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To participate in our Spring Mystery Creative Challenge  pick up a kit from Sew-Jo’s. Your kit will be in a sealed numbered paper bag.  That’s right! You don’t know what fabrics you are getting!  That’s the mystery!   It will contain 4 long quarters (10" x width of fabric) of fabric and surprise embellishments.  

Challenge Instructions

  • Your completed Mystery Creation can be any size as long as you utilize at least ¾ of each piece of fabric you are given.  The surprise embellishments are optional.
  • Your creation can be anything you feel like sewing, clothing, a quilt, a wall hanging, dolls, an art piece, … maybe reupholster a chair .... surprise us!
  • Your Mystery Creation must include 2 or more decorative stitches from your sewing machine.
  • You may use up to eight (8) additional fabrics to complete your Mystery Creation. If it's a quilt or wall hanging, the backing fabric and binding are not included in the additional fabric count.  If it is a bag or fashion item, the lining fabric will not be included. 
  • There are no restrictions on which techniques you use. 
In fact, we encourage using your extra accessories and specialty feet, 
Try new quilting techniques  
Or add some embroidery, 

or applique     
add decorative stitches
and anything else you can think of!
  • WE CHALLENGE YOU to use a variety of techniques to add interest. 
  • Kit Fee is $20 + tax.
  • All participants will receive a one time 20% off Sew-Jo’s discount coupon.

Our challenge kits will be available as of January 16, 2024 and your completed Mystery Creation must be returned to Sew-Jo’s no later than April 30, 2024.

It will be put on display at Sew-Jo’s so that interested voters can view all the creations in person. Your Mystery Creation entry will also be photographed and posted on our website and Facebook for voters to view before voting for their choice. We will keep your creation on display until May 14, 2024 at which time a winner will be announced.

A winner will be chosen on May 14, 2024, with a prize of a $100 Sew-Jo’s Gift Certificate.

If you are interested in participating you can either, sign up on our website by searching for "mystery" and adding to your cart, call the store, or send in an email to indicating interest. 

We can’t wait to see what you create in this Spring 2024 Mystery Creative Challenge (SMCC). 

Hope you can join in the fun!

Jo and Cathy