We think marble fabric is marble-ous for quilting! Browse our selection of beautiful marbled background fabric to make your quilt designs pop. Browse hand painted ombre fabric, handmade batiks, metallic marble fabrics and pretty blenders to find just what you need in a spectrum of gorgeous color! Shop marble fabrics right here.
Let’s take a look at a quilt together. Click on this link for the Seeing Spots Quilt by Missouri Star. Do you notice how the solid color rings and hexagons “pop” against the gray? Even though there are high-contrast black-and-white stripe and polka dot fabrics in this quilt, the solid colors are still what primarily pulls your eye.
Now consider this… If the gray fabrics weren’t gray, if they had the same intensity as the colors, would you even see the rings and hexagons? Would anything “pop”?
Obviously, the answer is no. Contrast is the magic that makes elements of your quilt pattern stand out. Once you have decided which fabrics to use for the primary pattern of your quilt, you will then need to choose fabrics that won’t upstage the stars. This is where blender fabrics come to play.
Blenders are fabrics that have no vivid print or color. They won’t pull the eye. They are often tonal–a print over a background of the same hue. Tonal prints provide texture and depth but read as a solid from a distance. They may add color, but they don’t detract from the primary fabrics and overall pattern in a quilt. They are the secondary characters; they don’t upstage the stars.
Marble fabric is frequently chosen as a blender by quilters. Let’s go back to the Seeing Spots Quilt. Let’s suppose you wanted to use a boldly colored print for your focal point rings and hexagons. No doubt you would want to choose a subdued blender–maybe a marble fabric or a batik fabric.
Missouri Star offers marble print fabric for sale. We carry Toscana fabric, Stonehenge fabric, and Stonehenge Gradations fabric–all of which are manufactured by Northcott. Northcott’s tagline is “cottons that feel like silk.” They pride themselves on producing superior fabrics. Many Stonehenge options are available in 108” wide yardage for quilt backs–another good use for marble fabric. Stonehenge Gradations offers marbled precut fabric.
You may also like Moda Marbles. Island Batik by Robert Kaufman provides beautiful options of marble fabric by the yard as well as precuts. You might also take a look at the Lava Batik Solids by Anthology Fabrics.
We have lots of marbled fabric for sale at Missouri Star because it works well in quilts; therefore, lots of quilters like it. We hope that if you are a fan of marbled fabric, you will find the perfect one for your project right here!
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