Our dear friend Nicole Neblett of Mama Love Quilts is sharing her quilting knowledge all this fall in the Spoonflower Greenhouse with a series of modern quilting workshops. For those of you who can't make it to learn and stitch with us here at our North Carolina crafting and community space, Nicole is kindly offering her workshops in the form of simple block technique tutorials here on the Spoonflower blog. In today's tutorial, Nicole will demonstrate the modern half-square triangle block using the stitch and flip technique. Enjoy!
Archives for November 2013
Enjoy a tour through the autumn woods, and pick your favorite design in our Fall Leaves Design Challenge.
Revised: Dec. 17, 2013
Christmas Ordering Deadlines
At this point, most of all of our deadlines have passed for Spoonflower orders to be received prior to December 24th, 2013. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact our support team.
Spoonflower Welcome Pack Ordering Deadlines
The deadline to order Welcome Packs for guaranteed arrival by December 24th has also passed, but remember that we also offer gift certificates that can be delivered any time!
Our Film Noir Design Challenge was full of fresh takes on classic icons from the most intriguing film genre. Prepare to be dazzled by the grit of our great finalists. Designer Zapi captures the scene in a nutshell in the description of her winning pattern Crime & Love: "Cigarette smoke, guns, fatal women, police agents, corruptions, noble heroes and a lot more in this little city full of eyes."
And here are the voting results:
1. 432 votes for Crime&Love by zapi
2. 329 votes for Hotel Keys by noirgirl
3. 323 votes for Film Noir by pollyannahandmade
4. 316 votes for Strange Encounters by christinewitte
5. 312 votes for Noire5a by kmadrid
6. 304 votes for Rainy & Criminal Night by demigoutte
7. 259 votes for film_noir by motyka
8. 256 votes for The Usual Suspects by beesocks
9. 238 votes for FilmNoir by jenna_hoffman
10. 222 votes for film_noir by beckylong10
Grainline Studio is a pattern shop featuring modern, fashion-forward patterns that fit seamlessly into your wardrobe. All of their patterns are drafted with a contemporary fit and they take extra care to provide clearly illustrated instructions that are easy to follow to ensure a professional finish. Today we are offering one lucky winner the chance to win a Moss Skirt pattern and custom printed fabric to sew it up! Jennifer Beeman, the creative vision behind Grainline Studio, used Spoonflower's Organic Cotton Sateen to stitch up a Moss Skirt and we couldn't be more excited about how lovely it looks! See how to enter after the jump.
We're loving these simple buntings, banners and garlands for a festive fall made from the humble and handy crafting supply, paper. Visit our Pinterest board for more DIY fall projects and find the perfect fall wrapping papers to make them in the Spoonflower marketplace of independent designers.
We've had so much fun this past year sharing our crafting and community space to learn skills and make things with folks here in Durham, North Carolina, and what better way to decorate for our first Greenhouse anniversary party than with a festive photo bunting made from Spoonflower gift wrap!
We made a simple garland filled with some of our favorite photos from the Greenhouse– collaged and printed Spoonflower gift wrap. And trust me, being one of the least tech-savvy people working for an Internet company– if I can do it, you can, too!
Have you heard? This week we introduced a new fabric to the Spoonflower family! Silky Faille is an elegant fabric that drapes beautifully and is appropriate for a variety of different projects like dresses, blouses and scarves, pillows and curtains.
They're waiting for you to pick the top designs in our Film Noir Design Challenge.