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Eighties embroidery pattern Designs

Spoonflower Design Challenge: October 03, 2012

This week we finally held a contest for embroidery patterns. For fun, we asked for designs to be reversed, thus allowing the embroiderer to see the print through the fabric and to stitch on the non-printed side. The theme? The roaring eighties. Our winner? Laurie Stevens, a designer from the UK. Congrats, Laurie!

Vote in this week's contest:

Cubist Cats

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Upcoming contests

Coral, mint, black and white

We just love coral, mint, black, and white all together in designs! This week's challenge calls for you to create a design using all four colors in this restricted palette, (visible on the blog here:, no less, no more. Previews will be shown at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. Voting opens Thursday, March 5th.


This week's challenge is celebrating our favorite utensil in the drawer, spoons! Create a spoon-themed design to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, March 10th. Voting will open on Thursday, March 12th.


This week's contest celebrates a little beagle named Miss P, winner of best in show at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and the cutest pup in town. Create a beagle-themed design to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, March 17th. Voting will open on Thursday, March 19th.

Southwest baby bedding

We’re teaming up with Carousel Designs for our Southwest Baby Bedding Design Challenge! Create a southwest-inspired fabric design to be used in a baby bedding collection. Please see the blog for more details. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .

Top 10 Eighties embroidery pattern Designs

1. invaders
Micro - waved Media ~ an homage to Keith Haring
2. Micro - waved Media ~ an ...
Eighties Embroidery Portrait
3. Eighties Embroidery Portrait
cross-stitch, the original 8-bit graphics system
4. cross-stitch, the origina...
Flowers 4
5. Flowers 4
80s Embroidery motifs - Wired for Sound!
6. 80s Embroidery motifs - W...
Fancy Pony Toy 8" hoop Embroidery Project
7. Fancy Pony Toy 8" hoop Em...
Tape Song: 80s Embroidery Mix
8. Tape Song: 80s Embroidery...
9. tetris
Awesome Rainbows & Unicorns, Balloons & Fluffy Clouds
10. Awesome Rainbows & Unico...

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