Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Blogiversary -- A Survey and a Giveaway!

It's hard for me to believe I've been blogging for one year today!  Thank you to everyone who follows my blog, to those who comment and play along with my giveaways, and especially to My Little Sailor for designing and maintaining the blog.

And now, for something completely different . . . 

The buyer at my Local Quilt Shop asked me to question my friends and fellow quilters about solid-color fabrics.  What line of fabric should they stock in the shop?

So I designed a survey (gotta love those PhD classes in Quantitative Research Methods, I knew they would come in handy some day!).  The survey is completely private, no one, including me, will know what you answer.

However:  If you want to enter the giveaway, you must comment on this blog post and tell me what is your favorite line of solid fabric (not the color, the manufacturer!)


Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world's leading questionnaire tool.

Thanks for playing along!  The survey will remain available until November 30 at noon MST, when the Random Number Generator will choose one follower to win a bundle of solid-color fat quarters.





From the desk of your auntmartisignature

151 comments:

  1. I love Kona, thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. Hi Marti!
    I have to say Robert Kaufman (kona) because I haven't found any of the others (yet!)

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  3. I put favorite color as white only because that is what I buy the most, but I love the grays and creams to use too.

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  4. Kona solids are my go-to solids...love them!

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  5. I love Kona white (Robert Kauffman) which I use more than any other solid.

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  6. I love Kona best! I think because it's so easy to find pre-cuts!

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  7. Kona is my favorite. Maybe because it's so prevalent in LQS.

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  8. I love my Kona solids the best!

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  9. Kona solids have great colors. I also like the hand. Thanks, Aunt Marti!

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  10. I love Kona solids, but I like Moda, too. But I'll go with Kona because I have more of it right now :)

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  11. Kona is my favorite mainly because I LOVE the feel of it! Plus, they have TONS of colors!!!

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  12. Hi Aunt Marti! Glad to take the survey. My favorite solid line of fabric would be Kona. I don't buy nearly enough solids ever, and I'm trying to buy more solids and less prints. Finally I am seeing the value in "blah" solids (which really aren't blah but rather useful!) as I progess in my knowledge as a quilter. :)

    Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

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  13. I love all solid colours... but find myself buying white more often when i do purhcase a solid.

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  14. I like Kona the best. I really need to get a color card.

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  16. Definitely Kona (Snow) is my favorite, but I purchase a lot of solid red or blue for QOV, too.

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  17. Kona. But that may only be because it's the one I'm most familiar with (I don't buy a ton of solids)

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  18. I prefer Free Spirit Designer solids for their great hand but have yards of Kona because it it less expensive.

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  19. This is hard for me - I rarely buy solids - though a have quite a stash of them from years gone by when all we could buy in Australia was a basic homespun. I do have some Moda black and it has a very nice feel to it - overall, colour is the most important factor when I buy solids and then the quality - which you would call "hand". Thanks Marti - very clever little survey - did MLS help with that ??

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  20. I am in love with Basic Grey's Grunge line.

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  21. I love Konas, have also tried some Moda Bella and that is nice too. If the color works and the fabric is nice, I will buy it!

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  22. I do love Kona, but Moda has a wonderful softness that Kona does not.

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  23. I'd have to say that Kona is my favorite!!!

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  24. I like Moda Marbles. They seem to go with everything. Kona is really nice too though....

    Thanks!
    Natalie

    scorpioj77 at gmail dot com

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  25. Oh my, looks like I'm in with the right crowd because I love Kona, too. I've had good luck with Bella solids also.

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  26. Kona, Kona, Kona - love, love, love!
    2nd choice would be Art Gallery Fabric solids.

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  27. i love solids mostly white right now thanks

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  28. My favorite is Art Gallery but as it's more expensive and has less colors, it certainly isn't my go to fabric.

    I usually go with Kona because I can buy it with garment fabrics at fabric.com, and pick up basics at Joann's. I do kind of wish I had Moda more widely available, but unless things change I think I'll keep the status quo!

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  29. I love Moda Bella solids. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. I love Kona, mostly because of availability and the wide spectrum of colors!

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  32. I like Moda fabrics. I use solid colors to make "fabric" frames around the cross stitched pieces I make for World of Charity Stitching. I sew these squares onto tote bags and pillows for seniors and children. Thanks, Peggy peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  33. I love the feel of Moda solids and buy them when I want to match a specific Moda print. I usually buy Kona because they are more available and I can usually get them on sale at a good price. I love taking surveys so this was fun for me.

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  34. I love moda thanks for the chance!

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  35. I have been getting solids from Connecting Threads; price is an issue for me.

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  36. I love kona solids too, kaufman sent me a color chart recently, didn't know there were THAT many colors. drool!

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  37. Kona... just took your survey... Solids are very versatile, particularly for applique work.

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  38. I buy Kona because its always available and most people in bees and swaps expect it, but I love the feel of Michael Miller' Cotton Couture solids. :)

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  39. My choice is Moda and I have used Kona also....

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  40. I have like and have Kona solids but more recently I've been using and buying more Moda Bella Solids. They go so nicely with my precuts :)

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  41. I really like Kona solids - the thickness, texture and feel are wonderful!

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  42. I love the Kona solids, The feel is terrific, and their colours are consistent and rich.

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  43. I'm still trying to build my solid colours stash, but I do love Kona solids - lovely dense colours and it doesn't matter which way up!
    Filled out your survey,love reading your blog! Very inspiring to this Irish lass living in Germany!
    lynne_bel99 at hotmail dot com

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  44. Amo sólidos,coloquei branco como resposta por usar mais.

    Obrigada.


    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  45. I like Kona the best, although I'll admit that I haven't had much experience with some of the other brands.

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  46. I really like Kona solids, my second choice would be Moda. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway!

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  47. Love the Kona fabric. It is what I know and can depend on, it also has a great color selection and is cheaper. I haven't tried many other brands.

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  48. I said Moda in the survey -- but it sounds like I need to check out the Kona!

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  49. I like Robert Kaufman solids. And right now my fav is grey. It changes according to my mood, season or something...not sure what changes it. It was black the first half of the year!

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  50. I've never tried Kona but hear it's very good with a good colour range.

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  51. Moda Marbles are my favourite choice of solids. I've just bought some Kona for the first time which is nice, too.

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  52. I love kona solids. There are so many colors to choose from. I buy on line since there are no fabric stores in my area. I love purples. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  53. I have most often purchased Kona cottons -- readily available, loads of colors. But recently got to try some Northcott solids. Ohhhhh myyyyyy! They're lovely! I know Art Gallery fabrics are quite popular, too, but they just don't have the drape I like. However, I do love their crisp-ness, so it's six of one, half a dozen of the other! lol

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  54. I often think I should use more solids fabrics in my quilts, but I have to plan for them. They don't tend to jump out and shout "use ME" like some prints do.

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  55. I love Kona because there are so many colors available! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. Kona is what I have available to me so that is what I buy, but I would love to try some others that have a softer feel.
    lisamcgriff at hotmail dot com

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  57. I really like Kona solids because there are so many colours available and they are great quality.
    I tried Art Gallery solids too and I love the feel of those best, but the colour spectrum is not as great as Kona.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. I love Kona Cotton by Robert Kaufman - second would be Bella Solids

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  59. I have absolutely fallen for Art Gallery solids. The feel of them is like nothing else!

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  60. My favorite is Michael Miller Cotton Couture. Or is it Couture Cotton?

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  61. My favorite line of solid fabrics is RJR Kona Solids. My local quilt shop carries this line. I've heard good things about Moda Bella Solids, but have not had access to them.

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  62. For price, and a big selection of colors, it's Connecting Threads, for knock your socks off specific colors, and hand, nothing beats Art Gallery in my book! Maybe I'd change my mind if I had each manufacturer's colors cards at my disposal. Since I order all online, I often have to guess how it will turn out.

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  63. I'm a fan of Kona because I can get it at the LQS. It's also a great price/yard. It's my go to for solids - mostly because that's all there was at the shop before the Bella solids came out. :]

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  64. My favorite is probably Kona also.

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  65. I like Northcott. It's not as available as Kona seems to be, so I've bought lots of Kona. But, Northcott has a very nice feel to it.

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  66. Like so many, I like the Kona cottons. I also like a brand sold by my local fabric store, called Heritage Cottons, but I haven't seen them anywhere else. It's a nice hefty fabric.

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  67. Kona is lovely but I'd like to try some others to compare, maybe Northcott's solids :)

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  68. I love Kona because I can find white easily at JoAnns and any other color I want online or at my LQS. I don't really have any experience with other lines.

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  69. Kona solids all the way! Love their great selection of colours. Thanks for the chance.

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  70. My favorite is Robert Kaufman Kona solid cottons! They have such a great variety of colors! :)

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  71. I love Kona's but now there are several more out there that I haven't tried.

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  72. I don't know much about solid fabric lines, but I love the colours Kona has.

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  73. The nicest I've used is Kona, but I've heard good things about the cotton couture fabric as well. Thanks for the giveaway. I know it would be used well here.

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  74. I generally use Kona, I like kaufman but I have to order it online. Kona I can run to the store and see the color immediately. Thanks.

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  75. I use Kona and Moda Bella because they are readily available at my LQS. I love the feel of Northcott fabrics, but don't remember seeing their solids recently. Any solids will be welcomed and used in my sewing studio.

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  76. I only really know Kona and Bella solids - fabric is so expensive over here, I go for whatever is cheapest!

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  77. I use Kona and Bella - only because they seem to be the most readily available and well priced!

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  78. A very fine article and exceptional blog. Is there any way I can subscribe to new articles, you know like acquiring them on email or something like that.

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  79. I'd have to say Kona because it's the most readily available and there are many wonderful colors. I like others but they aren't as easy to come by and don't always have the range of colors Kona does.
    Wonderful giveaway- many thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. I love to use Cherrywood fabrics. It is so soft and the color are wonderful. They are all suede look solids.

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  81. I haven't used a lot of solids in my sewing but I really like the feel of Kaufman fabrics.

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  82. It's a toss-up between Kona and Moda - but I think I have a slight preference for Kona

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  83. I like the hand of Kona and the richness of the fabric. It really works well for me! Thanks for the chance.

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  84. Kona is my favorite. I like the firmness of the fabric and the variety of colors available at different stores. Shades of grey are my color of choice. Thanks for putting my name in the hat for the drawing!

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  85. Bella Solids are my favorite of the solid choices. They are so soft and of such fine quality that I will go out of my way to find them.

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  86. I don't have a lot of solids in my stash and most of those that I have are 10+years old. Of the few I have bought in the last few months since I started quilting again, I really like the Kona and look forward to trying more manufacturers as my quilting progresses.
    Marj in Mexico
    thelady(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  87. My favorite is Kona but I'm slowly coming around to Art Gallery and Michael Miller. I love how the others feel, but they don't have the same selection of colors and are more expensive.

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  88. My favourite is Moda, because I love the feel of it.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  89. I love Kona Solids. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  90. I love Kona, but mostly because I haven't tried many others yet!

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  91. Only solids I have really tried so far, are Kona...and now I am loyal customer! Can't say enough goooood things about Kona!

    Thanks for chance to win your Drawing too! :)

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  92. RK Kona and MM Cotton Couture are wonderful solids to use. Kona has a wonderful range of colors and feels more like a JoAnn's weave. CC is more silky and is working well w/a batik quilt my mother is making.

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  93. My favorite solids are Kona but I also love Moda. I buy alot of creams and off whites for embroidery but for my quilting, color usually comes first.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. I think when I posted before I was (unknowingly) a no-reply blogger. So...my favorite solids are Kona.

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  95. I love Michael Miller, but Kona is a definite favorite too! I find that creams are so versatile and work in numerous projects.

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  96. I love the Kona color selection, but It frays a bit too much for my liking.

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  97. Kona is my favorite, but Moda Bella is a close second. Between the two of them, I can generally find the exact color I need.

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  98. I can't really claim to love a single manufacturer of solids - it really depends on the project and the colors available. I am often disappointed by the lack of selection at the LQS. Thank goodness I live close enough to take field trips with my quilting group to Hancock's of Paducah (this is NOT the same as Hancock Fabrics). They have Moda, Kaufman, and a couple other lines and it is wonderful to be able to see the colors in person, and to compare! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  99. I love all quilt shop quality fabrics, THANKS

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