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Let's Go Retro
 

NEW THIS WEEK - January 9th, 2008


Let's Go Retro

Free Project Instructions!

 

The wonderful thing about "retro" style is the flood of memories that it evokes. Bring the past into your embroidery and stitching projects with new retro designs that are bursting with flavor from the 60s and 70s!

Wide-eyed owls perch among avocado-green leaves, and they're a hoot to stitch on kitchen towels, appliance covers, and cozies. Square and circle designs make wonderful features and centerpieces, and neat rows of owls are perfect for borders of table linens, skirts, shirts, and towels.

Quick-stitch vintage animal pairs are delightful additions to flour-sack towels, placemats, and quilts. And, new "Crafty Critter" designs are the perfect blend of light and lively, with solid fills contrasting against sleek, sketch-like lines.

These fun and friendly new designs are sure to energize a bevy of stitching projects, including linens, towels, attire, quilts and much more. Now put on a groovy smile and skip down the page to take a trip down memory lane!

Add some "oomph" to your
outfit with a Beaded Owl Lace Necklace!
Click here for free project instructions.



Let's Go Retro Owls

A pair of wide-owed owls perch together in avocado green leaves. Their harvest-gold
eyes are reminiscent of the kitchen appliance colors that were popular during the
60s and 70s. Fantastic on towels, table linens, quilts, blankets, and more!
 

Available in four sizes:
7.75"X7.79" and 5.83"X5.86" and 4.85"X4.87" and 3.85"X3.85"



An inquisitive owl peers out from his leafy perch.
  He is a great match for tote bags and framed art!
 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X8.04" and 4.86"X6.70" and 2.82"X3.87"



A group of owls is called a 'parliament.'  This happy parliament sticks close together
 for maximum chatting!  Get those around you talking by embellishing sweatshirts and
 wall-hangings with this jaunty, oval-shaped design.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.18"X9.39" and 3.78"X6.87"



A little owlet perfectly imitates his mother. 
The smaller size of this design
 has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.42"X4.70" and 6.00"X3.39"



Mother owl and her three, adorable owlets sit in a row.
A wonderful border for
 pillowcases and curtains! The smaller size of this design has been formatted
for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

 

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.42" and 6.00"X2.79"



Owls peek out from the safety of their tree in this border. A fantastic match
 for table runners and napkins!
The medium size of this design has been formatted
for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

 

Available in three sizes:
9.42"X2.42" and 5.99"X1.89"

Smallest size contains two files, both smaller than: 3.61"X1.89"



A little owl is tucked snugly within the crook of a tree branch.  Perch him in the corners of shirt pockets and placemats!
 
  A darling, wide-eyed owl
 stares charmingly from
sweatshirts and towels.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.85"

  Available in one size:
3.13"X3.87"


A
Retro Owls Value Pack

All of the above Retro Owl designs are available in a value pack!

The extra-large pack contains 13 designs - priced at only $22.97!
The large pack contains 10 designs - priced at only $19.97!
The medium pack contains 12 designs - priced at only $22.97!
The small pack contains 12 designs - priced at only $22.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 

All designs smaller than 8 x 10 All designs smaller than 7.8 x 7.8 All designs smaller than 6 x 10
     
   
  All designs smaller than 5 x 7  


Crafty Critters

A sweet, little owl makes a perfect landing on a flowering branch.
Let him land on towels, blankets, and children's items, too!
 

Available in two sizes:
6.52"X4.86" and 3.87"X2.91"



A pudgy robin enjoys her surroundings of lively flowers.  Add her to your own
 surroundings by stitching her onto wall-hangings, framed art, and t-shirts!
 

Available in two sizes:
6.44"X4.84" and 3.85"X2.91"



Hiding among the dandelions, this precious little bunny savors a carrot-y snack.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.80"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.20"



Holding a small sprout, a shy chipmunk peeps over her shoulder.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.68"X4.88" and 3.85"X3.33"



A bright-eyed and bushy-tailed squirrel gathers an acorn to add to his collection.
  This adorable little guy is a great match for sweatshirts, tote bags, and more!
 

Available in two sizes:
5.04"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.73"



Soaring high through the clouds, a birdie chirps enthusiastically.
  Have him fly directly onto curtains, quilts, and t-shirts!
 

Available in two sizes:
6.85"X3.68" and 3.85"X2.07"



A
Crafty Critters Value Pack

All of the above Crafty Critters designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $10.97!
Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the
value pack to your shopping basket.
 

 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Vintage-Stitch Animals

Roly-poly chickadees chatter away happily from pine boughs. 
This quick-stitch design is a lovely addition to flour sack towels!
 

Available in two sizes:
6.85"X3.68" and 3.85"X2.07"



Adorable cardinals sit primly alongside pinecones.  They would
 just love to sit on a pair of winter-y curtains as well!
 

Available in two sizes:
6.85"X4.20" and 3.84"X2.35"



Dignified owls keep watch over the busy forest. With low stitch
count and few color changes, these vintage-style designs are
fun and fast to sew.
 

Available in two sizes:
6.85"X4.30" and 3.85"X2.41"



A stout sparrow welcomes a friend to her branch.  The quick-to-
stitch design would be a lovely accent on a T-shirt.
 

Available in two sizes:
6.31"X4.85" and 3.85"X2.96"



A pair of playful raccoons tumble about in the wildflowers.
 

Available in two sizes:
6.85"X3.45" and 3.85"X1.93"



This early bird robin woos his sweetheart with a worm.
 

Available in two sizes:
6.85"X3.56" and 3.85"X1.99"



Scurrying up and down, left and right, a duo of merry squirrels explore their tree. Bring
their lively energy to your own home by adding them onto towels, cozies and bedding!
 

Available in two sizes:
5.70"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.31"



Chipmunk buddies frisk and frolic amidst tall grasses and tiny
 blossoms.  An oh-so-cute accent for children's bedding and attire!
 

Available in two sizes:
6.18"X4.87" and 3.85"X3.02"



As the moon glows, a wise owl roosts high above the ground on a pine bough.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.67"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.30"



A
Vintage-Stitch Animals Value Pack

All of the above Vintage-Stitch Animal designs are available in a value pack - priced at
only $12.97! 
Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 

 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Retro Patchwork Animals

Even while dozing, this owl is chock full of
personality with his multiple squiggles, swirls, and pattern fills. Add him to a sleepy-time blanket or quilt!
 
  No need to be scared - this masked bandit is just
a delightful raccoon with a coat of many colors!
 

Available in two sizes:
4.79"X5.30" and 3.51"X3.86"

  Available in two sizes:
4.95"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.78"


A patchwork robin puffs out his chest with pride.
 
  This chubby blue jay is a poetic medley of patterns.  Such a fun addition to quilts and towels!
 

Available in two sizes:
4.81"X4.94" and 3.75"X3.86"

  Available in two sizes:
5.50"X4.80" and 3.86"X3.37"


A patchwork bunny this cute is sure
 to cause ear-to-ear grins.
 
  Such a look of innocence from a colorful,
 mischievous squirrel!  Brighten up shirts
 and blankets with his adorable expression!
 

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X6.61" and 2.81"X3.86"

  Available in two sizes:
4.93"X4.82" and 3.86"X3.77"


A
Retro Patchwork Animals Value Pack

All of the above Retro Patchwork Animals designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $10.97! Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the
value pack to your shopping basket.
 

 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Retro Lace Animals

 
Retro lace designs, featuring three adorable animals have a wide array of delightful
possibilities. See how you can add glass amber beads to turn this charming creatures
into jewelry! Click here for project instructions. 
 
Retro Frog (Lace)   Retro Owl (Lace)   Retro Monkey (Lace)
   

Available in one size:
2.89"X3.09"

  Available in one size:
1.68"X3.10"
  Available in one size:
2.50"X3.09"

In-the-Hoop Refrigerator Magnets

Liven up refrigerators, filing cabinets, doors, and other metallic surfaces with colorful and
 charismatic creatures, straight out of the 1960s. These captivating magnets are created
entirely in-the-hoop!
Click here for free project instructions.
 


  Nothing will sneak past the watchful
 eyes of this vibrant owl. 
 
  Glorious wings flapping, a jolly little bird
 sails across the sky (or your refrigerator!).
 

Available in two sizes:
2.76"X3.87" and 2.40"X3.37"

  Available in two sizes:
3.88"X3.31" and 3.37"X2.87"


A graceful fox swishes her lovely tail.
 
  A fuzzy-tailed squirrel sits at rapt attention.
 

Available in two sizes:
3.31"X3.87" and 2.88"X3.37"

  Available in two sizes:
3.76"X3.87" and 3.27"X3.37"


Request of the Week - Retro Applique Owl
 
Emailing from Holland, Carla sent in a request to say that she and her mother-in-law are big fans
of owls. In fact, the term she used to describe them both was "owl crazy" (they each have been
collecting owls statues for years and have amassed hundreds of figurines)!  Wanting to carry her
love of owls into her embroidery hobby, Carla was looking for an owl design that could be sewn
onto lightweight fabrics.  Loving to make gifts for others, her ideas included an owl quilt for her
mother-in-law, and possibly an owl t-shirt for her granddaughter. An adorable applique owl is
a great match for both projects! 

Not wanting the little owl to be lonely, it was decided that he needed some equally adorable
friends to join him, like this bunny and squirrel.  Tuck them onto quilts, blankets, children's
items, attire, and more!  Thanks for the marvelous request, Carla - it was a hoot to create!

Click here for free project instructions for heirloom-style applique embroidery.

 

Sew Sweet Bunny Sew Sweet Owl Sew Sweet Squirrel

Available in one size:
3.58"X3.85"

Available in one size:
3.18"X3.85"
Available in one size:
3.85"X3.85"