Have you visited Spoonflower? If you haven't and have ever dreamed of printing your own designs on fabric hold onto your seat because this IS exciting. When I first visited the site I was holding my breath because I couldn't imagine how much it would cost to print my own fabric. I was excited to see that it was only $18 per yard. Not much more than good quality quilting fabric. Now ideas are spinning around in my head. Yes, Elizabeth you can print fabric with your own designs!
This company is growing fast. They beta tested the site in May of 2008, they moved into a real office in August, and now have 10,000 crafters signed up to use their service. Their office is in an old sock mill in Mebane, North Carolina. What could be better than to be located in an area that was once a major textile region? Well, I can answer that. They are not far from companies like IBM, Red Hat, and SAS...technology abounds. Brain power...to answer a wife's comment, "You know what would be really cool? If I could print my own fabric." How many of us have said the same thing to that significant person in our life? Just goes to show you that wherever there is a need, there is an opportunity. You just have to make it happen.
The website is not overly complicated. There is a tutorial for preparing files to print and a FAQ. I haven't submitted a design yet, since I really did "just" find this site. What's frustrating is that I'm going to be so busy over the next few days that I probably won't be able to try it out until next week. But, as soon as I have a chance I'm there...uploading some designs that I've made and didn't have a way to get them onto a large canvas. Oh the torture!
Rush over there right now...ready, set, go! If you do print a design --when you receive it I would love to see your fabric creation.