It’s no secret that Halloween is a favorite holiday of the DIY community: from handmade costumes to perfectly carved pumpkins, there’s no shortage of me-made projects during the season of tricks and treats. For Spoonflower team member Meredith, gearing up for her favorite holiday means her four-legged friend also gets a DIY treat: Halloween Dog Bandanas. Keep reading to find out how she used the cheater quilt Fill-a-Project™ template and Spoonflower’s free bandana pattern to create nine different dog bandanas for under $3 each!
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.
Have you given our newest (and dreamiest!) fabric, Chiffon, a try? After our friend and local blogger, Allie Jackson stopped by the blog to test out our Chiffon with an easy summer neck scarf , we knew we had to do a second take on this simple DIY with one of Spoonflower’s web developers, Leah! Using Spoonflower’s latest feature, Fill-a-Project™, Leah created an airy chiffon infinity scarf that can easily dress up any outfit. Keep reading to find out how you can make three chiffon scarves for $42 – that’s just $14 per scarf!
Have you found yourself looking at the calendar asking, “Where did the school year go”? With summer quickly approaching, students are counting down the days until the last school bell of the year, while teachers are reflecting on the leaps & bounds made throughout the year (ok… they may also be thinking about that last bell too!) Need a little help dreaming up a thoughtful end-of-year gift for your child’s teacher? Spoonflower team member Meredith demonstrates how to make a personalized cheater quilt for approximately $50 using student artwork and Spoonflower’s newest feature, Fill-A-Yard™.
Spoonflower is revolutionizing the way you replenish your fabric stash! Choose from basic yard templates (half yards horizontal or vertical) or project templates (cheater quilts and infinity scarves) and select the designs you want printed. With multiple designs filling a yard, you can now get the fabric you want in just the amounts you need. Check out some of our fave projects below, and learn how to use this exciting new technology:
With our new Fill-A-ProjectTM cheater quilt templates, you can complete an heirloom-quality large quilt in record time. Up your quilt game with custom fabric you designed yourself or find those just-right designs in our Marketplace.
Each Fill-A-ProjectTM is offered in a limited selection of fabric types. For our cheater quilt tops, you can choose from Basic Combed Cotton, Kona Cotton and Cotton Poplin. Don’t forget to choose yardage for the backing! The quilters among us love Organic Cotton Sateen Ultra ($27/yd), Kona ® Cotton Ultra ($19/yd), Cotton Poplin Ultra ($20/yd), Satin ($18/yd) and Minky ($27/yd) for a soft and colorful touch.
Create two scarves with just two yards! This is one of our favorite beginner sewing projects. Once you order your infinity scarf fabric, check out our favorite infinity scarf tutorial to learn how to easily put it together with just a few seams. Use Poly Crepe de Chine to create a lightweight, sheer scarf, or use Modern Jersey or Cotton Spandex Ultra to create a soft, stretchy scarf.
There will be zero upcharge for templates and the commission structure will mirror Sprout Patterns as a percentage of the yard! Templates follow current pricing by substrate. Currently, you will also earn commissions on Fill-A-Yard projects you order for yourself using your own designs — this is in lieu of the 10% designer discount on regular fabric purchases. This ‘commission’ will show up in your account as spendable Spoondollars, but will not be included on any total earnings for tax purposes.
There are two great reasons to build Collections now. First, in order to fill a template with multiple designs, the designs must all be within the same collection — which can now include designs from any designer in the marketplace! Second, shoppers love groups of designs curated around themes or colorways for their projects. Designers — make sure to add titles and descriptions to your Collections with theme keywords and colors so that others can find them easily when searching for those perfect pairings. Start creating and have fun!
Check out our screencast below to see how easy it is to get started. To start designing your Fill-A-Project, simply click on the design you want then click a corresponding section on the project you want to fill in with the design.