On my February 3 blog posting, I kicked off the first annual Pillow Sewing Challenge. I am thrilled so many of you decided to step up to the challenge. Each participant was asked to sew and submit up to four pillow projects. Five prize winners will be selected based on YOUR votes and you can vote up to five times.

Can you ask friends to vote? Certainly! Share this blog post? Please. Each person will be able to cast up to five unique votes.

Good luck! The voting will close on March 14, 2015. We’ll announce the winners, at my blog, on March 17, 2015.

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Nancy Zieman Pillow Challenge Vote Now




Here’s a listing of the prizes that will be awarded to the top five vote winners:

  • First Place: A Bundle of Products from Pellon, $115 value! 

Pellon Prize Pack for Nancy Zieman's 2015 Pillow Challenge

  • Second Place: Madeira Aerofil 18 count thread pack, $60 value from MadeiraPlus a Pellon Pillow Insert!  Madeira Aerofil 18-count Thread Pack
  • Third Place: The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Book & DVD from Nancy’s Notionsvalue of $34.98. Plus a Pellon Pillow Insert! 
  • The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Book and DVD by Nancy Zieman
  • Fourth Place: Fabric Bundle from Riley Blake Designs, $25 Value. Plus a Pellon Pillow Insert!

Riley Blake Designs Fat Quarter Pack as seen on Nancy Zieman's Blog

  • Fifth Place: Hobo Tote Template from Clover, $19.95 value. Plus a Pellon Pillow Insert! 
  • Nancy Zieman's Hobo Tote Bag Template Collection by CloverEach Pillow Sewing Challenge prize winner (above) will receive a Pellon® HomeGoods Decorative Pillow Insert, 16″ x 16″. Value $10.99

Pellon Decorative Pillow Insert

Thank you to our sponsors!

Pellon interfacings and battings

Madeira Threads


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2015 Pillow Sewing Challenge Schedule

  • March 7: Voting Opens
  • March 14: Voting Closes
  • March 17: Winners Announced


Bye for now,

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