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 pillow 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!
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.
Abracadabra! Is it an illusion, or is it magic? Designers should enter designs that depict scenes from a magic show. Previews will be shown at the fat quarter fabric size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, January 14th, 2014.
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .