I was one of the lucky people who received a Friend and Family pass to shop at Ikea before their big grand opening this week. Let me just say, "I love Ikea."
Well, I loved them before but I really love them today. I have a new cutting/sewing table, thanks to Ikea. I finished setting it up this afternoon.
I don't have a fancy-dancy designated sewing room. Over the years, I've made do with a folding table or cutting fabric out on a cardboard mat on the floor. Not exactly the best scenario if you want to maintain a healthy back. And in recent years, I've been really feeling the back strain of cutting in those positions.
Vika Artur for my table legs. These are the perfect solution to my cutting issues because it allows the option to adjust the height of your table. And I do love the lower shelves where I can store fabric scraps. If I was a real keener I would have picked up some storage boxes. But I was a gal on a budget.
For the table top, I chose Vika Byske. I couldn't be happier with this table top with its nice smooth finish.
Now if I weren't on a budget and lived in a dream home with a large sewing room with lots of natural light, I would have picked up two of these Varde.
There were two Varde set up (back-to-back) in the showroom near the kitchen and dining room tables. They were the perfect height for my ideal cutting surface and the shelves and drawer space would be perfect for fabric and supplies. Aren't they perfect? My dream sewing room is a vision if nothing else.
I picked up this 100% cotton. Oh my goodness, I can't tell you how great it is to have another fabric option in the city. The prints are fun and seriously, how could I resist this print? I'm thinking about making it into a shirt or maybe a dress for one of my friend's little girl. Hmm, I'm going to have to think about this one.
Did I mention, I love Ikea?
UPDATE: Over at PatternReview.com Quiltfixer shared another source for 3/8" plush picot elastic: Sew Sassy . Thanks Quiltfixer! ...
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