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- Discover Spoonflower’s fabric and home decor!
- Fill-a-Yard is a great option!
- What about home decor?
Discover Spoonflower’s fabric and home decor!
Spoonflower’s fabrics and home decor are so stimulating, I liken it to walking into Hancock’s of Paducah (or any fabric warehouse) for the first time, without a clear quilt plan or shopping list! There’s so much to choose from -it can be delightful AND overwhelming!
Where do you start?
This is an overall guide to Spoonflower’s fabrics and home decor. I’ll explain what it is and how it works. You will “walk in” with an overall idea of where to go and what to do!
First, let me say that Spoonflower.com is not a difficult website to navigate. It’s just that, as creatives, we imagine ALL the possibilities when encountering a new product or venue. When you consider there are thousands of designs that can be printed on a variety of products, THAT can be overwhelming!
Because there are so many possibilities with Spoonflower, I think it’s helpful to wander in with some idea of what you will see.
Basically, Spoonflower is a print-on-demand fabric shop. Artists create design swatches. You find the one/ones you like, choose the type of fabric you want it printed on and place your order.
Pretty straight forward, right? It is. However, when you “enter” Spoonflower, you can see thousands and thousands of designs, it’s easy to get distracted. (You think you want frog fabric but you’re suddenly engrossed in pages and pages of beautiful florals.)
So here are some basics to remember when you visit Spoonflower so you can stay on track:
Let’s start with fabric. There are categories, color, and fabric types.
Examples of categories include Style (Traditional, Modern, Nautical, etc.), Animals, Nature, Occasional, Holidays, etc.
Twelve color categories include numerous swatches in each to really pick the colors you are searching.
When it comes to fabric types, hold on to your hats! Spoonflower prints on 24 different types of fabrics! Examples are Canvas, Performance Velvet, Jersey, Organic Sweet Pea Gauze, Chiffon, Performance Linen, and my favorite, Organic Cotton Sateen! That’s just seven of the twenty-four!
Keep in mind that artists upload their designs for you to choose to print. There are thousands of artists uploading lots of designs!
Fill-a-Yard is a great option!
Fill-a-Yard is a great way to get many different designs in one yard of fabric. When you choose this option you first pick the designs you want. Next, choose the template. Do you want two half-yards or 12 dinner napkins?
When you find designs you like, click on the designer’s shop to see more. You can “favorite” what you like so you can go back to see that designer’s newest work.
What about home decor?
Spoonflower’s home decor is divided into four categories: wallpaper, living and decor, dining, and bedding.
Wallpaper: Choose from Prepasted Removable (smooth), Peel and Stick (woven), or Non-pasted Traditional (pebble).
Living and Decor: Order pillows, blankets, curtains, or wallhangings in your favorite designs!
Bedding: Options include duvet covers, sheets, pillow shams, and lumbar throw pillows.
My designs on Spoonflower, like Seashore Friends Fabric Collection, are hopefully just a beginning point for my adventure into design work.
See It’s a Whale Tale for more about designing this line of fabrics!