Set the tone for a beautiful quilt with tone on tone fabrics. These unique blender fabrics combine patterns with backgrounds of the same color for richness and depth in your quilt projects. Sometimes called ToT fabric, these tone on tone fabric prints and batiks are a must if you love color! Shop our selection of tone on tone fabric below.
A tone on tone fabric (ToT fabric) is a fabric printed with two or more tints or shades of the same color. Tone on tone fabric is popular among quilters for use as a blender fabric–a non-directional fabric with a small print. A blender reads as a solid from a distance.
Now you might be wondering, “If a tone on tone fabric reads as a solid, why not just use a solid fabric?” The answer has to do with texture, one of the seven elements of art.
There are two types of texture–physical and visual; both come into play when working with fabric. Physical texture is what you can feel with your hands. Corduroy, flannel, quilting cotton, and silk all feel very different between your fingers; they have unique physical textures. Visual texture is often called implied texture or the illusion of texture–what you see with your eyes suggests to your brain the way that something might feel.
Tone on tone fabrics for quilting are often chosen over solid fabrics because they add visual texture to a quilt. Because they are not busy–like the colorful prints you choose for your quilt–they don’t pull focus from the primary design. Adding color and texture–but not detracting from the focal point–is what makes tone on tones work well as blender fabrics for quilting.
Missouri Star carries a large selection of tone on tone fabric by the yard and precut fabric. We have many patterns of tone on tone cotton fabric in about any color you can imagine. We have beautiful batik blender fabric by the yard. We have 108” wide tone on tone backing fabric. And we have wonderful white on white quilting fabric.
We hope you enjoy perusing our selection of tone on tone backing, border, and blender fabric material. We will continuously update this collection with the best selections available, so check back often!
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