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Design Competition - Easter

08 March 2018 09:00


We have a Design Competition this month - and the theme is Easter.

What does Easter mean to you? 

          Easter Eggs?

                    The Cross? 

                             Hot Cross Buns? 

                                        Spring Flowers?

Can you put the essence of Easter into a fabric design?  That's your challenge this month.


As with the Christmas competition, there will be an extra rule: your design must be made public in order to be included.  You can do that by ordering your design, using voucher code 'Eastercomp'.  Order either a swatch, which will not be printed, but will enable you to make your design public, or order a fat quarter, which will give you the fq at half price.  (This is because I've had problems getting hold of some winning designs to print and photograph for the blog.)

The winning design, chosen by FB vote, will be printed onto 3 metres of fabric.

**Important notice**

 Please make sure that you give me the correct account name.  This is the one on the black ribbon at the very top of the screen when you log into your account.  I need this name to find your design.    Without the correct name, it is very time-consuming for me to find your design, so your entry will not be included.


The closing date is March 20th.


Bunnies by Angie Spurgeon


Please upload your competition designs to your account on our website.  If you haven’t already got an account, it’s simple to set up.  You just need an email address, password and name, which can be your own name, a nickname or a business name.  (You will be prompted to log in or create an account when you try to save your design.)  Then email me at, to tell me the name of your design.  (So I can find the right one!)  I will then put them onto Facebook for voting.  The winning design (and possibly one or two others) will be put into our competition winners slot.  In case you're wondering about the order in which designs are listed on Facebook, the first to arrive in my inbox goes at the top, with the rest listed in the order in which they are sent in.

So, the competition is:

Create a design suitable for printing on fabric on the theme of Easter.

Technical matters:

Your design should be at a resolution of at least 150 dpi, but not more than 300, using RGB colour space.

When it comes to printing, the repeat options are:  Straight, Centre, Half-drop, Half-brick and Mirror.  Once you’ve uploaded your design to our website, you can play around with the repeats to see which one will look best.  For pictures of what the different repeats look like, check this blog post.

To enter:

Upload your design onto our website by Tuesday, March 20th, giving it a title.  Email me at, telling me the title of your design and the name of your account.

The closing date for receiving designs is midnight on Tuesday, March 20th, after which designs will be displayed (at the fat quarter size) on Facebook for voting .  Voting will close at midnight on March 27th.  The design with the most votes will win 3 metres of 100% cotton fabric (150cm wide), printed with your design.  The winning design will also be available for sale on our web site for at least 1 week after the close of voting.  

The official bit:

By entering, you agree to our competition terms and conditions.

You may only submit one entry, which must be your own work and based on the theme Easter. ‘Your own work’ means any form of original art work, photography, etc which you have produced. Your design should not have been entered in one of our previous competitions.

All entries will be displayed for public voting, unless we feel that the subject matter is inappropriate.  Copyright will remain with you, but by entering the competition, you give us the right to use your design in any way we wish on our web site and social media, for advertising purposes.

All entries must be made public by March 20th.

The winning design will feature on our web site and will be available for sale for a week after we announce the winner.  After that time, the designer may leave the design for sale, or remove it from public view.  The designer will be paid £2 per metre commission on any sales of the design.

Happy designing!


 If this has inspired you to have a go at designing for the first time, there are lots of blog posts to give you help and ideas.   You may also like to download our free checklist: