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Double Decker Fabric – a Canadian Online Fabric Store!

2013 March 22

*** The giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering! Find out who won here. ***

Welcome to the second Canadian Online Fabric Store interview! This time we are talking to Dorienne Fairbanks from Double Decker Fabric.

Dorienne’s shop is located at her acreage near the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. She loves the outdoors and even posted a photo of a moose walking through her backyard on Instagram the other day! She has just started her shop and has a lot of really great modern fabrics with matching solids.  Word has it she might (ha!) be having a grand opening giveaway (Riley Blake Chevrons!) until the 25th – check out her blog this week!

Here are a few of my favorites from her site:

(1) Faux Bois (2) Retro Lunch Box (3) Gray Chevron
(4) Teal Diamond (5) Little Red Riding Hood (6) Star Pods

Now, let’s talk with Dorienne!

Thread Riding Hood: What inspired you to start Double Decker Fabric?

Dorienne: “I started Double Decker Fabric for a few reasons. I always wanted to start my own business.  Something that would allow to me work from home and raise my four young children. I love to sew.  Fabric inspires me, makes me happy.  It’s the canvas, the brushes, and the paint of every project.  Sewing is my art form! I just remembering feeling discouraged when I’d start the process of ordering something from the States and get to the shipping page only to learn that it just wasn’t worth the cost.   And packages usually took 3 weeks to arrive.  I started Double Decker Fabric so that I could provide Canadians with a variety of fun and fresh fabrics with all the benefit of buying in Canada; low shipping costs, no customs, and quicker shipping.”

Thread Riding Hood: What is your favorite sewing project you have worked on, recently or in the past?

Dorienne: “Recently, I’ve been sewing gifts for friends who have had babies.  I love homemade gifts.  I’ve been doing a lot of diaper clutches, bow ties and a quilt.  But I think my favorite project I’ve made would be the quilts for my children and the one for my husband.  They are my biggest fans and I love being able to make them something that they can hold onto for years and look back on with fond memories.  I’m a bit sentimental that way.”

Thread Riding Hood: What is your favorite fabric right now?

Dorienne: “I have to pick one?  I think any sewer would have a hard time just picking one.  But right now I’m dying for my Geekly Chic by Riley Blake Designs to arrive {mar 2013}.  I love retro, quirky fabric.”

Thread Riding Hood: Thanks Dorienne!

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I posted the fabric Dorienne sent me yesterdaynow it’s your turn! Dorienne wants to give away 7 fat quarters of fabric to one lucky Thread Riding Hood reader!

The winner will get one fat quarter of each of the following:

  • Multi Hexies – Textured Basics by Patty Young for Michael Miller
  • Cool Dots – Textured Basics by Patty Young for Michael Miller
  • Turks & Caicos – RJR Fabrics
  • Multi Diamonds – Textured Basics by Patty Young for Michael Miller
  • Lime Diamond – Textured Basics by Patty Young for Michael Miller
  • Orange Solid – Riley Blake Designs
  • Vintage Houndstooth – Textured Basics by Patty Young for Michael Miller

 

This amazing prize is open to all Thread Riding Hood readers worldwide. The giveaway will be open from today, March 22nd, until April 12th, 2013 at midnight. A full three weeks to get all of your entries in folks – no excuses!

 

Here’s how to enter! (Make sure to leave one comment per entry so we can count them all properly!)
  1. Leave a comment on this post. Let us know what you might sew with the bundle if you won!
  2. Extra Entry: Like Double Decker Fabric on Facebook. Leave a comment on this post to say that you did, include your facebook name.
  3. Extra Entry: Check out the Double Decker Fabric Shop. Leave a comment on this post that includes your favorite fabric stocked by Dorienne!
  4. Extra Entry: Check out the Thread Riding Hood Tutorials page. Leave a comment on this post that includes the tutorial you’d like to try next!
  5. Extra Entry: Follow Thread Riding Hood on Twitter. Leave a comment on this post to say that you did, include your twitter feed.
  6. Extra Entry: Tweet about the giveaway with a link to this post and the hashtag #TRHGiveaway. Leave a comment on this post to say that you did.
  7. Extra Entry: Pin the Official Giveaway Pic (directly below this list). Leave a comment on this post to say that you did, include your Pinterest name.
  8. Extra Entry: Blog about the giveaway. Include a link back to this post and the Official Giveaway Pic (directly below this list). Leave a comment on this post that includes your blog url.

 

That’s 8 ways to win everyone! Mr. Random will pick a winner on the morning of Saturday April the 13th. I will email the winner and update this post to include the winners name just as soon as they reply back.

But wait – there’s more!

Dorienne has generously given me a discount – just for you! Shop at Double Decker Fabric throughout the giveaway (March 22nd until April 12th) and get 10% off your order! Use the coupon code: SPRING10 when you are ordering.

Now that you are done entering the contest – go order some fabric! I know I’m drooling over those Riley Blake Gray Chevrons, and there are more of you out there that are too! Make sure you check out the Canadian Online Fabric Store Pinterest board for more Canadian fabric stores! Happy Friday everyone!

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Giveaway Rules: (1) This giveaway is open to everyone worldwide! (2) You must provide a valid comment and email address on this post for each giveaway entry. (3) Winners will be selected via random draw and will be notified by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. (4) The winner will have 72 hours to get back to me with a valid shipping address, otherwise a new winner will be selected. (5) This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. 

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65 Responses leave one →
  1. Laura permalink
    March 22, 2013

    This is so exciting!! The fabrics are beautiful and having two girls, I can see myself making some skirts or summer hats. Fingers crossed!

  2. Laura permalink
    March 22, 2013

    Oh and I “liked” the page on Facebook. My name there is Laura Medrea Edwards.

  3. Laura permalink
    March 22, 2013

    I checked out the Double Decker Fabric Shop and I love the yellow chevron fabric as well as the black mustaches. And with the coupon offer I might have to place an order soon :)

  4. Leanne permalink
    March 22, 2013

    These fabrics are adorable. I’ve been looking for a collection to use for a baby quilt for a close friend who is expecting a baby girl…these fabrics would be perfect. :)

  5. Leanne permalink
    March 22, 2013

    Just “liked” double decker on facebook and pinned the contest!!
    -Leanne Habermehl

  6. Leanne permalink
    March 22, 2013

    Checked out the website…I’m excited that they have Riley Blake and Michael Miller!!! I love the white geekly mustaches!!!

  7. March 22, 2013

    Wow! I love those fabrics!!! I would make a sweet little summer dress for my baby girl – shes due in 6 weeks and will surely be in need of some summer love soon!

  8. March 22, 2013

    I like double decker on facebook! My fb name is Katie McCue :)

  9. March 22, 2013

    Those chevrons are seriously taunting me! Double Decker’s website is definitely filled with lots of eye candy, but the chevron prints have me drooling!

  10. March 22, 2013

    The speedy toteable towel tutorial is right up my alley! We have a beach just three blocks away, and so towels are a summer essential around here!

  11. March 22, 2013

    Pinned it! My Pinterest name is Katie McCue

  12. Rosanna permalink
    March 22, 2013

    Awesome giveaway! Would love to make a few skirts for summer with it!

  13. Rosanna permalink
    March 22, 2013

    I liked them on Facebook- you can find me there at Rosanna Capobianco.

  14. Rosanna permalink
    March 22, 2013

    Checked out the website, I’m loving the Yellow Geekly Glasses. Can’t wait for it to come in stock so I can make a dress for myself :)

  15. Jennifer permalink
    March 22, 2013

    Entry#1: there is a great little toddler backpack that I have in mind for these fabrics. In addition to that, I can’t wait to get my hands on the Geekly Chic collection.

  16. Jennifer permalink
    March 22, 2013

    Entry#2: I have liked Double Decker Fabrics on Facebook.
    FB name is Jennifer Sra

  17. Jennifer permalink
    March 22, 2013

    Entry#3: White Geekly Moustaches.

  18. Jennifer permalink
    March 22, 2013

    Entry#5 @JenniferSra is now following you on Twitter.

  19. Jennifer permalink
    March 22, 2013

    Entry#6 and this will be the last entry as I’d like to get to some sewing tonight :) Pinned on Pinterest by Jennifer Sra.
    Thanks for doing this Sherri!

  20. Shirley permalink
    March 22, 2013

    I would make a quilt with these beautiful fabrics !

  21. Shirley permalink
    March 22, 2013

    I like Double Decker Fabric on facebook ! My FB name is shirley galland

  22. Shirley permalink
    March 22, 2013

    My favorite fabric is Safari Soiree Elephun

  23. Shirley permalink
    March 22, 2013

    The super hero cape would be a very nice project for my kids !

  24. Shirley permalink
    March 22, 2013

    I am following Thread Riding Hood on twitter. My twitter is shirleyxiv

  25. Shirley permalink
    March 22, 2013

    I have tweeted the giveway. Link is https://twitter.com/shirleyxiv/status/315309434735837184

  26. Shirley permalink
    March 22, 2013

    I have pinned the giveaway. My pinterest name is lettuce 007
    http://pinterest.com/pin/249668373064850964/

  27. mom permalink
    March 26, 2013

    Wow. Love those fabrics. They have spring written all over them. They would have to go together as a quilt. I need another grandbaby! :) They would also make beautiful mixed print spring skirts for little girls and I have two granddaughters who would be wonderful models for them!

  28. Pam permalink
    March 26, 2013

    This would make a great summer purse! Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Pam permalink
    March 26, 2013

    I checked out the store and I love Retro in the Forest! It would be great in a baby quilt!

  30. Jennifer Fynn permalink
    April 1, 2013

    Love the Safari Soiree Elephan! So cute and great for a little girl who loves her daddy’s home, Africa!

  31. Heather permalink
    April 6, 2013

    Would love to make some fun skirts for a little girl. These fabrics are beautiful!

  32. Tina R. permalink
    April 6, 2013

    What cute fabrics! Wouldn’t it be fun to win them?! They would make a really cute purse or my mom wants a cute little apron for mothers day and I’ve seen several tutorials for fat quarter aprons online. Lots of cute things could be sewn with these fabrics!

  33. Tina R. permalink
    April 6, 2013

    I checked out Double Decker and I really like the Les Amis Sweet Owlies and Retro in the Forest! SO cute!

  34. Tina R. permalink
    April 6, 2013

    Followed your twitter. I’m @MrsRoosRN

  35. Tina R. permalink
    April 6, 2013

    http://pinterest.com/tinamroos/

    Pinned it, too!

  36. Tina R. permalink
    April 6, 2013

    Tweeted.

    giveaway over at Thread Riding Hood. @sherrisylvesterCheck it out.threadridinghood.com/wordpress/doub…#giveaway #doubledeckerfabric— Mrs Roos (@MrsRoosRN) April 6, 2013

  37. Tina R. permalink
    April 6, 2013

    Liked on FB
    facebook.com/Mrs.Roos

  38. Tina R. permalink
    April 6, 2013

    I am planning on making that super cute super hero cape from your tutorial. one for my son and one for my daughter. What a cute idea!

  39. Kathy E. permalink
    April 6, 2013

    If I were to win this fabric bundle (gush!), I would make a spring table runner for my dining table.

  40. Kathy E. permalink
    April 6, 2013

    The tutorial I’d like to use is the Super Easy Coasters. I’ve made in-the-hoop coasters before, but I’d love to try these and use some of that gorgeous fabric listed above in the giveaway!

  41. Kathy E. permalink
    April 6, 2013

    My favorite stocked fabric is the Safari Soiree in Cream…this would make adorable pieces for babies!

  42. Andrea Franklin permalink
    April 6, 2013

    Lovely fabric! Thanks for the great giveaway! I’d try my hand at skirts for my three grand-girls.

  43. Andrea Franklin permalink
    April 6, 2013

    I plan to make the Super Hero Cape from your tutorials! So stinkin’ cute!

  44. Andrea Franklin permalink
    April 6, 2013

    I pinned the giveaway at Pinterest!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/187321665723373261/

  45. Andrea Franklin permalink
    April 6, 2013

    I liked Double Decker Fabric on Facebook.

  46. Andrea Franklin permalink
    April 6, 2013

    My favorite fabric from Double Decker is: Safari Soiree Polka Dance

  47. Jennifer permalink
    April 8, 2013

    I think I would use these fabrics in a quilt, they’re so bright and cheerful. Or little zippered bags…

  48. Jennifer H permalink
    April 8, 2013

    I really like the Gray Geekly Cassettes at Double Decker, but it’s hard to choose.

  49. Jennifer H permalink
    April 8, 2013

    I really like your Super Hero Cape, Sherri. I know a bunch of three and four year olds who’d love one of those.

  50. Deborah permalink
    April 11, 2013

    This is such gorgeous fabric – I would make some pillow covers to brighten up my guest room/sewing room/music room!

  51. Deborah permalink
    April 11, 2013

    I liked Double Decker fabric on FB (Deborah Gunthorpe)

  52. Deborah permalink
    April 11, 2013

    My favourite fabric in store is in the Navy Chevron.

  53. Deborah permalink
    April 11, 2013

    My favourite tutorial is definitely the Super Hero Cape!

  54. April 12, 2013

    Entry 1:
    Lovely fabrics. I think I can make cute cosmetic pouches with them!

  55. April 12, 2013

    entry 2: Definitely the white geekly mustache!

  56. April 12, 2013

    Entry 3: easy easy coasters from thread riding hood!

  57. Linda Blaszczyk permalink
    April 12, 2013

    Entry 1: would make a baby quilt or a spring apron. So excited to have Dorienne’s store to shop at. She has a fabulous eye for color and pattern so I know there will ALWAYS be fabric to drool over. Now I just have to decide which are must have’s.

  58. Linda Blaszczyk permalink
    April 12, 2013

    Favorites have to be Retro Into the Forest and Rainbow Cheveron. Rainbows have been a favorite ever since I was little. Third choice would be Teal Geekly Records for my young adult daughter who collects vinyl.

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