Wednesday, December 19, 2012

All About Basics

We are starting a new little series on the Jolly Jabber! Each month we are going to tell you a little bit about whats trendy, popular or has sparked our attention. To make sure we cover our bases, we are starting with the basics.

Basics, especially solids, are necessities in so many projects to tie cute and bold prints together! They are often used as blenders, background fabric and sashing in quilts that feature prints. You also can find them stealing the show in the modern quilting community.  Many modern patterns are written specifically to feature solids, such as the new line of patterns from Crazy Old Ladies, Sew Solid! (hear a bit more about Sew Solid and Crazy Old Ladies here)

Our two best selling groups of basics are Bella Solids by Moda Fabrics and Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman Fabrics. These two groups feature high quality, 100% cotton fabric in almost every color you can imagine. Feel free to stock up on these popular colors, or add some color from our large range of solids.

1. White Bleached   2. Snow   3. Bleached White PDF (prepared for dying) 
4. Porcelain   5. Fig Tree Cream   6. Ivory   7. Black   8. Natural   9. Etchings Slate   10. Off White

Our top ten Bella Solids are neutral, basic and serve many different functions. From a background of a printed quilt to the ruffles on a child's top, these whites, creams, greys and blacks are stash building necessities.

1. White   2. Snow   3. Ash  4. Black   5. Bone   6. PFD Bleached White (prepared for dying)   7. Coal   8. Natural   9. Medium Grey   10. Red

Our top ten Kona Solids feature plenty of whites, greys and blacks but have a very fun pop of red. Don't forget to add some color to your stash!
Cindy of Live a Colorful Life's Kona Color Card Quilt! Features Kona Solids! 
Color cards are available for both groups. Pick up a Bella Solids Color Card and a Kona Color Card to get the perfect color every single time.

Are you ready to stock up on solids? You can't go wrong with Bella Solids or Kona Solids!

4 comments:

Debi said...

I love love love Kona Solids.

Judy said...

I love solids, but sometimes I have to dye myself, because good greys in various shades are very difficult to obtain.

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

It's funny you're posting about this - I have a bee (sign up is until December 31 - still accepting members) called
Simply Solids: a modern {bee}

and...

a fellow blogger and I have just started a sign up for a FQ swap of just solids!

Here's my blog:
http://mummyquilts.blogspot.com

Solids ROCK!! :D

Erin

CJ Tinkle said...

I love Moda Bella solids, have bolts and bolts of it in my stash. I make a lot of kids quilts out of bright solids, but they are wonderful to have around to tie all your prints together as well.