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Thread: Black fabric

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    Junior Member ekbuckeye's Avatar
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    I read all the posts for white fabric and I'm looking for a good, solid black fabric.

    Seems that there are as many shades of black as white - brownish, blue, even greenish - and I've read that the dyes used can cause the fabric to disintegrate over time.

    Any recommendations?!?

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    You are so right about the colors of black. Kona makes a True Black that I like.

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    I like Kona black too, I also look for black batiks :D:D:D

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    Yep, Kona black.

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    I use Kona black too.

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    Count me in the Kona fan group!

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    Me too! I use Kona!

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    Kona :thumbup:

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    Kona, but the Kaufman Kona. Not the one from Joann's.

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    yup, Kona black :) i like some of the batiks but they fade to some pretty weird shades sometimes...the Kona seems to be pretty consistant and a good quality fabric.

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    LOL, Kona Too!

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    Where is a good place online to buy the Kona black fabrics?

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    I use all kinds of black. I really like the variation in my Amish stuff. Just make sure - whichever you use - that if you want a solid background you use all the same cut. I'm sure that Kona must be "the one" considering the replies so far. I like scrappy so I guess I'm not as particular about it.

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    I like Kona too, but have you tried the Moda Bella Solids? The have such a great hand and drape so well.

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    My Mom has used Amish Black from Keepsake Quilting. It's very nice and a deep true black.

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    As a new quilter I read all the topics to learn. Thanks to everyone who has recommended Kona

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    I like Amish black from the Gohn Brothers
    and the black from Marshall Dry Goods
    Cannot beat the price on those two and the quality is excellent.

    I've also used Kona and Moda's (I think it's called Bella Solids, not sure) - quite good, but more expensive.

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    I'll be searching for good prices on both of these. I need at least 12 yards and about 9 of a light and would not like paying LQS prices - Yikes!

    Thanks for all your replies.

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    Try searching here:

    http://search.myquiltshops.com/cgi-s...&displaymode=2

    The Kona seems to run around $5/yard. Maybe you'll find a sale.

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    We have an Amish community near us. Needed lots of black material and couldn't pay huge prices for it. Well, went to the Amish store and got a couple of yards....is also extra wide....did my project but found that I would have to piece the back....not. Went back for more black material. The cute little Amish lady was measuring out the material and grinning asked, "What you making....bonnets?" I busted. :D

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    A quilt store near my parents went out of business and I bought 12 yards of moda black. The thickness of the fabric was AWESOME. The newer moda black feels thinner, but I still like it. I am very picky about what I use my old stash on because I love the quality and feel of the black.

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    Michael Miller makes a very rich black.

    The piece I bought shrank over two inches in width when I washed it.

    (Yes, I did soak it in hot water)

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    Kona goes for 3.98 a yard at Hancocks of Paducah. Their Moda Bella is 4.98 a yard.

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    Kona

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    Kona cotton is good, and also RJR's Cotton Supreme. It has a slight sheen on one side of the fabric; the reverse is matte. It's nice and dark and... well, RJR's line of solids just doesn't get a lot of advertising, I guess. Our sales rep tells us that RJR is the black that Keepsake Quilting sells, so I guess they like it too!

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