Shop solid fabrics as far as the eye can see! Our selection of gorgeous basic solid fabrics include your favorite solid quilt fabric like Kona Cotton, Bella Solids, Cotton Supreme Solids, and beautiful blenders like Grunge. Browse a rainbow of solid fabrics by the yard & precuts right here.
Dream in color with a rainbow of gorgeous solid fabrics for quilting! You're sure to find just the right hue of solid colored fabric, from solid fabric bundles to solid fabric by the yard, to make your next quilt project absolutely stunning.
Solids Fabric Inspiration
What solids fabric colors inspire you? Becoming more color aware is really about recognizing the ways that color inspires us every day and using that awareness in our personal quilting projects. Colors can have a strong effect on our emotions and can bring us comfort, joy, excitement, and peace. They can even spark conflict!
Are there colors you immediately gravitate toward? Do you find yourself admiring a rainbow of solid quilt fabric? Do you dig textures? Are you all about simple, bold hues? Or do you prefer to get lost in the tiny details? Which colors remind you of places and things you love? Stock up on solid fabrics in your preferred hues, or find a new favorite in our wide selection of solid color quilting fabric! There’s always a place where you feel right at home, and solid fabrics are a great place to start to bring that feeling to your quilts.
Choosing Solid Fabrics
Sometimes it can be overwhelming to know which solid color quilt fabric to choose for a project because there are just so many! Making color choices with a plan in mind provides boundaries that can encourage even greater creativity. Don’t be afraid to even take a color wheel along with you when you go to choose solids fabrics.
Try using some of these common color combinations for even greater quilting success:
Primary Colors—These are the three pigments that are mixed to create every other color. All other colors are formed from these three. They are the building blocks of color!
Secondary Colors—These are colors formed from mixing the primary colors in different
Combinations. Monochromatic Colors–Choosing one color and using variations of it exclusively. For example, using only purple. Complementary Colors–Choosing two colors that are directly opposite each other on the color wheel. For example, using purple and yellow together. Triadic Colors –Choosing three colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel, forming a triangle. For example, using purple, red-orange, and green together. Analogous Colors–Choosing a range of colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. For example, using red, orange, and yellow together. Spectrum–Using all of the colors on the wheel. A rainbow of possibilities!
Now it’s time to talk about value. Value is how light or dark a color is. If you tend to choose colors that are medium value, not too light and not too dark, they are not going to create much contrast. To see the contrast in your design, squint at your solid fabrics. Which colors stand out?
Choosing solid color quilt fabrics that are in different shades, tones, and tints change value. Pure colors are always going to stand out the most when compared to colors mixed with more gray, or tones. And yellow, when it’s a pure color, is always going to stand out the most in any design, so keep that in mind. Warm colors in general are going to be more dominant than cool colors.
Shades—adding black to a color makes it darker.
Tones—adding gray to a color makes it more neutral.
Tints—adding white to a color makes it lighter.
After our little color chat, don’t you want to pull out some solid fabric and get stitching? Shop a spectrum of vibrant solids fabric right here at Missouri Star. And be sure to come visit us in town - at Penney’s Quilt Shop, we have rows of solid cotton quilt fabric as far as the eye can see. Go ahead, dream in color!
Watch this episode of Missouri Star LIVE as Misty and Blair Stocker of Wise Craft Handmade teach all about color and contrast with the handy Ruby Ruler!
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