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Old 10-17-2021, 07:07 PM
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R/W/B, black,/white/red, cameo, nature fabrics, panels and sports fabrics are popular with teen boys. you can use a nature/hunting fishing fabriclike a panel, too. Just add borders.

Marshall Dry Good has a sports cheater fabric, 90 " wide. I bought some about 2 weeks ago for $ 5.99 a yard.great price and the fabric is nice.

Have fun and thank you for your kindness.

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Old 10-17-2021, 08:18 PM
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There are lots of fabrics out there that are not floral prints - think Grunge, etc. Instead of focusing on fabric prints, focus on quilt pattern and color combos, such as:
blue and green
blue and tan
blue and white
green and white
red and blue
orange and black
black and blue
and so on.
Just FYI - my 27 year old son picked, as his favorite quilt I've ever made, a zigzag quilt made from pastel batiks that included soft green, pale blue, pale pink, coral, yellow. He said it looked summery.
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Old 10-17-2021, 10:02 PM
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I've done several boys and young mens quilts. I use wildlife and fishing themed fabrics. Plaids and batiks with colors accordingly. My dad, husband and son all said no pink! haha. When I've sewn for younger boys I stay with blues, greens, browns, red etc but shy away from pinks and purples.

Thank you for sewing for the guys!
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Old 10-18-2021, 01:57 AM
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My son loves a quilt made out of denim. You can go to a thrift store and get the largest size denim pants to get the most yardage.

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Old 10-18-2021, 02:59 AM
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I’ve used batiks…there are a lot of batiks that are not gender specific. I am currently working on one for a young man using a pattern from Amanda Nyberg’s book “No Scrap Left Behind”
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:08 AM
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I make what I call "adolescent" quilts for PL. I often use greens just because I have a pretty deep stash of that color. But I use RWB or Blue with another color or a selection of what might be considered civil war shirting colors. I guess, I just avoid prints that are obviously pastel floral or baby. Let you heart lead you.

Last minute thought, consider animals or movie characters or sports. These could easily be used with solids or small prints to make good options for your group.
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Old 10-18-2021, 04:33 AM
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They’ll not outgrow plaids mixed with solids.
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Old 10-18-2021, 05:32 AM
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My advice would be to just stay away from pink - that seems to be a no-no for guys.
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Old 10-18-2021, 06:30 AM
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Cars come to mind first. I'm in Texas and I have a boys quilt for CASA planned. The focus fabric is boots. I just looked at an I Spy quilt in progress on the wall and saw horses, wildlife, bowties and fish that would all work for a boy. I'd stay away from pink, orchid and other pastels. Other than that, anything goes.

I made a Texas quilt for my late husband. My two teenage male friends both want the quilt. I made it with a panel that I cut apart.

CASA here doesn't take the fleece blankets that are tied around the edge. They suggest a crocheted edge. I have one that's tied I've had for years, and every time I wash it, I have to retied several of the ties. If my sister hadn't made it, I would toss it.

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Old 10-18-2021, 06:50 AM
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I tend to go more for the novelty prints of Star Wars or Super Heroes. Then solid colors or the black and whites.
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