Stores:
Another recent find but fast becoming one of my favourite stores. Alanna carries beautiful designer fabrics like Alison Glass, Anna Maria Horner, and my very favourite – a recent addition of Cotton + Steel Double Gauze (*swoon*!!). I can’t wait to share with you what I made with the fabric I purchased from her recently (that post will come later this week). And if you are looking to add to your fabric stash, you can’t go wrong with signing up for Le Club – a monthly subscription of designer fabric! Plus, Friday’s Off carries Aurifil. And their shipping rates are crazy good.
Sew Sisters has been around for a while and carries a broad range of fabrics. I recently took advantage of some free shipping to purchase some Kaffe Fassett for an upcoming quilt project. They offer free shipping a couple times a year so sign up for their news letter to get advance notice. And, they carry Aurifil. Are you starting to sense a trend yet?!
Stitch in the Ditch
If you are looking for quilting rulers or Go! dies, this site is worth spending some time on. Again, sign up for their newsletter as they have free shipping with purchases over $50 a couple times a year.
Where’s your favourite store to shop for fabric?