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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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After years of planning, creating, and collaborating, The Spoonflower Handbook release is just around the corner!! On September 1st, 2015, our first book hits stores and we couldn't be more thrilled. If you're as excited as we are to pick... Continue reading
Agreed! We love this simple idea for putting together a professional portfolio and we're happy to hear you're exciting about it, too!
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You've gathered inspiration, created a lovely focal print and perfect coordinates. In our last post from Bonnie Christine as a part of our SpoonChallenge, she shares how to put the finishing touches on your collection by building a professional portfolio.... Continue reading
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Designing beautiful fabric doesn't have to be difficult. It can be as simple as sketching a few of your favorite drawing tools--like crayons! In today's tutorial, Candy Joyce shares how to create a quick crayon design and use it to... Continue reading
Hi Yolanda, We'e glad you like the post! Lia used our Linen Cotton Canvas for these pillows. Best, Allie
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What's your most memorable experience in the wilderness? Many designers told their story through illustration in this week's contest. Take a walk on the wild side and cast your vote in our National Parks Design Challenge! VOTE NOW! Continue reading
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Hip, hip, hooray! Over one hundred designers stepped up to bat for our Design Challenge inspired by America's favorite summer pastime! Root for the top ten winners, and give a hoot-n-holler for Susan Polston (susan_polston) whose "Base hit" design came... Continue reading
We're so happy to hear you love this article, Pinky! Bonnie creates the best tips and tricks for surface design!
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Today's Bootcamp post goes hand-in-hand with our current SpoonChallenge content. While working on your collections, as instructed by Bonnie Christine, you'll want to upload them to Spoonflower and add them to a collection in your Design Library. Here, our help... Continue reading
Hi Judi, We're not 100% sure where guest blogger Emma Jeffery got her trim, but we found something similar on Etsy! https://www.etsy.com/listing/129917184/7-yards-multicolored-mini-pom-pom-trim?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=multicolor%20pom%20pom%20trim&ref=sr_gallery_23
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Great!! We hope you enjoy--it's a wonderful tool!
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Once you've created your focal print, it's time to get started on filling out your collection with coordinates. Bonnie Christine walks you through the process with today's SpoonChallenge post. Though designing single prints is a fun way to express solo... Continue reading
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Stitching up a simple throw pillow is a fast, low effort way to spruce up any space. Our amazingly creative friend Lia Griffith shares a simple video on how to make your own zipper pillow--an easy project for sewists of... Continue reading
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Baseball is one of America's favorite summer traditions. Could it be the hotdogs and popcorn, or the excitement of cheering on the home team with a tied ballgame and bases loaded in the seventh inning? Reminisce for a moment and... Continue reading
Sarah, we're so happy to hear you're love the GIMP tutorial! It's a pretty great tool!
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You can tell a great deal about a person from the contents of their bag. Day in and day out, we carry with us necessities, provisions, and mementos and, in case that special occasion arises, a handful of bobby pins.... Continue reading
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We're in week two of our SpoonChallenge: Creating a Fabric Collection with our friend and fabric designer Bonnie Christine. As a part of this series, we're focusing our Bootcamp content on design tips and tools. Today we share our favorite... Continue reading
Here's a link to help illustrate the slightly different process for uploading to Illustrator: https://support.spoonflower.com/hc/en-us/articles/204946864-Adding-the-Spoonflower-ASE-to-Photoshop-or-Illustrator Best, Allie
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Hi Sharry, Sorry for the confusion with ordering this cut and sew pattern. It looks like your order was placed on Basic Ultra, a fabric with a 42 inch printable width, while this design was created for one of our wider fabrics. That is why you're seeing a few inches cut off. When ordered on Eco Canvas, or any other fabric that has a printable width of 54 inches, you will receive the full image. You can see a full list of our fabrics, along with printable widths, here: http://www.spoonflower.com/spoonflower_fabrics If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our help team at help@spoonflower.com. Best, Allie
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Summer sewing and home dec projects need a little pick me up? Don't miss your chance to enjoy free shipping on all orders for just 24 hours starting now! From 9am EDT on Monday, July 13th to 9am EDT on... Continue reading
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PicMonkey is a great tool for taking your favorite photos and turning them into a collage. By uploading your collage to Spoonflower, you can create an endless amount of projects with added sentimental value of being extra personal. California based... Continue reading
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This week's contest is a tribute to all those beloved essentials we just cannot leave home without. Could the bag really be the window into one's soul? Find out by casting your vote in our "What's In Your Bag?" Design... Continue reading
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¿Cómo Te Llama? We fell in love with all the lovely llamas our talented community herded into the Top 10 this week. Check out all the top ten llama designs and be sure to congratulate our winner, Maria Faith Garcia... Continue reading