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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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Are you a budding crafty entrepreneur interested in learning new skills to help kick start your creative business endeavor? We've rounded up five of our favorite events focused on helping people like you learn new skills to take your handmade... Continue reading
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Sometimes a theme doesn't need a subject, it just needs a palette. We asked designers to use four colors, with no particular theme, and ended up with a range of entries that are all inspiring. Be warned: this is one... Continue reading
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To kick off our first interview with creative business folks, Michelle Wilkie of Factotum of Arts visits the blog to share her journey in creating quilts and getting her work accepted to QuiltCon! Michelle teaching her Modern Quilt Block series... Continue reading
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For the month of March, we'll be bringing you advice and tips from creative business owners to aid in your own creative entrepreneurial journey! To get started, we've collected a handful of articles on topics from important business practices to... Continue reading
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Prepare yourself--this contest contains the cutest cubist cat fabric you've even seen! Celebrate our curious feline friends with this week's challenge and tell us, which designs you think should win. VOTE NOW! Continue reading
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As we expect more snow here at Spoonflower HQ, we're dreaming of all the crafting we'll be able to accomplish while stuck inside. Perhaps we'll get started on that quilt we've been itching to begin, or maybe whip up a... Continue reading
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Need a quick and easy DIY to stitch up for a sweet little baby? Spoonflower crew member Allie visits the blog to share how she whipped up a tag blanket for her new niece! A tag blanket is a quick... Continue reading
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It's the weekend, y'all! Spend the next couple of days exercising your creative muscles with a few DIYs sure to delight! We've rounded up five projects of varying time commitment and skill for every crafter level. Make just one or... Continue reading
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Your toy box will never be the same after you see these mythical cut & sews! From mermaids to monsters, Spoonflower designers have cooked up some wacky and wild plush toys. Vote for your favorites now! VOTE NOW! Continue reading
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Take a look at what the community is creating this week! We've rounded up a handful of lovely handmade goods stitched up with little ones in mind. Have a peek and keep sharing your work using #Spoonflowered! Cora the Mermaid... Continue reading
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Turn your children's art into the sweetest fabric to use to create custom cushions. Emma Jeffery, author of Hello Beautiful, shows us how she used our newest fabric Minky to create soft and snuggly cushions for her daughters room featuring... Continue reading
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Sheep are flocking to Spoonflower, and we think you'll love the result! Vote for your favorite ditsy patterns and see if your picks make it into next week's top 10. VOTE NOW! Continue reading
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We couldn't be more thrilled to announce the newest fabric in the Spoonflower family--Minky! This fabric is an incredibly plush, 100% polyester fabric that is perfect for cuddling. This slightly stretchy, chenille-like knit fabric is sure to be a kids’... Continue reading
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Create a little love this weekend for that special someone in your life. Stitch up a sweet heart necklace for your BFF or make a Tic Tac Toe Valentine set for your work bestie. We've rounded up five DIYs perfect... Continue reading
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Ah, the heart. It is an unpredictable and wild thing...unless you add some machinery and a little steam power. Check out the romantic fabrics submitted for the Urban Threads Steampunk Valentine Design Challenge and vote for the design you think... Continue reading
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WHAT? We're spending the next few weeks learning how to turn our favorite Instagram photos into a lovely finished quilt! Get wrapped up in your favorite moments as we walk you through the step-by-step process of selecting images, laying out... Continue reading
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This week's #Spoonflowered photos are sure to delight! We love seeing projects being sewn up with our fabrics and new designs for the Marketplace. Keep on creating, y'all–and don't forget to share using hashtag #Spoonflowered! Creating a quilt by Jesse... Continue reading
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Create a personalized photo album to give to your loved ones this Valentine's Day. Spoonflower crew member Eloisa shares how to use PicMonkey to make your own! Thoughtful gifts for your loved ones are appropriate for any occasion, especially for... Continue reading
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Personalized gifts always make the biggest impression. Audrey, crafter extraordinaire and creative author of This Little Street, shares how she used Spoonflower to turn her daughter's art into dolls to give as party favors at her daughter's birthday! For a... Continue reading
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This contest is out of this world. Let the Spoonflower designers take you on a ride through the solar system and vote for your favorite rocket fabrics! VOTE NOW! Continue reading
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Beginner sewists and expert crafters rejoice! This week we're giving away a sewing bundle perfect for makers of all levels. One lucky winner will take home a copy of Playful: Fun Projects to Make With + for Kids, two pouches... Continue reading
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As you continue to crush your New Year's resolutions, spend some time whipping up a sweet accessory to go with your new hobby or sport. If regular yoga practice is your goal, this week's tutorial is just for you! Emma... Continue reading
Hi Catherine, This is certainly doable in PicMonkey! You can take this concept and complete it in whatever design software you're most comfortable with. Best, Allie
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Hi Katie, When you're finishing creating your design in Photoshop, you will select file-->save. Next you will name your file and select JPEG from the drop down menu. Hope this helps! Best, Allie
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Spend this weekend working on updating your wardrobe. Whether you need to do a good purge of your closet or add a few handmade pieces, the next two days give you a perfect opportunity to get started! We've rounded up... Continue reading