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 Amel24, 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, designers should use hand-lettering to write a New Year's resolution. Additional design elements are welcome, but the design must have text that has a hand-lettered appearance, and describes a resolution. Previews will be shown at the fat quarter fabric size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 (yes, that's New Year's Eve!).
It may be the middle of winter, but we're already quilting for spring! This week, we're asking contestants to create a cheater quilt block with a spring floral theme. Cheater quilt blocks feature fabric designed and printed to look like patchwork or applique so that you can skip the piecework and go straight for quilting. All designs submitted must use a restricted palette (visible here, and white) and previews will be shown at (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is January 7th, 2014.
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .