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NEW THIS WEEK - February 2nd, 2011
 

All You Need Is Love!
 

Free Project Instructions!

You love, love, love stitching. This week, stitch some love with an abundance of romantic new designs! They're great for Valentine's Day, but you'll find sweet spots for them all year 'round, too ... whether on a special wedding gift, or a bit of decor to enjoy every day.

 

Stitch a bouquet of Arts & Crafts roses to brighten up your home! Soft yet rich colors and geometric flair make these versatile designs stand out. Accent sweatshirts and lots more with hearts in a lively variety of styles, from folksy rosemaling, wycinanki, suzani, and patchwork to elegant art nouveau and art deco.

 

Plus, woo your sweetie with conversation hearts and cute characters as lollipop holders stitched entirely in the hoop!

 

P.S. Sweeten the deal with all-new embossed conversation hearts perfect for towels, fleece, and more!

Heart-shaped quilt blocks meet embroidered hearts in this sweet placemat. Click here for free project instructions!


Arts & Crafts Roses
 

The graceful and elegant Arts & Crafts style continues to be one of the most popular styles in embroidery today. Marked by abstract lines and geometric accents, this style is a timeless classic. Embroiderers loved the Arts & Crafts Flowers & Swirls, as well as the Chrysanthemums, and asked for more. We are happy to oblige! Enjoy these roses, just in time for Valentine's Day.
 

Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.80" and 5.87"X5.86" and 4.85"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.86"



Delightful on table lines (placemats and table runners) as well as features on tote bags and pillow shams. Great for Valentine's Day, wedding day, and any day that's filled with love.
 

Available in four sizes:
7.66"X7.80" and 5.76"X5.85" and 4.76"X4.85" and 3.76"X3.86"



This bold border is magnificent on the edges of bath towels and tablecloths. The smaller size has been formatted for the Endless Hoop, and may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.73" and 6.00"X3.16"



This border design is wonderful when repeated along the edges of quilts, table linens, and bed linens, too. The medium size has been formatted for the Endless Hoop, and may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.68" and 6.00"X1.95" and 3.85"X1.10"



Tuck this lovely corner onto pockets of cardigans, corners of placemats and tablecloths, or washcloths. And, if you're looking for classic and creative ways to use corner designs, check out this tutorial!
 

Available in two sizes:
4.82"X4.84" and 3.82"X3.85"



Arts & Crafts Roses Design Packs
 

Bring a whole lotta love to your Valentine's Day projects with a pack that contains all of the above Arts & Crafts roses designs! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

Also, take note of the size of the designs, and select the pack that is appropriate to your machine and embroidery project.

8 designs - only $12.97!
 
7 designs - only $12.97!
8
designs - only $12.97!
 

Designs smaller than 7.9 x 10

Designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9

Designs smaller than 6 x 10
7 designs - only $12.97!  
4 designs - only $6.97!
 
 

Designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

Designs smaller than 4 x 4


Shakespeare once wrote, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." While a rose is a rose is a rose, the colors of roses convey different messages. When you stitch rose designs, choose colors that match your project or personal preference. But, if you want to send a special message with your project, here's a chart that shows what different colors mean:
 
Red - Love Peach - Sincerity, gratitude
Deep Pink - Thanks Blue - Mystery, attaining the impossible
Pink Rose - Happiness Orange - Desire, enthusiasm
Light Pink - Sympathy Lavender - Falling in love, love at first sight
White - Innocence, purity, unity, a new beginning

Yellow - Friendship, care

   


I Heart Rosemaling


In the 1700s, a beautiful art form emerged from Norway, known as rosemaling. Fanciful, inspired by the then-popular baroque and rococo styles, rosemaling has endured as one of the most intricate and beloved folk art styles from Scandinavia. Below are designs that are inspired by this treasured art form. Hearts are accompanied by traditional scrolls and swirls. This trio is perfect for the front of a shirt. Stitch it and wear it with love!
 

Available in two sizes:
9.42"X4.15" and 6.87"X3.03"



Single rosemaling hearts, separated from the above design, are a delightful accessory to the trio. Or, use individually to embellish napkins, hand towels, and washcloths.
 

 

Available in one size:
3.86"X2.62"

  Available in one size:
1.87"X2.50"


This rosemaling border features a large heart, with signature scrolls. Delicate and abstract flowers add color and charm. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop, and may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.42"X3.16" and 5.98"X2.10" and 3.87"X1.30"



A coordinating rosemaling heart corner. Fun on pockets of sweaters and cardigans, as well as linen napkins and corners of tea towels!
 

Available in two sizes:
4.98"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.77"



I Heart Rosemaling Design Packs
 


The above rosemaling designs are now available in a design pack! Click on the link or image below to the size that is appropriate to your machine or stitching project, and add the pack to your basket.
 
7 designs - only $9.97!  
7 designs - only $9.97!
 
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

 

Designs smaller than 5 x 7


I Heart Art Nouveau
 


Art Nouveau, with its sleek symmetry and fantastical elements, tugs at heartstrings this Valentine's Day. A trio of hearts, woven with elegant vines and flowers, sends a loving message from shirt fronts and tote bags alike.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.78" and 6.87"X3.50"



Single hearts, isolated from the above design, are a fun and delicate accent when using the above design.
 

 

Available in one size:
2.96"X3.02"

  Available in one size:
2.00"X1.94"


This Art Nouveau border is colorful, contemporary, and fun when repeated along edges and hemlines. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.27" and 6.00"X2.32" and 3.86"X1.37"



An elegant and artful corner. Tuck onto corners of pillow shams and bed linens, or stitch onto pockets of shirts and sweaters!
 

Available in two sizes:
4.68"X4.86" and 3.69"X3.86"



I Heart Art Nouveau Design Packs
 

The above Art Nouveau heart designs are now available in a design pack! Click on the link or image below to the size that is appropriate to your machine or stitching project, and add the pack to your basket.
7 designs - only $9.97!  
7
designs - only $9.97!
 
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

 

Designs smaller than 5 x 7


I Heart Wycinanki


Polish art, rich in color and detail, makes a splash this Valentine's Day. A trio of hearts is overgrown with colorful flowers and sweet symmetry. Wonderful on sweatshirt fronts to commemorate the day of love.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X5.02" and 6.86"X3.67"



The two hearts from the above design are available for individual purchase. Use them as an accent to the above design, or on their own for colorful and elegant embellishment.
 

 

Available in one size:
3.86"X3.32"

  Available in one size:
2.61"X3.31"


A border, featuring a wycinanki heart and flowers, is a lovely addition to hemlines of skirts and dresses, as well as the edges of table runners and kitchen or bath towels. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.21" and 6.00"X2.27" and 3.85"X1.82"



Stitch this corner onto napkins, washcloths, and pockets - anywhere
you'd like to add burst of color and flair!
 

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



I Heart Wycinanki Design Packs
 

The above Wycinanki heart designs are now available in a design pack! Click on the link or image below to the size that is appropriate to your machine or stitching project, and add the pack to your basket.
7 designs - only $9.97!  
7
designs - only $9.97!
 
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

 

Designs smaller than 5 x 7


I Heart Suzani


Suzanis are a kind of traditional textile from Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries, loved the world over for their richly detailed embellishment. Display this one on a charming shirt, heartwarming home decorations, and more!
 

Available in two sizes:
9.31"X4.50" and 6.85"X3.31"



Single hearts from the intricate design above are available on their own. Stitch them alone or as part of a heart-filled masterpiece!
 

 

Available in one size:
3.83"X3.61"

  Available in one size:
3.84"X3.50"


Hearts and flowers make a beautiful suzani border. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.34"X3.14" and 5.97"X2.12" and 3.85"X1.32"



This delicate suzani design will be beautiful in the corners of pillows, handkerchiefs, clothing, and more.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.83"X4.83" and 3.87"X3.87"



I Heart Suzani Design Packs
 

The above Suzani heart designs are now available in a design pack! Click on the link or image below to the size that is appropriate to your machine or stitching project, and add the pack to your basket.
7 designs - only $9.97!  
7
designs - only $9.97!
 
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

 

Designs smaller than 5 x 7

I Heart Art Deco


Angular, grandiose, and thoroughly modern, art deco design calls to mind the optimism and flair of the roaring '20s. Let this design embellish all sorts of timeless creations for Valentine's Day, weddings, or anything that could use a little love!
 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X5.09" and 6.86"X3.71"



Sunburst rays and playful swirls bring timeless energy to these single heart designs.
 

 

Available in one size:
3.21"X3.86"

  Available in one size:
3.24"X3.86"


Pink and gold make this art deco border lovely. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.18" and 5.97"X2.32" and 3.86"X1.31"



Tuck a bit of 1920s style into the corners of placemats, towels, and more.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.84"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.85"



I Heart Art Deco Design Packs
 

The above Art Deco heart designs are now available in a design pack! Click on the link or image below to the size that is appropriate to your machine or stitching project, and add the pack to your basket.
7 designs - only $9.97!  
7
designs - only $9.97!
 
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

 

Designs smaller than 5 x 7

I Heart Patchwork


Everyone loves patchwork! Playful patterns and colors fill a trio of crazy-quilt hearts, perfect on Valentine's Day shirts for girls of all ages.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X3.38" and 6.86"X2.47"



Patch together some love-ly creations with these single heart designs, each full of unique patterns.
 

 

Available in one size:
3.86"X3.33"

  Available in one size:
2.41"X2.27"


Repeat these hearts for an endearing border on linens and more! The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.72" and 5.99"X1.94" and 3.88"X1.13"



A polka-dot patterned ribbon adds a bit of crafty flair to this patchwork heart.
 

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



I Heart Patchwork Design Packs
 

The above Patchwork heart designs are now available in a design pack! Click on the link or image below to the size that is appropriate to your machine or stitching project, and add the pack to your basket.
7 designs - only $9.97!  
7
designs - only $9.97!
 
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

 

Designs smaller than 5 x 7


Conversation Hearts Lollipop Holders (In-the-Hoop)
 


A few weeks ago there was a bit of chatter on the Facebook page about lollipop holders. They're en vogue for Valentine's Day, and are a sweet gift to give! Stitch 'em right in the hoop and insert a lollipop for a sweet accessory. You'll find the designs below, and project instructions here.
 


XOXO means "kisses and hugs."
 

  Give this sweet treat to your
one and only true love.

 

Available in one size:
3.83"X3.03"

  Available in one size:
3.83"X3.03"


Give a grin to children and grandchildren!
 

  Give a sweet gift to a beloved friend.

 

Available in one size:
3.83"X3.03"

  Available in one size:
3.83"X3.03"


Happiness and joy accompany
this lollipop holder.

 

  Say it with stitches this Valentine's Day!

 

Available in one size:
3.83"X3.03"

  Available in one size:
3.83"X3.03"


A Conversation Hearts Lollipop Holders Pack
 


The above conversation hearts are available in a design pack! Say it with stitches this Valentine's Day, and stitch up sweet treats for children and grandchildren, as well as friends and stitching buddies. Click on the image or link below, and add the pack to your basket.

6 designs - only $9.97!
 

Designs smaller than 4 x 4


A Valentine Lollipop Holders (In-the-Hoop)


Share a sweet little something with friends, family, and loved ones with more lollipop holders full of character! Just follow these project instructions to assemble them completely in the hoop.
 


Sunbonnet Sue shares a sweet treat with Fisherman Fred...
 

  ...and Fred shares one right back!

 

Available in one size:
2.35"X3.88"

  Available in one size:
2.22"X3.88"


He may be made of steel, but this little robot is full of heart.
 

  This little green frog doesn't need to turn into a prince to steal your heart!

 

Available in one size:
2.01"X3.88"

  Available in one size:
3.67"X3.89"


Use felt fabric to make this kitty extra soft and cuddly.
 

  This puppy is a lovable friend, always ready with a sweet treat!

 

Available in one size:
3.12"X3.89"

  Available in one size:
3.88"X3.88"


A Valentine Lollipop Holders Pack
 

The sweet lollipop holders above are available in a design pack! Stitch up a bunch, then fill them with treats to make keepsake Valentine's Day gifts. Click on the image or link below, and add the pack to your basket.
 
 6 designs - only $9.97!
 

Designs smaller than 4 x 4


This teddy bear lollipop holder is an old favorite -- and stitchers have been so sweet on it, it inspired the new ones above! Dressed up as Cupid, this adorable bear has a lollipop loaded into his bow, ready to win over your sweetie.
 

Available in one size:
3.87"X3.77"


 



Each Wednesday in 2011 you'll find a new "Crafty Collectible" design! Each design will celebrate a craft! Check this area every Wednesday to see the newest design, and a little "crafty" to your stitching projects!

Pay tribute to your love of knitting with this crafty heart design! Little V-shaped (heart-shaped?) knit stitches make up a heartwarming design, complete with carefully digitized twists of yarn. Perfect for knitting bags, shirts, and more!
 

Available in two sizes:
6.03"X4.89" and 3.86"X3.13"



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