Repeating seamless patterns: definitions, free samples, links, and how-tos

Spot Repeat

A non-directional pattern in which motifs are arranged on a rectangular grid in such a way that each "row" and "column" of the repeated unit contains only one instance of the motif. Additionally, the motifs may be rotated and/or reflected to produce a more uniform pattern. Same as sateen repeat. The distribution of the motifs in the grid resembles the satin weave.
Example(s) of Spot Repeat
  • An example of a spot repeat
A 5-spot pattern design created with Artlandia SymmetryWorks.