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Moda Bella cottons vs kona cottons. Which do you prefer?

Moda Bella cottons vs kona cottons. Which do you prefer?

Old 02-11-2016, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
Does black fabric and thread shed more lint or is it just more visible? What's your opinion?
I was wondering the same ... yes black lint definitely shows up every where

I've worked with Kona in a few colours but mostly black and haven't really noticed much of a problem but I do prewash and then starch slightly when ironing out the wrinkles. Kona is the most available in our area to buy.
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Old 02-11-2016, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
Kaufman is the manufacturer of the Kona solids we are talking about. However, I think much confusion arises because there is another manufacturer of fabric that goes by the name of Kona Bay. Kona Bay solids are not the same as Kaufman Kona solids. It's been a long time since I shopped in JoAnn's, but it seems to me that they used to carry Kona Bay solids more so than Kaufman Kona solids.
The Kona I buy at Joann's (and Hobby lobby) say kaufman on the bolt. I've never heard of Kona Bay but I can see how that could be confusing.
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Old 02-11-2016, 03:05 PM
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I use both and am happy with them. They both fray a bit but I really love Kona "Snow".
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Old 02-11-2016, 03:36 PM
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I love the Kona solids. I have no problems with the material. I have never tried the Moda. Irregardless, my go to fabric is Kona.
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I am using Moda in a quilt now and am very disappointed. I always prewash fabric. When I did this time the Moda shrank a lot. I have had to remeasure all the pieces because I lost about 10%. Next time it will be Kona for sure.
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Old 02-11-2016, 04:48 PM
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I like Kona. In fact, I make many quilts with white or black framing or lattice that I purchase it from an LQS by the bolt. Because there is no cutting involved, they give me a discount.
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Old 02-11-2016, 09:39 PM
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For solids, I really like Michael Miller the most.
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Old 02-12-2016, 06:50 AM
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I have used Kona cottons for ages and loved them, but I find they are a little thicker fabric than most of my cottons. I have lately been buying Waverly cottons from WalMart but their white is not a true bright white like I usually like. It has worked really well with my quilts though and the price and fabric are really good for what I make. I am not making heirloom quilts so the cheaper fabric is working well with me. I love Waverly in everything else so I am trusting these quilts will hold up to repeated washing.
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Old 02-12-2016, 07:15 AM
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Kona fabric, Kona coffee!!
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Old 02-12-2016, 08:00 AM
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I always use Kona solids I found that the colors are bright, iron with ease, and feels soft. I have tried other solids; but come right back to Kona.
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