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Fabric Spark – a Canadian Online Fabric Store {+ a giveaway!}

2014 April 4

Welcome to an Online Fabric Store post with a giveaway today! I get to introduce you to the 7th Canadian Online Fabric Store in our series - Fabric Spark, located in Toronto, Ontario. Since I’ve been collecting online fabric shops on Pinterest, I’ve had quite a few contact me and ask to be added to the list. Daryl’s shop opened just recently and already she has an extensive and beautiful collection!

Daryl worked in advertising and marketing for 30 years before she sold her business and took a year to “live creatively” in 2013. The name of her store comes from a desire for every fabric she chooses to spark your imagination – to get you thinking about what you could create with it! I’ll let her tell you a bit more about her background…

“I’m from a large family of do-it-yourselfers. They’re all really creative and we are great cheerleaders for each other’s work. We do a few group projects too. Last year we were dying fabric at the cottage and all of us had purple hands for a few days.

I’ve been sewing since Miss Fair taught me how to straighten the grain in Grade 7. I’m sure she didn’t predict that I would stick with it, but I’ve always loved fabric and have an embarrassingly large personal stash. I buy fabric when I travel and people buy me fabric as gifts. I’m especially fond of Indian textiles, I have a few saris that I treasure.”

When Daryl contacted me, she wanted to know if I would like to curate my own fat quarter bundle for her shop. Would I? Ummm… ya! So, without further ado – here is the Thread Riding Hood Fat Quarter Bundle currently available for sale at Fabric Spark! (Eeeekkk!) I’m so excited to have been able to choose from Daryl’s amazing selection. I still have the page I printed out with over 35 fabrics to add to my “must have” list!

Thread Riding Hood: What inspired you to start Fabric Spark?

Daryl: “I called 2013 my year of living creatively.  I committed to making every gift that year, and in the process, became smitten with this amazing community of creative talent around fabric, quilting and sewing.  They are generous, inventive, funny and enthusiastic makers. I think that collective is what really inspired me.”

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

Daryl“I think the honest answer is whatever I’m working on in that moment.  I’ve only made a couple of quilts but I loved making them.  With my sisters, I slipcovered all of the old furniture in my little cabin in the woods and loved that.  I love smaller projects like bags and pillows.  I am probably the most chicken around apparel – but I LOVE the Merchant & Mills patterns so I’m being brave and sewing clothes.”

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

Daryl“I’ll be at Creativ Festival on April 25 and 26.  Fabric Spark will have a booth in the show.  I’m excited and curious to see what that’s like.  I have four sisters helping me who are all incredibly talented makers (sewing, knitting, needlepoint, felting, etc.).  I’m excited about us being there together, though not at the same time…we won’t all fit.”

Daryl is giving away my most favorite fat quarter bundle ever – mine! (hee, hee!) This giveaway is open to all Thread Riding Hood readers, internationally (No one gets left out, hooray!). It will be run from today, April 4th – until Thursday, April 10th at midnight. Enter by filling out as many sections as you wish in the Rafflecopter widget below. More points = more chances to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
And just so you have somewhere to start shopping… like you need an excuse?! Here are links to all of the Thread Riding Hood bundle fabrics – pick your favorites and go get ‘em! Of course, they are amazing all together – so you can also get the bundle here.

Note: Fabric Spark is a Thread Riding Hood sponsor and I have received my own fat quarter bundle as part of this post. As usual, I will not post anything that I don’t love myself, and my opinions will always be my own.


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  1. April 4, 2014

    I’d probably make a wristlet as they are my favourite item at the moment and these fabrics are awesome! :)
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  2. April 4, 2014

    PS – I like FabricSpark with my business page, @Carla’sCreations. :)
    Carla recently posted… Finance Friday…My Profile

  3. Sarah G permalink
    April 4, 2014

    Oh this would be wonderful!!

  4. April 4, 2014

    o that is pretty! I’d make a small quilt, I think! :)
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  5. Jenniffer Howling permalink
    April 4, 2014

    I just tested a bag that I would love those brights for. Very classy.

  6. April 4, 2014

    Well, I’d use it in my Thread Riding Hood Quiet Book SAL of course, and use some for 2″ squares in my WIP PSQ. And …..
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  7. Caroline permalink
    April 4, 2014

    J’ai beaucoup de projets de décoration pour la maison….j’hésite, mais je vais probablement être tentée de faire un nouveau sac à main.

  8. Ashley permalink
    April 4, 2014

    I’d use it for some little bags or clutches. Great fabric selection and great giveaway! I love learning about new Canadian fabric shops.

  9. Stacey permalink
    April 4, 2014

    I’d love to make a yoga bag with that lovely fabric.

  10. Chelsea permalink
    April 4, 2014

    I think I would make a nice bright Spring into Summer clutch!! Love the Brights, especially the top one! That would make a really sharp exterior for a clutch for sure!! Thanks for the shot at such a nice Give Away :)

  11. April 4, 2014

    I’d make beanbags for my son, and a few make-up bags for me.
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  12. Laura permalink
    April 4, 2014

    I would make some zipper pouches and wristlets.

  13. Emily permalink
    April 4, 2014

    Super cute fabric prints!

  14. Hazel Bartoszek permalink
    April 4, 2014

    I think I would make pot holders .Can’t wait to meet you at the festival .

  15. Gillian permalink
    April 4, 2014

    What a pretty bundle… Good for quilt making! Excited to see Fabric spark at the creativ festival!

  16. April 4, 2014

    Thrilled to come across a new Canadian shop! I love this bundle and would make a quilt with it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. Beth permalink
    April 4, 2014

    I would make myself a nice new spring bag!

  18. jonquil permalink
    April 4, 2014

    I would make a lovely backpack-style summer bag.

  19. Ladora permalink
    April 4, 2014

    Would love to make a comfort quilt to be shared in our community! Great fabrics! :)

  20. Timea permalink
    April 4, 2014

    I would probably make something for my daughter, little skirt or a little bag. Beautiful fabrics, thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Quilting Tangent permalink
    April 4, 2014

    I would put it into my stash, and add it to a quilt when the fabric was just right.

  22. Faye Nettles permalink
    April 4, 2014

    I am collecting fabrics for a quilt now. These will got perfectly with those.

  23. Jackie permalink
    April 4, 2014

    Great fabric selection.

  24. April 4, 2014

    I would make some fabric basket for my new grand baby due I. September

  25. Tammy permalink
    April 4, 2014

    I think some beautiful pouches sewn up for birthday gifts would make good use of this prize package. Thanks for the opportunity!

  26. Kerri Findling permalink
    April 4, 2014

    I would make sleep sacks for my still to be born niece and nephew!

  27. Debbie Rogowski permalink
    April 4, 2014

    I love your collection!! it’s like it speaks Threadriding hood :) I think I would make two different bags one highlighting the moths and the other highlighting the bunnies. Both have wonderful coordinating fabrics.

  28. LindaNF permalink
    April 4, 2014

    I would definitely use these fabrics in a quilt or I would make them into some gorgeous fabric baskets!

  29. Marilou permalink
    April 4, 2014

    Use them to makea rag doll :)

  30. April 4, 2014

    I need a drawstring bag for my knitting, and after that, hmm, I don’t know, but I’m sure they will be loved.
    I’ll look for her booth at the Creative Festival.
    lisa m recently posted… Triangles in the SpringMy Profile

  31. Cindy Dahlgren permalink
    April 5, 2014

    I would make a multi-zip bag with it, or a purse of some sort.

  32. Reece permalink
    April 5, 2014

    I’d make a purse, a coffee cozy and a mug rug! Such pretty fabric!

  33. DeborahGun permalink
    April 5, 2014

    I would use it for some zippy pouches

  34. pkmegs permalink
    April 5, 2014

    Would use it for a lap quilt.

  35. April 5, 2014

    I’m behind in reading my bloglovin’ feed, but – hooray – it’s not to late to join this give-away! :) I like the fabric with the butterflies, it’s wonderful!
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  36. Jacklynn Grimm permalink
    April 5, 2014

    What a bright bundle – I would make some pillows with the fabric. Thanks for the give away!

  37. April 5, 2014

    I just found out that I am pregnant with my third! I have no baby stuff because I thought I was done after the last baby five and a half years ago. So I would use the fabric to sew a nice diaper bag and baby quilt. :)

  38. Debbie permalink
    April 5, 2014

    I think i would make a lap quilt, but a nice spring tote would be great, too.

  39. April 5, 2014

    I would make a dress (or two or three) for my little girl! Beautiful fabric

  40. April 5, 2014

    Would love to make my first quilt with it. Count me in!
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  41. Beatrice permalink
    April 5, 2014

    Super cute prints.

  42. Brenda permalink
    April 5, 2014

    How exciting to find another online Canadian fabric store. I will definitely be looking for Fabric Spark at Creativ this year.

  43. ashley permalink
    April 6, 2014

    I like the nightgowns featured on ThreadRiding Hood. I have two little girls who would love them!

  44. Nicole Sender permalink
    April 6, 2014

    Awesome fabric! I’d use the fabric in the 2 scrappy quilts I’m sewing.

  45. April 6, 2014

    I have some new dress patterns I’d love to try out, and these fabrics would be perfect!

  46. barbe permalink
    April 6, 2014

    i think it would be pretty as a baby quilt

  47. Robyn permalink
    April 6, 2014

    I would definitely make a purse, and maybe a few for friends!

  48. Kristine permalink
    April 6, 2014

    I would make a new purse for Spring :)

  49. April 6, 2014

    I would incorporate the into my stash! I am collecting corals and grays to put with mint and blues for a feather quilt. So these fabrics would be used all over the place! Thanks for the chance to win.

  50. Adrienne L permalink
    April 7, 2014

    I just made a really neat boxy makeup bag I saw on another blog. I think I’d make that. Thanks for the opportunity and the cool fabrics. Love em.

  51. April 8, 2014

    I would make a purse for my mom, my daughter and one for me!
    Then create a travel set to show off! :-) ha

  52. Sue R permalink
    April 8, 2014

    I would definitely make some wallets & bags – so glad I found a local online fabric store :)

  53. Hannah permalink
    April 8, 2014

    I think I would make a tote!

  54. nicola lang permalink
    April 8, 2014

    I would live to make a spring bag with these. So pretty!

  55. Glogirl permalink
    April 8, 2014

    I would use this fabric to make tote bags.

  56. April 9, 2014

    Hoard it! And pet it. And love it. Lol. No. I’d make skirts for my three girls with it.

  57. Rachel Thomson permalink
    April 10, 2014

    Great bundle! I love the bunnies:) I think I’d make some pillows.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  58. Tamara permalink
    April 10, 2014

    Woohooo!!! Love this!

    • Tamara permalink
      April 10, 2014

      I would probably make some make-up bags or clutches :D

  59. April 10, 2014

    Wow, beautiful fabrics, thanks so much for the chance to win these!
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  60. Megs permalink
    April 10, 2014

    I’m very new to sewing. If I won the fat bundle, I’d take suggestions! :)

  61. Wendy permalink
    April 10, 2014

    I’ve been obsessed with sewing wallets lately, they take such little fabric for big impact. FQ’s would be perfect! :)

  62. Cathy permalink
    April 10, 2014

    Just found your blog, spent way too much time reading it!!

  63. April 10, 2014

    Awesome bundle! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  64. April 10, 2014

    Fun bundle! I’d make a couple of deco pillows!

  65. April 10, 2014

    They would probably end up in something quilted or a bag :) Love hearing about new Canadian shops!
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    • April 11, 2014

      I’m so glad you like the series! I’m hoping to keep it a bit more regular now :) Glad it helps!

  66. April 10, 2014

    That colour-rich set of fabrics looks like it wants to become a set of bags – a tote with several matching/co-ordinating zipper pouches – with a matching headband :) Happy to find a new (LOCAL yet!) Canadian quilt store – off to check out the site :D
    Sandra :) recently posted… Tassimo and Penguins :D My Profile

    • April 11, 2014

      Thanks Sandra, so glad the series is helping you out! What did you think of her selection? :)

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