Thursday, August 26, 2010

Did you know?

So I was on the IKEA website - dreaming of the amazing rooms I could put together if I had a bottomless bank account.. when all of a sudden.. I found FABRIC!!

Did you know IKEA sells fabric by the yard? I mean, I've seen people use IKEA Sheets for quilt backs before - but I had no idea they sell fabric by the yard. It's all 100% cotton.

The prices are good - anywhere from $3.99 to $8.99 p/yd. And all the ones I looked at were 59' wide.

So many fun patterns. And many many solids and stripes to choose from too.

And if you don't have an IKEA close to you.. start crying now you can order it online!!

Just thought I'd pass on the tip...

(all photo's courtesy of IKEA website) Pin It

17 comments:

Candace said...

I have used some of their fabric in quilts, and for quilt backs and been satisfied with it. The thing is that much of their fabric is very heavy and coarse, so it would be hard to order online. I wish that on their website they would specify weights or uses. It is a great bargain though, as much of it is wider than normal.

Lis said...

Thanks Heidi! Fortunately IKEA also sell plastic storage boxes so I will be able to get some for all this wonderful fabric! Hadn't thought about IKEA for cotton before, off to look now - great designs :)

Asiyah said...

Really? Everytime I try to purchase it online I get a nasty little message that says it's only available in stores. Ugh!

Perhaps they've changed their policy...(fingers crossed).

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I did not know! Great find :)

gale said...

I think Ikea only sells things online that are preboxed in units of 1 AND the shipping charges are outrageous. I wish I had an Ikea near me. :(

Poppyprint said...

Love your struck out "start crying now". hehe. Yes, their fabric is FAB!

Crystal Hendrix said...

I know that if you don't have an ikea close enough to you they won't deliver. I knew someone that ordered a chair and didn't receive it because they weren't close enough to an ikea.

But nice if they are that cheep!!!

Denise said...

NICE!! I didn't know they had fabric either! Of course, I have never been to IKEA, so that does factor into the equation:) LOL
Happy Thursday

Teresa said...

Dang! There goes my budget. Ya had to tell me about another place to spend my fabric dollars didn't ya? Well, I forgive you just because I'm that kind of gal, but I will think of you ?fondly ??? when I'm in the checkout line with a new stash!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Yay ! you can get it in Australia. (Doing the Happy dance here )

We're cheese whizz and oreo deprived here so this is so exciting for me )

Karin said...

I love IKEA and I stop by every other month - they always have great stuff there. The fabric they have in the german sortiment is quite thick and mostly big prints. Would work great for bags.... but I bought a zig-zag scissor there for $ 5 and works good for my need

Helen in Switzerland said...

I find with their fabric you have to be a little careful. They have great patterns but often the quality isn't great - not enough threads to the inch I think. I'm not sure I'd take the risk of buying without seeing.

Tiffany said...

Looks like fun fabric, I didn't know they sell fabric. I'm not near an IKEA either, darn it.

Micki said...

Thanks for telling us about it!
Micki

orchidlover said...

Be careful because most of their fabric ( over here in the UK anyway) is upholstery and curtain fabric so it is alot heavier and thicker than quilting fabric. It's great for bags though.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Kim said...

I have never been to IKEA, there is one by the MOA(Mall of America). Now I will definitely have to try to get there. Cute fabric.

Annie said...

I have been using IKEA fabric for the backing on my recent baby quilts. I bought it in 3 metre (yard) lots for $15aud. It has worked a dream.