At Spoonflower, we’re all about efficiency. Whether it’s making a conscious effort to use a printing process that doesn’t consume water and wastes less fabric than traditional methods by only printing each customer’s order or creating unique ways to help get your order out the door and onto your sewing table faster, we always have our community (that’s you!) on our mind. [Read more…] about A New and Improved Processing Method for Fat Quarters!
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Did you know that the average person spends approximately 230,000 hours of their life in-bed? With so much time spent in your home’s most sacred space, designing a tranquil and truly comfortable bedroom catered to your own personal style is an absolute must. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce the new all-natural 100% cotton sateen Bedding Collection from our sister brand, Roostery. With endless design options, Roostery offers duvet covers, sheet sets and pillow shams (Euro and standard) allowing you to restyle your bedroom with unique and sophisticated Spoonflower designs. Our favorite key feature is that Roostery’s customizable bedding allows you to mix and match prints, resulting in a one-of-a-kind look that you will not find anywhere else. Keep reading to find out more about this exciting new product and debunk a bedding myth or two along the way.
Earlier this year, Spoonflower launched an exciting new design feature called Fill-A-YardTM which offers the ability to print more than one design in a single yard giving designers and makers more flexibility with the fabric they order. This groundbreaking technology also allows users to select from multiple Fill-A-ProjectTM templates such as cheater quilts, scarves and more. Today we’re excited to announce that Spoonflower has added ‘Dinner Napkins’ to our template line-up! Curate your own set of twelve 16″x16″ napkins customized with the designs of your choosing. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through how incredibly easy it is to create your very own Fill-A-ProjectTM Napkin Set using Collections on Spoonflower.
After many (we may have lost count!) customer requests for the perfect swaddle fabric, we are excited to introduce Spoonflower’s Organic Sweet Pea Gauze! From cuddly receiving blankets to beach cover-ups, our newest natural addition to the Spoonflower lineup is a 100% organic cotton double gauze fabric. You may have heard it referred to as muslin or cheesecloth. This gauze crinkles when washed, resulting in a breathable, textured fabric perfect for swaddling. For the best look and softest feel, we recommend keeping designs light and scattered. See how to make the most of your gauze in this helpful care video.
- 56″ wide printable area (142 cm)
- 3.2 oz per square yard
- Non-optic white
- Estimated shrinkage: 8% width and 14% in length
- Perfect for swaddle blankets, bibs, burp cloths, and reusable bags
It’s ethereal. It’s luminous. It’s our newest fabric, Chiffon! If you’ve been looking for a sheer, two-sided fabric for your next handmade project, this will be the fabric of your dreams. Want to know the best part? It’s just $21 a yard ($18.90 when ordering your own design).
Chiffon is an ultra-sheer 100% polyester fabric printed with vibrant color visible on both sides. Lightweight and airy, it’s the perfect choice for scarves, wraps and curtains. Planning a wedding or special occasion? Chiffon is the perfect option for creating delicate, personalized decor for your next big soiree.
- 54″ wide printable area (137 cm)
- 1.5 oz per square yard
- Non-optic white
- Estimated shrinkage: 0%-1% in length and width
- Appropriate for scarves, sheer curtains, and special occasion decor items
Give our dreamiest fabric a try today! [Read more…] about Introducing our Dreamiest Fabric Ever: Chiffon
Remember a few months ago when we introduced you to our new sister company, Roostery? They are a small team that’s working to help bring your unique home dec projects and ideas to life, no sewing skills required. You can take your Spoonflower designs or designs you love in our Marketplace, and order them to be sew up (in the USA) on various products like cocktail napkins, placemats, tea towels, and pillows. We’re excited to have Kate from the Roostery team stop by the blog today to share all the exciting updates the Roostery team has been working hard on over the past few months!
Spoonflower is excited to announce a special limited edition item: adorable corgi pillows. Made from Spoonflower’s Eco Canvas, these cute pillows starred in our tribute to Queen Elizabeth II to mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.
For every sustainably produced pillow sold, Spoonflower will donate $12 to The Coalition to Unchain Dogs. Help fight against animal abuse while cuddling up with a corgi pillow. [Read more…] about We Need Your Help to Spay, Neuter & Unchain Dogs
Huge news for designers: we’re taking our 10% designer commission and adding a bonus! If your monthly commissions exceed certain thresholds, you will retroactively qualify for an additional bonus commission on top of what you’ve already earned. And on top of that, you will be paid out every 14 days (instead of once a month) with no waiting period. We’ve even added a new payout threshold of $10 (versus the previous $20) so you can transfer that cash to your bank account even faster than ever. Check out our infographic below which breaks down the new commission tiers.
There’s no need to sign up or do anything differently, all you need is to make sure you are a verified seller on our site, and that your Paypal information is updated in your account. You can update that by logging in and clicking on “My Account” under “My Studio” and selecting the “Spoondollars” tab.
Sales not quite up to any of these tiers yet? You’ll still earn 10% on every sale–all day, every day. From professional designers who use Spoonflower for their entire income to hobbyists wanting side cash, the Spoonflower Marketplace is for everyone. And you always keep the rights to your work!
Spoonflower is experimenting with selling printed fabric on external marketplaces such as Etsy, Amazon and Ebay to increase your visibility and sales. Want to know how to join in? It’s completely free and you still earn the same commissions as you do on the Spoonflower marketplace. Just head to your account settings and click on “design distribution” to opt in. More information is available on our Help page article here.
When you thrive as a designer, we thrive. We are committed to providing a platform for you to be successful and share your designs with the world while being compensated fairly. Get to know fellow designers and learn more about all the vast ways you benefit from offering your designs for sale in our Marketplace, from free promotion, distribution on external marketplaces and through our sister brands, and exposure to our vast community.
Today starts our favorite promotion of the year–2-for-1 fat quarters! It’s the perfect time to stock up on tea towels, an easy to sew, wonderful handmade gift that fits on a fat quarter of fabric (we recommend Linen Cotton). To help you out with your holiday shopping, Spoonflower is holding a two-for-one fat quarter special starting today and running for the next week. Here are the details:
- What: Buy two fat quarters of any 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: Thursday, November 5 (10am EST) through Thursday, November 12th (at 10 pm 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 up to 15% in Spoondollars of the un-discounted 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 quarters. 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.
Looking for other project ideas that use only a fat quarter of fabric? Take a peek at our Fat Quarter Projects Pinterest board for more gift inspiration!
Wendy Top by Sew Liberated in Cotton Lawn | Design: Shoal (on navy) by cerigwen
We are so thrilled to share the news that our friends at Sprout Patterns have officially launched their site! Sprout Patterns is a new service that offers curated indie sewing patterns that you combine with Spoonflower designs–your own or from the Spoonflower Marketplace–to create customized cut and sew projects.
Detail of Manhattan blouse by See Kate Sew | Designs by heleen_vd_thillart
Can’t decide what to do with that lovely little hedgehog fabric you favorited last week? Stitch up a Zippy top or a sweet little skirt in half the time using Sprout. By digitally printing the design of your choice into the pattern, you’re left with the best part, the fun of sewing up the garment is left to you—no messy paper pattern pieces to fuss with! Simply log in using your the email address and password associated with your Spoonflower account. Same as on Spoonflower, you receive 10% off whenever you order your own design, which you receive back into your account as Spoondollars. Designers also receive up to 15% commission when their designs are ordered on Sprout patterns!
Negroni Shirt by Colette in Linen-Cotton | Design: Call of the Wild by Nouveau Bohemian
Anna Dress from By Hand London in Poly Crepe de Chine | Design: Cantaloupe Flowers on Red by Pond_ripple
What Sprout Pattern are you most excited to stitch up? Tell us in the comments below!