Regular Spoonflowerers are probably very familiar with the Kona® cotton we purchase from Robert Kaufman. It is, in fact, our most popular fabric. That's why we want to bring your attention to a small change to Kona starting on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Orders for Kona placed on or after Tuesday morning will be printed using a slightly brighter shade of white Kona cotton. The difference is fairly subtle (see the photo above), but will be important for anyone who is trying to match a previous order on Kona with great exactness. While we'll be retiring the old Kona cotton, we will continue to make it available for a period of time to customers who have ordered it previously. For those existing Kona purchasers, that option will show up in your fabric choices as "Retired Kona®". If you have questions about the switch, please feel free to write to our help team.
This week we're very pleased to introduce a fabric option that's even more affordable than our terrific Kona® quilting cotton. We're calling the new fabric Basic Combed Cotton, but it's a 78 x 76 sheeting that is terrific for a wide variety of sewing projects. The new fabric has a printable width of 42 inches and will cost $15.75 per yard when you're ordering your own designs, and $17.50 per yard for designs in the Spoonflower fabric marketplace. When you order 20 or more yards of your own design, the price drops to $14 per yard.
Longtime Spoonflower designers may note that this fabric is very similar to the old quilting cotton we carried before introducing Kona® earlier this year. It is the same construction as the old quilting-weight cotton, but we're sourcing it from a different, higher-quality mill that uses combed cotton to make the yarns, which makes the resulting woven fabric softer to the touch. It also prints beautifully!
We have some exciting news today plus a special giveaway! We’re so pleased to announce the newest in Spoonflower’s lineup of fabric choices: Kona Cotton, a premium quilting-weight cotton by Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Our new quilting-weight cotton fabric balances a soft hand with a durable medium weight and a fine, smooth surface that prints beautifully. The price for the new Kona® will be the same: $16.20 per yard for your own design, or $18 per yard for marketplace fabrics.
Kona® is a brand that is already known and beloved by many quilters, but this lovely fabric lends its versatility and fine qualities to many other sewing projects, including shirts and dressmaking, children’s clothes, and home decor. This new fabric will replace our current quilting-weight cotton beginning Monday, January 23rd at 9am EST. Orders placed before Monday morning will not be printed on the new quilting-weight.
Here at the Spoonflower office, we’re loving the new quilting-weight and can’t wait for you to try some in your own design (or one of the amazing designs from the Spoonflower community) so we’re offering one very lucky winner three yards of Kona® Cotton in the print of her or his choice. To enter the drawing to receive a credit for three yards of custom-printed premium quilting-weight cotton, leave a comment on this post (or on the corresponding Facebook post) that includes your Spoonflower screen name. Entries for this giveaway close Tuesday, January 24 at 5pm EST, and we’ll announce a winner Wednesday morning. Read More About Kona® Cotton: Premium Quilting-Weight
Important note for those of you who have ordered our quilting-weight cotton from us before now: The old quilting-weight will continue to be available to you, existing customers, for the next couple of months. Previous purchasers will continue to see basic quilting-weight in the list of fabric choices, along with the new Kona®.