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Patricia fabric close-up.

I picked up a couple of yards of the Patricia fabric from IKEA I mentioned the other day. It’s very nice in person; the size of the print is much larger than I expected it to be. It’s a medium-weight canvas, and definitely suitable for lightweight upholstery.


++ Today I came across Et lille Hus, a blog chronicling the creation of a “perfect summerhouse” in Denmark. There are some great inspirational photos and moodboards posted right now, as well as photos of what looks like a very cute house with what will soon be a lovely view of the sea. Ahhh…

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  • Reply lsaspacey October 22, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    Yes, I don’t think I’ll be making the sweet little dress or blouse I thought I would use this fabric for. However, that fabric would look great on a companion chair for your living room or framed in panels like you suggested.

  • Reply k.i.s.d. October 23, 2007 at 6:38 am

    First of all, I found this blog via “dayataglance”, I read every single post you’ve written and enjoyed by your blog.

    I’m going to add you to my everyday list.

    I had a project about framing fabrics. However, no walls are left for it:( Somehow I managed to put something on every single wall of my 30 m2 living room. So, I want to give you a link: http://www.edasuner.com/kasnaklarla-duvarlarinizi-susleyin/ Another project of fabrics with embroidery hoops.


  • Reply Adam October 23, 2007 at 9:16 am

    I would love a bedspread with that material. How hard do you think it would be to make a comforter cover out of it (for someone who doesn’t know how to sew)?

  • Reply Anna at D16 October 23, 2007 at 11:49 am

    kisd: That’s a great project, I’ve seen people do that before — it looks great with lots of different sized hoops!

    Adam: I think this fabric is too heavy to make a full duvet cover with it, but you could definitely do one using a lighter-weight fabric (unbleached linen would look great with this print) on the back and ends, with this fabric as a center panel (like the b&w fabric is used here). Duvet covers are very easy to make, but you’ll need access to sewing machine…and, of course, someone to teach you how to use it. 🙂 You’re really just sewing together rectangles and leaving a space at the bottom. The closure can be simple buttons or ties, it doesn’t have to be fancy. The most important thing is that you pre-wash and pre-dry all the fabric a couple of times before cutting and sewing, otherwise it will never fit on your comforter again after you wash it!

  • Reply Adam October 23, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for the advice Anna! I may give this a try over one of my breaks.

  • Reply lesley October 23, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    Mmmmm, I love fabric. Good thing I can’t/have no interest in sewing, or I’d have to have a room devoted to it. 🙂

  • Reply sidsel_._ October 25, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks for linking to my blog – just discovered yours as well – and love it. I´m also to be found here if you hadn´t noticed. I´ll be back soon .)

  • Reply dayataglanceblogspot.com October 26, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    love the fabric. i just saw it in person yesterday and it is really great. i can’t wait to see what you do with it.

  • Reply Kristen Saunders June 19, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    I am just wondering where I can get this fabric. I live no where near an ikea and I do not know where else to get it. If you could help me that would be great! I love the pattern

  • Reply Anna at D16 June 19, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Kristen, the fabric is only available at IKEA, sorry! The only suggestion I can offer you is to ask someone you know who lives near an IKEA to pick some up for you. They do not offer their textiles for sale through their website.

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