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    scgoble @scgoble

    Calling all fabric wizards – I came across this Marc Jacobs sweater and MUST make something with these huge dots. Have you seen such a thing? I’d like knit, but will take anything. I’ve been searching but am coming up empty-handed.

    http://www.shopbop.com/daphne-dot-sweater-marc-by/vp/v=1/1566404182.htm?folderID=2534374302023816&s_kwcid=PTC%7Cpla%7C%7C%7C40769146697%7Cg%7C%7C15557953577&extid=SE_froogle_SC_usa-MARCJ4321934330

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    Liesl Gibson
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    I know, no one seems to manufacture fabrics with a really big repeat like that. I keep trying, but it’s generally considered to be a small part of the market and not as saleable. (Keep your fingers crossed–we just showed some GIANT prints for Lisette yesterday. I’d be so excited if they purchased the fabrics with that scale!)

    HOWEVER, you could easily make dots like that with applique! The Mistyfuse would be perfect because it’s so lightweight. You could do raw-edge or needle-turn applique, depending on your wishes.

    Does that help?

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    paula @paula

    Have you tried spoonflower.com? I’ve heard you can upload your own design and they will print it on fabric and ship it to you!

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    mkhs @mkhs

    I’d probably do that with fabric paint and a stencil.

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Ditto on fabric paint and stencil!

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    scgoble @scgoble

    I didn’t even consider making it myself, but now that you mention it I might try designing something on Spoonflower.

    Liesl, I hope the large prints are a go for your collection. I love large scale prints, especially for summer. I think large images lend themselves well to flowy maxi dresses and such.

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    scgoble @scgoble

    So, if anyone cares 🙂 I did end up finally designing a giant polka dot fabric on Spoonflower. I haven’t ordered it yet but will be sure to report back on how it turns out. http://www.spoonflower.com/designs/2876434

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Sweet! Please do report back. I ordered some photo ‘labels’ — just a fat quarter with a repeat of a small photo of my kid — and it’s a little more fun than writing her name with a sharpie on the tags provided in her school uniforms. Spoonflower is a lot of fun.

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    scgoble @scgoble

    What a fabulous idea! Definitely going to try that.

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