Looking for a bit of help here….

Daughter #1 bought me this lovely bundle of Betty Dear by Robert Kauffman for Christmas.     

I have an idea of how I want to use these in a lovely bed quilt for summer but am in need of coordinating solids. Anyone have any ideas what Kona solids would coordinate with these? I don’t have a Kona color card. Never thought I needed one! I am looking for a red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, and the background color which appears to be an off white.

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!

ETA: A very kind commenter, Lynn, alerted me to a Color Matching tool on the equilter.com website. It will only work for fabrics they have in stock but I was able to find most of the Kona solids that I need this way. Thanks, Lynn!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Looking for a bit of help here….

  1. redeemedsheep says:

    The creamy off white color you may want is Kona Snow.

    The other colors I am no help. My Joann’s fabric and Hancocks fabric carry Kina so you could go match there for some of the colors of you have those stores close by, but the best price for Kona is on Fabric.com.

  2. Lynn in Madison says:

    Hi Katy: Try looking at the color match feature on equiter.com. It’s called Find this Color, simply look up a fabric and you’ll see this button on the lower right of the page. It’s a marvelous little tool. Lynn in Madison

  3. Carol Woosley says:

    Katy, with no quilt shop in my town, I have found that a Kona color card is money well spent. Fabrics bought online differ just enough in color from what shows up on screen to make them unusable. When I placed my third order for pink binding to repair an antique quilt, I realized that I wasted more money than a color card cost! Mine was a few dollars cheaper than list price on Etsy, even counting shipping cost. Hancocks of Paducah is also cheaper, with free shipping on orders over $50.

  4. Anja says:

    Kona colour card is a great investment. You can also upload a photo at Play Crafts: http://www.play-crafts.com/blog/palettebuilder2/
    And get the colours from a few fabric lines. Great collection of fabric. Can’t wait to see what you put together.

  5. Kathy says:

    Yay, Lynn, for providing an easy solution. I concur that a color card is a worthy investment – for future quilts. My daughter prefers solids, and when she “commissioned” me to make the gray chevron quilt, we were able to find the 3 shades of gray that she was looking for. We used it again when selecting fabrics for T#3’s quilts.

  6. My friend made a quilt with this line and used Kona Snow as her background – it looks great!!

  7. valerie says:

    I know the moda website has a color matching tool, maybe Kaufman has one as well?

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