Black seems to show up in so many of my quilts and I struggle to find the perfect black. The above quilt is truly black but just looks gray in the picture. I believe that was a Moda Marble.
Michael Miller had and may still have a good black but every thread, fuzz ball and white Speck hair stuck to it like a magnet. And, it tended to want to ravel on me. The quilt above and below has Michael Miller black fabric.
My current project involves Sew Batik fabric . . batik of course. The quilt has a lot of black but some of it is solid. The solid black, which is called “Batik Spray”, color is Tuxedo, feels heavenly. Threads don’t attach themselves to it . . it has such a smooth finish. It isn’t raveling at all and it is a true, exact 45″ wide. It is definitely a batik but because it’s such a solid, it will work quite perfectly with regular cottons. As with batiks, the selvage is miniscule. I think if I trim 1/8″ of an inch off the edge, the selvage is gone! No waste there. I think this black is the only black I will ever use again.
I love it when I come across something like this and know my search for the perfect black has ended! If it wasn’t for these darned stash reports, I’d order myself a whole truckload of this fabric!