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Thread: What Are Considered Solids?

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    What Are Considered Solids?

    I've been given a challenge to do for our guild's quilt show next year. The instructions say that I can only use solids. The first picture is the fabric that I was given.

    Could I use the fabrics in the second picture as solids? They both have the same sort of "texture" to them, but the blue is harder to see. Or would those fabrics be considered some other category like "tone-on-tone"?

    What is considered a solid? Opinions anyone?
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    Quilting has a lot of gray areas when defining certain fabrics. Let us know what decision you get from whomever is sponsoring this challenge. Good luck!


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    I would consider "solids" as just that..no pattern or texture. Solid color. You might want to verify this with the rule person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    I would consider "solids" as just that..no pattern or texture. Solid color. You might want to verify this with the rule person.
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    I'd also would consider "solids" just as Sandy did, and I'd refer to the fabrics in the 2nd pic as "blenders" or TOT's (tone-on-tone) fabric.

    Maybe a few years ago it might have been different, but with the advent of the whole "modern" quilt movement, "solid" fabrics are pretty much defined as such (Kona Solids, Bella Solids, etc.).

    I think if the challenge meant to include blenders, they would have stated it in the requirements.

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    I would consider your 2 fabrics as tone on tone. As for solids, think paint swatches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I would consider your 2 fabrics as tone on tone. As for solids, think paint swatches.
    I agree. Solid is solid the fabric you show here I consider tone on tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JENNR8R View Post
    I've been given a challenge to do for our guild's quilt show next year. The instructions say that I can only use solids. The first picture is the fabric that I was given.

    Could I use the fabrics in the second picture as solids? They both have the same sort of "texture" to them, but the blue is harder to see. Or would those fabrics be considered some other category like "tone-on-tone"?

    What is considered a solid? Opinions anyone?
    IMO, a solid has NO, NONE, ZILCH, ZERO pattern to it at all. I'd call what you were given a tone on tone. But if they gave you a tonal as a solid then your other two fabrics ought to fit their bill of "solid" too.
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    the first blue fabric shows up on my computer as a tone on tone blue. I'm assuming from other responses that I'm viewing it incorrectly for some reason.

    Again---solid has no pattern at all.
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    And another question about your rules?

    "as long as you give proper credit due"???????????????????

    So, who is going to decide what is original and what is not and what is in the public domain?
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    Jenn, if you want some great ideas on quilts using solids, goggle Amish quilts. A traditional Amish quilt is made of solids only. You might get some good ideas of color combos and/or patterns.
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