Enter the 2016 Pillow Challenge Today!


Enter the 2016 Pillow Challenge Today!

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Today is the last day to enter the 2016 Pillow Sewing Challenge. Brainstorm, browse, design, plan, and stitch your favorite pillow. Enter my Pillow Sewing Challenge by emailing me your image ([email protected]) by tonight—March 20, 2016; 10 p.m. CST! My staff and I will add it to the link tool. It’s easy!


Pillow Sewing Challenge Guidelines

  • Select or create your design.
  • All sewing, quilting, serging, machine embroidery, and embellishment techniques are eligible!
  • Grab our Pillow Sewing Challenge blog badge to let your friends know about this fun Pillow Sewing Challenge.
  • Remember to share your progress and projects on your social media sites using the hashtag: #NZPillowChallenge.
  • Email your photo by March 20, 2016, to [email protected].
  • Online voting begins March 22, 2016.
  • Voting closes on April 3, 2016.
  • Elected winners and one randomly drawn winner will be announced April 5, 2016.


Go Social with Your Pillow Sewing Challenge

Nancy Zieman's 2016 Pillow Challenge
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If you have a website, copy the code above and paste it into your website editor to have the Pillow Sewing Challenge badge on your site.

If you are on social sites like Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, or Facebook, let all your friends know you are working on the Pillow Sewing Challenge by tagging your post with the hashtag:   #NZPillowChallenge.

Additional Inspiration—Pillow Tutorials

From Indygo Junction: Pocket Pillow

From June Tailor: Charming Circles Pillow

From Baby Lock Sewing: Pillow Projects
Simply type Pillow into their search bar to find pdf directions to these and many more pillow projects. 


From PellonPillow Projects
Find these and many more pillow projects on the Pellon Projects website



Over $1,300 in prize packages from our generous sponsors:

Baby Lock Sewing: Anna Sewing Machine, value of $399

BabylockAnnaSewingMachine a

Assorted Product Bundle (patterns, books and fabric) from Amy Barickman and Indygo Junction, case and props not included, value of $200

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Assorted Product Bundle from June Tailor, value of $185 


Clover Assorted Nancy Zieman Product Bundle, value of $165

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Sewing With Nancy DVD Value Set from Nancy’s Notionsvalue of $164.

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Pellon Product Bundle from Pellonvalue of $87.


 F+W Media Two-Book Package, value of $55FWPrizePack 55

Hobo Tote Template and Notions bundle donated by Nancy Zieman, value of $50

Nancy Zieman Prize Collage PillowChallenge

2016 Pillow Sewing Challenge Schedule

  • March 20: Entry Deadline
  • March 22: Voting Opens
  • April 3: Voting Closes
  • April 5: Winners Announced

Share your comments below about the Pillow Sewing Challenge and let us know if you plan to join!

Get Stitching!

Nancy Zieman The Blog

Email challenge questions to [email protected] Challenge not open to sponsors, employees, and immediate family members. Photos and techniques may be featured in future promotions, blog posts, videos, and/or TV shows.
Nancy Zieman—author, pattern designer, businesswoman, producer, and national sewing authority—is the host of the popular show Sewing With Nancy, which appears exclusively on public television stations across the United States and Canada. Follow Nancy’s blog at NancyZieman.com/blog and sign up to receive Nancy’s E-News for the latest news in Sewing, Quilting, Creating, and Block of the Month updates.

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1 Comment

  • Laureta
    March 29, 2016

    What amazing work. I found my favourite! Is there any way of finding our it the Peacock embroidery is original or a design for sale

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