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Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

NEW THIS WEEK - January 24th, 2007:


Planes, Trains, & Automobiles!

Free Project Instructions!

Make a cozy and soft cat tunnel.
It's eye-catching and Chloe-approved!

Through the air, down the highway, along the rails, or off-road, the sky's the limit with transportation designs this week.


Take off into the wild blue yonder with helicopter, fighter, airliner, and float plane designs. Embroider gifts for all the flying fans you know.

 

Hit the open road with "Big Rigs" -- semi cabs and trailers, a tanker, even a tow truck. Catch the nomadic spirit of snowbirds and campers with fifth wheel and motor home designs.

 

Quick-stitching Simple Treasures designs make great logos for shirts, caps, and bags. Eighteen, easy-to-stitch designs for only $1 each will thrill everyone who thrills to the dusty trail and the wind in their hair. Create it all -- from motorcycles to monster trucks,  jeeps to limousines and classic cars, golf carts to dune buggies!


Designs perfect for personalized gifts honoring the hard-working men and women who serve, and those credited with the powerful impact of the trucking industry. Each design is conveniently digitized in three different sizes to stitch sew perfectly on everything from jacket backs to pockets. Embellish sweatshirts, jackets, denim and work shirts for transportation businesses and employees. 
 
Camouflage Humvee
This high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle sits high off the ground, like the real deal.
Its rugged build can handle extreme terrain off-road, and will look sharp on jackets,
sweatshirts, tool cases, and much more!
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.84" and 6.82"X3.51" and 3.85"X1.97"

F/A-18 Hornet
This fighter aircraft is used in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, as well as
several other countries worldwide. It's capable of breaking the sound barrier, and makes many
an appearance in action films and military novels. This design, with vital operation equipment,
features the one-seat version.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.64" and 6.81"X2.65" and 3.85"X1.48"

Chinook Helicopter
The Chinook, a powerful cargo helicopter rules the skies
when hauling troops or supplies.
Known for its versatility, twin engines and dual rotors, it's also used for logging, construction,
fighting forest fires, and other heavy-duty tasks. 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.60" and 6.86"X2.63" and 3.87"X1.47"


Float Plane
Whether striking a stunning pose in the reflection of a lake or along a hearty tree-lined shore,
eye-catching seaplanes create intriguing scenery on water and in the sky. Complete with
pontoons for its water landing and the iconic front propeller, this design is perfect on gifts for an
air to water transport enthusiast.
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.26" and 6.86"X3.11" and 3.85"X1.75"

Commercial Airliner
Gather your boarding pass and catch the "red eye." Make "open jaw" reservations and fly the friendly skies. Use this passenger jet design to stitch gifts for employees of the airline industry or those with the itch to travel. The impressive wing span, line of windows, and powerful engines sew without turbulence.
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.38" and 6.86"X3.92" and 3.84"X2.20"

Big Rigs
Semi-Truck, 18 Wheeler, or Articulated Lorry
Create a convoy of gifts with these detailed designs, perfect for trucking companies and cab owners.

 Cab and Trailer
This semi has the popular extended cab that accommodates a sleeping compartment.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.22" and 6.86"X3.08" and 3.86"X1.73"

Cab and Tanker
A trailer used for efficient transport of milk, oil, and other liquids.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.82" and 6.85"X3.53" and 3.86"X1.98"

Cab Only
This detailed design will look absolutely stunning on jacket backs or other apparel.
Available in three sizes:
7.18"X5.85" and 5.90"X4.78" and 3.85"X3.12"

Tow Truck
In the midst of winter or a traffic jam, a tow truck can be a welcome sight as drifts of snow loom
over us or taillights blink for miles. Sturdy and strong, these trucks get a recovery job done. 
Available in three sizes:
9.39"X4.33" and 6.84"X3.15" and 3.85"X1.76"

Fifth Wheel
Calling all snowbirds! 'Tis the season to head south. Embellish denim jackets and light-weight sweatshirts to suit the weather. Or create fun throw pillows and home decor for the camping season. The possibilities are as endless as the open road!
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.60" and 6.86"X3.35" and 3.86"X1.89"

Compact Motor Home
 Stitch this home-on-wheels to mark memories of countless miles of family fun, travel, and adventure. Great on lawn-chair covers, tote bags, gift bags and placemats. Use the smaller size for linen sets, decorate pockets, and much more!
Available in three sizes:
8.09"X5.87" and 6.72"X4.87" and 3.86"X2.78"

Simple Treasures on Wheels - only $1.00 each

"Simple Treasures" designs in three related colors sew out in a lickety-stitch, but they are digitized for shading that brings out details and adds depth and dimension to an otherwise simple design.
 
For everyone on the go -- two wheels, three wheels, four -- for classic car enthusiasts --
for those who were born to fly -- for those who ride like the wind on the open road or trails --
these designs will add fun to shirts, bags, and more.
 
 Simple Treasures Dirt Bike - only $1.00
Off-road trail bikes used on camping trips soon turned into motorcycles made for the sport of motocross. Riders race over dirt tracks, steep hills and turns, jumping high in the air over sand dunes.
   Simple Treasures Honda Goldwing Motorcycle - only $1.00
Starting a new trend in "touring bikes" with its debut in 1975, the quiet Goldwing became the most popular touring motorcycle in history.
 
Available in one size:
3.87"X2.57"
  Available in one size:
3.86"X2.72"

 Simple Treasures Jeep - only $1.00
"Faithful as a dog, strong as a mule, agile as a goat," the jeep was designed for the military during World War II. This go-anywhere vehicle negotiated deserts, mountains, and rivers, and has influenced the making of the popular 4 x 4 from that point on.
    Simple Treasures Motorcycle with sidecar - only $1.00
Utilitarian transportation during World Wars I and II, the "hack" re-emerged with the 1950s motorcycling boom, and sidecars were see on the streets, filled with dogs, children, and groceries.
 
Available in one size:
3.86"X2.19"
  Available in one size:
3.88"X2.45"

 Simple Treasures Golf cart - $1.00
Whether powered by an electric motor or four-cycle gas engine, the golf cart has enjoyed a half century of popularity for golfers everywhere. Perhaps the next century will see their technology used in cars.
   Simple Treasures Monster Truck - $1.00
 Bigger, better, badder, bolder, monster trucks were born in the 1980s, as truck owners tried to outdo each other at jamborees and mud races.
 
Available in one size:
3.87"X3.27"
  Available in one size:
3.87"X2.87"

 Simple Treasures Trike Motorcycle - $1.00
This conversion from a two wheeler, suits many a rider, especially passengers, who might yearn for
a bit more stability. Another advantage is found in the ease of riding in stop and go traffic.
   Simple Treasures Dune Buggy - $1.00
Sometimes made from a VW Bug (circa 1961 or earlier) and outfitted with big or balloon tires, the dune buggy is a recreational vehicle that's excellent for traversing beaches and sand dunes.
 
Available in one size:
3.86"X2.18"
  Available in one size:
3.88"X2.28"

 Simple Treasures Go-cart - only $1.00
One of the first go carts invented in California as a pastime for airmen in the post-war period of 1956. Go carts (or go karts) have since won a place in open-wheel racing, going up to 160 mph.
   Simple Treasures Hummer Limousine - $1.00
Easily recognized as a Hummer2, with its signature seven-slot grill and square architecture,  this monster truck-turned-limousine offers leather seats, neon lighting, and stereo sound systems.
 
Available in one size:
3.87"X1.78"
  Available in one size:
3.87"X1.51"

 Simple Treasures Cessna 172  - $1.00
Since 1956, the Skyhawk has been the most successful, mass-produced, single-engine aircraft. Designers gave it a swept-back tail in 1960; the pointed spinner in 1966.
   Simple Treasures 1985 Porsche 944 - $1.00
From 1983 to 1985, Car & Driver rated the 944 on its Ten Best list. This high performance sports car, built in the Porsche Zuffenhausen factory in Germany, is one of the most prestigious.
 
Available in one size:
3.87"X1.71"
  Available in one size:
3.87"X1.77"

 Simple Treasures 1971 Plymouth Barracuda
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only $1.00
Introduced in 1964, the fastback Barracuda was an influential style. The 1971 model sports a shaker hood scoop and is unique for its four headlights.
   Simple Treasures 1967 Pontiac GTO
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only $1.00
Known for its sleek lines, distinctive "chain-link" grill, and high output engine, the '67 GTO was one of the most imposing muscle cars of its era.
 
Available in one size:
3.88"X2.07"
  Available in one size:
3.87"X2.00"

 Simple Treasures 1969 Dodge Charger 
- only $1.00
Enhancing its sporty appearance, the classic wedge form of the Charger was redesigned in "69 with a divided grill and wall-to-wall tail lights.
   Simple Treasures 1965 Chevy Impala
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only $1.00
Best seller for many years, as the "presitge car within reach of the average citizen," the 1965 redesign sold a record-breaking one million.
 
Available in one size:
3.87"X1.58"
  Available in one size:
3.88"X1.36"

 Simple Treasures 1966 Ford Mustang GT
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only $1.00
A year before the fastback version, the hard top and convertible Mustang (born in 1964), sported an impressive long hood and short deck.
   Simple Treasures Limousine - only $1.00
The sight of a long, black car always stretches the imagination about who is inside. Whether for comfort, safety, or show, it's bound to be a stylish ride.
 
Available in one size:
3.88"X1.74"
  Available in one size:
3.87"X1.37"


Special Request of the Week
Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending
us tons of terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. As a way
to expand on designs for specific quests, this space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."
Here is this week's request:
 

Sudoku Savvy

The number puzzle, popular worldwide, makes its embroidery debut this week, courtesy of Teresa.
"My mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and myself love Sudoku," she wrote, "and I am going to embroider them a shirt with the design on it."   
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X5.84" and 4.85"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.84"


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