Summer Visits and Open House!

Flare Fabrics - Open ThursdaysWe’re incredibly excited to announce our first ever open days and Open House!

For Summer, 2017 we will be open every Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take advantage of the warm summer days and light to come for a country drive and visit us in our country studio. We’re just 15 km. west of Perth, Ontario in a beautiful community called Brooke Valley – the drive is just 5 km from Highway 7 down a winding and pot-hole filled dirt road! But well worth the drive.

We’ve got hundreds of fabric bolts for you to check out – fabric we’ve never taken to shows and patterns, notions and handbag supplies. Touch and feel the rayon, canvas, linen and batiks.

We’re staying open late enough we hope people can get to us after work.

But if you can’t make it during the week then we’ve got a special 2 day Open House extravaganza lined up! Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30 – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be special deals, discounts, drinks and treats all around.

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Did I mention we have peacocks? Well actually not me, as in Flare Fabrics, but my neighbour. You either love them or hate them to be honest – but if coming for the fabric isn’t enticing enough, maybe the peacocks are worth a visit? (No guarantees mind you!)

Take a look! This one likes my railing.

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And here’s the studio – at the end of a long driveway. We’d love to see you any Thursday in July or August or during our end of July Open House. ~ Marlene

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Canada 150 – It’s In The Bag Blog Tour

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All week — June 4th to 10th —  join 10 Canadian handbag bloggers as they offer tips, tricks and patterns from great designers and back makers.

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PLUS – there are dozens of sponsors – including yours truly – Flare Fabrics – offering great prizes and giveaways throughout the week to help feed our addictive hobbies.

Look which Canadian Bloggers are Participating!

What a Selection of Canadian Sponsors!

Head over to Michelle’s Creations for the complete blogging list and don’t forget to enter each day for your chance to win.

~ Marlene

 

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13% Sale on PreCuts Plus New Japanese Imports

13% Savings on PreCuts

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Jelly rolls, layer cakes, hexies, charm packs, mini charms,
mini strips, 5″ strips!

Hoffman Bali Pops and Poppies. Island Batik Strips. Timeless Treasure, Cantik Batiks. Robert Kaufman solids. Lecien of Japan.

USE COUPON CODE: PRECUT 13

On sale now until Friday, March 30 at midnight, EST. Applies to all 2.5 inch strips, 5 inch squares, 10 inch squares, other precut sizes. Does not include items already on sale or fat quarter/half yard bundles.

New Japanese Imports!

Cosmo, Talking Heads on Cream, Japanese Import, Cotton/Linen CANVASWe have a weakness for funky fabrics at Flare Fabrics! Our latest arrivals from Cosmo Textiles and Kokka of Japan lifts the mood, makes us smile and laugh – something we can all use throughout our day. There are fine poplins, 100% cotton canvas, cotton/linen blends – fabric with multi purposes. Think quilts, handbags, pillows, totes, yoga bags, jackets, wallets, footstools, chair cushions….Enjoy!

SHOP NOW!

Kokka, Ecole Simple, French Bulldogs on Cream, CANVAS, Japanese Import

Cosmo, School Days: Black Beetle Friends in Cream, Japanese Import, POPLIN

Kokka, ECHINO, Red Foxes on Grey Stone, Linen/Cotton CANVAS, Japanese Import

Kokka, ECHINO, Cream Text, Black Stripes, Linen/Cotton CANVAS, Japanese Import

March 27 Deal of the Week

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New Fabric + Celebrating WorldWide Quilting Day

Soft, Subtle Neutrals!

TextureGraphicsTexture Graphix is a stunning collection of 12 neutrals, 4 different shades in 3 textures from In The Beginning Fabrics. These fabrics create a soft, subtle and sophisticated palette with so many uses. I love Antelope Canyon, a free pattern by Laurie Shifrin that so wonderfully showcases this line!

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Animals of Africa Batiks!

F0317-291Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman has done it again with Kalahari 6! Decorate with the motifs and textures of the Savannah of Africa with this vibrant and alive batik collection. Lions, tigers and gorillas balance with the grasses and animal skins. Beautifully coordinated, lights to darks, copper, amber, sunrises and sunset warmths.

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March Creative Grid Buy!

It’s not too late to get in on our great Creative Grid Club selection for March – enjoy 20% off Lazy Angle Ruler designed by Joan Hawley plus receive Unwind, a free pattern by Jaybird Quilts. Join our CLUB and the ruler plus pattern is only $24.99. (We’ll send you an invoice for the selection.)

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What We’re Up To!

It’s hard to carve out time to sew – the business takes up much of my time. But hey – when you own a fabric store it’s painful not to make something with these beautiful fabrics. So I thought I’d show what I’ve done or am working on this month.

We’d love to see what you’re doing – post to our Facebook page, tag us on Instagram or email us!

Kiki-KokeshiCosmeticBag-2 Kiki-KokeshiCosmeticBag-1 Kiki-KokeshiCosmeticBag--3A A cosmetic bag with Kiki Kokeshi by Alexander Henry fabrics. Love this free pattern from Noodlehead. Added a red leather zipper tab and made the zipper pull with beads.

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The latest baby quilt using organic fabric by Birch Fabrics

WorldWide Quilting Day!

WWQD2017Saturday, March 18 is WorldWide Quilting Day – we’re celebrating our love of fabric, quilting, crafting and all DIY activities.

Receive a FREE mystery fat quarter with every order over $20 this weekend.

We hope everyone gets some time to sew today – and every day 🙂

 

Thank you for supporting this small Canadian online fabric store. ~

Marlene

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Women helping Women – Joining International Women’s Day

Sewing, quilting, needlework, embroidery, mending, hemming, knitting, crafting…women…we do it all!

If you are reading this email, then you’re part of a lucky community — we have leisure, luxury and the ability to indulge in our hobbies, passions and loves.

Not all women and children are as lucky.

That’s why we have decided, this International Women’s Day 2017, to help other women who are supporting and sustaining themselves with sewing, quilting, weaving – any and all needlework.

Through Kiva.org we will invest 15% of our sales that occur tomorrow, March 8, 2017 – to women looking for loans to help them improve their lives.

Right now Gulnaz, from Pakistan, is trying to raise $450 to buy threads and a winding machine for her shawl-weaving business. This a loan, with interest charges and a 16 month repayment schedule.

As of 5 p.m. on March 7, Gulnaz still needs $400 to meet her goal.

Contributions start as low as $25. We want to contribute more.

~ Marlene

 

 

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Deal of the Week for March 6 – Santa Barbara Tote Kit at 40% Discount

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We love the Santa Barbara pattern by Quilter’s Dream! Stephanie Prescott has created a series of patterns that take just 6 fat quarters – and you have enough fabric for a good size tote, lining, two interior pockets and the handles.

To read about how we put this kit together head over to THIS PAGE.

And for this week only – save 40% on the Santa Barbara Tote Kit! An offer that can’t be beat – 6 gorgeous batiks by Robert Kaufman plus the Santa Barbara pattern. Until Sunday, the kit costs only $22.99, instead of the regular price of $37.99.

I take mine everywhere 🙂

~ Marlene

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