Today, I ventured over to Ikea to look for something (that they didn’t have) for a project I’m working on. More on that another day. But, I had some time to kill before picking up Zack from preschool, so I thought I’d take a look at their fabric selections (after eating a healthy serving of Swedish meatballs and Lingonberry sauce). I must say that I was pleasantly surprised!
I’ve never taken the time to check out their by-the-yard fabrics, because I always just assumed that the prints were not my style. Oh, how I have been wrong! Not only are the prints fun (and I was told that the more modern, graphic prints will be in stores soon), but the quality is great and the price is right. The fabric is decorator weight and is $8.99/yard at most, so if they have something that fits your style, that is a hard combination to beat.
I’m trying to inject more color into my home, and I was delighted to find this fabric for $7.99:
The colors are much brighter in person than they show on my screen (for instance, what looks gold here is really bright orange) and the print is very large. The blue is the same color as my dining room walls AND it showcases my unhealthy obsession with birds and birdcages. Really. You should talk to Susan about the number of bird cages I found at Round Top this weekend that I really wanted to buy. It was obnoxious, but I still wish I would have bought one of the 4-foot tall ones we found.
Anyway, I was very excited to find this great fabric, and I can’t wait to run it through my sewing machine. I’m not going to tell you what I’m going to do with it quite yet – because I’m still not sure myself – but it’s going to be cute!
If you have an Ikea nearby, I recommend you take a gander at their fabric choices the next time you need a bold print. Here are a few more that I like:
They even have solids, such as this beige linen (for just $5.99/yard):
Have you ever used Ikea fabric in a project? Tell me what you did with it!
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