[pictured from l-r: Advent calendar by elsanclaire, Dinosaur calendar by iota1617, 2011 Calendar by copabananas, Tandem bicycle calendary by Patty Sloniger, 2011 Birdies by CynthiaFrenette, Colorful coffee and tea towel by KDL Designs]
Tea towels are easy to sew, fit on a fat quarter of fabric, and make wonderful handmade gifts. So to help you out with your holiday shopping, Spoonflower is holding a two-for-one tea towel special for five days next week. Here are the details:
What: Buy two fat quarters of fabric on Spoonflower for the price of one. [Most tea towel designs fit on a fat quarter.] A fat-quarter of linen-cotton canvas (which works well for tea-towels) is normally $14, so it will cost $7 during the period of the promotion.
When: Monday, November 29 (8am EST) through Friday, December 3 (6pm EST)
How: Add two fat quarters (or any other number) and you will get half-off the regular price. The discount will be calculated automatically and the promotional price will appear in your shopping cart.
1) Are these tea towels finished products?
No, they are not. Spoonflower just sells fabric, so the tea-towel calendars and other kits (stockings, kits, etc.) arrive to you as fabric and in order to use them as gifts you'll need to hem, cut & sew as needed. Unless you're giving them as kits to someone else who sews, which is also a fun idea.
2) If I'm a designer, will my commission on sales be half of what it normally is?
Nope. You'll still earn 10% in Spoondollars of the undiscounted price.
3) Do I have to buy two fat quarters of the same design to get the promotional price?
No, the promotion will apply to all fat quarters, so you can use it for as many different designs as you like.
4) If I buy one fat quarter, will I automatically receive a second, identical fat quarter?
No, if you want two pieces of fabric, you will have to add two to your shopping cart (or adjust the quantity in the cart to be two rather than one).
5) Do I receive a discount if I buy two fat quarters on two different fabrics?
Yes, each fat quarter you purchase will be half of its regular price.
6) Does this promotion apply to all fabric, or just tea towel kits?
The buy-one-fat-quarter, get-one-free promotion applies to all fabric for the duration of the special. But it applies ONLY to the fat-quarter size, not to yards or swatches.
7) Can't I just add a yard of fabric to my cart and get four tea towels?
The special offer applies only to fat quaters. In some cases, it might be possible to get four tea-towels by buying a yard of fabric… but most designers have set up their tea towels to be centered. If the design is centered then you have to order it as a single piece. For tea towels this is usually a quarter yard, but for an apron kit, for example, it might be a single yard. This special is a discount for fat quarters only.