Saturday, November 7, 2015

Spoonflower 2 for 1 fat quarters and Sprout Patterns!

 Hooray - it's the most wonderful time of the year over at Spoonflower where until Tuesday Nov. 12th you can buy 2 fat quarters of any of my fabric for the price of one - and you don't have to limit yourself to how many fat quarters you buy to avail yourself of this fine offer - buy 4 for the price of 2 - buy 8 for the price of 4. PLUS you no longer have to create an account or log in to my SPOONFLOWER SHOP - you can now purchase as a guest!

The two collections picture here are some of my recent design additions to my SPOONFLOWER SHOP
Not all of these designs pictured above are yet available for sale but if you drop me a line I can make sure they are for sale before the Tuesday deadline. Thanks!

Of course the fat quarter sale works best for my 2016 Tea Towel competition entry (thanks to everyone who voted for my design) so you get 2 tea towels for the price of one - you do still have to cut out and sew the edges of the towel but then you have two homemade gifts for this coming holiday season.

And here's a fun new way for the sewers amongst you to use my Spoonflower textile designs - SPROUT PATTERNS!

Here is a mock up of a Sprout Pattern for a short Anna dress with my Elizabethan Quartrefoil design.....
 and here's how Sprout Patterns works:
So you create an account at Sprout, or, if you already have a Spoonflower account you can log in with that e-mail and password, then select a clothing pattern and chose a textile design from Spoonflower - hopefully one of mine, and to find the number of one of my designs you would have to go to my SPOONFLOWER SHOP  first - chose the design you want to use then locate the number at the end of the pattern url address - for instance the pattern above is - so the pattern number you need to plug in at Sprout would be 458431 and ta dah my Elizabethan Quartrefoil shows up and you buy my design already laid out on the fabric in the pattern pieces ready to cut and sew - no messing about with paper patterns! How amazing is that?

"With Sprout, simply choose your sewing pattern from our curated collection of indie patterns, then fill the pattern with your fabric design of choice from Spoonflower’s marketplace. Select your size, features and fabric, then relax while your order is printed by Spoonflower and shipped to you. You will receive a package that includes a digitally printed custom sewing pattern—all you need to do is cut and sew!" Sprout Patterns

 Here is a lay out in 2 of my designs for the Lined Zipper Pouch at Sprout - one pattern inside, one pattern outside:
I recently purchased this layout - I'll make up the pouch and post here for you to see!
The way the world of print on demand is going is so very exciting for an indie surface designer like myself - the tools available to me today to create my own items from my own hand painted designs to sell to an appreciative buying public is astonishing and things are being added so often it makes me smile from ear to ear!!

**I love to create my textile designs at rather a large scale - I do have a fondness for oversized designs but I am more than happy to rescale a design for you if you wish to see any of my designs smaller - just drop a line or post to my Facebook page HERE** Thanks!!

for Spoonflower 
 - of course always order as soon as you can but this is the guide for 2015:
Thanks for taking a look - PATRICIA SHEA DESIGNS

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