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Fabric Please! – a Canadian Online Fabric Store {+ discount & giveaway!}

2015 June 16

Hello to you! We are back and rested from our vacation so it’s time for another  Canadian Online Fabric Store series interview! I’m so pleased to introduce Rita, owner of online Canadian shop Fabric Please! today. She has a brand new shop with a not-so-new background. You may know Rita better as author of the blog Pin Pricked Fingers.

I had the pleasure of meeting Rita at the Spring Creativ Festival and it was so much fun to chat with her. Today she’s bringing you a discount and a bundle giveaway from her shop. She is based out of Ontario, Canada – and ships worldwide. (The giveaway is open internationally too!)

“I’m married, I have a 13 year old son and we have two of the goofiest Portuguese Water Dogs on the planet! My family keeps me grounded, fulfilled and laughing.  I’ve lived long enough to know it’s more important to enjoy your work so you can enjoy your life.  In a nut shell, that’s why I started Fabric Please!  I started the business in February 2015 and I’m loving every minute of it!” ~ Rita, owner of Fabric Please!

Alright – here are some of my favorites from her shop…. always the hardest and most fun part of these interviews. I get to drool over the whole shop (figuratively of course!) trying to choose which fabrics to feature.

     
     

 

Thread Riding Hood: Why did you decide to start Fabric Please!?

Rita: I’ve been in the alternative health field (registered massage therapist) for 25 years and I’ve been looking for another career that is a bit gentler on my body.  I’ve been a sewist most of my life and have had a love affair with fabric since I can remember.  It just seemed like a natural fit.

Thread Riding Hood: What is your favorite type of sewing project? Quilting, Apparel… ?

Rita: I prefer quilting and home decor projects.  I like the (almost) instant gratification from transforming a space with fabric.  I dabble in apparel but it’s not my forte.

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

Rita: I’m just so excited about all of it! It’s such a new business, I’m still in the honeymoon faze of it all!  If I had to narrow it down, I’m especially looking forward to the Fall Creativ Festival.  I love the interaction with my customers.  I love working with them to choose the perfect fabric for that special project they are working on or having them find something that sparks a new project idea.

Thread Riding Hood: Thanks Rita! 

One lucky reader will win the 9 fat quarter bundle pictured above! This giveaway is is extra fun for me, because I got to choose the bundle Rita is giving away! She offered to let me choose a blogger bundle from her shop just after she opened and we decided to pair it with this interview and giveaway. If you can’t wait to see if you won the bundle, you can also buy them in her shop!

I’m going to use my bundle to make a quilt-as-you go pillow or two. Something like this Maureen Cracknell Diamond Strings quilt I recently saw. I think these colours will be perfect for it! I can even use the yellow and green in the centre to create the middle diamond shape. (edited: I made the pillow!)

This giveaway is open to everyone, from today (June 16th) until midnight June 23, 2015. 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

We are super lucky because Rita has decided to also offer a discount along with her interview. Use the discount code “THREAD15″ to save 15% on your order at Fabric Please! until July 1, 2015! 

I couldn’t resist choosing a few more of my favorites. Have fun stashing! (P.S. All Fabric Please! shipping costs are flat rate – Canada $8, US $15, International $30!)

     

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Disclosure and Privacy Policy: I asked Fabric Please! to be a part of this series.  I will never recommend or highlight a shop that I do not love, and my opinions will and have always been my own. Thanks for reading! 

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91 Responses leave one →
  1. Beth permalink
    June 16, 2015

    My favorite fabric is the little ninjas!

  2. Michele Timms permalink
    June 16, 2015

    Fabric Please is awesome and I love that it is Canadian

  3. Debbie Rogowski permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I love the Black & White Bundle in the 1 yard cuts, I have a Black and white quilt in mind

  4. Denise/Folsom,Calif. permalink
    June 16, 2015

    LOVE THESE!

    block party happy floral1867.35849
    Block Party – Sandy Gervais

  5. Emily R permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I really like the Daisy Splash- Large Daisy pattern.

  6. Karen F permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I love Bella by Lotta Jansdotter, and thank you for having this give away.

  7. June 16, 2015

    Sherri! Thanks so much for featuring me and my little shop! Good luck to everyone! I wish I could give a bundle to everyone!

  8. Faye Gareau permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I like the Tula Pink true colors and Sherri’s bloggers bundle. Nice to see that Fabric a Please offers flat rate shipping!

  9. andrea permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I like the Season’s Best-Squares fabric! This would make a great backing for a quilt.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Quilting Tangent permalink
    June 16, 2015

    Jardin de Provence – Daphne B – Scroll – June 2015 is my choice.

  11. Anne Simonot permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I love the black & white bundles. Hell, I just love bundles.

  12. June 16, 2015

    Bungalow – Swallow Study. I love the butterflies, and my daughter is going through a purple phase. I do need to find more purple fabric!

  13. Terri van Gulik permalink
    June 16, 2015

    The Whole Caboodle solids bundle.

  14. Pam permalink
    June 16, 2015

    Love the giveaway bundle, and the Woodland Polka Knit!

  15. June 16, 2015

    I love finding new Canadian shops online. Thanks for telling us about this one!

  16. Debra Running permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I’m just starting out with the quilting path and need quite a few notions…love the Olfa Deluxe 45mm Rotary Cutting tool.

  17. Linda Brown permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I like the Polka Dot Bundle – 19pcs – 1/2 Yard Cuts….gotta love polka dots…..

    • Marylou Hildebrandt permalink
      June 16, 2015

      Me too love polka dots

  18. Rhona permalink
    June 16, 2015

    Love the Tula Pink True Colors, and Rita’s shop! Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Nyla-Jean de Boer permalink
    June 16, 2015

    Love text fabrics!

  20. Delaine permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I love the Winter Essentials III – Snowflakes & Ribbon. Thanks!

  21. June 16, 2015

    What gorgeous fabrics.

  22. June 16, 2015

    great give away! I was at the spring show too, as a customer. Im too chicken to drive into Toronto for the fall show, lol. I did meet Rita at the show and bought a great 1 yard cuts bundle of hexi prints, yum!

  23. Sarah J. permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I love your bundle! I could really use the Shimmer black & grey bundle for a quilt I want to make my niece and her soon to be husband!

  24. Claire permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I’d love to win that beautiful bundle of FQs and make a quillow.

  25. LINDA permalink
    June 16, 2015

    HI, THANKS for a neat giveaway!
    My favorites are the Black+White Bundles !

  26. Lee permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I love the Daisy Splash fabric by Jane Dixon!

  27. Nicole Sender permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I like the CANTIK BATIKS – GEM STONES – WINTER SOLSTICE – 2.5″ STRIPS fabric offer!

  28. Katy M permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I love the 3 sisters passport label fabric :) http://fabricplease.com/product/passport-label-april-2015/

  29. Rachel permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I love the polka dot bundles. Hooray for dots!

  30. Sandi permalink
    June 16, 2015

    Gorgeous fabric!

  31. Janie permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I love her Daisy Splash! Thank you for the giveaway!

  32. barbara woods permalink
    June 16, 2015

    i love the polka dots

  33. Kathy Davis permalink
    June 16, 2015

    My favorite fabric is the Meadow – Folk Flowers – Knit.

  34. Emily C permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I love Billet Doux in Shadow Rose. Such a lovely contrast.

  35. Nancy Hilderbrand permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I like the pre cuts and Bali Pops – Batiks – Splash is my favorite

  36. stanleybeagle permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I love that upcoming Happi Horses fabric!

  37. jeannie w permalink
    June 16, 2015

    Love Sweet Nothings Fond by Jeni Baker. Thank you for the chance to win!

  38. jonquil permalink
    June 16, 2015

    My favorite collection is Dowry, I especially like Lineage.

  39. Vicki H permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I like Cameo – Amy Butler – Forget Me Not

  40. Sandy K permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I like Jones – Starred – Citron.

  41. Dot H permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I would love Cantik Batiks – Gem Stones – Christmas Traditions – 2.5″ strips.

  42. Joan M permalink
    June 16, 2015

    My favourite fabric is Block Party Floral by Sandy Gervais. Thank you for the chance to win.

  43. Lisa Marie permalink
    June 16, 2015

    MOONLIGHT AT MIDNIGHT – DRAGONFLY is gorgeous!

  44. Debbie Unelli permalink
    June 16, 2015

    bali batiks pops..Seaholly and everything else! Great fabrics, love a Canadian option!
    Thanks thread riding hood for interviewing and presenting this shop!

  45. Cecilia permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I like the Bali pops, all of them! ☺️

  46. Timea permalink
    June 16, 2015

    I really like Meadow. Great that it is a Canadian store and offers flat rate shipping! Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. Kathy E. permalink
    June 16, 2015

    There’s a lot to love in this shop! One of my faves is So Chic – Pom Pom Play…I have the perfect project for it!

  48. MaryLou permalink
    June 16, 2015

    Year of the Ninja -Ninja Number – Multi is adorable. :) I really like Riley Blake designs.

  49. Doris Mccarty permalink
    June 16, 2015

    DENYSE SCHMIDT – MODERN SOLIDS CHARM PACK – 100PCS. This is my pick.

  50. Linda permalink
    June 17, 2015

    Oh, I love the “Moonlight at Midnight – Dragonfly”. I am crazy for Dragonflies!

    8-)

  51. Pam S permalink
    June 17, 2015

    I like the Friends Choice Fat Quarter bundle. Thanks!

  52. Chris permalink
    June 17, 2015

    I love Tula Pink’s True Colors. I would really like to buy some of this fabric.

  53. Teresa @Aurea's Kitchen permalink
    June 17, 2015

    The Passport-script fabric is lovely. I need more text fabrics in my stash.

  54. Alice Ballerscheff permalink
    June 17, 2015

    Hi. So nice to see a Canadian online fabric shop. I hope it really takes off for her. Thanks for the chance to win that awesome bundle.

  55. June 17, 2015

    I really live the JW Instagrammer FQ bundle. Such bright and pretty colours!

    Laura

  56. Faye Nettles permalink
    June 17, 2015

    I prefer quilting and home decor projects too. That is a happy little bundle!

  57. June 17, 2015

    I like all the black and white Windham fabrics that she has. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!

  58. Claire Ross permalink
    June 17, 2015

    EUPHLORIA- RAPTURE would be my pick x

  59. Andrea permalink
    June 17, 2015

    I tried to pick a favourite fabric, but I’ve gone down the rabbit hole and don’t think I’ll be coming back up anytime soon! So many gorgeous fabrics to look at :)

  60. June 17, 2015

    I love checking out Canadian fabric stores! That little Denyse Schmidt modern solids charm pack would look great on my cutting table.

  61. June 17, 2015

    So many great choices! I especially like the Kim Schaefer fabrics!

  62. Rosanna Ploentzke permalink
    June 17, 2015

    I really like black and white fq’s

  63. auschick permalink
    June 17, 2015

    I love the charcoal jogging fleece!

  64. Deana permalink
    June 17, 2015

    I love the Heather Bailey Ginger Snap snowflake!

  65. Cathy W permalink
    June 17, 2015

    My favourite is Season’s Best: Dots! thanks for the chance

  66. June 17, 2015

    The two Marakesh knits really intrigue me…. thanks for introducing this fabric store!

  67. Quilty permalink
    June 18, 2015

    Bali batiks!

  68. EmilyH permalink
    June 18, 2015

    Love the passport fabric with the maps!

  69. June 19, 2015

    Love the Mixology honeycombs and the Passport map fabric.

  70. MARY LOU TATTON permalink
    June 19, 2015

    I have previously purchased from FabricPlease and the service was excellent.

  71. Kim White permalink
    June 19, 2015

    I love bright colors.

  72. debbie permalink
    June 19, 2015

    Love the polka dot bundle. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  73. Gill permalink
    June 20, 2015

    All of Joel Dewberry’s Bungalow line!!

  74. Jacklynn Grimm permalink
    June 20, 2015

    I really like the new Zen Chic line, Reel Time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  75. Darn Jones permalink
    June 20, 2015

    I like the JARDIN DE PROVENCE line of fabric.

  76. Rose H permalink
    June 21, 2015

    I would probably get the charm pack of modern solids! 100 is a lot of squares to work with, and I love doing HST quilts!

  77. Helen permalink
    June 21, 2015

    The Bali Pops Batiks – Macaroon is beautiful.

  78. Debra R permalink
    June 22, 2015

    Loving your color combinations….inspiring!

  79. Breda permalink
    June 22, 2015

    I love the choice of colours and patterns in this bundle!

  80. Sarah C. permalink
    June 22, 2015

    Loving all the fabrics but I always buy brights I really need some low volume prints so the bundles would be great.

  81. Carla S permalink
    June 22, 2015

    I like the winterberry fabric in winter forest.

  82. Pauline permalink
    June 22, 2015

    Budquette Nightfall voile is my favourite in the Coming Soon fabrics.
    Pauline

  83. Linda Webster permalink
    June 22, 2015

    I love the Solids Bundles, especially the Whole Caboodle!

  84. June 23, 2015

    Best of luck with your new Career. I love the polka dot fabrics.

  85. Louly permalink
    June 23, 2015

    I love the bonbons print.

  86. June 23, 2015

    So much to like! I’m looking forward to the voile from Frances Newcombe

  87. Lori M. permalink
    June 23, 2015

    Oh so many to choose from and you want one…Well Sandy Gervais has some really cute fabric I like….

  88. BJ Marley permalink
    June 23, 2015

    Cantik Batiks – Gem Stones – Winter Solstice – 5″ strips are my favorite

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