To get the fabric I would need to make the things, like banners, napkins, tablecloths, etc. I am using my new favorite website, spoonflower.com .
You design your own fabric, they print it, you get it. It is amazingly high quality, and somewhat fast. The only downside is the cost (starting at $18 a yard) is more than I normally spend on fabric.
Step 1: Open File in Gimp
You can download it here:
Spoonflower wants uploads to be at 150 dpi. So, under "FILE" at the top of the page, click on "NEW." When the box comes up, you determine the size. I want my image to be a 2 inch square. Under advanced options, you need to change it to 150 dpi. That means 2 inches on the computer will be 2 inches on the fabric.
Step 2: Background Color
Step 3: Open the "Pattern" Image
The cupcake is much bigger than the 2 X 2 square, so I had to scale the layer. When I first opened the layer, all I could see were the sprinkles on the cupcake. On the top under the "LAYER" tag click on scale layer. I know that by square is 2X2, so the biggest side can be no bigger than 2 inches. As long as the little lock is closed it will stay in proportion. Then click Scale.