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We’re celebrating National Quilt Month with a design challenge that will inspire you to take vibrant geometrics and funky florals to a size perfect for featuring in quilted wall art and throws.


Overview

We know that large-scale designs work great for wallpaper and curtains, but what about for projects on a smaller scale? Imagine ditsy prints (small and non-directional) and whimsical, vintage-inspired elements in a scale perfect for piecing together into a quilt top. Be sure to shrink your big ideas into modern prints at a small-scale—designs will be previewing on an 8” swatch, the ideal size for using in a hand-stitched log cabin or flying geese quilt block.

Prizes

  • 1st place winner will receive a $200 Spoonflower credit.
  • 2nd place winner will receive a $100 Spoonflower credit.
  • 3rd place winner will receive a $50 Spoonflower credit.
  • Remaining top 10 designs will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit. 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 76

Micro Modern Quilt Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Designs will be previewed at 150 DPI in a swatch size (8" x 8”) 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

  • 02/07/2020: Submissions open
  • 02/25/2020: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 02/27/2020: Public voting opens
  • 03/03/2020: Public voting ends at 3pm EST
  • 03/05/2020: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Vegetable & Herb Gardens Design Challenge

Vegetable & Herb Gardens

Vote Now

Winners to be announced June 24

Take a Hike Design Challenge

Take a Hike

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Submissions close June 22 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins June 24

Submissions close June 29 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins July 1

Stone Fruit Design Challenge

Stone Fruit

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Submissions close July 6 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins July 8

Seek and Find Playmats Design Challenge

Seek and Find Playmats

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Submissions close July 13 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins July 15

Retro Bugs Design Challenge

Retro Bugs

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Submissions close July 20 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins July 22

Current Challenge Past Challenges