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What's cookin'? New designs featuring stacks of kitchen goodness, master chefs, antique utensils, classic kitchenware, and more, all ready to bring you embroidery possibilities bursting with flavor and always well done!

Spice up your kitchen decor and chef's apparel with stacks of fresh food, ingredients, and kitchenware. Vintage utensils and kitchen signs are perfect for creating a classic look. Stitch up a culinary feast with fun master chef designs, beginning with appetizers and ending with a scrumptious dessert!

For the icing on the cake, this week's project shows how to make in-the-hoop silverware holders. A hen, rooster, owl, cupcake, and more make adorable pockets for silverware on your table, and unique gift ideas, too!

Free project instructions for machine embroidery in-the-hoop utensil holders.


 
Servin' Up the Stacks

Serve up tasty produce and down home ingredients in stack designs perfect for seasoning everything with joy! Pasta, pie, measuring cups, and more are stacked to the ceiling with homemade goodness.
 
Let zesty pasta and spicy tomato salsa stacks bring warmth to your home. On sweatshirts, reusable grocery bags, framed embroidery, and more, fresh designs are just right for celebrating the delicious side of life!
   
Stack of pasta, pepper, tomato, onion, and garlic machine embroidery design.   Stack of salsa--tomato, cilantro, pepper, and onion machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.87"X9.37" and 4.28"X6.84" and 2.41"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.19"X9.41" and 3.79"X6.85" and 2.13"X3.86"


Freshen your kitchen decor with a mango salsa stack, then reward yourself with an apple pie stack, in fun designs for aprons, towels, wall hangings, and more!
 
Stack of mango salsa--mango, tomato, cilantro, pepper, and onion machine embroidery design.   Apple pie ingredients machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.53"X9.42" and 4.04"X6.86" and 2.27"X3.87"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X9.20" and 4.36"X6.86" and 2.45"X3.86"

Create a tea towel tote using machine embroidery designs with these free project instructions.
The Cook 'n' Clean Apron makes it fun and easy to stay spotless in the kitchen! This apron features a detachable terrycloth towel, which makes clean-up a breeze. Spice up your apron with these mouth-watering stack designs and get cookin'!

Click here for these free apron project instructions!


Breakfast is the most important stack of the day! Bacon, eggs, and toast are a hearty start to the morning, and a stack of chef's hat, oven mitts, and apron will help you cook it up right!
     
Breakfast toast, eggs, and bacon machine embroidery design.   Chef's hat, oven mitts, and apron machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.87"X9.18" and 4.38"X6.86" and 2.46"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.63"X9.41" and 4.09"X6.81" and 2.34"X3.86"


Pastel bowls and cups teeter in a stack of pretty dishware, while brightly colored cups and spoons make a tower that will truly measure up on any project.
     
Stack of kitchen dishes and cups machine embroidery design.   Measuring cups and spoons machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.70"X9.41" and 4.16"X6.87" and 2.33"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.80"X8.30" and 4.80"X6.86" and 2.69"X3.87"


Some say laughter is brightest where the food is best. Bright kitchenware stack designs will cheer any kitchen or dining room decor!
     
Kitchen spoon, whisk, spatula, and frying pan machine embroidery design.   Pastry cutter, mixing spoon, rolling pin, and pie pan machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.92" and 4.50"X6.86" and 2.52"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.99" and 4.46"X6.86" and 2.50"X3.85"


Servin' Up the Stacks Design Packs 


Bright and fresh food and kitchenware stacks create a merry feast, in designs ripe for stitching onto aprons, towels, sweatshirts, tote bags, wall hangings, and more! Guests and family will know good food lives here when they see these designs.
 

Servin' up the stacks machine embroidery kitchenware and food  design packs.

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 10 designs, priced at only $16.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"

**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


 
Master Chefs

Create your own culinary masterpieces with cheerful master chefs. Smiling and able, these chefs are sure to bring delight to your table. Pair with our Lady Chefs designs for kitchen decor seasoned with love!

First come the eggs and then the decadent cake, in designs sure to add a whimsical touch to aprons and chef's attire.
     
A master chef whisking eggs machine embroidery design.   A master chef serves dessert machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
2.74"X6.80" and 1.58"X3.89"
  Available in two sizes:
4.73"X6.80" and 2.70"X3.89"


The wine and cheese course comes first, followed by a tasty entree. Stitch onto table linens to set your table with fun continental flair!
     
A master chef serves wine and cheese machine embroidery design.   A master chef serves dinner machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
3.20"X6.80" and 1.84"X3.89"
  Available in two sizes:
4.74"X6.80" and 2.71"X3.88"

Create a tea towel tote using machine embroidery designs with these free project instructions.
Stitch your favorite chef designs on a handy pocket potholder. Love the convenience of flat potholders but the coverage of oven mitts? This project is the best of both worlds. Go ahead, try one -- pretty soon you'll be making them as gifts for everyone on your list.

Click here for these free project instructions!



Bruschetta, anyone? Or a perfectly seasoned turkey leg? These designs are as sure to please as any delicious Hors d'Oeuvres recipe.
     
A master chef with bread and tomato machine embroidery design.   Master chef with turkey machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
3.91"X6.80" and 2.24"X3.89"
  Available in two sizes:
3.88"X6.80" and 2.22"X3.89"


Master Chefs Design Packs 


Master chefs are cooking up a storm in fun and ever so tasteful designs, just right for sharing your love of food with friends and family. Season aprons, towels, table linens, and cook's attire with masterful results!
 

Master chefs machine embroidery design pack.

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


 
Vintage Kitchen Sign

Old-time, vintage kitchen signs warm any kitchen. As framed embroidery and a wall hanging, on towels and mixer covers, a "Baked Goods" design will make life sweet!
Baked goods vintage kitchen sign machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
7.33"X5.84" and 6.12"X4.87"


Family recipes are treasures passed on from generation to generation. Celebrate your family's favorites with a fun vintage sign, perfect for any kitchen decor project!
 
Family recipes vintage kitchen sign machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
8.24"X5.81" and 6.89"X4.86"

Framing your embroidery is a great way to display your beautiful handiwork, as well as treasure it year after year. Stitch these classic vintage kitchen signs and display them proudly in your home, or give them as a gift!

Click here for Kenny's step-by-step embroidery framing instructions!


As a Roman playwright said, "Spice a dish with love and it pleases every palate." This "Made with Love" sign will please on sweatshirts, towels, aprons, and framed embroidery!
 
Made with love vintage kitchen sign machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
6.55"X5.86" and 5.42"X4.84"

 
Classic Kitchenware

People loved our Tabletop Treasures designs, and requested more designs in that style, and here they are! In addition to the eating utensils in the Tabletop Treasures Design Pack, create timeless appeal with antique serving and cooking utensils decorated with vintage flair.

Fast to stitch yet sure to create enduring fashion, a beautiful ladle and whisk are ideal for stitching onto tea towels, aprons, chef's coats, table linens, and more!
     
Antique sketched ladle utensil machine embroidery design.   Antique vintage whisk machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X6.85" and 2.72"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
2.11"X6.85" and 1.18"X3.84"


Serve up a stylish look on kitchen decor with slotted spoon and pie knife designs.
     
Antique vintage slotted spoon machine embroidery design.   Antique vintage pie knife machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
1.84"X6.84" and 1.04"X3.84"
  Available in two sizes:
1.84"X6.88" and 1.03"X3.85"


Family memories are created in the kitchen. Stitch a memorable look onto any kitchen linen or decor project with light and lovely serving fork and spoon designs.
     
Antique vintage serving fork machine embroidery design.   Antique vintage serving spoon machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
1.84"X6.84" and 1.04"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
1.86"X6.84" and 1.04"X3.84"


Classic Kitchenware Design Packs 


Fold in old friends with the new with vintage style kitchenware designs! Sketchbook-style designs add a fresh and stylish touch to tea towels, aprons, table linens, and even curtains.
 

Classic antique kitchenware utensils machine embroidery design.

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


Read the fabrics 101 article to find out how to embroider on tea towels and flour sack towels with machine embroidery designs.
Flour sack towels and tea towels are staples at craft fairs everywhere and have graced kitchens for centuries. They make a delightfully simple way to give the perfect embroidery designs to friends and family!

Read Kenny's tips and tricks for stabilizing, needle choice, design choice, and more in his handy Fabrics 101 article for embroidering on tea towels and flour sack towels.

Tools of the Trade Cookware

Happiness is good home cooking, and the tools of the trade are what make that possible. Create a cookware set second to none with contemporary kitchenware designs. Light-stitching, one color designs create fast and stylish decorations for kitchen wear and decor.

Any good sauce or dessert begins with a pan and a rolling pin! Stitch onto aprons, flour sack towels, curtains, wall hangings, and more.
     
Pots and pans machine embroidery design.   Rolling pin machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
5.51"X2.69" and 3.85"X1.88"
  Available in two sizes:
5.50"X4.52" and 3.85"X3.16"


Cooking is love made visible, as the saying goes. Share the love with sweet whisk and baking pan designs on aprons, table linens, and more!
     
Whisk machine embroidery design.   Baking pans machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.13"X5.50" and 2.89"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"


Serve up homemade designs just right for flour sack towels!
     
Spatula machine embroidery design.   Tongs machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
5.50"X4.08" and 3.84"X2.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.50"X4.18" and 3.85"X2.93"


Whip up some kitchen fun with classic ladle and egg beater designs.
     
Ladle machine embroidery design.   Egg beater machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
5.51"X4.12" and 3.86"X2.88"
  Available in two sizes:
5.50"X4.71" and 3.85"X3.30"


If the torch of love is lit in the kitchen, the knife and saucepan are the matches. Stitch onto towels and aprons for a savory look!
     
Knife machine embroidery design.   Saucepan machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
5.51"X3.08" and 3.86"X2.16"
  Available in two sizes:
5.51"X4.40" and 3.86"X3.08"


Create a measure of happiness with measuring cup and measuring spoons designs.
     
Measuring cup machine embroidery design.   Measuring spoons machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
3.72"X5.51" and 2.60"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.50"X3.40" and 3.85"X2.38"


Tools of the Trade Cookware Design Packs 


Create your own collection of all the tools of the trade a master chef would ever need! Spice up flour sack towels, table linens, aprons, reusable grocery bags, and more with classic kitchen ware.
 

Cookware utensils machine embroidery design.

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 12 designs, priced at only $19.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



The kitchen just got glamorous with a medley of classic bakeware. Pots and pans, rolling pin, whisk, and more shine in a design just right for aprons, chef's hats and coats, and kitchen wall hangings.
 
Bakeware medley machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
7.00"X10.78" and 5.85"X9.02" and 4.51"X6.86"


Framed embroidery in the kitchen is a fun way to decorate, and this array of classic kitchenware is just right for adding a stylish touch to any kitchen decor!
 
Kitchenware medley machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
7.00"X10.15" and 5.86"X8.49" and 4.74"X6.86"

 
Silverware Holders (In-the-Hoop)

Embroidery is a wonderful way to create a fun and decorative table setting, and these in-the-hoop silverware holders are a very creative way to set any table. Adorable felt and applique designs add charm and gaiety to every occasion.

Click here for Kenny's free project instructions on creating these in-the-hoop silverware holders!

We aren't just clucking -- hen and rooster in-the-hoop silverware holders will add country charm to your kitchen or dining room table. Stitch a whole flock for your next gathering.
   
Hen in-the-hoop utensil holder machine embroidery design.   Rooster in-the-hoop utensil holder machine embroidery design.
Available in one size:
4.11"X6.87"
  Available in one size:
3.85"X6.87"


Owl and apple in-the-hoop silverware holders make great gifts for wise school teachers, team coaches, music teachers, and more! You can be sure they won't already have one of these.
   
Owl in-the-hoop utensil holder machine embroidery design.   Apple in-the-hoop utensil holder machine embroidery design.
Available in one size:
4.57"X6.86"
  Available in one size:
4.50"X6.88"


Whether it's a fancy tea party or a special birthday, the teapot and cupcake in-the-hoop silverware holders add a whimsical touch to any place setting!
   
Tea pot in-the-hoop utensil holder machine embroidery design.   Cupcake in-the-hoop utensil holder machine embroidery design.
Available in one size:
4.87"X6.79"
  Available in one size:
4.47"X6.90"


Silverware Holders (In-the-Hoop) Design Packs 


Colorful in-the-hoop silverware holders are perfect for adding a unique touch to holidays, birthdays, and any special occasion! Set a festive table with teapot, cupcake, rooster, hen, owl, and apple pocket designs.
 

In-the-hoop utensil holders machine embroidery design pack.

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 1 size: 
5"x7"

 


 

It's time to get stitchin' for the kitchen! See what other crafty folk like you have cooked up for the kitchen and get inspired today. We post photos of projects every weekday by stitchers just like you in the Stitchers Showcase. Check out some of the tasty creations, and feel free to show off what you've made by sending a photo to stitch@emblibrary.com!

Click on the images below to go to the specific showcase, or click here to see them all!
 

Pig in Chef's Clothing
 

Chef's Choice Apron Set
 

Chef Tweets
 
 
Chef's Fancy Riegerix Bistro
Cluckin' in the Kitchen
 
 


Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in previous weeks!