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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