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!
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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My favorite fabric is the little ninjas!
Fabric Please is awesome and I love that it is Canadian
I love the Black & White Bundle in the 1 yard cuts, I have a Black and white quilt in mind
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Block Party – Sandy Gervais
I really like the Daisy Splash- Large Daisy pattern.
I love Bella by Lotta Jansdotter, and thank you for having this give away.
Sherri! Thanks so much for featuring me and my little shop! Good luck to everyone! I wish I could give a bundle to everyone!
I like the Tula Pink true colors and Sherri’s bloggers bundle. Nice to see that Fabric a Please offers flat rate shipping!
I like the Season’s Best-Squares fabric! This would make a great backing for a quilt.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Jardin de Provence – Daphne B – Scroll – June 2015 is my choice.
I love the black & white bundles. Hell, I just love bundles.
Bungalow – Swallow Study. I love the butterflies, and my daughter is going through a purple phase. I do need to find more purple fabric!
The Whole Caboodle solids bundle.
Love the giveaway bundle, and the Woodland Polka Knit!
I love finding new Canadian shops online. Thanks for telling us about this one!
I’m just starting out with the quilting path and need quite a few notions…love the Olfa Deluxe 45mm Rotary Cutting tool.
I like the Polka Dot Bundle – 19pcs – 1/2 Yard Cuts….gotta love polka dots…..
Me too love polka dots
Love the Tula Pink True Colors, and Rita’s shop! Thanks for the chance to win!
Love text fabrics!
I love the Winter Essentials III – Snowflakes & Ribbon. Thanks!
What gorgeous fabrics.
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!
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!
I’d love to win that beautiful bundle of FQs and make a quillow.
HI, THANKS for a neat giveaway!
My favorites are the Black+White Bundles !
I love the Daisy Splash fabric by Jane Dixon!
I like the CANTIK BATIKS – GEM STONES – WINTER SOLSTICE – 2.5″ STRIPS fabric offer!
I love the 3 sisters passport label fabric 🙂 http://fabricplease.com/product/passport-label-april-2015/
I love the polka dot bundles. Hooray for dots!
I love her Daisy Splash! Thank you for the giveaway!
i love the polka dots
My favorite fabric is the Meadow – Folk Flowers – Knit.
I love Billet Doux in Shadow Rose. Such a lovely contrast.
I like the pre cuts and Bali Pops – Batiks – Splash is my favorite
I love that upcoming Happi Horses fabric!
Love Sweet Nothings Fond by Jeni Baker. Thank you for the chance to win!
My favorite collection is Dowry, I especially like Lineage.
I like Cameo – Amy Butler – Forget Me Not
I like Jones – Starred – Citron.
I would love Cantik Batiks – Gem Stones – Christmas Traditions – 2.5″ strips.
My favourite fabric is Block Party Floral by Sandy Gervais. Thank you for the chance to win.
MOONLIGHT AT MIDNIGHT – DRAGONFLY is gorgeous!
bali batiks pops..Seaholly and everything else! Great fabrics, love a Canadian option!
Thanks thread riding hood for interviewing and presenting this shop!
I like the Bali pops, all of them! ☺️
I really like Meadow. Great that it is a Canadian store and offers flat rate shipping! Thanks for the chance to win!
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!
Year of the Ninja -Ninja Number – Multi is adorable. 🙂 I really like Riley Blake designs.
DENYSE SCHMIDT – MODERN SOLIDS CHARM PACK – 100PCS. This is my pick.
Oh, I love the “Moonlight at Midnight – Dragonfly”. I am crazy for Dragonflies!
I like the Friends Choice Fat Quarter bundle. Thanks!
I love Tula Pink’s True Colors. I would really like to buy some of this fabric.
The Passport-script fabric is lovely. I need more text fabrics in my stash.
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.
I really live the JW Instagrammer FQ bundle. Such bright and pretty colours!
I prefer quilting and home decor projects too. That is a happy little bundle!
I like all the black and white Windham fabrics that she has. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!
EUPHLORIA- RAPTURE would be my pick x
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 🙂
I love checking out Canadian fabric stores! That little Denyse Schmidt modern solids charm pack would look great on my cutting table.
So many great choices! I especially like the Kim Schaefer fabrics!
I really like black and white fq’s
I love the charcoal jogging fleece!
I love the Heather Bailey Ginger Snap snowflake!
My favourite is Season’s Best: Dots! thanks for the chance
The two Marakesh knits really intrigue me…. thanks for introducing this fabric store!
I like http://fabricplease.com/product/love-notes-chromatics-available-summer-2015/
Love the passport fabric with the maps!
Love the Mixology honeycombs and the Passport map fabric.
I have previously purchased from FabricPlease and the service was excellent.
I love bright colors.
Love the polka dot bundle. Thanks for a great giveaway.
All of Joel Dewberry’s Bungalow line!!
I really like the new Zen Chic line, Reel Time. Thanks for the giveaway!
I like the JARDIN DE PROVENCE line of fabric.
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!
The Bali Pops Batiks – Macaroon is beautiful.
Loving your color combinations….inspiring!
I love the choice of colours and patterns in this bundle!
Loving all the fabrics but I always buy brights I really need some low volume prints so the bundles would be great.
I like the winterberry fabric in winter forest.
Budquette Nightfall voile is my favourite in the Coming Soon fabrics.
I love the Solids Bundles, especially the Whole Caboodle!
Best of luck with your new Career. I love the polka dot fabrics.
I love the bonbons print.
So much to like! I’m looking forward to the voile from Frances Newcombe
Oh so many to choose from and you want one…Well Sandy Gervais has some really cute fabric I like….
Cantik Batiks – Gem Stones – Winter Solstice – 5″ strips are my favorite