I actually think that spoonflower itself is becoming a verb: to spoonflower. Much to my delight, I finally spoonflowered some fabric. But, alas, it was just a boring color test.
It does look kinds pretty though, doesn’t it? Maybe I’ll make something out of it anyway…
Now, for those of you who don’t know what Spoonflower is, well, where have you been? No, really, I think I have a few family and friends type readers who aren’t deep in the crafty world who might not have heard of it. So, it’s this awesome company that takes whatever design or picture you want and prints them onto quilter’s cotton fabric. Sweet, huh? And it only costs $18/yard. So now anyone can be a fabric designer.
Of course I’m wondering if this adds another level of complexity to quilting since I can now design a quilt and if I can’t find the exact right fabric…well, just get it printed. Hmmm, I’m not really sure this is a good thing….
But it will be very exciting to see my own designs on fabric, and then make something with them. The colors did indeed come out totally different, so I’m glad I took the time to do the test.
Oh, and those of you who have spoonflowered fabric before…what did you do with it when you got it? Did you wash and press it? It feels a little stiff and kinda icky to me right now, but I’m wondering if this goes away with washing. I think I’m afraid to wash it because it feels like the color will just wash away (I know it won’t, but try telling that to my sometimes irrational brain).