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Designer Spotlight: Katy Tanis

Designer Spotlight: Katy Tanis

We carry a large selection of fabrics from our favorite designers. If you’re interested in switching up your routine and taking a walk on the wild side, check out the nature-inspired prints and patterns by Katy Tanis, who works with Blend Fabrics. We love her free-spirited designs and have a feeling that you will, too. 

About Katy Tanis 

Unlike many other fabric designers, Katy Tanis primarily identifies as an artist. She enjoys creating whimsical prints that often feature wild animals and natural landscapes in vibrant hues. In addition to crafting patterns for fabrics, Katy writes and illustrates children’s books. If you’re interested in following her creative pursuits, give her personal blog a follow. 

What You Can Do With Her Fabrics 

The bold, adventurous designs by Katy Tanis make these prints an excellent choice for adding a pop of unexpected character to ordinary household items. Here, you’ll find a few project ideas that you may want to try: 

1. Decorative Pillows 

If your living room or bedroom is furnished with soft neutrals, it can be fun to incorporate colorful throw pillows into the mix. This pillow pattern is beginner-friendly and only requires a few yards of material. If you enjoy working with lighthearted floral prints, the Rainforest Slumber collection will be a great fit for this project. 

2. Baby Blankets 

Any of the prints and patterns by Katy Tanis will look adorable featured on blankets for little ones. If you’re preparing to welcome a baby into your life, plenty of comfortable blankets are a must for the new arrival. For a fun twist on the classic baby blanket, try crafting a quilt with animal-themed prints. A handmade blanket that’s adorned with cute seals or sloths will look right at home in a nursery, and the vivid hues add a cheerful touch to the baby’s room. 

3. Mousepads 

Tired of using a boring mousepad? Brighten up your workspace with a lively mousepad crafted with 100% cotton. Mousepads are quick and easy to make, so you can sew several in one sitting if you like to switch up your office décor on a regular basis. Homemade mousepads tend to hold up well to daily use, and you can create a custom design to suit the size of your mouse and personal preferences. 

Blend Fabrics offers prints from several talented designers, and Katy Tanis brings a fresh, earthy vibe to the team. If you’re looking forward to trying the projects mentioned here, browse our extensive selection of high-quality materials. We love helping our customers select the ideal fabric, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like additional insight. To stay in touch with us and be the first to know about new arrivals and sales, please subscribe to our newsletter. 

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