Made to Measure Red Quilts

Is red a suitable colour to use for Quilts?

When people walk into a red room, they immediately respond. High-octane orange-tinted tones make you feel energized and alive, while subtler, more old-fashioned purplish shades―burgundy, maroon, brick―can evoke the cosy, insular vibe of, say, an 18th-century library. Either way, red is a statement colour and when used on a Quilt, immediately attracts the eye. Read More...

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Made to Measure Quilts

Is red a suitable colour to use for Quilts?

When people walk into a red room, they immediately respond. High-octane orange-tinted tones make you feel energized and alive, while subtler, more old-fashioned purplish shades―burgundy, maroon, brick―can evoke the cosy, insular vibe of, say, an 18th-century library. Either way, red is a statement colour and when used on a Quilt, immediately attracts the eye.

What designs in red can I use on my Quilt?

Wild and Free, Life and Eternity Detail, Little Fern, and Stockholm Stripe are the designs we have in red. This colour can be used to create stunning Quilts for a real dramatic effect.

Raspberry red is softer and a little more orange, making wonderful red upholstery fabrics or red curtain and blind fabric. See our designs Fern and Dragonfly, Little Leaf, and Botanical Trellis.

The Cranberry red fabrics have more blue in them and go more towards a burgundy dark red upholstery fabric. Cow Parsley and Acorn and Leaf both have this lovely mellow red, warming up a room without being too strident.

What colours contrast and complement red well?

If you’re familiar with the colour wheel, you know that green is exactly the opposite of red, making it a complementary colour. Complementary colours tend to, well, complement each other, so green is a great choice to pair with reds. See fresh Apple Green mixed with Raspberry red in Down to Earth, Stripe and Dash, and Paisley Ground designs, are all very good options when considering your Quilt fabric choices. Why not have the Down to Earth on the main face fabric, Stripe and Dash on the reverse, and Plain Raspberry as a border, frill or piping? With up to three different fabrics being used to create each Quilt, the choice, however, is yours!

A colour scheme of red, white, black, and grey make a stylish bedroom. Red punctuates the room with pillows, a throw, a rug, and other accents. If you’re not ready to commit wholly, try red as an accent, pulling it in through curtains, cushions or an upholstered chair. Decorating tip: in a sitting room, pick a wall colour—like chocolate brown—to ground the red. Because the colour is so visually arresting, even one red upholstered chair or red cushion can transform a neutral room. Red furnishings work well with pale and dark neutrals―white walls, wood floors, and natural stone.

We can make your Quilt using our Made to Measure service, all hand finished with the greatest care and attention to detail.