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Kooky, spooky and everything in between! This week’s challenge is all about one of our favorite DIY holidays. With a retro twist, create a vintage inspired repeating design with a nod to Halloween’s past. Tricks and treats are welcomed!


Overview

What do you get when you combine the harvest season, sushi that’s just too cute to eat and an artistic technique that’s spot on? The September design challenge themes, of course! This month’s themes will require you to pull out your design toolbox and show us how you celebrate the season! Are you ready for the challenge?

Prizes

  • 1 first place winner each week will receive a $200 Spoonflower credit.
  • The 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 25 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 10

The full list of entries and votes

  1. 588 votes for Vintage love shack monster halloween party by natalia_gonzalez
  2. 484 votes for Vintage Potions by ohn_mar_win
  3. 451 votes for Large Scale / Spooky Vintage Cats And Pumpkins / Dark Blue by mirabelle_print
  4. 412 votes for Vintage_Halloween_Trick_or_Treat_Boo by johannaparkerdesign
  5. 383 votes for Halloween X-Ray - Tan & Black by heatherdutton
  6. 368 votes for MCM Crows and Jack-O’-Lanterns by Friztin by friztin
  7. 367 votes for vintage halloween purple ivory by scrummy
  8. 342 votes for WitchesHerbGarden by holmeshandmade
  9. 324 votes for Halloween-animals by gaiamarfurt
  10. 313 votes for Halloween kitty witch by angela_sbandelli
  11. 288 votes for Little Monsters by sarah_treu
  12. 261 votes for trick-or-treat on Main Street by dearling_design_co_
  13. 255 votes for Trick or Treat Kitties by sarah_knight
  14. 254 votes for vintage halloween by laura_may_designs
  15. 251 votes for Vintage Halloween Witch Hats by ximena_designs
  16. 249 votes for Magical Halloween Night - large - bonfire glow by byre_wilde
  17. 243 votes for Vintage Halloween- bobcat's castle by katybobsyouraunty
  18. 241 votes for Vintage Halloween Cats by miyatake_(julie's_fabrics)
  19. 241 votes for Halloween witches with full moon gray by heleen_vd_thillart
  20. 237 votes for happy_halloween by sevas
  21. 233 votes for The House on the Hill by j9design
  22. 227 votes for Halloween Cats and Hounds-Tooth by mariafaithgarcia
  23. 226 votes for halloween party by daria_nokso
  24. 224 votes for Vintage Halloween pinups in pumpkin orange by beesocks
  25. 221 votes for Haunted houses by anda
  26. 219 votes for Vintage halloween on white by marta_strausa
  27. 216 votes for Vintage Halloween Pumpkin by adenaj
  28. 215 votes for halloween friends by heleenvanbuul
  29. 209 votes for (private design)
  30. 205 votes for Vintage Trick or Treat by lisa_kubenez
  31. 202 votes for STOCKING FEET by katerhees
  32. 202 votes for skeletonpatterntilefinal by heather_brockman_lee
  33. 199 votes for Jurassic halloween by penguinhouse
  34. 198 votes for Halloween Autumn Pattern by elena_o'neill_illustration_
  35. 197 votes for Vintage Halloween Houses by yourfriendirene
  36. 195 votes for Green Halloween by helen_halik
  37. 193 votes for Skull Garden by lucaswoolleydesigns
  38. 193 votes for Vintage Hallows Eve by ferncreekdesigns
  39. 192 votes for Vintage anatomy halloween by adehoidar
  40. 192 votes for Beware of the Cat by mia_valdez
  41. 188 votes for Ravens Rule - Orange and Black by whyitsme_design
  42. 188 votes for The Skeletons Dance by angelastevens
  43. 187 votes for Vintage Halloween Bash sewindigo by sewindigo
  44. 179 votes for Witchy-Poo and Friends by debtrevitt
  45. 178 votes for Vintage Halloween by overbye
  46. 173 votes for (private design)
  47. 167 votes for Vintage Halloween by ixpule
  48. 165 votes for Halloween Vintage Cats by laureh
  49. 164 votes for Black Cat Vintage by run_quiltgirl_run
  50. 164 votes for Owl Halloween by elena_naylor
  51. 164 votes for Watercolor halloween with cute witches by magic_pencil
  52. 163 votes for Vintage Halloween by bethramsden
  53. 163 votes for Mystic Halloween Sepia by nellik
  54. 162 votes for trick or treat cat by runlenarun
  55. 159 votes for Vintage Halloween, Large by jacquelinehurd
  56. 152 votes for Bats in the Night by fernlesliestudio
  57. 150 votes for Kittens and Pumpkins by lauraflorencedesign
  58. 149 votes for Halloween by ebygomm
  59. 148 votes for Vintage 50s Spook Show Halloween Romp by nicoledobbins
  60. 146 votes for Yay for halloween! large scale, mauve aubergine eggplant purple plum colorful blue red green ivory by amy_g
  61. 145 votes for Vampire lips on pink background by kotyplastic
  62. 144 votes for Vintage Halloween 1 by jadegordon
  63. 144 votes for Halloween Masquerade 2 in Midnight Black by pinkowlet
  64. 144 votes for Haunted Village by katielee
  65. 141 votes for Vintage Halloween Lantern Maze black by divadeba
  66. 140 votes for Halloween_Dots_Black_Colorway by sandie_tee
  67. 139 votes for Pumpkin by canigrin
  68. 139 votes for Halloween by juliabadeeva
  69. 139 votes for retro jack'o'lanterns and candy corn_vintage halloween by mamagiraffe
  70. 137 votes for Vintage Halloween Pin Up Witch Girl // purple green moon black cat sexy cute retro saucy leopard print bat by mountvicandme
  71. 136 votes for Hallo-Cuties by emilybourkeillustration
  72. 135 votes for Halloween-House_Cats___Bats by julistyle
  73. 135 votes for PartyHowlly by woo_hoo_design
  74. 135 votes for Vintage Halloween Paper Dolls by seriouslynerdy
  75. 134 votes for Vintage Halloween by flowers_n_fiends
  76. 130 votes for halloween pumpkins by sarahparr
  77. 128 votes for Candy Apples by vividreverie
  78. 128 votes for Vintage Halloween by onelittleprintshop
  79. 125 votes for Vintage Halloween Party in Black Cat + Gold Celestial by yesterdaycollection
  80. 124 votes for Spooky by elenaballam
  81. 122 votes for Vintage Skull & Bats Grey Damask by corinnarencreative
  82. 121 votes for vintage_halloween_pattern_orange by colour_angel_by_kv
  83. 120 votes for I Heart Halloween (White) by therewillbecute
  84. 119 votes for Vintage Halloween Cat, Ghost, Pumpkin by rickrackscissorsstudio
  85. 118 votes for (private design)
  86. 118 votes for Vintage Halloween by nixels
  87. 117 votes for By the light of the moon by gemmalouisedesigns
  88. 115 votes for Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet by edsel2084
  89. 115 votes for spooky time by lynnbishopdesign
  90. 114 votes for (private design)
  91. 114 votes for haunted cat skeletons black and white by pamelachi
  92. 112 votes for 50s Halowe'en by fuchsiagroan
  93. 110 votes for Dance of the evil eye by petitspixels
  94. 110 votes for Vintage Halloween Masks by vinpauld
  95. 109 votes for Halloween_Witch_Dance_Haunting_Black by folkartspirit
  96. 109 votes for Vintage Halloween, Large by glachhabria
  97. 109 votes for (private design)
  98. 108 votes for Enchanted Vintage Halloween Spell by selmacardoso
  99. 108 votes for art deco cats by primroseandhoney
  100. 108 votes for (private design)
  101. 107 votes for Bubble Bubble by gnarllymamadesigns
  102. 106 votes for Halloween Soiree Batik by lastleaf
  103. 106 votes for Spooky Spider Webs Green // halloween purple and green fabric by liz_sawyer_design
  104. 106 votes for (private design)
  105. 106 votes for Pumpkinheads' Trick or Treat by hootenannit
  106. 105 votes for Old Fashioned Halloween by lilithdeanu
  107. 105 votes for Spooky Trick-or-Treat by chubbellart
  108. 104 votes for Halloween cats, pumpkins, bats on a cloudy moonlit night by fried_bananas
  109. 101 votes for Vintage Potions by fabric_rocks
  110. 101 votes for haunted horses by desertfable
  111. 100 votes for jackolantern_patch_6 by leroyj
  112. 100 votes for Pumpkins by pommynewyork
  113. 100 votes for Vintage Halloween Pattern by paperondesign
  114. 98 votes for Vintage_Halloween by mrsmarty
  115. 98 votes for terrifying bunnies (grey) by analinea
  116. 98 votes for Skull Lace by sveta_aho
  117. 98 votes for Vintage Halloween Lace by mjmstudio
  118. 97 votes for Halloween Circles by bluebirdworkshop
  119. 97 votes for Halloween Treats - © Lucinda Wei by lucindawei
  120. 97 votes for (private design)
  121. 96 votes for Black Kitty the Witch by meowandcraft
  122. 95 votes for Poisoner's Damask by jonquil_&_flake
  123. 95 votes for Night Time in the Haunted Forest by janetdrummond
  124. 95 votes for polka-dotted halloween by michaelakobyakov
  125. 94 votes for I Scream by mulo_marrone
  126. 91 votes for Pumpkins with leaves by kira_culufin
  127. 91 votes for Butterfly Bones by sweetspooldesigns
  128. 91 votes for Halloween Cats (Orange, Orange, Trees) by boissindesign
  129. 91 votes for Halloween dream by nanamira
  130. 91 votes for (private design)
  131. 88 votes for Black Cats and Butterflies by ceciliamok
  132. 88 votes for spooky night by desi_draws
  133. 85 votes for Vintage Tricks and Treats! by hollybender
  134. 84 votes for Retro Halloween Faces by serenity_ii
  135. 84 votes for Hallowindows by annibernet
  136. 83 votes for Vintage Halloween by the_cornish_crone
  137. 83 votes for Halloween Spider Love by plupien
  138. 83 votes for AtomicKatzen_TapaTile by jmchaffin
  139. 81 votes for Halloween Skeleton Cats by chunkycatt
  140. 81 votes for Ravens Cats Pumpkins - Vintage Halloween by elramsay
  141. 81 votes for Halloween Fiesta by orangefancy
  142. 81 votes for Halloween Floral Black by modgeek
  143. 80 votes for Halloween Cats I by linnyconley
  144. 79 votes for Halloween Hoopla - Patchwork - Large by shannanigan
  145. 79 votes for Juicy Pineapple 3 - Small Repeat by linziloop
  146. 78 votes for Happy Cat by apalazon
  147. 78 votes for Flying High by ravens_spirit_song
  148. 76 votes for Vintage Halloween by floramoon
  149. 76 votes for Happy Haunts by robyriker
  150. 76 votes for Eyeballs, Sweets, Witches' Treats by babysisterrae
  151. 75 votes for Halloween Harvest by a_marie
  152. 74 votes for Halloween by svaeth
  153. 73 votes for 06697560 © dead witch 2j : haunting by sef
  154. 73 votes for bitchcraft by haileymarie216
  155. 72 votes for Spooky_Spider_Web Vintage Halloween Challenge by house_of_heasman
  156. 71 votes for Vintage Halloween by ullamermaid
  157. 70 votes for Happy Halloween From the Past! by bent_line_designs
  158. 69 votes for Sugar Skulls and Sureal Flowers by elise_marie_textiles
  159. 69 votes for Ghosts & Bats by jamiebrucken
  160. 69 votes for (private design)
  161. 69 votes for Happy Halloween. Windows. by kostolom3000
  162. 69 votes for 6" Vintage Halloween by greenmountainfabric
  163. 69 votes for Halloween Stars by criscj
  164. 68 votes for NightSkyBats by karenfleischdesigns
  165. 68 votes for Spooky party_Black by rizuliz
  166. 68 votes for Retro Trick or Treat - Grey and Orange by cecca
  167. 67 votes for Halloween pumpkins by forget_me_not
  168. 66 votes for Halloween Magic-Turquoise by halloweenhomemaker
  169. 66 votes for Hallowean_Cats by nobia
  170. 65 votes for caw caw orange yellow by whatever-works
  171. 65 votes for Magical Halloween by sharon_bloom_designs
  172. 64 votes for bigfoot by crazyquilts
  173. 64 votes for Creepy Halloween Candy on Purple by spookishdelight
  174. 64 votes for Vintage Halloween by micaela_cimino
  175. 64 votes for Halloween! That Batty Moon by amber_fields
  176. 63 votes for Vintage Halloween by dragonfairy
  177. 63 votes for Halloween Blanket by lbehrendtdesigns
  178. 61 votes for Pretty Grim by seesawboomerang
  179. 61 votes for (private design)
  180. 61 votes for ★ VINTAGE HALLOWEEN CHERRY SKULL ★ Orange - Large Scale / Collection : Cherry Skull - Rock 'n' Roll Old School Tattoo Print by borderlines
  181. 61 votes for Coven in Red by pond_ripple
  182. 60 votes for Supernatural Delight by anniedrawsthings
  183. 59 votes for (private design)
  184. 59 votes for Magic Eye Candy corn by gwren42
  185. 59 votes for vintage_halloween-01 by ecs-designs
  186. 58 votes for Halloween Bats on Night Sky by palusalu
  187. 54 votes for Vintage Halloween Ghosts and Full Moons by carabaradesigns
  188. 54 votes for Poisoned Cherries by allhaildesign
  189. 54 votes for Trick-or-Treat by jjtrends
  190. 53 votes for Pumpkin Patch ++ by gargoylesentry
  191. 53 votes for Halloween_night by kate's_prints
  192. 53 votes for Bootacular Chibi by lanie-alvee
  193. 52 votes for Jack-o-lanterns by marykathrynryan
  194. 51 votes for Ornate Bats (Black) by lucid_dream_
  195. 51 votes for Skull_Pattern_02 by calyx_studio
  196. 51 votes for 30s Hallowe'en by lizintn
  197. 51 votes for Halloween Full Moon by bees_that_buzz
  198. 51 votes for Witching Hour Flower Power by fairytale_&_whimsy
  199. 49 votes for vintage_Halloween_with _the_black_cat by isabella_asratyan
  200. 49 votes for Happy Halloween Ghosts by revista
  201. 49 votes for Jolly Jack on Starlit Deep Black by rhondadesigns
  202. 48 votes for (private design)
  203. 48 votes for Vintage Halloween Floral by nicolejonessturk
  204. 47 votes for Cute Halloween - Orange and White by juliematthews
  205. 47 votes for Brocade with bats by perlenspiele
  206. 47 votes for VINTAGE_HALLOWEEN-830_-17BLACK-01 by soobloo
  207. 47 votes for haloween-vintage-pattern by marishkayu
  208. 47 votes for Halloween Cat by lucysconway
  209. 47 votes for vintagehalloween by staceysherman
  210. 46 votes for (private design)
  211. 46 votes for Ghosts by shortcake_studio
  212. 46 votes for Casting Shadows by amadea_schenk
  213. 46 votes for Black_Cat_Moderne by kimberly_guccione
  214. 45 votes for Vintage_Halloween_Trick_or_Treat-ch by mejo
  215. 44 votes for Vintage Monsters by whimsicalvigilante
  216. 44 votes for Skeletons and Bats by threebearsprints
  217. 43 votes for Vintage Halloween Faces by countrygarden
  218. 42 votes for Ghostly Cats by twilfley
  219. 42 votes for cute-vampire by bruxamagica
  220. 42 votes for Halloween party by alicealoha
  221. 42 votes for The Big Bad Boo by roseivy
  222. 41 votes for blackwhiteorange by zandloopster
  223. 41 votes for halloween black pattern by whypearl
  224. 41 votes for Halloween Damask by lisakling
  225. 40 votes for trick_or_treat_bag_ruffles by daily_alice
  226. 40 votes for Thy_Wicca_Garden by everhigh
  227. 39 votes for Zombies In Sepia by theartofvikki
  228. 39 votes for SpiderWeb by norachan
  229. 38 votes for Scarecrow by venice_design
  230. 38 votes for Vintage Halloween by slistingstoday
  231. 38 votes for Hedgehog_Halloween by alohajean
  232. 37 votes for KM-BOHIP1_II_SHEET by kkamini
  233. 37 votes for A Witch’s Cat.Broomstick Halloween by artonfabric
  234. 36 votes for Cute Vintage Halloween by eddienfriends
  235. 36 votes for Calaveras_de_Colores by feralartist
  236. 36 votes for Trick or treat! by repterns
  237. 36 votes for Vintage Cats and Jack-o-lanterns by palifino
  238. 36 votes for Creepy Crawly 1 by abigailabey
  239. 35 votes for vintage_halloween_design by walkingmombiedesing
  240. 35 votes for halloween orange by peachpandastudio
  241. 35 votes for Happy Halloween by karwilbedesigns
  242. 34 votes for Spooky Stripes by raraevey
  243. 34 votes for Cat in the Moon Squares by magicinyourlivingroom
  244. 34 votes for Halloween Cats & Pumpkins by magentarosedesigns
  245. 33 votes for Day of the Dead Purple Floral by partieswithacause
  246. 32 votes for Vintage Witches of the 1800's by sara_gerrard
  247. 32 votes for Vintage Halloween Kawaii pumpkin and stars on a black background by ekaterinap
  248. 32 votes for Retroween by arwen_and_moose
  249. 31 votes for Owls Demons Skulls by enid_a
  250. 31 votes for Very Vintage Halloween (Plague Sprinkles) by boris_thumbkin
  251. 31 votes for Trick or Treaters by diseminger
  252. 30 votes for Magic Raven by mirella-design
  253. 30 votes for Witchy Romp by infamousdoctorf
  254. 30 votes for hubblebubble by ducksanddandelions
  255. 30 votes for spooky scary mummy by creativebrenda
  256. 27 votes for (private design)
  257. 27 votes for happy halloween! by kfay
  258. 27 votes for Vintage Jack'o Lantern in Hats by elizabethhollis
  259. 27 votes for HalloweenHarvestYel by grannynan
  260. 27 votes for HalloweenVintage by maredesigns
  261. 26 votes for Sugarskulls_halloween by gritgirl
  262. 25 votes for DSCF3340 by quest
  263. 25 votes for Vintage Halloween - kedoki - Spoonflower Challenge by kedoki
  264. 25 votes for Kids on Halloween stripe by coppercatkin
  265. 23 votes for Retro Halloween -Black Cat by kae50
  266. 23 votes for cats and pumpkins by annakegel
  267. 23 votes for (private design)
  268. 21 votes for Mockingbird Lane by casey_belle_
  269. 21 votes for Moondance by katawampus
  270. 20 votes for camel by kapugi
  271. 20 votes for mountain of maddness by bettydale
  272. 20 votes for Harvest Moon by messymakerclub
  273. 20 votes for sewing_unit by marieelcin
  274. 20 votes for Retro_Monsters by the_naturalists_daughter
  275. 20 votes for retro halloween on pink by pixabo
  276. 19 votes for retro_halloween_fininshed by artgirlangi
  277. 19 votes for Geishabot by studiosarcelle
  278. 19 votes for Spider Webs by kate's_kwilt_studio
  279. 18 votes for Happy Bones 1 (skull circle) by zmarksthespot
  280. 18 votes for Watercolour Autumn by louisealexandraerskine
  281. 18 votes for Halloween Meow by elainecollinsdesigns
  282. 18 votes for Halloween_spoonflower_9_2_2017 by compugraphd
  283. 17 votes for blue cat block by kmarch
  284. 16 votes for Roboskulls by maxdna
  285. 16 votes for HalloweenSkull3 by rebeccagreenarts
  286. 16 votes for sp_ken21 by snarets
  287. 16 votes for pumpkins3 by meri_iris
  288. 16 votes for VINTAGEFall NY-D IMG_8501 by nettxus
  289. 15 votes for WHITE ROSES by cunninghamchristine
  290. 15 votes for (private design)
  291. 15 votes for Pumpkin Web by rmjdesigns
  292. 15 votes for Lucy in The Sky Stars by lucianaquevedo
  293. 15 votes for The_White_Pumpkin-ed by vickiejofranks
  294. 15 votes for The Cats Meow! by stitch_crazy
  295. 14 votes for Halloween by felicitate88
  296. 12 votes for Witchy Kitty by female_farmer
  297. 12 votes for Friendly Halloween by bearhugbabyquilts
  298. 10 votes for Over Troubled Waters by brit5826
  299. 10 votes for little girls happy faces by mayadesign
  300. 10 votes for Light Party by b2b
  301. 10 votes for (private design)
  302. 10 votes for IMG_8642 by camayos
  303. 9 votes for Maya in Blue by nymphaeastudio
  304. 9 votes for Ghostly by gin0531
  305. 8 votes for Halloween Gang by graphicglee
  306. 8 votes for bats-ch by whiterockcookie
  307. 8 votes for Antique Boo Halloween by pickeekids
  308. 8 votes for halloween on the lake by sewingfever
  309. 7 votes for halloween_vers_ta by maryjanndesigns
  310. 7 votes for Retro Witch Craft by ms_hey_textildesign
  311. 7 votes for boxy_cat_toss by g_s_
  312. 6 votes for vintage_halloween by spicerroots
  313. 6 votes for Cute Bat Teal by arvineyard
  314. 5 votes for White sheet Halloween by glendat
  315. 5 votes for Brains! by neural_networks
  316. 4 votes for Pumpkin_Patch by snooky
  317. 1 votes for Let there be rollerskates by vasonaarts
  318. 0 votes for (private design)

Vintage Halloween Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Designs will be previewed at 150 DPI 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 25 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.
  • See our blog page for even more Design Challenge details and a list of previous themes.

Timeline

  • 08/04/2017: Submissions open
  • 09/05/2017: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 09/07/2017: Public voting opens
  • 09/12/2017: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT
  • 09/14/2017: Spoonflower will announce the winner

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