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Request-fest
Request-fest


NEW THIS WEEK - February 24, 2016

It's time to celebrate your wonderful design requests and suggestions with an all-new Request-fest!

Every day we receive awesome ideas and inspiration for new designs, and are thrilled to share them with all of you! This week, see new Irish wildflower wreaths, St. Patrick's Day designs, fruit motifs, cherry blossoms and more -- all requested designs!

Scroll down the page to see these exciting designs!

A trio of wildflower wreath pillows
brings life to your living room decor.



Irish Wildflower Wreaths

Maureen liked the style of the Fresh Fruit Wreaths (and the Fresh Vegetable Wreaths!), and requested similar designs featuring Irish flowers and greenery. Here, forget-me-nots and foxglove shine in the colorful wreaths.
 
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.80" and 6.91" x 6.90"
5.86" x 5.85" and 4.86" x 4.85"
3.86" x 3.85"
   Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.81" and 6.90" x 6.92"
5.86" x 5.88" and 4.86" x 4.87"
3.85" x 3.86"


Both asters and St. John's wort are native to Ireland, and bloom beautifully across its hillsides. Stitch the brilliant blossoms on pillows, apparel, or even a quilt!
   
 
Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.81" and 6.90" x 6.93"
5.85" x 5.88" and 4.85" x 4.87"
3.84" x 3.85"
  Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.79" and 6.89" x 6.89"
5.87" x 5.87" and 4.85" x 4.86"
3.86" x 3.86"


Violets and wood sorrel are gorgeous additions to this set of Irish wildflowers. Add to either side of a tote bag, a set of framed pieces, or on a placemat.
 
   
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.78" and 6.92" x 6.90"
5.88" x 5.86" and 4.87" x 4.86"
3.86" x 3.85"
   Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.81" and 6.90" x 6.91"
5.85" x 5.86" and 4.85" x 4.86"
3.85" x 3.85"


Maureen was particularly excited about the prospect for a wreath of all shamrocks. What a brilliant idea! This Irish design is perfect for stitching for St. Patrick's Day, or to show off your Irish roots.
 
 Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.50" and 7.07" x 6.81"
6.06" x 5.82" and 5.06" x 4.87"
3.88" x 3.73"


Irish Wildflower Wreaths Design Pack


Irish Wildflower Wreaths Design Pack


Add Irish beauty to any embroidery project with these eye-catching designs. Get the designs individually by clicking the links above, or all at once in a pack now!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, sizes, and prices:

 

The pack is available in 5 sizes:

XXL - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
  XL - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
  Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
 Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
 Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"




Fancy Crosses

Sam was looking for some cool crosses to embroider on the back of a denim jacket, and we loved her idea! She was particularly interested in crosses that feature a hint of western flair. Thanks for the suggestion, Sam!
   
   
Available in three sizes:
6.88" x 9.95" and 5.40" x 7.80" and 4.74" x 6.85"
  Available in four sizes:
6.85" x 10.03" and 5.87" x 8.59"
  5.34" x 7.81" and 4.69" x 6.86"

 

These crosses are fabulous additions to denim jackets, like the beautiful example shown here.

The denim Fabrics 101 page demonstrates how to customize your denim apparel, home decor projects, and more!
 
 
     


These brilliant crosses are equally stunning on pillows, wall hangings, framed pieces, and more. Pick your favorite to stitch, or use them all!
     
   
Available in two sizes:
5.85" x 7.49" and 4.85" x 6.21"
  Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.22" and 5.84" x 7.80" and 4.85" x 6.48"



Plum and Cherry Fruit Tiles

Linda loves the designs from Fruit and Tiles designs, and requested we add purple plum and bright cherry versions to the website. Alongside each tile design is a single fruit to coordinate.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.79" x 7.77" and 6.92" x 6.90"
5.87" x 5.85" and 4.88" x 4.87"
  Available in two sizes:
4.84" x 4.97" and 3.76" x 3.86"


These tasty designs are perfect for adorning kitchen projects, such as towels, placemats, and aprons. The luscious fruits and blossoms are beautiful both framed in the wrought iron-inspired border and on their own.
   
 
Available in four sizes:
7.79" x 7.77" and 6.92" x 6.90"
5.87" x 5.85" and 4.88" x 4.87"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86" x 4.89" and 3.86" x 3.89"



French Napoleonic Beehive

Yvonne has the French Napoleonic Bee design, and would love to stitch it with a coordinating beehive on a beautiful set of linen towels. What a great idea! The pair would also look striking on pillows, wall hangings, and more.
Available in four sizes:
8.63" x 6.86" and 7.36" x 5.84" and 6.11" x 4.85" and 3.88" x 3.13"



Cherry Blossom Beauty

Marsha is looking ahead towards spring, and wanted to celebrate with a batch of cherry blossom designs! These striking blooms are always a popular embroidery motif, and are stunning on any project.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.75" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.95"
5.86" x 5.89" and 4.77" x 4.79"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.73" and 6.96" x 6.90"
5.90" x 5.80" and 4.62" x 4.58"


It's two designs in one! By simply rotating this beautiful spray, we were able to give the cherry blossoms a whole new look. Add to bolster pillows like this one, or stitch on placemats, table runners, and more.
   
 
 Available in four sizes:
6.88" x 11.23" and 5.74" x 9.38"
 4.76" x 7.78" and 4.19" x 6.85"
   


This eye-catching border is a simple, yet sweet way to update tea towels, canvas tote bags, and other low-nap projects. Stitch atop smooth, neutral fabrics for best results with this light, sketch-style design.
Available in four sizes:
11.75" x 4.25" and 9.40" x 3.39" and 7.80" x 2.82" and 6.00" x 2.39


A blooming cherry blossom corner finishes off this set of extraordinary floral designs. Stitch on a pocket, or on a napkin for a terrific embroidery embellishment.
Available in three sizes:
5.94" x 5.85" and 4.88" x 4.80" and 3.89" x 3.83"



Cherry Blossom Beauty Design Pack

Cherry Blossom Beauty Design Pack


Purchase these cherry blossom designs individually by clicking the links above, or get all of the fantasy flourish designs in a pack!

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" x 7.9"
 Lg - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
Md - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
Sm - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"




Happy St. Patrick's Day

Mary Margaret is from Ireland, and wanted a few Irish clotheslines to stitch on t-shirts, tote bags, and more! Here bright green shamrock and the word "Irish" shine on these designs.
   
 
Available in three sizes:
9.38" x 5.10" and 7.78" x 4.23" and 6.83" x 3.72"
  Available in three sizes:
9.37" x 4.91" and 7.78" x 4.08" and 6.85" x 3.59"


Clothesline designs are some of the most popular on our website, and these are the perfect way to use them to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! A set of leprechaun clothes hang on the line; you'll be sure to find the pot of gold at the end of this rainbow.
   
 
Available in three sizes:
9.37" x 5.17" and 7.79" x 4.30" and 6.83" x 3.76"
  Available in three sizes:
9.38" x 5.26" and 7.80" x 4.38" and 6.84" x 3.84"


Judith likes the bottle apron designs that are currently available, and was wondering if we'd ever considered adding a few St. Patrick's Day-themed aprons. She has several Irish friends and would love to give these as a gift. Thanks, Judith!
     
 
Available in one size:
4.85" x 6.22"
  Available in two sizes:
5.40" x 4.86" and 3.62" x 3.26"

 

Charming bottle aprons are the perfect way to dress up a bottle of your favorite brew on St. Paddy's Day.

Simply follow these project instructions for our best tips and tricks for making in-the-hoop bottle aprons.
 
 
 
     


Each of the bottle aprons also features a coordinating individual design. Stitch on a tea towel, apron, or gift bag for the perfect pair!
   
 
Available in one size:
4.85" x 6.22"
  Available in two sizes:
5.87" x 4.86" and 3.71" x 3.07"



In-the-Hoop Leprechaun Boots


The in-the-hoop witch's boots, Santa Claus boots, and elf boots were such a hit, requests came pouring in for leprechaun boots, too. Get the step-by-step instructions for these in-the-hoop boots here.
 
Available in two sizes:
5" x 7" and 4" x 4"

     
Display the bright green boots sticking out of a pot of gold, peeking out from under a door, or hanging off your mantelpiece.

This free tutorial explains how to make the in-the-hoop boots, plus provides even more idea for displaying them!
 
 
     



In-the-Hoop Crafty Bookmarks

Lee has several friends who enjoy both crafting and reading and was hoping for a few bookmarks that showcase a sewing theme. These beautiful in-the-hoop bookmarks are a bright and beautiful way to keep track of your page while reading; stitch the coordinating designs on book covers, or crafty projects, too!

Master making in-the-hoop bookmarks with the steps found in this free tutorial.

   
     
Available in one size:
2.04" x 5.51"
  Available in two sizes:
1.48" x 5.02" and 1.15" x 3.87"


"S-E-W" stitched to resemble applique letters adds a crafty look to this in-the-hoop bookmark and coordinating design. Use your favorite fabric and thread colors to personalize the too-cute crafty motif.
   
 
Available in one size:
1.97" x 5.52"
  Available in two sizes:
1.95" x 5.14" and 1.46" x 3.85"


Showcase your love for sewing with this hearts-and-sewing notions version! Three spools of thread add even more crafty appeal. Our best tips and tricks for embroidering these bookmarks are right here.
 
 
Available in one size:
2.09" x 5.51"
  Available in two sizes:
1.72" x 4.46" and 1.50" x 3.87"



Freestanding Lace Crafty Bookmarks


In addition to the in-the-hoop bookmarks, three new freestanding lace bookmarks are available in crafty themes to help you mark your place in your book. Find the free tutorial for embroidering lace right here.
   
 
 Available in two sizes:
2.92" x 6.90" and 1.67" x 3.90"
 
Keep track of where you are in a book or magazine with this cute bookmark!


The letters for "sew" and a collection of crafty notions make these lace bookmarks perfect for any sewing aficionado. Pick your favorite colors to stitch them in to customize the design, or choose special colors for friends and family!
 
 
Available in two sizes:
2.90" x 6.90" and 1.65" x 3.90"
  Available in two sizes:
2.91" x 6.90" and 1.64" x 3.88"



Heirloom Applique

Antoinette liked the style of our classic applique designs featuring Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred, and was hoping we would create accompanying heirloom applique versions as well. Here you go, Antoinette! Follow the steps in this tutorial to master heirloom applique.
 
 
Available in three sizes:
4.15" x 6.01" and 3.45" x 4.99" and 2.70" x 3.90"
  Available in three sizes:
4.16" x 6.03" and 3.47" x 5.02" and 2.70" x 3.90"


In addition to Sue and Fred, the Gingham Dog and Calico Cat have also been created in the heirloom applique style. Find the classic applique dog here, and the cat here.
   
 
Available in three sizes:
4.69" x 6.01" and 3.94" x 5.05" and 3.05" x 3.90"
  Available in three sizes:
5.19" x 5.99" and 4.36" x 5.03" and 3.37" x 3.88"


These applique designs are particularly fabulous on quilt blocks -- use to make a quilt block pillow, table runner, or a quilt itself! Find the version of the umbrella girl in the classic applique style here.
Available in three sizes:
5.12" x 6.00" and 4.28" x 5.01" and 3.33" x 3.90"



Request of the Week - Polish Dance Dress Forms

Carol has stitched all of the Polish folk art designs on the website, and many of the global dress form designs. She requested we add a Polish dance dress form. Thanks for the suggestion, Carol!
 
 
Available in four sizes:
6.35" x 11.73" and 5.09" x 9.42"
  4.23" x 7.82" and 3.71" x 6.87"
  Available in four sizes:
6.28" x 11.51" and 5.04" x 9.24"
  4.18" x 7.67" and 3.67" x 6.73"


The Request of the Week program is one where you can suggest a design for us to draw and digitize. It's
a popular program, and designs are scheduled through the middle of 2017. But we still want to read your ideas! Send them to stitch@emblibrary.com. We'll add them to the list of designs to be created!

To see other designs that have been created by requests, click here.