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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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Searching for the perfect tote to carry all summer into fall? Cindy, the maker behind Yours, Olive, used our Faux Suede to create the perfect market tote! This fully lined bag is super sturdy and contains lots of inside pockets... Continue reading
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We kick this week off with the sixth interview of our series profiling our 8 finalists in our Fabric8 Design Challenge! Today we share a bit about Melissa Wang, a designer from Singapore. Stay tuned for our last 2 interviews... Continue reading
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Today's Fabric8 finalist, Ceri Staziker, comes from a small town in Wales. Read on to learn how she spends her day as a freelance graphic designer and what inspired her to create her top 8 design! Describe your typical day... Continue reading
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We've narrowed it down to the final eight designers in this year's Fabric8 Design Challenge! While the finalists are hard at work creating their collections, we asked the designers to share a bit about themselves and their creative process. Check... Continue reading
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Throwing together a last minute celebratory soirée or looking to add a few patriotic finishing touches on your Fourth of July barbeque? Check out these five quick and simple DIYs to add a bit of handmade goodness to your Independence... Continue reading
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Happy Friday, y'all! This weekend I'm looking forward to a little creative time and a little chill-by-the-pool time. If you're at a loss for crafty projects to try your hand at, take a look at these 5 DIYs I can't... Continue reading
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Thanks to everyone who entered this year's Fabric8 contest! There were so many amazing designs to choose from, narrowing it down was nearly impossible. Congrats to the 100 semifinalists-- good luck! A Cosmic Adventure by kirstyellenmottram A Flicker by theartistshouse... Continue reading
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Our friend Cindy, the maker behind Yours, Olive, whipped up a chic and versatile fold over clutch with our new fabric, Faux Suede. This stylish accessory features a fabric design by illustrator and Spoonflower designer Cean Irminger, with a contrasting... Continue reading
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This week we're excited to give away a quilt pattern from our friend Carolyn Friendlander, expert quilter and fabric designer, and fat quarter bundle of bright Spoonflower prints! The Totem Quilt Pattern is inspired by racing stripes and creates a... Continue reading
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Design: Freeform Arrows in turquoise by Domesticate Have you heard? We just launched another fabric! Performance Piqué is a soft, 100% polyester knit with a fine diamond-like knit structure, perfect for athletic apparel and other projects that require a comfortable,... Continue reading
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Yesterday we were thrilled to announce the launch of Faux Suede. This fabric is a medium-weight, 100% polyester sueded woven, perfect for those projects (including upholstery) that require a soft, durable fabric. This latest addition to our lineup features vibrant... Continue reading
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The maker community is quite an inspiring bunch. We love visiting our local craft fairs to see what creatives in the area are printing and stitching up. Check out a handful of handmade markets happening this summer around the world!... Continue reading
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Beautiful sewing patterns and books are two of our favorite things! Merchant & Mills, a British sewing supply company, is spot on with their lovely patterns and sewing book. With an emphasis on quality materials, careful craftsmanship, and simplicity, Merchant... Continue reading
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The Spoonflower Emerging Designer Grant awards students studying textiles, design, and fashion with credit to create garments or installations using digitally printed fabrics. This past year we have worked with a number of talented up-and-coming designers and couldn't wait to... Continue reading
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Looking for a lovely fabric to stitch up a summer dress or top? Silky Faille is an elegant fabric that drapes beautifully and is appropriate for a variety of different projects. When printed, this 100% polyester fabric features crisp, brilliant... Continue reading
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Today we are excited to giveaway three copies of our friend Jane Dunnewold's new how to DVD Design & Print Your Own Fabric! In Design and Print Your Own Fabric, you will learn how to create unique digitally designed fabrics... Continue reading
WHO: Spoonflower and Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine-- along with special guest judge Denyse Schmidt are teaming up for a very special fabric design challenge. WHAT: Everyone has a little something that helps them when they get in a pinch,... Continue reading
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We are thrilled to announce the Fabric8 Contest from Spoonflower and Robert Kaufman Fabrics is back. Fabric8 is an annual contest to discover eight bold, modern fabric collections from new and emerging designers. This year, the winner of the contest... Continue reading
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The Tank Dress by Sew Caroline is the perfect summer dress that you’ll want to make over and over. A true summer staple, this dress will fit perfectly into your everyday life. The simple construction leaves room for lots of... Continue reading
The caramel bag is beautiful! As a budding photographer and avid textile designer and sewist, I love to photograph fabrics and garments or project I've stitched up myself!
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A new season is the perfect time to clean out your closet to make space for new clothes, and what better way to fill your closet than with garments you stitched yourself? Simple Modern Sewing teaches you how to create... Continue reading
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This week on the blog we shared how to turn your favorite Instagram photos in to decals and today we are offering one lucky winner the chance to take home 3 large (30" x 30") custom-printed decals of their own!... Continue reading
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While I certainly don't need an excuse to get crafty, every holiday provides its own unique project inspiration. Easter's traditional egg dyeing craft is perfect for shaking up and DIYing in new ways! Check out these colorful and creative ways... Continue reading