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In case you haven’t heard the name before, Spoonflower is a print-on-demand custom fabric service that can indelibly print your images on a roll of fabric up to 58″ wide.  Andrew@CRAFT just spotted this promotional project from their guest author, Emma Jeffrey, showing off  one of the many cool possibilities this service opens up: pillows, cushions, or other upholstery with customized satellite imagery of your location.  Sure, the tutorial amounts to “order the fabric from us, then sew a pillow with it,” but hey, simple projects are gratifying, too, and these would make quick-and-easy personalized gifts.

Tutorial: How to Turn Google Map Images Into Throw Cushions

Envelope made from Google Map of return address

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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