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Thread: Kona Cotton

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    Senior Member AnitaSt's Avatar
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    Do you use Kona Cotton, especially the White? I'm looking for something substantial enough to use in a 1930's pattern that calls for lots of white. Fabric Depot has it on sale...all colors...for $4.55 a yard right now, but I've not used it before and wanted your opinions on it. Thanks!

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    I buy and use the Kona black and use it all the time. The 6 yard deal at Fabric Depot can't be beat!

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    Use Kona solids a lot, never the white though. Lots of black.

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    I get my white Kona from Hancock's-Paducah.com. For 2 or more yards, they charge 3.98 a yard. good deal!

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    Kona is always a good choice. I have used it for many projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Char
    I buy and use the Kona black and use it all the time. The 6 yard deal at Fabric Depot can't be beat!
    I live in GA and had never heard of Fabric Depot. Looked them up, and they have some really good sale items. Especially if you are just looking to expand your stash or if you need fat quarters. Looked really nice. Will have to "visit" again when more money is available!

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    Love it, have you checked Fabric.com?? Free ship with 35.00 purchase. I love that place :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeysnana
    I get my white Kona from Hancock's-Paducah.com. For 2 or more yards, they charge 3.98 a yard. good deal!
    Wow...that's a better deal since I need several yards. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Love it, have you checked Fabric.com?? Free ship with 35.00 purchase. I love that place :D
    You know, I loved them until my last order and it was a disaster. Shipped one fabric wrong item...okay, this happens so I contacted them and sent it back at their cost and they sent a replacement....still the wrong fabric. Never sent one of the other fabrics and just told me today they cancelled that part of my order. Customer service was very responsive, but they never did get my order right.

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    I have been to the store....and it is heaven....a full acre of fabric, most of it at a discount....ohhh I just kept stacking up bolts, with instructions...two yards of this stack, one yard of this...in the end I had two carts and a helper out to my car. Oh dear thank goodness, a: it was on an empty credit card, b: I had a small stash at home so there was room on the shelves and c: I can live on peanut butter sandwiches and cold cereal. And thank goodness I live a days drive away, however while a and b are no longer true c is so stitch away.

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    Kona has always worked well for me! :!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeysnana
    I get my white Kona from Hancock's-Paducah.com. For 2 or more yards, they charge 3.98 a yard. good deal!
    HoP's price is actually 1.99 per UNIT for 2 or more units...and since a unit is a half yard, the price per yard is 3.98 for 1 or more yards, not 2. :D

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    Well, I have to be the desenting vote here. I don't like Kona cotton. I have used it when I had nothing else that matched the quilt, but it is scratchy to me. I want my quilts to be soft and cuddly and Kona never gets that way. It is the red in my avatar quilt. Wish it wasn't, though.

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    Kas, have you tried Moda Bella Solids? They are broadcloth, like the Kona Solids, but they have a softer hand and a bit of a sheen to them. You might like them better. Not quite as many colors, but only slightly more expensive.

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    I have used Kona cotton solids . I found they were not consistant on the softness of the fabric. I have some colors that is nice and soft and other colors that are not so. I buy mine at Hancock Fabrics when they are 50% off....makes it $2.98 a yard.

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    I don't know if I have tried the Moda Bella or not. I do love the marbles. Well, heck. I love all Moda fabric because it is soft. I will look for them next time I need a solid.

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    Love Kona. I use "winter" white a lot. Hard to explain the subtle difference between that and "white". I love Kona because the quality is consistant.

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    i have used Kona for a 30's quilt..it was called "snow" i think.
    it looks great with repos.

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    I love to visit Fabric Depot when I am on the way to see the grandchildren in WA. The best part for me: NO sales tax in Oregon. Love it.

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    Love the weight and feel of Kona Cotton. I have used white, snow, black. Great results every time!

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    Kona solids are some of the best solids on the market! there are different whites...kona snow is the whitest white; just remember which one you get so if you need more later you can match it...and at that price, i'd buy alot! i think the lowest i've found it was $6.50 :)

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    I've used both Kona and Moda solids in dollmaking. Sturdy enough for me and my aggressive stuffing.

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    I've used Kona and never had a problem with. And if you can get it on sale, all the more.

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    I've used the Kona white, and didn't have any issues with it.
    Sounds like you've found decent prices too!

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    Kona is the best you can buy. Excellent quality.

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