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Living in a jane austen novel Designs

Spoonflower Design Challenge: April 03, 2013

We asked the community to submit fabric designs inspired by the idea of living in a Jane Austen novel and they came up with a broad array of styles and interpretations that turned out to be a lot of fun to peruse. The top spot goes to Jean Maze, a first-time winner who put together a design based on quotes from the novels paired with objects from Jane Austen's era of history. Congrats to Jean and to the rest of the top ten!

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Upcoming contests


Get ready for blast off with this week's Design Challenge. Designers, let your imagination soar when creating your rocket-inspired design. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, January 27th. Voting will open on Thursday, January 29th.

Steampunk valentine

We’re teaming up with Urban Threads to present our Steampunk Valentine Design Challenge! Create a fabric design from which a lovely Steampunk Valentine’s themed embroidery pattern can be adapted by Urban Threads. We’re not designing embroidery patterns to be stitched in this contest, but patterns with a Steampunk Valentine theme that can be adapted to have accompanying embroidery elements. See full details on the blog and the Designing for Embroidery Style Guide for more details. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, February 5, 2015.

Ditsy sheep

To celebrate the Year of the Sheep and the Chinese New Year, this week's contest challenge is to design sheep fabrics using a ditsy style, or scattered, small-scale, non-directional repeat. Previews will be shown at the scale of a swatch (8" x 8"). Entries close on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015.

Mythical creature plushie pattern

Create a cut-&-sew pattern to make a plush mythical creature toy. The sewing pattern, with instructions, should fit on a fat quarter of linen-cotton canvas (27" x 18"). Contest will close for entries on February 17, 2015. Voting opens Thursday, February 19th.

Cubist cats

Celebrate our feline friends with cubist-style cat designs! Create a true work of modern art with your Cubist Cat-themed design. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, February 24th. Voting will open on Thursday, February 26th.

Coral, mint, black and white

We just love coral, mint, black, and white all together in designs! This week's challenge calls for you to create a design using all four colors in this restricted palette, (visible on the blog here:, no less, no more. Previews will be shown at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. Voting opens Thursday, March 5th.

Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .

Top 10 Living in a jane austen novel Designs

Jane Austen's NOTIONS
1. Jane Austen's NOTIONS
Elinor Dashwood's London wardrobe
2. Elinor Dashwood's London ...
Lizzie's Walk
3. Lizzie's Walk
Pride and Prejudice Fabric
4. Pride and Prejudice Fabric
Jane Austen's Garden
5. Jane Austen's Garden
Pemberley Print
6. Pemberley Print
Jane Austen's ChalkBoard
7. Jane Austen's ChalkBoard
Daydream in a Regency Garden
8. Daydream in a Regency Garden
Pride and Residences
9. Pride and Residences
Bonnets, Books and Bows...Jane Austen
10. Bonnets, Books and Bows....

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