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Solid Fabrics & the City Weekend Collection

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    Anonymous @

    I’m excited to make my first project, a baby quilt, with the gorgeous City Weekend fabrics. I’m almost ready to place my online order, but I need a great solid that coordinates with them. Do you have a favorite?

    Nicole @motherof5

    I am so sorry not to answer sooner, I lost my log in code !

    If you go back through the blogs Liesl used a Moda basic to blend! I will have a look too! Please post some work in progress, I would love to see it!

    X Nicole

    Liesl Gibson

    Moda’s Bella Solids work well. I think I used the Snow color in our quilts: http://bit.ly/iitrAo and http://bit.ly/fK3ziC

    Justine J @justmejay

    I’ve been going to ask which solids are the best (quality) to use too – I like to use them for contrast etc with clothing – but the only readily available one here (Aus) is simply labelled ‘homespun’ and while it comes in a fairly wide range of colours, the quality is a bit rough when teaming it with nice fabrics. I thought that the Kona solids were quite good (they are not cheap here!) but I think someone (April??) made a mention of them once as being not so nice? Are Moda’s solids the best??

    freyiris @freyiris

    Justine, I think the bella solids are a tiny bit finer than the kona cotton but not by much. For reasonable price but limited colourways (I think they are gradually expanding) of kona in Australia you could try catherinesplace.com.au – just under $7! I also get my swedish tracing paper from them for tracing patterns.

    Even better than the bella and konas are the new A Day in the Country solids. I saw them at my aptly named lqs Addicted to Fabric and fell in love. Beautiful handle and vibrant echino like colours. And Australian to boot. Read Rita from Red Pepper Quilts post on them here http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2010/11/new-solids-by-day-in-country.html

    Justine J @justmejay

    Thanks Sharon – under $7 is very cheap! I’ve paid around the $15 mark for Kona.

    I actually used some A Day in the Country for Lucy’s birthday party dress – soft pink with tiny white dots – it did have a lovely feel. I didn’t see their solids – will have to have a look for them!

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