Do solids make your heart go pitter pat?
I’ve mentioned Connecting Threads’ fabric before and I just want to be clear – they have no idea who I am. I just love their fabric. Most of my Dear Jane fabrics are from there and they are my go-to source for solids. Reasons:
1. They’re often less expensive. They cost $4.96 a yard and unless I have a coupon, that’s more than I pay for comparable quality solids locally. If you spend $50 (contiguous US only), shipping is free. Even so, I watch for sales because I always like a deal.
2. The company has a strong commitment to ethical labor practices and works only with international manufacturers who meet their standards.
3. The fabric looks and feels wonderful! I haven’t yet had the opportunity to work with Moda’s Bella Solids, but I frequently use Kona Cotton. In comparison, Kona is heavier and thicker – qualities that I appreciate for some projects. Connecting Threads’ solids are a little lighter and silkier, and have a sheen that I find attractive. I like Connecting Threads better for smaller, more intricate piecing which is why I’m using it in the Dear Jane quilt.
4. Colors! Lots and lots of colors! While they do not come close to Kona’s range, they offer more than 50 different solids, primarily in clear, bright colors.
Here’s the thing: They’re having a sale. Thirty-three (33!!) solids (and several tone on tone mottled prints) are on clearance for just $2.96 a yard. I assume they’re re-vamping their colors, but whatever the reason I jumped on it.
From left to right, the colors are:
Brick, Persimmon, Carrot, Apricot, Butter, Sprout, Kelly, Turquoise, Aqua, Teal, Cornflower, Cerulean, Bluebird, Persian Blue, Royal Purple, and Iris. In front are Sandstone (top) and Ash. You can click on the picture to see it on Flickr, where you can view it much larger.