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Thread: White fabric

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    White fabric

    I am wondering what brand of white fabric you would buy to do embroidery work. There is a Moda white that seems really nice. It will be embroidery and also colored so I don't want a white on white, just a nice quality white.
    Anyone with any advice for me? As long as I am going to go to all that work, I want a good quality nice white.

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    You definitely will not be disappointed with Moda Bella Solids. Lovely fabric and would be fine for embroidery. If you order on line make sure you order white, not snow. Snow is an off white, like a cream or eggshell color. Robert Kaufman Kona would also work well.

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    A Moda solid white or a White Kona Cotton are both nice quality and would work well for you.
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    I was gonna suggest kona white also.

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    I like the Moda Bella solids better than the old Kona cottons. I don't know if Kona had changed in recent years or not but they seemed a little coarse back in my earlier days of looking at solids.

    Thanks for your advice, ladies.

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    I think my favorite pure white is the Bleached White from Legacy Studios. Nice weight, great drape and feel. I have used it as the backing on some hand embroidered quilts, a couple of machine embroidered labels and the base blocks for applique. Just a nice, not too heavy weight cotton. I usually buy it in the extra wide (108") width. More fabric, less money.
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    I usually use Kona for quilting and have just bought some Bella. If you are doing hand embroidery, the Bella might work better than Kona. I don't know about legacy Studios fabric. If machine embroidery is what you're doing, it probably won't matter which one you use.
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    ok. I like the white on white for embroidery and on any quilt it looks great

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    I do alot of hand embroidery and I prefer Kona's Snow over Moda's. I love Moda fabric but their Snow is more yellow. Kona's is a nice soft white not glaring.

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    Thanks everyone. I bought some really nice 90 wide white that felt really nice. I will have to check to see if it is Legacy or something else. It was really white white, bright white. It felt really nice though. This is for hand embroidery.

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    I also like the Mona white.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    You definitely will not be disappointed with Moda Bella Solids. Lovely fabric and would be fine for embroidery. If you order on line make sure you order white, not snow. Snow is an off white, like a cream or eggshell color. Robert Kaufman Kona would also work well.
    I agree. I also back my embroidery with bleached muslin so the colors and knots don't show through. (I always wash the muslin just in case it might shrink)...just an idea...
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    i like kona whita fabric!!!
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    I do a lot of embroidery and have recently started adding a piece of muslin or very light weight flannel(after it has been washed) the same size of the block to the back of the block. Your thread lays nicely on the front and the stitches, starts and stops and traveling threads do not show from the front. I learned this from a vendor at a quilt show and I really like the result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pw6 View Post
    ok. I like the white on white for embroidery and on any quilt it looks great
    I do, too - and you can get as busy or quiet with the back white on white as you want. I have some that would be good to be embroidered on, and I have some other that has such a nice bright white pattern on its own that it is perfect just by itself, you wouldn't want to add anything over that one. :-)

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    I generally use a good grade muslin and iron a very lightweight fusible interfacing on the back to give it body and hid the threads......of course, I pre-wash the muslin. I've actually done a ton of embroidery this way......

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq View Post
    I generally use a good grade muslin and iron a very lightweight fusible interfacing on the back to give it body and hid the threads.
    I was going to say the same thing. I use an iron-on product called Form Flex, and I don't have to use a hoop.

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    Whatever fabric you select try using a white batting (warm and white is what I have used) behind the embroidery it gives a place for the threads to lay and allows your stitches to stand out. When finished you can trim to fit your embroidery then layer and quilt as normal.

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