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Overview

It’s time to let your hometown pride shine in our first-ever Hometown Tea Towel Design Challenge. Think creatively as your design could not only be the perfect giftable tea towel but perhaps turned into a banner or flag too!

Like previous years, all tea towel entries will automatically be previewed on a Spoonflower Tea Towel during voting. Learn more about the ins and outs of formatting your entry to ensure a picture-perfect preview!

Prizes

  • 1st place winner will receive a $200 Spoonflower credit and one (1) Spoonflower tea towel in their own winning design ($17 value).
  • 2nd place winner will receive a $100 Spoonflower credit and one (1) Spoonflower tea towel in their own winning design ($17 value).
  • 3rd place winner will receive a $50 Spoonflower credit and one (1) Spoonflower tea towel in their own winning design ($17 value).
  • Remaining top 10 designs will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit and one (1) Spoonflower tea towel in their own winning design ($17 value). The top 50 popularly-voted designs from each theme will be automatically made available for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace (provided they are a verified seller) where they will receive 10% commission on every sale -- no $5 swatch required.

The Winner

The rest of the Top 61

Moin moin Hamburg
154
by maiteoz
268 Votes
Falmouth tea towel
170
Sydney Tea Towel
145
Seattle Tea Towel
128
kansas small town
109
By the sea
128
183 Votes
hometown
87
183 Votes
Lido Key
102
170 Votes
Lisbon Houses
94
156 Votes
Hometown.tt
79
154 Votes
Take me home
95
Yakut tree friends
143
Bloomington Indiana
101
Sweden TeaTowel
94
141 Votes
new york city
119
141 Votes
Buenos Aires
91
140 Votes
Bounty of the Bay
95
Hamburg tea towel
71
The T Towel
115
116 Votes

The full list of entries and votes

  1. 331 votes for Maine Map Tea Towel - Retro Illustrated Travel Map by heatherdutton
  2. 306 votes for Toronto Botanical Map by studio_amelie
  3. 272 votes for Manhattan Beach Tea Towel by annewashere
  4. 268 votes for Moin moin Hamburg by maiteoz
  5. 267 votes for Falmouth tea towel by scrummy
  6. 263 votes for Portland Oregon tea towel by diseminger
  7. 254 votes for Celebrate Baltimore Tea Towel by sarahparr
  8. 243 votes for Sydney Harbour Tea Towel by kylielouise
  9. 238 votes for Sydney Tea Towel by ceciliamok
  10. 230 votes for teatowel I love Paris by miraparadies
  11. 221 votes for London Tea towel by elena_naylor
  12. 212 votes for Gothenburg, Sweden (Göteborg, Sverige) by fleabat
  13. 210 votes for NYNY Tea Towel by beverley_glanville
  14. 206 votes for 2020 Home of the Navel Orange: Riverside, CA by vo_aka_virginiao
  15. 206 votes for Vancouver Island Tea Towel by tara_langlois
  16. 201 votes for Puerto Rico Dream Updated by paintbrush_design_studio
  17. 198 votes for Seattle Tea Towel by amy_maccready
  18. 197 votes for TeaTowelTown-Chartres by leventetladiscorde
  19. 190 votes for kansas small town by vm_creative
  20. 189 votes for The Cotswolds, England by jill_o_connor
  21. 184 votes for Hometown Tea Towel-Hiroshima by twigged
  22. 183 votes for Hometown Baton Rouge by lauren_o'neill_art
  23. 183 votes for By the sea by heidi-abeline
  24. 183 votes for hometown by audrey_jo
  25. 180 votes for Denali Borough Map by ksharpstudio
  26. 173 votes for Spoonflower-ABC-SH-teatowel by a612_creative_studio
  27. 170 votes for Lido Key by bridgettstahlman
  28. 168 votes for Home Town - Cape Town by gingerlique
  29. 166 votes for My LONDON tea towel by ohn_mar_win
  30. 156 votes for Lisbon Houses by nadyabasos
  31. 154 votes for Teatowel Camel wall hanging India Morocco by gkumardesign
  32. 154 votes for Hometown.tt by randmaart
  33. 152 votes for Tea Towel • Hometown Lisbon Portugal by pakanta_handmade
  34. 150 votes for Small Town USA by irishvikingdesigns
  35. 150 votes for Florida is My Hometown // Sunshine State Tea Towel // Hibiscus, Pelican, Beach, Surfing, Sunshine, Lighthouse, Alligator, Florida Keys, Map, Vintage // Orlando, Miami, Pensacola, Daytona // ZirkusDesign by zirkus_design
  36. 149 votes for Take me home by abstracthands
  37. 149 votes for Yakut tree friends by kostolom3000
  38. 147 votes for Lizzie's Hometown- Pride and Prejudice by katie_hayes
  39. 146 votes for Idaho Tea Towel by emma_by_design
  40. 143 votes for Bloomington Indiana by vinpauld
  41. 141 votes for Sweden TeaTowel by avot_art
  42. 141 votes for new york city by ottomanbrim
  43. 140 votes for Emerald City Tea Towel* by pennycandy
  44. 140 votes for Buenos Aires by mil_papeles
  45. 139 votes for My Hometown Lighthouse tea towel by melissahyattfabrics
  46. 132 votes for Northern Arhangelsk by alenkakarabanova
  47. 129 votes for Bounty of the Bay by nanshizzle
  48. 126 votes for Groningen The Netherlands citymap by revista
  49. 125 votes for Murren - Teatowel by herbal_things
  50. 123 votes for London tea towel by pigeon_loft_prints
  51. 122 votes for Coastline Tea Towel Blue Orange Green by unblinkstudio-by-jackietahara
  52. 121 votes for Hometown Tea Towel-01 by ericam1028
  53. 120 votes for MY HOME TOWN KAIMUKI TEA TOWEL by hnldesigns
  54. 118 votes for Washington Light House - LimeKiln Tea Towel by salzanos by salzanos
  55. 118 votes for My Hometown Tea Towel by boszorka
  56. 117 votes for 13th district of Paris by lisahilda
  57. 117 votes for Vintage NYC Botanical and Map by wildpilot
  58. 116 votes for Hamburg tea towel by dessineo
  59. 116 votes for Katoomba Retro Blue Mountains by mountvicandme
  60. 116 votes for The T Towel by chris_jorge
  61. 114 votes for Caracas at Night Tea Towel M+M Navy Blue by Friztin by friztin
  62. 112 votes for Philadelphia by printscharming
  63. 111 votes for Motorhome by muxy
  64. 111 votes for Big Bear Lake Where I Love and Live by applebutterpattycake
  65. 110 votes for It's a Texas Thing by emily_christensen
  66. 109 votes for Florida Home Town by breanalayne
  67. 109 votes for Kansas City, Tea Towel by palifino
  68. 108 votes for Around Lake Merritt Retro Map Tea Towel by lellobird
  69. 106 votes for Barcelona_ dragon town by bsdesign
  70. 106 votes for Hustling Bustling Colors of Delhi Tea Towel- Doodle Sketch Map by winkeltriple
  71. 104 votes for (private design)
  72. 103 votes for Mountain Maryland by megdigdesign
  73. 103 votes for Home by the sea by clementine_designs
  74. 100 votes for Biking in Copenhagen-01 by nina_leth
  75. 99 votes for (private design)
  76. 95 votes for Gold Hill by slumbermonkey
  77. 93 votes for Hometown Tea Towel by hungrypineyapple
  78. 92 votes for Johannesburg South Africa Tea Towel by claireandlucia
  79. 90 votes for West coast Tea towe by anna_winsnes
  80. 87 votes for omaha map - cool palette tea towel by boots_and_belly
  81. 87 votes for Nashville Tea Towel by megan_laine_designs
  82. 87 votes for hometown hamburg tea towel by colorofmagic
  83. 87 votes for Gilroy California Tea Towel ©Julee Wood - TO PRINT CORRECTLY choose FAT QUARTER in any fabric 54" or wider by jewelraider
  84. 86 votes for Hometown Tea Towel Challenge by karendel
  85. 85 votes for Hometown Barkcloth - Darwin by bound_textiles
  86. 85 votes for Maple Leaf Town by chickensandwallfulls
  87. 83 votes for (private design)
  88. 82 votes for Big Thoughts Small Pleasures Mouse by taranealart
  89. 82 votes for Morristown, New Jersey by ruby_ritz
  90. 80 votes for Jackson, Wyoming by swoldham
  91. 79 votes for (private design)
  92. 77 votes for Chiang Mai Tea Towel by mandyengland
  93. 77 votes for Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom - teatoweI by heckadoodledo
  94. 76 votes for ldkfnldsknf-01 by corwindesigns
  95. 76 votes for Hometown by lise_sen
  96. 74 votes for Hometown Tea Towel challenge Lake Norman NC by morning_glorious
  97. 73 votes for Nizhny Novgorod house wood carving by solnca_lych
  98. 70 votes for (private design)
  99. 70 votes for Delicious foood in Taiwan by dramacatz
  100. 68 votes for Houses of Kent and Sussex Tea Towel by nicsquirrell
  101. 67 votes for London hometown by natalia_gonzalez
  102. 66 votes for Lancaster, PA (Lan•kiss•ter) by createmyworld
  103. 66 votes for home town towel by kiriri
  104. 65 votes for 412 Pittsburgh Tea Towel by wildnotions
  105. 65 votes for Hudson valley, New York by melissaknapp
  106. 65 votes for Home Town-02 by kristachan
  107. 65 votes for Matryoshka tea towel by olgart
  108. 64 votes for Sunshine Coast.Queensland.Australia by artonfabric
  109. 63 votes for point-peele-low2 by studio_borelis
  110. 63 votes for Mile High by everhigh
  111. 63 votes for Nürnberg 2021 Kalender ♥ home town tea towel by bamokreativ
  112. 62 votes for hometown-map-horizontal by edith_sabiac
  113. 61 votes for Rapid City SD Tea Towel by beckarahn
  114. 61 votes for hometown tea towel v2 by toria_studios
  115. 59 votes for Troy Farmer's Market Tea Towel by electrogiraffe
  116. 58 votes for Bismarck Hometown Tea Towel by kelly_korver
  117. 58 votes for The Seattle Space Needle by digital_crafts
  118. 58 votes for Home is Where Your Heart is -Wild Rose by new_branch_studio
  119. 57 votes for Water Lily Legend Brazilian Folk Tale colorful tea towel, kitchen by lady_bruniere
  120. 57 votes for Route 66 America's Longest Small Town by genebrown
  121. 57 votes for Ketchikan_Rainbird by northstarstudio
  122. 56 votes for Four Seasons at Rockwood Farm 40h by khowardquilts
  123. 55 votes for Sunshine Coast Shells tea towel by girl_and_the_deep_blue_sea
  124. 55 votes for (private design)
  125. 54 votes for yellow castle of Chambord by sissi-tagg
  126. 54 votes for Canberra, The Bush Capital, Australia by colour_angel_by_kv
  127. 53 votes for LOS ANGELES ALPHABET by melbeckstudio
  128. 53 votes for (private design)
  129. 52 votes for My hometown is my family by TheGoodMoodFactory by thegoodmoodfactory
  130. 51 votes for Nostalgic Hometown Black and White Tea Towel by 13moons_design
  131. 51 votes for St. Petersburg by minyanna
  132. 51 votes for . by coastal_fabrics
  133. 50 votes for Småland by bycornelia
  134. 50 votes for White Rock Attractions by orangefancy
  135. 49 votes for The Keweenaw Constellation by keweenawchris
  136. 49 votes for Arizona Petroglyph Tea Towel by vagabond_folk_art
  137. 49 votes for Gold Coast Dreaming by sweet_sisters
  138. 49 votes for Home Tea Towel by bluemoondesign
  139. 47 votes for Almost Heaven by fabric_rocks
  140. 47 votes for Pometown by leska_studio
  141. 47 votes for Rosholt_ WI Tea Towel by ginascustomcreations
  142. 47 votes for Pineapple Aloha tea towel by maliuana
  143. 46 votes for Hometown-FirstLibrary-TeaTowel by thephotogardener
  144. 46 votes for Portland Oregon tea towel by whatever-works
  145. 46 votes for Carrington Tea Towel by lindsay_ostlie_sewing_+_design
  146. 45 votes for day at the docks tea towel-02 by making_waves_
  147. 45 votes for Nelson New Zealand Tea Towel by pennyroyal
  148. 45 votes for Stirling tea towel2 by rowanbank
  149. 45 votes for Hometown Stairs Tea Towel by doram_
  150. 44 votes for Home Town Tea Towe-Ryan-Flippenl by ryan_flippen_design
  151. 44 votes for (private design)
  152. 43 votes for city in the forest by sandra_bereg
  153. 42 votes for Let's Give 'Em Something to Montauk About! by sweetseasonsart
  154. 42 votes for Spoonflower-Special-Edition-TeaTowel-Musicians by olooriel
  155. 42 votes for Gulf Island Playground for Dogs by marcy_horswill_design
  156. 41 votes for Ennis, Montana tea towel by mgdoodlestudio
  157. 41 votes for Raleigh, a love letter by annaboo
  158. 41 votes for Ski Utah by jennilyn_keinsley
  159. 41 votes for Hometown Dogs by kimruss@thatcatart
  160. 40 votes for bent_line_designs's letterquilt-ed-ed-ed by bent_line_designs
  161. 40 votes for Freedom NH Tea Towel by ekenneally
  162. 39 votes for Trick or Treat 2 Hometown Tea Towel by happytownart
  163. 39 votes for (private design)
  164. 39 votes for Spokane tea towel by cindi_magi_design
  165. 39 votes for Small Town Big Pride Teatowel Rainbow Gay Pride Teatowel by argyleimp
  166. 39 votes for Pittston, Pennsylvania / Tomato Festival by franbail
  167. 39 votes for LONDON6 by ragut
  168. 39 votes for Charleston tea towel by mallory_davids
  169. 38 votes for Lake Tahoe by bobbi_bullard
  170. 37 votes for Munich in October by anette_kithier
  171. 37 votes for HOMETOWN LIFE UNLIKELY MEETING MULTICOLOR BRIGHT TEA TOWEL PSMGE by paysmage
  172. 37 votes for hannover colour gradient by kathrinarnolddesign
  173. 36 votes for PeggyDean-Spoonflower-TeaTowel-Hometown-PortlandOR by thepigeonletters
  174. 36 votes for savannah4.spoonflower by lorloves_design
  175. 35 votes for Rainbow Country by willowbirdstudio
  176. 35 votes for Portland OR Tea Towel by katie-anne
  177. 34 votes for TEA TOWEL_PARIS_HOMETOWN by yasminah_combary
  178. 34 votes for Bull Durham Hometown-Special-Edition- home townTeaTowel by jeannette_brossart_mother_nature_mosaics
  179. 34 votes for (private design)
  180. 34 votes for Rigby_Idaho-01-01 by ehansondesign
  181. 34 votes for Tea towel: Toronto Gargoyles by three_raccoons_in_a_trench_coat
  182. 33 votes for Bouganvilla by finding_dory
  183. 33 votes for tie dye diamond in indigo by mpzstudio
  184. 33 votes for What Happens Here-01-01 by klynnludwig
  185. 32 votes for Creole Soul by fidgetyfoxdesigns
  186. 32 votes for London Eats by seesawboomerang
  187. 32 votes for memorable-hometown-01 by arnie
  188. 32 votes for hometown-01 by jordyn_stacey
  189. 32 votes for Sweet Home by mformagpie
  190. 31 votes for 09348770 © tea-town homes by sef
  191. 31 votes for (private design)
  192. 30 votes for Thefishjumpedoverthespoon by pixelsandfluff
  193. 30 votes for SDTeaTowel by marykane
  194. 30 votes for annavonaard's Whales and Wildflowers by anna_van_aard
  195. 29 votes for homeforchristmas-ktolman by k_tolman
  196. 28 votes for My Hometown Waxahachie Texas Courthouse Tea Towel by fabric_is_my_name
  197. 28 votes for Spanish summer by dariara
  198. 28 votes for Home is wherever we can plant a garden by teawithxanthe
  199. 28 votes for Title Town Tea Towel by artbykarridi
  200. 28 votes for Cambridge by ellyro
  201. 27 votes for 18-24 Ford Rouge Plant H by keramos
  202. 26 votes for Hometown Map Kihei Maui Hawaii by kedoki
  203. 26 votes for Alaska Hometown Halibut Recipe Tea Towel by snow_bird_designs
  204. 26 votes for Canton, sure can! by tracydb70
  205. 26 votes for Wulfenia - Hermagor- Pressegger See- Nassfeld by ruthjohanna
  206. 25 votes for FLORAL BLUE GREEN by jo_di
  207. 25 votes for MY HOME TOWN TEA TOWEL. 3 by soobloo
  208. 25 votes for Best Snow by hamptr
  209. 25 votes for Mountains Happy Place Tea Towel by my_taylor_made
  210. 25 votes for hometown Eleanor by bdarbydesigns
  211. 25 votes for (private design)
  212. 24 votes for Greetings from East London by csturges
  213. 24 votes for Sweet Home Chicago Flag Tea Towel 2 by lisakling
  214. 24 votes for My Hometown, Fort Clayton, Canal Zone, Panama by kingery
  215. 24 votes for My town Venezia rice and peas recipe by florodoro
  216. 23 votes for Adelaide, South Australia (tea towel) - Linen Fat Quarter by bravenewart
  217. 23 votes for Tahitian Marinated Fish Recipe by gilianedesigns
  218. 23 votes for Traditional Filipino food-tea towel by pixiesandlynn
  219. 22 votes for LH_Hometown Tea Towel-02 by lexiharris
  220. 21 votes for GPS’s Hometown by anneostroff
  221. 21 votes for kolam by vidyat
  222. 21 votes for Swinging by hiirikki
  223. 20 votes for Our park by yellowstudio
  224. 20 votes for Saint_Marys_My_Town_PA by monarch_design_studio
  225. 20 votes for Cross-stitch people Romanian traditional motifs Wall Hanging by danadudesign
  226. 18 votes for Independence Rock Tea Towel by inspired_fabrics
  227. 18 votes for Newark Delaware Tea Towel by wbbeardie
  228. 18 votes for Smells Like Seattle Spirit by sarah_jane_asplund
  229. 16 votes for (private design)
  230. 15 votes for African elephant 18x21 fat quarter panel by leroyj
  231. 15 votes for Ohio is Home by bridenbaker_designs_ltd_
  232. 15 votes for (private design)
  233. 15 votes for Serape on Wrought Iron Chaire 1 & 2-Tea Towel by kandyceartstudio
  234. 14 votes for Hometown,U.S.A. by katawampus
  235. 14 votes for Forest Tales by natalia_creations
  236. 14 votes for DAIRYTEATOWEL by katemcclure
  237. 13 votes for Sunshine Town of Newport NH by anniezs
  238. 13 votes for Fall Leaves on Maroon by ArtfulFreddy by artfulfreddy
  239. 12 votes for Proud of France liberté égalité fraternité _ Amake Adedoyin by patternsbyamake
  240. 12 votes for Hometown Is Where the Heart Towel Is by lierre
  241. 11 votes for Western Diner by oakdene&roberts
  242. 11 votes for Silicon Valley: Nerd Headquarters by twilfley
  243. 11 votes for Rooster King by lucysdreamcreations
  244. 10 votes for Tropical Miami Mosaic by vanessayaremy
  245. 10 votes for North East Norfolk map by susanne_mason_
  246. 9 votes for Carabao pattern by charience
  247. 9 votes for Sealife-Calm Clams by bybjorkman
  248. 9 votes for haloApron-01 by kimberlygaines
  249. 9 votes for hometown tea towel by emma_cj
  250. 9 votes for Montreal3 by ciboulette
  251. 8 votes for Deep inside by patternsbylp
  252. 8 votes for Wisteria Print_yellow offest by pattern_union
  253. 8 votes for Calendar - 2020 Golfing Yorkies by sherry-savannah
  254. 8 votes for Puyallup/Seattle, Washington by mary'sart
  255. 8 votes for Screenshot_20190909-164755 by smile_be_happy
  256. 8 votes for KOUGELHOPF ALSACIENNE TEA TOWEL-ed by melt_bluebell&rose
  257. 7 votes for McMinnville, Tennessee by dreamcustomartwork
  258. 7 votes for Take a hike by erymis
  259. 7 votes for Bollywood Squares by surfacepatterns
  260. 7 votes for Hometown Tea Towel by mochijackalope
  261. 7 votes for Hometownn-02 by killian16d
  262. 6 votes for Cappadocia by nymphaeastudio
  263. 6 votes for vintage dais by retrobabeco
  264. 6 votes for JamJax Green Cherry Blossom by jamjax
  265. 6 votes for Hometown_NYC_5_Borough_Maps by jajules
  266. 6 votes for My moi by milne_bay_artisan
  267. 5 votes for Mandy's Sunflower by mandy_ramsey_soul_happy_art
  268. 5 votes for (private design)
  269. 5 votes for Hometown Tea Towel by plumblues
  270. 5 votes for Hometown MAP PEACE by prinzessin_auf_dem_hof
  271. 4 votes for birds nesting-ch-ch-ed by lucy_feeney
  272. 4 votes for Team Spirit Stripes #1 by sugar&spaceships
  273. 4 votes for African Pattern - Colorful Fower - light by creativdesigner
  274. 4 votes for hometown-teatowel-lg-chaas by passtheprints
  275. 3 votes for Seattle tea towel by pixabo
  276. 2 votes for Ava B Statue of liberty by wishbig
  277. 2 votes for 180115_001Cushman-ed by stlojza1
  278. 2 votes for Quincy Floral by amandametzgerinteriors
  279. 0 votes for IMG_20190908_231222_814 by the_little_squid_ink
  280. 0 votes for (private design)
  281. 0 votes for Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama! by jenarra
  282. 0 votes for Bette’s Flower Tea Towel Calendar by gaucho81
  283. 0 votes for coltmarley_SF_5_teatowel_hometown by colt_marley

Hometown Tea Towel Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Entries will be submitted at the Linen Cotton Canvas fat quarter size (27″ x 18”) and previewed as a Spoonflower Tea Towel on the voting ballot.
  • All designs will be eligible for public voting, and the popular vote determines the top 50 winning designs.
  • Public designs previously uploaded on Spoonflower.com are not eligible for this contest. Designs do not require printed proofing to enter the contest.
  • Moderation will take place at the close of the contest deadline.

Timeline

  • 09/06/2019: Submissions open
  • 10/22/2019: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 10/24/2019: Public voting opens
  • 10/29/2019: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT
  • 10/31/2019: Spoonflower will announce the winner

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