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This is sooooooo exciting! I hope you will all join in- Today I am announcing the “official” rules for our Sew Sweet Simplicity Project Contest!! I have loved seeing all of your projects, and I thought it only fair to offer a prize- and to give you a little more incentive to finish up your projects and send me your photos! You have over a month and a half to get your projects done, and you don’t have to use all of the blocks- so you have plenty of time… In fact, you have time to send in an entry even if you haven’t worked on a single block yet! You could tell your friends to sign up as well, and have a little sewing party. Click here if you haven’t signed up yet– you will get ALL of the block patterns, border instructions, a bonus tote bag pattern, and more. Yep- FREE.

So here are the official rules:

–Send your photo(s) via email,  Subject line: BOM contest

–Entries must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on April 15, 2015. Late entries will not be considered. (If you’re a current BOM subscriber and you received my email the other day, you will notice that I’ve extended the deadline by 2 weeks. Yippee!!!)

–Use at least 1 block from the Sew Sweet Simplicity Free Block of the Month. You can incorporate your block(s) into any project you want. Be creative! You can add your own applique or embroidery designs, embellishments, etc. (If you use someone else’s applique or embroidery design, or a die cut, machine embroidery design, etc., your entry is still allowed, but please give credit to original source.)

–Quilt tops do not need to be quilted, but should be completed up to the quilting step (ie. borders included- we need to see what the completed quilt will look like). However, smaller projects such as pillows, tote bags, etc. should be completed.

–Send 1-3 good photos of your project. You can show us closeups of your work, and show us your project from different angles if appropriate.

–Entries will be judged by me and my 2 daughters. All decisions are final. Entries will be judged based on the following:

  • *Creativity in design and fabric choices
  • *Basic overall design and aesthetics
  • *Quality of construction and workmanship

–Optional- tell us a little about your inspiration, fabrics you used, etc.

–I retain the right to post your photos on social media and/or my blog/web site for promotional purposes, using your first name only for reference/credit (no profile or personal information or links will be shared publicly). You retain the rights to your photos.

–Open to US and international entries.

–Winners will be announced on or around May 1, 2015.

Please be sure to read through the rules carefully and follow them- I wouldn’t want to have to disqualify someone on a technicality!

And now, of course, the important stuff- the prizes….

Third prize will be a digital pattern bundle, retail value $20.


Second prize will be a fabric bundle courtesy of Henry Glass fabrics, retail value $30.


First prize will be a fabric kit for my upcoming 2015 Block of the Month, featuring Moda Fabrics, courtesy of moi! Retail value over $100- here is the very first sneaky-peeky of the 2015 Block of the Month:


I just looooooove this and I’m so excited! I’ve worked on some samples using some other fabrics, and I’m just waiting for the fabrics pictured above to come in so I can start working on the main sample which will be made into kits and available for sale. I think you are going to love this one! It will once again feature options for applique, embroidery, or just piecing.

OK everyone- start your engines (your sewing machine engines, that is!) Good luck!

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