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Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go! Classic patterns like this week’s theme, patchwork, are getting a modern-day makeover thanks to the Granny-chic trend. While you won’t be required to piece together fabric squares for your entry this week, we are challenging you to take a contemporary approach to patchwork.


Whether it’s a faux patchwork design perfect for a handmade dress, the inspiration for a cheater quilt or an eye-catching design featuring varying blocks of pattern, we can’t wait to see how you piece this challenge together.


  • 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 66

Patchwork Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Designs will be previewed in a fat quarter size (21” x 18”) 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 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.


  • 01/08/2021: Submissions open
  • 02/09/2021: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 02/11/2021: Public voting opens
  • 02/16/2021: Public voting ends at 3pm EST to determine top 25 entries
  • 02/18/2021: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Talismans Design Challenge


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Winners to be announced February 25

Hand-Drawn Florals Design Challenge

Hand-Drawn Florals

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Voting begins February 25

Submissions close March 2 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins March 4

Boardsports Design Challenge


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Submissions close March 9 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins March 11

Cryptozoology Design Challenge


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

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