Lots of quilters have them and swear that they are an indispensable tool but I've been holding out getting one for myself. They aren't cheap for what they are and I've been doing ok so far without it.
But yesterday, try as I might, I just couldn't match up what I needed with the online images for the swatches. The project that I need to create doesn't have to have the exact color matches but it will really bug me if they aren't right. So I went and ordered one so my guessing will end and I will be confident in the colors that I choose.
What in the world am I talking about? A Kona color card. I finally went and bought one. Or ordered one is a little more accurate at the moment, since it isn't in my hands yet.
I've been really holding out on getting one of these as best as I could but I finally caved yesterday so that I can stop struggling to find the colors that work for my projects.
When I searched to see who had them to sell, I was shocked to find that many places are pricing them as much as $30 right now. Luckily I found it on sale at Hancocks of Padukah for $19.99. Of course shipping gets added to that too but still, I saved $8 over their normal price.
If I were a betting gal, I would bet that I'll end up buying a color card for Moda's Bella solids too at some point since I do like using those too but I decided to not spend so much at this point in time.
So do you have one of more of the solid fabric color cards and do you find that you use it a lot? Inquiring minds want to know.