Sunday, 29 January 2017

Sunday Stash - 29/01/2017

This week for Sunday Stash I'm sharing some sewing supplies that I picked up from a recent trip to Ikea. As is always the case with trips to Ikea, we went in for one thing (an outdoor umbrella) and came away with about 45 items, including these treasures.

I can't walk past the fabric section without having a little look. When I saw that the Nummer fabric was half price I had to buy all they had (which was unfortunately only 5 metres). I was devastated when the staff member who served me told me that this fabirc is discontinued, because this is my go-to quilt backing for quilts between 40 and 60 inches wide.

Also half price was this cool cat fabric. It's a heavier weight (like a canvas) so I picked up a metre to use as a new cover for my pressing board.

The last items in my pile of pretties are a couple more Drona storage boxes. They are only $5 each and fit perfectly in our cubicle shelves.

They are also quite capacious (13" x 15" x 13") so I use them for hiding storing recent fabric purchases before I get around to putting them in their proper homes. They also make good hide-and-seek places for 4-year-olds.

But the pièce de résistance of my Ikea haul was a Poang rocking chair. We've been on the hunt for a good maternity chair and this one is perfect. I't also serves as a great quilt holder.

I imagine I'll be spending a lot of time in this chair over the next year so I might have a go at making a pretty patchwork cover for it. If anyone has tried this before, please share your tips!



  1. Great finds at IKEA Kat, it is amazing how your bag seems to fill almost on its own in that place. Just had a quick look and there seems to be heaps of posts on covering these chairs on the interwebs so hopefully you will be able to find something suitable & congrats on new baby or expected one! Cheers Fi x

  2. That Nummer fabric is truly the perfect backing. Congrats on scoring it at half price!

  3. My husband always is in "escape mode" by the time we get to the fabric department. He's practically jogging for the exit. I need to go to Ikea alone! I have a Poang char, but not a rocker. A patchwork cover would be amazing - good luck!