Post # 1
So, I tried one place (Fabricland) and called Walmart (not selling fabric by bolt, etc anymore). They had several colours of burlap but it wasn’t woven very tightly. It was $10 a metre for it. Does anyone have any other ideas of where to get it in Canada or even order and ship? Some of the shipping prices are insane!! Any ideas? Thanks!
Post # 3
I’ve not had any luck finding any coloured varieties.
I went to our local landscaping supply/building yard and they sell the regular stuff.
Post # 4
@kermie: Do you happen to know if it looks really scratchy etc? I don’t know how to describe it…like lots of pieces falling out like a coffee bag is like? (More rough).
Fabricland had natural, sand, a green, a dark brown and..something else but not quite sure.
Post # 5
I found my at Buckerfields! If you want really tight burlap, ask around at the coffee shops, they usually just hand you the bags. I did that but they offered me a ton of dirty, gross smelling bags so I went to Buckerfields who sells there 3 foot tall bags for a $1 each! 🙂
Post # 6
@Firefighter_Bride: Great idea! I have one near my house! Did you end up using the bags for crafts, or table runners? Any pics of a bag so I can see what they are like? LOL. I’ll have to check out-thanks!
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Post # 8
I had this problem too. I was not impressed with fabricland. I found this place online, they are cheap and you could order a yard and then see if you like it first. I got a quotes for shipping to the GTA and it was reasonable and I believe that it fell way under the 10$/ yard that fabricland was charging. I didnt order the fabric since I decided to go another route. Hope that this helps!
Post # 9
@julies1949: Thanks so much for the links. I emailed the one in Burnaby and the price was 1-2$ a metre depending on the width. They have 36/40/54inch width. That’s a 10 oz burlap so a bit nicer than some standard scratchy kind and I can get my sis to PU for me.
Oh and I go into another fabricland an hour away today just because I was around. I checked out their burlap (same rolls) and instead of $10 a metre, it was $5 and $8 a metre. I missed the 50% off sale the day before. I asked how they could have different prices and they said one is corporate and this one (smaller) was a franchise. Annoying!
Post # 10
Home Depot carries it, very inexpensive!
Post # 11
This is likely too late to help anyone who has already posted, but maybe it’ll help someone in the future. I bought my burlap from Hometex.ca: http://hometex.ca/rustic-weddings/burlap-by-the-full-roll
I got 100 metres of 14″ wide burlap for $65, 100 metres of 2″ wide burlap for $20, and 100 metres of 4″ burlap for $30. All of this was 10 oz weight (so a bit of a tighter weave). You can also go to their ‘coupons’ page and get some discounts. Right now till April 30, 2014 they have a coupon code for 7% off lace and burlap, but they have different codes all the time.
Also, shipping was really inexpensive. For my 300 metres of burlap (in a large, heavy box) shipping was only $16.60, and with my $5.00 off discount code, it worked out to $11.60 for shipping.
So my total bill:
100m 14″ burlap: $65
100m 4″ burlap: $30
100m 2″ burlap: $20
I didn’t think that was too bad at all. 🙂