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Find block printing basics here. This page is all about learning how to carve your own block and the block printing supplies you need. Learn how to block print to create your own unique custom fabric.

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10 common pattern repeats for fabric

I’m finishing up my block printing basics series today talking about 10 common pattern repeats for fabric. We’ll get into what a print repeat is and why they’re important when you’re block printing. Designing fabric can get really complicated really fast. The cool thing about block printing is that making block print…

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How to block print fabric: make your own fabric

Team Farr is back from visiting my in-laws in California, and I’m glad to jump back into things showing you how to block print fabric. We’ve been talking about block printing supplies and how to make a block print stamp, and now it’s time to show you how you can put both…

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Block printing supplies for DIY fabric

Today we’re talking about the block printing supplies you need if you want to give making your own DIY fabric a go. I’ve been adding paint to fabric in one way or another since I was a kid, and now that I sew, there is a real joy in being able to…

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5 ways to love your handprinted fabric

Creating my own textiles is something I have always loved doing.  You can always find interesting prints when you go fabric shopping, but there’s something truly joyful about being able to make that print with your own two hands.  And then if you can extended that into sewing with your own handprinted…

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Denver Dress and Tunic

In July, I was lucky enough to be part of the testing group for Blank Slate Patterns’ new Denver Dress and Tunic.  You can find the pattern as part of Pattern Anthology’s newest Unbiased Collection which also features the Adora dress and top by Go To Patterns, Diamond dress and top by Shwin Designs,…

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Eraser printed leggings

Good old pink erasers–the big blocky kind that you used it school are great for printing.  You can easily carve them, and pretty sturdy, so you don’t have to mount any stamps you make from them.  But this tutorial requires no carving.  Using the parallelogram shaped sides of the erasers, this fast…

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Blockprinted Catalina Dress

Hey all, Today I’m writing my first post over at the Monthly Stitch Collective for Indie Sew Month. I barely squeezed in my Blank Slate Pattern’s Catalina Dress with blockprinted jacks, but I did it. You can head on over to The Monthly Stitch to see my project there. Blockprinted Catalina Dress I…

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