Have you ever wandered around the fabric shop, looking for a very specific fabric that just didn't seem to exist? We've wished a few times we could just create our own design. Something in just the right colors, with exactly the right theme. Well, we're doing a happy dance right now because our wish has come true! We have been waiting and waiting for this awesome new site to be open to the public, and they are finally ready to take orders! Spoonflower.com is an amazing company that lets you design and order fabric of your own designs. You create the design and send a scan to them, and they turn it into fabric. You can order as little or as much as you like. And at $18.99 a yard, it's really not bad considering you get exactly what you want!
Stephen Fraser is an Internet marketing geek who used to consult for startup companies and who can't sew to save his life. One night after their three girls had gone to bed, his wife Kim interrupted his usual muttering to offer a suggestion: “You know what would be really cool? If I could print my own fabric.” Stephen agreed that did seem pretty cool.
My favorite sample I saw was a letter a woman had written to her niece and had it printed in a cute font. Then she used it as the backing to a quilt she made for her. So sweet!
They've got information and tips on how to go about creating your design on their FAQ page. You can even view others' designs to get inspiration, plus check out their Flickr pool to see what people have made with the fabric they designed. This service is truly revolutionary in the crafting world. We can't wait to try it!
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