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    Super Member justwannaquilt's Avatar
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    fabric from Ikea?

    I was just looking online at their fabrics and they have some beautiful modern prints at a decent price. and although I don't live by an Ikea store, my husband plays golf once a month with a guy near Chicago! So I was wanting to know if the material is really good, if it is I might just go with him next time he does a golf run to grab some fabric! :)

    thanks for looking and any advice you might have!

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    Super Member Mplsgirl's Avatar
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    Ikea has fabric? I had no clue! I will check their site.

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    Super Member Mamaskeeto's Avatar
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    I had no idea also that they sold fabric.

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    Super Member Ducky's Avatar
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    Well, here's a third one that had to idea they sold fabric! Now I need to go online to see what they have.

    Wonderful avatar!

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    Here's a fourth- I haven't been there in a long time. Will have to check them out again.

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    I wonder if it would be more of a decorating weight, like for chair cushions, etc?

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    Hi,
    I often use fabric from Ikea. My favourite fabric called "Ditte". Its unicolored cotton in several coulors. I make several Amish-Quilts of it.
    But here in Germany many peoples says that the qualitiy ist not so well as specially Quilting-Fabric.
    But I find the quality good and I use it gladly and often

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    Geta used the canvas fabric from there for purses and it looked very nice.

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    I live near the Schaumburg store. I have seen the fabric, more from cushion covers, drapery, etc. I know that I wouldn't use it for quilting....

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    More interesting information! :lol:

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    last time i was at ikea none of the fabric was 100% cotton and i found it to be a slightly heavier weight than quilting cotton. i believe they design the fabric more for home dec applications since its typically 54-56 inches wide.

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    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
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    if you judge by their 100% cotton bedding, then i say no. the weave is very coarse and not tightly woven.

    the only sewing fabric i see there now is decorator fabric. they used to have bolts of cotton, but not for a long time.

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    Junior Member Adriane's Avatar
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    I've seen their fabric designs online, but, judging by Ikea, I think it would be very stiff fabric...more for cushions, drapes...other "heavy" items. I do want to get to an Ikea to see for myself though. Of course, the designs are mod. :)

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