Archive for the ‘Scraps’ Category

Connecting Threads Fabric Design Contest

Sorry for the late notice, but Connecting Threads is holding their second fabric design contest! The entry deadline is August 10, 2013. All the details are above, but read it at a more comfortable scale here and follow the link to additional details. Related posts: Fabric Design Contest at Connecting Threads — Deadline Tomorrow! Connecting [...]

Geometric iPad App by Kapitza

Kapitza is a European design studio run by two sisters, Nicole and Petra Kapitza. They have produced two intriguing pattern sourcebooks, several dingbat fonts, several products featuring their patterns, and now they have an iPad/iPhone App called Geometric. I bought it last night after seeing it on Pinterest and thought all you pattern fans out [...]

Fabric8: Geek Chic

Robert Kaufman and Spoonflower have rejoined forces for another round of Fabric8, a contest to discover eight bold, modern designers. The ultimate winner gets a fabric collection with Robert Kaufman and a Wacom digital drawing tablet. The theme is Geek Chic, and they’ve made a Pinterest Board to get your ideas flowing. See the timeline [...]

DIYcouture Fabric Design Competition

The People’s Print and DIYcouture in the UK have teamed up for a really fun and interesting fabric design competition. This is a great exercise even if you don’t enter the contest, because the application is different from the other print design contests I’ve seen — the inspiration is more abstract, the application is fashion, [...]

Repeat(ed) Fabric Design Competition

Hello and Happy 2013! I think I am done with my New Year’s brain break and ready to get back in action. My resolutions for True Up 2013: improve my customer service, upgrade my wordpress, and change out my header patterns already, for pete’s sake. Chances are, if you read this website, your New Year’s [...]

See You Next Week!

I am getting my quilt market schedule and assignments ready for my six-count-’em-six gracious assistants, so I will have to bow out of posting this week. Do follow me on Facebook and Twitter for live-from-Houston Quilt Market updates Friday-Monday, and we’ll get posting with the usual in-depth coverage starting Tuesday. I’ll leave you with some [...]

Fabric 8

Here’s another fun fabric design contest, and I want a True Up reader to win! Spoonflower and Robert Kaufman Fabrics have teamed up for Fabric 8. They’re looking to glorify eight of the world’s best amateur textile designers, and one of those eight will go on to receive $1000, a design contract with Robert Kaufman [...]

Adobe Illustrator CS6: Pattern Creation Tool

Exciting news for designers: Adobe Illustrator CS6 will feature a pattern creation tool! You can see it at work in the video above. We don’t know how robust it will be, but from the sound of the rumor forums it sounds like you’ll have repeat options beyond the simple square/block repeat you see demonstrated in [...]

Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition

Umbrella Prints‘ Trimmings Competition is back, and this year I get to be a judge! All the details are here. I’m a huge fan of Amy and Carly’s work, and this is a great excuse to indulge in their beautiful handprinted fabrics, and get a chance to win a lot more of it. Related posts: [...]