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Scope out the top Vintage Christmas designs from the Spoonflower and Commonthread Design Challenge! Check back for new design partner challenges monthly.


Get a jump on your holiday crafting – it’s Christmas in August! Our Commonthread Vintage Christmas Design Challenge inspires a fresh take on a classic holiday theme for an exclusive collection of customizable Commonthread stockings. For this challenge, we are looking for a vintage inspired Christmas fabric design that will be transformed into a stocking!


Our grand-prize winner chosen from the popularly-voted top ten receives $350 in cash and their winning design will be licensed for an exclusive collection of customizable Commonthread stockings to be sold this winter. The grand-prize winner also takes home a $100 shopping spree to Commonthread and $350 in Spoondollars. Those voted into second and third place win $100 in Spoonflower and $100 in Commonthread credit, and the rest of the top ten take home $50 in Spoonflower credit and $50 in Commonthread credit. Winners will also be featured in an exclusive press release written by Spoonflower, recognition in Sponsors’ emails, blogs and on social media channels.


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Commonthread Vintage Christmas - Finals Details

  • Check out our blog post and Pinterest board for more design inspiration.
  • The deadline for entries is Friday, August 12, 2016 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Commonthread and Spoonflower will curate 100 designs from all submitted entries to be eligible for public voting.
  • Designs will be previewed at 150 DPI in a fat quarter size (21” x 18”) on the voting ballot.
  • Commonthread will choose a grand prize winner from the popularly-voted top ten designs.
  • Designs previously published on the Internet are not eligible for this contest. Designs must be uploaded to a new design slot in your Spoonflower account. Designs do not require printed proofing to enter the contest.
  • Moderation will take place at the close of the contest deadline.


  • 08/01/2016: Submissions open
  • 08/12/2016: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 08/17/2016: Public voting opens
  • 08/23/2016: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 08/25/2016: Spoonflower will announce the winner

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Canadian Wildlife Design Challenge

Canadian Wildlife

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Submissions close June 2 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins June 4

Quiet Spaces Design Challenge

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Submissions close June 9 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins June 11

Large Birds Design Challenge

Large Birds

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Submissions close June 16 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins June 18

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