Today I received in the mail my much anticipated Spoonflower delivery, hooray! I was super happy with the two fabrics above - my little forest animals in orange & blue, and blue & green.
Here's my little review & some tips for all you future Spoonflower users!
The organic cotton (green) is gorgeous, it's quite thick for a quilting cotton, and has a lovely smooth sateen finish. My only criticism of the organic cotton is that the polka dots aren't very crisp, they just seem to fade out around the edges, whereas the same colourway printed on regular cotton was crisp.
The regular cotton (orange) is nice, and the colours are more vibrant, however the fabric isn't as appealing to me. I also am finding that the lines of the animals bleed slightly on the regular cotton.
I was very excited at the prospect of ordering some lovely big red polka dot fabric, as this is often hard to find! However as you can see from the above picture... it's orange. That picture is rather dark as well, in real life these are a bright orange.
I also found that the black of these animals printed rather heavily, probably because this is the regular cotton so it has the bleeding issue.
I had read on several blogs that reds often turned orangey in the Spoonflower printing process - I didn't expect such a dramatic colour shift.
You can see above the two colours I used - the orange on the left is what I had in my orange/blue fabric, and the red is what I had in my red polka dots. They both printed out as a bright orange.
I've done a little hunting and found these tests by Mamma Made Designs... awesome.
Edited to add - Spoonflower have a helpful colour chart on Flickr! Yay!