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Which do you like better, Moda Bella or Kona Cotton?

Old 02-17-2012, 10:27 AM
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Thumbs up Which do you like better, Moda Bella or Kona Cotton?

Or is your favorite solid a different brand?

Please share with us which solid you like best, and why.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:41 AM
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Never heard of Moda Bella,but I really like Kona...GeesH! Did I actually MISS something quilty? I AM getting old! I am really slipping up! Thanks for the 'heads-up". Now I have to check that out!
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:11 AM
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Never used Moda Bella, but love Kona.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:42 AM
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I would like to know too.

I have Kona muslin (by Kauman! Kona Bay is a different brand), and it's very good. It's just that I used to be able to get an even better muslin, which I think was made by SpringMaid, years ago.

I believe both Kona solids (the ones manufactured by Kaufman, not Kona Bay) and Moda Bella solids are broadcloth, which is a slightly different weave than we are used to in quilting cottons. I have purchase Kona solids in black and navy blue, but don't like them as much as others seem to. They are thicker and heavier and, when cut into strips, fray a lot. I am thinking of ordering Moda Bella next time. Although it is also a broadcloth, I have read that it is soft and silky, so I assume it is a lighter weight than Kona broadcloth.

I wonder why solid colors always seem to be broadcloth?
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:21 PM
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I have typically used Kona for solids. Not sure why but they are priced cheaper than Moda Bella solids at least in my neck of the woods. Just not that much of a difference in actual fabric/quality in my opinion.
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I just ordered some of Moda's Bella Solids! I got Leaf Green for a backing, Christmas Red & a Cocoa for binding. I have on backordered their Snow Solid for a backing. I haven't sewn with the solids yet but I have used Moda before and really like it so I hope their solids are just as good as their prints.
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I love the Moda Bella's and have heard the Kona reds bleed.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:25 PM
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Never used Moda Bella, but do use and like Kona cotton.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:46 PM
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I love the Moda Solids. Actually I'm in love with anything made by Moda.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:14 PM
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I prefer RJR cotton supreme, P &B color spectrum and of those two mentioned Moda Bella. I think the Kona is a little heavier and looser weave than I like, but it is made in every color imaginable which is probably why most stores carry it more than other solids.
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