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Thread: Kona White - Rough Hand at Hobby Lobby?

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    I just bought a six yard cut of Kona white at Hobby Lobby, and I thought the hand felt a little rough at the store, but I thought it might be the sizing or something. I'm sensitive to the chemicals on fabric, so I couldn't handle it too much. Yesterday, my husband washed it twice, then dried it and it still feels kind of rough. If I remember correctly, my cut of Kona Snow from Joann seemed softer. Is there a difference in Kona between stores, or is it the color, or am I just imagining things?

    We used fabric softener in the last wash.

    Thanks all!

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    Sometimes I think stores wrap off brand stuff onto a brand name cardboard - you can feel two totally different feeling pieces of fabric on two bolts in the same store...

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    According to Kaufman they don't have any different quality for certain stores. I would hope that Hobby Lobby wouldn't wrap other stuff on a bolt but maybe that's what happened. Maybe a clueless employee's idea to recycle?

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    I think Kaufman Kona is different from other brand(s) of Kona. Have seen posts about different qualities of Kona. Kaufman brand Kona is supposed to be the good stuff.

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    I thought Kona was a brand made just by Kaufman.

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    This was sent by Robert Kaufman about Kona cotton

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/user_po...m=12167&page=1

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    I MAKE CERTAIN (by looking at the end of the bolt) - that my Kona is made by Kaufman when I buy from Hobby Lobby - I think they have different types of 'kona'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    I thought Kona was a brand made just by Kaufman.
    There is a manufacturer by the name of Kona Bay. I think their solids are often confused with Kaufman Kona solids. There may be other kona's also. Based on what I have read, I buy Kona only if it says it is Kaufman.

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    I think the Kona Snow is the premium muslin. Correct me here if I am wrong. I much prefer the hand of the Kona muslin to that of Kona Cotton. I think it is rough to the touch. I want my quilts to be cuddly, not rough. I know some like the Kona Cotton because it is thicker, but I just don't like it. Washing hasn't ever made it softer for me.

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    I purchased Kona Snow from Mary jo's it is soft to the touch.

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    Hmmm. I just ordered Kaufman muslin from Hancock's of Paducah. When I looked up Kaufman Snow on that website, it did not indicate it was muslin, but rather indicated it was a Kona cotton solid. I have previously ordered Kaufman Kona cotton solid in black from Hancock's, and it is a heavier weight broadcloth type of weave; great fabric, but not what I would call muslin.

    Must admit I'm getting confused. Just hope the Kaufman muslin is nice!

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    According to a posting from Robert Kaufman, Kona Cotton Solids and Kona Premium Muslin are different from each other.

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    So Snow is a color of the Kona Cotton? Ok. So I would choose the Kona muslin (whatever it is called) over any of the Kona Cottons. And I would buy Moda black over Kona. It is just too rough for me and collects dust and fuzz.

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    Hmmm. Thanks for the info, everyone. I may have to go back to the store and look at the bolt if it's still there. It said "Kona" on the bolt, I don't remember what the exact color name was and I didn't even look for "Kaufman". It is quite rough though. I didn't know there was Kona cotton and muslin, or anything about Kona Bay. I'll post what I find out! Thanks again!

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