fabric from ikea

Until I started reading crafty blogs, I had no idea Ikea sold fabric. I grew up with an Ikea practically in my backyard. I got my college furniture there. I accessorized my first apartment from there. Fabric? Never knew it existed.

We went home for a few days over the Thanksgiving holiday and I found myself sitting in my parents’ livingroom less than two miles from the big blue and yellow store. I decided it was time to check out the textiles.

I loved the prints, although the pattern repeats are so large, I can’t imagine how I’d use some of them. I purchased three yards of the red and white fabric just because I loved it, there was only three yards left, and at $2.49 a yard (!) my husband insisted. (Seriously. He made me buy it all up!)

I also had fun remnant diving. The striped fabric is flannel. At first I thought blanket, but now I’m thinking jammies for my daughter. The orange will be sewn into pillow covers for our livingroom. I think they’ll look lovely with my thrifted afghan.

So there you have it. I’ve had the cinnamon rolls, put together furniture with an allen wrench and have bought fabric. My Ikea experience is now complete.

remnants: Did you know there are huge bins of fabric in the “as is” section down by the checkout? It was super fun digging through it all.

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5 Responses to ikea fabric

  1. Kelly says:

    Maybe we need to roadtrip…I totally <3 Ikea!

  2. Cameron says:

    I’m glad I’m not alone! I just heard through the grapevine that Ikea has fabric and was in shock! I’m working to get a group of friends together to go to the one closest to us, about an hour away.

  3. I had no idea either. WOW. The fabric is so pretty too!

  4. Marge says:

    Love those fabrics. Ikea is great but the closest one is a 10 hr drive so we rarely get there. They’re planning to open one in 2012 that’ll be only 2.5 hrs. away so that’s exciting.

  5. You mentioned the patterns that have very large repeats. Those are the patterns that I like the best (at least for now), for they provide me with the most opportunities for creative manipulation. For instance, on the rhinoceros posted on my blog, I use a part of a design for the two horns, another part of the design for the under-belly, and another part for the snout.