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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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Incorporate custom printed fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap into your handmade holiday gifts this year by creating your own designs or shopping the Marketplace! Find that perfect zombie fabric for your zombie-themed quilt or design a special gift tag to... Continue reading
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Looking for a quick, easy and interactive update to your tired craft table? Spoonflower crew member Allison visits the blog to share how she updated her art room table using coloring book inspired Woven Peel and Stick wallpaper! My three... Continue reading
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What time is it? Time to vote for your favorite Clocks and Timepieces fabric design in the weekly Design Challenge! Vote now. Continue reading
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Digital textile printing allows designers the ultimate amount of flexibity when creating new designs. We've rounded up five of our favorite innovative uses of digital printing. Check them out! Perfectly placed patterns Larger than life toys Engineered accessories Creative marketing... Continue reading
HI Jackie, Try Paintbrush. http://paintbrush.sourceforge.net/ I haven't personally used it, but have heard it is similar. Best, Allie
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Interested in learning how to create your own fabric designs? A Spoonflower Welcome Pack is the perfect tool to get started! Included in the Welcome Pack is: $35 in Spoondollar credit for the winner to spend on Spoonflower A Spoonflower... Continue reading
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Learn how to create a custom pillow using MS Paint from Spoonflower team member Eloisa! You don't need a fancy design program to create basic fabric designs! Although some programs are better, easier and more appropriate than others, MS Paint... Continue reading
Hi Tanya, You can find the wallpaper used in this post here: http://www.spoonflower.com/wallpaper/460883 Best, Allie
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This week we're excited to give one lucky winner the opportunity to take home a custom shirt from our friend and Brooklyn-based designer Jamie Lau! Jamie will be stitching up one of her lovely Trapezoid Tops using the winner's choice... Continue reading
HI Kay, No, you do not need to use polyurethane over the wallpaper. Best, Allie
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Ready to stitch up some fun projects to put the finishing touches on your daughter's bedroom? This week we're offering one lucky winner the chance to take home a copy of We Love to Sew-- Bedrooms. Whip the girl in... Continue reading
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Weekends are the best for getting started on a new DIY. This weekend, I'll be playing around with our new Woven Peel and Stick wallpaper! Do you have any wallpaper projects you've been itching try? If not, check out a... Continue reading
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Our new Peel and Stick wallpaper is the perfect product for a quick and easy update to your home! It is a woven polyester fabric with an adhesive backing. It is removable (and repositionable) making it great for covering walls... Continue reading
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Looking for a low commitment, high impact update for your favorite space? Our wallpaper is fully removable and easy to apply. Choose from a smooth finish that is water activated or a textured woven peel and stick wallpaper that is... Continue reading
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Are you headed back to school to study textiles or design? Spoonflower's Emerging Designer Grant awards undergraduate and graduate students worldwide with credit to explore digital textile printing to create collections and exhibits. Recipients selected on a monthly rolling basis... Continue reading
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This week we're excited to offer one lucky winner the chance to take home a copy of Gertie Sews Vintage Casual-- a new book from sewist extraordinaire Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch! In this follow-up to Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing,... Continue reading
Hi Julie, You can order this on our peel and stick wallpaper-- a custom roll of 2 feet or 3 feet will have the whole map repeated on it. This material is quite similar to our decal. Best, Allie
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Eco Canvas is the perfect fabric for all your environmentally friendly projects! This fabric is a heavyweight 100% polyester canvas made with 45% recycled content. It's perfect for those projects that require a sturdy, durable fabric. Eco Canvas features bold... Continue reading
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See how Spoonflower crew member Allie made over her plain beach chairs with our new Eco Canvas and get the steps to DIY your own outdoor sling chair! ALLIE: Given a choice to spend time indoors or out, I'm likely... Continue reading
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Our last giveaway during the SpoonChallenge comes from our friends at Adobe! We're offering one lucky winner the chance to take home an Adobe Ink and Slide with a three month Creative Cloud subscription. Ink and Slide are drawing tools... Continue reading
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Have you been able to keep up with the daily prompts of the SpoonChallenge? Developing a creative habit can be tough, but we couldn't be more excited with the engagement of our community and the creative doodles shared during the... Continue reading
Hi Angie, Sorry to hear you're having trouble receiving the emails. Have you checked your spam folder? We are also posting all prompts on Instagram-- so take a look there! Best, Allie
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Take your daily sketches and doodles to the next level using a Wacom Inkling! Sketch your ideas on standard paper or sketchbooks while capturing a digital likeness of your drawing in raster format for use in Photoshop or vector format... Continue reading
Hi Celina, Sorry for the confusion. Prompts are sent out via email each day and are posted on our Instagram account the day of and to this blog page the following day. If you haven't signed up for email, do so via the link below: https://spoonflower.wufoo.com/forms/join-the-30-day-spoonchallenge/ Hope this helps! Allie
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