3-in-1 Color Tool

June 14, 2007


Have you ever had trouble remembering the color of a fabric at home as you stand in the fabric store trying to choose fabrics for your next project? This is a neat little color tool that helps at moments like that. It was put together by Joen Wolfrom and is published by C&T Publishing.


The major part of the tool is the color cards; 24 cards showing the tints, shades and tones of 24 colors around the color wheel.


On the back of each card are illustrations of possible color plans utilizing that color; monochromatic, complementary, analogous, split-complementary, and triadic. Now, it is a pretty simple thing to figure out these color plans, but it is really nice to have them all laid out at a glance.


The tool also includes two value finders; green and red acetate that eliminates color and shows what the true values of your colors are. This comes in handy for determining the value contrast between fabrics.

This is all assemble into a neat little packet that is easy to carry with you when you go fabric shopping. Happy quilting!



  1. I love mine! I used it recently when I had a fabric painting day. You are right in that it is a great tool!

  2. The painter left me his old Sherwin Williams paint chip sample book. It’s a little heavy but it has every conceivable color in it!

  3. I can’t remember a number to save my life, but color? I can nail it every single time.

  4. I love this thing! I can do fine with the basic colors, but all those pale tints and shades are beyond my ability to recognize well, and this tool has been VERY helpful.

    Funny–I’m exactly like Rian with number and color. Aren’t we visual people?

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