IPM 2017 Indie Royalty: Let the voting begin!…again

We had 21 eligible entries for Indie Royalty and as you know your editors normally choose their top 14 for you to vote on…but how could we pick 14 out of 21 amazing entries? Or let me put it this way, how could we even choose 7 to discard? So we cheated (hey, we make the rules! 😉 ) and decided to put them all in for the vote.

There are 10 prizes after all! Plenty to go around and they were all so deserving.

Well done everyone for showing us you are worthy of an IPM Crown!

Now it’s your turn to vote.

Voting is open for 3 days and closes at midnight on August 7th (24:00 UTC) 

You can only vote once but you can select up to THREE entries before you hit the vote button.

In the voting form below you will see a thumbnail of each finalist’s feature image. The title of their entry is also a clickable link back to their post so you can go and read all about each entry easily and see more fantastic photos before you make your picks.

We recommend you right-click > open link in new tab. 

Here’s a round up of all the finalists:

There are TEN prizes available for this competition from these fabulous sponsors:


The 10 entries with the highest votes will each be randomly assigned a prize.

Ok, let’s get VOTING, yay!

Remember, you can vote once for up to three entries, so chose carefully before you submit 🙂

The finalists are displayed in random order, select the three you want to vote for and then click the VOTE button to submit:

Good luck everyone! 🙂




17 thoughts on “IPM 2017 Indie Royalty: Let the voting begin!…again

  1. Thank you for organising this, and it was fun to take part now ive got two years more sewing experience, love seeing new indie patterns in there too & it is nice to log onto the page to see new makes. hoping to get better at taking part in the monthly themes!

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  2. Dear Monthly Stitch, I am hoping you can help me with a question. I entered the Indie Royalty contest with my entry Lady of the Playground (Piper Springs at piperfeedsthedogs@wordpress.com) I was successful in publishing it on your blog, and I did enter the category tag. Just wondering why I wasn’t included in the vote. I am also now wondering if my other two entries this month were also somehow not qualifying. Could you please let me know what I might be doing incorrectly? Thank you so much for your assistance.

    Sent from my iPad



    • Hi Deb, Indie Royalty was only open TMS contributors that had previously posted on the blog before August 1st 2017 – but this does not include previous IPM posts. All your posts are for previous IPM so you were not eligible, I’m sorry. Each year during IPM we have a contest open only for TMS contributors to thanks them for sewing with us during the year. If you can get a post up this year sometime for a regular challenge then next year you will be eligible.

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      • I would suggest making that rule MUCH more clear in the IPM rules. I just went and reviewed the general rules for IPM and this rule is not there. How disappointing for those who made the effort to enter the contests but didn’t know they weren’t eligible.


        • Hi Bec, it is not a general rule, it is specific to the Indie Royalty contest. It is clearly stated under the Indie Royalty specific rules section on the IPM contests launch post, in the IPM main page and again on the Indie Royalty launch post. In order to know what is required for this contest you need to read these rules.

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          • Personally I found it very clear and as a regular TMS poster, I really appreciate having a ‘just for the community’ challenge. Thanks Mel & Kat for all your hard work. It’s much appreciated – both during IPM and for the remaining 11 months. ❤

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