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!
Product Info & Updates
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!
Ready, set, shop! Free Shipping Day is here to help you get a head start on your holiday orders. Pick out the perfect fabrics for whipping up that special holiday dress and custom quirky quilt. Details here!
Our favorite time of year is quickly approaching, and to help with your holiday shopping, we're offering free shipping for 24 hours!
The promotion will last from: Monday, October 12th, 2015 at 9am EDT to Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 9am EDT
Time zone references for Free Shipping Day:
- Los Angeles: Mon, Oct 12 6:00 AM – Tues 6:00 AM
- Chicago: Mon, Oct 12 8:00 AM – Tues 8:00 AM
- New York: Mon, Oct 12 9:00 AM – Tues 9:00 AM
- London: Mon, Oct 12 2:00 PM – Tues 2:00 PM
- Paris: Mon, Oct 12 3:00 PM – Tues 3:00 PM
- Tokyo: Mon, Oct 12 11:00 PM- Tues 11:00 PM
- Sydney: Tues, Oct 13 1:00 AM – Wed 1:00 AM
- Auckland: Tues, Oct 13 3:00 AM – Wed 3:00 AM
The offer does not include rush or guaranteed delivery date shipping.
The free shipping discount will be applied automatically in your Spoonflower shopping cart.
***Please NOTE: If you have items in your cart before 9am on Monday, Oct.. 12th, in order to get free shipping you may need to refresh the cart total page before going on to the payment page. The shipping total should show $0.00 before you pay.***
Excited to install your new Spoonflower wallpaper but not quite sure where to start? Join the Spoonflower help team today as they show you a step-by-step process to installing both our Woven and Smooth wallpaper!
Installing Woven Peel & Stick Wallpaper:
Installing Smooth Wallpaper:
The design we used is: Peonies Drawing Canvas Texture by Katarina available on both smooth and woven wallpaper.
Have you used either, or both, of our wallpapers in a project? Please share what you've created or updated with Smooth or Peel & Stick wallpaper in the comments below!
Fans of our Cotton Silk will be sad to hear that we've pulled it from the Spoonflower fabric line-up. The price of that particular fabric is going up, so we've reluctantly decided not to re-stock it. We're sorry to see it go!
If you haven't tried it already, please be sure to check out our lovely Satin as an alternate. We also have new fabrics planned for 2015, so there's more to look forward to!
Get Free Standard Shipping on all your Spoonflower fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, between 8am ET and 8pm ET. And please tell your friends.