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Thread: What Fabric For "White"?

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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    I like tone on tone white on white the best. Muslin is good too, if it isn't paper thin.

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    All I buy are tone on tone white fabrics for my quilt blocks. They come in a variety of colors from white-cream. The designs are so much better than just solid white. The tone on tone really adds a great look to the finished block. I have also started using these fabrics when I machine embroider. They are nice thick fabrics, better quality than the "white" I used to buy for background fabrics. They hold their shape when used for embroidery quilt blocks. My LQS has a sale on these in January and I always stock up for future quilts. :lol:

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    One thing about me using white tone on tone is that is is 100% sure I'll have some part of the block made with the tone on tone fabric wrong side up. I like plain white so there is no wrong side. Buy all the white at one time you need for one quilt. It's not easy to match the same color white fabric. I like the Roc premium permanent press white muslin. I buy Kona muslin when I find it on sale. Moda sells a solid fabric line called Bella Solids. They are nice.

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    Hancock Fabrics and Hobby Lobby also sell the Kona cotton. When I need a good white, that's what I buy.

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    I use white on white, turn all pieces right side up in a stack before I start sewing. If I happen to sew wrong side to right side, I just rip and do it right.
    With all the nice whites now I never use muslin, unless for the backing, very seldom though.

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    When I hand quilt I like to use the Kona white muslin. Sometimes the white on white can be a little harder to hand sew through.

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    I use the Kona from JoAnn's. Used a coupon a couple of years ago and bought a bolt, haven't used half of it yet, just handy to have around. Before that, I was always trying to match whites (just about impossible).

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    I like to use a white of off white with a touch of color in it for the background. It takes away the stark white look and gives a warmer feeling to the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    When I hand quilt I like to use the Kona white muslin. Sometimes the white on white can be a little harder to hand sew through.
    Same here- I don't like hand quilting through the white on white either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazeljane
    I know it's against the "rules" of strict quilters, but I love using white cotton sheets, good quality, not more than 200 thread count. I would NOT use sheets if you are going to hand quilt, because they are harder to quilt, but if you intend to machine quilt- go to a discount store like Ross or Marshalls or TJMaxx and see if you can find a white flat sheet. Lots of fabric for the $ too. (I almost always use sheets for quilt backs. Shhhh! Don't tell on me.)
    I especially like the sateen sheets with a pattern woven into it, they are so luxurious! My favorite one is white with a basketweave pattern. SHHhhh

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