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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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Can we tell you a little secret? Mermaids are real. We swear! This week, we're teaming up with our friends at CWDkids to bring you a very special design challenge - mermaids! The chosen winner will have the amazing opportunity... Continue reading
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In this week's Design Challenge, we asked you to pick a peck of your favorite pickled designs, and the results are in! Be sure to check out all the top 10 pickle designs and stay tuned to our Facebook page... Continue reading
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Spoonflower can be a great tool and platform for growing your creative business. Designer and writer Abby Glassenberg has created a series of three posts exploring how designers can build community, leverage contest wins, and maximize sales in the Spoonflower... Continue reading
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Today, Spoonflower crew member Allie visits the blog to share how to create a seamless repeat with Photoshop Elements. She created a custom geometric design and printed it on Gift Wrap to make fun party DIYs, perfect for your upcoming... Continue reading
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If you can pick it, then you can pickle it! That's what we always say. The category of "pickles" extends far beyond the traditional cucumber pickle – think up your favorite salty and sour pickled vegetable or fruit, and go... Continue reading
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Nothing goes together better than a claw hammer and a floral palette, don't you think? This week's Woodshop Design Challenge really brought out thoughtful, hand-crafted precision in every entrant. Be sure to check out the top 10 Woodshop designs and... Continue reading
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Get ready for beach season with this fun sewing project created by Ceri Staziker! She shares how to stitch a sweet cover-up for your kids along with a downloadable PDF to create your own custom sewing pattern! Marged and Tomos,... Continue reading
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Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. Anna’s mission was to set aside a day to honor mothers, "the person who has done more for you than... Continue reading
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Yesterday, we shared a handful of lovely little DIYs for your favorite furry friend. Today, Spoonflower crew member, Meredith, visits the blog to share a full how-to on how she created a custom dog feeding station for her newly adopted... Continue reading
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Mother's Day is coming up on May 10th and flowers all around are budding, blooming and bursting with color! If you want to stitch up a gorgeous gift for mom this year, these are the perfect designs for the occasion:... Continue reading
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Did you know that bees have personalities? Even in beehives, there are workers and shirkers, thrill-seekers and those who are timid. And a 2011 study even found that agitated honeybees can be pessimistic, showing that, to some extent, bees have... Continue reading
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Calling all embroidery enthusiasts! This week we're excited to partner with the friendly folks from Urban Threads to offer one lucky winner the chance to take home a lovely little embroidery bundle. Included in this week's giveaway is a $50... Continue reading
Hi Katie, While we won't be doing another giveaway, the course will stay on Creativebug allowing you to sign up at any time. Best, Allie
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Did you know that bee pollination helps at least 30% of the world's crops and 90% of our wild plants to thrive? Hives are also entirely female (except for the drone bees!). Talk about girl power! We're celebrating the small... Continue reading
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All designers in this week's contest just completed a 5-week Fabric Design Series from Creativebug. We asked them to show off their new skills in a very special contest, and we were blown away by the results! Congratulations to repeat... Continue reading
Hi Serena, Sure! You can certainly use rice. Best, Allie
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Today, Spoonflower crew member Teri visits the blog to share a tutorial for a soothing neck pillow with a removable cover. When my boys were little, I often repeated the adage, “The days are long, but the years are short.”... Continue reading
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All the designers participating in this week's Creativebug Design Challenge also enrolled in our Creativebug Fabric Design Series and have worked very hard over the past five weeks. Pick your favorites from the incredible line up – all top ten... Continue reading
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Join us in the islands among colorful birds, swaying palm trees, and fragrant tropical flowers! Big congratulations to eight-time Design Challenge winner Christine Witte for her top design, "Islands of Hawai'i: Flora & Fauna," and don't forget to check out... Continue reading
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We're thrilled to announce the newest addition to our fabric family--Cotton Lawn Ultra! Our lawn is a lightweight and buttery soft 100% combed-cotton fabric. Its slightly translucent quality and soft drape make it perfect for delicate home decor and lightweight... Continue reading
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Let's head to the islands! Our next design challenge celebrates islands, our favorite landform surrounded by water. Grab your shades and vote now for your favorites! VOTE NOW! Continue reading
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Here in Spoonflower's home state of North Carolina, we pride ourselves on being the "first in flight". This week, your designs took us up, up and away with hot air balloons, zeppelins, bionic birds, aeroplanes and more. Check out the... Continue reading
Thanks, Denise! If you're only going to order one tea towel, setting it up as a fat quarter will be the most cost effective way, but if you're planning to order two or more, I would go ahead and order four on a yard to get more for your money.
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Spring is in the air at Spoonflower HQ and we are thrilled that it's Friday! We'll be spending our next few days off creating the perfect bright and airy weekend. Here are a few festive projects to help you whip... Continue reading
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From hot air balloons to soaring birds to airplanes gliding through clouds, this is your chance to vote on your favorite flying machine fabric! Up, up, and away! VOTE NOW! Continue reading