The Striped Sophisticate Collection

The Striped Sophisticate CollectionThe Striped Sophisticate is a collection of seven different hand-drawn stripes in colors inspired by classic sit-com television fathers like Ricky Ricardo and Ward Cleaver.

Available previously only as a collection of DIY bow-ties, the entire collection is now available printed on giftwrap, wallpaper, and fabric by the yard from!

See samples of all seven designs after the jump (click image for details and ordering info.)

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New Whimsical collection of BACON fabric now available!

Bacon! Black fabric © 2012 All rights reserved

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Word Game Fabrics


Word Game fabrics, © 2011 J. Thomson

Version 1. Printed on Cotton Sateen fabric. See below for updated colors.

UPDATE 8/26/11: I spent most of yesterday re-drawing this design (as I mention later in this post), but I was so happy with the results that I uploaded the revisions as REPLACEMENTS for the printed samples shown here, instead of completely new designs in addition to these. Updated photos are forthcoming, but you can see the designs at the end of this post.

A while back I designed three coordinating fabrics inspired by the Scrabble® brand crossword game. My fabric proofs just arrived from the printer, and here they are… Continue reading

Free Fabric Swatch — 24 hours only!

Spoonflower Custom Fabrics logo Today is “Free Fabric Swatch” day at That is, until Noon tomorrow (Friday, August 19th, 2011) you can get a single swatch of custom fabric for free, instead of the normal $5.00. Even the postage is free. It can be one of my fabrics, or any other fabric for sale at Spoonflower. It’s a great way to sample the quality of custom fabric printing from Spoonflower.

EDIT: It seems that Spoonflower’s servers have been overwhelmed… the site has been slow all morning, and it just crashed as I clicked “place order”. If this happens to you, just try again later. Hopefully the problem will be sorted out soon. You can also check for updates on Spoonflower’s Facebook page.

EDIT: Spoonflower’s Free Swatch Day was a big success! They gave away 7,300 free swatches of fabric, and also raised $2,500 for Heifer International. Read more about it on the Spoonflower blog here. Continue reading

Quilted serving tray liner with custom fabric

Quilted Tray Liner, using Retro Kitchen fabric by J. Thomson © 2011 All rights reserved I made this quilted serving tray liner in less than an hour last night from a fat quarter of my Retro Kitchen custom-designed fabric.
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Word Game (fabric designs)

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Word Game fabric, © 2011 J. Thomson. All rights reserved. Continue reading

Retro Kitchen fabrics

HPIM0916Retro Kitchen fabrics by J. Thomson. © 2011 All rights reserved. Continue reading

Pen Pals fabric now available for sale

Pen Pals fabric, © 2011 by J. Thomson. All rights reserved.
Pen Pals fabric, designed by J. Thomson. © 2011 All rights reserved. Continue reading

Retro Holidays Fabrics

Retro Holidays fabric, © 2011 by J. Thomson All rights reserved.

Retro Holidays Fabric, © 2011 J. Thomson All rights reserved Continue reading

Pen Pals (fabric design)

Pen Pals © 2011 J. Thomson All rights reservedPen Pals fabric, by J. Thomson. © 2011 All rights reserved. Continue reading