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All About Applique

NEW THIS WEEK - January 21st, 2009


All About Applique

Free Project Instructions!

Get out your bin of fabric scraps, because this week, it's all about applique!

 

Browse this page to find a collection of applique in different styles and sizes to suit your every stitching need. Rich squares with tropical motifs; flowers accented by fancy, scrolling stitching; and a set of animals with a vintage look are just waiting for you to discover them. Plus, you'll find a variety of heirloom applique designs -- fruits and veggies, dinosaurs, and lots more -- for just $1 each!

 

Applique designs are a great way to use up scraps of favorite fabric left over from other projects. Since fabric covers part or all of an applique design, it's a great way to get "solid" fabric coverage in a jiffy. Applique also offers endless ways to exercise your creativity -- if you want a floral moose or a tie-dyed strawberry, you can make it happen!

 

Be sure to check out our instructions for stitching applique designs, multi-piece applique, and heirloom applique. And be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page for the "Stay In Shape" Tweet of the Week!

 Click here for free project instructions!
Applique Wall Hanging


Pieces of Paradise

 

These tropically inspired squares give you a chance to show off all kinds of rare and beautiful fabrics! Each design is made on a fabric base, with impressive satin stitch surrounding the applique on top.
A shimmery green fabric was used for the hummingbird below -- mix up your choice of textures, prints, and fibers for a tropical treasure that's uniquely yours.

 

Click here for instructions on stitching multi-piece applique designs.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X6.70" and 6.84"X5.88" and 5.61"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.39"

 

A bold butterfly spreads its wings across this dazzling square.
Pick a patterned fabric for the wings to invent a new kind of butterfly!

 

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X6.51" and 7.05"X5.87" and 5.83"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.27"

 

You can stitch this toucan anywhere you want to add a splash of the tropics --
try it on a tote bag to take to the beach this summer!

 

Available in four sizes:
7.82"X6.86" and 6.71"X5.87" and 5.56"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.39"

 

Tropical tree frogs come in all kinds of bold colors and patterns.

Choose different fabrics for a frog that's realistic or fantastical!

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.03" and 6.50"X5.86" and 5.37"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.50"

 

Large, lovely hibiscus flowers are one of the many gems of warm climates, from Egypt to Hawaii.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X6.45" and 7.09"X5.87" and 5.86"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.22"

 

Swirling "waves" surround this sea turtle with an applique shell. These amazing creatures have changed little since prehistoric times, and they're found in all the world's oceans except the Arctic.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.86"X6.64" and 6.92"X5.88" and 5.74"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.31"


A Pieces of Paradise (Applique) Value Pack

Piece together your own paradise with all six of these designs!
Their tropical flair lends itself to totes, wall hangings, clothing, and more.


The Pieces of Paradise (Applique) value pack contains 6 designs, priced at only $10.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

 

 

All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9

 

All designs smaller than 6 x 10

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

All designs smaller than 4 x 4


 

 

Pretty Petals

 

Echoing the style of the birds in the recently released Perching Pretty designs,

these applique flowers are a classy way to put your favorite fabrics on display.

 

Click here for instructions on stitching applique designs.

 

Five pointed petals on this flower leave lots
of room to let your favorite fabric show.
  Cleverly arranged satin stitching
gives this flower lots of dimension.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X5.56" and 3.39"X3.87"
  Available in two sizes:
4.87"X5.66" and 3.36"X3.92"

Rounded petals provide a nice contrast
to pointed leaves and a swirling stem.

 

Subtly patterned leaf stitching
sets off this gorgeous flower.

 
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.87"
  Available in two sizes:
5.28"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.57"

A round and full bloom is on display,
with more buds waiting.

 

Bold stripes radiate out from the center, accented by straight wispy leaves.

 
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X6.20" and 3.02"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.88"X6.27" and 3.03"X3.89"


A Pretty Petals (Applique) Value Pack

Get all six of these lovely flowers at a discount -- they'll be the perfect go-to designs

when you need a classy, one-of-a-kind gift.


The Pretty Petals (Applique) value pack contains 6 designs, priced at only $8.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

 

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

All designs smaller than 4 x 4


 

 

Crafty Critters Applique

 

These charming applique designs are inspired by an earlier series of Crafty Critters -- tiny, friendly animals with a vintage homemade look. Each comes in two sizes and combines an adorable applique cutout with soft stitched details. If you like this style, make sure to check out the Crafty Critters designs without applique too! Click here for instructions on stitching heirloom applique designs.

 

Hedgehogs may have a reputation for being "prickly," but this one's as snuggly as they come!
Lifting a fresh pastel flower, this crafty critter will become the best stitched buddy of toddlers

and young adults alike.

 

Available in two sizes:
6.05"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.11"

 

A cute frog sits on a lily pad, big eyes watching dinner fly by.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.30" and 3.55"X3.85"

 

A young fawn frolics, chasing a bee through the field.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.47" and 3.40"X3.85"

 

We stitched this gentle mouse with a felt applique to be extra soft to the touch.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.89"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.83"

 

 

 

 Heirloom Applique - Dollar Delights

 

Whenever new heirloom applique designs are released, Embroidery Library stitchers can't wait to get their needles on them. Applique is a great way to use up scraps of fabric left over from other projects, and there's lots of room for creativity. Want a floral banana or a batik triceratops? Go right ahead and make it! Blanket stitch gives this style a special handcrafted touch. Browse this variety of heirloom applique designs -- you'll find flowers, fruits and veggies, dinosaurs, woodland creatures, a tasty cupcake, and more. Click here for instructions on stitching heirloom applique designs.

 

A whimsical swirl decorates the center
of this five-petaled flower -
only $1.00!
  A tiny print on the fabric gives this sunflower-like design extra floral appeal - only $1.00!
 
Available in one size:
3.73"X3.85"
  Available in one size:
3.85"X3.85"

An applique cupcake with delectable fabric frosting and a cherry on top makes a sweet stitched treat - only $1.00! For this design, take a look at our multi-piece applique instructions.   A simple running stitch defines this
applique bunch of grapes -
only $1.00!
 
Available in one size:
3.09"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
2.90"X3.85"

Stitch this tasty applique banana for
your favorite little monkey -
only $1.00!
  Red polka-dotted fabric gives this strawberry applique the texture of real seeds - only $1.00!
 
Available in one size:
3.69"X3.87"
  Available in one size:
3.33"X3.85"

A simple, juicy lemon is accented with a bit of citrus-peel texture along the edge - only $1.00!   This simple pear shape is both elegant
and down-to-earth -
only $1.00!
 
Available in one size:
3.85"X3.32"
  Available in one size:
2.68"X3.85"

Harvest the bounty of your scrap bin
and serve up this carrot -
only $1.00!
  This applique onion is fresh
from the garden -
only $1.00!
 
Available in one size:
3.56"X3.85"
  Available in one size:
2.94"X3.86"

Probably the most adorable T-rex we've seen, this little guy isn't scary at all! - only $1.00!   The apatosaurus (formerly known as brontosaurus) is a famous gentle giant - only $1.00!
 
Available in one size:
2.69"X3.50"
  Available in one size:
3.51"X3.07"

The stegosaurus inspires wonder with its
large plates and spiked tail -
only $1.00!
  The velociraptor, famous as the villain in Jurassic Park, is tiny and friendly here - only $1.00!
 
Available in one size:
3.50"X3.18"
  Available in one size:
3.51"X2.55"

The gigantic spinosaurus is another dinosaur with a memorable shape - only $1.00!   A gentle vegetarian, the triceratops is one
of the best-known dinosaurs -
only $1.00!
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.08"
  Available in one size:
3.51"X2.18"

Simple and stunning, this eagle applique will
take your stitching above the rest -
only $1.00!
  Bring your projects some northwoods flair
with this simple moose design -
only $1.00!
 
Available in one size:
2.82"X3.85"
  Available in one size:
3.85"X3.81"

Friends and family will howl with delight
over this wolf applique -
only $1.00!
  Dress up this turtle's shell in your
choice of fabrics -
only $1.00!
 
Available in one size:
3.85"X3.16"
  Available in one size:
3.86"X3.21"

A symbol of France and all things royal, this fleur de lis applique is just the thing
to bring a touch of elegance to your stitching -
only $1.00!
Available in one size:
3.35"X3.85"

 

 

 

The energetic birds of the new Stay in Shape Tweet are here to help motivate you to get through your workout! Whether you're into sports like basketball, tennis, or swimming, or just like doing a little cardio and weight training to keep fit, they're always just your speed. Stitch them on the back of your jogging jacket, or put them on a gift for the fitness enthusiast in your life.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X9.04" and 4.41"X6.80"



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