Friday, January 9, 2009

Custom Printed Fabric

Spoonflower ( offers custom printing on a quilting weight cotton. Its $18 a yard plus shipping, but you can buy a "fat quarter" and a sample swatch as well if you don't need the full yard (44" x 36"). At first I was ready to write this off- they only have one fabric type, can only print up to 3 yards at a time, and at $18 a yard I wasn't sure it was such a great deal. But that price isn't bad, especially for one-off runs in small sizes. They print at 150DPI, so it probably isn't photo quality, but it does seem unique. Something to keep in mind for a one of a kind prop or costume pieces - or even a textured wall-paper.

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