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Spoonflower Design Challenge: February 09, 2011

I was thrilled to see every one of the members of our merry band step up to the staff contest design challenge. For some it was a first attempt at designing fabric, but from my standpoint everyone acquitted themselves admirably. The winner by a long shot -- and this came as no surprise to any of us -- was Danielle with her Queeny Brass fabric. Longtime followers of the Spoonflower saga may remember that not only was Danielle was the first non-familial employee to join Spoonflower but she did so, at the very beginning, as a volunteer back before we had money to pay people. We're lucky to have her. Not only will Danielle's lovely design soon adorn our staff sofa, but we'll have a special something for her at the staff meeting this week (shhh!). Read more about Danielle Runs Away With the Spoonflower Staff Fabric Design Contest.

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Upcoming contests

Floral coloring book wallpaper

At Spoonflower, we like to keep our childlike creativity and curiosity alive. That's why we're oh so excited about this week's contest: floral coloring book wallpaper. Create a black and white design that is ready for crayons, pencils, and markers to go wild. Designs are intended for wallpaper, but previews will be sized as a quarter yard of fabric (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is April 22nd, 2014.

Moms recipe tea towels

No matter where you live in the world, nothing spells comfort like a home cooked meal from your mom or grandmother. Celebrate the important culinary women in your life this Mother's Day by designing a lovely recipe just like mom used to make. Recipes should fit a fat quarter-yard of our Linen-Cotton Canvas fabric. Entries will be previewed at the scale of a fat quarter (27" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, April 29th, 2014.

Terrariums

Terrariums are the perfect way to bring the outdoors in, and inject a little plant life into your home. No wonder people are crazy about them. This week, create a design that celebrates terrariums, previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 6th, 2014.

Crayon-drawn monsters

It's time to dust off the crayons, we're going 'old school' (kindergarten, that is!) for this week's contest. Create a monster design by hand, using only crayons (the kind you'd doodle with as a kid). Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 13th, 2014.

Utensils

Sometimes you need to take some time to notice the little things in life. Your trusty utensils have been literally serving you for years. Let's show them a little love. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 20th, 2014.

Beards and mustaches

A pogonophile is someone who loves or studies beards. This week, we're asking designers to celebrate facial hair in all it's history and glory. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 27th, 2014.

Fabric8: cosmic voyage

The 2014 Fabric8 Contest theme is Cosmic Voyage. Fabric8 is an annual contest to discover eight bold, modern fabric collections from new and emerging designers. This year, the winner of the contest will receive a chance to release a collection through Robert Kaufman. See the contest home page for details and rules. Previews will be shown at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is June 3rd, 2014

sewing notions

Everyone has a little something that helps them when they get in a pinch, and for the sewist, it’s their box of sewing notions! The perfect tool or button can really make or break a project, so let’s celebrate the art of sewing with this week’s extra special coordinates Design Challenge! Guest judge Denyse Schmidt, designer, quilter and author, will pick a winner from the top ten community voted designs to be featured on the pages of an upcoming issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting! Please create four coordinating prints sized to fit on one yard. Previews will be sized as a yard (42" x 36"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, June 24th, 2014.


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

Top 10 Spoonflower staff contest Designs

Queeny Brass
1. Queeny Brass
Dogwood for Spoonflower
2. Dogwood for Spoonflower
Floral for little girl dresses
3. Floral for little girl dr...
Friends and Family
4. Friends and Family
It's a Squid Eat Squid World
5. It's a Squid Eat Squid World
Native Pen
6. Native Pen
Charcoal Lace
7. Charcoal Lace
Velveteen Bike
8. Velveteen Bike
White-Lined Sphinx Moth
9. White-Lined Sphinx Moth
Blackboard Fingernails
10. Blackboard Fingernails