Tone on tone fabrics often appear to be solid when viewed from a distance, but their printed motifs become recognizable on closer inspection. Tone on tone fabrics add subtle, visual texture to a quilt without the busyness of a multi-color print.
Personally, I rarely use a solid color fabric, because tone on tones serve the same purpose and do not appear as 'flat' as solids. Black is the exception, we do use a deep, dark saturated black as an accent border.
The binding is the fabric that is sewn around the outside of a T-shirt quilt. You see about ½" of the binding from the top, side and back of a quilt. Bindings are used to cover the raw edges of the 3 layers of the quilt (quilt top, batting and backing materials). Generally, the binding fabric used is the same fabric as used in the quilt.
Note: We do not use white for binding because it is difficult to keep clean while we are working with it and it will show all the dirt. White will quickly become grungy.
At T-Shirt Quilts of Texas we only use the highest quality quilt shop fabrics. We are quilt-makers and quality of YOUR finished quilt is very important to us.