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Who Makes the best solid BLACK fabric?

Old 05-16-2017, 08:45 AM
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Making a quilt that needs a solid black fabric to show off color. Can't seem to decide which BLACK fabric to buy.

Michael Miller's Jet Black, Solid Black, Kona Black, Robert Kaufman Black, Northcott Black, Maywood Black and the list goes on. HELP, please!
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:50 AM
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The last time I used a solid black, it picked up EVERY FUZZY known to man. Now I use a tonal black on black that reads solid. I find Kona to be a bit too heavy of a hand for my taste.
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I like the intensity of the Michael Miller black - but - in my experience - it shrinks over two inches in width when it is washed/soaked in hot water.
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I like kona black. I trust it not to bleed, and love the firmness of it
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:22 AM
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Michael Miller black!! It is beautiful fabric!
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Who makes the best black fabric is like asking who makes the best car. It is purely subjective. What one person likes another doesn't and for varying reasons.

Edited to add, Kona cotton is made by Robert Kaufman fabric so I think when you say Kona Black and Kaufman black, is there a difference?

I made this quilt using Kona Black. The bright batiks and contrasting thread stands out and shows off the colors quite well but honestly I think any good quality black will do that.
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I prefer Keepsakes Amish Black.
http://www.keepsakequilting.com/amis...uilting-fabric
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I've heard great things about the Michael Miller black, but haven't tried it yet. I recently bought a kit from Craftsy and it had 13 yd of their solid black (Boundless) in it and it feels great! Liked it so much I just bought more of their Boundless Botanical blenders.
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I've used The Dream cotton black from Marshall Dry Goods. Several of my quiltey friends use it as well.
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Originally Posted by Scraps View Post
Michael Miller black!! It is beautiful fabric!
I agree. I have used this and it is wonderful fabric.
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