WHAT: Everyone has a little something that helps them when they get in a pinch, and for the sewist, it’s their box of sewing notions! The perfect tool or button can really make or break a project, so let’s celebrate the art of sewing with this week’s extra special coordinates Design Challenge! Guest judge Denyse Schmidt, designer, quilter and author, will pick a winner from the top ten community voted designs to be featured on the pages of an upcoming issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting! Please create four sewing notions-inspired coordinating prints sized to fit on one yard. Previews will be sized as a yard (42″ x 36″).
WHEN: The design deadline is June 24,2014. Voting will take place June 26 – July 2, 2014. The top ten designs and winner will be announced on July 3, 2014.
HOW: To enter, create your own Spoonflower account, upload an original fabric design to the account (sized at 150 dpi and using one of the accepted file formats), and then enter the design in the Sewing Notions contest using the drop-down menu for entering contests. See official rules below for details.
Who can enter?
This contest is open to ALL Spoonflower community members.
How many designs can I enter?
You can enter only ONE DESIGN in each contest. Designs entered in previous Spoonflower contests are not eligible. Designs already licensed for reproduction on fabric with other companies are not eligible.
Who can vote?
Anyone can vote (when voting opens on June 26), but only one set of votes may be submitted per individual. Duplicate votes are filtered using fraud detection software and not counted toward final totals.
What if I don’t want my design to be purchased by other people?
We do not allow voting on or sell any designs without explicit permission from its creator. By participating in this contest, you are granting permission to make your design available to the public for voting and sale non-exclusively if your design finishes in the top 10.
Am I giving up the copyright of my design by entering it?
You are not giving up ownership of your design, but by entering your design in the contest, you give us the non-exclusive right, should your design finish in the top ten, to make it available for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace per the customary terms of the Spoonflower Marketplace. For any sales generated in the Marketplace, you will receive up to 15% commission. You will always be credited for your design and you are free to continue to sell it on your own, now and in the future.