I personally have not ever bought fabric except muslin…for some tshirts that I spray painted!
Anyways I was looking and i seen IKEA sells fabric! and other sewing material. I was not aware!
so i guess my question would be how is there fabric and does anyone have any opinions on there fabric?

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    Jun 6, 2010, 10.57 AMby katexxxxxx

    I bought a whole bolt of their light weight unbleached calico (muslin) for toiles. Very good bargain. I also have some of their printed linen in a Jacobean print (last year’s pattern) that I am going to make a caraco jacket from for an 18th C project. I washed the linen and it has turned out beautifully. Their fabrics seem to be a nice quality for the price.

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      Jun 12, 2010, 01.55 AMby meli531

      o man thanx soo much for the info! i will look for the EU branding on the thread. =)

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    Jun 11, 2010, 08.55 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Ikea fabric is great! I love to use the heavy funky printed fabrics for skirts, it has a great shape and also it is perfect for making cool bags and aprons :) It washes well too. I have some put aside to make a carry bag for my sewing machine…when I find some spare time ;)

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    Jun 11, 2010, 02.55 PMby elaray

    I used IKEA fabric to make tote bags. The colors and designs are fabulous.

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      Apr 23, 2011, 08.07 AMby shelley .

      Yeah, their fabric is great for bags.

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    Jun 11, 2010, 10.01 PMby seemane

    However… the IKEA thread is terrible! Breakages when used in your sewing machine – or even just hand sewing :(

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      Jun 11, 2010, 10.48 PMby katexxxxxx

      That depends where it is made! I have some made in the EU which is excellent, and some made in China (I think), which is awful. Look for the EU made stuff.

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    Jun 12, 2010, 01.57 AMby meli531

    Thanks everyone for replying to my comment i didnt think anyone would! lol but i do have to say that i am excited to buy and make stuff with this fabric!! i planned on using it for totes and maybe a skirt =) so if anyone has any suggestions or comments all is welcome! =)

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    Jun 12, 2010, 01.43 PMby katexxxxxx

    Oh, I also dyed a chunk of the calico a lovely terracotta colour… That too came out beautifully. Dylon machine dye for that one…

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    Apr 22, 2011, 08.41 AMby shelley .

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    Apr 23, 2011, 07.28 AMby shelley .

    Ikea fabric is really good for bags. You should try it for cloth.

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      Apr 23, 2011, 07.44 AMby katexxxxxx

      Their linen softens up beautifully when washed, as does their calico/muslin, and you can see from my projects that they both dye beautifully.

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      Apr 23, 2011, 08.06 AMby shelley .

      Okay.

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    Jul 26, 2011, 09.05 PMby flowergirl22

    well there are some differend type of designs Ikea bring out due to the nordic influence,,, I love their style,, even though it looks a little cold,,

    but the fabric itsself sew really well.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 11.28 AMby squarebob

    know this is an old post but thanks as i was going to ask the same thing i ho i ho its off to ikea i go x

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