You are required to review physical copies of your designs before making them for sale in the Marketplace. We always print your design from the original design file you upload, but since colors may print differently than how they display on your monitor, proofs will allow you to make design adjustments so that your work is perfect.


Learn: Collections Overview

Support: Design Rescale Requests



Proofing Process



Proofing Process

The basic steps to get your design for sale is the following:

  1. Upload your design
  2. Order a proof
  3. Review the proof and make any changes
  4. Make the design for sale in the Marketplace


Uploading Your Design

Before uploading complete the following tasks in your design program:

After uploading:


Ordering Your Proof

You may proof your design on any product we sell in the Marketplace, and while ordering a Test Swatch of fabric or wallpaper is the most popular option, you may prefer seeing in on Home Decor, as continuous yardage.

Consider the following:

  • Test Swatches are only 8" x 8" (20cm x 20cm), so you may need to order a Fat Quarter or continuous yardage for larger designs
  • Our Fill-a-Yard® templates allow you to create personalized layouts so you can test more than one design at once, over a larger controlled area for a more economical price
  • Swatch Samplers also allow you to review multiple designs for a reduced price

Review the proper section in How to Place an Order to order your proof.


Reviewing and Updating

Once you have received your first order of the design, review the colors, scale and repeat:

  • If you are happy with the design, review the steps in the next section
  • If you need to make any changes, follow the steps in Revising Your Design


Make a Design Available For Sale

Detailed instructions can be found in Setting Designs for Sale.

  1. Sign into your account.
  2. Link into the individual design page through your Design Library.
  3. Scroll down to the Marketing & Selling section
  4. Update the design title, tags and description, as needed.
  5. Locate Sell or Display sub-section on the right
  6. Select the box I would like to sell this design
  7. Choose which items to print your design upon
  8. These selections will be saved automatically



I've proofed my design. Why can't I make it available for sale?

Sometimes artists may upload a design to our site and proof it, but for some reason upload an identical version of the design later and try to make that one for sale instead. Our technology cannot visually link previously approved designs if they are uploaded a second time. Instead, it uses the unique Design ID that is generated when first uploading the art. Therefore, proofed design can only be made for sale when linked to the original design and Design ID within your design library. If you have any concerns, please contact us.