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Hip to Be Square

NEW THIS WEEK - February 4th, 2009

Hip to Be Square

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It's hip to be square! This week's new embroidery design series, and even the latest project, are made entirely of squares. This shape isn't limited to quilt blocks and pillows -- you'll think of all kinds of uses for these fantastic new designs!

 

A set of floral squares in the turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau style exemplifies the movement's goal of bringing art and beauty into everyday life. These fanciful, organic floral shapes are defined by their curving style.

 

Birds, butterflies, and dragonflies adorn the simple, modern Soaring into Spring designs. Get old-fashioned with a set of kitchen designs emulating vintage hand embroidery, rotated into a diamond shape.

 

All these designs lend themselves well to wall hangings -- but you'll also find creative ways to use them on apparel, towels, pillows, purses, and just about anything else you can dream up. There's a reason they call them "perfect squares"!

 

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page for the Mardi Gras Tweet of the Week! It's anything but square.

Turn an ordinary dishtowel
into an extraordinary hanging
Topsy Towel. Click here for
free project instructions!

 

Art Nouveau Floral Squares

 

The international Art Nouveau movement around the turn of century aimed to make art a part of everyday life. Bring some thread-art into your home when you stitch these nine floral squares.

 

An elaborate fan-shaped flower makes a dazzling centerpiece in this floral square design.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.82" and 5.84"X5.84" and 4.87"X4.88" and 3.86"X3.85"

 

Stylized, curving shapes and organic subject matter gives Art Nouveau its unique charm.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.81" and 5.86"X5.89" and 4.85"X4.87" and 3.83"X3.86"

 

A flower is accented by small blooms and curling leaves in this sophisticated square.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.81" and 5.85"X5.86" and 4.88"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.85"

 

This symmetrical design is given life with naturally curling vines and blooms.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"

 

Two large flowers give this square a balanced look.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"

 

Pairs of intricate flowers delicately mirror each other's colors.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.73"X7.82" and 5.84"X5.87" and 4.87"X4.88" and 3.86"X3.86"

 

A fan-shaped flower gives this square a unique, attention-getting look.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"

 

Another symmetrical square is livened up with stems of different colors.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.82"X7.83" and 5.87"X5.89" and 4.87"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.85"

 

S-shaped stems framed by curling leaves give this square a dynamic shape.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"


A Art Nouveau Floral Squares Value Pack

Take the advice of the Art Nouveau movement and bring some art into your everyday life!
Get all nine designs at a discount and stitch them on wall hangings, pillow shams, and more.

 

The Art Nouveau Floral Squares value pack contains 9 designs, priced at only $16.97! 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


 

 

Soaring into Spring

 

Clean, simple shapes give these springtime squares a fresh look.

 

A gem-colored hummingbird, big bold flowers, and delicately curving blades of grass make this square a striking embroidery design.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"

 

A plump little brown bird sits on a branch full of juicy berries.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"

 

A brown bird sits on a branch, ready to share a song with the world.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"

 

Sunny Brown-Eyed Susans as the backdrop for this boldly colored butterfly.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"

 

A branch of delicate blossoms surrounds this lovely blue bird.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"

 

Leaves and berries frame this simple, spirited bird design.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"

 

Singing in a tree, this little bird hasn't got a care in the world.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"

 

Lush yellow blooms form a lovely contrast with this bright purple bird.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"

 

A fantastic blue-and-purple dragonfly is vibrant among the cattails.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.82"X7.82" and 5.87"X5.86" and 4.87"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.86"


A Soaring into Spring Value Pack

Get all nine of these fresh new designs and stitch butterflies, birds, and dragonflies
on quilts, shirts, accessories, and more!
 

The Soaring into Spring value pack contains 9 designs, priced at only $16.97! 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


 

 

A Dash of Vintage Kitchen

 

The delicate look of old-fashioned embroidery gives these diamonds a touch of personal charm. Stitch them on table linens, potholders, and towels -- including this week's new project!

 

A chicken and eggs bring this new design some farm-fresh flavor.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.79" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.84"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.85"

 

Loaves of bread and blue floral pitchers make a tasty motif for kitchen stitchin'.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.79" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.84"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.85"

 

Whip up some appetizing embroidery with this baking design!

 

Available in four sizes:
7.77"X7.79" and 5.84"X5.86" and 4.84"X4.83" and 3.84"X3.84"

 

Tea and muffins make a cozy, delicious subject for this design.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"

 

Complete your kitchen with some treats and decoration from the garden.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"

 

A home-cooked meal awaits in this vintage kitchen.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.77"X7.79" and 5.84"X5.86" and 4.84"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.85"

 

Even the best gardeners end up sharing the bounty with hungry woodland creatures.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.79" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.84"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.86"


A Dash of Vintage Kitchen Value Pack
 

Get all nine of these diamond-shaped kitchen designs and bring the look of vintage embroidery to your home! These designs are great for towels, table linens, curtains, tea cozies, and more.

 

The Dash of Vintage Kitchen value pack contains 7 designs, priced at only $12.97! 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


 

 

"Fat Tuesday" is on February 24th this year -- live it up with a Tweet design made just for the occasion! Beads, masks, and the classic purple-green-yellow color scheme of Mardi Gras will
bring the New Orleans party to your own home. Carnival celebrations are traditional around the
world as the last chance to live it up before Lent.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.71"X9.40" and 4.11"X6.77"



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