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thinking about custom fabric...

Ever since I first heard about Spoonflower, I was intrigued. I waited and waited until they made the service available for anyone (knowing I would never receive an invitation...). But so far, I haven't had anything made. I've thought about it, and I have had a few ideas, but have still done nothing.

Then my mom brought home an adorable picnic basket that she found for $3 at Goodwill. She would like me to paint the top with my new Produce Pals Vegetables, and then she plans on lining it. At first her thought was patchwork, with some squares embroidered by me (and designs that will match the top). A great idea, but time consuming for something that is on the inside of a basket. But as we were talking about this, my dad came up with an idea.

What if the fabric for the lining were custom printed? He's liked the idea of Spoonflower as much as I have since I told him about it. And of course, when he mentioned it, I knew it was perfect. So, I'm going to design some vegetable fabric. At the same time, I'm thinking of having some Cookies for Santa fabric printed, because I think it would make a great quilted table runner, especially combined with some embroidery.

Now my question for you...

Do you think that you or others would ever be interested in Wild Olive fabric? You know, that would coordinate with embroidery designs. Which designs? Fat quarters? Larger pieces? Nothing at all? I'm just playing with the idea, but I'd value your thoughts and suggestions.


  1. Oh, that's a wonderful idea!!!! Please do it.

  2. I love it! I generally purchase fat quarters so I can have more variety.

    Wouldn't that be so cute inside of a picnic basket???

  3. Oh, that sounds marvelous! I usually buy FQ's. :)

  4. I think Fat Quarters is a fabulous idea. You print 'em I'll buy 'em :)

  5. AHHH! That's such a great idea- I'm hand stitching all the squares for my beach blanket but I would love some printed fabric to compliment it or to make some other crafties with! What a neat idea- thanks for sharing.


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