People often use Spoonflower to print their own quilt tags, or tags for clothing they make, but until this year we hadn't seen many examples of the use of our fabric for gift tags. So, inspired by a boom in lovely tag designs, we decided to hold a contest around the idea. Keep in mind that now gift tags can, in most cases, be ordered on peel & stick wall decal material as well as cotton. The winner of our contest this week is <a href="http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/amel24">Amel24</a>, a New York surface designer whom regular readers will probably have spotted in the top 10 on many previous contests. Congratulations to her and to the rest of the top 10 finishers!
This week's contest celebrates flying machines. From airplanes to hot air balloons, and every contraption in between, who doesn't love to fly? Create a flying machine-themed design to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, March 31st. Voting will open on Thursday, April 2nd.
Let's head to the islands! This week's design challenge celebrates islands, our favorite landform surrounded by water. Create an island-themed design to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, April 7th. Voting will open on Thursday, April 9th.
We’re teaming up with Creativebug for a very special Design Challenge! Folks enrolled in the Creativebug Fabric Design Series are welcome to submit designs created especially for this contest, and our community at large will choose their favorites. All top-ten entries win incredible prizes! Please see the blog for more details. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, April 16, 2015.
Did you know that honeybees pollenate 80% of all fruit, vegetable and seed crops in the United States?! Celebrate these busy beneficial insects in this week's Design Challenge. Create a bee-inspired design to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, April 21st. Voting will open on Thursday, April 23rd.
Celebrate mom by creating a floral border print design to be previewed at the one yard size (42" x 36"). You can even score extra points with mom by printing out your design and sewing up a custom skirt, just for her (optional)! Deadline for entry is Tuesday, April 28th. Voting will open on Thursday, April 30th.
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .