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Duncan & Kate Fabrics – a Canadian Online Fabric Store {giveaway + discount}

2014 November 20

Wow! This post marks the 10th Canadian Online Fabric Store in our series! Now… only about 48 more shops to go – yikes! Alright… We’ve got a fun one for you today! I’d like to introduce you to Karyn, owner of Duncan & Kate Fabrics. This PEI based shop sells organic cotton knits (and ships internationally) – hooray for apparel fabric! And it’s c-uuute! (P.S. There’s a super generous giveaway and a discount code for this shop at the end of the post – scroll down if you can’t wait.)

When Karyn contacted me I was so excited to see her shop and hear her story. She stocks Lillestoff, Stenzo, and their own range of exclusive Duncan & Kate Fabrics in both her Etsy Shop and on her Facebook page. If you love the European style knits, you are in for a treat. She’s even got some stripes to choose from – and you know how hard those are to find! Her story is amazing, and she’s designing some of the fabrics herself! I had such a hard time narrowing my favorites down… here are only a few of them.

In a little bio about her shop, this is what Karyn had to say: I am a Mum of two young children, and I love to sew for them! Our family moved at the end of 2013 from Scotland to PEI, Canada, to be closer to my family (I’m originally from PEI) and its been so wonderful being back in Canada again. It was a hard year for us as my husband was only able to join us (due to the immigration process) in September of this year – and we are pretty ecstatic to be back together as a family again now! In fact, my Love Home fabric design is all about childhood memories of “home”, and I look forward to sharing all of these amazing childhood traditions and memories with my children, and hopefully with their children too some day.

Thread Riding Hood: Why did you decide to start Duncan & Kate Fabrics?

Karyn: When my daughter was born, we lived in a really rural area of Scotland, so I started sewing things for her as there were no shops nearby, and I fell instantly in love with all the amazing organic knits available in Europe. I got a lot of compliments about the clothing I made, and people started asking me to make things for them. Which of course, meant I got to order more fabric; it became my husband’s favourite thing to say (while rolling his eyes!) “You have so much fabric, you should open your own shop.” I took his advice and opened my shop selling organic European knit fabrics in early 2013. We have since moved to Canada, and I am so pleased to be able to offer amazing European sourced organic knit fabrics that are not readily available in North America.

Thread Riding Hood: What is your favorite type of sewing project?

Karyn: I usually sew clothing for children and women from knit fabrics at the moment. But, high on my list of things I want to learn to sew is a quilt. I think they are just so beautiful, and I am totally in awe of people who can make quilts. My grandmother started to put together pieces for a quilt in the early 1950s but she never got to finish it. I have all the pieces and some day I will finish it, and then pass it down to my daughter. The colours in the fabrics are so amazing and bright, and its really special to me to have the pieces that my Grandmother had hand stitched together.

Thread Riding Hood: What is something coming up in the near future that you are especially excited about?

Karyn: In addition to some new fabric designs I am currently working on for our own range of organic cotton knits, I will also be stocking a new range of amazing European organic sweat shirt fabric and a range of solid colour organic cotton knit fabrics in the next couple of months. I am also excited to be introducing a new program for small business owners who sew items for sale; eligible members will receive a discount on all purchases, special offers from time to time, and flat rate shipping. Anyone who is interested in applying for this new program, please send an email to

Did you catch that bit about her grandmother’s quilt? What a great project – and all of you handmade sellers won’t want to miss her new program (with discounts!) either!

Karyn has generously given us a “Choose Your Own Prize” giveaway. These are the best because you can pick whatever you’d like from the Duncan & Kate shop! One very fortunate reader will win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Duncan & Kate Fabrics Etsy shop… just imagine what you could buy with that!

This giveaway is open to everyone, internationally from today until midnight on Tuesday evening, November 25th. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter – and if you don’t have Facebook to sign in with, just use your name and email address. There’s a “click to enter” no social media login entry too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Ok… so you’re ready to start shopping? Many thanks to Karyn, you can click over to Duncan & Kate Fabrics and use the code “THREADRIDINGHOOD10″ to get 10% off your purchase. This discount is valid all of the way up until December 10th, 2014. Hooray! Here are a few more fabrics to get you started.

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  1. November 21, 2014

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I always love visiting your blog. You are a great inspiration. I’ve also listed your giveaway on my Giveaway List for just sewers & quilters at Thanks again.

  2. jennifer permalink
    November 21, 2014

    Love seeing Duncan and Kate fabrics on Facebook. Beautiful fabric and excellent creations!

  3. Erin Austin permalink
    November 21, 2014

    My fave fabric has to be Sew in Love by lillestoff, I already ordered 2 metres, but I’m tempted to buy more! Lol

  4. Sarah permalink
    November 21, 2014

    Karyn has a great selection- so nice to be able to get these gorgeous knits in Canada now! Even if it does feed the ‘addiction’ lol.

  5. Sandy permalink
    November 21, 2014

    My favourite is sunny skies! Thanks!

  6. Sandy permalink
    November 21, 2014

    My favourite is sunny skies! Thanks!

  7. Andrea permalink
    November 21, 2014

    My Daughter would love cats and Daisy. And my son woul love there you go. All the fabrics look so great! Ice ordered from Karyn before. Love her fabric and the customer service is ecellent :)

  8. Linda Brown permalink
    November 21, 2014

    I love the Bamboo fabric with the koala bears….cute

  9. Janie permalink
    November 21, 2014

    Nice shop and selection. Maybe because it is freezing here. I would go with Sunny Skies. Ha! Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. November 21, 2014

    love mr. fox and here we go!

  11. Sonja Mclane permalink
    November 21, 2014

    what a great Christmas present this would be for me!!!!!

  12. Debbie Rogowski permalink
    November 21, 2014

    I love these Duncan & Kate fabrics, they make you think of kids having fun!!

  13. lori permalink
    November 21, 2014

    Love Katy!

  14. Brenda permalink
    November 21, 2014

    I love the 3 little pigs fabric, plus I am a sucker for any fabric with a dog on it – that doggie detective fabric is a must have.

  15. Sarah J. permalink
    November 21, 2014

    Love their fabric selection- thanks for sharing this lovely shop with us! I would love some Bike Boy for my little guy (hard to find cool boy knit fabric!) and Spring Love for my girl (or whatever she picked because she’s 4 going on 24!).

  16. November 21, 2014

    my fav fabric is: Flora – Lillestoff :) thanks!

  17. November 21, 2014

    I love the Dicky Bird print or some of the navy and white stripe for a maxi skirt for myself.

  18. Gill permalink
    November 21, 2014

    I like Mr Fox in green

  19. Valerie Boudier permalink
    November 21, 2014

    Beautiful fabrics

  20. Sarah permalink
    November 21, 2014

    I really like the Mr. Fox fabric!

  21. Michele Timms permalink
    November 21, 2014

    This shop is new to me!! Great selection and I love Organic cotton stretch jersey knit fabric, One a Tuesday co-ordinating – Lillestoff!! Thanks for the chance to win such a generous giveaway!!

  22. WendyMD permalink
    November 21, 2014

    I really like the Sew in Love and the Fancy Folk is just too cute!

  23. Allison CB permalink
    November 21, 2014

    Too cute!!! Happy Friday!!!!

  24. Victoria McPhail permalink
    November 21, 2014

    Love the bloombird!

  25. Monique permalink
    November 21, 2014

    Mr. Fox. Thank you!

  26. November 21, 2014

    I love all the fabrics Karyn has designed. Bike boy may be favourite right now.

  27. Stacey permalink
    November 21, 2014

    I love the LOVE HOME fabric!

  28. Danie permalink
    November 21, 2014

    I love the Flora – Lillestoff. The flowers are so pretty!

  29. Diane beavers permalink
    November 21, 2014

    Organic Cotton Jersey Knit in Beach Lion

  30. Dawn Jones permalink
    November 21, 2014

    I like the Scooter Dots.

  31. Kathy E. permalink
    November 21, 2014

    Very pretty fabrics here! One of my favorites is Sunny Skies – Lillestoff …it just makes me happy!

  32. barbara woods permalink
    November 21, 2014

    i liked Kate Jersy

  33. November 21, 2014

    I like Wonderland, but I LOVE Love Home! Adorable! I would have so much fun making things for my daughter with that!!

  34. Veronika permalink
    November 21, 2014

    I love that mr fox one so much! And also the Katy one- the girl riding the bicycle. So so cute!!!

  35. katie permalink
    November 21, 2014

    i love the bike boy fabric best although I object to the name because it would be for my daughter

  36. auschick in va permalink
    November 21, 2014

    I love the maritime dots jersey!

  37. November 21, 2014

    Oh good heavens! I think it would take me all day to choose a favorite! Thank you for the giveaway, and the information on Canadian online fabric shops!

  38. Chris permalink
    November 22, 2014

    I’m thinking Sunny Skies. We need it.

  39. Jan c. In La. permalink
    November 22, 2014

    I like cats and daisy. Thanks so much for the nice giveaway.

  40. Cathy permalink
    November 22, 2014

    I love the 3 little pigs fabric, always need more boy fabric. Thanks for the chance.

  41. Cathy permalink
    November 22, 2014

    I love the 3 little pigs fabric, always need more ‘boy’ fabric! Thanks for the chance!

  42. Cathy permalink
    November 22, 2014

    Love the 3 little pigs fabric, always need more ‘boy’ fabric! Thanks for the ideas.

  43. nadiya permalink
    November 22, 2014

    I love the mr. fox on green

  44. Diana Z permalink
    November 22, 2014

    Love the Mr Fox in green. Cute.

  45. November 22, 2014

    Thanks for this giveaway. The Mr. Fox fabric is gorgeous.

  46. November 22, 2014

    Really love the Maritime Dots from Lillestoff!

  47. Joan permalink
    November 22, 2014

    Currently my fave is Katy, but it changes hourly as there are so many lovely ones.

  48. November 22, 2014

    Great fabrics! I love the Wonderland print!

  49. Hayley permalink
    November 23, 2014

    Ooh tough choice I love the X daisy love

  50. Wendy permalink
    November 23, 2014

    My daughter can’t decide which would go best in her Christmas present quilt!…the prize would decide for us…and I’ll have to sew quickly! Thanks for the chance!

  51. Emily C permalink
    November 23, 2014

    I like Spring Love.

  52. Lori Morton permalink
    November 23, 2014

    Love soooo many…but absolutely LOVE “Love Home”… Awesome! :)

  53. Lee permalink
    November 23, 2014

    I love the sunny skies jersey!

  54. Peggy Gibbs permalink
    November 23, 2014

    I like the Duncan and Kate Seagulls/Anchors fabric.

  55. November 23, 2014

    I’m always on the hunt for fabulous canadian retailers! I absolutely LOVE the Fisherman print – what a fun fabric for some cute boy clothes!

  56. darlene macdonald permalink
    November 24, 2014

    I fell in love with 3 little pigs. So charming. :)

  57. Alejandra Corbella permalink
    November 24, 2014

    My favorite is the organic cotton strech knit fabric pink

  58. Nicole Sender permalink
    November 24, 2014

    I like Mr. Fox in green, organic cotton knit jersey fabric – Euro knit imported from Germany – so soft and stretchy!

  59. Rachael permalink
    November 24, 2014

    Sew in love.. My fav! Not enough Sewing machine prints!!

  60. Pam permalink
    November 24, 2014

    Oh it’s so hard to choose, I have to go with Cats and Daisy as my daughter loves cats :)

  61. November 25, 2014

    I’m loving the striped jersey – especially in turquoise!

    Thanks for introducing me to a new and fabulous Canadian shop, Sherri. I’m so glad you do this series.

  62. Jenna O permalink
    November 25, 2014

    I love the one with Koalas!

  63. Kristin permalink
    November 25, 2014

    I adore the green fox fabric! So cute!

  64. Tammy permalink
    November 25, 2014

    The navy with white stripes is a lovely, classic knit. This is my favourite.

  65. Sarah permalink
    November 25, 2014

    Love Flora!!

  66. November 25, 2014

    Sunny skies is just too cute for words!

  67. jonquil permalink
    November 25, 2014

    Mr. Fox is my favorite!

  68. Jennifer permalink
    November 25, 2014

    Katy is great! Cute selections.

  69. Laura E. permalink
    November 25, 2014

    Love Katy!

  70. November 25, 2014

    I am a fan of the versatile stripes… I know, boring. The foes are super cute though. Thanks for the giveaway!

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