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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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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
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Whether you just bought your first sewing machine or have been sewing for years, Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts will open your eyes to an irresistible range of ideas. A comprehensive visual reference, the book covers everything... Continue reading
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This week we are excited to giveaway a copy of Cloth: 30+ Projects to Sew from Linen, Cotton, Silk, Wool and Hide-- a brand new beautiful book released just yesterday! Handmade cloth items always have a story, and many of... Continue reading
Hi Amanda, The post has been updated to include the individual designs. Best, Allie
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The first day of spring, is right around the corner and what better way to kick off a new season than with a fat quarter bundle of festive fabrics? Michelle Fifis, founder of Pattern Observer, curated her favorite designs from... Continue reading
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It's safe to say we're in love with Colette's Cooper bag pattern! Cooper gives you three different bags from one basic body: messenger bag, backpack, and satchel. All versions are lined and feature eight large pockets, magnetic closures, and hardware... Continue reading
Hi Shelly, Those are the terms for us as a subscriber using Votigo, not for our specific giveaways. You can find our rules for the giveaway via this link below under the rules tab: http://platform.votigo.com/fbsweeps/sweeps/Win-Custom-Wallpaper Please let me know if you'd like further clarification. Best, Allie
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Hi Gale, Sorry you ran in to that! Do you mind sharing the link to where you were sent? There shouldn't be anything about a monthly charge and your information isn't being shared anywhere else. Thanks, Allie
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Camping in the Wild designed by Andrea Lauren Looking for a quick and easy way to update to a tired room, without having to make a big commitment? Yes, please! Spoonflower wallpaper is your fix. Add a fun pop of... Continue reading
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I don't know about y'all, but spring is my favorite season. After a week of warm weather here at Spoonflower HQ I'm ready to trade my sweaters and scarves for sunglasses and sandals. While we are still a few weeks... Continue reading
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Have you heard about Modern Jersey-- our newest addition to the Spoonflower fabric family? Modern Jersey is a lightweight and stretchy 96% polyester, 4% spandex jersey knit with a lovely drape and a super-soft, cotton-like hand. When printed, this fabric... Continue reading
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Nothing excites us like a good fabric design book, and Laurie Wisbrun's book Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design is a great resource. Collected within are step-by-step tutorials for designing patterns (both digitally and by hand), a comprehensive... Continue reading
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The Winter Olympics in Sochi have officially started and we're finding all kinds of crafting inspiration in the games! To celebrate, this weekend we will be exercising our creative muscles while making a few medal-worthy DIYs! STITCH up your favorite... Continue reading
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This Valentine's Day, wrap up that special someone's gift with the sweetest gift wrap we've ever seen! One lucky winner will take home two rolls of love-themed gift wrap by Ello Lovey and Amel24, and one roll of custom-printed candy... Continue reading
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Looking to take your fabric design skills to the next level? Wacom's Inkling is a magical tool that turns your sketches in to digital form for editing in your design software of choice! Inkling bridges the gap between traditional sketching... Continue reading
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We love a good craft book, so what's better than a pocket-sized book for crafters on the go? Today we are offering one lucky winner the opportunity to take home two books written by quilt and craft experts Jodie Davis... Continue reading
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Photographs can bring a meaningful touch to any DIY project, and PicMonkey is a free and easy way to prepare a photo for print. Check out this step by step tutorial for taking a photo and turning it into fabric... Continue reading
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Australia Day is just around the corner, and as our friends down under finish last minute party prep we're getting ready to celebrate with Aussie-themed fabrics designed by the Spoonflower community. Check out a few of our favorites and head... Continue reading
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What's up, long weekend?! I try to do at least one creative project every weekend. Sometimes it's as simple as paper garland, while other weekends I'm a bit more ambitious. This week I've pulled together five inspiring projects or stories... Continue reading