I am making two quilts in the same color scheme (one for my sister-in-law who is just completing her Bachelors Degree & the other for the woman who networked me in to my current job). I decided I needed some blue solids in the quilt and went on line looking.
Solids for me are the hardest to find. My LQS has some fabulous prints, but the solid selection isn't so great. I have tried to use JoAnn (because I love my 40% off coupons), but noticed that all the solids except Kona, have started to pill from the first quilt I made 2 years ago. I'm not a big fan of buying solids on line, as minimum quantities are 1/2 yard and, even with my Kona color chart, it is always hard for me to decide which one I want.
So I went on line and came across a cool concept from Pink Chalk Fabrics.
A monthly solids club! It apparently comes in FQs, half yard and full yard options. I chose the FQ option ... for $14.95 per month, I get 8 FQs in a color theme every month. And I have NO pinks in my stash ... so I thought what a great idea!
I also went to eQuilter.com and came across their Kona FQ Pack in Aqua and Turquoise -- which was perfect for my current projects.
I opened it ... and found some fabulous Bella Blues!!! Silly me ... the photo with pink fabrics that I saw advertising the FQ solid monthly club was for the club ... not for the month ;-).
So ... I have now gone from an under-supply of blues to an over-supply ... overnight! Good news is that all 28 FQs are gorgeous rich colors and not a single one is duplicate ;-). Can't wait to see what Pink Chalk sends me in July ;-).
Update: Kati advises that we can purchase smaller amounts of Kona solids @ FabricShack.com.
Hope you're having a great week!
All the best