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Thread: White fabric?

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    Senior Member Dingle's Avatar
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    I really don't have any plain white fabric in my stash. I guess I tend to shy away from it because all I ever seem to find is thin stuff you can see through. Well now I'm needing some. What white fabric should I buy?

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    I was told by a quilter to buy Kona at Joann's or you can pay more $ and buy some at a quilt shop

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    Moda Bella Solid line is very nice. I buy solids from that line now. Kona is good but Kona is a bit heavy feeling for me. I found some great solid white cotton at WalMart a few years ago. I wished I had bought the bolt. All white fabric is not the same white. So be sure and buy all you need from one brand.

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    I use cotton sheets if I need a solid white. You can always find one on sale.

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    I use the Kona from Joanne's also.

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    I just buy Bleach muslin

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    Kona from Joann's is great...and it is on sale!

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    This is a question I have wondered about many times. Thank you for asking./Regards, Dorothy

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    This is a question I have wondered about many times. Thank you for asking./Regards, Dorothy

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    Very good topic. I shy away from buying white and I know that I am missing out.

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    Kona cotton's whites are really nice and not see through. I have bought some and really been pleased with them.

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    I think Kona feels coarse and clunky compared to some other fabrics.

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    Kona cotton user here!

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    Ditto on the bleached muslin. It feels so nice and soft after it has been washed. There was another one I saw at Joann and at my LQS that is a pricier muslin. I want to say it was called Southern Belle or something like that. Anyone else know the real name of what I am thinking of?

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    I bought a bolt of 50/50 cotton/bamboo from Joann's at 1/2 price (35.00) and loved it so much I went back and bought a second bolt. It's thin, but not transparent, and feels amazing. I have already used 1/2 of the first bolt. It was pre-packaged near the cutting table.

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    Working now with Kona "Snow" and 30's prints. I like Kona for solids, though I usually get mottled fabrics instead of plain solids...

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    I like the white on whites, they are not as see through and I love the texture they add to my quilts :D:D:D

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    I buy the Kona at JoAnns, or the more expensive white muslim anywhere. The cheaper stuff is so see through!

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    I just bought 6 yards of white Kona at JoAnns last week. It was not on sale, but I had the 50% off coupon, which is always a better deal than their sale price. It is $5.99/yd. I have a bolt of white muslin, but it is sort of thin for this particular quilt, which is very time consuming. Embroidery and applique are part of the quilt, so I want something that will last and wear well.

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    I'm usually a KONA girl, but the bamboo/cotton sounds worth a try.

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    I like a tone on tone white. It takes away the sharp plain white look and adds some texture to my background.

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    Kauffman's Kona cotton is nice. The quality of muslin really varies but some is nice very nice. I also got some plain white yardage at Connecting Threads that was very nice, but I'm not sure they always have solids at their website. I wish now I'd gotten more.

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    I just bought a Moda white that was fantastic.

    I know it is a bit more expensive but it was worth the extra cost.

    Nettie

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    Bleached muslin , white on whites. Really - that's all I ever use. I buy Kona solid colors - but muslin is really my staple. Remember - you are going to have batting behind it. It will not shadow through. And there are some really nice "quality" muslins out there. I've never had a problem with them. The age of some of my quilts can prove that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerrie
    I just buy Bleach muslin
    That what I do and I love it!

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