On this page you can read a little more about the sponsors of my blog. Although my sponsors pay me for the opportunity to sponsor my blog, I also personally shop at their businesses and recommend them because I like shopping with them - they have products I like, and provide excellent service. All of my sponsors ship to pretty much anywhere in the world.
Fabric Spark is a beautiful on line Canadian shop established by my now real life friend Daryl. Daryl is such a friendly and fun person, generous, thoughtful and fun - I only wish she lived closer to me so I could see her more often.
Daryl has set out to carefully curate the fabrics on offer at Fabric Spark so that each one is beautiful. As she lists each fabric out in her shop, Daryl takes the time to tell us about the fabric and why she chose it and then she shares a "spark" - some creative and inspiring thoughts about how the fabric might be used. I love shopping at this shop where reading about each product also lets you get to know Daryl just a bit more too, and I know you will.
Daryl has great shipping rates and provides impeccable customer service. You can also enjoy the Fabric Spark blog which is here. And finally, for those of you who, like me, also love to knit, Daryl stocks some fantastic bulky yarns by Wool and the Gang and she is has several patterns too.
Green Fairy Quilts generally have popular pre-cuts for the best prices (and they will match advertised prices plus shipping costs), and if you wish you can also pre-order upcoming items. Service is fast, friendly and efficient. They have an excellent Monday deal every week advertised in their newsletter. Shipping in the USA is free and they have reduced rates for Canada and other International shipping too. You can check out Judi's stunning quilting on her blog, Green Fairy Quilts here.
Mad about Patchwork is a lovely Canadian online and bricks and mortar shop located near to Ottawa, Ontario. They have over 175 colours of Kona solids in stock and also stock an excellent selection of new and classic modern prints, basics, notions and books. Shipping is set at flat rates based on the value of your order, and is nice and fast, especially within Canada.
The service at Mad about Patchwork is the best. They have monthly bundles and clubs that you can join and they regularly add to their extensive sale selections as well. You can follow the Mad about Patchwork crew on their blog, which is here.
Sew Sisters Quilt Shop is a bricks and mortar and online Canadian quilt shop in Toronto. They carry a huge selection of Kona and other solids, modern and traditional prints, blenders, as well as pre-cuts, notions and patterns. Their shipping within Canada and to the USA is based on the value of your order and is very efficient.
The folks at Sew Sisters Quilt Shop are lovely - they are always friendly and helpful to deal with. I even got to meet one of the Sew Sisters group, the lovely Carol, at Quilt Market. This was great as I had connected with Carol via her blog when she was in India for a time - you never know when you will be able to meet a fellow quilter in person, no matter how far away they might first seem. You can read about what's going on at the Sew Sisters shop on their blog, which is here.
Sew me a Song is an American online shop run by my friend Becca. I had the pleasure of hanging out with Becca at Quilt Market and I only wish she lived closer because she is just the nicest, fun and interesting person. At market, I learned a bit about how she choses the carefully curated set of fabrics that you will find in her shop.
At Sew me a Song, Becca sets out to offer fabrics that you will not generally see in the other stores and you will quickly understand her fun, modern taste if you browse her shop. She carries Japanese, text, and other unusual fabrics that will add just the right quirky or modern touch to your projects. You will always receive the most lovely service from Sew me a Song.
Ordering directly from Oakshott Fabrics is incredibly fast - Michael has figured out distribution world wide like no other. Also, Oakshott Fabrics are becoming more and more available from other online vendors. I have used these beautiful fabrics in several quilts with fantastic results. You can read about how Oakshott fabrics are being used all over the world on the Shotthrough blog, here.
The Fat Quarter Shop has a huge selection of fabric, notions, patterns, thread, books, magazines - you name it, they likely have it. Perhaps even more importantly, the Fat Quarter Shop is fully engaged with the online quilting community and it gives back to this community in many ways. This shop has a lot for everyone, even if you are not planning to spend a penny.
The FQS was started as a part time venture by Kimberly Jolly. It grew to become her full time job, and soon after that her husband joined her. Now the FQS team has 10 people. Their blog is called the Jolly Jabber and on it the FQS hosts quilt alongs and other sewing events, it provides free tutorials, videos, patterns and all kinds of information of interest to quilters. You can also subscribe to the FQS Youtube Channel where you will find great videos full of tips and tricks and tutorials. I often watch the videos while I am sewing.
The last thing I wanted to highlight about the Fat Quarter Shop is their great customer service. I have called them from Canada and they answer their phone and solve your issues in the friendliest and most helpful manner. They also have recently revamped their shipping policies to reduce this part of the costs of shopping on line for everyone, not just those living in the USA.
Fluffy Sheep Quilting is a lovely on line shop based in Ireland and run by my real life friend Cindy. I was able to meet and get to know Cindy at two of the Fat Quarterly Retreats held in London, UK. Cindy is fantastic, I do wish she lived across the street from me. You can keep up with Cindy on the Fluffy Sheep Quilting blog, here.
At Fluffy Sheep Quilting, Cindy stocks modern fabrics, including Kona solids, thread, and pearl cotton. Cindy's service is great, and shipping is reasonable. Her orders arrive in Canada quickly, often faster than those coming to me from the USA.
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