I am often asked what solid fabric lines are my favorites, and where do I buy them? Hopefully, this blog post answers those questions.
In my opinion, hand dyed solid fabrics are the best, but if you lack the skill, time, or resources to create your own hand dyed fabrics that is OKAY. We are very lucky to live in a quilter’s world where most of the major fabric lines are creating incredible solid color fabrics.
Here is a list in alphabetical order. I have tried to list the name of the fabric line, its producer, where you can get a swatch card, and where you can purchase online along with a few personal notes and some quilts.
American Made Brand by Clothworks
Purchase online at Handcock’s of Paducah and American Quilter’s Society
NOTE—I have been working with AMB for several years. I often make a quilt for their booth at Houston and QuiltCon. Here is a slide show of those quilts. These fabrics are completely made in America–from cotton to cloth– which is reason enough to buy their fabrics. They also have my favorite red and favorite turquoise of all time.
Hand Crafted Cottons by Jane Sassaman of Free Spirit Fabrics
Color Card—Not Available
Purchase online at Fabricworm
NOTE—I taught with Jane at the AQS Grand Rapids Show in 2019, and she was super excited to share this new line of solids.
Kona Cottons by Robert Kaufmann
Purchase online at Handcock’s of Paducah
NOTE-The weave on the Kona Cottons is not as tight as some of the other more expensive solid fabrics, but the selection of colors is wonderful, and the price is right. Kona Cottons are great for beginning your stash of solid color fabrics.
Pure Solids by Art Gallery Fabrics
Purchase online at The Fat Quarter Shop
NOTE—The colors and the hand of this fabric is incredible. Additionally, Art Galley has gone the extra step to put the fabric number and name on the selvedge of the fabric. This makes it so easy to never run out of your favorite color. MXY Road is made almost entirely of Pure Solids.
Painter’s Palette Solids by Paintbrush Studio Fabrics
Purchase online at Pineapple Fabrics
NOTE—Mosh Pit @ the Golden is created entirely from Painter’s Palette Solids. The hand on this fabric is lovely, the color selection is vast, and the one stop shopping at Pineapple Fabrics makes this fabric very convenient for quilters.
Solid Poplin by Birch Organic Fabric
Color Card (not available)
Purchase online at the Fabricworm
NOTE—The quilt TUNDRA is composed entirely of Solid Poplin fabrics. Their fabric is beautiful and worth price!
If you are taking any of my upcoming workshops, which you can read more about here, I hope you find this list useful.
Additionally, dear reader, please share anything YOU know about solid fabrics. I would love for this post to be a resource for all quilters.