Choosing Fabric Colors for Your T-Shirt Quilt

October 12, 2018

How to Choose Colors for YOUR T-Shirt Quilt

choosing-colors for your t-shirt quiltSo, you've decided to have a quilt(s) made.  You are filling out the order form and here I am asking for you to make more decisions! Yikes!....  

It is OK.  We get everything from "You decide, you are the professional", "Blue", or like my favorite customer.... she  actually sends color swatches (Love you Renee!).

Quilt at left.  Customer attaches color swatches. 
Fabric choices we made based on her wishes.

Sending color swatches makes our job SO much easier.  But, it is OK if you don't do that.  Just keep in mind that 'blue' covers a wide range of color.  Navy blue, royal blue, sky blue, teal blue or pastel blue.     All are blue, but doesn't tell us much.  If you are a fireman or policeman, and the shirts are all a navy blue or black, that is easy for us to decide.
We don't mind if you say "use the red in the Chicago Marathon shirt"  or the "blue in the Houston marathon shirt".   Tell us to use the colors of your sorority, fraternity or school colors. We can take it from there.

Don't Use This Color

Studio-C3096-Pumpkin-450x450 (1)On our order form we also ask what color to NOT use. This tells us a lot. It would be disastrous if we were to put maroon in a UT (Univ. of Texas - burnt orange) quilt or orange in an Aggie (Texas A& M - maroon) quilt.   OK, we do a lot more Aggie quilts than UT quilts. Maybe red is the color of your opposing schools colors - or you just hate the color red, just let us know.


Photo right: Tone on Tone  UT burnt orange fabric example  

How Many Colors Do I need to Choose?

That depends.  Just had a call today from someone who didn't know how many colors to choose. 

We always try to stock fabrics that are of special interest, like Texas, College fabrics (UT, TX A&M, LSU, Auburn),  basketballs, baseballs, RealTree and so on.  We are happy to special order your special interest fabric if we don't have it in stock.  Recent special orders included guitar cats  and Beatles fabric.   Your quilt, your choice

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