Kona Cotton-A Quilter’s Treat!

Kona Cotton New Summer Colors Collection

BETTER THAN CANDY

I know quilters love flowers and they love chocolate, but if you really want to give a quilter a treat–add  gorgeous fabric in stunning colors to her stash!

ARE THERE MORE THAN ONE “KONA COTTONS”???

I recently contacted Kaufman Fabrics about their Kona cotton.

I LOOOVE the colors and love how free motion quilting looks on Kona cotton– but, I was a little confused…

  • I have purchased Kona cotton labeled Robert Kaufman at my local quilt shop...
  • But I also find “Kona” cotton–not labeled as Kaufman fabrics--at JoAnn Fabrics...

Is there a difference???

Kona Cotton New Summer Colors Collection

THERE IS ONLY ONE KONA COTTON

Here’s the response I received from Teresa Coates at Robert Kaufman Fabrics:

Kona Cotton Solids are sold at both independent fabric retailers and Joann Fabrics and Craft stores. We sell the exact same quality of product to both and while there has been lots of talk online about different quality standards, that isn’t true. Any inconsistencies are not from our end since we only produce one Kona cotton, but in 271 colors!

Kona Cotton New Summer Colors Collection

So there you have it folks!  There’s only one Kona cotton and it doesn’t matter from whom you buy it!

TREAT YOURSELF

If you are looking for a real treat–buy yourself a Kona Fat Quarter Bundle.  Free Motion quilting looks fabulous on Kona cottons.  The colors are beautifully rich!

Kona Cotton New Summer Colors Collection

Fat Quarters are the perfect size to practice Free Motion Quilting and for making small vase quilts!  (See yesterday’s Turtle Quilt and the Turtle Tutorial earlier this week…)

Happy Stitching!

Lori

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Behold the Turtle

Turtle Free Motion Quilting

 “Take a walk with a turtle and behold the world in pause.” 

Turtle Free Motion Quilting

 

Turtle Free Motion Quilting

“Behold the Turtle.  He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”

Turtle Free Motion Quilting

Turtle Free Motion Quilting

“Try to be like the turtle-at ease in your own shell.”

Wishing you a slow-paced and enjoyable day!

Lori

MATERIALS

Tommy the Turtle Tutorial available HERE.

Stitched on  RJKaufman Kona cotton from the New Summer collection using Robison-Anton Rayon  thread on top and Aurifil cotton 50 wt in the bobbin using a Schmetz 90 Topstitch needle on my Bernina 820 without a stitch regulator.

PS…All images, tutorials and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to Pin, Blog, Tweet with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other uses, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thank you….