Spoonflower helped me Craft the Perfect Gift


I’ve resisted local fabric printing company Spoonflower for years. Reason one, I work in vintage and reclaimed materials; and two, printing your own custom fabrics seemed like such a slippery slope for a fabric collector like me.

But Spoonflower’s Winter Magazine came at just the right time, with just the right project–handwritten recipe kitchen towels.

And here’s the finished product : My sister’s Asparagus Vinaigrette Mimosa recipe (circa 1980s)  on a kitchen towel for her daughter Becky.

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I’ll admit I had some trouble with Spoonflower’s directions. I’m good at simple Photoshop.  But I’m not used to the Pic Monkey program Spoonflower uses and there’s a learning curve.   Plus, I got the orientation for a fat quarter wrong my first time out. Those misprints will become pot holders. (Like I said, I used reclaimed).

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But my second printing effort–priceless.  A cotton/linen kitchen towel with something so personal, my sister’s handwriting.  It’s like having a little bit of her always in the kitchen.

Spoonflower, I’ll be back for more!

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