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How to Fill-a-Yard on Spoonflower

Now you can shop on Spoonflower and get fabric designed by me, especially for use with Shiny Happy World patterns!

Woo hoo!

There are so many ways to shop!

I list each collection in the Fabric section of my shop, with lots of detailed info about the collection and links to shop by color, by design, or the whole collection.

One of the niftiest features they have on Spoonflower is their Fill-a-Yard. It allows you to print a LOT of different designs on a single yard of fabric. So cool! And so cost-effective, too. 🙂

In this video I walk you step by step through how to fill a yard. You can make 6 inch squares (a nice small amount for applique), 12 inch squares (great for background blocks), 6 x 12 inch rectangles (perfect for half-blocks), 12 x 24 inch rectangles (perfect for double blocks), 18 inch squares (great for pillows), full-width stripes (terrific for binding) and more!

Here’s how to do it. . .

I love using this feature to create something resembling pre-cuts. They’re not cut yet, but they’re printed on the fabric so they’re super easy to cut AND I can wash them while they’re one full yard so no shredding or twisting in the wash. Awesome!

So now you have so many options!

Spoonflower is FANTASTIC! I’ve been buying their fabric for personal use (clothing and home decor) for over a year now and I’m just thrilled with the quality. I’ve been dreaming of designing fabric for years now, and I’m so excited that it’s finally happening.

I can’t wait to see what you all make!

Here are links to all the posts about choosing fabric.

And here are links to posts about using specialty fabrics.

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  1. Rosalie Fleming SAYS...

    Thank you for sharing Spoonflower! Very cool. I wonder if they post to NZ??? What is the cost for a yard of ‘bespoke’ fabric please?

    • Yes, they do ship to NZ. They offer several different types of fabric, and the cost varies by type – plus the exchange rate plays a factor. The best way to find out the cost is to just go to the site and choose a fabric and see the cost.