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    Can you tell me the difference in Bella Solids and Kona Solids?

    #2
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    I'm a fabric novice, so I don't know if there is a difference. I've used Both and can't tell the difference. But let's see what some of the others have to say.. OK?
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      #3
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      The manufacturer???
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      it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

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        #4
        Re: Solids

        They are from different manufacturers, but quality wise I think they are pretty much the same. Sometimes I think Bella is a little bit softer or a smoother finish, but I use both. Their colors are not the same, they might have the same color name, but the color is different so they can't be substituted for one another in mid-stream.
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          #5
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          If you are referring to Moda Bella fabrics, they are very nice quilt shop quality. They have a smoother feel and they're nice to work with. They're usually a little more expensive but not by much. I prefer this brand.

          The RK Kona cottons are nice but I do not use the black except in pre-cuts from MSQ*, as it always seems to fray badly and I don't want to see those black threads through my quilts. The pre-cuts in black don't seem to have the same fraying problem because the fabrics are pinked. I've used many of the Kona cotton solids. There's a nice selection of colors and readily available at most stores and a bit cheaper. They are both nice fabrics for solids with a wide range of colors.

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            #6
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            I've used Moda Bella (multiple colors) and RK Kona black together in a few quilts. For some reason, that Kona black frays and frays. I don't know if it's just the black or if all Konas fray like that.

            This is slightly off topic.... After 3 quilts, I've realized that I prefer Moda's "Marble" line for solids (or fabrics that read as solids) over the Bella and Kona. The Marbles are more vibrant and not as flat as the solids.

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              #7
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              Thank you!

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                #8
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                One of the ladies did a detailed post about each one and the color of each of the whites as each one has it's own shade of white. I'm sorry that I don't remember her name off the top of my head at this hour but her advice has been a huge help when I have been picking out what white to use. And in person, there is a big difference of which white looks better with various fabrics - not that one is better than the other but the color scheme looks better.

                The store carries a wide variety of solids on the bolt colors that are in the store by shade. Personally, I just picked the shade that I needed and could not tell a huge difference in feel of the fabric.

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