New for Spring: Cotton Lawn Ultra!
For this week's contest we asked each designer to create a cut & sew pattern for a slip to fit a warmable animal-themed pillow -- <a href="http://blog.spoonflower.com/2013/02/warmable-snuggle-pillow-contest.html">a pillow</a> that can be filled with feed corn, flax seed or something similar and then warmed in a microwave to create a soft, snuggly friend for cold winter nights. The entries were almost too cute to vote. The winner, however, was a little dachshund named Sally created by Australian designer Laura Wright. Congratulations to Laura and the rest of the top ten!
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 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 .