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The Best Fabric Stores in Toronto

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / March 19, 2012

Fabric Stores TorontoThe best fabric stores in Toronto inspire, nurture, and provide for creativity. They offer bolts upon bolts of textiles, an array of different types of hardware, and enough trimmings to jazz up your wardrobe for the rest of your life. Queen St. West is littered with said retailers and wholesalers, but places all over the city can, too, fulfill every crafty DIY need.

So, whether you're a designer, a quilter, an interior decorator, or just an average Joe looking to replace a button on your favourite shirt, here is the list of the best fabric stores in Toronto.

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Knitting in Toronto

Designer Fabrics

Designer Fabrics

Located in the heart of Parkdale, Designer Fabrics caters to every budget with fabrics priced at $8 to $800 per yard. Its intimidatingly large interior carries everything from printed tussah silks to solid cottons in diverse colours, all conveniently displayed in swatches for those less willing to explore its aisles. The staff is also known to be consistently friendly and knowledgeable. More »

The Workroom

The Workroom

The Workroom is a cozy shop in Parkdale with big, bright windows. The walls are lined with colourful fabrics, a large selection of Japanese pattern books, and unique sewing notions. Rows of sewing machines take up most of the floor space, there for customers to sew by the hour or use during one of the many classes that are offered. More »

King Textiles

King Textiles

King Textiles has thrived in the Fashion District for over 20 years. Its size boasts 22,000 square feet, filled with thousands of all kinds of fabrics and fabric-related accessories. And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, the store’s experienced staff is able to recommend or out-source textiles from connected retailers. More »

Fabricland

Fabricland

With locations all over the country, Fabricland is and has been Canada’s largest fashion fabric distributor for decades. They’ve come a long way from their first store at Queen and Roncesvalles, expanding to all types of textiles at competitive prices, a home decoration section, sewing classes and seminars, and a selection of basic hardware pieces. Plus, if you’ve got a membership card, everything is 25 to 50 percent off every day. More »

MacFab

MacFab

MacFab on Queen St. East specializes in textiles for interior design, including upholstery, draperies, and bedding. It does tend to be on the expensive side, but you get what you pay for and the fabrics are exquisite. MacFab also offer a wide range of custom-made services if you ever want have an expert match your drapes to your carpet. More »

EuroFab

EuroFab

Dubbed by most as the classiest fabric store on Queen St. West, EuroFab has an extensive selection of high quality, imported fabrics for interior decorating, as well as design consultants to speak with should you need a second opinion on how to decorate your windows. I particularly appreciate EuroFab’s pleasing aesthetics. The fabrics are well organized and the windows are always intriguing. More »

Romni Wools

Romni Wools

Romni Wools overwhelms with its rows and rows of baskets filled with all colours and textures of yarn. The aisles can get a little narrow, but if you don’t mind being surrounded by every kind of wool imaginable and aren’t claustrophobic, it can be a knitter’s dream. More »

Affordable Textiles

Affordable Textiles

Affordable Textiles certainly chose their store name well. The space is flooded with fabrics at tremendously low prices from floor to ceiling. Literally. Besides the cavernous atmosphere and the fact that its sheer number of fabric bolts can suffocate somebody, the product is diverse and won’t hurt your pocket. More »

Fabric Fabric

Fabric Fabric

Located at Keele and St. Clair, Fabric Fabric can be easily overlooked next to the depot giants that surround it. However, once it’s discovered, you’ll find any low to medium cost fabric ever invented. The only issue is that it’s big (perhaps too big) and it can be difficult to shop without a specific textile in mind. It’s definitely fun to spend hours browsing, nonetheless. More »

Discussion

69 Comments

WQueenW / March 19, 2012 at 03:55 pm
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Psst! King Textiles is closing to make way for condos. There's a big sale March 19-24, 2012. Check their website for deets: kingtextiles.ca
Betty / March 19, 2012 at 04:31 pm
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Why is Romni Wools on a list about the best fabric stores?
Threadcount / March 19, 2012 at 04:36 pm
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You missed us! Hot new Showroom just opened across the street from Elte - www.threadcountinc.com :) Stop by!
AmandaP / March 19, 2012 at 05:53 pm
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Thanks for the list! I usually wimp out and go to Fabricland. I should probably check out some of the others!
K-Line / March 19, 2012 at 06:40 pm
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I agree with the commenter who wonders why a knitting store has made its way onto this list.
DS / March 19, 2012 at 07:30 pm
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Does anyone know of any good CANADIAN online fabric stores?

There's a really good one for children's/novelty/quilter's fabrics called bugfabrics.com, but it's in the States. They ship here, but it's a little pricier that way. Still worth a look!

Michelle / March 19, 2012 at 10:32 pm
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I wonder who voted for Designer Fabrics? Not me. I went in once and was screamed at and chased down for having a coffee in my hand. I missed the sign on the door and they made a scene like I was shoplifting. Not cool.
SherryNJed / March 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm
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GOOD JOB.
Elle / March 19, 2012 at 10:46 pm
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When BlogTO published an open call to write this review, I thought about applying, but it seems too much work for essentially no pay at that time

Now I wished I had applied, there are so many great stores on Queen street that were let off the list. For one, I like to see Downtown Fabric being mentioned; the owner is such a nice guy, he would give fashion students free fabric scraps from his basement when the other stores would still charge something ridiculous for their scraps.
del replying to a comment from DS / March 20, 2012 at 09:17 am
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www.flarefabrics.ca -- "Canada's premier online batik store"

www.sew-sisters.com -- "A Canadian Source for Top Quality Quilt Fabric at Fair Prices"

Janine replying to a comment from DS / March 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm
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We're located in Toronto and ship worldwide thru our online store. Check us out : )
KLT replying to a comment from DS / March 21, 2012 at 03:43 pm
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Tonic Living! Local, amazing customer service and awesome selection. I'm a sewer with a home business and I buy most of my fabric from them, or The Workroom.

Customer service at King Textiles can be hit or miss, but they do have a large selection. Affordable Textiles is good too.
hasina replying to a comment from Janine / April 23, 2012 at 03:25 am
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Janine, what's your online store url?
Aleks replying to a comment from Elle / May 7, 2012 at 11:12 pm
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Totally agree! There are some great stores on Queen West, especially Downtown Fabrics.

And i can't agree with Affordable Textiles being on the list. They may have decent prices, but it's severely disorganized and takes all the joy out of fabric shopping.
Michael / May 14, 2012 at 09:05 pm
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Probably, the largest selection of home furnishing fabrics in Toronto where the savvy fabric shopper wins.
Judy / June 17, 2012 at 01:22 pm
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Try www.sew-sisters.com for quilt fabric in Toronto - fabulous!
Kelly / July 18, 2012 at 07:20 pm
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Try the Quilting Bee in Fonthill. Online shopping!
Mark / July 25, 2012 at 05:29 pm
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Drapery King Toronto at 130 Cartwright Ave.

http://www.draperykingtoronto.com

You have to see it there is nothing like it in Toronto.

I could tell you but you will say in bias.

Thousands of ready made drapery options.

Hundreds of drapery and curtain rod options.

and thousands of rolls of up to date fabrics in stock.

Custom drapery that you can afford

416-783-7373

Add this to your list
Zana / July 26, 2012 at 01:18 pm
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If anyone is looking to buy custom draperies then you should visit Prestige Decorating located at 1100 Burnhamthorpe Road West - Unit 21 Mississauga, Ontario L5C 4G4, (905) 566-5063. This custom drapery store has over 160,000 fabrics and offers free in-store window treatment consultation where an experienced window treatment expert will help you select the perfect fabric and style for you custom draperies. Many people are surprised to find out that custom draperies are as affordable as ready made drapes, except that they match your windows perfectly and look much better. Prestige Decorating is a one stop shop for all your window treatment needs.
Jessica / August 4, 2012 at 01:34 am
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There's a store called fabric town with three locations around GTA. I found their prices to be very reasonable and they had a lot of fashion fabrics to choose from. A must see for people into fabrics.
dom replying to a comment from Janine / August 11, 2012 at 04:11 pm
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For Italian Silks
Tessuti Venezia
janet / September 4, 2012 at 03:31 pm
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THis is the worst list for fabric stores! You've left out many excellent shops to insert a knitting shop (that isn't very good now that there are other more interesting knit shops they are no longer the bully on the block with lousy service).
Paula replying to a comment from DS / September 12, 2012 at 06:36 am
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I've shopped online at Flare Fabrics -- www.flarefabrics.ca -- they specialize in batiks and some interesting cottons -- and with free shipping it can't be beat.
Gill / September 12, 2012 at 09:28 am
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This is THE place for anyone who is looking for fine fabrics. In all my years of sewing (50+) I have never seen anything like the amount of exquisite fabric that is to be found here.

My husband and I both sew and we have been searching for a long time for quality cottons for shirts and blouses. We had given up trying to find it locally and were searching on the internet when by chance we found Sultan’s right here in Toronto! We will never need to look anywhere else. There is so much choice you know you’ve found the ultimate source for fine fabric. http://www.sultansfinefabrics.com

There’s an article in make something by Karyn from the Workroom in Parkdale that goes into much more detail about some of the other incredible fabrics that are available. http://www.makesomething.ca/?s=sultans

And the good news is that if you’re looking for the quality fabric and don’t live near Toronto they have a great website to order from : )

Sultan Moosa is the owner who passionately showed us his exquisite materials. We went in to buy two lengths of fabric and came out with six. An incredible experience! Can’t wait to go back : )
dom / September 15, 2012 at 01:58 pm
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I wonder if Gil ever shopped at TESSUTI VENEZIA!
COSPLAY / September 26, 2012 at 10:53 pm
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There's a store called fabric town with three locations around GTA. I found their prices to be very reasonable and they had a lot of fashion fabrics to choose from. A must see for people into fabrics.
Karen / October 4, 2012 at 10:50 pm
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Looking for great designer cotton fabrics, solids and organic cottons at low prices?

We just opened a brand new online only fabric store called Fabric Spot! (www.myfabricspot.com)

We're based in Markham, Ontario and amazing shipping rates!

Check us out!!!
gaby / October 7, 2012 at 03:24 pm
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this is best place for price hunter with million meter of fabric and home Decor related item Custom made Drapery and Re-upholstery specialize in linen and cotton wool wool coating bridal fabric table cloth covering wedding decoration .
Mattress sofa Dinning set bedrroom set with affordable price.
Sara / October 11, 2012 at 04:59 pm
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I am a fashion designer and I found FABRIC TOWN Mississauga location to be one of the best retail stores with amazing customer service. Great prices and wide variety
Jenney replying to a comment from Elle / November 2, 2012 at 09:33 pm
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I agree. I travel to Toronto about once a year, and always stop at Downtown fabrics. Partly because of their wonderful fabrics, but mostly due to Daniel the owner. I always find something wonderful to bring home.
Tina / November 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm
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Does anyone know where I can buy pattern making tools and brown pattern paper for reasonable price in Toronto. I live in GTA
Need help ASAP

thnx
Lynn / December 16, 2012 at 10:46 pm
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Does anyone know of where I can purchase neoprene fabric in Toronto.
Shannon / December 24, 2012 at 08:50 am
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I am desperately looking for sew-on reflective tape in yellow. Anywhere in the GTA. I dont need an entire roll but am finishing up a dress-up costume (jr fire-fighter)for a Christmas gift and had no idea this reflective tape would be so difficult to locate. Any thoughts?
Mark / December 25, 2012 at 08:55 pm
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Drapery King Toronto is Planning a huge renovation in February and is realy motivated to move the inventory. from now till the last day of January.

Feb 1 the painters are showing up

come save and love our home

http://www.draperytoronto.com

416-783-7373
Julie Culshaw / January 7, 2013 at 08:28 am
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I am looking for a Canadian source for swimwear fabrics. Know of any?
kathie / January 16, 2013 at 09:59 pm
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Does anyone know where I can buy Agoya multi-coloured shell buttons?
kathie / January 16, 2013 at 10:01 pm
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Does anyone know where I cna buy Agoa multi-coloured shell buttons?
Hana / January 24, 2013 at 03:15 pm
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I need some quality fabrics and I started to browse the web to find recommendations of the fabric stores and found this article..here is another one that may help
Hana / January 24, 2013 at 03:16 pm
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I need some quality fabrics and I started to browse the web to find recommendations of the fabric stores and found this article..here is another one that may help:
http://juliekinnear.com/blogs/fabric-stores-toronto.html
Gia / February 7, 2013 at 02:02 am
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I just recently discovered a great shoppe on St. Clair West called Ontario Fashion Textiles. I was shopping for some Italian goodies and discovered this place. It has yarns, current fabrics and a wicked selection of retro fabrics and notions. I picked up some wool for a coat and yarn for a scarf. Service was pleasant too. Will be back.
Doug Bailey / February 26, 2013 at 07:50 am
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During our manufacturing process we create about 5, 25lb bags of ployester fabric strips per month.. We have just been throwing them in the garbage, but now I would like to sell them for shredding or any other use. We are located in Montreal. Does anyone have any suggestions?
jo / March 16, 2013 at 08:36 pm
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I just moved into a new home and sewing new drapes for all the windows. I am having such a hard time looking for some really nice but not too expensive material....I'm having a harder time finding really nice tassels, tie backs and decorative items for the drapery. That's what I need more if anyone knows where. I live in York region and downtown is quite far. Does anyone know anywhere else except for Fabricland in the north end of Toronto. Help.
Enza / March 26, 2013 at 12:30 am
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If you want a great shop try Ontario Fashion Textiles on St. Clair West. I stumbled across this shoppe and found the help friendly and knowledgeable. I love the fabric selection, quite original not to mention some vintage fabrics. You may have to browse a bit but the clerk was cool with it. I also found out on the way out that they make custom drapes. Too bad I didn't know of this place before I got my bedroom windows done. Will look for a reason to go back. Nice yarns and needle craft stuff, priced well, too.
Blake / April 2, 2013 at 09:53 pm
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Jee, thank you captain obvious! Please post something a bit more useful Bianca. This isn't a hipster popularity gaining website.
Joe / April 15, 2013 at 11:56 am
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I have been in the drapery world for over 40 years nice to see that you have decided to write about fabrics.
Mike / April 22, 2013 at 11:16 am
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Don't believe anyone has mentioned Sultan's Fine Fabrics. Go-to place for me to get suit fabric/shirting fabric and good tailor recommendations.

Website is so-so, missing a lot, gotta go in store to actually see how much he has in stock.

http://www.sultansfinefabrics.com/
Vickie replying to a comment from Julie Culshaw / May 1, 2013 at 02:03 pm
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Peak Fabrics in Calgary have a great selection of swim fabrics, and do a lot of mail order.
Kat / May 9, 2013 at 11:55 am
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Fabric Town in Scarborough/Markham is amazing. Absolutely beautiful fashion fabrics for the most insanely reasonable prices that I've seen yet. Definitely a must stop shop!!!
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Alanna Banks replying to a comment from DS / June 10, 2013 at 02:33 pm
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I just opened an online fabric shop called Fridays Off Fabric Shop. I carry beautiful selection of modern designer quilting weight fabrics, patterns and kits.
Nike Lebron 10 / June 18, 2013 at 07:42 am
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especially from business point of view
Tony G / August 25, 2013 at 08:51 am
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Hi. Would anyone have any suggestions on where to buy fabric and seat cushion replacements for my kitchen/dining room chairs in the GTA area?
Maxim / September 23, 2013 at 08:51 am
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Helen's Drapery at 1 Canyon Ave!
Exquisite taste! High professionalism! Reasonable prices! Very friendly and benevolent people!
http://www.helensdrapery.ca
Drazen / September 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm
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This is a great article, I visited a few of these fabric stores in the last 1 month looking for the perfect curtains for my home, although I liked the selection at Designer Fabric, their staff was not the most helpful. I had a really hard time choosing the right fabrics. So I decided to head out to Mississauga to see a store called Prestige Decor because they had great reviews on Google. I am really happy that I ended up going there because they were really amazing. Even though they do not carry bolts of fabric in the store, they have about 200,000 fabric samples in their store which are very easily accessible for browsing and the decorators at Prestige Decor really helped my narrow down my fabric choices. Once I decided on my fabric, it was so much fun selecting the style of drapery I wanted, the drapery hardware, swags and the overall look of the drapes. In the end everything looked absolutely stunning and delivery time was just under 2 weeks. If you have time, I suggest you check out Prestige Decor, they are really awesome.
temisimo / September 24, 2013 at 01:03 pm
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Hello Sales,

I want to place an order in your store,and I will like to know if you ship
to MARSHALL ISLAND and my method of payment will be credit card. So please
let me know if you can assist me with the order.And please do not forget to
include your web page in your replying back to my mail.I will await your
prompt response as soon as you receive this mail.

Regards,
Simon.
Michelle / October 5, 2013 at 12:57 pm
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Please add Fabric Town to that list. I've found the amazing fabrics and trims that no one else has in toronto, and the prices are next to none.
kingofhorror.com / November 1, 2013 at 03:14 am
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You are so cool! I don't believe I have read a single thing like this before.
So good to discover somebody with a few original thoughts on this topic.
Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This website is one thing that's needed on the web, someone with a little originality!
Maria / December 17, 2013 at 10:44 am
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I recently found this treasure store in North York , it's called Megafabrics .These guys have great fabrics and the most affordable prices I've ever found. I got satin for 5 $ and chiffon for 4.5$
connie / January 30, 2014 at 10:50 am
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DOES ANYONE HAVE A GOOD SUPPLIER OF SWIM SUIT MATERIAL NORTH OF TORONTO. THANKS connieo@sympatico.ca
Shylee replying to a comment from Tony G / February 19, 2014 at 05:11 pm
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Go to Antex Designs. They are located in Mississauga, 330 Britannia. They are currently open to the public for a limited time, its a winter warehouse sale.
Karan / March 1, 2014 at 01:08 pm
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Come To ANTEX DESIGNS located in Mississauga! We are open 7 days a week. MON to WED 9-5, THUR-FRI 9-7 and SAT-SUN 12-6. 330 Britannia RD. 80% off all fabrics. Fabrics are suitable for draperies, bedding, and crafts. BEST PRICES IN TOWN!! COME SOON FOR BEST SELECTION!
Rosemary replying to a comment from Drazen / April 28, 2014 at 07:22 am
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I looked everywhere for special fabric to make a fashion bed skirt for my master bedroom. I had already made an ultra e headboard in my favorite aqua shade. Searched everywhere -could not find anything special. Finally I went to Prestige in Mississauga. I saw the biggest range of fashion décor options (in sample books). Found the perfect pattern - nicely detailed coral design (the ocean shell) in aqua on white ground. We calculated yardage for the reverse pleat style bed skirt. Turned out perfectly. Cold have bought cheaper fabric elsewhere - but nowhere near the design! The Sales Lady was super! I must say though, the lady who owned the store was the opposite! They were both from Russia (I have good friends who are Russian), but the owner was unpleasant. I would only deal with the Sales Lady. If I find her name card, I will come back and enter it! Rosemary
Christine / May 3, 2014 at 09:51 am
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Help! Looking to find white 4 way stretch fabric! Assistance is greatly appreciated!
Rachelle / May 6, 2014 at 09:06 am
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I'm looking for an ombre chiffon fabric in toronto - tiffany blue colour pallette - can be silk chiffon or polyester chiffon. any suggestions
styloce arissa enterpises ltd replying to a comment from Hana / August 5, 2014 at 07:34 am
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i love this brand............... : )

jenny / August 21, 2014 at 01:51 pm
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FABRIC BY DESIGNERS should have been on that list as well!!!
they have a great selection, great costumer service and definitely good prices. I've got a free samples too. you should check out that store! highly recommended! not open on Saturdays though...
Zana / August 21, 2014 at 04:19 pm
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I would like to inform the readers here that Prestige Decorating moved to a new location at 1015 Matheson Blvd E. Unit 4, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 3A4. They got a new showroom full of amazing fabric displays so that you can see the various fabrics in action on a variety of popular drapery styles like grommets, pinch pleat, inverted pleat, ripplefold and much more. They have over 160,000 fabrics and their designers are really awesome. Check them out if you live in Toronto, they are definitely worth the trip to Mississauga.
Violet / August 28, 2014 at 02:49 pm
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Hi! I'm looking for some good quality damask fabric to use for a mirror frame. Any recommendations? Nothing too extravagant or expansive.
Gianna / October 6, 2014 at 11:34 pm
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If you like original products check out Ontario Fashion Textiles on St. Clair west. Went to visit a friend who just moved in to the hood. Very cool fabrics and anything for needle crafts and knitters. Will definitely get my nanna some yarn for Christmas. Apparently they have been in that area for a long time. Nice looking space and easy going help. Will be back to get some drapery panels.

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