Welcome to this super-quick Procreate tutorial video (at bottom of post), where I'm going to show you how I create a seamless repeat pattern for fabric and products on Spoonflower and Redbubble.

To get started, you'll need an iPad or a tablet with Procreate installed. Let's break down the steps:

Step one:
Design the image or graphic that you want to seamlessly repeat. Get creative and let your imagination run wild!

Step two:
Turn on snapping in the direct selection tool menu. You'll find it tucked away at the bottom left of the direct selection menu when you choose that tool. Snapping makes things easier and more precise.

Step three:
Duplicate your object or the group layers that contain your object and place them strategically. Pop them into all four corners, both sides and the top and bottom. We want that pattern to flow seamlessly!

Step four:
Time to fill in those white areas and bring your design to life. I personally like to resize, rotate, and flip my main image until I've covered most of the white spaces. But here's the fun part—sometimes, I get creative and draw new small graphics to fill in the remaining white areas. It adds a touch of randomness to the seamless pattern. Check out the video to see how it's done!

Step five:
Now that your masterpiece is ready, it's time to upload it as a PNG file to either Spoonflower or Redbubble. Make any adjustments you need to perfect your end product.

I hope you found this video helpful and got some great insights! There's plenty more to come, so stay tuned for more exciting tutorials. Oh, and don't forget to swing by my Spoonflower shop or my Redbubble shop when you have a moment. You'll find loads of amazing designs waiting for you there!

Enjoy the video and happy creating!


From Spoonflower’s Fill-A-Yard Option

Hey there, quilting enthusiasts! Today, I want to share with you a fantastic way to create a quick quilt using Spoonflower's Fill-a-Yard fabric option. This tutorial is complete with step by step instructions and a video at the end. Spoonflower is an amazing online platform that not only offers a wide range of fabric designs but also supports independent artists and small businesses. So, by diving into this project, you're not only crafting a beautiful quilt but also contributing to a thriving creative community. Let's get started!

Step 1: Create or Choose a Collection (Use the Collection from Video)

To begin, you have two options. You can either create your own collection of designs or explore the profiles of indie artists on Spoonflower and select a collection that catches your eye. Take your time to browse through the stunning array of patterns and illustrations until you find the one that speaks to you and complements your vision for the quilt.

Step 2: Select the Fill-a-Yard Option

Once you've discovered your desired collection, it's time to bring your quilt to life. Spoonflower offers a Fill-a-Yard option, which allows you to choose the fabric designs you want to include in your yard. This feature enables you to mix and match patterns, creating a unique and personalized quilt that truly reflects your style.

Step 3: Choose the Layout

The next step involves selecting the layout for your fabric. Spoonflower provides various layout options, allowing you to arrange the designs in a way that suits your quilt design. Whether you prefer long and skinny strips or neat squares, there's a layout option that will perfectly complement your project. Take some time to experiment and visualize how the patterns will interact with each other.

Step 4: Decide on the Quantity

After finalizing the layout, it's time to order your predesigned quilt. The design you have chosen predetermines, how many yards of fabric you’ll be receiving.

Step 5: Shop for backing fabric and filler

You can purchase your backing fabric on Spoonflower or proceed to another website or craft store to purchase the required supplies. You will need the same amount of yards and the same width the fabric to easily complete your quick quilt.

Step 6: Place Your Order and Get Creative!

Once you've made all the necessary decisions, it's time to place your order and let the magic happen. Spoonflower will print your chosen fabric designs onto high-quality fabric, ensuring excellent color vibrancy and durability. Once your fabric arrives, all you have to do is attach the filler and backing fabric, and then stitch around the squares to create a quick quilt.

So there you have it, a step-by-step guide to creating a quick quilt using Spoonflower's Fill-a-Yard fabric option. Remember, by utilizing this service, you're not only embarking on a fun and creative project but also supporting independent artists and small businesses. Happy quilting!

Visit Beth Erickson Designs Spoonflower shop for more beautiful fabric designs. Want a custom piece of fabric designed, contact me.


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