Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: IKEA Fabric

  1. #1
    Super Member Candace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    9,839
    I was just wondering if anyone has purchased and made anything from Ikea fabric? It's all Home Dec. type fabric, but quilters are a resourceful bunch ;-) Some of the clearance fabric isn't too spendy and the bold prints are cool.

  2. #2
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    I seen them advertise quilters cotton online, but it was only available in the stores. Do they not always keep this in stock?

  3. #3
    Super Member Candace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    9,839
    I've never seen quilters cotton at my store. Or anything labeled that. I'll have to look more closely.

  4. #4
    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts
    30,668
    Blog Entries
    194
    never heard of Ikea Fabric

  5. #5
    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitewater, WI
    Posts
    26,046
    Ive never been in one of those stores, but I hear they have great stuff. Didnt know they had fabric though!

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Greenville, Alabama
    Posts
    593
    The Leah who does the 365 days of FMQ designs uses IKEA white sheets for her white fabric in her quilts. We don't have a store so I don't know anything about them except for the ads in mags.

  7. #7
    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    chicago, IL
    Posts
    9,692
    I think they have some cotton solids that would qualify as quilters cotton...the price is around $6 a yard.
    I have made some aprons out of their print fabrics. Kinda loud prints, but they looked nice.

  8. #8
    a regular here hazeljane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Tulsa, OK
    Posts
    820
    I bought a huge piece of fabric on eBay because I could not resist the graphic nature of it. It turned out to be an Ikea panel, and it will be a quilt sometime in the near future. It's got a lovely hand, maybe a bit thicker than typical quilters cotton. I also love Ikea sheets- nice graphics and feel, and very nice prices.

  9. #9
    mygirl66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Flint, MI
    Posts
    1,697
    I didnt know that they had fabric. I buy upholstry fabric by the bags here for $1-2 a bag. They make awesome crazy quilts! I say if you like it, buy it!

  10. #10
    Super Member Candace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    9,839
    I've recently bought some sheets from Ikea. Twin size and good quality for like $4 each. Awesome. I've never used sheets before but have a special project in mind for them.

    They have a small section of fabric on the bolt. Much of it is large graphics, very modern and thick-think pillows or curtain fabric. They do have some thinner types. They don't have a manned area. You have to wrangle an employee to cut it for you. Since I decorate very modern the prints and designs are right up my alley. I'll be going on Weds. and will take a closer look. I'm assuming most of the home dec. stuff is dry cleaner only and most isn't very suitable for quilts. But, I'll have to check the care instructions for it.

  11. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Oakville,ON
    Posts
    169
    I have bought some of the Ikea cotton, they were both solids, and they were for baby quilts.

    While the fabric isn't as soft as quilter's cotton after a few washes it softens right up.* I've also used the thicker fabric to make an Amy Butler Nappy bag for my cousin and she loves it.

    Our granny is 90 and when she went back to Australia to see her family, she actually hid the bag from Granny... Granny would want to copy the pattern and then set up a booth at
    some market somewhere sell so she'd have more money for the casino!!!* She'd also want me to send her to send her the fabric.

    You can't beat the prices either. In Canada the most expensive fabric is $9.95/m.

    Theresa

  12. #12
    a regular here hazeljane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Tulsa, OK
    Posts
    820
    Candace- Check it out. I think the stuff I have is home dec. I can't remember precisely, but I'm pretty sure it's 54", and it is a heavier weight cotton weave, but certainly not heavy like canvas, just a sturdy weight like a medium weight twill, and cotton, so not a dry clean fabric. I think they have lots of washable, because they cater to young families with kids and most of their stuff is wash friendly, that I've found.

  13. #13
    Super Member Candace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    9,839
    Quote Originally Posted by hazeljane
    Candace- Check it out. I think the stuff I have is home dec. I can't remember precisely, but I'm pretty sure it's 54", and it is a heavier weight cotton weave, but certainly not heavy like canvas, just a sturdy weight like a medium weight twill, and cotton, so not a dry clean fabric. I think they have lots of washable, because they cater to young families with kids and most of their stuff is wash friendly, that I've found.
    Good to know. That makes sense. Thanks.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.