As you contemplate the huge array of fabrics designed for quilting at our disposal (sometimes overwhelming us for choice), do you ever wonder "how did they think of that?" as a particular design captures your imagination, or "how do they get it on the fabric?"
Have you ever not found what you wanted in a store, and wished you could design your own prints?
Here is is small collection of blogs and websites about how one fabric designer works to produce a fabric collection with a large manufacturing company, and two 'bespoke' fabric designers/printers who use digital technology to print from their own ranges or from your artwork - fascinating. ANd a forum and blog to provide ongoing online fabric refreshment.
Lotta Jansdotter - illustrated blog post (Bella is Born) about the process of designing her fabric
Fingerprint - UK company that prints fabric digitally (their designs and bespoke). Two blog posts on their printing process (it's a blog, so they are in reverse order!)
Spoonflower - a US digital printer, allows users to upload their own designs, order digitally printed yardage, and to make their designs available to other users (if they choose to).
True Up - Kimberley Kight's online fabric design forum, including a blog about fabric design and releases of fabric lines from fabric manufacturers and distributors internationally. Information about Kim's book, A Field Guide to Fabric Design, and excellent links to sources of modern, vintage and specialist fabrics.