The Little Cuties Challenge

8” Squares Galore!

8” Squares Galore!

Anybody who has ever been to one of FabMo’s Selection Events has seen the piles of 8” squares. As the name suggests these small square fabric samples that measure 8” and we generally have - well - a bunch of them. The design community calls them “memos” because designers use them to present material recommendations to their clients.

At FabMo we call the “little cuties” because that’s what they are: cute little fabric samples that are waaaaaay to precious to end up in the landfill!

There is a really positive aspect to 8” squares, at least for this crafter: these little fabric squares force you to be really creative and think of making things that you haven’t made before or in different ways as before.

We know our FabMo community to be very creative and so the idea of having an “ Little Cuties Creative Contest” wasn’t exactly a leap.

So here we go:

Show us all the creative ways you use 8 inch squares!

Make whatever your heart desires just make sure your entry is made with at least 50% 8” square fabric sample from FabMo!

Here are the rules:

Timing: Contest deadline is Friday, April 5th. The winners will be announced in the May Newsletter
Entry: Send photos (both item and closeups) to Please include a brief description and your name in the email. If you have a story about your project to tell, please tell it. There is no limit on the number of entries!

Contest Deadline: Friday, April 5th, 2019

Photos of the winning entry will appear in the May Newsletter.

Judging: Winning entry will show most creative use of 8” squares as judged by the FabMo Marketing Committee

And now the part you have all been waiting for: Prizes

The three winners can pick one of these options:

1. Early Access Come before 9 am to two Special Sales events. Choose your treasures before everybody else is let in. How is that for VIP treatment?

2. Walk-in Pass   No need to make an appointment for the Selection Events. You and a friend can come any time during the 3 day of the event. Good for three different Selection Events. How is that for convenience?

If you aren’t local or unable to make it to FabMo over the next six months and you win, please let us know. We’ll find a way to reward you.

Calling on all contestants: even if you don’t win, we might want to use your entry for Project of the Month or feature it in the Newsletter. By entering the contest you agree to let us do that. We are happy to credit you for your work should we use it.

Now, wouldn’t it be fun if we could just leave it at that but there is no contest without the fine print. So here it goes:

Official Contest Rules

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to participate or win the FabMo 8 inch square contest (“Contest”). Minors must ask their parent or legal guardian for permission to participate. If a participant is an eligible minor, his or her parent or legal guardian agrees to these official rules along with and on behalf of his or her minor child.

By entering, Entrant grants FabMo a license to use photographs of the winning entry in the Newsletter, other FabMo documents as well as for FabMo’s webpage and social media.

Eligibility: The Contest is open to all persons. Members of the FabMo Marketing Committee and their immediate families (parent, child, or sibling) are not eligible to enter.

Sponsor: The sponsor of this Contest is FabMo, 970 Terra Bella Avenue, Suite 5, Mountain View, CA 94043.

Contest Period: The Contest period begins on February 20, 2019 at 12:00:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on April 5, 2019 at 11:59:00 p.m. PDT (the “Contest Period”).

How to Enter: During the Contest Period, you may enter the Contest by submitting one or more pictures of your creative work to You can submit more than one creative work. Please submit several pictures to show the overall product plus details that highlight your craftsmanship. Please name the pictures following this format:

Firstname_lastname_creation1_pic1, Firstname_lastname_creation1_pic2, etc.

If you submit more than one entry: Firstname_lastname_creation2_pic1, etc.

Only complete and valid entries, as determined by the Sponsor and/or its Judges, will be eligible for the Contest drawing.

Entry Guidelines and Requirements:

  • Entries must be made of no less than 50% of FabMo 8” squares.

  • Must be the sole, exclusive and original work of the Entrant and must not contain images, artwork, or other materials not created by Entrant;

  • Must not contain, facilitate, reference, or use material that is fraudulent, inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;

  • Must not contain, facilitate, reference or use material that contains prohibited content which shall include, but is not limited to, references to  firearms/weapons/ammunition, any illegal drugs, prostitution, pornography, nudity, profanity or other adult content, violence, or the use of alcohol or tobacco products.

  • Must not contain, facilitate, reference, or use material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, political orientation, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, or age; and

Must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the Entry is created.

Judging Criteria:

Entries will be judged on the following criteria: Originality and creativity

All winners are subject to verification. On or about April 15, 2019 one winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

Winner Verification and Notification:

The potential winners will be notified by email, as determined solely by Sponsor, on or around April 15, 2019 on how to claim their prize. If a potential winner cannot be reached within one week of the initial notification attempt, he or she may be disqualified and the prize awarded to an alternate winner. If a potential winner fails to respond to any notification attempt within the time period specified by Sponsor the potential winner will be disqualified and forfeit his/her prize.

All decisions of Sponsor shall be binding and final. By participating in the contest, entrants consent to the use of the entrant’s name.

Winner to pick one of the following options

1. Early Access - Come before 9 am to two Special Sales events.

2. Walk-in Pass - No need to make an appointment for the Selection Events. You and a friend can come any time during the 3 day of the event. Good for three different Selection Events.

No substitution, cash redemption, or transfer of right to receive any prize will be allowed.

General Rules: Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and/or to cancel, modify or suspend this Contest should entrant fraud or misconduct or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, integrity, security or proper operation of the Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of the prize. Each entrant releases and agrees to hold Sponsor harmless from and against any and all claims and liability arising from or in connection with participation in this Contest, use of the entrant’s mobile phone as permitted hereunder and/or use or redemption of the prize. Entrants assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or use or redemption of the prize. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, corrupted, mutilated, misdirected, misdelivered, undelivered, blocked or delayed entries or other communications, or for technical or human errors, delays or failures of any kind in connection with the submission, transmission, processing, storage or selection of entries, including, without limitation, any malfunctions or failures of computer hardware, computer software, networks or telephone equipment, any data loss or corruption, or any technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof. Caution: Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and/or civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of Santa Clara County, California.  All disputes arising out of or connected with this Contest will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in Santa Clara County, California.
Use of Entry Information: The Sponsor will not use submitted information for any purpose other than to contact the potential winners.

Tina Baumgartner