Thursday, June 9, 2011

Today...I Fell in Love

Oh, no.  I did not meet someone new.  My first Kona Solids color card arrived in the mail from Hancock's of Paducah!  Now, I heard about cards like this from podcasters, but I have never seen one before.  I am swept away.


I have been looking for solids to insert into several quilts I am planning.  I have limited fabric stores near by to browse, so I turn to online vendors for several basics...like solid Konas by Robert Kaufman.  However, when you view fabrics online, you are at the mercy of the vendor.  You never know if their photos are true reflections of the fabric color.  So, a Kona color card seemed like a smart idea.  I absolutely love it, and would suggest anyone in a similar situation pick one up too (unless you're in Galway...then you can borrow mine). 

Do you have a reference like this that you use?  Are there similar products out there that I should also check out?

8 comments:

gill said...

Have you discovered Mandy's online shop simplysolids.co.uk ?? She has these and loads of Kona fabrics - and she's so helpful!!

cheeky monkey said...

it looks amazing ... The colours look great :)

greetings
a.

MJ said...

I won one of these cards on a giveaway, and it comes in so handy! I had a print fabric with a "white" background that wasn't really white. I whipped out the color chart and was able to find one of the fabrics that matched perfectly! It's a handy thing to have - love it too!

Jen B said...

I love my color card! Have fun!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Oh, now, I'm jealous of you. I'd love one, my head is wrecked trying to match fabric colours here this week. How much are they?

Jodi B. said...

Oh my, it is like a new box of crayons!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

How do I get one of those for my studio ?~!

Haven't seen anything like that since I got out of Pre-Press and Printing in early 2000.

You are sparking an interest here per the above comments.

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

It's a $20 item from the Hancock's of Paducah.

I would guess the same at LQS and JoAnns.

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