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It's National Embroidery Month, and this week's new designs celebrate embroidery -- and quilting, knitting, crocheting, and more -- with colorful designs filled with love for all the sewing arts.

Bright samplers with heartfelt and humorous phrases about sewing let you tell the world how much you love your creative passion -- with stitches. Crests showcase the tools of the trade in regal tributes to stitching, and beautiful birds soar with sewing notions in captivating designs just right for taking projects to creative new heights.

You'll make fabulously crafty decor and apparel with these enchanting designs! Scroll down the page to see them all!
 

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Mix and match upcycled jeans pockets into a crafty organizer. Click here for free project instructions!

 


Sewing Rules

Sewing rules! Colorful samplers are filled with heartfelt phrases and philosophies celebrating the joys of embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting, and other crafty arts. Choose your favorites and stitch your way to happiness! Brighten pillows, towels, wall hangings, tote bags, sweatshirts, and lots more with words every stitcher can live by.

Two samplers catch the creative spirit with the sayings "My soul is fed with needle and thread" and "A day hemmed in prayer seldom unravels."
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.76" and 5.87"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.69"X7.81" and 5.86"X5.96" and 4.81"X4.88" and 3.80"X3.86"


On the left, a playful take on "As ye sow, so shall ye reap" that would be delightful as framed embroidery in the sewing room, or in any room of a stitcher's house. On the right, "My sewing room is my happy place" lets people know where you love spending your time!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.64" and 5.97"X5.85" and 4.95"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.78"
  Available in four sizes:
7.77"X7.79" and 5.85"X5.87" and 4.85"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.85"


Only in relation to sewing is it okay for anyone to admit she "Runs with scissors." On the right, "Give us this day our daily thread" is a good prayer for the crafty at heart.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.77"X7.79" and 5.85"X5.87" and 4.85"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.69"X7.81" and 5.77"X5.86" and 4.81"X4.88" and 3.80"X3.86"


If you have your PhD (Projects Half Done) in stitching, you will appreciate the sentiment in the "Finished is better than perfect" sampler. On the right, embroiderers will surely relate to the philosophy, "If it's standing still embroider it!"
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.75" and 5.86"X5.82" and 4.86"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.83"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.78" and 5.85"X5.83" and 4.88"X4.87" and 3.85"X3.84"


Every stitcher has been there, and knows the truth of "It's all fun and games until the bobbin runs out." On the right, "Being creative is not a hobby it's a way of life" expresses deep love for craft.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.64" and 5.97"X5.85" and 4.95"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.78"
  Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.76" and 5.87"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.85"


If you can't see the top of your sewing table, and your fabric stash is overflowing, these two samplers will speak to you. "A creative mess is better than tidy idleness" and "With enough fabric I could rule the world" are fabulous additions to pillows and towels!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.76" and 5.87"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.79" and 5.86"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.85"


"When life gives you scraps, make a quilt" and "I'm a quilter and my house is in pieces!" celebrate the joys of quilting in delightful designs for framed embroidery, matching pillow shams, wall hangings, and tote bag embellishments.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.79" and 5.86"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.85"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.86"


All sewers know "A stitch in time saves nine" and it's best to "Measure twice cut once."
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.77" and 5.86"X5.83" and 4.88"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.84"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.82" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.85"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"


Cheer up with inspiring samplers containing the truisms "When feeling low, it's time to sew" and "Embroidery is sew much fun." If you're in a sewing club, these would make the perfect gifts for a Christmas swap (it's not too early to plan for it!)
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.76" and 5.87"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.76" and 5.86"X5.82" and 4.86"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.83"


It's time to let the rest of the world in on the secret: quilting and sewing are sew much fun!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.85"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.66" and 5.86"X5.75" and 4.86"X4.76" and 3.86"X3.78"


Stitchers know that any day spent sewing or embroidering is a good day.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.70"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.94" and 4.86"X4.93" and 3.84"X3.89"
  Available in four sizes:
7.70"X7.80" and 5.90"X5.98" and 4.84"X4.90" and 3.81"X3.86"


Open and airy designs celebrating quilting and knitting make great pillow shams.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.70"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.94" and 4.86"X4.93" and 3.81"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.70"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.94" and 4.84"X4.90" and 3.81"X3.86"


If you would rather crochet than do almost anything else, this is the sampler for you!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.70"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.94" and 4.84"X4.90" and 3.81"X3.86"


Sewing Rules Design Packs

Stitch a complete set of sewing rules with the design pack. Spruce up sewing room, embellish sweatshirts, decorate tote bags, and create memorable gifts with these heartfelt and humorous samplers.

Sewing Rules Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 25 designs, priced at only $36.97! Four sizes are available to suit any project.

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


The pack is available in 4 sizes:

**XL - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Crafty Crests

Celebrate your creative allegiance! Crafting supplies of all kinds fill regal crest designs, embellished with thread flourishes, button borders, crossed needles, and more. Create projects fit for sewing royalty with crests showcasing your favorite crafty passion. Stitch onto sweatshirts, tote bags, pillows, towels -- anywhere you want to make a bold creative statement.

Sewing supplies balance perfectly in a tribute to the sewing arts.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.78"X4.59" and 6.85"X4.03" and 3.85"X2.26"


Herald your love for embroidery with this striking crest!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.78"X5.40" and 6.86"X4.78" and 3.86"X2.68"


A crest featuring a pin cushion and needle and thread pays homage to the sewing arts.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.77"X4.56" and 6.84"X4.01" and 3.85"X2.24"


Quilters unite with this colorful patchwork crest!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.77"X4.91" and 6.86"X4.34" and 3.85"X2.44"


Crochet needle and yarn fill the center of this crest, balanced artfully between three buttons.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.78"X5.31" and 6.85"X4.66" and 3.86"X2.62"


A similar design to the one above, but with knitting needles. Fabulous on sewing supply bags!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.78"X4.89" and 6.85"X4.29" and 3.85"X2.41"


Fire up your glue gun with this impressive crest. A design that will stick with you for sure!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.71"X5.87" and 6.38"X4.87" and 3.87"X2.98"


A dress form is surrounded by flourishes of measuring tape in an excellent design for sewing room decor. Also makes excellent gifts for the sewing lovers in your life.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.79"X5.54" and 6.81"X4.86" and 3.86"X2.77"


Do you dream of projects when you're away from your machine or needle and thread? Then this thimble crest, with its regal and impressive lines clearly stating that craft is king, is the crest for you.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.78"X5.34" and 6.85"X4.68" and 3.85"X2.62"


Crafty Crests Design Packs

Celebrate the sewing arts with crafty crests. Regal designs showcase the tools of the trade in tribute to sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, and more. Add to pillows, towels, tote bags, sweatshirts, and framed embroidery to proclaim your love of craft!

A Craft Crests Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 9 designs, priced at only $14.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

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"



Sewing in Flight

Beautiful birds soar to crafty new heights, joining the Christmas in Flight birds, Soaring Snowbirds, Autumn Flowers in Flight, and Flowers in Flight designs. Bright sewing notions stream from the birds' beaks as they survey the creative landscape. Bird lovers and stitchers alike will love these designs!

A pair of cardinals get ready to feather their nest with stitches. Brilliant feathers coordinate with the sewing supplies they lovingly carry. Lovely on a matching set of pillows or towels!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.83"X7.35" and 4.82"X6.07"


Bird Only:
4.87"X5.44" and 3.44"X3.84"
  Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.83" and 4.85"X6.47"


Bird Only:
5.15"X4.49" and 3.65"X3.17"


A graceful house finch carries an embroidery hoop, and a glorious painted bunting soars with a needle, thread, and scissors. Very pretty designs for sweatshirts and fleece.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.68"X6.92" and 4.69"X5.72"


Bird Only:
3.40"X5.00" and 2.39"X3.53"
  Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.49" and 4.79"X6.90"


Bird Only:
4.30"X4.47" and 3.01"X3.10"


A robin is ready to quilt a long winter evening away, while a chickadee takes flight with knitting needles and yarn. Perfect for crafty wall hangings!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.85"X7.61" and 4.84"X6.28"


Bird Only:
4.31"X3.94" and 3.05"X2.78"
  Available in two sizes:
5.64"X6.67" and 4.66"X5.51"


Bird Only:
3.78"X3.35" and 2.67"X2.36"


Crocheting suits this chickadee to a tee.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.55"X6.37" and 4.59"X5.26"


Bird Only:
3.78"X3.35" and 2.67"X2.36"


Sewing in Flight Design Packs

Create a flock of crafty birds with the Sewing in Flight Design Pack. Needles, thread, yarn, quilt blocks, and more stream from beaks as birds take to the skies with sewing supplies. Let them land on your next project!

A Sewing in Flight Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 13 designs, priced at only $16.97! Two sizes are available to suit any project.

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 6"x10"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5"x7"



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 requests, this space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."

The German Shepherd sketch made Jan happy, but she had to confess that the Labrador Retriever is nearer and dearer to her heart. We heard her request, and voila! A pack of light-stitching Labs looking as sturdy and noble as can be. Thanks for the great idea, Jan!
The most popular breed in the United States surely deserves the sketch treatment.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.18" and 6.32"X5.84" and 5.25"X4.84"


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