Sunday, May 25, 2014

Love Solids!

I have a confession to make, I really like solids, but I rarely buy them, because I like there to be something pretty on the fabric.  That being said, I am in the process of making a only solids quilt with my Large Kona FQ Box, that I talked about here.
100 Kona Solids FQ's
And I convinced a friend to host an American Made Brand Solids Swap, that will go live tomorrow.  You may know my friend Erin of Sew At Home Mummy, if you don't you should, she has an awesome blog and is running a year long Classic Meets Modern Quilt Along and also a Beautify Your Blog 12 week series (if you like my upgrades on my blog they are all courtesy of her lessons).
Swap sign-ups here.
And in case you haven't heard of AMB (American Made Brand) solids they are made by Clothworks and if they are anything like the other Clothwork fabrics I have recieved they should have a beautiful hand and lovely drape.  They are 100% USA, please read more here, even though I am in Greece, I am still proud to be American! (in fact I am wearing my USA flag shirt all weekend in celebration of Memorial Day).
AMB is having a blog tour going on right now and each day they are giving away small FQ bundles, they also have a Farm to Fabric Challenge coming up so if you are in the States you might want to check that out also.

Since I have a hard time buying solids, I like to get them in bundles already prepared so that way I don't have to figure out which ones I want.  But these bundles can cost an arm and a leg and this is where Massdrop comes in, have you heard of Massdrop?
Massdrop takes a group of people that each want to buy the same thing, combines their order, and places that order directly with the manufacturer. As a result, everybody in the group gets the large quantity price while only having to buy one (or two, or ten). (Pro Tip: The bigger the group, the better price that everyone will get!)this is from their site.

The first thing Massdrop does is take a poll, I have put up a poll for some solids, they need at least 200 people to vote in the poll.

Then they pick the top pick and order it, they give you options, you can purchase it at the discount in the beginning or you can just put you name in the hat for if it goes down in price even more.  Now that is awesome, plus I love it that they give you the cost of shipping right up front, it is on the side bar, this helps alot especially since I live in Greece, I want to know how much I have to pay in shipping, cause I add that to the end price and see if it is a real good deal or not.
Would you like to vote in my solids poll, it doesn't cost anything to sign up at Massdrop and you can make up your own polls.
To find my poll, just go to the top of the screen and click on VOTE, then go to the left side the sewing community is listed under CRAFTING, my poll is at the very bottom since I just entered it.  (mmm.. I couldn't find it there, try this and it should take you to the link) I thought this would be fun to purchase as a group.
Denyse Schmidt 75 FQ's modern solids bundle

Shops are selling it for almost $200 but they get it from the manufacturer for half the price, less than $100, wouldn't it be fun to see how much we could buy it for as a sewing community.  Go vote, it doesn't cost anything and is fun, a few weeks ago they got a really good deal on Aurifil Thread and also on Liberty Lawn Fabrics.

Linking up to Sunday Stash, cause I have some solids but would LOVE even More!
I hope you join in one or more of the fun solid things going on, AMB Fabric Swap and Massdrop deals.
All of the Massdrop links are an affiliate link, I think, never done it before, but if I invite 5 friends something good happens!


  1. Mara you might want to check out Connecting Threads solid fabircs here: Shipping is free to USA if you spend $50 or more. I know you live in Greece, but maybe they can mail it to a relative of yours in the states and then your relative can mail it to you. That is if the postage is affordable for you. Just might be cheaper than Massdrop too.

  2. Mara, I don't see your poll! Is it in the "Crafting" section of the Vote?

  3. Thanks for highlighting this site, Mara! I shared your post, and I hope you get some more votes : ) Now I want to set one up for the new AMB solids... have been drooling over them for a few months now and trying (in vain so far) to come up with a design for the challenge this fall.

  4. Oh I've heard that site mentioned before - I better get over there and check it out :) You have a lovely box of solids to play with there!

  5. i feel the same way about solids as you. i have seen sooo many solids quilts that i love and definitely want to make one someday. i voted! would be awesome to get the solids 50 percent off!!

  6. I voted, too, Mara. I love using solids. This is a fabulous idea!

  7. I'm so jealous of your loan fab box! It looks awesome!
    I've read about Mass drop on another blog recently, but wrongly assumed it was US only. I'll have to take a look now I know they ship internationally. :-) xx

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)
    I was almost going to get that solid box for my shop but it's so expensive so I decided not to. It's really pretty though. I never buy solids unless for sashing but have been really wanting to do a modern quilt with completely solids. Maybe this is my year to try it out. :)