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Allie Tate
Durham, NC
When not working as a part of Spoonflower’s marketing team, I can be found crafting, studying for my Masters in Textiles, or snuggling my dog Grace.
Interests: fabric, DIY, travel, glitter, sewing, textiles, design, fashion, handmade
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Did you know that bee pollination helps at least 30% of the world's crops and 90% of our wild plants to thrive? Hives are also entirely female (except for the drone bees!). Talk about girl power! We're celebrating the small... Continue reading
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All designers in this week's contest just completed a 5-week Fabric Design Series from Creativebug. We asked them to show off their new skills in a very special contest, and we were blown away by the results! Congratulations to repeat... Continue reading
Hi Serena, Sure! You can certainly use rice. Best, Allie
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Today, Spoonflower crew member Teri visits the blog to share a tutorial for a soothing neck pillow with a removable cover. When my boys were little, I often repeated the adage, “The days are long, but the years are short.”... Continue reading
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All the designers participating in this week's Creativebug Design Challenge also enrolled in our Creativebug Fabric Design Series and have worked very hard over the past five weeks. Pick your favorites from the incredible line up – all top ten... Continue reading
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Join us in the islands among colorful birds, swaying palm trees, and fragrant tropical flowers! Big congratulations to eight-time Design Challenge winner Christine Witte for her top design, "Islands of Hawai'i: Flora & Fauna," and don't forget to check out... Continue reading
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We're thrilled to announce the newest addition to our fabric family--Cotton Lawn Ultra! Our lawn is a lightweight and buttery soft 100% combed-cotton fabric. Its slightly translucent quality and soft drape make it perfect for delicate home decor and lightweight... Continue reading
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Let's head to the islands! Our next design challenge celebrates islands, our favorite landform surrounded by water. Grab your shades and vote now for your favorites! VOTE NOW! Continue reading
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Here in Spoonflower's home state of North Carolina, we pride ourselves on being the "first in flight". This week, your designs took us up, up and away with hot air balloons, zeppelins, bionic birds, aeroplanes and more. Check out the... Continue reading
Thanks, Denise! If you're only going to order one tea towel, setting it up as a fat quarter will be the most cost effective way, but if you're planning to order two or more, I would go ahead and order four on a yard to get more for your money.
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Spring is in the air at Spoonflower HQ and we are thrilled that it's Friday! We'll be spending our next few days off creating the perfect bright and airy weekend. Here are a few festive projects to help you whip... Continue reading
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From hot air balloons to soaring birds to airplanes gliding through clouds, this is your chance to vote on your favorite flying machine fabric! Up, up, and away! VOTE NOW! Continue reading
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It's easy to relax into the soft pastels of a sunset in the Southwest when there are adorable coyotes, rabbits, and cacti all around! Check out the top 10 winners of our Southwest Baby Bedding Contest with Carousel Designs, and... Continue reading
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Our last post in our series of interviews with creative entrepreneurs comes from Sarah Cannon, part of a sister duo making an impact on the local fashion scene. Take a few minutes to read how she started designing clothing and... Continue reading
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Spring is in the air at Spoonflower HQ and we couldn't be more excited! We're kicking off this season of renewal and refreshing with a few stash busting projects to help with our spring cleaning efforts. Take a look at... Continue reading
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This week Spoonflower and Carousel Designs are teaming up for a very special fabric design challenge! Vote for your favorite southwest-inspired fabric designs to be used in a baby bedding collection. VOTE NOW! Continue reading
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After Miss P, the Beagle, won us all over at the Westminster dog show, we knew we needed to challenge designers with a beagle contest of our own. See who was "Best in Show" and check out our top 10... Continue reading
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Today we're giving one lucky winner the chance to take home a copy of Blog Inc,:Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community. With roughly 95,000 blogs launched worldwide every 24 hours (BlogPulse), making a fledgling site stand out isn't... Continue reading
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Caitlin Topham, Spoonflower team member and the creative brains behind Salty Oat, visits the blog today to share how she started quilting and what it's like to embark on a creative venture! Caitlin Topham, author of Salty Oat, started blogging... Continue reading
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Beagles have long been adored for their ability to track scents and give a loud, baying howl when excited. For our latest Weekly Design Challenge, we asked designers to give us their take on the lovable hound – check out... Continue reading
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As the utensil most likely to be assigned sentimental value, spoons come in countless shapes, sizes, and colors and are loved by all--check out the top 10 spoon designs and congratulations to Kate Rhees on her winning spoons design. Cheers... Continue reading
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We never tire of seeing what our community creates with our fabrics and papers. Whether it's a sweet pair of baby moccasins or an exciting feature in HGTV Magazine, we love seeing what you make. Take a peek at a... Continue reading
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This month, we're exploring resources and opportunities for creative business folks. Today we sit down with Emily Sanford, a NYC-based artist who visits the blog to share how she stays inspired and provides tips for budding textile designers. Emily Sanford... Continue reading
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Last year, Audrey--author of This Little Street--shared how she created sweet wallpaper stickers for her girls' bedrooms. Today we're excited to share her updated version in yellows, blues and reds using our Water-Activated Smooth Wallpaper! This time around, Audrey switches... Continue reading