FAQs

These FAQs are designed to give you a better understanding of how MyFabricDesigns.com works. Should you need help with a question that you do not find here please feel free to send us an email or give us a call toll-free at 1-855-893-9997.

 

I'm not a designer, how do I create my own fabric?

MyFabricDesigns.com offers an online fabric designing tool, the Creator. This tool allows anyone to create a seamless repeating pattern using photographs, imported clipart, and geometric shapes or choose designs from our online library. You can add text, shadows; choose your fabric color and more. We offer an online tutorial here to get started.

What file formats do you accept?

We accept files in jpg, png, and tif less than 50MG.

To achieve the best results we strongly recommend using a jpg or png to avoid any color shifts or font issues.

What size do I make my image?

We recommend images be a minimum of 150dpi (dots per inch). For example, if you want to print your design as is on an 7in x 5in swatch, with no tiling or repeating options, then you would multiply dots per inch and the height and the width.

DPI x Width   DPI x Height

150 x 7 = 1050


150 x 5 = 750

This means your image would need to be a minimum of 1050 x 750 pixels.

All images uploaded are automatically resized to 150dpi. You can adjust the dpi of your image by choosing Set Designs DPI under the tiling options after you have uploaded your file.

Please be aware of your final file size. Files must be less than 50MG to upload.

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How do I use the tiling options?

Click on any of the five available tile icons to choose how you would like your image to appear. Use the preview window to make your final choice. The options available are:

  • Default – this is a simple up and down repeating pattern
  • Drop – this is similar to the default repeat except the design is now dropped a half-step vertically (not available for images larger than 3600px x 3600px)
  • Brick – this will tile your design side to side with a half-step horizontally (not available for images larger than 3600px x 3600px)
  • Mirror – this option creates a reverse image of your design which is mirrored again creating four identical mirrored sections (not available for images larger than 3600px x 3600px)
  • Center – this option will center your design, any white spaces shown in the preview window will not be printed

How do I share designs I make in the Creator?

After you’ve created your fabric masterpiece using our online fabric creator simply click the green button “order fabric”. This will send the design to your Content Manager where you can manage it and share it to your profile.

Are there any designs I’m not allowed to upload?

Yes! You are not allowed to upload copyrighted images for which you do not have permission to reproduce. All design uploads require a copyright acknowledgment and users in violation of a copyright may have their designs and/or their accounts deleted.

Users that upload original designs and make them available for purchase to other users do retain all rights to their design.

For more information about our copyrights policy or to report an infringement on a design please visit our Terms of Service page.

Can I print a photograph on your fabrics?

Of course! Photographs printed on fabric are perfect for gifts and keepsakes of all kinds. Grandchildren on quilt blocks, wall-hangings of that perfect sunset you captured on vacation, pillows adorned with your family pet and more are all possible.

Please keep in mind that the higher the dpi of your image, the larger it will print and the richer in color it will be. For more information on image sizes please see ‘What size do I make my image?’ above.

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What types of fabrics do you offer?

We offer 22 different printable fabrics, both organic and synthetic. You can view all of our fabrics here. The best way to get to know the fabrics is to order a swatch book. For only $5.00 you will get a sample book containing all 22 fabrics.

How do I care for my printed fabric?

Caring for your fabric is no different than caring for fabrics or garments you buy from retail stores. When you receive your order you will also get care instructions for your fabric. Follow those directions to get the best results.

Will my printed fabric fade?

Rest assured that your fabric is just as durable and will wear the same as any other fabric you would purchase in a store. Our process for printing fabric includes both a pre-treatment and post print fixation process to ensure the best possible performence in terms of color fastness. By following the care instructions for your printed fabric you can ensure its maximum longevity.

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Will the fabric shrink?

All fabrics experience shrinkage. A minimal amount of shrinkage will occur during the printing process and after the fabric is washed. We recommend washing all cotton and cotton blends before use. You can find the estimated shrinkage for all of our fabrics here.

Do you have colored fabrics?

No – all of our fabrics are white. However, since you are the designer you can make the printed side of your fabric any color under the rainbow, except white. Pure white in a design will be knocked out and the fabric color will be used in its place. For any other colors simply create the color you want as the background of your design. Then, choose a tiling option that fills the fabric. That’s it, colored fabric designed by you for you.

What is the largest yardage of fabric I can print?

We are able to accommodate up to 10 continuous yards of fabric per order. For example, if you place an order for 15 yards of fabric we will contact you to find out how you would like your fabric cut. You could choose to receive two pieces of fabric; one 10 yards and the other 5 yards. Or, one piece at 7 yards and the other at 8 yards etc.

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How do I upload designs to share?

There are three ways to upload designs for sharing. First, make sure you are logged into your account.

  1. Through your Content Manager located in your dashboard click on Upload Fabric Design on the left hand side of your screen.
  2. In the Fabric Creator click on Purchase Fabric. The design you have created will be saved to your Content Manager and you can go there to manage and share your design.
  3. From the main menu select Design/Upload your fabric design file. Select the file you wish to purchase and check the box that says “Share my design”. Once your purchase is completed the design will appear in your Content Manger where you can manage it.

Do I have to order a sample of my design before I can share it?

No! It is not necessary to order a swatch of a design before it can be shared. While we do recommend for 100% color accuracy you do order a swatch, it is not a requirement to share your design.

I uploaded my design and I see an option to allow other users to use my design. What is that?

Congratulations – you are a bona fide textile designer! By checking the share box your design will appear in the SHOP section of our website. Anytime someone orders fabric with your design you get a 15% royalty from the sale! How cool is that? We think it’s pretty cool. Please note that until you complete a tax file in your profile the option to share your designs will not appear. We have tax forms for both domestic and foreign designers.

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How do I edit my shared designs?

Once logged in to the MyFabricDesigns.com site click on My Account and then select Content Manager. Click on Manage above the design you’d like to edit. A window will pop up with options to change the category, name, tags, tiling option, dpi and the option to share or unshare your design is also located here. Click on the green Save button to save your changes.

When can I use my account credits?

Account credits for money earned on your shared designs are tracked as each order ships and can be viewed in your account dashboard at any time. Credits may take 30 days to appear; for use on future purchases or to count towards the $100 minimum threshold for a PayPal payment to be made to you.

Where do I see my credits for designs I have sold?

Log in to your MyFabricDesigns.com account. Click on My Account then My Credits. Pending credits are tracked as each order ships and are shown in your dashboard. It may take up to 30 days for pending credits to be made available for use.

Once posted, credits can be used toward future purchases or you may request a payment sent to you when you reach $100 in total credit.

All credits are paid via PayPal and you must be a registered PayPal user to receive payment.

How to do unshare a design?

Log into your MyFabricDesigns.com account and select My Account and then Content Manager from your dashboard. Click on the Manage option above the image you wish to remove from the shared library. Uncheck the Share Design box and then click on the green save button. Your design will be immediately removed from the shared view.

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How do I order the fabric?

You have three options to order fabric.
1) Upload your own artwork, select your fabric type and size 2) Click on the Shop button to browse our online library of designs. Select a design, choose your fabric type and size or 3) Use our online Creator to design your own repeating pattern and then click on the Order Fabric button.

How long does it take to get my fabric?

We ship most orders within 10 business days but it is not a guarantee due to the nature of custom fabric printing. All orders are printed on-demand and we do not stock any pre-printed fabrics. Everything is custom made to order. Our process does take time to ensure the satisfactory of our clients and to maintain our quality standards. We know you'll be pleased with your order when you receive it. .

What is your return policy?

We want you to love your fabric! If you receive your order and the fabric is damaged or contains a manufacturing flaw we will replace it or refund it. Because every order at MyFabricDesigns is a custom order returns for any other reasons are addressed individually by our customer service department.

How do I know what my final printed fabric will look like?

The preview window shown when selecting your fabric accurately reflects how your design will look when you receive it. The gray rulers on the top and left side of the design are the width and length of the fabric. The rulers change, along with the design placement, depending on the size of the fabric, type of fabric and tiling options you select.

If you are not happy with what you see in the preview window using the options you have selected you can change the options or, edit your design in your preferred software platform and re-upload your file.

How can I be sure the colors on the fabric I order will match the colors I see on my computer screen or home printer?

Colors will vary based on the material they are printed on. The best way to ensure a color match is to order a test swatch. You can order a 7in x 5in swatch using your uploaded design on any of our fabrics. Please note white in a design will not print, instead the color of the fabric will substitute for any white in your design.

For a more in depth color analysis you can order a Color Matrix on one yard of any fabric type. It contains 1460 color chips with their equivalent HEX value for more precise control of your colors for final output.

How do I use your Color Guide and Color Matrix to match my artwork?

These tools are guides to show you a color spectrum on a fabric type. The Color Matrix can be ordered on any of our 22 fabrics while the Guide is available only on Combed Cotton. An HEX value is given for each color chip and shows you how that color will print on the fabric. Using your imaging software you can apply these HEX values to your design file to assure a color match. We recommend for 100% accuracy that you order a swatch of your design. Swatches are $5.00.