We’re thrilled to introduce our latest featured designer, Atlanta-based Sarah Marks, also known as Thirdhalfstudios. She has a way of creating playful art with unexpected items and a large dose of imagination. Read our interview with her and find out what keeps her inspired!
Want to turn your table into a spooky setting for a Halloween feast? Heidi Kenney (our resident Queen of Halloween) is stopping by the blog today to share the how-to, using her cut-and-sew placemat template available in the Spoonflower Marketplace. Designed to be printed on 54″ wide fabrics (linen would also work), a fat quarter fits two placemats, and a yard gives you eight. Pick a FQ or yard up in Eco Canvas fabric, then follow her easy steps below to sew up these adorable placemats for a table-scape that’s fit for a family of goblins and ghouls!
Big congratulations are in order for our grand-prize winner, Kate Fearn of the UK (aka Petite_Circus)! Kate will receive $350 in cash and her winning design will be licensed for an exclusive collection of customizable Commonthread stockings to be sold this winter. Kate also takes home a $100 shopping spree to Commonthread and $350 in Spoondollars. Heleen in second and Jill in third place have won $100 in Spoonflower and $100 in Commonthread credit, and the rest of the top ten take home $50 in Spoonflower credit and $50 in Commonthread credit. Give them all a big round of applause!
In the newest edition of our Meet the Designer series, today we introduce to you Patricia Donovan (Chickoteria), an artist who captures the vintage designs and color palettes from her home base of Nashville, Tennessee. Keep reading to see what inspires this Spoonflower designer!
UPDATE: Congrats to Sharon Mathieu who won this giveaway!
This month we celebrate the back-to-school season with our friends at Plum Print. Plum Print is the easy, super smart way to turn the piles and piles of artwork your children create (and perhaps you too!) into custom coffee-table books, digital archives, home décor and other gifts.
From now until August 29th, we’re giving one lucky creative located in the USA the chance to win a 13” x 11” custom hardcover book with up to 30 pieces of your child’s artwork (or your artwork!). $152 value. The winner will also receive $100 in Spoondollar credit.
Whether you’re headed on vacation or a post-graduation trip, traveling can sometimes be challenging when you’re not prepared. We’ve got you covered with our round up 5 DIYs — from travel pillows to sleep masks that you can make with as little as a fat quarter! Before you head out to your next adventure (or spend way too much money on a fancy neck pillow at the duty-free shop), check out these easy travel craft projects.
What travel accessories do you swear by? Let us know in the comments!
They may be small, but a fat quarter is perhaps the mightiest cut of fabric. We’ve rounded up 5 all-star fat quarter projects from the Spoonflower Marketplace. From dolls to pencil cases to tea towels, the real question is what can’t you make with a fat quarter of fabric? Time to stock up on these adorable, fast projects!
Bonus: Recipe Tea Towels!
Get ready for beach season with this fun sewing project created by Ceri Staziker! She shares how to stitch a sweet cover-up for your kids along with a downloadable PDF to create your own custom sewing pattern!
This is an easy, step-by-step sewing tutorial to create a Minky beach cover-up for a child aged approximately 4-8 years. The tutorial uses my cut-and-sew patterns which can be found here. Alternatively, you can download my free PDF pattern to create a version from your own fabric designs.
When Kadella, an African princess from Barbados, constructed an intricately hand-appliquéed quilt (c. 1810-1820) using blossoms cut from French chintz, she could have never imagined that the primitive quilt would become a focal point exhibit in the Historic Carson House in Marion, North Carolina. Nor could Kadella have fathomed that a representation of her quilt pattern would be digitally printed by Spoonflower onto a Silke Crepe de Chine scarf worn by her descendent, Regina Lynch-Hudson.
As the family’s history chronicler, Regina Lynch-Hudson dubbed the garment, Kadella’s Pride Scarf. The quilt-inspired scarf symbolizes the profound irony of her ancestor’s plight: as former royalty, Princess Kadella found herself an ocean away from her native land and her high status as a noble, in a position of submission and servitude as slave and presumed mistress to master Colonel John Carson. [Read more…] about Kadella’s Pride Scarf Patterned after an Historical Quilt