Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Ugly Fabric Challenge

Window Treatments by Melissa presents the first annual Ugly Fabric Challenge!



Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Or are there really ugly fabrics?
Maybe there are and maybe there ARE!



The Challenge

Between NOW and Sunday February 24th I will be accepting entries to the challenge. An entry is one ugly fabric suggestion sent to me at windowsbymelissa@gmail.com or left in a comment below. You may also leave it in a comment on our Facebook page.

Between Monday February 25th and Sunday March 3rd I will be taking votes and comments on the most hideous fabrics. I will post them here in a blog post for voting and they will also be available for viewing in a Pin Board in Pinterest. From these votes and comments I will pick the top three fabrics and work some Window Treatments by Melissa magic and make them into "beautiful" window Treatments.

On Monday March 11 I will post the completed window treatments and you will have the opportunity to vote for whichever ones you like best and for whatever reason (i.e, ugliest, best treatments for what material we were working with, etc.).


The Winner will get their choice of one free window treatment including cost of fabric, materials and shipping! (Not in the ugly fabric). . .

Every Participant will earn a coupon or credit of some kind. Details below.

Please read the entry details and winner details below. 

I look forward to seeing lots of ugly fabrics and making them into something. . .  unexpected. (I don't think I could go so far as to say beautiful just yet). Have fun!!! Grab the image below and share it on your blog with our link if you are participating.




PARTICIPATION COUPON DETAILS
1) All ugly fabric entries will received a 10% of coupon good toward custom window treatments, ready to ship item or our clearance section. Must be redeemed by April 19th, 2013
2) The top three finalist ugly fabric submissions will receive a 50% off coupon. This is not in addition to the 10% off coupon. One coupon per person. Coupon may be used for custom window treatments, ready to ship items or our clearance section.

THE UGLY FABRIC CHALLENGE WINNER
The winner of the ugly fabric challenge may choose ONE from the following:
1) A Roman Shade no wider than 38" and no longer than 48". WIll include drapery lining, hardware, and fabric choice from our own stock in our etsy shop or your own fabric choice for $9 per yard or less.
2) A set of curtains 84" long or less with a rod pocket top. Drapery lined. Made from a fabric from our etsy shop or your own fabric choice for up o $9 per yard.
3) A valance of any variety: rod pocket, hidden tab, corner pleat, ribbon tie up valance, etc. Made from a fabric from our etsy shop or your own fabric choice for up to $9/yard.

Happy Ugly Fabric Hunting!

a few entries via email:
submitted by Erin.
Se the rest on Pinterest.

Skateboards! by Ashleigh



45 comments:

  1. http://s93.beta.photobucket.com/user/taro_10/media/ebay/monkey.jpg.html?fromLegacy=true

    Here is my entry! I hope to win...

    It can be found here:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Monkey-Chimp-Chimpanzee-ape-fabric-Vintage-NEW-animal-kid-pajama-quilt-square-/181074521255?_trksid=p2047675.m1985&_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D13%26meid%3D5577498097555984073%26pid%3D100012%26prg%3D1014%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D180910819979%26

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  2. What a fun challenge!

    Some cartoon mushrooms can be cute, but these a little creepy to me!

    http://www.lincatz.com/thelitterbox/mushroomfabric1.jpg

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    1. Something about this fabric gives me anxiety.

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  3. I think this is a great challenge! I'll post this week!

    JWS Interiors/Affordable Luxury
    www.jws-interiors.com

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  4. http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Tossed-Mardi-Gras-Mask-on-White-Cotton-Fabric-Seasonal---Holiday-Cotton_stcVVproductId149426855VVcatId539127VVviewprod.htm

    Click on the "view larger" button and prepare to pee your pants in horror!

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    1. hahahaha! This reminds me of childhood night terrors.

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  7. Amazing challenge, it's nice to discover all this samples of ugly fabric :D

    I've found this one
    http://s3.amazonaws.com/spoonflower/public/design_thumbnails/0119/1376/rrBLADDER_mirror.png
    It looks elegant, but the idea of using it in some work shocks me...

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  8. When I look at this all I can think of is all the kidney infections I have had over the years. . . Good submission!

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  9. This is fun! Here is my submission:

    http://www.joann.com/novelty-cotton-fabric-medallions/xprd944456/

    And it's flammable!

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    1. That is a beaut! Flammable as in my eyeballs ignite into flames from looking at it???? ;)

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    2. Tee hee! YES! My eyeballs were on fire!

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  10. How fun!!

    http://www.craftconn.com/Main.asp?Task=Custom&Step=Fabric+Details&productID=753

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  11. Fun contest! Here is my choice! http://www.joann.com/novelty-quilt-fabric-cows-on-field/zprd_12033148a/

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    1. I might actually think this is cute, but The cows are looking right at you! Kinda creepy. . . Good choice. Adding it to pinterest now!

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  12. This is fun!! How about this one:
    http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=aadce0d2-3eb3-4972-b1b4-a6868daf7c3e&CategoryID=33cba59e-41af-42d0-a042-98b512847764

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  13. This is an awesome challenge! I love it!

    So...floral and guitars? Yikes!

    http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=36f98ef9-c825-413b-aef6-5d053d1a3e1c

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  14. Here's my submission. Great contest!
    http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=67a8ef80-e4a5-4bb4-bbec-1b74cc7b1149

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  15. Here's mine! http://www.craftconn.com/Main.asp?Task=Custom&Step=Fabric+Details&productID=11450

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  16. Here is my entry! Awesome contest!

    http://www.fabric.com/clearance-fabric-cotton-prints-clearance-discount-fabric-50-off-cotton-and-quilting-fabrics-be-a-man-check-green.aspx

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    1. I laughed out loud when I saw this one :)

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  17. Fun!! How about this awesome dragon one?
    http://www.fabric.com/last-chance-sale-last-chance-quilting-headgear-dragons-black.aspx

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    1. Haha. It's called "Headgear Dragons!" Awesome.

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  18. This guy is notorious for ugly suit jackets. This one was my all time favortie - worn at the NBA All-Star Game this year

    http://craigsagerssuits.tumblr.com/post/43495600697/a-close-up-shot-of-the-fabric-used-to-make-craig

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    1. Well, I guess you have to make your mark somehow! This is too good!

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  19. Here's mine. Yuck!
    http://www.craftconn.com/Main.asp?Task=Custom&Step=Fabric+Details&productID=1111

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  20. http://www.fabric.com/clearance-fabric-fashion-fabric-clearance-discount-fabric-65-off-fashion-fabric-polyester-lycra-activewear-knit-tiger-heads-white-burgundy.aspx

    the scariest, bloodiest activewear knit i've ever seen.

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    1. Truly. If I were doing yoga in the same room as someone wearing this I don't think I could keep myself together.

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  21. These "gummy worms" somehow remind me of tapeworms or some sort of creepy infestation:
    http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=ed04da73-280a-42cf-bccc-bfe71ff63fab
    I'm fairly certain there is no way this could ever be interpreted as cute.

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    1. We adopted a stray cat with worms once. That's no joke! Those things will mess you up!

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  22. Ugg I don't know if it will still be there when this giveaway ends but quick go look at this. Postcards....tapestry...enough said. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tapestry-Fabric-W-Heavy-Vinyl-Backing-Paris-Pattern-5-Yd-X-59-In-/130852015488?pt=US_Fabric&hash=item1e77634d80

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    1. It was gone before I even got to look at it. But you can have a 10% off coupon anyway!

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  23. So much ugly! This one is truly uniquely fantastic and repulsive. A winner?

    Wacky Turds Fabric

    http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1766379

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    1. All I could think is, "What on earth can I do to this to make it an attractive window treatment????" This will be a tough challenge is this one wins!

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    2. Haha! My suggestion would be some sort of doggie house window.

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  24. What a fun challenge! Here is my entry:

    http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Novelty-Cowboys-on-Cotton-Fabric-Trendy_stcVVproductId148899385VVcatId539089VVviewprod.htm

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