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Spoonflower Fabric of the Week Fifties (palette-limited)Contest

Fifties (palette-limited) Designs

Spoonflower Design Challenge: May 26, 2010

UK designer Emma McCann takes the prize in our palette-restricted fifties fabric contest, and as the winner she now has $100 in credit (about €80) she can apply to any of the fabric on Spoonflower, including her own. This was a remarkable week -- as is always the case when we put together palette-based contests. We had over 25,000 votes divided among 116 designs. Thanks to all of the talented individuals who participated! Read more about <a href="">Fab Fishy Fifties Fabric: Fabric of the Week Winner is Atomic Fish</a>.

Vote in this week's contest:

Clocks & Timepieces

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Upcoming contests


We're celebrating Day of the Dead and All Souls Day with traditional sugar skulls, called calaveras. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, October 21st, 2014.

2015 tea towel calendars

Design a tea towel calendar for 2015 that fits a fat quarter-yard of our Linen-Cotton Canvas fabric. Entries will be previewed at the scale of a fat quarter (27" x 18", this means the preview will be oriented horizontally). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, October 28th, 2014.


We're partnering with UPPERCASE, a magazine for the creative and curious, to bring you this week's contest. Create a monochromatic pattern using varying shades of black, white or grey with calligraphy as a theme. Winner will be profiled in an upcoming issue of UPPERCASE. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, November 11, 2014 .

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

Top 10 Fifties (palette-limited) Designs

Atomic Fish
1. Atomic Fish
2. Nifty Fifties
50's Kitsch-en
3. 50's Kitsch-en
Seeing Spots
4. Seeing Spots
50s Atomic Wave
5. 50s Atomic Wave
Rock It
6. Rock It
Fifties abstract
7. Fifties abstract
Retro Blue
8. Retro Blue
9. 50 leaves blue
Vintage Cruiser Bikes
10. Vintage Cruiser Bikes

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