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We're big fans of the style of design known as toile de Jouy, popularized in the 18th century, which looks great on both fabric and wallpaper. What we like best about toiles is that, while they come across as classical from an aesthetic perspective, the content of the designs themselves offers a ripe target for modern commentary. For this contest, we asked designers to come up with a murder-mystery-themed toile de Jouy. The winner is Italian designer <a href="http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/chicca_besso" target="new">Chicca Besso</a>'s "Who Poisoned the Roses?" Congratulations to her and to the rest of the wonderful top ten!
Celebrate the matriarch in your life 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.
Celebrate the craftmanship that goes into fine woodwork, your latest DIY wood creation, or reminisce about your old high school woodshop projects. Tools, sandpaper, and sawdust, galore! Create a design inspired by woodshop to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 7th. Voting will open on Thursday, May 9th.
This week's contest celebrates our love of pickled veggies--the star of any picnic, dish, or drink! Create a pickle-themed design to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 12th. Voting will open on Thursday, May 14th.
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .