What’s in a Solid

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22 Responses

  1. Jan Krentz says:

    Thank you, Corey, for this extensive research! The solids are gorgeous!! The powerful color “punch” of solids in quilts and textile art is rich, and the surface texture provided by the quilting is spectacular on solid fabrics.

    Aren’t we blessed to have such a rich selection – solids AND prints – to use?

  2. Jan S. says:

    So informative that I am bookmarking this post – thank you!

  3. robin says:

    Whew, is right! Great run down! I have to say that I’ll check the softer choices first when looking for a solid. I think that the Kona’s are kinda rough. LOVE Art Gallery’s feel. The rest are somewhere in-between Kona and Art Gallery. Of course, when you need a matching color, you go with what works.

    robin 🙂

  4. Diana Nelson says:

    Whew – Thank you so very much for such a indepth explanation of solids. I will certainly try other brands of solids other than Kona as more shops are carrying other brands other than Kona Cotton which I love especially the Snow. The reason I love Kona Snow is because of the weight and finding a white which is a good weight is hard to find. So I will give he other brands a try.

  5. so helpful!! Thanks Corey!!

  6. Great breakdown!!!
    I lean toward Kona for the selection, availability, and price. Plus, my thing with solids is I like them to have the same hand as the prints I’m working with. Otherwise, if I pair a regular print with a more drapey solid, it makes it a little harder to work with.

  7. Ashley Willilams says:

    I’m new to quilting and have yet to finish my first one, but pretty fabrics make my heart sing. I love all of your posts and look forward to having the money to purchase more fabrics one day! I’m definitely pinning this to look at again in the future. Love it!!

  8. Ruth says:

    This is great and just what I’ve been looking for. I’ve always wondered at the differences, and now you’ve told me. Thanks!

  9. Judy Blinkenberg says:

    I am so happy with this post! Those of us newer to quilting can use this help. I honestly didn’t know the difference. Now I can make some great buys. Thank you so mich. I’m printing this up for my use.

  10. Katie B says:

    Thank you! Very helpful info, especially for online shopping.

  11. Johanna says:

    Lots of info! Thank you!

  12. Denise says:

    I am a fairly new quilter and this is awesome information! Thank you! I am bookmarking it for future reference.

    Also – I LOVE the quilt with the Tan and Snow stripes and large squares of color. Is this one of your patterns that I can purchase?
    Thank you!~

  13. Carrie P. says:

    thanks for sharing all that great information.

  14. Since I find myself sewing nearly everything with solids lately, this is a post full of great information!

  15. Kimberly T says:

    Loving the color tutorial, I have been having to pick quite a bit of plain colored fabric this spring, it wasn’t as fun or easy as other fabric shopping. This truly helps!! Your French Roses Quilt is stunning will you be sharing the pattern to this quilt?? I would love to recreate this for myself. thanks

  16. jane says:

    What a great post. Thanks for all the wonderful information.

  17. Anne Dearle says:

    Thanks Corey for the great explanation. I will be forwarding this page onto my quilting group so that they can all learn more about solids.

  18. Mi Hapea says:

    WOW this is great!!! Thanks for the info!

  19. Karen says:

    Thank you so much for all the effort you put into this post. I really enjoyed reading it and I know it will be very helpful!

  20. Nancy M says:

    I know it’s been quite awhile sense you posted this but wanted to thank you anyway. I googled the difference between bella and kona and this was at the top. I didn’t even think of the other companies. Thanks so much! I will bookmark this for reference.