Like it or not, there are fewer and fewer fabric stores in Canadian towns and cities, so whether you have a special project in mind or you just want to keep your stash from dwindling, it's a good idea to have one or two (or a few dozen) online fabric stores in mind for shopping. Some of these shops also carry specialty items, things you just can't find at a lot of brick-and-mortar fabric stores (like Kraft-tex® or organic hemp). Sure, you can't pet the fabric, but hard times call for tough measures.
I've put together this HUMONGOUS list (*124* at last count) of Canadian online fabric stores, and as of the day I'm posting, they're all active and doing business. If you're visiting this page sometime in the future and you notice a dead link or a closed shop, please email me and let me know so that I can keep the list up-to-date. I'm arranging them geographically so that if some of you prefer to use the "pick up locally" option, you can easily see who's local to you. Those that are local to me (Kitchener-Waterloo area) are listed at the top.
One thing to note - there were so many shops that cater to quilting that at some point I just stopped adding them. But if you have a favourite and it isn't listed, by all means send me a message and let me know about it.
Looking for something in particular (like minky or vinyl?) Then enter CTRL+F and type in the word you're looking for. If it's mentioned on this page, it will be highlighted.
ONTARIO – LOCAL TO KITCHENER/WATERLOO AREA (10)
REST OF ONTARIO (34)
BRITISH COLUMBIA (27)
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR (1)
NOVA SCOTIA (4)
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (1)
YUKON TERRITORY (1)
CANADA - PROVINCE NOT DISCLOSED (3)
Don't forget to bookmark this page for your reference, and by all means leave me a comment if you know of a good shop I don't have on the list (or if you see a dead link).