What we are about. How we started.

Welcome to the Ultimate Sewing Centre, where passion, creativity and education come together.

It is our goal to not just be your favourite quilt shop but also your favourite sewing centre. We are the Ultimate Sewing Centre!

At any time, you will be able to come in for help on a project regardless of where you purchased your machine or fabric. We will not only focus on quilting but also on garment, embellishment and décor. We will have classes for all levels of sewers.

Most importantly, we will help you have fun with your projects!

Thinking of a new toy but are wanting a lower price tag?
Try our used sergers and sewing machines they come complete with warranties and lessons.

How about a few handy reminders:

  • Did you know that when you purchase a sewing machine or serger from us that you always get 10% off fabric and notions
  • Did you know that if you do not finish a class project, that you can book table space for no charge and complete your project here?
  • Did you know that if you’re having a problem with a project that you can come in for free help? Just book an appointment with one of our pros.
  • Did you know that we repair and service all makes and models of machines?  When you bring your machine in for service we give you a FREE estimate with no obligation.  

NO BENCH FEE!

There is sew much more that we do at the store, too much to list. I will sum it by saying that here at the Ultimate Sewing Centre.

Service is the Heart of our Business

We are truly passionate about what we do. Thank You for your support. 

History

Through Shirley Eichler, owner of the Ultimate Sewing Centre, more than 40 years of sewing experience has been given to the sewing industry. Her specialty is in machine and serger manipulation. Janome's research and development team often consult her for her input. Shirley studied under Shirley Adams, Eleanor Burns and Judy Marrah. Ultimate Sewing specializes in Janome Sewing Machines and Sergers, Floriani and Wonderfil Threads, the highest quality quilting fabrics, a wide variety of sewing machine parts and sewing notions, service and repair on all makes and models of machines, and her famous and well-attended sewing and quilting classes.

Had anyone suggested to Shirley that she would open another complete sewing center her reply would have been "no way." Well, some years after the closure of her Cobourg location and the recent closure of her Pickering partnership she is taking life by the horns. She is going full steam ahead with a new location and business in Oshawa with the Ultimate Sewing Centre, a one stop sewing resource centre for sewers and quilters. 

Shirley states, "Oh how I have missed it! Seeing all those fabrics, stroking them on a daily basis, scanning through all the wonderful books, and teaching all those great classes. Most of all, I missed the wonderful friends I made. Sew here I am again and already I'm having the time of my life. I've already met several great quilters and some potential quilters.

Here's what will make us stand out from the rest: It is our goal not only to be your favourite quilt shop, but also your favourite sewing centre. We are after all the "Ultimate Sewing Centre."

At any time, you'll be able to come in for help on a project regardless of where you purchased your machine or fabric. We will not only focus on quilting, but also on garment, embellishment and décor. We will have classes for all levels of sewers. Most importantly, we will help you have fun with your projects!

We will carry parts and accessories for all makes and models of machines. We will repair all makes and models of machines. We will offer classes on all makes and models of machines.

When you take a class at the Ultimate Sewing Centre, we do not insist that you purchase all supplies from us. I have a stash, and I am sure you do too. We appreciate you purchasing your supplies from us and encourage it by offering excellent discounts. Purchasing your supplies from us will help to keep the cost of classes down as well, but we do not insist. It is your option as to whether or not you want to bring your machine. You will learn more on your machine.

We have a magnificent variety of embroidery and embellishing threads. Mention your Guild for a special discount.

Sew...come in to Ultimate Sewing Centre today and be dazzled. From first contact to final stitch, they will work with you to make your colours perfect and designs beautiful.

My newest venture is helping us expand our reach with our newly developed online store. Put on your jammies, grab a tea or glass of wine and start shopping from the comfort of your own home. Shop here.

We look forward to you being part of our Ultimate Family.

Shirley