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!

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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.