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It’s March, and you know what that means: it’s time for another edition of the most fun-filled, action-packed, nail-biting, rock-’em sock-’em interactive game in the modern quilting world.  Yes, that’s right — we’re once again infected by ‘the Madness’.  The March Modern Madness, that is.

Don’t know what Fat Quarterly’s Modern Madness is?  Well, it’s a friendly race to the end for 64 of the past year’s hottest modern fabric lines, facing off in a bracket-style tournament until only one remains.  It’s based on the NCAA college basketball tournament that’s so popular here in the U.S., and you can read more about it here (and catch up on all of last year’s action here).

Now before you get too upset, let’s remember that this is all in FUN.  We run Modern Madness with only the best of intentions — to celebrate all of the wonderful designs that we’ve been working with for the past 12 months and, more importantly, to expose our readers to some fabulous fabric lines of which they may have been previously unaware.  And while we like to celebrate the sole survivor, there are no winners or losers in Modern Madness — we’re highlighting ALL of the designers and lines that we love so much.

I’ll be back more soon with the final brackets and a full tourney schedule, but first wanted to solicit your nominations.  What have you loved sewing with in the past year?  What lines should be included in our field of 64?  Let us know via the form below.

** Nominations are now closed. Thanks for your input! **