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Thread: White or cream material for background quilting

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoSandy View Post
    This has been going on for a while with me. When I check out the solid materials at fabric shops, they feel so thin. Don't like to use thin material for "backgrounds"on the front of quilts. What kind of white and cream solids do you experienced quilters use. Where do you get it?
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    No certain brand for me, but my LQS had nice solids very reasonably priced.
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    I use what I have access to because there isn't a fabric Wal-mart near.
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    I agree with trif--tone on tone for solids.

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    I use lots of Kona black, but for whites and creams I always use tone-on-tone. To me, sometimes solids look "flat," so I like the subtle texture of ton-on-tone prints.
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    Kona cottons are great.. I found that Bella solids by Moda tend to fray a great deal. Most fabric stores carry them. Online stores mostly have one or the other. If you go to quiltshops.com and enter what you are looking for in the search engine they have over 200 stores and you can pick the one with the lowest price.

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    I use Kona cotton by Robert Kauffman. It has more body than others I have tried.

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    I like whites, unbleached muslins and solids for some projects. I don't believe I've ever used a name brand.

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    I agree Moda Belle and Kona are both great. I bought Kona solid and then had grandkids draw pictures on a square and then I am going to make a quilt with their square in it.

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    When I have a solid that I like and need that particular color, I use a similar or contrasting thread and stitch a design on it (sort of like quilting it without the other layers) and then cut it into the size I need. I then have the color I wanted and it is not so flat anymore. Adds dimension and interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitsykeel View Post
    When I have a solid that I like and need that particular color, I use a similar or contrasting thread and stitch a design on it (sort of like quilting it without the other layers) and then cut it into the size I need. I then have the color I wanted and it is not so flat anymore. Adds dimension and interest.
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    I use KONA cotton too I like the color snow.

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    I prefer to use Kona

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    I tend to be a tone-on-tone person, it just adds that little lift, especially when I an going to applique something on it. I also like that suggestion of decorating it yourself with tone-on-tone thread or contrasting. Even when I made a cloth doll, the tone-on-tone print kept the "body" from being bare and more of an underwear type characteristic. For the parasol girl block I am working on, it gives a little lacey look behind her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pamesue View Post
    kona cotton is a nice solid
    I use Kona Snow or Kona Ivory. Just love the ivory.
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    Haave you ever thought of using a "diaper" print for your backgrounds. It makes people want to come up close to see your fabric choice. A lot of my friend depend on the Kona solids, we use a lot of "snow" or "bone". If you cannot find it locally try an online source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trif View Post
    I prefer tone on tone for my creams and whites.
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    I prefer white on whites.
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    AuntJudy14,

    What is a "diaper" print? Sounds interesting.
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    I also buy at Walmart or Joanns...I get the bleached muslin...just feel it for it's texture...and it will draw up some...fine for backgrounds...so is the unbleached.
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