Thank you to all who participated in this year’s first annual Pillow Sewing Challenge. I am happy so many of you decided to enter the challenge. Each participant was asked to sew and submit up to four pillow projects.  The challenge includes over 220 entries and over 8,300 votes were cast.

Blooming Beauty | Winner | 2015 Nancy Zieman Pillow Challenge

Be on the lookout for another exciting sewing challenge later this spring.

Today we announce the five prize winners who were selected based on YOUR votes. Congratulations are in order for these top five pillow creators who gained the most votes through our week-long online voting:


You will be contacted with prize details, via email, by one of my team members.



First Place Winner: Bloomin’ Beauty


A Bundle of Products from Pellon, $115 value! 

Pellon Prize Pack for Nancy Zieman's 2015 Pillow Challenge

Second Place Winner: Butterfly


Madeira Aerofil 18 count thread pack, $60 value from MadeiraPlus, a Pellon Pillow Insert!  Madeira Aerofil 18-count Thread Pack

Third Place Winner: Garden Girl


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 Winner: Charming Petals


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 Winner: Color Connections


Hobo Tote Template from Clover, $19.95 value. Plus, a Pellon Pillow Insert! 

Nancy Zieman's Hobo Tote Bag Template Collection by Clover

Each 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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Bye for now,

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