Since Spoonflower’s digital printing process is just a bit different from the way most commercial fabric from a fabric store is printed, your fabric may look a little different when it arrives. In today's Bootcamp post, help team member Emma shares the ins and outs of terms like ‘printable width’, ‘selvage edges’, and figuring out just what “stretches on the crosswise grain” means.
Which way is up?
One of the most common questions we get here at Spoonflower is which way does the design print on the fabric? We have a handy-dandy preview on our site that can help answer this question: it updates to show you exactly what a fat quarter will look like if you select ‘fat quarter’. If you enter ‘2 yards’, you’ll see a view of two yards. This is true for every amount under 5 yards (if you enter more yards than 5 into the box, the preview will continue to show you 5 yards, regardless of the amount you enter).
One yard preview