Upcoming Fabric Of the Week Contest themes appear below, along with the deadline for submitting an entry. Full instructions for submitting designs, along with rules and information about prizes, appear on our upcoming contest page.
Cheater Quilt. A cheater quilt is a single piece of fabric
printed to give the effect of a being composed of different fabrics. When
you add batting and backing, and then
quilt the material you can achieve
the effect of a real quilt. This contest is for a cheater quilt pattern
that fits onto a single yard of fabric: 42" x 36". You can also design
it to be square (36" x 36") and then center the design. Deadline is
Tuesday, June 29, 2010.
Travel. Summer vacationing? Submit fabric designs with travel
as a theme: planes, trains, cars, campers, bicycles, etc. Designs will
be previewed for voting at a fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline is
Tuesday, July 6, 2010.
Summer Flowers (palette-restricted). Create a fabric design
using summer flowers as
a design motif and using only the
colors visible in the palette at the right. Hex codes are as follows:
Yellow – FFE61A,
Blue – AAC2DC,
Bee balm – E0B4E6,
Lavender – AB7DB0,
Hydrangea – 77B5D4. Note: to avoid confusion about the palette you use
it's probably best to upload RGB rather than LAB files, which display
colors differently in web browsers. You may use white and black in your
design if you wish, but do not
use blends or varying transparencies of the colors. Designs will
be previewed for voting at a fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline is Tuesday,
July 13, 2010.
Paper Collage. Use bits of paper — yes,
real paper! — to create a collage that you can scan and turn into a
fabric design. As with our other contests of this sort, the emphasis
here is on artwork made by hand with minimal digital manipulation. You
can digitally create your repeats, but the idea is to do as much by
hand as possible. Designs will
be previewed for voting at a fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline is Tuesday, July 20, 2010.