Are you a Fat Quarter Idol?! Prove to the world you’re a fabric star, and win 12 of your favorite fat quarters! Use Pinterest to combine 12 fabrics from Sew,Mama,Sew! to create the perfect fat quarter pack for the theme of the week. This week’s theme: Sweet Child of Mine. Winners will be promoted and fully credited here on the blog, you get to see your pack for sale in our shop, PLUS we’ll send you one of your packs for free!

Finalists will be selected by SMS staff and our illustrious judges, the fabulous Heather Bostic from {House} of A La Mode and the talented Kaye Prince from Miss Print. We’ve had both of these sewists here in the past and we love their style, wit and taste. Once the judges have narrowed it down to the top ten for the week, we’ll open it up for public voting.

Rules:
How do you become a Fat Quarter Idol? Pinterest makes it easy to create visual collections, so contestants simply have to pin their favorite fabrics to a new Pinterest Board. (Note: If you don’t currently have a Pinterest account it usually only takes a day or two to get your “invitation” to join after being placed on a waiting list.) Here’s how to play along:

1. Create a board on Pinterest that includes Sew,Mama,Sew! #FatQuarterIdol and the theme of the week. For example: “Sew,Mama,Sew! #FatQuarterIdol Sweet Child of Mine” (The hashtag will help us find your board.)

2. Pin exactly 12 fabrics onto your board. All fabrics must come from the Sew,Mama,Sew! website. They can be currently available or in the Coming Soon section. Fabric can be solid or a print. Put “Sew,Mama,Sew!” and the fabric name in the description. For example: “Falling Flowers Blue ~ SpringSong @ Sew,Mama,Sew!” (When compiling your pack, don’t forget you can browse our fabric by designer, collection, print, and color.)

3. Submit the URL of your board to the blog post describing the theme of the week here on the blog. For this week’s theme submit your URL in the comments below on today’s post. Themes will be announced every Monday. You need to have your URL in the comments by Friday of the same week.

4. Spread the word! Tell your friends and family you’re about to become a Fat Quarter Idol!

You can pin our rules graphic to your board, and you can also grab one of our Fat Quarter Idol buttons for your blog. 250 px: http://www.sewmamasew.com/april2012/fqi_button250.jpg / 200 px: http://www.sewmamasew.com/april2012/fqi_button200.jpg

Submit the URL to your Pinterest board in the comments of this post by this Friday, 4/20. We can’t wait to see your picks!

(See a sample board here.)