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Date: 5/3/11 11:09 PM

I live in Denver where a new Ikea is opening in July. I know Ikea carries some fabric.

I'm just curious. Is it on bolts and do people cut it like at JoAnn's or is it pre-cut yardage?

I suppose I could just wait until the new store opens, but I was just wondering.

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Date: 5/3/11 11:25 PM

The fabric department of the Ikeas in BC have gotten quite a bit smaller over the years. They did have fabric on bolts and it was cut for you. Often the yardage complimented the fabrics used on furnishings and in the linen department.

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Date: 5/4/11 0:17 AM

In Europe (well, in 3 countries I know), the fabric is on bolts you take from the shelves and cut it yourself. The interesting part: they price it by weight, not by length.

The unbleeched IKEA muslin is great for test-driving almost any kind of pattern that calls for a woven fabric, and in the area I live in the least expensive true muslin.

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Date: 5/4/11 0:37 AM

My regular machine does not sew through Ikea fabric well. The lighter weight stuff is fine, but the coarser fabric just doesn't run through my machine well. That's not to say that I don't use it occasionally.

As others told you, the fabric is on bolts and you have to ask for help to have it cut. They charge by the meter here in the Vancouver area.

I don't think Ikea sells a plain muslin here, but you can easily pick up one or two of their super cheap poly-cotton white sheets and it would to the trick.

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Date: 5/4/11 6:42 AM

Thanks everyone.

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Date: 5/4/11 11:11 AM

The Calgary Ikea has muslin which I use a ton of for muslins and meat bags for dh when he goes hunting...$2 a metre I think. There is a good selection and it's all cotton or linen blends. I've made curtains for children's bedrooms, makeup and pencil cases and other home dec projects from the heavier materials. The staff cuts it for you. The only thing I don't like is at the self-serve checkout the attendant has to enter the transaction for you since there's no barcode.

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Date: 5/23/11 12:28 PM

I thought I'd add that if you're looking for muslin fabric, buy one of the budget flat sheets IKEA sells. I think I paid $2 the other day for a twin size, 100% cotton sheet. You can't beat that for price per yard!

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Date: 5/23/11 8:49 PM

Another thing about Ikea fabric is that you nave to get it in whole units ( you can't get 1 1/2 yds for instance). I have bought some nice solid cottons at Ikea ( they have a texture to them) . Most of what they have is home dec fabrics in big prints, nice for pillows, tote bags etc.
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Date: 5/23/11 8:52 PM

Thanks everyone.

I'm going to have to check out those sheets once our Ikea opens.

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Date: 5/23/11 9:26 PM

The Ikea Knoppa sheet is $1.99 for a flat twin. It's a poly-cotton batiste in a slightly coarse weave. I use a lot of them to line the skirts of summer dresses. I use good quality 100% cotton batiste in the bodices, but the skirts don't need the fancy $6/yd stuff!

The fabric prints are cute, but beware that they are (1) often printed off-grain, and (2) just too heavy for garment sewing. It took me a long time to admit the latter because I so wanted to make them work.

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