Frequently Asked Questions



Come visit our studio showroom! From December, 2019 to March, 2020, we are open Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. where you can see all our products in person. 

1. What kind of fabric do you carry?

We specialize in 100% cotton batiks and fabrics with flair for contemporary quilters and other textile artisans. We carry quilting cotton from well known manufacturers such as Robert Kaufman, Timeless Treasures, Hoffman Fabrics, Lecien, Camelot Cottons, Benartex, Frond Designs, Anthology Batiks.

We also carry linen, canvas, yarn dyes, rayon and double gauze. The breakdown of how much linen to cotton, as well as the type of fabric, will be in the item description. Our newest lines include Kokka and Cosmo fabrics imported from Japan. Check out the cork from Portugal, waxed canvas from Scotland and faux leather from France! All our fabrics are perfect for making quilts, as well as handbags and totes, wearables and modern accessories.

All our batiks are of the highest quality, handmade in Indonesia.

2. How long has Flare Fabrics been in business? opened its "doors" in September 2009.

3. Do you have a physical store?

During the Winter 2019, our studio space is open to the public on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are also open by chance or by appointment. Check out VISIT US page for information. 

4. Do you have a catalogue?

Due to the nature of how quickly our inventory changes, we do not print a catalogue. All in stock items are on our website with multiple photographs, a detailed description and price.

5. Do you offer fabric swatches?

Yes, we provide swatches. Swatches are 1" wide by WOF, or 44/45 in. Between 1 and 3 swatches are $3. and then $1 a piece after that. You can order and find out more details HERE.

6. How wide is the fabric?

Most of the fabric is 44"/45" wide (112 cm/115 cm) wide unless otherwise noted. We also carry "widebacks" perfect for backing your quilts; these are 106"/108" (270 cm/274 cm) wide.

7. How is the fabric priced?

To give our customers the best possible price, our fabric is priced by the yard.

8. What is your minimum fabric cut?

The minimum quantity for a cut of most fabric is 0.25 yards of regularly priced fabric, which we will send as a fat quarter, unless you let us know otherwise. We sell in increments of 0.25 yards. Simply pick the amount from the Drop Down list in the 'Quantity' field. We also sell fat quarters by the bundle.

Minimum cut for fabric on sale is one yard.

9. What is a fat quarter?

An imperial fat quarter is produced by cutting a half yard from a bolt of fabric 44/45 in. wide and then cutting that fabric in half width-wise. It measures 18" by 21/22". A traditional 1/4 yard cut would be 9" x 44"). A fat quarter offers more versatility as it allows the designer to cut larger pieces of fabric than would be possible from a regular quarter yard.

10. What if a fabric is out of stock?

It is unlikely we can reorder fabric as most often, when we are out of stock, the manufacturer is also. However patterns, notions and other items can sometimes be reordered, so please contact us and we will do our best!

11. Do you ship internationally?

Absolutely. Please see our shipping page for more information.

12. Do you charge sales tax?

Yes. We must charge the HST for purchases made from provinces that have the Harmonized Sales Tax, This includes B.C., Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Ontario. For all other provinces we charge the GST. There is no tax for international buyers.

13. What types of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and PayPal. E-transfer is also available.

14. Is your site secure?

Absolutely. It is important that both you and I are protected while shopping online. Our shopping cart uses the highest level of SSL security certificates available. If you don't feel comfortable ordering online, please send us an email (we'll call you!) or give us a call at 1-888-973-5273 and we can take your order over the phone.

15. Are the colours on the website really the right colours?

We do our absolute best to achieve the highest level of colour accuracy and image sharpness of each photograph that appears on our website. There is not one photograph that is posted without verifying the image against the actual fabric swatches. We test the image in a variety of different browsers and monitors, as well as on a PC and MAC. But the reality is that we can't guarantee that the photograph you see on your screen is the same as what appears here. Every computer system and monitor displays colour differently.

But that is one reason why we catalogue our fabrics by colour, as well as value. We stand behind the quality of our images, but if you find that the fabric you receive is not what you wished for, please contact us and we will happily provide you with a refund. That is our unconditional guarantee to you!

16. Do you sell wholesale?

We do not sell fabric Wholesale. However, if you special order 1 or more entire bolts (15 yards on a bolt) we will offer a 20% discount. Please contact us to discuss.

We also offer volume discounts based on cut size. Discounts start when you order more than 3 yards of any one fabric. The discount is listed on the product page.


Promotion codes can not be combined with other offers, discounts and/or promotions. Generally, only one coupon/gift certificate may be used per order. Some exclusions may apply. Each promotion code is valid for a limited time only and expires on the date specified in the offer. Promotion codes are subject to product availability. Flare Fabrics reserves the right to deny fraudulent use of a promotional code.

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