My sister offered to be my chauffeur this weekend and I requested a trip to the Ikea in Paramus, NJ. My primary goal was to buy things to spiff up the backyard which is currently a concrete jungle. So I nearly forgot that Ikea sold fabric. I said nearly. They had some lovely things and I am kind of kicking myself that I only took home these five. But I took 2 yards of each so that should last me awhile. The fabric cutter seemed annoyed to have to, you know, do her job and cut all my fabric so I turned up the charm and chatted her up. She tells me that Ikea is starting to really push their fabric now which I hope, hope, hope means that they may someday sell it online. Dare to dream.
This picture doesn't begin to do the fabric justice. In the upper left corner is a wonderful linen-like neutral fabric which has the texture of linen, but is softer. The white next to it is a strong broadcloth (I think) that is so crisp. The red botanical is especially not well represented here. Rather than a primary red, it is actually a beautiful clay red. The matching blue botanical is in fact a lush teal. I think my favorite is the smaller print botanical which I'm envisioning as perhaps a pillow or two on my couch. I didn't see a single fabric over $7.99/yard and these botanicals were only $4.99/yard. I know, I know. I'm already planning my next trip.