• CREATIVITY,  DESIGN

    The Different Types of Pattern Repeat Layouts

    This tutorial is all about ‘The Different Types of Pattern Repeat Layouts’ and how you can use them to make your patterns and prints more dynamic. Learning these techniques will also give your graphic motifs a longer life, as they can be re-styled differently. Let’s learn about the different types of pattern layouts (also referred to as repeats, yardages or patterns) we can create by using the pattern tile in varying formations…. PART #1: Different Layout Techniques for Your Pattern Repeat:   FULL-DROP REPEAT (also referred to as a standard repeat, formal repeat, regular repeat) This type of repeat occurs when the pattern tile is placed directly next to, above…

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    What is a Seamless Pattern Repeat?

    So, you’re wondering…what is a seamless pattern repeat? What does it mean? and What are the basics on how to create a seamless pattern repeat? photo: Cutting yardage fabric at the Dear Diary Design studio   What is a Seamless Pattern Tile? How does it make a Seamless Pattern Repeat?   A seamless pattern repeat is made up of image ’tiles’ that repeat edge to edge. When the ’tiles’ are placed next to each other, above and below each other, they create an endless print, also known as a seamless pattern. The key to creating a seamless pattern is to create an image ’tile’ that can ‘repeat’ itself with no…