Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Stash: Kaufman Kona Cotton


Sometimes I like overly busy scrappy quilts, and sometimes I like things a little less complicated and love to use solids...they can so enhance the print and pattern fabrics and lets face it, it helps your pocket book too.

Above are bolts of Kaufman Kona Cotton in Khaki, Ivory, Chocolate and Natural. I have collected these as my coupons from JoAnns allow. Since reading the TrueUp post relative to Kona at JoAnns, I feel pretty confident to purchase them there. I do have a Kona Color card to check the colors too.



The top bolt on the stack is something I just discovered at JoAnns the other day... Kaufman Premium Muslin, they had both bleached and unbleached in 44/45, 90 and 120 inch widths. I was actually going to buy white Kona that day and really couldn't decide if I should get the white Kona or the bleached muslin. The muslin had more of the feel of a regular quilting fabric, was a bit less money than the Kona and the wide width was pretty attractive for long sashing strips. I ended up buying the bleached muslin to try it out for a few blocks. (The unbleached muslin may have had a very few little brown specks so I could see in certain situations why you would want that or not.) So I am wondering if any of you have used this product or have any opinions & advice regarding this choice...bleached muslin vs. kona for white in blocks/sashing?

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4 comments:

Jackie said...





As you know, I love Kona and carry it in my online store. It really is a wonderful product and great to use in any quilting project that you might have.

Needled Mom said...





I buy my quilting fabrics at our quilt shops in the area so I couldn't tell you. I am looking forward to seeing your quilt all done in solids. I'll bet it will be gorgeous.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...





I have not used the bleached muslin, but will be checking it out.

Nichole said...





I have used the bleached muslin from JoAnns a few times in quilts. I opted for the really inexpensive muslin they sell, not the more expensive designer muslin. I really love how the muslin feels in the quilt. It is soft and really allows the quilt to have a nice drape. The downside is that it is so thin, so any stray threads between my top and the batting show through. You can only tell when looking closely, but I still find it a bit annoying. This issue might go away if you used a nicer muslin. However, the nicer ones I saw are nearly the same price as a designer printed fabric and I did not want to spend that much on muslin. I emailed with Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts about this before and she said she had the same love-hate relationship with musilin as me. She started using IKEA bedsheets and it sounded like she had quite a bit of success with that. I haven't tried that though.