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For the Love of Kona! Building my Kona Stash…

So you all know I am a huge fan of KONA cotton. I love working with solids, but hardly ever have any in my stash because I usually order it on a per project basis. When I took on Marmalade Fabrics as a new sponsor I was excited because, Tammy has the perfect program for Kona lovers like me!

Gemstone Kona Bundles

 Monthly KONA Gem Bundles

Every month Tammy chooses 6 Kona colors based on that months birthstone to create Gem Bundles which she sells in Fat Quarters, and 1/2 yards.

This is a fantastic way to stock up on Kona for your fabric stash while keeping your budget down. Now if your like me and crazy busy you would probably forget to place your monthly order and get behind on all these great bundles. So Tammy has created Gem Bundle Subscriptions. If you sign up for a subscription she will send you the current months bundle, and then at the beginning of every month from then on you will receive your bundle in the mail.

This was way to cool for me to pass up and I am now a Half-Yard Monthly Gem Bundle Subscriber. Here are the beauties I have gotten in the mail so far…

July and September Kona Bundles

Each Color is Nicely Labeled

Each half-yard comes tagged with the color name which is REALLY helpful. I now officially own 12 colors. For July I received Moss, Grass Green, Avocado, Chartreuse, and Cactus. For September I received Nightfall, Midnight, Lake, Sky, Copen, and Ocean.

So if you are looking for an inexpensive way to start adding KONA to your Pile O' Fabric than be sure to check out this awesome opportunity!



P.S. Round two of the I love KONA Charm Swap is about to begin. Signups and information about the swap will be posted here on the blog on September 28th. Whoohoa! 

Alyssa Williams

Alyssa Williams

Creator of Pile O' Fabric

Alyssa Lichner is a graphic designer turned avid sewist. She writes modern quilting tutorials and shares techniques and inspiration on her blog, Pile O’ Fabric. Alyssa has a passion for exploring different techniques and applying them to modern designs. She is thankful to have the opportunity to share these techniques, through her tutorials, patterns, and classes with quilters around the world. She always encourages her readers and students to challenge themselves to try new things and to approach quilting with a fearless attitude.