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Thread: What is kona cotton

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    I've been reading the threads and noticed people talking about using kona cotton. What is it? Is it a certain brand or manufacturer, or a particular type of cotton fabric? And why do you like it so much? Thanks. Just trying to learn all I can here.

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    Kona is a brand of cotton. They carry a wide selection of solid colors, Asian prints, etc. Some very nice prints.

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    I did a search and found this link that talks about Kona cotton

    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item--i-KC-CARD

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    I think it's a very nice cotton that I usually use in solid colors....don't know if they make patterns.

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    I love Robert Kaufman Kona cottons. They are wonderful to work with.

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    Just seems to hold the colors better :lol:

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    I love the feel of it-Kona cotton is very thick and is great for quilting. A board member just posted some for sale a few days ago and I purchased 12 yards-she had it for $3.99 a yard which is really a good deal for Kona.

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    Okay maybe I'm alone here but it's not my favorite, I think it ravels too much.

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    Kona is the only "good" grade solids I've used. I have a feeling Bella solids from Moda are just as good but I can buy *some* colors of Kona at Joann's with a coupon. For the rest I go to hancock's of paducah. I have a kona color card which is why I just buy that brand. If I had a moda solids color card I'd probably buy that brand too.

    When I have bought fabric at Joann's and pre washed it, it gets all wonky. Fat quarters end up being like leaning parallelograms instead. I don't have that trouble with the quilt store brands. I suspect the less expensive solids at Joann's might be the same way.

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    Joann's sells Kona, but it is not the Kaufman Kona. If you ever had them side by side, you'd see there is a noticeable difference. Kaufman is much nicer. It irons up so much better, nicer feel too. I've seen the Kaufman Kona on sale online for about $4 per yard. With the recent increase, I'm sure that will go up, but I would imagine Joann's will raise their prices soon too.

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